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

Introducing English to your child between the ages of four (born in 2015) and six (born in 2014) 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, 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.

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

What will my child (aged 4 - 6 years) learn?

  • Identify and describe main story settings, events and principal characters, and suggest how a story might end
  • Imitate a familiar story
  • Start to change a familiar story supported by an innovative approach from 'TalkforWriting'
  • Represent a changed story through chosen form of expression e.g. art, drama, dance/movement, information technology or writing
  • Invent a new story and represent it through the desired expression
  • Extend vocabulary by grouping and naming objects
  • Order and sequence familiar events in stories and/or familiar steps in an everyday task
  • Be aware of own feelings and describe some of them
  • Describe self, identify abilities, and express preferences and opinions
  • Recreate roles and experiences in play situations
  • Link sounds to letters, begin to segment sounds in simple words and blend them together to read
  • Say the number that is one more than a given number and recognise the numerals 1-20
  • Find the total number of items in two or three groups, by counting all of them, and record using marks they can interpret and explain
  • Use a pencil effectively to form recognisable letters and attempt to write short sentences in meaningful contexts.


  • 1 year (six sessions of 8 weeks each) 
  • 1hr 15mins per week per class
  • Course dates and times will be confirmed when you register

Ages and Prices

Level Colombo and Jaffna
Ducks (4 years) Rs. 13,000 x 6 instalments (across a span of 1 year)
Owls (5 years) Rs. 13,000 x 6 instalments (across a span of 1 year)

Please note that your child needs to have born in 2015 in order to apply for the "Ducks" level,
and in 2014 in order to apply for the "Owls" level