FAQ (frequently asked questions)

Here are some answers to questions you may have about the connected kids course.

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Yes!

For the foundation level we don't require this but we do encourage you to start meditating to support your teaching practice.

Kids like to copy the adults around them... and your teens may think it's a bit hypocritical of you trying to get them to meditate when you don't!

You can also try our online course - Learn mindfulness - if you are new to meditation, we also offer an online mindfulness course for beginners - Mindfulness course >>>

The online course lets you determine your own start date. It has the same content as the classes. The professional level online includes an online, live classroom with the founder Lorraine E Murray.

The workshops allow you to interact and ask the trainer questions during the course, and sometimes we add in extra information that is appropriate to the needs of the group.

Absolutely.

Foundation level is for parents/carers who want to teach their own kids.

Professional level is for those who want to become a Kids Meditation Teacher.

With each level of the course you receive a certificate

  • Foundation online/workshop - certificate of completion/attendance
  • Professional Level online - Connected Kids Tutor certificate for insurance. c

Our course is designed to help you teach all age groups (toddlers to teens). Even in foundation level you'll learn how to create bespoke meditations for your kids/teens.

The professional level covers working with special education needs in children.

At the moment, courses take place in the UK and Ireland.

The venue info is available here - Venue info >>>

If you give us 4 weeks notice you can transfer to another date.

If less than 4 weeks notice...it's at our discretion and will involve an admin fee. You may be able to take the online course instead.

If we cancel the course then you will receive a full refund or the option to take the course on another date or online.

No - you will be given the option to extend it for another 6 months for a small admin fee.

We include mindfulness as part of our programme,

However we offer a wider range of meditation styles to suit different needs and abilities of children and teens - especially those with additional support needs.

We limit the size of the classes to 10 people to ensure the trainer can support students through their experience.

The normal size of any group is 8.

Connected Kids Ltd is a training school, insured by Balens UK. This allows us to certify our courses (that they have checked for content, delivery and assessment). It also means that you can get insurance to teach (after you complete the professional level.

IICT (International Institute for Complementary Therapists) recognise us as an approved training provider and they cover 26 countries worldwide

We are a training school member of IMTA (International Meditation Teachers Association)

Our online course was given a silver award from Mom's choice awards

We are an approved CPD provider so you can check with your association/employer if they accept the training certificate as part of this. We can allocate CPD points for our programme.

No, our course only covers teaching children (1 to 18).

However in after you complete the professional training, you can find out more about becoming a Trainer level - you learn how to teach the Connected Kids programme to adults.

The professional teaching stage offers you this.

We frequently receive emails and requests for people to teach kids meditation. Some of our Tutors choose to be listed on our website register after they qualify.

We cover all types of meditation – mindfulness, mandalas, labyrinths, guided meditation, yogas, mudras and more.

Foundation is mainly some mindfulness and guided meditation.

In the professional level, we introduce many more tools listed above. and expand on mindfulness Plus we give training in how to work with kids with special educational needs.

Yes to qualify you would complete the assessment listed on the professional training.

We give you 12 months to complete and submit your work. If you don't meet the standard grade, we give lots of feedback and guidance and the chance to resubmit.

Yes. You will be able to secure insurance to teach after finishing the training and you can approach schools and other organisations to teach kids.

Yes... we discuss this on the professional training

After the training you are part of an active, supportive group of people who all want to help each other teach kids meditation!

In the foundation level, you are given some meditation scripts... however we teach you how to create your own lesson plans so you can adapt them to the needs of the kids/teens you teach. In the professional stage we teach you how to set up your lesson plans.
No. You can have the certificate and just include the work you have learned under your own company name while teaching kids meditation. We do ask you to mention us as part of your training/experience but it's up to you.
Absolutely - after you complete the professional level

You can set up group session/meditation courses for kids and run them independently- or you may do some 121 work with kids/families too.

Foundation - we give you 6 months access but most people do it in 2 months. There is approx 18 to 20 hours of material over 5 modules.

Professional level - we give you 12 months access but most people do it in 3-6. there is approx 48 hours of material over 13 modules.

Foundation will introduce you to ideas for ADHD and Professional training stage will expand these ideas and introduce more information for working with kids with autism or special educational needs.
No. Just internet access. All the videos/mp3s will play using your current system.

If you are using an AppleMac - then ensure your web browser is using the most up to date version.

We have tech support on email if you need it.

We don't at the moment but we do suggest you start by reading the Calm Kids book if you can't afford the course.

Yes for the foundation online course - use the code NOBOOK when you make the online course purchase.

Yes, but you have to email us first and the final payment must be paid before you can access the course.

Yes.

Drop us an email and we can arrange this.

Foundation workshop/online is payment in full to secure your place.

Professional level workshop is a deposit

Professional level online payment in full.

Yes for the online professional course - use the code NOBOOKCK when you make the online course purchase.

In the UK you can ask your job centre if there are any career development loans?

You could ask your employer to fund (or part-fund) the course?

If self employed, the cost is tax-deductible

You don't need one.

We use Paypal to process our payments, but you can pay using a normal debit/credit card (just click through the paypal link and you'll see the option to do this).

Just drop us an email and we'll advise how you can do this.

Remember to tell us which course, level and date you wish to attend (or if online).

After you book in, check your email as we'll send you bank details.

If you don't see an email from us, then check your spam folder.

After 48 hours drop us an email (your place isn't confirmed until payment is received).

You can join our mailing list via this link - Mailing List >>>

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