Term Dates

Autumn 2019 Term – Important Information

From September 2019, Spark4Kids term-time sessions will be running at James Allen’s Girls’ School (JAGS), on Saturday’s only. You can find out more about our new term-time location by visiting our location page (menu option: “Information” / “Where We Are” / “James Allen’s Girls’ School”.

 

The Autumn 2019 Term is now open for booking. The new term starts the weekend of Saturday 14th September and runs until Saturday 7th December 2019 (inclusive). Please make note of the following weekends, when there will be no coding sessions:

The Autumn 2019 Term runs from Saturday 14th September to Saturday 7th December 2019 (inclusive). Please make note of the following weekends, when there will be no coding sessions:

  • Saturday 5th October – JAGS Open Morning
  • Saturday 19th October – Half-term
  • Saturday 26th October – Half-term

 

Available Courses

To make a booking, simply click on a link below, enter your child’s or children’s details, add the bookings to your shopping cart and proceed to checkout. Courses available for booking term-time are as follows:

 

Session Structure

With Spark4Kids, each child is assigned their own computer (which we provide), and using a combination of interactive audio-visual material and courseware, completes the Spark4Kids challenges in their own time.

The fun nature of our courses enables children to learn instinctively, and at a pace they are comfortable with. Whilst we provide the environment for learning and remain on-hand for support, once guidance is provided, the children take ownership of the code that they create, and they love it.

At pick up time it’s not uncommon to hear children asking parents and tutors for extra time because they want to continue working on their coding challenges!

 

Starting After Term Has Begun

With Spark4Kids, there is no such thing as a late start – your child can start with us any week during the term.

Due to the way our courses are structured, a child can start with us any week during the term, subject to spaces being available. Our courses enable children to learn at their own pace, and this means your child can join after the term has started and they will not lose out on any topics.

The earlier you book your child on a course though, the more likely you are to obtain a space.

 

Taster Sessions

For a nominal fee, we offer taster sessions for any child who would like to try things out before committing to the rest of the term.

 

Double sessions

For most courses it is possible to book double sessions for your child for the term – simply add the second session you want to the shopping cart, and the fee for the second booking will automatically attract a 10% discount when you checkout.

 

Pro Rata Term Fees

Children who register after the start of the term (or after a Taster Session) will have their fees calculated on a pro rata basis. The fee is dependent on each child’s individual start date, and will be automatically calculated during the booking process.

 

Attendance

Sessions for each course are held once a week, and children registered on a course will be expected to attend on a weekly basis, on the day and at the time chosen at the time of course registration.

Childcare Vouchers

Spark4Kids accepts childcare vouchers as payment towards our term-time courses and holiday workshops, from the following providers:

  • Busy Bees
  • Care-4
  • ComputerShare
  • Co-operative Flexible Benefits
  • Edenred
  • Employers For Childcare
  • Enjoy Benefits
  • FairCare
  • Fideliti
  • KiddiVouchers
  • NW Brown
  • Reward Gateway
  • Sodexo
  • Wider Care

The process of paying using childcare vouchers is incorporated into the standard booking process – kindly select the course you want, add to basket, and then proceed to check-out by clicking “View Basket” (you may need access to your email account). At check-out, choose “Pay with Childcare Vouchers” as the payment option, and follow the on-screen instructions to complete your booking.

Discounts

We offer sibling discounts for families with more than one child enrolled with Spark4Kids. The discount is 10% off the second child’s fees and 5% off any additional sibling’s fees thereafter. Children looking to book double sessions are also offered a 10% discount off the second hour of the session.

Discounts are automatically applied during the booking process.