Community & Family Learning

Children Cooking

Bringing Families Together

During our courses, you will connect with others in a safe environment, gain free learning and support and share a love for learning as a family. Our courses and sessions are not recorded because our learning is based on lived experience and we promote confidentiality and safeguarding as core values to our courses.

Our Offer

Early Years

Theses workshops will provide support for parents or carers of children under 5 on a range of topics.

Family Wellbeing

Develop mindfulness strategies and tools with your family in addition to caring for each other’s and your own wellbeing.


These workshops are to recognise and accept children’s feelings in a positive way and learn a range of strategies.

SEND support for parents

Support your family’s journey pre, during and post diagnosis. Educate yourself to support your wider family.

Qualifications and Employment

We offer free courses to help you regain control of your employment prospects and boost your confidence.

Understanding the curriculum

Understand the different subjects’ children are learning at school with experienced tutor support.

Specialist workshops

These one-off workshops that cover a variety of topics, offering support for you and your family.

Strengthening Communities

For anyone who has identified a need within their community and would like to get involved in creating a community project.

Financial Wellbeing

Responding to the cost of living crisis, we are delivering courses that will help support you with financial wellbeing.

The Parent Ambassador Programme

Parent Ambassadors are a valued part of ACL Essex supporting parental engagement for schools and communities, whilst developing your skills to support others. Currently focusing on the levelling up areas of Basildon, Tendring, Harlow and Colchester we aim to recruit, train and offer unique personal development opportunities to anyone in a parenting role. We really need your help to support parents in the community.