Flying Start Groups / Services2022-11-25T10:52:45+00:00
Please do not come to our centres if you or your child have any covid-19 symptoms! 
Due to room capacity we suggest only one parent comes with the child to the session- please do get in touch if you need extra adults there and we can make note

Flying Start Luton Timetable

Booking is required for some groups to guarantee a place (otherwise you could be turned away). All sessions are FREE unless otherwise stated. You will be sent online joining instructions after booking. Sessions are subject to change depending on staffing. ‘DROP IN’ means you do not need to book.

*Please note you can click on the pink titles for more info and/or to book directly on our online booking system (Dad’s group and Events)

Timetable Colour Key:

BLUE: Online group for parents YELLOW: At PARK TOWN PURPLE: At FOXCUBS GREEN: At PASTURES PINK: At FARLEY COMMUNITY CENTRE

Click here to download the

Flying Start Timetable- Nov to Dec 2022 and FS Maintained Nursery Stay and Play Timetable Nov to Dec 2022 (2)

BABY SELF WEIGHING Luton Session Timetable

MONDAY

Baby Rhyme and Sign (£1 per family)

for parents of 6 to 18 months

Time: 10am to 10.45am

@ Foxcubs– LU1 1TZ

Every week (except Half Term and Holidays)

TUESDAY

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

Time: 10am to 11am

@ Foxcubs– LU1 1TZ

Every week (except Half Term and Holidays)

WEDNESDAY

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

Time: 10am to 11am

@ Park Town– LU1 3DU

Every week (except Half Term and Holidays)

THURSDAY

HENRY Parent Group Zoom Session (8-week course)

for parents of 6 months to 5 years

Time: 1pm to 2.30pm

Date: 12 Jan to 16 March

FRIDAY

Parent Baby Self Weighing for under 2 years (DROP IN)

Time: 9.30am to 12pm

@ Pastures– LU4 0PE

Every week (except Half Term and Holidays)

SATURDAY

Dad’s Saturday Group

for under 8s

Time: 10am to 11.30am

@ Park Town– LU1 3DU

Dates: 26 Nov, 17 Dec, 28 Jan, 25 Feb and 25 March

Keeping Baby Safe Workshop on Zoom for expecting & new parents (< 3 months)

Time: 12pm to 2pm

Date: 12 Dec

and

Date: 30 Jan

Time: 10am to 12pm

Parent Baby Self Weighing for under 2 years (DROP IN)

Time: 9.15am to 11.15am

@ Farley Community Centre– LU1 5RE

Every week (except Half Term and Holidays)

Sleep and Bedtime Routines Parent Group Zoom Session

for parents of under 5s

Time: 1pm to 2.30pm

Date: 23 Nov

Keeping Baby Safe Workshop on Zoom for expecting & new parents (< 3 months)

Time: 4pm to 6pm

Date: 23 March

Breastfeeding Café (DROP IN)

Time: 9.30am to 11.30am

@ Pastures– LU4 0PE

Every week (except Holidays)

Starting Solids NEXT STEPS Parent Group Zoom Session

for parents of 6 to 12 months

Time: 1pm to 2.30pm

Date: 19 Dec

Early Days (Drop in) for under 1s- breastfeeding support available

Time: 9.45am to 11.15am

@ Farley Community Centre– LU1 5RE

Every week (except Half Term and Holidays)

Toilet Training Parent Group Zoom Session

for parents of over 18 months

Time: 1pm to 2.30pm

Date: 7 Dec

Play and Learn (£1 per family) for over 1s (DROP IN)

Time: 10am to 11am

@ Park Town– LU1 3DU

Every week (except Half Term and Holidays)

*1 parent to 1 child please unless special circumstances*

Music and Rhyme time with Jolly Beans (£1 per family) for under 5s (DROP IN)

Time: 2pm to 2.45pm

@ Park Town– LU1 3DU

Every week (except Half Term and Holidays)

*1 parent to 1 child please unless special circumstances*

Pregnancy Club (6 week course on zoom)

for pregnant women and their partners

Time: 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Date:11 Jan to 15 Feb

Parent Chat Drop in for parents of under 5s

Time: 10am to 11.30am

@ Park Town– LU1 3DU

Every week from (except Half Term and Holidays)

Starting Solids Parent Group Zoom Session

for parents of 3 to 6 months

Time: 1pm to 2.30pm

Date: 18 Jan

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

Time: 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Dates: 18 Nov, 2 and 16 Dec (fortnightly)

MONDAY

Baby Rhyme and Sign (6 to 18 months)

Time: 10am to 10.45am

@ Foxcubs– LU1 1TZ

Every week (except Half Term/ Holiday breaks)

Keeping Baby Safe Workshop on Zoom

for expecting & new parents (<3 months)

Time: 12pm to 2pm

Date: 12 Dec

and

Date: 30 Jan

Time: 10am to 12pm

Starting Solids NEXT STEPS Parent Group Zoom Session

for parents of 6 to 12 months

Time: 1pm to 2.30pm

Date: 19 Dec

TUESDAY

Parent Baby Self-Weighing (Drop in)

for under 2s 

Time: 9.15am to 11.15am

@ Farley Community Centre– LU1 5RE

Every Week (except Half Term/ Holiday breaks)

Early Days (Drop in)

for under 1s – breastfeeding support available

Time: 9.45am to 11.15am

@ Farley Community Centre– LU1 5RE

Every Week (except Half Term/ Holiday breaks)

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

Time: 10am to 11am

@ Foxcubs– LU1 1TZ

Every week (except Half Term/ Holiday breaks)

Music and Rhyme time with Jolly Beans (Drop in)

for parents of under 5s

Time: 2pm to 2.45pm

@ Park Town– LU1 3DU

Every Week (except Half Term/ Holiday breaks)

WEDNESDAY

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

Time: 10am to 11am

@ Park Town– LU1 3DU

Every week (except Half Term/ Holiday breaks)

Sleep and Bedtime Routines Parent Group Zoom Session

for parents of under 5s

Time: 1pm to 2.30pm

Dates: 27 Nov

Toilet Training Parent Group Zoom Session

for parents of over 18 months

Time: 1pm to 2.30pm

Dates: 7 Dec

Starting Solids Parent Group Zoom Session

for parents of 3 to 6 months

Time: 1pm to 2.30pm

Dates: 18 Jan

HENRY Healthy Lifestyles Parent Group on Zoom (8 Week Course)

for parents of 6 months to 5 years

Time: 1pm to 2.30pm

Dates: 12 Jan to 9 March

Keeping Baby Safe Workshop on Zoom

for expecting & new parents (<3 months)

Time: 4pm to 6pm

Date: 23 March

Pregnancy Club (6 week course on zoom)

for pregnant women and their partners

Time: 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Date: 11 Jan to 15 Feb

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Parent Baby Self Weighing (Drop in) for under 2 years

Time: 9.30am to 12pm

@ Pastures Way

Every Week (except Half Term/ Holiday breaks)

Breastfeeding Cafe

Time: 9.30am to 11.30am

@ Pastures– LU4 0PE

Every week (except Half Term and Holidays)

Play and Learn (Drop in –£1 per family) for over 1s

Time: 10am to 11am

@ Park Town– LU1 3DU

Every Week (except Half Term/ Holiday breaks)

Parent Chat Drop In for parents of under 5s

Time: 10am to 11.30am

@ Park Town– LU1 3DU

Every Week (except Half Term/ Holiday breaks)

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

Time: 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Dates: 18 Nov, 2 and 16 Dec

SATURDAY

Dad’s Saturday Group

for under 8s

Time: 10am to 11.30am

@ Park Town– LU1 3DU

Dates: 26 Nov, 17 Dec, 28 Jan, 25 Feb and 25 March

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)
  • Farley Community Centre on Delphine Close (LU1 5RE)

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

English language classes for pregnancy (ESOL): 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

Pregnancy Club 6 week course on zoom: 6 week antenatal programme to help support pregnant women and their partners with all aspects of having a baby

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)

Early Days (Drop in): for parents of under 1s to self-weigh baby and join in an informal baby group

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) Opportunity 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. *NEW Drop in- first come first served- Baby Self-Weighing Luton Session Timetable *

Baby Rhyme and Sign: (for parents of 6 to 18 months) Nursery rhymes and action songs are great fun and also help stimulate language development. Flying Start’s Sing and sign group combines the benefits of both music and signing.

Breastfeeding Café: Support for mothers breastfeeding

ESOL Stepping Stones: Esol Stepping Stones is a mother and baby group that supports English language skills through play and learn activities. The programme is for mothers with limited English that would like to develop their English language with a focus on health and parenting information. Suitable for mums and babies 0-1 years.

Toddler/Preschool Groups/Services

Music and Rhyme time with Jolly Beans (for parents of under 5s): 45 mins of making new friends and learning lots of skills through music, movement and different instruments *NEW Drop in- first come first served*

Play and Learn for over 1s: Our play and learn (stay and play) sessions are opportunities for parents/carers to come along and meet other people with young children. A variety of age appropriate activities are available, such as messy play, soft play, stories and rhymes and lots more! *NEW Drop in- first come first served*

Parent Chat Drop in: For parents of children under 5 years old. Our friendly Community Link Worker will be available to tell you about Flying Start sessions as well as to answer any questions you have about parenting topics such as developmental milestones, age-appropriate behaviour and family relationships. They can also signpost you to other Luton services as appropriate. No need to book as a drop in with 10 minute one to one slots available.

Zoom sessions for parents on Starting Solids, Sleep, Toileting, Fussy Eating, Oral Health, Childhood Illnesses and Understanding Behaviour: These workshops will be in a relaxed style- giving a great opportunity for parents to talk with others, share experiences, and support each other whilst getting some parenting support and advice. *NEW- VIDEO VERSIONS TO WATCH IN YOUR OWN TIME- COMING SOON!*

HENRY Healthy Lifestyles on Zoom: 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

Dad’s Saturday Group: Monthly group for fathers, grandfathers, stepfathers, uncles or brothers who would like to share some quality time with their child or relative under 8. Click here to book

The Early Years Alliance are also running sessions nationally (click on the name for more information/to book):

  • 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.
  • Parent Connect – These are one-off online events providing wellbeing and other advice. They support children’s return to, or introduction to, early education.
  • Family Corner – Various workshops for parents