Science for Preschoolers brings the wonderful world of science to children aged 3 to 6 in a engaging and educational way. Our science incursions are specifically tailored for preschool aged children and are perfect for celebrating National Science Week (15th to 23rd August, 2021) or at any time during the year.
We can provide a single incursion or multiple incursions for different groups of children. Our classes can help young children develop a range of life skills such as:
- logical thinking and reasoning
- planning and predicting
- problem solving
- listening and observing
- memory and recall
Our incursions are 45-60 minutes in duration and commence with an interactive presentation. The theory is then applied through fun, hands-on science experiments / activities that focus on the three main natural sciences: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Earth Sciences. The children will experience both a group and individual science experiments. The incursion is then concluded with a science themed story to summarise the concepts learnt.
At the end of the session, a lesson report is given to parents / guardians that summarises the learning areas and objectives of the incursion in order to promote further discussions at home such that learning does not end when the incursion does. Children are also able to take home one of their science experiments to show their parents!
To conduct an incursion, a minimum of 20 children or the equivalent cost of 20 children is required. The incursion includes an instructor and all materials required to perform the science experiments / activities. The cost is $15.00 per child for a 45-60 minute incursion. Please note that our incursion is designed to be an educational session instead of purely being a 'show' or 'performance'.
All our instructors have a current working with children licence and extensive experience working with preschoolers. We also have a very stringent COVID safe policy to keep the children, educators, and our team safe.
Please complete the incursion inquiry form below and we will get back to you to confirm the session details. Once we have confirmed the booking with you, payment is required 1 month prior to the booked incursion date. If you wish to cancel your booking after confirmation, a 20% cancellation fee will apply. Please rest assured that we are offering the option to postpone for COVID related reasons. Numbers must be confirmed at the time of the booking to ensure there is sufficient material available for each child.
For our incursion service, please see our Terms & Conditions.
If you have any questions or require further information, please feel free to Email Us.
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Terms & Conditions: Incursions
Terms & Conditions: Incursion at Centre, Booking by Educator
By using any of our services, you confirm that you have read, understood and accept our terms and conditions as outlined below.
The following definitions apply.
You/your refers to the person making an inquiry or booking for any of our services. “You” may have the role of a director, educator, co-ordinator, assistant, etc. at an educational or childcare centre/facility and “you” represent your centre/facility and confirm that you are authorised to make decisions on behalf of your centre/facility. “You” are an approved guardian and responsibility to ensure the safety of their children at all times.
We/us/our refers to Science for Preschoolers and/or Science for Schoolers and all directors personally and in their capacity as a director, partners of directors, administrators, agents, instructors, and any representatives of Science for Preschoolers and/or Science for Schoolers and our services.
Session/service refers to any service provided by Science for Preschoolers and/or Science for Schoolers. This includes but is not limited to incursions, weekly classes, workshops and any similar activities that you and your place of work participate in.
Our terms and conditions may be updated at any time without notice and you must agree to the latest terms and conditions that are outlined on our website.
In inquiring about or booking any session with us, you release and forever discharge us from all claims that you and/or your centre may have or may have had arising from, or in connection with, your place of education and our service. Also, you indemnify, will keep indemnified and hold us harmless, to the extent permitted by law in respect of any claim as a result of or in connection with our services.
You agree that we will not be liable for any injuries, damages or losses caused whilst delivering our services/activities. You warrant that any child has no medical condition or receiving treatment for any illness, disorder or injury which would render it unsafe for the child to take part in any of our sessions. You agree to advise us immediately in the event of any child contracting any ailment likely to be detrimental to the health of others or sustaining any relevant injury. You have read and consent for the children to participate in our session and understand the risks involved and further agree to be bound by our operations.
Booking Notification & Confirmation
The booking process begins when you complete and submit an incursion inquiry for your centre using the online form on our website. When the form is submitted, you confirm that the information provided is accurate and correct at that time. You agree to be communicated via email, SMS or phone.
For our services to be sustainable, we require a minimum of 20 children for a session however if there is less than 20 children, then the cost of the session will still be calculated as if it will be for 20 children. Once we receive your inquiry, you will be sent a booking notification with session details. If we do not receive a written request to cancel/amend the booking within 72 hours of the notification, your booking will be considered confirmed and a cancellation fee is now applicable (20% of the booking). You will then receive a booking confirmation email.
All booked sessions are subject to change under our discretion. While we use our best efforts to deliver a session according to the agreed date and time, in some instances changes may be required due to unforeseen circumstances (i.e. staff illness, traffic conditions, material shortages). Therefore, we cannot always guarantee that your session will be delivered as per the booking. Any changes will be communicated to those affected. If we are running late to a session, you will be notified and it will be up to you to decide whether the particular session should continue or if it should be rescheduled. If it is best to reschedule the session, then we will endeavour to find a suitable date and time for you, however should we be unable to, then you are entitled to a refund for the session.
If your booking has been confirmed and you wish to change the date/time of a session, you must provide us with at least 24 hours notice in writing. If you fail to notify us within 24 hours of the session, the session will be considered cancelled and not rescheduled and you will be required to pay a cancellation fee for the session equal to 20% of the session fee.
If you wish to cancel a booking after the booking has already been confirmed, you agree to notify us in writing and pay a cancellation fee equal to 20% of the booking invoice. This fee is to cover our administrative costs as well as the costs of any materials that we have already purchased in preparation of your session. Failure to pay this cancellation fee will attract debt recovery/legal fees.
If we need to cancel a session for whatever reason, you will be notified and we will endeavour to reschedule the session to a suitable date and time, however should we be unable to, then you are entitled to a refund for the session.
All invoices that you receive must be processed in a timely manner such that the total amount is paid no later than one month prior to the first booked session. We have the right to cancel the booking if payment is not received by the due date stated on the invoice.
Our instructors will require car parking when visiting your centre. You must be able to provide a car parking space that is free of charge and conveniently located close to the session room. If this is not possible, you must let us know before the booking is confirmed and an additional cost may be applied to the invoice should we need to arrange car parking at an external facility. If free car parking is not available and you fail to let us know prior to the confirmed booking, you must provide a cash payment to the instructor on the day to cover the cost of parking.
You or a suitably qualified and approved educator from your will be required to be present for the duration of each session. We are not a registered child care provider. We are therefore not licensed to care for children without the presence of an approved guardian.
From time to time, we may take a photo/video of a particular science activity during your session. These photos/videos will not be of a child but of the equipment/materials we use or the final product of an experiment for our records and teaching materials. Photos/videos of a child will not be taken without the formal written permission from the childs parent/guardian.
If you wish to take photos/videos of anything from our session including our equipment, materials, or our instructors, you must obtain formal written approval from us prior to the session.
Food and Drink
The consumption of food or drink is prohibited during any of our session(s).
Children are required to wear closed toe shoes at all times during the session. The activities in our sessions might be messy and it is expected that children may soil their clothes during a session. You must take this into consideration and have necessary protective items such as art smocks on hand and ready for use if required.
The exact duration of our sessions can vary to that what is stated on our website and any information provided. Although, we aim to commence and finish a session at the specified time, there may be unforeseen circumstances that prevent us from commencing and finishing a session at the agreed time.
Content and Materials
You acknowledge that we use our best endeavours to ensure that the equipment and materials used in our sessions are safe and fit for purpose however acknowledge that all experiments and activities should be considered inherently dangerous and accept any inherent associated risks.
The list of activities and photographs provided on our website and other advertising material are for illustration purposes only. We cannot guarantee that the creations will turn out exactly as shown on the photographs as the final outcome will depend on the participants ability level and the materials available at the time.
We reserve the right to change the list of activities provided without prior notice. We reserve the right to change or substitute ingredients / materials used in science or craft activities. You understand that the colours, size, texture, shape, etc. of the final outcome may vary depending on the materials used, participants ability level, ‘curing’ time, and a host of other factors. Science experiments, due to their very nature, might not always end with the expected results. The outcome would depend on the participants ability level and how well instructions have been followed.