Your child will learn naturally through play and Timmy's stories

Introducing English to your child between the ages of 3 and 5 allows them to learn the language when it comes to them most naturally. 

The British Council's early years specialists have designed Learning Time with Timmy to be fun and engaging for your child. Our approach to learning nurtures your child's creativity, critical thinking and social skills as they learn English.

It boosts their self-confidence and helps them develop communication skills and good pronunciation. Find out more about how we teach.

We have partnered with Aardman animation studios because the stories of their world-famous character Timmy, star of Timmy Time, enable your child to learn new words in context. Timmy and his friends will capture your child’s imagination. This connection deepens their engagement in the learning process. A more memorable and motivating experience for your child, a stronger foundation in English.

Improve your child's learning with our world of English expertise.

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Course overview

Location: Pups, Ducks and Owls - At our English language centres in Colombo, Kandy and Jaffna.

Pups (Age 3) (Born in 2020): LKR 46,300/- per term

Term Course Duration No of classes Price (LKR)
One Term 16.5 Hrs 13 46300
Two Terms 33 Hrs 26 87970
Three Terms 49.5 Hrs 39 125010

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes, once a week. 
Delivery: Face-to-face 

Ducks and Owls (Age 4-5) (Born in 2018-2019): LKR 34,700/- per term
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes, once a week.
Delivery: Face-to-face 

Find out more about discounts, instalment payments and other payment terms

Term dates:
To be announced.

Additional information

  • Class dates and times will be confirmed when you register.

Age 3 - Your child will:

  • Become more familiar with stories, develop listening and demonstrate understanding
  • Build confidence to speak words in English
  • Develop social skills, their imaginations and self-expression
  • Build the foundations for developing literacy in English


  • being immersed in stories in English, engaging with increasing attention, being able to remember and retell stories
  • beginning to be aware of how stories are structured, identifying the settings, events and characters
  • exploring the meaning and sounds of new words in English
  • responding to simple instructions in English
  • joining in with songs and nursery rhymes, describing textures, and saying numbers spontaneously in English
  • expressing themselves by giving meaning to their drawings and paintings
  • representing numbers, using fingers, marks on paper or pictures
  • joining in with dancing and ring games

Age 4 - Your child will:

  • Build confidence in speaking and singing in English through interacting with others
  • Develop and build their vocabulary
  • Continue to lay foundations for developing literacy in English


  • expressing themselves in English
  • by saying the alphabet, counting to 15 and using number names in play, talking about size of everyday objects, e.g. 'big' and 'small'
  • being immersed in stories by using pictures and props, and being able to recall and anticipate key events
  • joining in with familiar songs and stories in English, and being aware of the way stories are structured
  • extending vocabulary by grouping and naming objects
  • giving meaning to the marks they make as they draw, write and paint
  • using three fingers (tripod grip) to hold writing tools when ready
  • counting and recording using marks they can interpret and explain
  • looking at similarities, differences, patterns and change
  • recognising and reciting numbers in order to 15 and use some number names accurately in play
  • understanding and using some positional language

Age 5 - Your child will:

  • Increase confidence to speak in sentences English by playing with stories
  • Develop creativity and begin to express his/her own ideas
  • Developing literacy skills to begin reading and writing in preparation for primary level


  • describing, imitating and changing familiar stories
  • inventing stories and expressing them through art, drama, dance, movement, information technology or writing
  • being aware of own feelings and describing some of them
  • describing him/herself, identifying abilities, and expressing preferences and opinions
  • forming recognisable letters and attempting to write short sentences.
  • extending vocabulary by grouping and naming objects
  • linking sounds to letters, beginning to segment sounds in simple words and blending them together to read
  • recognising numbers and counting up to 20
  • counting items in two or three groups, and recording them using marks they can interpret and explain
  • ordering familiar events in stories and familiar steps in everyday tasks
  • recreating roles and experiences in play situations