Your child will learn naturally through play and Timmy's stories

Introducing English to your child between the ages of two and six allows them to learn the language when it comes to them most naturally. 

The British Council's early years specialists have designed Learning Time with Timmy to be fun and engaging for your child. Our approach to learning nurtures your child's creativity, critical thinking and social skills as they learn English. It boosts their self-confidence and helps them develop communication skills and good pronunciation. Find out more about how we teach.

We have partnered with Aardman animation studios because the stories of their world-famous character Timmy, star of Timmy Time , enable your child to learn new words in context. Timmy and his friends will capture your child’s imagination. This connection deepens their engagement in the learning process.

Improve your child's learning with our world of English expertise. 

Age:  4-6 years

What will my child learn aged 4 years?

In this course stage your child will: 

  • begin to enjoy stories in English
  • begin to enjoy rhymes and songs in English
  • enjoy rhythmic patterns in rhymes and stories
  • demonstrate listening by trying to join in with actions or vocalisations
  • explore new sounds in English
  • express herself/himself through physical action and sound
  • copy familiar expressions in English
  • understand a simple instruction in English
  • begin to organise and categorise objects
  • notice and be interested in the effects of making movements which leave marks, e.g. through colouring or finger painting
  • say some counting words randomly in English
  • imitate and improvise actions
  • move whole body to sounds in music or a rhyme.

What will my child learn aged 5-6 years?

In this course stage your child will:

  • listen to stories in English with increasing attention and recall
  • begin to be aware of the way stories are structured
  • identify main story settings, events and principal characters
  • explore the meaning and sounds of new words in English
  • join in with songs and nursery rhymes in English
  • enjoy rhythmic patterns in rhymes and stories
  • hear and say the initial sound in words in English
  • begin to describe the texture of things
  • respond to simple instructions in English
  • sometimes give meaning to marks as they draw and paint
  • use some number names and number language spontaneously
  • begin to represent numbers, using fingers, marks on paper or pictures
  • enjoy joining in with dancing and ring games.

Study Options

This course is delivered over 16 hours per term.

Day Time
Saturday 10.15-1215
* To be defined 12.45-14.45

Course dates and times will be confirmed when you register. 

Price increases are subject to change without prior notice.