FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Is my child eligible for the programs?
- KinderSTEM program is suitable for children who have already turned 4 years old.
- WeDo 2.0 robotics program is suitable for 5 to 7 years old.
- Mindstorms EV3 robotics program is suitable for 8 years old and above.
6. How do I register and what are the payment methods?
The registration can be done from our end with your details: your name, mobile number & email address, your child's name and birthday.
You can remit the fee via Bank Transfer to our OCBC Current account: 519-390454-001 or via PayNow or PayLah to our UEN no: 201606495K or scan the QR code below:
Do indicate your name as the reference.
Once your payment is confirmed, we will email the receipt to you to complete the registration.
7. Must I pay the full amount upfront?
We require full payment to confirm the registration on a first come first serve basis as our class size is small.
9. What is the make-up lesson policy for the weekly lessons and holiday programs?
10. Will there be any photos or videos taken?
Photos and videos may be taken during the lessons for the purpose of sharing with parents as well as for our social media platforms and marketing materials. Please inform us in advance if you do not wish your child’s photos to be used for such purposes.
11. Are your teachers qualified to conduct lessons for special needs children?
3. Can a trial lesson or an assessment be arranged to ascertain my child’s suitability and interest for the program?
The first lesson of both our KinderSTEM (for 4-year-olds) and WeDo Foundation (for 5-year-olds) can be taken as the trial lesson. The fee of the trial lesson will be equivalent to the fee of one lesson of the program.
There is no trial lesson for the program for older children.
If your child has attended WeDo or Mindstorms robotics lessons before with other learning centres or his/ her school, and would like to continue with us, we will require an assessment (about 20 minutes) to ascertain his/ her proficiency level, especially on coding. After the assessment, we will recommend a suitable level for the child to continue with us. There is no cost for the assessment but a prior appointment needs to be made.
If your child has not attended WeDo or Mindstorms robotics lesson before, he/ she has to begin with the basic program.
4. Can the parent sit in with the child during the trial lesson?
During the trial lesson, our teacher(s) will need to establish a rapport with the new students. This allows the teacher(s) to assess the students from their reactions to ascertain their understanding on the verbal and pictorial instructions to carry out the required tasks. A parent’s presence does not encourage such interactions as the child feels more comfortable with the parent.
Besides, COVID-19 Safe Management Measures allow only the students and teachers to be in the classroom during lessons.
5. My child refuses to enter the centre. Will the class wait for my child before it begins?
It is a good practice to prepare your child, especially prior to attending his or her first lesson. If the child refuses to enter our classroom, his/ her parent or guardian have to calm the child down outside the centre. We will only allow entry to our classroom when the child is ready for the lesson, so as not to disrupt the on-going classes. No refund or make-up class will be given if the child is unable to attend the lesson under such circumstance.
2. Is there a minimum requirement for the child to have to attend the program(s)?
Although there is no pre-requisite for the children to have prior STEM and/ or robotics knowledge to join our programs, a student’s ability to focus during lessons is the most critical requirement for our programs.
Our lessons are objective-oriented and the children understand the concepts mainly through the hands-on activities. Our teaching method is different from the mainstream pre-schools and primary schools. The concepts of the lessons are mostly new to the students and the illustrations of the concepts are verbal, pictorial or through analogies relating to real-life applications. Thus, the students must have the ability to remain focus so they can understand & apply the concepts through the activities and benefit from the lessons.
We understand that each child develops at a different pace and if a child is not yet ready to remain focused for the required duration of the program, he or she can enrol at a later stage so as to benefit from our program(s).
8. What is the refund policy?
Our Refund Policy can be found in our Customers Charter, at the bottom of the page. Alternatively, please copy link - https://www.inventivekids.asia/customers-charter and view it in another tab.