Covid 19 Communication

Dear Parents,

Firstly, we hope you are safe and well and able to enjoy some sunshine and are keeping up your English. We miss our little KidooKids very much and really hope to see them soon.

We appreciate this is a difficult time and hope that the holiday is giving you some time to relax a little.

We want to thank you for your patience in this unprecedented time and thought you would appreciate having an update so that you can see what we have been putting into place and what the team are doing to KidooLand both alive and a safe environment for your children and our staff at this difficult time.

Make yourself a coffee and please then WHY we at KidooLand are continuing to work and did not simply close the doors. The financial challenges that are threatening us and the teachers. HOW we see the future being - our plans for the end of confinement. WHAT you can be doing to help your child and KidooLand right now.

HERE ARE THE 4 STEPS YOU CAN TAKE RIGHT NOW TO HELP

AND SUPPORT YOUR CHILD AND THEIR LITTLE ENGLISH SCHOOL

  1. FROM 27th APRIL JOIN YOUR MON-FRI DAILY DOSES* CLASSES and complete THINKIFIC RESOURCES (Current members should see your emails)

  2. REGISTER FOR A HOLIDAY PROGRAMME (APRIL ONLINE /SUMMER)

  3. RESERVE YOUR PLACE FOR SEPTEMBER NOW & BENEFIT FROM 2019 PRICING

  4. TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND SHARE OUR SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS LINK

In joining us online, not only are you helping your child continue their learning, but you also help to keep the KidooLand team employed and KidooLand alive. For this, we all thank you!

We finish by saying we miss our contact with you at the doors of KidooLands ..If you have any suggestions then the best way to contact us is first by email. Please give your mobile phone number and some options on when is a good time for us to call you back. We will then fit this in around our own home commitments. We are also working from home and will call you from our personal numbers so this may be a masked number.

Stay home, stay safe and enjoy the holidays!

Regards

Many thanks

Antonia Beauvoisin Brown

REMINDER FROM MONDAY 27th April….DAILY DOSES

- The Daily Doses online interactive classes and online library will continue again for all our Wednesday and Saturday students and our older Playgroup students and Adult classes from Monday 27th April. Emails with the secure class links will be sent out on the weekend of 25/26 April. If you have not received your email by 8pm on Sunday 26th April, please contact us:

- Toddler Time will be our Facebook Live focus with Sian after the holidays – ideas to keep the 1-3 year olds amused from your own home. Mon-Friday from 9a.m.

 

WHY ARE WE CONTINUING TO WORK?

Since Monday 16th March, KidooLand has been online for our school aged children and a small number of our younger members.

Monday-Friday, for the last 4 weeks the English teaching team met with small groups of children where we could chat and learn together. We invested in lots of technology to make these as interactive as possible and also to provide a library of resources for you to work on in your own time 24/7,

The team have had a steep learning curve, given the urgency of the crisis and have risen to the challenge well. We have tried to incorporate your suggestions where possible here is what you had to say:

We have provided various online options to keep children’s English going during term time:

  • Start your day the KidooWay with Sian’s daily Facebook Live these are available on replay.

  • Daily Doses (live English classes for school kids)

  • Adult conversation classes

  • Toddler Parents teacher class for ideas on home schooling

  • Library resources, Facebook posts & Live replay at the weekend if you really can’t join us daily. We hope you encourage your kids to review these over the Spring break .

Some of you may wonder why we didn’t just stop work all together. Why we don’t just stop payments and offer “catch up later”. We understand this question and so thought it would be good to answer as best we can.

Education - Continuity is essential in language learning.

  • At the time the confinement began, we had no idea (and still don’t) how long the confinement will last and a break of 2-5 months (if confinement lasted until September for example) would have a hugely negative impact on the children’s English; an extended delay in their learning could be like starting all over again.

  • The importance of logging on regularly has already shown in many of our students a marked improvement in their English and helps us connect directly with you to understand any language issues you may be having

  • We can help you advance your English even through this crisis.

  • Through technology we have been able to use and provide additional resources and library tools so that crisis or not, your child’s English education can continue and they have learnt new skills. If anything, this crisis has shown the team how to adapt to the impersonal and unfriendly online world and make it a really welcoming and positive learning environment for children.

  • In summary, for your child’s well-being and English improvement we are currently encouraging you to meet with us so there is not an interruption in their learning process.