A science academy for 3 to 8-year-olds

Kide Science helps kids get excited about the natural sciences through play-based learning

Our proven pedagogical methods are based on rigorous academic research conducted at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Our pedagogical approach is supervised by Jenni Vartiainen, who is a leading researcher in the field of play-based science education.

Children get to explore the wonders of the world around them by exploring, experimenting and observing. Join us on a thrilling science adventure that has long-lasting effects.

I would recommend Kide Science to others
4.7/5 – parents surveyed in 2017

My child enjoys Kide Science
4.6/5 – parents surveyed in 2017

Children are born experimenters

Children are naturally curious. They get to know the world around them through exploration, trial and questioning. Kide Science supports children in their natural ability to wonder and question.

The club uses stories and drama to draw out kids’ curiosity towards natural phenomena. Every child will get to experience what it feels like to successfully experiment as they solve scientific puzzles and find answers to their own questions.

Play-based learning for natural sciences

Children learn naturally through play. This is why our academy is all play all the time: the instructors use dramatic devices to immerse all participants in a game of scientific play-pretend. By playing, children naturally adopt ways of thinking and doing that are scientific in their nature. This supports the participants in learning skills that are essential to understanding natural sciences.

We put children at the heart

Everything we do starts with the individual child. The children are actively involved in all stages of the inquiry, from setting the research topic to planning methods and conducting the experiment. By being involved throughout, kids learn the important skills of scientific inquiry and thinking. We encourage children to actively take part in the group, strengthening their communication skills along the way. For Kide Science, those joyful ’I got it!’ moments are the most important. We want every child to experience the joy of discovering something new for themselves.

Jenni Vartiainen, PhD

Jenni is a researcher at the University of Helsinki with a focus on play-based early childhood education in natural sciences. She has over ten years of experience in developing innovative learning environments and materials for children, as well as in leveraging phenomenon-based learning in early childhood education in natural sciences.

Aino Kuronen, M.Ed.

Aino Kuronen is a trained teacher who has extensive experience in working with young children in club settings and with natural sciences. Aino is specialised in story-based natural science education for young children.

Sari Hurme-Mehtälä, BBA

Sari Hurme-Mehtälä has a Bachelor degree in business and over ten years of experience in sales and marketing. She has versatile business development experience globally and locally with companies from different fields of activities. 

Emilia Tuovila, M.Ed.

Emilia Tuovila is a trained teacher who has a long track record of working with children and natural science education. Emilia is specialised in the use of dramatic devices in natural science education.

Suvi Tuominen, M.Ed.

Suvi Tuominen is a trained teacher who is very experienced as a natural science educator for young children. Suvi is specialised in positive pedagogy and strength-based science education.

Want to hear about international franchising opportunities?

Kide Science is offering educators around the world the opportunity to start their own local Kide Science Academy as a franchisee. We know that starting your own company and coming up with an idea and a business model requires considerable effort. That’s why as a Kide Science franchisee, you’ll get a great idea and model with a proven track record as well as a well-known brand that you can leverage. With our franchising model, you can concentrate on providing high-quality natural sciences education in your area and according to your local needs.

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For more information on franchising, contact Sari Hurme-Mehtälä sari@kidescience.com