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MID SURREY | Summer 2013

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The days, weeks and months seem to fly by at an increasing rate as the years pass. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - that will never change. However those of us conscious of time passing more quickly, will also remember the days when the school summer holidays seemed to go on FOREVER!

Along with my brothers, many happy endless days were spent playing in the woods near our home. After breakfast we ran down the bridle paths, swung over the stiles, built camps, climbed trees, squabbled, laughed, imagined...and ran back in time for tea. There were bruises, scratches and splinters. None of it any great drama. It was a long time ago. It is now only a minority of children who may be in a position to benefit from this complete freedom, but fortunately the value of this type of play is being recognised in the introduction of ‘forest schools’ and ‘bush camps’. You will see a growing number mentioned as you go through this magazine. The benefit of outdoor play for all children is immeasurable. Give your child outdoor experiences this summer-all the better as part of a summer family outing. Maybe the sun will shine-that would be nice. If it rains, we won’t dissolve. Get out and about and just have fun! Genevieve Arlidge - Editor Grapevine Media Works Ltd Tel: 01372 209200 Email: genevieve@thefamilygrapevine.co.uk Web: www.thefamilygrapevine.co.uk/mid-surrey

In This Issue A-Z Activities for 5yrs+............. 36-41 A-Z Support and Services...........7-10 Ante, Postnatal, Babies.............11-12 Childcare, Nannies .................... 13-14 Children’s Centres .............................12 Comp. Health, Fitness .....................11 Day Care Nurseries .................... 22-24 Employment Opportunities ........... 6 Gifts & Keepsakes.............................4-5 Holiday Activities........................ 45-47 Independent Schools................ 28-32 Local Businesses ............................. 3-5

Special feature Bullying, Cyberbullying

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● There are currently 19 editions of the Family Grapevine across several counties. If you are interested in advertising in any other area, you can still contact me and I’ll put you in touch with the right person. ●

‘Toddlers Timetable’ - acting on very welcome feedback from readers, the format of this section has been slightly changed. Parents who prefer to walk to local groups rather than driving, will be able to see more easily where their local groups are on a specific day.

● Over 1700 useful contacts! Montessori .................................. 24-25 Party Pages .................................. 42-44 Preschools & Playgroups..........26-27 Preschoolers Activities, Art, Dance, Music, Sport etc.... 15-20 Play Venues................................... 20-21 Primary, Secondary Schools..........33 Special Needs ........................ 7, 27, 40 Toddlers Timetable ................... 14-15 Tutoring......................................... 34-35

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‘A-Z Leisure Activities’ - this section has been slightly renamed to help readers identify this as being for school age children. The ‘littlies’ still have comprehensive information under Toddler’s and Preschooler’s, but if you are looking for school age activities, this is always the section to head for! We do not stop at pre-teenage...there is plenty to offer for all school year groups.

● Help and Support - the focus of The Family Grapevine is to bring comprehensive information to a wide spectrum of readers. We do not only cater for one demographic - quite the reverse. Many of the listings in the Help and Support section are difficult to source without a great deal of time and effort. This section is quite ‘serious’, but life can be like that. If you need help of any kind, look through these pages. If you can’t find what you need, contact me. ●

Reader Offers - it is really important to support your local businesses and many of the advertisers offer incentives to encourage this. It could be a free trial session for a child’s activity, or a monetary discount. There are also competitions and discount vouchers that selected businesses are specifically offering Grapevine readers. Don’t just flip through quickly-have a good look-there are savings to be made!

Reader Offers Discount Vouchers

● Events - there is a selection of events on pages 45-47, with many more

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Editorial Content - The Family Grapevine has a selection of editorial content, which is generally chosen to be of specific interest to the readers. I prioritise items I feel are of value and one is the DriveSMART message on page 6. This is for everyone who drives - do not judge the target by the photograph! However, had I been able to get the number plate, I would have reported the woman driving at normal speed, in the opposite direction to me in Ashtead very recently. Texting. Disgraceful. PS Come and meet us at the Baby Expo (Guildford) in November-information p5

Disclaimer: The Family Grapevine Mid Surrey is independently owned and part ofThe Family Grapevine Group operated by Grapevine Magazines Ltd. No part of this publication may be reproduced or used in any form or by any means, either wholly or in part, without the prior permission of the publisher. Whilst all reasonable care has been taken in the preparation of the material in this publication and to ensure the accuracy of its content, no warranty is given as to its correctness. All adverts are submitted and approved by the advertiser and this does not imply a recommendation or necessarily the views of the publisher. You should make your own enquiries and comparisons as with any other form of advertising. I accept no liability for loss, damage or difficulties resulting from contacts made through the directory, from errors or omissions, from claims made by advertisers or from omissions or inaccuracies relating to an advertisement or other entry, regardless of how caused.

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Local Businesses and Services

24 Alcorn Close, Sutton, SM3 9PX T: 020 8296 1287, F: 020 8296 1284 E: SLC@sutton.gov.uk, W: suttonlifecentre.org

Sutton Life Centre Visit the Sutton Life Centre, the state-ofthe-art community building with a range of great facilities and activities all under one roof. There’s something for everyone from individuals, businesses and schools to scouts, guides, sports and social clubs. ● ● ●

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Outdoor climbing wall Sports pitch Meeting rooms and multi-media technology Media lab with 12 Apple Mac computers Award winning PSHE Life Skills tours Café Library Eco-garden

For full details of what’s on, and our facilities, visit www.suttonlifecentre.org call 0208 296 1287 or email: slc@sutton.gov.uk

Local Information Offices Consumer Helpline, providing free and confidential advice on consumer issues, 01372 371666

INDEPENDENT ESTATE AGENTS

Elmbridge Borough Council, Esher Civic Centre, 01372 474474

ESTABLISHED 1935

Epsom and Ewell Borough Council, 01372 732000 Epsom Town Hall, 01372 732000 Help Shop, Leatherhead (Mole Valley District Council), 01306 885001 Mole Valley District Council, 01306 885001 Mole Valley Housing Association, 0800 634 9876 Surrey County Council, The Call Centre, for all enquiries, 03456 009 009

Citizens Advice Bureaux Chessington and Hook (Kingston CAB number), in the Hook Centre, 0844 826 9701 Cobham Day Centre, Wed 10.30am-1pm (Esher tel. number), 01372 464770 Epsom and Ewell, Old Town Hall (next to new Town Hall), 0844 411 1444 Esher, Harry Fletcher House, nr Civic Centre, 01372 464770 Hersham Day Centre on Wednesdays, 01932 248660

Leatherhead, The Georgian House, Swan Mews, High Street, 08444 111 444 Molesey, Tues and Thurs 10-12.30pm, (Esher Tel. number), 01372 464770 Walton, Weybridge and Hersham CAB, Weybridge Day Centre on Thursday mornings, 01932 248660 Walton-on-Thames, one Tues. each month, Elm Grove, Hersham Road, 01932 248660

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Gifts and Keepsakes 3D casts of your child’s hands/feet in bronze or silver, 01483 279870

Have you moved recently? Then talk to us to receive a free local information pack to welcome you to your new home. T: 01372 470301

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A3 Baby Barn, barnful of baby goods, Chessington, 020 8398 3114 Bright Apple Photography, specialising in maternity and family photography, 07739 568205 Busy Happy People, fun gifts and accessories for children, 01372 452771 Callies Corner, Ceramic/ Stone Cast Imprints, Bookham, 07951 308110 Casting Impressions, 3D replicas of your baby/childrens hands and feet, 07976 576102

www.northparkfarm.co.uk Tel: 01273 833643 www.northparkfarm.co.uk Tel: 833643 www.northparkfarm.co.uk Tel: 01273 01273 833643BN6 9BY North Park Farm, Church Lane, Albourne, West Sussex North Park Farm, Church Lane, Albourne, North Park Farm, Church Lane, Albourne, West West Sussex Sussex BN6 BN6 9BY 9BY

Fingerprint Art, I can creat a stunning piece of art from your fingerprint, 07790 447820

Pinkiprintz, hand made silver jewellery, making memories last forever, 01372 801076

Munchkin and Me, beautiful personalised jewellery/ gifts, based Worcester Park, 020 8337 9463

Portrait Artist, children’s portraits from photos, 01932 259493

My Kids Canvas, personalised kids paintings and door plagues, 07870 582594

Smallprint, silver jewellery with babies’ fingerprints, 01372 842615

Petalina Dolls, for traditional dolls and dolls clothes, Epsom, 01372 722239

The Grange at Number 5, beautiful handmade gifts, Bookham, 01372 454750

Pink Leaf Murals, beautiful, hand painted murals, 07570 596647

Timeless Casting, a special gift that will last forever, 01932 856755

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Local Businesses and Services

The Grange at No. 5

Children’s Personalised items

St. Pauls’s Catholic Primary School

Children’s room accessories Personalised baby clothes and towels Children’s cards Jewellery and unique gifts for all Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm 5 Church Road, Bookham 01372 454750

www.grangecentre.org.uk www.grangecentre.org.uk/shops

50th Anniversary Celebration For Past Pupils 14th September 2013 St. Paul's School opened its doors to 120 children in September 1963. It provides primary education for children from the Catholic parishes of Thames Ditton, Esher and Cobham. Over the years the school has adapted to the changing needs of the area, providing an excellent education and a caring environment. Our Lady of Lourdes church was completed on an adjoining site shortly after the school opened. It forms the centre of a vibrant parish and remains an important part of school life. St Paul's began a rapid expansion in 2002 and is now attended by over 400 children from age 4 to 11. Please join us in celebrating the Jubilee with an afternoon of activities, starting with a Thanksgiving Mass. Email jubilee@stpauls-thamesditton.surrey.sch.uk letting us know when you were involved with the school. We look forward to being able to share this very special day.

Contact Jackie

Ceramic Imprints 2D Stone Imprints 3D Castings Fingerprint Jewellery Hand & Footprint Jewellery Artwork Jewellery Paw Prints

The Southern Counties Biggest & Brightest Baby Shows and Family Fun Days

BabyExpoUK

07951 308110 @calliscorner calli’s corner www.calliscorner.co.uk

as supported by

Outdoor Play Equipment

Cobham Library, 0300 200 1001

Bocketts Farm Park, Fetcham, 01372 363764

Thames Ditton, 0300 200 1001 Epsom Library, The Ebbisham Centre, 0300 200 1001

North Park Farm Activity Toys, mail order, 01273 833643

Esher Library, 0300 200 1001

Children’s Hairdressing

Ewell Court Library, 0300 200 1001

HAIR B: Family hairdresser offering friendly, quality service, 07764 580079

Hersham Library, 0300 200 1001

Sarah Pengilly, mobile hairdresser for the whole family, 07908 647635

Leatherhead Library, 0300 200 1001 Molesey Library, 0300 200 1001 Old Malden Library, 020 8547 5006

ALL Libraries under Surrey County Council, 0300 200 1001

Stoneleigh Broadway Library, 0300 200 1001

Ashtead Library, 0300 200 1001

Tattenhams Library, 0300 200 1001

Bookham Library, 0300 200 1001

Walton-on-Thames Library, 0300 200 1001

Chessington Library, 020 8547 6480

Weybridge Library, 0300 200 1001 Worcester Park Library, 020 8337 1609

Early-bird exhibitor rates NOW available

Thousands of visitors, over 150 exhibitors, packed entertainment programme, prize competitions, advice & information, special show deals & promotions, goody bags* and give-aways

Horsley Library, 0300 200 1001

Libraries

Bourne Hall Library and Information Centre, Ewell, 0300 200 1001

Sunday 24 November 2013 10.00am - 4.00pm Surrey Sports Park, Guildford, Surrey

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Humphrey & Jo Tantum

BabyExpoUK welcomes parenting experts as seen on TV and you can meet special guest Humphrey from Humphrey’s Corner!

For full details on exhibiting, visiting or for discounted tickets go to

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Employment Opportunities How would you like to run your own Mini Monkey Gym?

The Original Soft Playgym for 0-5’s is now expanding throughout the UK. Visit our website to find out more about franchise opportunities in your area. www.minimonkeygym.co.uk

FANTASTIC PRESCHOOL CLASS FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITY IN YOUR AREA! Mini Monkey Gym, The Original Soft Playgym for 0-5’s offers unique parent-child gym classes and high quality soft play parties and is now franchising nationally. We are offering you the wonderful opportunity to join the team and run your own successful, flexible part time business! For more information contact us now on E: franchise@minimonkeygym.co.uk or T: 07917 872205

Recruiting Now - Part-time! Looking for good people to work on a flexible parttime, home based business, earning an extra £500£3,000 a month using 5-15 hours of time within your week. Training is phenomenal, Investors In People (IIP) accredited, and you can learn from the comfort of home via your computer or attending free home based trainings. Please call Paola on 0118 907 6357.

Recruiting

Are you thinking of selling your business, or maybe expanding? Advertise for a buyer, staff or new franchisees HERE! Contact me for rates and information or download from the website www.thefamilygrapevine.co.uk/mid-surrey

MOOI Jewellery is looking for motivated individuals with passion and drive, to sell our unique line of Venetian glass jewellery

This is a great opportunity to join our team as a self-employed Home Sales Consultant with above average industry earnings and flexible working hours to fit around your family’s needs. No experience necessary E: contact@wowthatsmooi.co.uk T: 07989 948946 www.wowthatsmooi.co.uk

Going to a job interview, picking up the children, shopping, meeting a friend...? Switch off your phone when driving. Distraction kills! That’s the message from the latest Drive SMART campaign, focusing on mobile phones. Using a mobile phone when driving is not only dangerous but it is illegal. A driver’s reaction times are up to 50% slower and you are more likely to drift across lanes and crash if you are using your phone at the wheel. It’s not just texting or making and answering calls. Following research carried out by Drive SMART in 2011 and findings from THINK (Department for Transport’s road safety campaign), some drivers have even admitted updating their Facebook profile whilst driving on the motorway. Whatever drivers do with their phones whilst driving, it is illegal. If you use your mobile phone number when driving: • You are four times more likely to crash. • Your judgement of speed and distance from other vehicles is impaired. • You could be prosecuted for using a hands-free phone if you are not in proper control of your vehicle - and the penalties are the same! • Even if you are stopped at traffic lights or queuing in traffic the law still applies. For more information on this Drive SMART campaign visit: www.drivesmartsurrey.org.uk

A - Z Support and Services Bereaved Parents and Family Members Brief Lives - Remembered, support & Children’s Remembrance Book, 07807 531084 Child Death Helpline, for anyone affected by child death, 0800 282986 Childhood Bereavement Network (CBN), information, guidance and support, 020 7843 6309 Compassionate Friends, contact for local group information, 0845 1232304 Cruse Bereavement Care, Epsom, Ewell, Mole Valley Branch, 020 8393 7238

Jigsaw South East, a charity supporting bereaved children and families, 01342 313895

Action for Carers, Surrey, 01483 302748 Carer Support Elmbridge, information and support for carers’, 01932 235770

Child and Family Health

Carer Support Elmbridge, supporting all carers, 01932 235770

Beacon Centre, Guildford, support for life changing illness, 01483 783400

Carers of Epsom, support and information (limited opening), 01372 722269

Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Assessment/Therapy offered, 07899 904973

South East Surrey Cruse Bereavement Care, local helpine, 01737 772834

Carers Support Mole Valley, 01306 640020

Figtree Nutrition, advice 1-1 for children and adults, 01276 857579

Surrey SANDS, Stillbirth and Neo-natal Death, Helpline, 07817 410075

Cherrytrees, East Clandon, respite care for 0-19yrs, 01483 222506

Way Widowed and Young, support for those widowed and young, 0300 012 4929

Crossroads Care Surrey, Mid Surrey, 01372 363300

Jigsaw4u grief support for children and families, 01342 313895 Miscarriage Association, contact for local support, 01924 200799 SANDS, Stillbirth & Neo-Natal Death Support, Surrey, Helpline number, 07817 410075

Cruse Bereavement Care, helpline, 0844 477 9400

Carers Support

Family Link, Elmbridge and Mid Surrey, 01737 737828

CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young), raising awareness and support, 01737 363222

Action for Carers Learning and Work Service, advice for carers, 01483 565874

Rainbow Trust, for terminally ill children and their family, 01372 363438

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Surrey Young Carers, supporting young carers across Surrey, 01483 568269

Macmillan Butterfly Centre, for all affected by cancer, 01372 735456 MEND, FREE for children up to 13 yrs, who may be above their ideal weight, 0800 230 0263 Freephone Surrey Docs, a partnership of local doctors, available 24hrs, all year, 07875 496544 Thamesdoc, out of hours service for Doctors and Dentists, 020 8390 9990

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A - Z Support and Services Child and Family Support and Advice

The Lantern Family Centre, for parenting, child and family therapy, Bookham, 01372 452850

Acceptance, helpline for parents of homosexuals, 01795 661463

The Samaritans, Epsom (open 24hrs, 365 days), 08457 909090

Antibullying Alliance, alliance of 60 organisations, website only

The Samaritans, Leatherhead, call anytime, 01372 375555

Caremark MidSurrey, care, befriending and support for children with disabilities, 01372 230782 CEOP, Child Exploitation/Online Protection Centre, advice for everyone, www.ceop.gov.uk

The Samaritans, Weybridge (open 24hrs, 365 days), 01932 844444 The Thames Homeless Project, 01932 235885 Vicky Scott, achieve positive outcomes for children, young people, families, 07970 900034

Child Clinical Psychologist, for emotional/behavioural needs, 07979 591474

Young Minds, parents info service, improving wellbeing in young people, 0800 018 2138

Child Support Agency, national helpline number, 08457 133 133

Children and Young People with Disabilities

Child/adolescent mental health services surrey-camhs.org.uk, website only

Caremark MidSurrey, care, befriending and support for children with disabilities, 01372 230782

Chrysalis Family Wellbeing Consultancy, to support and guide you, 07790 252936

Cherrytrees, East Clandon, respite care for 0-19yrs, 01483 222506

Family Lives, help and support in all aspects of family life, 0808 800 2222 FamilyLine Surrey, here to listen, a free helpline for everyone, 0808 800 5678 H.E.L.P. (Home Emergency Link Project), 01737 737828

Children with Disabilities Team East, 01737 737828 DICE, Disability Information Centre, Epsom, 01372 735243

Home-start Elmbridge, support and friendship for families, 01932 235802

Equality and Human Rights Commissioned Helpline, 08456 046610

Home-Start, Epsom/Ewell, helping young families under stress, 01737 379902

Face to Face, supporting parents of children with disablities, 0844 8009189

Kidscape, for parents, concerned relatives, friends of bullied children, 08451 205 204

Facepoint Interpreting Agency, physical/sensory disabilities, 01372 360718

Lisa Parkes Life Coaching for 8-16 yrs in Weybridge, 07810 540242

Firstpoint CIC, hard of hearing, deaf and interpreting services, tel and minicom, 01372 376558

Nobody said parenting toddlers, teens and in betweens would be easy! Sometimes we all need a little help, so give Chrysalis Family Wellbeing a call. Their friendly family coaching sessions and holistic family relationship courses, will support and guide you and your clan to a more positive, harmonious family life. ‘Become the change you want to see with Chrysalis.’ Contact Karen on 07790 252936 or Karen@chrysalisparenting.co.uk www.chrysalisparenting.co.uk

Reach for the Stars Support group for families of children with special needs Meetings on Mondays once a month in term time at Leatherhead Trinity Children’s Centre 9.30-11.30am For more information including dates visit www.scampps.org.uk or call Annmarie 07867 898142 or Clair 07833 257141

Some Cinemas adopt Autism Friendly Screenings What makes the screenings autism friendly? Autism Friendly Screenings are designed to make the cinema experience more accessible to guests who might find mainstream screenings challenging. The screenings are run in partnership with learning disability and autism support provider Dimensions. These alternative screenings are recommended to anyone who might benefit from the subtle alterations made to the auditorium environment. Films are screened with the lights turned up, the volume turned down, and with the trailers and adverts removed. People can feel free to move around the cinema or make a noise as they feel comfortable. Guests are reminded not to run inside the cinema and children should be supervised at all times. For more information look up autism-friendly-films on the web

Headway Surrey, support for head injured and families, 01483 454433

Would you be interested in BEFRIENDING a disabled child, 01737 737828

Gillian Turner, Independent Chartered Educational Psychologist, 07528 595134

National Autistic Society Surrey Branch (parent support group), 07423 435413

MERU, designs and makes custommade disability equipment, 01372 725203

www.skill.org.uk Skill, National Bureau for Students with Disabilities, website only

Mid Surrey MENCAP, Leatherhead, 01372 374555

National Debtline, free confidential/ independent debt advice, 0808 808 4000

New Life Foundation for Disabled Children, helpline, 08700 707020

Children with Reading or Learning Difficulties

National Association of People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC), support, 0800 0853330

NSPCC, National Society Prevention of Cruelty to Children, 0800 800 5000

Reach for the Stars, support group for families, L’head Trinity Children’s Cntr, 07867 898142 Royal Association for Deaf People (RAD), 01306 881958

Oasis Childcare Centre, helping families in distress, Cobham, 01932 887947

SAVI, Surrey Association for the Visually Impaired, 01372 377701

Parental Choice, advice on family rights and childcare options, 020 8979 6453

SeeAbility, help for people with multiple disabilities, Surrey, 01372 755000

Rainbow Trust, for terminally ill children and their family, 01372 363438

Shooting Star CHASE Hospice Care for Children, Surrey, SW London, W Sussex,  01932 823100 (Enquiries)

Social Services Contact Centre, any serious concern, 8am-6pm, 0300 200 1006

Social Information on Disability, 0800 043 9395

Surrey Family Information Service, via SCC, 0300 200 1004

Surrey Deaf Children’s Society, advice and support, 07904 191342

Surrey Social Services, for urgent crisis after hours (5-9pm), 01483 517898

The Life Train Trust, activities, advice and support, 01306 730929

Connexions Direct, advice & guidance service for 13-25yrs, Free Phone 080 800 13219 Dolphin, Funded Music Therapy, Elmbridge area, 0-16yrs, 01372 476919 Dyslexia Helpline, S E Surrey Dyslexia Association, 01737 556173 Dyspraxia Foundation Surrey, support for those with dyspraxia, 01372 702984 Early Bird (preschoolers) and Early Bird Plus (to age 8), for children with ASD, 01737 737979

Moor Lane Centre, services for children with disabilities and families, 020 8547 6527 National Autistic Society, Surrey Branch, 07423 435413 Positive Play Programme, for preschoolers with behavioural problems, 01737 737979 Reading Therapist, Maggie Tanner, a new way of teaching, 01372 456013 Registered Speech and Language Therapist, Chessington, 020 8397 0663 Surrey Parent Partnership, for parents of special educational needs children, 01737 737300

Elmbridge and Mid Surrey Family Link, 01737 737828

Surrey Portage, supports children under 4 with complex needs, 01737 737979

Elmbridge Community Link, for those with learning difficulties, 01932 241988

The Haven, therapy service for children with special needs, Esher, 07958 373460

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A - Z Support and Services Children’s Crisis Contacts

First Aid Training for Parents and Carers

Beatbullying, the UK’s leading bullying prevention charity, 020 8771 3377 Childline, 24hr helpline, talk to specially trained listeners, 0800 1111 NSPCC, National Society Prevention of Cruelty to Children, 0800 800 5000 Social Services Contact Centre, any serious concern, 8am-6pm, 0300 200 1006

Community Policing, Crime Prevention Alarm Scheme (Support Services), Epsom and Ewell Council, 01372 732000 Childline (FREE call), 24 hour help, 0800 1111

a free helpline for everyone

If you are having family problems Ring freephone

0808 800 5678

or email help@familyline.org.uk www.familyline.org.uk Company Number: 7675246 Charity Number: 1143408

Community Safety Officers, Epsom and Ewell, 01372 732000

National Domestic Violence, 24hr Helpline, FREE, Confidential, 0808 2000247

Crimestoppers, call anonymously with information about crime, 0800 555111

South West Surrey Domestic Abuse Outreach Service, 01483 577392

Domestic Violence-if you are in immediate danger, dial, 999 EMERGENCY ONLY, 999 NSPCC, National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children, 0800 800 5000 Surrey Police, NON EMERGENCY, ALL AREAS, 101 Victim Supportline, free and confidential help to victims of crime, 0845 30 30 900

Counselling Services Confide Counselling, here to help, listen and support, Cobham, 0845 676 9193 Epsom Relate, couple, family, young people and sexual therapy counselling, 01372 722976 F.Gaba, Counsellor/Psychotherapist, children & adults, 07779 460990 FamilyLine Surrey, support for families, any issue, 0808 800 5678 Mary Cobb Counselling, Adults, Children, Teenagers in Leatherhead, 07769 653025 Relate, couple and family relationship support, Esher office, 01372 467046 Surrey Family Mediation Service, offering child counselling for 5-13 yrs, 01372 749911 The Counselling Partnership, offering low cost counselling, 01932 244070

Domestic Abuse, Support and Advice

The Sanctuary Scheme, advice, support and information, 01737 771350 Your Sanctuary, advice, support, refuge accommodation, 01483 776822

Drugs and Alcohol Support and Advice Al-Anon Family Groups, support for anyone affected by someones drinking, 020 7403 0888 Alateen, support for 12-18yrs affected by someone’s drinking, 020 7407 0215 Alcoholics Anonymous, London Helpline, 10am-10pm, 020 7833 0022 Families Anonymous, support for families/friends of drug users, 0845 1200660 Respond, support/treatment for those with alcohol/drug problems, 01372 379739

Early Bird First Aid, courses for every age, various venues, 07967 598338 First Aid for Schools & Nurseries – private first aid training, 020 8883 9613 First Aid Training, parents, nurseries etc. SureStart recommended, 07884 491886 Hushabye Nannies first aid course, Ofsted recognised, 01483 825807 Myosotis Training Services Ltd., First Aid Training, 08456 529907 St John Ambulance First Aid and Care Courses, regional info, 01483 450000 Surrey First Aid Training, training for groups and individuals, 01483 238268 The Parent Company, for Parents/ Carers of 0-11yrs, 020 7935 9635

Fostering and Adoption Fostering, Adopting, Recruitment line, SCC, 08000 969626 (Free Phone) Independent Post Adoption Support: School difficulties, 07528 595134 The Permanency Team (adoption and post adoption counselling), 01932 566272

Health Helplines Asthma UK, support and advice, 08457 010203 BEAT Youthline, helpline for youngsters - all eating disorders, 08456 347650 BLISS, for families of special care babies (freephone), 0500 618140

Sexual Health Line, information, help and support, 0800 567123 SHINE Surrey (was Surrey Association for Spina Bifida/Hydrocephalus), 01293 775775 Sickle Cell Society, 020 8961 7795 Talk To FRANK, friendly, confidential drugs advice, 0800 776600 The Meningitis Trust, symptoms and affects, helpline, 0800 028 1828 The National Eczema Society, helpline, 0870 2413604 The Perthes Association, helpline for parents/professionals, 01483 306637

International Family Clubs Swedish mums get together, contact Annika for more information, 01483 306182

Internet Safety for Youngsters IT Support : Offering free installation of Parental Controls for PC and Mac’s, 01372 464321

Mediation Services Mediation North Surrey, helping resolve community disputes, 0870 751 4311 Surrey Family Mediation Service, to help couples in dispute, 01372 749911 Surrey Family Mediation, helping to settle community disputes, 01372 749911

Children’s Heart Federation Helpline, free phone, 0808 8085000

Men’s Issues

Surrey Alcohol and Drugs Advisory Service, SADAS, 01483 590150

CLAPA, Cleft Lip and Palate Association, for Surrey area, 020 7833 4883

Confidential Open Access Sexual Health Clinic, Merritt Medical Cnt, Chessington, 020 8397 6361

Surrey Drug Care, 24hr/365 day helpline, support/options, 0808 802 5000

CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young), raising awareness and support, 01737 363222

Infertility Network UK, advice, support and understanding, 0800 008 7464

Talk to FRANK, friendly, confidential drugs advice, 0800 776600

Cystic Fibrosis Trust, 020 8464 7211

One Parent Families Families Need Fathers, help/ advice, keep families in contact, 0300 0300 363

Fathers Support Dads Group, with 0-5yr olds, Tuesday mornings, Chessington Children’s Centre, 020 8397 2006

Diabetes UK, contact telephone number for your local group, 01372 720148 Macmillan Cancerline-Freephone, 0808 808 0000 National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service, 020 8952 2800

Domestic Abuse Outreach Service, N. Surrey branch, 01932 260690

Families Need Fathers, help/ advice, keep families in contact, 0300 0300 363

National Autistic Society Surrey Branch (parent support group), 07423 435413

Mankind, for male victims of domestic abuse, all areas, 01823 334244

Fatherhood Institute, The UK’s Fatherhood ThinkTank, 08456 341328

NHS 111, 24 hr nurse advice and health information, 111

Men’s Advice Line, advice/support for men in any abusive relationship, 0808 801 0327 (freephone)

Working Families, free legal helpine, advising Father’s rights at work, FREE 0800 013 01313

PEACH, Parents for the Early Arrest Intervention of Autism in Children, 01344 882248

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SANE helpline, open 6pm to 11pm, 08457 678000

Child Growth Foundation, 020 8994 7625

Dads Support, resources for dads and dads-to-be, NCT enquiry line, 0300 330 0770

Broken Rainbow UK, support for LGBT, experiencing domestic violence, 0845 260 4460

Rett UK, Rett syndrome is a rare neurological disorder affecting mainly females, 01582 798910

Gingerbread, Single Parent Helpline, 0800 0185026 Single Parent Travel Club, share holidays/days out with others, website only Walton-on-Thames Child Contact Centre, 01932 253920 Working Families, free legal helpine for parents and carers, FREE 0800 013 0313

Same Sex Couples Surrey Lesbian Parents’ Group, monthly meetings, 07590 011177

Distributed within Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell and North Mole Valley areas


Bullying & Cyberbullying Many children and young people experience bullying but they don’t have to put up with it. If you need some help for your child who is being bullied or is bullying, we hope you find these contacts useful. You will also find this information on my website so you can follow the links more easily.

“Bullying can happen to anyone at any age. Being bullied at school, home or online might involve someone pushing you, hitting you, teasing you, talking about you or calling you names. No one has the right to hurt you or make you feel bad, and if you are being bullied you don’t have to put up with it, you can talk to someone about it”. Childline www.childline.org.uk

Telephone helpline for children and parents

“Cyber bullying is when a person or a group of people uses the internet, mobile phones, online games or any other kind of digital technology to threaten, tease, upset or humiliate someone else. Cyber bullying is a form of bullying but because it happens online or on mobile phones it can happen 24 hours a day, seven days a week”. Childline www.childline.org.uk “Bullying can take many forms, such as name-calling or teasing (verbal bullying), hitting or pushing (physical bullying), intimidation through threats or social exclusion (emotional bullying) and writing of offensive messages via the use of new media (cyber-bullying). Bullying can happen to any child at any time. Some children, however, are more vulnerable than others. Ralli Campaign www.youtube.com/rallicampaign

Childline, 0800 1111, a free 24 hour helpline for children in the UK www.childline.org.uk Kidscape 08451 205 204 anti-bullying helpline for parents www.kidscape.org.uk

Internet Safety Websites for children, parents and educators BBC www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/topics/stay-safe Childnet International - Kidsmart www.kidsmart.org.uk Disney www.disney.co.uk/DisneyOnline/Safesurfing Kidsmart www.kidsmart.org.uk Mini Mentors www.minimentors.org.uk Netsmartz Kids (5-10 years old) www.netsmartzkids.org Netsmartz Tweens (8-12 years old) www.nsteens.org Netsmartz Teens www.netsmartz.org/Teens One Space www.onespace.org.uk/behavior/cyberbullying Not My Kidz www.notmykidz.org SafeKids www.safekids.com Thinkuknow www.thinkuknow.co.uk WiseKids www.wisekids.org.uk

Sites on Bullying Antibullying Alliance www.anti-bullyingalliance.org BBC www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/13905962 Beatbullying www.beatbullying.org 0208 771 3377 Bullying UK www.bullying.co.uk 0808 800 2222 Bullying.org www.bullying.org Bullying at school; the law www.gov.uk/bullying-at-school/the-law Childline Bullying www.childline.org.uk/Explore/Bullying/Pages/Bullying.aspx Childline Sexting www.childline.org.uk/explore/onlinesafety/Pages/Sexting.aspx Dept. of Education www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/behaviour/bullying Kidscape www.kidscape.org.uk 08451 205 204 NHS: Bullying the facts www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Bullying/Pages/Bullyingfacts.aspx Ralli Campaign www.youtube.com/rallicampaign Stop Text Bully www.stoptextbully.com Stop Cyber Bullying www.stopcyberbullying.org/

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A - Z Support and Services Parenting Courses and Support

Voluntary Work With Children

Chrysalis Family Wellbeing Consultancy, to support and guide you, 07790 252936

Volunteer Centre Elmbridge, supporting voluntary & community work, 01372 463587

Parenting Courses, through the year, L’Head Trinity Centre, 01372 812754

Women’s Issues

Positive Parenting Project stress-free parenting strategies for 2-18 yrs, 07944 883701 Surrey Parenting Education and Support, 01306 876223

Speech and Language AFASIC, for young people with speech and language problems, 01372 800753 Judith Allen, home/after schools visits for therapy/assessment, 2-19 years, 01372 270538 Registered Speech and Language Therapist, Chessington, 020 8397 0663 Say and Play, Edenside Clinic, Great Bookham, 01372 450472 Speak2me, Speech & Language Therapists, home visits, 07871 191569 Speech/Language Therapist, specialising in children, Claygate, 01372 479873

Teenage Issues Antibullying Alliance, alliance of over 60 organisations, website only Beatbullying, the UK’s leading bullying prevention charity, 020 8771 3377 Brook, free & confidential information (sex education) for teenagers, 0808 802 1234 Bullying UK, find reliable information on a variety of issues, 0808 800 2222 CEOP, Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, advice for everyone, www.ceop.gov.uk Cruse Bereavement Care, helpline, 0844 477 9400 National Self-Harm Network, Free Helpline 7pm-11pm, 0800 622 6000 RD4U, for young people by young people, helpline, 0844 477 9400 Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity, national helpline, 0808 800 4444 Surrey Sexual Health Service, Teenage Pregnancy and Sexual Health, 0800 282930 The Oracle, hi-tech artificial intelligence bullying advice service, website only the site www.thesite.org, online guide/non judgemental support, 16 years+, website only www.skill.org.uk Skill, National Bureau for Students with Disabilities, website only Young Minds www.youngminds.org. uk improving wellbeing in young people, website only

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THE GIFT OF LIFE - BY KEILY J ADEY This book is a personal diary, following Keily through the struggle to conceive. Keily says "I want to give support, help and encouragement to other women and couples and would like to share my experience with them." There is one book only on offer, so email or call me, giving me your name and postal address.

Breast Cancer Care Helpline, 0808 800 6000 Confidential Open Access Sexual Health Clinic, Merritt Medical Cnt, Chessington, 020 8397 6361 Endometriosis UK, helpline, 0808 808 2227 Infertility Network UK, advice, support and understanding, 0800 008 7464 NHS Pregnancy Smoking Helpline, be smoke free when pregnant, 0800 1699169 Parental Choice, advice on family rights and childcare options, 020 8979 6453

Supportline, confidential emotional support to children and young adults, 01708 765200 Surrey Hills Onward Learning,15yrs+, 01372 363708 Talk To FRANK, friendly, confidential drugs advice, 0800 776600 The Lifetrain Trust, training/life skills for young people, 01306 730929

Young People’s Support and Advice

The Princes Trust, develop your talent, 16yrs+, 0800 842842 (option 1)

Alateen, support for 12-18 years affected by someone’s drinking, 020 7407 0215

Voluntary Service Overseas, enquiry unit for local groups, 020 8780 7500

Ask Brook, Advisory Centres for Young People, under 25’s, 0808 802 1234 BEAT YOUTHLINE, help for all eating disorders, 08456 347650 Bullying UK, find reliable information on a variety of issues, 0808 800 2222 Childline (FREE call), 24hour help, 0800 1111 Childline TEXTPHONE, for hard of hearing, FREE, 0800 400222 Confidential Open Access Sexual Health Clinic, Merritt Medical Cnt, Chessington, 020 8397 6361 Connexions Direct, Surrey, for 1319yrs, Call Free Phone, 080 800 13219 Cruse Bereavement Care, Helpline, 0844 477 9400 Eating Disorders Association youthline, M-F 4.30-8.30pm, Sat 1-4.30pm, 0845 634 7650 Epsom Clinic, Teenage Advice/Family Planning, up to 25yrs, 01372 723449 FPA, Sexual Health Direct, 0845 122 8690 Gay Surrey, support for LGBT, 13-19yrs, 07976 974742 Get Connected, confidential helpline for youngsters in difficult situations, 0808 808 4994 HIV Testing and Counselling Advice, 01483 537007 Outline Surrey, Lesbian, Gay and Transgender network, support, 01483 727667 Runaway Helpline, FREE, under 18’s, be safe, 116 000 (free call number) Sexual Health Line, information, help and support, 0800 567123

Youth Counselling Service, NHS, FREE/ CONFIDENTIAL,12+yrs, 0845 600 2516 YPC, Young People’s Counselling, for 10-25 yrs, Epsom and Leatherhead, 01372 722976

Horra y!

There has been a renaissance in home cooking...we are baking, grilling, mashing and smoothie making. We’re trying organic, free range, new and exciting ‘fruit of the sea’, varying our meat meals and generally discovering that home cooked food tastes fabulous and it’s fun to make. It saves money, but even better, the main cook and bottle washer can employ the ‘skills’ of the whole family to get those scrummy meals on the table. Children are gainfully entertained and honestly, the kitchen surfaces and floor will live to see another day! Have a look at Oly Elf’s recipe (not a main meal!), but this could be a way to get the little ones interested- see page 42.

Love our Surrey chef

Surrey chef Carmela Tomkins supports the council’s Love Food Surrey campaign. She has a whole cookbook full of great recipe ideas for leftovers. With a little imagination you can rustle up all sorts of exciting new meals.

Simple Smoothie

Use old fruits, yogurts and juices for a healthy and delicious drink. Ingredients • 2 over-ripe peaches, chopped, with stones removed • 1 speckled banana, peeled and sliced • 60g strawberries (remove leaves and stalks) • 125ml orange juice • 125ml vanilla yoghurt Method 1. Put all the ingredients into a blender and whizz until smooth. 2. Pour the drink into glasses and enjoy.

Champion Salad by Kate Staples (Commonwealth Champion) Turn leftover salad into a simple, healthy, energy- boosting dish! Ingredients • One can of chickpeas • Any leftover salad, chopped, eg celery, cucumber, tomatoes... • Olive oil • Dried or fresh oregano • Salt and pepper • Squeeze of fresh lemon juice (optional) • Cubes of cheese / ham and also a handful of olives (optional) Method 1. Drain the chickpeas and place into a bowl. 2. Place all the chopped salad ingredients into a bowl and mix well. 3. Pour enough olive oil to coat the salad and then add a sprinkle of oregano, salt and pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice. Taste and add cubes of ham or cheese if required. 4. Refrigerate until needed.

Distributed within Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell and North Mole Valley areas


Stay Healthy ● Ante/Postnatal

Tel: 020 8398 4184

Matwork for All Levels Pilates Studio Equipment incl. Reformers Rehab Clinics, Excel Clinics BackCare™ Classes Pregnancy and Postnatal Classes Pilates Personal Training Call us to book or email info@creattivapilates.com PILATES EVERYDAY, EVENING, AND SATURDAY MORNING. MAX 8 PER CLASS AND MAX 4 PER CLINIC. All of our classes are deliberately kept small. More benefit, more progress and more attention for you.

© Creattiva Pilates. The Studio, Esher and Thames Ditton Golf Club, Portsmouth Road, Esher, KT10 9AL.

Registered Complimentary Therapists

Find Us

Charlotte Bespoke Pilates, one to one Pilates in your own home, 07808 718617

Ashtead Osteopathy and Natural Health Clinic, 01372 277311 Baby Reflex, Reflexology for babies/ toddlers, teaching parents in workshops, 07971 002323 Bookham Chartered Physiotherapy Services, 01372 360175

Fitmiss Personal Training, individual or group, Weybridge area, 07763 073492

Overtones, Remedial Pregnancy Massage Therapist, Weybridge area, 07771 642449

Lifestyle Antenatal, classes in Epsom, contact Alison, 020 8873 0747

Parentcraft Classes, Leatherhead area, contact Debbie, 01372 735368

Mum and Baby Yoga, Pregnancy Yoga, 1-1’s, Cobham, 07890 100105

Pregnancy and Postnatal Reflexology, Epsom area, 07814 414435

Mums and Babies Pilates classes, Cobham and Stoke D’Abernon, 07779 648398

Birth Hypnosis

Homeopathic Healing, treats a wide range of conditions for all ages, 020 8393 2402

Pilates Classes for Pre/ Post-Natal, Mum & Baby, Esher, 020 8398 4184

Homeopathy, safe, effective treatment for newborns, pregnant mums, children, 01932 840078

Pre and Postnatal Pilate Classes and also 1-1, Weybridge and area, 07958 141503

Maple Nutrition, Prenatal and Pregnancy Nutrition, 07531 501616

The Yoga Lodge, Antenatal Yoga for Mums To Be, Epsom, 020 8873 2843

Physiotherapy, paediatric physiotherapy, neurodisability, Bobath trained, 0845 094 5134

Victoria Bristow Pilates, 1-1 sessions, 07810 551715

Reflexology for fertility, pregnancy, labour and post natal, Epsom/Ewell area, 07769 227803 Reflexology through pregnancy and for babies and mums, 07808 401021 Sarah Davis-Lynch, Practitioner in Kinesiology, 07956 237106

Wowfitness Postnatal Classes, Bookham, 01372 450028

Antenatal Services Action on Pre Eclampsia, information and advice, 020 8427 4217 BirthWorks Birthing Pools, for hire, 07799 376691

The Complementary Health Partnership, 01372 464659

Lazy Daisy Active Birth Antenatal Classes, Weybridge and Woking, 07443 227063

The Physio Company, physiotherapy specifically for womens health, 01372 464968

Leatherhead Trinity Children’s Centre, antenatal, baby and postnatal clinics, 01372 812754

The Surrey Centre for Natural Health, Chessington, 020 8397 8629 Yvonne Owen, Maternity Reflexology, Epsom area, 07803 725509

Ante and Postnatal Exercise Arbrook PT, post pregnancy exercise (bring your baby), Esher, 07814 638755 Baby Bugs, Mum and Baby workout, improve confidence and fitness, Weybridge area, 07962 185 775 Buggyfit, Cobham, Esher, Walton-onThames, Weybridge, 07541 232059

NCT trained antenatal doulas available, 07525 403674

Maternity Reflexology, Pregnancy/ Baby Massage, 01483 284750 NCT (National Childbirth Trust) Esher branch, 0844 243 6126 NCT (National Childbirth trust) Leatherhead & District branch, 0844 243 6183 NCT (National Childbirth Trust) Molesey and Thames Ditton branch, 0844 243 6211 NCT (National Childbirth Trust) Weybridge and Oatlands branch, 0844 243 6322 NCT (National Childbirth Trust), Walton and Hersham branch, 0844 243 6312

Pregnancy Massage, specialist couch used, 01932 231178 Hypnobirthing - Relax for Birth Classes, contact Wendy, 07716 321477 HypnoBirthing Course, Eileen Wellings, 1-1 sessions, 01372 812189

Midwives and Doulas Alison Green, Epsom area, 020 8873 1593 All About Birth, Your Birth Doula, 07825 130765 Birth & Postnatal Doula. Here to help you antenatally, during or post birth, 07773 888307 Earth Bound Baby, Doula Services and Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, 07515 123124 Independent Midwives, support through pregnancy , birth and early weeks, 07877 862 444 NCT trained antenatal doulas available, 07525 403674

Breastfeeding, Weaning Help and Support BfN Drugline, compatibility of medicines with breastfeeding, 0844 412 4665 Breast friends, Breast feeding support drop-in, Chessington Children’s Centre, 020 8397 2006 Breastfeeding Coffee Shop, Children’s Centre, Epsom Downs Primary, Tues 10-11am, 01737 851079 Breastfeeding Support Clinic, Bourne Hall Health Centre, drop-in Mon am, 020 8394 1301 Café La Leche, usually last Tues am monthly, St Martin’s SureStart Centre, Epsom, 01372 730435 Fathers and Breastfeeding, support line and information sheet from NCT, 0300 330 0770 La Leche League, breastfeeding helpline, 0845 120 2918 Leatherhead Trinity Children’s Centre, breastfeeding/weaning clinic, 01372 812754 The Breastfeeding Network, support line, 0300 100 0210

Postnatal Services Association for Postnatal Illness, support for sufferers, 020 7386 0868

Babies

First Steps, for help, support or information on post-natal depression, Surrey, 0808 801 0325

Baby Group, Wellspring Children’s Centre, Bookham, 0-12 mths, Thurs. am, 01372 811313

Leatherhead Trinity Children’s Centre, antenatal, baby and postnatal clinics, 01372 812754

Baby Sensory, multi sensory sessions, 0-13 mths, Cobham and Thames Ditton, 07932 089848

NCT (National Childbirth Trust) Esher branch, 0844 243 6126

Cry-sis helpline, for excessively crying/ demanding babies, 08451 228669 Feeding and Sleep Routines, full support given, 07801 414435

NCT (National Childbirth Trust) Leatherhead & District branch, 0844 243 6183 NCT (National Childbirth Trust) Walton and Hersham branch, 0844 243 6312

Springboard Swimmers, Mother and Baby group, Bookham, 020 8255 7455

NCT (National Childbirth Trust) Weybridge and Oatlands branch, 0844 243 6322

The Baby Group, for under 1’s and mum/dad, Oxshott Village Hall, Monday am, 07702 544025

NCT (National Childbirth Trust), Molesey and Thames Ditton branch, 0844 243 6211

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Fun Sessions For Babies ● Children’s Centres

The UK’s favourite baby signing classes Learn how to communicate with your baby, using signs, before they can talk! Suitable for 0-2 year olds * ½ hour baby signing & singing * ½ hour playtime & social time * Structured/educational approach * Fun & friendly atmosphere Thames Ditton ~ Kerry T:07759 852717 E:kerryc@tinytalk.co.uk Cobham ~ Lyndsay T:07973 937505 E:lyndsayh@tinytalk.co.uk Weybridge ~ Helen T:07779 224591 E:helenre@tinytalk.co.uk Bookham ~ Katherine T: 07599 551882 E: katherinep@tinytalk.co.uk Visit our website www.tinytalk.co.uk

Baby Yoga Baby Yoga, courses, Epsom area, 07801 414435 My Baby Adores, Baby Yoga Courses, Workshops in Walton-on-Thames, 07808 401021

Baby Massage Alpha Baby Care, reflexology/ massage, Weybridge area, 01932 849069 Baby Bliss, Baby Massage in your own home, groups or 1-1, Weybridge area, 01932 829495 Baby Massage, courses, Epsom area, 07801 414435 Baby Massage, Leatherhead Trinity Children’s Centre, 01372 812754 Baby Massage, Mum and Baby Yoga, Pregnancy Yoga, 1-1’s, Cobham, 07890 100105 Baby Massage. Experienced Therapist, 01483 284750 Barnes Baby Massage, groups and 1-1 in Weybridge area, 07939 522733 My Baby Adores, Baby Massage and Daddy Workshops, Walton-onThames, 07808 401021 Physiotherapy led baby massage courses, Individual or groups, in your own home, 07503 977865 Tender Touch Baby Massage, Epsom/Ashtead/Leatherhead areas, 07788 780357

Baby Signing and Communication Baby Sensory, baby development activity, Weybridge, 07810 540352 Baby Sensory, multi sensory sessions for babies, Epsom and Bookham, 07527 131090 Baby Sensory, multi sensory sessions, 0-13 mths, Cobham and Thames Ditton, 07932 089848

Tinytalk Baby Signing, Singing and Signing, Thames Ditton, Kingston, 07759 852717 TinyTalk Baby Signing, singing/ signing, Cobham, Guildford, 0-2yrs, 07973 937505 TinyTalk Baby Signing, Weybridge, singing and signing, 0-2yrs, 07779 224591 Toddler Sense, adventure play from Baby Sensory, Cobham/Thames Ditton, 18m-3yrs, 07970 796606

Children’s Centres, Family Group Venues Ashtead Children’s Centre at St George’s Christian Centre, 01372 276410 Chessington Children’s Centre, Castle Hill School site, Buckland Road, 020 8397 2006 Claygate & Oxshott Children’s Centre, 01372 471222 Cobham Sure Start Children’s Centre, co-ordinating office, 01932 596034 Epsom Downs Children’s Centre, site of Epsom Downs Primary School, 01737 851079 Epsom Sure Start Children’s Centre, 01372 749834 Grovelands Children’s Centre, Sandy Lane, Walton-on-Thames, 01932 229313

Wellspring Children’s Centre, Bookham Baptist Church, Lower Road, 01372 459314 West Chessington Children’s Centre (grounds of Lovelace Primary), 020 8391 2145 Weybridge Children’s Centre, off Churchfield Road, 01932 820106

Surrey Children’s Entertainer Flossie is branching out into writing books for children.

Meadow Children’s Centre, Stoneleigh, 020 8393 9320

Although busier than ever with entertaining at children’s birthday parties, Flossie has also been busy writing some books for children under her pen name, Belle Graham. She has launched a new website to promote the books at www.sbgbooks.com and is hoping to bring the humour from her shows to her first book, ‘Who’s That?’ and that young children will enjoy looking at the pictures and reading it.

Riverview Sure Start Children’s Centre, 0208 337 7310

Flossie says that the feedback so far from parents has been that it is a fun book to read and children love the ending.

Leatherhead Trinity Family Room, Stay and Play, 01372 812754 Long Ditton Children’s Centre, Long Ditton Infant School, 020 8398 4398

St Martin’s Surestart Children’s Centre, Epsom-lots going on!, 01372 730435 Stonecot/ Worcester Park Children’s Centre, drop in sessions, 020 8770 4660

Sunny Signers, baby signing, qualified signer, Worcester Park, 020 8404 1432

Sure Start Children’s Centre, Hersham, 01932 246918

TinyTalk Baby Signing, Mole Valley, classes in Bookham and Dorking, 07599 551882

Thames Ditton Children’s Centre, please ring for opening times, 020 8398 3772

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Three Rivers Children’s Centre, West Molesey, 020 8481 7212

The second book which is called, ‘The Little Book of Big Achievement’ is designed for older children (8 to 15 years) to promote self confidence and positive thinking in lots of areas of their lives. It has been written with humorous artwork and text and it is part of an ongoing project that Flossie is working on that will include a board game in the not too distant future. Do visit the website for more information www.sbgbooks.com

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Nannies and Au Pairs Awesome AuPairs, 07944 829323 Buttons Nanny Agency, Surrey Branch, 0845 8737010 Cherry Blossom Childcare, recruitment agency, Surrey, 01483 725623 Emergency Nanny, for those who need last minute childcare, 07731 313571 Emily B Nanny Agency, 0845 319 8303

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Nannies, Au Pairs, Sitters and Childminders Nannies and Au Pairs continued

Britain’s Favourite Babysitters

Harmony At Home, Childcare Specialists, 07766 202071 Hushabye Nannies, bespoke childcare solutions, in your area, 01483 825807 Independence Childcare: independent nanny agency, 020 8390 3486 Larah Au Pairs, to help with housework and childcare, 01932 341704 Little Honeys Babysitters, babysitting and nannying, 07909 034849 Merryways Nanny Agency, 01932 700545 Millennium Au Pairs and Nannies, based in Surrey, 020 8241 9752 Mortimer Nannies, covering the South East, 07793 502483 My Travelling Nanny, temporary and holiday childcare, 020 8133 3126 Nutkin Nannies, professionals with the personal touch, 01932 565623 Premier Nannies, Nannies/Babysitting, 020 8339 0298 Premier Night Nannies, assistance with newborns, 020 8339 0298 Real Nannies, based in London and Surrey, 0870 7606501

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1967 Select Nannies, covering your area, 01932 852735 Smileys Childcare Agency, mothers help/babysitting, 0845 2011630 Tigerlily Nanny Agency, Surrey Branch, 020 3394 0593 Tinies Childcare, Nannies, Mothers Help, all areas, 020 8642 8866

Sitters, Childminders Cherry Blossom Childcare, recruitment agency covering Surrey, 01483 725623 Event Childcare, Pick & Mix service for any wedding or event, 0845 330 1323

No childcare? No problem! Daytime and evening childcare for all ages Call or text Sasha on 07702 544025 or Sarah on 07791 566306 lastminutechildcare@hotmail.com Minimum of 1 hour - covering Elmbridge area Home Organisers, emergency help service 07747 088783 Hushabye Babysitting Services, 01483 825807 Last Minute Childcare, ad hoc and babysitting in Cobham and surrounding areas, 07702 544025 Little Honeys Babysitters, babysitting and nannying, 07909 034849 Sitters, for day and evening babysitters, with professional childcare experience, 08447 367 367 Surrey County Childminding Assoc., support for registered nannies/ childminders, 07983 358111

Surrey Family Information Service, via SCC, 0300 200 1004 Surrey Nanny Agency Ltd., covering Guildford and area, 0845 8878468

Childcare Advice Parental Choice, advice on family rights and childcare options, 020 8979 6453 Surrey Family Information Service, via SCC, 0300 200 1004 Surrey Family Information Service, via SCC, 0300 200 1004

Toddlers Timetable There have been some changes to the Toddlers Timetable! Have you noticed? Is it better? Do let me know. Toddlers Monday am ASHTEAD, Little Stars, St. Georges Church Hall, 07810 651367 CHESSINGTON, Rhyme Time, Chessington Children’s Centre, Buckland Road, 020 8397 2006 EAST MOLESEY, Molies Playgroup, St Pauls Church Hall, 10am-12 noon, 07775 502450

CHESSINGTON, Dads Group, with 0-5yr olds, Children’s Centre, Buckland Rd, 020 8397 2006 CLAYGATE, Playmates at Claygate Village Hall, 07855 944109 EAST MOLESEY, Little Moles, St Marys Church Hall, no contact number EPSOM Christian Fellowship Toddlers, West Hill, 01372 722839

HERSHAM, Mini Gems, St Peters Church Hall, 12mths- 2½ yrs, baby corner available, 01932 222617

EPSOM, Little Monkey’s, Methodist Church, Ashley Road, 01372 728535 (Church office)

WESTON GREEN, Fun Saints, All Saints Church Hall, 020 8398 3711

GREAT BOOKHAM, Bookham Toddler Group, Old Barn Hall, Church Road, 01372 454188

WEYBRIDGE, Bumps & Babes, 1st Floor, Weybridge Library, 10am, 07979 417295 WEYBRIDGE, Jack & Jill toddler group, St Mary’s Church, 10am, 07879 840099

Toddlers Monday pm CHESSINGTON, Children’s Centre, Play Session, 0-18mths, Buckland Road, 020 8397 2006 EWELL VILLAGE, St Mary’s Church Hall, 020 8393 4804

Toddlers Tuesday am ASHTEAD, Baptist Church, Barnett Wood Lane (term time), 01372 274666

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HERSHAM, Little Gems, St Peter’s Church Hall, 2½yrs+, 01932 222617 LANGLEY VALE, Wriggles and Giggles, (The Vale Primary), 01372 273639 (School) LITTLE BOOKHAM, Chatterbox, 2nd and 4th Tues. monthly, All Saint’s Church, 01372 453183

WEYBRIDGE, SMART at St Mary’s Church, Oatlands, 01932 231274

CHESSINGTON, Methodist Church, in school holidays only, 020 8287 4846

Toddlers Tuesday pm

CHESSINGTON, Small Hands, St Mary’s Centre, term time, 020 8391 4551

ASHTEAD, The Epsom and Leatherhead Multiples Club, alternate weeks, 07973 706342 CHESSINGTON, Methodist Church, Parents and Toddlers, term time only, 020 8287 4846 COBHAM, Notre Dame Fledglings, join our happy group, 01932 869991 EAST HORSLEY, at Glenesk School, 01483 282329 EPSOM, Kingswood Kids, term time toddler group, 01372 723590 EPSOM, Little Urchins, Untited Reformed Church, Church Street, 01372 818895 WALTON-ON-THAMES, St.Mary’s Church, Church Street, 01932 224238 (Church office)

COBHAM, St Andrew’s Baby Talk, Churchgate House, 0-3yrs, 01932 862178 EAST HORSLEY, Toddlers at Evangelical Church, 01483 283453 (office) EPSOM, Wheels and Squeals, Christ Church, Epsom Common, 01372 743133 EWELL, Lion Cubs Toddler and Baby Group, United Reformed Church, 07595 174919 LEATHERHEAD, The Parish Church P and T Group, Church Rd, term time, 07754 482818 WALTON-ON-THAMES, St Erconwald’s R.C. Church, Esher Avenue, 01932 221101 (Church office)

Toddlers Wednesday am

WEST MOLESEY, Allsorts Baby & Toddler Club, St Peters, 020 8224 9734

THAMES DITTON, Dolly Mixtures, Community Centre, Mercer Close, 020 8398 4103

ASHTEAD, The Ark, St George’s Christian Centre, (term time), 01372 814720

WEYBRIDGE, United Reformed Church Hall, Queens Rd, Contact Diane, 07967 040210

WEYBRIDGE, Little Tykes, Methodist Church Hall, Heath Road, 01932 854195

CHESSINGTON, Children’s Centre, Stay and Play, 0-5yrs, Buckland Road, 020 8397 2006

WORCESTER PARK, St John The Baptist Church Hall, Church Road, 020 8337 8830 (Church Office)

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Toddlers Timetable Toddlers Wednesday pm

Toddlers Thursday pm

BOOKHAM, TotsAlive! St Nicolas Church, 0-5yrs, 01372 454638

BOOKHAM, Noah’s Ark, Bookham Baptist Church, 01372 459314

LITTLE BOOKHAM, Manor House School M and T Group, 01372 458538

EAST HORSLEY, at Glenesk School, 01483 282329

Toddlers Thursday am

Toddlers Friday am

ASHTEAD, St George’s Christian Centre, no contact number available

CHESSINGTON, Methodist Church, Parents and Toddlers, 020 8287 4846

CHESSINGTON, Children’s Centre, Buckland Road, 020 8397 2006

COBHAM, Friday Funtime run by Cobham Sure Start, 9.30 - 11am, St Andrew’s School, 01932 596034

COBHAM, Windy Millers 0-4yrs, Scout Hut, Hogshill Lane, 07702 544025

EAST MOLESEY, Molies Playgroup, St Pauls Church Hall, 07775 502450

EPSOM, St Martins, Church Street, 01372 722567 (Church Office)

EPSOM, Friday Fizz, Kings Church, Longmead Road, 020 8786 7998

ESHER, Toddlestop, Lower Green Community Centre, 01372 469800 FETCHAM, Butterfly, Catholic Church, Bell Lane, 01372 802485

ESHER, Toddlestop, Lower Green Community Centre, (until end 2013), 01372 469800

LEATHERHEAD, Our Lady and St. Peters, Garland Road, 01372 361243

EWELL, Christ Church, Cheam Road, Ewell Village, 020 8393 8230

STONELEIGH, Methodist Church, Stoneleigh Crescent, 07796 125700

EWELL, St Mary’s Church Hall, Ewell Village, 020 8393 4804

THAMES DITTON, Dolly Mixtures, Community Centre, Mercer Close, 020 8398 4103

LEATHERHEAD, Tiddlywinks, Leatherhead Methodist Church, 01372 372919

THAMES DITTON, St Nicholas Church Hall, P and T Group, 020 8398 7211

OXSHOTT, St Andrew’s Parent and Toddler Group, 01372 842423

WALTON-ON-THAMES, Walton and District Twins Club, St Johns, Just turn up

WEST EWELL, Toddler Time, Webber Hall, All Saints (Church Meadow), term time, 020 8393 7273

WEYBRIDGE, Christ The Prince of Peace Church Hall, 01932 842643

WORCESTER PARK, St Mary’s Church, The Avenue, 07796 125700

For your chance to win a Mister Maker DVD fill out your details on the website thefamilygrapevine.co.uk/mid-surrey/competition-entries Closing date midnight Friday 16th August 2013

Between the ages of 0-4yrs, the brains of babies & children are naturally wired to learn languages. After this age the natural ability rapidly decreases. Former London events expert & now local Weybridge girl Emma Boardman realised the full extent of this theory when her 10 month old baby was understanding the words of her English parents as well as their Italian nanny. This realisation led Emma, along with linguist & long term friend Simone Rhodes, to develop the brand new unique language programme for 'bambini lingo, the multilingual kids club.' The concept is learning through fun, movement, songs, games, repetition & interactive role-play. Classes are currently running in Italian & French, in Weybridge & Esher, with courses for Mandarin, Spanish & German to commence by 2014.

Preschooler’s Activities Preschooler’s Messy Play

babyballet Song and Dance Academy, Epsom, 6mths+, 01737 227039

Mucky Monsters, messy play for 18m-4yrs, Ashtead, Epsom, 07715 171167

Chadsworth Stage School, Claygate, 2yrs+, 020 8398 8104 Cheer for Fun Cheerleading, Epsom, 4+yrs, 01342 892806

Preschooler’s Dance, Drama Ashtead Ballet School, with RAD teacher, Ashtead, 3yrs+, 01372 272177 AW Dance Arts, Ballet/ Theatre Dance/ Singing. 2yr - adults. Daily classes RAD +, 01372 457274

Dance classes 18mths+ in Ewell, 07881 063588 Dance Education Centre, Weybridge, 2½+yrs, 07770 727543 Dance Shack, Jazz, Street, Musical Theatre, L’Head, 4yrs+, 07804 342888

Ditton School of Ballet (RAD), specialist classical ballet, Thames Ditton, 3yrs+, 020 8224 1075 Dramabuds, imaginative drama classes for 2-7yrs, Worcester Park, 020 8669 2355 Dynamic Tots, Ballet and Street Tots, 2-5yrs, Weybridge, 07766 077043 Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Complex, ballet drop-in Saturday afternoons, 2½-5yrs, 01932 260300

Baby Dance, music and movement, Epsom, 2-4yrs, 01737 211541

Dancetime,many dance styles, Effingham, 2yrs+, 01306 628217

Ewell Dance and Pilates, Ballet, Tap, and Modern, 2 ½ yrs +, 07928 370982

babyballet North Surrey, Cobham, Weybridge, 6m-6yrs, 01932 866609

Diddi Dance, Stoneleigh (Epsom) FREE trial class, 07873 634292

Fairy Dance, Ballet for 3-4yrs, Thames Ditton, Chessington, 07860 376583

Footloose, Tap, Modern, Ballet, Mime, Ashtead, 2½-5 years+, 07810 147698 Harmony Dance (RAD), variety of classes from 2½yrs, Ockham, West Horsley, 01372 454262 High energy movement and dance sessions for under 5’s, Claygate & Kingston, 07714 761402 InStep School of Dance at Weybridge Hall for ages 3+! Your first class is FREE!, 07725 343369 Laine Theatre Arts, East Street, Epsom, 3yrs+, 01372 724648 Little Act, drama, music and movement, Epsom, 4-7yrs, 01737 211541

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Preschooler’s Activities - Dance ● Gym Preschooler’s Dance, Drama continued Melody Bear Ballet, Baptist Church Hall, Ashtead, 07505 118763 Mini Dance, music and movement, Epsom, 4-7yrs, 01737 211541 MM Dancecraft, classes for 2-11 years, Esher and Thames Ditton Classes, 020 8399 6276 Mummy and Me, Ballet and Music class for 18m-3yrs, 07860 376583 Nichols School of Dance, Walton-onThames, 3 yrs +, 07557 238044 Protègèm Dance School, Burn Hall, Spring Street, Ewell 2yrs+, 01737 211109

Drama and creative play classes for babies and children up to 7 years

FREE TRIAL SESSION

Classes in Ashtead, Cobham, East Molesey & Walton-on-Thames. To enrol or find out more, please contact Phylly on 0844 310 0619 or email phylly@pyjamadrama.com

pyjamadrama.com

Pyjama Drama! Drama/Play, Ashtead, Cobham, Molesey, Walton, 6m-school, 0844 310 0619

Acorn Gymnastics Club, Harrier Centre, Ewell, 4yrs+, 07794 785683 ActivTots, fun fitness classes for 2-4 year olds in Surrey, 01483 769699

Rosalle School of Dance, Bookham/ Fetcham classes, 3yrs +, 01342 325478

Backflip Performers, classes in Thames Ditton and Weybridge, for 2-12 yrs, 020 8940 7998

Rose Academy of Theatre Arts, St. Mary’s, Chessington, 2yrs+, 07918 683070

Epsom Gymnastic and Trampoline Club, 3+, at Rainbow Epsom, 07958 751673

Roshe School of Dancing, Claygate, 3yrs+, 01372 464062 Stagestars, Dance, Act, Sing, Ashtead, 3 yrs+, 01372 271111

Gugafit (Get Up Get Active), fun exercise to music, Wed afternoons, 3-11yrs, 01932 260300

Starfish, fun, creative dance, Mondays, Scout Hall, Hogshill Lane, Cobham, 07548 531409

Ready Steady Go Kids, multi-sports for 2½ to 6 year olds, Epsom, FREE TRIALS, 0800 6906591

Starlight Dance Academy, Thames Ditton, 18mths +, 01276 474704

Tumble Tots, active play programme, Ewell, 6mths-5yrs, 07710 424460

Starstruck Dance Academy, Stoneleigh, 2½ years+, 07834 698704

Tumble Tots, Cobham, Leatherhead, Dorking and Woking, 6mths+, 07860 225249

Steps, dance classes for 2-15yrs, Thames Ditton, 020 8398 1955 Susan Roberts Academy of Performing Arts, 2+, Cobham, 01932 590441

Tumble Tots, Weybridge, 6mths-7yrs, 07760 558220

Susan Roberts Academy of Performing Arts, 2+, Weybridge, 01932 590441

Tumbletots, active play programme, Ewell, 6mths-5yrs, 07710 424460

The Jam Academy, Epsom, 2½ yrs+, 01372 807279

The Phillomena School of Dance, Epsom, 2½ yrs+, 01342 892806 Theatrebugs “Confidence Through Creativity” drama, music, dance, 1-5yrs, 01483 882244 Toddler Dance, Dance classes in Epsom & Worcester Park, 18m-4yrs, 07988 730 839 Totsdance, several local venues, 18mths-3 yrs, 07970 910066

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Classes in Thames Ditton and Chessington JESSICA WESTBROOK TEL: 07860 376583 www.fairyfoorsteps.co.uk

Preschooler’s Fitness, Gym

Riverhouse Barn, Music, Mime, Movement, Walton-on-Thames, 2yrs+, 01932 254198

The Molesey School of Ballet, Ballet , 2½y+,Tap/Modern 3yrs+, 01932 227456

MUMMY AND ME BALLET CLASS Now you can enjoy sharing in the fun of your little ones ballet class 18mnths – 3yrs Fairy Dance 3 - 4yrs

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 more information please contact: Iroshan on 07860 225249 or Rozana on 07723 020388 email: iro.perera@tumbletots.com www.tumbletots.com/woking Classes in Woking, Dorking, Leatherhead and Cobham

Do you run classes at the weekend for preschoolers? If so, are yours listed? Check page 20 under

Weekend Activities for Preschoolers

Preschooler’s Multilingual Sessions Bambini lingo, the multilingual kids club, 6mths-preschool, Weybridge and Esher, 07976 294604

Preschooler’s Music Dolphin Music, Claygate/Thames Ditton, 0-4 yrs, Vicky, 01372 476919 Ginger Cat Music, classes for 6mths4yrs, at Bocketts Farm, 07867 872193 Jo Jingles North Surrey, 6mths5yrs, Weybridge Methodist Church, 01483 770794 Jo Jingles, 6m-5, lots of venues within this area, 01372 800420 Jolly Babies and Music with Mummy,Thames Ditton Cricket Club, Tues and Thurs, 07810 425423 Jolly Babies, babies under 1, Worcester Park/Stoneleigh, 020 8337 0508

Distributed within Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell and North Mole Valley areas


Preschooler’s Activities - Gym ● Music

Gymboree West Byfleet

language classes from 6 months to 4 yrs! italian - french - spanish - german - mandarin now taking bookings for next term contact: emma@bambinilingo.co.uk 07976 294604 www.bambinilingo.co.uk

01932 353 313 westbyfleet@gymboree-uk.com

Music & Movement for 0-6years Weybridge and Byfleet Free Trial Session Contact Nadine 07510 688696 www.kindermusikwithnadine.com

Sensory Baby Play

Music

Play & Learn

Art

(from new born)

(mobile - 5 years)

Music with Mummy Fun, lively music sessions for babies,toddlers and pre-schoolers. Come and join the fun! Book your free trial today Classes in Thames Ditton Call Karon on 07810 425423 musicwithmummy9@hotmail.com

(6 months - 5 years)

(18 months - 5 years)

Families

Parties

(multi-age)

(newborn - 5 years)

gymboree-uk.com Preschooler’s Music continued

Barnes Instruments Puppets Balls

Teddies Bean Bags Pom Poms Parachute Scarves Shakers

Surbiton Thames Ditton 3mths – 5 yrs (£5 Sibling £2.50) E: info@tinytuneslive.com T: 07977 585020

Richmond Epsom Cobham Teddington Twickenham Weybridge

Also Parties

www.TinyTunesLive.com

Pinxie Music Class, 6mths-4½yrs, open in school holidays. Wed pm, Claygate, Just turn up

Kindermusik with Nadine, Weybridge areas, 07510 688696

Pipsqueaks Pre-school Music & Drama Classes, St Marks Church Hall, Gt Tattenham, 07808 921113

MAD Academy, 3mths-4yrs, Ashtead, Chessington, Effingham, 01372 210378

Primo Music, Hersham, 0-5years, call Charlotte, 07815 073606

Mini Stages, Adventures in Music, Walton-on-Thames, 6m-4yrs, 01932 254333

Stimulating & original Hartbeeps Music Classes for 6mths - 4yrs in Long Ditton, 07970 898436

Monkey Music Thames Ditton, from 3m+4yrs, 020 8224 3971

Theatrebugs “Confidence Through Creativity” drama, music, dance, 1-5yrs, 01483 882244

Monkey Music, for 3m-4yrs, Claygate, Esher, Epsom, Banstead, 01932 223309

Tiny Tots Music, in Esher, Monday mornings, 6mths-5yrs, 07732 215018 Tiny Tunes in Cobham, Epsom, Weybridge, Thames Ditton, Surbiton, 3mths- 5yrs, 07977 585020

Monkey Music, for 3m-4yrs, Leatherhead, Dorking, Ashtead, Oxshott, 01483 841303

Tinytalk Baby Signing, Singing and Signing, Thames Ditton, Kingston, 07759 852717

Monkey Music, for 3m-4yrs, Weybridge, Cobham, Hersham, Molesey, 020 8224 0096

TinyTalk Baby Signing, singing/ signing, Cobham, Guildford, 0-2yrs, 07973 937505

Music Mime and Movement, Riverhouse Barn, Walton-on-Thames, 01932 254198

TinyTalk Baby Signing, Weybridge, singing and signing, 0-2yrs, 07779 224591

Music with Mummy, 1 to 5 yrs, Worcester Park/Stoneleigh, 020 8337 0508

TinyTalk Mole Valley, classes in Bookham and Dorking, 07599 551882

Noah’s Ark Music Club, classes in Molesey, 020 8941 8377 Pat-a-Cakes, music classes for 4m-5yrs, Ashtead, 01372 721381

Tots in Tune, Downsend School, Pre-Prep Ashtead, contact Sue, 01372 385439

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Preschooler’s Activities - Music ● Sport

40 minutes of musical fun for little ones 6 months - 4 years Classes in Ashtead on Fridays To book your FREE TRIAL call Annmarie

01372 721381

BANSTEAD, EWELL, CLAYGATE AND ESHER AREAS E: banstead.claygate@monkeymusic.co.uk T: 01932 223 309 BOCKETTS FARM PARK, OXSHOTT, LEATHERHEAD AND DORKING AREAS E: leatherhead.dorking@monkeymusic.co.uk T: 01483 841 303 WEYBRIDGE, COBHAM, MOLESEY AND HERSHAM AREAS E: weybridge.cobham@monkeymusic.co.uk T: 0208 224 0096

Preschooler’s Sport Catch-a-Balls, skills for 18mths, Esher, Thames Ditton, Molesey areas, 020 8398 3034 Footie Tots, fitness and football, Thames Ditton, 2½-5yrs, 07931 707720

Rugby Tots, Play Programme for 2-5yrs, several venues, 0845 313 3242 Sporty Tots, 2-3 and 4-5 years, Hersham Village Hall, Queens Road, Hersham, 01474 573050

Topspin Monkeys, serving up an ace tennis programme, 2-5 yrs, Epsom, 07779 130596

Kiko Soccer Schools, ball skills for walking to 5yrs, several venues, 01372 273505

Preschooler’s Swimming

Little Kickers, football training, girls/ boys, Thames Ditton, 2-under 5yrs, 020 8286 6038 Little Sports Stars, Sports for Nurseries & Parties, 07722 334864 Nam Yang Martial Arts Centre, all ages, Epsom, 3 yrs +, 01372 725918 Playball UK, build confidence in children using sport, Oxshott and Cobham, 07984 770713 Playball UK, Esher, Molesey and Hersham, 2-6 yrs, 07538 700951

Aqua Tots for Baby/Toddler, Hurst Pool, West Molesey, 4mths-3½yrs, 020 8941 6544 Aqua Tots, progressive swimming for up to 6yr olds, various venues in area, 020 8688 6488 Aquababies, Leatherhead, 6 weeks to 4 years, 07807 067527 Atlantis Swim School, from 18mths, Chessington, Epsom, Worcester Park, 020 8335 3536

Kiko

Hi I’m Kiko! want to play?

soccer schools

More than just football skills...

• • • • •

Developing physical skills, balance and co-ordination Introducing first football skills and technique Learning about numbers, shapes and letters Building confidence and self esteem Introducing the concept of being a member of a team, helping and looking out for each other

Sessions Weekdays and Saturdays Throughout Surrey

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Baby Swimming, Epsom, Walton-onThames, Leatherhead, 020 3176 5666 Charlotte’s Swim School, Hersham, W-O-T, Weybridge, 01932 788506

Playball, age specific classes from age 2-8years, Ashtead, 07545 904852

Dinky Ducklings, baby/ toddler swimming,4m-3yrs, Ashtead, 01903 740020

Ready Steady Go Kids, multi-sports for 2½ to 6 year olds, Epsom, FREE TRIALS, 0800 6906591

DPD Coaching Services, Ashtead lessons for preschool children, 01903 740020

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walking to 5 years

Tennis for Tots, Ashtead and Leatherhead, 3-4yrs, 01372 817273

Great Britain Martial Arts Academy, age specific programmes for children 4yrs+, 07584 473784

Little Kickers, FA coaching for 2-5yrs, Weybridge, Epsom/Ewell, Claygate, 01932 847439

Group discounts for NCT members when 3+ people join together at the same time.

Call Frank Gomez on

01372 273505 or email: kikosoccerschools@btinternet.com

www.kikosoccerschools.com

Distributed within Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell and North Mole Valley areas


Preschooler’s Activities - Sport

Movement Ball and Racket Skills

Numbers Colours Shapes

Indoor venues in Epsom, Walton-on-Thames and Cobham with new classes starting Autumn 2013

www.topspinmonkeys.co.uk or call 07779 130596 FREE trial session

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CONFIDENCE AND INDEPENDENCE Small class sizes

2-3 years

Positive start to being active Age appropriate skills and games Great fun in a class environment

SPORT PREPARATION Maximum ball time for progression

FREE TASTER SESSION CALL 020 8398 3034

Ball and movement skills classes for 18 months to 5 years.

• Catching and throwing classes • Fun and interactive games • Balls, scarves, balloons and bean bags

There is a class near you! To book your FREE class call 020 8398 3034 or visit www.catch-a-ball.co.uk

4-5 years

Life skills for perseverance Sport skill development

MINI SPORT DEVELOPMENT Leadership and teamwork

6-9 years

Skills and games for: • Mini-tennis • Cricket • Golf • Hockey • Football • Basketball • Tag Rugby • Rounders and so much more

We also do: Holiday Camps and Birthday Parties Find your local Playball Centre or school at

www.playballuk.com

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Preschooler’s Sport ● Weekend Sessions ● Play Centres Atlantis Swim School, Saturday pm, Linden Bridge School, Worcester Park, 020 8335 3536 Atlantis Swim School, Sunday am, Epsom College, College Road, Epsom, 020 8335 3536

Preschooler’s Swimming continued Got2swim for Babies to Adults, small classes, 07966 794187 Hook Swim School and Aqua Centre, baby swim from 4mths, 020 8397 7731 J G Swimming, Ashtead, parent and toddler sessions, 01737 812470 Splish ‘n’ Splash Swim School, Chessington, for preschoolers, 07974 752442 Springboard Swimmers, Mother and Toddler group, Bookham, 020 8255 7455 Springboard Swimmers, Bookham, classes from 3 years, 020 8255 7455 Surrey Swim School, experienced in teaching babies, local pools, 01737 211160 Swimwise, Colin Bull Swimming, quality classes in small groups, 2½ +, 01372 739600 Water Babies, for babies from birth to 12 months, Chessington, Leatherhead, 01730 263506 Water Nippers, swimming lessons for 1-5yrs, Chessington, 01273 621333

Preschooler’s Yoga Yoganory “Yoga entwined with story” classes, 2½-5 yrs, 07725 402650

Weekend Activities for Preschoolers Aquababies, Saturday pm, swimming from birth-4yrs, Downsend School, Leatherhead, 07807 067527 Aquademy Swimming, Feltonfleet School, Cobham, Saturdays am, 01737 358694 Aquademy Swimming, Parkside School, Stoke d’Abernon, Saturday and Sunday am, 01737 358694

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babyballet North surrey, starting on Saturdays soon, 01932 866609

Open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 2.30pm

Ewell Dance and Pilates, ballet from aged 3 years +, Saturday am, Ewell, 07928 370982

While your children play safely indoors or outside you can enjoy a lovely latte or cappuccino. Or try one of our delicious paninis or yummy cakes. We do great ‘pick and mix’ lunches for kids too.

Flipside Dance, (Prov. START Sept 2013) on Saturdays, Cobham Village Hall, 07759 502508

We can host an exclusive Wizzkidz party for your little one on midweek afternoons or at weekends. Lots of free parking!

Got2Swim, swimming for preschoolers Saturday am, Horsley Park, 07966 794187 Harmony Dance, ballet class, Saturday am, Raleigh School in East Horsley, 01372 454262 Hook Swim School and Aqua Centre, Saturday am and pm, Hook, 020 8397 7731 Little Kickers East Surrey, Saturday am, Epsom Downs Sch and Children’s Centre, 01737 300624 Monkey Music, Saturday am, St Andrew’s Church, Hersham Road, Walton upon Thames, 020 8224 0096 Protègèm Dance School, Bourne Hall, Epsom and Ewell, Saturday am, 2yrs+, 01737 211109 Pyjama Drama, Saturdays, Jungle Studios, 12 High Street, Walton on Thames, 0844 310 0619 Ready, Steady, Go Kids (RSGK), multi sports, Saturday am, Epsom, 2½-6yrs, 0800 6906591 Stagestars, Dance, Tap, Ballet, drama etc, Sat am/pm, St Andrews, Leatherhead, 01372 271111 Starlight, Ballet, Musical Theatre, Tap and more, Sat am, Thames Ditton, 01276 474704 Surrey Swim School, Saturday and Sundays at St John’s, Leatherhead, 01737 211160 Susan Roberts Academy, ballet from 2½+, Saturday am, Cobham, 01932 590441

Weybridge Vandals Rugby Club, Desborough Island, Off Walton Lane, KT12 1QP (off the river road from Walton Bridge to Weybridge)

01932 225313 or 07769 898381 • www.wizzkidzcafe.co.uk

Wizzkidz is a well established play cafe which has been keeping little ones busy and their parents relaxed and happy since 2004. From April 2013 it has been under new ownership, so if you haven’t been for a while why not pop along and see what changes we’ve made. We’ve got a fabulous outside play area for when the sun is shining and lots to do inside when it’s not! Come on your own or with friends, there will always be a warm and friendly welcome. Lots of grandparents come too! Visit our website for further details including our party package www.wizzkidzcafe.co.uk

Cheeky Chimps Soft Play Dean Pavilion, Old Tiffinians Sports Ground, Summer Avenue, East Molesey KT8 9LU 

Indoor and outdoor play area for 0-5 year olds  Large soft play area with ball pool  Enclosed baby area  Bouncy castle  Kiddie keep fit equipment  Ride on toys  Dressing up and much more!

Do come and visit us at Cheeky Chimps Soft Play! Relax with a tea or coffee and enjoy a wide range of refreshments including yummy cupcakes and flapjacks while the kids have fun fun fun! We offer a great selection of lunch choices for both you and your children. T: 07732 388 338 Email: cheekychimpssoftplay@hotmail.co.uk

Susan Roberts Academy, Funky Monkeys, Jazz for 4-6yrs, Sat am, Cobham, 01932 590441 Susan Roberts Academy, Infant Tap, 2½yrs +, Saturday am, Cobham, 01932 590441 Swimwise, Colin Bull Swimming, Sat/Sun am and pm, 2yrs+ in Leatherhead/Ashtead, 01372 739600

Aquademy Swimming, toddler with adult, 18mths-3.5yrs, Saturday, venues in Cobham, 01737 358694

The Little Act Theatre School, Saturday pm, St Martin’s, Church Street, Epsom, 01737 211541

Aquatots, from babies up to 6 yrs, Sunday pm, Leatherhead, 020 8688 6488

The Molesey School of Ballet, Ballet, 2½y+,Tap/Modern 3yrs+, Saturdays noon-2pm, 01932 227456

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AW Dance Arts, Infant ballet, tap, modern dance and singing, Sat pm, Effingham, 01372 457274

Come along to WizzKidz, the play café for under 5s!

Surbiton Hockey Club, Sugden Road, Long Ditton, KT7 OAE Open Monday to Friday 9.45am - 4.30pm T: 07749 506669 W: www.cheekymonkeys-softplay.com • We do lattes and cappuccinos • Lunch for children and adults • In/Outdoor play (warm months) • Children’s birthday parties • Ample free parking and free Wifi • Come and see our refurbishment!

Distributed within Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell and North Mole Valley areas


Play Centres

Play Centres Adventure Zone, Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Complex, Walton-on-Thames, 2-10yrs, 01932 260300 Buzzy Bumbles, soft play area at Squires West Horsley, 01483 282911 Cheeky Chimps Soft Play, Summer Avenue, East Molesey, 07732 388338 Cheeky Monkeys, Sudgen Road, Thames Ditton, 07749 506669 Dizzy Daisies, Waverley Road, Oxshott, Wed, Thurs, Fri 10am-3pm, 07783 525261 Elmbridge Xcel, Creepy Crawlies Soft Play for under 5’s, Tues, Fri, Sun, 01932 260300 Fun in Foam, Leatherhead & Dorking Gym Club, L’Head, 01372 377718 Jellybugs Ewell, Harrier Centre, Poole Road, West Ewell, 07717 862577 Jumping Jacks, soft play for under 5’s, Hersham, 01932 222812 Jupiter Jo’s Softplay Centre, West Ewell, 0-10yrs, 020 8391 2004 Little Tots Play Cafe, 0-5 years, Walton Casuals Football Club, Walton-onThames, Just turn up Mini Me’s Softplay, Sandown, Esher, 07870 266614 Once Upon A Time Soft Play Cafe & Party Venue. Epsom, 07933 292464

Pebbles Soft play, Long Ditton Cricket Club, Betts Way, 020 8398 1955 Piglets, soft play and lots more, Hersham, 01932 241323 Ragamuffins, Play Café, Sandown Golf Centre, Esher, 0-4yrs, 01372 469260 Soft Play Centre and Creche, Leatherhead Leisure Centre, Baby5yrs, 01372 377674 The Hobbledown Barn @ Horton Park Children’s Farm, soft and wooden play frames, 0843 2894979 Toddlers World soft play for under 5’s, every week day either am or pm, Epsom, 01372 727277 Wizz Kidz, Under 5’s Play Centre, Walton-on-Thames, 01932 225313

Toy Libraries Leatherhead Trinity Children’s Centre, 01372 812754 The Hook Centre, Hook Road, Chessington (Tuesdays 10-noon, term time only), 020 8547 6254 Toy Library at Riverview Children’s Centre, W. Ewell, 020 8337 7310 The majority of 1700 freeentries are in print each issue. This summer there is so much information to put in, that some free entries have not been included, but ALL are shown on the website. Keep up to date by picking up the latest copy each March, July and November.

Win one of five pairs of tickets to the Epsom Racecourse Family Funday on Monday 26th August! Enjoy an action packed afternoon of racing and entertainment for the young and old alike with pony rides, a petting zoo, bouncy castle, children’s funfair with horse carousel, face painting, hot shoeing demonstrations, trade stands, and much more. For your chance to win, simply find the hidden picture of the racehorse somewhere in this magazine and tell us which page it is on...

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Daycare Nurseries

Little Oaks • •

Daycare Nurseries Appletree Day Nursery, Epsom, 3mth5yrs, 01372 203477 Asquith Epsom Nursery, 0-5yrs, open daily, 01372 723332 Bambini Day Nursery, Ewell Court House, Ewell, 3mths-5yrs, 020 3258 3031 Bizzy Bees Nursery and Playgroup, Worcester Park, 0-5yrs, 020 8335 3537 Bus Stop Preschool Nursery and Forest School, Polesden Lacey, 0-5years, 07909 384044 Busy Bees Day Nursery, 7.30am6pm, Thames Ditton, 3m-5yrs, 020 8398 9491

Nursery School

Pre School

Forest School

Nursery and Playgroup Longfellow Road, Worcester Park

Open 51 weeks of the year Monday to Friday 7.30am - 6.00pm 0 - 5 years

Tel: 020 8335 3537 Experienced and qualified staff

We are a new small village nursery school in Nonsuch Park set in beautiful historic woodlands and gardens for exploration and fun. Open for preschool places term time only and full time childcare all year for children aged 1-5 years of age. Come and meet the teachers and explore our nursery and its exceptional large outdoor wild garden.

For more information about our nursery school and our open days visit

www.littleoaksforestschool.com

CherryField Children’s Nursery, Epsom, 3m-5yrs, 01372 747080 Cherrylands Nursery, Weybridge, 0-5yrs, 01932 354175 CherryStone Children’s Nursery, Stoneleigh, 3m-5yrs, 020 8786 8006 Churchfield House, 3mths-5yrs, Weybridge, 01932 854465 Colets Nursery, Thames Ditton, from 3mths (members + non members), 020 8398 7108 Cunliffe Day Nursery, Stoneleigh, 2-5yrs, 020 8786 8921 Epsom Downs Children’s Centre Day Nursery, 3m-5yrs, 01737 850517 Flying Start Day Nursery, (Barnesmead), Ashtead, 0-5yrs, 01372 276825 Flying Start Day Nursery, (Moorlands), Ashtead, 3m-5yrs, 01372 279935 Grovelands Children’s Centre, Sandy Lane, Walton-on-Thames, 01932 229313 Home From Home Children’s Day Care, West Molesey, Birth+, 07990 890463 Horseshoe Day Nursery, Sandown Park, Esher, 01372 473970 Kidsunlimited Day Nursery, 7.30am6pm, 3m-5yrs, Hinchley Wood, Esher, 0845 365 2929 Leatherhead Trinity Day Care, 01372 812754 Lilliput Children’s Centre,Hersham/ Walton-on-Thames, 4m-5yrs, 01932 252202 Little Acorns Day Nursery, Cobham, age 3m to 5 years, 01932 864675 Little Bookham Preschool, flexible care for 2-5yr olds, Effingham, 07551 955757 Little Crickets, daycare for 3mths-5yrs, East Molesey, 020 8979 2800 Little Dreams Day Nursery, Weston Avenue, Thames Ditton, 3mths-5yrs, 020 8707 3984 Little Pickles Nursery, Effingham, 3mths-5yrs, 01372 453832 Merrileas Day Nursery, Stoke d’Abernon, 2½ -5 yrs, mixed, 01932 862749

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412 Walton Road , West Molesey Surrey KT8 2JG

Open Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 6.30pm (earlier starts available)

Caring for children 3 mths to 10 yrs Full day/ half day/ Before and after school club available inclusive of school run.

* Warm and loving care in a cosy environment * Safe and professionally managed * * Qualified, experienced staff * Exciting Early Years curriculum * * Set in beautiful Ewell Court parkland with private garden * * Home cooked food * Term time only or full time * Childcare vouchers accepted * E: info@bambininursery.co.uk T: 020 3258 3031 www.bambininursery.co.uk

Striving to help little hands make…BIGGER achievements!

Please contact the team on 07990 890463 Moor Lane Day Nursery, Chessington, 3m-5yrs, 020 8391 2113 Nestots, at NESCOT College, 3mths5yrs, open to all, 020 8394 3371 Playmates Nursery, termtime, Chessington, 2-5yrs, 020 8391 5522 Playtime Day Nursery, Chessington, 0-5yrs, 020 8397 2800 Playtime Day Nursery, Leatherhead, 01372 377470 Red Balloon Day Nursery, Cobham, 3mths -5yrs, 01932 866505 Red Balloon Day Nursery, Weybridge, 3mths -5yrs, 01932 842800 Smarty Pants Day Nursery, Bookham Youth Centre, 2-5 yrs, 01372 453803 Stars Day Nursery, Lynwood Drive, Worcester Park, 0844 800 2525 Teddies Nursery & Preschool, Epsom, 3months - 5years, 01372 743474 Teddies Nursery and Preschool, Esher, 3mths-5 yrs, 01372 210904 The Danesfield Manor Early Years Centre, Walton-on Thames, from 3 mths, 01932 220930 Toad Hall Nursery Group, Chessington, 3m-5yrs, 020 8391 4447

“Committed to excellence in childcare” We provide high quality day care and education in an environment specifically adapted to meet the needs of the children. We have a fantastic warm and friendly team who really care about your child. Please call:

Tracy on 01306 876316

Chichester Road, Dorking RH4 1LR

Rachael on 01483 424646

Bridge Road, Godalming GU7 3DU

Tasha on 01276 453595

Macdonald Road, Lightwater GU18 5XY

Distributed within Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell and North Mole Valley areas


Daycare Nurseries

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Lilliput Children’s Centre Hersham Green, Burwood Road, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 4AA

Private Day Nursery

Open 8.00am to 6.30pm 51 weeks of the year Full and part-time care/education For children aged 4 months to 5 years

Top Quality Care

*Welcoming and happy environment* Playing fields and outdoor playground Heated swimming pool, indoor play hall Wholesome food cooked on the premises Excellent pre-school education Childcare vouchers accepted

Parkside’s Merrileas nursery provides a caring and nuturing foundation to your child’s education. We cater for boys and girls aged 2-4.

Afternoon classes

To arrange a visit please call 01932 862 749

Ballet, Music and Movement and Sports skills

Telephone Melanie on 01932 252202 email Melanie@lilliput.org.uk

The Manor, Stoke d’Abernon, Cobham, Surrey KT11 3PX

Tel: 01932 862 749 www.parkside-school.co.uk © Copyright Parkside 2012

Also at Redhill, Surrey 01737 789500

Limited number of bursaries available

RED BALLOON Day Nursery Cobham

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Weybridge

“As mothers ourselves, we never underestimate the degree of trust you place in us”

Outstanding nursery care for children from 3 months to 5 years

Live Webcam Home Cooked Food Qualified Pre-School Teacher Exceptional Staff

Excellent Facilities Spacious Outdoor Play Area Large Car Park State-of-the-art Security

Mon-Fri 7:30am-6:30pm 51weeks For more information, please call Cobham - 01932 866505 or

Weybridge 01932 842800

Or visit our web site www.red-balloon.co.uk

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Daycare Nurseries ● Montessori Nurseries

Daycare Nurseries continued Toad Hall Nursery Group, Felcott Road, Walton, 3 mths-5yrs, 01932 252858

A c e orns l t t i L DAY NURSERY

COBHAM OFFERING QUALITY DAY CARE

in a Purpose Built Nursery for children aged 3 months to 5 years Large Play Area Excellent OFSTED Report Qualified and Experienced Staff Low Staff Turnover Monday to Friday 8.00am to 6.00pm For more information: Telephone Emily Towers 01932 864675 “Helping children to grow into someone special”

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Toad Hall Nursery Group, Manor Road, Walton-on-Thames, 3m-5yrs, 01932 226975 Treetops Nurseries, Epsom, 3mths5yrs, enquiries number, 01244 379040

Montessori Nurseries and Preschools Claygate Montessori School, Claygate, 2-5yrs, 020 8398 8104 Cobham Montessori Nursery School, Cobham, 2-5+, 01932 863397 (Hall) Fairmile Montessori School, Queens Rd, Hersham, 2-5yrs, 01372 469500 Footprints Montessori Day Nursery, West Horsley, 01483 285591

Long Ditton Montessori Children’s House, Long Ditton, 2½-5yrs, 020 8398 8805 Martyr’s Green Montessori, Ockham, 3mths-5yrs, 01932 866244 Rosalita Edwards Montessori Nursery, East Molesey, 2-5yrs, 020 8398 1267 Stagecoach Montessori School, Walton-on-Thames, 2-5yrs, 01932 256214

Elizabeth Montessori Nursery Balaclava Road, Surbiton

• • • • • •

Dedicated staff, experienced in the Montessori method of education Sessional and full day care available from 8am - 6pm Breakfast and lunch offered Activities include French and Sports Early years funding from 3 years+ Open for holiday activities and childcare vouchers accepted Please contact Liz Wild Mont.DipEd on 020 8399 1679 or email elizabeth.wild@btconnect.com

Distributed within Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell and North Mole Valley areas


Montessori Nurseries

Montessori Nursery & Daycare for children aged 2 to 5 years

Imber Court, Ember Lane, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 0BT Twice National Award Winner For Montessori

● Open from 7.45am - 6.00pm, five days a week ● Flexible hours i.e. morning, afternoon and all day sessions ● Children learn spontaneously in a well planned environment both indoors and outdoors ● Children benefit from both Montessori method of teaching and foundation stage curriculum. ● Extra-curricular activities dancing, drama ,singing, computers, footie tots are available. ● Free funded places for 3 - 4 year olds - all vouchers accepted

020 8398 1267 / 020 8979 8120

rosalita.edwards@btinternet.com www.rosalitaedwardsmontessori.co.uk

Montessori Day Care Nursery Ockham, near Cobham

Martyr’s Green Montessori Day Care Nursery is a modern Montessori, which offers a unique day care facility for children aged three months to five years. Set in an idyllic barn and stable conversion situated in the heart of Ockham, near Cobham, Martyr’s Green offers a rural yet highly accessible location. Within the safe, secure and homely setting of Martyr’s Green, we are able to offer: * Qualified, friendly staff who provide a fun, stimulating and rich learning environment. * A warm and caring approach * A large garden with a play village and beautiful playhouse for the sunny and not so sunny day. The threads of the Montessori philosophy run strongly throughout the nursery. Each child here is treated as an individual and encouraged to achieve their full potential. This, teamed with our outstanding location, premises and the warm nurturing approach, definitely creates an environment that every discerning parent looks for when choosing childcare.

Caring Daycare Nurseries

Day Nurseries for children 0-5 years of age We provide high quality daycare and education in a safe and stimulating environment specifically adopted to meet the needs of the children Open 07.00-19.00 Monday to Friday 52 weeks per year with some variations at individual nurseries We have a fantastic warm and friendly team who really care about your child For a copy of our prospectus or to arrange a visit call: Tina at Dorking Barbara at Noah’s Ark Catherine at Loseley Gemma at Guildford Kerry at Woking

01306 742933 01483 233832 01483 419325 01483 538764 01483 729330

Open from 8am - 6pm for 50 weeks of the year Tel: 01932 866244 www.martyrsgreen.co.uk

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Preschools and Playgroups Sessional Preschools and Playgroups Barnett Wood Preschool, Ashtead, 2½-5yrs, 01372 279584

Little Angels Nursery, Cobham Village Hall, Lushington Drive, 2½-5yrs, 07990 578682

Barnsleigh Nursery School, Waltonon-Thames, 2½-5 yrs, 01932 254785

Little Hands Nursery, Christchurch Road, Epsom, 2-4 yrs, 07838 197790

Bell Farm Primary School Nursery, OPENING SEPTEMBER 2013, Hersham, 01932 224009

Little People’s Pre-School, Lower Road, Effingham 2½-5yrs, 07989 638089

Burwood Playgroup, Hersham, 2-5yrs, 07563 192738 Bus Stop Preschool Nursery and Forest School, Polesden Lacey, 0-5years, 07909 384044 Busy Bees Nursery, Ashtead, 2-5yrs (tel. after 5pm plse), 01372 458023 Caterpillars Nursery School, Long Ditton, 2½-5yrs, 07504 326456 Children’s Workshop, East Molesey, 2½-5yrs, 020 8979 0692 Christopher Robin Nursery, Hinchley Wood, 2-5 yrs, 07762 127878 Churchfield House, Weybridge, 3-5 yrs, 01932 854465 Creepy Crawlies Pre-School, Stoneleigh, 2-5 yrs, 07528 711058 Doris Venner Pre-School, Worcester Park, 020 8330 3672 Downside Nursery School, Downside/Cobham, 2-5yrs, 01932 867676 Elmdon Nursery, Ashtead, 2½-5yrs, 01372 273854 Epsom Downs Playgroup, Epsom, 2½-5yrs, 07889 043711 Epsom Methodist Nursery - Ready Teddy Go! 2½-5yrs, 01372 277450 Epsom Pre-school, Concorde Hall, Horton Footpath, Horton Hill, 2½5yrs, 07759 980937 Ewell Castle Junior School, 3+, 020 8393 1413 Ferndale Nursery, Epsom 2-5yrs, 01737 211797 Fetcham Village Pre-school, 01372 361130 Fortyfoot Playgroup and Pre-school, Leatherhead, 2-5yrs, 01372 374769 Happy Minds, home based Pre-school in Ashtead, 2-5yrs, 01372 275766 Happy Stars Preschool, Arch Road, Hersham, 2-5 yrs, 01932 221380 Henrietta Playgroup,West Molesey, 2-4yrs, 020 8487 0061 Honeypots Pre-school, Walton- onThames, 2½-5yrs, 01932 829275

PRE-SCHOOLS

• Mon-Fri 9.15am-12.30pm • Lunch club available until 1pm • For children 2 - 5 years

Little Sparrows Forest School, Hersham, 3-4yrs, 07749 998923

• Grass play area & car park

• Qualified & experienced staff Come and visit us!

Little Sparrows, Esher, 2-5yrs, 07946 520738

01932 829275

honeypots@hi5wake.demon.co.uk

Little Squirrels Nursery, St Mary’s, Walton-on-Thames, 2-5yrs, 07598 159248 Lynwood Pre-School, Hinchley Wood, 2½-5yrs, 07061 000030 Merry-Go-Round, St James Hall, Weybridge, 2½-5yrs, 07990 743537 Noddy Club, Claygate Youth Club, term time mornings, 2½-5yrs, 01372 462031 Oatlands Preschool, Village Hall, St Mary’s Road, Weybridge, 01932 850143 Penny Farthing Nursery, Weybridge, 2½-5 yrs, 01932 429346 Peter Pan Playschool, Bookham, 2½-5 yrs, 07908 018924 Piglets Preschool, Castle Hill School, Chessington, 020 8397 2006 Plough Green Preschool, 020 8337 1295 Polesden Lacey Playschool, Bookham, 2½-5yrs, 01372 458145 Railway Children Kindergarten, Epsom Downs, 2-5yrs, 01372 802549 Rainbow Playgroup, held at the Baptist Church, Bookham, 2-5yrs, 01372 811313 River Mole Pre-School, Esher, 2-5 years, 01372 802419 Ruxley Church Nursery, Ewell, 2-5yrs, 020 8224 5693 Scallywags, Sandringham Rd. Worcester Pk., 2-5yrs, 020 8641 1077 St Andrew’s Preschool, Oxshott, 2½-5 years, 07982 457841

Fortyfoot Playgroup Leatherhead Providing quality care and education while promoting learning through play in a relaxed atmosphere for 2 to 4 year olds Sessions are Monday-Friday 9.15am - 12.15pm Sessions FREE for children the first term after the 3rd birthday

Please call for further information and to arrange a visit

01372 374769

www.fortyfootplaygroup.co.uk OFSTED inspected Registered Charity No.1044300

Do your children love being outside, exploring the natural environment and getting muddy? If so, they will love Little Sparrows Forest School. Forest School will help your child to grow in confidence and self-awareness. They will become more independent and learn to work as part of a team and best of all they will have lots of fun! Places for children 3 years+ For further details contact Kate 07749 998923 or forest.school@hotmail.com

Bus stop preschool preschool, Nursery aNd Forest school

 small Family group based in the grounds of polesden lacey estate  For children aged 0-5 yrs

For more infomation view our web site www.busstoppreschool.co.uk

St Barnabus Playgroup, Vine Road, E. Molesey, 020 8941 6375 St Clements Nursery School, Ewell, 2½-5yrs, 020 8394 0064 (am only) St Giles Playgroup and Nursery, North Leatherhead Community Centre, 07505 095368 St Martins Preschool Playgroup, Epsom, 2-5 yrs, 07793 554340 Stepping Stones, Thames Ditton, 2-5yrs, 020 8398 1955

Jigsaw, Holy Trinity Church Playgroup, Claygate, 3-5yrs, 01372 463603

Stoke Tots Nursery School, Stoke D’Abernon, 2-5yrs, 01932 862711

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Little Saints Preschool, Fulford Road, West Ewell, 2½-5yrs, 07980 511931

Honeypots Pre-school, Weybridge, 2½-5yrs, 01932 829275

Leatherhead Trinity Nursery, 01372 813615

Honeypots

Little Ferns Playgroup, Ewell Village, 2 - 5yrs, 07713 354631

Teddies at Marlborough House Nursery School, Speer Road, Thames Ditton, 020 8398 8839

Worple Road, Epsom KT18 7AA Registered Charity Number 1023678

Morning sessions 8.45 – 11.45am (3 & 4 yr olds) Afternoon sessions 12.30 – 3.00pm (2 & 3 yr olds) Friendly, caring, secure and stimulating environment Purpose built pre-school on school site Early years qualified and first aid trained staff Awarded ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED Telephone 0779 355 4340 www.stmartinspreschool.com

Distributed within Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell and North Mole Valley areas


Preschools ● Education Information ● Specialist Schools

The Railway Children Kindergarten

At Epsom Downs Railway Station • Secure location, easy parking • Safe outside courtyard • Consistent warm, caring staff • Excellent Ofsted results ‘...the children’s ideas and thoughts are extremely well valued and respected.’

A warm, happy stimulating environment following the Foundation stage curriculum For children 2 to under 5 years Monday to Friday 9.00am - Noon Monday and Thursday 12.45pm - 2.45pm Optional lunchtime club Monday to Friday Noon - 1pm West Street, Ewell Village 07713 354631 littlefernspreschool@gmail.com OFSTED INSPECTED

Sessional 9am-12.15pm Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday open until 3pm

Cobham

Pre-school sessions for 3 & 4 year olds NEW PRE-SCHOOL OPENING IN September 2013 EYFE and Childcare vouchers accepted Staff Vacancies Available For more information: Tel: 07713 200705 Email:manager@youngexplorerspreschool.co.uk

Please contact Nicola Johnson on 01372 802549 MOON HALL SCHOOL FOR DYSLEXIC CHILDREN Holmbury St. Mary, Nr. Dorking

Specialist Schools

Sessional Preschools and Playgroups continued

St Philip’s School, mixed, Chessington, 11-19yrs, 020 8397 2672

The Dawnay Playgroup, 2½ -5yrs, Great Bookham, 01372 453796

(CReSTeD Cat DSP, BDA Corporate member, IAPS)

Walton Leigh School, for Special Needs Children, Hersham, 01932 223243

The Raleigh Nursery, West Horsley, 2-4yrs, 01483 281088 The Village Nursery Playgroup, Whiteley Village, 01932 844671 The Wells Pre-School, Epsom, 2½-5yrs, 01372 725952

Unrivalled opportunities for dyslexic children aged 7 – 13yrs Unique relationship with Belmont Preparatory School.

West Hill School, L’Head, 11-16yrs, with learning difficulties/Autism, 01372 814714

The Willows Pre-School, Chessington, 2-5yrs, 020 8397 2264

Woodlands School, Severe Learning Difficulties, L’head, 2-19 years, 01372 377922

West End Playgroup, West End, Esher (am/pm sessions), 01372 469157

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Advisory Centre, Exclusion Advice Line, 0808 800 5793

West Ewell Infant and Nursery School, 3yrs +, 020 8393 2417

ISCis -Independent Schools Council advice and information service, 0845 724 6657

Young Explorers, pre-school for 3-4 year olds in Cobham, 01483 730052

Free Schools Cobham Free School, an Independent State School, co-ed 4-7yrs, 0330 330 0237

Young Explorers Pre-School

Surrey County Council, Education Information, 03456 009 009 Surrey County Council, Home Education Information, 03456 009 009

International Schools ACS International, 3-19, Co-Ed, Cobham, 01932 867251

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Q: Do children have to go to school? A: No, education is compulsory but not necessarily by going to school. The 1996 Education Act states ‘it is the duty of parents to secure an appropriate full-time education for their children’. Parents have a right to educate their children from their own philosophical, spiritual or religious standpoint. Q: At what age is it compulsory for children to receive full time education? A: The law requires all children to be educated from the start of the school term following their fifth birthday. The age when children may leave school is changing and by 2014/15 education will be compulsory until the age of 18. Q: Does the parent have a duty to the child in respect of education? A: Under section 7 of the 1996 Act it is the parents’ duty ‘to cause the child to receive efficient full- time education suitable to his/her age, ability and aptitude and to any special educational needs he/she may have either by regular attendance at school or otherwise’. Children must be able to achieve their full potential, and be prepared for adult life. Full-time does not mean you are bound by school hours and terms. Q: So what does education at home really mean? A: There are many styles of education and you must choose the one that is best for your child. You might decide to teach your child yourself (you do not have to be a teacher yourself ), or make arrangements to plan and teach in small groups. You might decide to employ a private tutor or use a distance learning course provider. You will be responsible for arranging the most appropriate curriculum for your child and meeting the full cost of his/her education. Q: Will the child miss the social side of school life? A: Not attending school does not mean isolation from other children. Joining clubs and special interest societies, can prove very rewarding, as can mixing and sharing skills with other people of all ages.

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Education - Independent Schools Independent Schools Bloo House, for parents with an ethical conscience, Esher, 5-11yrs, 01372 477113 Bright Stars at Cranmore, Nursery for Girls and Boys, 2½+, 01483 280340 City of London Freemen’s, Ashtead, 7-18, Mixed, 01372 277933 Claremont Fan Court, Esher, 3-18yrs, Mixed, 01372 467841 Cranmore School, West Horsley, 3-13, Boys, 01483 284137 Danes Hill School, Oxshott, 3 -13yrs, Mixed, 01372 842509 Downsend School, Leatherhead, 6-13yrs, Mixed, 01372 372311 Downsend School, Pre-Prep Ashtead, 2 - 6 years, 01372 372311 Downsend School, Pre-Prep Epsom, 2-6 yrs, 01372 372311 Downsend School, Pre-Prep Leatherhead, 2- 6yrs, 01372 372311 Emberhurst School, Esher, 2½-7+yrs, boys and girls, 020 8398 2933 Epsom College, Epsom, 13-18, Co-ed Boarding and Day School, 01372 821000 Ewell Castle Junior School, Ewell, 3-11, Mixed, 020 8393 1413

Moon Hall College Burys Court Leigh, Reigate, Surrey RH2 8RE 01306 611372

• Crested registered school for boys and girls aged 3-16 • Specialising in support for dyslexic children to GCSE • Full academic curriculum plus activities and outings • Expert support in English and Maths • Hidden talents nurtured • Happy school in a country setting Please call for a prospectus and visit our websites www.moonhallcollege.co.uk www.buryscourtschool.co.uk

Glenesk School, East Horsley, 2-7, Mixed, 01483 282329 Hampton Court House, Coeducational, 3-16 yrs, 020 8614 0857 Kingswood House, Epsom, 3-7 co-ed, 7-13+ yrs, Boys, 01372 723590 Manor House, Little Bookham, 2-16, Girls, 01372 458538

An outstanding education for girls aged 3 -18

Ewell Castle Senior School, 11-18 years, boys, Ewell, 020 8393 1413

Milbourne Lodge, Esher, Co-Ed, 4-13yrs, 01372 462737

Feltonfleet School, Co-Ed, Day and Weekly Boarding, Cobham, 3-13yrs, 01932 862264

Notre Dame Prep School, Cobham, 2½-4 co-ed, 4-11yrs girls, 01932 869991

An Outstanding Independent Education for Girls aged 3-18 Nursery Open Morning Saturday 21st September 2013, 10am to 12.30pm

Our Toddler Group meets every Thursday (term time only) 9.30am to 11am www.suttonhigh.co.uk Sutton High Junior School 86 Grove Road, Sutton, Surrey SM1 2AL T. 020 8225 3072 E. junioroffice@sut.gdst.net

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Independent Schools Notre Dame Senior School, Cobham, 11-18, Girls, 01932 869990 Parkside, Stoke D’Abernon, 5 -13, Boys, 01932 862749 Reed’s School, Cobham, Boys (Girls in Sixth Form), 01932 869044 Rowan Preparatory School, Girls 2-11yrs, Claygate, 01372 462627 Shrewsbury Lodge, Esher, 3-8yrs (Nursery+), 01372 462781 St Christopher’s School, Epsom, 3-7, Mixed, 01372 721807 St George’s Nursery and Junior School, Weybridge, 3y-11yrs, 01932 839400

St Johns School, Leatherhead, co-ed, 13-18yrs, 01372 373000 The Cornerston School, 5-16yrs, co-ed, part of Epsom Christian Fellowship, 01372 742940 The Danesfield Manor School, Walton-on-Thames, 2-11yrs, mixed, 01932 220930 Weston Green Nursery and Prep School, 3-11years, co-ed, 020 8398 2778 Westward Preparatory School, Walton-on-Thames, 3-11 yrs, mixed, 01932 220911 Yehudi Menuhin School, (specialist music school) Cobham, 9-18, Mixed, 01932 864739

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Due to demand, New Reception Class added for September 2013 www.suttonhigh.co.uk Sutton High Junior School 86 Grove Road, Sutton, Surrey SM1 2AL T. 020 8225 3072 E. junioroffice@sut.gdst.net

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Long Ditton St Mary’s C of E Junior School, 020 8398 1070

Ashley C of E Primary, Walton-onThames, 4-11 yrs, 01932 227695

Lovelace Primary School, Chessington, 3-11, 020 8397 3265

Auriol Junior, Stoneleigh, Ewell, 7-11yrs, 020 8393 4721

Manby Lodge Infant School, Weybridge, 4-7yrs, 01932 851848

Barnett Wood Infant, Ashtead, 4-7yrs, 01372 272701

Meadow Primary School, Stoneleigh, 020 8393 4839

Bell Farm Primary School, Hersham, nursery, reception and 7-11yrs, 01932 224009

Nonsuch Primary School and Nursery Class 3+, Stoneleigh, 020 8393 9209 Oakfield Junior School, Fetcham, 7-11years, 01372 374781

Burhill Infant School, Hersham, 3 7yrs, 01932 225836

Oatlands School, Weybridge, 4-7yrs, 01932 843990

Cardinal Newman Catholic Primary School, Hersham, 4-11yrs, 01932 222536

Polesden Lacey Infant, Great Bookham, 4-7yrs, 01372 456533

Castle Hill Primary School, Chessington, 4-11, 020 8408 8925 Chandlers Field Primary and Nursery, West Molesey, 3-11yrs, 020 8224 4731 Cheam Common Infants, Worcester Park, 020 8337 4152

Raleigh Primary, West Horsley, 5-11yrs, 01483 282988 Riverview C of E Primary and Nursery, West Ewell, 4-11yrs, 020 8337 1245 Southfield Park Primary, Epsom, 4-11yrs, 01372 743104

Cheam Common Junior, Worcester Park, 020 8337 1844

St Alban’s RC Primary, East Molesey, 4-11yrs, 020 8979 5893

Claygate Primary School, Claygate, 4-11yrs, 01372 465348

St Andrew’s C of E Primary, Cobham, 4-11yrs, 01932 863452

Cleves School, Weybridge, 7-11yrs, 01932 224300

St Charles Borromeo Catholic Primary, Weybridge, 4-11, 01932 842617

Cranmere Primary, Esher, 4-11yrs, 020 8398 5580

St Clement’s Catholic Aided Primary, Ewell, 4-11yrs, 020 8393 8789

Cuddington Community Primary School, Worcester Park, 4-11yrs, 020 8716 2677

St Giles C of E, Ashtead, 4-7yr, 01372 272017 St James C of E Primary School, Weybridge, 4-11yrs, 01932 851762

Danetree Junior School, West Ewell, 7-11yrs, 020 8393 6406

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary, Epsom, 4-11, 01372 727850

Dorchester Primary, Worcester Park, 4-11, 020 8330 1144

St Lawrence C of E Junior, East Molesey, 7-11yrs, 020 8941 0846

Eastwick Infant School, Great Bookham, 4-7yrs, 01372 453672

St Lawrence County Primary, Effingham, 4-11, 01372 452870

Eastwick Junior School, Great Bookham, 7-11yrs, 01372 453277

St Martin’s C of E Infant School, Epsom, 4-7yrs, 01372 720337

Ellingham Nursery and Primary School, Chessington, 3-11yrs, 020 8397 3864

St Martin’s C of E Junior School, Epsom, 7-11yrs, 01372 721996

Epsom Downs Primary School and Childrens Centre, Epsom Downs, 01737 351396

St Mary’s C of E Primary, Chessington, 4-11 yrs, 020 8397 9597 St Matthew’s C of E Infant, Downside, Cobham, 4-7yrs, 01932 863212

Epsom Primary School and Nursery, Epsom, 3-11yrs, 01372 720608

St Paul’s C of E Primary, Chessington, 020 8397 3553

Esher C of E Primary, 4-11yrs, 01372 463139

The Orchard Infant School, East Molesey, 4-7yrs, 020 8979 2945

Howard of Effingham, Effingham, 1118yrs, 01372 453694

The Royal Kent C of E Primary, Oxshott, 4-11yrs, 01372 842495

Rosebery School, Girls only, Epsom, 11-18 yrs, 01372 720439

The Vale Primary School, Langley Vale, 4-11, 01372 273639 Wallace Fields Infant, Ewell, 4-7yrs, 020 8394 0647 Wallace Fields Junior, Ewell, 7-11yrs, 020 8393 0350 Walton Oak Primary School, Waltonon-Thames, 4-11yrs, 01932 259604 West Ashtead Primary, West Ashtead, 4-11yrs, 01372 272082 West Ewell Infant School and Nursery, West Ewell, 3-7yrs, 020 8393 2417

Rydens School, Hersham, 11-18yrs, 01932 242994 St Andrew’s Catholic School, Leatherhead/Ashtead, 11-18y, 01372 277881 Therfield School, Leatherhead, co-ed, 11-18yrs, 01372 818123

Before and After School Care

St Paul’s RC Primary, Thames Ditton, 4-11yrs, 020 8398 6791

Secondary Schools

St Peter’s Catholic Primary, Leatherhead, 4-11, 01372 274913

Blenheim High School, Epsom,11-18 yrs, 01372 745333

Stamford Green Primary, Epsom, 4-11yrs, 01372 725383

Chessington Community College, coed, 11-18 yrs, 020 8974 1156

Thames Ditton Infant, Thames Ditton, 4-7yrs, 020 8398 5842

Epsom and Ewell High School, West Ewell,11-18 yrs, 020 8974 0400

Thames Ditton Junior, Thames Ditton, 7-11yrs, 020 8398 3039

Esher C of E High School, 11-16yrs, 01372 468068

Hinchley Wood Primary, Claygate Lane, 4-11yrs, 020 8398 1310

The Dawnay Primary, Great Bookham, 4-11yrs, 01372 456774

Glyn Technology School, Boys only, Ewell, 11-18yrs, 020 8716 4949

Hurst Park Primary and Nursery, W. Molesey, 3-11yrs, 020 8979 1709

The Greville Primary, Ashtead, 4-11yrs, 01372 274872

Heathside School, Weybridge, 1118yrs, 01932 846162

Home From Home, W. Molesey, school pick up/ drop off, to 10 years, 07990 890463

Long Ditton Infant and Nursery, 3-7 yrs, 020 8398 4398

The Mead Infant and Nursery, Stoneleigh, 3-7yrs, 020 8393 0966

Hinchley Wood School and 6th Form Centre, 11-18 yrs, 020 8398 7161

Little Bookham Preschool, after school care, Effingham, 07551 955757

Ewell Grove Infant and Nursery, Ewell, 3-7yrs, 020 8393 4393 Fetcham Village Infant School, Fetcham, 4-7yrs, 01372 373502 Green Lane Primary and Nursery School, Worcester Park, 020 8337 6976 Grovelands Infant and Nursery, Walton-on-Thames, 3-7 yrs, 01932 227816

Ashtead Kids Club, 4-11 years, B’fast, drop off and pick up from local schools, 07956 185167 Chessington Kids Club, 4-11 yrs, B’fast/after school pick up Castle Hill School, 020 8397 2023 Funtasia, after school, St Charles pick up, 4-7 yrs, (Manby Lodge), Weybridge, 07913 229560 club hrs only

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Tutoring, standard school subjects 11+ tuition, mock tests, Esher area. Find-a-school advice from Elevate Eleven, 07730 955699 Achieve, experienced, effective lady tutor, maths for Key stage 2, 01372 362463 Ancient Greek and Latin Tutor (by Undergraduate), up to GCSE Level, 01372 378287 Ashtead Tutors, friendly, effective private tutoring, Ashtead/Cobham area, 01372 229186 Claygate Tutors, Maths, Chemistry and Physics, contact Dr Crosbie, 01372 468424 Click IT, information technology for children, 020 8393 9922 Dyslexia Tutor, does your child struggle with lliteracy?, 01932 867949 English and Maths Tuition for students aged 5 to 16 of all abilities (Cobham), 01252 713073 Experienced effective tutor, English/Maths/11+ exams, 5-11yrs, 07958 725107

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Call us on 020 8398 6681

www.thepotteryandcraftstudio.com

Art, Ceramic Painting Studios Ceramica, paint your own ceramics, Claygate, 01372 462447 Ceramics Café, Hersham, 07712 240411

Ink ii, art studio for 8-15yr olds who want to be inspired, Ashtead, 07794 690099 The Pottery and Craft Studio, Thames Ditton, 020 8398 6681

Dance and Theatre Arts Ashtead Ballet School, with RAD teacher, Ashtead, 3yrs+, 01372 272177 AW Dance Arts, Ballet/ Theatre Dance/ Singing. 2yr - adults. Daily classes RAD +, 01372 457274 babyballet North Surrey, Cobham, Weybridge, 6m-6yrs, 01932 866609 ‘Barnarmy’ Riverhouse Barn’s Street Dance Workshops, age 8+ Thurs 4pm, Walton, 01932 254198 Blue Academy Streetdance and Drama, Langley Vale, 4-7yrs, 01306 885334 Carlo Rossi School of Dance, Waltonon-Thames, 01932 229643 Celia Andrews School of Speech and Drama,Weybridge, 5-18yr, 01932 226458 Chadsworth Stage School, Claygate, 2-16 yrs, 020 8398 8104 Cheer for Fun Cheerleading, Epsom, 4+yrs, 01342 892806 Dance Education Centre and Weybridge Cheer Foxes, 5+yrs, 07770 727543 Dance Shack, Jazz, Street, Musical Theatre, L’Head, 4-18yrs, 07804 342888 Dancebites, Street Dance, Bell Farm School, Hersham Rd., 11+, 020 8274 9962

classes are on Saturday Mornings

making your mark in

all fine art skills * silk screen printing * clay modelling technical drawing * graphic design * sculpture * basic line illustration 2 & 3 dimensional prospective drawing Gill Phillips 07794 690099 Chris Williams 07527 983 068 Studio 01372 276744 e: yourmarkink2@yahoo.co.uk 3 Harriotts Close, Ashtead KT21 2QL

Ditton School of Ballet (RAD), Thames Ditton, 3yrs+, 020 8224 1075

Feetbeats, advanced jazz for 16yrs +, Epsom, 07725 323786

Dramabuds, imaginative drama classes for 2-7yrs, Worcester Park, 020 8669 2355

Fitznells Music and Drama Centre, Ewell, drama for 6-16 yrs, 07956 284172

Dream Dance Academy, Worcester Park, Leatherhead, 0208 644 1151 Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Complex, Just Dancing, 7-11yrs, 01932 260300 Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Complex, Street Dancing Sat. afternoons, 5-12 yrs, 01932 260300 Elmbridge Xcel Leisure, Primary Ballet, ISTD Qualified, 5-7 yrs, 01932 260300 Elmbridge Youth Theatre, 15yrs+, 01932 229021

Dancetime, Freestyle Linedance, Latin American, Ballroom, Effingham, 2yrs+, 01306 628217

Epsom Youth Theatre/Street Dance, Lintons Youth Centre, 13-19yrs, 01372 722644

Dandelion Theatre Arts, a place to pretend, dance, sing, Ashtead, Langley Vale, 07785 974870

Ewell Dance and Pilates, Ewell and area, ballet, tap & modern 2 ½ yrs+, 07928 370982

Flipside Dance, classes from the professionals, Cobham and Downside, 2-18yrs, 07759 502508 Footloose, Tap, Modern, Ballet, Acrobatics, Ashtead, 5 years+, 07810 147698 Harmony Dance (RAD), variety of classes from 2½yrs, Ockham, West Horsley, 01372 454262 Laine Theatre Arts, East Street, Epsom, 3+, 01372 724648 Mini Dance, drama, music and movement, Epsom, 4-7yrs, 01737 211541 MM Dancecraft, classes for 2-11 years, Esher, 020 8399 6276

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A - Z Activities 5 to 16 Years+

ROSALLE

Dance SCHOOL OF

Nichols School of Dance

Ballet Classes from 2½ years Tap and Modern Classes from 3years upwards Adult Ballet and Tap Classes

Providing professional part-time training in Performing Arts

RAD BALLET including PRE-SCHOOL DANCE ISTD TAP MODERN AND JAZZ FREESTYLE JAZZ AND LIMBERING

~~ FREE TRIAL SESSION~~ for children’s classes

Classes held in West Molesey For more details please contact Mrs Jennifer Sibbald AISTD Tel: 01932 227456 Mb: 07818 293999

Classes held at Fetcham, Bookham, Dorking, Horsham. For class timetables and up to date information please call our administration number 01372 807047 or the Principal on 01342 325478 www.rosalleschoolofdance.co.uk

Walton-on-Thames & Addlestone Classes in Ballet, Tap, Modern and Jazz

Principal Sonya Nichols

A graduate from The Royal Ballet School

E: nicholsschoolofdance@yahoo.co.uk or T: 07557 238044

ROYAL ACADEMY OF

DANCE

Monkey Theatre, acting in shows, games and stories, Walton-onThames, 7-15yrs, 01932 248115 Movement Warriors, dance classes for boys age 5yrs+, Molesey and Long Ditton, 07726 313057

Stepright, Junior Ballroom Class, Esher, 10-14yrs, 07951 777541

Nichols School of Dance, Walton-onThames, 3 yrs +, 07557 238044

Stage Studio Theatre School, United Reform Church, Thames Ditton, 3-16yrs, 07907 477135

Outside The Box Dance Company, all ages, styles, abilities, Hersham, 07971 490216

Stagecoach Theatre Arts School, Hinchley Wood, 4-18yrs, 01372 238238

PERFORM, Drama, Dance, Singing, many venues, 4-8 yrs, 0845 400 4000

Stagecoach Theatre Arts School, Leatherhead, 4-18yrs, 020 8394 2244

Susan Roberts Academy of Performing Arts, 2+, Cobham, 01932 590441

Protègèm Dance School, Bourne Hall, Epsom and Ewell, 2yrs+, 01737 211109

Stagecoach Theatre Arts School, Walton, 4-18yrs, 01932 254333

Susan Roberts Academy of Performing Arts, 2+, Weybridge, 01932 590441

Stagecoach Theatre Arts School, Weybridge, 4-18yrs, 01932 422664

The Arnould School of Dance and Drama, St Pauls Hall, Chessington, 020 8942 1879

Pyjama Drama! Drama/ Play, Ashtead, Cobham, Molesey, Walton, to 7yrs, 0844 310 0619

Stagecoach Theatre Arts, Worcester Pk., 4-18yrs, 020 8224 2442 Stagecoach Theatre Arts, Epsom, 4-18yrs, 020 8642 3500

Riverhouse Barn, Monkey Theatre, Walton-on-Thames, 7-15yrs, 01932 254198 Rosalle School of Dance, Bookham/ Fetcham classes, 3yrs +, 01342 325478 Rose Academy of Theatre Arts, St. Mary’s, Chessington, 2yrs+, 07918 683070 Roshe School of Dancing, Claygate, 3-18yrs, 01372 464062 RYPT (Riverhouse Young Peoples Theatre) for enthusiastic young actors, 16-21yrs, 01932 248115

Steps, dance classes for 2-15yrs, Thames Ditton, 020 8398 1955 Surrey Singing School, dance & drama, 5yr+, 01932 221542

The Big Act Theatre School, Drama, Dance, Singing, Epsom, 01737 211541

The Leatherhead Theatre School, Drama, Musical Theatre, 4-12yrs, 07900 900679 The Man in the Moon, Drama Workshop, Walton-on-Thames, 6-14yrs, 01428 751656 The Molesey School of Ballet, Ballet , 2½y+,Tap/Modern 3yrs+, 01932 227456 The Phillomena School of Dance, Epsom, 2½yrs +, 01342 892806 Theatre4Kids, Walton-on-Thames, 6-16 yrs, 0845 300 8554 Theatrebugs, “Confidence through Creativity”, drama, music, dance, 1-8yrs, 01483 882244

Stagestars, Dance, Act, Sing, Ashtead, 3yrs+, 01372 271111

The Drama Club UK, dance classes for 4-8yrs, Fetcham and Ashtead, 01372 209734

Star Theatre Arts, Performing Arts Theatre Workshop, Chessington, 5-16yrs, 020 8337 3746

The Harrier Centre, Street Dance Classes for 5yrs+, West Ewell, 020 8786 1994

Starfish, fun, creative dance, Cobham, up to 9 years, 07548 531409

The Harrier Centre, Zumba for children, 020 8786 1994

Yates School of Dancing, Tap, Ballet and Modern, Weybridge, 3yrs+, 01932 821534

Starlight Dance Academy, Thames Ditton, all ages, 01276 474704

The Jam Academy, Epsom, 2 ½ yrs to adult, 01372 807279

Young Ashtead Players, 12-18 years, 01372 279614

Starstruck Dance Academy, Stoneleigh, 2½ years+, 07834 698704

The Leatherhead Theatre Performing Arts Class, 9yrs+, 07970 341388

Youth Theatre Workshop, Epsom Playhouse, 020 8393 4416

Theme Dance, classes in Long Ditton, 4-10yrs, 07884 184154 Top Hat Stage and Screen School, Ewell, START SEPT 2013, 01737 831184

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A - Z Activities 5 to 16 Years+ THE PHILLOMENA SCHOOL OF DANCE Expert professional tuition for children of all ages Ballet, Tap, Theatre Craft, Freestyle/Street & Cheerleading Classes held in Epsom, Ewell, Tattenham Corner & Banstead. All enquiries please to the principal:

LYNDA BLYTH-PHILLIPS 01342 892 806 www.phillomenadanceschool.co.uk RAD Ballet ~ ISTD Modern ISTD Tap ~ Disco/Jazz Street Dance Drama & Musical Production * Adult Tap & Line Dancing * For more information & enrolment: alxsears@aol.com www.harmonydanceanddrama.co.uk 01372 454262 / 07970 622005 Alexandra Johnson BA (Hons) LRAD ARAD AISTD

COME ALONG FOR YOUR FREE TRIAL CLASS

THE PINK LADIES CHEERLEADERS Are you looking for something new and exciting for your child to do? Then why not join one of Surrey’s Premier Cheerleading Squads... Our ‘Cheer for Fun’ squads are open to children 5 yrs +

BASED IN EPSOM & TADWORTH All enquiries please to the coach:

Lynda Blyth-Phillips

01342 892 806 www.phillomenadanceschool.co.uk

Leatherhead - Allison Malone 020 8394 2244 leatherhead@stagecoach.co.uk Epsom - Ellie Scott 020 8642 3500 epsom@stagecoach.co.uk Worcester Park & Cheam - Lucy Moorby 0208 224 2442 worcesterpark@stagecoach.co.uk

HOLIDAY workshops AVAILABLE BOOK NOW!

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A - Z Activities 5 to 16 Years+

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Dandelion Theatre Arts

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Tigerlily Childcare Surrey

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Surrey Singing School 2 week free trial Pop Vocal classes for 6-16 yrs

Tel: 07830 450466 www.surreysingingschool.co.uk

Voucher to be mentioned on booking Esher Pop Vocal classes only

Valid 1st July – 31st October 2013 (Ref TFG 07/13 MS)

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A - Z Activities 5 to 16 Years+ Fun for Special Needs Children

GKR Karate, several local venues, 5+, 07707 802702

Adventurer’s Club, Elmbridge Mencap, learning disab. 5-18yrs, 01932 221304

Karate classes, All Saints Church Hall, Fulford Road, West Ewell, Sat. am, 07752 308235

Assistant County Commissioner for Special Needs, Surrey Scouts, 01483 429986

Karate, Tattenham Community Centre, 8yrs +, 020 8241 9094

Disability Challengers Play and Youth Scheme, Surrey 4-18 yrs, 01483 230930 Disability Challengers, play and leisure, Surrey area, 01483 579390 Disability Sports, Surrey Sports Development Office (SCC), 03456 009 009 Epsom Riding for the Disabled, 01372 743690 Family Fun, Elmbridge Mencap, learning disability/siblings, 01932 221304 Funsense Theatre, fun and inclusive shows and workshops, 07796 225934 Funtastic, Saturday Activity Club, Leatherhead, 5-18 yrs, 01372 363300 MENCAP Leisure Development, Surrey, 01737 230149 Mid Surrey Mencap, Playschemes, Parties, 01372 374555 PHAB (Physically Disabled & Ablebodied) Epsom/Ewell, 8-18, 01372 729492 Reach for the Stars, group meeting at L’head Trinity Children’s Centre, 07867 898142 SPREAD, Surrey Sports and Recreation for Disabled, 01883 349778 The Life Train Trust, training/life skills for young people, 01306 730929 The Shetland Pony Club, 2½-10years, Cobham, 01372 844077 Theartre Kidz, performing arts for those with Down Syndrome., 07801 066060

Kenshukai Karate, St Mary’s Centre, Epsom, 5yrs+, 07960 010242 Kids Kick Boxing, The Harrier Centre, West Ewell, 020 8786 1994

Ryukyu Kempo Karate, St Michael’s Church Hall, Ashtead, 07795 277379 (after 6pm) Small Circle Jujitsu, junior Judo, self defence, L’Head, 6 -18yrs, 01737 210052 Taekwon-do, Self Defence, Epsom, age 6+, 01737 771001 Torakai Judo, Walton, Molesey, Long Ditton, Hinchley Wood, 01932 227655 WTF Style Tae Kwon Do, Leatherhead Leisure Centre, 5yrs+, 01483 223450

Swimming, Pool Sports Aqua Tots, progressive swimming for up to 6yr olds, 020 8688 6488 Aquademy Swimming, from 12 months, Cobham, 07505 489815 Aquademy Swimming, Scuba Diving,10yrs+, Cobham, 07505 489815

Charlotte’s Swim School, Hersham, W-O-T, Weybridge, 01932 788506

Chippings Farm Riding School, Cobham, 01932 860667

Cobham Swim School, 3½yrs+, lessons at Reed’s School, 01372 386958

Epsom Polo Club, 12yrs+ and Horseriding 4yrs +, 01372 748200

DPD Coaching Services, Ashtead lbeginner to advanced, 01903 740020

Equus Equestrian Centre, Horton Country Park, riding lessons, 01372 749490

Elmbridge Phoenix Swimming Club, 7+ at Xcel, Walton-on-Thames, 01932 260300

Old Barn Stables, Chessington, all ages, 020 8398 0822

Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Complex, Waltonon-Thames, all ages, 01932 260300

Poynters Riding Centre, Cobham, 01932 865951

Equator Sun, Australian UV Protectective Swim/Beachwear, 01932 230907

Share-a-Shetland Club and own a pony mornings, 2½-10yrs, 01372 844077

Got2swim for Babies to Adults, Mon - Fri 12-2 + 4-6 Sat 9-11.30 small classes, 07966 794187

Ethos Shotokan Karate Centre, Esher, 6yrs+, 0845 508 9491 Free taster session at family martial arts and fitness centre in Claygate, 07973 173892 GKR Karate, Molesey, Walton-on-Thames, Weybridge, 5+, 07852 289 324

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Nam Yang Martial Arts Centre, all ages, Epsom, 3 yrs +, 01372 725918

Chessington Equestrian Centre, 020 8398 7668

Choi Kwang Do self defence martial art, children and adults, Wells Centre, Epsom, 07879 433873

Own-a-Pony mornings - Taster Sessions Shetland Pony Club Membership Summer Shows and Gymkhanas Special needs children welcome Now booking for 2013 VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR THE FULL PROGRAMME 01372 844 077 07734 950 309

Low Fu Kung Fu and Kickboxing, Fridays, Hook Centre, Chessington, 3-14yrs, 07790 760990

Horseriding

Martial Arts, Self Defence

*Shetland Pony Parties* *Day Camps and Weekly Camps*

LiL’ Dragons, martial arts skills for 4-6 yrs, Epsom, Cobham, Leatherhead, 07584 473784

Atlantis Swim School, Chessington, Epsom, Worcester Park, 18m+, 020 8335 3536

South Weylands Equestrian Centre, 01372 463010

SHETLAND PONY CLUB

Patterson Penguins, St John’s Sch. L’Head, 3+, 01372 210999 Rainbow Leisure Centre, Epsom, 3mths+, 01372 727277

Hook Swim School and Aqua Centre, Babies-Adults, all levels, 020 8397 7731

Snappy Swimmers, small groups, East Horsley, Cobham, 4yrs+, 020 8224 1854

J G Swimming, Ashtead, 4yrs+, 01737 812470

Splish ‘n’ Splash Swim School, Chessington, to 7yrs, 07974 752442

Kingston and Elmbridge Junior Snorkellers Club, Walton-on-Thames, 01784 242312

Springboard Swimmers, Bookham, classes for up to 9yrs, 020 8255 7455

Leatherhead Leisure Centre, swimming and lessons, 01372 377674 Leatherhead Swimming Club, ALL abilities, 07834 725965 Mole Valley Sub Aqua Club, over 16’s only, 01372 748248

Surrey Swim School, non swimmeradvanced, local pools, 01737 211160 Sutton and Cheam Swimming Club, 5y+, sessions in Leatherhead, 020 8642 3026 Swimwise, Colin Bull Swimming, quality classes in small groups, 2½ +, 01372 739600

www.equatorsun.com Australian UV protective swimwear for babies, children and adults - Max. protection UPF 50+ - Great designs - Extensive range - Excellent quality - Includes sunsuits, board shorts, surf shirts, sun hats and more.............

www.equatorsun.com Fast UK delivery

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A - Z Activities 5 to 16 Years+

EPSOM CKD CHOI KWANG DO Benefits of Choi Kwang Do • • • • • • • • • •

Practical self-defence Increased energy levels Respect, confidence and self esteem Stress relief Muscle tone & flexibility Weight loss Balance & co-ordination Self-control Improved posture Non-quitting spirit

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SWIMMING LESSONS

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FREE introductory class*

the martial art for life!

Come and try a class free!

Quality swimming classes in small groups at Downsend School, Ashtead and at Epsom College

Non-swimmers, improvers, advanced... or just to keep fit! Classes for children from 2½ years. Book a class NOW and improve your swimming - a set of swimming lessons from Colin Bull is all that it takes.

For more info ring Colin now on 01372-739600

Free Introduction Class* You are invited as our guest to an introduction class to experience our martial art, for yourself, under the supervision of our professional instructors.

Classes for Children (4+), Teenagers and Adults

www.epsomckd.com

To book or for further information please contact us on T: 07879 433873 E: info@epsomckd.com

Swimming lessons in private pools

Chessington, Epsom, Worcester Park Croydon, Purley & Morden

Small classes, teachers in water, all teachers A.S.A. qualified. We teach from 18 months, all abilities to competition level. Visit our shop and office at 599 London Road, North Cheam (opp. Sainsbury’s) for all your swimming needs. For further information/bookings please telephone the office

on 020 8335 3536

All the categories of A-Z Leisure Activities are listed on the website in the ‘Phonebook’ section. Sometimes it is not possible to print everything in the magazine, but with each issue the ‘Phonebook’ is updated, so all listings can be found there. www.thefamilygrapevine.co.uk/mid-surrey

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Party Pages Bouncy Castles, Slides, Ball Pools, Tables & Chairs etc. For Children’s Parties and other occasions 020-8399-5679

www.party-bounce.co.uk

Party Supplies Anytainment Bouncy Slides, Castles, Marquees, Canopies etc, 01372 467676 Basically Balloons, for all occasions, 01932 880283 BBRS Inflatables, Assault Course, Bouncy Castle, Gladiators, Rodeo, 020 8395 9902 Beautiful Helium Balloons, fun colours for all occasions, 020 8399 5679 Best Bounce Bouncy Castles, Soft Play & Toys, 0800 862 0909 Cakes & Cones Bakery, birthday cakes, cupcakes, party catering and more, 07877 387189 Cupcake Decorating Birthday Party, all you need delivered to your door, 07740 433606

Delicatessen and Catering

Home Cooking and Ready Meals Catering and Party Food to Order Menus Available Family Owned and Run (offering good old fashioned service with a smile!) 01932 860572 42 Station Road, Stoke D’Abernon (opposite Cobham Station)

Anytainment Party Hire • Bouncy Castles and Slides • Obstacle Course • Mini Marquees • Gazebos and Awnings Reliable Professional Affordable Tel: 01372 467676 www.anytainment.co.uk

Kiddi Olympics, inflatable assault course, your venue, 6yrs, 01932 770770

Party Train, Roller Coaster Hire - Surrey area, 01932 854690 Scallywags, kids party table and chair hire, 07800 952805

BEST PARTY BAGS!! For Children’s Parties.

Excellent treats for all occasions

From £1.50 only 020-8399-5679 Mob:0798-596-0420

www.party-bounce.co.uk

Party Catering, Cakes

From Budget Bouncers to Serious Show Stoppers Stunning Castles for All Occasions Available for Indoor & Outdoor Hire Castles · Soft Play ·Sports · Slides · Toys

www.bestbounce.co.uk

0800 862 0909 07890 400 909

Party Train, Soft Play & Roller Coaster

Cupcakes and More - delicious cupcakes and muffins, 07740 433606

Divine Desserts, the finest cakes for any occasion, Esher, 07753 510212 Good Elf Fine Foods, all occasions catering, Stoke D’Abernon, 01932 860572 How Sweet U R, delicious handmade Sweet gifts and trees, 07539 170076

Want to see our equipment in action? Visit...

www.partytrain.co.uk

Great Weekend Discounted Packages

01932 854690

FREE Party Train Tickets

Fun & Exciting Equipment Hire for 1-5yr olds

Delicious Handmade Sweet Gifts and Trees! Beautifully presented, these make unique and special presents or centre pieces for all occasions. A range of sizes available, standard or customised designs For more information please contact: Mob: 07539 170076 www.how-sweet-u-r.co.uk

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Wooden Kebab Sticks Small Sponge Cakes s rshmallows of varying size

Ma

Optional: its such as Other soft sweets or fru strawberries and grapes

How to make:

Creative Cakes, cupcake and children’s parties, 07854 825937

Darcy’s Cupcake Creations, also celebration cakes, 07904 127097

These fun to make sweet treats are perfect to bring on a picnic, to have at a BBQ, or if the sun decides not to shine, you can simply have these at home as something different for desert! They are really easy to make, not only do they look great, but they're tasty and fun to eat and allow you to be as creative as you wish when you make them.

What you will need:

Party Bags, for children’s parties and all occasions, 020 8399 5679 Party Bounce, quality Bouncy Castles and Slides, 020 8399 5679

Sweet Kebabs:

After you've washed your hands and cleared a space to make your sweet kebabs, start by threading one big marshmallow on to a stick. (Ask a grown up to help with this as the sticks can be sharp) Remember to leave enough space at the bottom so the stick can still be held. Then add your other sweets and cakes one at a time, until the stick is full. If you've made your own cakes, make sure they are cold and your decorations are set before you thread them onto the sticks. Once made place the cake sticks in a heavy glass or cup to keep them safe! If you’re feeling creative you can make your own cakes using any simple sponge recipe and decorate them. However, if you are planning to make lots of these you might find it easier to buy some plain cupcakes, which you can always have fun decorating before you put them on the sticks. I had lots of fun making these and I hope you do too. Wishing you a brilliantly fun filled summer! Bye for now!

Oly Elf

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Drop into Good Elf Fine Foods in Stoke D'Abernon and you may be lucky enough to see Oly Elf hard at work!

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Party Pages

FabFaces, face painting for children’s parties all ages, 01737 351545 Facepainting for children’s parties, fetes & fairs, 07855 858544 First Class Faces, professional face painting, 3yrs+, 01372 378637 Froggle Parties, face painting, glitter tattoos, 0845 0504509

Fantastic for children’s parties or just a great fun day out!

You name the time, you name the place and we bring the party! A Gamewagon video game party is a fun-filled  attraction for kids and adults, catering for up to 16  guests at any one time (up to 20 with our external screens - weather permitting!)

Limelight Face painting for children. CRB checked PLI, 07716 434170

www.minitankelite.co.uk info@minitankelite.co.uk 07783 293866

Magic Faces, face painting for parties and events, 020 8398 4138

Action Parties

POOH BEAR or MINNY! Lifesize characters to come and jolly up your party.

ActivKids, the party for energetic kids, 3-11yrs, 01483 769699 Campaign Paintball, 12+, Cobham, 01932 865999 Custardo, hilarious kids parties, circus workshops, balloons, 020 8542 9397

Call Gilda on 07730 040602

Delta Force Paintball, Effingham, 11+, 0844 477 5050

Boys and Girls love it and the adults get to enjoy some quiet time with the peace of mind that the kids are having fun and doing something they love in a new social way.

All of our parties and events are run by our fully trained Game Experience Managers so that every event is exciting, memorable, safe and above all fun. We come to the venue of your choice (usually your home) and we bring all the TVs, Consoles,  Games, Controllers and Staff to support a great social occasion for your kids and their friends.

Froggle Parties,Parachute, bubble show, bubble tower, dancing, balloon models, 0845 0504509 Kiddi Karts, Go Karts, 4-adult, 01932 770770 Mini Tank Elite, brilliant outdoor excitement, Walton-on-Thames, 8yrs+, 07783 293 866

Every occasion is different, every occasion is special so call us on the number below to discuss how we can help with your special day.

Nutty’s Children’s Parties, fun-packed adventure parties, 3-9yrs, 07884 050954

0845 319 4263

Quad Squad UK, multi activity parties, 8-16yrs, Walton-on-Thames, 01264 848181 Sumo Experience, fat-suit sumo wrestling parties, 7yrs+, 01483 825804 Wheelie Good Party, uniquely themed children’s driving parties, 4-8 years, 0845 045 1076 Wild Learning, birthdays in the forest-let your imagination run wild, 01483 424400

First Class Faces Professional Face Painting Contact Julie on T: 01372 378637 M: 07729 610522 E: firstclassfaces@live.co.uk Sample work can be seen on my Facebook page

Face Painting Parties

Other Amazing Parties Character appearances - party special, fairy, princess, mary poppins + Pirate, 07715 169092 Einstein’s Entertainers, science parties, 020 8123 8697 Fairy Liquid Parties, magic, bubble fun, games, face painting, puppets etc, 07976 677560 Gamewagon, the ultimate video game party, delivered directly to you, 0845 319 4263

About Faces, Face Painting, Body Art etc for all occasions, 07771 540240

Pooh Bear and Minny, lifesize characters to come and jolly up your party, 07730 040602

Abracadabra Face Painting, Weybridge, Walton & Hersham area, 0786 272 3885

Princess Parties - be a real princess with Princess Saphire, 07715 169092

Crafty Faces, face painting, 3+yrs, 01737 351351

The Party Belles, Friendly, Reliable Party Entertainers, 07947 669849

Disco Chics Parties, hair, face nail makeover, 07956 202481

Yoganory, yoga and story entwined, parties for 3-13 years, 07725 402650

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Jolly Dolly’s Magic!

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Magic Circle Member Comedy Magic Show, Balloon Modelling, Mini Disco, Games & Prizes! Stress Free parties for 4-8’s Call Alexandra Stevens on 07855 768986 www.jollydollymagic.co.uk jollydollymagic@gmail.com

Spy Party - Disco Magic - Puppets

MR TRICKEY Mainly Magic Parties Allsorts of Fun, Magic, Pirate, Knight, Spy parties, 07845 320001 Charlie Farley, Magic, Games, Disco, 020 8395 7929 Fez The Jezter, Magic Show, 0800 612 0089 Free Phone

www.mrtrickey.co.uk CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINER Magic and Comedy Music and Games Guitar sing-a-long Balloon Modelling Disco and Lights Puppets and Ventriloquism Tel - 020 8337 7746 Mob - 07956 416769 diamondpj@gmail.com (Equity member)

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07845 320001

Our parties are fun & fillled with favourite songs, props and puppets. Hide under a parachute, shake the maracas, wave scarves & dance with bubbles. We can also add party & dance games! T: 07977 585020 E: Party@tinytuneslive.com

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Music and Dance Parties Danzclub Parties, lights, music, dancing, glitter and funky hair, 07764 685197 Disco Divas, dazzling discos, activity parties from 2yrs to teens, 07778 122277

www.allsortsoffun.co.uk

Fairy ballet party, prof dance teacher, dress up & learn to be fairies + games, 07715 169092

THEO THE MAGICIAN

Froggle Parties, dancing, games, snow/ bubble machines, balloon models, 0845 0504509

Business Awards Winner 2012 “The Magic Circle & Equity”

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Free Magic Wand & Certificate 4 Birthday Child & Free Gifts 4 All

07711 724129

www.magictheo.com Sparky, Parties with Magic, Songs, Balloons, 3-8 yrs, 020 8647 9967

Flossie, Parties with Magic, Songs, Balloons, 3-8 yrs, 020 8647 9967

Jolly Dolly’s Magic and Disco Parties, 4-8 years, 07855 768986

Theo the Magician, Magic Circle, magical fun for all, 1yrs+, 020 8642 6519

Froggle Parties, Magic, Balloons, Puppetry, Games, 0-13yrs, 0845 0504509

Mr Trickey, Magic, Balloons, Disco, Comedy, 020 8337 7746

Zeberdee, Female Children’s Entertainer, Magic, Puppets etc, 07782 388495

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Tiny Tunes provide London & Surrey with Fun Music & Dance Parties (1yr - 5yrs)

Jolly Dolly’s Disco Parties and Magic, 4-8 years, 07855 768986 MAD Academy, Music and Dance Parties, 1-5yrs, 01372 210378 Mr Trickey, Disco available, 020 8337 7746 Pinxie The Rabbit Music Parties, puppets, dolls, scarves, parachute…, 07930 182780 Star Lights Disco, for under 10’s, Ashtead, 07525 945768 Tiny Tunes Parties (1yr-5yr), songs, props, bubbles, dancing and party games, 07977 585020

Distributed within Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell and North Mole Valley areas


Summer Holiday Schemes and Events Children’s Holiday Activities and Camps 2nd July - 23rd August Activ Camps at Cranmore School, Horsley. Dodgeball, quad biking, inflatables, water slides, indoor rock climbing, swimming, crazy crash mats, foam stick hockey, obstacle courses - the list is endless. Free extended days, competitive pricing, great discounts for siblings T: 07896 546067 ***** 8th July weekly until 26th August At The Bridge Youth Centre, Leatherhead, 6-8pm Music Workshops every week (please check with the venue in case of any change) Free music project – Make beats, join a band, learn production skills, write songs. T: 01372 832774 ***** 8th July - 30th August Downsend+ For 5-13 year olds Offerering a fantastic range of activities both on and off site. We also offer an Extended Day facility from 8am-5.30pm for working parents. T: 01372 385403 ***** 25th July onwards Wild Learning, holiday club, all day outdoor activities, several venues. Ages 5-12 Den building, tracking, bushcraft ropes, bridges and much more T: 01483 424400 ***** 29th July - 2nd August Stagecoach Summer Holiday Workshop Leatherhead Age groups 4 – 7 and also 7 – 18 Dance, drama and singing learn new skills, make new friends! T: 0208 394 2244 *****

12th - 16th August Stagecoach Theatre Arts, Epsom Teaching dance, drama and singing at the highest standards with an excellent reputation. For information on Summer Holiday Workshops T: 0208 642 3500 ***** 12th -16th August Flipside Senior Summer Dance School, Cobham Ages 8 – 18 years For students who have dance experience and want a full week with fantastic teachers and great choreography. T: 07759 502508 ***** 21st - 23rd August Flipside Junior Summer Dance School, Cobham For 4-8 year olds The three mornings will include musical theatre, jazz, tumbling/acro, all styles of dance. No experience is needed, just come and join in the fun! T: 07759 502508 *****

Big Hat Bushcamp offer day courses, a holiday kids club, weekend family courses and private parties which include activities such as shelter building, fire building, camp fire cooking, archery, navigation, wilderness first aid and traditional bushcraft skills amongst the stunning woodland setting of historic Runnymede. Enter: For your chance to win a Bushcamp Day for either two children or one adult and one child visit the Big Hat Courses Page at bighatbushcamp.co.uk to answer this simple question: What do you call a toasted marshmallow and chocolate sandwiched between two biscuits? is it a) s’less, b) s’more or c) s’justright

ActivKids, holiday clubs for active children, 01483 769699 Ashtead Kids Club. 4-11 years, Ashtead, 07956 185167

Then complete the form at www.thefamilygrapevine.co.uk/mid-surrey/ competition-entries

Backflip Performers, gymnastics for 2-12 years, 020 8940 7998

Closing date 1 October 2013

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Ceramica, paint your own ceramics, Claygate, 01372 462447 Chessington Kids Club, 4-11 yrs, Easter and Summer Holidays, 020 8397 2023 Cranfield Golf Centre Sandown, 5+, Esher, 01372 469260

BOckettS farm park

Create and Grow at Squires Garden Centres, contact for details of events/ venues, 01932 862530

25th July - 1st Sept Summer Fun on the Farm! › The Animal Passport Trail › Meet the Tractor › Panning for Gold

Cricket Coaching by UKCC 2 Qualified Coach, 07912 873591 Danzclub holiday activities, 07764 685197 Disability Challengers, for disabled children in Surrey area, 01483 230930

29th July - 16th August Wild Summer Camp at Painshill, Cobham Have a wild time this summer with den building, woodland craft, campfires, treasure hunts and extreme adventures. For children aged 8 to 13 years. A different adventure every day of the week! Advanced booking required. T: 01932 868113 *****

Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Complex, telephone for details, Walton-onThames, 01932 260300

29th July -30th August Shout! Holiday Activities for 5-13 year olds. At various venues in Elmbridge, offering sport, cookery, arts, outdoor adventure, drama and much more. T: 01372 474634 *****

Little Kickers, FA coaching for 18mths7yrs, Weybridge, Epsom/Ewell, Claygate, 01932 847439

Esher College Kids’ Club, summer holiday only, 5-10yrs, 020 8398 0291

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Imber Court Sports Club, multiple sports incl swimming, East Molesey, 07702 225043

Playball, 1/2day multi-sports camp from ages 3-8years, Ashtead, 07545 904852

Surrey County Cricket, courses for 6-16yrs, several venues, 0207 820 4190

Kids Club, West Ewell Infant School, 020 8786 0689

Rainbow Leisure Centre, Kool Crew, Epsom, ring for up to date information, 5-11y, 01372 727277

Surrey Family Information Service, via SCC, 0300 200 1004

Little Bookham Preschool, flexible care for 2-5yr olds, Effingham, 07551 955757

Music Theatre Summer School for Children, The Epsom Playhouse, 020 8673 1864 Pachesham Golf Centre, Leatherhead, Juniors, 6-18, 01372 843453

Sports Academies, St George’s School, Weybridge, 0844 335 8217 Stage Studio Theatre School, United Reform Church, Thames Ditton, 3-16yrs, 07907 477135

Tennis Coaching, (Qualified/Licenced), Cobham Tennis Club, Fairmile Lane, 07946 586013 The Shetland Pony Club, Cobham, 01372 844077

Stagestars, Dance, Act, Sing, Ashtead, 3yrs+, 01372 271111

Theatrebugs Drama, Music and Dance Holiday Workshops, 01483 882244

Stepping Stones, Thames Ditton, each school holiday, 020 8398 1955

West Ewell School Holiday Playscheme, 4-10 (Summer only), 020 8393 2417

Please check with the organiser before you set out. Every care has been taken compiling this list of activities and family events, however changes can occur and the editor accepts no responsibilty for amendments or cancellations.

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GO WILD

this Summer!

Wild Learning holiday clubs ● Den

building art ● Tracking ● Games ● Bushcraft ● Ropes & bridges July 25 onwards Ages 5-12 ● Wild

Family Events The ‘long’ listings on pages 4547 include information from the events section of the website. Events are constantly being addedkeep checking!

11th July and 13th July Monkey Theatre at Riverhouse Arts Centre, Walton on Thames presents King Arthur and also A Polesden Lacey, Winkworth Arboretum, The Lookout Bracknell, Midsummers Night’s Dream . One Alice Holt, Claremont Landscape Garden, Wimbledon Common performance of each on both For more details visit www.wild-learning.net nights. Contact the venue for or call 01483 424 400 tickets T: 01932 254198 ***** Summer_TFG_ad.indd 1 10/6/13 11:14:2513th July - FREE ENTRY Take it outside! More children can identify a Dalek than an owl; the distance our kids Vintage Celebration Day in stray from home on their own has shrunk by 90% since the 70s; 43% of Bookham. A fun day out for all adults think a child shouldn't play outdoors unsupervised until the age of the family. Celebrating 75 years of 14. Our children spend less time in the natural world than any generation The Grange in Great Bookham in history. But free and unstructured play in the outdoors boosts Attractions include: problem-solving skills, focus and self-discipline; socially, it improves co- a classic car show operation, flexibility and self-awareness. - vintage bus rides - free magic shows for children Wild Learning holiday adventures Wild Learning run holiday day camps at woodland sites all through the - interactive family trail and Summer holidays. Experienced woodcraft play leaders help the children activities enjoy being outdoors in the woods all day. Making dens, using tools, PLUS music and dance 1930’s learning how to sneak and track, playing games and exploring the and 40’s style throughout the woods. Children come back dirty, tired and full of the adventures they afternoon! have had. www.grangecentre.org.uk ***** 20th July Summer Market at Ewell Grove Infant School The PTA invite you to a Spring Market from 11a.m until 1.30pm. A combination of a nearly new table top sale and local businesses. Entry is £1 per adult, free for children. Refreshments will be served and there will be cakes and savoury products for you to purchase. Come along and support our local school and small business’s, there will be something for everyone! *****

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25th July - 1st Sept Bocketts Farm-enjoy a great day out this summer with a full programme of fun activities! With 2 large indoor play barns, trampolines, young driver’s area, sandpits and 2 giant jumping pillows, there’s plenty to keep the whole family amused! The Old Barn Tearooms serving homemade hot food, along with the Coffee Shop and Gift Shop are open all day. See the advert on page 45 T: 01372 363764 *****

25th August “50 Things” Summer Holiday Activities at Polesden Lacey , near Bookham 29th July – 30 August Weekdays from 10am Join us for a different activity for each week of the holidays. Fun for the children and also lots for adults too. Normal admission, plus £2 per child nationaltrust.org.uk/polesdenlacey See the advert on page 47 ****** 25th August Epsom Racehorse Trainers’ Open Day A chance for you and your children to see what goes on behind the scenes at the training yards, getting up close to the stars of the track, their trainers and stable staff. http://epsomdowns.co.uk ***** 26th August Epsom Fun Race Day An action packed afternoon of racing and entertainment for the young and old alike. All entertainment in the Grandstand and Lonsdale Enclosures is free. Activities on The Hill are chargable. http://epsomdowns.co.uk Win free tickets! See the competition on page 21 ***** Sutton Life Centre has an extensive variety of programmes and activities available for all ages. There is a library and cafe, toddler groups, story telling, climbing wall, youth zone and sports pitch. T: 020 8296 1287 or visit www.suttonlifecentre.org Also see their advert on page 3 ***** Look Out Discovery Centre, Bracknell So much to do for the whole family. This is a great day out whatever the weather. See the advert on page 46. There is a programme of events throughout the year www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/be See the advert on this page ***** Pages 45-47 show only a selection of ongoing activities and events. Have a look at the website for more.

Please check with the organiser before you set out. Every care has been taken compiling this list of activities and family events, however changes can occur and the editor accepts no responsibilty for amendments or cancellations.


Summer Holiday Schemes and Events Places to Visit for the Family

Youth Clubs

Brooklands Museum, birthplace of British motorsport/aviation, Weybridge, 01932 857381

Ashtead Youth Centre, Barnett Wood Lane, School Years 4 - 7 and above, 01372 276912

Elmbridge Museum, story of the area since prehistoric times, 01932 843573

Bookham Youth Café, at Bookham Youth Centre, 01372 453803 Claygate Youth Club, Elm Road/St Leonards Road, 11yrs+, 07968 832435

Leatherhead Museum of Local History, FREE ENTRY, 01372 386348

Hersham Youth Club, Youth Centre, Arch Road, 11yrs+, 07968 832435

London Bus Museum, Brooklands, Weybridge, 01932 857381

Leatherhead Youth Project and Bfree Café, All Saints Church Hall, 01372 383345

Polesden Lacey, near Bookham (National Trust), 01372 458203 Simply Scones Tea Room, The Grange, Bookham. Great place to meet up! Booking Ess, 01372 452608 The Medicine Garden, lots to see and do for the family, Downside Road, Cobham, 01932 589536

Attractions Out of Area

Lintons Youth Centre, Lintons Lane, Epsom, 13-19yrs, 01372 722644 Molesey Youth Centre, Ray Road, 11yrs+, 07968 832435 SAY, St Andrews Youth, Churchgate House, Cobham, 10-14 yrs (school year 6-8), 01932 868370

Surrey Young Farmers, 10 years+ for membership, 01483 769786

British Wildlife Centre, Lingfield, Sussex, 01342 834658

The Bridge Youth Centre, Kingston Road, Leatherhead, many groups from 7yrs+, 01372 832774

RHS Wisley (Gardens), pushchair friendly, 0845 260 9000

The Edge Youth Centre Epsom/ Ewell, free drop in club, 11 years +, 020 8873 2260

Surrey Hills Llamas, Award Winning Attraction, Hambledon, 0845 600 9484

Walton Youth Centre, Elm Grove, 01932 247569

The Look Out Discovery Centre, a great day out, Bracknell, 01344 352000

Weybridge Youth Club, Portmore Way,

Thorpe Park, Theme Park, 0871 663 1673 (bking/info)

Polesden's South Lawn, made for speed...

Stephen Woods Centre Youth Club, Epsom, 7-13yrs, 01372 731711

Birdworld Park and Gardens, Holt Pound, Farnham, 01420 22992 information line

Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking, 01306 876616

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Hoblings Play Village at Horton Park Farm, mazes, role play, sand play zone, 0843 289 4979

Yo-Yo, drop in centre for specific projects in South Street, Epsom, 1319yrs, 01372 749185

Annoucing

Bright Bricks LEGO Workshop attending 1st Weybridge Scout HQ Re-launch on Saturday 28th September 2013 more at www.1stweybridgescouts.org.uk

GBMAA has Martial Arts Academies in Epsom, Guildford, Leatherhead, Cobham and Croydon. We pride ourselves on our age specific programs starting with the Lil Dragons aged 4-6yrs, Kidz Zone aged 7-8yrs, Juniors aged 9-13yrs and adults starting aged 14 and upwards. We also specialise in Womens Only Self Defence and KickFit classes - a perfect way to lose weight, meet new people and get fit. We have a strong influence of Martial Art Life Skills throughout the age groups including Respect, Discipline, Confidence and Focus as well as age appropriate skills like Stranger Awareness, Traffic Safety, Courage, Perseverance and much more! For more information or to book your free trial either visit www.gbacademies.co.uk or call 07584 473784

big hills

Try some of the National Trust's ''50 things to do before you're 11 3/4'' at Polesden Lacey, including: rolling down a big hill, geocaching, bug hunting and lots more. Pick up your scrapbook on arrival.

Call 01372 452048 for details nationaltrust.org.uk/polesdenlacey

two Win one of to s t e k c i T y l Fami rk! a P s n o t l u Pa Paultons Park is the theme park

for families set within 140 acres of beautiful parkland in Hampshire. There are more than 60 wonderful rides and attractions and new for 2013 is the Paultons 4D cinema! Paultons is home to the world’s first and UK exclusive Peppa Pig World! There are 7 fabulous rides including Miss Rabbit’s Helicopter Flight, Peppa’s Big Balloon Ride, Grandpa’s Little Train, George’s Dinosaur Adventure and you can even ride in a ‘cloud’ around Windy Castle! www.paultonspark.co.uk

For your chance to win, simply tell us 2 species of exotic birds or animals at Paultons Park... To enter and to see full T&Cs visit Enter online at: www.thefamilygrapevine.co.uk/mid-surrey/competition-entries *competition closes at midnight on 31st August 2013 * competition closes at midnight on 15th August 2013

Please check with the organiser before you set out. Every care has been taken compiling this list of activities and family events, however changes can occur and the editor accepts no responsibilty for amendments or cancellations.

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How much food do you throw away? An alarming 75,000 tonnes of uneaten food is being thrown away in Surrey every year. And even though a third is collected and recycled, the cost of dealing with it all adds up to a staggering £6 million a year. That’s the same amount of money it takes for Surrey County Council to fund 630 primary school places, buy a million library books or fix 108,000 potholes.

we threw away, I realised that we could easily save over £10 a week. For example, by writing a list before going to the shops and using leftovers for another meal, I now throw away a lot less.” It’s never too late to start reducing your food waste. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Store food properly Correct storage means your food could live for extra days, weeks or even months. Keep the fridge below 5°C and chilled food will stay fresh for longer.

Freezing guidelines Food can be kept It pays to plan Before you do safely in the freezer The id your next big shop, check what you for years as long ea freeze l have left, be creative and make a as you keep it r temp eratu meal planner and shopping list for frozen the whole re is -18 °C. the week, so you only buy what time. However the So to help you waste less, the you need. texture and taste may council’s Love Food Surrey change over time, so try eating food campaign provides helpful tips on Perfect portions within three months. Remember to how to waste less food and save up Weighing and measuring label items as you freeze them. to £50 a month. food is the best way to cook perfect portions. Use by These dates are for safety Following advice Use mugs, spoons, and must be followed correctly; from the campaign, spaghetti measures or don’t use any food after the ‘use by’ Penny Bramsden, a weighing scales to work date, even if it looks and smells fine. mum-of-three from out just the right amount of food Using it after this date could put Guildford decided to cook for your family. your health at risk. To extend the to find out how life of food, freeze it before the ‘use much she could Lovely leftovers If you’ve cooked by’ date, defrost when needed and save in a month. “I thought saving too much, cool your leftovers as use within 24 hours. £50 a month sounded ambitious soon as possible, store in the fridge at first,” said Penny. “But once I and eat within two days, or freeze Best before These dates refer to started making a diary of what them for another time. quality not to food safety; foods with a ‘best before’ date should be safe to eat after this date (except for eggs), but they may no longer be at their best.

Did you know?

Every week in Surrey we throw away enough strawberries to cover a tennis court. Every day in Surrey we throw away two shed loads of bananas.

This summer in Surrey we’ll throw away enough cake to cover a five mile bike ride.

So waste less...and caddy the rest For more advice visit www.lovefoodsurrey.com

www.surreycc.gov.uk Making Surrey a better place


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