Client Feedback

Maths Course for Parents

“Mum’s originally from Pakistan. She’s been coming to keep up with me in English and Maths so she can help me with my homework. Since the course, every day from 6-7 we do maths. She starts off easy and makes it harder. She’s improved. She didn’t know what 8 squared was but she went to maths class and now she does.”

Maths – Keeping Up With The Children (KUWTC), April 2017

— Pupil attending Begbrook Primary School, Bristol

Family Learning Course

“This course was absolutely fantastic. So much useful information included in the course. It was so enjoyable and so much fun whilst learning. :-)”

“It was fun as well as educational. Jonothan was friendly and a brilliant teacher who was very helpful.”

“Had a lot of fun on this course to help my child with how to learn phonics in a fun way, so she gets the most out of learning.”

“I loved the story-telling session and all the games we played. It was very fascinating, interesting and helpful.”

“Jonothan was brilliant. [He] made the course fun and enjoyable and felt that I learnt lots to assist my child’s learning.”

English – Keeping Up With The Children (KUWTC), March 2017

— Parents from Abottswood Primary School, S.Glos

GPS Games Day

“Thanks again for a great day in Clanger Wood on Sunday.  Everybody really enjoyed it, including the volunteers.  They all agreed it’s now their favourite activity!”

Youth Adventure Trust, Wiltshire, April 2017

— Jon Rich, Volunteer Manager, Youth Adventure Trust

Behaviour Training

“Training on a Saturday morning “ I said! “ Groan” was the reply. We all turned up thinking we would rather be somewhere else but WOW were we all pleasantly surprised!! An excellent days behaviour training took place, everyone was focused and really took on board all the ideas, staff came away buzzing and are starting to implement the strategies within the nursery and even at home!! Thank you Jonothan for a great day!

The Avenue Day Nursery, Andover, November 2016

— Suzie Richardson, Nursery Manager, The Avenue Day Nursery

Youth Activities

Jonothan has delivered a range of activity days and workshops for R2K as well as our team away day. He is well organised, thorough and professional in the planning of activities and always tailors them to the individual needs of the group. No two days with him are the same and he works hard to keep activities fresh for returning participants. His presentation and delivery is excellent and he responds well to the needs of individuals alongside the whole group. His enthusiasm and energy is infectious; engaging children and young people for whole days with novel and exciting challenges and activities. Working with Jonothan is a pleasure and I can’t recommend him highly enough.

R2K B&NES Council, November 2016

— Becky Brown – R2K Co-ordinator, Family Placement Team

Adventure GPS Games

Jonothan ran 2 very successful GPS Team Challenge workshops on behalf of the Youth Adventure Trust. The young people and adults really enjoyed both days and benefited form the team work challenges on offer. Jonothan was extremely professional and detailed in the planning, preparation and delivery of the days and his rapport with the young people was excellent. I wouldn’t hesitate to employ Jonothan again and his flexible approach means he could run almost anything tailored to the needs of the client. A very happy customer!

Youth Action Trust, October 2016

— Rob Warren – Youth Action Trust

Holiday Club Play Training

This was my first experience of using Play Up and have experienced nothing other than a very professional service coupled with staff that are very knowledge and friendly and met the specific training requirements I had.

No issues was too big for the team to sort out and provide excellent response times to any changes/amendments in the training requirements.

Amesbury and Corsham Leisure Centres, Wiltshire Council, July 2016

— Craig Angel – Leisure Operations Health & Wellbeing Manager

Childminder Play Training

Jonothan provided lots of great ideas to help entertain and challenge our boisterous boys when weather and space restricted our resources. Brilliant hands on training which makes it easier to remember and share the ideas in each of our own settings.

Devizes Childminders Sept 2016

— Jennie Holloway – Childminder

Phonics Family Learning

I have learnt how to make learning fun at home with straws, 3D shapes, dice, number cards and more. I have also learnt how to introduce numberlines to my son.

It was very, very useful to learn the terminology, which makes helping with homework so much easier.

Hannah More Primary School, Bristol Learning Communities, July 2016

— Parents of Yr1 children

Youth Intervention Programme

Thank you so much for the work you have undertaken for us over the last 2 months.

I have been so impressed with your professionalism, organisation, flexibility and first class engagement with both the young people we work with and our partner organisations. It is clear from the feedback that our schools and military partners has been very happy with every session you have facilitated and lead.

I have been so relaxed to know that every Blue Skies session you were leading would be excellently communicated, prepared, delivered, evaluated and reported back to me. Thank you so much.

Blue Skies Programme – Jon Egging Trust – Bournemouth 2015

— The Jon Egging Trust

Play Training

Thank you for the training, it really has been inspirational and i can’t wait to try out all the new activities with the children!

Over 5s Play Training, Salisbury, Wiltshire Council, April 2015

— Childminder

Play Training

Can I just say what a brilliant course the play for over 5’s was! I have been a childminder for nearly 20 years now and that was the most productive and fun course I have ever been on!

You reminded me of games I used to play with my sister and introduced me to many many new ideas.
Your teaching style is brilliant and I wish you had taught my three children.
Thanks again!

Play Training, Salisbury, Wiltshire Council, April 2015

— Childminder
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