Here for the long haul!
The Family Learning team has worked in York for over 25 years, so we think we’ve demonstrated resilience! Our courses are open for anyone who wants to build confidence and skills to support a child’s development and learning but our main aim is to help to close gaps, both for children and for our adult learners who may have missed out on their own education* or just feel that their knowledge is out of date. We support parents, grandparents and carers of children aged from 6 months, through early years and primary school, looking at how children learn, making resources and discussing activities that they can adapt for use at home. Some courses have free childcare and joint activities built in too.
We welcome referrals from local area teams, schools and pre-school settings, and other local authority and community teams. You are probably working with the people who would benefit most from our courses – and, with your help, these are the people we want to reach.
We are funded by central Government through the Adult Skills Budget. This means that courses are FREE to both the venue/host and the learner. However, it’s so much more than a course or an intervention; it can be a game changer. As well as gaining confidence in their abilities to support their children, our adult learners share experiences and ideas, form friendship groups and develop transferable skills such as time management, evaluation and improved communication skills. Importantly, they also become “learning” role models for their children.
“Learners rightly value the impact that these courses have on their family.” Ofsted, Nov 2019
Courses are currently delivered online, with morning, afternoon and evening options available. We hope to be out at some venues delivering face to face in the summer or autumn term. Please speak to us if you feel this would be appropriate for your setting.
If possible we like people to enquire online and there’s a quick referral form you can use to do this. Click here. If you need paper copies, for instance for use in the community, or have any queries or further questions about the courses, please phone 01904 554277 and Rebekah and our enrolment team will do their best to help.
Where permission is given, we’re happy to share learner progress with you. We know it’s great to hear how things have gone and our learners are usually happy to share their success stories!
We look forward to working with you.