Mini Professors Science Classes Croydon & East Surrey

Mini Professors Science Classes Croydon & East Surrey

Welcome to Mini Professors,the first science program that has been designed specifically for children

Operating as usual

08/01/2024

Happy Monday! Okay, for our budding scientists, why not start this week with a very interesting fact..... It's hard to imagine just how big the sun is - it's huge! ☀

31/12/2023

🎉 Prof Mirela here! ✨
🙏🏼 A BIG THANK YOU to our incredible Mini Professors families for a fantastic year of science adventures! 🚀
Your support means the world to me. 🌍

Here's to more magical moments and discovering the wonders of science together in the coming year! 🎆
Let's spread the joy of learning and exploration! 🧪🔍 🎊

29/12/2023

Did you know we run children's parties too?

Children love learning about the world around them and they love parties too! Why not combine these loves with the bonus of them learning scientific principles?

Our Mini Professors parties are ideal for children from 3 to 8 years old and are suitable for occasions such as a birthday, Christmas/Easter/end of a term school celebration and school fairs.

Whatever your event we promise to make it extraordinary with a range of themes to choose from and our enthusiastic class practitioners.

Visit www.miniprofessors.com to find out more and message me to book a party 👍

25/12/2023

❄A very Merry Christmas to all of our fantastic Professors and their families! We hope you have wonderful and restful break and we can't wait to see you all in January! 🎅🎄☃️

Warm wishes,
Professor Mirela 💙

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Looking for something Christmassy to do with your your budding scientists?

Have a go at making jumping snowmen or Christmas trees using static electricity. 🎄

Keep scrolling right to find out how, as well as the science behind this experiment!

22/12/2023

Children (and grown-ups too 😉) love the magic of science.

They love to see the impossible become possible.

They love seeing real world science brought to life.

And they love finding out "why."

Our Mini Professors classes give your little ones the chance to learn about science but also to develop many other skills too.

Have you tried our classes already? Join us in the new year for more magical science adventures.

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Still looking for Christmas gift inspiration? Do need any last minute ideas?

With so much choice online and in shops today it's easy to feel overwhelmed when buying Christmas presents.

So here are a few science-related gifts to help you:

1. Books - ignite their imagination with non-fiction books full of facts about the world around us, animals, the human body or space.

2. Experiment or Chemistry set - there are lots of different chemistry and experiment sets out there. These are loads of fun and teach kids about science in a really hands-on way.

3. Magnetic building blocks or toys - whilst these might not seem like an obvious science-related present, they are great for teaching kids about magnets, as well as learning how to create different shapes and objects.

4. Bug hunting set - most children will love bug hunting so having a dedicated set for this activity is ideal.

5. Telescope - this is the perfect gift for space lovers and is something that the whole family can use too.

It doesn't matter whether or not the child you are buying for has taken an interest in science (yet!) They will learn lots about science from these presents without even knowing it.

18/12/2023

🌟 Here's another reason to love Mini Professors: 💭✨

Ever wondered how to spark critical thinking in your little one? Mini Professors has the answer! 🧠🚀 Join our classes for a journey into decision-making, pattern-spotting, and creative exploration. 🎨💡

🔍 From making predictions to problem-solving, our sessions are the secret sauce to nurturing those thinking skills ☺ 🌈 Ready to add a sprinkle of curiosity to your child's learning adventure? Join our Mini Professors classes! 🌟👩‍🔬

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WOW your kids with this magic trick (that's actually a science experiment!)

All you'll need is:

-A piece of paper
-A marker pen
-A glass
-Some water

Let us know how you get on!

12/12/2023

Did you know? We read a story every week that connects to our science topic to include an important literacy link in class? 📚 📖

We also encourage asking and answering lots of questions and discussing predictions and results of our experiments. 🗣️

Another reason to love Mini Professors! 👩‍🔬👨‍🔬

Why not come and take advantage of our three weeks trial?


10/12/2023

Whoooooppppsss….non-Newtonian fluid spill alert!

The cornflour and water mixture on these mats got forgotten about after all the fun in a recent Mini Professors class.

A quick power (shower) hose later and the mats are now looking as good as new (phew!)

Let us know if you found this video as satisfying as us to watch....

07/12/2023

Another reason why Mini Professors sessions are great for your little ones! We can support development of all sorts of motor skills with a range of hands on and brains on experiments and activities, including:

🥄 Pouring and stirring all sorts of mixtures including slime, gloop and sand!

🤸‍♀️ Physical movement - wiggling like a caterpillar, jumping to test gravity or running to raise our heart rates!

🧪 Squeezing pipettes with our fingers, modelling with playdough or making salt dough fossils!

✂️ Cutting out and gluing to make model skeletons, thaumatropes or the life cycle of a butterfly!

📝 Drawing, emergent writing and mark making when designing robots, making shape rubbings or colouring in pictures!

Join us and see for yourself! 😊👍👨🏼‍🔬👩🏽‍🔬🧑‍🔬👩🏿‍🔬

05/12/2023

Children make the best scientists.

They are naturally inquisitive and want to learn about the world around them.

So whilst those "whys" might get a little annoying at times, the more questions your little one asks, the more they are learning!

28/11/2023

How coming along to Mini Professors can help with.... Social Skills?

Well, there are so many opportunities throughout a Mini Professors session that support the development of social skills.

🧪The activities and experiments we do in class can require turn taking as well as working together to reach a successful result.

🗣The teaching and story sections require listening but also allow for lots of opportunities to ask and answer questions.

👥 Developing these social skills can help children to build self-confidence and positive relationships with others as well as improving their ability to communicate effectively.

🧠 Research suggests children with strong social skills tend to have better mental health and overall well-being.

💙Has your Mini Professor made a new friend in class? I love watching new friendships blossom. Or when the Mini Professors encourage and celebrate each other, it's so lovely to witness.

24/11/2023

⛄Our Winter Term is starting this weekend ❄✨

I'm very excited to share with you topics that we will cover.

Limited spaces are still available for some classes, so don't delay and grab your spot 👍
Check out our timetable here - https://www.miniprofessors.com/eastsurrey
(link also in our bio) 😊

To everyone that has already booked, I've sent you the specific set of topics via email, for the different age specific classes . 🗒

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Our Mini Professors programmes cover:

-Preschool classes - These classes are a unique opportunity for children to learn about science while spending time with their parent, grandparent or care giver.

-Nursery classes - Our expert class practitioners can visit your nursery to lead a fun and engaging science lesson.

-Primary School Programmes - Our highly trained class practitioners can visit your school to deliver a science programme that has been designed specifically for early years and Key Stage 1 children

-Parties - combine your child's love of science with a party! Suitable for occasions such as birthdays and school end of term parties, our class leaders will take care of everything for you.

-After School Clubs - We can help deliver a one-off session for after school clubs such as Brownies and Cubs.

So, if you're a parent, teacher or group leader and are interested in finding out more about our classes, head to www.miniprofessors.com

14/11/2023

🌟✨ Professor Mirela here, your Mini Professors guide to the magical world of science! 🧪🚀 We're over the moon with joy as we've recently received a few dazzling 5-star reviews! 🌈💫

A heartfelt thank you to our amazing Mini Professors families for sharing the love and making us feel like science rockstars! 🤩👩‍🔬 Your support means the universe to us. 🌌🌍

We're on a mission to spark curiosity and inspire young minds, and your positive words fuel our passion even more! 🚀🌟

Keep exploring, keep learning, and remember, Science is all around us! 🌈✨

🚀👩‍🔬

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Get hands on with this super simple science experiment!

All you'll need to teach your children about oxidisation is a lemon, a glass and some dull pennies.

Love experiments like this? Head to www.miniprofessors.com to find out more about our science classes for kids.

05/11/2023

🔥🎆Wishing you all a wonderful Bonfire Night tonight 🔥🎆

Are your children having sparklers? 🎇

Did you know?! A sparkler reaches temperatures of 1000-1600°c 🌡, for comparison volcanic lava 🌋 erupts at about 700-1200°c 🌡! ♨

Here are our top tips:

🎇Wear gloves 🧤
🎇Stick the sparkler in a carrot 🥕 so you can hold it safely
🎇Hold well away from your body and others
🎇Don’t take sparklers to public displays
🎇Always have somewhere to put used sparklers (bucket of water or dirt) 🗑

I hope you'll have a great time, make loads of memories, but please remember to be safe! 👍

03/11/2023

📣 Booking now OPEN for our Winter Term 📣

Come and join me for another exciting term of science and amazing experiments 🤩

The Winter Term will start on:
- For Friday classes at Whyteleafe Park Pavilion (2-5yo) - from 24th of November till 19th of January - 6 weeks long;

- For Saturday classes at Bramley Hill Centre - from 25th of November till 10th of February - 9 weeks long. For Saturday there is a minor adjustment to the age range for my 1pm class, here are your options: 2-3yo class at 9.45am, 3-5yo class at 11.15am and 3-7yo class at 1pm;

- For Monday classes at 18th Purley Scouts HQ, Sanderstead - from 27th of November till 19th of February - 9 weeks long - class options are 2-5yo and Home Ed class for 4-8yo.

You can book for Full Term Or if you're new to Mini Professors you can try our 3 weeks Trial option first - available for £25 (new customers only)!

Join me, Professor Mirela, for interactive hands on experiments, stories, a bespoke video and a different science topic every week!

Visit our page (link below) to view full timetable details and secure your space NOW! 👍

https://www.miniprofessors.com/eastsurrey/home

Only limited spaces are available!

⭐ If your preferred class is fully booked, please make sure you sign up to the waiting list; that way as soon as a space becomes available OR a new class is announced, you will be the first to know! 👍

Photos from Mini Professors Science Classes Croydon & East Surrey's post 27/10/2023

Fine motor skills take a while to develop and it's no wonder…the anatomy of human hands is pretty complex!

Did you know the structures that enable hand function to occur include:

-27 bones within the wrist and hand,
-knuckle joints that flex and straighten the fingers and thumb
-ligaments and tendons that connect the bones together and prevent abnormal bending of the joints
-muscles that guide finger movements
-a vast network of nerves and blood vessel

Follow us for more scientific facts like this.

24/10/2023

To all my current customers, you’ve got mail! Priority Booking is now open for our Winter Term, please see full details in your email.

If you haven’t received emails from me today, please get in touch! 👍🏼

Waitlist customers, you’ll receive an email from me early next week 👍🏼

Booking for everyone else will open on Friday 3rd of November.

24/10/2023

Stuck for activities this October half term?

Head to our blog page to find a huge range of cool science experiments you can try at home: https://www.miniprofessors.com/news (Link in our bio 👍)

Let us know which ones you'll be trying.

22/10/2023

It's half term time. Here is a little reminder from me, that there will be no classes for the next two weeks.

Classes will be back on:
for Friday customers - 10th of November
for Saturday customers - 11th of November
for Monday customers - 13th of November (or 30th of October for those of you joining me for our Halloween Special! 🎃)

I'm working hard in the background to open bookings for our winter term and also working on lots of other exciting things I can offer you going forward.

Don't worry, I'll be posting experiments ideas for you to try with your budding scientists until we are back in class 😊

Prof M 💙

13/10/2023

Children love a science experiment!

And there's no better way to learn about science than being hands on.

Here at Mini Professors we have a go at lots of cool science experiments in our classes.

But you can try some of them at home too.

Check out our favourite colour activities and experiments by reading this blog: https://www.miniprofessors.com/colouractivities - you can find a quick link to the blog in our bio 👍

11/10/2023

🎃 Spooky Science - Halloween Special - Update 🎃

Not long now till our first Halloween Special on Saturday 21st of October. Limited spaces are available, so don't delay and book today 👍

The classes are not scary and suitable for children 2years and older 👌

In this hour long Special we'll be investigating colour changing potions, some fizzy potions and creating magic science pictures! 🎃🦇👻⚗️🧪❤️

🎃 WHEN & WHERE?
- Saturday 21st October (9.45am for 2-3year olds & 11:30am for 3-7year olds) at Bramley Hill Centre; and
- Monday 30th October (10am-11am for 3-7year olds) at 18th Purley Scouts HQ - A little change to Monday classes - the two original classes are now merged to one class to accommodate 3-7year olds children (so siblings can join in too) and is now starting at *10am*

🎃 COST? Ticket cost £15/child and siblings discount is available!
❗️Message me for the discount code *prior to completing your booking*❗️ Discount cannot be applied after payment has been made.

🎃Classes will include a little spooky gift to take home. 🎁

10/10/2023

Our classes are about so much more than science!

Whilst we provide your little ones with the opportunity to learn about science, we support the development of many other skills too.

From strengthening their hands and developing their fine motor skills, to supporting their social milestones and social play, there's so much that your child takes away from a Mini Professors class!

Head to the link in bio to find out more and book a class.

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What happens during a Mini Professors class? 🥼

Well, it goes without saying that the experiments are generally the most loved part of class for the Mini Professors 😂

❓Apart from the experiments what part of the class does your little one enjoy the most? (I’m guessing the stickers at the end might rate quite highly!) ❓

27/09/2023

🍂 📣 UPDATE Autumn Term TIMETABLE📣 🍂

A new venue & class added to our timetable 🤩 see below for full details ⬇

Remember, our classes are not a course, so you can join in anytime 👍

⭐NEW VENUE⭐:

- Fridays at Whyteleafe Park Pavillion - term starts on 29th September till 17th November - the full term will be 6 weeks long and cost £60.

Availability update:

-For Saturdays - Spaces now only available for our 4 to 7 year olds class 🟢

-For Mondays - Spaces now only available for our 2 to 5 year olds class 🟢

Three week trial:
- If you're new to Mini Professors you can try our 3 weeks Trial option first - available for £25 (new customers only)!

Join Professor Mirela for interactive hands on experiments, stories, a bespoke video and a different science topic every week!

Visit our page (www.miniprofessors.com/eastsurrey/home ) to view full timetable details and secure your space NOW! 👍

⭐ If your preferred class is fully booked, please make sure you sign up to the waiting list; that way as soon as a space becomes available OR a new class is announced, you will be the first to know! 👍

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About the classes

Welcome to Mini Professors, the first science programme that has been designed specifically for preschool children.

Our 40 minute themed sessions make science fun and enjoyable for pre-school children. With more than 70 different topics spanning 2 years, your child will learn something new each week ranging from germs to chromatography or making clouds, as well as the all time favourites such as dinosaurs and space.

Each session has 2 hands-on experiments, there is a specific story and a 2 minute bespoke video about the topic of the day. It is lots of fun and there is normally a 'I didn't know that!' moment for the parents too.

Our Mini Professors get to wear their own mini lab coats and learn about the basic principles of scientific experimentation, whilst having loads of fun and generally getting stuck in.

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🎃 Happy Halloween 🎃Hope you’ll all have lots of fun 👻P.s. there are no classes this Monday 🕸️
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Website

https://linktr.ee/eastsurrey

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 14:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 14:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 14:30
Thursday 09:00 - 16:30
Friday 09:00 - 13:30
Saturday 09:00 - 14:30