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.
Music and Rhyme time with Jolly Beans (for parents of under 5s)
Stay and Play for over 1s: Our 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):