Studio Policies

Payment Policies
To secure a spot in your chosen Kindermusik class, a deposit payment a non-refundable deposit of $75 is required. Payment for all other classes (or private lessons) is required in full by the first class of each term. Fees are not refundable for classes missed. You are however encouraged to make-up missed classes. Make-ups do not expire while your enrolment is active. If starting during a term, classes will be prorated. The remaining Kindermusik fee is required not later than week 3 of the Term. Private students need to give a minimum 24 hour notice if they are not able to attend their lesson.

Preferred method of payment is by Direct Deposit:

Account name: Dorothy Di Lullo (BSB:063027 Account:10024721 ).

Cash is also accepted in a sealed and labeled envelope. Change is not provided as money is not handled in the classroom.

Sibling Discount
We offer a 10% discount to a second child in the family who enrols in a Kindermusik class. We offer a 25% discount for twins or siblings enrolled in the same class.

Cancellation
Tuition refunds or credit towards future classes may be given if there are qualifying circumstances requiring withdrawal from class. All refund requests will be considered on an individual basis. Home materials are not able to be refunded once received.

Make-up Classes
Classes will be made up in the event of teacher illness. You will be notified of cancellation and the scheduled make-up date. We encourage students who miss a class to make up that class. Simply call in advance to schedule another time. Make-ups do not expire while you are actively enrolled. Private

Sick Child Policy
Please be considerate of other children when deciding whether or not your child is healthy enough to attend class. Please follow these guidelines and if you or your child has any of symptoms below, please do not attend class. Make-up the class once your child is well.

Fever within the last 24 hours;Runny nose with yellow or green mucus Diarrhea; Vomiting; Sore throat or difficulty swallowing; Lice; Rash or spots on skin, ringworm infection; Severe itching; Mouth sores; Eye discharge; Significant tiredness, irritability, crying; Uncontrolled coughing; Difficulty breathing, wheezing

Ask yourself this important question…if your child is healthy, would you want him/her playing with another child that has your child’s symptoms? If the answer is no, please do not bring him/her to class. If your child exhibits these symptoms, please be advised that in the interest of safety for all children and adults present, we will ask you to leave.

Public Holidays and Pupil Free Days
Bloom into Music does not hold any classes on Public Holidays but we do teach on Pupil Free days.

Grandparents and Visiting Others
Grandparents, Mums, Dads, etc. that don’t usually attend class are welcome to attend class at any time. We welcome family members into the classroom as it enhances the Kindermusik experience.

Before Kindermusik Class
Please be aware than some children are very sensitive to certain foods and therefore, we ask you not to bring food or drink into the classroom. Provide snacks for your child at home.

Please leave toys, sipping cups, etc. at home or in the car. If you must bring these to class we ask that you keep them out of sight during class time. Your child will need to have his/her hands free to participate. Other children in the class will also likely want to play with your child’s toys or share sipping cups. We would rather avoid the disruption.

All children need a few minutes to settle into a new environment. Plan to arrive at least 5 minutes early to facilitate a comfortable learning environment.

Listening to the CD frequently will help a child feel a sense of familiarity. This will make the class more enjoyable for them.

Please set your phone to silent or vibrate. We understand that sometimes emergencies arise and you need to take a call. In that case, please step out of the room so that your speaking does not distract the children.

During Class

Kindermusik is a special time for you and your child. We encourage you to use the class time to fully enjoy and participate in the activities with your child.

We request both adults and children go barefoot or in socks in Kindermusik. Children learn through their senses, including touch/feel on the bottom of their feet. Barefoot is best for sensory development. It is easiest to experience movement in bare feet.

Toddlers learn by discovery and imitation. So no matter what your voice sounds like or how silly you feel, you are the child’s best teacher and they do what you model for them.

Kindermusik is a shared family experience. Unlike a playgroup, Kindermusik is not a time for visiting. Focusing on the activity will help the class move along smoothly, whereas socializing distracts all the children and parents, ultimately leading to a chaotic environment. You are always welcome to come early or stay late to socialize and chat to myself or other parents.

Encourage your child by describing what she did and showing your delight. Using phrases such as “You rang the bells” or “You tapped your sticks very fast”, rather than “Good job” or “Good boy” will foster intrinsic motivation in your child and enhance her self-esteem.

Allow your child his or her own response.our child’s response may be to retreat to a corner or wander around the room Even if your child’s response is inward or different, it is still that child’s way of learning.It is difficult for parents to watch their child sit motionless or do something completely different than the rest of the class.Our philosophy asks for acceptance and respect of your child’s response. we trust the child to interact within environment.Please refrain from manipulating your child’s response.It is appropriate to encourage and model. Remember that Kindermusik is process oriented, not performance.

Classroom Discipline

It is perfectly normal for children to run, tumble, scream, cry, and protest. And all children will do these things. Please keep in mind, however, that some extremes in behavior i.e. screaming, meltdowns or anger tantrum although very natural for a child, may be disruptive during an activity.

If your child does become upset or disruptive, all we ask is to please take them outside the room to calm and comfort them before returning back in the room to join in the next activity. There is no need to feel bad, indifferent or embarrassed. Today it might be your child and next week it may be someone else’s. This helps the class move smoothly and keeps all the children focused. It also allows your child to calm down away from the stimulation. It is important to return to class so that your child does not think this is a “punishment.”

Running without holding a grown-up’s hand is not permitted for the safety of the children. Please stop any “contagious behavior” that will affect the class.