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FamilyGrapevine Cambridge & Ely

Spring Issue Mar 2011

IN THIS ISSUE Family Spring Fun

Nature and Outdoor Free child ticket PAGE 27

Choosing classes

for you & your baby

Fitness for Expectant & New Mums PAGE 6

Family Well-Being

Free Vitamins PAGE 22



useful local contac ts

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Places to Go





March 2011


pringtime is a time for growth and a renewal of the spirit, of warmer days, a new season of sports and, yes, the inevitable summer itch among schoolchildren everywhere. I love books. I love to read a good story, enjoy beautiful illustrations, feel sentimental about books I read as a child, and there are some volumes I like simply because they have a beautiful binding to admire. My own favorite books are sentimental choices to share with my son: The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr, You Choose! by Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt, Up and Down by Oliver Jeffers, and Toot Toot Beep Beep by Emma Garcia. Cambridge Wordfest which holds its Spring festival in March, is nothing less than a literary feast. Its programmes cover all genres and offer a fantastic variety of events for the entire family - see page 27. This issue of Family Grapevine also details Rhymetimes and storytimes for children in our local libraries on page 18, as well as some advice on story-telling from Jenny Connatty, a local

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professional story-teller. You might be interested in a homebased business opportunity selling Usborne Children’s Books - see page 5. As always, we have two pages of Toddlers Timetable at Toddler Play section on pages 11 and 12, and Music Time for babies and toddlers on page 10. If the information you are looking for is not listed in this issue, please take a look on our website at We will cover different listings in each edition throughtout the year. Finally, I sincerely give my thanks to Sally (page 8), Suzanne (page 18) and Jenny (page 18) for their contribution of wonderful articles, also my thanks to all our advertisers who have been supporting Family Grapevine. Happy Spring !


A Message to the advertisers... Cambridge & Ely Family Grapevine is a local magazine helping Mums and Dads find family friendly businesses in our community. We cover topics of Pregnancy and Birth, Postnatal and Baby Care, Baby Services and Goods, Baby and Toddler Activities, Children’s Activities, Music, Drama and Theatre Arts, Tutoring, Family Learning, Young People, Childcare, Education, Family Fitness and Leisure, Family Well-Being, Places to Go and Things to Do. We also help you with advert design upon request. The advertising deadline for the next issue is 10 June 2011.

Free listing and Advertising Enquiries: 01223 570301 Email: Cambridge & Ely Family Grapevine is run by Local Reach Publishing Ltd

Contents for this issue 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 13 14

What’s New in Town Community Information Home Management Business Opportunity Preganancy, Birth, Postnatal Care Postnatal and Baby Care Baby Classes and Services Baby and Toddler Activities Music Time Toddler Play Childcare Preschool and Day Care

15 Language and Maths Tutoring 16 Music, Dance and Theatre Arts 17 Family Learning 18 Education 23 Family Well-Being 24 Family Fitness & Leisure 25 Portraits, Toys & Gifts, Parties 26 Nature and Outdoor 27 Family Calendar

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Competition Rules Entrants must provide the entry details as specified. Only one entry per person per competition is permitted. Responsibility cannot be accepted for those entries lost, damaged or delayed in transmission or the post. Proof of sending will not be accepted as proof of delivery. Illegible or incomplete entries will be disqualified. No responsibility can be accepted for emails not received. Proof of emailing does not constitute proof of delivery. Responsibility cannot be accepted for those entries lost, damaged, delayed or not received by the server or post. Proof of transmission will not be accepted as proof of delivery. No cash alternative or alternative prize is available. Entering implies acceptance of these rules. The prize winners will be selected at random by the judges. Their decision is final in every situation, including any not covered above and no correspondence will be entered into. Cambridge & Ely Family Grapevine may share your details with the competition supplier, but will not share your personal details with any other company. Unless stated otherwise on the competition, each separate entry should be clearly marked with the competition name, together with your name, address and telephone number and sent to the address above.

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Part-time Work? Are you interested in working for Family Grapevine? We are looking for local parents who are interested in distribution or advertising sales. For a chat, please contact Jiang on 01223 570301 or email to

Welcome to Debbie Wallwork Photography. I am a Lifestyle and Wedding Photographer based in Cambridgeshire, specialising in images using natural light and surroundings. Introducing new sessions for “bumps and babies”. Photosessions also include children and family portraits; and can also include the other important family member - your pet. To book a session or to find out more information contact Debbie on 01954 205640 or 07968 623249 or visit my website at where you can also view my images. Please see my advert on page 15.

Debbie Monkey Music (Ely and Cambridge) classes launched in January have been very popular with babies, toddlers and their parents. Classes are held on Wednesday mornings in Histon and on Thursdays mornings in Ely. Please see our advert on Page 5. For more information please visit:

Do you want to earn money and make a difference?! Cards from Africa have the largest and most beautiful range of Fair trade handmade greeting cards in the UK. Flexible hours, work as much or as little as you want.

Work from home Have fun! For more information please contact

Chris on 01223 778 525

4 Community and Information Local Government


Cambridge City Council: 01223 457000

Cambridgeshire Libraries, Archives and Information: 0345 045 5225

City of Ely Council: 01353-661016

Family Advice and Support

South Cambridgeshire District Council: 03450 450 500 East Cambridgeshire District Council: 01353 665555 Cambridgeshire County Council: 034 5045 5200

Citizens Advice Bureau Cambridge CAB: 0844 848 7979, Mon - Fri 2.00pm - 4.00pm Ely & District CAB: 0845 130 6442, Mon - Fri 9.15am - 1.30pm Newmarket CAB: 01638 665999, Mon - Fri 9.30am - 2.30pm

Local Service Cambridgeshire Police: general enquiries, 0345 456 456 4 General recycling enquiries: 01223 457000 Cambridge Visitor Information Centre: 0871 226 8006 Cambridge and District Community Mediation: 01223 302514

Helplines Childline: free 24 hour helpline for children and young people in trouble or danger, 0800 1111

Cambridgeshire Families and Childcare Information Service, 0800 29 89 121 Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5.30pm Cambridge Family Mediation Service, a registered charity, 01223 576308 Cambridgeshire Parent Support Advisers, provide support, advice and information, 01223 712072 Cambridge Women’s Resources Centre, training, education and support centre for women, 01223 321148 Cambridgeshire Children’s Bereavement Support Service, age 4 to 18, tel 01223 815124 Mother’s Union, providing Christian care for families, 01223 652718 East Cambridgeshire Family Project, support local families, 01353 860046 Pinpoint, an independent information, support and parental involvement network run for parents by parents, 0751 741 9761 Parent Direct, flexible working info, maternity, paternity, 0800 298 9121 Homestart: support at home, under 5yrs, 01223 210202 The Meadows Children and Family Wing, Family Support Drop-ins, 01223 508144

International Community Cambridge International Club: a social club, every Sunday at the University Centre, 01223 510257 Cambourne Ladies International Club, 01954 710510


Menelik Partnership, promote African culture within schools and colleges, offer free advice, 01223 769 300


Cambridge Chinese Community Centre,1223 365 228


German Lutheran Church Cambridge, services and meetings in German language, activities include Bible studies and children’s playgroups that are bilingual, 01223 356167


Muslim Education & Outreach Cambridge, organise public events and School-Mosque visits, 01223 655223.


East of England Polish Community Organisation, Cambridge, 01223 365088

Stories in other languages Our local libraries have picture books and storybooks for children whose first language is not English. These books are available in a wide variety of languages such as Bengali, Chinese, French and Polish. Many of the books are bilingual, which means the words are in English and another language. Central Library Cambridge, Milton Road, Huntingdon, Ely and Wisbech Libraries have large collections of these books. Many other libraries have smaller collections. You can request any of the books free of charge. ** In our libraries, the books have a sticker on the spine which has JFL + the first three lettters of the language e.g. JFL SPA for Spanish books. ** To search the library catalogue for them, simply type jfl + the first three letters of the language you are looking for into the search box, e.g. jfl chi for children’s books in Chinese, then change ‘words and phrase’ to ‘class number’. ** Books for children learning languages are also available and can be found in the 400s section of the children’s information books.

Be a part of it – Help give birth to the new Rosie!


he Rosie is an established name throughout the East of England, having provided specialist services for over 25 years, offering women and babies in the region first-class maternity, neonatal and gynaecological services. The hospital now needs to undergo a major expansion to cope with the population increases in the area; to allow our outstanding medical teams to continue to develop groundbreaking new treatments, and to provide the highest quality care to women and babies in the East of England. New facilities will include an Imaging Centre for women and children, expanded Neonatal Intensive and Special Care Baby Unit, Parent and Family Accommodation, Fetal Medicine and Day Assessment Unit and a 10-room midwife-led Birth Centre. The site was officially handed over to the contractors in November 2010, and work is underway, with a planned finish date of spring 2012. In order to make the vision of a new Rosie a reality, a £30 million build is underway to extend the current facility. Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has committed to funding £23 million of this but we need to raise the remaining £7 million from charitable sources. We’re delighted to say that since fundraising began a year ago, we have raised almost half of the £7 million we require and we’d like to thank everyone who has made a commitment to the Rosie Campaign. Now we need to ask for your help... Earlier this month the Rosie Hospital Campaign was officially launched to the general public with the help of the Cambridge News. Lots of staff, patients, former patients and the general public are already getting involved in and planning fundraising activities, which include dying hair ‘Rosie pink’, pancake flipping contests and karaoke nights amongst other things! Staff at the Rosie are undertaking the Three Peaks Challenge in July to raise funds for the Campaign. “The Rosie is a true community facility and has a huge impact on the health and wellbeing of women, babies and their families across Cambridge and the East of England. The Rosie is planning a three-storey extension to increase its capacity to treat sick mothers and babies and now we’re asking for the general public to support us in making this happen. We are asking as many people as possible to raise funds for the Rosie Campaign by taking part in local fundraising events or making gifts online”. Gerry Hackett, Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Co-Divisional Director, Women’s and Children’s Services.

How can you help?


ou can make a gift to the Rosie through the new Campaign website or by contacting the ACT office via 01223 217757. We are also planning numerous activities that the general public can take part in. For example, the Rosie is one of the main beneficiaries of the Sawston Fun Run in May, and we need as many people as possible to run for the Rosie! Perhaps you could organise your own fundraising event to raise funds? Please see the Campaign website for other news and activities. If you have any questions, comments or ideas, please contact the ACT office on 01223 217757 or

Home Management, Business Opportunity 5

Free debt advice From your local Insolvency Practitioner Many people don’t realise they have a debt problem until it’s too late. As an Insolvency Practitioner specialising in IVAs my first contact from many new clients is when they call in anguish to say they can’t make their latest debt repayment, although they’ve never missed a payment before, and just been turned down for more credit. Until then, they’ve concealed their growing problem by simply applying for a new card once the last one’s reached its limit. With an IVA you make just one monthly payment for all your debts, and as long as you stick with it for 5 years, you’ll be debt-free at the end of it. Min. unsecured debt £25,000, min. monthly payment £300. Homeowners may need to remortgage at the end of the IVA if sufficient equity.


Chartered Accountant Licensed Insolvency Practitioner

Tel: 0800 1953605 or 01223 367022 Email: Web:


Enjoy building an exciting, profitable business selling Usborne’ s award-winning ’s children’ s books to parents, ’s playgroups and schools. For more information contact: Kelly Warburton 07712 813217

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The Cambridge office of Belle Casa (Beautiful Homes) was established in 2002 by Barry & Rachel Turpin and has grown to be the largest Domestic Cleaning Company in the Cambridge area. Over 20% of new clients are purely by recommendation of existing customers.

We know how hard it can be to find a dependable and honest cleaner, which is where we can help.

With over 400 clients and more than 100 housekeepers Belle Casa is able to offer a professional cleaning & ironing (if required) service to Cambridge, Ely and surrounding villages.

BELLE CASA We can offer a professional cleaning, washing and ironing etc. Service for a fully inclusive rate at only £10.75 per hour (£10.25 for 5 or more). All of our housekeepers are specially selected & insured and you will receive the same housekeeper each week. So, if you’d like to take the pressure off keeping up with your household chores, then call us today on:

01223 441055

(answerphone available outside office hours)

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They are realistically priced at £10.75 per hour, fully inclusive of insurances on both the housekeeper and your home and this is guaranteed not to increase until January 2013. There is a minimum cleaning agreement of only 2 hours weekly (or 4 hours fortnightly), using your own products and equipment as the company realises that each client has their own individual preference with the vast range of products on offer nowadays. There are obviously standard guidelines as to what would usually be cleaned, but again the company appreciates that each client has their own individual requirements so you are given the flexibility to vary what is cleaned each session, if required. Another common sense approach by the company is to keep the same housekeeper with you; they feel that this is beneficial to all concerned. Once a housekeeper is allocated to you, usually within a few days, he / she will make contact with you and meet you at a time convenient to you prior to the start of your cleaning. This gives you a chance not only to make sure that you are happy with the housekeeper allocated but also a chance to show them around your home and discuss any requirements you may have. If this sounds like what you are looking for then why not book an appointment: Call: 01223 441055 Or visit their Website:

6 Pregnancy, Birth, Postnatal Care Antenatal and Postnatal Exercise and relaxation

New Parents, relieve stress, tension, fatigue & much more, 01223 654552

Antenatal Aqua Yoga, Sun pm, Windmill Pool, Fulbourn, tel 01954 710413

NCT Pregnancy & Birth Line: 9am 8pm, 0300 330 0772

Antenatal Aqua Yoga, Weds am, Parkside Pool, Cambridge, tel 01954 710413

NCT Postnatal Line: 9am - 1pm, 0300 330 0773

Antenatal yoga in central Cambridge. Birthlight trained, Anna 01223 565348

NCT, Ely, tel 0844 243 6175, www.nct.

Birthlight, relaxing yoga for parent and baby, Cambridge, tel 01223 564064

Options Pregnancy Advisory Service, 01733 567888

Buggyfit, postnatal exercise with your baby in Milton Country Park and Jesus Green, tel 01223 569067 Buggy Bootcamp: Exercise with your baby and meet other mums! tele: 07788 788775 Buggy Bootcamp for Mums & Babies, Tues & Thurs 10.30-11.30am at Vinery Road Park, Cambridge, Tel 01223 862346. Bumpercise and Aquatots, ante/postnatal exercise, Aquanatal & Buggyfit, tel 01223 569067 Bumps to Babies, Cambridge and Ely, Antenatal and Baby Yoga tel 01954 204742 Camyoga, Pregnancy, Postnatal & Baby Yoga, Birth workshops, 01223 524587

Osteopathy for pregnancy, babies & children, Cambridge, tel 01223 242828 Premrose pre-term parents support group, meetings & support, tel 01223 349139

Ceremonies and Workshops Humanist Ceremonies: UK’s most established provider of non-religious ceremonies, 01223 882280

Little Munchkinz Baby Gifts, Unique baby gifts and baby hampers at affordable prices, 07748267474

PhysioPilates, Little Shelford, pre and post-natal pilates, tel 01799 527829

Mementoes and Gifts Smallprint fingerprint jewellery. Silver gifts & keepsakes, tel 01223 812305

New and Nearly New Clothing from maternity to teenage. Also quality toys and books! Vintage homewares, gifts, evening wear and much more

Cambridge Baby wool & organic cotton clothes for little ones, tel 01223 572228

Birch Midwife, Independent Midwife for Cambridge area, tel 07980 917249

Children’s Nearly New clothes and accessories, tel 07830 205934

Birth and More, birth and postnatal doula services, tel 0779 1002064

Dollyrockers - funky clothes and cool gifts for the 0-6s, tel 01954 205045

Cambridge Doula Services, support for new parents and babies, tel 01353 649931

Early Pregnancy Classes, 12 - 22 weeks, free to all, venues across Cambs, 07870 810524

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Weekly 1-hour sessions include power walking, strength training and legs bums and tums work. Suitable for all levels of fitness. Meet other mums, have fun and get fit!!


Little Bear & friends, handcrafted, original bear designed keepsake boxes & wooden sundries, tel 01353 659704

Antenatal and postnatal support for parents of breech babies, tel 07795 975075

Cherished Birth Doula Servicesbirth and postnatal. Call Jemma, tel 07974 194744

Get your shape back in your local outdoor parks along with your babies in their buggies.

Scribbles, prints on silver, ceramics and clay tablets, newmarket, 0800 612 59 15

Antenatal and Postnatal Support and Service Baby and Toddler Wear

Cambridge Maternity Services Liaison Committee:

Mellow Mamas Maternity: maternity wear and babywear, 01480 473547

LoveFit Training, post-natal PT, tel 01223 862346

Perfectly Pregnant Pilates: antenatal & postnatal pilates classes, Cambridge, 01799 527829

01223 569067

Maternity Wear

Fit-Buggies, Get your shape back in your local outdoor parks along with your babies in their buggies, tel 07949 001807,

Keeping in Shape, Romsey Labour Club, Cambridge, tel 01223 506508

For further information call Sarah

Reflexology for pre-conception, pregnancy & post-natal mums, tel 01954 710439

Nature Nurture Creativity Group for Pregnancy/Motherhood 07777689429

Nature Nurture Creativity Group for Pregnancy/Motherhood 07777689429

Baby and Toddler Swimming Childbirth Preparation Classes Antenatal & Postnatal Exercise Buggyfit Classes

Web: Email: Phone: 07949 001807

Bollywood Dance Classes For New & Mums to Be Daytime & Evening Classes in Cambridge

Welcome to update your listing or add a new listing via our website at www. or email

Call Cindy on 07802 753 743 Support our fund raising campaign for the Rosie Maternity Hospital Join our Sponsored Bollywood Dance Workshop Help us beat the Guinness World Record

Postnatal and Baby Care 7 Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Baby Led Weaning

Breast feeding support Free drop in, 12.30 - 2.30pm, Homerton Children’s Centre, 01223 508766 Support & Workshops for breastfeeding, baby led weaning, gentle sleep management, 07729629190 Feeding Support, Ladybird PreSchool, Cottenham, 1st Wed, 1.002.00pm, 01223 712075 Feeding Support Group, Tuesdays 1-3pm Histon Early Years Centre, tel 01223 712075 Feeding Matters: Cambourne Children’s Centre, Tues 11am - 1pm, 01954 282830 La Leche League: Cambridge group, breastfeeding help & info, 01223 722565 La Leche League Coffee Morning, Fawcett Children’s Centre, Last Fri of month, tel 01223 840258 NCT Breastfeeding Line: 8am - 10pm, 0300 330 0771

Sarah Oakley BA(Hons), RGN, RHV, IBCLC, Cert HP(Open) Independent lactation consultant & qualified health visitor covering Cambridgeshire, West Suffolk and West Norfolk.

Services include breastfeeding antenatal workshops and support with all breastfeeding issues including latching on and sucking difficulties, slow weight gain, concerns about milk supply, breastfeeding multiples, breastfeeding premature and sick babies, sore nipples, mastitis and relactation.

Contact Sarah now:

07729629190 For information about the full range of services please visit:

01223 474895 Noah’s Ark for twins triplets & more! Ely & District: 01353 664616 Bar Hill & District: 01954 780468

New Arrivals, babies up to 1yr, 1011.30am. Community rm, 82 Akeman street, tel 01223 474895

New Parents and Parents to Be, Colleges Nursery and Family Centre, 12.00 - 1.30pm, tel 01223 712173

Bumps to Babies, Cotton Hall Girton, Tue 1.00-.3.00, tel 01223 712075

Rainbow Club, Longstanton, bump to 12m, tel 01954 781258

Bumps & Babies, drop-in at Cherry Hinton Village Centre, 10.30 - 12.00, tel 01223 712082 St Andrew’s Stepping Stones Baby Club, Tues am, Histon, tel 07789 278500

Wednesday All Saints Tots, babies and toddlers, 9.30 - 11.30, Little Shelford Memorial Hall, tel 01223 844982

I am an MNT Qualified Maternity Night Nanny. I can take care of your baby through the night whilst you get some much needed sleep, and I will gently guide baby into a routine that suits your family. I have First Aid, CRB Police check and excellent experience and references with new/young babies. I can work from 1 to 6 nights a week and I’m very flexible and happy to travel all over the Cambridgeshire area. Please feel free to contact me for more information on

07708 005086

I also offer Baby Led Weaning workshops, Gentle Sleep Management workshops to help parents promote sleep in young babies, and address sleep problems in older babies and toddlers without reducing babies and mums to tears!!

Mondays Together, prewalkers 1.00 - 3.00, Fields Children’s Centre, tel 01223 518333


Maternity Night Nanny

Gentle Sleep Management

New Parents Group Monday

New/Expectant Mums!!

Support & workshops for

Support & Service

Bumps and Bundles, Mayfield Primary School, tel 07739 418874 Bumps to Babies, Cambourne Children’s Centre, Thursday am, tel 01954 283313 Baby Owls, drop in sessions, babies up to crawling. 1- 2.30pm , Homerton Children’s Centre, 01223 508766


Baby & Me, Cambourne, 0-12mths, Fri Bumps to Babies, meets 1-3pm, Drop-in am, drop-in, The Hub, 01954 710016 for, Histon Early Years Centre tel 01223 New Bumps to Babies Group, 10am 712075 - 11am Bumps & Babies only 11am Baby Talk, 10am-11.30am, babies up - 12.30pm Toddlers - baby siblings to 15 months, Romsey Mill Children’s welcome. Daisy Children’s Centre, Centre, tel 01223 566102 Papworth, tel 01480 831423 Premrose parent time, 12-2pm, NCT Early Days Drop In: under 6 monthly at the Rosie Hospital, Semimths, Fri10:30-12:30, Unitarian Church nar Room 4, tel 01223 349 139 Hall, Cambridge, 01954 212265 Parent Support Group, Fawcett Children’s Centre, 2:00-3:00pm, tel 01223 Bumps, Babies and Beyond: Fri 10:30 - 12:30, Unitarian Church Hall, 840258 Cambridge, 01954 212265 Romsey Mill New Parents Group, for babies <6m, 12.30–2pm, Bumps and Bundles, Mayfield tel 01223 566102 Primary School, Fri 10-11.30 am tel 07739 418874 Hardwick New Mums and Tums: 11 -12.30, port-a-cabin behind St. Mary’s NCT Activity Club and Bumps & Church, Hardwick, 01954 212265 Babies, 1st Friday of month, Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Street, Ely, tel 0844 243 6175 Making Music, 10.30-11am under 2yrs, 11.10-11.40am 2-5yrs. Mayfield School

Baby Clinic Sleep Clinic, Romsey Mill Children’s Centre, 2nd Monday of each month, 10.30am-12noon, 01223 566102 Toddler Clinic, Romsey Mill Children’s Centre, 3rd Tuesday of each month, 10.30am to midday, 01223 566102 Child Health Clinic, Tues, 1-2.30pm, have your baby weighed and chat to the health team, Christ Church, Newmarket Road Midwife Drop-In Clinic, Romsey Mill Children’s Centre, Wedesday 11am-1.30pm, antenatal checks, Breastfeeding support, Child and Health Clinic Histon Early Years Centre, 2 ½ year check by appointment only, 2nd and 4th Monday 9.30 – 12.00, every Wednesday 9.00-12.00, 01223 712075 Well Child Clinic Drop in, Cotton Hall Girton, 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month 1.00-2.30, 01223 712075 Well Child Clinic, Drop in Ladybird Pre-School, Lambs Lane, Cottenham,1st Wednesday of each month,1.00-2.30

Pregnancy Yoga Active Birth Baby Yoga Kids Yoga Cambridge Yoga Centre Thomas House 14 George IV Street Cambridge CB2 1HH 01223 524587

All day Cafe & Juice Bar!


8 Baby Classes and Services

How to choose suitable classes before and after birth for you and your baby?


irstly think what you hope to gain from any classes you attend, what kind of atmosphere do you look for and what kind of activities do you enjoy? Take time to find out what is available in your area and maybe visit a class to see if it is what you are looking for. Before the birth of your baby there are Antenatal Yoga and exercise classes to help you enjoy your pregnancy. Active Birth courses and workshops will give you both information and practical ideas to prepare for the birth of your baby. Once your little one has arrived there are many activities you can share together. Look for classes that are relaxed and fun, a time you can really bond with your baby and also make new friends. Classes

include Baby Massage, Baby Yoga and Baby Signing. All a wonderful way to communicate with your baby, enhancing interaction and promoting both physical and cognitive development. If you enjoy water why not introduce your baby to the joys of swimming. Choose classes that have a gentle approach. All moves and little dives should be relaxed and fun and meet the needs of each individual baby. Whatever classes you chose, help your little one to explore and interact with the world around them and above all enjoy this time together. Article by Sally Lomas Birthlight Teacher,

Quick Guide to Baby Massage Classes Baby Massage Classes: one to one & small classes, call Beryl on 01223 833635 Baby Massage in your home: Ely & Cambridge, 01638 743366 Gentle Touch personal 1:1 for you and your child Newmarket, 01223 654552

Baby Massage Classes Led by Beryl Penny RGN, RHV, Health Ed Cert IFA Diploma, ITEC Reflexology, IAIM

• One to one & small classes a speciality: share time with your baby and learn new skills that you can both enjoy. • Also available for the adults: aromatheraphy, reflexology and Swedish massage.

Tel: 01223 833635


Baby Massage Course, 6 weeks to 6 months, Histon Early Years Centre, 01223 712075 Baby Massage with Veronica Speirs: for babies to crawlers, 01223 410896 Baby Massage: Cambourne & St Ives, 2 - 8 mths, Call Deborah on 01480 370819

Learn How to Massage Your Baby with Clare Snaith MICHT, IIHHT,

Infant Massage Instructor & Holistic Therapist

Classes can be taken on a one-to-one basis in the comfort of your own home or by way of a small group of friends, from just £45 for 5 lessons. Not forgetting the grown-ups! I can come to your house and destress you too. Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Back Massage, Full Body Massage, Facial Massage.

Baby Signing BabyÊslingsÊandÊsigning

Baby Carriers for Hire and for Sale: Please visit www. or call 01954 719126 for more information

Slings and Baby Carriers, 01954 204742 Sling Meet, The Fawcett Childrens Centre, 9:30 -11:30 on 4th March, 6th May, and 1st July 2011 Sling Meet, The Milton Country Park Cafe, 10:30-12:30 on 2nd April, 4th June and 6th August 2011

Cloth Nappy Go Real, cloth nappy information, support and advice, www.goreal., tel 0845 850 0606 Natural Nappies, cotton nappy service, Cambridge, tel 01206 826959 Cambridge Baby, over 30 products with room to spare for babies in real nappies, tel 01223 572228. Cambridge and Peterborough: Real Nappy Network, Cambridge and Peterborough, free trial packs, 0845 644 3045

Baby Sitting Maternity Night Nanny, take care of your baby through the night and gently guide baby into a routine that suits your family, all Cambridgeshire area, 07708 005086 Nanny for a Day, a nanny service

providing experienced and caring nannies for short term and emergency help, 01799 578234 Sitters, for mature, reliable evening babysitters, tel 0800 3890038 Tinies Childcare, babysitters, mother’s helps and more, tel 01223 811947

Pregnancy Massage Available Please ring for more information

01638 743366

Baby Massage Courses: Sawston area, 01223 833635 Baby Massage: Homerton Children’s Centre, Cambridge, 01223 508766 Baby Massage, Thurs, 11.15am, Barrington Village Hall, 07711 222339 Reflexology - proven to help you & your baby throughout pregnancy & beyond. Cambs, Suffolk, Essex 01223 654552

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Swimming Abbey Leisure Complex, Cambridge, 25m & baby pool, 01223 213352 Arbury Water Babies, The Grove School, Saturdays, 4m-5yrs, 01223 352757 Bumpercise and Aquatots, baby & toddler swimming lessons 5m-5yrs, tel 01223 569067 Clever Swimming, creative educational classes for parents to excise with their children, 0772 883 2961 Dophin Birthlight Baby Swimming School: 6wks - 4yrs, 01954 710413, Free family swimming: parents & children under 5, Tues 1.30 - 3.00, Abbey Pool, 01223 712082 Jesus Green Swimming Pool, outdoor, open May - Sept, tel 01223 302579 Kings Hedges Learner Pool, Cambridge, lessons 6m and up, tel 01223 353248


Baby Signing Baby Signing Classes with Sign & Cuddles Wed, 1.15 - 2.15pm The Hub in CamBabyÊslingsÊandÊsigning bourne Call Jeanine 01954 719126, Baby Signing Classes with Sign & Cuddles Sat, 10-11am The Ark in CamBabyÊslingsÊandÊsigning bourne Call Jeanine 01954 719126, Baby Sign & Play classes in Ely. Hullabaloo Kids Yvonne, tel 07805 251101 TinyTalk, Baby signing and singing, Cambs, 0-2yrs, tel 01954 210518

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The springboard to confidence for your child Tumble Tots is Britain's leading National Active Physical Play Programme for children from 6 months to 7 years • Using specifically designed equipment your child will learn agility, balance, climbing and co-ordination skills appropriate to their age • A structured programme designed to build self confidence and develop essential listening and language skills • Supervised by trained staff in a fun and caring environment

For classes in Bar Hill, Ely, Haddenham, For your nearest Tumble Totsplease centre call Karen Newmarket and St. Ives call 01353 661255 on

TinyTalk, Baby signing and singing, Barn Owls Parents/Toddlers, Tues am, Cotttonham Salvation Army, tel 01954 252419


Parkside Pools, Cambridge, toddler pool, 01223 446104

Birth and More, Yoga for pregnancy and birth, Cambs, tel 0779 1002064

Seals Swimming, Cambridge & Fulbourn, 3½ yrs up, tel 01954 277377

Baby Yoga @ Cambridge Yoga Centre, fully qualified and insured. Enjoy a relaxing time with your baby, tel 01223 524587,

Water Babies, swim lessons for babies and toddlers, tel 01933651790


Birthlight, relaxing yoga for parent and baby, Cambridge, tel 01223 564064 Baby Bumpkin yoga-inspired classes at Cambourne Church, 0 - 5 years, classes from 5 Jan 2011, 08456 801436 Birth and More, Yoga for pregnancy and birth, Cambs, tel 0779 1002064 Baby & Postnatal Yoga, central Cambridge, 0 - 7 mths, 7 - 18 mths, tel 01223 565348

Babies Toddlers olers Prescho ids School k u Ad lts

Baby and Toddler Yoga, phone or details, booking required, St Ives, 07776 494 100



Soft Play

Bumps to Babies, Cambridge and Ely, Antenatal and Baby Yoga, tel 01954 204742 Camyoga - Pregnancy, Postnatal, Baby & Kids Yoga. A new dedicated Yoga & Pilates centre with café, www.,01223 524587

Ragged Rascals, weekly soft play sessions and for private hire, 0-4 years, 07756021893 - advert on page 11

Tatty Bumpkin Multi-sensory Yogainspired Classes, 2-5yr olds, 08456 801436, www.cambridge.

Cheeky Monkeys Play Barn, Fulbourn, indoor & outdoor play, tel 01223 881658

Yoga in Impington. Suitable for babies from 6 weeks to crawling. Fun and relaxing classes, 07985 947328

Funky Funhouse, Cambridge, indoor soft play area, tel 01223 304705

Sunrise Yoga, Yoga classes for postnatal mums, babies, toddlers and children up to age 16, tel 01223 501586

Planet Zoom, Ely, children’s indoor adventure play, tel 01353 668666 Jelly Tots, Mon10-11.30am, The Forum, Barton Square, Ely. Tel: 07587151703 Whale of a Time, softplay Centre, Viking Way, Bar Hill, tel 07795 600822

Yogaroos Baby Yoga: Swafham Prior, tel 07734 657685 Yoga Bears for 18 mths - 4 yrs, exercise, yoga and relaxation, tel 01223 565348

Award winning yoga-inspired activity classes for babies and children Lots of Tatty Bumpkin events throughout Cambridgeshire Tel: 08456 801436 M: 07890 141198

Physical Play Baby Growz, Cambs, parent/ child development classes, 0-2yrs, tel 01354 695513 Jittabugs Toddler Drama & movement sessions in Ely, tel 07805 251101 Jill Bridger School of Dance, classes in Cambridge, 2+, tel 01480 493579

tel 01223 564096 Sunny Steps, Cambs, toddler dance & movement, 2-4yrs, tel 01954 267378 SIN Cru dance classes, Hip Hop Tots 0-5yrs Sat 10.15-11am, tel 01223 508742 Tumble Tots, Cambs, physical play and music, 6m-7yrs, tel 01223 263412

Little Kickers, football classes for 18 mths+, tel 01954 719872, www.

Tumble Tots, Ely, Over and Bar Hill, 1 - 5 yrs, tel 01353 661255, www.

Movement and Music - T’ai Chi based exercise class with a musical twist, tel 01223 566122

Soft Play with Tiny Tots Explorers, Buchan Street, tel 01223 508149

Octagon Studios, Ely, training in performing arts, tel 01353 661919 Pre-School Dance Classes, Newnham, ages 2.75-5yrs,

Add a free listing via www.

10 Music Time


for toddlers Music is a natural part of life for toddlers. This early introduction to music does more than entertain. It can kickstart learning, serve as an important cue in a child’s routine, and offer lifelong benefits. Of course there’s another reason to introduce music into your toddler’s world: It’s enjoyable for both of you. Between the ages of 1 and 3, kids respond best to music when they actively experience it. Passive listening (like in the car) is fine, but look for opportunities to get your child rocking, marching, rolling, tapping, clapping, and moving to the beat. Kids’ music CDs are great, but don’t forget to share your own favorite music with your kids. A toddler who loves Beethoven or Bruce Springsteen? Why not? You might also enroll your child in a music class. If you do, be sure the class is developmentally appropriate — for kids this age, that means it shouldn’t last more than 45 minutes and it should be something you and your child do together. Classes are a fun way to enjoy music together; they’re also good sources for music and activities to enjoy at home. Even if you do take a class with your child, remember that you are your child’s first and most important teacher when it comes to music — and so much more. To help your child really benefit from a music class, be sure to bring the music and games you learn there into your home.

c i s u M TIme 123 Sing: songs, instruments and puppets, 0 - 4 years,Mon 10 am, Meadows Community Centre, Cambridge, tel 01223 574404

tel 01223 521004

Baby Crotchets Music Group 0-4s, St Andrew’s Church, Cherry Hinton Friday 10.30, tel 01223 244691

Music Fun, drop-in for babies and toddlers, Cambridge, tel 01223 508766

Baby Melody with Veronica Speirs, for babies up to 1 yr, Cambridge, tel 01223 410896

Music Matters, Linton, music, movement, tel 01223 893140

Clap & Sing, music sessions, Willingham, tel 01954 230415 Clap & Sing, music sessions, Over, tele:01954230415 Cheeky Monkey Music, music classes for babies and young children, 01353 668622, Early Years Music in Caldecote Village Hall, Tuesday and Friday mornings, 9.15 - 9.45, ages 1 - 4, tel 01954 211438 Gymboree, tel 07725 673 549 Jo Jingles,music,singing,movem ent,6m-7yrs, Cambs,Ely, Newmkt, tel 01353 612364

Music Tots, Thursdays in term time, central Ely, tel 01353 663243

Music Time, Haslingfield, music for 0-4yrs, Tues & Thurs am, tel 01223 871676

Music with Mummy, Cottenham, 1-3yrs, tel 01954 251243 Making Music, Thurs 10.30-11.00am under 2yrs, 11.10-11.40am 2-5yrs, Mayfield School, 01223 474895 Movement and Music - T’ai Chi based exercise class with a musical twist tel 01223 566122 Toddler Melody with Veronica speirs, age 1+, Cambridge, tel 01223 410896

Music for Little People: Fun & Educational Classes. Qualified teachers. 0-2yrs, 2-3yrs, 3-5yrs. tel 01480 812469 ,

Music Tots, Thursdays in term time, central Ely, tel 01353 666286 Mini Musicians, group in Histon for 0-3yrs. Tues & Thurs ams,


Music for 0-4 year olds Learning about music through songs,dance, percussion and story-telling St Andrew’s Church, Cherry Hinton Fridays 10.30 - 11.30am £4.50 per session (£2.50 for siblings) including tea and biscuits!

Led by a professional singer and qualified music teacher of 15 years experience, with 3 small children of her own.

Tel. Rachel 01223 894142 for further details or to book a place.

• Social Skills • Language • Confidence • Listening Skills • Co-ordination • Imagination Children’s Parties & Nursery Sessions also available


For details on classes in: Cambourne, Ely, Newmarket, Milton, Great Shelford & Sutton Call Cheryl on 01353 612364

Music classes for babies and young children!

Music Now, for children and parents, 0-4yrs email

Music with Mum, Creative sing/movements for 0-3’s, Cambourne, tele:01763 248505

Jo Jingles is Here! Fun Music, Singing & Movement Classes for children aged 3 months to 5 years Develop your child’s

Music Tots, Paradise Centre, Ely, Thurs am, term time, tel 01353 610676

Little Quavers, Stapleford, 0-4yrs, tel 01223 842912

Music to Grow to, Cambs, lively and fun music classes from birth to school age, tel 01353 662022

Birthday parties & discos too!

® time of music Nur turing a life

To book your complimentary class, call: 01353 668622 or Email: catherine.clough@

Action songs and rhymes Music and movement Fun with percussion Musical games Since 1993 thousands of children across the UK have grown up with Monkey Music. Our unique teaching curriculum was written by classically trained musicians, and introduces music to very young children in a way they can easily understand and enjoy. Rock ‘n’ roll - from 3 months Heigh ho – from 12 months Jiggety jig – 2 & 3 year olds Ding dong – 3 & 4 year olds Winner of the Best National Pre School Activity Award.

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Toy Library Cambridge Toy Library for Children with Special Needs, tel 01223 216662

COTTENHAM TOY LIBRARY Fen Edge Festival Pre-school Bouncy Fun Day

Cottenham Toy Library, Salvation Army Barn, 1st & 3rd Thurs 2 - 4pm tel 01954 270334

Friday, 24 June Mr Marvel, cake stall, Tatty Bumpkins, puppet show, tractor rides & lots more!

Friday Friends, drop-in toy library, Cambridge, tel 01223 508766

Histon and Impington Toy Library, 1st & 3rd Mon 8.30-11.30am, Histon Early Years Centre, tel 01223 712075

Milton Toy Library, Milton Community Centre, Cambridge, tel 01223 440897

Jumbo Toy Library, French’s Road, Cambridge 0-5yrs, tel 01223 576742

Soham Toy Library, Mon pm, Tues & Fri am, 0 - 4yrs, tel 01480 403253

Merry-Go-Round Toy Library, Ross St Community Centre, tel 01223 249470

Sawston Toy Library: Tues 1011:30am, St Mary’s Church

Toddler Timetable Monday am 123 Soleil, french speaking group, Cambridge, 0-5yrs,, tel 07792 368216 Bobtails Baby & Toddler Group, Girton Pavilion, tel 01223 474198 Burwell Baby & Toddler Group, Mon & Weds am, Burwell Gardiner Memorial Hall, Under 5s, tel 01638 742499 Ely & District Noah’s Ark for twins triplets & more! Ely, tel 01353 664616 Ely Elves Soft Play Session, 10.00 12.00, Scout Hut, St John’s Road, Ely, tel 01353 662996 Ely Elves Toddler Group, 9.30 11.30am, tel 01353 662996 Let’s Play Toddler Group, St. Paul’s Centre, Cambridge, tel 01223 576899 Little Bunnies Toddler Group, St Andrew’s Church, Cherry Hinton, tel 01223 712082 Little Rockers, Lichfield Community Centre, Cambridge, tel 01223 211722 Mondays Together, 0-3s 10.00 12.30, Fields Children’s Centre, tel 01223 518333 Morley Parent & Toddler Group, Morley School, Cambridge, tel 01223 565974 Mustard Seeds, St Laurence’s Church, Milton Road, tel 01223 573220 Ragged Rascals Softplay group, Abington Village Institute, Abington, tel 07756 021893

Scamps Baby and Toddler Group, 9-11am term time, Brooklands Centre, Sutton, tel 01353 777151

Little Ladybirds, Fawcett Children’s Centre, 9:15-11:15am, messy play for under 5’s, tel 01223 840258

Stay & Play, parents and 0 - 5s, 11.15 - 12.30, St Andrew’s Primary, Soham, tel 07827 230891

Messy Play, Cherry Hinton Baptist Church Family Centre, Mon pm, Tues am, tel 01223 712082

Under Fives Roundabout Toddlers, Mayfield Primary, Cambridge, tel 01223 502484

Messy Play, drop-in at Homerton Children’s Centre, Cambridge, tel 01223 508766

Monday pm Burwell Grow and Learn, family play for under 5s, 1.45 - 3.00, tel 01638 613103 Little Thetford Toddlers, Lt Thetford Village Hall, Ely, tel 07900 528563 Messy Play, Cherry Hinton Baptist Church Family Centre, Mon pm, Tues am, tel 01223 712082 Mucky Pups messy play, 1:453:15pm, age 2-5yrs, St Barnabas, tel 01223 519526 Sign and Rhyme, Fawcett Children’s Centre, 2:00-3:00pm, for under 3’s, tel 01223 840258

Tuesday am Arbury Community Centre Toddler Group, Cambridge, tel 01223 504406 Barn Owls Parents/Toddlers, Tues am, Cottenham Salvation Army, tel 01954 252419

Nippers Toddler Group, St Thomas’s Church, Cambridge, tel 01223 214480 Romsey Mill Toddler 2s, social group, parachute play, 0-3yrs, tel 01223 566102 St Andrew’s Stepping Stones Toddler Club, 0 - 5 yrs, Histon, tel 01223 504199 St Matthews Mums & Toddlers, St Matthew’s Church, Cambridge, tel 01223 309511 The Ark Baby & Toddler Group, Haddenham Baptist t.t. 01353 740004 Tiddlywinks Toddler Group, Eden Baptist Chapel, Cambridge, tel 01223 862762 Tinder Tots, Aldreth Village Centre, 0 - 4years, tel 01353 740004 Under Fives Roundabout Toddlers, Mayfield Primary, Cambridge, tel 01223 502484

Busy Bees, Isleham Village Hall, 0 to toddlers, tel 01638 781944

Tuesday pm

Eden Chapel Toddler Group, Cambridge, tel 01223 361250

Oakington Baby & Toddler Group, Water Lane, 0-5yrs, tel 01223 234458

Little Apples, Orchard Park School, 9-11am, term time, tel 01223 712172

Quy Toddler Group, 0 - 4s, Tuesdays

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me on Paren ly) ri t & Ch ild Gr ou 9.30 11.30a p Camb m Schoo ridge S l, Hinto teiner, Fulbo n Road, urn. Tel. 01 223 8 82727 1.00 - 2.30pm, Village Hall, tel 01223 518333

Tiger Cubs Messy Play, High Barns, Ely, 0 - 3yrs, tel 01353 667819 Toddle Play, Homerton Children’s Centre, under 2s, tel 01223 508766

Wednesday am All Saints Tots, babies and toddlers, Weds 9.30 - 11.30, Little Shelford Memorial Hall, tel 01223 844982 Little Lambs, Stay and play, 0-5yrs, 10-11.30 am, The Arc Children’s Centre, 01223 474895 Barnabas Bears Toddler Group, St Barnabas Church, Cambridge, tel 01223 519526 Burwell Baby & Toddler Group, Mon & Weds am, Burwell Gardiner Memorial Hall, Under 5s, tel 01638 742499 Carers & Tots, 9.30-11am, 0-5 yrs olds, Daisy Children’s Centre,

12 Toddler Timetable Continued

What is a Children’s Centre?

Children’s Centre Directory Bar Hill: 01954 200473

Histon: 01223 712075

Children’s Centres offer all families with children under five a range of services, information and support in their local community.

Arbury: 01223 474895

Homerton: 01223 508766

Bottisham: 01223 507152

Linton: 01223 699478

Caldecote & Comberton: 01954 214444

Littleport: 07810 057403

The support varies according to local needs but most centres offer the following:

Cambourne: 01954 284672

Milton & Waterbeach: 01223 714564

Cherry Hinton: 01223 712082

North Cambridge: 01223 712172

• • • • • •

Chesterton: 01223 426710

Papworth: 01480 831423

Ely: 01353 611594

Romsey Mill: 01223 566102

Fawcett Children’s Centre: Trumpington, tel

Sawston: 01223 706373

01223 840258

Soham: 01353 727188

The Fields Cambridge Children’s Centre:

St Ives: 07776 494100

01223 518333

Sutton: 01353 777847, 01353 778598

advice during pregnancy & when your baby is born home visiting family drop-ins parenting support information about your child’s health needs training courses to improve your life skills or help you back to work • help finding specialist groups and services.

Toddler Timetable Continued Wednesday am Cont’d

Together, Bury Church, Cambridge, term-time, tel 01487 812054

Papworth, tel 01480 831423 Chesterton Parent Group, under 5’s, 10–11.30, tel 01223 426710

Little Sheep For parents & 0-3yrs 2.30pm Holy Trinity Church. Sessions include: New skills, films, zumba 01223355397

City Bus, Cheddars Lane, Cambridge, tel 01223 578304

Thursday am

First Steps, 0 - 4yr and their carers, 10-12am, tel 01223 362574

All Day Play 9am - 2pm 0-5 yr olds at Daisy Children’s Centre, Papworth, tel 01480 831423

Jim Knopf German playgroup, 0-4 year, 10-12am, tel 01223 412644

Bobtails Baby & Toddler Group, Girton Pavilion, tel 01223 474198

Ladybird Play &Toddler Group, Histon/Impington, 18ms - 28ms, tel 01223 521004

Carers & Tots, Cambourne Children’s Centre, 10.15-2.15, tel 07785 941764

Landbeach Busytots Baby & Toddler Group, Village Hall, tel 01223 860304

Castle Street Methodist Church Parents, Tots & Home Ed Group, tel 01480 458154

Little Bunnies Toddler Group, St Andrew’s Church, Cherry Hinton, tel 01223 712082

Cheeky Monkeys, Lode Chapel, 9.3011.30, 0 to 3 years, tel 01223 813515

Little Steps group for babies and toddlers, Great Shelford Free Church, tel 01223 842735 Jellytots Baby & Toddlers Haddenham Baptist t.t. 01353 740206

East Road Toddler Group, Zion Baptist Church, tel 01223 314627 Krafty Kittens Messy Play Sessions, Great Shelford, tel 01223 247639 Music Tots, Paradise Centre, Ely, Thurs am, tel 01353 610676

Our Lady’s Toddler Group, OLEM Church, Cambridge, tel 01223 352988

Parent and Toddlers, Lighthouse Centre, 9.30-11.30, Ely, 01353 662228

Parent and Toddlers, Lighthouse Centre, 9.30 - 11.30am, Ely, tel 01353 662228

Ragged Rascals Softplay group, Great Shelford Rugby Club, Cambridge Road, tel 07756 021893

Scamps Baby & Toddler Group, term time and school holidays, Brooklands Centre, Sutton, tel 01353 777151

Romsey Mill Jellytots, large physical play activities, 0-3y, tel 01223 566102

Tatty & Baby Bumpkin classes at Cambourne Church, 0 - 5 years, classes from 5 Jan 2011, tel 08456 801436 Weenie Warblers Baby & Toddler Group, Great Wilbraham Village Hall, tel 01223 881889

Semillitas Spanish Playgroup, Cambridge, 0-3yrs, tel 01223 300072 St George’s Prampushers, Cambridge, 0 - 4yrs, tel 01223 424043 St John’s Mothers & Toddlers, Hills Rd, Cambridge, tel 01223 565974

Wednesday pm

Toddler Group, Caxton Village Hall, Cambourne Children’s Centre, 01954 718692

Tiddlywinks Tots,1.15-3.00pm for 0-4 yrs and carers, tel 01353 648858

Woodmice Outdoor Toddler

Group, Wandlebury Country Park, tel 01223 842079

Thursday pm Busy Babies and Young Explorers, 1.00 - 2.45pm, tel 01223 712173 Duxford Baby and Toddler Group, Duxford Primary School, tel 01223 709332

Teddy Bear Time, 1st Fri of month, tel 01223 504199 St Andrew’s Stepping Stones Toddler Club, 0 - 5 yrs, Histon, tel 01223 504199 Swaffham Prior Baby and Toddler Group, Village Hall, 9.30 -11.30am, tel 01638 744266

Oakington Baby & Toddler Group, Water Lane, 0-5yrs, tel 01223 234458

Trumpington Toddlers, Fawcett Primary School, Trumpington, tel 01223 842530

Tuneful Tots, Balsham, music & movement group, 0-5yrs, tel 01223 290545

Under Fives Roundabout Toddlers, Mayfield Primary, Cambridge, tel 01223 309066

Friday am

Friday pm

Cambourne 1 2 3s, Vine Family Centre, Fri 10.00 - 11.30, tel 01954 710215

Baby Crotchets Music Group 0-4s, St Andrew’s Church, Cherry Hinton Friday 1.45, tel 01223 244691

Ely Elves Messy Fun Session, 10.00 11.00, Scout Hut, St John’s Road, Ely, tel 01353 662996

Cherry Hinton Toddler Group, Junior School, 1.15 - 2.45, tel 01223 508772

Ely Elves Toddler Group, 9.30 11.30am, tel 01353 662996 First Friends, social group with children up to age 2, Friday, Fulbourn Centre, 10.30 - 12.00, tel 01223 712082 First Steps, a group for 0 - 4yr and their carers, 10am - 12, tel 01223 362574 Lets Get Physical, Arbury Community Centre, 10.00-11.30am, tel 01223 712172 Little Pebbles, St Andrews Baptist Church, Cambridge, tel 01223 506343 Little Stars Toddler Group, Haslingfield Village Centre, Haslingfield, tel 01223 873142 Mums & Tots, Longstanton, 0-3yrs, tel 01954 789579 Noah’s Ark, Bar Hill & District, twins & triplets group, 0+, tel 01954 780468 St Andrew’s Church, Histon,

Ely Mother and Baby, Community Room, High Barn, 0 - 5yrs, tel 01353 667819

Saturday am Arbury Water Babies, The Grove School, Saturdays, tel 01223 352757 Jim Knopf German preschool for 3 - 7 year olds, Saturdays 10 - 12, tel 01223 412644

Just for Dads! Saturdads: Dads and kids up to 3ish, 10.30am on 2rd & 4th Sat, Cambridge University Centre, Mill Lane, Dads & under 5s, St Barnabas, Cambridge, 2nd Sat of month 10-11:30am tele 01223 519526 Saturdads (0-5 yrs), Colleges Nursery and Family centre, 10.00am-12.00pm, once a month, tel 01223 712173 Dads Play – Community Centre, Cottenham, Meets 2nd Saturday in the month, 10.30-11.30, 01223 712075

Children's Activities 13 Arts and Crafts

Cambridge City Junior Cricket Club, tel 01223 457543

Club, Netherhall School, 3-14, tel 01223 510144

Ely Roller Hockey Club, all ages, tel 07765 550222

Access Art, creative workshops in Cambridge for all ages, tel 01223 262134

Cambridgeshire Cricket Board, tel 01223 464278

Homerton Gymnastics Club, tel 01223 243387

Ely Roller Skating Club, Paradise Centre, tel 01353 661885

Ely & Haddenham Cricket Club, juniors, tel 01353 610544

Splitz Gymnastics school, tel 01223 880389


Manor Community Cricket team, Cambridge, adults, ladies & juniors, tel 01223 273983

The Paradise Centre, Ely, 5 years and over, tel 01353 667580

Arty Crafts, imaginative art projects, Cambridge, 5-12yrs, tel 01223 277922 Arty Moss, pottery painting studio that comes to you, 5yrs+, tel 07794 347076 Glazed & Amused, parties & mobile ceramic painting, tel 07855 949811 Kids4Arts helps children gain confidence through drama & art activities, Cottenham, tel 01954 250466 Scribbles Ceramics, Newmarket, painting, pottery, parties, tel 01638 661555

NCI Cricket Club, tel 01954 205239

First Aid Courses for Children St John Badgers, ages 5 - 10, Cambourne YP, Tues 6.30 - 7.30, tel 07852 459652


Trampolining Club, Impington Village College, 5-12yrs, tel 01223 200404 x415

Hockey Cambridge Inline Hockey Club, tel 01223 572619

Swimply the Best, swimming lessons for all ages, tel 01763 208013

Cambridge Ladies Hockey Club, tel 07746 690403



Cambridge Lawn Tennis Club, community based tennis club, tel 01223 312550

The Stained Glass Museum, Ely, activity tables, tel 01353 660347

Bar Hill Colts, Under 8s to Under 16s, tel 01954 830133

Beckbrook Equestrian Centre, Girton, tel 01223 711043

Tuesday Studio, Kettles Yard, Cambridge, art for 13yrs+, tel 01223 352124

Bottisham Football Club, Under 7s to Under 16s, tel 01223 812381

Bridge Farm Riding School, Cottenham, 4yrs to adult, tel 01954 252284

Athletics Cambridge & Coleridge Athletics Club, tel 01223 524428

Badminton Hills Road Sports and Tennis Centre, open to everyone, tel 01223 500009 Hurst Badminton Club, tel 01223 276779 Kelsey Kerridge, Cambridge, tel 01223 462226

Basketball Cambridge Women’s Basketball Club, St Bedes, Thursdays eve, tel 07904 062735

Bikes Abbey Leisure Complex, Cambridge, BMX track, tel 01223 213352

Bowling and Skittles Strikes Bowl, Ely, tenpin bowling, tel 01353 668666 Tenpin, tenpin bowling, Cambridge Leisure Park, tel 0871 550 1010

Cards and Board Games Cambridge Chess & Go Club, all ages, Weds eve in term time, tel 01223 563932

Circus and Stunts Cambridge Community Circus: circus skills workshops for age 8+, tel 08717 334446


Burwell Tigers Football Club, Under 8s to Under 16s, tel 01638 743 696 Cambourne Rovers Juniors, coaching, tel 01954 715422 Cambridge Celts, Under 8’s - Under 11’s, tel 01223 501505 Cambridge United Football Club, clubs and coaching, tel 01223 416238 Cherry Hinton Lions Football Clun, Under 8s to Under 15s, tel 01223 411665 Comberton Crusaders Under 13s Team, tel 07852 699627 Histon Hornets Football Club, Histon Rec, tel 01223 561415 Isleham United Youth Football Team, age 5+ Milton Colts Football Club Under 8s to Under 17s

Haggis Farm Polo Club, Polo lessons all levels, 8yrs-adult, tel 01223 460353 Old Tiger Stables, Soham, 5yrs to adult, tel 01353 720125 Sawston Riding School, private or group lessons, 5yrs+, tel 01223 835198 Sedgeway Equestrian Centre, Witchford, lessons 4yrs to adult, tel 01353 654100

Histon Tennis Club, Rec Ground, Impington, tel 01223 515867 Jesus Green Lock, tennis courts, tel 01223 302579 Lammas Land Recreation Ground, Newnham, public tennis courts. Manor Community College Sports Centre, Cambridge tel 01223 273983

Soham Lawn Tennis Club, tel 01353 721826

Kartsport, Caxton, indoor and outdoor karting, 8yrs to adult, tel 01954 718200

Water Sports

WildTracks Offroad Activity Park, Newmarket, 6yrs-adult, tel 01638 751918

Martial Arts

Burwell Junior Judo Club, 5 years+, tel 01638 604069

Soham United Football Club, Under 8s to Under 15s

Taekwon Do, GTUK, Cambridge 7 yrs – adult, tel 07963473595

Steve Fallon Sports, Cambridge, tel 01223 569778

T’ai Chi Chuan for Focus, ages 14 18, Move 2 Health www.move2health., tel 01223 566122

Cambridge Gymnastics & Trampoline

Hills Road Sports and Tennis Centre, open to everyone, tel 01223 500009


Premier Soccer, Netherhall School, Tots Studio, 4-7yrs, tel 0871 230 9455

Cambridge Cangaroos Trampolining Club, tel 07710 168869

Ely Tennis Club, Downham Playing Fields, Ely, tel 01353 614652

Mike’s Tennis Academy, group and 1:1 coaching, 01223 573411

NST Strikers, Great Shelford, Under 8s to Under 16s, tel 01223 843703

Gymnastics and Trampoline

Cocks & Hens Lawn Tennis Club, Cambridge, tel 01223 479105

South Cambridgeshire Equestrian Centre, tel 01763 263213

Associated Karate Schools, Cambourne, tuition for kids & adults, tel 07929 100612

Teversham Colts Football Club Under 6s - Under 12s, tel 01223 813595

Parkside Pools, Cambridge, pools, flumes and diving, tel 01223 446104 Seals Swimming, Cambridge & Fulbourn, 3½ yrs up, tel 01954 277377

Aztecs Junior Football Club, Linton, 7 - 17 years, tel 01223 890348

Wysing Arts Centre, Bourn, activities for families, tel 01954 718881

Paradise Pool, Ely, pool and swimming lessons, tel 01353 665481

Cambridge City Junior Hockey Club, 6 – 16 yrs, tel 01638 741226

stART - supporting arts development: 01954 288748

Burwell Swallows Football Club, Under 8s to Under 13s, tel 01638 612375

Cambridge Swimming Academy, tel 01223 693 536

Cambridge Academy of Martial Arts, Cambridge, tel 01223 565020 Cambridge Temple Karate Club, tel 01223 355827

Rollerskates and Skateboards

Cambridge Sub-Aqua Club, tel 01223 350675 Cantabrigian Rowing Club, fun for adults or children (10 -18), tel 01223 575098

Yoga and Movement Camyoga, Kids Yoga, a new dedicated Yoga & Pilates centre with café, 01223 524587 Hip Hoppers - Street and Commercial dance classes for ages 6+ Octagon Studios, Ely, training in performing arts, tel 01353 661919 Tatty Bumpkin Multi-sensory Yoga-inspired Classes, 2-5yr olds, tel 08456 801436 YogaKids - 3-12 yrs fun, imaginative classes Cambs, Suffolk, Essex 01223 654552

14 Childcare


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City Kids Playcentre: OLEM Parish Hall, 25 Union Road, 01223 460486

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Finding childcare


Kids R Us Out of School Club: Milton Cimmunity Centre, 07754 664797

Paying for childcare

0845 04 54 014

Pre-schools and Playgroups

Ely Happy Days Childminding

Busy Fingers Playgroup, Little Downham, tel 01353 698633

West Wickham, 2 - 5 years, tel 07925 625565

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Buttercups Community Pre-School, Balsham, 2½ - 5yrs, tel 01223 894608

Domino Nursery School, Fulbourn, 2½ - 5 years, tel 07769 625599

Butterfly Extended Day Pre-school, Sutton, 2½ - 5 years, tel 07766 266499

Duxford Extended Playgroup, Duxford, 2½-4yrs, tel 01223 830459

Caldecote Playgroup, 3 - 5 yrs, tel 01954 210263

Elsworth Extended Pre-School, 2¾ - 5 years, tel 07951 532738

Abington Pre-School, Abington, 2½ 5yrs, tel 07974 051871

Cambourne Pre-School for ages 2yr 9months to 4, tel 07875 083163

ACE Nursery School, Cambridge, 2½5yrs, tel 01223 357181

Cambridge Steiner School Little Kindergarten, Fulbourn, 2-3 years, tel 01223 882727

Fawcett Afternoon Preschool, Cambridge, 2 - 5yrs, tel 01223 840258

Contact Leigh McGoldrick

07920 460247

Bar Hill Pre-school, 2 - 5 yrs, tel 01954 782892 Barney Bears Playgroup, High Barns CC, Ely, tel 01353 667819 Barton Extended Day Playgroup, 2½ 4¾ years, tel 01799 531751 Brunswick Nursery School, Cambridge, 3-4yrs, tel 01223 508790 Buchanan Centre Preschool, Waterbeach, 1 - 5yrs, tel 01223 204435 Bumble Bears Pre-School, Cambridge, 2½-5yrs, tel 0771 320 9491 Burwell Early Learners Extended Playgroup, 1½ - 5 years, tel 01638 744065 Busy Bees Pre-school, Littleport, 2½ 5 years, tel 01353 863162

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For children aged 0-12

Fen Drayton Village Pre-school, 2¾ 5 years, tel 01954 230311

Castle Camps Extended Day Pre-school, 2½ - 5 years, tel 01799 584844

Fen Tiggers Parent & Toddler Group, Mission Hall, Wicken, tel 01353 720412

Cherry Playgroup, Cherry Hinton, 2½ 5 years, tel 07778 300323

Fordham Pre-School Playgroup, 2¾ 5 years, tel 01638 724183

Chestnut Playgroup, Linton, 2½ - 5 years, tel 07817 069696

Foxton Pre-School, 2½ - 5 years, tel 01223 872779

Cheveley Acorns Pre-School, 2 - 5yrs, tel 01638 731675

Fulbourn Pre-School, 2yrs9m - 5 years, tel 01223 504235

Comberton Extended Day Playgroup, 2½ - 5 years, tel 01223 262373

Haddenham Pre-School, 2½ - 5 years, tel 01353 740126

Coton Pre-school, 2½ - 5 years, tel 01954 782331

Hardwick Pre-School, 2¾ - 5 years, tel 01954 212823

Cottontails Pre-School, Girton, 2y9m 5yrs, tel 07985 943 906

Harston Kiddiwinks Playgroup, 2½ - 5 years, tel 07837 052 426

Cygnet Extended Pre-school, Milton, 2½ - 5 years, tel 01223 862323

Haslingfield Playschool, 2 - 5 years, tel 07773 864635

Daisy Chain Pre-School,

Hauxton Playcentre, 2¾ - 5 years,

tel 01223 871163 Humpty Dumpty Pre-School, Oakington, 3- 5yrs, tel 07598 312050 Il Girotondo, playgroup for bilingual Italian children, tel 01223 316296 Impington Opportunity Playgroup, tel 01223 315024 Isleham Extended Pre-school, 2½ - 5 years, tel 01638 780060 Jigsaw Playgroup, Sawston, 2½ - 4 years, tel 01223 839614 King Street Preschool, Cambridge, 2yrs 3 months - 4yrs, tel 07967 203516 Ladybird Play & Toddler Group, Histon/Impington, 2yrs4m - 4yr, tel 01223 521004 Ladybird Pre-School, Cottenham, 2-5yrs, tel 01954 250891 Lantern Puffins Extended Pre-school, Ely, 2½ - 5 years, tel 01353 659955 Linton Granta Extended Day Playgroup, 2½ - 5 years, tel 01223 894970 Little Learners Pre-School, Chesterton, 2½ -4½ years, tel 01223 358380 Little Owl Pre-School, Dry Drayton, 2 5 years, tel 01954 780618 Little Thetford Acorns Preschool & Children’s Club, Ely, 01353 649234

Daycare and Pre-schools 15 Day Nurseries Directory Abacus Day Nursery, Chesterton, 0-5yrs, tel 01223 576733

Drove,Ely, 3m-5yrs, tel 0845 365 2950

ACE Day Nursery, Cambridge, 1-3yrs, tel 01223 366355

KidsUnlimited Nursery, Clarkson Road, Cambridge, 3m-5yrs, 0845 365 2955

Anglia Ruskin Day Nursery, Cambridge 3m - 5yrs, tel 0845 196 2202

Kidsunlimited Nursery, Fulbourn, 3m-5yrs, 0845 365 2948

Baby Unicorns, Brookside,Cambridge, 1-3 yrs, tel 01223 305834

KidsUnlimited Nursery, Science Park, Cambridge, 3m-5yrs, 0845 365 2930

Baby Unicorns, St Paul’s Road, Cambridge, 1-3 yrs, tel 01223 471729

Little Teds Day Nursery, Haddenham, 6m-4yrs, 01353 741765

Beach Babies Nursery, Landbeach, 4m-4yrs, tel 01223 860060

Maltings Day Nursery, Ely, 3m-5yrs, tel 01353 661442

Butterfly Day Nursery, Cambridge 3m-5yrs, tel 01223 358117

Millington Road Nursery School, Newnham, 2-5yrs, tel 01223 356565

Cambridge Day Nursery, 6 weeks -5yrs, tel 01223 566323

Mulberry Montessori School, Comberton, 0 - 5yrs, tel 01223 263646

Children’s Ark Day Nursery, Papworth Everard, 1m - 5yrs, tel 01480 831200 Church Lane Day Nursery, Papworth Everard, 3m - 5yrs, tel 01480 830320 First Steps Day Nursery, Great Wilbraham, 3m - 5yrs, tel 01223 881285

Patacake Nursery, Cockroft Hall, 2-5yrs, tel 01223 315815 Patacake Nursery, Malta Road, 3m-5yrs, tel 01223 411636 Queens College Day Nursery, Newnham, 3m - 5yrs, 01223 335511 ext 35623

Granta Park Montessori Nursery, Great Abington, 0 - 5 yrs, tel 01223 471010

Rainbow Day Nursery, Trumpington, 0-5yrs, tel 01223 847444

Harlequin Childcare, Ely, 3m-5yrs, tel 01353 661172

Sawston Childcare, 3m - 5yrs, tel 01223 472018

Harvey Road Day Nursery, Camridge, 3m-5yrs, tel 01223 363860

Scallywags Day Nursery, Girton and Oakington, 3m-5yrs, 01223 277400

Hill Row Day Nursery, Haddenham, 4m-5yrs, tel 01353 741340 JCN Nursery, Chaucer Rd, 3m - 5yrs, tel 01223 315084 Kidsunlimited Nursery Long Road, Cambridge, 3m-5yrs, tel 0845 365 2951

Snap 4 Kids Day Nursery, Chesterton and Hauxton, 3m-5yrs, tel 01223 870966 Stanton Farm Day Nursery, Waterbeach, tel 01223 860263 Sunflower Nursery, Cambourne, 4m 5yrs, tel 01954 719440

Kidsunlimited Nursery, Angel

Sunflower Nursery, Cambridge, 4m-5yrs, tel 01223 578608

The Red House Day Nursery, Burwell, 3m - 5yrs, tel 01638 741174

The Fields Children’s Centre, 3m-5yrs, tel 01223 518333

The Rosery Day Nursery, Cottenham, 3m - 5yrs, tel 01954 251226

The Nursery, Babraham, 1m - 5yrs, tel 01223 835580

The Willows Day Care Nursery, Soham, 3m-4yrs, tel 01353 624821

The Old Buttery Nursery School, Willingham, 2m - 5yrs, 01954 260046

University Day Nursery, West Cambridge, 0 - 5 years, tel 01223 464227

The Old School House Day Nursery, Stetchworth, 2m - 5yrs, 01638 507178

Pre-schools and Playgroups Continued Little Warblers Pre-School, Great Wilbraham, 2½-4 yrs, 07546 535075 Little Windmills Playgroup, Reach, 2 5 years, tel 01638 741130 Littleport Community Pre-school, 2¾ 5 years, tel 07765 791831 Mad Hatters Pre-School, Longstanton, 2yrs 9m-4 yrs, tel 07890 335223 Mepal and Witcham Pre-School, 2¾ 5 years, tel 01353 778300 Monkfield Park Pre-school, Cambourne, 3 - 5 yrs, tel 01954 273301 Moonbeams Extended Pre-school, 2½ - 4 years, tel 01223 727481 New Road Playgroup, Over, 2¾ - 4¾ years, tel 01954 206060 Newnham Pre-School, 2½-5yrs, tel 01223 311437 Paintbox Pre-school, Sutton, 2½ - 5

years, tel 01353 778865 Pendragon Extended Day Pre-school, Papworth, 2½ - 5 yrs, 01480 839076 Pippins Extended Pre-school, Sawston, 2¾ - 5 yrs, tel 01223 833248 Playlanders Playgroup, Chesterton, 2½ - 5 years, tel 01223 420954

Sawston Childcare Playgroup, 2 - 5 yrs, tel 01223 472018 See Saw Playgroup, Cambridge, 2-5yrs, tel 01223 294736 Soham Windmills Playgroup, 2y4m - 4 years, tel 07789 316851 St Andrew’s Stepping Stones, Histon, Mon, Wed, Thurs am, tel 01223 236260

Puddleducks Pre-School, 2½ to 5yrs, Over Community Centre, Drings Close, St James’s Church Parent & Toddler Over, tel 07866 096825 Group, Cambridge, tel 01223 244850 Rainbow Playgroup, Kings Hedges, St John’s Pre-School, Ely, 2½-4yrs, 2¼ - 4 years, tel 01223 528322 tel 07783 786991 Rainbow Pre-School, Ely, 2½-5yrs, St Lukes Pre-school, Cambridge, 3 - 5 tel 01353 667283 years, tel 01223 566879 Rainbow Pre-School, Great Shelford, Stepping Stones Pre-School, Littleport, 2 - 4 yrs, tel 07985 216603 2½ - 5 years, tel 01353 863463 Romsey Mill Playgroup, Cambridge, Sticky Toffee Playgroup, Toft, 2½ - 4 2½ - 5yrs, tel 01223 566102 years, tel 07982 979901 Saplings Pre-school Playgroup, Bottisham. 2 - 4 yrs, tel 01223 813226 Sunnyside Pre-School Playgroup,

Stapleford, 2 - 5 yrs, tel 01223 707817 Swavesey Playgroup, 2¾ - 5 years, tel 07931 366826 Teversham Playgroup, 2¾ - 5 years, tel 01223 293357 Tiddlywinks Pre-School, Stretham, 2¾ - 5 years, tel 01353 648858 Tinderbox Pre-School, Aldreth, 2½-5 years, tel 01353 740565 Under Fives Roundabout, Warwick Road, 2y9m - 4, tel 01223 309066 Waterbeach Community Playgroup, 2 5yrs, tel 01223 861398 Waterbeach Playgroup, Burgess Rd, 2½ - 5 years, tel 07808 357 729 Whitsers - Whittlesford Pre-School, 2½ - 5 years, tel 01223 836489 Witchford Rackham Preschool, 2¾ - 5 years, tel 01353 666782

16 Tutoring: Language, Maths and other subjects 3-13years years old 3-13 old

Languages English


Excelr8 Learning, ages 5-16, private tuition, Cambridge, 01954 211888

La Dante in Cambridge, Italian language courses and activities for all ages, Italian for exams: GCSE, A-Level, University preparation, 01223 315191

English Tutoring, Fiona Shaw, Year 5 upwards, tel 01223 502046 John Myring MA (Oxon), Girton, English, French, German, tel 01223 276973

Ewa Khoury ,Private lessons in Italian, German or French, Papworth, 01480 831326



French tuition by native experienced teacher, all levels, tel 07975 616994

Deutsche Krabbelgruppe Arche Noah for 0-3 year olds, Wednesdays 1011:30, tel 01223 356167

La Jolie Ronde, fun and happy French groups, 3-11yrs, tel 01223 210900 Savoir-Faire, french tuition tailored to your needs, 6-17yrs, tel 01954 780838

Deutsche Samstagsschule Cambridge for 6+ year olds, tel tel 01223 412644

German pre-school, Saturday am, phoneSibylle 01223 412644


German Saturday School, phoneSibylle 01223 412644

Ferrari Haines, Spanish tuition & revision, all levels, tel 07817 171256

Cambridge Language and Activity Courses ,French, German or Spanish tuition plus sports and activity/social programme in July/August for 8-13 year olds and 13-17 year olds., 01223 846348

Private spanish tuition in Ely, oneto-one or group lessions, tel 07967 532437 Mona’s Spanish Tuition and Translation, private and groups, 01954 250879

Other Swedish Saturday School, Over, language & culture, 2-16yrs, tel 01223 511113

Kip McGrath Education Centre, Histon Rd, Cambridge, tel 01223 304602 www.kipmcgrathcambridge.

GREAT SHELFORD GREAT SHELFORD (Gt Shelford Memorial hall) (Gt Shelford Memorial hall)

Contact Annick Alton (licensee)

Contact Annick Alton (licensee) 01223 210900

01223 210900 •

Home Tutor

in Great Shelford, for children unhappy at school

As a mother, primary teacher, and teacher of mindfulness, I can connect with the deeper needs of the child. Contact Jenny Connatty now on

01223 844322

helpline for home education, tel 0845 478 6345

Cambride Home Educating Community, 01223 573220

Home Education Advisory Service, resources & advice, tel 01707 371854

Fleet Tutors, quality private tuition in your own home, tel 0845 644 5452

Castle Street Methodist Church Parents, Tots & Home Ed Group, tel 01480 458154

St Bede’s Inter Church School, 1116yrs, tel 01223 568816

Cambridge Education and Training, 80 subjects, all levels, tel 01954 780400

Education Everywhere, supporting parent-led education, tel 01942 897779

Dyslexia assessment and tutoring by qualified female tutor, tel 01223 233137

Education Otherwise, national

Small Spark, friendly, tailored I.T. training for families, tel 01223 700919 The Tutors Umbrella, CRB checks for tutors, tel 01825 761 407

Kip McGrath Education Centre, Mill Rd, Cambridge, tel 01223 249600

Cherry Hinton First Class Learning Centre, 01223 902081

Friendly Home Primary Tutor, Shelford, unhappy at school?, tel 01223 844322

Thomas Hillas, English, French, Maths tuition KS2 to GCSE, tel 01223 871114

Home Tutor in Great Shelford, for children unhappy at school, 01223 844322,

Licence No. 3024

Licence No. 3024

Cambs Home Education support, tel 01480 458154

Maths, English and Other

Excelr8 Learning Milton, Maths, English & Science Tuition for ages 5-18, 01223 429923

(Arbury, Coleridge, Newnham, Romsey)

Home Education Resource

Spanish121cambridge, one-to-one private lessons fully tailored to your level, 07588473251

Excelr8 Learning, Cambridge, Private Tutoring and Education Centre, key subjects of Maths, English, Reading, Spelling and Writing for ages 5 - 16, tel 01954 211888,


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German playgroup, Wednesdays am, phone Sibylle 01223 412644

Alliance Francaise de Cambridge, French language & culture, 01223 561854

Spanish after school club with parent, Cambridge, 5yrs plus, 01223 411762

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Kumon, Ely, after school maths & english programmes, el 01223 812525

Swavesey Village College, 11-16yrs, tel 01954 230366 Witchford Village College, Witchford, 11-16yrs, tel 01353 662053

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18 Music, Dance and Theatre Arts Music Cambridge Suzuki Young Musicians, Music therapy service, children Suzuki Piano & Musicianship, 3-18 yrs, with emotional, behavioural or email communication needs, 01480 373500 Cello lessons for children (from 4 years) and adults, following the Suzuki Method. 01223 460879

Natasha Cox, Ely - Piano, Recorder & Music Theory, tel 01353 666231

Rowans Music, piano tuition inc Cambridge Holiday Orchestra, home visits, Cambridge, CRB, ensembles, choirs, 7-18, 01223 358438 tel 01223 567427 Cambridge Youth Music, group encouraging music, tel 01954 212298 Duxford Saturday Workshop, community music making for adults and children, 01480 432956 Henrique Meissner, Linton, recorders and music theory, tel 01223 893963 Janet Payne, Impington, oboe, piano, aural and theory, tel 01223 576345 Joanna Wiegman, Cambridge, classical clarinet lessons, tel 07968 846335 Janet Payne, Impington, oboe, piano, aural and theory, tel 01223 576345 John Branton, Teacher and Examiner of Music, tel 07786 131782 Josephine Lee, Singing & Vocal Coaching, tel 07908 519962 Learn to Play Guitar or Ukulele with Tony Buch, 01763 262938

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OPEN DAY - SAT 19 MARCH 2011 Suzuki Piano & Kodály Musicianship Studies From Age 3 thru Diploma Level Regular Performance Opportunities

Richard Blom-Smith, Piano tuition, Impington, 01223 563341

Piano Ensemble Studies

Rock College, for 8-18 year olds with adult courses planned for next year, 07835 610699 Singing lessons, Anne Rollings on 0788 4067327 Stringmoves: Sat am string lessons & musicianship for 6-13s., tel 01223 272706 Stephen Perse Foundation Saturday Music School, Early Years Music Classes from age 4+, Individual tuition and Workshops from age 7-18, email: Tim Christmas, Cambridge, Guitar and Piano Tuition, tel 01223 565552 Veronica Henderson, Cambridge, cello all levels, 6yrs-adult, tel 01223 413234 ,


Optional Chamber Choir

MusicNow! Early Childhood Foundation Programme From Birth thru Age 4 with Parent Weekday sessions from Summer 2011

Stephen & Betty Power Teachers/Music Directors

Cindian Dance School, weekly Bollywood Dance classes, all ages, 01223 515 058 Cottenham Breakdance, 7yrs+, Salvation Army Barn, Tues eve, tel 07986 278262 Chesterton Ballet School, Cambridge, 3-16yrs, tel 01223 366588 Discover Dance, Chippenham V Hall, 3 yrs+, Fridays 1.30-2pm Dedikated, Cambridge, 3 to adult, tel 01223 292562

Contemporary Dance, Jazz dance and Tap, GCSE Dance, Music & Drama, tel 01353 661919, www. Pauline Quirke Academy, 6-18yr, tel 01494 463922 Public Arena, drama for life, Fulbourn 4-18yrs, tel 01223 881272 Primary Theatre Workshop, Girton, musical drama, 4 - 11yrs, tel 01223 276071

Classes in Castle Area (Cambs) & South Ballet, Contemporary Dance Jazz Dance and Tap GCSE Dance, Music & Drama 28d High Street Ely Cambs CB7 4JU

01353 661919 Classes for all levels and ages The full timetable can be viewed online Nursery Playdance from age 2 ½ years

Pre-Primary Ballet from age 4 years

Junior Drama From age 5 years

Street Style Dance, hip hop & dance hall, all ages, tel 07840 152520 Sawston Youth Drama, tel 01223 890296

Helen O’Grady Drama Academy: ages 5 to 15, tel 01223 208731 Splitz Theatre Arts, Fulbourn, 3-18yrs, tel 01223 880389 Helene Jones School of Theatre Stagecoach Theatre Schools, Dance, 2 to adult, tel 01954 204511 Cambridge, 4-18yrs, tel 01223 880868 King Slocombe School of Dance, tel 01223 356023 Sylvia Armit, Ballet/Tap Ely Barton Bourn 2+, tel 01223 873173 Lane Dance Centres, Cambridge, 3-17 yrs, tel 01763 223146 Ssshh!! Dance Company, Netherhall School, Cambridge, Tues pm, M.B Academy of Dance, Cambridge, tel 07775 818252 all ages & levels, tel 01223 213120 Sutton Song & Dance Group, 11 – On Stage Youth Theatre School, 16yrs, Thurs eve, tel 01353 778341 Histon, Sing, Dance, Act, 6-16yrs, tel 01480 461959 Samara Ballet, Cambridge and surrounding villages, tel 01638 744119 Octagon Studios, Ely, Ballet,

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Dance & Theatre Arts Bodywork Company Dance Studios, Cambridge, 3-18yrs, tel 01223 314461

Summer School

Frogs Chorus Singing From age 4 years

Tap Dancing From age 4 years

Advertise here from £12 a month. 01223 570301

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The Best Tales to Share...

Rhymetimes and storytimes

the charm of storytelling


at 11am and 11:30am

he most fascinating and nourishing stories for children, are the fairy tales of the oral tradition, because they are rich with the dark issues of life, death, and all that we struggle with... ourselves, others, and the wildness of nature with its rising tides, and merciless storms.

Cottenham: Rhymetime (birth to 18 months), Thursdays, 2pm-2:30pm (term-time only), N.B. New time from 13 January 2011: 2.30pm-3.00pm

Watching the characters play out their good and evil roles, and identifying with them all, the child discovers that it is only with the warm heart of the hero

Most libraries have a Rhymetime or a storytime. These sessions are free and no advance booking is needed, unless stated otherwise. Rhymetimes are usually aimed at babies and toddlers (0-18 months) and Storytimes are aimed at children aged 18 months+ who are happy to sit and listen to stories. Arbury Court, Cambridge: Rhymetime, Wednesdays 10am11am, Story Club, Thursdays 10:30am-11:15am Bar Hill: Storytime, Saturdays 10:30am-11am Barnwell Road, Cambridge: Rhymetime, Mondays 2pm-3pm, Story Club, Thursdays 2pm-3pm Burwell Library: Rhyme and Story Time (for all under-5s), Tuesdays 10:30am-11am (term-time only) Cambourne: Rhymetime (birth to 18 months), alternate Fridays 9:30am10am (term-time only), Storytime (18 months to five years), alternate Fridays 9:30am-10am (term-time only) Central Library, Cambridge: Rhymetime (birth to 18 months), Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Sundays 1:30pm-2pm, also first Thursday of every month 2:30pm3:15pm, Storytime (18 months to five years), Mondays 10:30am-11am and Sundays 3pm-3:30pm Cherry Hinton: SureStart Rhymetime (babies and toddlers), Wednesdays

Adult Education Hills Road Sixth Form College, parttime courses Cambridge, 01223 247251

Ely: Baby rhymetime (birth to 18 months), Fridays and Wednesdays, 2pm-3pm (term time only), Admission by ticket available from the counter from 1:30pm onwards Histon: Rhymetime (birth-18 months), alternate Tuesdays, 2:30pm-3pm (term time only) Linton: Storytime (for all under-5s), Wednesdays, 2:15pm-2:45pm (termtime only) Littleport: Storytime (for all under-5s), Mondays, 10:15am-10:45am (termtime only) Milton Road, Cambridge: Storytime, alternate Saturdays at 10:30am Soham: ‘Music time for tots’ (singing rhymes for toddlers from 9 months) Tuesdays 2.30pm-3.30pm Waterbeach Independent Lending Library: Storytime, Fridays 2:45pm3:15pm (term-time only)

A-Level & GCSE

Cambridge Centre for Sixth-Form Studies, GCSE and A-Level, tel 01223 716890

Long Road Sixth Form College: 01223 507400

Cambridge Regional College, GCSE, National Diplomas, tel 01223 418200

Anglia Ruskin University, full and part- Cambridge Seminars, GCSE and time study, tel 0845 271 3333 A-Level, tel 01223 313464 Chesterton Community College, Cambridge, community eduction, tel 01223 508748

CATS College Cambridge, A levels and Pre: A-level programmes, tel 01223 345698

Cottenham Village College, wide variety of Adult Ed. Courses, tel 01954 288751

The Stephen Perse Sixth Form College, 16-19, tel 01223 488430

Parkside Community College, Cambridge, various courses, tel 01223 712600 Soham Village College: 01353 722297 Linron Village College: 01223 892400 Burwell House Residential Centre: 01638 741256

These stories, with their clear but secret messages, give him a stable and profound intelligence of the emotions. Their inherent optimism, reassuring him that it will all end happily ever after, inspires him to believe that he can overcome his own life’s difficulties, and find a rout to happiness. Reading or telling these stories to our children, will create that safe connection, where those child questions lie quietly, yearning to be answered by a caring adult... even if it is only to admit that even grownups don’t know it all. Article by Jenny Connatty,

Ely Sixth Form College, Ely, AS & A-level, tel 01353 652818 Hills Road Sixth Form College, AS & A level, tel 01223 247251 Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts, post A-level, tel 01223 345691

free consultation by phone, contact Roslyn 07711 627387

Parenting 123 Magic: free parenting group, children aged 2-12, 01223 729187 The Meadows Children and Family Wing: parenting, children up to 11, Kings Hedges, 01223 508144 Parenting & Relationship Coaching with a

Sharing Parenting: 07867 568339 Parenting Programme Coordinator: CC1009 Shire Hall Cambridge CB3 0AP, 0776 6070 253 Raising Children: Fawcett Children’s Centre, 01223 840258

Spring into Action The importance of Play

Abbey College, Cambridge, A-levels, 16-18yrs, tel 01223 578280

Cambridge Regional College: 01223 418200

Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge, tel 01954 280280

that he will triumph.


lay grows healthy children. It is while playing with our children that they build up their knowledge and understanding of the world. In playing children learn to share, develop their imagination, increase their communication, try out new skills and develop relationships. They begin to understand themselves and others.

Some ideas on how to get the best from Play -

** Follow your child’s lead but make sure the game is safe, don’t allow it to get out of control.

** Play with the child but don’t take over, let the child change the game. ** Listen but don’t tell what to do. ** Talk about what the child is doing and encourage, eg. “It looks like the spaceman wants to rule the world. What are the people going to do?”

** Allow plenty of time. ** Allow for experimenting and mistakes. ** Don’t compete with young children; this can discourage them from wanting to play with you.

** Appreciate and encourage your children’s effort, eg. display their works of art.

Mander Portman Woodward, GCSE & A-level, tel 01223 350158

Playing with your Children is time well spent.

La Dante in Cambridge, Italian for exams: GCSE, A-Level, University preparation, 01223 315191

Article by Suzanne Pearson Phone: 07867 568339 – 01638 602131

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Free Storytelling Session  for your school

Queen of Stories

;riginator of  the  e<ci&ng Storytelling  Awards  Scheme for  all  ages   S"ppor&ng  literacy,  oracy,   self  confidence,  interpersonal  skills, crea&7ity,  imagina&on,  empathy::: Jenny Connatty

Primary Teacher  and   Professional  Storyteller 01223  844322


he Queen of stories is an experienced primary teacher and professional storyteller, enthralling with her carefully adapted stories of the oral tradition – the most enriching of all stories for children. These magical fairy tales are rarely known, and the skill of storytelling is becoming a dying art, but the Queen of Stories, works to change this. She has designed the colourful Storytelling Awards Scheme, to support literacy especially boy’s writing, oracy, self confidence, interpersonal skills, powers of communication, imagination, and empathy... The Awards’ concept is simple and workable, to fit timetables, with ease for busy staff. 2011 is ‘National Year of Communication’, making children’s speech and language a priority in homes and schools across the country. What better way to learn these skills, than to hear and tell a story of enchantment? To arrange a free Story Session and Awards presentation for your school, contact Jenny Connatty:

01223 844322

Admission to Schools Detailed information about all the schools in Cambridgeshire can be found on the website at www. or by phoneing 01223 706399.

Admission to nursery school Parents may register their interest in a place at a nursery school or class at any time, but must formally apply for a place, using the Local Authority nursery admission form, as follows: By 12 November 2010 for places in Spring term 2011; By 11 February 2011 for places in Summer term 2011; By 1 April 2011 for places in Autumn term 2011

Primary school applications The closing date was 15 January 2011 for Reception, Junior and Middle school applicants. Late applications may only be made on paper.

Secondary school applications The closing date was 31 October 2010 for Year 7 and Year 9 applicants. Late applications may only be made on paper.

Independent schools applications Independent schools decide their own admission criteria, so please contact them for specific dates.

Really Useful Websites Independent Schools Council, free information and advice service, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, 0845 7246657 Inspection reports for some independent schools School and College Performance tables schools Office for Standards in Education (OfSTED) - inspection report search page Very educational and fun for younger childern Directory of authors, illustrators, publishers Kid’s games, animals, photos, stories and more Learning resources for the UK national curriculum From The Guardian

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Private school directory Cambridge Steiner School, Fulbourn, 6 - 11yrs, tel 01223 882727, www. Heritage Independent Day School, Cambridge, 4 - 11yrs & growing, tel 01223 350615

St Mary’s School, Cambridge, girls 1118, tel 01223 353253 The Cambridge International School, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge, tel 01223 416938

Kings College School, Cambridge, 4-13yrs, tel 01223 365814

The Jill Sturdy Centre, Glisson Road, Cambridge, 13 - 16 years, tel 01223 321118

Madingley Pre-Preparatory School, 3-8yrs, tel 01954 210309

The King’s School Ely, King’s Junior School, 7-12yrs, tel 01353 660732

Perse School for Girls Junior School, Cambridge, 7-11yrs, tel 01223 346140

The King’s School Ely, King’s Senior School, 13-18yrs, tel 01353 660702

Perse School for Girls Senior School, Cambridge, 7-16yrs, tel 01223 454700

The King’s School Ely, Nursery & PrePrep, 2-7yrs, tel 01353 662978

Sancton Wood Infant School, Junior and Senior School, St Paul’s Road, Cambridge, 3 - 16 years, tel 01223 471073

The Leys School, Cambridge, 1118yrs, tel 01223 508900

St Colette’s Pre-Preparatory School, Girton, 2½-7yrs, tel 01223 279391 St Faith’s, Cambridge, 4-13yrs, tel 01223 352073 St John’s College School, Cambridge, 4-13yrs, tel 01223 353532 St Mary’s Junior School, Cambridge, girls 4-11yrs, tel 01223 311666

The Perse Pelican Nursery & Pre Preparatory School, 3-7yrs, tel 01223 403940 The Perse Preparatory School, Cambridge, 7-11yrs, tel 01223 403920

Stephen Perse Pre-Prep Open House Wednesday 16 March 2011 For more details, please see the back cover.

For full School directory, please visit

The Perse School, Cambridge, 1118yrs, tel 01223 403800 The Stephen Perse Sixth Form College, Cambridge, 16-19, tel 01223 488430

Free vitamins If you’re pregnant or have a child under four and you’re claiming some benefits or tax credits you could get vouchers to spend on milk, fruit and veg - and a coupon for vitamins - absolutely free!

For more information on the Healthy Start scheme and to find out if you may be eligible, ask your midwife or health visitor or search Healthy Start on line at

Healthy Start Vouchers Help Reduce Food Bills

Healthy Start Vouchers Help Reduce Food Bills The Healthy Start scheme is to improve the health of pregnant women and families with children under four years old. Those eligible can receive vouchers which can be exchanged for free fresh fruit, vegetables, milk and vitamins. We spoke to the Stoneman family from Cambridgeshire who told us about the scheme and how it has benefitted their family.

taking part in the scheme, and those stores taking part have a sticker in their window. You can also find your nearest store by entering your postcode online at . Occasionally staff were unaware of the vouchers and I also found that I could not use them at self service check-outs, but most of the time it was easy.

How did you find out about Healthy Start?

What about the vitamins? How did you find out where to get them? A voucher for the vitamins comes in the post every 8 weeks. I was unaware of the importance of the vitamins so did not claim them at first, but once my midwife explained the benefits and that there was a voucher that I could use to get free vitamins, I decided to try them. I was not sure where to exchange my vitamin voucher but have since found out that they are available from some pharmacists and also in the Children’s Centres. Would you tell friends and family about Healthy Start? Yes, because I found the voucher made a big difference to us as a low income family and helped us to buy fresh fruit and vegetables. It is also really good to be able to get the free vitamins for the children and for me when I was pregnant, as it can be expensive and confusing knowing which ones you need and what to look for.

From the leaflet in the pregnancy pack. There was a lot of information there, however the Healthy Start leaflet stated free voucher. It was the word “free” that really grabbed my attention and I asked my midwife for the application form so I could apply for the vouchers. The form was easy to complete but needs to be signed by the midwife, health visitor or doctor. How much are the vouchers worth and what can they be used for? The food vouchers come through the post and are worth £3.10 each per week, so when I was pregnant I received £12.40 every 4 weeks for myself and £12.40 for my toddler as well as the vitamin coupons. The vouchers can be used for any fresh fruit and vegetables as well as milk and there are also recipe ideas available on the healthy start website. Where did you swap the vouchers and was it easy? Food vouchers can be swapped in local shops and supermarkets

For more information about Healthy Start ask your health visitor, midwife or at your local children’s centre or go to

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Rosie Maternity Hosital, 01223 217617 CamDoc, out-of-hours care in Cambridge, 01223 464242 Dental Helpline: a general dental advice service, 01223 415126 NHS Direct: 24-hr service: 0845 4647 Magpas, Mid-Anglia General Practice Accident Service, 01480 371060 Sexual Health and Family Planning, 08456 50 51 52 East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, 01223 205180

Therapies Aromatherapy massage, reflexology & reiki treatments for women using organic essential oils, Chesterton, 07985609710


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Daily Bread Co-operative, Cambridge, wholefoods, fairtrade, tel 01223 423177




Arjuna Wholefoods, organic food and products for families, tel 01223 364845

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Addenbrookes NHS Trust, Cambridge, 01223 245151






For all your (across ethical festival needs including delicious 12 Mill Road, Cambridge Parker’s Piece) lunch and dinner options and organic bread, fruit & veg

Origin8, St Andrew’s St, Cambridge Local & Seasonal Food Deli, tel 01223 354434

Tel: 01223 364845 12 Mill Road, Cambridge (across Parker’s Piece) Tel: 01223 364845 ● Arjuna, a relaxing alternative to supermarkets. Our bright yellow shop at 12 Mill Road, Cambridge, stocks a wide range of ethical and organic baby foods, creams and biodegradable nappies and much much more besides. We are 100% Vegetarian, also offering great Vegan and GlutenFree snacks and dinner options. Our fruit and vegetables are organic, our bread delivered fresh daily.

River Nene, organic vegetable boxes delivered to your door, tel 01767 677852 The Cambridge Organic Food Company, tel 01223 873300 Waterland Oganics, organic vegetable box scheme, tel 01223 812912

Making ethical shopping easier since 1970

Holistic Therapies. Natural Remedies.

Award-winning treatments for stress, muscle pain and much more Our proven Reflexology, Reiki, Massage and Relaxation treatments help relieve stress, tension and fatigue, soothe pain, ease headaches, promote restful sleep and more.

Beryl Penny, aromatheraphy, reflexology and Swedish massage, 01223 833635

We aim to help men, women and children of all ages lead healthier lives, often when traditional medicine cannot provide answers.

Clare Snaith, Mobile Massage & Beauty Therapist, 01638 743366

If you think we can help you, please call Christine for a free consultation.

Cambourne Osteopaths, pregnancy, babies and children, 01954 28 28 20

The Healing House for Health & Well-Being

Effective healthcare & treatments for men, women and children, 01223 654552

01223 654552



The SMILE Fund The SMILE Fund is a not for profit organisation founded by Christine Charters-Young who runs the locally-based Healing House for Health & Well Being. Its aim is to offer complementary therapies to those who would benefit from, but cannot afford the treatments.

Desperate to help Ellie, her family sought out Christine and almost as

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Headaches Sinusitis Ear infections Asthma Growing pains Postural problems Hypermobility Scoliosis


• Crying, irritable baby

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Sleep disturbances Feeding difficulties Colic Reflux Constipation Flat head Torticollis

For an honest, professional opinion, call

01954 28 28 20

We are within Monkfield Medical Practice Sackville House, Sackville Way, Great Cambourne

soon as the first reflexology treatment had taken place, things started to improve. “There was an improvement almost immediately and that not only helped Ellie physically, but resulted in her gaining more confidence. Gradually the problem got better and Ellie was so happy. The treatment Ellie received from Christine was honestly like a miracle,” added Mum Kim.

The inspiration for the Smile Fund came from seven year-old Ellie Cross from Newmarket, who first started visiting Christine when she was just five years old. Ellie suffered from chronic constipation and had been seen by consultants in hospital since she was two, but apart from giving her medication to ease the problem, there seemed to be nothing else that could be done for her.

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“ By gently manipulating the body we can bring about relief of symptoms for the patients and help improve quality of life for the parents.”

Inspired by Ellie’s recovery, Christine wants to make sure that every child in need has full access to therapies that will help their recovery and has launched The Smile Fund. She said: “My overriding passion and goal is to ensure that all people are supported in trying to achieve optimum health.” If you would like to make a donation to The Smile Fund or have some fund raising ideas, please contact Christine for more information on 01223 654552 or email

Mental Health Service and Contacts Mental Health services Mental Health services for children and adolescents are provided by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mental Health NHS Trust through the Cambridgeshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMH). They run a number of specialist clinics and community services for 5-17 year olds and their families around issues such as • mood and anxiety disorders • self-harm • eating disorders • substance misuse where there are mental health issues • Attention Deficity Hyperactivity Disorder • Acute cases of school refusal. Referrals can be made to the service by GPs, other health professionals and Education and Social Care Services staff. All families are offered

an initial assessment, following which it will be agreed what treatments would be best. There is more information on the website at

Some useful contacts: Young Minds, help with children’s mental health issues, 0808 802 5544 Positive Parenting works with parents to help them explore any issues, behaviours, or concerns they are experiencing as a parent, 07847 305627 Blue Smile, enhance the emotional health of children and young people, 01223 322252 Cam-mind, support people with mental health problems, 01223 311320 Cogwheel Trust, conselling for families, 01223 464385 Parenting & Relationship Coaching with a free consultation by phone, contact Roslyn 07711 627387

24 Family Fitness and Leisure Family Pubs and Restaurants

Sports and Fitness Centres

Bella Italia, three venues in Cambridge, tel 01223 367507

Abbey Leisure Complex, Cambridge, gym & studio, tel 01223 213352

Browns, Cambridge, tel 01223 461655

Cambridge Regional College Sports Centre, Cambridge, tel 01223 418280

Pizza Express, Ely, tel 01353 665999 Pizza Express, Jesus Lane & Regent St, Cambridge, tel 01223 324033 Red Lion, Grantchester, tel 01223 840121 The Anchor, Burwell, tel 01638 741101

Family Friendly Cafes

Cherry Hinton Village Centre, sports activities, tel 01223 576412 Chesterton Sports Centre, multiple sports and activities, tel 01223 576110 Club Moativation, Cambridge, tel 01223 259989 Fitness Express, Stow Cum Quy, tel 01223 294179 Fitness Works, Hauxton, tel 01223 870077

Fitzwilliam Museum Café, Trumpington St, Cambridge, tel 01223 764402

Greens Health & Fitness, Cambridge, tel 01223 868102

LivingStones Coffee Shop, with play area, Cambridge, tel 01223 566030

Hills Road Sports and Tennis Centre, open to everyone, tel 01223 500009

Michaelhouse Café, Cambridge, fully accessible café, tel 01223 309167

Histon Junior Sports Club, Yrs 7 - 9, Mar - Oct, Wed pm, tel 07771 673556

The Orchard Tea Gardens, Grantchester, tel 01223 845788

Histon Senior Sports Club, Yrs 9 - 12, Mar - Nov, Thurs eve, tel 07771 673556

Brazilian Cafe, family friendly, a kids’ corner full of toys, 64 Mill Road, Cambridge, tel 01223 301400

Kelsey Kerridge, Cambridge, fitness & sports for all ages, tel 01223 462226

Cambridge, tel 01223 259989 Manor Community College Sports Centre, tel 01223 273983 Netherhall Sports Centre, tel 01223 712142 RevolutionClub, Cambridge Science Park, tel 01223 395899

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Sawston Sports Centre, fitness, swimming, squash, tel 01223 712555


Spirit Health & Fitness, Impington, tel 01223 236620


The Barn Health & Leisure, Girton, morning creche available, tel 01223 519548 The Glassworks Health Club, Cambridge, tel 01223 305060

Please tell us if you know a family or baby friendly cafe/restaurant, and we can share it with other local families. Thank you. Email: jiang@cambridgegrapevine.

The Leys Sports Complex, Cambridge, various facilities, tel 01223 508986 The Paradise Centre, Ely, multi-sports and activities, tel 01353 667580 The Atrium Club, Cambridge, tel 01223 522522 LA Fitness, Cambridge Leisure Park, tel 01223 247662

Living Well health and Fitness Club,

Youth Clubs All Stars, Lighthouse Centre, Ely, Fri 6 7.15pm, 5-10yrs, tel 01353 662228 Abington Youth Club, Abington Institute, Yrs 7 - 11, Fri eve, tel 07824 820453 Bar Hill Youth Club, Farm House, 13 - 19yrs, Weds & Thurs eves, tel 07917040502 Chesterton Girls Group, Cambridge, Year 7, Tues pm, term time, tel 01223 712800 Cottenham artsMASH youth workshops, 01954 288748 Bar Hill Youth Club, Farm House, 13 - 19yrs, Weds & Thurs eves, tel 07917040502 Barrington Youth Club, Village Hall, 13 – 19yrs, Fri eve, tel 01223 871110 Bassingbourn Junior Youth Club, 11 13 yrs, Mon eve, tel 01223 264935

Cambourne Junior Youth Club, ages 7 - 11, Thurs 3.45 - 5.30, tel 07703 342788 Chesterton Girls Group, Cambridge, Year 7, Tues pm, term time, tel 01223 712800 Chinton Girls Crew, Cherry Hinton, girls 13-16yrs, Mon eve, tel 07824 529788 Club United, The Meadows, Arbury, 11 - 17yrs, Weds eve, tel 07919 307169 Coleridge Arts Award Group, Cambridge, 13 - 16yrs, Wed pm, tel 07824 529788 Comberton Year 10 Boys Project, Mon eve, tel 01223 264721 Coton Youth Club, Primary School, 11 16 yrs, Weds eve, tel 01223 264935

Old Fulbourn Institute, Mon eve, tel 07772 343789

Mar -– Oct, Wed pm, tel 07771 673556

Manor Junior Sports Club, Manor Community College, Mon pm, tel 07919 307169

Soham Youth Club, Lode Centre, age 11+, Weds eve, tel 01353 724115

Linton LA4Y Youthoria Group, Village Hardwick Youth Club, Sports Pavilion, College, Tues pm, tel 01223 890296 14 - 17 yrs, Tues eve, tel 01223 264935 Milton Junior Youth Club, 11 - 16 yrs, Impington/Histon Junior Youth Club, Tues eve, tel 01223 712207 Yrs 7 & 8, Mon pm, tel 07771 673556 Shelford & Stapleford Youth, Impington artsMASH youth workshops, Great Shelford, Thurs & Fri eves, 01954 288748 tel 01223 841091

Sawaton Youth Centre, Yr 7 6.30 7.30pm, Yrs 8 - 11, 7.30 - 9.00pm, tel 01223 475926 Waterbeach Youth Club, Old Pavillion, Mon, Wed, Sat eves, tel 07757 024576

Fulbourn Junior Craft and Sports Club, tel 01223 890296

Haddenham Youth Club, The Pavilion, Haddenham, Mon eve, tel 01353 778341

Fulbourn Senior Youth Club,

Histon Junior Sports Club, Yrs 7 - 9,

Sutton Junior Youth Club, Glebe Centre, 9 - 12 yrs, Weds eve, tel 01353 778341 Swavesey Girls Club, Village College, Thurs pm, tel 07824 596019 Teversham Youth Group, tel 01223 890296 Most listings are online at www.

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Debbi Wallwork Phtography, Bumps and Babies, Children and Families, 01954 205640 or 07968 623249 Claire Moir Photography, natural children’s portraits, tel 01799 516199 Dumbletons Studio, Cambridge, family portraiture, tel 01223 358007 Snapshot Collections, photographs on DVD with music, tel 07889 261282 Simon Owens Photography, newborns - Babies - Children - Families, 07515 353404

Toys and Gifts 4 Little People, wooden toys and jogsaws, art and craft materials, sticker and activity books and much more, please visit our website: www.

Country Toys, Whittlesford, outdoor toys for 2-12yrs, tel 01223 836868 Daisy Chain, Histon, gifts, cards, accessories, tel 01223 232121

Arty Moss, baby footprint plates, Cambridge and Ely, tel 0779 4347076

Lighthouse Toys, Histon, educational and fun toys and games, tel 01223 236596

City Cycle Centre, Ely, plastic model kits, Scalextric, tel 01353 663131

The Emporium, Ely, gifts, 01353 664847


Children’s toys and bits and bobs Visit our online store for wooden toys and jigsaws, art and craft materials, sticker and activity books, wall murals and novelty money boxes.

Hills Road Sports and Tennis Centre, sports parties, tel 01223 500009

Party Supplies

Hullabaloo Kids, play parties for baby’s 1st birthday, tel 07805 251101

Simona’s Dolci Pasticci, Italian homemade cakes for any event, Milton, Cambridge, tel 0778 6091526.

Jezo’s Magic, fun, young, interactive magician, tel 01223 264582

Ragged Rascals Soft Play Hire for children under 4, tel 07756 021893 www.raggedrascals. chocolate bars for all Occasions, tel 01954 201538  Party Mania Superstores Ltd, party goods, tel 01223 313000 The Magic Joke Shop, Cambridge, games, fancy dress and more, tel 01223 353003 Webballoons on line, party goods run by parents for parents, tel 0870 741 7330 What’s in the Bag, ready-filled party bags, Cambridge, tel 01954 205060

Kartsport, Caxton, Wacky Racers karting, 8-14yrs, tel 01954 718200 Kelsey Kerridge, Cambridge, multisports parties, 8-14rs, tel 01223 462226 Lizzy B’s Face Painting, face painting/temporary tattoos, tel 01223 871878 Manor Community Sports Centre, Cambridge, dance & sports parties tel 01223 273983 Octagon Studios, Ely, themed parties, dance, drama, music, tel 01353 661919 Pick’n’Mix Children’s Parties, Making Dreams Come True, tel 07760 393446

Phil’s Bouncy Castles Hire, tel 07870 342970

Planet Zoom, Ely, children’s indoor adventure play, tel 01353 668666

Party Entertainment

Playballsports, indoor/outdoor baseball parties, tel 01223 264088

Arty Moss, pottery painting studio that comes to you, 5yrs +, tel 07794 347076

Premier Soccer, soccer for parties, tel 0871 230 9455

AK Cole Events Event Planning, any event, any budget, tel 07813 842249

Queen of Stories, entertainment for children and families, tel 01223 844322

Butterfly Party - Jewellery Making Parties. High quality materials, qualified jeweller & teacher, tel 0845 5194503

Strikes Bowl, Ely, tenpin bowling parties, 5yrs and over, tel 01353 668666

Funky Funhouse, Cambridge, indoor soft play area, tel 01223 304705

The Mr Rainbow Show, tradtional children’s entertainer, tel 01223 837281

Glazed & Amused, parties & mobile ceramic painting, Cambridge, tel 07855 949811

The Reptile Experience, parties with a difference, 5yrs plus, tel 01223 526221

The Costumed

Queen of Stories

Enchanting Entertainment

Fairytale, interactive drama, dance, music, puppetry, juggling, fun and laughter. 

Family and School friendly For 3 to 103 years!

Jenny Connatty

Professional Storyteller Equity  Member 01223  844322

Way 2 Glo Girl, Cambridge, unique party for girls, 1118yrs, tel 0800 043 2910 Tatty Bumpkin Adventure Children’s parties, 2 to 6 years old, tel 08456 801436 The Fairy School, fairy activities for all ages, tel 01353 749060 What’s in the Box? Unique, interactive drama parties, tel 07788 818853 Wild Child Face Paint, professional & insured, Cambs area, tel 07803 502 511 YogaBugs, fun, active, imaginative parties, 3-8yrs, tel 01223 654552


Nature & Outdoor

Jesus Green

activity packs.

Outdoor swimming pool opens from May to September from 10am to 8 pm each day and is very popular throughout the summer.

Quy Road, Lode, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB25 9EJ, 01223 810080

Play area caters for children of all ages and is based on a railway theme, younger children can play on the railway engine itself with its wagon, a mini roundabout, spring tractor, cradle seat swings, and agility climber, while the older children can use up their energies on the net climber, group swing or slide.

Lammas Land For young children there are springys and toner units, for older children a space net, climbers, swings, and a toner climber. There is also a large shallow paddling pool. Large areas of mown grass are ideal for picnics and sun bathing. The play area is part of a much larger open space so, after the play area, you could walk on to Coe Fen and across to the river which, in summer, is busy with punts, or walk in the more peaceful Paradise Nature Reserve.

Grantchester Meadows These renowned meadows to the south of the city can be reached by walking across Lammas Land by the river Cam, via the unexpected riverside nature reserve in Newnham Croft known as Paradise, along a residential road called Grantchester Meadows which takes us to the river meadows and the footpath to Grantchester.

Ely Wildlife Watch Club For children interested in wildlife and the environment. Monthly on Saturday afternoons at various sites in and around Ely (involves some walking). 01353 664745

Botanic Garden Opening daily at 10am, the Cambridge University Botanic Garden is an exciting introduction to the natural world for families and a great day out for all visitors. The Garden Café serves delicious homemade food, locally sourced where possible, whilst the Botanic Garden Shop is the perfect place for a gift, memento or reference work.

The 46-hectare (114-acre) garden, with its working watermill, wildlife discovery area and statuary, offers inspiration and planting for all seasons. Explore the borders, meadow and avenues bursting with vibrant colour, delicious scent and the simple pleasures of nature. Don’t miss out on an adventure with the family

Quiet Waters Caravan Park The quiet, peaceful spot occupies 5 acres by the banks of the Great Ouse, and in addition to touring caravans, motor homes and camping there are luxury static caravans for hire (up to 6 births, with 2 separate bedrooms) with parking alongside. Four of these caravans overlook the river, the remaining have park views. Hemingford Abbots, Cambridgeshire, PE28 9AJ, 01480463405

Linton Zoo

and there are children’s play areas for all ages including our Secret Garden Under 5’s play and picnic area. There is also a coffee shop and gift shop. Hadstock Road, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4NT, 01223 891308

Little Bugs Club is a fun way for children under 5 years to explore and discover the natural world at Paxton Pits Nature Reserve. We love to put on our wellies and go exploring, so come and join us!

An enjoyable family outing. The zoo is set in 18 acres of beautiful gardens with plenty of picnic areas. Free parking is within zoo grounds and there are children’s play areas for all ages including our Secret

For more information, contact Kate at kate.bygrave@ or on 01480 473161.

1 Brookside, Cambridge CB2 1JE 01223 336265

Milton Maize Maze A Field Full of Family Fun! Giant Inflatable Slide, Under 6 Play Area, Go Karts, The Tractor & Trailer Ride, Mini Golf Challenge and more. Also on the field you will find: Table Football, Pool, Table Tennis, Trampolines and Giant Jenga. Please note though that the actual maze only opens in July. A10 Milton By-pass, Milton, Cambridge, 01223 860 374

Woodhouse Farm Park

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill

Jew House Drove Friday Bridge Wisbech PE14 0HB, 01945 860309

Woodhouse Farm Park sits in the heart of the Cambridgeshire Fens. it is a working farm and has been home to the Flint family for five generations.

FAMILY CINEMA TIPS: 1) Cineworld, Cambridge Leisure Park, Clifton Way: Family films, £1 per ticket at 10am every Saturday. 2) Vue Cinema, Grafton Centre, Cambridge: Kids AM from £1 per film. Every Saturday & Sunday morning, and during the school halfterm. 3) Arts Picturehouse Cinema, 38-39 St. Andrews Street: Regular KID’S CLUB on Saturdays from 10.30am, for 3-10 year olds.

It aims to provide a fun, safe and educational environment for adults and children to have hours of play and entertainment. There are special events throughout the year.

We have teamed up with Shepreth Wildlife Park .... so your children can come to see the Animals and play in Ringo’s Play Barn for FREE! When accompanied by a full paying adult Cut out this coupon and hand it to reception at Shepreth Wildlife Park Simply pay £9.95 for one Adult entrance and save £7.95 on the cost of a child A maximum of two coupons can be used per family The Wildlife Park is open every day except Tuesday, from 10am to 5pm Coupons are valid until 31st March 2011 This offer can not be used in conjunction with any other offer 01763 26 22 26

Family Calendar March SATURDAY 12TH World Book Day 11AM - 1PM, all ages, Central Library, Cambridge Celebrate World Book Day by making your own book on activities include a free craft session for children of all ages. Drop in.

MON 14TH - SUN 27TH Cambridge Science Festival Saturday 19th: Crash, bang, squelch! 10:00AM - 5:00PM, all ages Hands-on experiments, covering lots of science that goes “crash”, “bang” and “”squelch”! Drop in. Tel 01223 336600

WEDNESDAY 23RD Wednesday Art Club 4.15-5.45PM, age 8-11, Kettle’s Yard, Castle Street, Cambridge Get creative, explore modern art and try out sculpture, drawing and painting in this weekly club run by an artist. All materials and refreshments provided. Advance booking is essential for all workshops. 01223 748100

THURSDAY 24TH Creative Chaos 10.00-11.30AM, under 4s, Kettle’s Yard, Castle Street, Cambridge Monthly drop in art sessions for preschool children and their carers. Just come and have fun making whatever you want. Admission is first come, first served. Cost: £3 per child

Saturday, 26th NCT Nearly New Sale

2.30 - 4PM at The Sports Centre, Cambridge Regional College, King’s Hedges Road, Cambridge, CB4 2QT High quality clothes, toys and equipment, for children (0 – 10) at bargain prices. Entrance: £1, 0844 243 6071

SAT 26TH & SUN 27TH Thriplow Daffodil Weekend

11:00 - 17:00, Thriplow village, nr Duxford off A505, Royston, SG8 7QY A traditional village fête-come flower festival, with open gardens, craft and home-produce stalls, music and rural entertainments and much, much more! Children’s entertainment: Magic shows, Bouncy castle, Face painting, and Under 5’s play area. Tel 01359 233200

April SUNDAY 3RD Lambing Time 10:30 - 17:00 Wimpole Hall & Farm, Wimpole, Cambridgeshire, SG8 0BW Celebrate the arrival of spring by watching the frolics of new born lambs and learn about the life of a sheep. Tel 01223 206000

FRI 15TH - SUN 17TH Cambridge Wordfest Workshops and presentations for all the family and events for children and talks from leading artists and illustrators including Dawn French on A Tiny Bit Marvellous. Tel 01223 515335, email: admin@

FRI 15TH & SAT 16TH Easter twilight flying display 6PM - 8PM , The Heath, St. Ives Road, Woodhurst, PE28 3BT A chance to see some of the owls flying in the dark. The evening will consist of a flying display followed by hot soup, roll & baked potato, all included in the cost of £12 per person. Tel 01487 741140,

SUNDAY 17TH Elmer the Elephant Show 11.30AM & 2.30PM, suitable for ages 4 - 7, friends and family, The Junction, Clifton Way, CB1 7GX Jungle characters, catchy songs and beautiful hand-crafted puppets bring this heart-warming and funny story to life. Box office: 01223 511 511 (12-6pm)

TUESDAY 19TH Printmaking 13.30-15.00, ages 7 to 12, AccessArt, Burwash Manor, New Road, Barton, CB23 7EY Try all kinds of exciting printmaking techniques: blockprint, monoprints and more…All materials provided. To Book: 01223 262134

SUN 24TH - MON 25TH Easter Egg Hunt Mill Close, Burwell, CB25 0HL The annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place as normal on Easter Sunday and Monday. Both the Arts & Crafts days take place during the schools Easter Holiday during 2-5pm on Thursdays . 01638 605 544

SATURDAY 30TH Ely Eel Festival

10:30am, Cross Green (next to Ely Cathedral) The Gallery, Ely Families can compete in Eel Throwing, children can try on costumes and play period games and everyone can tuck into smoked and jellied eels washed down by a special Eel Day brew. Eel Throwing is based on the popular village fete game wellie throwing. Families will battle it out to see who can throw the handmade eel socks the furthest. Free event, tel 01353 662062, www.

May MONDAY 2ND May Day Sacrewell Farm & Country Centre Thornhaugh, Peterborough, PE8 6HJ To mark the start of Summer, on Monday 2nd May, the Farm will be flourishing with activities and May Day celebrations! Tel 01780 782254

SATURDAY 14TH Family Fun Open Day 9.30am - 12:00pm, 48 Cambridge Rd,

Girton, Cambridge Bouncy castle, face painting & lots of activities to try! For more information: 01223 232400

June SATURDAY 4TH Strawberry Fair, 2011 A local festival of music, entertainments, arts and crafts, Midsummer Common, Cambridge The 2011 event will look and feel very different. There will still be some of the favourite areas like the Kids, Green area and the Wigwam Stage. General enquiries: enquiries@

SATURDAY 11TH Arbury Carnival It takes place on the open space next to Arbury Community Centre (the corner of Campkin Road/ Northfield Avenue) in North of Cambridge. General Enquries: 01223 712038 or email

WED 22ND - MON 27TH 800th Midsummer Fair and Market Midsummer Common, Cambridge Celebrating its 800th birthday this year, the fair features some of the best new rides around for thrill seekers everywhere plus traditional rides including dodgems, carousels and ghost trains.

SATURDAY 25TH Burwell Carnival

A day/evening out for the all family Burwell’s Carnival Fair features fairground attractions, rides, crafts, and fundraising stalls. After the fair, stalls, games, side-shows, stage entertainment take place; together with a licensed bar & teas available. Music on stage takes over in the evening and we dance the night away until closing time at 11pm. 01638 741508

Your own lane into Cambridge Cambridge has one of the most advanced Park & Ride services in the UK: • Service runs 7 days a week from all five sites. • Up to three children under 16 travel free with every fare paying passenger • Almost 5000 free car parking spaces across 5 sites


The quick way in and out of Cambridge

Visit or call 01223 845561

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Are you looking for a school where all of your child’s talents will be nurtured? • small classes • highly qualified and experienced staff • Kindergarten, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 places available • mini bus service from central Cambridge

01954 210309 Cambridge Road, Madingley, Cambridge CB23 8AH

Stephen Perse Pre-Prep Open House Wednesday 16 March 2011


he Stephen Perse Pre-Preparatory School is holding an Open House on Wednesday 16 March 2011, giving parents a chance to see the school in action. We will be welcoming parents into the school between 9.30 and 11.30am or between 1.30 and 3.00pm and families can drop in at any time during the morning or afternoon sessions. The school is a co-educational independent school for children aged 3 – 7. It is part of the Stephen Perse Foundation that also includes Perse Girls Junior School (girls aged 7 – 11), Perse Girls Senior School (girls aged 11 – 16) and the Stephen Perse Sixth Form College (boys and girls aged 16 – 18). Situated three miles from Cambridge in the village of Madingley, it benefits from its proximity to the centre of the city whilst enjoying an idyllic rural setting.

every pupil as an individual, allowing their talents and gifts to shine and ensuring support and guidance is on-hand when needed. The broad curriculum prepares each pupil for further learning and includes music, drama, dance, speech, French and ICT. Past pupils have progressed to schools such as Perse Girls Junior School, St John’s College School, King’s College School, Perse Prep School and St Faith’s. Early-and late-stay supervision is available at either end of the school day and holiday play schemes are offered by the Foundation. For families living or working in Cambridge, we will be running a minibus service to the Pre Prep from Panton Street in the mornings. There will also be a return minibus into Cambridge at the end of the Pre-Prep school day. This service will start in September 2011.

Our aim is to encourage boys and girls to enjoy coming to school and to develop in them a love of learning that will stay with them There are still a few places at the Pre Prep available for this year. for life. Pupils are given individual attention in small classes where Entry to the school is based upon an informal assessment. they are actively encouraged to develop their potential in all areas and to care for one another. For more information please contact the Admissions Office on tel: 01223 454722, email: or the The School is small enough to ensure that the teachers know Stephen Perse Pre Prep Office on tel: 01954 210309.

Cambridge Family Grapevine Spring 2011  

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