FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Is my child eligible for the programs?


Our programs cater to children aged 4 to 14 years and we do not require him/her to have prior STEM and/ or robotics knowledge. Our KinderSTEM program is suitable for 4 to 5 year olds. Our WeDo 2.0 program is suitable for 5 to 7 year olds. Our Mindstorms EV3 program is suitable for 8 year olds and above.




4. How do I register and what are the payment methods?


The registration can be done from our end with your details: your name & 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.




5. Must I pay the full amount upfront?


Yes, we require full payment to confirm the registration on a first come first serve basis as our class size is small.




6. Will there be a make-up lesson if my child is unable to attend the class?


We will provide only one make-up lesson for regular WeDo & Mindstorms programs for reasons other than the student being sick (supported with medical certificate). For KinderSTEM, we will only provide 1 make-up lessons per Term. The make-up lesson will be arranged at the discretion and prerogative of Inventive Kids Pte Ltd. However, if it is the last lesson for the program, there will be no make-up lesson provided. For holiday programs, if the lesson missed is on the last day of the school holiday, the student will have to attend weekly programs instead. If the lesson missed is a special themed workshop, the student will have to wait for the next holiday and no refund will be provided. The duration of the WeDo & Mindstorms make-up lessons is 1 hour 30 minutes while make-up lessons for Kinder STEM is 1 hour. In the event where the date and timing of the make-up lesson have been confirmed and the child does not turn up, the lesson is considered completed and without any refund.




7. Will there be any photos or videos taken?


Photos and videos may be taken during the workshop sessions for the purpose of sharing with parents as well as for our social media platforms and marketing materials. Please inform the trainer in advance if you do not wish your child’s photos to be used for such purposes.




8. How many days in advance must I register my child for the programs?


At least 3 days in advance. However, your registration is confirmed only after payment has been received.




12. Are your trainers qualified to conduct lessons for special needs children?


Inventive Kids is an inclusive organisation that aims to develop children of every background through our programs. However, our trainers are not trained to teach children with special needs at the moment. We seek your kind understanding in disclosing your child's medical information or learning ability to us so that we can determine if we are appropriately trained to ensure that your child will benefit from the program. We assure you that this information will remain within the company. We apologise for the inconvenience caused.




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 1 (for 5-year-olds) can be treated as the trial lesson. The fee of this trial lesson will be equivalent to the fee of one lesson of the program.

There is no trial lesson for WeDo Basic (6 – 7-year-olds) and Mindstorms Basic Movement (8-year-old & above) as both programs consist of only two lessons. Furthermore, children of this age group will be able to verbalise their interest and understanding of the lessons well to their parents.

If your child has attended WeDo or Mindstorms robotics lessons before, either with other learning centres or his/ her school, and would like to continue with us, we will require an assessment (of 20 to 30 minutes) to ascertain his/ her proficiency level, especially on programming. 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 will begin with the basic program.




9. Can the parent sit in with the child during the trial lesson?


Parents will not be allowed to sit in with the child during lessons, including the trial lesson. Our students are expected to be independent learners so as to be able to benefit from our programs. Secondly, a parent’s presence may also distract other students. Besides, due to the COVID-19 situation, our safe management measures allow only the students and teachers to be in the classroom during lessons.




10. 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)?


The ability to focus during lessons is the most critical requirement for our programs. Our lessons are objective-oriented, and our teaching method is different from 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 to relate to real-life applications. Thus, the students are required to focus and pay attention so they can apply the concepts through the activities and benefit from the lessons.

As every child develops at a different pace, 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 to so as to better benefit from our program.




11. Will there be a make-up lesson if my child is unable to attend the class?


Our make-up lesson policy is as follows:

Make-up lessons for weekly classes:

We will provide only one make-up lesson for the weekly programs for reasons other than the student being sick (supported with medical certificate).

Scheduling of make-up lessons:

the make-up lessons will be scheduled according to the availability of the teachers and at the discretion of Inventive Kids.

WeDo Basic & Intermediate and Mindstorms Basic Movement programs:

Make-up lesson has to be taken within a 10-day period from the date of absence.

WeDo Tougher Robots and Mindstorms Continue Missions programs:

No make-up lesson is needed so long the student completes the number of lessons according to the payment. Make-up lesson for the WeDo Tougher Robots will be arranged when necessary at the last few lessons of the 5 or 10 lessons payment.

KinderSTEM

we will only provide 1 make-up lessons per Term and the duration is 1 hour. The make-up lesson will be arranged at the discretion and prerogative of Inventive Kids Pte Ltd. However, there will be no make-up lesson provided for the missed lesson is the last lesson of the Term.

School holiday workshops:

if the lesson missed is the final session or on the last day of the school holiday, the student will have to attend the same lesson conducted during our weekly class, when the timing becomes available. If the lesson missed is a special themed workshop, the student will have to wait for the next holiday and no refund will be provided.

No show:

In the event where the date and timing of the make-up lesson have been confirmed and the student does not turn up, the lesson is considered completed and no refund will be made.





FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS