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 courseVenueDayStart dateEnd dateStart TimeEnd Time
ESOL for ParentsAbraham Moss Community School Tuesday24/09/201910/12/201913:0015:00
ESOL for ParentsArdwick Children CentreWednesday25/09/201911/12/201909:3011:30
Science is for Parents tooArdwick Children CentreTuesday17/09/201922/10/201901:0003:00
Improve your mood through artArdwick Children CentreTuesday05/11/201910/12/201901:0003:00
ESOL for ParentsAshbury Meadow Childrens CentreWednesday25/09/201911/12/201913:0015:00
Wellbeing for AllBenchill Children’s CentreMonday04/11/201916/12/201901:0003:00
Understanding Children’s Behaviour
Burnage Children’s Centre
Monday
23/09/2019
16/12/2019
13:0015:00
PhonicsBurnage Children’s CentreTuesday05/11/201917/12/201901:0003:00
Family Phonics
Burnage Children’s CentreWednesday
05/11/201917/12/2019
13:0015:00
ESOL for Parents
Chapel Street Primary School
Tuesday
24/09/2019
09/12/2019
09:0011:00
Tall Tales, short stories
Charlestown Children’s Centre
Monday
16/09/2019
21/10/2019
13:00
15:00
Family Phonics
Charlestown Children’s Centre
Monday
04/11/2019
16/12/201913:0015:00
Family Phonics
Cheetham Academy
Friday
08/11/2019
13/12/201909:0011:00
ESOL for parents
Cheetham CofE Community Academy
Friday27/09/201925/10/201909:0011:00
Parenting your teen
Cheetham CofE Community Academy
Wednesday26/09/201919/12/201909:1511:15
Understanding Children’s BehaviourChorlton Park Primary schoolThursday26/09/201912/12/201909:0011:00
Science is for Parents tooChrist The King RC Primary SchoolTuesday17/09/201922/10/201901:0003:00
Understanding Children’s BehaviourClaremont Primary SchoolWednesday25/09/201918/12/201909:0011:00
ESOL for ParentsClayton Children’s Centre
Wednesday25/09/201911/12/201909:3011:30
Improve your mood through art
Clayton Children’s Centre

Wednesday
25/09/2019
23/10/2019
13:0015:00
Creative skills for parents
Clayton Children’s Centre
Wednesday
06/11/201911/12/2019
13:0015:00
Maths Transition Course
Co-Op Academy North
Tuesday
05/11/2019
04/02/2020
09:3011:30
Improve Your Mood Through Art Taster
Collyhurst Sure Start Children’s Centre
Thursday
24/10/2019
24/10/2019
09:30
11:30
Improve Your Mood Through Art Taster
Collyhurst Sure Start Children’s Centre
Thursday
19/09/2019
19/09/201909:30
11:30
Improve Your Mood Through Art Taster
Collyhurst Sure Start Children’s Centre
Thursday
17/10/2019
17/10/2019
09:30
11:30
Improve Your Mood Through Art Taster
Collyhurst Sure Start Children’s Centre
Thursday
10/10/2019
10/10/2019
09:30
11:30
Improve Your Mood Through Art Taster
Collyhurst Sure Start Children’s Centre
Thursday
03/10/2019
03/10/2019
09:30
11:30
Understanding Children’s BehaviourCravenwood Primary AcademyFriday13/09/201918/10/201909:0011:00
ESOL for ParentsCravenwood Primary Academy
Friday08/11/201920/12/201909:0011:00
Fun with numbers
Crossacres Primary Academy
Wednesday
06/11/201911/12/2019
09:0011:00
Year 6-7 Transition Maths Taster
Crosslee Primary School
Tuesday
22/10/2019
22/10/2019
09:0011:00
Family mathsCrumpsall Children’s Centre Monday16/09/201909/12/201901:0011:00
Family EnglishCrumpsall Children’s Centre Tuesday15/10/201917/12/201901:0003:00
ESOL for ParentsFallowfield Children’s Centre
Tuesday 24/09/201910/12/201909:3011:30
Improve your mood through art
Forum Adult Learning Centre, Wythenshawe
Friday
20/09/2019
13/12/201909:30
11:30
Improve your mood through ArtGorton North St James Children’s CentreMonday16/09/201921/10/201901:0003:00
Spend and SaveGorton North St James Children’s Centre Monday04/11/201916/12/201901:0003:00
Family Maths
Gorton Sacred Heart Children’s Centre
Monday
30/09/2019
16/12/201909:30

11:30
PhonicsGorton Sacred Heart Children’s Centre Thursday07/11/201919/12/201901:0003:00
ESOL for ParentsGorton South Mount Road Children’s Centre Tuesday24/09/201910/12/201909:3011:30
ESOL for ParentsGorton South Mount Road Children’s Centre Tuesday24/09/201910/12/201913:0015:00
Improve Your Mood Through Art
Greenheys Adult Learning Centre, Moss Side
Wednesday
18/09/2019
23/10/2019
18:0020:00
Phonics for Parents
Greenheys Adult Learning Centre, Moss Side
Tuesday
17/09/2019
01/10/2019
18:0020:00
ESOL for ParentsHarpurhey Sure Start Children’s Centres Monday23/09/201909/12/201909:3011:30
Science is for Parents tooHaveley Hey Community SchoolWednesday18/09/201923/10/201909:1511:15
Family English Higher Blackley Children’s CentreThursday17/10/201919/12/201913:0015:00
Understanding Children’s Behaviour
Higher Openshaw Community School
Monday
04/11/2019
16/12/2019
09:00
11:00
ESOL for ParentsLevenshulme Children’s Centre Monday23/09/201916/12/201913:0015:00
ESOL for ParentsLongsight Children CentreThursday26/09/201912/12/201909:3011:30
ESOL for ParentsLongsight Children CentreThursday26/09/201912/12/201913:0015:00
Let’s Play
Martenscroft Chilrdren’s CentreTuesday
17/09/201922/10/201909:3011:30
Creative Skills For Parents
Martenscroft Chilrdren’s CentreTuesday
05/11/201910/12/201909:3011:30
Science is for Parents Too
Mauldeth Road Primary School
Wednesday
18/09/201916/10/2019
14:0016:00
Family Phonics
Miles Platting Children’s Centre
Thursday
07/11/2019
12/12/201909:30
11:30
Improve your mood through art
Miles Platting Children’s centre, Holland Street, M40 7DA
Tuesday
17/09/201915/10/2019
12:4514:45
Wellbeing for AllMoss Side Children’s CentreTuesday
05/11/201917/12/201913:0015:00
Spend and save
Moston Sure Children’s Centre
Tuesday 01/10/201912/11/201913:0015:00
Transition Maths Taster
New Moston Primary School
Tuesday
24/09/2019
24/09/201909:0011:00
Digital Skills for Parents
Newall Green Primary School
Monday16/09/201921/10/201909:1511:15
Science is for Parents Too
Newall Green Primary School
Monday16/09/201921/10/201913:0015:00
Understanding Children’s Behaviour
Oasis Academy Temple
Friday
08/11/2019
13/12/201909:0011:00
Family Maths Taster
Old Hall Drive Academy
Monday
23/09/2019
23/09/2019
09:00
11:00
Phonics for ESOLOld Moat Children’s CentreThursday17/10/201919/12/201909:3011:30
Family English
Oswald Road Primary School
Wednesday
06/11/2019
11/12/2019
09:0011:00
Understanding Children’s Behaviour
Park View Community School
Monday
23/09/2019
16/12/201909:15
11:15
Improve your mood through art
Ravensbury Community School
Friday
20/09/2019
25/10/2019
09:1511:15
Confident parent, confident child
Rushbrook Primary Academy
Wednesday25/09/201911/12/201909:0011:00
Family Maths Taster
Rushbrook Primary Academy
Monday
16/09/2019
16/9/2019
09:0011:00
ESOL for ParentsRusholme Children’s Centre
Wednesday25/09/201911/12/201909:3011:30
Spend and Save Taster
St Dunstan’s Primary School
Tuesday
24/09/2019
24/09/201914:0016:00
Understanding children’s BehaviourSt James C of E Primary School,
Wednesday25/09/201918/12/201913:0015:00
Spend and SaveSt Josephs PS, Longsight
Monday16/09/201921/10/201909:0011:00
Spend and Save Taster
St Mary’s Primary School Moston
Tuesday
17/09/2019
17/09/2019
14:0016:00
Year 6-7 Transition Maths Taster
St Mary’s Primary School Moston
Tuesday
15/10/2019
15/10/201909:0011:00
Wellbeing for All
St. Mary’s Primary School, Moss Side
Thursday
26/09/2019
26/09/2019
09:15
11:15
Creative History
The Divine Mercy Primary School
Wednesday
06/11/201911/12/2019
13:0015:00
ESOL for ParentsWhalley Range Children’s Centre
Monday23/09/201916/12/201909:3011:30
Lets Play
Whalley Range Children’s Centre
Wednesday
06/11/201911/12/2019
09:3011:30
Let’s PlayWoodhouse Park Children’s Centre
Wednesday18/09/201916/10/201913:0015:00
ESOL for parents Woodville Children’s Centre
Friday27/09/201913/12/201909:3011:30
Lets Play
Woodville Children’s Centre
Monday16/09/201921/10/201909:3011:30
Fun with NumbersWoodville Children’s Centre
Monday04/11/201909/12/201909:3011:30

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