Family Learning - Buckinghamshire Adult Learning

Family Learning

The Family Learning team run a variety of free, online courses and workshops for parents and carers of children across Buckinghamshire.

Our courses are designed to help parents understand how they can best support their children throughout their Early Years and at school.

We offer a range of Early Years courses and workshops for parents and their children up to the age of five years. These include, among others: Fun with Stories, Play and Learn Together, Story Explorers, Let’s Get Crafty and Little Music Makers.

For schools, we offer courses that cover all aspects of English, Maths, Science, Crafts, Cooking, Supporting your Child’s Wellbeing and Internet Safety. All our courses are designed to give parents more confidence in supporting their children at home, making learning fun and understanding new teaching methods used in schools.

Our courses are fun, practical and parents who start one course with us often choose to come onto more. Parents attending our courses are also encouraged and supported to start developing their own skills so that those who are thinking about returning to learning, or those who are looking to boost their skills in preparation for returning to work feel ready to take the next step to achieving these goals.

What's New in Family Learning

Cartoon drawing of boyOnline Workshops in January 2021 Cartoon drawing of girl in yellow dress

We hope that you will join us for one of our fun and informative courses, this January. Our courses for school-aged children are for parents only, whereas our courses for Early Years are for parents and children (aged between 2 and 4 years). Our courses are always enjoyable and helpful. To book, see the contact information for each course.

Improve your child’s reading skills by creating Story Sacks

Free five-week course for parents with children in Reception or Pre-school

Develop your child’s early reading. Find out how you can engage your child with books and encourage understanding of stories. Learn how this will help your child at school.


Thursday 14 January – 11 February, 10:00 -12:00

Text: Kathryn on 07770 641997 with your name and the code: CSS1 or CSS2

Numbers and maths signs Maths through Games!

Why are Shape, Data and Measure so important to how well my child does in maths?

How can I help my child to understand and enjoy maths?

Join our free, five week online course for parents and carers of children aged 7-11 who are being home educated.

Start Date: Monday 11 or Tuesday 12 January, 11.00-12.30

To book your place, please text: Mandy on 07825 862029 with your name, and HEMM(Mon) or HEMT(Tues)

Cartoon SunshineSupport your Child’s Wellbeing

Free five-week course for parents and carers with children in Year 7 or Key Stage 2.

Through child-friendly activities, explore ways to build your child’s confidence, resilience and a ‘can do’ approach to school and home.

Start Date: Tuesday 12 January – 10:00am- 12:00pm

Text: Mandy on 07825 862029 with your name and the code GWB

Volunteering icon with coloured heartsThinking about Volunteering

Free one-week workshop for parents and carers with school age children.

Now that the children are back at school, are you thinking of going back into the workplace? Find out the skills you need and where to discover opportunities.

Date: Wednesday 27 January 10:00- 12:00

Text: Iva on 07710 145234 with your name and the code: GVol

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Family Learning Newsletters

During the coronavirus crisis we will be posting a weekly newsletter here to keep in contact with you and offer hints and tips to keep learning with your children. Please download the pdfs below:

Family Learning Schools Newsletter – Issue 6 – 14 January 2021

Family Learning Early Years Keeping in Touch Newsletter – Issue 7 – 3 December 2020

For more information about courses and workshops running in your area please contact:

Courses for parents of children under five – Shani Bragg

Courses for parents of children in school – Kathryn Holmes

Health, cookery and well-being courses – Mandy van Reysen

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