Parent and Adult Education
The Parenting and Adult Education (PAE) team coordinate courses, programmes, and employment pathways for families with children from birth – 19 years old or up to 25 years old for those with Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND).
Our focus offer is on enabling Early Steps into parenting and education through:
- Increasing parenting understanding and knowledge
- Access to education and training
- Employability and good job opportunities
Who we support
Our programmes and courses target local families with children who are registered with a Children and Family Centre. We work with different organisations to ensure that we deliver to meet the needs of our families.
We offer a variety of programmes and courses which are delivered on a termly basis through classroom-based training, an online virtual platform, or a mix of both depending on your needs. We are unique in our offer as we provide on-site crèche facilities whilst you access our services. Please note that there are limited spaces available, and bookings are on a ‘first come first served’ basis. The crèche is limited to children aged 6 months-5 years old.
All our programmes, courses and crèche services are free but subject to specific eligibility criteria.
To access any of the parenting programmes you have to be:
- a resident of Tower Hamlets with a child from birth 19 years old (25 Years old with SEND)
To access any of the adult learning courses, you have to be:
- a resident of Tower Hamlets with a child from birth - 19 years old (25 Years old with SEND)
- have lived in the UK for the last 3 years or more,
- unemployed on out of work benefits
- or if you’re working then your household income needs to be less than £21,157.50 per year.
Further information on this is available in the 'How to apply section' in our directory.
Spring 2023 Directory
Please see our Spring 2023 Directory for a full list of all of our programmes and courses.
All our sessions are delivered from our Children and Family Centres.
How to apply
Pop down to your local Children and Family Centre and tell the staff member what programme or course you are interested in.
They can also help you with the registration process, take your EIS ID number and direct you to the appropriate waiting list form. You can also complete our Parent Enquiry Form.
Zubair Ahmed (Parenting Adult Education Coordinator)
Tel: 020 7364 2240 or 07773 384 947
Syeda Pasha (Parenting Adult Education Coordinator)
Tel: 020 736 0421 or 07984 277 662