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11 of the Best Coding Classes for Kids in Singapore

11 of the Best Coding Classes for Kids in Singapore

Updated:
May 6, 2022

Coding isn’t just for the tech geeks anymore!

Look around and you’ll see that coding as a skill set has steadily been in the top 10 lists of the most in-demand skills of today. 

The government has also recognised the need for code literacy and has mandated that all upper primary pupils will now have coding lessons to better equip them and help them thrive in this new digital economy. 

Getting your kids to learn programming and coding isn’t just for their future. Aside from picking up a practical skill set, coding can help kickstart your child’s creativity by equipping them with the skills to build unique applications.

When they learn coding, your children will also have the chance to hone their problem-solving and logical thinking abilities as they work around errors when writing computer programmes. 

If you think it’s about time your kids get started with learning coding, then you’ll want to make sure they have access to the best coding classes for kids in Singapore.

Read on to find out which schools they are!

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1. Nullspace Centre for Robotics Learning

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Set up in 2008 by a team of robotics enthusiasts who believes that programming skills are the way forward, Nullspace is one of the pioneers in providing robotics and coding education in Singapore.

The school is also an appointed vendor by Singapore's Ministry of Education (MOE) for the GEP (Gifted Education Programme) Computer Enrichment Programme as well as various Applied Learning Programmes (ALP) and Robotics CCA Training across MOE schools.

Nullspace Centre for Robotics Learning promises the highest quality of technology education with one of the smallest class sizes in Singapore - an average instructor-to-student ratio of 1:3.

All of their instructors are experienced practitioners who bring with them a wealth of competitive Robotics experience – 14 years of competition winning track record to be exact.

At Nullspace, you can be assured that your child is receiving highly practical, top-notch coding education, with a well-crafted curriculum refined through over a decade of teaching experience.

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Nullspace has classes for children aged 6 to 16 years old, and class durations range from 2 to 2.5 hours a session:

  • STEM Little Explorer Programme (Ages 6-8)
  • Game Developer Certificate Programme using Scratch block-based programming (Ages 9-11)
  • Robotics Certificate Programme using LEGO Education SPIKE Prime robotics kit (Ages 9+)
  • Inventor Certificate Programme using Arduino Microcontroller (Ages 10+)
  • Data Analyst Certificate Programme using Python text-based programming (Ages 11+)

Classes at Nullspace Robotics are inclusive – your child doesn’t need to have any prior experience before joining a coding class at the introductory level. All their classes are designed to be progressive and students can move on to the next level after they’ve passed an end-of-level assessment test.

The centre is also awarded the STEM.org Accredited™ Educational Experience trustmark which recognises organisations with high-quality STEM-based programmes, bearing testament to the efficacy of Nullspace’s classes.

Locations:

  • 35 Rochester Drive, #03-07 Singapore 138639 (Rochester Mall)
  • 5B Figaro Street, Singapore 458329

Website: https://sg.nullspacegroup.com/

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2. LCCL Coding Academy

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Formerly known as The Kids Coders, LCCL Coding Academy prides itself on being one of the earliest homegrown coding schools, staffed by a team of experienced and distinguished computer scientists.

Beyond just coding, LCCL Coding Academy believes in instilling computational and logical thinking in children to help them with analytical and problem-solving skills.

The academy has regular and holiday coding classes for kids aged 5 to 18 years old, with a class ratio of no more than 6 students per teacher.

Their regular programmes come with the flexibility of 1 to 3 classes a week depending on how quickly your child wishes to learn. 

For parents who want to sign more than one child with the school, LCCL Coding Academy also offers a sibling discount, with 10% off for the second sibling and 15% for the third sibling and beyond.

Sibling bonding activity, anyone?

Location: 19 Tanglin Road, Tanglin Shopping Centre, #04-20, Singapore 247909 

Website: https://lcclcoding.com/

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3. SG Code Campus

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Branding itself as “the serious code school” SG Code Campus has partnered with tech giants like Amazon Web Services and Apple to teach coding to youths and working professionals. It also counts brands like Paypal and Shopee as its clients. 

SG Code Campus has a large and qualified team of coding instructors, and has coding classes for kids aimed at 7 to 18 year olds. 

For those aged 7 to 12 years old, they can start from the basics and learn Scratch, Blockly, Micro:Bit, App Inventor, and Python, while those aged 13 to 18 years old can learn coding for the real world by learning about app development and data analytics with Python and Javascript. 

In fact, those who want to take their coding education up a notch can even sign up for SG Code Campus’ AWS Technical Essentials which is an AWS training and certification course which teaches students how to design and build cloud solutions to solve real-world issues. 

Locations:

  • 508 Bishan St 11, #01-386, Singapore 570508
  • 587 Bukit Timah Road, Coronation Plaza, #03-15, Singapore 269707
  • 1 Marine Parade Central, Parkway Centre, #04-06, Singapore 449408
  • 3 Tampines Central 1, Tampines Plaza 1, #06-03, Singapore 529540 

Website: https://www.sgcodecampus.com/

4. Saturday Kids

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Said to be Singapore’s first coding school for kids, Saturday Kids, which has been operating since 2012, is an impact-driven coding school that aims to inspire kids to create a better future with technology, for themselves and for others.

Their social mission also sees the school running Code in the Community, a free coding programme for children from disadvantaged backgrounds, to help them bridge the digital literacy gap.

More than just a coding school, Saturday Kids believes in bringing out curiosity in children and encouraging them to solve problems on their own through coding. 

Saturday Kids has coding classes for children aged 5 to 16 and combines coding with fun, interesting and relevant topics and applications, such as building a Meme Maker application and coding with Roblox.

We particularly love their workshops which teach children about pertinent topics like climate change and poverty and then round it up by getting them to build a coding project in Scratch to solve these real world issues. 

You can choose between boot camps which are a gradual 4-week programme, camps during the school holidays, or a one-off workshop.

To top it off, Saturday Kids is so confident in what they bring to the coding table that should your child not enjoy the holiday camp or workshops after the first 2 days or 3 weeks respectively, they will provide a 50% credit note of the amount paid. 

Locations:

  • Jln Anak Bukit, Bukit Timah Plaza, #02-41, Singapore 588996
  • 1 Marine Parade Central, Parkway Centre, #08-03, Singapore 449408
  • 181 Orchard Road, #10-01, Singapore 238896 [Seasonal holiday camp venue]
  • 9 King Albert Park, #B1-01, Singapore 598332 [Seasonal holiday camp venue]

Website: https://www.saturdaykids.com/

5. Ripplecreate 

Ripplecreate works with more than 200 schools in Singapore to provide technology education and is an authorised partner for some national ICT school programmes on coding and computational thinking.

The school has taught some 10,000 students in fields ranging from coding to cybersecurity. 

Taking in children aged 7 and up, every child that comes in through Ripplecreate’s doors will be provided with a comprehensive and holistic STEAM-based progression structure for their coding education, with well thought out objectives appropriate for their age. 

As a school that has been lauded for its curriculum and pedagogy, you can be assured that your child will have access to computer programming courses and resources that cover both breadth and depth.

Location: 46 Kim Yam Road, #01-06, Singapore 239351 

Website: http://ripplecreate.com/

6. Children’s Worklab

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Children’s Worklab, which has been around since 2007, provides hands-on learning to children through play by merging Lego and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, Mathematics) concepts. 

Targeted at children aged 8 and above, their two-day Minecraft Coding Camp combines play and coding lessons, and gets children to use coding languages such as Java to develop their own user-made modifications, known as mods, in the game of Minecraft.

Not only will children get to see their programming in action, they will also pick up basic programming, computational thinking concepts and hone their creativity. 

If you’re still in two minds about signing your child up, Children’s Worklab offers a no-strings attached trial class of its weekly programmes at $55/hour for those aged 3 to 5 and $50/hour for those aged 6 and above. 

Location: 583 Orchard Road, Forum The Shopping Mall, #02-K1, Singapore 238884 

Website: https://www.worklab.com.sg/

7. The Lab Singapore

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Touted to be the largest coding school in Singapore, The Lab Singapore provides a myriad of best-in-class coding courses for children aged 5 and above. 

Aside from just developing programmes, The Lab Singapore also uses predictive analytics and psychometric tests to understand a student’s learning patterns to help them learn better.

This is why you’ll see that the senior team also comprises of a child psychology therapist, alongside former and current industry practitioners. 

Aside from having its students take part in competitions, The Lab Singapore also believes that learning takes place beyond the classroom and organises student industry tours so as to promote interaction, inspire them to pursue careers in coding, and to simply learn more.

For older students, a mentorship programme is even available for them should they wish to chart a career in technology. 

Locations:

  • 11 Tanjong Katong Road, Kinex Mall, #03-01/02, Singapore 437157
  • 598 Yishun Ring Road, Wisteria Mall, #01-35/36, Singapore 768698
  • 176 Orchard Road, The Centrepoint, #03-18/19, Singapore 238843

Website: https://www.thelab.sg/

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8. Logiscool

Logiscool is a global trusted brand spanning 29 countries, and boasts a track record of educating more than 140,000 students in coding and computational thinking. They are trusted leaders in the field of coding education, and have classes suitable for those aged 6 to 18 years old. 

The Singapore branch is located at Jurong West and offers daytime camps across the five main themes of programming, Minecraft, Roblox, robotics and digital creator camps. Students can learn how to create mods within Minecraft games tweak the game to their own preferences, and write their own mobile apps – the sky’s the limit, really! 

Coding isn’t just for the boys – Logiscool has an Imagicharm workshop that combines one’s love for fashion and programme.

The workshop teaches those aged 9 to 12 how to design and animate an ImagiCharm, a smart LED accessory that can be used to embellish bags or be worn on its own, through Python programming. 

Location: 762 Jurong West Street 75, Gek Poh Shopping Center, #02-254B, Singapore 640762 

Website: https://www.logiscool.com/sg/

9. Kodecoon Academy 

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Right off the bat, Kodecoon, which was founded in 2016, shows how committed they are to your child’s coding journey, offering a trial class for interested parents and children. 

Even at the trial stage, Kodecoon has each child go through a series of assessments and evaluations, including a logical reasoning test to gauge their ability to make conclusions using data, before they are placed in a class.

And it doesn’t end there – after the trial, Kodecoon instructors share customised feedback with parents and teachers to ensure every child is placed in the right class for their level and learning abilities.

The academy offers coding classes for children aged 4 and up. 

Their coding education has also been recognised by the likes of Education Alliance Finland.

Aside from just hiring educators in the coding field, Kodecoon ensures its teaching staff are also those who love to work closely and care for children, making sure your child gets the right level of attention and guidance in class. 

Location: 190 Clemenceau Ave, Singapore Shopping Centre, #06-01, Singapore 239924

Website: https://www.kodecoon.com/

10. Code Ninja 

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Code Ninja, a coding school located centrally at Havelock Road, promises to not only teach your child Scratch and Python, but to ensure their skills are applicable to real-world situations.

Children will learn how to create Telegram bots, AI bots, and app development with web services integration. 

Code Ninja’s schedule and class structure allows parents and children flexibility, operating on a class pass format where passes can be purchased and children can join a class as long as it is on schedule.

Classes start from $49 for a trial class to $1,075 for a pack of 20 classes (which works out to $53.75 per class), and lasts for 6 months. 

While Code Ninja recommends that children attend weekly classes, a child that wants to progress faster can simply attend more classes.

Within classes, students will also be given mini-projects tailored to their abilities and interests, and can move through these projects and challenges at their own pace. 

Location: 22 Havelock Road, 01-689, Singapore 160022 

Website: https://www.codeninja.com.sg/

11. Coding Lab

Coding Lab, which has received several accolades for being one of the best enrichment and learning schools, was founded by an MIT Alumnus Foo Yong Ning, who worked in Silicon Valley, in 2015.

Coding Lab strongly believes that every child should learn to code and prides itself in nurturing and uncovering the coder within each child. 

The school has coding classes for children aged 4 to 18 and all classes and exercises are age-appropriate, yet challenging enough to help them develop their coding skills. 

At Coding Lab, there’s truly something for everyone, even the young ones from 4 where they can take part in a Junior Coders Programme which will expose them to Scratch programming through storytelling, reading, drama, games, and touchscreen tablets.

For those who might want to have a taste of coding before committing, Coding Lab also has 2-hour thematic coding courses which promise you a new skill in just under 2 hours.

Themes range from creating games, to programming mathematical simulations, or designing practical apps and products for family members. 

The school also offers live online coding classes.

Locations:

  • 80 Marine Parade Rd, Parkway Parade (Office Tower), #10-06, Singapore 449269 
  • 9 King Albert Park, KAP Mall, #02-21, Singapore 598332

Website: https://www.codinglab.com.sg/

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