Free eBook offer 2021
Do we still have space? Yes - lots!
Our free eBooks went to 6,000 families in 2020 to help with school readiness during lockdown.
This year we are offering free eBooks to new clients in exchange for a video clip about preparing children for school. We will use these to create a resource for NQTs.
Send us a video clip and receive a free ebook that is:
Customised to your school
100% free (no hidden costs)
Good-looking on laptop, desktop or mobile (iPhone or Android)
An alternative to taster days, events and home visits in case there are cancellations.
HOW TO QUALIFY:
Smartphone/ laptop quality is great (not pixilated)
Write your title and surname (Miss Honey), role/title (Reception Teacher), school and county in the message area of WeTransfer
These will be complied into one video of fantastic tips for new EYFS teachers.
Dive straight in with:
"XX activity has had XX impact..."
"We've found XX so helpful..."
"Every year we..."
Please don't start with "My top tip about transition is...." We have to edit this out. The whole premise of the video will be transition/induction.
The Content: ONE recommendation to new teachers specifically about helping children prepare for school/transition/induction/school readiness. For example:
Explain one solid / fantastic / “good enough” idea that you would tell a new teacher (or a teacher new to Early Years)
An activity your school does (or you do) to help children prepare for the transition to school that works really well
Something tried and tested – it doesn’t need to be innovative or world-changing, a good idea is a good idea
The most impactful thing you’ve done or product you’ve used
The simplest thing that can be done
What you do differently to other schools that works well
What new teachers should remember
What you wish you had known when you started teaching about helping parents and/or children manage the transition to school
Blunders (if you're feeling brave). Something that didn't/doesn't work.
Just one idea is perfect!
Try not to sound like a politician – you can be human and honest - the video is aimed at peers in the education community
Hold a mug of coffee if you’re not sure what to do with your hands
You can be in a classroom or at home or outside
Filming at eye level works best
A not-too-wobbly camera (laptop or colleague works well for this - not selfies).
If there are children in the background make sure you’ve cleared this with parents
Use props if that helps.
Then we will send you an email confirming your place and asking for 5 photos for your customised eBook.
Terms & Conditions:
The first 150 schools to send us a video of 20-45 seconds will qualify.
Only schools new to our service can qualify.
One per school - although you can add two teachers to the same book.
We may do another offer later the term.
Schools should send us the images for the customization of their eBooks before half term. If you don’t know your Reception class teacher you can use a picture of your EYFS lead instead (we can always swap this to the class teacher in July).
The free eBooks will be the same as our paid eBooks – but without a front cover logo. If you’d like one this will be £10.
The videos are for external & public use, by submitting a video you agree to the external publication of the video.
Need some help? Prefer this information in an email? Would you like this sent to a member of staff? Let us know:
Drop us a line if you're unsure about anything: 0207 971 1180.
If this sounds a bridge too far in a busy schedule you can just purchase an eBook for £75. Click here for how to order.
“Thank you so much for the eBook, it is beautiful.
We can't wait to share it with our families.”
Tarporley CE Primary School
“The book is fantastic.”
“We love it!”
Cleobury Mortimer Primary School
“The book looks fantastic.”
Our Lady's Prep School and Nursery
“My staff love it!”
Dr Helen Townsley
English Martyrs Catholic Primary School
“Thank you so much for the e-book, it looks fantastic.”
Elmhurst Primary School
Grange Park Primary School
“The eBook looks fantastic! Our new families are going to love it.”
Year One and Computing Lead
Stanley Park Infant's School
“Our pupils love it!”
Downsend School Pre-Prep Ashtead
“The book is wonderful and I am certain it is helping lots of little ones.”
Class 1 Teacher
Brookland Church of England Primary School
“Thank you so much for your excellent eBook. We are really pleased with it.”
Henry Chadwick Primary School
“It is very much appreciated, looks professional and is a lovely story for children.”
Ghyll Royd School and Pre-School
“Thank you so much for the ebook for our school - it a super resource for us to share with our new entrants particularly in these difficult times when families have been unable to come into school.”
Castle Primary School
"We are thrilled with the eBook and can't wait to share this with our new children. Thank you Honeycomb books."
Miss Alison Walker
Deputy Headteacher & EYFS Leader
St. Andrew's CE Primary School
“Wow – thanks,
Reception Class Teacher
Butts Primary School
“Thank you for this lovely book. I’m sure the children will love reading and it will certainly help with their transition, especially with the current Covid-19 situation.”
Mrs Armelle Wilkinson
Head of Pre-Prep and Nursery
St Andrew’s Prep
“Can I express how wonderfully written the book is!”
Class 1 Teacher
Willoughton Primary School
“Thank you for the free ebook. It’s excellent and I know our school community will love it!”
The Laurels Primary School
“We are absolutely thrilled with the e-book. Thank you so much. You will make lots of little children happy especially at this difficult time for new starters.”
SS Osmund and Andrew’s RC Primary School