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English for Children

As of September our private courses will be taught face to face at our Kickstart School location in The Hague. 

We also have a more lenient opt-out policy and you will get the remainder of the course fees reimbursed if you get ill with Covid. 

In order to keep everybody safe, do not come to our school if you have any symptoms or have had a chance of exposure to Covid.

Does your child struggle with English in school? Is grammar a little scary for them? Or does your child just want to get stronger in English speaking, listening, reading, grammar and writing? Kickstart School offers fun and meaningful lessons for children who wish to learn English and communicate with confidence. Our courses involve specially-designed materials and activities, including songs, story-telling, and a variety of educational games. Our learning approach creates an enjoyable, positive, and safe learning environment and provides a different experience to regular school.

English is a global language. Gaining more confidence in English skills is a skill for life, wherever your child may end-up living.

If your children are not getting enough help at school, we can support them with focused, positive attention on exactly the skills they need to succeed. Our private/small group lessons help children achieve both short and long term academic goals.

Compare a school classroom with private language lessons and you will see how 1:1 tutoring can really help your child. At school, the language teacher has to stay on schedule and help a whole roomful of children of all abilities. If your child is confused, they may not get the extra help they need. As confusion grows, confidence and learning slows. With private/small group lessons, a patient, supportive teacher will focus on the problem areas without embarrassment on the child’s part.  Grammar points can be repeated until your child understands them. The lessons can also help your child prepare for classroom assignments, such as tests and as they get older help prepare for end of school exams or further education entrance exams. Specific test-taking skills can be taught for example for Cambridge English exams or IELTS. Progress is continually reviewed with the parents to ensure that your child’s language goals are met.

The private lessons are taught in quiet, modern classrooms at a central location in The Hague, in the beautiful Archipel area close to The Hague Centraal Station or at a location of your preference (in this case we may have to charge travel costs). We offer morning, afternoon, evening and weekend lessons, and we are happy to adjust your child’s schedule of lessons (with proper notice, of course).

Overview - English for Children

Group size
1:1 or small group (1 to 4)
Book Required?
To be discussed
Course Length
5 hours minimum
Duration per lesson
Flexible (recommend 30/45/60 mins)
Flexible Enrolment

Content and Learning Goals - English for Children

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Grammar
  • Sentence structure
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading comprehension
  • Test taking skills
  • Writing
  • Confidence
  • Pronunciation

Languages are forever. Whatever your child may end up doing, speaking a second language is always helpful.

Practical Information - English for Children


For children from one family:

1 child: €65/hr (1-9 hours); €60/hr (10+ hours)

2 children: €70/hr (1-9 hours); €65/hr (10+ hours)

3 children: €75/hr (1-9 hours); €70/hr (10+ hours)

4 children: €80/hr (1-9 hours); €75/hr (10+ hours)

For children from two different families:

2 children: €80/hr (1-9 hours); €75/hr (10+ hours)

3 children: €85/hr (1-9 hours); €80/hr (10+ hours)

4 children: €90/hr (1-9 hours); €85/hr (10+ hours)

Course materials

Course books are not included. All other materials are provided for a cost of €10 per 10-hour package.

Cancellation Policy

Kickstart School adheres to a standard 24-hour cancellation policy. If a student would like to rearrange or cancel a lesson, Kickstart School/the teacher must be contacted at least 24 hours in advance, otherwise the full amount for that lesson will still be charged. Including rescheduled lessons, the total duration of the course cannot exceed 1.5 times the originally-planned course duration. Lessons left over after this period will be forfeited.


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