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 March 2021 Cartoon drawing of girl in yellow dress

We hope that you will join us for one of our fun and informative courses, this March. 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 or call Paula Patterson on 01494 586570.

We welcome you to attend our workshops and courses, if you would like to attend more than one course at a time, please could you contact a member of the team.

Cartoon Cookery saucepanFun with Food

Free online workshop for parents and carers with children aged 2-6 years.
Bake some easy scones and have fun preparing some fruit treats with your child. Reflect on how to make healthy eating choices for your children and how to involve them in helping in the kitchen.

Date: Wednesday 10 March

Text: Iva 07710 145234 with your name and code: FWF

Volunteering icon with coloured heartsThinking about Volunteering

Free online workshop for parents and carers with school age children

Are you thinking of going back into the workplace? Discover the skills you have and how they match the skills you need to work as a volunteer. Look at where to find volunteer opportunities and what are the next steps on your journey.

Date: Wednesday 17 March, 12.30-2.30pm Text: Iva 07710 145234 with your name and code: GVol 27M

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Family Learning Newsletters

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

Family Learning Schools Newsletter – Issue 7 – 11 February 2021

Family Learning Early Years Keeping in Touch Newsletter – Issue 10 – 25 February 2021

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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