If you’re a home group leader, why not send someone else in the group this year so that they are very well equipped to lead the group for you next year while you do Formation School? Why not suggest that the group supports you both to do the course – financially and by providing babysitting, etc.
Remember it is just six Saturdays in total over the year – just one per half term.
Of course, we know that life throws up all kinds of things that interfere with our plans. So we understand that you may need to miss a session or arrive late occasionally. We would just ask that you commit to being there as much as you possibly can.