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. 

Talking Takes Off workshops in Partnership with Flying Start

Talk, Listen and Construct!

In half term, on Wednesday 26 October, we will be offering a day of FREE fun story time sessions and activity workshops open to Luton families*. Each workshop will be centred on a well-known children’s story starting with a story reading and then followed by a variety of activities.  You can join us in the hub at our centre on Floor 2 in Arndale House for any of the story readings and then sign up for one free activity workshops, where you and your child will be able to explore ideas around building and constructing things.  If you intend to bring more that one child or have difficulty enrolling please call 01582 490033. 

Timetable of activities - click on the story title to book onto a workshop.




Goldilocks and the Three Bears


The Three Little Pigs


The Three Billy Goats Gruff

* Please note that anyone is welcome to join the story readings, however to enrol on a free workshop you must provide evidence that you have have been a resident in the UK for more than 3 years. Please check our eligibility page 

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

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