Professional Training

Flying Start recognises the value of all professionals  who are working with families and children in Luton. This workforce provides the means to delivering the Flying Start strategy and improving outcomes for babies and children.

As part of our plans we have invested in a Flying Start learning and development programme providing opportunities for staff to access evidence based learning and development courses to support the primary prevention and early help key messages that underpin healthy development in the very earliest years of life.

Flying Start is as much about the skills and passion of the people who work with families as the families themselves. Our aim is to ensure we get the best out of our workforce, supporting them with new skills and knowledge based on current evidence and research. Flying Start aims to transform our workforce from one that is focused on “reaction” to one which makes “primary prevention” the norm.

All professionals working in Luton are able to access a range of free training opportunities using our on line booking system.

Please click on the links below for information about and booking training for yourself.

Current Courses Available:

Talking Takes Off- Take Away Workshops (Speech, language and communication)

Talking Takes Off- Enhanced training (Bilingualism, Communication Friendly Award and Targeted Support)

Five to Thrive

Other KCA training on SEND

All courses are free for staff who work in Luton. However there may be a charge of £75 for non attendance or cancellation less than 5 working days before the training.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Please note- if you do not receive a confirmation email you may not be booked on so please contact us to confirm.

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Please find information to share with parents about the different programmes we are offering now in the parent services tab

Click here to download a copy of the Parenting Booklet for Professionals

For more information or assistance, call Flying Start on 01582 548356 or email

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