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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.

    5 star review  I cannot recommend this course enough- The course was very informative and helped me fully prepare for becoming a first time mum. Sessions included first aid with St. John's ambulance , labour information with a midwife and fitness during pregnancy . The support I have received both during the course and after it has been amazing . Thank you so much for everything !

    Leanne Jones Avatar Leanne Jones
    8th April 2017

    positive review  We came along to playgroup this morning for the first time and are sorry we never found you sooner. what a lovely group! plenty for the children to play with and tea and toast 🙂 can't wait for next week xxx

    Teresa Mills Avatar Teresa Mills
    2nd May 2019

    positive review  What a splendid way to spend a dull wet Saturday afternoon!!! A 121 2 hour baby massage session with Carolyn. My husband and I had such a wonderful time learning about baby massage and using them on George and Iona. They were certainly sleepy and tired afterwards. And Iona enjoyed herself with her chit chat. Thank you!

    Olwen Rumph Avatar Olwen Rumph
    8th September 2018

    positive review  Attended the starting school and school readiness course today and can’t recommend it enough. I think we all have a little idea what stage we would like our children to be at when they start school but attending today really pointed out what was most important. The course offered some invaluable advice and techniques on how to give our children the best start to reception and the important things to focus on. I would definitely recommend this course to any parents of children due to start school.

    Louise Bennett Avatar Louise Bennett
    18th May 2019

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