This summer 2022, Beyond Blocks are introducing subscription payments to replace full term block payments as our default payment method. to try and help understand the change, here’s a quick explainer.
What is subscription payment?
When you sign up for your LEGO Robotics sessions, rather than paying a lump sum at the start of every term, a smaller payment is taken every month. This means you only need to sign up once and your child’s place is reserved until you cancel it.
This means that you don’t need to find a lump sum at the start of every term and you don’t need to wait until the end of term to cancel. Subscription reduces our administration and allows us to focus on making great experiences for your child and reduces your admin too. It also helps spread the payment for you and gives you a bit more financial assurance.
The price of each individual session remains the same. The cost of the subscription takes in a year of 39 weeks of term time sessions, and divides that across 12 months.
Why does payment come out over holidays?
The price of each session is unchanged from the previous charging model and subscription costs are calculated as 39 term weeks divided over 12 months. As an example, for LEGO Robotics 7-11, the cost of a single session would be £12. Over 39 (term-time) weeks, this comes to £468 and this is then divided across 12 months, so each month on subscription you pay £39. Some months have 4 lessons (which would have previously cost £48) and others have less, so overall the price is the same when paid across the whole year.
When does payment start getting collected?
By default the system starts collecting payments on the 1st day of the next month. As there are no sessions in August 2022, I will pause the payments, so that the first payment is taken on the 1st September 2022.
You will receive an email saying that the subscription is paused and another in August to say that the subscription has been restarted.
Is the cost of my classes rising?
No. The price of the subscription was calculated based on the current price and the number of sessions delivered in a year, and we’ve spread the cost of all the sessions over a year. This way, you pay the same per session, but over the whole year, rather than having to find a lump sum at the start of every term.
Can I cancel at any time?
One of the benefits of paying by subscription rather than by term is that you can cancel at any time if you need to, rather than wait out the whole term. Just give us a month’s notice and your subscription will be terminated and your child’s place will be released to others to book.
Can I still pay in a different way?
No. After much research we have came to the decision that monthly payment is the most convenient and affordable way to take payments for all parents.
Streamlining our payment options allows us to keep our admin to a minimum, and focus on teaching and continually improving classes.
Book your sessions at https://beyondblocks.