Family Learning – Free courses for parents and carers

FREE Family Learning courses to support Parents/Carers during the summer term – for adults only

The Junction Learning Centre, 2-4 Cathall Road, Leytonstone E11 4LF

Activity Start date End date Time and duration Course code
Great Parents, Great Children Tue 4 June 2019 Tue 9 July 2019 6.30pm – 9pm, for 6 weeks LLN9981-2W4
Understanding Teenagers Thu 13 June 2019 Thu 11 July 2019 7pm – 9pm, for 5 weeks N0148
Mindfulness Taster Thu 13 June 2019 Thu 13 June 2019 7pm to 9pm, for 1 session N0152

Queens Road Learning Centre, 97 Queens Road, Walthamstow E17 8QR

Activity Start date End date Time and duration Course code
Mindfulness Taster Thu 6 June 2019 Thu 6 June 2019 7pm to 9pm, for 1 session N0151
Calm Children, Calm Parents Thu 6 June 2019 Thu 11 July 2019 12.15pm – 2.45pm, for 6 weeks QRN0049-4W4

Queens Road Community Centre/Leyton Children’s Centre Hub, 215 Queens Road, Walthamstow E17 8PJ

Activity Start date End date Time and duration Course code
Calm Children, Calm Parents Thu 6 June 2019 Thu 4 July 2019 9.30am -11.30am, for 5 weeks QCN0519-4W4 

Course Descriptions

Good Children, Great Parents is a free, short, non-qualification course to increase your confidence. You will learn how to: promote calm behaviour in your child, communicate with your child effectively, reflect on your own and your child’s behaviour, develop your child’s self-esteem through the correct use of praise, and how to set and keep boundaries. Courses run on Thursday afternoons and Tuesday evenings.

Calm Children, Calm Parents is a free, short, non-qualification course to increase your confidence. You will learn how to: Identify triggers that lead to challenging behaviours, how to encourage calm behaviour in yourself and your child, how to manage the main sources of anger, how to use praise as a discipline method, how to set and keep boundaries, and the role of feelings in parenting.

Understanding Teenagers is a free, short, non-qualification course to increase your confidence and awareness of some of the issues and changes that are part of young peoples’ development in their teenage years. It will be an opportunity to share with other learners and reflect on how your role as a parent/carer may need to evolve.

Mindfulness taster sessions are a free 1 session course to look at how you can enhance your awareness of the world around you as a mechanism to understand yourself better and enjoy life more.

How to enrol

You can enrol for these courses in person at Queens Road Learning Centre or the Junction Learning Centre. Both centres are open between 9am and 9pm Monday to Thursday (9am to 4pm during the school holidays), and 9am to 3.30pm on Fridays.

You will need to bring with you proof of your name, address and proof of residency for the past 3 years to complete enrolment. Please note these courses are for adults only – there is no crèche on site. For enquiries, please telephone 020 8496 2974 or e-mail adult.learning@walthamforest.gov.uk. For more information about Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service and the courses that we offer please visit our Facebook page or our website.