parenting courses

We run parenting courses throughout the year - details of current courses will be provided on this page.

Time Out for Parents – The Primary Years

Parenting is a tough job! Come and have some time out ... 

This six-week course for parents of children age 5-11 is produced by the national charity Care for the Family. We’ve run it in four Oxford primary schools over the past two years, as well as at Cutteslowe Community Centre and here at church. We’re running it at St Andrew’s on Thursday evenings over six weeks in May and June. Parents from all schools are welcome, whether parenting alone, as a couple or in a step family.

Parenting can be a rollercoaster ride of joy and fun, anxiety and heartache. Time Out for Parents is an opportunity to learn, reflect and support one another along the journey. It will be led by Vicky Lavy, Care for the Family facilitator and local mum with three grown up boys. It’s a mixture of presentation, DVD material and group discussion and is both informative and great fun. You can see more information and a short video about the course on the Care for the Family website.


Dates: May 7, 14, 21; June 4, 11, 18 (no session in half term)
Time:  7.30-9.30pm, with refreshments from 7.20pm
Venue: St Andrew’s Church, Linton Road, OX2 6UG.
Fee: £20 per family (We have a fund to help those facing financial difficulties. Please contact us.)
Closing date: 27 May 2020
Further information: Please email

Parents on previous courses have said:

"It has made such a difference to our family already"

"I got a huge amount out of it and it has made me completely rethink my parenting in a lot of very good ways"

"It has been a fantastic course and has allowed me to enjoy being a mum more"

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