Autumn 2020 Online Term
During this COVID-19 pandemic, Spark4Kids are offering our computer coding courses online. This applies both to Term-time courses as well as Holiday Workshops. Our timetable will continue to run along school term and school holiday timelines, albeit online.
The Autumn 2020 Term starts the weekend of Saturday 19th Sept and runs until Saturday 5th Dec 2020 (inclusive). Please make note of the following weekends, when there will be no coding sessions:
- Saturday 17th Oct – Half-term
- Saturday 24th Oct – Half-term
We are offering a 10% discount on all our online courses – when booking, kindly apply the coupon code Autumn2020Term during the check-out process to obtain the discount.
This term we are also offering Thursday evening sessions for Scratch 4 Kids, Python Intro 4 Kids and Python 4 Kids. These will run until Thursday 3rd Dec 2020 (inclusive).
- Please note that there will be no such coding sessions on Thursday 15th and 22nd Oct, as it is the October Half-term.
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 shown below.
Book an Online Taster Session
- Online Scratch 4 Kids (ages 7-10)
- Online Coding 4 Kids (ages 8-12)
- Online Python Intro 4 Kids (ages 8-12)
- Online Python 4 Kids (ages 11-14)
- Online Games Design 4 Kids (ages 11-14)
- Online Unity 4 Kids (ages 11-14)
With a tutor-to-child ratio of 1:6, each child completes on their coding challenges in their own time, and at their own pace – and always with a tutor on hand to provide support.
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 they create, and they love it.
At the end of coding sessions, it is not uncommon to hear children asking 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 without losing out on any topics.
The earlier you book your child on a course though, the more likely you are to obtain a space.
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.
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.
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.
Spark4Kids accepts childcare vouchers as payment towards our term-time courses and holiday workshops, from the following providers:
- Busy Bees
- Co-operative Flexible Benefits
- Employers For Childcare
- Enjoy Benefits
- NW Brown
- Reward Gateway
- Wider Plan
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.
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 have double sessions during term-time are also offered a 10% discount off the second hour of the session.
Discounts are automatically applied during the booking process.