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Autumn 2009 - Issue 7


KIMBOLTON SCHOOL

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A caring, challenging environment in which all pupils are encouraged to fulfil their potential and are given opportunities to flourish in a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular interests For more detailed information please see our editorial on page 6

OPEN DAY Saturday 3rd October 2009 Preparatory School (4-11 years) 10am to 12 noon Senior School (11-18 years) 1.30pm to 4pm

Independent school of 950 pupils offering continuous education from 4 to 18 years For more information telephone 01480 860505 or visit

www.kimbolton.cambs.sch.uk

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Welcome to the Autumn issue of Jolly Tots! Now is a great time to help your child build confidence by experiencing something new. Why not try Martial Arts, Dance/Theatre, Music or Yoga classes? Our fantastic advertisers offer an amazing choice to get your little ones started. Unfortunately we’re moving into the season for all those bugs and sniffles. On page 20, read the helpful guide on what to do when your child is ill by expert health and parenting journalist, Susan Elliot-Wright. And for information about another common health worry, see page 22 for How can you tell if your child has asthma? All the latest news is on page 4 including a new local baby show, and on page 5 we have another fantastic Fifi and the Flowertots competition! Best wishes,

Ruby Speechley Founder/Editor editor@jollytotsmagazine.co.uk

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News & Special Offers

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Fifi & the Flowertots Competition! 5 What to do and where to go listing Art & Craft Baby / Toddler/Playgroups Childcare Days Out Development Drama Entertainment Family Eating Out

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Reading/Story Time

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Special Needs

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Sports

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What can you do when your child is ill?

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How can you tell if your child has asthma?

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Toy Library

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Wildlife/Animals

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Fifi and the Flowertots Competition!

CELEBRATE THE NEW SERIES LAUNCH OF FIFI AND THE FLOWERTOTS ON NICK JR

Win the New Fifi and the Flowertots Nintendo DS™ game! To celebrate the new series launch of the popular pre-school programme, Fifi and the Flowertots, starring the voice of Jane Horrocks as Fifi Forget-Me-Not, on Nick Jr and Nick Jr 2, we have a new Fifi and the Flowertots Nintendo DS™ game* from Avanquest and Chapman Entertainment to giveaway providing hours of fun for Fifi fans. To win this fabulous Fifi prize, all you have to do is answer the following question: What type of Flower is Fifi? a) Violet b) Primrose c) Forget-me-not Simply email the answer to editor@jollytotsmagazine.co.uk by 17th November 2009. Terms and conditions are available on request or can be viewed on our website www.jollytotsmagazine.co.uk Followers of the hit series can see all their favourite characters back in action, with lots of new exciting characters on board, including Fifi’s younger twin cousins, Buttercup and Daisy and their loveable butterfly, Flutterby. The award-winning animation will also appear on Five’s Milkshake! at 8am and on Nick Jr 2 at 9am and 4pm and repeated on Nick Jr at 4pm. Old favourites will also be played out daily from 2pm on Nick Jr. For more information on Fifi and the Flowertots, please log onto www.fifiandtheflowertots.com. *Fifi and the Flowertots Nintendo DS™ RRP is £24.99 available from: www.fifishop.co.uk and www.avanquest.co.uk/dsgames

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KIMBOLTON SCHOOL

6 With small classes and a friendly, caring atmosphere, Kimbolton Preparatory School has the feel of a village school yet the facilities and opportunities that only a bigger one can offer. Its pupils receive plenty of individual attention but have enough classmates to develop a wide circle of friends. They cover the National Curriculum and more besides: modern foreign languages, weekly swimming lessons from age five, an extensive programme of trips and visits in support of their classroom-based learning and a huge range of activities at lunchtimes and after-school. ‘Kim Club’ provides before and after-school care for all ages. As children progress through the School, formal sports coaching and inter-school fixtures are introduced. Music is taught from Reception onwards and individual instrumental lessons from specialist visiting music teachers are available once a child is ready. There are various ensembles which regularly form the School’s orchestra for formal and informal concerts. Life at Kimbolton Preparatory School is busy, hugely rewarding and great fun. The academic results are excellent but the School’s approach is one of balance so that children are stimulated and challenged in many different ways. Kimbolton Preparatory School caters for children from ages four to eleven. Almost all of them progress, with their friends, to Kimbolton School for their secondary education where the ethos continues. The Prep and Senior Schools are located at opposite ends of Kimbolton School’s stunning 120-acre campus which includes extensive parkland and the historic Kimbolton Castle, the former residence of the Dukes of Manchester and once home to Queen Katharine of Aragon. (Please see our advert on page 2 for details of our Open Day and contact information).

Crazy Glazy

Original Ceramics Everything provided. Parties catered for. Contact: Justine (07951 473299)

Ceramic Cafe. Age 2 yrs+. Contact: Zy (01480 350863)

Baby / Toddler Playgroups

Art & Craft Cambridge St., Godmanchester

Gymboree Messy Monsters

St. Ives Road, Houghton PE28 2BJ.

Creative play, books, music/singing and garden. Refreshments available. Tues & Wed 10am – 12pm. Cost: £2 per family. Contact: Debbie Wales (01480 467469) debwales@aol.com

St. B’s Hall, Main Street, Yaxley

Acorn Club

Brampton Playgroup

peterborough.arts@gymboree-uk.com

Art, messy play & refreshements. Tues 1.45pm - 3.15pm (term time). Contact: Jo Gurden (01733 566237).

Messy Play

Baby Lounge - Time for Health

For age 2 ½ - 5yrs. Mon- Fri 9.15am-11.45am (term time). Tues 12pm - 3pm (age 2). Rising 5’s classes for pre-school age children. Contact: Joan Miles (Supervisor) (01480 350588)

For Under 5’s to develop their creative side. Soft play: Tues 9.30am – 11.30am, Wed 1pm-2.30pm. General Play: Fri 9.30am – 11.30am (term time). Contact: Sarah Abraham (01487 813279).

For babies up to 12mths. Wed & Fri 10.45am – 12.00pm. Cost: £3 per mum. Coffee, fruit tea and biscuits. Plenty of buggy space and toys (01480 461411).

For 12mths – 4 yrs. Lots of fun activities, structured art and craft, messy play, parachute fun, bubbles and more. Contact: Jayne (01778 392505)

Scout Hut, Ramsey

Oakdale Primary School, Oakdale Avenue, Stanground PE2 8TD.

8 Station Road, St Ives, PE27 5BH.

Baby & Toddler Group

Houghton & Wyton Memorial Hall,

The Church Hall, Brampton.

enquiries@bramptonplaygroup.co.uk

Bury Playgroup

Bury Village Hall, Brookfield Way, Huntingdon, PE26 2LH.

Playgroup: 2yrs 9mths – 5yrs, Mon-Fri 9.15am-11.45am. Rising Stars (Fri) pre-school age. Contact: Kathryn Arthur (01487 711261).


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Chatterbox Toddler Group

Newborn - 5yrs. Tues 9.30am 11am. Contact: Teresa MacLean (01733 237209).

Juice/hot drinks and biscuits provided. Contact: Vicky Brown (07775 777091).

Christchurch, Benstead, Orton Goldhay, Peterborough PE2 5JJ.

Memorial Hall, School Lane, Alconbury. Fri 9am - 11am.

Busybees Baby & Toddler Group

Fenstanton Baby & Toddler Group

For 0 - 5 yrs. Weds (term-time) 10.00am - 11.30am. Cost: £2 per child, £1 per additional sibling. Fruit and drink for the children, tea and coffee for the adults. Arts & Crafts and floor toys for all ages. Contact: Sarah (01480 350509) nandsscotcher@aol.com

Meets every Wed (inc. school hols), 10am - 11.30am. Sessions cost £2. First is free. Come along or contact: Becky (01480 493067).

Great Staughton Village Hall

Busy Bears Fun Time

The Priory Centre, Priory Lane, St. Neots PE19 2BH. Newborn - 5 yrs.

Mon/Wed/Fri 10am-11.30am (term time). Cost: £2.50 per child, £4 family ticket. (01480 388922).

Church Centre, Fenstanton.

Funky Monkeys

Farcet Salvation Army Church

For age 0-5yrs. Tues 9.30am 11.30am (term times). Cost: £1 per family. Contact: Captain Beverley (01733 240130). Goldhay Mums & Tots

Goldhay Community Centre, 105, Paynels, Orton Goldhay, Peterborough PE2 5QP. Newborn -

4yrs. Tues 10am -11-30am, Tots Singing - Thurs 10am-11am. Cost: 50p per family. Contact: Sally Forster (01733 233026) goldhaycentre@tiscali.co.uk Houghton & Wyton Baby & Toddler Group

Houghton & Wyton Memorial Hall, St. Ives Road, Houghton, PE28 2BJ. Tues 10am - 11.45am & Thurs 9am - 11am (inc. holidays). Craft, free play and singing. Lovely garden for sunny days play. Refreshments available. Cost: £2 per family. Contact: Ellie Parle (01480 431050) or Kate Andrell (01480 493206).

Jigsaw Juniors

The Jigsaw Centre, Orton Malborne, Peterborough PE2 5PW. For

pre-school age. Toys, books, activities and messy play. Wed 1.30pm-2.45pm. Run by Orton Children’s Centre (01733 237209).


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8 Jumping Frogs Toddler Church Farcet Salvation Army Church

For age 0-5yrs. First & third Fri each month (term time) 9.30am 10.30am. Stories, songs and craft activities, bible based. £1 per family (01733 240130). Leo’s Pre-school Mornings

Huntingdon Leisure Centre, St Peter’s Road, Huntingdon PE29 3TN

Sociable sessions which include use of Leo's Funzone and soft play in the sports hall. Tuesdays (term time only) 9am – 12pm. Cost £3.20 and free for under 1’s. (01480 388600) Little Lambs Toddler Group

Salem Baptist Church, High Street, Ramsey PE26 1AB. Toddlers:

Thurs 9.30am-11am (term time). Donations welcomed. Contact: Jo Smith (01487 711109). Little People’s Group

Ramsey Mereside Village Hall.

From Bumps – school age. Tues 12.30pm - 3pm (inc. hols). Toys for all ages. Cost: £1.50 per session (first is free). Contact: Chellie Fox (07880 583834). Mucky Pups

Playtimes, Ferriman Road, Spaldwick, Huntingdon PE28 0TQ.

Open Door Family Centre

The Daisy Children’s Centre

Newborn – pre-school. Messy Play, Mon 10am - 12pm. Mon Wed 9.30am - 3pm, Thurs - Fri 9.30am - 12pm FREE story, song and rhyme. Contact: Carole Page (01480 403253).

New Walkers (for up to 2yrs) Mon 10am - 11am (last session 12th October), Carers & Tots (0-5yrs) Wed 9.30am - 11am (term time only). Drop in stay & play, small donation required. All Day Play (0-5yrs) Thurs 9am - 3pm, drop in any time. Bumps to Babies (for mums to be and babies up to 1yr) Fri 10am - 11.30am. Contact: (01480 831423) for more info.

281 Great North Road, Eaton Socon, Huntingdon PE19 7BH.

Orton Wistow Toddlers

Orton Wistow Community Centre, Napier Place Peterborough PE2 6XN. Newborn - pre-school.

Indoor and outdoor play. Tues 1.15pm - 3pm (term time). Cost: £2 per family (includes drink/biscuit). Contact: Lynn Whitfield (01733 237727). Rainbow Toddler Group

83A High Street, Huntingdon Community Church Centre PE29 3DP. Newborn – 4 yrs. Tues

9.30am – 11am. Cost: 50p per family, refreshments provided (01480 411665) hcc@plumbline.org.uk St Ives Children’s Centre

Wheatfields Primary School, Nene Way PE27 3WF. For 0 – 5 yrs.

Mon - Thurs 9am - 3.30pm. Fri 9am - 1pm. Contact: Fran Macklin (07776 494 100).

Newborn - 5yrs. Fri 1.30pm - 3pm (term time). FREE (01480 890077) playtimesplaygroup.co.uk

St. Ives Christian Fellowship Parents and Toddlers

Needingworth Little Tigers Baby & Toddler Group

Newborn – 4 yrs. Mon 1.15pm – 2.45pm (term time). Thurs 9.15am – 11am. Thorndown Community Room Wed 9am – 11am. Cost: £1 per family. Contact: Wayne Carlson (01480 463161).

Needingworth Village Hall.

For 0-5 yrs. Mon 10am -11:30am (term time only). Contact: Emma (01480 469260) or Ciona (01480 464169). NCT Bumps & Babes

St Jude’s Church Hall, Cranford Drive, Netherton, Peterborough

For pregnant parents and babies up to one year old. Tues weekly 1pm-2.30 pm. Cost £1 per family. Join us for coffee & tea, chat, play, postnatal support, and mum2mum breastfeeding info (0844 243 6240 press 1).

Burleigh Hill Community Centre, Constable Road PE27 3ER.

Smiley Tots Parent & Toddler Group Yelden Village Hall, Spring Lane, Yelden MK44 1BA.

Every Wed 10am-12pm (term time). Come and play, make new friends! £2 per family inc. drink & snack. Contact Vicky ( 01933 317220) smiley.tots@hotmail.com

Papworth Everard & surrounding villages

The Eatons Children’s Centre

Bushmead Primary School, Bushmead Road, Eaton Socon, St. Neots PE19 8BT.

For age 0 - 5. Various courses and support for parents. Open Mon - Thurs 8.45am - 4.30pm. Fri 8.45am - 1pm. Contact: for more details (07920 211836) Tiddlers and Toddlers

Jubilee Hall, Eaton Socon, St. Neots. Est. 30 yrs. Friday 9.30am

– 11.30am (term time). Contact: Margaret Birchall (01480 215695), Diane Bayliss (0777 566 3849) or Jude Burt: (01480 384132). Tiddlywinks

St. Andrews Church, Alwalton, near Peterborough PE7 3UU.

For Under 5’s and their parents/carers. Singalongs, stories, toys and refreshments. Contact: Liz Ingham (01733 239289) alwaltonandelton.org.uk Tot Stop

Stanground Baptist Church, Chapel Street, Stanground PE2 8JG. Sing

song, ride-on toys, drink & biscuit and craft. Fri 9.45am - 11.30am (term time). Cost £1 per family. Contact: Mrs Rush (01733 310411). Warboys Clap and Sing (including Toy Library)

Warboys Community Primary School - Community Hall

Any pre-school ages are welcome. Thurs 1:45pm - 2:45pm (term time). Cost: £1 donation. Contact: Kate Smith(01487 824390).


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9 Buckden Day

Ramsey Day

Nursery Nursery Welcome home For children from 0 to 5 years Dance Classes Music Classes French Lessons Drama

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To find out more call us today for either; Buckden Day Nursery: 01480 810816

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16 Mill Road, Buckden, Cambridgeshire PE19 5SS e-mail: buckdendaynursery@btopenworld.com web: www.buckden-day-nursery.co.uk

Ramsey Day Nursery: 01487 710422 41 Great Whyte, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, PE26 1HH e-mail: ramseydaynursery@btopenworld.com web: www.ramsey-day-nursery.co.uk


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10 Warboys Under Fives Toddler Group

 Babysitters/Nannies

Newborn – 5 yrs. Fri 1.30pm – 3.30pm. Cost: £1.50 for first child, 50p for each additional child. Toys, games and refreshments. Contact: (01487 823190) www.warboysunderfives.org.uk

Childcare 4 U Nanny Agency

Westwood & Ravensthorpe Children’s Centre offer support to local families that include fun, play activities. Based at Highlees and Ravensthorpe Primary School, (01733 266425) for more information.

Offord D'Arcy, St.Neots

High street, Warboys, PE28 2TA.

Childcare

 Crèches Huntingdon Leisure Centre Crèche For Under 5’s. A safe and stimulating environment for your child which allows you to exercise knowing they are having fun. Book up to 7 days in advance. Mon to Fri 9.00am – 2.00pm, Wed 9.00am – 1pm (01480 388600). Ramsey Leisure Centre Crèche Details as above except: Mon to Fri 9.15am – 1.15pm (01487 710275). Sawtry Leisure Centre Crèche Details as above except: Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 12.30pm (01487 832161). St. Ivo Leisure Centre Crèche Details as above except: Mon Fri 9.30am – 1.30pm (01480 388500) St. Neots Leisure Centre Crèche Details as above except: Mon to Fri 9.15am – 1.45pm (01480 388700).

19, Harris Street, Peterborough PE1 2LY. Nannies, baby sitters and

after school carers. Contact: www.childcare4U.net Nannies at Notice

Childcare cover for the hours your need. Contact: Mick or Donna to discuss your requirements. (01480 811420) info@nanniesatnotice.co.uk Nice Nannies Now

40, Station Road, Warboys, Huntingdon, Cambs PE28 2TD.

Childcare for all ages. Est. 20 yrs. Contact: Helen (01487 823516) nice_nannies@hotmail.com www.nicenannies.co.uk

 General Childcare Information Service for Cambridgeshire Local information about: Childcare; Paying for childcare; Working in childcare; Support for families. (0845 04 54 014) www.opportunity-lnks.org.uk

Days Out

 Adventure/Soft Play Activity World & Toddler World Padholme Road East, Peterborough, PE1 5XH.

Indoor play. Separate Toddler World. Mon - Fri 9.30am – 5.30pm (term time) Cost: £3.95 per child, adults £1. Weekends (holidays open every day) £4.95 child, adults £1. Children under 1 metre £3.95 at all times. Closed Tues (term time) (01733 314446) www.activityworld.co.uk Barracudas Activity day camps for age 4 ½ 16yrs in Huntingdon and Kimbolton.

Open 8am – 6pm. For a free colour brochure call: (0845 123 5299) www.barracudas.co.uk Big Sky Adventure Play

24, Wainman Road, Shrewsbury Avenue, Woodston, Peterborough PE2 7BU. Soft play activities for 0

-10 yrs. Mini go-karts age 3+. Open daily: 9.30am – 6.30pm (term time) 10am – 6pm (hols) Cost: Under 5’s £4.50, adults £1.20 (01733 390810) www.bigsky.co.uk Crystal Country Play Barn

Low Road, Fenstanton, PE28 9HU.

Children’s indoor play area. Outside trampolines, bouncy castle and climbing area. Open daily 10am – 6pm Cost: £3.80, Weekends/hols £4.90 (01480 493394). Cyril’s Acorn Club

St. Ivo Leisure Centre, Westwood Road. For 2 – 5 yrs. Soft play

equipment, climbing frames, tunnels, slides, hoops, bean bags and balls. Thurs 10.30am – 12.00pm term time only. Cost: £3.20 per child. (01480 388500). Dave the Clown’s Fun House

The Cresset, Bretton Centre, Rightwell Peterborough PE3 8DX.

For 0 – 8 yrs. Soft Play Centre. Open Mon – Sat 10am – 1pm (except Bank Hols). (01733 260081). Houghton Mill

Houghton, Huntingdon PE28 2AZ

Kids of all ages will be fascinated to see a working mill in action, with lots of hands on fun too. Beautiful grounds and boat rides. Ideal for a family day out. www.nationaltrust.org.uk Krazy Kat’s House of Fun

Sawtry Leisure Centre, Green End Road, Sawtry. For under 5’s. Soft

play equipment and ball pool. Mon 10.45am – 12.15pm. Cost: £2 per child (01487 832161). Little Monkeys House of Fun Ramsey Leisure Centre, Abbey


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12 Road. For Under 5’s. Bouncy

Priory Park

Little Snappers

woodland and large open spaces. Mini football pitches and fenced in children’s play area.

 Developmental Play

Spring Common

Huntingdon and St. Ives. Sleep Clinics and developmental play classes. Newborn - 2yrs. Contact: Janet (01354 695513) babygrowz.co.uk

castle, ball pool and soft play area. Wed 9.30am – 10.30am. Cost: £2 per child (01487 710275) St. Neots Leisure Centre, Barford Road. For Under 5’s. Bouncy

castle, tricycle track and soft play area. Parental supervision essential, max 2 children per adult. Fri 1pm – 3pm. Cost: £2.75 per child (01480 388700). Leo’s Funzone (Play & Party Centre)

Off Huntingdon Road and Priory Hill, St. Neots. Eighty acres of mature

Access from St. Peter’s Road, Ermine Street / Ambury Road, Huntingdon. A 13 acre common

with pond and open grassland. Contact: The Ranger (01480 451568).

Huntingdon Leisure Centre, St Peter’s Road, Huntingdon. New

New Ark Adventure Playground & City Farm

Brampton Memorial Centre Playing Fields

Off Thrapston Road, Brampton.

Children’s enclosed play area, toilets / baby changing & parking. Hinchingbrooke Country Park

Brampton Road, Huntingdon PE29 6DB. Meadows, woodland and

lakes. Some hard surfaces suitable for pushchairs/bikes. Ideal for picnics/barbeques. Visitor’s centre and toilet facilities. (01480 451568). Nene Park (Ferry Meadows Country Park) Peterborough. Various activity areas for children throughout the park plus nature centre and café. (01733 234443).

Happy Faces

Units 15 – 17 Skaters Way, Werrington PE4 6NB.

 Languages

Hill Close, Reeves Way, Peterborough PE1 5LZ

 Parks

Babygrowz

For 8mths – 5yrs. Educational Play: toys, crafts, singing, musical instruments, refreshments and more. Sessions for specific age groups Mon – Fri for 1 hour + Contact: Claire (01733 324851)

indoor adventure play frame for babies, toddlers and children up to 12yrs. Free entry for adults and children under 1. Open 7 days a week. (01480 388600) huntingdonshire.gov.uk/leisurecentres

Playground and farm with friendly animals. Cost: £50 per child for 1 year. Parent /Toddler group Wed 1.15pm – 2.45pm (term time). (01733 340605).

Development

Bonjour Bambini Language Courses Peterborough

Classes held in Huntingdon & Melbourn. Contact Carol on 07951601107 or email carols@tinytalk.co.uk

Learn Italian: Age 4+ Sat 10am (1 hr). Contact: Rebecca (0795 178 5668) bonjourbambini@btinternet.com La Jolie Ronde

58 Burleigh Road, St. Ives PE27 3DF. Introduction to

 Theatre Key Theatre

Embankment Road, Peterborough. PE1 1EF. Productions aimed at

children throughout the year. Box office (01733 552439) peterboroughkeytheatre.co.uk The Cresset Theatre

Rightwell, Bretton Centre, Peterborough PE3 8DX

Seasonal shows for children (01733 265705) www.cresset.co.uk

French with songs, finger rhymes and games. Age 5+ Contact: Anna Ireland (01480 382036).

 Music/Singing Clap & Sing / Parachute Play Baptist Church, High Street, Somersham, Huntingdon.

For newborn – 5yrs. Song and movement to stimulate babies. Wed 9.15am – 10.30am, 10.15am – 11.30am (term time only). Pre-enrolment essential. Voluntary donation. Contact: Trisha (01487 741456).


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14 Music for Little People Fun and educational music classes for 0 - 5 years. All taught by qualified musicians and teachers. Contact: Karen (01480 812469). musicforlittlepeople.co.uk Musical Minis

Heritage Park Primary School, Park Farm, Stanground and Alwalton

From 6mths +. Introducing music and percussion in a relaxed atmosphere. Parties. Contact: Janie McCormick (01778 570340) www.musicalminis.co.uk Sing and Sign

Samuel Pepys School, St. Neots.

For 6 - 18mths. Thursdays. Learn to communicate with your baby or toddler pre-speech. Contact: Julie Warriner for details (01767 691488) www.singandsign.com Tiny Talk

Huntingdon and Melbourn.

Baby signing classes for all babies and young toddlers. Each class is 1 hr starting with ½ hr singing nursery rhymes and action songs with appropriate signs followed by ½ hr social time. Contact: Carol (0795 1601107) carols@tinytalk.co.uk

 Yoga/Massage

5BH (01480 461411). For mums &

babies 6wks – mobile. Friendly, relaxed class. Gentle yoga to strengthen/ tone mum, fun exercise supports babies development. Fri 10am – 11.30am (term time). Contact: Barbara Moorby (01480 380307). yoga4everybody.co.uk Baby Yoga and Baby Massage Huntingdon Leisure Centre, St Peter’s Road (01480 388600)

Newborn-15mths (babies not yet walking). Will enhance relationship between you and your baby. Teaches massage routines, yoga postures and relaxation techniques. Contact centre for course dates, times and prices. Pregnancy Yoga

Oak Tree Centre, Huntingdon PE29 7HN. Wed 7pm – 8.30pm. Contact:

Barbara Moorby (01480 380307) barbara@yoga4everybody.co.uk Time for Health (Baby massage)

8 Station Road, St Ives (opposite Waitrose). Thurs 10.30am. Helps

relieve colic, tummy discomfort, teething and much more. Contact: (01480 461411) www.timeforhealth.co.uk

Drama

Babybliss

Huntingdon /Peterborough area.

Infant Massage, Baby/Toddler Yoga, Baby & Child swimming and First Aid courses. Contact: Kate Stewart (07857 683291) babybliss@tesco.net Baby Massage & Yoga To nurture babies well-being and development. Can improve sleep patterns, relieve colic & constipation. Contact: Clare Taylor (01733 564365) www.hold-me-close.co.uk Baby Yoga

Huntingdon Nursery School, Ambury Road, Huntingdon PE29 1AD also at Time for Health St. Ives PE27

Debutots

Gunthorpe Community Centre, Hallfields Lane PE4 7YH. For age 2

– 4yrs. Tues 9.45am – 10.45am, 6mths – 2yrs 10.45am – 11.45am. Learning through story, drama and play. Build their imagination and language. Boost confidence, listening and social skills through dramatic play. Contact: Paula (01733 788148). DramaTots - From 2yrs - school age, younger siblings welcome, £4 per 50 min session. For details contact Liz:( 01480 839 112) dramatots@yahoo.co.uk.

On Stage Youth Theatre School

71, Shakespeare Road, St. Ives PE27 6TT. For age 4+. Train in the

performing arts in a fun and friendly environment. Contact: Eve Webb (01480 461959) www.onstageyts.co.uk

Raggamuffins Drama School

Queen Elizabeth School hall, School Hill, Godmanchester PE29 2NB.

For age 3 – 5 yrs. Contact: Jessica Sawyer (0781 700 2853) www.ragga-muffin.co.uk

Stagecoach Theatre Arts School For age 4 +. Learn to act, sing and dance and build confidence. For Huntingdon classes contact: Jo (01353 667442) and Peterborough contact: Ashleigh (01778 423553) www.stagecoach.co.uk Stage Stars Theatre Academy

Alconbury, Cambourne, Sawtry, Bar Hill and Gt Stukeley.

For ages 6mths - adult. Learning drama, dance and singing skills through play. Examinations offered. Specialist workshops for schools. Contact:for times etc Gemma (07807 193182).

Entertainment

 Children’s

Entertainers/Parties Basils Entertainments

65, Great Northern Street, Huntingdon PE29 7HJ. ‘Basil

Bonkers’ the clown, Disco’s, Balloon modelling, Bouncy Castles. (01480 395005 / 07776 100666). Birthday Parties

St Ivo Leisure Centre, Westwood Road (01480 388500) Huntingdon Leisure Centre, St Peter’s Road (01480 388600). St Neots Leisure Centre, Barford Road, Eynesbury (01480 388700).

A range of parties suitable for under 5’s (swimming pool, soft

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16 play and sports parties) ensuring your child has a memorable day (can also supply party food if required). Birthday Parties

Ramsey Leisure Centre, Abbey Road (01487 710275). Sawtry Leisure Centre, Green End Road

(01487 832161). A range of parties for all ages (pool parties, soft play and sports parties) ensuring your child has a memorable day. A room is available if you wish to provide food. Colin Daines MMC Magic and balloon modelling. Member of the magic circle. Christmas parties a speciality (01480 212571).

Play zone. Cost: £2+. Kids menu. (01480 408540).

Dogsthorpe Community Library

Eat ‘N’ Play

Storytime and crafts: Thurs 2.30pm-3pm. (01733 864280).

Huntingdon Road, St. Neots PE19 1XG. Large play area (max height

1.45m/4’9”) Separate toddler area. Open 11am daily. Cost: £3.75. Weekends/hols £4.25 (01480 471611) www.eatnplay.co.uk Frankie & Benny’s

Towerfields, Kings Ripton Road, Huntingdon PE29 7EG. New York

Italian style restaurant. Children’s menu available. Free colouring pack. (01480 437240).

Brewster’s Fun Factory & Restaurant (Highwayman)

Colmworth Business Park, St Neots also at Hampton, Peterborough.

10.15am-10.45am. Storytime: Fri 2.30pm-3pm (01733 864280). Huntingdon Library

Princes Street, Huntingdon PE29 3PH. Storytime: 18mths – 5 yrs,

Weds 10.30am –11am. Orton District Library

Peterborough Central Library

Choose from Princess or Butterfly for age 3+. Contact: Michelle (01733 700035)

Family Eating Out

6B Serpentine Green Shopping Centre, Hampton, Peterborough PE7 8DR. Rhyme Time: Tues

10am-10.45am, Thurs 10am-10.45am (term time only). Baby Rhyme Time: Every Mon 10.30am -11am (01733 864280).

239, High Street, Peterborough PE2 9EH.

Party Time! Fun/themed entertainment for tots to pre-teens. Choose from: Knights & Princesses, Grease, Tearless & Fearless, Ugly Bug & Beautiful Butterfly ball or Pirates & Fairies. Contact: Trisha (01487 741456) www.partytime.uk.com

Hampton Library

Orton Centre, Peterborough PE2 5RQ. Storytime: Tues

Little Princess Pamper Parties

Music To Grow To Birthday parties catered for around Huntingdon/St. Ives areas. High quality music-making for age 0 - 5yrs. Contact: Kathryn (01353 662022) ww.musictogrowto.co.uk

Central Avenue, Dogsthorpe, Peterborough PE1 4LH.

Broadway, Peterborough PE1 1RX

Pizza Express

105, High Street, Huntingdon PE29 3LB. Children’s ‘mini’ menu. Free

activity pack (01480 434446).

Reading / Story Time Bretton District Library

The Cresset, Rightwell, Bretton, Peterborough PE3 8DS.

Storytime: Thurs 11am -11.30am, Baby Rhyme Time: Tues 2pm-2.30pm (01733 864280). Buckden Library

Sports Centre, Burberry Road PE19 5UY. Rhymetime for under 5s and

their parents/carers - alternate Tuesdays (term time only) 2pm 2.30pm from 16th June 2009.

Storytime: Fri 2.15pm-2.45pm, Sat 11am-11.20am. Baby Rhyme Time: Thurs 1.30pm-2pm. Craft Club for Under 5’s: Tues 2.15pm – 2.45pm (FREE). Sunday storytime 2pm – 2.30pm (01733 864280). Ramsey Library

School Lane, Ramsey PE26 1AF.

Storytime: 18mths–5 yrs. Thursays 2pm - 2.30pm (0845 045 5225). Sawtry Library

Fen Lane, Sawtry PE28 5TQ.

Storytime: First Weds of the month 2.15pm – 2.45pm. Somersham Community Information Centre

Church Street Somersham PE28 3EG.

For pre-school children. Tues 10.30am-11am - stories & rhyme ending with a craft activity every week (term time) (01487 840266).


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17 Stanground Community Library Southfields Avenue, Peterborough PE2 8RZ. Storytime: Thurs

2.15pm-2.45pm (01733 864280). St. Ives Library

4 Library Row, Station Rd, St. Ives PE27 5BW. ABC/123 Bookcrawl,

alternate Weds 10.30am - 11am (term time). Rhyme Time: alternate Weds 10.30am – 11am (term time). St. Neots Library

Priory Lane, St. Neots PE19 2BH.

Storytime: Mon 2pm–2.30pm. Rhymetime: alternate Tues 11am–11.30am (term time). Warboys Library

High Street, Warboys PE28 2TA.

For 18mnths - 5yrs. Storytime:Thurs 10.30am – 11am. Werrington District Library Staniland Way, PE4 6JT.

Storytime: Tues 2pm – 2.30pm. Baby Rhyme Time: Fri 2.15pm – 2.45pm. (01733 864280). Woodston Library

Orchard Street, Peterborough PE2 9AL.Storytime: Tues 10am

-10.30am. Rhyme Time: Fri 2.15pm – 2.45pm Call for details of craft club. (01733 864280). Yaxley Library

Lansdowne Rd, Yaxley.

Storytime: Alternate Thurs 2.15pm–2.45pm (term time). Rhymetime: alternate Fri 10.30am–11am (term time only).

Special Needs Cambridgeshire Parent Partnership Service For parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs. Confidential Advice Line (01223 699214) pps@cambridgeshire.gov.uk www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/pps

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18 Kidz with Differences A support group for parents and carers of children with all types of special needs. “We’re here to listen.” Phone for details and support. Contact: Mel Thomas (01480 454588).

Sports

 Ballet/Dance Brown’s Dance Centre

286, Lincoln Road, Millfield, Peterborough PE1 2ND. For under

5’s. Mon 4.15 – 5pm. Sat 9.30am or 11.15am for 1hr. Cost: £3.75 per session (01733 554282). Dance Studio

The Cresset, Rightwell, Bretton, Peterborough PE3 8DX.

For age 4+. Modern and Tap.

Age 3+ Babies Ballet (term times). Call for timetables. (01733 842502). www.cresset.co.uk Dance Supplies

20, Bridge Street, St. Ives PE27 5EG. Authorised retailer (01480

498174) dancesuppliesstives.co.uk Kelly Marie’s Dance Supplies

Unit 2, Fishers Yard, Market Square, St. Neots PE19 2AF.

Professional Tuition by highly qualified teachers of the IDTA 27 Fenlake Business Centre Fengate, Peterborough PE1 5BQ

Newark Road, Peterborough, PE1 5YD. Dance and movement

Wendy Burke School of Dance

Ballet, Tap & jazz classes from 3½ yrs. Contact Linda (01480 861332) balletclass@btinternet.com www.balletclass.org.uk

For age 3yrs +. Ballet, Tap, Modern and Jazz Dance classes. Contact: Wendy (01487 822002) www.dance4it.com

Alconbury, Kimbolton & Spaldwick

New Road Studios

New Road, St. Ives, PE27 5BG.

classes for under fives. Contact: Jill Dawson (01733 234 555).

Mother & Toddler to Advanced

Tu Danse Studios

Linda Allen School of Dance

19, Abbotsbury, Orton Malborne, Peterborough PE2 5PS. Various

Specialising in all aspects of Theatre Dance & Musical Theatre

aged 2 -4. Creative dance and movement. Thurs 9.45am – 10.45am. Contact: Alison (01954 267378).

classes for young children. Baby Boogie age 2½ +, Nursery Ballet from age 3½, Funky Monkeys age 5+. New classes for 2009. Contact: Anita (01733 553830).

Peterborough Academy of Dance

01733 340003

Time for Health, 8 Station Road, St. Ives PE27 5BH. For boys and girls

Leotards, tracksuits, shoes, accessories and bags. Sizes from age 3. (01480 477212) kellymariesdancewear.co.uk

Dance, singing and drama. Dance parties Contact Lucie (01480 493111).

www.saldance.co.uk

Sunny Steps

Saldance Theatre Arts

27, Fenlake Business Centre, Peterborough PE1 5BQ.

Mums & Toddlers: Thurs 1.15pm. Pre-school age: Thurs 2pm. Cost: £3.50 per session. Contact: Nicola Storton (01733 340003). Stageworks Studios

The Towers, High Street, Buckden, St. Neots PE19 5TA.

Toddler Dance: Tues 9.15am-10am, 10am-10.45am, 10.45am – 11.30am. Contact: Yvette Curtin (01480 812626) www.stageworksstudio.co.uk Star Dancewear

46, Beech Drive, St. Ives PE27 6UB. Quality dancewear at

affordable prices. Contact: Elaine (01480 382068)

Hartford, Huntingdon and Sawtry.

 Football Dribblers Football School

St Ivo Leisure Centre, Westwood Road. For ages 2+ years. Learn

balance, co-ordination, improve awareness and agility through basic football skills with a qualified coach. Contact centre for course dates, times and prices (01480 388500). Little Kickers Pre-School Football Classes Peterborough/Stamford. For 18mths – 5yrs. Children will learn sound football skills with a positive introduction to sport. For free taster session contact: pshah@littlekickers.co.uk (07976 179899). Little Strikers

St Neots Leisure Centre, Barford Road, Eynesbury, St Neots

For ages 3 – 4 yrs. Learn balance, co-ordination; improve awareness and agility through basic football skills with a qualified coach. Contact centre for course dates, times and prices (01480 388700).


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19 Under 5’s Football

 Ice Skating

years. Learn balance, co-ordination; improve awareness and agility through basic football skills with a qualified coach. Contact centre for course dates, times and prices (01480 388600).

Snow Babies - Planet Ice

Huntingdon Leisure Centre, St Peter’s Road. For ages 3 - 4

 Gymnastics Baby Gym

Huntingdon Gymnastics Club, Claytons Way PE29 1UT.

Structured class for age 6 wks – 2yrs. Fri 10.45am -11.30am £3. For unstructured toddler classes (under 5’s) with parents, Tues, Wed and Thurs 10am–11am, 1.30–2.30pm. Sat 9am–10am, 10am–11am, 11am–12pm. Cost: £3.50 each session (01480 523 43 - short number). huntgymnast@tiscali.co.uk Pre-School Trampolining

Huntingdon Leisure Centre, St. Peter’s Road PE29 7DA.

For age 2 - 4yrs. An introductory course in trampolining for children. Develop balance and co-ordination skills. Contact centre for course dates, times and prices (01480 388600). Sims Gymnastics

19, Wainman Road, Woodston, Peterborough PE2 7BU.

Play Gym age 0 – 5yrs Mon - Fri 9.30am – 11am. Gymmies age 3+ Tues, Wed & Thurs (call for times). Contact: Karen Sim (01733 235003/ 07742 398549) ksimsgym@yahoo.co.uk Tumble Tots For 6mths - 7 yrs. For classes in

Peterborough contact: Amanda (01832 272127), St. Neots & Huntingdon, contact: Ann (01480 411571), St. Ives Karen (01353 661255). www.tumbletots.com

1 Mallard Road, Bretton, Peterborough, PE3 8YN.

For 18mths - 5yrs. Structured classes to introduce young children to ice-skating. Always under strict supervision from qualified coach. Warm clothing and cycle helmet advisable. Cost: £4.40 first child, second child only £1.50. Sun 10.00am -11.00am. Contact: (01733 260222) www.planet-ice.co.uk

 Martial Arts Little Ninja’s (Hicks Karate)

Loxley Community Centre, Loxley, Werrington, Peterborough, PE4 5BW.

Martial Arts Classes for age 3+. Saturday 9:15am. Contact: Andrew Hicks (01733 810043 / 07974 196256) hickskarate.co.uk Qi Kwan Do Ideal for boys and girls age 3+ Free trial class, free uniform. Contact: (0800 043 0263) www.qikwando.com Zanshin Black Belt Academy

St. Peter’s School, St. Peter’s Road, Huntingdon. Also in St. Ives, St. Neots and Earith. For age 4+.

Karate is a fun way for children to keep fit, gain confidence and learn discipline. Call Linden for more details about classes in your area (07730 666796) www.startingkarate.com

 Swimming Baby Swimming Lessons

Huntingdon Leisure Centre, St. Peters Road (01480 388600) Ramsey Leisure Centre, Abbey Road (01487 710275). St Neots Leisure Centre, Barford Road, Eynesbury (01480 388700) Sawtry Leisure Centre, Green End Road (01487 832161)

From 6+ mths. Parents must accompany their child in the water. Contact centre for course dates, times and prices. First Strokes

Godmanchester Community Pool, Park Lane, Huntingdon PE29 2AG.

Swimming lessons for all (babies to adult). For age 2½ upwards. Fri 9.30am – 11.30 am. (01480 375145) www.firststrokes.com FREE swimming for under 5’s

At Huntingdon, St. Neots, Sawtry, St. Ivo & Ramsey Leisure Centres.

Introduce your child to water from an early age. Children must be accompanied by an adult (18+) in the water with no more than two children allowed with each adult. Contact centre for the latest timetables. Junior Swimming Lessons

At Huntingdon, St. Neots, Sawtry, St. Ivo & Ramsey Leisure Centres.

For age 3+. Qualified teaching staff help your child gain confidence, develop technique and enjoy swimming. Contact centre for course dates, times and prices. Kimbolton School Swimming Pool Kimbolton, PE28 0EA.

The pool is open to the public all year. General swimming for children under 8 years of age with parents. Lessons for over 5’s. For more info and timetable details call: (01480 862276) www.kimbolton.cambs.sch.uk Merbabies Infant Aquatics

Spring Common Pool, Huntingdon.

From six weeks – pre-school. Classes in a lovely warm pool. Call for details (01284 828030) enquiries@merbabies.co.uk www.merbabies.co.uk Water Babies Teach your baby to swim at classes in Huntingdon. From Newborn. Contact: Debi Hogston (01280 822 529) www.waterbabies.co.uk

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What can you do when your child is ill?

by Susan Elliot-Wright

With so many bugs around at the moment, many parents feel they’re rarely out of the GP’s surgery. But as well as medical treatment, your child needs to feel as comfy as possible. If she’s congested or sniffly, a few drops of eucalyptus in warm water placed near the bed will help her breath more easily. Sometimes a change of air can help, so wrap her up and take her outside for a few minutes.



Give her plenty to drink – warmed drinks are more soothing for a sore throat. Don’t worry if she’s not hungry, just keep offering easy-to-eat foods like soup, scrambled eggs or fruit and yoghurt.



Her temperature may fluctuate. If she’s feverish, sponge her down with lukewarm water. Keep clothing to a minimum – preferably light, natural fabrics.



If she has earache, help her to sit upright. This eases the pain by relieving pressure in the middle ear and allowing the tubes in the inner ear to drain.



Sleep is essential to help our bodies fight infection. If she can’t sleep, give her a warm bath and dress her in clean nightclothes. Clean bedlinen will smell fresh and feel cool, especially if she has a fever, and a few drops of lavender oil (if she’s over six months) on a plumped up pillow will help her to drift off. 

Keep rooms well ventilated in summer. In winter, wet washing on the 

radiators will prevent the air from becoming dry.  A sick

child needs to be near you, so make up a bed in the lounge or kitchen so she can see you. Carry babies in a sling if possible. As she recovers, gradually wind down the nursing and find gentle activities to entertain her and to help her get back to normal.


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Why do we get a kick out of every class we run? It’s fun. Our coaches have fun teaching, the children have fun learning new skills and our parents relax and enjoy a friendly chat. So whether you’re nurturing a future star or just want a happier, healthier child – why not sign up and have a ball with us! APPROVED FOOTBALL TRAINING FOR KIDS FROM 2 YEARS TO 7TH BIRTHDAY.

Where learning’s a ball Call 609413 Call 05602 07976 179899 www.littlekickers.co.uk

A new way to introduce youngsters to the beautiful game has kicked off in Peterborough. Little Kickers provide pre-school children (18 months - 7 years) with a fun, positive introduction to football. The programme was developed by FA qualified coaches and nursery teachers with input from child health specialists. Each class is run by 2 coaches and enables the children to develop football skills whilst encouraging the development of Early Learning Skills. We feel our classes are different from other football classes because they are specifically tailored to suit the development needs of such young children. It’s probably worth reiterating that Little Kickers isn’t about finding the next generation of Lampards, Gerrards or Rooneys. Our sole goal is to provide an informal, footy-themed environment where children can begin to learn essential, elementary life skills, (confidence, co-ordination, control and camaraderie) in a friendly, fun-packed, pressure-free environment that stimulates curious young minds. With our 7,000th child recently signed up and 528 classes sprinkled throughout the country, we truly believe that in our own small way, we’re providing a positive introduction to sport and an energetic solution to a more health-conscious lifestyle. Classes are run in Peterborough and Stamford with more being planned for the region. For more information or to come along for a free taster session please contact the Little Kickers hotline on 07976 179899 or visit our website www.littlekickers.co.uk


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How can you tell if your child has asthma?

by Susan Elliot-Wright

According to the British Medical Journal, around one in 10 children in UK have asthma, so you’re bound to be concerned if your child is coughing and wheezing. Wheezing affects one in seven under fives, but it can be due to other illnesses such as viral infections. So how can you tell if it’s asthma? Asthma can be difficult to diagnose, especially in younger children. It’s thought that a family history of asthma, eczema or allergies, combined with environmental factors, influences whether a child develops asthma, so your GP will ask about family history, whether you or your partner smoke, and whether your child’s symptoms are triggered by certain situations or substances. It’s a good idea to keep a record of the symptoms and what seems to trigger them. Look out for: • Coughing, especially after exercise and at night. This is the most common symptom of

Toy Library Huntingdon Toy Library

Huntingdon Nursery School, Ambury Rd, Huntingdon PE29 1AD.

Newborn – 5 years. Thurs 9am – 11am, 12.45pm – 2.30pm. £1 per year subs then 25p per toy. Term time only. Contact: Mary Mansfield (01480 375216). St. Neots Toy Libraries

Butterfly Children’s Centre, Winhills School, off Duck Lane, St. Neots and Eatons Children’s Centre,

asthma, and in many children, it’s the only one. • Wheezing - a whistling sound in

the chest, caused by air vibrating through the narrowed air passages of the lungs. • Tightness or pain in the chest – this is caused by swelling of the air passages.

Bushmead School, Eaton Socon, St. Neots. Mon -Thurs 8.45am -

4.30pm and Fridays 8.45am 1.00pm. Contact: (07825 365343).

Wildlife/Animals Hamerton Zoo Park

Nr Sawtry, Huntingdon PE28 5RE

Wildlife park and adventure playground. Open daily. Adults £7.50 children 3 - 12 yrs £5. www.hamertonzoopark.com

• Breathlessness or gasping – narrowed air passages can make it difficult to breathe. Your child may seem inactive, or may ask to be carried more than usual as a result. If your child’s skin starts to turn blue – you may notice this around the lips or tongue first – call an ambulance or get him to hospital urgently. If your child is over six, the doctor may ask him to blow into a tube called a peak flow meter, which measures lung capacity, and can help the diagnosis. It’s difficult to explain this procedure to younger children, so some doctors prescribe ‘reliever’ medication to see if it improves their symptoms. This involves an inhaler linked to a plastic chamber or mask, which can be held to the child’s face to help them breathe in naturally. For more information and advice, call the Asthma UK Adviceline on 0800 121 62 44 or visit www.asthma.org.uk

Catch the ma

The Raptor Foundation

The Heath, St. Ives Road, Woodhurst, Huntingdon PE28 3BT.

Daily flying displays. Cost: Under 2’s FREE. Age 2 -5 £1.25. Adults: £4.50. Contact: (01487 741140) www.raptorfoundation.org.uk Wood Green Animal Centre

King’s Bush Farm, London Road, Godmanchester PE29 2NH.

Animal re-homing centre. Children’s play area, pet supplies and thrift shop. Open 10am – 4pm daily. (08701 90 40 90) www.woodgreen.org.uk 

NVR, Wansford Station, Nr Peterborough PE8 6L


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Catch the magic Santa Special!

Classes dedicated to bringing out the best in every child. Whether the aim is to improve coordination, gain confidence and grace, learn the joy of movement or train for a career in dance every child is important. Ballet, tap and jazz Classes held at Alconbury, Kimbolton and Spaldwick

Bring the family and grandchildren on a superb trip! Thomas brings Santa into Wansford in a mail coach then hands out a quality gift to all children in his grotto. Then it's off for a trip to Peterborough and back - alcoholic miniature, tea/coffee and mince pies for adults, sweets and fruit juice for youngsters. Santa comes through to say hello! Runs Sats & Suns & Weds in December.

NVR, Wansford Station, Stibbington (on the A1) Nr Peterborough PE8 6LR 01780 784444 www.nvr.org.uk

email or call for more details balletclass@btinternet.com

01480 861332

www.balletclass.org.uk Registered with British Theatre Dance Association Members of the Council for Dance Education & Training (UK)


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Foster Carers for Cambridgeshire Children We are running a series of events to provide information about fostering to people who are interested in finding out more about fostering or becoming a Foster Carer. The dates of our forthcoming events are: Thursday 27th August 2009; 10.00 - 12.00, Hemingford Abbots Golf Complex

Tuesday 15th September 2009; 18.30 pm - 20.30 pm, Hemingford Abbots Golf Complex

Monday 5th October 2009; 10.00 - 12.00, Hemingford Abbots Golf Complex

Monday 2nd November 2009; 13.00 - 15.00, Hemingford Abbots Golf Complex

Call 0800 052 0078 to book your place or visit www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk Caring for a foster child requires your patience, your time and your spare room. Attending the event will enable you to hear from foster carers and staff working within the fostering service about how you might be able to make a difference to the lives of children and young people in Cambridgeshire.

              

                

                  

       

    

                    

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