Flying Start Groups / Services2021-09-24T16:47:02+00:00

Flying Start Luton Timetable (September/October 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 Baby weighing title to self-book directly

Timetable Colour Key:

BLUE: Online group for parents PINK: In person group for parents only YELLOW: In person group for parent and baby

MONDAY

Fussy Eating Parent
Group Zoom Session

for parents of under 5s

Time: 10am to 11.30am

Dates: 4 October

TUESDAY

Baby Sensory Group (£1 per family)

for non-walkers

Time: 10am to 11am

@ Foxdell– LU1 1TZ

Every week from 14th

WEDNESDAY

Baby Sensory Group (£1 per family)

for non-walkers

Time: 10am to 11am

@ Park Town– LU1 3DU

Every week from 15th

THURSDAY

HENRY Healthy
Lifestyles 9 Wk Course

for parents of under 5s

Time: 10am to 11.30am

@ Pastures– LU4 0PE

Dates: 30 Sept to 2 Dec

FRIDAY

Parent Baby Self Weighing (15 min slots)

for under 2 years

Time: 9.15am to 12pm

@ Pastures– LU4 0PE

Every week from 17th

Luton Bumps on Zoom
(rolling social group)

for pregnant women

Time: 1pm to 2pm

4 & 18 Oct

Sleep & Bedtime Routines Parent Zoom Session

for parents of under 5s

Time: 1pm to 2.30pm

Date: 28 September

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

Parenting Puzzle
5 Week Zoom Course

for parents of under 5s

Time: 10am to 11.30am

Dates: 11 Nov to 9 Dec

Toilet Training Parent
Zoom Session

for parents of over 1s

Time: 1pm to 2.30pm

Date: 8 November

Starting Solids Next
Steps Session on Zoom

for parents of 6- 12 months who have started

Time: 1pm to 2.30pm

Date: 12 October

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 from 16th

I Am Two Parent Zoom Session

for parents of 2 year olds

Time:10am to 11.30am

Date: 19 October

Keeping Baby Safe
Workshop on Zoom

for expecting & new
parents

Time: 1pm to 3pm

Date: 14 October

Starting Solids Workshop on Zoom

for parents of 3 to 6 months yet to start

Time: 1pm to 2.30pm

Date: 7 October

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

Booking#E20A8A

As well as emailing flyingstart@luton.gov.uk or calling 01582 548356 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 with staff available to support

Click here to book a Thursday slot or a Friday slot

Toddler/Preschool Groups/Services

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

The Early Years Alliance are also running nationally:

  • 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 October dates already scheduled:

Luton Bumps on Zoom:

  • 1st, 15th and 29th November 2021 1pm to 2pm
  • 13th December 2021 1pm to 2pm

Parent Group Zoom sessions:

  • 8th November 2021 1pm to 2.30pm- Toilet Training Session
  • 15th November 2021 10am to 11.30am- Sleep and Bedtime Routines Session

Parenting Courses:

  • Parenting Puzzle 5 week course starting Thursday 11th November 10am to 11.30am
  • Wellbeing for Mother and Baby 5 week course starting Monday 8th November 10am to 11am