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Below is a list of frequently asked questions. If you cannot find the answer you need, please contact us on 07904347785 and we would be happy to answer your questions.

 

What are the fees?

What are the fees?

Open enrichment club fees are per term and are based on a rate of £15.00 per session per student.

Various discounts are available – please enquire.

For after school clubs, charges vary as they are determined by the school.

Please contact us directly to discuss fees for camps and birthday party options.

 

What age can my child start attending Young Engineers classes?

What age can my child start attending Young Engineers classes?

We recommend children are aged 6 when they join us. If you are unsure or concerned, please give us a call and we will be more than happy to discuss the suitability for your child.

 

Are parents allowed to watch the class?

Are parents allowed to watch the class?

Parents are welcome to sit in on the first class. Once the children are comfortable we ask that parents drop off their child and then pick up at the end of class. This helps them to become independent and confident but if you have any concerns or queries about your child’s progress or behaviour, please feel free to call the office or speak to the teacher after class.

 

How long do I need to enrol my child for?

How long do I need to enrol my child for?

Enrolments are to be made for a minimum period of one term. Students can enrol at any time of the year and can pay pro-rata for the remainder of the term. Our curriculum has been designed so that a student can be enrolled for 1 year without repeating the same model.

 

We have 2 or more children in our family that would like to enrol. Do you offer sibling discounts?

We have 2 or more children in our family that would like to enrol. Do you offer sibling discounts?

Yes. We offer various discounts. Please ask for more information.

 

My child is a little unsure if they want to attend. Can we try out some classes?

My child is a little unsure if they want to attend. Can we try out some classes?

Yes. If positions are available, we can offer a trial class for your child. If your child is happy to continue after trying a class, you can then proceed with booking to the remainder of the term. Some of our locations are full, however we do hold a waiting list and once we have 8 children interested in a location we will hold a dedicated taster session to allow your child to try out our programs.

 

What if my child misses a class, can we get a refund?

What if my child misses a class, can we get a refund?

We cannot offer refunds however we will try and accommodate your child in another session if possible. It is useful if you can let us know of absences in advance when possible, as it helps us with preparation and also keeping to our timetable rather than waiting for a child that may not arrive.

 

How many students are in each class?

How many students are in each class?

Our class sizes are capped at 16 students for the Bricks Challenge and Galileo Technic programmes. These smaller class sizes allow our teachers to give each student the individual attention and recognition they deserve to achieve their personal best. We maintain a maximum ratio of 8 students per instructor.

 

Can my child join any time of the year?

Can my child join any time of the year?

Yes. Students can enrol at any time of the year and can pay pro rata for the remainder of the term.

 

How long do classes run for?

How long do classes run for?

The group classes run for 60-75 minutes.

 

Aren't the lessons too long? Don’t the children lose interest?

Aren't the lessons too long? Don’t the children lose interest?

They really don’t. At the start of each lesson they are taught a subject, following which they are eager to get started with the construction in order that they can play with the final product. When the lesson is over, most don’t even realize how much time has passed.

 

 

Does each child receive a kit?

Does each child receive a kit?

Each child or pair receives a kit, depending on the type and complexity of the model constructed. In cases when children work in pairs, each child constructs a different stage and at the end they connect both pieces to one model.

 

Do the children take the models home?

Do the children take the models home?

Unfortunately, the kits used are very expensive and therefore must remain with the instructor, who will pass them from class to class. Children do however take home what they learn, which includes physics, mathematics and engineering.

That being said, you can purchase a Young Engineers Kit for your child at www.youngeng.net.

 

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