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.
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.
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These courses offer families guided support and tips on keeping children emotionally well. We deliver courses and workshops based on the developmental age of your children.
- Emotional Wellbeing KS1, KS2 and Teenagers
- Emotional Wellbeing for Parents
- Separation Anxiety
- Understanding anxiety
- Parental Guilt
Understanding English & Maths
Understanding of the different subjects’ children are learning at school. With experienced tutor support, they also aim to improve parents’ or carers’ ability to support children’s learning and development.
- Understanding Maths & English KS1, KS2 & KS3
- Family English for ESOL
- Intro to Phonics
Theses workshops will provide support for parents of children under 5 on a range of topics.
- Outdoor Play
- Play and Language
- Intro to Phonics
- Sleep for parents of under 5’s
Qualification and Employment
- Harness the skills you already have
- Develop your employability skills
- Gain confidence in your own abilities
- Take responsibility and realise your true potential
These workshops are to recognise 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.
- Sibling Rivalry
- Motivating & Negotiating with Teens
- Child Development KS2 & KS3
- Connecting in an unconnected world
- Choices and Consequences
- Parental Guilt
- Fussy Eaters
These one-off workshops that cover a variety of topics, offering support for you and your family. They give you an opportunity to speak to professional tutors about your concerns and other parents facing the same challenges.
- Money Talk for Kids
- Family First Aid
- Successful Co-Parenting
- Learning Be a Homework Hero
- Keeping Children Safe on the Internet
- Making Science Fun in the Holidays
Connecting with our coastline
Online sessions connecting your family with our coast and estuaries. For parents, grandparents and children of all ages.
- Coastal Walks
- Plastics is Pants – Recycling made Easy
- Scavenger Hunt
- Half Term Coastal Walks
- Science and the Beach
- Fishy Crafts
- Beach Memory Jar
- Coastal Collage
- Easter and the Beach
- Dinosaurs and Fossils in Essex
- Coastal Science Experiments
- Wellbeing at the Coast
- Summer at the Coast
Strengthening Communities in Essex
An exciting opportunity for anyone who has identified a need within their community and would like to get involved in creating a community project.
This online course will take you through the various stages of fulfilling your idea using the Asset Based Community Building Approach of:
- Understanding the principles of creating a community group
- Practicalities of local support
- Bringing it all together
- Completing your action plan
Parent Ambassador Programme
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.
Commissioned Support & Partnerships
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.