Family Learning - free courses


Thurrock's Family Learning team offer a wide range of courses for parents/carers to boost confidence and build a child's self-esteem. The Department for Education states that parental involvement in a child's learning is a key factor for improving children's academic attainment and achievements.

Free informative and supportive courses for parents/ carers

  • Aiding your anxious child
  • ESOL: Supporting Bilingual Parents
  • Positive Parenting in a Worrying World
  • Smooth the Move to Secondary School
  • Why Do Children Do That?

NEW Keeping Up With Your Child:  Maths, English and Digital Skills
Choose one or more of these information sessions for parents/carers

  • Digital Skills
    • Editing & Enhancing
    • Online Identity
    • Safety & Scams
    • Cyber-behaviours
    • Tech & Devices
  • English Skills
    • Composition skills
    • Punctuation
    • Reading and phonics
    • Speaking and Listening
    • Spelling
  • KUWTC: Maths
    • Additional and subtraction
    • Charts and graphs
    • Fractions and percentages
    • Multiplication and division
    • Shapes and measures

Free Fun Activities during Half-Term and on Selected Saturdays

  • Creative Writing for Families
  • Drama workshop for Families
  • Fitness for Families
  • Poetry workshop: for Families
  • Story Telling Workshop

Prebooking essential. Subject to minimum numbers.

We also offer an outreach programme to schools, Children's Centres and local community groups.

What do our learners say?

"The tutor is an absolute professional. She puts herself in everybody's shoes, be it a mum, a daughter, a working mum, a single mum and helps us see the wider picture. Thanks to her explanation and real-life experience, she lifes our morale, boosts our confidence and much more. She listens, she hears and she welcomes all sorts of ideas whether they are positive or negative (Bibi, March 2019)"

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Freephone 0800 783 7733
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2018-19 Award winner - Community Learning (Family Learning SMILE Course)