Flying Start Groups / Services2022-08-16T12:58:40+00:00
Please do not come to our centres if you or your child have any covid-19 symptoms! 

Flying Start Luton Timetable

Booking is required for all 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.

*Please note you can click on the pink titles to book directly on our online booking system (Baby Weighing and Dad’s group)

Timetable Colour Key:

BLUE: Online group for parents YELLOW: At PARK TOWN PURPLE: At FOXCUBS GREEN: At PASTURES PINK: At LUTON LIBRARY

Click here to download the Flying Start Timetable- Sept to Oct 2022 and FS Maintained Nursery Stay and Play Timetable Sept 2022

IN AUGUST 2022 we will also have running for the first three weeks:

  • Baby Sensory Group on Mondays 11am to 12pm at our Park Town Centre (LU1 3DU)
  • Stay and Play for under 5s on Wednesdays 1pm to 2pm at our Park Town Centre (LU1 3DU)

MONDAY

Baby Rhyme and Sign

for parents of 6 to 18 months

Time: 10am to 10.45am

@ Foxcubs– LU1 1TZ

Every week from 5 Sept (except Half Term and Holidays)

TUESDAY

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

Time: 10am to 11am

@ Foxcubs– LU1 1TZ

Every week from 6 Sept (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 from 7 Sept (except Half Term and Holidays)

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

FRIDAY

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

Time: 9.30am to 12pm

@ Pastures– LU4 0PE

Every week from 9 Sept (except Half Term and Holidays)

SATURDAY

Dad’s Saturday Group

for under 8s

Time: 10am to 11.30am

@ Park Town– LU1 3DU

Dates: 24 Sept, 22 Oct, 26 Nov, 17 Dec

HENRY 8 Week Healthy Lifestyles Group on Zoom

for parents of 6 months to 5 years

Time: 1pm to 2.30pm

Date: 13 Sept to 8 Nov

 

Fussy Eating Parent Group Zoom Session

for parents of over 1s

Time: 1pm to 2.30pm

Date: 14 Sept

ESOL for Pregnancy for pregnant women with limited English

Time: 10am to 11.30am

Dates: 6 Oct to 10 Nov

HENRY 8 Week Healthy Lifestyles Group

for parents of 6 months to 5 years

Time: 9.30am to 11.30am

Date: 30 Sept to 25 Nov

@ Pastures– LU4 0PE

Pregnancy Club (3 week course on zoom)

for pregnant women and their partners

Time: 9.30am to 11.30am

Date: 16 to 30 July, 22 Oct to 5 Nov

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

Time: 2pm to 2.45pm

@ Park Town– LU1 3DU

Every week from 6 Sept (except Half Term and Holidays)

Starting Solids Parent Group Zoom Session

for parents of over 3 to 6 months

Time: 1pm to 2.30pm

Date: 7 Sept

NEXT STEPS (6 to 12 months) on 24 August

Breastfeeding Café

Time: 10am to 12pm

@ Pastures– LU4 0PE

Every week from 7 Oct (except Half Term and Holidays)

Understanding Behaviour Group Zoom Session

for parents of over 2s

Time: 1pm to 2.30pm

Date: 21 Sept

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

Time: 10am to 11am

@ Park Town– LU1 3DU

Every week from 9 Sept (except Half Term and Holidays)

Oral Health Parent Group Zoom Session

for parents of over 2s

Time: 1pm to 2.30pm

Date: 28 Sept

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

Time: 12pm to 2pm

Date: 16 Sept

Sleep and Bedtime Routines Parent Group Zoom Session

for parents of under 5s

Time: 1pm to 2.30pm

Date: 5 Oct

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

Time: 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Dates: 23 August, 9 and 23 Sept, 7 and 21 Oct (fortnightly)

Childhood Illnesses Parent Group Zoom Session

for parents of under 5s

Time: 1pm to 2.30pm

Date: 12 Oct

Toilet Training Parent Group Zoom Session

for parents of over 18 months

Time: 1pm to 2.30pm

Date: 19 October

Pregnancy Club (6 week course on zoom)

for pregnant women and their partners

Time: 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Date: 24 Aug to 28 Sept

MONDAY

Baby Rhyme and Sign (6 to 18 months)

Time: 10am to 10.45am

@ Foxcubs– LU1 1TZ

Every week from 5 Sept (except Half Term/ Holiday breaks)

TUESDAY

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

Time: 10am to 11am

@ Foxcubs– LU1 1TZ

Every week from 6 Sept (except Half Term/ Holiday breaks)

HENRY 8 Week Healthy Lifestyles Group on Zoom for parents of 6 months to 5 years

Time: 1pm to 2.30pm

Dates: 13 Sept to 8 Nov

Music and Rhyme time with Jolly Beans

for parents of under 5s

Time: 2pm to 2.45pm

@ Park Town– LU1 3DU

Every Week from 6 Sept (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 from 7 Sept (except Half Term/ Holiday breaks)

Starting Solids (Next Steps) Parent Group Zoom Session

for parents of 6 to 12 months

Time: 1pm to 2.30pm

Dates: 24 August

Starting Solids Parent Group Zoom Session

for parents of 3 to 6 months

Time: 1pm to 2.30pm

Date: 7 September

Fussy Eating Parent Group Zoom Session

for parents of over 1s

Time: 1pm to 2.30pm

Date: 14 September

Understanding Behaviour Group Zoom Session

for parents of over 2s

Time: 1pm to 2.30pm

Dates: 21 September

Oral Health Parent Group Zoom Session

for parents of over 2s

Time: 1pm to 2.30pm

Dates: 28 September

Sleep and Bedtime Routines Parent Group Zoom Session

for parents of under 5s

Time: 1pm to 2.30pm

Dates: 5 October

Childhood Illnesses Parent Group Zoom Session

for parents of under 5s

Time: 1pm to 2.30pm

Dates: 12 October

Toilet Training Parent Group Zoom Session

for parents of over 18 months

Time: 1pm to 2.30pm

Dates: 19 October

Pregnancy Club (6 week course on zoom)

for pregnant women and their partners

Time: 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Date: 24 August to 28 September

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

ESOL for Pregnancy (6 week course on zoom)

for pregnant women and their partners who have limited English

Time: 10am to 11.30am

Date: 6 October to 10 November

FRIDAY

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

Time: 9.30am to 12pm

@ Pastures Way

Every Week from 9 Sept (except Half Term/ Holiday breaks)

Baby Brasserie Breastfeeding Support

Time: 10am to 12pm

@ Pastures– LU4 0PE

Every week from 7 Oct (except Half Term and Holidays)

HENRY 8 Week Healthy Lifestyles Group for parents of 6 months to 5 years

Time: 9.30am to 11.30am

Dates: 30 Sept to 25 Nov

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

Time: 10am to 11am

@ Park Town– LU1 3DU

Every Week form 9 Sept (except Half Term/ Holiday breaks)

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

Time: 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Dates: 9 and 21 Sept, 7 and 21 Oct

SATURDAY

Pregnancy Club 3 Week Zoom Course

Time: 9.30am to 11.30am

Dates: 22 Oct to 5  Nov

Dad’s Saturday Group

for under 8s

Time: 10am to 11.30am

@ Park Town– LU1 3DU

Dates: 24 Sept, 22 Oct, 26 Nov, 17 Dec

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

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)

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

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

Toddler/Preschool Groups/Services

Music and Rhyme time with Jolly Beans (for parents of under 5s)

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!

Zoom sessions for parents on Starting Solids, Sleep, Toileting, Fussy Eating, 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.

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