Do you want to make sure your child is prepared for school?

  • Do you feel confident that your child is ready for school?
  • Do they know how to ask for help, find their way around and make friends?
  • Are you confident that they have the independence skills to succeed at school?
  • Would you like to know more about the skills they really need at school?

School Ready with Teddy offers a fun way to learn and develop the confidence, independence and communication skills which will make starting school a breeze.

Available soon!

School Ready with Teddy isn't open for enrolment until Spring 2022. But don't panic, if you are part of our School Starters Membership you get access to activities and support based on our 7 key skills for school readiness from the School Ready with Teddy programme. These are designed to compliment the School Ready programme in the Spring.

The programme creators:

Emma (right) and Vix (left) are both experienced Primary Teachers and Mums, they understand that learning and preparation for school can feel confusing and scary. Vix has taught children aged 4-11 and has a specialism in Psychology. Emma is an Early Years specialist and has also been a Head Teacher for 6 years. Over 20 years combined experience gives them a wealth of expert knowledge to share with you. Emma teaches the programme content to children and adults and Vix works behind the scenes.

Emma and Vix met teaching a Reception class in a small village Primary school and together they have supported hundreds of children and families to prepare for school and love the first year.

Both Em and Vix work in schools currently and have an up to date understanding of the needs and challenges facing school starters in 2021. They bring a friendly and supportive outlook and promise to keep everything easy to understand and jargon free.

Emma and Vix live in Devon with their partners and both have two children who keep them on their toes! Emma’s eldest started school last year and was an active participant in the School Ready programme. Vix’s eldest is at pre-school and so they both have first-hand experience on the parental side of the programme.

What is School Ready with Teddy?

A 7 week programme containing engaging and fun videos for children focused on developing problem solving skills and communication for the key skills needed for school. Expert advice and support for parents along the way.

You will learn:

  • What your child is expected to know and be able to do at school
  • How to support them at home

Your child will learn:

  • How to solve problems
  • How to communicate with adults and children
  • How to ask for help
  • How to listen and follow instructions
  • How to take turns
  • How to become more independent
  • How to recognise and write their name
  • How to develop friendships
  • How to manage change

Why Ted?

Children learn best through play and exploration. The School Ready with Teddy programme has been written with this as a core focus. Ted is our playful character who is starting school himself. He shares his journey of visiting school and the problems he encounters asking children to help him along the way.

Immersing themselves in the story of Ted enables children to learn new skills without even realising! Each week your child will learn a new way to problem solve a real life school scenario giving them knowledge and skills not just for starting school but for life.

Customer Reviews:

Laura joined School Ready with Teddy to support her little girl Casey, here's how she feels about the programme...


Here's what Meghan, Mum to Darcey has to say about the programme:

"It's been amazing, I'm quite sad that it's ended. I'm coming out with a good amount of knowledge and I've seen a real improvement in Darcey's language which was a worry for me. I'd highly recommend the programme to anyone who has a child starting school."


How does it work?

School Ready with Teddy is a completely online programme. You will get access to an online learning platform which is easy to use and accessible 24/7 to suit you and your family. You will also be invited to 3 fun Zoom sessions across the 7 week programme.

(Please note Zoom sessions are completely optional and although great fun, they are not necessary to complete the programme.)

When you buy School Ready with Teddy you get:

  • Welcome videos for you and your child
  • 7 interactive and engaging children's videos featuring Ted
  • 7 parent guide videos to help you get the most out of each session
  • Downloadable resources for every session with over 30 activity ideas and games
  • A programme certificate in week 7
  • An invite to 3 optional Zoom sessions with Ted and Emma

Here's the programme curriculum:

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  Week 1 - Name recognition and writing (Free Trial content)
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  Week 2 - Listening
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  Week 7 - Managing Change
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And there's bonuses too!

We've teamed up with some fantastic companies to offer THREE great bonuses. Spring School Ready with Teddy customers (May 2021) will receive these bonuses included in the course price together worth over £110!

We're also offering access to our Pre-school phonics course which gives you clear information about the phonics skills your children can practise before starting school. Our easy guide helps you to set them up for success in reading and writing. It's worth £29.50 but you get it completely free with School Ready with Teddy!

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions please get in touch via [email protected] Here is a list of frequently asked questions which may also help:

How many times can we watch the videos?

You have lifetime and 24/7 access to the programme content. You can watch the videos as many times as you want.

What if I can't make the Zooms or the Bonus sessions?

All Zoom and bonus sessions will be recorded and saved in the programme area for you to watch at a time to suit you.

We're really busy, how much time do we need to complete the programme?

You can work at your own pace and access the programme content whenever it works for you. The adult guides are approximately 10 minutes long so easy to listen to on the go. The children's videos are around 15 minutes, you can pause at different parts to spread the session out or watch in one go. The downloads can be as little as 5 minutes each or more depending on how much time you have. In total you would need no more than 30 minutes per week.

What if I don't have a printer to print the downloadable activities?

We have a resources book you can purchase. Just choose this option after the checkout section and you will be taken to Amazon to buy direct.

What if my child is nervous about school/ I haven't talked to my child about starting school yet because I don't want to worry them?

The programme is designed to engage children in the story of Ted. There is no reference to viewers themselves starting school until session 7 (week 7). The design enables children to engage with Ted's experiences and to gain confidence from know that they could help to solve his problems. This knowledge then develops children's own confidence, it's a bit clever!

What if my child doesn't start school until next year?

The content is created for children who are aged approximately 3-4 but you get lifetime access to the programme so it's perfect to join early so you have longer to prepare. If you would like to talk to use more about whether your child would be able to access the content please do get in touch.

Get organised for you:

Grab our specially created School starters planner:

If you have a child starting school this year the School Starters Planner is everything you need all in one handy book:

⭐Key information about preparing to start school

⭐Top Tips

⭐️Space for school contact details, logins etc.

⭐Double page information about what to expect each month

⭐Monthly calendar pages pre-populated with main dates for school and reminders 

⭐Space for menu and lunch info

⭐Recommended websites

⭐Daily timetable pages

It's just £10 and is available to buy direct from Amazon: