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Q. How much are classes?

Q. How much are classes?

A. Classes will be booked by the term with the duration of each term determined by school dates but typically between 8 and 12 weeks. A Galileo Taster is £13.50  Bricks Challenge Taster session is £12 per child and a Big Builders session is £8 per child for 45 minutes or £6.50 per child for 30 minutes. Once you have attended a taster session all classes must be booked by the term and paid for in advance.

Q. My child has an ADHD/ASD diagnosis, can they attend your sessions?

Q. My child has an ADHD/ASD diagnosis, can they attend your sessions?

A. We aim to make our classes inclusive to all and welcome children with ADHD/ASD, however we do not provide 1:1 support in our regular classes. Staff ratios are 1:8. If you have concerns about your child taking part please get in touch to discuss their needs. Where possible we will make adaptions that will help to ensure your child is settled in our sesssions. If you think your child needs 1:1 support you may be interested in our Build-Up programme which can be scheduled by a gorup of parents or a community group. This class is for children and their parents/carers. You can read more here

Q. My child is 4 but they have been building LEGO since they were 3 and can do sets of ages 7+ can they not join Bricks Challenge?

Q. My child is 4 but they have been building LEGO since they were 3 and can do sets of ages 7+ can they not join Bricks Challenge?

A. Our classes are educational, we are not a building club, therefore LEGO building ability is not the deciding factor when selecting a class. Children in Bricks Challenge need and understanding of simple maths, additiona, subtraction  and multiplication. They need a level of spatial understanding that allows them to discuss the technical elements of the model. It is because of this that we do not allow children who are in nursery or P1 to attend Bricks Challenge.

Q. How many students in each class?

Q. How many students in each class?

A. Our class sizes are capped at 16 students for the Bricks Challenge and Galileo programs and 12 students in the Big Builders program. These smaller class sizes allow our teachers to give each student the individual attention and recognition they deserve to achieve their personal best.

Q. How long do classes run for?

Q. How long do classes run for?

A. Galileo is 90 minutes, Bricks Challenge classes run for 75 minutes, and the Big Builders classes run for 45 minutes in Edinburgh and 30 mins elseswhere.

Q. Can my child take their model home?

Q. Can my child take their model home?

A. No. Children build from our specially designed kits.  These kits are used at all our classes and therefore we cannot allow the children to keep the models.

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

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

A. There are no discounts, refunds or make up lessons for missed classes. However if there is space in an alternative class then your child would be welcome to attend that class instead.

Q. Can my child join any time of the year?

Q. Can my child join any time of the year?

A. Yes

Q. Do parents stay in class?

Q. Do parents stay in class?

A. No. We find that parents in the class are distracting to the children. Often a child will ask their parents to solve a problem or help them with a difficult part and we feel this detracts from the learning. 

Q. What does my child need to bring to camp?

Q. What does my child need to bring to camp?

A. You can find this information on the INFO button on our booking app. We send a detailed pack out the week before your camp. Generally children need a nut free lunch and clothes and shoes that allow them to be outside and run around. 

Q. What are your staff ratios?

Q. What are your staff ratios?

A. We operate a 1:8 staff ratio in term classes. Summer camps operate at 1:8 for Big Builders and 1:10 for Bricks Challenge

Q. What age can my child start attending e² Young Engineers classes?

Q. What age can my child start attending e² Young Engineers classes?

A. We recommend children between the ages of 3-5 attend our Big Builders program. Our Bricks Challenge program is suitable for ages 6 – 8 and Galileo is for 9 to 11. 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.

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

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

A. 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.

Q. What do I do if my child will be absent?

Q. What do I do if my child will be absent?

A. It is important that e² Young Engineers teachers are notified regarding any planned absences to allay any fears that a child has not arrived as scheduled. This also allows for suitable session planning for participating students.
Please call Young Engineers at 07731 657 775 or email office@young-engineers.co.uk with details of your name, your child’s name and the session they will miss.

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