The RISE Trust is committed to giving parents from all walks of life good quality, free courses to help them get back into the workplace, help with parenting and gain confidence or new skills. Some of our courses can help parents to interact with their children in a fun and interesting way.

We are currently running virtual and Face to Face courses for families with under-fives.  Call us for more information or to book and follow us on Facebook for regular updates The RISE Trust – North Wiltshire Children’s Centre Services | Chippenham | Facebook

Chat Chill & Connect weekly sessions

Relaxed sessions held at Chippenham, Calne, Corsham and Royal Wootton Bassett for parent/carers with children to socialise Pre-school children Birth-under 5 years.

Please check our Facebook page for any group cancellations/changes.

Behaviour that Challenges

 A 5 week course for parents/carers helping you to cope with whatever happens. Discover techniques and tips on how to support children’s feelings and encourage positive behaviour. For parents of pre-school children from 2 years.

Being a Parent

An 8 week programme helping parents learn practical communication skills for everyday life to bring up confident,  happy and co-operative children. For parents of children aged 2-5 yrs.

Baby & Me

This 5 week course is suitable for parents/carers with non-mobile babies Birth-20 weeks. It will cover topics from Safety and Oral Health to Communication and Development.



For children from 18 months old. To build confidence in reading and rhymes with your child in fun and exciting ways.  Encourages language development.

Early Words Together @ 2

5 sessions with fun & simple activities to help young children (aged two) learn & help parents support their child’s language development

Ready Steady School

To support your child to get ready for starting school.  Activities include preparing to read and write, making friends, managing emotions, and becoming independent.

Reducing Parental Conflict

Learn how to recognise emotions, resolve conflict and communicate effectively, leading to a healthier relationship


SENsational Zone

An inclusive drop-in session for carers of children aged 0-5 years with additional needs held at St Pauls Church Hall, Chippenham.

Twins and Multiples Group

A weekly group for parent/carers of twins/multiple births 0-5 years held at St Pauls Church Hall, Chippenham.

Freedom & Freedom Forever 

Domestic Abuse Support.  Please call us for further details.

Baby Massage 

To encourage bonding and provide sensory stimulation for your baby. A very popular course so advanced booking essential!  Non-walking babies only.

Contact us for more information on course dates and availability.

Tel: 01249 463040 or email

For other groups in the North Wiltshire area please see the following links.  We cannot be held responsible for any misinformation regarding community groups that are not run by The RISE Trust.

Chippenham, Corsham, Malmesbury and surrounding areas community groups March 2023

RWB, Lyneham, Cricklade & Calne community groups programme Sept 2023