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 some courses virtually for families with under-fives although we are starting to introduce some Face to Face course in Children’s Centres. Call us for more information or to book.

  • Challenging Behaviour A 4/5 week course helping you to cope with whatever happens. Discover techniques and tips on how to deal with children’s feelings and support positive behaviour.


  • Being a Parent  – An 9 week programme helping parents learn practical communication skills for everyday life to bring up confident,  happy and co-operative children.


  • Baby & Me – This 5 week course is suitable for mums and dads with non-mobile babies. It will cover topics from Safety and Oral Health to Communication and Development.


  • Learning Matters – Three separate child development courses covering Birth to 24 months.  Covering a wide range of information and top tips based on your child’s age/stage.


  • Boookstart Corner – For children from 18 months old. To build confidence in reading and rhymes with your child in fun and exciting ways.  Encourages 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.


  • Chat, Chill & Connect  – Relaxed sessions held at Chippenham, Calne, Corsham, Malmesbury, Purton and Royal Wootton Bassett parks for parent/carers with children under 5 to socialise.


  • Mum2Mum Breastfeeding  – A weekly group to meet other mums with experience and who are trained to provide support.  Open to new and expectant mums.


  • Freedom Programme  – Domestic Abuse Support.  Please call us for further details.


  • Baby Massage  – To encourage bonding and provide sensory stimulation for your baby.

Contact us for more information on course dates and availability.   Tel: 01249 464008/463040 or email