Q. Is the club open to Reception children?/What years is the club open to?
A. Mad Science After School Clubs are suitable for children in Years 1 to 6. They are not normally offered to children in Reception.
Q. Will you be running the club again at my child's school next term?
Mad Science typically only visits each School once per academic year.
Q. Will the topics be repeated?
A. Topics will not be repeated, each time we visit a School we bring new material so children are more than welcome to attend Mad Science more than once.
Q. Is there an alternative method for payment?
A. Where online registration is offered, payment for the After School Club is processed online using WorldPay. If you have trouble accessing the online system, we can accept bookings along with payment by credit or debit card over the phone, or occasionally by other means. Please call your local office for advice.
Q. Is there a sibling discount?
A. We regret there is no discount for siblings attending Mad Science After School Clubs.
Q. Can I pay weekly?
A. Unfortunately we cannot accept weekly payments for Mad Science After School Clubs.
Q. Can my child attend half the course?
A. Mad Science can typically only accept applications for the full course of the Mad Science After School Club.
Q. Can my child have a taster session?
A. In the interest of fairness, Mad Science does not offer taster sessions within an After School Club. However, each School running a Mad Science After School Club is offered a FREE Mad Science Assembly prior to the start date of the club. This introduces the children to what Mad Science is all about!
Q. Are the experiments dangerous?
A. Every experiment and activity has been chosen carefully to be safe for classroom use. Our instructors are trained in appropriate safety practices and each session is thoroughly risk assessed.The School holds a copy of our public liability insurance. In addition, each kit contains all the necessary Material Safety Data Sheets and COSHH assessments relating to safe practice and full details of any chemicals carried.
Q. Does Mad Science have all relevant paperwork to work in schools?
A. Mad Science holds all relevant paperwork required to work in Schools, all our Mad Scientists hold a current enhanced CRB and carry Photo ID on their person.
Q. Are Mad Scientists First Aid trained?
A. Not all Mad Scientists are First Aid trained, so Mad Science does not guarantee that the Mad Scientist on site is First Aid trained. However, this can be arranged at the School’s request.
Q. Is Mad Science Ofsted registered?
A. Mad Science is not Ofsted registered as we offer a course and not childcare.
Q. Can I pay using Childcare Vouchers?
A. As Mad Science is not a childcare facility, we are unable to accept Childcare Vouchers as a method of payment.