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Family Learning

Family Learning is learning that takes place among family members including parents, grandparents and carers. It encourages family members to learn together in a relaxed and informal way. All Family Learning courses are free.

Why is it important?

Family Learning helps children develop essential skills and achieve at school. It can lead to improvements in children’s behaviour and attainment. Children whose families support their learning do better at school and in later life.

It has a positive impact on adults too

Family Learning helps parents and carers reconnect to learning by allowing them to discover how their children learn and understand how to support them better. It offers a chance for adults to step back onto the learning ladder.

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.

It’s about discovering and exploring things together; learning in a relaxed atmosphere.

We offer a range of Family Learning 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.

Here’s what some learners have said about their experiences of attending our classes:

“It was a great course. The tutor was supportive and made the online course really interesting with the right mix of lecture style learning and interaction. I would definitely attend another course in the future.”

“I have used the knowledge and ideas I have learnt on the course to support my child’s learning and development. The course was very informative and the tutor was knowledgeable, helpful, very approachable and friendly. Thank you!”

“The weekly sessions have given me great ideas to implement at home with my family. My children have loved some of the games/ activities that I have done with them, and they were all ideas from this course.”

“I have been on a few courses and have been able to help my child with phonics and reading. We really enjoy reading together now and my child’s class teacher has noticed.”

If you are interested in joining a course, please click the link below then use the 'Apply' button. 

Find a course

If you would like further information, please contact the Adult and Community Learning Service at or on 01926 736392.

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:

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