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is the magic number this issue as we celebrate three years of City Kids Magazine in 2017. Three is also the number of finalists we had in our search for a cover star. Thanks to all of you who sent in entries for the competition – we were blown away by the interest. It was incredibly difficult to choose a winner, but congratulations to Amelia for braving the very un-Spring like weather for our photo shoot. Special mention goes to Hugh and Dominik who helped make the day so fun.

PHOTOGRAPHY Danielle Owen STYLING Little Revolution Productions info@thelittlerevolution.co.uk

We thank you for reading City Kids over the last three years and look forward to at least the next three! Victoria Evans

Shot on location at Kings House Sports Ground, London MODELS Amelia, Dominik, Hugh

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INDEX 04 WE LOVE 08 WHAT’S ON 11 BEVERLEY TURNER 12 FEATURE INFLUENCERS 14 FASHION 17 STYLE 18 FOOD JO PRATT

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21 INTERIORS 22 GIVEAWAYS 23 STEAM 24 EDUCATION 35 BOOKS 37 DIRECTORIES 50 WHO IS CECILIA CROSSLEY

CITY KIDS editor Victoria Evans designer Caroline Haye education Christen Jamar features Sophie Clowes interiors Mandy Colliss contributors Beverley Turner, Jo Pratt, Sharon Fried-Jones, Ahrani Logan, Lianne Kolirin, Romaine Coonghe, Shirley Khan This publication may not be reproduced in whole or part by any means without prior consent of the publisher. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure accuracy of the content at the time of publication, the publishers shall not be held responsible in any way for any inaccuracies or omissions. The opinions of those expressed in this magazine are not necessarily those of the publisher or CITY KIDS LTD. © 2017 CITY KIDS LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. T 07770 370 353


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TEETHING TAMERS Soothing, tactile and designed to be functional and fun, Squidge & Pip use medical grade silicone to make their cat and dog toys. Each comes with a handy travel pouch and is beautifully packaged for gifting.

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It’s all about the rainbows and stars this season with Mini Miss KG. We can’t get enough of their Superstar trainers or Star Bag.

Bag £40 Trainers £75 www.kurtgeiger.com

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Arguments over screen time could be a thing of the past with Timetokens, a fun, simple, non-tech way to manage devices. A colourful wallet, beautifully designed vouchers and a timer encourage healthy limits for children.

£14.95 www.timetokens.com

DINNER WINNERS Ticklebuds aim to make the weaning journey easy by providing everything you need in a box delivered to your home. There’s also support with an online weaning community

Sweet potato dahl

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Lamb tagine

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Theatre to excite and inspire the imaginations of children at your local arts centre.

SUNDAYS & SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

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22–23 April 2017 KIDS GO FREE Join us for a jam-packed weekend of fun activities for all the family to enjoy.

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THE ART OF THE BRICK:

BRIGHT SPARKS

BACH TO BABY

DC SUPER HEROES

Watermans, Brentford www.watermans.org.uk

St Mary’s Church, Barnes www.bachtobaby.com/barnes

A mind boggling show with comedy and beautiful visuals on how the mind works inspired by scientific research.

This popular series of family-friendly classical music concerts was set up by mum and pianist Miaomiao Yu.

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A REAL ALIEN ADVENTURE

HANDS ON ARCHAEOLOGY

PLAY ON WORDS

Lyric, Hammersmith www.lyric.co.uk

Fulham Palace www.fulhampalace.org

An investigator sets off with her cat Tibbles on an intergalactic adventure to prove that aliens really do exist.

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Get up close to some great archaeological finds and learn more about the rich history of this ancient site.

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The British Library www.bl.uk

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World’s largest Lego exhibition features over two million bricks including lifesize Batman, Wonder Women, Superman, Harley Quinn and a Batmobile.

Colin Hutton © Hartswood Films

South Bank www.aotbdc.co.uk

Join artists to play with words and performance in this creative family workshop, as they gather inspiration from the library.

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POP STARS AND ROCK STARS FAMILY RAVE

MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION

AT CHILDREN’S FILM CLUB

The Bedford Arms, Balham www.bigfishlittlefishevents.co.uk

Ham House, Richmond www.nationaltrust.org.uk

The Soho Hotel, Soho www.firmdalehotels.com

Visit this lovely National Trust property for a special Mother’s Day, with activities and lunches throughout the day.

A chance to watch this fab kiddy film in the plush surroundings of the Soho Hotel. Tickets include buffet brunch.

Indulge your rock fantasies at this collaboration between Big Fish Little Fish and Camp Bestival, with loads for families. 08 CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK

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THE MOOMINS AT KEW

THE TWITS

Kew Gardens www.kew.org

Rose Theatre Kingston www.rosetheatrekingston.org

With the arrival of spring, the Moomins will be coming out of hibernation for all sorts of mischief and fun.

This adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic novel promises to be as disgusting and repulsive as earth worms disguised as spaghetti.

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21 to 23

THE WIGGLY WILD SHOW

SADLER’S WELLS FAMILY WEEKEND

DINOSAUR WORLD

Chelsea Physic Garden www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk

Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Clerkenwell www.sadlerswells.com

Richmond Theatre www.atgtickets.com

Children and their families are invited to take part in this jam-packed festival of performances, workshops, games and art activities.

Meet a host of impressive dinosaurs in this live event, including every child’s favourite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

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GETTING DRESSED

The Royal Institution www.rigb.org

Watermans, Brentford www.watermans.org.uk

Learn about cryptography, solve ciphers and break codes in this exciting hands-on family masterclass.

Co-commissioned by Sadlers Wells and Pavilion Dance South West, an energetic and joyful dance show for 4-8s about the joys of getting dressed followed by stay and play. Getting dressed will never be the same again!​Also 1 May

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Meet animals including a pygmy hedgehog, giant African land snails, corn snake, gecko, giant millipede, hermit crab and more!

22 & 23

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Aardman’s Dusty Duck has had a makeover by a host of celebs, including Steve Backshall and Justin Fletcher.

Colin Hutton © Hartswood Films © Moomin Characters ™

London Wetland Centre, Barnes www.wwt.org.uk

SECRETS OF THE UNDERGROUND London Transport Museum Depot, Acton www.ltmuseum.co.uk

Explore a treasure-trove of 320,000 artefacts from London’s transport history with activities and talks laid on too.

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STAR WARS DAY

UNDER THE RAINBOW

Science Museum, South Kensington www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

Legoland, Windsor www.legoland.co.uk

Polka Theatre, Wimbledon www.polkatheatre.com

Join Star Wars themed activities, featuring the spectacular 500,000 Lego brick Death Star model, as the Force returns to Legoland. From 29 April.

Inspired by the experiences of refugees, this production uses music and puppetry to tell the story of a woman’s travels.

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COVENT GARDEN

The Science Museum’s brand new Wonderlab has loads of great opportunities to get hands on with real scientific phenomena.

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WONDERLAB

IMPERIAL FESTIVAL Imperial College London, South Kensington www.imperial.ac.uk/festival

@ London Dollshouse Festival

Explore the livelier side of science with this weekend of activities and talks for all ages, including demos and workshops.

Kensington Town Hall www.dollshousefestival.com

MAY FAYRE AND PUPPET FESTIVAL Covent Garden www.alternativearts.co.uk

About 170 artists from around the world display their craftsmanship, featuring everything from a fully decorated mansion to miniature pianos.

That’s the way to do it! Celebrate the likes of Mr Punch, Judy and the crocodile at this annual festival.

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THE ADDAMS FAMILY

SING-A-LONG-A FROZEN

THE MAN WHO KNOWS IT ALL

Prince Charles Cinema, off Leicester Square www.singalonga.net

Unicorn Theatre, Tooley Street www.unicorntheatre.com

New Wimbledon Theatre www.theaddamsfamily.co.uk Everyone’s favourite kooky family are now on stage in a touring production of this spectacular musical comedy. 10 CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK

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Introduced by a live host and Singalonga princesses, this special screening comes with lyrics on screen and a bag of props.

Two performers and a musician go on a quest in search of everything it is possible to know. Until 5 June


INFORMATION OVERLOAD

BEVERLEY TURNER

What superpower would best equip a mum-to-be for the cataclysmic change that accompanies having a baby? The ability to function on zero sleep? Teleportation to get to Amanda’s Action Kids in the rain when you need to change a poonami nappy at the last minute? Or, superstrength, allowing you to hold a baby in one arm, whilst effortlessly loading a pram and a 4kg bag into the boot? Or, perhaps, it would be something much less obvious: knowing who to trust.

are supposed to be gaining in confidence, we often find ourselves all-at-sea, without a single, reliable rock to cling to.

You see, this modern age of internet-based-enlightenment places all the answers at our fingertips. But, there is absolutely no way of knowing who is right, who has our best interests at heart and who is free from their own prejudicial pre-conceptions.

It is partly this search for unbiased, bang up-to-date empowering advice that inspired me to write The Happy Birth Book with Pam Wild, a midwife of 25 years. For the last three years, we have run Chiswick’s most popular antenatal course, The Blooming Bunch, and have been frustrated by the lack of a reliable, non-political, non-ideological birth handbook to recommend to the hundreds of couples who come through our door. We spotted a gap in the market for a go-to book, one that not only teaches biology, but also equips couples on how to get the most out of both the NHS and privately. We have spent the last year compiling our own, easily accessible, A-Z for navigating pregnancy, birth and the early weeks.

Don’t be fooled into thinking a white coat and a name badge denotes expertise. They signify hours of learning, which can be useful and, occasionally, life-saving. But, they don’t guarantee of a good bedside manner, compassion, time to answer your questions or demonstrate knowledge of the latest evidence regarding bestpractice. Don’t assume your medical support is wrong – but do be prepared to quiz them.

...this modern age of internet-based-enlightenment places all the answers at our fingertips. But,there is absolutely no way of knowing who is right ...

In the good old days, the garden fence was Google – you’d approach it with a basket of washing under your arm and ask for advice over it. Advice on breastfeeding or when it would be safe to have sex again. The immediate female tribe was the source of all knowledge: neighbours, aunts, sisters and a known-midwife formed a reliable search engine. Fake reviews of cots on Amazon couldn’t promise to solve your sleep dilemmas, and you weren’t reliant on faceless strangers to answer your 2 a.m. dilemma about cracked nipples. The internet can be a wonderful resource, but only if you know where to look. The anonymity of forums is both liberating and dangerous: there is no way of knowing a contributor’s own story. When it comes to pregnancy, birth and motherhood, nobody is a clean, objective slate. Every individual brings their own issues to the party. Pre-smartphones, women knew not to ask their neighbour about formula if she had breast-fed her twins for three years. They wouldn’t seek suggestions for contraception from the catholic, mother-of-eight down the road, and they knew not to query the impact of germs with the mum at the school gates, who let her kids drink out of the dog bowl. Ask an online forum about homebirth or caesarean, then step back as a major can-of-worms opens up on your screen, swimming with passionately held beliefs about what’s right and wrong. It’s no wonder we don’t know where to turn. In the real world, rather than the virtual one, the same issues apply. Latest research revealed that nine out of ten women give birth with a midwife that they had never met, not antenatal nor – worse still – postnatally. Subsequently, they’re at the receiving end of a myriad conflicting opinions on the pros and cons of everything: from feeding to sleeping and immunisations to slings. When we

Of course, what we’d rather give everyone is a known-midwife. This has been proven, time and again, to reduce perinatal mortality, improve successful breastfeeding and reduce medical intervention. The evidence is so convincing that, if it were a pill, there would be an outcry if it wasn’t readily available. But, despite efforts to make this a reality, it remains a pipe-dream for most women using the NHS. Even Independent Midwives – for decades, the only option for women prepared to pay for a known-midwife – are, yet again, threatened with extinction due to groundless conclusions about their indemnity insurance cover. These women were already superheroes, and yet they will need to summon all the strength of The Hulk if they are to work freely again. Until that happens, and until the NHS starts prioritising one-to-one care, I’ll be so bold as to suggest you buy our book. Giving birth, whether it’s for the first, second (or more!) time, is meant to be safe and joyous. So, switch off the screen, turn down the voices and curl up on the sofa with a book you can trust. Beverley Turner is on LBC Radio 6pm every Saturday. The Happy Birth Book is out in April. CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK 11


FEATURE

INFLUENCERS Kelly Reeves Photography

OUR KIDS ARE INFLUENCED IN MYRIAD WAYS AS THEY NAVIGATE THEIR WAY THROUGH CHILDHOOD. SOPHIE CLOWES LOOKS AT THE POSITIVES OF REAL-LIFE CONNECTIONS.

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s the real world gets ever more crazy, as politics and politicians break all the rules, as carefully curated Instagram feeds attack our families’ fragile sense of selfworth, as nature throws us earthquakes and erupting volcanoes, as SATs and 11+, GCSEs and A Levels take on an importance disproportionate to their worth, the need to seek solace from this exhausting, mostly man-made madness increases. Guiding our children through this fog is not a job for the fainthearted. Nor is it a job to be tackled alone. There are many influencers in our children’s lives, starting with us as parents. As our children grow, the field of influence widens. Siblings, other family members, teachers and peers all inform their decisions. These are real-life interactions, and many people within these groups are positive role models.

Online media, particularly social media, holds sway over our emotionally vulnerable pre-teen and teen offspring. To get a handle on the enormity of this, take 25-year-old YouTube vlogger Joe Sugg (younger brother of the even more successful Zoe, aka Zoella), who has over ten million registered viewers. His videos have had more than a billion views. That’s quite some influence. To put it into oldschool perspective, the daily circulation figures of all the British broadsheet newspapers combined are far lower at just over 1.5 million. Or, how about Selena Gomez with her 107 million Instagram followers, or the not-sure-how-much-of-her-is-real selfie queen Kim Kardashian with 90.6 million followers? One of the greatest triumphs of social media has been its means of giving everyone a voice. It has given increased empowerment to the women of the world in particular, and has helped launch businesses and careers alike, for which, three massive cheers. It is, however, all too often a one-way relationship (Gomez follows a mere 254 on Instagram, Kardashian an even more paltry 104), a super-edited falsity that encourages our children to judge their inside on others’ outside.

An influencer can light a fire in a child’s belly, one that tells them to reach beyond the confines of (dis)ability, wealth, nationality, race, gender and any other restrictions that hold our children back.

However, the trouble with families, as the adage goes, is that you can’t pick them. The negative role we are cast in when very young can stay with us for life: the difficult one, the whining one, the greedy one, the bossy one, the lazy one … while often coming from a place of deep love, these epithets can become self-fulfilling and, subsequently, toxic. Well-meaning family members and friends can enforce negative pre-conceptions and display limited patience or creativity (hands up, anyone?) as influencers.

Similarly, as parents, we take great care in choosing a school to fit the character of our child. However we have no choice in our child’s classmates or teachers. It is left to chance as to whether there will be a conflict or confluence of interests. Many is the primary school child who is lost in the middle of the class, seemingly invisible to the teacher, pin-balling between sets of friends, unable to find their tribe. 12 CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK

Carol Dweck, a psychology professor at Stanford University, and one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of motivation, talks of the importance of encouraging a growth mindset in children, as opposed to a fixed mindset where the child sees ability as something that is pre-set. So, who should we turn to for help in nurturing this growth mindset? At the end of last year, I went to the funeral of someone we had known only briefly, but whose impact on our family’s life


FEATURE had been immense. Brian Appiah Obeng taught freerunning with the Foucan Freerunning Academy in Hammersmith. He was a reallife super hero. Tragically, in a cruel and unpredictable plot twist, he died unexpectedly from an asthma attack. He was a mammoth of a man in spirit, soul and stature, and he turned my child into someone who could move with freedom and ease. What I didn’t realise when I signed my son up was how much else he’d learn: how to have fun, gain confidence, see opportunity in everything, better learn how to make friends and have a laugh, all the while getting fitter and stronger in the company of someone with extraordinary patience and kindness. As I walked home from the Tube, after his funeral, I realised that, sitting beside my sadness over his passing, there lay a small seed of optimism. It felt as though he had left his boundless zeal for life in the care of his friends and colleagues. I then looked at the other out-of-school activities my primary school-aged children and their friends were doing, and realised it was as much about the influence of the person leading the activity as the activity itself: inspirational people who are experts in their fields. They all have an extraordinary rapport with the kids, offering encouragement, regardless of ability and circumstance. In short, they gave so much more than itemised on the receipt. Real-life influencers create a place where, for our child, the world is as it should be – where all the things they perceive as marking them negatively different melt into nothingness. It is a place

where they are allowed, and encouraged, to be the best version of themselves. Where meeting their potential is purposeful. An influencer is someone who has your child’s back. It is someone who can encourage your child to flourish beyond the restrictions of school or home. An influencer can light a fire in a child’s belly, one that tells them to reach beyond the confines of (dis)ability, wealth, nationality, race, gender and any other restrictions that hold our children back. Influencers are always radiators, they never drain. Brian was a man of many talents: photographer, actor, writer and freerunner. He posted his work on a site called Broken Jumps. A broken jump is a freerunning term for “an act that you’ve succeeded at that you’d never done before and likely was something that scared you before you did it”. This is what a good influencer will help your child achieve. Such richly influential people are all around us. When discussing the wealth of activities on our doorstep with an out-of-towner, I was blithely told that such classes do, in fact, exist in the provinces. Maybe, but not as many within walking distance, and not necessarily with a diverse group of participants taught by some of the best in their field. This is where living in London is such a privilege. Next time you are wondering what activity you should sign your child up for, whether it’s to buy you more time at work or to encourage some independence, consider what else they are going to learn. Choose wisely and go and break some jumps.

SOME INFLUENCERS KITE STUDIOS Kite Studios is an art studio just off the Askew Road, set up and run by Auriol Herford. It bills itself as a creative oasis for all. From toddlers to retirees, via exam portfolios for teens, Kite Studios is an all-inclusive place where Auriol’s experience with her own special needs son informs so much of her exceptional teaching. This has been a welcoming port in a storm for many a mother ship, regardless of their child’s ability. www.kitestudios.org

Kite Studios

FOUCAN FREERUNNING ACADEMY

SPILLARD KARATE

Sébastien Foucan, president of Parkour UK, runs classes in Hammersmith. If you don’t get Sébastien himself (‘that guy from Casino Royale’), no matter: all the teachers are inspirational. www.foucan.com

As the longest-running karate school in the area, these are the masters of strength, co-ordination and concentration. Adults learn alongside children and there’s a heavy side portion of respect and fun. www.seikijukukarate.com

KIDS CIRCUS CLUB

LOCAL SIXTH FORMER

Trapeze, silks, hoop… this class in Hammersmith is as fun as its name suggests. Courage, strength and team work are required while egos can be left on the ground.  Paula and Diego, both from Colombia, are inspirational teachers and exceptional talents. kidscircusclub@gmail.com

Ask your friends if anyone knows a reliable, inspirational sixth former who could sit and do homework/kick a ball with your child. They will be grateful for the money. Get the right influencer, and your child will flourish. Main image: Brian Appiah Obeng at Foucan Freerunning Academy CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK 13


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planning. Next time you’ve got the oven on, why not cook up a batch of these delicious savoury muffins. Once cooled, they can be stored in the freezer so you can defrost one at a time, as and when you need them.

And for something nutritious to drink, within minutes you can have a homemade milkshake to treat the kids to, in fact while you’re at it, you may as well make one for yourself as they are delicious, and may well prevent you from becoming ‘hangry’ later on.

MILKSHAKES

EACH ONE MAKES 2 large or 4 small shakes PREPARATION TIME 3 minutes

STRAWBERRY OR RASPBERRY SHAKE 400ml / 14fl oz milk 200g / 7oz strawberries or raspberries, stalks removed ½ tsp vanilla extract 4–6 ice cubes clear honey or maple syrup, to taste (optional)

There are more recipes to suit all members of the family in Jo’s “In the Mood for Quick Family Food”

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Pour the milk into a blender. Add the fruit, vanilla extract and ice cubes and whizz for 30–45 seconds until smooth. Add honey or maple syrup to taste, if you like.

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FOOD BY JO PRATT

SAVOURY MUFFINS MAKES 12 muffins PREPARATION TIME 15 minutes COOKING TIME 20 minutes

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Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4 and line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper muffin cases. Alternatively, lightly grease the holes of the muffin tin, then press a 13cm/5in square of baking paper into each hole, shaping the squares to fit by folding the sides.

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Put the pine nuts in a dry, non-stick pan over a medium heat for a few minutes, shaking and tossing the pan continuously until they start to turn golden. (Don’t leave them in the pan or they will quickly burn.)

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Tip them out onto a plate to cool.

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Mix together the flour, baking powder and polenta in a mixing bowl.

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In a separate bowl, lightly mix together two-thirds of the cheese and all the remaining ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix quickly and lightly to form a lumpy batter. (Over- mixing will make the cooked muffins turn out heavy.) Spoon into the prepared muffin cases and scatter the remaining cheese over the top. Bake for 20 minutes until risen and golden.

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Leave to cool in the tin for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack. Serve warm or cold.

butter, for greasing (optional) 40g / 1½ oz pine nuts 225g / 8 oz self-raising flour 2 tsp baking powder 100g / 3½ oz polenta or semolina 150g / 5½ oz grated mature Cheddar cheese 150g / 5½ oz courgettes, grated 2 eggs 200ml / 7fl oz natural yogurt 80ml / 2½ fl oz olive or rapeseed oil 75g / 2½ oz ham, salami or chorizo, finely chopped sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Leftovers are lovely toasted muffins

The muffins are lovely as a picnic lunch served with some tomato chutney, or for a weekday packed lunch. After a day or so, they will become a little dry, but are delicious split in half and lightly toasted under the grill, spread with butter or cream cheese and topped with chutney or tomato salsa.

BANANA AND PEANUT BUTTER SHAKE 400ml / 14fl oz milk 2 ripe bananas, peeled and roughly chopped

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Pour the milk into a blender. Add the bananas, peanut butter and ice cubes and whizz for 30 seconds until smooth. Add a little honey to taste.

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Strain into glasses to remove chunks of ice and serve.

2 tbsp peanut butter 4–6 ice cubes clear honey, to taste

VANILLA AND MAPLE SYRUP SHAKE 400ml / 14fl oz milk 2 tbsp maple syrup

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Pour the milk into a blender. Add the maple syrup, vanilla extract and ice cubes and whizz for about 15 seconds until smooth.

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Strain into glasses to remove chunks of ice and serve.

1 tsp vanilla extract 4–6 ice cubes

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EDUCATION

SPRING STEAM With three new galleries and exhibitions, the Science Museum is well worth a visit this spring. Get ready for some serious STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & maths) fun! MATHEMATICS: THE WINTON GALLERY Making maths accessible is a major feat, but the Science Museum has found a way with Mathematics: The Winton Gallery. This new permanent exhibition reveals the importance of mathematics in our lives through remarkable historical artefacts, stories and design. Featuring over 100 items, including the Enigma machine and Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine, the gallery shows how mathematicians, their tools and ideas, have helped build the modern world over the last four centuries.

Mathematics: The Winton Gallery Science Museum

Whether we realise it or not, maths is part of everyday life. If you appreciate architecture, for example, you will understand the importance of mathematics and geometry, as is cleverly reflected in the construction of the gallery itself, which was designed by world-renowned Zaha Hadid Architects. Open now, this stunning new area makes maths come alive.

WONDERLAB: THE STATOIL GALLERY

ROBOTS

The UK’s largest interactive science gallery was launched at the Science Museum last October. Replacing Launchpad, Wonderlab is 60 per cent bigger than its predecessor.

The Science Museum’s newest temporary exhibition, “Robots”, is perfectly timed for a STEAM-filled spring.

Visitors to the gallery are encouraged to think like scientists. On hand are the museum’s specially-trained Explainers, whose enthusiasm for science is infectious.

Young Wonderlab visitor is reflected inside the Infinity Boxes exhibit © Plastiques Photography

Humans have been obsessed with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the recreation of the human-form as robots for over 500 years. This new exhibit features over 100 robots, from a 16th-century mechanical monk to robots from science fiction and modernday research labs. Visitors will discover the cultural, historical and technological context of humanoid robots. Highlights include 12 working robots that visitors can interact with. The exhibition runs until 3rd S e p t e m b e r 2017. For more information, or to buy tickets, visit sciencemuseum. org.uk/robots.

With over 50 exhibits over seven zones, Wonderlab helps visitors explore everyday science that is all around us, from sound and light to forces and electricity. Young visitors can try out the large friction slide and a giant rotating model of the solar system. The gallery also holds live science shows and explosive demonstrations. Day tickets start at £6; but an annual pass — starting as low as £10 for unlimited trips over the year — is definitely worth it.

Ahrani Logan is CEO and CoFounder of award-winning EdTech company Peapodicity and a STEM Ambassador and Mentor. Follow her on Twitter @AhraniLogan @peapodicity @AMazingSTEMM @AugmentifyIt - www.peapodicity.com

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EDUCATION KATIE’S CLASSROOM

SUCCESS FOR BASSETT HOUSE

A new online resource aims to help parents and kids get through homework sessions without tearing their hair out. Katie’s Classroom provides a bank of information via online tutorials which helps explains topics like number bonds and complex sentences, mirroring the National Curriculum. Katie Higham has a wealth of experience after teaching for seven years across the state and private sector, as well as tutoring for entrance exams.

It’s been a fun filled and fruitful half term at Bassett House with children achieving excellent results in their 11+ examinations and the school achieving accreditation as an eco school for its effective recycling programme and installation of a wormery in the playground. Children were very proud to show their parents and grandparents their colourful classrooms and wonderful work at our open morning and Form 4 boys and girls impressed the whole school and parents with their outstanding musicianship at the brilliant Battle of the Bands.

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Papplewick, Ascot 6-13 Boys’ Preparatory Day, weekly and full boarding ‘Where Boys can still be boys’ Outstanding scholarship record to top UK senior schools

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The new junior school building at St Benedict’s is one of only a handful of schools in the UK built to a set of ‘Passivhaus’ standards. The sustainable construction method means it is 96% more energy efficient than older school buildings. All the classrooms will be south facing for good natural light and will enjoy views across to Ealing Abbey. The headmaster of St Benedict’s, Andrew Johnson said: “Not only will it provide a perfect learning environment for our youngest pupils, it is also very eco-friendly – essential in the face of London’s urgent pollution problem.”

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Teaching children to fly The House Schools Group is made up of three non-selective, co-educational preparatory schools for 3 – 11 year olds. The group collaborate closely, sparking off new ideas for ever more successful teaching practices. Whilst each school has a unique character, they share a common ethos: that every child is different, but deserves to learn to fly regardless of early learning abilities. High-flyers are encouraged to soar, whilst children who need extra support are given wings for their journey. The powerful combination of highly trained staff and tailor-made teaching opens up young minds to endless possibilities, encouraging them to think for themselves. Our pupils mostly call it having fun. We call it being the best they can be. The enthusiasm of our pupils has to be seen to be believed. We invite you to come along and judge for yourself at one of our weekly tours.

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EDUCATION FALCONS REACH NATIONAL FINALS Falcons School for Boys is celebrating after reaching in the finals of the National Schools Rugby Tournament for the first time. The U11s team defeated three other teams at the regional qualifier held at Epsom College, securing them a place at the National Finals on 19 March. The winning squad included: Zach Cacheux, Kingsley Reid ©, Artie Dangour, Toby Barber, Oliver Taylor, Finlay Wiseman, Finn Studer Schrader, Tommy Chubb, Ben Rollason, Richard Bannatyne and Louie Osborne. Director of Sport at Falcons School for Boys, Christopher Shaw commented: “The team started strong with three wins in a row, gradually gaining confidence and playing some excellent rugby throughout. The size and power of our side is something which has set us apart this season and was key to the early success gained in this tournament. “The boys will now go into the National Finals on a high and have made the school and everyone involved in Falcons Rugby, very proud.”

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Every child is unique and so our approach echoes this fact of life. This appreciation of individuality has been intrinsic to the continued success we have experienced over the years. A total of 14 applicants have received 46 independent senior school offers, with 7 scholarships awarded, this year (2015/2016). 19 scholarships awarded 2013-2016.

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EDUCATION

BILINGUAL FUTURES

by CHRISTEN JAMAR

City Kids talks to Professor Hugh de Burgh, founder of Chinese immersion school, Kensington Wade Besides the obvious benefits of bilingualism, what are the other advantages to this form of education?

Kensington Wade, a Mandarin-English immersion school, prepares to open its doors to bright-eyed three and four-yearolds in September 2017. It weaves together two finely-tuned threads of educational spin: the established brand of traditional British independent education, together with the promise of a Chinese-led global future.

My own personal experience of language learning influenced my approach. [The] research has justified what I experienced myself. When I was three to five, I spoke Turkish fluently because my parents, who were English speakers, lived in a Turkishspeaking area. Later on, I forgot it, but it all came back to me in my 20s.

The appeal to the ambitious parent is unapologetic: “We all know how China is developing … In future, the advantage will be held by those who can interact with the Chinese in their own tongue,” writes headmistress, Laura Marani, on the school’s website. With that calculated vision, the opening of Kensington Wade seems particularly timely, pointing to a future where Britain pivots towards China as it turns away from Europe, while the US closes in on itself. The school was also inspired by school founder Professor Hugo de Burgh’s deep love of China and his belief in the benefits of early bilingual education. Professor de Burgh spoke to City Kids to explain just how such an immersion school would work for the nursery and reception aged children entering later this year, and for the year 6 children leaving in seven to eight years’ time.

How will Kensington Wade’s bilingual programme work? The whole idea of an immersion programme is that two languages are taught and learnt simultaneously. We’re talking about very small children, age three onwards. They learn to distinguish the two languages and the ability to identify the situations in which they use each language. For example, when they are learning something in English, they learn it in the English classroom, with a teacher who only speaks English with them, who will encourage the children to only speak English. [Then] they will go over to the Chinese classroom, where activities

I learned Chinese much later in life: I started in my 40s, in spoken Chinese, and found it a tremendous sweat. I realised that, had I learned it at ages three, four and five, it wouldn’t have been such a sweat. This convinced me that, for young Londoners to learn to speak Chinese really well, and be able to communicate in Chinese on every level — not just basic tourist speech — it would be much better if they started very young. and teaching is all in Chinese, with a Chinese speaking teacher.

Is it a 50/50 split between the two languages, or does it change as they move up the school? No, it’s a 50/50 split. Of course, as they get older, they will take on more specific subjects. So, it becomes rather more complicated to deliver, but when they are little, it’s pretty easy. They just swap teachers.

Are you expecting the students in the school to be mainly English speakers coming to learn Chinese, or vice versa? There are going to be people with English as a second language, and people for whom Chinese is a third language, as well as people for whom English is a first language. London is a very cosmopolitan city; there are parents who themselves have two languages at home already, and neither is English. We will have every variety of child, so we have to cope with every possibility.

Does learning Chinese specifically facilitate learning in any other subjects, or any other skills? For example, I read that the Chinese method of counting facilitates mental arithmetic. Learning the Chinese written language improves memory tremendously. I feel that the amount of memory work that young Chinese children have to do, disciplines their memories. So, as a university Professor with a lot of Chinese students, I am very aware of how good their memories are, and how good they are at focusing and concentrating, compared to my compatriot youngsters. As for mathematics, research tells us that Chinese numerals are much easier to grasp. There are also some linguistic reasons for why Chinese children seem to find it so much easier to progress. More to the point is that Chinese maths teachers are very good and very well trained … They ensure that the better youngsters … bring on the slower ones. CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK 27


EDUCATION They are very cooperative. They are also very specialist themselves as they only teach maths, even at a very young age. So, they are professionally very proud of what they do. They are also given a lot of time to prepare lessons and give feedback very fast and very thoroughly. So, there are administrative reasons and pedagogical reasons, why they are so good in maths.

How will the Chinese educational culture be reflected at Kensington Wade, both in regards to its management and curriculum? Everything to do with learning Chinese will be a Chinese curriculum. Therefore, the methods attached will be very similar. For example, in the early years teaching [in China], there is a great deal of learning of poetry. It is not just reciting work, there will be opportunities to speak, work and discuss, always in Chinese. There is, at least, as participatory an atmosphere as can be found in English schools, but with the addition of quite a lot of group work and group learning so they can get the characters in. I suppose you might say — and I must choose my words very carefully here — that Chinese teachers, whilst I think they are immensely warm and affectionate towards early years’ children, are firmer, more disciplined and slightly more formal than English teachers for the same age group. That’s not to say there’s any less care, though.

Will Chinese poetry, literature, and history be incorporated into the curriculum? Yes, definitely, I’m very keen on that. My life has been immensely enriched by being able to read Chinese. I tend to read modern Chinese and a few poems, but of course, youngsters who start early with classics get tremendous enrichment.

How will English instruction be incorporated into the curriculum? After all, they will have to go on to British secondary schools. We have taken, as a model, the lower school curriculum of Westminster School — that was the basic framework. Then we talked to [Roger Trafford], one of our advisors who had been headmaster of the Dragon School in Oxford. So we’ve married ideas from 28 CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK

Westminster, ideas from the Dragon, and ideas from the Civitas knowledge-based curriculum … to come up with something that is our own.

Will maths, which could be taught in either language, be taught in English, Chinese or both? Both. There are some schools in the States that teach maths only in Chinese, but that would be difficult from our point of view because we are telling our parents that their children will be prepared for the top English independent schools. For this, the children must have all the vocabulary for maths taught in English, as well as in Chinese.

Do you see any disadvantages to this form of education? If there is any disadvantage — and as a European, I regret this — we squeeze out European languages and Latin.

Do you think that Kensington Wade students, having learned Chinese in primary, will hold on to it? Because they won’t necessarily have Chinese in secondary school. I think there are two possible answers to that question. One is that the secondary schools these youngsters are going to be aiming for may well have Chinese classes, but, of course, they are classes for beginners. But since all of them all have substantial cohorts of Chinese pupils, they are going to have classes for Chinese speakers who are not beginners. In other words, in the ten years that it will take for

our youngsters to get to secondary school, I think the top British secondaries will have a Chinese-speaking stream. The other answer — the less optimistic one — is that you do forget it. I mean, I didn’t realise that I spoke Turkish until the age of 23 or 24. I went to Turkey for six months and, to my astonishment, I found myself picking it up very easily. I think the lesson from that is that it does disappear. It goes underneath, it goes somewhere inside you, but it comes out again if you know it thoroughly, if you’ve been immersed and spoken it naturally, as we hope our children will with Chinese. We hope it will come back.

Do you think that Chinese immersion is a key for Britain’s education curriculum? Do you see it as a strategic move for parents? [British] parents that we talked to at the beginning mostly had some dealings in their business with China, and they were convinced that Chinese was going to be a very important language for business, politics, and, indeed, culture in the generations ahead. It’s the sheer size of China and the fact that China is now the major trading partner for 124 countries. One young man said ‘it’s not just learning a bit of language. To do business and really understand these guys, you’ve got to know how to circulate and move among them’. That’s why he recognised that this was something their children should have; that this was a gift they could give their children.


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HEATHFIELD HOUSE SCHOOL 4-11yrs co-ed www.heathfieldhouse.co.uk Call for appointment 020 8994 3385

AVENUE HOUSE 4-11yrs co-ed www.avenuehouse.org To book an appointment 020 8998 9981

IBSTOCK PLACE 4-18yrs co-ed www.ibstockplaceschool.co.uk PREP SCHOOL 3 MAY / 21 JUNE SENIOR SCHOOL 10 MAY / 20 & 23 SEPT 6TH FORM 26 SEPT

BASSETT HOUSE SCHOOL 3-11yrs co-ed www.bassetths.org.uk 20 MAY Call or email to attend 020 8969 0313 or registrar@bassetths.org.uk BUTE HOUSE GIRLS 4-11yrs www.butehouse.co.uk Open day in the Summer Term. Occasional tours available. Registrar, Mrs Sarah Sparkes on 0207 603 7381 x 202 CHISWICK AND BEDFORD PARK 3-11yrs co-ed (girls only after 7yrs) www.cbppschool.co.uk By appointment only CLIFTON LODGE 3-13yrs co-ed www.cliftonlodgeschool.co.uk 18 MARCH / 20 MAY Tel 020 8579 3662 - admissions@cliftonlodgeschool.co.uk DURSTON HOUSE 4-13yrs boys www.durstonhouse.org 9 MARCH Registrar 020 8991 6532 or info@durstonhouse.org FRANCIS HOLLAND, REGENT’S PARK 4-18yrs girls www.fhs-nw1.org.uk 22 JUNE / 29 JUNE Registrar, Mrs Sandy Bailey on 020 7723 0176 or registrar@fhs-nw1.org.uk FRANCIS HOLLAND, SLOANE SQUARE 4-18yrs girls www.fhs-sw1.org.uk JUNIOR SCHOOL 4+ ENTRY 13 MARCH / 24 APRIL / 12 JUNE SENIOR SCHOOL 11+ 13+ ENTRY 21 MARCH / 15 JUNE / 21 JUNE Registrar on 020 7824 5005 (or via the School Office on 020 7730 2971) or registrar@fhs-sw1.org.uk FULHAM PREPARATORY SCHOOL 4-13yrs co-ed www.fulhamprep.co.uk 23 MARCH Please call 020 7471 4217 / 020 7371 9911 GODOLPHIN AND LATYMER 11-18yrs girls www.godolphinandlatymer.com FOR ENTRANCE INTO YEAR 7 2018 21 & 27 SEPT / 10 OCT HAMPTON COURT HOUSE 3-18yrs co-ed www.hamptoncourthouse.co.uk GENERAL OPEN MORNINGS 4 MARCH / 3 MAY EARLY YEARS 11 MAY 6TH FORM 3 JULY For all entries or individual tours contact Registrar Sarah Carroll 020 8614 0587 or sarah@hchnet.co.uk HAMPTON SCHOOL 11yrs+ boys www.hamptonschool.org.uk 14 & 20 MARCH / 27 APRIL 020 8979 9273 or admissions@hamptonschool.org.uk HARVINGTON PREP SCHOOL 3-11yrs girls www.harvingtonschool.com By appointment only 020 8997 1583

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KEW GREEN PREP SCHOOL 4-11yrs co-ed www.kgps.co.uk 15 MARCH / 10 MAY / 14 JUNE admissions@kgps.co.uk KEW HOUSE SCHOOL 11yrs+ co-ed www.kewhouseschool.com 7 & 28 MARCH / 16 MAY / 28 JUNE KING’S COLLEGE WIMBLEDON 7-18yrs boys / 16-18yrs co-ed www.kcs.org.uk WHOLE SCHOOL 9 SEPT 7+, 8+, 9+ & 10+ ENTRY The headmaster shows small groups of parents around. Contact 020 8255 5335 11+ ENTRY 12 JUNE 13+ ENTRY Opportunities to visit the school on certain Monday afternoons. Contact admissions@kcs.org.uk or 020 8255 5349 16+ ENTRY 14 JUNE KINGS HOUSE SCHOOL 3-13yrs co-ed www.kingshouseschool.org For admission 020 8940 1878 LADY ELEANOR HOLLES 7-18yrs girls www.lehs.org.uk JUNIOR 1 MARCH SENIOR SUMMER TERM LATYMER PREP SCHOOL 7-11yrs co-ed www.latymerprep.org 15 MAY LATYMER UPPER SCHOOL 11-18yrs co-ed www.latymer-upper.org NOTTING HILL AND EALING HIGH SCHOOL 4-18yrs girls www.nhehs.gdst.net 4+ & 7+ ENTRY 21 APRIL / 9 JUNE ORCHARD HOUSE 3-11yrs co-ed www.orchardhs.org.uk 11 MARCH Arrange visit on 020 8742 8544 or info@orchardhs.org.uk ORLEY FARM SCHOOL 4-13yrs co-ed www.orleyfarm.harrow.sch.uk 13 MAY ‘School at Work’ tours also available by booking with the Registrar on 020 8869 7634 or registrar@orleyfarm.harrow.sch.uk QUEEN’S COLLEGE 11-18yrs girls www.qcl.org.uk 3 MAY PUTNEY HIGH SCHOOL 4-18yrs girls www.putneyhigh.gdst.net 10 MARCH SENIOR SCHOOL 020 8788 4886 or putneyhigh@put.gdst.net JUNIOR SCHOOL 020 8788 6523 or putneyhigh@put.gdst.net


St Benedict’S School Ealing a

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Outstanding Catholic Independent school for boys & girls aged 3 - 18

Additional Year 6 class now available

Open Mornings Senior School Thursday 04 May Nursery & Junior School Thursday 18 May Thursday 15 June

New Nursery & Pre-Prep building opening September 2017

View our website for a full list of our Open Events or arrange a personal visit with our Registrar, Louise Pepper, on 020 8862 2254 www.stbenedicts.org.uk


EDUCATION

SCHOOL OPEN DAYS ST PAUL’S SCHOOL 7+ 8+ 11+ boys (Junior) / 13+ boys (Senior) www.stpaulsschool.org.uk 7+ 8+ ENTRY 4 NOV 11+ 13+ ENTRY 9 SEPT Early booking recommended

RADNOR HOUSE 11-18yrs co-ed www.radnorhouse.org 13 MAY / 7 OCT / 11 NOV SIXTH FORM 21 MARCH RAVENSCOURT PARK PREP SCHOOL 4-11yrs co-ed www.rpps.co.uk 8 MARCH / 4 MAY / 13 JUNE

ST PAUL’S GIRLS SCHOOL 11-18yrs girls www.spgs.org Autumn Term Open Days or tours of the school during the school day from March until the end of the summer term each year. Contact the Admissions Officer, Claire Richardson, admissions@spgs.org from late February.

ST AUGUSTINE’S PRIORY 4-18yrs girls www.saintaugustinespriory.org.uk 11 MARCH ST BENEDICT’S 3-18yrs co-ed www.durstonhouse.org NURSERY 7 MARCH JUNIOR SCHOOL 18 MAY / 15 JUNE SENIOR SCHOOL 4 MAY

THE FALCONS BOYS 3-13yrs boys www.falconsboys.co.uk PREP 4 MARCH (Richmond) PRE-PREP 11 MARCH (Chiswick) No booking necessary

ST CATHERINE’S SCHOOL 4-18yrs girls www.stcatherineschool.co.uk PREP 8 & 22 MARCH SENIORS 1 & 29 MARCH Call Chantal Goldburn to reserve your place on 020 3261 0142

THE FALCONS GIRLS 3-11yrs girls www.falconsgirls.co.uk 18 MARCH

ST JAMES SCHOOLS 4-11yrs co-ed / 11-18yrs girls / 11-18yrs boys www.stjamesschools.co.uk SENIOR GIRLS’ SCHOOL IN ACTION 3 MAY SENIOR BOYS’ SCHOOL IN ACTION 18 MAY SENIOR BOYS’ SCHOOL OPEN DAYS 12 & 14 OCT

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THE HARRODIAN 4-18yrs co-ed www.harrodian.com A small number of tours are available each week. Contact the Admission Office on 020 8762 6321 or admissions@harrodian.com

Junior School for Girls Ages 4–11

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Independent Schools Inspectorate

Open Days Spring 2017 ADMISSION AT 4+ (RECEPTION) AND 7+ (YEAR 3) Parents only. Booking Essential. Friday 21 April

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To reserve your place at an Open Day, for information on occasional vacancies in other year groups or to request a prospectus, please contact the Registrar on: 020 8991 2165 enquiries@nhehs.gdst.net www.nhehs.gdst.net

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‘The quality of the pupils’ personal development is excellent.’ ISI Report

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EDUCATION

SCHOOL DIARIES

Over the past few issues we have been following the progress of two schools: Falkner House as it prepares to open its doors for the first time in September; and Ealing Fields as its first students enter secondary education. This issue, two teachers describe their experiences.

Nearly a year after we started this journey to launch a new school, we are finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel. With assessments complete, we are eagerly expecting two full classes of boys in September. Now we have to make sure we have the perfect staff for our boys — this is the most critical thing to get right! by ELEANOR DIXON

An excellent teacher does not necessarily have a conventional CV. We look for quality, and are open-minded as to where that might come from: the teacher may be male or female, come from teaching in the state or private systems, whether that be with boys or girls only, or both. The most important question is: are they a superb teacher? A superb teacher has a passion for teaching and for their area of expertise. At Falkner House, we’re also looking for someone who understands the nuances of learning, someone who can take a bespoke approach to each pupil and their family. Children should be able to enjoy every aspect of education and learning; our mission is not just about reaching a goal and passing an exam. Therefore, we choose teachers who have the confidence and wisdom to know that less can often be more; teachers who are empowered and creative enough to come up with their own ideas. Our teachers must also buy into the ethos of the school and, most importantly, the parents. Our ethos is based on striving for the best academic results, whilst offering a friendly, supportive and secure environment in which to grow and learn. A family-owned school for sixty years and counting, we are here for the long haul. We are not a profit-driven business. A teacher who understands these differences, is key. Lastly, once we find a good teacher, we know we need to look after them incredibly well because they are like gold dust. Falkner House teachers deserve being looked after and nurtured, so we endeavour to be as flexible and as generous as possible when it comes to our teachers.

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Since my appointment as Director of Languages at Ealing Fields High School — almost a year ago — I have had the opportunity to help shape the direction of this brand new school. In just a few months, we have become a very close-knit team of staff. Every element of our school day can be linked to the 17 Habits of the Brave and Bold, which we all agreed upon last summer, and to the countless months of preparation our headteacher and the board did before then.

by LAUREN MITCHELL

A ‘typical day’ is something that is difficult to pin down in a school that is in its first year. As teachers, adaptability has been key. A marquee instead of a hall, and computing without computers are just some of the challenges we faced in our first weeks! Yet, we have settled remarkably fast into routines, which reflects an ethos that delights visitors and makes us proud to work here. Our school day isn’t wildly different to many others, with five periods of lessons per day, with an extended Period 6 Tuesday to Friday. This slot is reserved for Prep on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Elective Enrichment on Wednesdays and Fridays. Students really value having their voice heard when choosing their preferred activities. On Mondays, students leave after Period 5, so that staff can have weekly Personal Learning and Development sessions. One of my personal highlights of each day is Family Dining, where staff and students dine together. Students are assigned dining duty roles to assist in serving and clearing up. Between the main course and dessert, two or three students host the Values Shout-Out, celebrating how students and staff have espoused our values and habits in lessons and beyond. The Ealing Fields’s lesson structure ensures that our habits are embedded in every single lesson, constantly reinforcing the importance of becoming more effective learners, as well as acquiring subject knowledge. Our students are learning that, taking risks and working outside their comfort zone — rather than coasting — is the only way to learn. They need to grapple with the subject matter and find it challenging, or there’s no point. Of course, convincing 11- and 12-year-olds that the process is more important than ‘getting it right’ is no mean feat, but it’s amazing to see how much more resilient they are now than in September.

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BOOK REVIEW

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ith spring on its way, what better time to replenish the book shelves with some fresh new titles.

PRIMARY

JUNIOR

Princess Primose by Alex T. Smith (Scholastic)

Lots by Marc Martin (Big Picture Press)

Barry Loser and the birthday billions by Jim Smith (Egmont)

Dave Pigeon by Swapna Haddow, illustrated by Sheena Dempsey (Faber)

Another cracking story from Alex T. Smith. This time in the form of Princess Primrose, who has everything she could wish for – a beautiful palace, two ponies, and a pug. However, being so privileged comes at a price. Rules. And plenty of them, making poor Primrose’s life a misery as she is constantly in trouble. It leaves the king and queen no choice but to call upon the much-feared Grandmama to sort their little darling out. But will she be a help, or a hindrance?

This beautiful book is so visually arresting, it will have the most curious of minds entertained for hours. In the words of Marc Martin, ‘Lots is about everything and everywhere’. From far and wide – the world is celebrated. The intricacies of the illustrations will have little fingers pointing out the funny and the quirky. A stunning book, guaranteed to be read, over and over.

The eighth book in this bestselling award-winning series, Barry Loser is back and this time it’s his birthday and he gets the best present ever – The Shnozinator 9000 – a super cool gaming helmet. That is until his younger brother breaks it. Gah! What to do? Become an inventor and try to make enough money to buy a new one of course. Fans of Barry will not be disappointed – another page turning chucklefest.

The second instalment of Dave Pigeon’s adventures. This time there’s peril afoot when Dave and Skipper’s ‘Human Lady’ goes on holiday, leaving them with short supply on the food front. They soon find themselves a new owner in the form of Reginald Grimster, who has a very generous feeding habit. But is he all that he seems? And why does he own so many cook books featuring birds? Another hilarious, illustrated tale that will have youngsters in stitches.

Why Don’t we all live together anymore? by Dr Emma Wassington and Dr Christopher McCurry. Illustrated by Louis Thomas (Frances Lincoln)

This excellent book tackles the very difficult topic how to help children understand what is happening when parents divorce and how it will affect them. It focuses on questions which a child is likely to ask such as ‘Is it my fault?’ ‘Will I have to go to a different school?’ Illustrated and told from the point of view of a character who is going through the same thing – it’s a good entry point for children and adults alike to broach the subject.

Sharon Fried-Jones is a west London mum, who by day is the Head of Marketing and Digital for the charity Book Trust which inspires a love of reading in children, and by night is an aspiring children’s author with a love of clashing clothes and picture books who longs for a good night’s sleep.

SENIOR We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan (Bloomsbury)

This interestingly written story will challenge more competent readers. Although written in verse, Crossan and Conaghan met only once, both having been nominated for a prestigious children’s literature award. They collaborated on this novel by sending chapters via WhatsApp. What they created is a beautiful book about two characters, Jess and Nicu. Jess has a lot to hide, and Nicu’s parents want to return to their homeland to marry him off. As the pair become closer, can they survive their secrets? CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK 35


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BABIES & PRE-SCHOOLERS MONDAYS CHISWICK FRENCH CLUB chiswickfrenchclub.co.uk 09.00 0-5yrs French breakfast Ravenscourt Park, W6 0TH

HARTBEEPS | BABY MUSIC hartbeeps.com 09.00 Happy House (toddling – 4yrs) 12.45 Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling) 13.45 Baby Bells (newborn to sitting) 14.45 Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling) 15.45 Happy House (walking to 4yrs) The Foresters Pub, 2 Leighton Rd, W13 9EP

THE LITTLE GYM | GYMNASTICS thelittlegym.eu/chiswick | 020 8994 3729 From 09.30 4mths-5yrs Various classes Hartington Rd (off A316), W4 3AN

GYMBOREE gymboree-uk.com | 07967 835 059 From 09.30 0-5yrs Various classes Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN

TWISTERS | GYM AND DANCE twisters.org.uk | 020 8933 9997 / 8840 4452 09.30 1-2yrs Twisters 1 10.30 2-3yrs Twisters 2 13.10 3-4yrs Dance Drama 14.00 3-4yrs Gymkids Acton Baptist Church, Church Rd, W3 8PP

AMANDA’S ACTION CLUB | FUN, FITNESS & MUSIC amandasactionclub.co.uk | 01895 623 999 09.45 & 10.30 with Amanda Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN

THE BUILD IT WORKSHOP thebuilditworkshop.com 09.45 16mths-2yrs Loose Parts 10.45 2-3yrs Build Workshop 16.00 4-6yrs after school drop off club Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN

FRANCES LUNDY SCHOOL OF DANCE franceslundyschoolofdance.co.uk | 07956 312 662 10.00, 10.45, 14.15, 15.00 Baby ballet 15.45 Pre-primary ballet 4-5yrs The Hayloft, 3 Bond Street, W4 1QZ

HARTBEEPS | BABY MUSIC hartbeeps.com 10.00 Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling) 11.00 Baby Bells (newborn to sitting) The Printworks, Beaconsfield Terrace Rd, Brook Green, W14 0PP

LITTLE KICKERS | FOOTBALL

GYMBOREE

littlekickers.co.uk | 07557 123 124 10.15 1½-2yrs 3mths Little Kicks 11.05 2-3½ yrs. Junior Kickers 13.00 3½-5yrs Mighty Kickers Hogarth Community Centre, Duke Rd, W4 2JR

gymboree-uk.com | 07967 835 059 From 09.30 0-5yrs Various classes Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN

10.15 1½-2yrs 3mths Little Kicks 11.05 2-3½ yrs Junior Kickers St Stephens Social Club, 5 Gayford Rd, W12 9BY

hartbeeps.com 09.30 Happy House (walking to 4yrs) 10.30 Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling) 11.30 Baby Bells (newborn to sitting) The Barn Church Atwood Ave, TW9 4HF

SPANISH STORYTIME lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3842 10.30 Under 5yrs Hammersmith Library, Shepherds Bush Rd, W6 7AT

BABY MASSAGE westlondonbabies.com | 078157 42824 10.30 & 13.30 Chiswick

RHYME TIME lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3842 14.15 Under 5yrs Shepherds Bush Library, 6 Wood Lane, W12 7BF

LA CAPUCINE | FRENCH

HARTBEEPS | BABY MUSIC

TWISTERS | GYM AND DANCE twisters.org.uk | 020 8933 9997 / 8840 4452 09.30 2-3yrs Twisters 2 10.30 3-4yrs Gymkids 14.00 3-4yrs Ballet. All abilities. Acton Baptist Church Hall, Church Rd, W3 8PP

CADENZA | MUSIC cadenzaclasses.com 10.00 Holy Innocents Church, Paddenswick Rd, W6 0UB

OXYGEN SCHOOL OF TRAMPOLINING

lacapucine.co.uk 15.45 French for under 4s Betty Blythe 73 Blythe Rd, W14 0PH

oxygenfreejumping.co.uk | 0208 992 2211 10.00 2-5yrs Oxygen Freejumping, Unit 15, Vision Ind Park, Kendal Ave, W3 0AF

TUESDAYS

ST NICHOLAS PLAYGROUP

HARTBEEPS | BABY MUSIC hartbeeps.com 9.15 Happy House (walking to 4yrs) 10.15 Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling) 11.15 Baby Bells (newborn to sitting) 12.30 Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling) The Printworks, Beaconsfield Terrace Rd, Brook Green, W14 0PP

FRANCES LUNDY SCHOOL OF DANCE franceslundyschoolofdance.co.uk | 07956 312 662 09.15 2-5yrs Tiny Tots Tap & Modern 15.00 2-4yrs Baby Ballet 15.45 4-5yrs Pre-primary ballet The Hayloft, 3 Bond Street, W4 1QZ

LA CAPUCINE | FRENCH lacapucine.co.uk 09.30 French for under 4s. Betty Blythe 73 Blythe Rd, W14 0PH

THE LITTLE GYM | GYMNASTICS thelittlegym.eu/chiswick | 020 8994 3729 From 09.30 Various classes 4mths-5yrs Hartington Road (off A316), W4 3A

stnicholaschiswick.org | 020 8580 3806 10.00 Term-time only St Nicholas Church, Church Street, W4 2PH

LITTLE KICKERS | FOOTBALL littlekickers.co.uk | 07557 123 124 10.15 1½-2yrs 3mths Little Kicks 11.05 & 13.15 2-3½ yrs. Junior Kickers Hogarth Community Centre, Duke Rd, W4 2JR

RHYME TIME lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3842 10.30 Under 5yrs Hammersmith Library, Shepherds Bush Road, W6 7AT

BABY YOGA westlondonbabies.com | 07815 742 824 10.30 Chiswick

STORYTIME lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3842 10.30 Under 5yrs Shepherds Bush Library, 6 Wood Lane, W12 7BF

THE MUSIC HOUSE FOR CHILDREN STORY & RHYME TIME musichouseforchildren.co.uk | 020 8932 2652 09.30 0-3yrs The Music House for Children, 306 Uxbridge Rd, W12 7LJ

lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3863 10.45 Under 5yrs Askew Rd Library, 87/91 Askew Rd, W12 9AS

CHISWICK HAMMERSMITH ACTON SHEPHERDS BUSH HARTBEEPS | BABY MUSIC hartbeeps.com 14.00 Baby Bells (newborn to sitting) 15.00 Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling) 16.00 Happy House (walking to 4yrs) The Foresters Pub, 2 Leighton Rd, W13 9EP

LITTLE RUGBY littlerugby.co.uk 14.15 2-3½ yrs Junior Rugby Hogarth Youth Ctr, Duke Rd, W4 2JR

TEMPO TOTS | MUSIC tempo-tots-sw.com 14.30 3-18mths 15.20 18mths-4yrs Mothercare, Kew Retail Park, TW9 4AD

ARTFUL TODDLER | ARTS & CRAFT artfultoddler.com/chiswick-london 15.00 & 16.00 Chiswick Methodist Church, 52 Sutton Court Rd, W4

GROVE PARK TODDLER GROUP groveparkplaygroup.org | 020 8742 8293 15.00-17.30 10mths-3yrs Isis Rooms & Garden, St Paul’s Church, Grove Park Rd, W4 3SB

ACTON BALLET SCHOOL actonballetschool.co.uk | 020 8992 6891 15.30 & 16.00 2½-4yrs Baby Ballet Ruskin Hall, 16 Church Rd, W3 8PP

CRAFT CLUB lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3842 15.45 3-11yrs. Term-time only Shepherds Bush Library, 6 Wood Lane, W12 7BF

KITE STUDIOS kitestudios.org | 020 8576 6278 16.00 1½-3yrs Art for Little Ones 2b Bassein Park Rd, W12 9RY

WILL TO WIN | TENNIS willtowin.co.uk | 020 8994 1466 16.00 3-5yrs Mini Tots Term Time Courses Chiswick House Grounds (A4 Entrance), W4 2RP

LITTLE KICKERS | FOOTBALL littlekickers.co.uk | 07557 123 124 16.15 3½-5yrs Mighty Kickers St Stephens Social Club, 5 Gayford Rd, W12 9BY

WEST LONDON DANCE ACADEMY westlondondanceacademy.com | 07771 984 590 16.30 Baby ballet, DTA accredited St Michael and All Angels Parish Hall, Priory Avenue, W4 1TX

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WEDNESDAYS THE LITTLE GYM | GYMNASTICS thelittlegym.eu/chiswick | 020 8994 3729 From 09.30 4mths-5yrs. Various classes Hartington Road (off A316), W4 3AN

HARTBEEPS | BABY MUSIC hartbeeps.com 09.30 Happy House (walking to 4yrs) 10.30 Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling) 11.30 Baby Bells (newborn to sitting) Chiswick Theatre Arts, 2a Belmont Rd, W4 5UH

GYMBOREE gymboree-uk.com | 07967 835 059 From 09.30 0-5yrs Various classes Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN

ANGELA GRANT SCHOOL OF DANCE balletclasseslondon.co.uk | 07813 296 221 09.30 & 10.00 2-4yrs Baby Ballet Drink Me Eat Me, 250 - 252 King Street, W6 0SP

TWISTERS | GYM AND DANCE twisters.org.uk | 020 8933 9997 / 8840 4452 09.30 1 to 2yrs Twisters 1 10.30 2 to 3yrs Twisters 2. All abilities Acton Baptist Church, Church Rd, W3 8PP

THE MUSIC HOUSE FOR CHILDREN musichouseforchildren.co.uk | 020 8932 2652 09.45 1-2yrs Music & movement babies 10.30 2-3yrs Music & movement toddlers 11.30 Newborn music 16.00 3-4yrs Music appreciation The Music House for Children, 306 Uxbridge Rd, W12 7LJ

ARTFUL TODDLER | ARTS & CRAFT artfultoddler.com/chiswick-london 9.45 & 10.30 Chiswick Methodist Church, 52 Sutton Court Rd, W4

CADENZA | MUSIC CLASS cadenzaclasses.com 09.45 Christ Church, Town Hall Ave, W4 5DT

HARTBEEPS | BABY MUSIC hartbeeps.com 10.00 Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling) 11.00 Baby Bells (newborn to sitting) The Commander, 47 Hereford Rd, Notting Hill, W2 5AH

BABIES & PRE-SCHOOLERS LITTLE ANGELS | TODDLER GROUP ANIMAL FU | PERFORMANCE MARTIAL ARTS smaaa.org.uk | 020 8994 1380 10.00 Term-time only St Michael & All Angels Hall Priory Ave, W4 1TX

LITTLE KICKERS | FOOTBALL littlekickers.co.uk | 07557 123 124 10.15 1½-2yrs 3mths Little Kicks 11.05 2-3½ yrs Junior Kickers 15.30 3½ -5yrs Mighty Kickers 16.20 5-7th birthday Mega Kickers Hogarth Community Centre, Duke Rd, W4 2JR

PANDEMONIUM | MUSICAL WORKSHOP watermans.org.uk 10.30 0-24mths 11.30 2-4yrs (term-time only) Watermans, 40 High Str, Brentford, TW8 0DS

BOOKTIME BABIES | READING & MESSY PLAY booktimebabies.co.uk 11.15 & 14.30 Sitting age to 18mths St Michael’s Church, Elmwood Rd, W4 3DY

PARENTS & BABIES SCREENINGS | CINEMA watermans.org.uk 11.30 Parents & carers with babies up to 1yr Watermans, 40 High Str, TW8 0DS

FRANCES LUNDY SCHOOL OF DANCE franceslundyschoolofdance.co.uk | 07956 312 662 14.15 2-5yrs Tiny Tots Tap & Modern 15.00 2-4yrs Baby Ballet 15.45 4-5yrs Pre-primary Ballet The Hayloft, 3 Bond Street, W4 1QZ

CAROLINE LESTER SCHOOL OF DANCE carolinelesterschoolofdance.co.uk | 020 3673 9421 16.00 3-5yrs. Term-time only Dukes Meadow Community Hall, Alexandra Gardens, W4 2RX

www.balletclasseslondon.co.uk | 07813 296 221 15.45 2½-4yrs pre-school ballet Victoria Hall, Victoria House, Becklow Rd, W12 9HB

THURSDAYS

ACTON BALLET SCHOOL

THE LITTLE GYM | GYMNASTICS thelittlegym.eu/chiswick | 020 8994 3729 From 09.30 4mths-5yrs Various classes Hartington Road (off A316), W4 3AN

GYMBOREE gymboree-uk.com | 07967 835 059 From 09.30 0-5yrs Various classes Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN

BABY SONG stsimons.co.uk | 020 7603 1418 09.30 Fortnightly playgroup with cake, play, bible story & singing time. Play Café, Rockley Rd, W14 0DA

OXYGEN SCHOOL OF TRAMPOLINING oxygenfreejumping.co.uk | 0208 992 2211 10.00 2-5yrs Oxygen Freejumping, Unit 15, Vision Ind Park, Kendal Ave, W3 0AF

UN’ORA INSIEME | ITALIAN mammaalinglese.wordpress.com 10.00 Under 2s Also one Saturday per month from September 24 St Peter’s Church, Southfield Rd, W4 1BB

BABY MASSAGE westlondonbabies.com | 07815 742 824 10.30 & 13.20 Chiswick

HARTBEEPS | BABY MUSIC hartbeeps.com 10.00 Happy House (toddling – 4yrs) 11.00 Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling) 12.00 Baby Bells (newborn to sitting) St Stephens Parish Hall, Coverdale Rd, Shepherds Bush, W12 8JJ

HARTBEEPS | BABY MUSIC

westlondondanceacademy.com | 07771 984 590 16.00 3yrs+ Baby Ballet. IDTA Accredited St Michael and All Angels Parish Hall, Priory Avenue, W4 1TX

hartbeeps.com 12.30 Happy House (toddling – 4yrs) 13.30 Baby Beeps (newborn to sitting) 14.30 Happy House (walking to 4yrs) 15.30 Happy House (walking to 4yrs) Drink Me Eat Me, 250 - 252 King Street, W6 0SP

WILL TO WIN | TENNIS

TWISTERS | GYM AND DANCE

WEST LONDON DANCE ACADEMY

willtowin.co.uk | 020 8994 1466 16.00 3-5yrs Mini Tots Term Time Courses Chiswick House Grounds (A4 Entrance), W4 2RP

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animalfu.com | 07984 707 777 16.15 4-8yrs Kung Fu Fitness Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN

WEST LONDON TWINS CLUB westlondontwinsclub.org 10.00 St Stephen’s Church, St Stephen’s Rd, W13 8HB

ANGELA GRANT SCHOOL OF DANCE

twisters.org.uk | 020 8933 9997 / 020 8840 4452 14.00 3-4yrs Gymkids. All abilities Acton Baptist Church, Church Rd, W3 8PP

actonballetschool.co.uk | 020 8992 6891 16.00 4-5yrs pre-primary ballet Ruskin Hall, 16 Church Rd, W3 8PP

WILL TO WIN | TENNIS willtowin.co.uk | 020 8994 1466 16.00 3-5yrs Mini Tots Term Time Courses Chiswick House Grounds (A4 Entrance), W4 2RP

LITTLE KICKERS | FOOTBALL littlekickers.co.uk | 07557 123 124 16.15 5-7th birthday Mega Kickers St Stephens Social Club3, 5 Gayford Rd, W12 9BY

FRANCES LUNDY SCHOOL OF DANCE franceslundyschoolofdance.co.uk | 07956 312 662 16.15 4-5yrs pre-primary ballet The Hayloft, 3 Bond Street, W4 1QZ

FRIDAYS THE LITTLE GYM | GYMNASTICS thelittlegym.eu/chiswick | 020 8994 3729 From 09.15 4mths-5yrs Various classes Hartington Rd (off A316), W4 3AN

TWISTERS | GYM AND DANCE twisters.org.uk | 020 8933 9997 09.15 6mths-3yrs Drop-in gym 10.30 3-4yrs Dance Drama Acton Baptist Church Hall, Church Rd, W3 8PP

GYMBOREE gymboree-uk.com | 07967 835 059 From 09.30 0-5yrs. Various classes Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN

CADENZA | MUSIC cadenzaclasses.com 09.30 Drink Me Eat Me, 250 - 252 King Street, W6 0SP

CHISWICK FRENCH CLUB chiswickfrenchclub.co.uk 09.30 0-5yrs French Nursery Rhymes & First Adventure 11.30 Comptines en français 12.30 French-speaking families meet-up & picnic Ravenscourt Park, W6 0TH


BABIES & PRE-SCHOOLERS FRIDAY FRIENDS | PLAYGROUP gunnersburybaptistchurch.org | 020 8987 2965 09.30 0-4yrs. Term-time only Gunnersbury Baptist Church, Wellesley Rd, W4 4BE

AMANDA’S ACTION CLUB | FUN, FITNESS & MUSIC amandasactionclub.co.uk | 01895 623 999 09.45 & 10.30 4mths-4yrs 11.30 4-2mths Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN

BRIGHT STARS brightstarsuk.com 09.45 & 15.00 0-2yrs Sing & Sign St Saviours, Wendell Park, Church Hall, Cobbold Rd, W12 9LN

KITE STUDIOS | ART kitestudios.org | 020 8576 6278 09.45, 10.45 & 13.45 18mths-3yrs Art for Little Ones 2b Bassein Park Rd, W12 9RY

THE MUSIC HOUSE FOR CHILDREN musichouseforchildren.co.uk | 020 8932 2652 09.45 0-3yrs 10.30 Music and movement toddlers The Music House for Children, 306 Uxbridge Rd, W12 7LJ

FRANCES LUNDY SCHOOL OF DANCE franceslundyschoolofdance.co.uk | 07956 312 662 15.15 2-4yrs Baby Ballet The Hayloft, 3 Bond Street, W4 1QZ

ITALIAN STORYTIME mammaalinglese.wordpress.com 16.00 Over 2yrs Also one Saturday per month St Peter’s Church, Southfield Rd, W4 1BB

SATURDAYS THE LITTLE GYM | GYMNASTICS

09.05 1½-2yrs 3mths Little Kicks 09.50 2-3½yrs Junior Kickers 10.45 3½-5yrs Mighty Kickers The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls Queens Drive, W3 0HW

MINI MULTIPLES | TWINS/ TRIPLETS CLUB

LITTLE RUGBY

THE LITTLE FOXES CLUB | MULTI-SPORT CLASSES

CHISWICK LIBRARY STORYTIME hounslow.info | 020 8994 1008 11.00 0-5yrs. Term-time only Dukes Avenue, W4 2AB

PARKOUR GENERATIONS | FREE RUNNING

CROUCHING TIGER KARATE crouchingtigerkarate.co.uk | 07734 655 057 16.00 4yrs+ Tiger Cubs Karate The Dukes Meadows Community Centre, Alexandra Gardens, W4 2RX

willtowin.co.uk | 020 8994 1466 12.00 3-5yrs Mini Tots Drop-in sessions Chiswick House Grounds (A4 Entrance), W4 2RP

ALBERT & FRIENDS INSTANT CIRCUS | FAMILY CIRCUS SKILLS albertandfriendsinstantcircus.co.uk | 020 8237 1170 / 020 8237 1030 10.30 15mths-7yrs St Alban’s Hall, Margravine Rd, W6 8HJ

SUNDAYS THE LITTLE GYM | GYMNASTICS thelittlegym.eu/chiswick | 020 8994 3729 From 09.00 4mths-5yrs Various classes Hartington Rd (off A316), W4 3AN

RICHMOND GYMNASTICS ASSOCIATION richmondgymnastics.co.uk | 020 8878 8682 09.00 4yrs+ General class 1 Townmead Road, Kew, TW9 4EL

LITTLE KICKERS | FOOTBALL littlekickers.co.uk | 07557 123 124 10.15 1½-2yrs 3mths Little Kicks 11.10 2-3½yrs Junior Kickers Phoenix Academy The Curve, W12 0RQ

MINI BOARDERS | SKATEBOARDING CLUB mylittleboarders.co.uk | 07801 824 688 14.30 4-5yrs Westway Sports Centre, 1 Crowthorne Rd, W10 6RP

PIANO GUITAR VIOLIN PERCUSSION DRUMS TRUMPET CELLO UKULELE SINGING GROUP LESSONS HOME TUITION MUSIC FOR BABIES MUSIC FOR THREE TO FIVES YEARS SCHOOLS WORKHOPS BIRTHDAY PARTIES

littlerugby.co.uk 09.30 2-3½yrs Junior Rugby 10.30 3-5yrs Mighty Rugby Hogarth Youth Ctr, Duke Rd, W4 2JR

thelittlefoxesclub.com | 0207 376 0006 18mths-4 yrs Football & Rugby Classes 10.00 & 11.00 Acton Park, Ravenscourt Park & Turnham Green

lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3863 11.00 Stories & Rhymes Askew Road Library, 87/91 Askew Rd, W12 9AS

RHYME TIME

WILL TO WIN | TENNIS

littlekickers.co.uk | 07557 123 124 08.30 1½-2yrs 3mths Little Kicks 09.20 2-3½yrs Junior Kickers 10.15 & 11.10 3½-5yrs Mighty Kickers 12.10 5-7th birthday Mega Kickers Hogarth Community Centre, Duke Rd, W4 2JR

franceslundyschoolofdance.co.uk | 07956 312 662 09.15 4-5yrs Pre-primary Ballet 10.45 2-5yrs Tiny Tots & Modern The Hayloft, 3 Bond Street, W4 1QZ

BABY BOUNCE

pssa.co.uk | 07943 656 092 10.45 2½-4yrs Westside Community School, 8-30 Galena Rd, W6 0LT

LITTLE KICKERS | FOOTBALL

FRANCES LUNDY SCHOOL OF DANCE

westlondonbabies.com | 07815 742 824 10.30 Chiswick

LITTLE STAGE ACADEMY (PSSA)

lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3842 11.00 Under 5yrs Shepherds Bush Library, 6 Wood Lane, W12 7BF

lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3842 10.00 0-4yrs 2nd & 4th Friday of the month Shepherds Bush Library, 6 Wood Lane, W12 7BF

BABY YOGA

kiddikicks.co.uk | 020 7937 7965 10.30 2½-3½ yrs Runners 11.15 3.6-5yrs Racers Kings House Sports Ground, W4 2RZ April-October Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre, TW8 0HJ November-March

thelittlegym.eu/chiswick | 020 8994 3729 From 08.30 Various classes 4mths to 5yrs Hartington Rd (off A316), W4 3AN

PLAY MANDARIN

younghounslow.info | 020 8583 5603 10.00 0-Under 5yrs Chiswick Children’s Centre, 9 Devonshire Street, W4 2AY

KIDDIKICKS | FOOTBALL

CHISWICK HAMMERSMITH ACTON SHEPHERDS BUSH

306 UXBRIDGE ROAD, LONDON, W12 7LJ T. 020 8932 2652 / NOTES@MUSICHOUSEFORCHILDREN.CO.UK WWW.MUSICHOUSEFORCHILDREN.CO.UK

parkourgenerations.com 10.00 1-6yrs (for parent & child) Westminster Academy, 255 Harrow Road, W2 5EZ

ROCKS LANE | FOOTBALL COACHING rockslane.co.uk | 020 8994 1313 10.30 Under 4yrs A 11.00 Under 4yrs B. 16 week terms

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MONDAYS YMCA WEST LONDON | GYM ymcawestlondon.org | 020 8832 1576 09.00 0-3yrs Merry-go-round 11.20 3-4yrs Gym Kids 12.45 3-5yrs Toddler Football 15.00 2-3yrs Tumble&Stretch Term time only 25 St. Mary’s Rd, W5 5RE

LONDON BABY SWIM londonbabyswim.co.uk | 020 8400 9091 From 09.30 6wks-approx. 2yrs Baby swim level; 2-4yrs Advanced Toddler Osterley Centre, 178 Wood Lane ,TW7 5EH

QUACKERS PLAYGROUP stjohnandstjames.org.uk 09.45 Under 4yrs Term time only St James Church, 32 St James Avenue, W13 9D

HOOLLABALOO hullabaloopuppetmusictheatre.co.uk | 07787 113 785 10.00 Under 4yrs 11.00 Under 18mths A Puppet Music Theatre Class The Duke of Kent, Pitshanger, Scotch Common, W13 8DL

GYMBOREE gymboree-uk.com | 07534 953 116 From 12.30 0-5yrs. Play& Learn St Andrews United Reformed Church, Mount Park Rd, W5 2RS

HARTBEEPS hartbeeps.com 12.45 Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling) 13.45 Baby Bells (newborn to sitting) 14.45 Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling) 15.45 Happy House (walking to 4yrs) The Foresters Pub 2 Leighton Rd, W13 9EP

INNOVATION DANCE innovationdancestudios.co.uk | 020 8998 2283 14.00 2-3yrs Melody Bear Tip Tap Toe & Groovy Moves (Modern and tap syllabus). Drop in Innovation Dance Studio, 96 Pitshanger Lane, W5 1QX

NOAH’S ARK PLAYGROUP stmaryshanwell.org.uk | 020 8567 6185 14.45 Under 4yrs. Term time only. Drop in, stay with your children St Mary’s Church Hall, 62 Greenford Ave, W7 3QP

WATERBABIES waterbabies.co.uk | 020 8427 4012 16.00 & 16.30 Baby swim classes St Ann’s School, Springfield Rd, Hanwell, W7 3JP Castlebar School, Hathaway Gardens, W13 0DH

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BABIES & PRE-SCHOOLERS SWIM EXPERT

WILL TO WIN | TENNIS

TIPPITOES

swimexpert.co.uk | 0330 111 2929 2yrs+ 1-2-1 swimming classes Novotel London Brentford, Great West Rd, TW8 0GP

willtowin.co.uk | 020 8991 9844 13.30 & 15.30 3-5yrs Mini Tots Term-time Courses Pitshanger Park, Ealing W13 8DJ

TUESDAYS

GYMBOREE

tippitoes-ealing.co.uk | 07590 493 293 09.30 Under 4yrs 14.30 Under 2yrs Music, Movement, Games, Messy Play Lammas Park Play Centre, Elers Rd, W13 9 QD

YMCA WEST LONDON | GYM ymcawestlondon.org | 020 8832 1576 09.30 2-3yrs Tumble&Stretch 10.25 1-2yrs Tinies Tumble 11.20 0-2yrs Baby Explorers 13.15 3-4yrs Gym Kids 14.15 2-3yrs Toddler Drumbeat Term time only. 25 St. Mary’s Rd, W5 5RE

TIPPITOES tippitoes-ealing.co.uk | 07590 493 293 09.30 Under 2yrs 10.30 & 14.00 Under 4yrs Music, Movement, Games, Messy Play Lammas Park Play Centre, Elers Rd, W13 9QD

gymboree-uk.com | 07534 953 116 From 14.00 0-5yrs Music St Andrews United Reformed Church, Mount Park Rd, W5 2RS

HARTBEEPS hartbeeps.com 14.00 Baby Bells (newborn to sitting) 15.00 Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling) 16.00 Happy House (walking to 4yrs) The Foresters Pub 2 Leighton Rd, W13 9EP

WILL TO WIN | TENNIS

THE CREATION STATION thecreationstation.co.uk | 0844 854 6964 09.45 15mths-5yrs 10.50 5-14mths Arts and Crafts classes St. Mary’s Church Hall, 62 Greenford Ave, Hanwell, W7 3Q

FF4K MINI KICKERS footyfun4kidslondon.com | 07957 360 742 09.45 2-4yrs Football and Multi skills Kingsdown Methodist Church, Northfield’s Ave, W13 9PR

willtowin.co.uk | 020 8840 0888 16.00 3-5yrs Mini Tots Term-time Courses Lammas Park, Ealing, W13 9NJ

GREAT AND SMALL STAY & PLAY

HOOLLABALOO

ANNA DAVYDOVA DANCE SCHOOL

TODDLER STORY TIME SESSIONS

hullabaloopuppetmusictheatre.co.uk | 07787 113 785 09.30 Under 4yrs & 10.30 Under 18mths A Puppet Music Theatre Class Plough Inn, Northfields, 297 Northfield Ave, W5 4XB

SWIM EXPERT

LONDON BABY SWIM londonbabyswim.co.uk | 020 8400 9091 From 09.30 6wks-approx. 2yrs Baby swim level; 2-4yrs Advanced Toddler Osterley Centre, 178 Wood Lane , Isleworth, TW7 5EH

SNIPS PLAYGROUP stjohnandstjames.org.uk 10.00 Under 4yrs. Term time only St John’s Church Crypt, Mattock Lane, W13 9LA

HANWELL ACTION SONGS AND RHYMES stmellitushanwell.com | 020 3067 0035 10.30 Under 5yrs. Term time only St Mellitus Church, 1 Church Rd, W7 3BA

INNOVATION DANCE innovationdancestudios.co.uk | 020 8998 2283 10.30 18mths-2yrs Melody Bear Baby Ballet (Melody Movement syllabus) Drop in Innovation Dance Studio, 96 Pitshanger Lane, W5 1QX

BABY BOUNCE N RHYME ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1080 11.30 0-2yrs Norholt Leisure Centre Library, Eastcote Lane North, Northolt, UB5 4AB

annadavydova.co.uk | 07769 680 056 17.15 3-5yrs Tiny Tots Ballet St. Andrews Church Centre, Mount Park Rd, W5 2RS

10.00 Under 4yrs St Paul’s Church, Ridley Ave, W13 9XW

ccslibraries.com | 0203 700 1052 10.00 2-4yrs Ealing Central Library, 103 Broadway Centre, W5 5JY

BABY BOUNCE N RHYME

swimexpert.co.uk | 0330 111 2929 2yrs+ 1-2-1 swimming classes Novotel London Brentford, Great West Rd, TW8 0GP

ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1065 10.30 Babies and toddlers West Ealing Library, Melbourne Avenue, W13 9BT

WEDNESDAYS

INNOVATION DANCE

YMCA WEST LONDON | GYM ymcawestlondon.org | 020 8832 1576 09.15 2-3yrs Tiptoe with Me 11.10 0-2yrs Baby Explorers 13.00 3-4yrs Tiny Tiptoes 14.00 3-4yrs Gym Kids. Term time only 25 St. Mary’s Rd, W5 5RE

HANWELL PLAYGROUP hanwellmethodist.info | 020 8991 1913 09.30 Under 5yrs Methodist Church, Church Rd, W7 1DJ

HOOLLABALOO hullabaloopuppetmusictheatre.co.uk | 07787 11 3785 09.30 Under 4yrs 10.30 Under 18mths A Puppet Music Theatre Class Plough Inn, 297 Northfield Ave, W5 4XB

LONDON BABY SWIM londonbabyswim.co.uk | 020 8400 9091 From 09.30 6wks-approx.2yrs Baby swim level; 2-4yrs Advanced Toddler Osterley Centre, 178 Wood Lane, TW7 5EH

innovationdancestudios.co.uk | 020 8998 2283 10.30 9mths-2yrs+ Action Kids (Singing and Dancing). Drop in Innovation Dance Studio, 96 Pitshanger Lane, W5 1QX

BABY BUMPKIN YOGA innovationdancestudios.co.uk | 020 8998 2283 11.10 6wks-1yr Innovation Dance Studios, 96 Pitshanger Lane, W5 1QX

BABY BOUNCE N RHYME ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1059 11.30 0-2yrs Southall Library, 1e Green, Southall, Middlesex, UB2 4BQ

WILL TO WIN | TENNIS willtowin.co.uk | 020 8991 9844 13.30 & 15.30 3-5yrs Mini Tots Term-time Courses Pitshanger Park, Ealing, W13 8DJ

GYMBOREE gymboree-uk.com | 07534 953 116 From 14.00 0-5yrs Music, Singing and Signing, Art. St Andrews United Reformed Church, Mount Park Rd, W5 2RS


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INNOVATION DANCE

ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1062 14.30 0-2yrs Greenford Library, Oldfield Lane South, UB6 9LG

innovationdancestudios.co.uk | 020 8998 2283 10.00 1-2+yrs Little Shakers (Music & Movement) 10.45 2yrs+ Little Shakers (Music & Movement) 14.00 18mths-2yrs Melody Bear Baby Ballet (Melody Movement syllabus) Drop in Innovation Dance Studio, 96 Pitshanger Lane, W5 1QX

WATERBABIES waterbabies.co.uk | 020 8427 4012 16.00 & 16.30 Baby swim classes St Ann’s School, Springfield Rd, Hanwell, W7 3JP Castlebar School, Hathaway Gardens, W13 0DH

SWIM EXPERT swimexpert.co.uk | 0330 111 2929 2yrs+ 1-2-1 swimming classes Novotel London Brentford, Great West Rd, TW8 0GP

THURSDAYS YMCA WEST LONDON | GYM ymcawestlondon.org | 020 8832 1576 09.15 1-2yrs Tinies Tumble 10.20 3-4yrs Tinie Tiptoes 11.20 2-3yrs Tumble&Stretch 13.00 5wks-pre-crawlers Baby Massage 14.10 3-4yrs Gym Kids. Term time only 25 St. Mary’s Road, Ealing, W5 5RE

LONDON BABY SWIM londonbabyswim.co.uk | 020 8400 9091 From 09.30 6wks-approx. 2yrs Baby swim level; 2-4yrs Advanced Toddler Osterley Centre, 178 Wood Lane, TW7 5EH

GYMBOREE gymboree-uk.com | 07534 953 116 From 09.30 0-5yrs Music, Play and Learn, Art St Andrews United Reformed Church, Mount Park Rd, W5 2RS

SOUND GENERATION EDUCATION soundgeneration.org.uk | 020 3344 2310 09.45 0-2yrs 10.30 2-4yrs Music sessions. Drop in St Paul’s Church, Ridley Ave, W13 9XW

SNIPS PLAYGROUP stjohnandstjames.org.uk 10.00 Under 4yrs. Term time only St John’s Church Crypt, Mattock Lane, West Ealing, W13 9LA

THE CREATION STATION thecreationstation.co.uk | 0844 854 6964 10.00 15mths-5yrs 11.00 5-14mths Arts and Crafts classes The Grosvenor Pub, 127 Oaklands Rd, Hanwell, W7 2DT

TODDLER STORY TIME SESSIONS ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1086 14.30 2-4yrs Pitshanger Library, 143-145 Pitshanger Lane, W5 1RH

EALING SCHOOL OF DANCE ealingschoolofdance.co.uk | 07885 417 542 14.45 18mths-2½yrs Little Footsteps 15.30 2-4yrs Nursery Ballet Ealing Green Church, W5 5QT

BABY BOUNCE N RHYME

WILL TO WIN | TENNIS

ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1076 10.30 Babies and toddlers Hanwell Library, Cherington Rd, W7 3HL

willtowin.co.uk | 020 8840 0888 16.00 3-5yrs Mini Tots Term-time Courses Lammas Park, Ealing, W13 9NJ

BABY BOUNCE N RHYME

SWIM EXPERT

ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1090 10.30 Babies and toddlers Perivale Library, Horsenden Lane South, UB6 7NT

swimexpert.co.uk | 0330 111 2929 2yrs+ 1-2-1 swimming classes Novotel London Brentford, Great West Rd, TW8 0GP

TODDLER STORY TIME SESSIONS

FRIDAYS

ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1090 10.30 Babies and toddlers Perivale Library, Horsenden Lane South, UB6 7NT

BABY BOUNCE N RHYME ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1088 11.00 0-2yrs Jubilee Gardens Library, Jubilee Gardens, UB1 2TJ

BABY BOUNCE N RHYME ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1082 11.00 0-2yrs Northfields Library, Northfields Avenue, W5 4UA

WILL TO WIN | TENNIS willtowin.co.uk | 020 8991 9844 13.30 & 15.30 3-5yrs Mini Tots Term Time Will to Win Ealing, Pitshanger Park, W13 8DJ

FF4K MINI KICKERS footyfun4kidslondon.com | 07957360742 13.45 2-4yrs Football and Multi skills Kingsdown Methodist Church, Northfield’s Ave, W13 9PR

TODDLER STORY TIME SESSIONS ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1059 14.00 2-4yrs Southall Library, 112 The Green, Southall, Middlesex, UB2 4BQ

TODDLER STORY TIME SESSIONS ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1062 14.30 2-4yrs Greenford Library, Oldfield Lane South, UB6 9LG

YMCA WEST LONDON | GYM ymcawestlondon.org | 020 8832 1576 09.30 2-3yrs Tumble&Stretch 10.25 3-5yrs Toddler Football 11.15 3-4yrs Gym Kids 12.10 1-2yrs Merry-go -round 14.00 3-5yrs Gym Kids (Advanced) 15.00 1-2yrs Tinies Tumble. Term time only 25 St. Mary’s Road, Ealing, W5 5RE

LONDON BABY SWIM londonbabyswim.co.uk | 020 8400 9091 From 09.30 6wks-approx. 2yrs Baby swim level; 2-4yrs Advanced Toddler Osterley Centre, 178 Wood Lane, TW7 5EH

TIPPITOES tippitoes-ealing.co.uk | 07590 493 293 09.30 Under 4yrs 11.00 Under 18mths Music, Movement, Games, Messy Play 13.30 Under 4yrs 15.00 Under 2yrs Lammas Park Play Centre, Elers Rd, W13 9 QD

HULLABALOO shbchurch.org.uk | 020 8840 3855 09.45 Under 4yrs Toddler & Babies playgroup South Hanwell Baptist Church, Boston Rd, Hanwell, W7 2HJ

TODDLER STORY TIME SESSIONS ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1078 10.00 2-4yrs Northolt Library, Church Rd, UB5 5AS

EALING BABY BOUNCE N RHYME ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1052 10.00 0-2yrs Ealing Central Library, 103 Broadway Centre, W5 5JY

BABY BOUNCE N RHYME ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1078 10.00 2-4yrs Northolt Library, Church Rd, UB5 5AS

BABY BOUNCE N RHYME ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1084 10.30 0-2yrs Wood End Library, Whitton Avenue West, Greenford, UB6 0EE

TODDLER STORY TIME SESSIONS ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1088 14.30 2-4yrs Jubilee Gardens Library, Jubilee Gdns, UB1 2TJ

BABY BUMPKIN YOGA innovationdancestudios.co.uk | 020 8998 2283 16.30 2½-6yrs Innovation Dance Studios, 96 Pitshanger Lane, W5 1QX

SWIM EXPERT swimexpert.co.uk | 0330 111 2929 2yrs+ 1-2-1 swimming classes Novotel London Brentford, Great West Rd, TW8 0GP

SATURDAYS WATERBABIES waterbabies.co.uk | 020 8427 4012 From 08.30 Baby swim classes Castlebar School, Hathaway Gardens, W13 0DH

YOURSTAGE DRAMA yourstagedrama.com | 07580 474 638 09.00 3-5yrs Dance & drama . St Augustine’s Priory, Hillcrest Rd, W5 2JL

SA DANCE sa-dance.co.uk | 07863 555 817 09.00 3-4yrs Early Ballet/Modern 09.30 4yrs Early Modern Dance University of West London, St Mary’s Rd, W5 5RF 09.30 3-4yrs Tiny Steps Ealing Town Hall, Telfer Room, New Broadway, W5 2BY

EALING JUNIOR MUSIC SCHOOL ejms.org.uk | 020 8930 0579 From 09.00 From 3yrs Musicianship – Introduction to Music Twyford Church of England School, Twyford Crescent, W3 9PP

GYMBOREE gymboree-uk.com | 07534 953 116 From 10.00 0-5yrs Art, Play and Learn. St Andrews United Reformed Church, Mount Park Rd, W5 2RS CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK 41


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SATURDAYS LITTLE KICKERS littlekickers.co.uk | 07557 123 124 09.05 18 mths-2yrs 3 mths Little Kicks 09.50 2yrs 3mths-3.5yrs Junior Kickers 3.5yrs-5yrs Mighty Kickers Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls, Queen’s Drive, W3 0HW

FOOTY FUN 4 KIDS (FF4K) footyfun4kidslondon.com | 07957360742 09.15 2-4yrs Saturday Morning Club Drop in Kingsdown Methodist Church, Northfield’s Ave, W13 9PR

WILL TO WIN | FOOTBALL willtowin.co.uk | 020 8840 0888 09.15 3yrs Drop-in sessions 09.45 4-5yrs Drop-in sessions Lammas Park, Ealing, W13 9N 09.15 3yrs Drop-in sessions 09.45 4-5yrs Drop-in sessions Pitshanger Park, Ealing, W13 8DJ

BABIES & PRE-SCHOOLERS LONDON BABY SWIM londonbabyswim.co.uk | 020 8400 9091 From 09.30 6wks-approx. 2yrs Baby swim level; 2-4yrs Beginners Toddler; 2-4yrs Advanced Toddler Osterley Centre, 178 Wood Lane, TW7 5EH

TIPPITOES tippitoes-ealing.co.uk | 07590 493 293 09.30 Under 2s; 10.30 Under 5s Music, Movement, Games, Messy Play Lammas Park Play Centre, Elers Rd, W13 9 QD

TODDLER STORY TIME SESSIONS ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1084 11.00 4-7yrs Wood End Library, Whitton Avenue West, Greenford, UB6 0EE

TODDLER STORY TIME SESSIONS ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1082 11.00 2-4yrs Northfields Library, Northfields Avenue, W5 4UA

WEST LONDON DANCE ACADEMY

SUNDAYS

westlondondanceacademy.com | 07771 984 590 11.00 Baby ballet, DTA accredited All Saints Church Hall, Elm Grove Rd. W5 3JH

GRASSHOPPERS RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB grasshoppersrfc.com | 020 8568 0010 09.30 3-6yrs Knee-highs MacFarlane Lane, Isleworth, TW7 5PN

WILL TO WIN | TENNIS

LONDON BABY SWIM

willtowin.co.uk | 020 8991 9844 12.00 & 12.30 3-5yrs Mini Tots Drop-in Pitshanger Park, Ealing, W13 8DJ 13.00 3-5yrs Mini Tots Drop-in Lammas Park,Ealing, W13 9NJ

DAVYDOVA DANCE SCHOOL annadavydova.co.uk | 07769 680 056 13.30 3-5yrs Tiny Tots Ballet St. Andrews Church Centre, Mount Park Rd, W5 2RS

TODDLER STORY TIME SESSIONS

londonbabyswim.co.uk | 020 8400 9091 From 09.30 6wks-approx. 2yrs Baby swim level; 2-4yrs Beginners Toddler; 2-4yrs Advanced Toddler Osterley Centre, 178 Wood Lane , TW7 5EH

EALING TRAILFINDERS RUGBY CLUB ealingrugby.co.uk | 020 8799 0404 12.00 3-4yrs Castle Bar, Vallis Way, W13 0DD

SWIM EXPERT

ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1086 14.30 2-4yrs Pitshanger Library, 143-145 Pitshanger Lane, W5 1RH

swimexpert.co.uk | 0330 111 2929 2yrs+ 1-2-1 swimming classes Novotel London Brentford, Great West Rd, TW8 0GP

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LITTLE & BIG KIDS ADVENTURE BRENTFORD ARMY CADET FORCE 203brentfordacf.co.uk | 020 8568 6044 Adventurous activities & military skills 203 Brentford (RLC) Cadet Centre, Windmill Rd, W5 4BT SUN

ART BROOK GREEN ART CLASSES brookgreenart.com | 07951 845 180 8yrs+ term - time portfolio & scholarship preparation THU FRI SAT

IMAGINE ART CLUB imagineartclub.co.uk | 07534 240 509 Art classes for 5-12yrs, guided museum visits for children. St Gregory’s School, W5 MON Montpelier School, W5 TUE WED Hanwell Community Centre, W7 SAT

KITE STUDIOS kitestudios.org | 020 8576 6278 5yrs+ Wide range of art disciplines 2B Bassein Park Rd, W12 9RY MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

MAKERS AND SHAKERS makersandshakers.co.uk | 07773 795 654 5-8yrs Arts & Crafts Our Lady & St John’s Church, Boston Park Rd, Brentford, TW8 9JF TUE St Gregory’s School, Ealing, W5 THU Mount Carmel School, Little Ealing Lane, W5 4EA FRI

START STUDIOS startstudios.co.uk 6-13yrs in 2 groups. Basic principles of drawing Haven Green Baptist Church, Ealing Broadway, W5 THU

CRAFT CERAMICS CAFÉ ceramicscafe.com | 020 8810 4422 6 Argyle Rd, W13 8AB

CUBS, SCOUTS, BROWNIES 1ST CHISWICK BROWNIES girlguiding.org.uk Term-time only Oxford Rd North (Scout Hut) THUR

6TH CHISWICK BROWNIES girlguiding.org.uk Term-time only Chiswick Methodist Church, Sutton Court Rd, W4 4HH TUES

7TH CHISWICK BROWNIES girlguiding.org.uk Term-time only St Albans Hall, South Parade, W4 5LG MON

11TH CHISWICK BROWNIES girlguiding.org.uk Term-time only St Michael’s Church, Elmwood, W4 3DY FRI

6TH CHISWICK RAINBOWS girlguiding.org.uk Term-time only Oxford Rd North (Scout Hut) WED

7TH CHISWICK RAINBOWS girlguiding.org.uk Term-time only St Albans Hall, South Parade, W4 5LG MON

6TH CHISWICK GUIDES girlguiding.org.uk Term-time only Chiswick Methodist Church, Sutton Court Rd, W4 4HH TUE

20TH CHISWICK SCOUT GROUP 20th-chiswick-scouts.blogspot.co.uk Term time only Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorers The Ranch, Chiswick, House Car Park, Ellesmere Rd, W4 2QN MON WED THU

BROWNIES stmellitushanwell.com | 020 3067 0035 7-10yrs St Mellitus Church, 1 Church Rd, W7 3BA WED

LANGUAGES

CHISWICK FRENCH CLUB chiswickfrenchclub.co.uk FRI

LINK CHINESE ACADEMY linkchinese.co.uk | 020 3665 3942 SAT

LIBRARIES ASKEW ROAD LIBRARY lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3863 8-12yrs Chatterbooks term-time only MON SAT

8-12yrs Games Club once a month THU

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HAMMERSMITH LIBRARY lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3820 Poetry Club TUE Homework Club THU Art Club every two weeks THU

SHEPHERDS BUSH lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3842 Homework Club term-time only MON Craft Club term-time only TUE

NUMERACY KUMON kumon.co.uk Acton Central, St Mary’s Church Hall, 1 The Mount, W3 9NW 020 8998 3379 MON WED Acton West, West Acton Youth & Community Ctr, Churchill Grdns, W3 0JN TUE SAT Chiswick Town Hall, W4 4JN 020 8876 9954 MON TUE

Storytime WED

Ealing Broadway, St Peters Church Hall, Mount Park Rd, W5 2RU TUE THU

MUSIC

Ealing South, Polygon Centre, St Mary’s Road, W5 5RH TUE FRI SAT

CHISWICK SATURDAY MUSIC CENTRE chiswicksaturdaymusic.org.uk | 07513 012 373 All ages, individual and group music lessons. Chiswick School, Burlington Lane, W4 3UN SAT

DAVE DJEMBE DRUMMING 07539 323 590 African drumming 4yrs+ CTA Chiswick, Belmont Rd Hogarth Youth Centre WED FRI

THE BAND PROJECT 07771 456 955 8-11yrs & 11yrs+ live performance and band-based course Arch 196, W6 0XT TUE SAT

EALING JUNIOR MUSIC SCHOOL ejms.org.uk | 020 8930 0579 3yrs+ Term-time classes Twyford C of E High School SAT

THE MUSIC HOUSE FOR CHILDREN musichouseforchildren.co.uk |020 8932 2652 Drop-in and instrumental tuition 0-14yrs 306 Uxbridge Rd, W12 St John’s, Lansdowne Crescent, W11 2NN

PELICAN MUSIC pelican-music.co.uk | 07540 494 929 Choir, instrumental tuition and performance. 8yrs+ St Stephen’s CE Primary W12

QUESTORS YOUNG MUSICIANS CLUB qymc.org Instrumental tuition and concerts Little Ealing Primary School, W5 SAT

Ealing West, Pitshanger Methodist Church, W5 1QP TUE THU SAT St Stephen’s Church Hall, Coverdale Rd, W12 8JJ 020 3002 0735 TUE Masbro Centre, 87 Masbro Rd, W14 0LR 020 3397 8581 WED FRI Northfields, Northfields Community Centre, W13 9SS MON THU SAT

NUMBERWORKSNWORDS numberworksnwords.co.uk 86A Chiswick High Rd, W4 1SY 020 8994 9168 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 19 Alexandria Road, W13 0NP 020 8840 8404 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

PERFORMANCE DANCE ACTON BALLET SCHOOL actonballetschool.co.uk | 020 8992 6891 Ruskin Hall, 16 Church Rd, W6 0XT MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

ANGELA GRANT SCHOOL OF DANCE balletclasseslondon.co.uk | 07813 296 221 After-school RAD Ballet St Dunstan’s Hall, Friar’s Place Lane, W3 7AW WED The Park Club, W3 7HB TUE Drink Me Eat Me, W6 0SP WED Victoria Hall, Becklow Rd, W12 9HB THU CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK 43


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PERFORMANCE DANCE ANNA DAVYDOVA DANCE SCHOOL annadavydova.co.uk | 07769 680 056 3-9yrs Ballet St. Andrews Church Centre, Mount Park Rd, Ealing, W5 2RS MON TUE THU FRI SAT

CAROLINE LESTER SCHOOLOFDANCE carolinelesterschoolofdance.co.uk | 020 3673 9421 4yrs+ ISDT syllabus Dukes Meadow Community Hall, Alexandra Gardens, W4 2RX WED

DANCE GALLERY www.dancegallery.co.uk Tap, street, hip hop, contemporary, musical theatre St Stephen’s Church, St Stephens Rd, Ealing W13 8HB MON TUE WED THU

EALING SCHOOL OF DANCE ealingschoolofdance.co.uk | 07885 417 542 4yrs+ (2yrs ballet) RAD syllabus ballet and tap Town Hall, Uxbridge Rd, W5 2BY WED Ealing Green Church, W5 5QT THU FRI

LITTLE & BIG KIDS NEW DANCE VENTURES newdanceventures.com | 07766 816 308 8yrs+ contemporary dance The Dance Studio, Chiswick School, W4 3UN TUE WED

PASSION DANCE ACADEMY passiondanceacademy.com | 07882 413428 4yrs+ Acro gymnastics, performing arts & dance Alec Reed Academy, Northolt, UB5 5LQ TUE SAT

PLEASING DANCE SCHOOL OF BALLET pleasingdance.co.uk | 020 7794 0905 2.5yrs+ RAD ballet Westside School, Galena Rd, W6 TUE WED

SA DANCE

FUNKY MOVES DANCE funkymovesdance.com | 07810 431 101 Street dance St John’s Church, Landsdowne Crescent W11 2NN

INNOVATION DANCE EALING innovationdancestudios.co.uk | 020 8998 2283 4yrs+ RAD syllabus ballet, tap, jazz, modern and street dance Innovation Dance Studio, 96 Pitshanger Lane, W5 1QX MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

LYRIC BALLET lyric.co.uk 5-10yrs Ballet for beginners taught by NEBT’s ballet mistress during term-time. King St, W6 0QL SAT

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Brentford Methodist Church, Clifden Rd, TW8 0PB MON

THEATRE

St Barnabas Millennium Hall, Pitshangar Lane, W5 1QG MON TUE WED SAT

ARTS ED artsed.co.uk | 020 8987 6692 4-16yrs Weekly Skills Academy - fun and exciting musical theatre, drama and dance classes for students of all abilities. Inspiring confidence, nurturing talent and delivering great results. 14 Bath Road, W4 1LY SAT

CHISWICK THEATRE ARTS chiswicktheatrearts.com | 020 8742 2861 Term-time musical theatre, ballet, modern, tap, street dance MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

www.sa-dance.co.uk | 07863 555 817 Ballet, modern, tap, jazz, contemporary and pilates. Classes for children & adults. Blossom & Bee, Rear of Welsby Court, Eaton Rise, W5 2EX WED

ESTA

Ealing Town Hall, W5 2BY THU SAT

HAYA

estatheatreschool.com | 020 8742 2843 6-17yrs Ravenscourt Park Prep, W6 0SL SAT

University of West London, St Mary’s Rd, W5 5RF TUE SAT

thehuntacademy.co.uk 8-12yrs Youth Theatre with voice & speech training, audition technique, stage combat Brentford Free Church, Boston Manor Rd, TW8 8DW

THE ITALIA CONTI RUISLIP

PERFORM

italiacontiruislip.co.uk | 020 8839 8747 4yrs+ Ballet, modern, tap, gymnastics Wiltshire Lane, Pinner, HA5 2LX SAT

FRANCES LUNDY SCHOOL OF DANCE THE LONDON SCHOOL OF BALLET franceslundyschoolofdance.co.uk | 07956 312 662 4yrs+ Ballet,Tap & Modern; Gymnastics The Hayloft, 3 Bond St. W4 1QZ MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Du Boisson Studios, 25 Bulwer St, W12 8AR MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

londonschoolofballet.co.uk | 07794 943 034 5yrs+ RAD and Cecchetti Ealing Quaker Meeting House, W5 2SE MON St Martin’s Church Hall, W3 9SQ TUE

perform.org.uk | 020 7255 9120 4-12yrs+ Drama and dance Westway Sports And Fitness, 1 Thorpe Close, W10 5XL THU Brook Green, Masbro Children’s Centre,87 Masbro Rd, W14 0LR SAT St Andrew’s Church Hall, W14 9SX THU

URBAN ACES

St Mary’s West Kensington, W14 9BA FRI

urbanacesuk.com 4-17yrs Dance & Drama Askew Rd Church, Bassein Park Rd, W12 9RN SAT

St Peter’s Hall,59A Portobello Rd, W11 3DB WED FRI Askew Road Church, W12 9RN TUE

WEST LONDON DANCE ACADEMY

Arch 197, 75 Prebend Gardens, W6 0XT THU

westlondondanceacademy.com | 07771 984 590 Ballet., Tap & Performance classes IDTA accredited St Michael and All Angels Parish Hall, Priory Avenue, W4 1TX MON TUE WED THU

Arts Educational Schools, 14 Bath Rd, W4 1LY SUN

WEST LONDON SCHOOL OF DANCE

All Saints Church, Elm Grove Rd, W5 3JH THU

westlondonschoolofdance.co.uk | 020 8743 3856 4yrs+ Ballet, tap, jazz, singing Village Hall, 58 Bulwer Street, W12 8AP MON TUE WED THU FRI

Chiswick Town Hall, W4 4JN TUE Ark Priory Primary Academy, Acton Lane, W3 8NR MON

Kew Community Centre, St Luke’s in the Avenue, TW9 2AJ THU

St Paul’s Church Hall, W13 9XW FRI

POP SCHOOL & STAGE ACADEMY pssa.co.uk | 07943 656 092 5-6yrs Little Stage Academy; 7-16yrs PSSA Stage Academy & 11-16yrs Commercial street jazz Westside Community School, 8-30 Galena Rd, W6 0LT SAT

QUESTORS questors.org.uk 6-18yrs Questors Youth Theatre 12 Mattock Lane, W5 5BQ MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

SCHOOL OF COMEDY schoolofcomedy.com | 07912 222 670 6-16yrs+ Stand-up, improvisation Chiswick WED SAT

SONG ACADEMY songacademy.co.uk | 07710 023 743 8+yrs Song writing Arts Ed, 14 Bath Rd, W4 1LY MON Holy Trinity Church, Brook Green, W6 7BL THU

STAGECOACH CHISWICK stagecoach.co.uk/chiswick | 020 8398 4709 7yrs+ Drama, Dance and Singing Chiswick Strand on the Green School, Thames Rd, W4 3NX FRI William Hogarth School, Duke Rd, W4 2JR SAT

STAGECOACH KENSINGTON stagecoach.co.uk/kensington | 020 8398 8106 4-18yrs Drama, Dance and Singing Addison Primary School, Addison Gdns, Blythe Rd, W14 0DT FRI St Barnabas &St Philips School, 58 Earls Court Rd, W8 6EJ SAT Kensington United Reformed Church, Allen Str, W8 6BL SAT

THEATRE STUDIO WEST marinamellor.co.uk | 020 8994 8751 6yrs+ The Studios, Priory Community Centre, W3 8NY SAT


LITTLE & BIG KIDS THE BUNBANTER THEATRE COMPANY bunbanter.com | 020 313 7 7914 4-16yrs Term time only. 29a Junction Rd, Ealing, W5 4XP SAT

YOURSTAGE DRAMA yourstagedrama.com | 07580 474638 6-16yrs Dance & drama St Augustine’s Priory, Hillcrest Rd, W5 2JL SAT

READING / STORYTELLING WATERSTONES CHISWICK waterstones.com/bookshops/chiswick 5yrs+ storytelling WED

SCIENCE / S.T.E.M MINI ENGINEERS mini-engineers.com 5-11yrs Lego construction & coding Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ SAT

RICHER EDUCATION richereducation.co.uk | 020 3059 7907 5yrs+ Science; 7yrs+ Robotics; 8yrs+ Civil engineering Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ SAT

THE BUILD IT WORKSHOP

CRICKET CHISWICK CC chiswickcc.co.uk 6yrs+ Riverside Drive, W4 2SP TUE SAT SUN

CHISWICK & WHITTON CC chiswickandwhitton.org 11yrs+ Whitton Park & Chiswick House

COACHING CRICKET EXCELLENCE coachingcricketexcellence.co.uk | 07958 981 919 6yrs+ Twyford Sports Centre SUN (AND OTHERS)

EALING CRICKET CLUB ealingcc.co.uk 7yrs+ Girls and boys Corfton Rd, W5 2HS SUN

INDIAN GYMKHANA indiangymkhanaclub.co.uk Colts and girls 8yrs+ Thornbury Avenue, TW7 4NQ TUE THU SUN

FOOTBALL CHELSEA FC SOCCER SCHOOL chelseafc.com/soccer-schools Barnes SAT

thebuilditworkshop.com After-school drop-off club Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN MON

EXCEL SPORTS SOCCER SCHOOL

SPORT

University of Westminster Sports Ground, Hartington Rd, W3 3UH SAT

ATHLETICS ST MARY’S RICHMOND AC smrac.org.uk 8yrs+ term-time St Mary’s University Running Track,TW1 4SX THU

THAMES VALLEY HARRIERS thamesvalleyharriers.coom | 07951 927 724 8yrs+ Linford Christie Centre, W!2 SAT

CLIMBING WESTWAY CLIMBING westwaysportcentre.org.uk | 020 8969 0992 5yrs+ after-school sessions; 12yrs+ Westway Sport Centre, 1 Crowthorne Rd, W10 6RP

excelsports.info | 07956 151 559 4yrs+ Kings House Sports Ground TUE WED

FOOTY FUN 4 KIDS footyfun4kidslondon.com | 0795 7360 742 4-12yrs Saturday Morning Club Drop in. Kingsdown Methodist Church, Northfield’s Ave, W13 9PR TUE Blondin Park, Northfields SAT Walpole Park, Ealing SUN

FULHAM FC

U9-U10yrs+ All Girls’ teams Christ’s School, Queen’s Rd, TW10 6HW SAT U11–U15yrs University of Westminster MON TUE THU SAT (check which day applies) North Sheen Recreation Ground, TW9 4HA

KIDDIKICKS LIGASOCCER kiddikicks.co.uk 8-11yrs Christ’s School, Queen’s Rd, TW10 6HW (Until March 25) King’s House Sports Ground, W4 2RZ (from April) Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre, TW8 0HJ (November to March)

LITTLE KICKERS littlekickers.co.uk | 07557 123 124 5yrs+ Chiswick Hogarth Community Centre, Duke Rd, W4 2JR WED SAT St Stephen’s Social Club, 3-5 Gayford Rd, W12 9BY THU

QPR SOCCER SCHOOL qprcommunitytrust.co.uk | 020 8735 4900 Botwell Leisure Centre, Hayes, UB3 2HQ MON PlayFootball, 41 South Africa Rd, W12 7RW SAT Goals Ruislip, HA4 0JE WED

RAVENSCOURT PARK RANGERS k4academies.com | 020 3740 2988 4yrs+ Ravenscourt Park, W6 0UL SAT Latymer Sports Ground, W12 0HJ TUE

ROCKS LANE MULTI-SPORT CENTRE rockslane.co.uk | 020 8994 1313 4yrs+ Team training and matches Chiswick Common Rd, W4 FRI SAT

SHOOTING STARZ shootingstarz.co.uk | 07549 982 243 Football, netball, multi-skills clubs Chiswick FRI

soccerschools.fulhamfc.com | 0870 442 5432 Boys & girls 3-14yrs Bishops Park, SW6 MON SAT

Ravenscourt Park W6 TUE THU SAT

KEW PARK RANGERS

Twyford Avenue, W3 TUE THU SAT SUN

kewparkrangers.co.uk | 020 8940 9882 U4½-U8yrs North Sheen Recreation Ground SAT

Brook Green W14 THU

CHISWICK HAMMERSMITH ACTON SHEPHERDS BUSH EALING THE LITTLE FOXES CLUB thelittlefoxesclub.com | 020 7376 0006 5yrs+ Tennis, football & Foxes FC Brook Green Tennis Courts WED Turnham Green Church (on the green) SAT Ravenscourt Park SAT

WE MAKE FOOTBALLERS wemakefootballers.com | 020 7148 1602 4yrs+ Chiswick School, Burlington Lane, W4 3UN MON THU SAT

WESTWAY SPORTS CENTRE sports.westway.org | 020 8969 0992 4yrs+ classes and goalkeeper training Crowthorne Rd, W10 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

WILL TO WIN FOOTBALL willtowin.co.uk 3-10yrs. Drop in and term-time courses Lammas Park, Ealing, W13 9NJ MON WED THU SAT Pitshanger Park, Ealing, W13 8DJ SAT

GYMASTICS & YOGA AERIALAND aerialand.com | 07737 624 296 5yrs+ Term-time aerial circus skills 8-30 Galena Rd, W6 MON THU

ENNIS GYMNASTICS ACADEMY ennis-gymnastics.com | 07731 393422 5-8yrs Rhythmic gymnastics South Ruislip Young People’s Centre, Victoria Rd, HA4 0JE Perivale Community Centre, Horsenden Lane South, UB6 7NP TUE WED THU FRI SUN

HEATHROW GYMNASTICS heathrowgymnastics.org.uk | 020 8569 5069 4yrs+ Green Lane, TW4 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

LITTLE LUMIS lumipoweryoga.com/little-lumis | 020 8846 8504 6-11yrs 121 King St, W6 9JG TUE

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CHISWICK HAMMERSMITH ACTON SHEPHERDS BUSH EALING LONDON TRAMPOLINE ACADEMY londontrampoline.com | 07950 267655 4yrs+ Trampoline training Acton High School, Gunnersbury Lane, W3 8EY MON TUE THU SAT

RICHMOND GYMNASTICS richmondgymnastics.co.uk | 020 8878 8682 4yrs+ Term-tIme Townmead Rd, TW9 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

OXYGEN SCHOOL OF TRAMPOLINING oxygenfreejumping.co.uk 6-11yrs; 12yrs+ Beginners & intermediates Oxygen Freejumping, Unit 15, Vision Industrial Park, Kendal Ave, W3 0AF TUE THU SAT

THE LITTLE GYM thelittlegym.eu/Chiswick | 020 8994 3279 6yrs+ Beginners to advanced, aerials, gymnastics, dance, karate and tumbling Hartington Rd (off A316), W4 3AN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

TWISTERS twisters.org.uk | 020 8933 9997 Chiswick & Acton 4yrs+ Ballet & Gymnastics Acton Baptist Church Hall, Church Rd, W3 8PP TUE WED THU

YMCA WEST LONDON ymcawestlondon.org | 020 8832 1576 4yrs+ Gymnastics, ballet, judo. Term time 25 St. Mary’s Road, Ealing, W5 5RE MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

MARTIAL ARTS CARLSON GRACIE carlsongracieteam.org.uk | 020 8748 8855 7yrs+ Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, kick-boxing 89 Richford St, W6 7HJ MON WED SAT

CROUCHING TIGER KARATE crouchingtigerkarate.co.uk | 07734 655 057 6yrs+ St Michael’s Church, Elmwood Rd, W4 3DZ Dukes Meadows Community Hall W4 2RX St Luke’s House, Kew, TW9 3NP WED THU FRI

ILYEO TAEKWONDO CLUB Ilyeotaekwondo.com | 07872 932 223 5yrs+ Beginners welcome Russian Orthodox Church, Harvard Rd, W4 4ED MON SAT 46 CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK

LITTLE & BIG KIDS KUNG FU KIDS YMAA ORIENT SPORT orientsport.co.uk | 07824 603 261 St Stephen’s Community Hall, 34 Gayford Rd, W12 9BY WED

PEEWEE KARATE peeweekarate.co.uk 4yrs+ Scout Hall, Station Avenue, Kew Village, TW9 3QA MON TUE

WLS TAEKWONDO wlstkd.com | 07885 819 469 4yrs+ Brentside High School, Greenford Ave, W7 1JJ FRI

PARKOUR GENERATIONS

LONDON WELSH

parkourgenerations.com 7yrs+ & youth Freerunning, in & outdoor Various locations, check website. WED FRI SAT

londonwelshminis.org | 020 89402368 5yrs+ minis, tag, touch London Welsh RFC, Old Deer Park, Kew Rd, TW9 2AZ SUN

RIDING EALING RIDING SCHOOL ealingridingschool.net 5yrs+ group & private lessons and pony days 17-19 Gunnersbury Avenue, W5 3XD TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

STAG LODGE RIDING ridinginlondon.com | 020 8974 6066 Group and private lessons and weekend pony club Robin Hood Gate, Richmond Park

Our Lady of the Visitation Parish Centre, Greenford Rd, UB6 9AN WED

RUGBY

St John’s Fisher School, Sarsfield Rd, UB6 7AF TUE THU

barnesrfc.org 5yrs+ term-time Queen Elizabeth Walk, SW13 SAT

Oaklands Primary School, Oaklands Rd, W7 2DP MON

NETBALL LET’S PLAY NETBALL letsplaynetball.co.uk 6yrs+ Chiswick School, Burlington Lane, W4 3UN

BARNES RFC

CHISWICK RFC JUNIORS chiswickrugby.co.uk 4yrs+ boys and girls Dukes Meadows, Dan Mason Drive, W4 2SH SUN

EALING RUGBY CLUB

rockslane.co.uk Term-time junior netball league Chiswick Common Road, W4 FRI

ealingrugby.co.uk | 020 8932 6936 / 07941 861293 4yrs+ all standards training and matches Trailfinders Sports Club, West Ealing, W13 0DD SUN

WILL TO WIN NETBALL

GRASSHOPPERS RFC

ROCKS LANE HIGH 5

willtowin.co.uk High 5 and 7-a side term-time courses 7-11yrs (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6) Chiswick House Grounds (off A4), W4 2RP FRI Lammas Park, Ealing, W13 9NJ TUE

grasshoppersrfc.com | 020 85680010 4yrs+ training and matches Macfarlane Lane, off Syon Lane, TW7 5PN SUN

HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM RFC

WASPS FC pitchero.com/clubs/waspsfootballclub | 020 8993 8384 4yrs+ boys and girls coaching and matches Twyford Avenue Sports Ground, W3 9QA SUN

SKATEBOARDING BAYSIXTY6 baysixty6.com | 020 8969 4669 7yrs+ beginners/intermediates 65 Acklam Rd, W10 SAT SUN

MY LITTLE BOARDERS mylittleboarders.co.uk | 07801 824 688 6yrs+ intermediate & advanced Westway Sports Centre, W10 6RP SUN

SWIMMING AQUATOTS BABY SWIMMING aquatots.com | 020 8688 6488 Up to 6yrs term-time Chiswick

BRENTFORD FOUNTAIN LEISURE CENTRE fusion-lifestyle.com 4yrs+ term-time group & individual classes 658 Chiswick High Rd, TW8

JANET ADEGOKE SWIMMING POOL better.org.uk | 020 8735 4900 Phoenix Fitness Centre, W12 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

KENSINGTON LEISURE CENTRE better.org.uk | 020 3793 8210 Silchester Rd, W10 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

Pitshanger Park, Ealing, W13 8DJ MON

fulhamrugby.co.uk 5yrs+ training & matches Hurlingham Park, SW6 3RQ SUN

LAURA SEVENUS

PARKOUR & FREERUNNING

LITTLE RUGBY

NEW CHISWICK POOL

littlerugby.co.uk 5-7yrs Mega rugby Hogarth Youth Centre, Duke Rd, W4 2JR SUN

fusion-lifestyle.com | 0845 456 6675 Edensor Rd, W4 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

LONDON SCOTTISH

springhealth.net/Richmond Old Deer Park, TW9 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

FOUCAN FREERUNNING ACADEMY foucan.com/ffa Beginners, intermediates, advanced 7yrs+ West London Free School Primary Cambridge Grove, W6 0LB MON TUE WED SAT Boston Manor Park (until mid-October) FRI

londonscottish.com | 020 3397 9551 5yrs+ training and matches Richmond Athletic Ground, TW9

sevenus.com | 020 8834 7442 11 Wilson Walk, W4 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

POOLS ON THE PARK


LITTLE & BIG KIDS RIPPLES OF WEST LONDON

TEDDY TENNIS

07956 410 940 Term-time classes Vanessa Nursery School, W12

teddytennis.com | 0845 643 1173 5yrs+ classes using music and pictures Westminster Sports Ground, Hartington Rd, W4 3UH SAT SUN

SPORTS GENERATION sportsgeneration.co.uk Roko Chiswick Bridge, W4 SAT SUN

SWIM EXPERT swimexpert.co.uk | 0330 111 2929 2yrs+ 1-2-1 swimming classes Novotel London Brentford, Great West Rd, TW8 0GP

SWIMFARM 4strokeswimming.co.uk | 020 8969 6758 4yrs+ term-time classes Westway Sports Centre, W10 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

SWIMMING NATURE swimmingnature.com 1:1 or 1:2 ratio Fitness First Hammersmith, W6 7HA TUE THU FRI SAT Kensington Close Hotel, W8 5SP MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

SWIMWAY swimway.co.uk | 020 8871 3972 Term-time 1:1 or small classes Kew Gardens, TW9 4HH Kensington W8 7QG MON TUE WED THU FRI

TENNIS CHRISTIAN GALLAN’S LOVE TENNIS love-tennis.co.uk Chiswick Tennis Club, Burlington Lane, W4 3EU MON TUE WED THU FRI

DUKES MEADOWS dukesmeadows.com | 020 8994 3314 5yrs+ Term-time Group, individual, beginner to elite. Indoor & outdoor MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

HARTSWOOD TENNIS CLUB hartswoodtennis.co.uk | 020 8746 1390 5yrs+ term-time Hartswood Gardens, 31-33 Hartswood Rd, W12 9NE MON WED THU SAT

ONTHEBALL TENNIS WITH MAHMUDA ontheballtennis.co.uk | 07813 163 430 4yrs+ group, individual and camps Ravenscourt Park Tennis Courts, W6 0UA MON TUE SAT North Acton Playing Fields WED THU FRI SAT

ROCKS LANE

WESTWAY SPORTS CENTRE sports.westway.org | 020 8969 0992 4yrs+ mini tennis & pay and play MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

WILL TO WIN TENNIS willtowin.co.uk 3yrs+ Mini Tots / Mini Red / Orange / Green / Yellow Drop-in, courses, camps and free court time for kids Chiswick House Grounds (off A4), W4 2RP Lammas Park, Ealing, W13 9NJ Pitshanger Park, Ealing, W13 8DJ MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

WATER SPORTS CANALSIDE ACTIFITY CENTRE rbkc.gov.uk 9yrs+ Kayaking, canoeing, raft building Canal Close, W10 5AY TUE THU SAT

CHISWICK SEA CADET UNIT 12yrs+ Sailing & adventure training The Pier House, Corney Reach, W4 2UG WED SUN

THAMES YOUNG MARINERS 01372 378 901 Sailing courses for beginners Riverside Drive, Ham, TW10 7RX SAT SUN

OTHER QUEENS ICE SKATING & BOWLING CLUB queensiceandbowl.co.uk 5yrs+ Group and individual lessons Bayswater, W2 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

ST PAUL’S FENCING CLUB stpaulsfencingclub.com | 07961 061 662 8-10yrs 17.30 Lonsdale Rd, SW13 9JT TUE

SKIPLEX LK BK skiplex.co.uk | 020 8994 3314 3yrs+ Indoor moving slope for skiing / boarding Dukes Meadows, W4

W4 LACROSSE CLUB info@w4lacrosse.com 11yrs+ Term time only Astro pitches, Hartington Rd (by Roko), W4 2UH

rockslane.co.uk| 020 8994 1313 4yrs+ junior coaching CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK 47


HOLIDAY CLUBS TO THE RESCUE PERFORMING ARTS ARTS ED artsed.co.uk 4-16yrs | Drama, musical performances, improv & imaginative play Chiswick

POP & STAGE SCHOOL ACADEMY pssa.co.uk 4-18yrs | Themed week-long camps Chiswick

SONG ACADEMY songacademy.co.uk 8-12yrs | Write, produce, perform and record a song Brook Green

MUSIC HOUSE FOR CHILDREN musichouseforchildren.co.uk Various ages Shepherds Bush

THEATREBUGS CHISWICK theatrebugs.co.uk 3½-6yrs | Acting, singing, dressing up Chiswick

XBAND STUDIO SCHOOL OF ROCK POP AND MORE xbandstudio.com 8-18yrs Ealing

CHISWICK THEATRE ARTS chiswicktheatrearts.com 4-14yrs Chiswick

PERFORM perform.org.uk 4-12yrs | Drama, dance and singing Shepherds Bush & Chiswick

ART & DESIGN FUN WITH FIMO CLAY 6yrs+ funwithfimoclay.co.uk Acton

KITE STUDIOS kitestudios.org Various ages | Arts and crafts Shepherds Bush

BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE bfi.org.uk 8-14yrs | Workshops Southbank

YOUNG FILM ACADEMY youngfilmacademy.co.uk 8-19yrs | 1- 4 day courses in film-making Chelsea, St John’s Wood, Wimbledon

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THE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS architecture.com 7-18yrs | Design workshops W1

SPORT WILL TO WIN willtowin.co.uk 3-16yrs | Week-long tennis, football & netball camps Chiswick, Ealing

THE LITTLE GYM CHISWICK thelittlegym.co.uk/chiswick 3-12yrs | 3 hour themed camps Chiswick

SPORTS GENERATION sportsgeneration.co.uk Various ages | Swimming and football crash courses. Richmond

DUKES MEADOWS dukesmeadows.com 5yrs+ | Golf & Tennis camps Chiswick

THE LITTLE FOXES CLUB thelittlefoxesclub.com | 0207 376 0006 18mths-12yrs | Football, Tennis & Rugby Acton, Chiswick, Hammersmith

EALING CRICKET CLUB

ROCKS LANE rockslane.co.uk 4-16yrs | Multi sports and football Chiswick

WESTWAY SPORTS CENTRE westwaysportscentre.org.uk 4-16yrs | Tennis, football and climbing Holland Park

SKATEBOARDING CLUB mylittleboarders.co.uk 6yrs+ Westway, Westminster Academy, Royal Oak

EALING RIDING SCHOOL ealingridingschool.biz 5yrs+ | Riding & stable management days Ealing

TEAMSPORT IN ACTON team-sport.co.uk 8yrs+ | Karting Acton

ALFRED & FRIENDS INSTANT CIRCUS albertandfriendsinstantcircus.co.uk Circus and creative arts Hammersmith

MULTI-ACTIVITY SUPER CAMPS

ealingcc.co.uk 4-15yrs | Premier Cricket Coaching Ealing

supercamps.co.uk | 01235 467 300 4-12yrs Ofsted Registered, Childcare Vouchers accepted Ealing, Hammersmith, Putney & Isleworth

ON THE BALL TENNIS

EXPLORATION SOCIETY

ontheballtennis.co.uk 5-15yrs | Daily drop-in tennis camp Ravenscourt Park

explorationsociety.co.uk Get a group of 6 friends together to take part | Shelter building, climbing, swimming, sailing, high ropes.

EXCEL SPORTS CAMPS excelsports.org.uk 4-12yrs Chiswick

FIT FOR SPORT fitforsport.co.uk 3-12yrs Chiswick, Acton, Barnes

HARTSWOOD TENNIS CLUB hartswoodtennis.co.uk 5-15yrs | Drop-in holiday camps Chiswick

HEATHROW GYMNASTICS heathrowgymnastics.org.uk 4-12yrs | All abilities. Hounslow

RICHMOND GYMNASTICS richmondgymnastics.co.uk 5-16yrs Kew

LET ME PLAY letmeplaysports2.moonfruit.com 11-19yrs | Free activities incl. dance, drama, sport, cookery, art, fashion and music Hammersmith

ROYAL INSTITUTION rigb.org.uk 7yrs+ | Various science-based workshops Mayfair

MAD SCIENCE madscience.org.uk 4-11yrs Various locations

TREEHOUSE LEARNING treehouselearning.co.uk 3-10yrs+ | Forest school and bushcraft Ham

BEAR GRYLLS SURVIVAL ACADEMY beargryllssurvivalacademy.com 8-12yrs Ealing, Barnes

PICCOLO PLAYCENTRE piccoloplaycentre.co.uk 4-11yrs Chiswick

HIGH FLIERS high-fliers.org.uk 4-11yrs | Creative writing, ICT, scientific enquiry and sports team-building Ealing

MINIVERSITY miniversity.com 4-12yrs | Creative learning clubs Chelsea

ROLE MODELS rolemodels.me 8-12yrs | Confidence & Resilience and Enterprise & Creativity Courses Chelsea & Notting Hill

SHARKY & GEORGE sharkyandgeorge.com 5-8yrs | Kites and plane flying, boat racing, art attack, nerf battles, adventure races, survival skills, science madness. W2

BLUE{shift} blueshiftcoding.com 5-12yrs | Everything from Robotics and Coding to Minecraft and Python. Notting Hill & Hammersmith

CAMP BEAUMONT campbeaumont.co.uk 6-16yrs | Multi-activity day camp Hammersmith

CHISWICK COURSES chiswickcourses.co.uk 5-16yrs | Film-making, fashion, street dance, cookery, Lego & entrepreneur workshop Acton

ET PATATI ET PATATA 4-18yrs Fun French Holiday Day Camp etpatatipatata.com SW6


PARTIES PARTY VENUES GAMBADO CHELSEA gambado.com | 020 7384 1635 Tiger Tots, Tiger, Laser Tag & Build a Bear parties Townmead Rd, SW6 2PY

BRAMLEY’S BIG ADVENTURE bramleysbig.co.uk | 020 8960 1515 Soft play, various packages 136 Bramley Rd, W10 6TJ

WESTWAY SPORTS CENTRE westwaysportscentre.org.uk | 020 8969 0992 Football, tennis, climbing parties 1 Crowthorne Rd, W10 6RP

WILL TO WIN willtowin.co.uk Tennis, football, netball & sports-themed parties Chiswick House Grounds (off A4), W4 2RP 020 8994 1466 Lammas Park, Ealing, W13 9NJ 020 8840 0888 Pitshanger Park, Ealing, W13 8DJ 020 8991 9844

AERIALAND aerialand.com | 07737 624 296 Aerial circus and acrobatics skills 8-30 Galena Rd, W6 0LT

THE PARK CLUB

BRENTFORD FOUNTAIN LEISURE CENTRE fusion-lifestyle.com | 0845 456 6675 Softplay & pool parties 658 Chiswick High Rd, TW8 0HJ

CERAMICS CAFÉ

ST DUNSTAN’S EAST ACTON

heathrowgymnastics.co.uk | 020 8569 5069 Green Lane,, Hounslow, TW4 6DH

stdunstanschurch.org.uk | 020 8740 1383 Kitchen facilities and furniture available. Friars Place Lane, W3 7AW

SNAKES AND LADDERS

3RD CHISWICK SCOUTS

snakes-and-ladders.co.uk | 020 8847 0946 Soft play Syon Park, Brentford, TW8 8JF

PARTYMAN WORLD OF PLAY partymanworld.co.uk | 020 8904 9044 Vale Farm, Watford Rd, Wembley, HA0 3HG

HALLS FOR HIRE MASBRO CENTRE upg.org.uk | 020 7605 0800 3 halls of different sizes from £25 per hour. 87 Masbro Rd, W14 0LR

GROVE NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE

VIRGIN ACTIVE ACTON virginactive.co.uk | 020 8600 9600 Softplay & pool parties 36 Bromyard Avenue, W3 7AU

stpetersw6.org | 020 8741 4848 From £30 per hour. Black Lion Lane, W6 9BE

THE LITTLE GYM

DORSET WHARF COMMUNITY HALL

ARUSH arush.co.uk | 07773 775 445 Outdoor Laser Combat King’s House School Sports Ground, Riverside Drive, W4 2SH

BLOSSOM & BEE blossomandbeelondon.co.uk | 07932 954 436 Rear of Welsby Court, Eaton Rise, W5 2EX

ST MARY’S CHURCH HALLS

HEATHROW GYM

ST PETER’S CHURCH PARISH ROOM

fusion-lifestyle.com | 0845 456 6675 Pool parties Edensor Rd, W4 2RG

allsaintsealing.org.uk | 07507 624 949 Elm Grove Rd, Ealing, W5 3JH

ceramicscafe.com | 020 8810 4422 6 Argyle Rd, W13 8AB

020 8741 3321 2 rooms for hire from £38/hour. 7 Bradmore Park Rd, W6 0DT

NEW CHISWICK POOL

ALL SAINTS EALING HALL

bookings@actongreen.org Hall for hire. Bollo Bridge Rd, W3 8AX

stmaryacton.org.uk/the-church-halls | 020 8993 0422 1 The Mount, Acton High Street, W3 9NW

theparkclub.co.uk | 020 8743 4321 Parachute play, sports and themed parties East Acton Lane, W3 7HB

thelittlegym.co.uk | 020 8994 3729 Games, music and fun activities Hartington Rd (off A316), W4 3AN

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

rockingscots.co.uk/ dorsetwharfcommunityhall | 07880 840 692 Hall and room for hire from £12 per hour. 158 Rainville Road, W6 9HN

07947 354 554 Wilson Walk, Off Prebend Gardens, Stamford Brook, W4 1PT

EALING GREEN CHURCH HALL ealinggreenchurch.org.uk | 020 8810 0136 Ealing Green, W5 5QT

ST ANDREW’S UNITED REFORMED CHURCH CENTRE standrewsealing | 020 8566 9642 Mount Park Rd, Ealing, W5 2RS

ST BARNABAS CHURCH HALL barnabites.org | 020 8998 0236 Pitshanger Lane, W5 1QG

BRENTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL

ST MICHAEL’S CENTRE

ealing.schoolbookings.co.uk | 0333 011 0476 Greenford Ave, Hanwell, W7 1JJ

stmichaels-elmwoodroad.org Hall with stage and kitchen. Furniture for hire. Elmwood Road, W4 3DY

HANWELL METHODIST CHURCH HALL

ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS

hanwellmethodist.info | 020 8991 1913 Methodist Church, Church Rd, W7 1DJ

smaaa.org.uk | 020 8994 1380 Priory Avenue, W4 1TX

THE PIER HOUSE chiswickpier.org.uk | 020 8742 2713 Corney Reach Way, W4 2UG

PICCOLO PLAY CENTRE

DOMINION CHAPEL CHURCH HALL dominionchapel.org.uk | 020 8574 5979 Off Lady Margaret’s Rd, Southall, UB1 2BZ

KINGSDOWN METHODIST CHURCH HALL

piccoloplaycentre.co.uk | 07525 773 659 Hogarth Youth Centre, Duke Rd, W4 2JR

kingsdownmethodist.org.uk | 020 8567 0172 Kingsdown Ave, West Ealing, W13 9PR

ST PAUL’S CHURCH

SOUTH HANWELL BAPTIST CHURCH

stpaulsgrovepark.com | 020 8994 3074 2 rooms for hire and garden. 56 Grove Park Rd, W4 3SB

shbchurch.org.uk | 020 8840 3855 Boston Rd, Hanwell, W7 2HJ

CHISWICK SCHOOL chiswickschool.org | 020 8747 6699 Hall for hire. Burlington Lane, W4 3UN

CHISWICK CATHOLIC CENTRE 020 8994 9905 2 Dukes Avenue, W4 2AE

ST JAMES CHURCH stjamesealing.org.uk | 020 8840 2586 St James Ave, West Ealing, W13 9DL

ST JOHN’S CHURCH stjohnsealing.org.uk | 020 8566 3507 Mattock Lane, West Ealing, W13 9LA

JORDANS NURSERY 020 8741 3230 2 rooms from £20 per hour. Holy Innocents Church, Paddenswick Rd, W6 0UB

MACBETH CENTRE hfals.co.uk (under Room Hire) From £29 per hour. Macbeth Street, W6 9JJ

CORINTHIAN SAILING CLUB

PITSHANGER COMMUNITY PLAYCENTRE

linden-house.org | 020 8748 1841 6 Upper Mall, W6 9TA

pitshangerplaycentre.co.uk | 020 8998 1918 Meadvale Rd, W5 1LU

ST PAUL’S CHURCH sph.org/hiring | 020 8748 3855 Room capacity 5-500. From £20 per hour. Queen Caroline Street, W6 9PJ CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK 49


PEOPLE

WHO IS? CECILIA CROSSLEY FOUNDER OF FROM BABIES WI TH LOVE

Describe yourself in three words A bit silly! How did From Babies With Love begin? When I became a parent, watching charity adverts about the hardship children face all over the world made me determined to make a difference. The emotions of becoming a parent fuelled my belief that every baby should have a fair start in life, no matter where they’re born. I was out shopping for baby clothes when I thought to myself: if I could buy beautiful baby products and know the profit helps children in need, why would I buy anywhere else? And so From Babies with Love was born.

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From Babies with Love speaks to the powerful emotions parents feel for the welfare of children universally. It also appeals to style-conscious parents who want beautiful products. From Babies with Love satisfies both desires in a unique, memorable way. What’s a typical day for you? I don’t really have one. I do the morning school run on most days, and then find myself working with lots of talented people that make From Babies with Love what it is. Sometimes I’m singing nursery rhymes to babies to get a smile on a photo-shoot, sometimes in a suit pitching to a client in the City. Generally it’s me and my laptop on the go, checking in with the office from where ever I am. I like that each day is different, that there’s always something new and that I’ve usually flung myself somewhere far outside of my comfort zone!

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Who inspires you? Dame Anita Roddick, for how she incorporated her values, her views on human rights and the environment into the core of her business and pioneered how ethics can drive consumer behaviour. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given? “Watch your thoughts, they become your words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.” A quote rather than advice I’ve directly been given, but I find it very powerful. What would you take to a desert island? Of course my family. And Netflix. Where’s your favourite spot in London? A very difficult question, I’m going to go for Islington. I guess because both my children were born there I have quite an attachment to the place. I still take the kids back, for example we love the Little Angel Theatre. What’s your biggest luxury? A facial. What’s next for From Babies With Love? We have lots of exciting projects ahead, including expanding our collection into more new product categories, all of which will help us support even more children. We currently support over 2,000 across 35 countries, the need is so great that we move onwards and upwards from here. www.frombabieswithlove.org


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