With the current government guidelines on limiting the spread of Coronavirus/Covid-19, Spark4Kids are offering our computer coding courses online. This applies both to Term-time courses as well as Holiday Workshops, and the schedule will continue to run along school term and school holiday timelines, albeit online.
- Our courses have LIVE! tutors available to support attendees during online sessions
- Not all our previous in-person courses are available online, however those that are, follow the same course material
- Full training on using our online classroom is provided to attendees prior to starting the course
Do get in touch if you have any questions, using our contact details at the bottom of this page.
The Typing 4 Kids course is for children either looking to take their first steps in learning how to touch-type, or looking to improve on their existing typing skills.
Using a gamified approach to learning to type, the challenges start out simple and progressively become more advanced. Using games, levels, badges, stars and leader boards, children learn to type interactively, building up their muscle memory and increasing accuracy and word-speed. Good seating posture and hand-placement are strongly encouraged during the sessions, ensuring a comfortable experience all round.
This course is recommended for children aged 8-12.
At Spark4Kids, each child is assigned their own computer (which we provide), and using a combination of interactive audio-visual material and tutor guidance, completes the typing challenges in their own time.
The fun nature of our courses enable 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, with guidance provided, the children are able to take ownership of their learning.
At pick up time it’s not uncommon to hear children asking parents and tutors for extra time because they want to continue working!
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 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 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.
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.