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Family Learning Service

Improve your child’s confidence and self-esteem and raise their achievement in school by attending learning together programmes with the Family Learning Service.

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What we do

Our programmes provide a positive and welcoming space for families to have fun together, while developing literacy, language and numeracy skills. Courses are delivered in schools, nurseries, Sure Start children centres and community venues across the Rochdale Borough during school times.

Learning as a family can be transformational with all the benefits of a happier and healthier home culture and experiences, valuing the family as a learning environment.

Our Courses

Nursery Sacks

Nursery rhymes are a powerful source for early child development, supporting speech and language, social skills, physical development and many other areas of your child’s development. Learn about these benefits, and how you can support your child, whilst making props to enhance your rhyme times and find new and fun ways to bond with your child.

For further information please see the link below:

Nursery Sacks (external link)

Introduction to Child Development

As a parent you are your child’s first and most important educator. By providing encouragement, support, and access to activities you will enable your child to master key developments tasks. Gain an overview of the Early Learning Goals set for children ages 0 to 5 years and how you can support your child’s growth. This 6 weeks course emphasises the value of learning through play.

For further information please see the link below:

Introduction to Child Development (external link).

Making Maths Magical

Young children are naturally curious and eager to learn about their surroundings and the world they live in, and they begin to learn about mathematics long before they start formal school. Young children construct their own understanding as they observe and participate in everyday life. There are many opportunities to enrich mathematical understanding throughout the day. This 6 week course will help you to identify those opportunities for your baby/toddler.

For further information please see the link below:

Making Maths Magical (external link).

Dinosaur Roar

Children are naturally eager to explore and understand the world around them. They love to ask lots of questions and try to figure out how everything works. Introducing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at a young age supports their development through promoting curiosity, communication, persistence and problem solving. STEM is an area that fascinates children as they master learning through trial and error. In this 4 week course, discover, learn and explore with your child as you enter the world of dinosaurs.

For further information please see the link below:

Dinosaur Roar (external link).

Early Start

Get an in depth look into the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum (EYFS), that sets out the development goals of children ages 0-5 years. Learn the key themes of child development, and how they are taught through play and everyday activities. The child-parent relationship has a major influence on most aspects of child development and through this 10 week course you will learn how important your role as your child’s first educator is, and how to nurture their development though fun activities. All our courses involve joint sessions with your child, where you can learn alongside each other and receive fun activity packs to take home.

For further information please see the link below:

Early Start (external link).

Learning Together

During a child’s pre-school years they will face many challenges. Preparing your child for school is an important role for any parent to take on. This 4 week Learning Together course will help you identify how to support and prepare your child to become school ready.

For further information please see the link below:

Learning Together (external link).

Early English

Literacy is about more than learning to read and write. Being able to listen carefully and speak clearly about ideas is equally important. Reading with a child is the single most important thing you can do to help a child’s education, and research shows involvement in reading activities at home has significant positive influences.

Developing a child’s interest in reading also has a significant impact on their overall language skills. Join this 6 week course to find out how your child is learning literacy in school, and how you can support them at home.

For further information please see the links below:

Early English Nursery (external link).

Early English Reception (external link).

Early Maths

We use maths every day, often without realising it. Having a good understanding of maths helps us all in everyday life challenges. Help your child feel confident about maths at home, and give them a head start with their learning at school with the Early Maths course. Come along to find out how maths is taught in school today. Discover practical ideas you can use in everyday tasks.

For further information please see the links below:

Early Maths Nursery (external link).

Early Maths Reception (external link).

Family Language

This 5 week course is designed to build your confidence when communicating in your day to day life. You will experience a range of everyday challenges from basic conversation, completing forms, and helping to support your child’s learning. You will be given the tools to:

  • Talk to school staff.
  • Help your child with their homework.
  • Support the home school relationship by completing homework diaries, reading records.
  • Understand the various school forms.
  • Making telephone calls.

For further information please see the link below:

Family Language (external link).

Family Fortunes

This exciting course in partnership with the Money Advice Service is aimed at highlighting ways of helping you to save money in a variety of ways and support your child to develop positive money habits. Learn the benefits of budgeting to make your money stretch further and the value of planning ahead. You will visit websites to find money saving tips to help with your household running costs and learn how to make your weekly shop go even further using some fantastic recipes.

For further information please see the link below:

Family Fortunes (external link).

Who to contact

01706 927870

Where to go

Venue address
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
OL16 1XU

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday 9am to 4.45pm
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