Whilst Children’s University used to be a solely school-based programme, we opened it more widely to families, where a child’s school was not involved or if the child was electively home educated.
When children join, they are given a Passport to Learning, together with a login for Children’s University Online.
Children and families use Children’s University Online to search for fun and enjoyable learning activities that take place outside normal school time. Activities range from trips to tourist destinations, music lessons, sessions in sports clubs, learning a language and much, much more. Families can also access a range of free or low-cost materials to complete at home, such as several Children’s University Challenges. The list of learning activities is growing so the opportunities are endless.
Children’s University is all about developing practical and personal skills, building confidence, and discovering new interests and talents beyond the classroom.
We believe that learning outside school plays a vital role in helping children's development as young learners, confident individuals, and responsible citizens - as well as being vital to their wider well-being. That is why we work hard to bring together a network of high-quality learning providers in the areas we work, and to engage and support children to take part.
Children who participate in Children’s University can learn in a rich range of contexts at home or further afield, experience new places, visit universities and attend their own graduation ceremonies. This adventure introduces children to the joy of learning, brings a sense of wonder in the world around them and develops their confidence and aspirations for the brightest futures.
Where might your family's adventures with Kent Children's University take you this year?
Take a look at our Family Membership poster for more details.