Terms and Conditions
■ The Autumn Term starts on Tuesday 22d September and ends on Friday 4th December 2020, for a total of 10 weeks. There are no classes during half-term (w/c 26th October). Tuesday and Friday classes are the same.
■ Due to Covid-19, all classes this term will be held online via Zoom.
■ Each class lasts 30 minutes with a maximum of 8 families/window.
The full 10 week online course on Zoom will cost £50 per child/window and siblings can attend free of charge.
PAYG bookings will not be available for online classes. Classes run on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11-11.30am and 1 to 1.30pm. The classes are suitable for children aged 0 to 5 years old.
■ If you are unable to attend one of your regular classes you may make up the missed class by attending the other class in the week. Please check for availability before attending a different class, at least 24 hours in advance.
We are unable to give refunds for missed classes that you are not able to make up as described above.
■ Please make sure Zoom is already installed on your device so that you will just be able to click on the link I'll send you by email. You will then be taken to the waiting room and I will let you in at the start time. Please ensure that your children's names are displayed on your device rather than yours. You can change this in your settings. Please also ensure that your camera is switched on so.
I will need to mute you at times during the session (during story time for example) but most of the session will be interactive and the children will be able to participate in full.
■ At French Frogglers we let the child be the guide. At this early age, not participating in an activity is entirely appropriate. As with anything new it often takes a few weeks for children to settle in to the classes, and it is not expected that they will want to join in with everything straight away, or be able to concentrate for the full session to begin with. After all, part of the reason for coming to the classes is to develop these (as well as many other) skills, and this does take time. Our group activities are encouraged but we never want to force a child to participate; rather we feel that each child should be able to join the activities at his or her own pace.
Children learn in different ways, some will participate, some will learn by watching and others by listening. We often hear from parents that a child who seemed not to be participating will repeat the songs and activities later at home. It is worth noting, though, that the more enthusiastic you are about the activities, the more likely your child is to want to join in, and the quicker they will feel at ease.
It can also be seen that children progress much more quickly in the skills that the classes promote when the classes become part of their weekly routine, rather than something that they attend now and then. Once they settle in and become used to the classes most people find that the child’s enjoyment of the sessions and their level of development increases enormously.