Frequently Asked Questions

Below are frequently asked questions for each Class

Nursery Classes

How many Children can you teach?

We can teach up to 15 children per half hour, back to back totalling an hour.

Is there a minimum booking?

Yes, minimum booking is an hour per week for a Term.

Do you exclude Half Term?

This is optional, we can exclude half term or we can teach over half term.

Are you EYFS Compliant?

Yes we are, click here to find out how we work in line with the EYFS.

How much does it cost?

Based on your requirements, classes can start from £2.30 per child.

Are teachers trained in safeguarding?

Teachers are trained in safeguarding. Please click here to view the latest safeguarding guidance.

What age groups do you teach?

We have programmes for Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers.

Do Children need basic understanding of Mandarin Chinese?

Not at all. Little Mandarin Classes is designed to help non-native Chinese speakers learn Mandarin Chinese in a fun way!

Are there learning resources for parents to continue learning at home?

Yes, once you have booked, you will receive access to online learning materials you can share with parents.

School Classes

How many Children can you teach?

We can teach up to 30 children per half hour, back to back or up to an hour. A Teaching Assistant is required.

Is there a minimum booking?

Yes, minimum booking is an hour per week for a Term.

Do you exclude Half Term?

This is optional, we can exclude half term or we can teach over half term.

How much does it cost?

Based on your requirements, classes can start from £2.30 per child.

Are you EYFS & National Curriculum Compliant?

Yes we are, click here to find out how we work in line with the EYFS and click here for national curriculum.

Are teachers trained in safeguarding?

Teachers are trained in safeguarding. Please click here to view the latest safeguarding guidance.

What age groups do you teach?

We have programmes for Early Years, KS1 & KS2 Children.

How long are the classes?

Depending on your needs, we can deliver 30 minute classes (back to back) or an hour's class with the same Children.

Do Children need basic understanding of Mandarin Chinese?

Not at all. Little Mandarin Classes is designed to help non-native Chinese speakers learn Mandarin Chinese in a fun way!

Are there learning resources for parents to continue learning at home?

Yes, once you have booked, you will receive access to online learning materials you can share with parents.

Are you on Social Media?

Yes we are, connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Local & Buddy Up Classes

How many Children can you teach?

We can teach up to 10 children per hour.

Is there a minimum booking?

Yes, minimum booking is an hour per week for a Term.

Do you exclude Half Term?

This is optional, we can exclude half term or we can teach over half term.

How much does it cost?

Depending on the number of Children, it can start from only £7 per Child.

Are you EYFS & National Curriculum Compliant?

Yes we are, click here to find out how we work in line with the EYFS and click here for national curriculum.

Are teachers trained in safeguarding?

Teachers are trained in safeguarding. Please click here to view the latest safeguarding guidance.

What age groups do you teach?

We have programmes for Early Years, KS1 & KS2 Children.

How long are the classes?

Classes are an hour long.

Do Children need basic understanding of Mandarin Chinese?

Not at all. Little Mandarin Classes is designed to help non-native Chinese speakers learn Mandarin Chinese in a fun way!

Are there learning resources for parents to continue learning at home?

Yes, once you have booked, you will receive access to online learning materials you can use to continue their learning.

Are you on Social Media?

Yes we are, connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Online Classes

How long are the Classes?

Classes can be tailored to 30 mins, 45 mins or up to an hour long.

Is there a minimum booking?

Yes, minimum booking is a Term​.

Do you exclude Half Term?

This is optional, we can exclude half term or we can teach over half term.

How much does it cost?

Classes can start from only £6 per Child.

Which Software do you use?

We use Zoom - very easy to set up and get started!

Are you EYFS & National Curriculum Compliant?

Yes we are, click here to find out how we work in line with the EYFS and click here for national curriculum.

Are teachers trained in safeguarding?

Teachers are trained in safeguarding. Please click here to view the latest safeguarding guidance.

What age groups do you teach?

We have programmes for 5-7 year olds and 8-12 year olds.

Do Children need basic understanding of Mandarin Chinese?

Not at all. Little Mandarin Classes is designed to help non-native Chinese speakers learn Mandarin Chinese in a fun way!

Are there learning resources for parents to continue learning at home?

Yes, once you have booked, you will receive access to online learning materials you can use to continue their learning.

Are you on Social Media?

Yes we are, connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Other

What is Kinaesthetic learning?

Kinaesthetic Learning is a learning style in which the student carries out various physical activities, rather than sitting and listening or watching the teacher.

Why?

From a young age, children (and adults, too!) are encouraged to stay active for a healthy, overall development. We find that encouraging our students to dance, clap, jump, interact through role-play or sign language can help stimulate their learning: from the most energetic ones, who “can’t sit still”, to the more reserved, who come out of their shell during the class.

How we do it

We have specially designed class plans to help engage and stimulate students learning. We use props like flash cards, puppets, instruments and games to support the learning and make it fun! The core learning is done through story-telling and sign language, children learn to associate vocabulary with a particular sign making it easier to remember. 

Sign language trains the brain and helps developing motor skills, sign language keeps children on the move (using their hands) even when sitting and it is also an inclusive tool. 

Read more:

https://movementandlearning.wordpress.com/about/

http://www.creativitypost.com/education/the_benefits_of_movement_in_schools

https://www.edutopia.org/blog/move-body-grow-brain-donna-wilson

http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/104013/chapters/Movement-and-Learning.aspx

http://www.wholechildeducation.org/blog/the-importance-of-movement

 

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