Frequently Asked Questions
In the event of another lockdown or cancellation of classes due to ongoing COVID19 safety measures, actioned from national and/or local Government and/or class venues, class fees are non-refundable. However fees will be transferred to the next available term.
Classes will be a little bit different, but they will include lots of running, scoring trys, throwing, catching and kicking
Little Scrummer classes are structured by using a channel system.
Each house hold (grown up and child) will have a channel marked out by cones that is roughly 4m wide.
The session is based on full participation of the grown up with the child.
We encourage you to bring your own ball if you have one, we can supply a ball and they will be sanitised after every session.
The RFU are allowing balls to be passed between households now but advise a cleaning of hands every 15 mins.
We will introduce group activities and passing between children after the channel system has been well established and the RFU and Government guidelines allow us to.
Our Coaches are adapting to make classes safe, skill based and engaging for the children and also the grown ups. (So don’t forget your Scrummers kit too Grown ups!)
We run 3 main terms each year, with holiday classes in between. Class terms/dates can all be found on the location page of the club you are interested in.
Once you have had your free trial you pay for the remaining weeks of that term.
The sessions start from £7.00 each and payable for the remainder of the term after your free trial. There is a Membership Fee (which includes a Little Scrummers Rugby kit) of £40.
Split payment options are available, please email us for more information
We are insured to take children from 18 months to 18 years old! Classes are split by ages depending on the venue.
We have found that children closer to 2 years old who are steadier on their feet get more from the classes. If you feel your child is ready why not bring them along for a Free Trial!
This provides you with a bespoke Little Scrummers Rugby kit for your child (inc socks), along with coverage on our insurance. This is payable upon joining and lasts as long as you continue to come to the classes. Should you miss a term and want to renew no new Membership fee is payable. Should you wish to buy a new kit you can do so from our shop.
Kit Sizes are as follows:
Please note the socks come in one size which is uk 9-12.
The payment made is your classes weekly fee x the number of weeks left in that term. If you are a NEW MEMBER then your £40 membership fee is added. There are NO handling charges or service fees. Please note the fees are payable termly, NOT WEEKLY. If you have any difficulty paying, please do get in touch.
Split payment options are available, please email us for more information
Yes, unlike other companies, we know some children may find group experiences intimidating, so come along for a trial session to make sure he/she is comfortable with the environment before committing to a terms fees. You can BOOK A TRIAL here.
You will receive an email from us after your free trial linking you to the enrolment page
We will post this to the address you registered with, once all items are in stock, this is normally done the same day you pay.
Your kit will be with you within 4-10 days of you enrolling (as long as it is in stock) but any delays in kits will be discussed with you.
Please consult the size guide before ordering kits. However should you need to change the kit for a different size you can do so under the goodwill returns policy.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org within 7 days of receiving the kit for our return details.
The kit (shirt and shorts) must be returned unworn in the original packaging to the address provided at your own cost. Once the original kit has been returned we will exchange for you. Returns must be received within 14 days of receipt. No returns accepted outside of this time.
Should any items you have ordered via our online shop need to be returned please email us at email@example.com within 7 days of receiving the items for our return details.
Returns must be received within 14 days of receipt. No returns accepted outside of this time.
Option 1: Can choose to enrol/renew in one easy amount FOLLOWING THE ENROLMENT EMAIL OR RENEWAL LINK. ZERO admin fee!
Option 2: We can split your payment in 2, so you pay 50% now, followed by 50% one month after, plus a £2 admin fee
Option 3: We can split your payment in 3 equal amounts spread over the term plus a £3 admin fee
All of our Coaches are thoroughly trained and vetted. They all undergo our Little Scrummers Rugby training programme as a minimum. Lead coaches are all qualified in the RFU Level One Rugby Coaching Certificate at the very least with far more experienced, some are chairman of their rugby club, others also coach premiership teams! All Lead Coaches hold a First Aid Qualification and all are DBS checked
We like the children to experience playing on a Rugby pitch and use outdoor spaces as much as possible! From approximately March – October we use the pitches outside (where available). If the weather is bad we try to secure an indoor venue but this isn’t always guaranteed so pleased do come dressed for the weather. Details are on each venues page.
Please look at our club location page. We are adding new venues all the time so please ring or e-mail to confirm where you are looking for a class if it is currently not listed.
The sessions run for between 45-60 minutes and depend on the class age split. Please see your location page for more details.
We hold the relevant Public Liability Insurance of £5,000,000. We take our responsibility towards you/your childrens safety very seriously and risk assessments are in place for all venues & regularly updated.
The activities we run are based around non-contact/tag rugby and allow the development of age specific skills such as balance, co-ordination etc. We not only coach rugby, we teach many of the gross and fine motor skills many other sports don’t.
Make sure you child has a drink for the session and we would suggest a snack when they finish as they will need to replenish their energy loss!
For their free trail they should wear anything they are comfortable running around in, and that you don;t mind (possibly) getting muddy! Once you have enrolled, they can wear their Little Scrummers Rugby kit. Please ensure their footwear is suitable eg trainers – no sandals, crocs or open toed shoes. We don’t recommend children wear studded rugby boots at this age due to the safety of all children. Also bring along some warm clothing like jogging bottoms incase we go outside or it gets cold.
Yes for younger years it is crucial and a great opportunity for some parent/toddler bonding. Above this age you need to be on hand but only in terms of some sideline encouragement! Little Scrummers is family fun, so all we ask is that the parents stay with their children during the sessions, so you can see their smiling faces, and the fun and exciting time that they are having at Little Scrummers
A maximum of 22 children to 1 lead coach and 1 junior coach, this rises to a maximum of 30 to 1 lead and 2 juniors in some classes.
With the 2-4 years age group it is fairly even. As the children get older there tend to be more boys than girls.
Our classes are split by age. This varies at different venues but we follow the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) guide to working with each age group.
The sessions are about FUN and development of the children along with rugby coaching. What we do is try to introduce the basics of rugby to encourage your child to take this forward when they are old enough to take part in Mini Rugby and to increase their confidence. As the age groups progress we spend more time on tag rugby games and skills.
We offer all Military/Police/Fire Service personnel a 10% discount on their initial enrolment cost. This covers the term fees and annual membership (not products or further fees). Valid ID card required. Please notify Admin at time of enrolment.
We know how expensive it is to book siblings into classes and are delighted to offer a 10% discount for the second child off of their initial enrolment cost if both enrol at the same time. Please email your coach/provider for details and we can apply the discount.
If you enrol a child at a later date and their sibling is still a member you will receive a 10% discount off of the new childs membership and class fees too!
*** Only one type of discount applies per child, they cannot be used in conjunction ***