Frequently Asked Questions
What do you do at The Learning Bee?
We run fun and engaging literacy classes to help children learn to read with success.
All of our teachers are fully qualified, experienced and enthusiastic about helping children become
confident readers. We start teaching letter sounds at an early age to build a strong foundation for successful reading.
How do you teach children to read?
We start teaching letter sounds at an early age to build a strong foundation for literacy.
Our playbased program involves children and parents working together to learn through fun interactive games, which can then be reviewed at home. Children are given homework materials to consolidate and practice their learning.
At what age can my child start The Learning Bee program?
We have classes starting with our "Baby Bees" lessons for 2 year olds all the way through to upper
Does my child require an assessment?
If your child has some knowledge of letters and sounds, or can read words, they will require an
assessment with us. We can then place them in the correct class for their ability level.
Can I have a free trial?
We conduct free trial lessons for new clients in the first week of each new Learning Bee term.
Often the Learning Bee term begins in the second week of the school term.
How many children do you have in each class?
We can have up to 6 children in each class, unless you book a one-on-one private lesson with one of our lovely teachers.
Won't my child learn all this at school?
Not necessarily the same thing in the same way!
Our programs are specifically designed for children to learn letter sounds, in a small group setting, so
that they have direct instruction and feedback to develop great phonic awareness.
We teach through play so that lessons are interactive, engaging, and children LOVE coming to their
We help children gain confidence by feeling success and develop a strong foundation for the rest of