Flying Start Groups / Services2021-11-19T11:18:13+00:00

Flying Start Luton Timetable (November- December 2021)

Booking is required for all groups*. All sessions are FREE unless otherwise stated. You will be sent online joining instructions after booking.

*Please note you can click on the pink titles to book directly on our online booking system (Baby Weighing, Messy Play and Stories/Songs)

Timetable Colour Key:

BLUE: Online group for parents YELLOW: In person group for parent and child

Click here to download the Flying Start Timetable- November and December 2021v4

MONDAY

Luton Bumps on Zoom (Midwife Q+A) for pregnant women

Time: 1pm to 2pm

29 Nov and 13 Dec

TUESDAY

Baby Sensory Group (£1 per family) for non-walkers

Time: 10am to 11am

@ Foxdell– LU1 1TZ

Every week (except Half Term)

WEDNESDAY

Baby Sensory Group (£1 per family) for non-walkers

Time: 10am to 11am

@ Park Town– LU1 3DU

Every week (except Half Term)

THURSDAY

Parent Baby Self Weighing (15 min slots) for under 2 years

Time: 9.15am to 12pm

@ Luton Library: Well &
Wise Space- LU1 2NG

Every week (except Half Term)

FRIDAY

Parent Baby Self Weighing (15 min slots) for under 2 years

Time: 9.15am to 12pm

@ Pastures– LU4 0PE

Every week (except Half Term)

SATURDAY

Stories and Songs on Zoom

for under 5s

Time: 2pm to 2.30pm

Every week from 15 Nov to 20 Dec

Keeping Baby Safe Workshop on Zoom for expecting & new parents

Time: 4pm to 6pm

Date: 18 January

Starting Solids Workshop on Zoom

for parents of 3 to 6 months yet to start

Time: 10am to 11.30am

Date: 9 December

Messy Play for 2-5 year olds

Time: 10am to 11am

Dates: 19 Nov + 10 Dec

Sleep and Bedtime Routines Parent Zoom Session for parents of under 5s

Time: 1.30pm to 2.45pm

Date: 25 November (moved from 15 Nov)

MONDAY

Fussy Eating Parent
Group Zoom Session

for parents of under 5s

Time: 10am to 11.30am

Dates: 4 October

Luton Bumps on Zoom
(rolling social group)

for pregnant women

Time: 1pm to 2pm

6, 20 Sept & 4, 18 Oct

Keeping Baby Safe
Workshop on Zoom

for expecting & new parents

Time: 4pm to 6pm

Date: 20 September

TUESDAY

Baby Sensory Group (£1 per family)

for non-walkers

Time: 10am to 11am

@ Foxdell– LU1 1TZ

Every week from 14th

Toilet Training Parent
Zoom Session

for parents of over 1s

Time:10am to 11.30am

Date: 21 September

Sleep & Bedtime Routines Parent Zoom Session

for parents of under 5s

Time: 1pm to 2.30pm

Date: 28 September

Starting Solids Next
Steps Session on Zoom

for parents of 6- 12 months who have started

Time: 1pm to 2.30pm

Date: 12 October

WEDNESDAY

Baby Sensory Group (£1 per family)

for non-walkers

Time: 10am to 11am


@ Park Town
– LU1 3DU

Every week from 15th

ESOL for Pregnancy
6 Week Course

for pregnant women with English not first language

Time: 9.30 to 12.30pm

@ Arndale House- LU12LJ

Start date 8 September

Venue addresses:

  • Flying Start Centre in Foxcubs Nursery on Runley Road (LU1 1TZ)
  • Flying Start Centre in Park Town Centre on Bailey Street (LU1 3DU)
  • Flying Start Centre in Pastures Way Nursery on Pastures Way (LU4 0PE)
  • Luton Library Well and Wise Space, St Georges Square (LU1 2NG)

Booking:

As well as emailing flyingstart@eyalliance.org.uk or calling 01582 368245 to book, you can also submit a parent group enquiry here

Professionals can also refer families they are working with via our online referral form here

An outline of all the services can be found below:

EXTRA: Solihull Online (e-courses for parents of children 0 to 18, including those with SEND) Visit: www.inourplace.co.uk using Access Code: HATTERS

Pregnancy Groups/ Services

ESOL for Pregnancy: 6 week course for those with English as an additional language to learn how to express themselves in English to speak to midwifes/ health professionals, gaining the confidence to express their own wishes, talk about feelings, ask questions and offer suggestions

Luton Bumps on Zoom: A fortnightly informal get-together for Luton Mums. Questions and Answers with our Flying Start Midwife and Staff

Keeping Baby Safe Zoom Workshop: What every pregnant or new parent needs to know in order to keep baby safe – offered as a 2 hour online zoom group session with Safe at Home

Baby Groups/Services (In Person)

Baby Sensory Group: (for parents of non-walkers as mat-based activity) This weekly hour-long face to face group encourages quality time for parents and baby- exploring various objects and using various senses

Parent Baby Self- Weighing: (for parents of under 2 years) 15 minute bookable appointments to self-weigh your baby on our scales. Please note this is not a health visitor clinic , a member of staff will be on hand to show you how to use the scales and how you can record your baby’s weight, however if you have any health concerns about your baby please contact our duty Health Visitor on 0300 555 0606 or text parentline 07505331866 and they will be able to help.

Click here to book a Thursday slot or a Friday slot

Toddler/Preschool Groups/Services

Messy Play for 2-5 year olds: Messy Play is important for young children, giving them endless ways to develop and learn. All types of play are crucial for children’s development and early learning. Children will discover an enormous number of opportunities for learning and play through investigating and exploring messy play activities. Click here to book for each session you’d like to attend

Zoom sessions for parents on Starting Solids, Sleep, Toileting, Fussy Eating, Being Two: These workshops will be in café style- giving a great opportunity for parents to talk with others, share experiences, and support each other whilst getting some advice on the topic

HENRY Healthy Lifestyles on Zoom AND In Person: This 8/9 week programme supports parents in ensuring a healthy start for their child. Henry helps to overcome those mealtime challenges so parents can have a happy and healthy family life

Parenting Puzzle on Zoom: This 4/5 week programme supports parents of babies and young children with a focus on the importance of attachment, empathy, positive discipline, play and communication

Magical Moments for Under 8s and Male Carers (In person): Monthly group for fathers, grandfathers, stepfathers, uncles or brothers who would like to share some quality time with their child or relative. Come along to our FREE play and crafting sessions. *Awaiting 2022 date*

Stories and Songs on Zoom for Under 5s: Book on for 30 minutes of interactive stories and songs on zoom for your under 5s! Every Monday from 2pm to 2.30pm, starting 15th November and finishing 20th December 2021- Click here to book for each session you’d like to attend

The Early Years Alliance are also running nationally:

  • Baby and Me 5 week zoom group focusing on topics such as brain development, sensory play, and positive mental health and keeping your baby safe.
  • Let’s Learn Together@Home – a six-week programme for the 0-2 year olds – one Zoom session per week for six weeks.
  • Parent Connect – These are one-off online events providing wellbeing and other advice. They support children’s return to, or introduction to, early education.

For more information and to book please visit their website here

Post December dates already scheduled:

Keeping Baby Safe Zoom Workshops:

  • 18th January 2022 4pm to 6pm