ACL Family Learning

We are happy to still be bringing you an extensive online offering to support you with “learning as a family” in 2022

All of our sessions/courses are FREE, either online or within our local centers (following current Government COVID guidelines) and are available to anyone living in Essex, caring or with parental responsibility for a child under the age of 18.

Please feel free to share this with family and friends that you feel would benefit.

Thursday 6th January 2022

FL Family First Aid

Thursday 04/01/2022

(just this session)

12:30-14:30

Delivered online

This workshop will give you an introduction to first aid. It will give you current advice for young children such as dealing with choking, CPR, and burns.

To book:

Email: ACLFamilyLearning@essex.gov.uk

to be added to the next waiting list

 

Friday 7th January 2022

FL Nursery rhyme singalong and Messy play

Friday 05/01/2022

(just this session, although there is a session every week for Early years families)

09:00-11:00

Delivered at Maldon ACL

This is a fun session where we will have stories, arts and crafts, nursery rhymes and their importance for language and school readiness. Come along with your little one and join in the fun

To book:

https://tinyurl.com/NurseryRhymes-MaldonACL

 

 

Tuesday 11th January 2022

FL Keeping children safe on the internet

Tuesday 11/01/2022

(just this session)

09:30-11:30

Delivered online

This workshop will give you an introduction to internet safety. it will give you the chance to understand the latest issues our children are facing online and how to put measures in place to keep them safe.

To book:

https://tinyurl.com/KCSonline-Jan22

 

FL Managing Anxiety

Tuesday 11/01/2022

(delivered over 2 weeks)

09:30-11:30

Delivered online

This course will explore how anxiety affects us as parents and carers and what we can do to support them.

To book:

https://tinyurl.com/Managing-Anxiety-Jan22

 

FL Understanding Teens Part 1

Tuesday 11/01/2022

(delivered over 2 weeks)

19:00-21:00

Delivered online

A great course on how to really get to understand your teenager. What is going on their brain, why is their moods hard to keep up with. Learn why peers are so important to teens. Work out how to communicate with them and keep them motivated throughout those teenage years.

To book:

https://tinyurl.com/Und-Teens-Part-1

 

Wednesday 12th January 2022

FL SEND Series

Wednesday 12/01/2022

(delivered over 5 weeks)

09:30-11:30

Delivered online

An opportunity to discuss with tutors and peers about how challenging parenting a SEND child can be. You will receive practical tips and advice on how to make family life just that little bit easier.

To book:

https://tinyurl.com/SEND-Series-Jan-22

 

FL Supporting Dyslexia

Wednesday 12/01/2022

(delivered over 2 weeks)

12:30-14:30

Delivered online

Are you or someone you are supporting Dyslexic? Learn more about what dyslexia is and how it affects our brains. Find out how to get a diagnosis and what to do with it. Discover different ways to make day to day life easier and maximise learning opportunities.

To book:

https://tinyurl.com/Supporting-dyslexia-Jan22

 

FL Understanding Children

Wednesday 12/01/2022

(delivered over 4 weeks)

19:00-21:00

Delivered online

Parenting is not an easy job at all and at this time we all feel that we are being tested. Some days are better than others, but life is not easy all living under one roof all of the time. This course is designed to support you to understand your children and provide parenting support. It covers boundaries, communication skills, understanding feelings and emotions and most importantly how to have fun as a family.

To book:

https://tinyurl.com/Und-Children-Jan22

 

Thursday 13th January 2022

FL Surviving Isolation as a family

Thursday 13/01/2022

(just this session)

10:00-12:00

Delivered online

Are you isolating at the moment? Do you need help with getting through the long days? Come along and find out some top tips on surviving at this time.

To book:

https://tinyurl.com/Surviving-Isolation

 

Friday 14th January 2022

FL Look after you, so you can look after others

Friday 14/01/2022

(just this session)

09:00-11:00

Delivered online

Being a parent or carer is very emotionally draining and often it affects how we are and how we parent. This workshop is all about how to keep YOU well.

To book:

https://tinyurl.com/Looking-after-you-then-others

 

FL Nursery Rhymes and Messy Play

Friday 14/01/2022

(just this session)

09:00-11:00

Delivered online

This is a fun session where we will have stories, arts and crafts, Nursery Rhymes and their importance for language and school readiness. Come along with your little one and join in the fun

To book:

https://tinyurl.com/Nursery-Rhymes-and-Messy-Play

 

We also have 2 other exciting projects that may be of interest:

  • ACL’s Parent Ambassador programme aims to improve the lives of families living in Essex. Parent Ambassadors will volunteer in schools and community venues, whilst developing new skills to support others. Through the programme, Parent Ambassadors will be able to positively influence families to engage with learning opportunities, improve wellbeing, and raise aspirations.

This is a pilot scheme for parents, grandparents or carers who have children that attend schools in the Basildon, Colchester, Tendring and Harlow area.

  • Be part of a caring and compassionate team
  • Gain experience that can lead to information, advice and guidance related employment
  • Gain key skills to support others
  • Build your confidence, experience and knowledge supporting others in the community
  • Training and day to day support provided

 

https://aclessex.com/parent-ambassador/

  • Essex County Council have launched the Evolve project, an exciting new project, which is designed to support Essex residents who are unemployed, and whose employment and training prospects have been affected by COVID-19. The project provides FREE one to one support to residents via an advisor who can help them into employment, training and personal development opportunities. The service is available until the end of March 2022 and is funded by Essex County Council and being delivered in partnership with Essex Adult Community Learning and Enable East.

The Evolve project offers a team of highly experienced advisors working across the County,  to provide free information and advice and help residents navigate their way through the available information. The advisors can refer residents to local services and, social groups, well-being and mental health recovery courses and employment and training opportunities. You can speak to an advisor in a convenient way for you, over the phone, video call or in person.

https://aclessex.com/evolve/

Please visit our website for specific course details or visit our Facebook group and Instagram pages

For more information, please contact us:

Melissa Williamson and Zoe Mallett Curriculum Leads for Community and Family Learning Email: melissa.williamson@essex.gov.uk zoe.mallett@essex.gov.uk Tel: 03330321597 03330321372

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