Professional information and training opportunities

Flying Start offers a range of free training opportunities to all professionals working in Luton

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.

Current Courses:

Five to Thrive

Brain Development and Positive Parenting: promoting optimal brain development for babies and young children under 5 years- One day course.



Past/Future courses TBC:

Parental couple relationship training

Introductory one day course “Thinking about parental couples relationship”.

Developing Healthy Lifestyles

One day course on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Oral Health Recommendations to Support a Healthy Lifestyle in the under fives.

Common childhood illnesses in the under 5s and the best use of services

2.5 hour course on some of the common childhood illnesses in the under 5s and when/how to refer to services

Tubes of Life

3 hour course supporting a Safe & Healthy Start for babies in Luton from conception and during the early months after birth  for staff working in Luton with pregnant parents and babies.         

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.

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