Family Learning

Family learning offers huge benefits to you and your child. It is all about learning together and helps you to understand how your child learns. Some family learning focuses on supporting you in your role as a parent or carer, with parenting skills and health and wellbeing. 


Learning about Science Together

Working in partnership with Luton Libraries we are offering FREE* 3 week Saturday morning science courses for families with children aged 7 to 11 to explore and apply scientific skills together around the home and when out and about. Held in the children's library within the Central Library in Luton, our first course will start on:

Saturday 30th April from 10am to 11am

The first session will take place in the children’s library where you will have the opportunity take part in a science experiment and to take home a Reading Sparks science kit and other science related activities to carry out the following week at home.

You will then return to the library a fortnight later (on Saturday 14th May) to share with the teacher and other families what you have learnt at home and to carry out a further experiment. On completion of the three weeks you will receive a fun science kit to use at home.

Come and join us!

Spaces are limited so please book your place by:  

  • emailing us at familylearning@lutonacl.ac.uk

  • calling us on 01582 490033

More dates to follow shortly .............

 *subject to eligibility


Family Learning courses 

We are currently delivering free Family Learning courses and workshops for parents and carers in some schools and nurseries across Luton and online. Information about our courses can be found on our Family Learning Course page

Before you enrol, please note the following:

Our family learning courses and workshops are intended for Luton residents only. They are open to any adult over the age of 19 who ideally has some caring responsibility for children. They are also open to anyone between aged 16 and 19 who has responsibility for the care of a child or children.

Family Learning courses are funded by Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). You will need to prove your eligibility for this funding at the start of a course.

If you are a UK national, you can prove your eligibility by showing us your valid British or Irish passport. If you don’t have a passport, you can show us 2 different documents; one that has your name and National Insurance number on it and also a suitable birth or adoption certificate or certificate of registration or naturalisation.

If you are a non-UK or Irish citizen then you will need to show us evidence of your indefinite leave to enter or remain or an immigration status document.

You can find out more information about the funding rules and proof of eligibility on our Course Eligibility and Immigration Status page.

A member of our team will be able to help you if you need guidance about what evidence you need to provide.

To take part in an online workshop or course you will need access to:

  • an email account  and internet access so we can contact you online

  • a computer, tablet or smart phone to be able to join in the Zoom sessions and to access online resources. 


Family Learning in schools and nurseries 

If you are a parent or carer, speak to the family worker in your child's school or nursery to find out if  family learning is on offer there. 

If you work in a school or nursery in Luton and are interested in working in partnership with us to deliver free family learning courses and workshops to parents and carers in your setting, please go to our Family Learning in Partnership page


What’s new at Family Learning Luton?

To keep in touch with what we are doing, follow our social media accounts:

Facebook page: Family Learning Luton

Instagram: familylearningluton

Pinterest: Family Learning Luton


Staying in Touch

At the start of the Covid-19 crisis our Family Learning Team put together some practical tips into a regular newsletter called Staying in Touch to support parents and carers during this time. The content is still relevant, but we are now using Facebook and Instagram to share our tips and support.

Please click here to read issue 1 of Staying in Touch.

Please click here to read issue 2 of Staying in Touch.

Please click here to read issue 3 of Staying in Touch.

Please click here to read issue 4 of Staying in Touch.


Useful links for you:

https://www.welliesinthewoods.org.uk/

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/50-things-to-do

Family Learning courses available:

    Call: 01582 490033 or Contact Us to apply for a course today