Kumon is a Maths and English programme which really focuses on the basics. Children work at their own pace using the unique Kumon worksheets. They work for around 30 mins every night and then come into the study centre once or twice a week. Lots of repetition and practise is used to encourage confidence and independence. The Maths programme starts with number recognition, followed by addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and then fractions. The English programme begins with phonics and leads on to reading comprehension, grammar, spelling and handwriting. Children need a free assessment before they can join as this will provide their starting level. There is also a one off registration fee of £25 when they join the class. As children are working independently Kumon is suitable for all ages and abilities.