Family learning at Sutton House

Family Learning workshop at Sutton House

Family learning at Sutton House is aimed at local nurseries and children centres as an a fun way to engage parents and children together exploring literacy, numeracy, communication skills, and creative expression in a heritage setting.

Sutton House, in partnership with School Home Support, has worked with local schools and families in short-term family learning programmes since 2010. We are keen to increase our partnership with local children's centres, nursery's and schools, and are pleased to offer out more family learning opportunities for academic year 2019/20. 

Stucture of a Family Learning Programme

The Family Learning Programme consists of 4 weekly workshops, each lasting an hour, centred around a children's story book. Over the course of the sessions, each family builds a 'story bag' to take home. Every week families explore elements of the book which is brought to life through immersive storytelling, games, and crafts inspired by the book. 

Previously, we have run Family Learning programmes based around:

"Guess How Much I Love You" by Sam McBratney

"Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll

"Superworm!" by Julia Donaldson.

In June 2019, we are running a series of sessions based around "The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch" by Ronda and David Armitage.

What families have enjoyed as par of our family programme:

'Spending time with my son in a learning and fun environment and meeting other parents”

“Lucas started very shy sitting on my lap during story time, but by the end was getting involved with the story and really enjoyed his time”

“Being creative and imaginative together”

“More independence”

“Doing things in a different environment”

Booking information

If you would like us to run a Family Learning Programme for your children's centre, school or nursery, please email danielle.handley@nationaltrust.org.uk or call Danielle on 0208 5259057 for more information.