Family Learning

Family Learning is learning that takes place among family members including parents, grandparents and carers. It’s about discovering and exploring things together; learning in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Our team is made up of experienced tutors who are passionate about supporting parents to understand how children learn and develop. Family Learning promotes natural learning opportunities within a family’s home learning environment. We apply a ‘low-cost, no-cost’ approach to our ideas and activities with a focus on natural, everyday opportunities for learning.

All of our courses are free for parents. We offer a range of courses, including bespoke courses planned to the needs and interests of the families we are working with. Many of our courses come from evidence-based approaches to learning.

Our most popular courses and workshops are:

Literacy and English

  • Early Years REAL (Raising Early Achievement in Literacy)
  • Helping your Child with Literacy
  • Storytelling
  • Creative Spaces
  • Story Sacks
  • Phonics
  • Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
  • Film Club

Numeracy and maths

  • Early Years REAM (Raising Early Achievement in Maths)
  • Helping Your Child with Maths
  • Maths Mastery


  • Literacy and Numeracy
  • Themed Art Activities
  • Family Fun Days

Other courses

  • Understanding your Child: The Solihull approach to parenting
  • Triple P - Parenting
  • Warwickshire’s 50 Things to Do Before You Are 5’ – for families
  • Communication Awareness
  • Exploring Science
  • Online Safety
  • Healthy Eating
  • Learning Outside
  • Learning About Play
  • Getting Ready for School
  • Art
  • Soothing Sacks - Wellbeing for children
  • Making Movies
  • Practitioner training courses*
    • 'Warwickshire’s 50 Things to Do Before You Are 5’
    • Soothing Sacks - Wellbeing for children
    • REAL and Communication Awareness

* Please note, sometimes there is a cost for practitioner training, but we are a non-profit organisation and any fees applied cover the costs of materials and venue hire only.

If you would like further information please contact Jan Lennon, Family Learning Programme Lead, on

Free Resources

Our Let's Go Outside packs celebrate getting outdoors as a family and engaging in fun learning opportunities together! Activities range from paper boat races, to taking musical walks, to stargazing strolls - and so much more! 

There is a pack available for each of the following areas: