Studio Policies

Payment and tuition information 

Each session will last for  6 weeks at a cost of $160. Payment is required on or before the first class. If tuition has not been paid before the first class, and you haven’t discussed or made arrangements with me prior to the start of the session, I will be unable to have your child join us in class.

All payments can be made online via my website.

Class policies

Classes run for 1 hr and 30 minutes with the final 10 minutes dedicated to work area clean up.

We try to operate a grown up free zone in the workspace so please do not enter the work area until class has concluded. Students will be brought downstairs to the front doors at the end of class where they can be picked up.

Please do not drop off any earlier than 5 minutes prior to class. If you are running late to pick up your child, please send me a text message.

Please do your best to pick up your children on time. Pick-ups that are late in excess of a half hour, will be charged $10.

Refunds/transfer policy 

Cancellations and transfers may NOT be done through the website. You will need to contact me directly. There are no refunds for missed days due to changed work or vacation schedules, sick days or other non-emergency reasons.

Transfers may only be made from one session to another session; not from a session to one of the Handmade Beginnings camp or workshop.. All but $25 will be returned for approved refunds for each session refunded.

There will be no refunds for students who decide to leave mid session.

Refunds are not allowed for those who register within 7 days prior to a session’s start.

Make up class policy 

Make up classes are not guaranteed and I will no longer be able to place a child into another class for make up. Please contact me if you need to miss a class and I will do my best to find a time that works for both of us.

I understand that things come up last minute however I would appreciate a text message to let me know if your child will not be able to make it to class. Please let me know how many sessions you are thinking that your child may attend. If you are planning on leaving sewing class I would appreciate a 3 week warning so that I can offer up the space to a child on the waiting list.

Handmade Beginnings follows Halton District School Board (HDSB) Inclement Weather Closing Policies. If Public schools in Halton close for inclement weather, Handmade Beginnings will cancel any scheduled classes.

Make-up classes due to inclement weather will be schedule for a later date.

Parking 

Short term 15 minute pick-up and drop-off parking is available at the Studio directly in front of the building. Please use this lot to park your vehicles and drop off your child in the upstairs studio. Long term parking is not permitted in this lot as it is a shared business parking lot. At the end of class, students will be brought to the front doors for pickup.

Behaviour Policy

Due to the nature of the Studio and the work we do therein, we have many items that can be dangerous if not handled properly, or if students behave irresponsibly. Items include but are not limited to: scissors, seam rippers, rotary cutters, sewing machines with moving parts and sharp needles, pins, sewing needles, rulers with sharp corners, hot glue guns, and so on. It is our policy at Handmade Beginnings Studio that students behave in a way that demonstrates self control, responsibility, respect, and age-appropriate maturity. Horseplay, dangerous behavior, using materials in an irresponsible manner etc., is ABSOLUTELY not allowed and any student conducting him or herself in a manner deemed dangerous will be held accountable and a parent will be contacted immediately.

Food and Drinks

Please do not send your child with outside food and drinks for weekly classes. This is only an option available to workshops and classes that run over 2 hours.


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