Family Learning Next Steps

Welcome to Family Learning

The Family Learning team run a variety of free, online courses and workshops for parents and carers of children across Buckinghamshire.

Our courses are designed to help parents understand how they can best support their children throughout their Early Years and at school.

We offer a range of Early Years courses and workshops for parents and their children up to the age of five years. These include, among others: Fun with Stories, Play and Learn Together, Story Explorers, Let’s Get Crafty and Little Music Makers.

For schools, we offer courses that cover all aspects of English, Maths, Science, Crafts, Cooking, Supporting your Child’s Wellbeing and Internet Safety. All our courses are designed to give parents more confidence in supporting their children at home, making learning fun and understanding new teaching methods used in schools.

Our courses are fun, practical and parents who start one course with us often choose to come onto more. Parents attending our courses are also encouraged and supported to start developing their own skills so that those who are thinking about returning to learning, or those who are looking to boost their skills in preparation for returning to work feel ready to take the next step to achieving these goals.

Our courses for school-aged children are for parents only, whereas our courses for Early Years are for parents and children (aged between 2 and 4 years). Our courses are always enjoyable and helpful.

To book, call Student Enquiries on 01296 382403 or book online :

What learners say

I just thought I’d say how brilliant this course is and it really does benefit both A and I, so thank youJ. I’ve really taken on board today’s session and will definitely use it day to day. Thank you again.

I was unsure about joining but the course is so much more than I expected. I definitely feel like I’m learning.

Wendy was such an inspiration; she delivered her course content in such detail, supporting all the learners to progress and with such enthusiasm and joy!

Amazing supportive patient teacher. Great teaching and course.

Where could Family Learning take you?

Buckinghamshire Adult Learning also offers:

Continue your learning with:

  • Buckinghamshire College Group based in Aylesbury, Amersham and Wycombe provides a range of full and part-time further and higher education courses, plus Apprenticeships and adult education courses. 0800 614016

  • Buckinghamshire New University has three main campuses in High Wycombe, Uxbridge and Aylesbury. They offer university degree programmes: nursing, health and social care, cyber fraud detection, textiles and aviation. 01494 522 141

  • Milton Keynes College offers full time and part time courses from GCSEs to HNDs, as well as professional skills courses and apprenticeships. 01908 684444

  • East Berkshire College a Further Education college based in the south-east (Langley, Slough & Windsor) provides over 800 part-time and full-time courses. 01753 793000

  • University of Hertfordshire offers a wide range of Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Professional and Short courses. 01707 284000

  • Open University offers over 180 courses for distance learning. 0300 303 5303

  • Future Learn offer free online courses


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If you need support :

  • Bucks Mind support for people with mental health difficulties, call them on 01494 463364

  • Samaritans Offers telephone support anytime about issues you are facing, call them free on 116123

  • Better Health – Healthy food and activity tips for you and your child

  • Buckinghamshire Family Information service – Find out what's happening in Buckinghamshire for you and your family

  • Citizens Advice - Online free advice from Citizens Advice to help you find a way forward, whatever the problem

  • Money Saving Expert Guides, tips articles and a forum about mortgages, credit cards, loans and money saving tips

  • The National Domestic Violence charity supports those experiencing violence at home 0808 2000247