Maidstone South Study Centre

Rowan Davina Foord

Maidstone YMCA (Upper Hall), Melrose Close, Cripple Street, Maidstone, ME15 6BD

About this centre

Ofsted Registered

The Kumon Maidstone South Study Centre provides individualised maths and English programmes for children of all ages and abilities. We also warmly welcome preschoolers for whom there is dedicated support available.

The unique programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study.

The study centre is based at the Maidstone YMCA, located just minutes from the town centre.

Students usually study in class for between 30 minutes to an hour. The atmosphere is calm, friendly and relaxed. Progress is celebrated and our students are rewarded when they reach key milestones in the programmes. Regular parents' evenings are held to keep you updated on your child's progress.

Unlike the process of a traditional tuition provider, Kumon encourages students to take their learning into their own hands. The role of the Instructor is to provide guidance, support and encouragement, allowing the student to develop their own independent learning strategies.

Our students are from the local and neighbouring areas and attend both state and independent schools. Starting at a level appropriate for them, students usually reach a standard equivalent to a year above their school grade or more, within the first year of joining us.

My name is Rowan Davina Foord (known as Davina) and I am the Instructor at the Kumon Maidstone South Study Centre.

I have a strong educational background spanning the early years, primary, secondary and higher education sectors.

As a Kumon parent, I have seen first-hand how the learning method can build a child’s confidence, improve their study skills and demonstrably improve their school performance across all areas of the curriculum. My daughters’ progress through the programmes, together with my personal commitment to children’s education, inspired me to embark on my own Kumon journey as an Instructor.

What I love about the study programmes is they are individually tailored to meet every child’s needs, not dependant on age or curriculum but on ability. The potential is therefore limitless. It is a real pleasure to witness how children, as well as developing core skills in maths and English, have grown in confidence and developed advanced problem-solving skills that will benefit them enormously throughout their lives.

I feel privileged to play a role in your child’s education through the Kumon programmes and I look forward to welcoming you to my centre.

Centre Hours

Monday 4pm - 6pm
Tuesday Non class day
Wednesday Non class day
Thursday 4pm - 6pm
Friday Non class day
Saturday 9am - 11.30am
Sunday Non class day
How long does a class take?
The time taken to complete a day's work may be around 30 minutes per subject. The study time is completely down to each individual and the level of the programme they are currently at.


One-off fee
Registration Fee £40
What is the Registration Fee?
To get your child started with Kumon study you will pay a one-off registration fee to register them as a student
Per month
Per Subject £60

Your child will attend the Kumon study centre for up to two days a week

Five other sets of work completed at home each week
Parking available (Free)
Close to bus
Early learners section
Independent reading area
Ofsted registered
Disabled access available
Family waiting area

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