About us...

"Can we do this game again?

 it was really funny!" Louis 4

BonjourKidz offers French lessons to children to enjoy learning

French in a fun and active way.

Its founder Gabrielle Ellin is French, came to England after gaining a degree at ISTEC, a Parisienne University. 


Gabrielle has been teaching French in nurseries and schools to children for over 16 years whilst raising her twins and qualifying to a Level 3 in Childcare and following numerous primary language development programmes accredited by Brighton & Hove Council.


Gabrielle has always been passionate about introducing French to young children.  She believes it is the key to gain confidence to speak French or any modern language later on in life. 


She was introduced to a second language, English, at a very early age and it gave her the confidence to join in and speak during her English lessons at secondary school and later on to live and work in the UK.


Gabrielle set up Bonjour Kidz in 2004 to offer the same chance to children and with qualified teachers has developed a successful and fun programmes for 18 month to 11 years old children.  


  • Our programmes have now been followed by thousands of children and are progressive and flexible so all the children can keep up.

  • We source and use a wide variety of fun material to interest each child and if we can't find it, we create our own.

  • We use Makaton signs as much as we can to help children understand, communicate and memorise.

Her own children are now at University, so she has the time to concentrate on giving more to the children by running her own French Pre-school. Having worked in the Dharma school and the Montessori School, Gabrielle has seen the importance for a child to develop in a calm atmosphere and to learn to resource themselves and enjoy nature.

All teachers are carefully selected and are:


  • Native french speakers.

  • Qualified and experienced working with children.

  • CRB checked.

  • Insured (personal liability insurance).


We also now offer an "Game" page where we provide educational activities, songs and videos for children and teachers to use.