Building Strong Foundations in Literacy

Welcome! The aim of Eager Readers is to prepare children for school by equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to become a successful reader, writer and speller, and thereby a successful learner.

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Eager Readers is a research-based, early literacy program for young children (aged 3 ½ to 7). Children attend one 30 to 60 minute lesson per week and are taught individually or in a small group.

The program consists of sequential modules of varying levels. Children are assessed before they start to determine appropriate class placement.

Classes run during term time. Daytime, after school, and Saturday lessons are available in our classroom in Hornsby.

Eager Readers also offers classes in some long daycare centres and pre-schools in Sydney. For more information, please contact us.

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Eager Readers is appropriate for children aged 3 ½ to 7 who are:
    • Pre-school aged children who will be attending formal schooling the next year
    • Children in Kindergarten
    • Children who are ESL (English as a Second Language)
    • Children who are non-readers
    • Children who are early readers
Eager Readers offers both reading/literacy lessons and English language support (ESL).


Experience and education make the difference for your child. Eager Readers was developed and is taught by Tara Shaver, a qualified Reading Specialist. Tara has the following qualifications and experience:
    • Master of Education in ESL (English as a Second Language)
    • Bachelor of Education, specialising in Reading and Early Childhood
    • Experience teaching in both public and private schools in Canada, USA, UK and Australia
    • Reading Specialist / Reading Recovery Teacher: 7 years
    • ESL Teacher: 2 years
    • Primary Class Teacher: 8 years