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Starting School Courses

Our Starting School Courses are designed to help parents understand the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum so that they are best able to support their little ones in key areas of development.

If you’re worried about how schools teach phonics, maths and how children learn to write this course is for you. We look at the Early Years Expectations for the end of Reception and work backwards looking at the key areas of learning in reading, writing, maths and physical development! This gives you a clear understanding of where your child is working at now and what you can do to support their learning over the summer.

Our play based activities and relaxed, friendly classes will mean you leave with a thorough understanding of whats expected of your child and how best to help them achieve during their first year of school. The classes provide games, activities and ideas which you can use whilst out and about over summer to help your child with early reading, writing and maths. 

We also provide classes for parents who are interested in transition from reception to year one.

What we will cover on the course

  •  Phonics and the phonics programme in school
  • How fine motor activities can support your child’s writing ability
  • How to help your child with their written work at home
  • How children learn to read, sound talking, segmenting and blending
  • Early counting and number skills plus ways to support this through play at home
  • Troubleshooting common issues and independence skills in school.
  • Worries and concerns you have about your little one

Classes are run by myself Carolyn Whitehead qualified SENDCo and Early Years Specialist Teacher with over 11 years teaching experience in a local Liverpool primary  

 

Join us

We would love to see you at one of our courses or classes soon. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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About us

Beautiful New Beginnings is Liverpool's Independent Antenatal Course provider. We aim to empower parents with the most up to date information, connect families and build community. We want parents to feel confident, prepared and excited as they enter this brand new adventure.

Here is what our lovely customers say about us on Facebook.

    positive review  My husband & I were meant to be attending the January Antenatal Course, but sadly it was cancelled last minute. Carolyn was very apologetic, refunded us & offered us a free place on the First Aid Course. We attended the First Aid Course which we found really helpful & informative. Carolyn is a lovely friendly person & has fantastic knowledge and experience. She works with great healthcare professionals who have expertise in different areas. We found the first aid course really useful in providing up to date advice & current practical skills. We hope we’ll never have to use it, but we feel a lot more confident now we know what to do. Thanks to Carolyn & her team x

    Elizabeth McPherson Avatar Elizabeth McPherson
    22nd January 2019

    positive review  Attended a Baby & Child CPR course this evening facilitated by Beautiful New Beginnings cannot recommend enough! I have also been to baby massage and stay and play sessions which myself and my baby thoroughly enjoy! 💜 xxx

    Anastasia McCrave Carroll Avatar Anastasia McCrave Carroll
    26th November 2018

    5 star review  � I am so so so happy I attended the antenatal classes. I made grow d's for life with some wonderful people and learnt loads along the way

    Jennifer Emily Langley Avatar Jennifer Emily Langley
    19th August 2017

    positive review  My partner and I have recently completed an antenatal course and we couldn't recommend it highly enough. It was so informative and we learnt so much making us feel much better prepared for the arrival of our little one! If you're thinking of booking on to a course, do it, you won't regret it!

    Sophie Humphries Avatar Sophie Humphries
    31st October 2018

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