Skip Navigation 1 - Home Page 3 - Site Map 4 - Search 5 - A to Z 6 - Help 7 - Complaints Procedure 8 - Information Rights 9 - Council Contacts 0 - Access key details

In 2010 and 2011 Family Learning will be offering a wide range of FREE programmes that will take place in primary and comprehensive schools as well as your local Children’s Centre or community venue.

All programmes are designed to help mothers, fathers, grandparents and carers understand ways in which they can support their children’s learning.

Programmes and activities are delivered at a variety of different times throughout the day as well as evenings and weekends. We will also be offering distance learning activities for families to access from home.

Workshop Programmes

Workshops (2 – 4 hrs) - Suitable for children aged 0 – 16

Workshops provide an opportunity for parents to be engaged with their children on a range of exciting and innovative activities. 

Keeping up with the children (9–13 hrs) - Suitable for children aged 4 –16

This popular programme introduces parents to how their children are taught literacy and/or numeracy.

Family Literacy (30 hrs) - Suitable for children aged 5 – 16

Exploring how to make learning literacy fun and ways in which you can develop your children’s literacy skills.

Family Numeracy (30 hrs) - Suitable for children aged 5 – 16

Exploring how to make learning numeracy fun and find out how the children learn numeracy in school and learn how to use number bonds, place value, number lines, grid method and division.

Early Start (30 hrs) - Suitable for children aged 0 – 3

Helps parents explore ways of playing, talking and listening to their children

Playing with Language (30 hrs) - Suitable for children aged 3 – 5

Provides opportunities for families to develop their communication, language and literacy skills at home, in nursery or school

Introduction to ICT in schools (9 –13 hrs) - Suitable for children aged 5 – 16

A way to explore how ICT is used in schools and how the children use information, communication and technology.

Other programmes include:

  • Staying Safe
  • Capturing your confidence
  • Family Drama
  • Family French, Spanish and Italian
  • Cooking2gether
  • Making music
  • Happy and healthy

To find out what is happening in Autumn 2010 go to our activities page.


Contact Us

Family Learning

Tel: 0191 433 8635
E-mail: Family Learning