The centre has been in Hale Barns since 2013 and is a thriving part of the local community. It is based in a conveniently located church hall, which is spacious, bright and airy. The centre has a separate parent waiting area to allow students to remain focused within the study setting, and a 20 space car-park.
Kumon is suitable for all abilities and ages, with students at the centre currently ranging from two to 14 years old. Some students are long-term advocates of the Kumon Method and some have just recently started at the centre, with new students starting regularly. Younger students benefit from the dedicated early learner area where one-to-one support is available if needed. Gradually, as they become more independent, these students will work on their own. Students spend approximately 35-40 minutes in the centre, up to twice a week.
The five members of staff whole-heartedly support each child’s individual needs and specialise in different roles including ‘mental maths’, supporting early learners, or marking and recording classwork. All staff enhance their own knowledge of the Kumon programmes and further improve the quality of support at the centre by completing daily worksheet study.
All students have access to a lending pool of books, many of which are on the Kumon Recommended Reading List. Children can borrow these books for free and are actively encouraged to try new genres, authors or styles of book.
The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study.