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Jul - Oct 09

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Welcome - Contents - Local Government - Business Opportunities Welcome to the summer edition of the newly enlarged Eastbourne, Wealden and Lewes Family Grapevine. The Lewes and Uckfield areas were formerly covered by a small Grapevine of their own - we’ve decided that it makes much more sense to amalgamate them. I hope that you will find this new extended edition even more useful. This summer we have two great competitions: WIN a week’s multi sports camp with STAR HOTSHOTS at the Denton Rd Sports Centre in Eastbourne - see page 9. WIN a family portrait with AVANT PHOTOGRAPHIC in Eastbourne - see page 6. We’ve got lots of summer holiday events listed in our What’s On guide including school fairs, NCT Meet Ups (open to everyone, not just members) and events at many of our local attractions . As always please let me know if you find any errors in The Family Grapevine or if you have any suggestions for improving the magazine.

Katherine

Katherine Daniel, Editor The Family Grapevine, Little Smeads, Haywards Heath Road, Balcombe, West Sussex RH17 6NG Tel: 01444 811368 katherine@thegrapevine.co.uk www.thefamilygrapevine.co.uk www.sussexfamilygrapevine.co.uk

Contents A-Z of Activities Advice & Support Antenatal Babies

24 - 29 7-9 10

Nannies & Au Pairs

12

Out of School Clubs

20

Parties

4-5

10 -11

Photographers

6

Business Opportunities

2

Places to Visit

22 - 23

Books, Toys & Gifts

3

Nursery/Pre-Schools 15 - 19

Childminders

12 - 13

Schools

Day Care Nurseries

14 - 18

Special Needs

Doctors Health and Well-being

8 7&9

18 - 19 8 and 23

Toddler Timetable

13 - 14

Tutoring

19 - 20

Holiday Activities/Camps 20 - 21

Voluntary Work

Independent Schools

Youth Clubs & Groups

Libraries Local Government

18 - 19 2-3 2

Youth Services What’s On

2 23 8 30 - 31

The Small Print... Please don’t assume that publication of an entry or an advertisement implies any kind of recommendation or endorsement by the Editors. You should make your own judgements, enquiries and comparisons, as with any other form of advertising. When contacting any business we suggest you confirm the exact type of goods and services offered, the qualifications held, and all other relevant aspects of the service you are seeking. Our headings reflect commonly used descriptive titles. They are not intended to be, and should not be read as trade descriptions of goods or services as required under the Trade Descriptions Act 1968. The listing of a business under a specific heading does not necessarily indicate that it supplies the goods or services suggested by the heading or that it is legally entitled or professionally qualified to provide those particular goods or services. All rights reserved. This entire publication is the copyright of the Publisher. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electrical or mechanical, including photocopying or any information storage or retrieval system without prior permission in writing of the Publisher. Neither The Family Grapevine Ltd nor its franchisees, agents or employees can accept 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 telephone numbers, wording, spacing or positioning of any listing, advertisements or other material, regardless of how caused.



The

Local Government

Social Services

East Sussex County Council, 01273 481000

East Sussex County Council Children’s Services, 01273 481000

Eastbourne Borough Council, 01323 410000

East Sussex Social Services, Social Care Direct, 0845 6080191

Lewes District Council, 01273 471600

Emergency Duty Social Services, 01273 814194 or 07699 391462 (out of hours)

Wealden District Council, Crowborough offices, 01892 653311 Wealden District Council, Hailsham Offices, 01323 443322

Social Services, first point of contact, East Sussex, 01323 747200

Citizens Advice Bureaux

Business Opportunities

Burwash Citizens Advice, Mon pm at Doctor’s Surgery, 01424 215055 Uckfield Citizens Advice, 01825 764940 Eastbourne Citizens Advice Bureau, St Leonards Road, 01323 417177 Hailsham Citizens Advice, 01323 842336 Heathfield Citizens Advice, Tue am at Youth Centre, 01435 862894 Langney Citizens Advice, Eastbourne, 01323 760654 Lewes Citizens Advice, 01273 473082 Newhaven Citizens Advice, Summerhayes Centre, 01273 612360 Open Door, London House, Mayfield, Wed am, visiting CAB adviser, 01435 873903 Seaford Citizens Advice, Church Street, 01323 896209

Captain Tortue, sell French adult and children’s clothing, 01825 723081 Career Coaching for teenagers and parents, 01323 723010/07806 487945 Cookies Kitchen, cookery clubs, classes & parties, 01892 853272 Just Wood Toys, party plan hosts required, 01323 646575 Next Generation Coaching, parent coaching, trainers needed, 05600 193942 Phoenix Trading, greetings cards and stationery, 01580 201270 Sienna Silver, organise silver jewellery parties, 07768 335059 Splat Cooking Parties & Clubs need party organisers, 0870 766 8290 St Giles, Eastbourne need host families for international students, Apr - Sep, 01323 744067

Shinewater Shaftsbury Advice Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 760654

St Giles, Eastbourne, Learn to Teach English, 4-week intensive course, 01323 729167

Ticehurst Citizens Advice, last Wed am of month, The Annexe, 01424 215055

The Body Shop at Home. 07932 141658

Wadhurst, Carillon Cottage, parish information and drop in daily, CAB on Wed am, 01892 785658

Voluntary Work EAVS, details of all volunteering opps in Eastbourne, 01323 639373 Furniture Now! 2nd hand furniture charity, 01323 638000 Home-Start South Downs, supporting families with children under 5, volunteers must be parents. Now recruiting parents for their courses 9th Sept in Newhaven and 4th Nov in Heathfield, 01273 612025 Join East Sussex Youth Offending Team, 01323 466633 Parent Link East Sussex, helping parents with children who have special needs, 01273 481279 South Downs Volunteer Centre, 66 High St, Lewes, 01273 470108 South East Coast Ambulance Service Responders, 01273 897836 St John’s Ambulance, Sussex, 01273 371500

Usborne Books, sell children’s books to parents, schools etc, 01825 769515

Community Policing CRB Checks. UK Umbrella Service Ltd, 01825 761407 Crimestoppers, 0800 555111 Eastbourne Probation Centre, 01323 746200 Neighbourhood Policing, Sussex, all non emergency calls, 0845 60 70 999 Sussex Police, non emergency calls, 0845 6070999

Libraries Eastbourne Central Library, Grove Road, 01323 434206 Eastbourne Mobile Libraries, for details of stops, 01323 482155 Hailsham Library, Mon pm, Tue - Sat, 01323 840604 Hampden Park Library, Eastbourne, closed Wed, 01323 502485 Heathfield Library, Mon am, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat am, 01435 863975

SASBAH, 01825 873045

Langney Library, Eastbourne, Tue, Thu, Fri am, Sat, 01323 761214

vinvolved, 16 -25 year old volunteers, Wealden, 01435 810050; Eastbourne, 01323 641185

Lewes Library, 01273 474232 Mayfield Library open Mon am, Tue pm, Thu pm, Sat am, 01435 873195

Volunteer and Information Centre, Uckfield, 01825 760019

Old Town Community Library, Victoria Drive, Eastbourne, 01323 649964

Volunteer Mediator Training Course, 01323 442781

Pevensey Bay Library, Tue, Thu, Fri and Sat am, 01323 761708

Volunteer Reading Help for primary school children, 0845 4500237

Polegate Library, closed Wed and Thu pm, 01323 482155

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Food for Families - Toys, Books and Gifts St Giles Eastbourne

St Giles Eastbourne TRAIN TO TEACH ENGLISH Trinity CertTESOL

4-week intensive Teacher Training course 7 Sept - 2 Oct Course fee: £925 Call for 2010 dates and fees

For further details please contact: Teacher Training Department, St Giles Eastbourne, BN20 7AJ Tel: 01323 729167 Fax: 01323 721332 english@stgiles-eastbourne.co.uk

HOST FAMILIES

Required for students aged 14 upwards, from April to September. All nationalities. Good rates. Families holding CRB Disclosures particularly welcome.

For further details please contact: The Accommodation Officer, St Giles Eastbourne,13 Silverdale Road, Eastbourne, BN20 7AJ Tel: 01323 744067 accommodation@stgiles-eastbourne.co.uk

www.stgiles-international.com

Ringmer Library, Tue pm, Wed am, Thu pm, 01273 814661 Seaford Library, Mon Tue, Wed am, Thu, Fri, Sat, 01323 893420 Seaford Mobile Libraries, fortnightly Fri pm, call for details, 01323 482155 Uckfield Library, 01825 763254 Wadhurst Library, open Mon pm, Wed am, Fri pm, Sat am, 01892 783649 Willingdon Library, closed Tue and Sat pm, 01323 482534

Food for Families Chilley Farm Shop, Rickney, local produce, child friendly, cream teas, 01323 768836 Coopers Farm, Stonegate, naturally reared pork, beef & lamb, 01580 200386 East Dean Local Produce Market, Wed am, 01323 423481 Community Wise Farmers Market, last Sat of mth, 10am, 01323 722924 (check for winter) Hailsham Farmers Market, 2nd Sat of month, 9 - 12.30, 01323 833359 Heathfield Farmers Market, 3rd Sat of the month 9.00 - 12.30, 01435 862798 Hen on the Gate, organic farm shop, Mayfield, 01435 874852 Lewes Farmers Market, 1st Sat of month, 9am, 01273 470900 London House, Mayfield, Fri 10am11am, 01246 261508 Mansion Market, Kidbrooke Pk, Priory Rd, Forest Row 11am - 4pm, 10 Oct, 14 Nov, 12 Dec, 01342 824944 Middle Farm, nr Lewes, monthly on Suns, 01323 811411 Newhaven Country Market, Hillcrest Centre, Thu am, 01273 512376 Pevensey Bay Country Market, St Wilfred’s Hall, Fri am, 01323 460178 Redlands Farm Shop, Horam, locally produced meat & veg etc, 01435 812248 Ringmer Country Market, Village Hall, Tue 10am, 01273 812394 Riverford Organic Vegetable Boxes, 0845 6002311 Sharnfold Farm, Stone Cross, shop, walks, animals, PYO, 01323 768490 Stonegate Produce Market, 2nd Sat of month, 10 - 12.30, 01580 200386 Village Hall, Ringmer, Tue 10am 11am, 01246 261508 Village Hall, Newick, Fri 10am - 11am, 01246 261508

GLOWBILES Glow-in-the-dark hanging decorations Waldron Country Market, Lucas Hall, 2nd Wed, 10.30, 01435 812931

Toys, Books and Gifts Allium Activity Toys, trampolines etc, Framfield, 01825 880430 Aquila Magazine subscriptions, for the able child, 8 - 13yrs, 01323 431313 (see our ad on p19) Baby Cakes, handcrafted nappy cakes, 01435 872818

Glows brightly for 8 hrs from a single charge Stimulates babies sensory awareness Soothes toddlers scared of the dark

www.glowbiles.com Tel: 01233 663330 6 Hilton Business Centre, Ashford, Kent, TN23 6LL

Barefoot Books, Mayfield/Heathfield areas, 01435 873416

Rainbow Toys, Eastbourne, 01323 739692

Bewl Windsurfing, Gift vouchers 01892 891000

Running Hare Art and Design, Lewes, 01273 891305

Fairytale Cottages and climbing frames, Herstmonceux, 0870 6250146

Sussex Toy Centre, Heathfield and Hailsham, 01435 864022 and 01323 841842

Glowbiles, glow-in-dark hanging decorations, 01233 663330 Just Wood Toys, environmentally friendly & good value, 01323 646575

Tuppenny Toys, pocket money wooden toys and party bags, 07832 227313

Keepsakes, Fingerprint Jewellery, Clay Impressions etc, 0845 2245815

Usborne Books, Eastbourne area, 01323 733722

Kensington Rocking Horse Company, Hellingly, 0870 4464687

Homes and Gardens

upholstery & interior design services Re-upholstery, Repairs, Cushions Blinds, Fabrics, Foams

01273 891500

dizzie@dizzieinteriors.com

www.dizzieinteriors.com

Mr and Mrs Doak’s Bumper Bookshop for Children and Café, 01323 737110

Dizzie Interiors, upholstery and interior design services, 01273 891500

MyFamilyStories, memories books for parents and grandparents, 01892 863300

Family Holidays

Fundraising Ideas

Carol Thomas, Personal Travel Advisor for affordable family, 01323 419534

Kids Klub Productions, East Sussex coast, keepsake dvds for nurseries and pre-schools, 01243 855566

Name Pictures for children, a perfect present, 01323 410358 Paula Louise Paton Jewellery, 01825 722428 Personalised photo gifts, mugs, mousemats etc, 01825 732048 Photo Art, Flimwell, 01580 879684 Printvox, personalised printing for any fabric, fun or corporate, 01323 419244

Unit 8, Four Oaks Farm Workshop Hundred Acre Lane, Streat BN6 8SH

The cover photograph is by Jane de Weck Photography of 58 South Street, Eastbourne, 01323 727750. All her contact details are on page 7. Jane specialises in child portraiture, baby packages, weddings and make-overs in her stunning studio or on location. Do pop in and see Jane, Hannah, Tanya or Colin to discuss your requirements.

To add a listing or advertise email katherine@thegrapevine.co.uk or call 01444 811368




Parties

Marco the Magician

The Fun Factory For arti kids who want a party with a difference

creative birthday parties

Take the stress out of party time! Choose from a selection of busy activities such as etch printing, glittery masks, felt making, T-shirt printing or mosaics. Bring your own food & drink to eat in the studio or picnic in the Dairy Studio Woods where you can also set up a treasure hunt. Dairy Studio, Old Malling Farm, Lewes

Tel: Susie 01273 483311 www.arti-parties.co.uk

Hall Hire Burwash Village Hall, 01435 883288 Cop Hall Community House, Polegate with large secure garden, 01323 482601 Cross in Hand School Hall, conservatory style meeting room, 01435 862941 Cross in Hand Village Hall, 01435 864383 Denton Island Community Centre, Newhaven, 01273 517250 Eastbourne Town Hall Room Hire, 01323 415034 Fairwarp Village Hall, 01825 713227 Five Ashes Village Hall, 01825 830686 Hailsham East Community Centre, 01323 444888 Heathfield Community Centre, 01435 865700 Heathfield Community College, 01435 866066

Magic, Songs, Puppets, Games, Balloons, Disco, Themed Parties

01435 862906

www.FunFactoryParties.co.uk Polegate Community Centre, 01323 482434 Punnetts Town Village Hall, 01435 830645

St Luke’s Community Centre, Seaford, 01323 895432 St Lukes Parish Centre, Stone Cross, 01323  767020/01323 762254 St Peter’s Church Hall, Hampden Park, Eastbourne, 01323 509772 The Goward Hall, Cade Street, Heathfield, 01323 845372 The Pavilion, Sparrows Green Recreation Ground, Wadhurst, 01892 752111

Lewes Leisure Centre, pool, sports, soft play etc parties, 01273 486000

Uplands Sports Centre, Wadhurst, 01892 782136

Little Cophall Stables, Polegate, pony parties, 01323 483975

Waldron Church Hall, 01435 863064

Lloyds Lanes, Eastbourne, bowling and laser quest, 01323 509999

Party Venues

Horam Village Hall on the Recreation Ground, 01435  813295

Bewl Windsurfing, 9yrs+, 01892 891000 (see our ad on p29)

Hurst Green Village Hall, large & small halls, kitchen, bar, 01580 860111

Birdineye Farm, Uckfield, pony parties, 07838 679248

Lucas Memorial Hall, Waldron with garden and views, 01435 812274

Cavendish Sports Centre, Eastbourne, football, bouncy castle and games, 01323 647683

Alison is starting new Melody Bear Dance and Tap classes for 2 - 4 year olds. The classes are a fun introduction to dance specifically designed for little ones, with their own special reward scheme. See her advert on page 15.



The

www.splodgecraftparties.co.uk

Underground Theatre, Eastbourne, 01323 641208

Arena Pursuits, nr Bewl Water, adventures for 6+ yrs, 01580 879614

Melody Bear Dance

01323 728230

Lavender Line Steam Railway, Isfield, Uckfield, 01903 761455

Hillcrest Community Centre, Newhaven, 01273 512376

What’s New

Craft parties with fun and games Anywhere in Sussex For 3 yrs to teens - themed crafts Princess & pirates, animals, dinosaurs Teddy bear making, t shirt painting For more info call Rachael on:

Ticehurst Village Hall, 01580 200253/ 01580 200119

Heathfield Youth Centre, 01435 862894

Mayfield Memorial Hall, 01435 872163

01435 864124

www.marcosmagic.co.uk

St George’s Hall, Wadhurst, 01892 783156

Amazon Outdoor Events, Quad Biking, Hellingly, 0844 2570433 (see our ad on p22)

Maresfield Village Hall, 01825 768911

CRAFT PARTIES

Children's Parties with Magic, Games, Fun, Juggling, Balloon Modelling and a Real Rabbit. Also Punch & Judy, Family & Close-Up Magic

Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford, 01323 490011 Eastbourne Bead Company, jewellery making, pottery painting, 01323 647409 (see our ad on p24) Freedom Leisure Centre,Uckfield, football, swim, trampoline, 01825 761160 Hailsham Leisure Centre, bowling, soft play, swim, laser, 01323 846755 Hailsham Pavilion, children’s film parties or for hire, 01323 841414 Hampden Park Sports Centre, Eastbourne, bouncy castle, football, fun & games parties, 01323 509859 Heathfield Leisure Centre, soft play, football, skating, trampoline, bouncy castle and games, 01435 868824

Masterpiece, Whitesmith, paint pottery, mosaics, jewellery, 01825 872225 (see our ad on p24)

Ace Magician for all functions, 01323 487952 Amazing Graham, magician, puppets, clowning for all ages, 01323 488360 Animal Encounters, bringing the animals to you, 07984 695768 Arti Parties at Old Malling Farm, Lewes, 01273 483311 Audio Sorcery, pop star parties in a professional recording studio, 0800 5677197 Aunty Rainbow and her magic, parties for 2 - 5yrs olds, 01323 487952

Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, 01323 832731

Bobo the Clown and his magic show, 2 hours of fun, 01323 487952

Posh & Decks, record your own CD, Eastbourne, 01323 412131

Carolines Fun Faces, magic, balloon modelling, face painting, 01323 484239

Ringmer Swimming Pool, 01273813533 Rocky’s Indoor Adventure Land at Fort Fun, Eastbourne, 01323 642833 (see our ad on p23) Seahaven Swim and Fitness Centre, Newhaven, 01273 512498 Seven Sisters Cycle Company, group activities & parties, 01323 870310 Shinewater Sports Centre, Eastbourne, w/ends, 01323 768614 Sovereign Centre, Eastbourne, pool parties, weekends only, 01323 738822 Treasure Island, Eastbourne, 01323 411077 Uni of Brighton Sports Centre, bouncy castle, soft play, football, swim, 01273 643706 Uplands Sports Centre, Wadhurst, lots of different parties, 01892 782136

Charlie’s Little Angels. Eastbourne, fun ‘n games, discos, 07962 080478 Children’s Yoga Parties, Eastbourne, 07812 052742 Claire’s Farmyard Friends, animals to handle & cuddle, 01323 639220 CN Magic, fun magic shows and discos for kids, 01323 764264 Darren Talbot Cricket Parties, 7yrs+, 07912 873591 Dial a Disco, East Sussex, all ages, 01435 864984 or 07980 234396 Dollie’s Mixtures, Pick ‘n Mix Parties traditional or themed, 01323 639877 Don Howard, Balloon Animals and Magical Fun, 01323 842966 Doodle Blobs, arts and craft parties for 2yrs - teens, 01273 488616

Party Entertainers

Dotty Children’s Entertainer, 01273 502744

A Splash of Colour, creative craft parties for all ages, 01825 841388

Dyna-mites, imaginative, energetic, fun parties for 2 - 8yrs, 01580 213476

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Parties Karting 4 Kids

CAROLES CASTLES Quality bouncy castles All with rain covers Suitable for halls or gardens FREE Local Set Up Prices from £39

Mobile go-karts and circuit for parties, fetes and events. Great for 3 - 9 year olds Indoors or outdoors

01424 774820

01323 760985 07722 625602

www.karting4kids.co.uk

www.caroles-castles.piczo.com

Karting4Kids, mobile electric go-karts, 3 - 9yrs, supervised, 01424 774820 Mobile Climbing Wall at Seven Sisters or your own venue, 01323 870310

We bring friendly animals to your party, fete or school.

Paperlane Balloon Decorating, gifts etc, Hampden Park, 01323 502145

For more details call Claire on 01323 639220 or 07709 222603

Posh & Decks, prom and occasion wear, Eastbourne, 01323 412131

www.farmyardfriends.co.uk

Sugar Loaf Party Shop, Enterprise Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 728750 The Little Things, quality, value for money party bags, 05600 718116 (Sedlescombe)

Fancy Dress Cooper’s Magic Shop, Fancy dress and accessories, Eastbourne, 01323 431795 Stitch in Time by Zoe, fancy dress for children and adults, 01323 734621

Par ty Poppers!

For parties that go with a POP! Mini-makeovers, face painting, themed parties, party bags, invitations and lots more! 01892 782795

www.partypoppersparties.co.uk partypoppersparties@hotmail.com

Fun Factory, exciting parties for all ages, 01435 862906 Go-Kart Party, a driving experience for 4 - 9 yrs, in and outdoors, 01323 470537 Horse Play Crafty Parties, make a hobby horse, games, 01424 777128 Hotshots Sports Parties, superstars, world cup, olympics etc, 0845 3010450 (see our ad on p21 and competition on p9) Intrepid’s Birthday Party Drama Workshops, 4 - 11yrs, 01273 476226 Jazz and Blues Band, 01435 864124 Karate Party, 07785 990412 Karting4Kids, mobile electric go-karts, 01424 774820 Little Kickers Football Parties for 18mths-7yrs, 0208 407 2738 (see our ad on p26) Marco the Magician, children’s parties, close up magic, 01435 864124 Pampering Parties, 6 - 16yrs, 07976 529316 Party Poppers Parties, fun parties for 2 - 11yrs, 01892 782795 Pic-n-mix Parties, 01892 864592 Posh & Decks, record your own CD, Eastbourne, 01323 412131 Posh Nails and Beauty, mini manicure with nail art, 01323 722888

Bouncy Castles and Inflatables

www.go-kartparty.co.uk Rhythm Express Parties, music, puppets, crafts, games, 01892 860235 (see our ad on p14) Rolandini, magician and balloon modeller, 01424 435544 Science Wizards, fun science parties, 5 - 12yrs, 0845 6521215 Silver Jewellery Parties for adults & children, 01825 722428

WIN a week’s multi-sports camp with STAR HOTSHOTS see page 9 Sounds mobile disco, children and adults, Sussex, 07771 656795 SPLODGE Craft Parties 4 Kids, make T-shirts, masks, puppets, 01323 728230 Stagecoach Theatre Arts Parties, 4yrs+, 0800 1695089 (see our ad on p25) Starlight Discos, 07930 196966 Sticky Fingers Studios, Eastbourne, makeover photo sitting, 0800 0728711 Sugar & Spice, make-up, craft & activity parties, 3yrs+, 01273 479171

Princess/Fairy Balloon Artist, 07855 869 471

The Cat’s Whiskers, pottery painting Horam or mobile, 01435 830041 or 07719 451107

Ray Sparks, magic, Punch & Judy, balloon modelling etc, 01323 509622

The Dinky Disco, lights, music, games, balloons, 01273 279812

The Fairy & Elf Parties, themed movement session, 07789 983664 The Wiggle Disco, party favourites & lights for 2yrs+, 07789 983664 Tommy Tickle, purveyor of clownage, magic and balloons etc, 01273 279812 Wishworks, Children’s Entertainer, puppets, games etc, 0771 2612006 Zanzi Jewellery Parties, northern Wealden area, 07814 107249 Zip Zap Boing, birthday parties that burst with fun! 07974 240207

Face Painting Dooeydazzles, face painting and temporary tatoos, 01323 500848 Fancyfaces4U2, Eastbourne area, 07821 408939 Fay’s Painting, parties and events, CRB, all areas, 01273 471751 NamNam’s Face Painting, 07832 291595 Ruby Moos, parties, fetes, Eastbourne and Hailsham, 01323 645711 The Face Place, face painting and balloon modelling, 07778 642687

Party Supplies abag2go, Suppliers of Party Bags & Activity Bags, 01323 766969 Balloonatics, 01273 612129 Balloons for all occasions, children’s parties, weddings etc, 01323 764485 Balloons Galore, 01323 412703 Beautiful Bunting, 01273 479464 ChocAmour, Professional Chocolate Fountains 01323 500922

1st Choice Inflatables for children and adults, all areas, 01580 830102 Ace Inflatables, bouncy castles, slides etc, 01825 732742 Bounceabout bouncy castles, discos, karaoke & race nights, 01323 440373 Bouncy Castles R Us, Eastbourne and South Wealden, 01323 440486 Caroles Castles, free local delivery in Eastbourne area, 01323 760985 or 07722 625602 Castle Fun 4 U, Eastbourne area, 01323 766907 Cookes Castles, 01825 765229 Jumpin Jax Bouncy Castles, Eastbourne and surrounding area, 07814 158138 Linda’s Castles, small castles, collect from Eastbourne, 01323 723762

Celebration Cakes Cakes by Design, collect from Seaford or delivery, 01323 490912 Cakes by Karen Lindsay, any cake for any occasion, 01323 768515 Cakes for all occasions, Wadhurst & surrounding villages, 01892 785540 Cavendish Bakery, Eastbourne, photo and celebration cakes, 01323 726406 Jenny’s Cakes, cakes for all occasions, 01323 724941 Sugarheaven Cakes, all occasions, allergy free specialist, 01323 766805 The Cake Maker, Heathfield area, 01435 868610

It’s really not expensive to advertise in the Family Grapevine. Call Katherine on 01444 811368 for more information.

To add a listing or advertise email katherine@thegrapevine.co.uk or call 01444 811368




Photographers - Photo Competition and Offers 5 months

Take one baby, add tender loving care, leave to develop for one year. The result....? .....a collection of studio images with a mother’s tender touch.

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Sticky Fingers Studios

5c Commercial Road, Eastbourne BN21 3XE

200m from the railway station Ample off road parking

4 months

For details of your FREE portfolio call Louise on 0800 0728711 GN Photographics, Contemporary and fun family portraiture, 07929 001758

NXPhoto, Eastbourne, fun and enjoyable photography, 01323 488528

Gone Wild Ltd, portraits, pets and weddings, 01435 863691

Perceptive Photography, modern & creative photography, 01435 865214

Jane de Weck, Eastbourne, on location and studio, 01323 727750

Portrait Artist, Rachele Pearce, 01273 621417

Joe Doyle, Contemporary Lifestyle Portraits, 01323 737735

Sarah Tate Photography, Heathfield, 01435 862793

Lucy Mason Photography, Eastbourne, location and studio, 01323 503228

Sarah Wenban, 07770 416007

David Hoad, Hailsham, studio or on location photography, 01323 840139 Finegrain Photography, Eastbourne Station, portraits etc, 01323 439971

Mustard Photography, Eastbourne, on location, 01323 738430

Studio 7, Langney Point, Eastbourne, studio and location, 01323 730367

Photographers Avant Photographic, family specialists, Eastbourne, 01323 738566 Captured Image Photography, Mayfield, 01435 872894 Christina Richards, Photographer, 01825 732720 Claudine Rosendale, natural photography, 01435 810439



The

Sticky Fingers Studios, Eastbourne, children’s portraits, 0800 0728711

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There’s no need to be bored this summer - Check out all the holiday activities and sports camps on pages 20 - 21


Photographers - Health, Wellbeing & Beauty - Family Welfare As seen on the front cover

Beach Bucket Bonanza! Calling all Mums and Dads! Come to Eastbourne beach and have a free, fun photoshoot with your kids. Don’t miss out on this fabulous opportunity!

Health, Wellbeing & Beauty Aloe Vera Forever, aloe vera products,  01825 762745 Beauty Mama, new beauty rooms in Lower Willingdon, reasonable prices, 07816 011164 Community Wellness & Weight Loss Club, Eastbourne, Peacehaven, 07863 167614 LighterLife, Eastbourne, for those looking to lose 1 stone or more, 01323 472744

New Beauty Room Lower Willingdon £25 Fibreglass Nail Extensions £40 Virgin Vie Bridal Make-up £15 Manicure/Pedicure inc. polish £15 Luxury Back Massage £20 Virgin Vie Facial Qualified Beauty Therapist and Nail Technician for 18 years Waxing & Eye treatments available

Mobile hairdressing for mums & children, Eastbourne/Hailsham, 07707148372

Sabell 07816 011164 www.beautymama.co.uk

Tamsin Farrant, Eastbourne, Dr Hauschka organic treatments, 01323 732944

East Sussex Rural Counselling

Child and Family Welfare Afterthoughts, counselling for people with children under 5, 07894 254901 Breakthrough, support after relationship breakdown, 01323 641768 Childline, 0800 1111 COPES, direct support service for families with children, 01273 407336 CRI Domestic Abuse Service, 01323 414224 Eastbourne, Wealden and Lewes; 01424 716629 (Rother) Divorce Recovery Group, WAVES, Seaford, 01323 873797 East Sussex Rural Counselling, 07549 185849 Eastbourne and District Samaritans, 01323 735555 Eastbourne Area Diabetic Youngsters, family support group, 01323 505945 Eastbourne Area Epilepsy Group, 01323 643130 Eastbourne Survivors, support group for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, 01323 747212

is a new counselling service in Ringmer, run by Sue Hewes HND/MBACP "Counselling can help you to empower yourself, so that you may be free to lead the life that you want" first half an hour assessment session is free

To book or for further information contact Sue on 07549 185849 Family Support in Sussex, free confidential service dependent upon need, 01273 425790 Fegan’s Counselling for children and families, Heathfield, 01435 868324 Furniture Now! 2nd hand furniture charity, Eastbourne & Lewes, 01323 638000

Don’t get hot and bothered this summer! The hot summer months can be uncomfortable for many but when you are carrying extra weight they can become oppressive. “Sweating and feeling self-conscious about wearing revealing clothes, all add to the discomfort”, says Maureen Williams who runs the LighterLife Programme in Eastbourne which is aimed at people who are one stone or more overweight. “Sometimes being overweight even causes physical barriers to summer activity” said Maureen, “it can be a struggle to fit into aeroplane seats and, imagine the embarrassment of having to ask for a seat belt extender! As a parent you may be invited to participate in a Mums or Dads race at Sports Day; if you have a weight issue, walking 50m can be a struggle, let alone sprinting! Last but not least is your summer wardrobe. Summer clothes can be short, brief and unforgiving. Swimwear is even worse and some could not even begin to imagine flaunting themselves on a beach packed with strangers. As a trained counsellor Maureen works with single-sex groups of between 7 and 12 people. Following an initial consultation and GP check, clients start on a 14-week rapid weight loss programme. The counselling coupled with motivational DVDs and written exercises enables people to make lasting changes to their diet and ultimately their life. To find out more and to book a free appointment call Maureen on: 01323 472744. Relate Tunbridge Wells, 01892 529927 Rural Stress Information Network, 02476 412916

Home Safety advice/visits by East Sussex Fire & Rescue, 0800 1777069

Samaritans (national number), 08457 90 90 90

National Youth Advocacy Service, for young people with disabilities or in need, 07804 631425 (local contact)

Uckfield Local Partnerships for Children, improving services for families in Uckfield, 01825 732513

NSPCC East Sussex Counselling Centre and Brief Therapy Team, 01424 428 833

WAVES, Seaford, social and practical support for families, 01323 873797

NSPCC, Child Protection Helpline, 0808 800 5000 Relate Eastbourne, Seaford, Lewes, Hailsham, 01273 697997

Women’s Aid and Refuge Helpline, 0808 2000247 Working Families Helpline, employment and legal advice, 0800 0130313

Mediation Mediation+, Time 2 Talk, free service for family & neighbour disputes, 01323 442781

International Family Clubs Eastbourne Cultural Communities Network, supports and represents international cultures throughout Eastbourne, 01323 735772 Wealden Kinderspiel Group for German speaking families, 01435 864345

To add a listing or advertise email katherine@thegrapevine.co.uk or call 01444 811368




Parenting Support - Young People’s Advice - Special Needs Parenting Courses and Support Action for Children ABLE Project, supports families with issues that are preventing the child from succeeding at school, Eastbourne and Hailsham, 01323 642610 Fegan’s Parenting Courses for all ages, 01435 868324 Kings Church, Eastbourne, Free parenting courses with creche, 01323 521125 Language and Play, Denton Island Community Centre, Newhaven, 01273 517250 Parentalk (all ages), Eastgate Baptist Church, Lewes, 01273 813482 Parenting Workshop, parents of 0 11yr, WAVES Seaford, 01323 873797 STOP Parenting Workshop, parents of 11+yrs, WAVES Seaford, 01323 873797 The Incredible Years, Hailsham East Community Centre, 01323 444870 Triple P Parenting, 01903 879254 Young Parents in Seaford, structured sessions, Mon and Fri, 01323 492303

Young People’s Advice and Support ‘Charlies’, The Charles Jewell Centre, Seaside, Eastbourne, 01323 746332 Connexions Seaford, information & advice for 13 - 19 yrs, 01323 896051 (limited hours) Connexions, Eastbourne, information & advice for 13 - 19 yrs, 01323 745500 CRI Connexions, intensive support for young people not in work or training aged 16 - 19 or up to 25 with a learning disability, 01323 438692 East Sussex Under 19’s Substance Misuse Team, 01323 841470 Eastbourne YMCA, 01323 439694 Eastbourne Youth Accommodation, housing for 16 - 25 yrs, 01323 438692 Heathfield Youth Centre, Infozone, Mon 3.30 - 5pm, 01435 862894 Infopoint/Open Door Hailsham, 01323 843377 Open Door, Eastbourne, counselling for 13 - 25yrs, 01323 738853 Prince’s Trust, 0800 842 842

Seaford Youth Work Manager, 01323 492303 Xpress Advocacy Service supports vulnerable young people, 0800 454424

Young People’s Health and Contraception Health Zone, ETC, Thu pm, sexual health drop-in, 01323 505089 Let’s Talk About Sex, Archery Youth Centre, Eastbourne, sexual health drop-in, 01323 646591 Teenage Health Drop-in, Seaford Health Centre, Thu 5 - 8pm, 01323 492303

Young Parents CaretoLearn - child care scheme for parents under 19, 0845 6002809 Education funding for parents under 20 yrs, 0800 1218989 Futures After Birth (FAB), support for young parents to get back into education, training or employment, 0845 4506072 Guardian Angels for young parents, Hailsham East Community Centre, Thu pm, 01323 444888 Support for school age mums, Lyn Silvester, 01323 463366 or 07771 864095 Toadstools for Young Parents, Devonshire Place Children’s Centre, 01323 430415 Tums to Mums, Eastgate Baptist Church, Lewes, 01273 402508 (ask for Melissa)

Georgiana Elite Ballet Natalie is starting a new ballet school in the Performing Arts Centre at Langney Primary School. She is offering two FREE trial classes for anybody interested in joining. Classes are available for 3 - 16yrs olds. See her advert on page 25.



The

Action for Children, adoption services, 01403 225916 Barnardo’s, 0208 8550 8822 Cabrini, professional and caring adoption service, 01273 821234 Children’s Disability Short Break and Fostering Service, 01323 762024 East Sussex County Adoption Team, 01323 747154

Connexions, Wadhurst, careers advice, Wed, 01892 782172 (limited hours)

Young People’s Employment and Training

Red Cross Tracing Service, 0845 0532004

Pippa’s at Pells, support group for parents of children with additional needs, 01273 483992

Sussex Fostering, recruits and supports foster carers, 01323 482601

Bereaved Parents Bereavement Befrienders, Heathfield, 01435 862816 Cruse Bereavement Care, Eastbourne and Seaford, 01323 642942 Cruse Bereavement Care, Rother and Hastings Branch, 01424 732093

SNAPPS, Special needs support group, 01323 899662 Something Special, Special Needs drop in, Willingdon Trees Children’s Centre, 01323 430415

TCF, The Compassionate Friends for parents, siblings and grandparents, 0845 1232304

Children with Disabilities

The Family Centre for autistic children, Sat am, 01903 882666

Autism Lifeline, workshops for carers of those with autism, 01424 830230 Child Care Action Trust provision of facilities & equipment, 0845 2300 195

Time Out, respite care for special needs children, up to 10yrs, monthly on Sat and some holidays 01435 868583

Clear Vision, postal library of children’s braille books, 0208 7899575

Speech and Language

East Sussex Deaf Children’s Society, 01323 735680 East Sussex Disability Assoc. actively empowering & supporting disabled people 19 groups across the county, 01323 514500 Sussex Autistic Society, Family Centre and Youth Service, 01903 882666 The Children’s Disability Team, East Sx County Council, 01323 741527 Waving not Drowning, for parents who want to work and have children with disabilities, 0207 2537243 (Wed, Thu, Fri 9.30 - 1 and 2 - 4)

Special Needs and Learning Difficulties

SASBAH Social Enterprise Centre, Horam, 01825 873045

ADHD Support Group Helpline (Sussex), 07519 280950

One Parent Families

Brain Gym Consultant, learning through movement, 01323 645416

Breakthrough, Divorce Recovery Workshops, 01323 641768

Bridge Builders, social group, 16yrs+, Eastbourne, 01323 843124

Family Contact Centre, Lewes, 01273 814418

Butterflies Under 5’s, Eastgate Baptist Church Hall, Lewes, 01273 402508

Gingerbread, Eastbourne, 01323 739519

Dyslexia Helpline, 01323 896542

Lone Parent Support for anyone raising children alone, 01273 550562

Playmates Preschool, Hampden Park Infants School, 2 - 5yr, 07880 626260

Special Parents, support group for parents of children with special needs of all ages, Willingdon Trees Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 521877

Heathercroft Training Services, childcare training, 01323 411517

Gingerbread, Wealden Group, 01323 442324

Elizabeth Shepherd, Davis Dyslexia Correction Facilitator, 01892 661052

Parent Link Help Line, support and information, 01273 481172

Careers Advice

Connexions, Heathfield, careers advice, 01435 863404 (limited hours)

Educational Psychology Service, 01323 463636/01892 655244

NORCAP, Help for adults affected by adoption, 01865 875000

Disability Information Services Sussex, 01323 434833

Connexions, Eastbourne, information & advice for 13 - 19 yrs, 01323 745500

Eastbourne Indirect Dyslexia Learning Centre, 01323 762267

Northease Manor School, Rodmell, 10 - 17yrs, specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, 01273 472915

Contact a Family, for families with a disabled child advice open 10am4pm and Mon eve, 0808 808 3555

Career Coaching for teenagers and parents, 01323 723010/07806 487945

Eastbourne Area Parents Action Group, support and advice for children, adults and their families, 01323 503800

East Sussex County Fostering Recruitment Team, 01323 747499

Young Mums Group, Newhaven Children’s Centre, Denton Island Community Centre, 01273 575075

E2E, helping 16 - 19yrs to get work ready, Eastbourne, 01323 418123

What’s New

Fostering and Adoption

Check out our What’s On listings on p30/31 for meet ups, fairs and events.

www.sussexfamilygrapevine.co.uk

Language and Learning Support Service, 01825 764177 Speech and Language Therapy Drop In, various locations, 01323 446247 The Starfish Project, training for people who stammer, 01825 767268

Special Schools Chailey Heritage School, 01825 724444 Cuckmere House School, Seaford, 9 - 16yrs, 01323 893319 Hazel Court School, Eastbourne, 11 - 19 yrs, 01323 465720 South Downs Community Special School, Eastbourne, 4 - 11yrs, 01323 730302 St Mary’s School Horam, 11 - 16yrs, 01435 812278 The Lindfield School, Eastbourne, 11 - 16yrs, 01323 502988 The Mount Camphill Community, Wadhurst, 16 - 24yrs, 01892 782025

Carers Support Care for the Carers, East Sussex, 01323 738390 Crossroads, Rother, supporting carers at home, 01424 444964 Crossroads, Seaford, Eastbourne & Wealden, supporting carers, 01323 848422 Drug And Alcohol Action Team, support for those caring for people with substance issues, 01323 738390 Young Carers Service, 01323 738390


Child and Famiy Heath - Star Hotshots Competition Seaford Medical Practice, 01323 490022

Child and Family Health beat, Eating Disorders Association helpline, 0845 634 7650 (youthline)

Seaforth Farm Surgery, Hailsham, 01323 848494

CLAPA, Cleft Lip and Palate Association, Sussex, 01903 601859

Seaside Medical Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 725667

Fast, lasting pain relief and healing with Scenar Therapy, 01273 803033

South Chailey Surgery, 01273 892999

Health4Life Clinic, children’s health issues,  01323 479228

St Andrews Surgery, Lewes, 01273 476216

MEND, helps families with overweight children 7 - 13yrs, encouraging healthy lifestyles, 0207 2317225

Stone Cross Surgery, 01323 761461 The Firs Surgery, Cross in Hand, 01435 862021

NHS Direct, 0845 46 47

The Heathfield Surgery, High Street, 01435 864999

Safe UK, supporting people affected by self injury, 01323 732061

The Surgery, Bolton Road, Eastbourne, 01323 730537

St John Ambulance Loan Service, Seahaven Division, 07710 101782

Ticehurst Surgery, 01580 200317

Stop Smoking Support, group & 1 2 1 support, 0800 9178896

Vicarage Field Surgery, Hailsham, 01323 441155

Sussex Acupuncture, help for many conditions, 01273 812471 or 07786 184759

Westham Medical Centre, 01323 761461

The National Smoking Cessation Cooperative, 0845 345 2092

Lighthouse Practice, College Road Surgery, Eastbourne, 01323 735044

Pevensey Bay Medical Centre, 01323 761461

Hospitals

Lower Willingdon Surgery, The Triangle, 01323 482323

Princes Park Health Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 744644

Manor Oak Surgery, Horam, 01435 812116

Punnetts Town Surgery, 01435 830860

Manor Park Medical Centre, Polegate, 01323 482301

Quayside Medical Practice, Newhaven, 01273 615000

Mayfield Surgery, 01435 873000

BMI Esperance Hospital, Eastbourne, 01323 411188 Demelza-James Children’s Hospice at Home Service, 01795 845288 Eastbourne District General Hospital, Kings Drive, 01323 417400 Seaford Day Hospital, 01323 490989

Newick Health Centre, 01825 722272

Quintins Medical Centre, Hawkswood Road, Hailsham, 01323 845669

St Peter & St James Hospice, 01444 471598

Old School Surgery, Seaford, 01323 890072

Ringmer Surgery, Anchor Fields, 01273 812338

Uckfield Community Hospital Small Injuries Dept, 01825 769999

Park Practice, Eastbourne, 01323 502200

River Lodge Surgery, Malling Street, Lewes, 01273 472233

Doctors Alfriston Surgery, 01323 870244 Arlington Road Medical Practice, Eastbourne, 01323 727531 Belmont Surgery, Wadhurst, 01892 782121 Bethany House Surgery, Battle Road, Hailsham, 01323 848485 Bridgeside Surgery, Western Road, Hailsham, 01323 441234 Chapel Street Surgery, Newhaven, 01273 517000 Cuckmere Surgery, The Health Centre, Hailsham, 01323 449567 Downlands Medical Centre, Polegate, 01323 482323 East Dean Surgery, 01323 422401 Enys Road Surgery, Eastbourne, 01323 410088 Fairfield Surgery, Burwash, 01435 882306 Green Street Surgery, Eastbourne Old Town, 0844 4127242 Grove Road Surgery, Eastbourne, 01323 720606 Hailsham Health Centre, 01323 840851 Hampden Park Surgery, Eastbourne, 01323 507373 Harbour Medical Practice, Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne, 01323 470370 Herstmonceux Surgery, 01323 833535 Ian Gow Memorial Health Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 766358

WIN! A WEEK AT STAR HOTSHOTS SUMMER HOLIDAY SPORTS CAMP!

Star Hotshots team of qualified PE teachers are running a fun, multi activity sports camp for children aged 5 – 14 in Eastbourne this summer at the University Sports Centre on Denton Road. Children of all abilities are welcome and the emphasis is on having fun, being active and playing sport with their friends during the summer holiday. As well as the traditional team sports children also enjoy trampolining, swimming, gymnastics, golf and NEW for 2009 are Street Dance and martial arts. The Mini Olympics and World Cup tournaments prove very popular and ‘Red and Yellow Day’ on Fridays ensures a fantastic finale to the week. For your chance to win a week’s summer holiday sports camp for your child just answer this simple question: Where is Star Hotshots holding their multi activity sports camp this summer? Email your answer, name, address and phone number together with where you picked up your Grapevine to katherine@thegrapevine.co.uk or send a postcard to The Family Grapevine, Little Smeads, Haywards Heath Rd, Balcombe, West Sussex, RH17 6NG. Closing date: 24 July. PS If you win and have already booked a Hotshots Activity week, your money will be refunded. Full competition rules on www.thefamilygrapevine.co.uk

Camp runs 3 Aug - 21 Aug, Monday - Friday from 10am - 4pm with free childcare from 8.30 - 10am and 4 - 5.50pm.

www.hotshots-sports.co.uk

0845 301 0450

Health Visitors Eastbourne Central Team, Hampden Park, Old Town, Ratton, 01323 488531 Eastbourne East Team, Princes Park Health Centre, 01323 744629 Eastbourne South Team, 01323 444101 Hailsham Health Visitors, 01323 446983 Heathfield, Horam, Mayfield Health Visitors, 01435 865811 Newhaven Health Visitors, 01273 511816 Polegate Health Visitors, 01323 484974 Seaford Health Visitors, 01323 493139 Uckfield Health Visitors, 01825 745008 Wadhurst and Ticehurst Health Visitors, 01892 783057

First Aid Training Baby & Child First Aid Courses, at home, 01273 702496 British Red Cross First Aid Group, Eastbourne, 01323 733236  First Aid for Parents, Courses for parents run by Eastbourne Children’s Centres, 01323 430415 Little Lives, first aid training for parents, 01903 879888 Red Cross First Aid Training, private groups or courses, 01903 532305 St John’s Ambulance, Sussex, 01273 371510 The Parent Company, Paediatric nurses teach in small groups in your home, 0845 0944220

Family Planning Eastbourne Sexual Health Clinic, 01323 444166 Hailsham Family Planning Clinic and Youth Drop-in, 01323 446984 Seaford Family Planning Clinic and Youth Drop-in, 01323 490022 Uckfield Family Planning Clinic, Community Hospital, 01825 769999

To add a listing or advertise email katherine@thegrapevine.co.uk or call 01444 811368




Antenatal - Babies Antenatal Groups and Support 2win Parent Preparation Classes, 0784 9751474 Birth in Awareness, pregnancy and birth preparation, 01323 892324 Birth Vision, birth preparation using relaxation & the arts, 01323 831961 Hypnobirthing Classes, Lewes, 01273 702496 NCT Eastbourne and District membership, 01323 641650; antenatal classes, 0844 2436913 NCT Lewes & Countryside, general enquiries, 0844 2436187; antenatal classes, 0844 2436913 NCT Uckfield and Heathfield District, general enquiries, 0844 2436305; antenatal classes, 0844 2436305 NCT Tunbridge Wells and District, membership, 07005 801634; antenatal classes, 0844 2436915 Pregnancy Massage and Birth Partner Massage Training, 01323 487685 Stop Smoking Support, parent and parent to be groups, 0800 9178896 Sussex Antenatal Classes, fun, informative preparation, 07787 832378 Tum 2 Mum, birth preparation, Eastbourne, 07876 234070

Tum 2 Mum Nearly new maternity clothes Washable, reusable nappies

Enterprise Centre, Eastbourne 01323 735178

Maternity Wear Bubbacub, Hailsham, 01323 845005 Tum2Mum, Enterprise Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 735178

Midwives, Doulas and Birth Support Alex Florschutz, MA, Doula, 01342 824231 Birth Doula, Maya Morgan, 01892 784381 Bonding Beautiful, post natal doula and birth support, 01323 501979 Catherine Oatridge, birth & post natal doula, 07876 234070

What’s New Glowbiles!

Is your baby or toddler frightened of the dark? If so what about a ‘Glowbile’? They are fantastic glowing mobiles which last for 8 hours before they need to be recharged just by exposure to day light. See their advert on page 3.

10

The

Having a baby? POSTNATAL DOULA I support families for the first few days/weeks after their baby’s birth. I can help the mother if she chooses to breast or bottle feed, help with baths, cooking, school runs, shopping, light house work.. whatever will make the early days easier on mum and baby and help the family to bond. Sounds great? Want more info? Call Christine Marais on: 01892 770842 or 07901 573945 www.storksupport.co.uk

Christine Marais, post natal doula, 07901 573945 or 01892 770842

Tone up and get Fit

Claire Charlwood, Labour and Post Natal Doula, 01323 892324

Strollers and Toners

Doula, birth and postnatal care, 07933 431722 Naomi Kemeny, Postnatal Doula, 07796 332252 Nicola Carden, Doula, Birth & Postal care, 07933431722 Rachel Rogers, Qualified Doula, 01342 822367 Sunrise Birthing, Independent Midwifery 01825 714538 Sussex Homebirths & Independent Maternity Care, 07787 832378

Birth Equipment and Services Gentle Water Birthing Pools, Sussex, 01273 622001

Nursery Decorations FunToSee Room Stickers, Horam, 08702 621621 Kiddywinks Curtains, children’s curtain makers, 01323 743222

Antenatal Exercise and Relaxation Antenatal Yoga, Chailey, Michelle Pearce, 01273 891791 Maternity Yoga & Massage, Natural Fitness Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 732024 Pregnancy Yoga and Active Birth, Wadhurst & T Wells, 01892 784381 Pregnancy Yoga and Thai Massage, Lynne Matthews, Eastbourne, 07775 791241 Pregnancy Yoga with Janet, Seaford, 01273 512306 Pregnancy Yoga, Devonshire Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, Mon am, 01323 430415

with

Exercise with your little ones! 

Sovereign Harbour Mon 2.30pm, Tue 11am, Thu 9.15am Hampden Park Wed 11am 6 sessions for £15 or £3 per class

www.strollersandtoners.co.uk or call Mari-Anne on: 07748 678030 BRAS, Breastfeeding support dropin, Shinewater Children’s Centre, 01323 430415 Breastfeeding Consultancy Partnership, 07725 654119 Breast Feeding Support, Newhaven Children’s Centre, Denton Island Community Centre, 01273 575021 Breastfeeding Support Group, Uckfield Community Hospital, 01825 745008 La Leche League, mother to mother breast feeding support, 0845 1202918 NCT Breastfeeding Helpline, 0300 3300771 The Breastfeeding Network, local support network, 0844 4124664

Post Natal Exercise and Relaxation Baby Yoga courses, Newhaven and Lewes Children’s Centre, 01273 575021 Mother and Baby Yoga for post natal recovery, Eastbourne, 07956 978406 Mother and Baby Yoga, Wadhurst and Tunbridge Wells, 01892 784381 Mother and Baby/Toddler Yoga, Yoga Life, Eastbourne, 07812 052742 Parent and Baby Yoga, Framfield Rd, Uckfield, 01825 744004

Yoga for Pregnancy, Eastbourne, 01825 768010

Postnatal and Baby Yoga, Lynne Matthews, Eastbourne, 07775 791241

Yoga Life Studio, Eastbourne, pregnancy yoga, 07812 052742

Post-Natal Yoga, Chailey, Michelle Pearce, 01273 891791

Breastfeeding

Strollers & Toners for mums with babies/toddlers, Eastbourne, 07748 678030

Beautiful Birth Centre, Brighton, the south east’s largest selection of maternity lingerie, 01273 622001 Bonding Beautiful, help and support with breast feeding, 01323 501979

Babies 2win Parent Preparation Group, 07849 751 474 Baby Bouquets, baby wear as floral arrangements for new mums, 01323 768985 or 07745 160488 Baby Cakes, handcrafted nappy cakes, 01435 872818 Baby Club, Devonshire Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, Tue am, 01323 430415 Baby Club, West Rise Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, Fri am, 01323 430415 Baby Club, Willingdon Trees Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, Fri pm, 01323 430415 Baby Yoga at Hailsham East Community Centre, 01323 444888 Cheeky Wipes, environmentally friendly wipes, 01323 890362 East Sussex Real Nappy Network, subsidised starter packs, 01273 482912 Glowbiles, glow-in-dark hanging decorations, 01233 663330 Gymbabes, Eastbourne, Heathfield, Uckfield, 01424 850265 Keepsakes, Fingerprint Jewellery, Clay Impressions etc, 0845 2245815 Lewes Children’s Centre baby massage, signing, yoga, music, call for details of courses, 01273 575021 Mummy’s Natter for mums & babies under 12 weeks, Fri pm, fortnightly, Eastbourne, 07714 927926 Seaford Baby Group for new parents and mums to be, 07761 084330

Twins and Multiple Births Eastbourne Twins Club, Bumps n’babies, support and advice, 01323 762662 or 01323 842225

Christenings and Baby Naming Baby naming and blessing, Lisa B Magdalena, 01323 486724 Christening Invitations, Hand Made by Me, 01273 585167

Nappies

Baby Mementoes

Cheekies Nappies, home collection laundry service, 01903 784291

First Touch Tiles, porcelain imprints of baby’s hands & feet, 01435 868286

Cheeky Wipes, environmentally friendly wipes, 0845 3009086

www.sussexfamilygrapevine.co.uk


Baby, Toddler and Children’s Clothes and Equipment Then try:

BubbaCub 3 St George Mews Hailsham BN27 1AD 01323 845005

www.bubbacub.co.uk

amandaandfraser@bubbacub.co.uk

£250 on baby wipes*.. Are you mad? Whether you’re a disposable or real nappy user, Cheeky Wipes are the smart solution for happy mums and baby bums. A hassle-free, washable, ‘all-in-one’ baby wipe kit better for your baby, better for the environment, better for your purse. *1 pack of baby wipes at £2.49 per week for 2 years = £258.96

• Quality used toys, clothes, equipment and furniture to suit babies from 0 - 2yrs. • Some toddler clothes. • All seconds - some never worn, barely worn; all good quality. • Brand new items.

All of this and more! • Maternity wear. • Baby craft: bespoke canvasses, cards & birthday cakes. • A deposit will secure an item. • Items available for hire.

Set up by parents to help parents

making a bum job better East Sussex Real Nappy Network, subsidised starter packs, 01273 482912 Little Green Earthlets, online natural baby products, 0845 0724462 Tum2Mum, Enterprise Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 735178 Wigwam - Home demonstration of cotton nappies, 01273 834491

WIN a family portrait worth £395 with AVANT PHOTOGRAPHIC see page 6

Baby Massage Baby Massage and Baby Reflexology, 1 2 1 or small groups, 01323 487685 Baby Massage courses, Newhaven and Lewes Children’s Centres, 01273 575021 Baby Massage, Eastbourne Children’s Centres, 01323 430415 Catherine Oatridge, baby massage classes, Eastbourne, 07876 234070 Evolve Baby Massage by Lyn Wurf, 01892 861558 Infant massage, Hailsham East Community Centre, Dunbar Children’s Centre, Hailsham, Polegate Children’s Centre and Heathfield, 01323 444870 Lewes Baby Massage 5 wk courses parents/babies, 01273 479904

3 Star Road, Old Town, Eastbourne East Sussex, BN21 1PD Behind Waitrose Tel: 01323 417775 Fax: 01323 728793 Open 9-5.30 Mon-Sat - Late opening Thurs to 6.30 www.thenurserywarehouse.com

Baby Signing Baby Signing courses, Newhaven and Lewes Children’s Centres, 01273 575021 Love & Cuddles, Baby Signing Club, Uckfield, 01825 769408 Makaton Signing Eastbourne Children’s Centres, 01323 430415 Sing & Sign, Lewes, 01273 480920 or 07941 424549 Sing and Sign, Eastbourne, 01323 732442 Tiny Talk, Eastbourne, 01323 470653

Baby and Childrenswear

Getting ready for a new arrival to your family or just fancy a change visit us at THE NURSERY WAREHOUSE to experience our expert, caring and knowledgeable service in: • Fitting car seats (all professionally trained and qualified) • Choosing the right pram or travel system for your needs • Selecting furniture and decor for the nursery Many other products including premature baby up to toddler clothing, highchairs, bouncers, toys and much more. Hire service also available for strollers, highchairs and travel cots.

Brats Clothes Shop, 194 High Street, Lewes, 01273 476646

Tiny Tulips, 24 The Street, Firle, 01273 858753

BubbaCub, Hailsham, quality used toys, clothes, equipment, 01323 845005

Verouge, Children’s Designer Boutique, Enterprise Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 749688

Easy2Name, name tapes for all eventualities, 01635 298326 Jean Marie, Wadhurst, Babies Clothing, 01892 783352 Just Kidding, children’s clothes, 0 - 8 yrs, 07787 063421 Printvox, personalised printing for any fabric, fun or corporate, 01323 419244 StorksonStandby, Lewes, 01273 470479 The Funky Viking, shoes, clothes, hair cuts and café, 01323 648070 (see our ad on p12) The Nursery Warehouse, Old Town, Eastbourne, 01323 417775

Baby and Toddler Equipment Frills All Round, 33 Newtown, Uckfield, 01825 761625 Just Kidding, Hailsham, buggys, bedding, prams etc, 01323 840084 Nubie, on line modern kids boutique, Newick, 01825 724160

Children’s Specialist Shoe Shops Eliza Brown Children’s Shoes, High Street, Barcombe, 01273 401526 (see our ad on p12) The Funky Viking, children’s shoes, hair cuts and café, 01323 648070 (see our ad on p12)

Childcare Advice Early Years Education Entitlement, 01323 463850 KITES Family Information, 01323 463850 (see back page)

StorksonStandby, Lewes, 01273 470479

Ofsted Helpline for complaints about child care, 0845 6404040

The Nursery Warehouse, Old Town, Eastbourne, car seat specialists, 01323 417775

Standards Development Officer, 01323 747417 (daycare) or  01424 436701 (childminders)

To add a listing or advertise email katherine@thegrapevine.co.uk or call 01444 811368

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Children’s Shoes - Childminders - Nannies EASTBOURNE NANNY AGENCY A professional service for professional people

Fully experienced & high calibre nannies, including special needs, available for full and part-time positions, both permanent and temporary.

01323 460169 www.eastbournenannyagency.co.uk

Childminders and Babysitting Advice on becoming a childminder from ESCC, 01323 747490 Baby Sitting Service, Eastbourne area, 07989 097366 Child Minding Coordinator, Lewes District, 07876 037481; North Eastbourne and Polegate, 07876 037525; Rother, 07766 133911; South Eastbourne, 07876 037482; Wealden, 07920 592943 Eastbourne Childminders Association, vacancy coordinator, 07934 499602 Eastbourne Nanny Agency, babysitting service, 01323 460169 Hailsham and District Registered Childminders Association, 07920 592943 Nannies and Childminders Lunch Club every Monday at Eastgate Baptist Church, Lewes, 01273 813482 Mother Hen’s Cheeky Chicks, Cowbeech, nr Horam, 01323 833215 Sitters for mature, reliable evening babysitters, 0800 38 900 38

BACK TO SCHOOL

52 Grove Road Eastbourne BN21 4UD Tel: 01323 648070

Shoes

Start-rite, Geox, Petasil, Ricosta... (including plain white trainers) Sizes 7 infant - 7+ adult. Widths C to H available year round. Fitting Appointments available from 17th August - Book NOW!

Haircuts

Sort out ‘holiday hair’ and start the term with a great new cut. 2 for 1 offer week of 10th August!

Accessories

Nannies and Au Pairs Abacus, au pairs and mothers’ helps throughout East Sussex, 01273 203803 Appleby Ltd, nannies, mothers helps, doulas etc, 01273 585811 Eastbourne Nanny Agency, experienced, high calibre nannies, 01323 460169 Emergency Nanny, 01323 501979

DO YOU NEED CHILD CARE? We are a group of childminders in Eastbourne and we have vacancies for children of all ages. We can offer flexible child care in a warm, friendly, family environment; we visit the parks, beach, and countryside and offer lots of fun activities. Why not give our vacancy co-ordinator a ring and she will help you find a childminder to suit your needs.

Please call:

07934 499602 Childminding at  Mother Hen’s Cheeky Chicks

Childminding & Babysitting Service Homely, country setting in Cowbeech OFSTED Registered

Call Yve: 01323 833215

yve@motherhenscheekychicks.co.uk www.motherhenscheekychicks.co.uk Mulberry Nannies, throughout East Sussex for nannies, au pairs, mothers’ help, 01580 882002 The Child Care Solution, covering all of Sussex, 01444 453566 Tiger Lily, nannies, maternity nurses and nursery staff, 01273 818660 Wealden Nannies, throughout Kent and East Sussex, 01883 330890

Hair accessories & tights in all school colours. Nitty Gritty. Dinner-money purses, backpacks. Unique handmade PE Bags.

Fairtrade Organic Café

The funky family friendly way to shop

www.thefunkyviking.co.uk

Full-time nannies Part-time nannies Mothers’ helps Temporary care All staff & families interviewed References checked CRB checks

lainie@mulberrynannies.com 01580 882002/0779 9662551 www.mulberrynannies.com

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Toddler Timetable Registered Childminding Better for your children, better for you

Home from Home Childcare OFSTED Registered Registered Childminding provides care and learning opportunities in a family setting

Flexible Consistent and Continuous Professional Adaptable to YOU To match your requirements with a suitable registered childminder call the Hailsham & District Childminding Association:

Toddlers Tuesday am Chailey Free Church, 01444 471600

Eastbourne Children’s Centres

Diddies, Shinewater Community Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 768614

Have you got children under 5?

Focus Baby & Toddler Group at Kings Church, Eastbourne, 01323 521125 HT Club, Holy Trinity Church, Eastbourne, 01323 736627 Kingfishers, Eastgate Baptist Church Hall, Lewes, 01273 813482 Little Luke’s, Parish Centre, Stone Cross, 01323 767020 Messy Play, Hailsham East Community Centre, 01323 444888

Eastbourne Children’s Centres is a local project that offers a range of activities, services and opportunities to parents-to-be, children under five years old and their families living in Eastbourne.

Services we offer include:

Family Outreach Service, oral health promotion, community food projects, speech and language therapy, postnatal counselling, Fun Days, “Pop in and Play” Drop-ins..... and lots more....

Call us for full details on:

01323 430415

Map House, 34-36 St Leonards Road, Eastbourne, BN21 3UT

Messy Play, Polegate Children’s Centre, fortnightly, 01323 444888 Methodist Church Hall, Buxted, 01825 733366 NCT Bumps & Babies, Beech Hall, Cooksbridge, 0844 2435187

Little Luke’s, Parish Centre, Stone Cross, 01323  743626

07920 592943

NCT Bumps ‘n Babies, Community Wise, Eastbourne, 01323 641650

Panda, All Saints Centre, Grange Rd, Eastbourne, 01323 419400

Little Punnetts Toddler Group, Punnetts Town, 01435 830093

Toddlers Monday am

Polegate Baby and Toddler, Community Centre, 07505 245573

Parent and Toddler, Trinity Church Hall, Lower Willingdon, 07703 716874

Pop in and play, Shinewater Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 430415

Little Souls, Church Hall, Wellesley Rd, Eastbourne, 01323 731366

0 - Crawl, Newhaven Children’s Centre, Denton Island Community Centre, 01273 511816 Childminder’s Drop in, Willingdon Trees Community Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 730862 Hailsham Methodist Church Parent and Toddler, 01323 485813 Isfield Village Hall, 01825 750681 Jack & Jill Fun Toddler Group, Newhaven Baptist Church Hall, 07810 538213 Maresfield Village Hall, 01825 760147 NCT Monday Monkeys, Monkey Bizness, Lewes, 0844 2436187 Panda, All Saints Centre, Grange Rd, Eastbourne, 01323 419400 Pop in and Play, Hailsham East Community Centre, 01323 444888 Pop in and Play, Polegate Children’s Centre, 01323 444888 Ringmer Tiddlers & Toddlers, Village Hall, 01273 813252 Salvation Army Toddler Group, Citadel, Eastbourne, 01323 640382 The Fairy & Elf Wiggle, under 2½’s, Eastbourne, 07789 983664 Tiny Shinies, Community Wise, Eastbourne, open to all, 01323 738369

South Malling Toddler Group, 07837 681690 Spring Barn Farm Park, 01273 488450 St Peter’s Cock-a-Doodles, Church Hall, Belgrave Rd, Seaford, 01323 894436 St Wilfreds Baby & Toddler Group, Church Hall, Pevensey Bay, 01323 724155 Tots and Tinies, Ticehurst Village Hall, 01580 200969 Triangle Tots, Trinity Church Hall, Lower Willingdon, 01323 489264 Wise Owls, Community Wise Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 722924

Toddlers Tuesday pm Jack & Jill Fun Toddler Group, Newhaven Baptist Church Hall, 07810 538213 Pop in and play at Shinewater Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 430415 Tea with Tigger, Carillon Cottage, Wadhurst, carers & babies, 01892 784894

Toddlers Wednesday am Burwash Parent, Baby and Toddler, Village Hall, 0784 6698901

Salvation Army Toddlers, Citadel, Langney Rd, E/bourne, 01323 640382 Seaford Baby Group for new parents and toddlers, 07761 084330 Surestart baby and toddler swimming, Hailsham pool, 01323 444888 Tiny Tinkers, Edgmond Evangelical Church, Eastbourne, 01323 430571 Under 1’s, Kings Church, Uckfield, 01825 765115 United Reform Church, Newtown, Uckfield, 07969 638280 Vicky Bees, Victoria Baptist Church, Eldon Rd, Eastbourne, 01323 737974 Welcome Baptist Church, Heathfield, baby - 3 yrs, 01435 864646

Toddlers Wednesday pm Noah’s Ark Club, St John’s Church, Polegate, 01323 483298 Nutley Nutkins, Nutley Memorial Hall, 01825 712079 Tots Time, Baptist Church, Market St, Hailsham, fortnightly, 01323 847991 Union Church, Heathfield, 01435 864194

Toddlers Thursday am Acorns, Bridgemere Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 439700 (option 1)

Little Splodgers, All Saints Arts Centre, Lewes, 07512 971866 Little Stones, Community Wise Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 722924 Play Club at Willingdon Trees Community Centre, 01323 504438 Pop in and Play, Langney Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 430415 Ringmer Tiddlers & Toddlers, Village Hall, 01273 813252 Sparkles,St Philips Church Hall, Eastbourne, 01323 647408 Tea and Tots, St John’s Church, Polegate, 01323 483298 Tiny Tots, St Mary’s Church Lounge, Hailsham, 0 - 5 yrs, 01323 846507 Tots and Toys, Kings Church, Heathfield, 01435 863786 Tots Treats, St Leonards Church Hall, Seaford, 01323 891831 Totz, St Elizabeth’s Church, Victoria Drive, Eastbourne, 01323 638020 Wheels and Squeals, Frenchgate Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 727338

Toddlers Thursday pm Munchkins, Summerhayes Centre, Newhaven, 01273 515301 Pop in and Play, Devonshire Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 430415

Tiny Tinkers, Edgmond Evangelical Church, Eastbourne, 01323 430571

Chalk Hill Toddler Group, Eastbourne, 01323 504659

Vicky Bees, Victoria Baptist Church, Eldon Rd, Eastbourne, 01323 737974

First Steps, Baptist Church Hall, Pevensey Bay, 01323 769002

Chill and Chat, Denton Island Community Centre, Newhaven, 01273 517250

Wadhurst Parents and Toddlers, St George’s Hall, 01580 201158

Hailsham Free Church Parent and Toddler, 01323 843876

Diddies, Shinewater Community Centre, 01323 768614

Toddlers Monday pm

Herstmonceux Tiddlers and Toddlers, all year, 01323 831773

East Dean Parent and Toddler, Village Hall, 01323 736101

Lewes Toy Library Play Group, All Saints Centre, Lewes, 01273 477631

East Hoathly Baby & Toddler Group, Village Hall, 01825 840489

Little Acorns, Holy Trinity Church, High Hurstwood, 01825 733833

Eastbourne Evangelical Free Church Toddler Group, 01323 733098

Mayfield Toddler Group, Scout and Guide Hut, 0 - 5 yrs, 01435 872970

Etchingham Under Fives Baby and Toddler Group, 07528 219825

Pop in and Play, West Rise Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 430415

Music and Rhyme, Dunbar Children’s Centre, Hailsham, 01323 444888

Jumping Beans - Horam, 0 - 3+ yrs, 01435 812563

Childminder’s Drop in, Shinewater Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 730862

St George’s Parish Room, Broad Oak, 01435 862665

NCT Bumps n’ Babes, Community Wise, 01323 641650

Kingfishers, Eastgate Baptist Church Hall, Lewes, 01273 813482

Christ Church Tots, Prince Edward Rd, Lewes, 01273 813048

Firle School, Firle, 01273 858260 Mums to be, babies and toddlers, Fairwarp Village Hall, 01825 712292 Pop In and Play, Kingsmere Community Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 430415

Tea and Tots, St John’s Church, Polegate, 01323 483298 WAVES, Seaford, 01323 873797

Toddlers Friday am All Saints, Friars Walk, Lewes, 01273 471175 Berwick and Upper Dicker Toddler Group, Berwick Village Hall, 01323 811020 Bunny Hop at Schools Out, The Drive, Hellingly, 01323 848490

To add a listing or advertise email katherine@thegrapevine.co.uk or call 01444 811368

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Toddler Timetable Earth Mothers, Dairy Studio Woods, Old Malling, 01273 483311

The Fairy & Elf Wiggle, under 2½’s, Eastbourne, 07789 983664

Focus Baby & Toddler Group at Kings Church, Eastbourne, 01323 521125

Tumble Tots, Eastbourne, Hailsham, Heathfield, Uckfield, 01424 850265

Little Gems, Fleur de Lys Council Offices, Hailsham, 01323 844428

Tumble Tots, Seaford and Peacehaven, 01323 899840

Little Stars Blackboys Baby & Toddler Group, 01825 890029

Toy Libraries

Old Town Tots, Greenfield Methodist Church Hall, 01323 487782 Over 1’s but under 2’s, Kings Centre, Uckfield, 01825 765115 Pevensey and Westham Parent and Toddler Group, 01323 461421 Pop in and play at Willingdon Trees Children’s Centre, 01323 430415 Pop in and Play, Devonshire Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 430415 Pop in and Play, Dunbar Children’s Centre, Hailsham, 01323 444888 Pop in and Play, Newhaven Children’s Centre, Denton Island Community Centre, 01273 575074 Scallywags, Seaford Baptist Church, 01323 896009 Stonegate Toddlers, Village Hall, 01580 200960 (mornings) Vicky Bees, Victoria Baptist Church, Eldon Rd, Eastbourne, 01323 737974 Wise Owls, Community Wise Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 722924

Toddlers Friday pm Go Bananas, Hailsham East Community Centre, 18mths - 5yrs, 01323 444888

01892 860235

Hailsham Library, Storytime, Tue 11am, 01323 840604

Heathfield Library, Storytime 2.15 2.45pm on Thursdays, 01435 863975 Heathfield Library,Baby Rhymetime, fortnightly Mon, 10.30, 01435 863975 Langney Library, Baby Rhymetime, Tue pm, term time, 01323 761214 Lewes Library, Baby Rhymetime, 1st Tue am, 10.30, 01273 474232 Lewes Library, Storytime, Mon 2pm, 01273 474232

Uckfield Library, Baby Rhymetime, fortnightly Tue 10.30, 01825 763254

Toddlers Gym and Fitness Hurst Green Jumping Beans, Fri am 0 - 3 yrs, Fri pm 3 - 5yrs, 01424 882684 or 01580 213476

Willingdon Library, Rhymetime, 2nd and 4th Thu, 10.30, 01323 482534

Toddlers Art and Craft Little Splodgers, All Saints Arts Centre, Lewes, 07512 971866 Mary’s Messy Monsters, Mayfield, babies - pre-school, 01435 874867

Toddlers Music & Dance Dance and Movement and Tip Tap Toe with Melody Bear, 2 - 4yrs, 01323 461736 Hop, Skip & Jump, music & movement, 2 - 4yrs, Eastbourne, 01323 461589 Horam Chapel Toddlers Music Group, Mon pm, under 5’s, 01435 812922 Humpty Dumpty Club,Wadhurst, 0 - 5 yrs, Fri, 01892 864592 Jitterbugs, Denton Island Community Centre, Newhaven, 01273 517250

Little Kickers Football for 18mths-7yrs, 0208 407 2738 (See our ad on p26)

Jo Jingles, 6 mths - 5yrs, Eastbourne, Hailsham, Alfriston, 01323 479900

Mother and Toddler Yoga, Yoga Life, Eastbourne, 07812 052742

Mew Moo every Wednesday at All Saints Centre, Lewes, 01273 476686

Sovereign Centre, Sovey Tumblers, Eastbourne, 01323 738822

Monty’s Music, Wadhurst, 6mths 4yrs, 01892 682880

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Toys in Motion

Hampden Park Library, Storytime, last Tue of month 10.30, 01323 502485

The Wiggle Disco, party favourites & lights for 2yrs+, fortnightly, Eastbourne, 07789 983664

Treasure Island, Eastbourne, crawling to 12 years, 01323 411077

www.rhythmexpress.org

Hailsham Library, Baby Rhymetime, Tue fortnightly 2.15pm, 01323 840604

Story Telling, Doak’s Bumper Bookshop, Eastbourne, Sat 10.30, 01323 737110

Rocky’s Indoor Adventure Land at Fort Fun, Eastbourne, U12’s, 01323 642833 (see our ad on p23)

Classes for babies only and mixed 1-5 years

Eastbourne Library, Storytime, Mon 2pm, 01323 434206

MATCH, Men and their children 0 - 5yrs, Hailsham East Community Centre, 01323 444888

Playzone, Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford, under 9’s, 01323 490011

and much, much more...!

Story Time Eastbourne Library, Baby Rhymetime, Wed 10.30am, 01323 434206

Summer Holiday Fun!

Puppets • Instruments Storytelling • Bubbles • Dancing Action songs • Parachute games... NOW BOOKING. Classes held in Rusthall Tunbridge Wells, Crowborough & Uckfield

Seaford Library, Storytime, 2nd, 4th, 5th Tue at 2pm, 01323 893420

Monkey Bizness, Cliff Industrial Estate, Lewes, 0 12yrs, 08458 749645

Come and join the fun during the Summer Holidays

Toys in Motion, Eastbourne & Wealden, 0 - 5 yrs, 01323 440002

Giggle and Tumble, Heathfield Leisure Centre, 01435 868824

Lewes Leisure Centre, Ocean Adventure, under 8’s, 01273 486000

...and explore a wonderful musical world

Lewes Toy Library, All Saints Centre, Wed am, 01273 477631

Seaford Library, Baby Rhymetime, 1st and 3rd Tue 2pm, 01323 893420

Hailsham Leisure Centre, 0 - 10yrs, 01323 846755

THE RHYTHM EXPRESS

Langney Toy Library, Shinewater Community Centre, Eastbourne, Tue/ Thu am, 01323 768614

Toddlers Saturday am

Soft Play Areas

All Aboard

Fun music sessions for children 0-5 yrs old led by a qualified music teacher

LEWES & UCKFIELD AREAS For more information call Sarah 01273 483489

tinklersmusic@googlemail.com

is a mobile toy library for all children aged 0-5 years. We visit local children's centres weekly and families can hire toys for FREE.

For more information ring 01323 440002 www.toysinmotion.co.uk

Jo Jingles is Here!

Rhythm Kids, Newhaven and Lewes Children’s Centre, 01273 575021

Fun Music, Singing & Movement Classes for children aged 3 months to 5 years

Tinklers Music Time, 0 - 5yrs, Lewes and Uckfield areas, 01273 483489

Develop your child’s

NO JOINING FEE!

tSocial Skills tLanguage tConfidence tListening Skills tCo-ordination tImagination Children’s Parties & Nursery Sessions also available

NEW classes in ALFRISTON Classes also available in Bexhill, Eastbourne & Hailsham For details call Emma on 01323 479900 jojingles.emma@btinternet.com www.jojingles.com/eastbourne

Music Box, Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford, 0 - 4 yrs, 01323 645196 Music group, Devonshire Place Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, Mon am, 01323 430415 Music Group, Langney Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, Fri pm, 01323 430415 Music Group, Shinewater Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, Mon am; Willingdon Trees Children’s Centre, Eastbourne, Tue am 01323 430415 Musical Mayhem, Doaks Bumper Bookshop, Eastbourne, Wed 10.30, 01323 737110 Rhythm Express, Uckfield & Crowborough, babies - 5yrs, Uckfield summer hol sessions, older siblings welcome, 01892 860235

www.sussexfamilygrapevine.co.uk

Toddlers Other Groups Cookery Club, Ticehurst, 3yrs+, Tue pm, 01892 783543 Eastbourne Twins Club, support and advice, play sessions, 01323 762662 or 01323 842225 Nature Club, Ticehurst, 3 - 5yrs, Thu pm, 01892 783543 Strollers & Toners for mums with babies/toddlers, Eastbourne, 07748 678030 (see our ad on p10) Talking Tots, communicate with confidence, Lewes, 07827 697523 WAVES Family Drop In, Seaford, coffee, breast feeding, nappy changing, information, play, chill out, Mon - Fri 9.30am - 12.30pm opp. police station, 01323 873797

Daycare Nurseries Attwood Farm Nursery School, Bodle Street Green, 1 - 5yrs, 01323 831781 (see our ad on p17) Badgers Nursery, Eastbourne Rd, Uckfield, 2 - 5yrs, 01825 890706 Bishop Bell Nursery, Eastbourne, 0 - 5yrs, 01323 465475 (see our ad on p16) Bluebell Barn, Stone Cross, Eastbourne, 3mths - 5 yrs, 01323 487081 Bluebell Hill, Seaville Drive, Eastbourne, 3mths - 5yrs, 01323 724017


Day Care Nurseries - Pre-Schools and Nurseries

BOOKING NOW FOR SEPTEMBER

Hillcrest Nursery, Newhaven, 0 - 5yrs, 01273 611831 Hopscotch Children’s Nursery, Seaford, 0 - 5 yrs, 01323 492123 (see our ad on p16)

Dance and Movement with Melody Bear® Tip Tap Toe classes St Lukes, Stone Cross & Moira House School, Eastbourne 2 - 4 years Contact Alison for more details: 01323 461736 or 07980 371347 www.melodymovement.com

Huffle Nursery School, Heathfield, 0 - 4yrs, 01435 864699 Jack and Jill Nursery, Heathfield, 0 - 4 yrs, 01435 868877 JHM Holy Cross Nursery, Uckfield, 2 5 yrs, 01825 769050 or 07801 224467 Jigsaw Day Nursery, YMCA, Westgate Street, Lewes, 0 - 5yrs, 01273 488844 Jigsaw Independent Day Nursery, Scaynes Hill, 18mths - 5yrs, 01444 831555 (see our ad on p18)

BLUEBELL BARN

BLUEBELL HILL

Ditton’s Road Stone Cross Eastbourne 01323 487081

The Circus Seaville Drive Eastbourne 01323 724017

“The best childcare in Eastbourne” Parents’ Survey

For children aged 3 months - 5 years Open 7am - 6pm • Fully inclusive fees • Ofsted registered

Just Learning Nursery, Eastbourne, 8 weeks - 5 years, 01323 743838 Kittens Day Nursery, Sussex Downs College, 2 - 5 yrs, 01323 640234 Lewes Clock Tower Nursery, 1 - 5yrs, 01273 402299 Little Acorns Nursery, Eastbourne, 3 mths - 5yrs, 01323 731843 Little Poppets at Seaford Primary School, 2 - 5yrs, 01323 490876 Little Treasures Nursery, Eastbourne, 1 - 5yrs, 01323 743801 Lower Willingdon Preschool Nursery, Eastbourne, 2 - 5 yrs, 01323 489264 Oakwood Nursery, Hampden Park, E/bourne, 6mths - 5yrs, 01323 506463

Bright Beginnings, Eastbourne, 1 to 5 yrs, 01323 648484 Bunny Run Child Care, Hellingly, newborn - 5yrs, 01323 848490 Cherubs and Pixies, Eastbourne, birth - 5 yrs, 01323 410645 Cliffe Childcare Centre, Morris Rd, Lewes, 6mths - 5yrs, 01273 477777

www.bluebellnurseries.co.uk Tom Thumb Nursery, Eastbourne, 1 - 5 yrs, 01323 647630 Tots and Time Out, Eastbourne, 3mths - 5 yrs, 01323 726132 Town Tots, Eastbourne, 18mths to 5 yrs, 01323 410021

Owlets, Priory Learning Centre, Eastbourne, 2 - 5 yrs, 07745 347352

Wren House Nursery, Eastbourne, 18mths - 5yrs, 01323 731530

Pebbles Day Care, Newhaven, 3mths - 5yrs, 01273 516099

Preschool Nurseries and Playgroups

Pooh’s Nursery School, Eastbourne, 1 - 5 yrs, 01323 430045 Railway Nursery, Newhaven, 3mths - 5yrs, 01273 510777 Roundabout Nursery, London Road, Uckfield, 0 - 5yrs, 01825 760670 Small Wonders, The Saffrons, Eastbourne, 1 - 5yrs, 07815 597786 Southover Nursery, Lewes, 2 - 5yrs, 01273 486435/885132

Alfriston Pre-School Group, 2 - 4yrs, 07812 335981 Annan Farm Small School, Uckfield, 3 - 8yrs, 01825 841410 (see our ad on p18) Attwood Farm Nursery, Bodle Street Green, 1 - 5 yrs, 01323 831781 (see our ad on p17)

Burgess Hill School Nursery, girls & boys, 2½ - 5yrs, 01444 237008 (see our ad on p19) Caburn Pre-School Playgroup, Ringmer, 2 - 5yrs, 07789 045095 Casa dei Bambini, Ticehurst, Montessori, 2- 5yrs, 01892 783543 Chailey Pre-School Playgroup, 2 - 5yrs, 07811 964178 Chalk Hill Preschool & Toddler Group, Eastbourne, 2 - 4yrs, 01323 504659 Chelwood Gate Nursery Group, 2½ 5yrs, 01825 740489/07759 068015 Chyngton Methodist Church Playgroup, Seaford, 2 - 4yrs, 07971 433164 Cottage Pre-School, St Mary’s Social Centre, Lewes, 2 - 5yrs, 01273 476177

Barcombe Playgroup, Village Hall, 2 - 5yrs, 07845 937254

Daisy Chain & Montessori Nursery School, Dallington, 2½ - 5yrs, 01323 833757

Sure Start Nursery, Hailsham, 3 mths - 5 yrs, 01323 444888

Blackboys Pre-School, Village Hall, 2 - 5yrs, 01825 891113 or 07931 978071 (see our ad on p17)

Early Birds Preschool, Seaford Baptist Church, 2½ - 5yrs, 07974 835978

Denton Island Nursery, Newhaven, 3mths - 5yrs, 01273 515125

The Blue Door Nursery, Seaford, 0 - 5yrs, 01323 491821

Bourne Primary School Nursery, Eastbourne, 3 - 4yrs, 01323 724729

Eastbourne Montessori Nursery School, 2 - 6 yrs, 07946 356271 or 01323 430981 (see our ad on p16)

Early Years Nursery, St James Street, Lewes, 0 - 5yrs, 01273 480736

The Honey Pot Nursery, Lewes Road, Isfield, 3 mths - 5 yrs, 01825 750554

Broad Oak Pre-school, 2 - 5yrs,  01435 860690

Eldon Road Preschool, Eastbourne, 2 - 5yrs, 0779 0298108

Copperfield’s Day Nursery, Eastbourne, 0 - 5yrs, 01323 644661 Danehill Childcare Centre, Steiner inspired, 2 - 5yrs, 01825 790388

Stepping Stones, Eastbourne, 0 - 8 yrs, 01323 641658

To add a listing or advertise email katherine@thegrapevine.co.uk or call 01444 811368

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Pre-Schools and Nurseries Rising Stars Pre-School

St Andrews Church Hall, Seaside, Eastbourne www.risingstarspre-school.co.uk Established 30 years ago we have a reputation as a professional, safe, caring pre-school for children of diverse social and cultural backgrounds. We are open from Mon - Fri between 9am and 1pm. We welcome children aged 2½ to 4 years. We feed both Roselands and St Andrew’s Infant Schools.

Spaces available from September! For more information or to come along and meet us please call Louise on 07773 874629

Eastbourne Montessori nursery School Ofsted registered • Children aged 2 - 6 yrs

New premises at UNITED REFORM CHURCH,

WATTS LANE, EASTBOURNE BN21 1NP

FREE TASTER SESSION

EDUCATING MOTIVATING NURTURING STIMULATING

EMNs

Come and see why we are right for your child

EYYE FUNDING FOR 3/4 YR OLDS

Call 07946 356271 or

01323 430981

Scallywags Pre-School

St Anthony’s Avenue, Eastbourne A Community group since 1982

Micklefield Nursery School Sutton Avenue, Seaford

• NEW - taking children from 2yrs • Open 8.30 - 3.30 in term time • NEW Outdoor Classroom • Highly qualified staff

01323 892457

www. micklefieldnursery.co.uk Emmanuel Pre-school, Hailsham, 2½ - 5yrs, 0776 6630334 Etchingham Under Fives, 2½ - 5yrs, 07528 219825 Five Ashes Playgroup, 2 - 5yrs, 07747 112509 Flying Start Nursery, Denton School, Newhaven, 3 - 4yrs, 01273 513377 Framfield Playgroup, Memorial Hall, The Street, 2 - 5yrs, 07975 567766 Glynde & Beddingham Playgroup, 2 - 5yrs, 07816 352687 Good Times Pre-School Group, Seaford, 2 - 5yrs, 07811 383863 Grange Montessori Nursery School, Eastbourne, 2 - 5yrs, 01323 734855 Grays Nursery, Railway Rd, Newhaven, 3 - 5yrs, 01273 515230 Grovelands Acorns Preschool, Hailsham, 2¾ - 4yrs, 01323 449194

Headstart Nursery School, Flimwell, 2 - 5yrs, 01580 879795 Hellingly Playgroup, 2 - 5yrs, 07776 180711 Herstmonceux Pre-school, 2 - 5yrs, 07717705786 Hollyhocks Montessori Playschool, Ringmer, 2½ - 5yrs, 01273 813246 Hopscotch PreSchool, New Town, Uckfield, 2½ - 5yrs, 0783 7077962 Horam Community Pre-school, 2 - 5yrs, 01435 812192 Humpty Dumptys at Mercread Youth Centre, Seaford, 1yrs+, 07890 486062 Isfield PreSchool, Village Hall, 2½ - 5yrs, 01825 750245 Jenny Wren Nursery School, Eastbourne, 2½ - 5 yrs,   01323 487782 Jumping Beans, Parkland School, E/bourne, 2½ - 5yrs,   01323 502862 Kingston Pre-School, The Street, Kingston, 2 - 5yrs, 01273 486060 Ladybirds Pre-school Playgroup, Ticehurst, 2 - 5yrs, 01580 200344 Langney Primary School Nursery, 3 - 4yrs, 01323 762177 Lewes Montessori Nursery School, 2½ - 5yrs, 01892 870740

Priory Road, Eastbourne We currently have spaces for babies from 0 - 2 yrs old and a waiting list for older children in our fantastic, modern nursery. We are open 51 weeks a year from 8am - 6pm. “Children enjoy themselves, they are relaxed and settle quickly and activities are fun.” Ofsted For more information Call Kelly on:

01323 465475

Little Chelsea Nursery School, Eastbourne, 18mths - 5yrs, 01323 644656 Little Punnetts, Punnetts Town, near Heathfield, 2 - 5yrs, 01435 831515 Little Tinkers Nursery School, Cross in Hand, 3mths - 5yrs, 01435 863220 Malling Windmill Nursery, S Malling School, 2½ - 5yrs, 01273 471100 Manor Twiglets, Downsview Crescent, Uckfield, 2 - 5yrs, 01825 765487 Mayfield Pre-school, open all day, 2 - 5yrs, 01435 872523 Maypole Montessori Nursery School, High Hurstwood, 01825 784111

Children aged 2½ - 5 years Open term-time Mon - Fri, 9am - 1pm including lunch club and Rising 5’s free of charge Early Years Entitlement/OFSTED Reg Fully qualified, friendly staff To arrange a visit, call

07821 490227 or 01323 640807 email: scallywags123@aol.com Come and see us at our Open Days on: 2 July and 15 Sep Micklefield Nursery School, Seaford, 2 - 5yrs, 01323 892457 MINI MOHO Nursery, Eastbourne, boys and girls, 2 - 4yrs, 01323 636800 (see our ad on p18) Motcombe Playgroup, Eastbourne, 2½ - 5yrs, 01323 410748 Newick Pre-School, The Reading Room, Newick, 2 - 5yrs, 07788 603633 (see our ad on p18) Noah’s Ark Pre-School, Meeching Rise, Newhaven, 2 - 5yrs, 07917 196532 Nutley Pre-School, Memorial Hall, Nutley, 2½ - 5yrs, 01825 764026

Meadows Nursery School, Hampden Park, 2 - 5yrs, 01323 500061

Old School House Montessori Nursery, Lewes, 0 - 5yrs, 01273 480492

Hampden Park Playgroup, Eastbourne, 2 - 5yrs, 07908 101418

Lewes New School Nursery, 2½ - 5yrs, 01273 477074 (see our ad on p18)

Meadows Nursery School, Langney, 1 - 5yrs, 01323 741811

Pevensey and Westham Playgroup, 2 - 5 yrs, 01323 764446

Happy Valley Pre-School, Newhaven, 2 - 5yrs, 01273 512485

Lewes Old Grammar School Nursery, 2 - 5yrs, 01273 473246

Meadows Mere Nursery School, Eastbourne 1 - 5yrs, 01323 461114

Pippa’s Group@Pells Primary School, Lewes, 2 - 5yrs, 01273 483992

Harlands Nursery, Ridgewood, Uckfield, 3 - 5yrs, 01825 760445

Little Acorns, Hurst Green Pre-school Playgroup, 2yrs+, 07791 764523

Meadows Nursery School, Hailsham, 1 - 5yrs, 01323 440144

Playmates Preschool, Hampden Park, 2 - 5yrs, 07880 626260

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Ringmer Nursery School * Qualified & enthusiastic staff * Committed to learning through play * Outdoors play area Mon - Fri, Term Time Mornings 8.30am - 12 noon Lunch Club 12 noon - 1pm Afternoons 1pm - 3.30pm If you would like the very best start for your child, ring 01273 814154(daytime) or 01273 813612(evenings) to arrange a visit! We Accept Educational Grants For 3 & 4 year olds OFSTED REGISTERED

ATTWOOD FARM NURSERY AND PRE-SCHOOL Bodle Street Green Just 15 minutes from Battle, Hailsham and Heathfield

Our nursery school is situated in a beautiful converted 16th century barn on a 100 acre farm. Privately owned and managed each child is treated as an individual by our fully trained team of loving, friendly staff. • For children from 1 - 5 years • Open 48 weeks a year, 8.30 - 4pm • Half or full day sessions available • Wooden, all-weather adventure play area • Excellent Ofsted, Early Years Funding

Please call 01323 831781 or 0777 8527168 for a prospectus or to arrange a visit

Little Punnetts Pre-School

Ripe & Laughton Pre-School

For Children from 2 - 5 yrs

Morning & afternoon sessions

For further details please contact

Jane, Chair 01323 815710

Registered Charity No 1048467 OFSTED Registered

at

Punnetts Town Primary School, nr Heathfield • 8.50am - 3.20pm, inc. lunch club, 2 - 5yrs • Access to school meals, library and hall • OFSTED registered and EYEE provider • New adjoining outside play area

www.littlepunnetts.org.uk 01435 831515 Registered Charity No. 1095794

Polegate Pre-school Playgroup, 2½ - 5yrs, 07922 013588 Pooh’s Nursery School, Eastbourne, 1 - 5yrs, 01323 430045 Ringmer Nursery School, Harrisons Lane, Ringmer, 2½ - 5yrs, 01273 814154 Ripe & Laughton Pre-School, 2 - 5 yrs, 01323 815710 Ripe Nursery School, Hayton Baker Hall, 2 - 5yrs, 01323 811899 Rising Stars, St Andrews Church Hall, Seaside, Eastbourne, 2½ - 4 yrs, 07773 874629 Robin Hill Nursery, Meads, Eastbourne, 2 - 5yrs, 01323 410326 Sacred Heart Nursery School, Wadhurst, 3 - 4 yrs, 01892 783414 Saplings Pre-School, St Mary’s Church Hall, Buxted, 2 - 5yrs, 07981 440317

Scallywags Pre-School, School Hall, East Hoathly, 2 - 5yrs, 01825 840659 or 07857 050844 Scallywags, St Anthony’s Centre, Eastbourne, 2½ - 5yrs, 01323 640807or 07821 490227 Sheepsetting Pre-school at Cross in Hand Primary School, 2½yrs+, 01435 866268 Spire Pre-School, URC, Newtown, Uckfield, 2 - 5yrs, 01825 762268 St Gregory’s Montessori, Eastbourne, 2½ - 5yrs, 01323 639164 St Richard’s Preschool, Heathfield, 2 - 5 years, 07751 072765 St Thomas à Becket Nursery Eastbourne, 2½ - 5 yrs, 01323 726004 Stepping Stones Pre-School, Fairwarp & Maresfield, 2 - 5 yrs, 07856 934118 Sticky Fingers Early Years, Wadhurst, 2 - 5 yrs, 01892 784342

Union Corner Pre-School Hailsham A thriving, pre-school since 1982 Open daily 9am - 12noon NEW! Rising Fives on Mondays 2½ - 5 years Tuesdays - Fridays Early Years Education Entitlement from 3 yrs Fully qualified and friendly staff Ofsted registered Come and visit us or call our Registrar Linda Axell on 07980 424579 or 01323 840889

Grovelands Acorns Pre-School, Hailsham A friendly, fun purpose built pre-school. “... a good pre-school where children learn and have fun through enjoyable activities such as action songs and games” OFSTED Jan 09 This is a popular pre-school so ring to register your child now.

01323 449194

Summerfields Nursery

Summerheath Rd, Hailsham • Friendly nursery • Fully qualified staff • NEW outside learning area • Mon - Fri 9am - 12pm + Wed & Fri 12pm - 3.30pm • Children 2 - 5 yrs • Early Years Education Entitlement • OFSTED Registered

Call Val to arrange a visit: 01323 449057/07979 007263 or 01323 845542 (evenings) Stone Cross Independent Preschool, Pevensey, 2 - 5 yrs, 01323 740149

HELLINGLY PLAYGROUP “Children are happy, confident and enthusiastic, and spend a lot of time laughing together as they play and learn” Ofsted 12 May 09

Mon - Fri 9am - 12 noon Children aged 2 - 5 years Lunch Club on Monday Early Years Education Entitlement from term after 3rd birthday Call Tracy:

07776 180711

Stonegate Pre-school, 2 - 5yrs, 01580 200960

To add a listing or advertise email katherine@thegrapevine.co.uk or call 01444 811368

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Pre-School Nurseries - Independent Schools - State Schools

Jigsaw

Independent Day Nursery OFSTED say we are “outstanding” in: • • • • •

Helping children achieve well & enjoy what they do Helping children make a postive contribution The quality of teaching and learning Children flourish in all areas of their development.. Parents are encouraged to share what their children do through the closed circuit “NurseryCam”

We’ve got it right....have you for your child? Church Road, Scaynes Hill, Nr Haywards Heath 01444 831555 or 07783 285777 www.jigsawindependentdaynursery.co.uk

Newick Pre-School

Toddlers Inn Nursery South Chailey

The Reading Room, Newick Make friends and enjoy learning at our friendly village pre-school

Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm Age 2 to 5 years OFSTED registered

07788 603633

www.newickpreschool.co.uk Reg Charity 1060282

Summerfields Nursery, Hailsham, 2 - 5 yrs, 01323 449057 (day) or 01323 845542 (see our ad on p17) The Lodge Nursery, St Andrew’s Eastbourne, 2 - 4 yrs, 01323 733203 The Park Pre-School, Hailsham, 2 - 4 yrs, 01323 440908 Toddlers Inn Nursery School, South Chailey, nr Lewes 01273 400485 Union Corner Pre-school, Hailsham, 2½ - 5 yrs, 01323 840889 or 07980 424579 (see our ad on p17) Wadhurst Nursery Class, 3 - 4yrs, 01892 783155 Wallands Nursery, Lewes, 3 - 4yrs, 01273 472776 Welcome Baptist Church, Heathfield, 2 - 5yrs, 01435 864646 West Rise Nursery, Eastbourne, 0 - 5yrs, 01323 764062 Wren House, Eastbourne, 18mths - 5 yrs, 01323 731530 Young Haymakers Kindergarten, nr Waldron, 2 - 5 years, 01435 812555

* Age 24 Months To 5 Years * Ofsted Registered * Hours to suit your plans and pocket * Qualified, experienced friendly staff * Flexible Sessions and Holiday Care To find out more call Karen on 01273 400485 Claremont Nursery and Prep School, St Leonards, 01424 751555 Eastbourne College, mixed, 13 - 18yrs, 01323 452300 Lewes New School, Talbot Terrace, Lewes, 5 - 11yrs, 01273 477074 Lewes Old Grammar School, 2 - 18yrs, 01273 473246 Moira House School, Eastbourne, girls, 2 - 18yrs, 01323 636800 Newlands School, Seaford, mixed, 0 - 18 years, 01323 490000 Northease Manor School, Rodmell, 10 - 17yrs, pupils with specific learning difficulties eg dyslexia, 01273 472915 Owlswick Independent School, Kingston, 10 -18 yrs, 01273 473078 Sacred Heart School, Wadhurst, mixed, 3 - 11yrs, 01892 783414 Skippers Hill Prep School, Mayfield, mixed, 4 - 13yrs, 01825 830234 St Andrew’s School, Eastbourne, mixed, 2 - 13 yrs, 01323 733203

Education Information

St Bede’s, Eastbourne & Upper Dicker, 2 - 19 yrs, 01323 734222 (prep) and 01323 843252 (senor)

Aquila Magazine, for the able child, 8 - 13yrs, 01323 431313

St Leonards-Mayfield, girls 11 - 18 yrs, 01435 874600

Parent Information Contact, school children in Hailsham, 01323 444529

Primary Schools

Shinies, Eastbourne Home Educators Club, 01323 509283

Alfriston Primary School, 4 - 11yrs, 01323 870203

ANNAN FARM SMALL SCHOOL A small school offering a Froebel Education for children aged 3 to 8 years Beautiful rural location between Lewes and Uckfield. Strong emphasis on outdoor learning Forest School, nature study and organic gardening activities Rated "outstanding" by Ofsted

Open afternoons held monthly

Annan Farm Small School, Easons Green, Uckfield, East Sussex

01825 841410

www.annanfarm.co.uk

Bourne Primary School, Eastbourne, 4 - 11 yrs, 01323 724729

Cross in Hand C of E Primary School, 4 - 11yrs, 01435 862941

Broad Oak Community Primary School, 4 - 11yrs, 01435 862951

Dallington C of E Primary School, 4 - 11yrs, 01435 830335

Independent Schools

All Saints & St Richards CE Primary, Heathfield, 4 - 11yrs, 01435 863466

Annan Farm Small School, Uckfield, 3 - 8yrs, 01825 841410

Annecy Catholic Primary School, Seaford, 4 - 11yrs, 01323 894892

Burwash C of E Primary School, 4 - 11yrs, 01435 882440

Danehill Primary School, Danehill, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 790388

Bricklehurst Manor School, Stonegate, mixed, 3 - 11 yrs, 01580 200448

Barcombe C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01273 400287

Chyngton School, Seaford, 4 - 11yrs, 01323 893281

Denton Community School, Newhaven, 5 - 11yrs, 01273 513377

Burgess Hill School for Girls, 2½ - 18yrs, 01444 241050

Blackboys C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 890423

Cradle Hill Primary School, Seaford, 4 - 11yrs, 01323 892773

East Hoathly C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 840247

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Independent Schools - State Schools - Tutors Claremont Preparatory & Nursery School St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex

An independent day school for boys & girls aged 1 - 13

01424 751555

www.claremontschool.co.uk

  Keep them on track with

AQUILA Magazine Have fun with English, Science, Maths + much more! Recommended by teachers Perfect 8-13-yrs.

West Rise Infant School, Eastbourne, 4 - 7yrs, 01323 764062 West Rise Junior School, Eastbourne, 7 - 11yrs, 01323 764037 Western Road Community Primary School, Lewes, 01273 473013 White House Primary School, Hailsham, 4 - 11yrs, 01323 841615 Willingdon Primary School, 4 - 11yrs, 01323 482619

Secondary Schools Chailey School, South Chailey, 11 - 16yrs, 01273 890407 Eastbourne Technology College, 11 - 16 yrs, 01323 514900

www.aquila.co.uk

Hailsham Community College, 11 - 18 yrs, 01323 841468

Pevensey & Westham C of E Primary School, 4 - 11yrs, 01323 762269

Heathfield Community College, 11 - 18yrs, 01435 866066

Polegate School, 4 - 11yrs, 01323 482404

Priory School, Lewes, 11 - 16yrs, 01273 476231

Punnetts Town Community Primary School, 4 - 11 yrs, 01435 830361

Ratton School, Eastbourne, 11 - 16 yrs, 01323 504011

Ringmer Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01273 812463

Ringmer Community College, 11 - 18yrs, 01273 476231

Rocks Park Primary, Uckfield, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 762827

Seaford Head Community College, 11 - 18yrs, 01323 891623

Rodmell C of E Primary School, Lewes, 5 - 11yrs, 01273 473916

The Bishop Bell C of E School, 11 - 16 yrs, 01323 465400

Roselands Infant School, Eastbourne, 4 - 7 yrs, 01323 726764

The Causeway School, Eastbourne, 11 - 16yrs, 01323 465700

Seaford Primary School, 4 - 11 yrs, 01323 893450

The Cavendish School, Eastbourne, 11 - 16 yrs, 01323 731340

Shinewater Primary School, Eastbourne, 4 - 11 yrs, 01323 762129

Tideway School, Newhaven, 11 - 16yrs, 01273 517601

South Malling C of E Primary School, Lewes, 5 - 11 yrs, 01273 473016

Uckfield Community Technology College, 11 - 18yrs, 01825 764844

Southdown Junior School, Newhaven, 7 - 11yrs, 01273 514532

Uplands Community College, Wadhurst, 11 - 18yrs, 01892 782135

Etchingham C of E Primary School, 4 - 11yrs, 01580 819218

Langney Primary School, Eastbourne, 4 - 11yrs, 01323 762177

Firle C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01273 858260

Laughton Community Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 811306

Five Ashes C of E Primary School, 4 - 11 yrs, 01825 830395

Little Horsted C of E Primary School, Nr Uckfield, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 750380

Fletching C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 722356

Manor Primary School, Uckfield, 5-11yrs, 01825 763041

Framfield C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 890258

Marshlands County Primary School, Hailsham, 4 - 11 yrs, 01323 841420

Grays Infants School, Western Rd, Newhaven, 4 - 7yrs, 01273 513968

Mayfield C of E Primary School, 4 - 11 yrs, 01435 873185

Grovelands Primary School, Hailsham, 4 - 11yrs, 01323 840062

Maynards Green Community Primary School, 4 - 11yrs, 01435 812622

Hampden Park Infant School, Eastbourne, 4 - 7yrs, 01323 501797

Meeching Valley Primary School, Newhaven, 5 - 11yrs, 01273 514300

Hamsey Community Primary School, Cookbridge, 5 - 11yrs, 01273 400370

Motcombe Community School, Eastbourne, 4 - 7yrs, 01323 728901

Hankham Primary School, Pevensey, 4 - 11yrs, 01323 763265

Newick C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 723377

Harlands Primary School, Uckfield, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 764244

Nutley C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 712575

Hawkes Farm Primary School, Hailsham, 4 - 11 yrs, 01323 841466

Oakwood School, Eastbourne, 4 - 11 yrs, 01323 501251

Hellingly Community Primary School, 4 - 11yrs, 01323 844346

Ocklynge Junior School, Eastbourne, 7 - 11 yrs, 01323 725839

Stone Cross School, Pevensey, 4 - 11yrs, 01323 461002

Herstmonceux C of E School, 4 - 11 yrs, 01323 833148

Park Mead Primary School, Upper Dicker, 4 - 11 yrs, 01323 844247

Stonegate C of E Primary School, 4 - 11 yrs,  01580 200415

High Hurstwood C of E Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 733231

Parkland Infant School, Eastbourne, 4 - 7yrs, 01323 502862

The Haven VA CE Methodist School, Eastbourne, 4 - 11yrs, 01323 471781

Highfield Junior School, Eastbourne, 7 - 11yrs, 01323 502525

Parkland Junior School, Eastbourne, 7 - 11yrs, 01323 502620

Ticehurst and Flimwell C of E Primary School, 4 - 11yrs, 01580 200344

Miss J Johnson, Eastbourne, KS2 Maths/English, KS3 English, 01323 639396 (see our ad on p20)

Holy Cross C of E Primary, Uckfield, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 762336

Parkside Community Primary School, Heathfield, 4 - 11yrs, 01435 864577

Tollgate Community Junior School, Eastbourne, 7 - 11yrs, 01323 723298

Primary Maths & English, Mayfield area, free assessment, 01435 873322

Hurst Green C of E Primary School, 4 - 11 yrs, 01580 860375

Pashley Down Infant School, Eastbourne, 4 - 7yrs, 01323 730719

Wadhurst C of E Primary School, 4 - 11 yrs, 01892 783155

Student Support Centre, home study in English & Maths, 0800 13 22 77

Ilford & Kingston CE Primary School, Lewes, 5 - 11yrs, 01273 474973

Pells C of E Primary School, Lewes, 5 - 11yrs, 01273 476708

Wallands Community Primary School, Lewes, 5 - 11yrs, 01273 472776

Tuition in your own home, all areas, long or short term, 07758 653201

St Andrews C of E Infant School, Eastbourne, 4 - 7 yrs, 01323 724749

Willingdon Community School, Eastbourne, 11 - 16yrs, 01323 485254

St John’s Meads C of E School, Eastbourne, 4 - 11 yrs, 01323 730255

Tutoring

St Mark’s C of E Primary School, Hadlow Down, 01825 830375 St Pancras Catholic Primary School, Lewes, 5 - 11yrs, 01273 473017 St Peter’s C of E Primary North Chailey, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 722939 St Philip’s Catholic Primary School, Uckfield, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 762032 St Thomas à Becket Catholic Infants, Eastbourne, 5 - 7yrs, 01323 726004 St Thomas à Becket Catholic Junior, Eastbourne, 7 - 11 yrs, 01323 737221 Stafford Junior School, Eastbourne, 7 - 11yrs, 01323 733434

Confident reading, all ages, Ocklynge area, Eastbourne, 01323 645416 CRB Checks for tutors/self-employed, The Tutors Umbrella, 01825 761407 Fleet Tutors, private tuition in your home, 0845 6445452 (see ad on p20) Heike, German Tuition, all standards and ages to university, 01323 841703 Home tuition, primary and secondary, 01273 471566 Inspire Tuition, English, Maths & Basic Computer skills, 01323 733722 Kip McGrath, Eastbourne, Maths, English, Science, 01323 720072 Kumon, Eastbourne Maths and English, Ratton School, 01424 754633 Kumon, Lewes, Maths and English, 01273 483006 Maths and English tuition, Eastbourne area, KS1, 2, 3, 01323 738369

To add a listing or advertise email katherine@thegrapevine.co.uk or call 01444 811368

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Tutors - Out of School Clubs - Holiday Activities and Camps Language Classes

NE

French for Kids, KS1 children, Etchingham, 07747 071681 French Lessons for children, 5 - 10yrs, Eastbourne, 01323 734790

A f ter S chool C l u b

Fun Spanish for children of all ages, Lewes, 01273 471143

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La Jolie Ronde, French classes, Uckfield, Heathfield & Lewes, 01825 840476

The Children’s Centre, Grovelands Primary School, Dunbar Drive, Hailsham, BN27 3UW

Language Classes with Lucinka Soucek, Eng, Italian, French, 07775 662540 St Giles Eastbourne, Free English lessons, 01323 729167

Out of School Clubs Active Play Project, venues all around the area eves/hols, 0771 7776788 Big Cats, Sussex Downs College, 5 - 14 yrs, 01323 649243 Bridgemere Centre, Eastbourne, 5 - 11 yrs, 01323 439700 (option 2) Bright Beginnings, Eastbourne, 5 to 8 yrs, 01323 648484 Cherubs and Pixies, Eastbourne, 5 - 8 yrs, 01323 410645 Cool Kids, Polegate School Children’s Centre, 07901 778513 Cop Hall Kids Club, Polegate, 4 - 12 yrs, 01323 482601 Copperfield’s Out of School Club, Eastbourne, 5 - 8 yrs, 01323 644661 Cradle Hill After School Club, Seaford, 4 - 11 years, 01323 892773 Crash Pad, Shinewater, Eastbourne, 4 - 11yrs, 01323 761230 Danehill Childcare Centre, 4 - 11yrs, 01825 790876 Hopscotch Seaford, 5 - 7 yrs, 01323 492123 (see our ad on p16) JHM Holy Cross, Uckfield, 5 - 11yrs, 01825 769050 or 07801 224467 JJ’s, Heathfield, 8 - 12 yrs, 01435 868877 Kidszone, St John’s Church, Polegate, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 483298 Little Chelsea Out of School Club, Eastbourne, 5 - 11 yrs, 01323 644656 Little Poppets at Seaford Primary School, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 490876 Little Treasures Nursery, Eastbourne, 5 - 8yrs, 01323 743801 Lower Willingdon before/after school club, 5 - 8yrs, 01323 489264 Mother Hen’s Cheeky Chicks, Cowbeech, nr Horam, 01323 833215 (see our ad on p12)

Does your child need help with Reading, Writing or Maths? If so, I can help. I am an experienced, friendly teacher living in the Meads, Eastbourne. I’m flexible so call to discuss your needs.

Call Miss Johnson BA Dip.Ed 01323 639396 Seagulls at West Rise Junior School, pre/post school, 01323 764037 Small Wonders, The Saffrons, Eastbourne, 4 - 8yrs, 07815 597786 Sprites After School Club, Eastbourne, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 647630 Tots and Time Out, Eastbourne, 5 - 11yrs, 01323 726132

Call: 01323 848758 or 07874 879911 email: oaksasc24@hotmail.co.uk

A week of Arts Summer School, Cavendish School, Eastbourne, 11 - 16yrs, 01323 746514 Art of Dance Summer School, Lewes, 17th - 21st Aug, 07976 068989 (see our ad on p25) Art workshops on organic farm, 5 - 11yrs, Mayfield, 01435 874849 Bewl Windsurfing, holiday courses, 01892 891000 Big Cats, Sussex Downs College, 5 - 14 yrs, 01323 649243 Brighton & Hove Albion FC, fun football, 5 - 14 yrs, 01273 562611 CACL Football (4-14yrs), Gymnastics (4-9yrs), Eastbourne, 01323 730467 Circle of Life Rediscovery Camps for Teenagers, 07966 514469 Crossroads Kids, 8 - 18yrs with special needs, 01323 848422 Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford, 5 - 14yrs, 01323 490011 Drama Workshops, 5yrs+ Community Wise, Eastbourne, 01323 722924 Eastbourne Sports Park Tennis Camps, 4 - 10yrs, 01323 649214

Oaks After School Club, Dunbar Drive, Hailsham, 4 - 11yrs, 07874 879911

Freedom Leisure Centre, Uckfield, 5 - 13yrs, 01825 761160

OASTies, Wadhurst, after school and holiday club, 2 - 11 yrs, 01892 784342

Hailsham Leisure Centre, daily activity programme, 8 - 12yrs, 01323 846755

Oscars, Heathfield, 4 - 8 yrs, 01435 864699

Hampden Park Sports Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 509859

Robin Hill, Meads, Eastbourne, 4½ - 12 yrs, 01323 410326

Heathfield Leisure Centre, 5 - 10yrs, 01435 868824

School’s Out, Hellingly, 4 - 11yrs, 01323 848490

Herstmonceux Holiday Club, 2 - 7yrs, 07717705786

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• For school children aged 4 - 11 years • Join us between 3.30 - 6pm Mon - Fri term time only • FREE Transport may be available from schools in Hailsham to Oaks - call for details • Games and lots of Fun! • Computers - Wii • Outdoor area • Ofsted Registered

Holiday Activities

N.I.P.P.E.R.S. Afterschool Club, Newhaven, 4 - 14yrs, 01273 514440

The

Oaks

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French for Children, Seaford and Eastbourne, 3 - 12yrs, 0797 7290947

EASTBOURNE SPORTS PARK

Summer Tennis Camps

MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY during school holidays. 20 - 22 Jul and 27 - 29 Jul 3 - 5 Aug and 10 - 12 Aug £7.00 per child/session

Plus extra sports for added fun

SESSION TIMES 9am - 11am for 4 - 8yrs 11am - 1pm for 8 - 10yrs of Tennis Tuition FREE Term and a Dunlop Raquet

to the winner of our Prize Draw! Quote Ref: GPV09 to enter. Eastbourne Sports Park, Cross Levels Way, BN21 2UF T: 01323 649214 E:ted.monteith@eastbourne.gov.uk

www.sussexfamilygrapevine.co.uk


Holiday Activities and Camps

WIN a FREE week. See page 9

ALBION IN THE COMMUNITY

Football Courses

Boys and Girls 5 - 14yrs - All abilities welcome

1 - 4 day courses from ₤16

All children receive a certificate and Albion prize Eastbourne Sports Park Aug 3 - 6, Aug 25 - 28 Seaford Aug 10 - 11 Uckfield Aug 3 - 5, 14 & 27 - 28 Crowborough Aug 6 - 7, 24 - 26 10am - 3pm

Pre-booking essential

01273 562611

footballcourses@studysupport.org

www.albioninthecommunity.org.uk

Summer Holiday football coaching, fun and games

‘TOTAL RUGBY’ COURSE

Thu 20 August - for boys and girls aged 7 - 10 Fri 21 August - for boys and girls aged 11 - 14 One day rugby course 9am to 4pm College Field, Eastbourne College. All standards welcome, develop core skills. Run by an RFU level 3 coach and other qualified RFU coaches. Cost £35 (including a hot lunch) Book by 15 Aug. For more details or to book call Robin Giles on: 07966 680710 email: rmgiles@eastbourne-college.co.uk

Hotshots Sports Camps, Denton Rd, Eastbourne, 5 - 14yrs, 0845 3010450 (see p9 to try win a week at Hotshots) Intrepid Drama, Lewes, 3 - 7 Aug, 4 - 12yrs, 01273 476226 Manor Twiglets, Uckfield, 2 - 7yrs, summer holiday club, 01825 765487 Moira House, MOHO summer discovery day camp, boys and girls, 5 - 12yrs, 01323 636800 N.I.P.P.E.R.S, Newhaven, 4 - 17yrs, 01273 514440 Parkland Infant School Holiday Club, Eastbourne, 4 - 11yrs, 01323 502862

Seven Sisters Holiday Club Marine Week, 01273 497561 Sportspod, Hailsham CC, 5 - 12 yrs, 10 Aug onwards, 01323 841468 x331 Stagecoach Eastbourne, 3rd - 7th Aug, 4yrs+, 0800 1695089 Startrack Athletics, Eastbourne, 8 - 15yrs, 10 - 14 Aug, 01323 505100 Stonegate Summer Club, 3 - 14 Aug, 2 - 7yrs, 01435 812777 Theatre Sense Summer School, Battle, 24 - 29 Aug, 07730 254122

Free Umbro football, T-shirt, medal and other goodies! 9.30am - 3pm, Mon to Fri Boys and girls 6 - 15 years old

Battle Memorial Halls, High St, Battle Mon 24 Aug - Sat 29 Aug

Call Andy: 07970 451610

Singing Drama Dance and Cheerleading for boys & girls aged 5 - 16yrs

Manor Twiglets

The Fun Musical Theatre Club

Hailsham • Seaford Lewes • Uckfield

Downsview Crescent,

Uckfield

NEW Holiday Club

2 - 7 years Fun and games Circus week planned Booking NOW for the summer holidays. Call Jill for more details: 01825 765487

Stagecoach Summer School Booking Now! 3rd - 7th August Ratton School, Eastbourne 0800 1695089

The Mohair Centre, Whitesmith, 5 - 13yrs, 07901 595789

Uplands Sports Centre, Wadhurst, 8yrs+, 01892 782136

Rascals at Cavendish Sports Centre, Eastbourne, 5yrs+, 01323 647683

Top Soccer, 6 - 15yrs, Hailsham, Lewes, Uckfield and Seaford, 07970 451610

Wadhurst Churches Holiday Club, 27 Jul - 31 Jul, 4 - 14yrs, 01892 782083

Shinewater Sports Centre, Eastbourne, 5 - 13 yrs, 01323 768614

Total Rugby, Eastbourne College, 7 - 14yrs, boys & girls, 07966 680710

SAFA Football, Eastbourne, 5 - 13yrs, 01434 722070

Union Church, Heathfield, 5 - 12yrs, 27 Jul - 31 Jul, 01580 819415

PGL, Windmill Hill Hailsham, multi activity holidays, 08700 551551

Summer School 2009

Willingdon School of Dancing Summer Schools, Jul/Aug, 01323 411640 WM Tennis, holiday camps, Cross in Hand, Lewes, Burwash, 07891 073279 (see our ad on p29)

Call for more details and an application form

07730 254122

www.theatresense.co.uk

BEWL

WINDSURFING

Holiday Courses

Learn or Improve your Windsurfing this summer Courses for 9 - 15 yrs start: July 6, 13, 20, 23, 27 Aug 3, 10, 17, 24 Oct 19, 26

£165 for 4 x 2½ hour sessions plus a FREE Junior Club session for Improvers, Hotshots and Superstars.

01892 891000

www.bewlwindsurfing.co.uk Lamberhurst, Kent just off theA21

To add a listing or advertise email katherine@thegrapevine.co.uk or call 01444 811368

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Places to Go Places to Visit

JUST Child OPEN

Abbots Wood, A22 between Hailsham & Polegate, BBQ and walks, 01420 520212

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Alfriston Clergy House, medieval hall and gardens, 01323 870001 Allchorn Pleasure Boats, cruises to Beachy Head until Oct, 01323 410606 Amazon Events, Hellingly, Quad biking, 0844 2570433 Anne of Cleves House and Museum, Lewes, BN7 1JA, 01273 474610 Arlington Reservoir, nature walks, 01323 870810 Batemans, home of Rudyard Kipling, gardens, shop & tea room, 01435 882302 Beachy Head, walks, views & countryside centre, 01323 737273 Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum, Halland nr Lewes, 01825 840573 Blackberry Farm, near Lewes, working farm, 01825 872912 Boat Rides at Barcombe Mills, near Lewes, 01273 400414 Charleston Farmhouse, near Lewes, 01323 811265 Cuckoo Trail, bridleway running from Heathfield to Polegate, 01323 442667 Drusillas Park, zoo and adventure playgrounds, Alfriston, 01323 874100 Eastbourne Heritage Centre, check opening times, 01323 411189 Eastbourne Lifeboat Museum, free entry, 01323 730717

Wildfowl and Motor Museum

A GREAT DAY OUT INSIDE: Motor Museum • Bentley House • Refreshments • Shop

OUTSIDE: Wildfowl • Woodland Walk • Children’s Play Area & aerial walkway • Ancient Buildings Trail • Miniature Steam Railway (open weekends and holidays) Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum

Halland, Near Lewes, East Sussex BN8 5AF Bentley is 7 miles North East of Lewes, signposted off the A22, A26 or B2192. Open Daily from 10.30am

Tel: 01825 840573 • www.bentley.org.uk

Filching Manor Motor Museum, Polegate, 01323 487838 Firle Place, near Lewes, 01273 858307

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Fort Fun Adventure Park, Eastbourne, weekends and school holidays, 01323 642833

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Heaven Farm, Danehill, nature walk, tea rooms etc, 01825 790226 Helen Gardens, Eastbourne, putting, petanque, playground, 01323 641984

Middle Farm, Firle, nr Lewes, animals, nature trail & shop, 01323 811411

Holmes Hill Estate, Whitesmith, woodland walks, play area, tea rooms, 01825 872225 (see our ad on p24)

Mohair Centre, Whitesmith, school & groups, pre-book, 01825 872457 Newhaven Fort, explore tunnels, gun emplacements etc, 01273 517622 Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, 01323 832731

How We Lived Then, Museum of Shops in Eastbourne, 01323 737143

Paradise Park, Newhaven, dinosaurs, play area and gardens, 01273 512123

Kidzafe Beach, wrist band safety, Eastbourne, May - Sept, 01323 412290

Pevensey Castle, 16 centuries of history, 01323 762604

Knockhatch Adventure Park, on A22 at Hailsham, 01323 442051

Princes Park, Eastbourne, putting, playground, paddling pool, model boating lake, 01323 415464

Lewes Castle and Barbican House Museum, BN7 1YE, 01273 486290

Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum, Eastbourne, 01323 410300

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Wilderness Wood, working woodland, walking, picnics, BBQ, 01825 830509

Railways Bentley Miniature, Sun: year round, Sat: Apr - Sep and school hols, 01825 840573 Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway Adventure Park, 01323 520229 Kent and East Sussex Railway, Tenterden to Bodiam, 01580 765155 Spa Valley Steam Railway, Tunbridge Wells, Thu/weekends, 01892 537715 The Lavender Line, steam railway nr Uckfield, Sundays, 01825 750515

Out of Area Attractions 1066 Battle of Hastings Abbey & Battlefield, 01424 775705

Ashdown Forest Llama Park, Wych Cross, 01825 712040 Bedgebury Pinetum, nr Flimwell, walking, cycling, play area, 01580 879820 Bignor Roman Villa, Arundel, 01798 869259

Booth Museum, Brighton, 01273 292777

Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker near Hailsham, 01323 844224 (see our events ad on p31)

The

Treasure Island adventure park & mini golf, Eastbourne, 01323 411077

Bodiam Castle, nr Robertsbridge, story-book castle, 01580 830196

Gildredge Park & Manor Gardens, Eastbourne, 01323 410000

Hop On - Hop Off sightseeing bus, Eastbourne & Beachy Head, 01708 866000

Frequent , daily departures from May - Oct. www.allchornpleasureboats.co.uk

Blue Reef Aquarium, Rock-A-Nore Road, Hastings, 01424 718776

Friston Forest, Exceat, cycling, walking, mountain biking, 01323 870280

Hampden Park, Eastbourne, lake, woods, playground, skate park, history garden, 01323 410000

A fun 45 minute trip with commentary on board one of our historic Sussexbuilt beach boats. Special prices for children and families.

Arundel Castle, Arundel, 01903 882173

Eastbourne Pier, 01323 410466 Eastbourne Speedway, Elite Eagles at the Arlington Stadium

Cruise from Eastbourne to Beachy Head

Ride n’ Joy, quadricycle rental, Royal Parade, Eastbourne, 07772 891152 Seaford Museum in the Martello Tower, check times, 01323 898222 Seven Sisters Country Park, walking, beach, rock pools etc, 01323 870280 Seven Sisters Sheep Centre, East Dean, Eastbourne 01323 423302 Sheffield Park Garden, gardens and historic cricket pitch, 01825 790231 Shinewater Park, Eastbourne, playground, BMX, skate park, 01323 410000 Spring Barn Farm Park, Lewes, animals, play areas, 01273 488450 Stock Cars, Bangers and Hot Rods, Arlington Stadium, 01252 322920 Sussex Horse Rescue Sanctuary Uckfield Sun 11 - 4pm, 01825 762010

www.sussexfamilygrapevine.co.uk

Brighton Toy and Model Museum, Brighton, 01273 749494 British Wildlife Centre, Newchapel near Lingfield, 01342 834658 Butlins, Bognor Regis, a family day out, 01243 822445 Evolution Indoor Climbing, near Crowborough, 6yrs+, 01892 862924 Fishbourne Roman Palace, Chichester, 01243 785859 Go Ape!, Bedgebury Forest, high wire forest adventure, 0845 643 9215 Groombridge Place and Enchanted Gardens, 01892 861444 Hever Castle, gardens, playground, water maze, 01732 865224 Hove Museum & Art Gallery, Hove, 01273 290200 Marlipins Museum, Shoreham by Sea, 01273 462994 Parham House & Gardens, Storrington, 01903 742021 Pooh Corner, Hartfield, 01892 770456


Places to Go - Youth Groups and Clubs Preston Manor, Brighton, 01273 292770

BiF, 10 - 12 yrs, Horam Chapel, Fri eve, term time, 01435 812922

Rye, visit the medieval town, 01797 226696

Burwash Junior Youth Club, Fri 5.30pm, 8 - 11yrs, 01435 883593

Scotney Castle, country house, gardens, ruined castle, 01892 893868

Glitzy Girls, Heathfield, Y7 and Y8, Tue 4 - 6om, 01435 862894

Sealife Centre, Brighton, 01273 604234

Juniors, Heathfield Youth Centre, Y7 and Y8, 01435 862894

Sissinghurst Castle Garden, restaurant, shop, 01580 710701

Fun & Adventure for all the Family...

Stoneywish Nature Reserve, Ditchling, 01273 843498

At Knockhatch Adventure Park there’s plenty to see and do for everyone, from gokarts, to birds of prey, a children’s farm, an adventure playground, an indoor soft play area, large trampolines, quadapillar rides and more ......

The Royal Pavillion, Brighton, 03000 290900 Wakehurst Place, Royal Botanical Gardens, Ardingly, 01444 894066 Washbrooks Farm Centre, Hurstpierpoint, 01273 832201 Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Singleton, 01243 811363 Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Arundel, 01903 883355 Yesterday’s World, Battle, 100 yrs of history for the family, 01424 775378

Theatres and Cinemas Eastbourne Theatres, 01323 412000 (box office)  01323 411555 (cc hotline) Magic Lantern, film club for 5 - 12yrs, monthly on Sun am, Lewes, 01273 774770 Hailsham Pavilion, theatre and cinema, 01323 841414 Seaford Little Theatre, amateur dramatics, 01323 893699 (ticket office)

Underground Theatre, Eastbourne, 01323 732778 (info) 01323 737677 (ticket office)

Leisure and Sport for Disabled and Special Needs Children Boccia, Wed pm, Shinewater Eastbourne, all ages, 01323 415409 Eastbourne Specials FC, 8yrs+, 0791 9051848 Funky Teens, Archery Youth Centre, Eastbourne, 13 - 19yrs, 01273 479790

SNAP club, 2nd Sat eve of mth, Holy Trinity Hall, Eastbourne, 01323 736627 Treasure Seekers, 5 - 9yrs, Horam Chapel, Fri eve, term time, 01435 812922 Wednesday Club, Parish Centre, Stone Cross, 5 - 12 yrs, 01323 506630

Youth Clubs Alfriston Youth Club, War Memorial Hall, Fri eve, 01323 492303 Archery Youth Centre, Seaside, Eastbourne, Tue, 01323 646591 Energize, Kings Church, Heathfield, 11 - 16 yrs, Fri night, 01435 863786 Free Zone for young people, ETC, Wed 3 - 5pm, 01323 505089

Find us off the A22, just west of Hailsham.

Friday Night Project, Heathfield Youth Centre, Y9+, 01435 862894 Goddess Group for girls, Archery Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 646591

www.knockhatch.com 01323 442051

Hampden Park Youth Club, Fri eve, 11-19yrs, 01323 505089

Are you looking for fun this summer?

The Picture House, Uckfield - also Film Society, 01825 764909

KC2, Kings Church, Heathfield, Sat am 6 - 12yrs, 01435 863786

Have a great day out at Fort Fun in Eastbourne

Outdoor amusement park ∞ Rocky’s indoor soft play NEW for 2009 - Aqua Splash Park Pay as you ride with tokens or buy a wrist band and play all day Become a member and save on entry prices and parties.

For more information visit:

www.fortfun.co.uk or call: 01323 642833

Birthday Special!

Pay for 10 children & get 2 free

Height restrictions apply on some rides. Some rides may close in bad weather.

Herstmonceux Chapel Youth Club, 11 - 16 yrs, weekly, 01323 833272 Live Wires, Y4 - 7/Y8+, Community Wise, Eastbourne, Fri eve, 01323 722924 Mercread Youth Centre, Seaford, activities each evening, 01323 492303 Sat Night Project, 2nd Sat of mth, Holy Trinity, Eastbourne, 01323 736627 The Beat Youth Club, Shinewater, Eastbourne, Mon, Wed, Fri, 01323 505089 The Square Youth Café, Hailsham, 11yrs+, 01323 445740 (eves) Union Church, Heathfield, Y Club 7.30 alternate Suns, Y6+, 01435 868349 Wadhurst and Ticehurst Youth Club, Tue 6 - 8pm, Y7 - Y9, 01892 784342

Funky Teens, Heathfield, for young people with learning difficulties, alternate Sats, 01435 862894

Spray Water Sports, Eastbourne, courses for all ages, 01323 417023

Freedom Leisure Centre, Downsview Crescent, Uckfield, 01825 761160

Wannock Pavilion, Polegate, Tue, Wed, 01323 505089

Nik Naks, youth club for young people, Mon eve, ETC, 01323 646591

Sports Centres

Hailsham Leisure Centre, swim, gym, bowling, soft play, 01323 846755

Welcome Baptist Church, Heathfield, GAP Club, Years 7 - 9, 01435 864646

Bannatyne’s Fitness Limited, Eastbourne, 01323 505080

Heathfield Leisure Centre, gym, classes, sports hall, 01435 868824

Willingdon Trees Community Centre, Eastbourne, Thu, 01323 505089

Cavendish Sports Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 647683

Lewes Leisure Centre, 01273 486000

YES, Burwash, Tue eve, 8 - 11yrs, 01580 819386

Park Pirates, Eastbourne, multi sport club, 6yrs+, 01323 415409 Riding for the Disabled, East Sussex, 0845 4507046 Southern Ski Club for the Disabled, Knockhatch, 1st Sat of month, 01323 843344 Sovereign Pirates, Eastbourne, multi sport club, 8yrs+, 01323 415409 Special Olympics, Eastbourne, Athletics Club 8yrs+, 01323 721014

David Lloyd Club, Eastbourne, 01323 509802 Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford, sports hall, 3G pitch, gym, 01323 490011

Seahaven Swim and Fitness Centre, Newhaven, gym, pool, 01273 512498 Shinewater Sports Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 768614 Sovereign Leisure Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 738822 Uplands Sports Centre, Wadhurst, 01892 782136

Special Olympics, Eastbourne, Football training 8yrs+, 01323 721014

Eastbourne Sports Park, athletics, astro & grass pitches, tennis, table tennis, netball & basketball, 01323 649214

Spin Tennis, Eastbourne, 07940 489257

Fitness First, Eastbourne, 01323 471590

Archery Youth Centre, Eastbourne, Fri, 9 - 12yrs, 01323 646591

Junior Youth Clubs

Would you like a FREE listing? Do call on 01444 811368 or email me with the details.

To add a listing or advertise email katherine@thegrapevine.co.uk or call 01444 811368

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Uniformed Groups - A - Z of Sport and Leisure Uniformed Groups

MASTERPIECE POTTERY PAINTING on the HOLMES HILL ESTATE

Air Training Corps, Eastbourne, 13 - 18 years, 01323 725065 Air Training Corps, Hailsham, 13 - 18 years, 01323 442496 Air Training Corps, Sussex Wing HQ, Seaford, 01323 899900 Boys Brigade, Greenfield Methodist Church Hall, Eastbourne, 01323 736899 Girls Brigade, Greenfield Methodist Church Hall, Eastbourne,  01323 487782 St John’s Ambulance Badgers and Cadets E Sx, 5- 18yrs, 01273 371500 St John’s Ambulance Cadets Hailsham, 10 - 18yrs, 01323 740986 Sussex Army Cadet Force HQ, 12 - 18yrs, 01273 552222 Uckfield Squadron Air Training Corps, 13 - 18yrs, 01825 769738 (parade eves only)

Duke of Edinburgh Award Senior Awards Night, Heathfield Youth Centre, Yr 9 +, Tue, 01435 862894 Wadhurst Duke of Edinburgh, Mon at Youth Centre, 01892 784342

Whitesmith (A22 Golden Cross) 01825 872225

www.masterpiecestudio.co.uk/www.iwantfurniture.co.uk Beautiful grounds   Woodland walk Farm animals and birds Play area Car park Picnic area Tea room Masterpiece Studio Sand Art Bottles, welcomes painters of Mosaics & other crafts  all ages  Regular painters’ Open 10am - 5pm reward scheme (4pm on Sun, closed Tue) Large bright studio Evening groups by arrangement Birthday parties Brass Rubbing Centre, All Souls, Eastbourne, Jul - Sep, 01323 504590

Heathfield Leisure Centre, casual sessions, 01435 868824

Dairy Studio Art Courses, Old Malling Farm, Lewes, all ages, 01273 483311

Lewes Badminton Club, Mon, 10 - 18yrs, 01273 471896

Eastbourne Bead Company, jewellery making, pottery painting, 01323 647409

Lewes Leisure Centre, 8yrs+ coaching Sun, 01273 486000

History in Brass - brass rubbing for schools, clubs, parties, 01273 834323 Little Splodgers, Art, craft & creative fun, Lewes, 1 - 4yrs, 07512 971866

Welcome Baptist Church, Heathfield, Club Night on Thu, 01435 864646

Masterpiece, Whitesmith, paint pottery, mosaics, jewellery, 01825 872225

Scouting

Recycled textiles and felt making workshops for schools, 01580 201015

Burwash, Etchingham, Herstmonceux District Commissioner, 01435 882126 Eastbourne Area District Commissioner, 0845 0946252 Hailsham and Heathfield District Commissioner, 0845 6431051 Mayfield Group Scout Leader,  01435 873344 Scoutbase UK for your local pack, 0845 3001818 Ticehurst, Flimwell & Stonegate Group, 01892 783635 Wadhurst Group Scout Leader, 01892 783303

Guiding 18th Eastbourne Rainbows, Thu eve, 5 - 6pm, 5 - 7yrs, 01323 723284 Burwash Brownies and Guides, 01435 883473 Eastbourne Area Division Commissioner, 01323 645504 Girlguiding UK for your local pack, 0800 169 5901 Heathfield and Horam District Commissioner, 01435 863435 Wadhurst District including Mayfield, 01892 890335 Weald Division inc. Heathfield, Hailsham & Herstmonceux, 01323 832937

Silver Jewellery Workshops, 01825 722428 Simply Artful - Drawing & Painting Classes, 8 - 14yrs, 01273 845995 SPLODGE Crafts 4 Kids, holiday workshops, parties, Eastbourne, 01323 728230 (see our ad on p4)

Shinewater Sports Centre, casual bookings, 01323 768614 Shuttles Badminton Club, Uplands, Wadhurst, 14yrs+, Mon,  01892 782136 Sovereign Centre, casual badminton sessions, 01323 738822 Ticehurst Badminton Club at Uplands, 14yrs+, Wed, 01580 200600 Waldron Junior Badminton Club, Heathfield LC, 7yrs+, 01323 872216

Basketball Hailsham Hotshots, 9yrs+, 07738 688822

Bikes

Start Art and Smart Art, Newhaven, 01323 515033

Bewl Water Cycle Hire, school hols and weekends, 01892 891446

The Cat’s Whiskers, pottery painting Horam or mobile, 01435 830041 or 07719 451107

Hellingly Cycle Speedway Club, 10 yrs+, 01323 506751

Athletics Bodyworks XTC Triathlon, Eastbourne, 8yrs+, 01323 411770 Eastbourne Rovers Athletics Club, 8 - 80 yrs, 01323 740425 Hailsham Harriers, 10yrs+, 01323 842153 Lewes Athletics Club, 9yrs+, 01273 471115 Seaford Striders, road running, 7 yrs+, 01323 897518 Startrack Athletics, 8 - 15 yrs, Eastbourne, 10 - 14 Aug, 01323 505100 Wadhurst Runners, 13yrs+, 01892 783506

Badminton

Lewes Wanderers Cycling Club, 12yrs+, 01273 471880 Seven Sisters Cycle Company, hire, sales, repairs, 01323 870310

Bowling and Skittles Hailsham Leisure Centre, after school Ten Pin Bowling Club, 01323 846755 Lloyds Lanes, Eastbourne, bowling and laser quest, 01323 509999

Chess English Chess Federation, 01424 775222 Sussex Junior Chess, all ages and abilities welcome, 01273 891402

Cheerleading Cheerleading, Eastbourne, 6yrs+, 07789 983664

Archery

Cavendish Sports Centre, Eastbourne, 7+ yrs, 01323 647683

High Weald Archery Club, nr Hurst Green,12yrs+, 0780 3232432

Freedom Leisure Centre, Uckfield, hire a court, 01825 761160

Circus Workshops, Eastbourne, 8yrs+, Wed eve, 01323 514322

Arts and Crafts

Hampden Park Sports Centre, , 01323 509859 (bookings) or 01323 737878 (coach)

Firecracker Circus Skills, All Saints Centre Lewes, all ages 07904 300527

A Splash of Colour, creative craft workshops, all ages, 01825 841388 Art Classes with Lucie Soucek, 07775 662540

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Hardwick Badminton Club, Causeway School, Eastbourne, 12yrs+, 01323 638620

Circus and Stunts

Children’s Art Classes After school and weekend arts club for 8 - 12yrs Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Printmaking & Clay Modelling Call Lucie on 07775 662540 Pastoral Arts 15 Malling St Lewes

The Eastbourne Bead Company We offer a wide range of findings, wire, threading materials and kits. Call to book classes or parties. We cater for adults and children of all ages and abilities. We also do pottery painting. Paint at the shop or take away a home box and paint at home or even hold your own party.

01323 647409 54 Grove Road, Eastbourne

www.theeastbournebeadcompany.co.uk

Computers Impact of Eastbourne, internet and PC gaming centre, 01323 550010 Magic The Gathering Club, Seaside, Eastbourne, 01323 726272

Cricket East Dean & Friston Cricket Club, 13yrs+, 01323 412564 Eastbourne Cricket Club, 5yrs - U16, 01323 721179 Eastbourne Martlets, 14+yrs, play for adult team, 01323 724489 Etchingham and Fontridge Cricket Club, juniors, 01580 819529 Flimwell Cricket Club, 7yrs+, 01580 881115 Glynde and Beddingham Cricket Club, junior teams, 07753 801072 Hailsham Cricket Club, 5yrs - 12yrs and adults, 07946 449378 Heathfield Park Cricket Club, 10 yrs+,  01435 863670 Hellingly Cricket Club, juniors U8 U16, 01323 843746 or 07968 167338 Herstmonceux Cricket Club, 6yrs adult, 01323 848149 Lewes Indoor Cricket League, 01273 505571 Mayfield Cricket Club, 7yrs - adult, 01435 862246 Newick Cricket Club Juniors, 8yrs+, 01825 723471

Climbing

Polegate and Stone Cross Cricket Club, 12yrs+, 07884 098740

Climbing wall at Lewes Leisure Centre, 8yrs+, 01273 486000

Ringmer Cricket Club, junior coaching and teams, 01273 814658

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Jo Christie Dance Centre

Crowborough Tennis Club

Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, Freestyle/Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Theatre Craft, Gymnastic Dance, Belly Dance Principal: Jo Christie FIDTA

01435 863375

joedance@btconnect.com www.jochristiedancecentre.co.uk

Haywards Heath

Lewes

www.ArtofDance.co.uk Ballet, Tap, Modern and Flamenco classes in Lewes From 2 years - adult

The Georgiana Elite Dance Academy

BALLET

Performing Arts Centre, Langney School, Eastbourne

  Pointe    Street Jazz 

2 FREE Trial Classes

Principal: Julia Canneaux LRAD ARAD AISTD

Seaford Cricket Club, 8yrs+ and teams from U10, 07791 998083 Sussex County Cricket Courses, Eastbourne, 01273 827135 Wadhurst Cricket Club, 11yrs+, junior teams, 01892 782498 Waldron Cricket Club, 7yrs - adult, 01435 830662

Dance and Drama Act On It, partnership drama projects with schools etc, 01825 841297 Aerodance, fun dance classes for all ages, Wadhurst, 0845 4308383 Art of Dance, Lewes, 2yrs - adult, all dance disciplines including flamenco, 07976 068989 Bertram School of Dance, Kingston, nr Lewes, Ballet, 3yrs+, 01273 703328 Bop ‘n’ Boogie, fun disco dancing, performing arts & drama, Eastbourne, East Dean, 07842 222931 Bourne Academy of Performing Arts, Leaf Hall, Seaside, 3+yrs, 01323 649097 or 07833 763698 Burwash Children’s Musical Theatre, 6 - 13 yrs, Sat am, 01435 882051 or 01435 882687 Dance and Movement and Tip Tap Toe with Melody Bear, 2 - 4yrs, 01323 461736 (see our ad on p15) Dance Classes for 2½+ yrs, Community Wise Centre, Eastbourne, 01323 734120 (after 6pm) Deborah Lamb Theatre School, Uckfield, 3yrs - adult, 01825 762880 Devonshire School of Dance, Ballroom & Latin, 6yrs+, 01323 645966

Disco Dancing and Peforming Arts Classes Have fun learning the moves to your favourite songs and building confidence. East Dean Village Hall - Mon 5pm Haven School, E/bourne - Wed 3.30

Call Sarah on:

  Ballet   Tap  Jazz  Modern

Tel: 01825 840568

BOP’N’BOOGIE

Principal: Michelle Wilson ARAD IDTA 07976 068989

3 - 16 years Booking now for September Call Natalie 01323 479323 or 07790 766263

07842 222931 The Trapdoor Theatre School, Eastbourne, 7 - 16 years, Sat, 01323 638368 Theatre Sense, Musical Theatre, Robertsbridge, 5 -16 yrs, Sat am, 07730 254122 (see our summer school ad on p21)

Diamond Dance, Horam, Freestyle, 5yrs - adult, 01435 812543

Natalie Roberts School of Performing Arts, Eastbourne, 01323 731762

Diana Freedman’s School of Dance & Performing Arts, Pevensey Bay, 01323 460542

outofSYNC Theatre School at Willingdon Community College, 01444 451880

Turning Pointe School of Dance, Lewes & Haywards Heath, 01825 840568

Eastbourne Academy of Dancing, 2½yrs+, dance specialist, 01323 417260

Park School of Dancing, Hampden Park, ballet, tap, street, modern, 2yrs+, 07710 304312

Wadhurst School of Dancing, all dance disciplines, 2½yrs+, 01892 549574

Footsteps Academy of Dance, Mayfield, 2½yrs+, 01892 823109

Pirouettes Dancewear, Eastbourne, costumes, accessories, 01323 430410

Georgiana Elite Dance Academy, ballet, Eastbourne, 3yrs+, 01323 479323 or 07790 766263

Rennie Dance Academy Ballet Tap Modern 3yrs+, Newick, Uckfield, 01825 761596

Wadhurst Youth Theatre, 11 - 16 yrs+, Youth Centre, Wed eve, 01892 784241

Hampden Park Sports Centre, Eastbourne, Ballet for 4+ yrs, 01323 509859

SCATS, performers wanted Hampden Park, 01323 500518

Heathfield Drama Club, 5 - 18 years, 01892 852238

Seaford School of Dancing, ballet, tap, modern, hip hop, 2½yrs+, 01323 896247

Heathfield School of Dance, Waldron Church Hall, 3 yrs+, 01435 863064

Seaford Youth Drama Group, 5 - 18 yrs, 01323 892023

Helena’s Flamenco Dance, all ages, beginners, Lewes - Sat, Eastbourne - Tue, 07963 959262

Spotlight Theatre Club, Eastbourne, 5 - 16yrs 01323 720039

Hip Hop Dance, Fitness First (16yrs+) & Cavendish (5yrs+), 07983 339424 Intrepid’s Theatre Centre, Peforming Arts Classes, Lewes, 4 - 12yrs, 01273 476226 Jane E Coleman School of Dancing from 3+yrs, Burwash, 01435 882687 Jo Christie Dance Centre, Crowborough, 3+yrs, 01435 863375 MAGIC, music and movement, 5 - 9yrs, Eastbourne, Sat am, 07775 913820 Music Express - Summer Music & Drama Workshops, 07855 957644

Stagecoach - Eastbourne, 4 - 16yrs, Fri or Sat sessions, 0800 1695089 (see our summer school ad on p21)

Willingdon School of Dancing, Eastbourne & Polegate, 2½yrs+, 01323 411640 Young Eastbourne Operatic and Dramatic Society, 8yrs+, 01323 503588 Zoe Pennington Dance, Hailsham, 18mths - adult, 01323 842688

Fish and Fishing Arlington Reservoir fly fishing, 10yrs+, prebook for tuition, 01323 870810 Bewl Water Fly Fishing, day ticket fishery, 01892 890352

Stagecoach - Haywards Heath, 01273 383661

Brick Farm Lakes, Herstmonceux, Trout Fishery, 01323 832615

Summer Star Players, Ticehurst, 5yrs - adult, 01580 200594

Eastbourne Angling Association, 01323 723442

Summerheath School of Dance, Hailsham, 3 yrs+, 01323 840400

Fly fishing/casting lessons, gift vouchers, Uckfield area, 01825 749843

Sussex School of Dance & Perf Arts, Eastbourne, 18mth+, 01323 503588 Teeny Trapdoor, Eastbourne, 4 - 7yrs, Thu/Fri pm, 01323 638368 The Theatre Workshop, Eastbourne, 6 - 16yrs, Fri eve, 01273 733736

Horam Manor Fisheries, fish by the day, 01323 840889 Hydneye Lake, Shinewater Park, permits Pike Angling Club, 0787 6185249

To add a listing or advertise email katherine@thegrapevine.co.uk or call 01444 811368

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A - Z of Sport and Leisure Sharnfold Farm, Stone Cross, Pevensey, 01323 768490

SEAFORD WASPS JFC

Southdown Angling Association, Eastbourne and Hailsham area, 07815 533128

New players needed U7 - U12, boys and girls

Fitness and Exercise Cavendish Sports Centre, junior gym, 14 - 16yrs, Sat am, 01323 647683

We are a friendly, family orientated FA Charter Club. All our coaches are qualified and hold at least an FA Level 1 certificate.

Curves, fitness for women in just 30 minutes, Eastbourne, 01323 648837 Hailsham Leisure Centre, Energize for 8 - 13yrs, aqua, studio classes and junior gym, 01435 868824

For more details call Sue on: 01273 611453 or email: wlsus4@aol.com

Lewes Leisure Centre, J-FIT, gym workout, 12 - 16yrs, 01273 486000 Sovereign Centre, junior gym, 14 - 16yrs, 01323 738822 Strollers & Toners for mums with babies/toddlers, Eastbourne, 07748 678030 (see our ad on p10)

Sovereign Saints FC

Football Brighton & Hove Albion FC, fun football courses, 5 - 14 yrs, 01273 562611 (see our ad on p21) Broad Oak and Horam Junior Football Club, U6 - U16, 01435 867291 Buxted FC, U16 and adult teams, 07842 169264 CACL Saturday Football Coaching, 4 - 14yrs, Eastbourne, 01323 730467 Coerver Coaching Sussex, Eastbourne, Hailsham, 01273 463355 Eastbourne Borough Youth FC, U6 U16 boys and girls, 01323 761307

Invites boys and girls aged 4 - 6yrs to receive FREE training on Sat mornings at Hampden Park between 9.45 and 11am. We’re also recruiting established players for our U7 - U15 squads.

WINKNEY FOOTBALL CLUB

New players needed from U7 to U14 Boys and Girls Our Ethos

Managers and coaches required to enhance the training we already give. No experience needed.

We try to ensure that ALL children get a regular competitive game. We are an FA Charter Standard Club which means ALL our coaches are qualified and hold at least FA Level 1.

For more details call Paul on: 01323 461040/07778 557538

Email: jimmantel@hotmail.co.uk

Call: 01323 504696

Eastbourne Girls FC, U7 - U15 girls, 01323 646048

SAFA, Eastbourne, 5 - 13yrs, 01424 722070

Seaford Head Golf Course, junior members 10yrs+, 01323 890139

Eastbourne Town Youth FC, U15, U16, U18, 07720 846857

Sovereign Centre, 5 a side football casual bookings, 01323 738822

Eastbourne United Colts FC, mixed U7 - U9, boys U10 - U16, U16 girls 01323 731280

Sovereign Saints, Eastbourne, 4yrs U15 teams & trainees, 01323 461040

Wellshurst Golf and Country Club, Hellingly, junior lessons, 01435 813456

Hailsham United Jun FC, U6 - U11 (mixed), U12 - U16 (boys), 01323 844005 Hampden Park Football Fun sessions, 4 - 12yrs, Eastbourne, 01323 509859 Lewes Saturday Soccer School, Sat am, 6 - 12yrs, 01273 483387 Little Kickers, fun football training for 18mths - 7yrs, Uckfield and Crowborough, 01293 226201 Old Town Youth Football Club, Eastbourne, U6 - U16 teams, 01323 726986 Pevensey & Westham JFC, U6 - U16 boys, girls U13, U15, 01323 763026 Polegate Grasshoppers, U6 - U15 boys and girls teams, 01323 461049 Premier Mini Soccer, Seaford, Sat am, 5yrs+, all abilities, 07862 261094 Ringmer Rovers, U7 - U16 boys, U13 girls, 01273 812374 Seaford Town Youth Football, U7 U16 teams, 01323 899571 Seaford Wasps JFC, U7 - U12 teams, boys and girls, 01273 611453 Seahaven Harriers, Ladies & Girls Football, Seaford/Newhaven area, 6yrs+, 07758 822198 Shinewater Sports Centre, Eastbourne, 5 - 13 years, Fri pm, 01323 768614

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Top Soccer, 6 - 15yrs, Hailsham, Lewes, Uckfield & Seaford, Jul & Aug, 07970 451610 (see our ad on p21) Uckfield Grasshoppers Youngsters FC, from 5yrs - U16, 01825 764315 Wadhurst United Junior FC, boys & girls, 5 - 18 yrs, 07771 628990 Wealden Colts Football Club U6 U16, girls and boys, 01825 890166 Willingdon Warriors JFC, U13 boys, 01323 501742 Winkney FC, Eastbourne, U7, U8, U9, U13, U16 boys and girls, 01323 504696

Golf Dale Hill Golf Club, Ticehurst, lots of fun golf for juniors, 01580 201090 Eastbourne Downs Golf Club, junior section and lessons, 01323 720827 Eastbourne Golf Park, junior lessons on Sat/Sun am, 01323 520400 East Sussex National, 01825 880088 Horam Park Golf Club, junior coaching & holiday courses, 01435 813477 Lewes Golf Club, thriving junior section, 01273 473245 Piltdown Golf Club, junior memberships, 01825 722033 Royal Eastbourne Golf Club, junior coaching, events etc, 01323 744045

OLD TOWN YOUTH FOOTBALL CLUB Calling all Theo Walcotts! Boys and girls needed for the 2009/10 season at all ages from U6 to U16 Call Dave Piercy on:

01323 726986

Eastbourne United Colts FC We’re looking for more players: • Coaching from 4 yrs old • U7 - U9 Mixed Teams • U10 - U16 Boys Teams • U16 Girls Team We meet every Thursday from 5.30 - 6.30 and every Saturday from 9.30 - 11.30. Come along or contact Joanne Cordingley: 07943 911395 or Norman Harris: 01323 731280/07770 984419

Willingdon Golf Club, junior membership, 01323 410984

Jump Trampoline Club, Hailsham, 4yrs to adult, 01323 508604

Gymnastics and Trampoline

Lewes Leisure Centre, 5 - 16yrs, 01273 486000

CACL Gymnastics Club, 4 - 18 yrs, Eastbourne and Hailsham, 01323 730467 Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford, 2½+ yrs, 01323 490011 Gymbobs, 5 - 7yrs, Uckfield, 01424 850265 Hampden Park Sports Centre, Eastbourne, Trampoline, 01323 509859 Heathfield Leisure Centre, trampolining and gymnastics, 5yr+, 01435 868824

What’s New Mr Peter’s

Mr Peter is expanding the range of sports he offers. Currently he runs a very successful swim school, now he will also be offering athletics, school sports and after-school sports clubs. See his advert on page 29.

www.sussexfamilygrapevine.co.uk

Seaford Gymnastics Academy, boys and girls, 4 - 19 yrs, 07923 635823 Shinewater Sports Centre, Eastbourne, Gymnastics, 5yrs+, 01323 768614 Sovereign Centre Trampolining, 5yrs+, 01323 738822 Uckfield Gymnastic Club, Maresfield Recreation Ground, 01825 764141 Uplands Sports Centre, Gymnastics & Trampolining, 4yrs+, 01892 782136

Hockey Eastbourne Hockey Club, girls, boys and adults 6 yrs+, 01424 843076 Hailsham Hockey Club, juniors 6 16+yrs and adults, 01323 840401 Sussex Hockey Association for a club near you, www.sussexhockey.co.uk

Horseriding Bird in Eye Farm, Uckfield, lessons, parties, pony days, 07838 679248 Coggins Mill Stables for livery and pony loans, Mayfield, 01435 873289 Horam Manor Stables, hacking and lessons, 01435 812955 Little Cophall Stables, Polegate, lessons and hacking, 01323 483975


A - Z of Sport and Leisure Meadowbank Equestrian Centre, Downash, nr Hailsham, 01323 848777 Michaelswood Farm Riding School, Newick, 07968 088974 Porches Farm Riding Stables, Chelwood Gate, 01825 740644 Riding for the Disabled, East Sussex, 0845 4507046 Westfield Farm Equestrian Centre, Downash, near Hailsham, 01323 849773 or 07786 018559

Karting

DRUM KIT LESSONS

with Matt Hobson Seaford/Eastbourne/Lewes From £25 - £30 per hour Beginners to advanced players

07776 290 236

www.matthobson.co.uk Sama Karate, Eastbourne, Polegate, Stone Cross, 3½ - 15yrs, 01273 580577

Amazon ATV, Hellingly, Quad biking for families, 0844 2570433 (see our ad on p22)

Sama Karate, Uckfield, Heathfield, Ticehurst, Buxted, Herstmonceux, 01273 261242

Campbell Circuit, Filching Manor, Polegate, min 4’10”, 01323 487933

Sama Kids Kickboxing, Eastbourne, 7 - 13 yrs, 01273 580577

Trax indoor karting, Hampden Park, Eastbourne, min height 5’2”, 01323 521133

Seaford Karate Club, Downs Leisure Centre, 5 yrs+, Mon & Wed, 01323 892234

Martial Arts

Shotokan Karate Do, Polegate, Hailsham, Eastbourne, 6 yrs+, 01323 500462

Broad Oak Shotokan Karate Club, Village Hall, 6yrs+, 01323 764279 Cavendish Sports Centre, Eastbourne, Karate & Judo 5+yrs, 01323 647683 Fortitude Academy for Tae Kwon-Do, all ages, 08701 662568 Freedom Leisure Centre, Uckfield, 01825 761160 Frontier School of Karate & Kickboxing (FSK), Shinewater, Heathfield, Crowborough & Stone Cross, 3+yrs, 01273 702662 Glenn Stevens Black Belt Schools, 4yrs +, Seaford, Lewes, Newhaven, 07956 667265 Hampden Park Sports Centre, Karate & Kickboxing, Eastbourne, 01323 509859 Judo, Uplands Sports Centre, Wadhurst, 01892 782136 Karate Classes at Stafford Junior School, Eastbourne, 6yrs+, 01323 727967

Kempo Kidz Ju Jitsu, Willingdon Trees, Eastbourne, 6yrs+, 01323 492144 Kissaki-Kai Karate, Eastbourne, 7+yrs, 01323 736389 Kuk Sool Won, Eastbourne, 6 yrs+, Mon & Thu, 01323 738784 Kung Fu, Sovereign Centre, Eastbourne, 13+yrs, 07793 134223 Little Ninjas, Seaford, Lewes and Hailsham, 3+yrs, 01323 873753

If you play an orchestral instrument, come and join the UCO! This orchestra is for all ages and mixed abilities and is a wonderful way to get playing with other musicians and have fun. We work hard and we laugh a lot! The Uckfield Community Orchestra meets on Wednesdays from 6.15pm to 7.30pm in the Methodist Church Hall, Framfield Road, Uckfield. £15 per term. For more information call Gloria on 07976 482279 Low cost string lessons also offered on behalf of the UCO, please call 07787 417527

Taekwondo, Eastbourne and Willingdon, 3+yrs, 07834 187602 TAGB Tae Kwon Do, Eastbourne, 4yrs+, 01797 222556 Tang Sou Dao, Wadhurst and Heathfield, 5 yrs+, 01825 732224 Uplands Sports Centre, Wadhurst, 4yrs+, 01892 782136

WIN a week’s multi-sports camp with STAR HOTSHOTS see page 9

The Drum Studio at Sharlands Farm, Blackboys The Drumsense teaching programme’s fun and intuitive approach to drum tuition is suitable for all ages and abilities, including beginners. The Drum Studio is a fully equipped and sound proofed teaching facility, there are two drum kits so teacher and students can play together. The use of a PA system enables students to play along with backing tracks as well as their favourite tracks! Accredited Rockschool Grades 1 - 8 are available. The Studio is situated at Sharlands Farm, Blackboys between the towns of Heathfield and Uckfield. There is a separate waiting room and free car parking.

Please contact Mike Small on 07792 485413

Karate Club, Hailsham and Eastbourne, 6yrs+, 01424 854178 Karate for beginners, St Luke’s Parish Centre, Stone Cross 5 - 11yrs, 01323 764935

The Uckfield Community Orchestra

Music Groups Ashdown Forest Childrens Choir 4 - 9 yrs, 01825 768719 East Sussex Music Service, Early Years classes, Y1 & Y2, 01273 402555 term time only East Sussex Youth Orchestra, by audition, 01273 402553 Eastbourne Scottish Pipe Band, 11yrs+, 01424 440081 Jungle Jam at Bonners Music Superstore, Eastbourne, 01323 639335

UCO, The Uckfield Community Orchestra, all ages & abilities, 07976 482279

East Sussex Music Service, all ages, in school and holidays, 01273 402555 term time only

UCO also offers low cost string lessons to members, 07787 417527

Eastbourne Music Makers, piano, strings, singing, 01323 731745

Wadhurst Brass Band, 9yrs+ and one year’s playing, 01892 782308

Guitar, Piano & Music Tuition, all abilities, CRB checked, 01323 871257

Young Music Makers, 5 - 8yrs, venues across the area, 01273 402555

James Thomas, Piano, Keyboard & Organ, MA, FRCO, FTCL, LRAM, 07971 403856

Music Teachers Academy Violins, 29 Lansdown Place, Lewes, 01273 473278 Angela Benson MA(Mus) DipABRSM, Piano and Theory, 01435 868789

Jon Prentice, Piano Teacher, exams or pleasure, 01323 724182 Liza Hobbs, Classical Singing, from 13yrs+, Arlington, 01323 870271

Ma-Seirei-Kai Martial Arts, 4yrs+, Eastbourne and Hailsham, 07870 611949

Lewes and Glynde Brass Band, All Saints Centre, 8 - 11yrs, free tuition and instrument loan, 01403 750493

Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools, Seaford, 0800 0213020

Lewes Community Drum Circle, 07863 159742

Bonners Music Lessons, Eastbourne, 01323 639335

Parkfield Judo Club, Eastbourne, 6yrs+, 01323 508703

Rock School, Heathfield Youth Centre, Thu pm, 01435 862894

David Driver, Drumsense teacher, Etchingham area, 01580 819070

Percussivity, African Drumming for schools, workshops & evenings, 01323 872296

Ryu Jutsu School of Martial Arts, Hurst Green, 6yrs+, 07817 790259

Samba Drumming, Cavendish School, Eastbourne, Tue eve, 01323 746514

Drum Lessons, Seaford, 01323 872296 or 07836 551000

Piano lessons for age 5+, Eastbourne area, 01323 645893

Sama Karate Organisation, Seaford, 4 - 15yrs, 07766 524565

South Downs Youth Orchestra, by audition, 01273 402553

Drumstuff, Eastbourne, tuition for all ages, 01323 647722

The Drum Studio, Blackboys, 6 - 60 yrs, 07792 485413

Angela Van Zyll, Violin Teacher, all ages, 01342 811422

Matt Hobson, drum kit tuition, Seaford/ Lewes/Eastbourne, 07776 290236 Message Music, guitar, mandolin, bass, 01323 734506

To add a listing or advertise email katherine@thegrapevine.co.uk or call 01444 811368

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small splashes Introducing you and your baby to the joy of water!

Aquability

Making water safe and fun • • • •

Lessons for all from birth to adult All abilities One to one or small groups Warm pools in Eastbourne, Uckfield and St Leonards • ASA qualified teachers, insured and CRB checked

Lessons for children from birth to 7 years, teaching water safety and confidence. Small classes in a warm pool at Wilmington. Fully qualified and experienced ASA teacher.

07951 129354

tracie.smallsplashes7@yahoo.co.uk

01424 838488

www.aquability.net enquiries@aquability.net Roller skating lessons and disco, Seaford, Sun pm, 07940773295 The Eastbourne Inline Skate School, Sk8 School, 07940 773295

Reading Swimming Lessons for under 5's grouped into Babies, Toddlers, Preschool classes Also classes after school (ages 4-7) NON-SWIMMERS, BEGINNERS & IMPROVERS

SMALL CLASSES SET IN A WARM PRIVATE POOL IN NEWICK Caroline Snelgrove Tel: 01825 762293 Email: caroline@tinytiddlers.org www.tinytiddlers.org

Netball Eastbourne Netball Club, 8 years+, 07929 092325 Heathfield Panthers, junior section 8+ yrs, also adults, 01435 866066 Lewes Netball Club at Southdown Club, 10 - 16yrs, 01273 480630 Seaford Netball Club, 11yrs+, 01323 894648 Uckfield Netball Club, 10 - 16yrs, 01825 764558 Wadhurst Netball Club, 9yrs+, 01892 542195

Outdoor Pursuits Centres Arena Pursuits, nr Bewl Water, adventures for 6yrs + , 01580 879614 Bewl Water Outdoor Centre, watersports, climbing, 8yrs+, 01892 890716

Chatterbooks, Heathfield Library, 3rd Wed of month, 4pm, 01435 863975 Chatterbooks, Lewes Library, 3rd Wed 4pm, 01273 474232 Lewes Childrens Book Group for families, 01273 474964

Rugby and Mini Rugby Eastbourne RFC Youth, U7 - U16, 07515 431179 Heathfield and Waldron RFC Juniors, U6 - U18, 01435 868747 (clubhouse) Heathfield Hurricanes, Mini Rugby, U6 - U12, 01892 662225 Hellingly RFC, U7 - U17 teams, 07802 891124 Seaford Junior Rugby, 6 - 18 years, Sun am, 01323 894444 Total Rugby, Eastbourne College, 7 - 14yrs, boys and girls, 07966 680710 (see our ad on p21) Uckfield Rugby Club, 5yrs - adult, 01825 768956 (leave message)

Self Defence Classes Strategic Self Defence Classes, Eastbourne, 13yrs+, 01323 738784

Snow Sports Knockhatch Ski Slope, On A22 at Hailsham, 01323 843344

Squash Nutley Tennis & Squash Club, 01825 713484

SK SEALS SW IM SCHOOL • Lessons for toddlers and children on Saturday mornings • ASA qualified and experienced teachers • Pool in Eastbourne • ASA awards each term Call Sarah Knapman

01323 735944 www.skseals.com

sarah.knapman@hotmail.co.uk

Hailsham League Stoollball, details of local clubs, 01323 487445 Maresfield Stoolball Club, 01825 763463 Marshfoot Stoolball Club, Hailsham, 12yrs+, 01323 840645 Ringmer Stoolball Club, juniors play on Wed, 01273 812295 Stoolball equipment to buy, 01323 487445

Swimming Anne Bickmore Swimming, Eastbourne DGH, 4mths+, 01273 584151 Aquability, young children specialists, Eastbourne and Uckfield, 4mths - 8 yrs, 01424 838488 Commit 2 Swim, Bricklehurst Manor, Stonegate, 01580 200620

Scuba Diving & Snorkling Courses Active Diving Club Training from 8-15 yrs 15yrs+ & Adults

karen@scuba2000.org.uk 01825 760721 or 765851 www.scuba2000.org.uk Little Dippers, Baby swimming, Eastbourne and Isfield, 0844 4820222 Moira House Swimming School, boys and girls, 4yrs+, 01323 636806 Motcombe Pool, Eastbourne, parent & baby/toddler sessions, 01323 410748 Mr Peter’s Swim School, St Andrew’s School, Meads, 07869 323107 Pells Open Air Pool, Lewes - closes 1st Sun in Sept, 01273 472334 Ringmer Swimming Pool, parties, fun and lane swimming, 01273 813533 Rookie Life Guard Club, 8yrs+, 200m+ swimmers, C’borough, 01892 662484 Saviours Life Saving Club, St Bedes, The Dicker, 8yrs+, confident swimmers Sat am, 01323 845647

Eastbourne Swimming Club, 5yrs+ - Masters, 01323 728649

Scuba2000, snorkelling & scuba diving for all 8yrs - adult, 01825 760721 or 765851

Eastbourne Voluntary Lifeguards, 10yrs+, eastbournelifeguards@googlemail.com

Seaford Head Pool - lessons, parties and lane swimming, 01323 897632

First Strokes Swimming School, 2yrs - adults, Eastbourne, 01323 737035

Seahaven, Newhaven, lessons and lane swimming, 01273 512498

Flippers & Fins, from birth, 01273 831382

SK Seals Swim School, 2 - 12yrs, Eastbourne, 01323 735944

Freedom Leisure Centre, Uckfield, lessons, parties, 01825 761160

Small Splashes, Wilmington, babies - 7yrs, 07951 129354

Skating and Skateboards

Southdown Sports Club, Lewes, 01273 480630

Cavendish Sports Centre, Eastbourne, Roller Skating/Hockey 5yrs+, 01323 647683

Stoolball

Hailsham Leisure Centre, swim lessons, 6mths +, 01323 846755

Smiths Swimming Squad, Eastbourne College pool, 4yrs+, 01323 479242

Burwash Common Stoolball, mixed team from 14yrs, 01435 883385

Hailsham Swimming Club, Swimming and Water Polo, 6+yrs, 01323 440140

Burwash Stoolball, 14yrs+, 01435 883385

Helen’s Swimming School, Mayfield & Crowborough, 01892 662484

Sovereign Centre, Eastbourne fun pool, training pool and lessons, 01323 738822

Eastbourne Red Triangle League, 10yrs+, mixed, 01323 768509

Karen Pickering Swim, Eastbourne, Learn to Swim, 4yrs+, 01273 245652

Five Ashes Stoolball Club, mixed, 14yrs+, 01825 830520

Lewes Leisure Centre, swimming and lessons for all ages, 01273 486000

Geebro Stoolball Club, Hailsham, mixed and ladies, 12yrs+, 01323 508228

Lewes Swimming Club at Seaford, Ringmer, Newhaven & Lewes, 01323 492757 or 01323 898339

Eastbourne Skaters Association and Family Skate Club, 07772 345617 Heathfield Leisure Centre, roller discos fortnightly on Sun, 01435 868824 Hustlers Skater Hockey Club, 8yrs+, Heathfield LC, 01323 845980 Inline Skate Instruction, 07772 345617 Loco Skate Shop, Eastbourne, 01323 411030

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Tiny Tiddlers Swim School, Newick, 4mths - 7yrs, 01825 762293 Toddler Fun Swim, Sovereign Centre, Eastbourne, Wed pm, 01323 430415 Uckfield Swimming Club Sat eve, Leisure Centre, 01825 763820 Water Nippers, 1 - 8yrs, E Sx Nat, Isfield, Lewes, 01273 621333


A - Z of Sport and Leisure Mr Peter’s Ltd - Excellence in Sport Eastbourne and district areas

BEWL

ALL ages and abilities welcome

WINDSURFING RYA TUITION - HIRE - SHOP Great Atmosphere Excellent Tuition Good Equipment

Fantastic Fun!   Premier Swimming School  PE lessons during school hours for primary schools   Gifted and talented - school teams  Special needs - Adapted PE   After School Sports Clubs  Half term and holiday clubs

COURSES FOR EVERYONE GIFT VOUCHERS PARTIES CLUB All equipment supplied Lamberhurst, Kent, just off the A21

01892 891000

www.bewlwindsurfing.co.uk

www.wmtennis.co.uk

  Intensive courses 

07869 323107 info@mr-peters.com www.mrpeters.com Table Tennis Broad Oak Table Tennis Club, 8 - 16yrs, 01435 865235 Broad Road Table Tennis Club, Willingdon, 10yrs+, 01323 725586 Five Ashes Table Tennis Club, 12yrs+, 01825 830520 Hailsham Table Tennis Club, 12yrs+, 01323 840634 Hampden Park Sports Centre, 9 - 14yrs, Wed pm, 01323 509859 Ridgewood Table Tennis Club, Uckfield, 11yrs+, 01825 760269

Tennis Alfriston Outdoor Tennis Club, pay as you play & coaching, 01323 734265 Burwash Tennis Club, junior membership, 01424 838482 Cross in Hand Lawn Tennis Club, junior members, coaching, holiday camps, 07891 073279 Devonshire Park Tennis Club, Eastbourne, 07775 917380 Eastbourne Community Tennis, Free taster session, 01323 736464 Eastbourne Sports Park, indoor tennis, 4yrs+, 01323 649214 (see our ad for holiday camps on p20) Global Tennis, Eastbourne, 07940 489257

Horam Tennis Club, juniors from 7yrs+, 01435 813237 Maresfield Lawn Tennis Club, active junior section, 01825 760926 Mayfield Lawn Tennis Club, 4yrs+, free junior coaching, 01435 873113 Nutley Tennis & Squash Club, 01825 713484 ROMPA Tennis Club, Eastbourne, junior coaching, 07709 507876 Seaford and Blatchington Tennis Club, active junior section, 01323 892322 South Coast Tennis, coaching for all ages & holiday camps, 01435 867868 Southdown Sports Club, Lewes, junior coaching, hol courses, 01273 480630 Wadhurst Tennis Club, Junior Coaching, 7yrs+, 01892 785797 WM Tennis, coaching for all the family, Lewes, Cross in Hand, Burwash, 07891 073279

Young Farmers Clubs Hailsham Young Farmers, 01323 841569 Heathfield Young Farmers, 01424 838768 Ringmer & Lewes Young Farmers, 01273 517824

Watersports

Hailsham Tennis Club, junior tennis from 6yrs+, 01323 840178

Bewl Bridge Rowing Club, 12yrs+, must be able to swim, 01892 853632

Hampden Park Sports Centre, junior coaching 8yrs+, 01323 736464

Bewl Valley Sailing Club, 8yrs+ training, competitions, 01892 890930

Hampden Park Tennis Club, juniors and coaching, 01323 726642 (Sec) 01323 847665 (Junior Coach)

Bewl Windsurfing, courses, club, vouchers, parties, 8yrs+, 01892 891000

TENNIS COACHING for the family Aged 2 - 102!

For your FREE LESSON call WMTennis on 07891 073279 Find us at: SOUTHDOWN SPORTS CLUB, LEWES CROSS IN HAND LTC, HEATHFIELD BURWASH LTC Eastbourne Rowing Club, 14yrs+, 07855 393542

Seven Sisters Canoe Centre, advance booking, groups 8+, 01323 491289

Hailsham and Eastbourne Canoe Club, 6yrs+, 01323 841804

Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club, Eastbourne, 01323 470888

Morgan Sailing, Sovereign Harbour, family taster days, 01323 472222

Spray Water Sports, Eastbourne, courses for all ages, 01323 417023

Newhaven and Seaford Sailing Club, active family section, 07748 630585

Yoga

Newhaven Scuba Diving Centre, 10yrs+, 01273 612012

Children’s Yoga, Wadhurst from 4yrs+, 01892 784381

Pevensey Bay Sailing Club, 01323 761002 (weekends)

Rainbow Children’s Yoga, Eastbourne, 07812 052742

Planet Divers, Pevensey Bay, 10yrs+, 07889 883232

Yoga for children, 3 - 7yrs, Framfield Rd, Uckfield, 01825 744004

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What’s On JULY 2 Jul

NCT Meet Up, Monkey Bizness, Lewes, 10am, 01825 760553

4 Jul

10 Jul

Rising Stars Summer Fair, St Andrews Hall, Seaside, E/bourne, 1pm, music, BBQ, stalls etc, 07883 085471 (see our ad opp.) Picnic in Gildredge Park, Eastbourne Twins Club, 11am onwards, in aid of Eastbourne’s Special Care Baby Unit, 01323 762662 Meet Peppa Pig at Knockhatch Adventure Park, Off A22 at Hailsham, 01323 442051 Summer Fayre, St Leonards-Mayfield Garden, 10.30 – 2pm Uptown Players BBQ, Hampden Park Comm. Centre, 12 – 2pm, refreshments, car wash, family games, stalls, 01323 722895 Newhaven Lifeboat Fete, 1pm, stalls, grand auction, lifeboat house open, hog roast etc Family Fun Day and It’s a Knockout, Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford, 01323 896257 / 894493  NCT Meet Up at Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway, 10am, 01323 509666 Uckfield Festival, puppet shows, outdoor theatre, electric car grand prix. Box office: 01825 765555. Fashion Show, Western Road Primary School, Lewes, 7.30, 01273 473013 Summer BBQ, Punnetts Town School, 6 - 9pm 01435 830361

11 Jul

Big Day Out - Uckfield Festival, 8am – 4pm international market, procession etc

11 Jul

Stonegate Summer Fete, 11 - 3pm, 01580 200415

11 Jul

11 Jul

Chiddingly Church Fete, 1.30pm BBQ, cream teas, stalls, 01825 872237 Roselands Infant School Summer Fair, Eastbourne, 10am, lots of activities and games for children, 01323 726764 Haven School Fair, Sov. Harbour, E/bourne, 12pm, clown school, fancy dress, face painting, giant slide etc, 07824 513426 Game and Country Fair, Michelham Priory, 01323 844224

11 Jul

Hailsham Charter Market

4 Jul 4 Jul 4 Jul 4 Jul 4 Jul 5 Jul 7 Jul 10/21 Jul 10 Jul

11 Jul 11 Jul

Coming to Knockhatch Adventure Park 27 June Medieval Falconry Display

Marvel at the awesome spectacle of magnificent birds of prey

4 July Meet Peppa Pig in the Park!

Peppa Pig will be appearing in the Park at various intervals throughout the day.

13 September Celebrate Grandparents Day at Knockhatch Grandparents can enjoy a FREE visit to Knockhatch

24 October - 1 November Halloween Fun and Activities

Join us for ghoulish fun at half term.

Find us off the A22, just west of Hailsham.

www.knockhatch.com 01323 442051

11/12 Jul

999 Emergency Services Display, Western Lawns Eastbourne

11/12 Jul

Eastbourne Motorshow, Sussex Downs College, 10am - 5pm

12 Jul

16 Jul

Horam Fun Day, Novelty dog show, car boot, BBQ, stalls, giant slide, vintage tractors etc, 1pm, 01435 813023 NCT Meet Up, Doak’s Bumper Bookshop, Eastbourne, 3.30pm 01323 639471 Anne of Cleves, Lewes, How does your garden grow? 10.30, 2 - 5yrs, 01273 474610

17 Jul

Barn Dance, Hawkes Farm School, Hailsham, 01323 441 576

29 Jul

17 Jul

French Market, Seaford,

18 Jul

30 Jul 30 Jul

Mini Beasts, Lewes Castle, 10.30, 01273 486290

18/19 Jul

Heathfield Carnival, procession, fun, games, junior disco etc, 2pm Old Town Fete, Old Town Rec., Longland Rd, Eastbourne, 2pm, Novelty dog show, stalls, fun games etc, Eastbourne Extreme, land and water based extreme sports, displays, free taster sessions, competitions, 0871 663 0031

Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down, Baby Bug Hunt, 3 – 6yrs, 10.30, Book in advance 01825 830509 Kitchen Garden Detectives, Bateman’s Burwash, 11 – 5pm, 01435 882302 Archaeology Day, Michelham Priory, hands on archaeology, 10.30 onwards, 01323 844224 (see ad opposite) Into the Woods, Seven Sisters Family Event, 7 - 12yrs, booking essential, 01273 497561 NCT Meet Up, Wilderness Wood, Uckfield, 11am, 01825 749595

18/19 Jul

Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, Lunar Landing Activity Weekend, 01323 832731

15 Jul

18 Jul

19 Jul 19 Jul 23 Jul 25 Jul

Uckfield Festival Fun Day, Luxford Field, live music, stalls, crafts, BBQ, 2pm, 01825 765115 Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Alfriston Clergy House, 11am – 4pm, games, story telling & Trusty the Hedgehog, 01323 870001 NCT Meet Up, Gildredge Park, Eastbourne, 01323 641650 Summer Search, Alfriston Clergy House, 10.30am – 5pm, ‘Wild Child’ fun family search around the garden, 01323 870001

25 Jul

PevFest, family fun day in Pevensey Bay, 1pm onwards TCA Fun Day, Willingdon Trees Community Centre, Eastbourne, 25 Jul 11am, BBQ, face painting, table sale, tumble tots, fun & games with Eastbourne Childminders Association, 01323 730862 25 Jul, 19 Wellbeing Day, Horam Natural Therapy Centre, profits to Demelza Sep, 24 Oct House, 1-hr treatment £20, ½ hour £10, 01435 812997 25/ 26 Jul Ringmer Steam and Country Show, 01903 233240   27 Jul, 3, 10 Aug 27 Jul 4, 12, 20, 26, 31 Aug 28 Jul 29 Jul

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Gymkhana Day, Birdineye Farm, Uckfield, try gymkhana games, complete novice/more experienced riders, 9am , 07838 679248 Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down, Castaway – join an expedition into the woods, build shelters, cook dampers etc, 6 – 12yrs, 11.30, Book in advance 01825 830509 Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down, 10.30, Woodland Monsters, 3 - 6yrs, Book in advance 01825 830509 NCT Meet Up, Hempstead Playing Fields, Uckfield, 10am, 01825 760553

29 Jul 29 Jul 29 Jul

30 Jul Pony Craft Day, Birdineye Farm, Uckfield, photograph your favourite 13, 17 Aug pony, ride and make crafts, 9am, open to all, 07838 679248 30 Jul

Cheeky Monkey’s Tea Party (NCT), St John’s Church Hall, Polegate, 11am – 1pm, 01323 760441

30 Jul Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down, 2.30, Teddy Bears Picnic, 12, 25 Aug 3 – 6yrs, Book in advance 01825 830509 ‘Pirates’, Splodge Craft Workshop, Doak’s Bumper Bookshop, 31 Jul Eastbourne, 5 – 11yrs, 01323 728230 or 01323 737110

AUGUST 1 Aug

Great Shakespearean Beauty Contents, Underground Theatre, Eastbourne, Shakespeare for teenagers!, 07909 963109

2 Aug

Seaford Museum ‘Market Day/Fund Day’, 11am, stalls, lunch, activities for children, 01323 898222  

1/ 2 Aug

Eastbourne Lammas Festival, music, dance, giants, carnival etc

Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down, 10.30, Fairy Gardens, 3 – 6yrs, Book in advance 01825 830509 (Also Aug 11, 27) 3, 10, 17, Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, Zany Zone drop in, 24, 31 Aug 11 – 4pm, 01323 832731 (also 26 Oct) Teddy Bears Picnic, Sheffield Park Garden, crafts, storytelling and 3 Aug family show, 11am – 4pm, 01825 790231 NCT Meet Up, Sharnfold Farm, Stone Cross, 2pm, 3 Aug 01323 760441 3 Aug

3 Aug 3/8 Aug

NCT Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Sheffield Park, 11am, 01825 760568 High School Musical, Congress Theatre, 01323 412000

the Pooh Pottery Day, Cat’s Whiskers Ceramics, Horam, 4 & 11 Aug Winne 01435 830041 or 07719 451107

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What’s On SUMMER FAIR 4th July 1pm - 4pm St Andrews Church Hall, Seaside, Eastbourne

Lots of fun for all the family! ∞ Live music ∞ BBQ ∞ ∞ Games ∞ ∞ Stalls ∞

Family Events at Michelham Priory Archaeology Activity Day

24 Aug

NCT Meet Up, Drusillas, 10am, 01323 509666

25 Aug

Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, Cool Chemistry, 6 – 10yrs, 10.30 and 2pm, booking essential, 01323 832731

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

26 Aug

World War II Day, Michelham Priory, 01323 844224

Wildlife Activity Day

26 Aug

Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, Captivating Chemistry, 11+ yrs, 10.30, advance book, 01323 832731

27 Aug

NCT Meet Up, Middle Farm, Firle, 10am, 01825 760553

World War II Day

28 Aug

Magical Materials, Lewes Castle, 2-5yr, 10.30, 01273 486290

26th August

27 Aug

Observatory Science Centre, Construction workshop, 6 – 10yrs, 10.30 & 2pm, booking essential, 01323 832731

19th/20th September

28 Aug

‘Back to School’, Splodge Craft Workshop, Bumper Bookshop, E/bourne, 5 – 11yrs, 01323 728230 or 01323 737110

29 July

12th August

19th August

Medieval Fair

Catalyst Arts Summer School Eastbourne Workshops for all ages 17-22 August 2009 www.catalyst-arts.org 5& 24 Aug 5, 12, 19, 26 Aug

For more details and other summer events visit

www.sussexpast.co.uk 01323 844224 Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker, Hailsham BN27 3QS

Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down, 10am, Survive in the Wild, 8 – 13yrs, Book in advance 01825 830509 Wonderful Wednesdays, Alfriston Clergy House, 10.30am - 4.30pm, 01323 870001

Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, The Power of the Sun, 11+ yrs, 10.30, booking essential, 01323 832731 T Shirt Painting - Splodge Craft Workshop, Bumper Bookshop, 7 Aug Eastbourne, 5 – 11yrs, 01323 728230 or 01323 737110 Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down, 10am, Crafty Stuff, 6 – 12yrs, 7 Aug Book in advance 01825 830509 7, 14, Wildlife Story Telling, Sheffield Park Garden, 11am, 21, 28 Aug 01825 790231 Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down, 10.30, Baby Bug Hunt, 3 – 6yrs, 10 Aug Big Bug Hunt, 7 – 11yrs, Book in advance, 01825 830509 NCT Meet Up, Blackberry Farm, Whitesmith, 10am, 10 Aug 01825 760553 Week, Seven Sisters Country Park, lots to fun events, some 10 /14 Aug Marine accompanied children, some drop off, 01273 497561 6 Aug

11 Aug

Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, Rocketry, 6 – 10yrs, 10.30 and 2pm, booking essential, 01323 832731

Book Days, Bateman’s Burwash, Story telling, face painting, 11/12 Aug Jungle Jungle Trail, Jungle prizes, crafts, 11am – 5pm, 01435 882302 Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, Rocketry, 11+ yrs, 10.30, booking essential, 01323 832731 12 Aug NCT Meet Up, Abbots Wood, Arlington, 10am, 01323 641650 Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Michelham Priory, bring picnic, 12 Aug 01323 844224 Birds and Bees , Anne of Cleves, Lewes, 10.30, 13 Aug 2 - 5yrs, 01273 474610 Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, Paper Making, 13 Aug 6 – 10yrs, 10.30 – 4pm, booking essential, 01323 832731 Mowgli Stories – Open Air Theatre, Bateman’s Burwash, 3.30pm, 14 Aug 01435 882302 14/17 Aug Airbourne, Eastbourne, 01323 737809 12 Aug

Cheeky Monkeys Tea Party (NCT), Ridgewood Village Hall, 2 – 4pm, crafts, face painting, refreshments, 01825 765475 Arts Summer School, programme of music, art, 17/22 Aug Catalyst performing arts and crafts for all ages, 01323 504210 17 Aug

23 Aug

Seaford Mayor’s Bike Festival plus food, music, fun fair etc, 10am

18 Aug

19 Aug

Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, Family of the Sun, 6 – 10yrs, 10.30 and 2pm, booking essential, 01323 832731 Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down, 10.30, Woodland Explorers, 6 – 15yrs, Big Bug Hunt, 7 – 11yrs, advance book 01825 830509 Family Fun Day Bateman’s Burwash, story telling, face painting, pond dipping, games, Jungle Book Trail, 11am, 01435 882302

19 Aug

Wildlife Activity Day, Michelham Priory, 01323 844224

20 Aug 21 Aug

Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, Bug Hunt, 6 – 10yrs, 10.30 and 2pm, booking essential, 01323 832731 Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down, 10am, Survival Special, 8 – 15yrs, Big Bug Hunt, 7 – 11yrs, Book in advance 01825 830509

21 Aug

NCT Meet Up, Heaven Farm, Danehill, 11am, 01825 749595

22 Aug

Princes Park Fun Day, Eastbourne

19 Aug

21/23 Aug Go Fast Speed Days, Beachy Head

29 /31 Aug England’s Medieval Festival, Herstmonceux Castle 29 Aug/13 Sep Lewes Artwave - more details to be announced soon 31 Aug

Burwash Fete

31 Aug

Le Marché, Heathfield, French market, entertainment etc

31 Aug

Alfriston Clergy House Bank Holiday Fun, 12 – 4.30pm, Free entry to Clergy House and village fair on the Tye, 01323 870001

31 Aug

Seaford Donkey Derby and Classic Car Show, road run 10.30, static show from 1pm, 07511 556752 

SEPTEMBER Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down, 10.30, Big Bug Hunt, 7 – 11yrs, 1 Sep Book in advance 01825 830509 4 Sep Uckfield Carnival Fireworks, Holy Cross School, 8.30pm Uckfield Carnival, children’s procession -1.30, torchlight 5 Sep procession – 7.30pm Heritage Open Day, Sheffield Park Garden, free entry, 11 Sep 01825 790231 Science Centre, Herstmonceux, Astronomy Festival, 11/13 Sep Observatory 01323 832731 11/20 Sep Seaford Live! Music and Arts Festival with events for everybody Water Dragon Boat Festival, Nr Lamberhurst, 9.30 – 4.30, 12/13 Sep Bewl Lots of fun family events as well as the Dragon Boat Racing. 13 Sep

Grandparents Day at Knockhatch Aventure Park, Free entry for grandparents, 01323 442051 (see our ad on opposite page)

19 Sep

Mayfield Boyes and Belles Carnival and Fun Day, High Street, noon – 5pm and evening NCT Nearly New Sale, Uckfield Civic Centre, 10.15, 0844 2436305

19 Sep

19/20 Sep Medieval Fair, Michelham Priory, 01323 844224 20 Sep

NCT Nearly New Sale, Priory School, Lewes, 10am (9.45 NCT members), 0844 2436 187 option 2

OCTOBER

10 Oct

NCT Nearly New Sale, Community Wise, Ocklynge Road, Eastbourne, 10.15 (10am entry for NCT members) 01323 641650 Chiddingly Festival, Magician and Mime with John Hegley, all ages, 01825 872401 Nearly New Sale, Ringmer Primary School in aid of Tiddlers and Toddlers, 10.30, 01273 813252 Hollywood Night at Ticehurst and Flimwell School, food, music and fun, 01580 200377 Mansion Market, Forest Row, 11am – 4pm, 01342 824944

16 Oct

‘School Dinners’, Pevensey & Westham, 8pm, 01323 768673

16 Oct

Pumpkin Disco, Hawkes Farm School, Hailsham, 01323 846528

17 Oct

Park Mead School, Upper Dicker, Family Fireworks, 7pm, 01323 844247

17 Oct

Hailsham Bonfire Celebrations, 7.30, 01323 441514

3 Oct 4 Oct 10 Oct 10 Oct

24/31 Oct Halloween Trail, Bateman’s, 11am – 5pm, 01435 882302 24 Oct/ 1 Nov 26 31 Oct

Halloween Fun and Activities, Knockhatch Adventure Park, 01323 442051 Newhaven Fort Halloween Fun, craft workshops on 29 Oct, some of which need to be booked, 01273 517622

Wood, Hadlow Down, variety of activities, Book in 27/31 Oct Wilderness advance, 01825 830509 30 Oct

Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, Family Open Evening with Halloween activities, 11 – 4pm, 01323 832731

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Why summer playschemes are cool for kids Summer holidays can be a tricky time for parents - especially those who have to juggle work as well as kids. For those mums and dads who think holiday playschemes are just about giving children a packet of crayons and keeping them out of harm’s way it’s time to think again. Today’s playschemes are not only designed to please parents, they’re also cool for kids … Holiday playschemes give kids the chance to do the messy, sporty and really fun stuff that there’s never enough time to do at home and rarely appear on the school curriculum. It’s a great opportunity for kids to try out new activities that are creative, sporty, imaginative and adventurous. In fact, there’s very little opportunity for those highly energetic under 10s or restless pre-teens to get bored. Jake, 9, and his sister Leah, 5, from Eastbourne go every holiday. Jake said: “It’s great because I get to do all the sports I can’t do at school. I like dodgeball and tag rugby”. Leah added: “I like trampolining the best”. And she’s not the only one who likes it. Mum, Antonia Figgins from Eastbourne said: “My kids get a lot out of going to the holiday club. They try all sorts of activities and they make new friends from different schools, which is good for their confidence. The scheme is well set-up and both my kids really look forward to it”. Mrs Figgins uses an Ofsted registered playscheme because she knows it is properly staffed and run and she can claim her tax credits. Registered schemes run by qualified playworkers give kids the freedom to choose when, how and where to play. Kids get the help and equipment needed to enjoy planned activities as well as making up games and doing their own thing.

What will it cost me? Expect to pay between £2.50 and £5 per hour. If you use Ofsted registered childcare, or school-based activities covered under the school’s inspection, you may be eligible to claim the childcare element of Working Tax Credit. It makes sense to book between two to six weeks in advance to avoid disappointment.

For more information To find out more about holiday playschemes throughout East Sussex or the full range of childcare options that you might need for the start of the new school year, call Kites Family Information on 01323 463850 or email kites@eastsussex.gov.uk or visit www.direct.gov.uk – a team of trained advisors are on hand to give you the information you need.


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