About Milo's House
Milo's House Preschool Literacy is a unique learning environment for children aged 3-6 years. It is a multi-sensory phonemic awareness/phonics based program where children come together in small groups to have fun, learn to recognise the sounds of the alphabet and the links between reading, writing, and spelling.
The Milo's House Preschool Literacy program uses the successful 'Little Learners Love Literacy Program' created by Maureen Pollard. It is developed from evidence-based research with explicit activities to engage children's interest while teaching phonemic awareness and phonic skills to learn to read and write. For more information visit littlelearnersloveliteracy.com.
Milo's House is run by an enthusiastic and engaging school teacher and literacy tutor, Fiona Antonopoulos. Milo the Monkey is the main character and he welcomes everyone to his 'house'.
Children LOVE the program as they can't wait to see who Milo invites to his house next.
Parents LOVE the program as they see their children develop confidence, a love of learning, and exposure to literacy concepts.
Our classes are run in small groups so the children feel relaxed, and receive individual focus and attention.
All our staff are qualified and highly trained literacy teachers holding current Victorian Institute of Teaching cards.
Director / Teacher
Fiona is a qualified teacher with a wealth of experience teaching across all primary levels. She is passionate about ensuring that all children have the opportunity to learn to read with success and confidence. For this reason, she has created 'Milo's House' a place where all children have fun while learning in a multi-sensory and inclusive environment.
Fiona has had over 20 years of teaching experience including 15 years at one of Melbourne's most successful private schools (Tintern Girls Grammar - Ringwood).
Fiona works with Maureen Pollard, the creator of Little Learners Love Literacy, in training teachers, speech pathologists and interested parents on the 'why and how to' of teaching literacy using this early literacy program.
(Diploma of Teaching / Graduate Diploma of Education / Masters of Education)
Making a positive difference in the lives of children, young people and their families has been a driving force in all of Helen's work.
As a literacy coach and literacy coordinator for many years, Helen has been able to develop, support and explore the world of learning, ensuring the programs she has worked with are of the highest ranking for success. Helen believes that the literacy program at Milo's House is exactly the recipe required for young learners to succeed in their first years of formal education.