Early Years Learning to Read Program

The fundamentals of teaching a child to read for Nannies, Childminders and Parents.

Do you know what a story stack is?  How does an "e" sound in phonics?

'Learn to Read for Early Years' covers everything you need to help a child enjoy the learning to read experience.  The course offers you the opportunity to understand the fundamentals of teaching young children to read and understand phonics.

"Providing a child with support and patience, giving them a head start with reading in their first years of school are so important to having a positive learning experience" - Adeline Tye, Learn to Read Educator

What is covered in the Learn to Read program?

Communication, Language and Literacy
● Communication and language milestones in children aged 0-3 years
● The Early Years Foundation Stage and child development
● When to introduce reading

● What is Phonics and what are the sounds?
● Phonics in schools
● Learn to read schemes
● How to use phonics at home

Story Stacks and Cubes
● Make your own story stack
● Stretching children's imaginations with story cubes

Technology and Resources
● Apps to support reading
● Access to phonic worksheets

Making reading fun
● Helping children understand stories, phrases and grammar
● Keeping older children interested in books


3 Hanson Street, Central London, W1W 6TB
(Underground stations Oxford Circus or Goodge Street)



Upcoming Course Dates:

Date Time Book
18th June 2017 9:30 - 16:30 Book
23rd July 2017 9:30 - 16:30 Book
20th August 2017 9:30 - 16:30 Book
23rd September 2017 9:30 - 16:30 Book

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Booking procedure

Book your place simply by clicking the "BOOK" button beside the course date of your choice.  Places are limited and will be allocated on a strictly first-come, first-served basis.  Once payment has been received, an email will be sent confirming your place and details of the course within 24 hours.

Travelling using Public Transport

The closest underground stations are Oxford Circus (Bakerloo, Central and Victoria lines) and Goodge Street (Northern line). We are about a 7 minute walk from both stations.

Buses to Goodge Street: 10, 14, 24, 29, 73, 134 and 390

Buses to Oxford Street: 10, 25, 55, 73, 98 and 390

Please note these are suggested routes.



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Travelling with a car

If you decide to drive to the course venue please note that we are within the congestion charge zone. There are a few Paid-For Bays from 08:30 - 18:30 at £4.00 an hour Monday - Saturday. There are also Resident Bays 08:30 – 20:30 everyday (Inc Bank Holidays) which you CANNOT park in. Drivers can park on single yellow lines on Sundays.

Terms and Conditions

All prices include VAT.

Candidates arriving more than ten minutes late to a course may be refused entry.

Please note: The course may run until 6pm to ensure all OFSTED requirements are met in the course content.

Due to the limited number of places on our courses, we can only confirm places once payment has been received.

We require three business days notice of any cancellations in order to change to a different date.

If for any reason we have to cancel a course, we will notify all candidates at the earliest opportunity and reschedule if possible. reserves the right to make changes to course arrangements and prices if necessary.

All other terms and conditions apply. Please note, there are no refunds once a course has been booked.



Iris Pajova, Nanny in London

The tutor is a very experienced Nanny and professional, and she's also very informed and able to transmit all her experience to the students in order to make sure they know every detail about paediatric first aid!

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