Sound Buttons

Pre school Phonics Classes for ages 2.5+

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What's it all about?

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 bear, who will help the class to learn. 

                              He loves to dress up, and dance, whilst having fun and helping children

                              learn, but be warned - he can sometimes be joined by some of his cheeky

                              friends, such as Naughty Norman too!



Who will be there?

"Brilliant class!

 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"

Prices and availability

All classes for this term are currently FULL but booking for Autumn term is now open!

Week commencing 20th September

The Little Bears Nursery Hall, Hatfield Peverel.





Classes are priced at £8 per session and last for 45 minutes.

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

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

After school Phonics classes - at The Little Bears Nursery Hall, Hatfield Peverel:

3:30pm - ** Reception/Phase 3 digraphs (£7.50)

4:45pm -  ** KS1/Phase 5 (£7.50)

** Age/year groups are just a guide.  Please enrol your child into the class that best suits their ability.  You can check which sounds are in each of the phases by downloading FREE sound mats from my shop.

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.