Sound Buttons

Pre school Phonics Classes for ages 2.5+


           Please click here for information on virtual classes

No more cold village halls!

Most classes are held in my fun learning room in Nounsley, Hatfield Peverel.

This is a fun, interactive, 45 minute session, full of singing, dancing, exploring and learning through play.  

Children will develop the important skill of hearing and saying sounds, before, beginning to link them with what the letters look like.  They will practise segmenting words verbally, into their sounds and develop the speaking and listening skills that are so important for their future reading and writing skills, as well as their future as a successful learner.  

Activities will also be included to help develop fine and gross motor skills (important for developing future pencil control and writing skills). These will include fun with play dough, mark making activities, moving, dancing and much more.

Classes are smaller than your usual pre-school group class, meaning that I am able to differentiate and tailor classes to the group's needs.  

You will also receive a handy, weekly, take home sheet with follow up activity ideas on, to help you continue learning at home.




Classes are for child and parent/carer to attend.  I will be taking the classes.  In the very unlikely event that someone has to cover a class for me, I only use qualified teachers with extensive knowledge of the EYFS and Key Stage one curriculum.


                              You will also get to meet Buttons the teddy, who will help the class to learn                               the sounds.  

                              But be warned - he can sometimes be joined by some of his cheeky friends ,                               such as Naughty Norman too!



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"Brilliant class for 3 and 4 year olds. Dylan loved his taster session and we both can't wait to go back.

He has been talking about the letter 'b' all week! Cannot recommend Vicky enough.

Thank you x"


From 12th April we should hopefully be able to re-start face-to-face classes again!!

Pre-booking half a term in advance is required to reserve your space.  

Classes are priced at £7 per session and last for 45 minutes.

*First time customers can pay for their first session as a one off, before committing to the term, in order to trial our classes*


9:45am - Advanced (CLASS FULL)

11:30 - Beginners (Spaces)

1:45pm - 2 spaces


9:30 - Nursery class - Little Faces Childcare (booked)

12:00 - 1:1 class (booked)

1:30pm - (CLASS FULL)

3:20pm - Digraphs Class ONLINE (Spaces)

Our class sizes are always limited due to the space in my lovely learning room and the atmosphere created in our Sound Buttons sessions.  So it is always important to book early to avoid disappointment. This is even more important with the further limited spaces available due to social distancing requirements.  Only 4 families will be in each class.

If you are interested in joining a class, please get in touch.

Nursery Classes

"Excellent tutoring by Vicky - Our Pre-School Children at Little Faces are enjoying their weekly fun and interactive phonics class ... the handout they receive each week, full of helpful tips based on the letter of the week is a fantastic resource to enhance the children's learning at home with their parents. 

The children (and staff) look forward to your weekly visits :)

We highly value and recommend your service - thank you"

I am now also available to teach my Sound Buttons classes in local nurseries.  

I currently teach the lovely Pre-School children at Little Faces Childcare in Great Baddow, every Wednesday morning and am so pleased with the feedback I have received from them.  The children are very enthusiastic and are making such good progress with their sounds.

If you're looking to enhance your nursery setting and find more fun and exciting ways to encourage phonics, please contact me for details on cost effective ways that we could work together to do this.

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