Our Journey

Phonics with Robot Reg is the brainchild of sisters Charlie Day and Alex Burnside. Alex, a former primary school teacher with 10 years experience in Early Years, created the classes with the aim to equip pre-schoolers with the phonics skills to open up a world of literacy to them and to ensure that they are ready as they begin their reading and writing journey at school.

Charlie is the co-founder of Phonics with Robot Reg and also runs Little Stars Theatre Workshops. After training and working as a professional actress Charlie went onto teach drama, dance and singing to children aged 2+ Charlie has a wealth of experience working with children, teaching for a variety of theatre schools including Stagecoach, Theatre Monkeys and Little Stars. Charlie is also an experienced speech and drama teacher and has worked at several Primary Schools. 

Alex studied Education at Durham University graduating with a BA in Education with Qualified Teacher Status. She also gained a Masters in Education from Greenwich University. She is a Primary School teacher with over 15 years experience and has spent the last ten years teaching in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). She has a passion for phonics and is co-founder of Phonics with Robot Reg.

About the classes:  Phonics with Robot Reg provide fun, high energy classes which teaches early phonics skills to children aged 3 months - 5 years. A Phonics with Robot Reg class is fun, varied and educational and the best thing is the children don’t even realise that they are learning. Parents describe the classes as “Awesome. A must for any pre-schooler.”