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.

 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.


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.


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.


This child development course for parent/carers and their children aged 6 months to 3 years.  Covering a wide range of information and top tips based on your child’s age/stage.


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


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


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


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


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.


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


Domestic Abuse Support.  Please call us for further details.


To encourage bonding and provide sensory stimulation for your baby. 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

Royal Wootton Bassett, Lyneham, Calne, Cricklade and surrounding areas community groups Jan 2023