Community & Family Learning online courses

We offer FREE interactive courses to help you negotiate these tricky times. If you are a parent, grandparent or caring for a child or young person living in Essex we have support for you. Some courses are delivered LIVE is an online classroom at the time stated, others are available to take at your pace whenever it suits your family. This is stated within the course information.


To participate in these courses, learners will need a laptop or PC with webcam and microphone, internet connection with Google Chrome browser, an email address and be able to access websites.

Specialist Workshops

These workshops/special events offer support for you and you family on a variety of topics. They give you an opportunity to speak to professional tutors about your concerns, other parents facing the same challenges,  or join events that have been created to bring you and your family together to learn. If there are specific topics or ideas that you would like to see us deliver then please do email Melissa Williamson ( or Zoe Mallett ( We have a wealth of expertise and knowledge in our team of trained professionals, and welcome opportunities to develop workshops that are based on need.

Emotional Wellbeing

An opportunity to have guided support and tips on keeping your children emotionally well.

  • Emotional Wellbeing KS1
  • Emotional Wellbeing KS2
  • Emotional Wellbeing Teenagers

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Family Wellbeing

Develop mindfulness strategies and tools with you family alongside finding time as a parent to look after your needs

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Learning Anytime

Virtual teaching on topics that will allow you to take the learning at your pace and when your little one is ready, day or night. For older children topics that will allow you to fit learning in around the their school work, mealtimes, downtime, socialising with peers and when they are ready to.  

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Starting the next stage in education

How to support your children’s education journey whether they are starting primary or secondary school in September 

  • Starting Primary School
  • Starting Secondary School

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Surviving as a Family

Develop strategies and tools to eat healthily, maintain boundaries with technology, behaviour and tips to survive as a family.

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Understanding English & Maths

Information on how to gain confidence to support your children’s learning of all things Maths & English for KS1 & KS2. 

  • Understanding English KS1
  • Understanding English KS2
  • Understanding Maths KS1
  • Understanding Maths KS2


To recognise and accept children’s feelings in a positive way and choose from a range of strategies to put fair boundaries into place. Ultimately, we want to improve parent/child relationships through the implementation of effective assertive techniques.

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If you would like us to deliver any of our offer exclusively for your families, either online or face-to-face then please contact us.We are always looking at innovative ways to work in partnership to support Essex residents.

Commissioned Support

If you would like a bespoke service, training for staff or something that is outside our funding regulations then we can support through a commissioned service.

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Archived Events

We continue to run events for your family and yourself to take part in. For our past events, please see below: