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Why is Playful Learning so important?

Why is Playful Learning so important?

Play is what children do and their way of life, but it also is the best way for them to learn important life skills. At Flying Start Tuition, we recognise the importance of a playful approach to learning and we are soon running our brand new Playful...

Why a good night’s sleep is important and how to achieve it!

Why a good night’s sleep is important and how to achieve it!

Why a good night’s sleep is important and how to achieve it! Leading a busy, fast-paced lifestyle is often seen as a mark of success in today’s society. So many of us are trying to cram more and more into each day; staying up later and getting up earlier in order to...

Why Every Child Should Learn a Second Language

Why Every Child Should Learn a Second Language

“One language sets you in a corridor for life.  Two languages open every door along the way” Did you know that all babies are born with an innate ability to mimic the sounds of any language? But by the time they reach 10 months,...

Exciting Awards News!

Exciting Awards News!

We are proud to announce that Flying Start's Founder, Sian Goodspeed, is a finalist in the Education category of this year's NLP Awards. The NLP awards recognise those individuals who have demonstrated the use of NLP in making a marked difference in their...

Power Up Learning!

Power Up Learning!

Many children dream of possessing a super power but few know that they already have one... The ability to learn! A skilled learner will be able to do anything they turn their minds to. Well, perhaps not leap over tall buildings in a single bound -  but they can...

Refer a Friend!

Refer a Friend!

Pleased with the tuition your child has been receiving? Then why not refer a friend….and earn free tuition vouchers for your both of you! To earn £25 in tuition vouchers, either click here to complete our referral form or ask your friend to contact...

Getting to grips with non-verbal reasoning

Getting to grips with non-verbal reasoning

Non-verbal reasoning (NVR) is becoming an increasingly common form of assessment. It appears in the Buckinghamshire 11+ tests as well as the 11+ and 12+ exams in several other counties and in many independent schools’ entrance exams. NVR is used to assess how well a...

Brain Boosting Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Brain Boosting Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

On rushed school mornings, when vital items of school uniform have gone astray and undone pieces of homework have magically appeared in their place, having time to prepare a nutritious, filling breakfast for the kids can seem an impossible dream. However, research...

Building Confidence Through a Growth Mind Set

Building Confidence Through a Growth Mind Set

Did you know that watching some of their favourite Disney movies could help your child do better at school? Children who have a growth mindset tend to engage with subjects and activities more than those children who worry about “not being good...

My son Jack gone off today cheerfully, feeling calm but nervous and well prepared. Whatever happens, he’s moved up a maths group at school which is fantastic and very much down to his increased confidence since being at Flying Start.

A.N. Parent, Year 5 Eleven Plus course, 2017

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