WHAT DO PARENTS THINK ABOUT US?
“Catarina Pires provided well planned, engaging and scientifically referenced lessons to my son over two terms. Catarina provides Science lessons which are structured, apply and use a range of engaging resources and is sensitive to the needs of students. All of her lessons focus and reflect on a scientific outcome and all variables are tested and the science is explained.She provides a reporting system that allows students to monitor their progress and there is a clear balance between academic rigour and full on whizz bang kinaesthetic learning.”
Nick (Qualified Teacher)”, father of an 8-year-old boy (Stoke Newington)
“Catarina is one of the most enthusiastic science teachers I met. My son has been visiting her science class in Clissold park since last September and it really sparked his interest in investigating things we take for granted in our everyday lives.”
Nora, mother of an 8-year-old boy (Stoke Newington).
“My daughter did the Friday afternoon classes with Catarina at the Clissold Tennis Centre last term (and the summer camp last summer) and really enjoyed it. I didn’t enrol her this term because she had a lot of other after school clubs in the rest of the week, but she always talks about it and wants to come back.”
Iona, mother of a 6-year-old girl (Stoke Newington)
“We had ‘Kids with Brains’ over for a private birthday party at our house recently and the kids had a fantastic time implementing the experiments jointly with Catarina. They made their own soaps, fired rockets and created little volcanoes. Catarina managed a group of 14 kids perfectly well for over 90 minutes and you could see the excitement and joy in their faces! This is a great way to make your party interesting and special and to take some of the burden to entertain your guests from your own shoulders”
Lena, mother of a 7 year-old-boy (Stoke Newington)
“You were both absolutely brilliant at keeping their attention during the party and the experiments were a fantastic combination of educational and fun. Eva and her friends were talking about it at school all last week.”
Elizabeth, mother of a 6-year-old girl (Hackney)
WHAT DO OUR PARTNERS SAY ABOUT US?
“Catarina provides half day workshops to 5-7 and 8-11 year old children that attend our play schemes at JW3. Catarina provides fun, educational and interactive workshops that all the children can engage with. Every workshop she has run with us has been high quality and unique and they are one of the most popular activities we offer.”
Ms. Anna Braybrooke, Youth Programmer at JW3
“Catarina run an academic year of science classes at my children’s venue in Stoke Newington – and I couldn’t recommend them more. Well structured and paced, these classes are a fantastic introduction for children to science and explorative learning. Catarina has a wonderful way with the children, you can see how well liked she is from the big smiles as the children arrive for their class to create lava lamps, elephant toothpaste, rockets…. Just brilliant.” Ms. Maddy Carrick, owner of Dreamcatcher parties
Ms. Maddy Carrick, owner of Dreamcatcher parties
“Thanks for the terrific, fun, larger-than-life sessions you’ve done at Hackney Tennis Pavilion Summer Camps – the kids have loved it! Gloop, slime, fossil making, artificial snow, exploding volcanoes, walking on eggs and elephant’s toothpaste. Great fun. Highly recommendable sessions and great for kids parties too.” Ms. Justine Hembury, operations manager at Hackney Tennis
Ms. Justine Hembury, operations manager at Hackney Tennis
"I would highly recommend Kids with Brains Science classes. My 5 year old son has attended many over the last year and always thoroughly enjoyed them. Catarina is very well organised and really engages with the children. The experiments are really creative and clever and we often discuss them at home afterwards. If you are looking for something a little different for the school holidays, check out Kids with Brains!"
Mrs Marie-Claire MacGlade,
mum of two boys and local community manager for KIDSORTED in Islington
"They run amazing science workshops and parties great for children aged 5-11. Always sells out really quickly at Pickled Pepper Books. "
Mrs Urmi Merchant, owner of Pickled Pepper Books
"Catarina & Kids with Brains ran a great workshop on Hidden River Festival in Woodberry Down. All the experiments and activities were a big hit with the festival guests, both kids and adults! Highly recommended!"
Ms.Valy Thorsteinsdottir, Project Officer at Manor House Development Trust
"Very professional, interesting and fun sessions. Kids absolutely love them and learn a lot. "
Mrs. Elinor Honigstein, Head of Community Programming at JW3