Family learning

Family Learning

Family Learning

What You Will Learn

Our courses are for parents of young children.  They take place in schools, children’s centres and community venues all over Manchester.

  • Build your confidence in the family and in the community.
  • Identify your strengths and improve your skills.
  • Develop short and long-term goals for the future, including for future work.
  • We run workshops and taster sessions, so come along and find out more.  Crèche available.

For more information, contact our Family Learning manager Anne Jacobsen – a.jacobsen@manchester.gov.uk

Enrolment takes place at the local venue – look out for information at the children’s centre or school near you.

Our Learners Voice

Family Literacy
“This course has encouraged me and helped me in enrolling on a teaching assistant course. I feel it’s helped me with my confidence and refreshed my own grammar.”
Family Maths
“I am more confident to help and teach my kids homework. I gained a lot of knowledge and met new people from different cultures. As a busy mother I don’t regret joining this Family maths group”.
Family Maths
“I am more confident to help and teach my kids homework. I gained a lot of knowledge and met new people from different cultures. As a busy mother I don’t regret joining this Family maths group”.
Understanding Children’s Behaviour
“This course has helped me to understand myself better, my feelings, my behaviour and that I’m a role model for my child. I know how I can improve my life now.”
Understanding Children’s Behaviour
“This course has helped me to understand myself better, my feelings, my behaviour and that I’m a role model for my child. I know how I can improve my life now.”
Family Language
“I can talk to teachers about my children. I can help them with their English so they can improve their level in school. I want to study more English because I want to get a driving licence and a job.”
Family Language
“I can talk to teachers about my children. I can help them with their English so they can improve their level in school. I want to study more English because I want to get a driving licence and a job.”
Learning Through Play
"This course will help me in the future if I want to work with children and as a parent to understand how to develop skills in my child in a good way".

Our courses run in schools and Children’s centres across the city. Please note that some schools will only allow parents to attend the course who have children in their school.

Please bring the following documents on the first day of enrolment:
• Proof of your address;
• Your National Insurance Number;
• Proof of residency (if you’ve lived in the UK or EU for three years or less);
• Proof of your ID.

To get more information about a specific course, please watch our videos which will give you an idea about the course content.

 

Name of courseVenueCreche availableDayStart dateEnd dateStart TimeEnd TimeDescription
Confident Parent Confident ChildGorton North, St James Sure Start Children’s Centre
YesMonday24/02/202030/03/202001:0003:00This positive, uplifting course will help parents build their confidence so they can support and develop confidence and self-esteem in their children.
Confident Parent Confident ChildVarna Community Primary SchoolNoThursday27/02/202002/04/202001:0003:00This positive, uplifting course will help parents build their confidence so they can support and develop confidence and self-esteem in their children.
Creative skills for parentsLongsight Children CentreNoThursday12/03/202002/04/202009:3011:30On this course, parents will get ideas for art and craft activities which will benefit their children’s creativity. They will also build their confidence in reading children’s books, which will help parents enjoying sharing stories at home. Also a useful starting point for thinking about a future working with children.
Family Maths (Transition / KS3)St Matthews Primary SchoolNoMonday24/02/20218/05/202009:3011:30The course is designed for parents and carers of children in or about to enter secondary school studying Key Stage 3 level maths. Parents will learn about the curriculum and how the school teaches maths. They will explore maths games and activities to make learning more interesting. Throughout the course, the parents will improve their own confidence and maths skills and their ability to help their children.
Fun with numbersMiles Platting & Ancoats Children’s CentreYesWednesday26/02/202025/03/202001:0003:00This course is for parents of preschool children. Parents will gain an understanding of early maths and how to include maths in everyday activities. Parents will also make a variety of fun resources to use at home, such as a height chart, games and rockets from recycling
Fun with numbersNewton Heath Children’s CentreYesWednesday10/03/202031/03/202009:3011:30This course is for parents of preschool children. Parents will gain an understanding of early maths and how to include maths in everyday activities. Parents will also make a variety of fun resources to use at home, such as a height chart, games and rockets from recycling
Improve your Mood through ArtCo-Op Academy Broadhurst
NoThursday
27/02/2020
26/03/2020
01:0003:00This course aims to help parents to chill out and relax. Parents will use a variety of art materials such as collage, pastels, painting and printing techniques to explore creativity and aid relaxation.
Improve your Mood through ArtFallowfield SureStart Children centre
YesMonday
09/03/2020
30/03/2020
01:0003:00This course aims to help parents to chill out and relax. Parents will use a variety of art materials such as collage, pastels, painting and printing techniques to explore creativity and aid relaxation.
Improve your Mood through ArtManchester Communication AcademyNoMonday
24/02/2020
30/03/2020
01:0003:00This course aims to help parents to chill out and relax. Parents will use a variety of art materials such as collage, pastels, painting and printing techniques to explore creativity and aid relaxation.
Improve your Mood through ArtManchester Health Academy
NoTuesday
25/02/2020
24/03/2020
01:0003:00This course aims to help parents to chill out and relax. Parents will use a variety of art materials such as collage, pastels, painting and printing techniques to explore creativity and aid relaxation.
Phonics for Parents
Acacias Community Primary SchoolNoFriday28/02/202027/03/202009:0011:00This course will help parents to develop their own literacy skills as well as gain confidence in supporting their children with phonics. Sessions will feature home tasks and learners will have the opportunity to create resources and activities to use at home with their children.
Science is for Parents to enjoySt Malachys Primary SchoolNoWednesday26/02/202001/04/202001:0003:00This course is designed to increase parents’ confidence and understanding in science delivered in Key stage 2. There will be a focus on practical experiments that can be replicated at home with children by using everyday household items and materials.
A variety of interesting topics will be covered including the solar system, electricity, eco-systems and chemical reactions.
Stress managements for parentsWoodhouse Park Children’s Centre Wythenshawe YesWednesday26/02/202001/04/202001:0003:00On this course, parents will identify symptoms and causes of stress. Parents will learn strategies to help and reduce stress in their lives.
Tall tales and short storiesCrumpsall Childrens CentreYesWednesday
11/03/2020
01/04/202009:3011:30This course will enhance parents’ confidence and skills through exploring children’s books and how they can help to develop their child’s understanding of literacy and numeracy. Stories will be brought to life by making sets, puppets and props.
Understanding childrens behaviourWebster Primary SchoolNoWednesday
26/02/202001/04/202001:0003:00This course supports parents to encourage appropriate behaviour in their children and to deal with inappropriate behaviours effectively. Parents will be able to share dilemmas, strategies and ideas with each other in a safe environment.
Wellbeing for All
Ardwick Children CentreYesTuesday25/02/202031/03/202001:0003:00This course helps parents to develop practical ways to manage mild anxiety and stress. The course looks at the 5 Ways of Wellbeing as an approach to relaxation and stress management. It includes connecting with others, healthy eating and easy exercise, as well as how to focus on the present rather than worrying about the past.
Wellbeing for All
Harpurhey Sure Start Children’s CentreYesFriday28/02/202003/04/202009:3011:30This course helps parents to develop practical ways to manage mild anxiety and stress. The course looks at the 5 Ways of Wellbeing as an approach to relaxation and stress management. It includes connecting with others, healthy eating and easy exercise, as well as how to focus on the present rather than worrying about the past.

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