Family learning courses

If you're a mum, dad, grandparent or carer of a young child, then the most important teacher in that child's life is you.

Our Family Learning Courses are offered in venues across Norfolk including:

  • Primary schools
  • Libraries
  • Children's centres
  • Community centres

All our courses are free and fun and provide an opportunity for you to brush up on your own skills, which will help your children learn.

We have short courses and taster sessions for parents and carers and grandparents of pre-school and primary aged children to support early reading, writing, counting and communication skills, healthy eating, creative arts and fun activities to help children learn indoors and outside.  Our Keeping Up with the Children courses in English or maths show you how children are taught at school.

Have a look at our list of Family Learning Courses below.  You cannot enrol for these courses online so if you are interested please email family.learning@norfolk.gov.uk.  The most important teacher in your child’s life is you!

Taster - Let's Get Crafty

  • With the recent rising popularity of interest in crafting we would like to offer a session giving families the opportunities to try some popular crafts using recycled materials

Taste of Play, English or Maths

  • Listen to a story and take part in fun activities from messy play to rhythm and rhyme. Discover ways to support your child's development at home through play

Taster - Ready for School

  • Is your child ready for school? It's a big step and we can help you, join our ready for school taster session

Taster - Fun with Dinosaurs

  • Explore the world of the Dinosaur with our fun-filled activities

Taster - Nature Explorers

  • Explore the outside world with our fun-filled activities

Taster - Mission Control

  • Create and launch a rocket, how far will it go? Lots of fun-filled activities to enjoy

Sharing Books

  • Inspire your child's love of books from an early age. Discover how you child becomes a reader and fun ways to support your child's reading

Family Health

  • Learn tips and tricks on achieving a healthy family life balance

Good 2B Me

  • Explore ways to develop your confidence and self esteem. Develop skills and strategies to help your child thrive

Family Arts

  • Engage in a range of arts activities. Our early years courses look at the importance of play in a child's early development and our courses for Key Stage 1 and 2 focus on famous artists and sculptures

Learning through Play

  • Discover how to support your child's speaking and listening skills and the importance of play in your child's development. A fun-filled course with lots of hands-on activities including rhythm, rhyme, songs, books and puppets

Family English

  • Develop your own and your child's English skills and spend part of each session learning together

Keeping up with the Children – English

  • Discover how your child is taught English in school and learn ways to support your child at home

Communication Matters

  • A practical fun course in which adults learn about the importance of good communication in their child’s early language development

Let's Write Together

  • Discover ways to encourage their child to write a story on their own. Practice phonics, grammar and reading skills. Research fun activities to do with your child

Step in to Storysacks

  • Plan and make a Storysack of your choice. Discover fun ways to help your child's reading by bringing a book to life

Family Maths

  • Develop your own and your child's maths skills and spend part of each session learning together

Keeping up with the Children – Maths

  • Discover how your child is taught maths in school and learn ways to support your child at home

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