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In-Person Workshops

When are the next in-person workshops?


There are not currently any in-person workshops running. Sign up to our mailing list to find out when we launch new classes.





Little STEAMers

Who leads the classes?


All classes are led by Laura Cross, a trained and experienced teacher. See more information on Laura here.




How many children are in each class?


The live classes can vary in size, but tend to be between 9 and 14 children.




How much do Little STEAMers classes cost?


Classes are:

  • £7.90 for a one-off live interactive class.
  • £19 for monthly Little STEAMers Club membership which includes new live and/or pre-recorded classes twice per month, access to all of our back catalogue of classes, short activity specific videos, as well as bonus content for every topic.




Is there a sibling price?


Our classes and memberships are for a household so you don't need to pay any extra for siblings.




Do you offer trial classes?


You have a few options to try out a class:

  • Choose one our live interactive classes, registering for a free taster ticket via the Little STEAMers Club page of our website.
  • Choose Download Free Class on the Free Little STEAMers Classes page of the website to be access a free pre-recorded class to watch in your own time.
  • Visit our Facebook page and watch one of our previous Facebook Live classes.




What does Little STEAMers Club include?


  • The option to join two live classes per month via Zoom.
  • Unlimited access to our entire back catalogue of classes and topics (currently 50) to do whenever you like.
  • Short activity specific videos for you to dip in and out when you'd rather not do a full class.
  • Bonus content to extend the learning for every topic.
  • Access to our members community Facebook to share ideas and explorations.
  • Discounts off Little STEAMers Kit purchases.




How long is the membership subscription?


Our membership is charged monthly so you can cancel any time you like and won't make any future payments. Your membership will then run until the end of your payment period. We also offer a discounted 6-month membership for the price of 5 months which you pay in one sum at the start of the 6-month period. We don't offer refunds if you end your membership before the end of the period.




How do 2 year olds and 5 year olds manage to access the same classes?


Classes and activities are specially designed by early years experts to be very open-ended so that children access them differently depending on their age. The classes and activities allow developmentally appropriate learning for all ages. For example:

  • 2 year olds: may focus on some of the class and then explore one of the activities with an adult after the class for 5-10 minutes.
  • 3 year old: may focus on most of the class and explore one or two of the activities with an adult after the class for 8-15 minutes.
  • 4 year old: will usually focus on the class and explore two or three activities in more depth, starting to make predictions and observations.
  • 5 year old: will focus on the class and explore two or three activities in more depth, recording observations and integrating reading, writing and maths where appropriate.
As children attend more classes, their understanding and focus will increase. Suggestions are given during the class of how to change the level of the activities for your child. For detailed guidance on your child's likely participation by age as well as information on their educational development and links to the EYFS click here.




How does Little STEAMers contribute to my child's development?


Little STEAMers is specially designed to contribute to many areas of your child's development for a range of ages. For full educational information by age and links to the EYFS Framework, click here.




Can childminders or nurseries join Little STEAMers?


We are currently offering a free one-month trial for childminders to use Little STEAMers in their setting. Email laura@inventorsandmakers.com to get set up with this. We offer packages to nurseries to include EYFS Observation Sheets, Learning Journals and staff guidance and PD training. Enquire by emailing laura@inventorsandmakers.com.





After-School Clubs

Who leads the after-school classes?


The classes are led by trained and experienced teachers with experience in education technology. See more information on our class leaders Laura and Caroline here. Online classes are facilitated by teachers or adults within the school with the planning and teaching led by Laura.




How many children participate in each club?


We have a maximum of 15 children in most of our after-school clubs.




How do I get an after-school club in my school?


Contact us at info@inventorsandmakers.com to enquire about running an after-school club in your school either in person or via facilitated online classes.




What do you do in the after-school clubs?


Each term we will cover a different theme. Examples might include: - Engineer Academy - Entrepreneurship & App Design - Inventing & Making - Video Game Design - Tinkering & Robotics





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