What do I need to bring to class? Just you and your child. We provide everything else!
What do I wear? For Kindermusik classes, children should come comfortably dressed and be ready to go barefoot or with socks only. Caregivers simply wear clothes that are easy to get up and down, off the floor.
Do I need to participate in classes? Full caregiver attendance and participation is required for your child's success in Level 1, 2 and 3 classes. However, Level 3 classes there is often a little less required, depending on the independence of your child. Level 4 classes, children participate independently, with parents joining in for the last 5 minutes.
Where are your classes located? Our North Perth Studio is located at 540 Charles St North Perth. (Corner of Charles and Hilda St.) Our Iluka Studio is located at the Joondalup Sports Association - 6 Miami Beach Promenade Iluka. Can I bring my pram to class? Certainly! However please be aware that there are 6 steps at the front of the North Perth Studio.
How many children are in a class? Classes can range in size from a minimum of 4 children, to a maximum of 11. Can I bring a sibling to class with us? Younger siblings can attend classes for free, if they are under 12 months of age. Younger siblings over 12 months will be able to participate in the class, therefore there will be a sibling enrolment fee. Older siblings are generally not permitted to participate in a younger age group class. What if my child cries? All young children cry at least sometimes! It is very common for some children to cry or feel overwhelmed in their first 2-3 classes. With patience, familiarity and regular attendance each week, your child will soon settle and thrive.
What if my child doesn't join in, wanders around or has a tantrum? Children all have their days, where they may be feeling out of sorts, or not behaving in their usual way. That's ok! Everyone in the class is a parent, so completely understands what life is like with young children! Dependent on the age of the child your teacher will offer suggestions on how to best engage your child with the learning environment. Young children are peripheral learners. Meaning, they learn through all of their senses. Children that appear disengaged are taking on board lots of learning through listening and watching. You may notice your child imitating something that they learnt in class later on in the day, as children take longer than adults to process information. Please rest assured your young child cannot help but learn - and each child learns in their own way in their own time. If your child does tantrum during class, we find the best solution is to step outside for a moment with them, then return a short while later when they are calm, and ready to participate. This allows your child the space to feel calm, and allows the class to continue uninterrupted.
How long is a class? Level 1, 2 and 3 classes are 45 mins, and Level 4 & 5 classes are 60 minutes. Do you offer casual attendance? No. Young children learn best in an environment of continuity and repetition, only achieved by regular attendance. Class numbers are limited, and only available to those enrolled for the term.
Do you offer a free trial? No, but we do offer a $24 Introductory Class which allows you to try a single Kindermusik class of your choice. Bookings can be made here.
How much are classes? Please refer to the individual class pages for information on pricing - found in the "Quick Details."
How are payments for classes accepted? Fees are charged in monthly instalments by signing up for our payment provider Ezidebit (Direct Debit) via credit card or Bank Account, on enrolment.
What is included in my monthly fee? Please refer to relevant program page for details on inclusions (found within the Quick Details.)
How do I cancel my enrolment at the studio? Your enrolment at our studio continues until such time as you give 30 days notice in writing via email.
I'm confused about which is the best class for my child, as there is some age group overlap between classes? Our classes are designed with overlaps in age ranges, as young children develop at different rates. If your child is (for example) a Kindy age child who is the youngest in their class, you may like to enrol them in the younger age group option. If in doubt, please get in touch, as we are more than happy to advise which class may best suit your child