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
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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Here is what our lovely customers say about us on Facebook.
After attending the school readiness course on the 12th of August I am feeling more relaxed about the children I care for going off to school. The course reconfirmed how by playing games taking time to read and modelling my own mathematical language the children are learning so much without them thinking of it as WORK. It is all fun and games to them. Both Cal and Rachel were knowledgeable and clear with great ideas. Such as putting post it notes in unusual places for the children to see words in a different way. I wished I could have attended the following weeks activity sessions. I hope that they will be doing more so I can build on my knowledge gained in the school readiness course. A big thank you girls very impressed.
18th August 2017
We had a fabulous afternoon, Jessica and mummy loved the Easter crafts and massage, we can't wait for next week's session.
29th March 2018
Tonight is our last session and we can't believe how fast the 6 weeks have gone. Each session has been brilliant and packed with so much information. As a first time mum to be and a complete suprise for us both....we started off completely clueless and leave feeling so much more confident about this amazing journey we are about to start together. Huge thanks to Carolyn and everyone who helped put the sessions together. We couldn't recommend you more.
9th October 2017
Carolyn came out to my house for a baby massage course with my twins this afternoon. They’re 8 months old and rolling all over the place so quite hard to keep in one place but Carolyn was brilliant with them and really patient and we covered all the massages with both babies. I can now confidently continue them in my own time and definitely will because both babies were out like a light at 6.15pm!
4th June 2018