FAQs

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What is Sounds good to me?

Sounds good to me refers to two different courses designed to help parents and educators prepare children for formal school learning. The courses are designed by speech pathologists with input from early childhood educators, based on the latest evidence surrounding skills children need to thrive in a school environment.

What is the difference between the two courses?

The program is designed for children in the year before they commence formal education. Children aged 3-5 years can participate in all the activities, however, the focus is school readiness. By including younger children in the activities, you will be building up their earlier skills so that you can really focus on phonological and phonemic (sound) awareness before they start going to school.

It is also suitable for children already at school who don’t have phonological awareness skills.

What age-range is suitable for Sounds good to me?

The program is designed for children in the year before they commence formal education. Children aged 3-5 years can participate in all the activities, however, the focus is school readiness. By including younger children in the activities, you will be building up their earlier skills so that you can really focus on phonological and phonemic (sound) awareness before they start going to school.

It is also suitable for children already at school who don’t have phonological awareness skills.

What knowledge/qualifications are required prior to starting the educators course?

The course is designed for educators at every level, including entry level. The program can be used in child care centres, preschools, schools, early intervention and home day care services.

Can the program be used outside Australia?

The course is designed for educators at every level, including entry level, and the parents course is open to any caregiver with a preschool-aged child. It can also be useful for children attending kindergarten. The program can be used in child care centres, preschools, schools, early intervention and home day care services.

Do I get a certificate or qualification if I complete the educators course?

We are working to have our educators course officially accredited with the National Education Standards Australia (NESA). Until then, our own downloadable certificate will be available to members who complete the course content.

Can I just use one module or part of the training course?

For the educators course, you can’t skip ahead in the course material. You need to complete each module before moving on to the next. Trust us, it’s worth it!

Can I go back and watch the lessons again?

Yes. If you are undertaking the educators course, your registration gives you and your co-workers access to all the material for 12-months. If you are doing parent course, your registration gives you access to the material for one month. Go at your own pace and watch the lessons. You can revisit the material at any time using your login and password.

What is included in the registration price?

When you register for the educators course for $797, you (and five co-workers) gain access to the online course materials and resources for 12 months. You will also receive a resource kit in the mail. If you want access to the course after the initial 12-month period, you can renew your registration at the reduced cost of $297 per year for subsequent subscriptions.

When you register for the parents course for $22, you gain access to the online course materials and resources for one month. Following the first month, the subscription price is $5.50 a month (cancel at anytime).

Can I share the resources with my colleagues?

Yes. The Sounds good to me educators course is a centre based program. We recognise that educators using Sounds good to me work in a team. For this reason, when you register you will be able to nominate up to 6 people to gain access to the online course and materials. These team members must be working in the same centre as you. That way, you can implement the program together.

If your company has multiple physical locations (or branches) you will need a new registration for each physical address. Included in the price is one resource kit per registration.

We have also released a short course for parents, which complements with the educators course. If you would like to work closely with the parents at your centre, encourage them to consider taking the short course.

Can I buy more materials individually?

Please contact us at admin@soundsgoodtome.com.au

Do I have to wait until the beginning of the year to start using Sounds good to me?

No. You can start working with children at any time in the year. Don’t worry if you don’t get through all the activities and modules in your first year. Whatever activities you include, you can be confident that you are helping the children in your care to become successful readers.

My service doesn’t have a big budget for extra toys and games. Will I need to buy a lot of extra resources?

No, you won’t. Many of the activities and games will use toys and books that your service already owns and uses every day. A lot of the teaching can occur through incidental and spontaneous play.

There are some structured play activities that you may choose to use. You will find some of these on the USB in your resource kit as well as links to great resource sites, many of which are free.

Is the course accredited?

Not yet. This may change in the future, get in touch to let us know what you think.

Is there a lower price for individuals rather than a team working in a Centre?

No there isn’t. We think the educators course offers extremely good value for money. You are purchasing a quality training package at an all-inclusive price. You don’t have additional costs of travel and accommodation to attend training, nor do you have to pay extra staff for you to take the time off for training. You can complete the training at a time and place that is convenient for you.

Can we view a sample lesson?

Yes, our sample lesson from our educator’s course about Assessing the Children is now available! You can watch it here.

I have signed up for the course but haven’t received my username and password yet, What should I do?

Check your junk/promotions/spam folder first and if you still haven’t found it, let us know at admin@soundsgoodtome.com.au.

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Most frequent questions and answers

What is Sounds good to me?  

Sounds good to me is an online course designed by speech pathologists for early years educators.  

We know from experience that many children start school without sound awareness (also referred to as phonological awareness) and that this is one reason children struggle to learn to read and write at school. 

As an early educator, you can teach sound awareness and give children the very best chance of success at school. 

Our online training course will show you all you need to know to teach phonological awareness, plus you get access to all the materials and resources you need to implement the program in your centre, including a resource kit delivered to your door.  

Who is it for? 

The course is for educators working with children in the pre-school and early school years. It is suitable for educators at every level, including entry level.  

The program can be used in child care centres, preschools, schools and early intervention services.  

Sounds good to me is an extensive 11 module course (over four hours of training delivered in short video lessons), approximately equivalent to a one-day workshop. 

Because early educators usually work in a team, one registration gives access to the entire course and all resources for up to 6 people for 12 months.  

For larger teams, we’ve made available a premium educator registration that allows up to 12 users. 

We have created a separate course specifically suited to educators working in the Family Day Care sector.  

What age-range is suitable for Sounds good to me? 

The program is designed for children in the year before they start school.   

Children aged 3-6 years can participate in all the activities, however, the focus is school readiness, so the program is ideally to children during the year before they start formal education.  

You can include younger children in the activities as this will target early phonological awareness.  

It is also suitable for children already at school who don’t have phonological awareness. 

What knowledge/qualifications are required prior to starting the Educators course?

None. A willingness to learn and access to the internet are all you need to get started. 

How do I register my co-workers? 

Click through to ‘purchase now’. 

Once your online order is processed, you receive an email with your log-in details. 

You can then add up to 5 additional users, or 11 if you have the premium registration. To add co-workers, use the tab ‘manage my team’ and add email addresses of your nominated users. They will each receive an email with unique log in details.  

Can I just use one module or part of the training course?

No. you can’t skip ahead in the course material. You need to complete each module before moving on to the next.  

There is a downloadable certificate available to you when you achieve 100% completion of the course. 

Can I go back and watch the lessons again? 

Yes. Your registration gives you and your co-workers access to all the material for 12-months. You can revisit the material at any time using your login and password. 

What is included in the registration price?

  • 12-months access to the online course material 
  • 1 resource kit, delivered to your door 
  • 50+ ready-made, downloadable resources to use with the children 
  • An optional coaching call with one of our speech pathologists to help get you and your team started. 

 Can I have access to the program after 12 months? 

Yes, most of our customers chose to maintain access to the course on an ongoing basis. This allows new staff to undertake training and allows access to all of the resources in the portal. After your first year, you will automatically be charged $99 for another 12 months access, cancel anytime. We will contact you to let you know when your memberships is close to due. 

Can I share the resources with my colleagues?

Yes.  

We recognise that educators usually work in a team. For this reason, when you register you will be able to nominate an additional 5 people to gain access to the online course and materials. These co-workers must be working in the same centre as you. That way, you can implement the program together. 

If your company has multiple physical locations (or branches) you will need a new registration for each physical address. Included in the price is one resource kit per registration. 

Can I buy more materials individually?

Please contact us at admin@soundsgoodtome.com.au with your request. 

Do I have to wait until the beginning of the year to start using Sounds good to me?

No. You can start working with children at any time in the year. You work at your own pace. Some centres will implement the program over the 3, 6 or even 12 months.  

Don’t worry if you don’t get through all the activities and modules in your first year. Whatever activities you do include, will benefit the children. 

My service doesn’t have a big budget for extra toys and games. Will I need to buy a lot of extra resources? 

No. The program is designed to be used within the routine of your centre and using only the resources you already have and those included in the resource kit and portal.  

Many of the activities and games will use toys and books that your service already owns and uses every day. A lot of the teaching can occur through incidental and spontaneous play. 

There are some structured play activities that you may choose to use. You will find some of these on the USB in your resource kit as well as links to great resource sites, many of which are free. 

Is the course accredited? 

Not yet. This may change in the future, get in touch to let us know what you think. 

Is there a lower price for individuals rather than a team working in a Centre?

No.

You are purchasing a quality training package at an all-inclusive price.  

You don’t have additional costs of travel and accommodation to attend training, nor do you have to pay extra staff for you to take the time off for training. You can complete the training at a time and place that is convenient for you. 

Can we preview the course? 

Yes. Preview here. 

I have signed up for the course but haven’t received my username and password yet, what should I do? 

Check your junk/promotions/spam folder first and if you still haven’t found it, let us know at admin@soundsgoodtome.com.au. 

Can the program be used outside Australia? 

Yes, it is suitable for any English-speaking children. 

What about Parents? 

Involving parents is easy with the companion course we designed especially for parents. This is a condensed version of the Educators course, made to use at home.  

Parents can register for this course on our website for the price of $22 for the first month and $5.50 for any subsequent months, which can be cancelled at any time.  

They get access to an online course consisting of 8 short lessons and 11 downloadable resources.  

You can promote this to parents by directing them to our website and/ or displaying our flyer in your centre, on your app, on your Facebook page or e-newsletter. We have provided you with a readymade post to help.

What is Sounds good to me?  

Sounds good to me is an online course designed by speech pathologists for parents. 

We know from experience that many children leave pre-school without sound awareness (also referred to as phonological awareness) and that this is one reason why a child might struggle to learn to read and write at school. 

Parents can teach sound awareness before school to give a child the very best chance of success at school. 

Designed for use at home with no extra resources to buy, the one-hour training course will give you the tips you need to get you child ready for school. You’ll also get access to 11 downloadable resources for activities games to play at home. 

What age-range is suitable for Sounds good to me? 

The activities are designed for children aged 3-6 years but are also suitable for younger children if they are interested. 

It is also suitable for children already at school who don’t have phonological awareness yet. 

How do I sign-up? 

Click through to ‘purchase now’. Once your online order is processed, you receive an email with your log-in details. 

You pay $22 for the first month and $5.50 for subsequent months, cancel anytime. 

Can I go back and watch the lessons again? 

Yes. Your registration gives you access to the course and resources until you cancel. You can revisit the material at any time using your login and password. 

I have signed up for the course but haven’t received my username and password yet, what should I do?  

Check your junk/promotions/spam folder first and if you still haven’t found it, let us know at admin@soundsgoodtome.com.au . 

Can the program be used outside Australia?  

Yes, it is suitable for any English speaking children. 

What do I tell my child’s school or early education centre? 

Tell your child’s educator that you are using the Sounds good to me course. You can  recommend they sign-up to our extended version of the course designed especially for educators.  

What is Sounds good to me?  

Sounds good to me is an online course designed by speech pathologists for educators working in the Family Day Care setting.  

We know from experience that many children start school without sound awareness (also referred to as phonological awareness) and that this is one reason children struggle to learn to read and write in the early years at school. 

As a Family Day Care educator, you can teach sound awareness to give a child the very best chance of success at school. 

Designed for use at home, this 3-hour training course will give you the tips you need to get you child ready for school. You’ll also get access to 35+ downloadable resources for games to play with the children. This price is all inclusive. 

What age-range is suitable for Sounds good to me? 

The games and activities are designed for children aged 3-6 years but the activities are also suitable for younger children if they are interested. 

What knowledge/qualifications are required prior to starting the course? 

None. A willingness to learn and access to the internet are all you need to get started. 

How do I sign-up?  

Click through to ‘purchase now’. Once your online order is processed, you receive an email with your log-in details. 

You pay $99 for a 12-month membership.  

After your first year, you will automatically be charged $22 for another 12 months access, cancel anytime.   

We will contact you to let you know when your memberships is close to due.

I have signed up for the course but haven’t received my username and password yet, what should I do? 

Check your junk/promotions/spam folder first and if you still haven’t found it, let us know at admin@soundsgoodtome.com.au . 

Can I just use one module or part of the training course? 

No. you can’t skip ahead in the course material. You need to complete each module before moving on to the next.  

There is a downloadable certificate available to you when you achieve 100% completion of the course. 

Can I go back and watch the lessons again?  

Yes. Your registration gives you access to all the material while you are a memberYou can revisit the material at any time using your login and password. 

What is included in the registration price? 

  • 12-months access to the course material 
  • 1 resource pack delivered to your door 
  • 35+ ready-made, downloadable resources to use with the children 

Do I have to wait until the beginning of the year to start using Sounds good to me? 

No. You can start working with children at any time in the year. You work at your own pace. Some educators will implement the program over 3, 6 or even 12 months.  

Don’t worry if you don’t get through all the activities and modules in your first year. Whatever activities you do include, will benefit the children. 

My service doesn’t have a big budget for extra toys and games. Will I need to buy a lot of extra resources? 

No. 

The program is designed to be used within your daily routine and using only the resources you already have and those included in the resource pack and portal.  

Many of the activities and games will use toys and books that you already own and uses every day. A lot of the teaching can occur through incidental and spontaneous play. 

Is the course accredited? 

Not yet. This may change in the future, get in touch to let us know what you think. 

Will I get good value for money?  

This version of our course was made to suit your setting and budget. You are purchasing a quality training package.  

You don’t have additional costs of travel and accommodation to attend training, nor do you have to pay extra staff for you to take the time off for training. You can complete the training at a time and place that is convenient for you. 

What about Parents? 

Involving parents is easy with the companion course we designed especially for parents. This is a condensed version of the course, made to use at home.  

Parents can register for this course on our website for the price of $22 for the first month and $5.50 for any subsequent months, which can be cancelled at any time.  

They get access to an online course consisting of 8 short lessons and 11 downloadable resources.  

You can promote this to parents by directing them to our website and/ or displaying our flyer in your centre.