Welcome to

Phonics Bear Rotherham

Meet Nicola Pickering, who runs award-winning Phonics Bear classes in Rotherham.

Alongside nursery sessions, Nicola also runs a number of classes & activities for parents/carers & their children:

Here's more about Nicola:

“Hi, I’m Nicola Pickering and I’m looking forward to joining the Phonics Bears Team 🙂 

I am a Primary Teacher with many years experience in Early Years settings and I’ve worked in many schools across the region of Sheffield and Chesterfield for the past 16 years! I’ve had various teaching roles including an Early Years Coordinator for a Early Years Unit. 

I love teaching and learning and working with children in the Early Years but I’m ready for my next challenge. Therefore I attended a discovery event and I knew that this was what I had been looking for. 

Annette has answered my many questions and been so supportive already I can’t wait to get started!! 

My training is going well and I’m loving linking my passions for reading and phonics with the teaching and learning aspects. My new role will give me the chance to teach, but will give me a better work / life balance. 

In addition it will give me more family time and mean that I can enjoy getting outdoors more with my dog Henderson,( this morning we enjoyed the snow!)

My other passion is theatre which I studied at university and I’m often found at the theatre watching shows, especially musicals. I also had a little part in the film about the Sheffield musical; Everybody’s Talking about Jamie, which was a fabulous experience. 

I adore reading and this will give me the opportunity to lay foundations for reading in my phonics groups and spread my joy of reading which starts with phonics 🙂

To find out more about Phonics Bear classes in Rotherham, just drop Nicola a line at nicola.pickering@phonicsbear.co.uk or to book onto a class, just click here.

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