Are you.....

  • Feeling that September seems very close?

  • Worried that your child may not be ready for Reception?

  • Concerned that your child should be writing more by now?

  • Wondering how to encourage your child to sit still and focus at activities with you?

  • Unsure what will happen if your child is not toilet trained by September?

Your Complete Course is Here!

This course has been designed with busy parents in mind! Each lesson only takes a few minutes to watch and there is lots of practical help and advice.

    1. Welcome!

    2. Before You Start.....

    1. Chapter Introduction

    2. The Reception Curriculum

    3. Reception Assessment

    4. What is Phonics?

    5. Unique Reception

    1. Chapter Introduction

    2. Common Concerns

    3. Effective Learning

    4. Communication is Key

    5. Regulation

    6. Physical Development

    7. Pre-Phonic Skills

    8. Early Maths

    1. Message from Vicki

    1. Chapter Introduction

    2. Preparing Yourself

    3. Preparing Your Child

    1. Message

    2. And Finally.....

About this course

  • Free
  • 21 lessons

Social proof: testimonials

“I thought that was excellent. As an early years practitioner myself, I though you covered everything needed in a positive, parent friendly way. Great job!”

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“I think this is really useful for first time Reception parents. It gives a very good overview of what to expect and things to be done in preparation.”

“Thank you. This covered the key points that parents would need without overloading them.”

“A great resource for parents with children starting school, delivered in a positive way. Full of useful tips in short videos that felt manageable to watch with busy lives in mind. The 100 Days Until School Challenge sounds great too and offers direction for parents within the supportive community.”

“I just wanted to say thank you so much for this. I'm a Nursery Teacher and was a Reception Teacher for years. I will definitely be recommending my Nursery parents participate in your course, it's full of very clear and practical advice. You've certainly saved me lots of time, what a great idea. Thank you again.”

“I found this course very useful and reassuring. I shall definitely take advice given and work with my child to ensure he is ready for school. Many thanks for a really good guide and tour of what Reception is like and what to expect. A valuable course for parents.”

“This is an awesome course as it opened my mind to what to expect and how to prepare my child adequately for Reception in September. I really love that it encourages parents like me not to panic. Thank you so much for this course.”

“I thought it was super - very clear and to the point and excellent advice. It covered everything - thank you so mcuh.”

“The videos were really informative and useful. It's given me lots of thoughts and ways in which I can support my child moving forward to their transition into Reception. Thank you!”


  • Who is this course for?

    This course is for parents who have children starting in a Reception class, in England, in September.

  • How does it work?

    This is a virtual course which you can follow at your own pace.

  • My child has SEND, will this course be the right fit for us?

    All children are different and this course would be appropriate for many parents of children with SEND, but not all. I invite you to try the course and decide which parts apply to your child/family.

  • Is it essential I join the facebook community?

    Our facebook community is a fantastic space where you can support and motivate each other and ask any question, however it is not essential that you join.

  • How long does access last?

    You will have 6 months access to this course.

Work with an expert, start today!


Victoria Yadav

Hello! I'm Vicki, founder of Primary Steps and an Assistant Head Teacher and EYFS Leader in an Inner London School. I have a vast range of experience in teaching, leadership and governance, including setting up and leading a brand new EYFS provision to achieve an Outstanding OFSTED and win the Nursery World 'Best in Schools' award. I am so happy to be able to share some of my knowledge and experience with you.