Nursery Home Learning

Here is a link to Simple Phonics for our letter sound “U” for you to practice with your child at home Letter Sounds | Learn the Letter Sound /u/ – YouTube   

Other useful Home Learning Links

The Department of Education have published guidance on Helping Pre-School Children Learn at Home during the current Coronavirus pandemic which you may find useful.

Parents of children with Special Educational Needs may find the attached document with specific Early Years/SEND websites helpful:

The Education People, in order to support families and children during the first national lockdown developed a regular series of ideas for families to do at home with their children. Growing and Learning Together.


Learning at home

With so many parents now at home with their children during the COVID-19 pandemic, PACEY have put together some resources written by childcare and early years experts to help parents support children’s learning at home. You can also join the Play to Learn Facebook group here.


Maths Confidence

This factsheet will support parents with getting their children ready for school with regards to maths confidence.

Developing Literacy at Home

This factsheet will help parents to get their children ready for school in regards to developing literacy skills at home.

Building Children’s Confidence

This factsheet will support parents to get children ready for school in regards to building confidence.

Support with EAL

This factsheet has been developed to help nurseries support parents and children with English as an Additional Language (EAL) during the lockdown period.


Parents can join the free myNDNA community for blogs, activities and tips.

Early Years Alliance

Family Time Tips

This digital service for families offers fun, practical tips and advice to promote children’s learning and development family direct to mobiles. Daily topics include language and learning through play activities, health and wellbeing tips plus nutritional advice.

Family Sessions on YouTube

Free virtual support direct to families with very young children, with a focus on interpersonal and enriching face-to-face support using fun, learning through play videos and webinars.

Let’s Learn Together @Home

A free activity-packed programme offering loads of ideas on how to keep children happy, motivated and learning.

Family Corner

A free, blog-led portal and parent club aimed at families with young children, covering a range of topics from nutrition, help with weaning to potty training and encouraging literacy and language from an early age.

How to choose the right childcare

Advice for parents on choosing childcare most appropriate for their needs.

Education Development Trust and Elklan

Family Resources

Fun and friendly guides for parents to support their 2-4 year-old’s communication skills.

Partnership for Children

Social and emotional learning activities

These play-based activities are designed to promote young children’s social and emotional development during these challenging times.

Lambeth Early Action Partnership

Making home learning fun

These activities are designed for parents to play, create and explore with their child. Each activity tells parents what their child will be learning and encourages use of everyday things lying around the house.


Family Case Studies

These case studies illustrate some of the creative ways families supported the learning of their children at home during lockdown and include their advice to other families of children with SEND.


The BBC have launched a host of home learning opportunities for Early Years during the current lockdown.

Tiny Happy People

Support for parents, including activity ideas for children aged 0-4 that will help parents develop their child’s communication skills.

BookTrust HomeTime

Looking for something fun as a family? Enjoy storytime with our free online books and videos, play games, win prizes, test your knowledge in our book-themed quizzes, or even learn how to draw some of your favourite characters.

BookTrust Favourite books for 0-5s by age

On the hunt for a brilliant book for a baby, or the perfect present for a 3-year-old? Look no further. We’ve created six tailor-made booklists – one for every age up to five years old.

PE with Joe Wicks

Other Useful links