The British Council's early years specialists have designed Learning Time with Timmy to be fun and engaging for your child. Our approach teaches your child English while nurturing their creativity, critical thinking and social skills. It helps them develop communication skills and good pronunciation while boosting their self-confidence.

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

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Your child's English language progress

We help your child succeed at every stage of their academic journey whilst developing the essential 21st century skills and proficiencies to be able to thrive in the fast-changing world. Our courses are aligned to the syllabus set by the Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE). Learn more

What will my child learn in Nursery 1 (3 years old)?

In this course your child will: 

  • learn to produce single letter and some double letter sounds orally
  • work on developing fine motor skills – hand and eye coordination
  • identify characters in Timmy Time episodes
  • learn to distinguish and recognise colours and shapes
  • develop pre-writing skills.

What will my child learn in Nursery 2 (4 years old)?

In this course your child will:

  • recognise and produce single letter phonics accurately in both written and oral form
  • work on developing fine motor skills
  • listen to and take part in storytelling sessions
  • identify characters and follow storylines
  • use audio-visual equipment for storytelling and comprehension
  • acquire simple comprehension and sequencing skills
  • develop an understanding of the importance of sharing, listening to others and taking turns
  • participate in interactive and fun activities to build confidence and creative thinking
  • play games that develop socialisation skills and be exposed to language
  • expand and develop a wide range of vocabulary to express thoughts and ideas
  • be encouraged to speak confidently through activities such as class discussions, role play and speech and drama.


What will my child learn in Kindergarten 1 (5 years old)?

In this course students will develop their phonic awareness and learn to recognise and pronounce 2-3 letter combinations. Students will be introduced to high frequency 'tricky words' with irregular spellings and begin to distinguish some spelling patterns. By the end of the course they will be able to write and read short sentences accurately.

Show and Tell discussions will continue to play a pivotal role in developing speaking confidence and socialisation skills.

How we teach

A fun and effective English curriculum for your child designed by British Council early years experts

Our innovative play-based methodology features animated characters from Academy Award®-winning Aardman. Your child will learn naturally through play and Timmy’s stories. When your child is with our specially-trained teachers they will feel safe and relaxed, as if they were at home. 

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Happy children learn best

An effective learning experience taps into your child's natural curiosity. It needs to be holistic and inspired by play to keep up with your child's cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional and physical development.

Your child will enjoy learning English through stories, videos, songs, movement, drama, arts and crafts and much more. Our teachers set up purposeful play activities that provide opportunities for your child to encounter and learn new language.

See your child make real progress in their English language learning, building their self-confidence and having fun along the way.

Our teachers

Our Learning Time with Timmy teachers are early years education specialists have:

  • a university degree and the appropriate qualification to teach young children
  • a minimum of two years teaching experience
  • attended the “Learning Time with Timmy” training programme. 

Our teachers make the effort to know every child in class. They plan lessons to meet your child’s needs, helping them progress at their own pace.

Our early years education experts provide regular training and ongoing professional development for our teachers so that they are well-equipped to impart the highest standards of teaching English to children in their early years.

Be part of your child’s learning experience

Parents are our partners. Besides providing you with regular feedback on your child’s progress, our teachers also offer guidance on how you can continue your child’s English language learning adventure at home. Your observations of how your child uses new skills at home are invaluable too! 

Learn in a safe and secure environment

We put your child’s personal development, security and well-being first, both in the classroom and online. 

Our learning environments are set up for your peace of mind - our policies and processes meet the highest UK child protection and safeguarding standards, which are among the best in the world.

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