Parenting and Family Relationships

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Free Online Parenting Courses (Solihull Online): Understanding Your Pregnancy, Birth, Labour and Baby (antenatal course)

If you are a Luton resident, we would encourage you to sign up to this eLearning course with your Luton postcode on (see further instructions below and on

  • Module 1- Welcome
  • Module 2- Helping You/baby through pregnancy
  • Module 3- Getting to know your baby in the womb
  • Module 4- You, your baby and the stages of labour
  • Module 5- Helping you/baby through labour and birth
  • Module 6- Feeding your baby
  • Module 7- Who’s the Daddy now
  • Module 8- After your baby is born
  • Module 9- Congratulations

There are courses are for ALL Luton parents-to-be, parents, grandparents and carers of any child from the antenatal period right up to 18 years of age.

  1. Go to
  2. Type in the access code: HATTERS
  3. Create your account using your email and Luton postcode and choose a password.
  4. Select the course you want to do from the dashboard (you can do them all over time)
  5. Once you have registered, you have non-expiry access to these courses that can be completed at a time and place that suits you. They work on most PCs, tablets and mobile phones and work best with Google Chrome.
  6. If you do have any technical issues email or ring 0121 296 4448 9am – 5 pm Mondays to Fridays for support.
  7. Responses to any questions will be anonymised and you will not receive any marketing emails but just congratulatory emails when you complete a module.

Bump (Early pregnancy)

This early pregnancy programme will support you with having a healthy pregnancy and looking after yourself and bump. This 3 week online programme covers eating well for a healthy pregnancy, keeping active and getting ready for labour and looking after yourself and bonding with baby during your pregnancy.

Suitable for: pregnant women and partners in the first or second trimester of pregnancy

Course details: TBC

Birth and Baby stuff (Later pregnancy)

This later pregnancy programme is for first time parents to be in the third trimester of pregnancy. The programme is delivered in person and will support you with key information around labour and birth and caring for your new-born baby, as well as providing a great opportunity to meet other parents to be. Delivered in partnership by midwives, health visitors and family workers the programme will cover labour and birth information, responsive feeding, baby’s brain development, looking after yourself and your baby. The programme runs as a 3 week course or a one day course, see options below.

Suitable for: For first time parents in the third trimester of pregnancy (from 28 weeks)

Course details:

  • Tuesday 4th, 11th and 18th July- 5pm to 7pm at Flying Start Park Town Centre (Bailey Street, LU1 3DU)
  • Saturday 29th July- 9.30am to 3.30pm at Chaul End Community Centre (515 Dunstable Road, LU4 8QN)
    • Please note this full day course doesn’t include lunch so please bring a packed lunch with you
  • Tuesday 1st, 8th and 15th August- 5pm to 7pm at Flying Start in Hockwell Ring Community Centre (Mayne Ave, LU4 9LB)

BOOKING SYSTEM COMING SOON! For now you can email or enquire online here

Online Bump, Birth and Baby Stuff- Video Antenatal Classes

If you’re preparing for your new arrival, the videos linked below have been created in partnership with midwives and the NHS Baby Friendly Team in Central Bedfordshire. They are designed to help you find out more about birth, caring for you and your baby, and feeding your baby. Please be aware that the contact number will be different for Luton families. Please call 0300 555 0606 for the Health Visiting Duty Desk in Luton or email


Fortnightly Zoom group on Tuesdays 1pm to 2pm for pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy to ask questions to our Midwife

Upcoming dates:

  • 4 and 18 July
  • 1, 15 and 29 August

Please book on to this group via our Parent Enquiry Form


Safe at Home offer free advice and support to expecting and new parents in Luton in a small group session- currently run on zoom. Those who attend and provide feedback receive a FREE child safety gift bag.

100% of previous attendees recommend this session

Our safety advisor offers top tips on how to make informed and safer choices when buying nursery equipment for your baby and you can learn important techniques on protecting your new-born in the early months of life.

Upcoming dates:

  • Thursday 29 June- 10am to 12pm
  • Tuesday 1 August- 4pm to 6pm

Please book on to this group via our Parent Enquiry Form

*Please note that addresses close to Luton but are technically under Central Bedfordshire council or Hertfordshire council, will not be included in our free group provision

For parents-to-be living in a deprived area, please get in touch as there may be extra services available for you through the Starting Well Project.

*To find out what WARD you live in, please use our postcode checker

Healthy Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an important time to think about your lifestyle and what you can do to help have a healthy pregnancy

Child Safety

Safe at Home Luton is a child accident prevention programme aimed at families from pregnancy through to the child’s 5th birthday.

SEND families

If you think that your child may have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) you should speak to someone about your concerns- find out more on Luton’s Local Offer

Five to Thrive

Just as our child’s body grows better when you give them good food, your child’s brain grows better when you do five simple things that feed the growing brain:

Respond ● Cuddle ● Relax ● Play ● Talk

Talking Takes Off

Talking Takes Off is a programme to support improvements in speech and communication in children from 0-5 years old in Luton.


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