Training and resourcing
effective early reading programmes

Yolanda is an internationally renowned teacher specialising in early literacy teaching. She is an inspiring and motivational speaker who is passionate about teaching and literacy. Yolanda offers various training courses throughout New Zealand and online too. She has also created her own extensive range of early literacy resources.


Our programme teaches children the high frequency word in daily fun lessons.


We now offer online webinars as well as in-person nationwide courses.


We have created over 55 tried and tested teaching products.


Yolanda shares a range of teaching techniques to improve childhood learning.

"Every teacher should do your course! Very rarely you go to a course and are interested and awake for a whole 2 hours, then come away inspired, armed and ready to put it all into practice."

Megan Marsh
, Special Need Teacher, St Albans School

"Brilliant: the best PD I've been on. I liked the speed of the training. It was fast, valuable: fantastic!"

Faencha Doyle, 
St Benedict's School

"One of the few courses that provides you with everything you need to go off and teach right away: lesson plans, assessments, all the info from planning to teaching and assessing."

Suzanne Liggett, 
NE teacher, Ohoka School

"It’s great to have a programme that is tried and true, based on sound research and developed for New Zealand schools. I can implement this in my classroom tomorrow without having to buy expensive resources."

Linda Grant, NE teacher, New Lynn School

"Thank you for your excellent course at Halswell. I've received lots of feedback from other staff about how much they got out of it and how well you presented it. It was great. Thanks again."

Cathie Zelas, AP, Halswell School

"As a New Entrant teacher I absolutely loved the day as it was completely relevant to me and the needs of the students in my class."

Jo Flavell, NE teacher, Kimihia Primary School

"The best course I have ever done. Having a degree in linguistics I can resolutely say that this has helped me more in my teaching of phonics than a BA and B Ed combined! Thank you."

Julia Palmer, Y1 teacher, Helensville School

"We all thoroughly enjoyed the course and the teachers wished they had done it years ago. It is always refreshing to have your enthusiastic, professional and slick delivery – fantastic! Everyone is inspired!"

Annie Evans,
Taikura Steiner School

Webinars now available!

Exciting news. Yolanda is now teaching live webinars for her courses. Click here to learn more.