Life Education Nottinghamshire reaches 11,600 children in 120 schools in a normal year. 

We are a specialist charity provider of high quality health, well-being and drug prevention education working with primary schools across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire. Our aim is to equip young people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to make choices that will help them to live healthier, happier lives.

We are a delivery partner of Coram Life Education, the UK’s leading health and drug education organisation. Bringing health and well-being learning to life, we’ve been delivering health and drug education programmes in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire for over 20 years, and to over 300 schools. Our regularly updated programmes have been created by child development experts to be stimuli-rich and interactive, and through puppetry, role play, and film clips we capture children’s imaginations and develop critical thinking and risk management skills.

Our core programmes for children

Our programmes are delivered currently in our LifeBase workshops, where Educators go into the children’s classroom or school hall, equipped with interactive educational resources that support children’s learning.  Life Space workshops are our new ‘Pop-up’ classrooms which can be assembled within school premises, for use when ‘Social Distancing’ restrictions are lifted.  Our highly trained educators provide children with stimulating and exciting sessions encouraging children to make healthy choices.  The sessions link with the National Curriculum so that the work can be integrated and continued through a school’s PSHE programme of study. 

SCARF Live  Online we're now delivering new, innovative, virtual workshops on Zoom.  Giving your children positive, exciting enrichment experiences and enhancing their emotional health.  Interactive Workshops - in your school or delivered online (

SCARF our online resource is the UK's leading PSHE and well-being education in primary schools. SCARF's whole-school approach supports primary schools in promoting positive behaviour, mental health, wellbeing, resilience and achievement – giving you everything you need to meet the new Relationships Education and Health Education statutory requirements. More than just a PSHE scheme of work, SCARF supports great learning every day.

Additional Programmes (workshops) for children

Promote positive cyber citizenship and teach children how to be respectful and safe online with these innovative and needs-led resources. bCyberwise is a set of online safety resources for eight to 11 year olds covering the National Curriculum Key Stage 2 Computing requirements relating to Internet safety. Our bCyberwise is an Educator-led workshop that includes the provision of follow-up materials.

RSE Workshops
We also offer RSE workshops for children, delivered by specialist educators.  Designed to meet the new DfE Statutory requirements and our Time4Change workshops.  You have the option to combine these elements, tailoring them to the unique needs of your school.

Engaging Parents and Carers.

We also offer a variety of four to eight week courses for parents/carers and their children (Family SEAL Primary and Transition) and courses just for parents/carers and grandparents focusing on Parenting skills, covering issues such as behaviour management, health and wellbeing, and managing stress.

For more information about our work please visit our website or email Liza Varney, Team Leader : 

Harold, Kiki and Derek having fun before lockdown

Our Address

c/o 25 The Green
Radcliffe on Trent
NG12 2LA

Contact Details

Liza Varney
07974 440250

Registered Charity number 1067601

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