Family Learning and Family Learning Workshops

Family Learning Workshops

Who are the workshops for?

Our workshops are open to all grandparents, parents, carers and their children.

What entry requirements do I need to start the workshop?

There are no entry requirements for any of the workshop.

What will the workshop cover?

The workshop will include making a variety of art and crafts which you can take home with you. We also play games, read stories and do trails together.

You will be expected to complete an enrolment form on arrival.

What could I do when I have finished this workshop?

After this workshop has finished you may like to join in with a variety of Family Learning courses which you will be given information about.

Where and when will I learn?

Workshops are held at various venues around the town. Places must be booked in advance.

What should I bring with me?

You don’t need to bring anything with you, be prepared to have fun!!!!

How much will the course cost?

The workshops are free.

What shall I do next?

For further information, or to book a place, please contact the Learning & Skills team on (01325) 405601 text us on 07932 869325 or email l&s@darlington.gov.uk

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Family Budgeting

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for all parents with children of any age, who would like to explore ways to help manage the Family Budget.

What entry requirements do I need to start the course?

There are no entry requirements for this course, only the enthusiasm to learn in a relaxed, friendly environment.

What will the course cover?

Each week, we will focus on a different aspect of budgeting. We look at:

  • Different types of credit
  • What is APR?
  • Essential and non-essential items
  • Making money games and activities to play with our children
  • Useful money saving tips
  • Credit unions and the Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Getting the best discounts
  • Cost cutting recipes

The first session will include a welcome, induction and discussion of individual goals. During the course we hope your confidence will grow, you will meet other people, make new friends and learn something new.

What could I do when I have finished this course?

You will be given information and guidance to progress onto other Family Learning courses.

Where and when will I learn?

This course will run at the following venues and times:

  • Mount Pleasant Children’s Centre – Wednesdays 1pm – 3pm (See list of courses for start dates)
  • The Coleridge Centre - Thursdays 1pm - 3pm (See list of courses for start dates)

What should I bring with me?

You don’t need to bring anything with you.

How much will the course cost?

The course is free. There may be an onsite crèche available at a cost of £3 per family per week.

What shall I do next?

For further information, or to book a place, please contact the Learning & Skills team on (01325) 405601, text us on 07932 869325 or email l&s@darlington.gov.uk

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