Why Coding?

Coding is essential to help students thrive in a future driven by technology.

Coding teaches children the skills and mindset that will last a lifetime.

Play

We believe in using play to establish the early steps of coding and STEM thinking.

Our dynamic and responsive coding program combines unplugged play to help children understand and translate programming concepts to positive screen time.

Code

Coding isn't about what you know.

It's about what you discover through exploration, imagination and enthusiasm.

Children create, and write code to make their digital interactive stories, games and animations.

The First Class Coders Approach.

The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted the need for digital skills and literacy. The tech sector has and will continue to experience unmet demand as the tech skills shortage increases.

With the opportunities that coding provides, many parents would like their children to learn computer programming . But not every school offers children this chance.

There are a lack of opportunities for the youngest minds to positively engage with tech, learn vital computer programming and digital  skills for the future.

As a result, many forward-thinking grownups are seeking out First Class Coders, as we make learning 21st century skills accessible for the youngest of minds.

Children learn to code without needing to read or write. Our coding & robotics classes and courses are designed to teach these skills to children age 5-10 years. In an easy, playful and fun way. 

Our unique approach gives each child a solid grounding in programming and helps them to develop critical thinking, problem solving skills in an enjoyable and non-pressured environment.

Frequently Asked 
Questions

Do I need to be a techy grownup to bring my child to class?


Not at all, you won't be expected to do anything technical or scary! In fact, at our family and community learning sessions, we encourage the grownups to sit on their hands and be amazed by how much their child learns and can do in the just one First Class Coders session. Our apporach is about learning through play and our experienced staff will help you with anything that you need.




Why teach coding & robotics at such a young age?


Coding helps children to think critically and learn to solve problems in a logical and creative way. Coding is literacy in the digital age and its important that children undertand the tech around them. Having children learn coding at a young age prepares them for their future. Coding helps children with communication, creativity, maths, writing and confidence. Early intervention addresses stereotypes, as children as young as 6 internalise stereotypes that STEM, Computer Science and coding are for boys.




My child is a bit nervous in new situations can I stay?


Rest assured, we get it! some anxiety in new situations can be a good thing, and very normal. Our classes are run with the highest standards and with your best interests at heart. We encourage grownups to stay close by, usually the children "forget" about their grown ups when the devices come out.




Will this be too hard for young children?


No, our classes and courses are designed for children as young as 4 years old. They are suitable for children who cannot read and write yet. We encourage all grownups to book a trial class so you can see for yourself why so many parents and children love First Class Coders!




Are your online courses live classes?


Our classes and courses are designed to be accessible to all, our online classes are live classes. We also deliver 1-2-1 private tution which combines live and pre-recorded lesson/coding challenges. Students watch HD instructional video lessons, pause the video, design, create and code and then test their work.




I love what you do! How do I join First Class Coders?


We love what we do too! We are looking for friendly, creative, enthusiastic people who have a desire and passion to inspire the next generation. Our superstar team has a strong background in engaging and encouraging the next generation of creative thinkers. They are DBS checked, fully trained, professionally vetted and have a passion for what they do. Please contact us: marsha@firstclasscoders.co.uk We look forward to seeing you #PlayCodeGrow with us!




Do you offer a trial class?


Of course, we encourage you to do a trial class - we have so many options (online, in-person, school holiday & community workshops) to experience our coding and robotics classes. Have a look at the classes & locations page and select the right trial class option for you.





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Grow

First Class Coders gives children the fundamental skills needed to start on their coding journey.

Students to grow, progress and develop their technical ability to create more complex programs.

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