If you want to gain confidence in supporting your child's learning or family life, then Family Learning may be for you. Experienced tutors and a dedicated outreach team support you in FREE courses all around the city, some with free childcare. We also offer opportunities to gain qualifications for you to kick start your own learning.
If you’re a mum, dad or carer of a young child, then the most important educator in that child’s life is you!
Mums, dads and carers who are more confident and take an active interest in learning themselves act as positive role models for their children. If you want to give your child a good start or are considering a career working in schools or childcare settings then...
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Creating Stories for Children
Bring books to life using story sacks and digital storytelling, to help your child develop a life long love of books and stories.
Fun with Numbers, Number Games and Number Trails
Healthy Eating on a Budget
Talk about the choices you have when buying and preparing food and find out how a healthy diet can lead to a healthy family.
Gain maths and cooking skills for buying and preparing healthy meals.
Fun with Family Learning
Focus on Speech and Language Development and getting out and about to widen learning opportunities.
Parents often tell us that they are baffled by work the children bring home from school. These courses can help you cut through the jargon, find out about modern teaching methods and gain confidence in your own skills.
The Keep Up courses are Family Learning flagship programmes.
We work with schools to promote them and monitor the impact on the child’s learning. Recent local research confirms national findings that these courses can have a significant impact on children’s attainment at school.
Courses in this area include:
For further information about our courses or how we can work in partnership with your organisations, please contact Fiona Himsworth, the Family partnership manager, Family Learning and Functional Skills on 01904 554277 or 07785 546366.
Many of the Family Learning classes are supported by free childcare. All of our childcare staff are qualified and experienced. They provide a range of activities for children dependent on the child’s age and stage of development an in accordance with the Early Years’ Foundation Stage Framework.
During the first session of a regular group, each child will be allocated a key person who will liaise with the child’s parent/carer to ensure individual needs are met. Many of the courses involve parents and children sharing activities which parents may have prepared in class and the childcare activities often reflect general themes of the courses.
We can also provide childcare for other organizations. Further information about this and copies of policies and procedures relating to our childcare are available on request from:
Jill Murphy, Sessional Childcare Manager Tel: (01904) 554236 firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Learning is a part of York Learning. We also offer:
English and Maths qualifications from a first qualification right up to GCSEs — and they’re all FREE!! The courses and resources are based on real life topics and themes — and are FUN!
Supported learning courses for learners who need additional support.
Adult apprenticeships and foundation learning opportunities.
Computer courses from beginner to advanced.
Address: City of York Council, West Offices, Station Rise, York YO1 6GA
Phone: 01904 554277