The Tech 4 Little Kids course introduces 5-7 year olds to the basics of coding (sequence, selection and repetition).
Using interactive game-play, animation and story-telling, the children are introduced to sequencing through simple commands with Lego blocks, progressing to group coding on a large screen. Each week, pre-defined tasks are completed, building up the children’s grasp of basic computer commands as they explore an ever increasing variety of commands. Selection and repetition are introduced as part of story-telling, with the children being encouraged to creatively extend story lines through coding.
Throughout the course, the progress of each child is continuously monitored with lessons structured so as to build on previously covered topics. In the latter stages of the course, more complex coding constructs are gently introduced, preparing the children for advanced Spark4Kids coding courses in the older age groups.
This course is recommended for children aged between 5-7 years.
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.
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.
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 amount is dependent on individual start dates.
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 from the following providers:
- Busy Bees
- Employers For Childcare
To pay for our courses using childcare vouchers, please email us (see details at the bottom of the page) and we will provide instructions on completing your booking. If your childcare voucher provider is not listed above, please contact us about this.
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.
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