Code Club will teach your child much more than how to programme a computer. Our projects are fun, creative and will help your child understand how to solve problems by breaking them down into smaller problems.
Our first set of projects uses Scratch which is software you download from the internet. We encourage children to carry on with their projects at home if they have enjoyed them.
If you would like your child’s school to start a Code Club then there are some things you can do to help. If the school isn't interested you could search for a public club on this site and see if there is one in your local area.
Tell your school about Code Club
Firstly, explain the idea to your child, does their little face light up? Would their friends be interested too?
Next thing to do is inform your child’s school about the existence of Code Club. Try chatting to some other parents and see if they sound interested, then get a meeting with your school’s head teacher so you can explain why it is so important to your child and how it will help the school. We’ve put together some pointers to help you explain it all or you can send them to this website.
Set up a Home School
Alternatively, if you have no luck getting your school involved - or if you home school your children - you could register to set up a club in your own home! Simply register as a venue and select ‘Home School’ as the venue type from the drop-down menu.
Please be aware that if you plan to teach children other than your own, then you’ll need to be DBS checked. Please read the section on DBS checks in our FAQs for more information. It’s also worth noting that if the school CAN set up a club, then this is a far better option - it gives your child the opportunity to learn and develop along with their friends and schoolmates, and is much more fun!
My kid loves to code!
Finding a Code Club volunteer can sometimes take a little while but there are things you can do with your child in the meantime to keep their interesting in programming alive.
Find your nearest Coder Dojo. Coder Dojo run open clubs that anyone can join. Children can work on their own projects with help from mentors.
Visit the Coder Dojo website
Get involved in Young Rewired State. They hold a Festival of Code once a year across the UK and the world. Children come together and work with mentors on building projects.
Visit the Young Rewired State website
Speak to your school about Apps for Good. They send mentors into schools to help groups of children build an app together.
Visit the Apps For Good website
Read questions and answers from other parents about Code Club on Quib.ly
Search for a public club
Help find a volunteer
Once your school has agreed to host Code Club you can help them find a volunteer.
The volunteer needs to be a computer programmer, enthusiastic and preferably local.
Email or talk to your head teacher
This is the best way to get a Code Club going. Gather a group of parents together and use your parent power!
Join your regional Google group
Join the Code Club Google group for your local area and get talking to the people there. You can find your local group here.
Download Scratch at home right now
You don't have to wait for Code Club. Download Scratch and get your kids started. Scratch is safe to download at home.