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GRAPEVINE

Spring 2011

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“If you listen closely, you can hear the whispers in the forest…” Mark Bushkes Photography has developed this truly magical experience creating the most amazing fairy tale children photo art you will ever see. A mixture of fairy music, a fully interactive studio based woodland scene, complete with trees, giant mushroom and rock pool, your children are in their own little worlds creating beautiful expressions as they search for Tinker Bell in the trees, smell the magical flowers and make friends with the little forest creatures. Mark holds special days where spaces are limited to the chosen few who register their details through his website www.markbushkesphotography.com. For everybody that visits the site and registers their details through March and April, they will receive a surprise bonus fairy magic gift after their shoot.

T: 01883 373 316 W: www.markbushkesphotography.com

New Family Grapevine Website launched You can now view this magazine interactively online at www. familygrapevineonline.co.uk. Businesses can apply for a FREE listing in the magazine or online or for just £20 for the year can have an enhanced listing with weblink. Go to http://www.familygrapevineonline.co.uk/family-grapevine-listings. asp. Parents can view the latest edition of the Grapevine in a magazine format and can click through to advertisers websites. We’d love your feedback. For advertising queries call Justine on 01883 330890

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Welcome Welcome to the

Spring issue of the Family Grapevine. We hope you find it useful.

distributors wanted for this magazine. Please call Helen on 01883 382151

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Health

Does your child suffer from ear infections each year? Middle ear infections are very common in children. Your child will start with a runny nose or cough, and then develop earache, fever, irritability and/or a discharge of fluid from the ear. Sometimes ear infections only get diagnosed when the doctor is examining the ears for other reasons. Parents should give Ibuprophen / Paracetamol for pain or fever. Sometimes a hot water bottle wrapped in a towel placed against the ear also helps to relieve pain. Your child should not go swimming until the ear infection has responded to treatment. Do not try to clean out the ears with cotton buds, even if there is discharge from the ear. What you cannot wipe away with a clean, damp cloth should be left alone. Consult your doctor if: •

your child complains of an earache or if an infant pulls at their ears

your child has a fever of over 37.8 °C

you notice any swelling behind the ear

the symptoms are not improved within 72 hours after starting treatment, as a more serious infection may be developing.

One of the main problems with ear infections is that fluid builds up behind the eardrum, and sometimes this fluid persists even after the infection has responded to treatment. Fluid in the ears affects hearing, and if hearing loss persists for long periods it can affect both your child’s speech development and their behaviour. Ear infections may have to be treated with antibiotics. We find decongestant medications are of only limited help. Either of our doctors or our paediatrician can assist with treating ear infections in children. If your child suffers from frequent, recurring ear infection the doctor will investigate for a potential underlying cause. Kathrin Herbst, Practice Secretary, Richmond Practice, Private Doctors’ Service, Roseneath, Mount Ararat Road (cnr Paradise Road), Richmond upon Thames, TW10 6PA Tell: 020 8940 5009 fax: 020 8439 9185 www.richmondpractice.co.uk

Would you like to run your own Childcare Agency? Flexible, rewarding business that fits in around the family. No experience is necessary. With an Enchanted Childcare pilot franchise everything is provided to start your own successful agency.

Call Justine on 01883 330899

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Health / Community

Information checked 18/2/11

Child & Family Health Richmond Practice, Private Doctors’s Service, Telephone: 020 8940 5009 www.richmondpractice.co.uk The Asthma Society, 0800 121 62 44

Family Support Bullyingonline, www.bullying.co.uk Childrens Information Service, Richmond, 020 8831 6088 Family Support Services, Kingston, 020 8547 6524 Magic Roundabout, advice & info on family issues, 020 8974 9252 Mortlake Family Support centre, 020 8876 7294 REACT (Rapid Eective Assistance for Children with potentially Terminal illness), 020 8940 2575 The Parent Practice, parenting courses, Wimbledon, 020 8673 3444

Behaviour Consultants Cope Consultants, 020 8763 1707 The New Learning Centre, 020 7794 0321

Youth Services RelaTeen, counsellors for 11-18yrs, 020 8549 3318

Fostering & Adoption Kingston Adoption Service, Adoption advice and support, Telphone: 020 8547 5004

Kingston Family Placement Team, adoption services, 020 8547 6042 National Fostering Agency, 01895 200300 Richmond council adoption service, 020 8891 7754

Bereaved Parents Barnardos, 020 8551 0011 Saying Goodbye Service, Kingston, 020 8547 1552

Special needs

Speech & Language

First Aid Training

Association for Speech and Language Therapists in

Baby Steps, First Aid courses, Telephone: 07796 942271

Independent Practice, www.helpwithtalking.com

Earthlife Wellbeing & Fitness, Baby Resuscitation, Childhood Illness & Accidents, Kew,

Carers Support

020 8940 0888

Cope Consultants, 020 8763 1707 Everyday Angels, Special Needs Care, 01932 234 410

BREAK, holidays and respite for children and carers with

Richmond Advice and Information on Disability RAID 020 8831 6070

special needs, 01263 822161

New Learning Centre, 020 7794 0321

Kingston Carers Network, support and advice,

Postively Downs, 0844 288 4800

020 30312757

Three Wings Trust, supporting families with special needs, 0208 831 6175

Richmond Crossroad, caring for carers, 020 8831 6088

First Aid Basics, 020 8398 1428 R E D I, First Aid Training for Parents At Home, 020 7348 7117 Safe and Sound, Paediatric First Aid Courses, 020 8445 8998

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St Johns Ambulance, 020 7258 7014


Babies Activities for Babies Baby Sensory, Mondays in

Earthlife Wellbeing & Fitness, Kew, Tel: 020 8940 0888 Web: www.earth-life.co.uk

Teddington Baptist Church, 07951535734 www.babysensory.com teddington@babysensory.co.uk

Emma Furr, Maternity Reflexology 0208 4049431

Twinke Toes Ballet, classes for babies and toddlers from 6 months, Richmond areas, 07813 741 189

Private Antenatal Courses, Midwife Led, Kingston, 020 8949 9040

Bea’s Baby Music, Babies - 6 yesr, 020 8670 9378 The Crafty Cafe, Babies footprints on pottery, Tel: 020 8390 1999 Gymboree, Wandsworth, tel 020 8870 0011 Jiggle & Jam, Baby & Toddler Music SW19, Telephone: 07951 573 928 Little Frogs, sensory play classes, Teddington and Kew, 079507794866 Monkey Music Music classes (3 mnths- 4 yrs) Telephone: 020 8764 5185 Sign and Bond, 020 8673 7564. Sing And Sign, 020 8755 2885 Tiny Talk, 020 8339 3711

Advice, Information and support Yummy Baby Group Sleep, Nutrition, Super Nanny 07872030206 www.yummybabygroup.co.uk hannah@yummybabygroupco.uk Baby Steps, Weaning to Solids course, 07796 942771 Eating for Pregnancy, telephone Advice Line, 0845 130 3646

Liz Evans Therapies, pregnancy therapies, Tel: 07875 368 646

Rowan Perkin, pregnancy massage and hypnobirthing, 07801 414435 Shiva Health, Yoga & Holistic Therapies, Kingston, 208 549 8637 The Midwifery Practice 07905 326705 Women’s Ultrasound Centre, Wimbledon, 020 7636 6765

Baby Massage & Cranial Therapy Angela Yates Baby Massage, Wandsworth, tel 020 7573 5264 Baby Massage,Barnes, tel 020 8876 9897 Baby Steps, first Aid, Baby Massage and Weaning courses at home and at local venues, Telephone: 07796 942771 Baby Yoga & Rhythm Kids (music & movment classes) in Wimbledon. 07951 573 928 Camilla Plows Baby Massage, Battersea, tel 020 7350 2228 Certified Infant Massage Instructor, tel 07929 207 799 Chiropractic Care For Everyone, Barnes, tel 020 8878 7887

La Leche League, breastfeeding helpline, 0845 1202918

Koala Therapies, baby massage, Surbiton & Kingston, 07908 748 187

Millpond, Children’s Sleep Clinic, 020 8444 0040

Lavender Therapies, Hampton, 020 8941 6447

Parenting Steps, Parenting support, Telephone: 07732 540271

Massagebaby, 020 8893 9491

Rowan Perkin, parent coach, 07801 414435 The National Childbirth Trust 0870 444 8707

Antenatal Ante/postnatal & Pilates 1:1 or classes, Wimbledon Women’s Health Physio Tel: 020 8946 8561 www.suelewisantenatal.co.uk suelewisantenatal@hotmail.com Annabel Hargrave YogaBirth Antenatal yoga classes Telephone: 07817931571 Birthing pool hire, 01306 888327 Birth preparation courses with active birth teacher, New Malden, 0208 395 9435 Birthworks Birthing Pools, 01252 821706

Mum and Baby Yoga, Earthlife Wellbeing & Fitness, Kew, Tel: 020 8940 0888 Web: www.earth-life.co.uk Nargis Ahmed Osteopath, cranial osteopathy for mother and baby, 0208 943 1728 Physio For All, Battersea, 020 7228 2714 Rowan Perkin, baby massage, reflexology and yoga, 07801 414435 Shiva Health, Yoga & Holistic Therapies, Kingston. Baby massage & reflexology courses, craniosacral therapy, 0208 549 8637 SunBeam Baby Massage, Wimbledon, 020 8542 6884 Tender Touch, Baby massage courses Twickenham and Richmond, 07749 785794

The Daybrook Road Osteopathic Clinic, Merton Park, 020 8542 8596 Vanessa Emery CIMI, baby massage, 020 8874 4039 Vie Health Baby Massage, Aid wind/ colic,bonding,sleep! Tel: 07723 091 055

Antenatal / Postnatal Exercise / Yoga Ante/postnatal & Pilates 1:1 or classes, Wimbledon Women’s Health Physio, 20 8946 8561 www.suelewisantenatal.co.uk suelewisantenatal@hotmail.com Annabel Hargrave YogaBirth Antenatal yoga classes Telephone: 07817931571 Appleyoga, Wimbledon, 020 8788 8892 Antenatal yoga, Earthlife Wellbeing & Fitness, Kew, Tel: 020 8940 0888 Around Birth, postnatal, mother and baby yoga, tel 020 7274 3968

Pushbabies, Barnes, 020 8563 9704 Shiva Health, Post-natal yoga for mums & babies, pregnancy yoga, pregnancy relaxation classes, 0208 549 8637

BatterseaYoga, Pregnancy & Baby Yoga & more! Telephone: 0207 978 7995

The Personal Training Centre, Kids

Bodyflow, Pilates and Yoga in your own home, tel 020 7736 0017

Yoga for Pregnancy, New Malden,

Buggyfit Postnatal Exercise Kingston: 07759 515901 Richmond: 07909 874890 Wimbledon: 07941 851 778 Fit by nature, buggyfit classes, 07909 874890 Latino Bambino, keep fit and bond with your baby whilst dancing to Latin Rythms, 07961 838349 Mum2b Ltd, personal home trainer, tel 07814 004501 Mums in Shape, 020 8873 7441 Newborn Fitness, 07884 497828 No More Excuses, 700 340 1287 Optimum Vitality, fitness with Baby, Personal Training (baby comes too!), 07718 355244

come too, Teddington, 020 8943 5353

020 8395 9435 Yoga for Pregnancy, Wimbledon, 020 8287 5411 Sue Lewis, Women’s Health Physio, postnatal exercise and Pilates classes for Pelvic core, 020 8946 8561 The Vitality Centre, Yoga & Pilates for new mums, 020 8871 4677.

Nappies Kingston & Merton Real Nappy Network, 07949 628148 The Green Baby Store, Richmond (Summer only), 020 8940 8255 The Nappy Lady, real nappy advice, 0845 456 2441

Postnatal Exercise Classes, Midwife run in Kingston, 07905 934005

The Natural Baby Company

Pilates Classes, 020 7223 3039

TreeHugger Mums, 0845 6443684

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Party Time

Fun party games designated the “odd” side and the right hand side “even”. Once they have made up their minds a dice is thrown. If it lands on an odd number all the “odds” are out and if it is an even number the “evens” are out. The remainder of the children play on, choosing odds or evens each time the music stops, until a winner is found.

Bingo (7yrs+) If you have never tried this game at a birthday party you will be amazed at how much the children enjoy it. Inexpensive Bingo sets are generally available in toy stores and books of Bingo tickets can usually be obtained at stationers. You will need to make sure that you have enough pencils or pens for each child to have one and away you go. Most Bingo tickets are double sided so you can play two complete games. You call out the numbers and award the prize to the first child to correctly cross off all of theirs. You can add extra excitement by choosing a winning line to try for first before going for the full card.

Over and Under (team game) The children are divided into two or more teams depending on numbers. The team members stand behind each other and each leader is given a balloon. The balloon must be passed down the line by going over the leaders head to the next child who passes it through their legs to the next one who in turn passes it over their head. In this way the balloon travels down the line to the last child who runs round to the front and starts again. This continues until the fr team leader is back at the front with the winning te team being the first ones to finish. te

Limbo (7yrs+) The children take turns in trying to get under a bar without dislodging it or touching the floor with anything other than their feet. A bamboo cane is good because light and can’t hurt anyone. Two adults can hold the bar and lower it for each round. Allow the children to have a few practice goes with the bar at different heights and then line them up for the Limbo contest. Each time a round is completed the stick comes down a notch until you start to catch people out. These children then sit in front of the Limbo set to act as judges until a winner is found. If you get down to only a few children and on the next go they are all caught then the competition is a draw.

Number 6 N R Required are 6 sheets of A4 paper with the number 1 - 6 written large, music and a large n Dice. Place the sheets round the room allowing D eenough room for children to stand near them. Play the music for 10-15 seconds during which P time the kids should choose a number and stand by it. They are not allowed to chose number 6. b Once the music has stopped and all children are O by a number, throw the dice. Anyone on that number is out and goes to the number 6. If 6 is thrown then everyone is back in the game. If no one is on the thrown number just carry on. A small prize for the winners goes down well.

Memory Game (7yrs+) This is a game which could be played in teams but is probably more fun on an individual basis. Prior to the party find about twenty suitable items which will fit on a large tray. The children sit on the floor or round a table and the tray is placed in front of them. They are aloud to view the contents for a minute or two and then the tray is removed. Each child is given a piece of paper and something to write with. They have to put their name at the top and write down as many of the items as they can remember from the tray inside a given time span. When the time is up the papers are collected in and checked against the tray. The winner is the one who remembered the most items. If you wish you can let the children mark each others papers.

Knight Of The Castle Required are 1 blindfold, 2 chairs and an inflatable hammer or similar (“sword”). Place 1 child in the centre of the two chairs. Explain the chairs are the gate to a castle and your bold knight is the guardian of the gate. He/she (birthday girl/boy to start) has to stop anyone getting through by touching them with the “sword”. Give them the “sword”, and then blindfold them. Everyone sits down in front of the chairs and the knight and only go when told to. This stops the wild stampede. One at a time they try to pass the knight and anyone touched by the “sword” has to go back and try again. Once through they sit down on the other side. When finished let the knight pick the next guardian. The game can be made easier and harder by increasing or decreasing the space between the chairs.

Odds & Evens The children dance or jump around to music and when it stops they have to choose a side of the room to stand on. Let’s say the left hand side is

Party Venues Avondale Gym Club, Surbiton, 020 8399 3386 Battersea Park Zoo, 0845 6016679 Bullen Hall, Hampton Wick, 020 8831 6108 Charrington Bowl, indoor bowling, Surbiton 020 8337 2696 Children’s Parties at Central London Golf, Tooting, 020 8871 0485 Colourhouse Children’s Theatre, Merton Abbey Mills, 020 8640

5111

020 8332 7436

David Lloyd Centre, Raynes Park, 020 8543 8020

Marble Hill Playcentres, 0208 8914930 / 0641

Eddie Katz, Putney and Wimbledon, 0845 201 1268

Murray Park Hall, Kneller Road, Whitton, 020 8831 6108

Greenacres Kids Cafe, Hampton, 020 8941 8608

Open Door Community Centre, Wimbledon, 020 8871 8174

Hampton and Richmond Borough Football Club 020 8941 2838

Playball GB Ltd, 07717 721231

Tudor Drive Library Hall, 020 8547 6418

Pottery Café, Twickenham 020 8744 3000

Tiffin Sports Centre, 0208 541 3972

KraftyKidz, private party venue, craft/magic/toy parties available, 020 8892 5577

Putney Leisure Centre, 020 8785 0388

Wimbledon Leisure Centre, 020 8542 1330

Roehampton Recreation Centre, 020 8785 0535

Whitton Sports Centre, 020 8898 7795

Surbiton Library Hall, 020 8547 6418

YMCA Hawker Centre, Kingston, 020 8296 9747

Lloyds Lanes, Raynes Park 020 8544 9965 Lollipop Club, kew,

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The Greenwood Centre, Hampton Hill, 020 8979 9662 The Little Gym, Hampton Hill, 020 8977 0099 The White House, Hampton, 020 8979 1884


Party Time

Party Entertainers

Gymboree Play and Music, St Margarets, Richmond under 6yrs, 0208 607 9995

Birthday Dreams, Kids party organisers with their own venue in Islington. Telephone: 0207 700 2525 www.birthdaydreams.co.uk info@birthdaydreams.co.uk

Gymboree Play and Music, Surbiton, 020 8398 9360

First Class Football Parties The very best in football parties for 4-12 year olds. Tel: 07929 861394 www.firstclassfootball.com info@firstclassfootball.com Science Wizards, We offer hands on Science Parties to be enjoyed by children, Tel: 08456521215 www.allsortsoffun.co.uk Pirate, Knight, Spy parties 07845 320001 www.angelfaces.net, award winning face painting, balloon modeling... Tel: 07802 842446 Backflip performers, learn gymnastic skills and have fun, 07806 631 731 BILLY BONKERS CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINER, Magic Show& mini discos, Tel 01784 454111 A touch of Clay, Pottery and craft studio, Tel: 07796878371 Captain Cutlass pirate, Puppets, parachutes & Discos 3-12yrs, 020 8677 1667 Cat’s Grin Theatre Company, for parties and schools, 4-11yrs, 01932 867698 Cookies Kitchen, Clubs, parties,workshops, Tel: 07748 715644 Crazy Hazy Childrens Entertainer, Disco and Games, Tel: 01932 788801

Gymboree Play and Music, Wimbledon, 0208 946 0400 JabberJacks, West Surrey, 18mnths-8Yrs, 020 3185 1003 Jolly Dolly’s Magic and Disco Parties 4-8yrs, 01932 222432 Jumping Beans, Fun parties for under 6Yrs, 020 8287 3402 Mad Science Birthday Parties, have a blast, 0845 330 1881 Makeover Magic, girls 6-16yrs, 01737 832656 Mini Makeovers, 020 8398 0107 Mr Trickey, Magic, Balloons, Disco, Comedy, 020 8337 7746 Party Parcels, complete makeovers for girls aged 6 to 16, 01737 832656 Pipsqueaks Music Classes & Parties, Music classes & parties, Tel: 07745 852836 Pottery and craft studio, 0208 398 6681

www.LittleCooks.org.uk

Sima’s Action Kids, structured fun and fitness for all, 07956 993439

Bespoke cooking parties and classes for children of all ages Liz 07817 400 198 liz@littlecooks.org.uk

Smarty Paints Pottery Studio, Parties from Age 5 up, Tel: 020 8772 8702 Suzbags o fun crafts and bears Craft and bear making parties. Tel: 01276 453925 Tom Foolery, 01903 815728 / 07870 595497

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Tumble Tots 2-7yrs, 020 8944 8818

Froggle the Clown, 0845 0504509

Twizzle Parties, 020 8789 3232

Girly Gang Makeovers, 020 8337 5495 / 01883 621326

w4artclub, Arts and Crafts Parties, Tel 077 8959 9931

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Nannies & Au Pairs Babysitting / Childminding Enchanted Childcare www.enchantedchildcare.com 01883 330890

0845 838 2885 Nannies Unlimited, Tel: 020 8788 9640

Home Organisers emergency help service including babysitting, 01932 844321

Richmond Childminding Group 0208 891 6090

In Trust Babysitting Service, 020 8395 0796

Simply Childcare, 020 7701 6111

Lucy Locket Babysitting Register 020 8392 0121

Sitters, The babysitting service 0800 38 900 38

Maternal Response, maternity nurses, emergency childcare,

Surrey Childcare, babysitting service available, 020 3343 8451

Nannies & Au Pairs The London Nanny Company, we are a professional and friendly childcare agency. Tel: 020 73610011 www. londonnannycompany.co.uk info@londonnannycompany.co.uk

Enchanted Childcare your local nanny agency 01883 330899 www.enchantedchildcare.com

ABC Au Pairs, 020 8771 1918 Abbeville Nannies, 020 7627 3352 Absolute Childcare, 020 8288 1807 Absolutely Au Pairs, 020 8835 8594 After School Nannies 020 8871 2211 Alice Nannies, 0845 8887 771 A-One Au Pairs & Nannies, 0800 298 8807 Applejack Nannies Ltd 020 8878 5778

Hungarian Au Pair Agency 020 8399 8663 Imperial Nannies, 020 7795 6220 Larah Au-Pairs, help with housework and childcare, EST 1984, 01932 341704 Maternal Response, maternity nurses, emergency childcare 0845 838 2885

•Discuss problems straight away. Don’t let it carry on for a long period as it will be harder for them to change. •Let them know if anyone unexpected is coming to the house that they will need to deal with. •Remember that a nanny has their own life. Don’t expect them to baby sit at a few hours’ notice. •Pay them on time, provide them with payslips and review their salary on an annual basis. •Appreciate your nanny, remember a good nanny is hard to find. Don’t... •Ring every few hours to check how everything is going, as they will feel that you don’t trust them.

•Worry that your child will get more attached to your nanny than to you. Children always know who their parents are and if your child likes being with the nanny be reassured that they are happy with the situation.

Mini-Tots Nanny Agency 07810 771940

•Be late home, or if you are going to be, ring and let them know

Nannies In London, 020 8785 5755 Nannies Unlimited, Tel: 020 8788 9640

Night Nannies, overnight care of babies, Tel: 07800 843618

Peek a Boo Childcare, 020 7600 9880 Simply Childcare, 020 7701 6111 Surrey Childcare, 020 3343 8451 The London Nanny Company 020 7368 1603

Euro Pair Agency, 020 8421 2100

The Nanny Agency, 0845 2606 360

Everyday Angels, Special Needs Care, 020 8785 5600

The Nannysharers, 020 8789 9556

Gina’s Nannies, Wimbledon, 020 8542 7503

Tel: Tinies Childcare, 020 8642 8866

HandiHelps Ltd, Nanny, Cleaner & Housekeeper, 020 8386 8333

•Leave your nanny a kitty so they can pay for playgroups, activities and extra food, etc. and top this up frequently. If you want to keep an eye on what is spent, ask for receipts.

Millenium Aupairs and Nannies 020 8241 9752

BB’s Au Pairs and Nannies, 020 8480 9461

Childcare International Ltd, 020 8906 3116

Do...

•Assume they will know what you want doing and how to do it

Occasional and Permanent Nannies, 020 7225 1555

Cherry Blossom Childcare, 01483 725623

When you first decide to employ a nanny it can feel a bit strange. You may feel guilty for leaving your child or even jealous of someone else looking after them. However, when you find the right nanny, it came make it an extremely beneficial experience for you and your children. There are however some crucial do’s and dont’s to remember.

Maternally Yours Nannies 020 7795 6299

Au Pairs by Pebbles, 0870 066 4743

Buttons, Qual Nannies Full/ part+Temp Wimbledon & Surrey 0845 873 7010

Do’s and Dont’s to Employing a Nanny

TLC Nannies, 01737 850212

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Nannies & Au Pairs

Nanny Payroll Services Nanny Tax, 0845 226 2204 Nanny Pay, 01883 330890 Taxing Nannies, Nanny Payroll Service, 020 8882 6847

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Holidays

How about trying something unusual for your next holiday or short break? Why not escape in a VW campervan and explore Devon and Cornwall and give your children the taste of freedom and excitement you enjoyed on your own childhood holidays. O’Connors Campers, based in sunny Devon, has a range of 15 vintage VW Campervans ranging from 2 to 6 berth and in a choice of gorgeous colours. The vans come fully equipped with fridge, sink, cooker, mains hook up an awning, which attaches to the van, cycle rack, cooking equipment, everything you could possibly need down to extra outdoor table and chairs; so while your children play in the open air, you can enjoy the sunset with that chilled glass of wine. O’Connors Campers can provide you with local’s insider info about secret beaches, hidden pubs, great campsites, good places to eat, walks, great fishing spots and fab days out. Visit www.oconnorscampers.co.uk or call Zoe on 01837 659599

Baby Sensory launches at Eddie Catz Putney on Thursday mornings from 10.45am-11.30am for babies from Birth to 13 months Baby Sensory supports parents with the learning and development of their babies from an early age. Each session provides hundreds of simple activities that are fun for babies and parents. Bookings: Kasia Sipowska Mob 07966080805

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What’s On

Holiday Activities Albany Park Canoe & Sailing Centre, a wide variety of watersports on offer for adults & age 8+, Tel: 020 8549 3066 Artabugs and W4ART, 2-teens, Chiswick, 0208 995 7672 Adventure and Computer Holidays Ltd, 4-14yrs, 01306 711005

Mad Science, Have a Blast 4-11yrs, Teddington, 020 8977 2311 Maggie & Rose, 020 7371 2200 Malden Centre Play Scheme, New Malden, 020 8336 7770 Mucky Pups Twickenham, 07950 291012 PGL Activity Holidays, 08700 507507

Albany Park Canoe and Sailing Centre, Wet & Wild week 8yrs +, 020 8549 3066

Playball GB Ltd, 07717 721231

All 4 Kids Workshop Theatre Camp, Kingston, 07876 254691

Refugee Action Playscheme, Kingston Fairfield South, 020 8547 0115

Barracudas, Twickenham & Wimbledon, 0845 1235299

Sportscoach, Wimbledon, 01932 875138

Camp Beaumont, Wimbledon 3-15yrs, 01263 823000 David Lloyd Playscheme, Raynes Park, 020 8543 8020 Drama Circle, Twickenham, 07971 231187 Esporta, Kingston, 5 - 11Yrs 020 8481 6000 Explore learning, 020 8979 7117 Explore Learning after school english & Maths, Merton 020 8540 7355 Fit for Sport Kids camps 3-14Yrs, Teddington, 0845 4563233 Funhouse club at Kingsmeadow Centre, 5-12 yrs, 020 8547 2198 Greenacres, Hampton 3-7Yrs, 020 8941 8608 Holiday Play Scheme, Kingston Children’s information service 020 8547 6582 Kids Works, Soccer camps, Sheen, 5-11yrs, 020 8755 1583 Kingfisher kids Club holiday childcare and fun, 4-12yrs, 0845 643 5604 Loli PomPom, drama Club, 07723 387076

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Stitch Club, Twickenham & Kingston, 0845 838 7211 Summer Morzine activity holiday, 01932 837639 Supercamps, Wimbledon, Twickenham, 01235 832222 The Chill Out Zone, 9-14 Year Old, Twickenham, 020 8894 1154 The Little Gym, Hampton Hill 020 8977 0099 The Village School of dance, summer school, 07795 380528 Tiffin Sports Centre, 0208 541 3972 Tolworth Recreation Centre Sportscene, 5-13 yrs, 020 8391 7910 Whizzkidz, Ham and Kingston 020 8893 4250 Wimbledon Leisure Centre. 020 8542 1330 YMCA Hawker Centre, Kingston, Daycamp 5-12yrs, 020 8296 9747 YMCA Wimbledon, Daycamp 5-12yrs 020 8542 9055

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What’s On

EASTER EVENTS Easter Fun Day Kingston 6 April. Old London Road. Easter egg hunt and street entertainment. Easter Extravaganza Clapham Common Clapham, 6-9 April from noon-9.45pm

BIG 5KM Run for Barnardo’s Sign up for Barnardo’s Big 5km, a 5km fun run taking place in London’s beautiful Victoria Park in March 2011 Get the whole family involved with a 1km kids run before the main event.

They’ll be plenty to do at Eddie Catz over the long Easter Holidays! Among other activities on offer are:

Everyone who takes part will be awarded with a shiny Big 5km medal and an eco-friendly cotton Big 5km goody bag. Full information and online registration at www.big5km.co.uk

Irvin Family fun day 7 April from 2-5pm With easy access to The Boat Race’s finish line at Chiswick Bridge, all the family can enjoy a day out at the newly restored Dukes Meadow Band Stand. Organised by the Thames 21 and Dukes Meadows Trust charities, activities will include a performance by the Fulham Brass Band, Boat Race themed art workshops, a funfair and hot air balloon display.

Come join The Animal Man Experience with Nick Spellman where children will interact and learn about live animals ranging from birds of prey, invertebrates, reptiles through to a variety of mammals. He’ll be showing at all Eddie Catz sites. In Putney join Theatrebugs (11-13 April) for a drama workshop and Cookie Crumbles (14 April) for a morning of Easter Chocolate cookery.

London Wetland Centre will be holding Easter art classes for children and there’ll be a special Egg Watch in which visitors can see ducklings hatch. 5 to 8 April 2007. Queen Elizabeth’s Walk, Barnes, SW13. 020 8409 4400 or visit www.wwt.org.uk

April 29th – the Royal Wedding Day – will be Prince & Princesses Party Day at all Eddie Catz sites! Come dressed as your favourite princess and enjoy face painting, activities and a live broadcast of the Royal Wedding.

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Toddlers Timetable Toddlers Mon am Avondale Gym Club, Surbiton, drop-in, 10am-12noon, 020 8399 3386 Cambrian Playgroup, Richmond 1012noon, 020 8948 3351

Teddington Methodist under 3’s, 9.30am11.30am, 020 8943 2868 The White House Childminders Drop In, Hampton, 9.30 to 11.30, 020 8979 1884

Dads & Littluns Christ the King Ch Hall Wimbledon Park, 0208 870 1403

Tots and Carers, Langley Road Baptist Church, Surbiton, 9.30-11.30, 020 8255 9624

Gems, Richmond, 9.30-11.00, 020 8404 1112

Toy Box, Raynes Park, 10-12pm, 020 8715 0106

German Deutsche Playgroup Ham Mondays 10.15am-12noon 020 8332 1036

Toddlers Tues pm

Kinston United Reformed Church, Parent and Toddler, 10 - 12 during term time Contact 020 8286 9370

Hampton Hill Playcentre Drop in, 1pm3pm, 020 8941 3447 The Children’s Garden, Twickenham, 1.453.30pm, 020 8968 4605

Oasis Toddler Group, Colliers Wood, 1011.30, 020 8288 8866

Whitton Baptist Church, 1.30-3.30pm 020 8894 9839

Parent and Toddler, Salvation Army, Twickenham, 020 8898 1301

Toddlers Wed am

SallyAnn Toddler Group, Wimbledon 020 8542 4197 St Lukes Tiddlers and Toddlers, Wimbledon, 9.45-11.15am 020 8947 5315 The Garden Hall, St Mary’s, Wimbledon, 9.30-11am, 020 8946 7057

Toddlers Mon pm ETNA, East Twickenham 2-4.30pm term time, 020 8892 3676 Methodist Church Hall, Whitton, 1.303.30pm 020 8894 3123 Oasis, 1.30-3pm St Mary’s Church Hall, Hampton, 020 8979 3071 Parent and Toddler, Twickenham, 2hr sessions 9.30-3pm, 020 8898 1301 Pip and Jims Toddler Group, Kerswell Hall, Whitton, 1pm-3pm, 020 8894 9685

Toddlers Tues am Busy Bees, Teddington Baptist Church 2 1/2yrs + 10.-11.30 020 8977 8000 Cheeky Monkeys Toddlers, Twickenham, 10-12am, 020 8892 6258 Crane Community Centre, The meadway, Twickenham 10.30-11.45, 020 8898 8236 Fairfield Playbox, Kingston, from 1011.30am, 020 8546 3213 Kiddy Winks, Raynes Park methodist church, 9.30-11.00, 020 8946 1353 Kinston United Reformed Church, Parent and Toddler, term time, 020 8286 9370 Little Fish, Teddington 10-11.30am 020 8977 1415 Monkey Business, Christchurch Hall, 2, Cottenham Park Road, Wimbledon, 12.30pm, 07904217854 Oasis Group, Surbiton Methodist Church, 10-11.30am, 020 8391 4033 Open Door, Teddington Baptist Church 10.-11.30, 020 8977 8000 Playwell Toddler Group, Merton Park Baptist Church, 020 8644 5454 Scallywags, 10-11.45am, St Mary’s Church, Merton Park, 020 8542 5086 Scamps Toddler Group, 07963 731548 Scribblers, Hampton Methodist Church, Percy Rd, 9.30-11.15 07812 170049 St Augustines Church, Childminders group, Whitton 9.15-11.15pm, 020 894 3764

All Saints Parent and Toddler Group, Hampton 9.30-11.30am, 020 8979 4799 Avondale Gym Club, Surbiton, drop-in, 10am-12noon, 020 8399 3386 Bus Stop, Twickenham 10-12noon, 020 8892 5258 Church Mice, Teddington 9.30-11.30am, 020 8943 2262 Kinston United Reformed Church, Parent and Toddler, 10 - 12 during term time Contact 020 8286 9370 Little Angels Mother & Toddler Group 9-11am, Tooting, 020 8675 9615 Little Laughs, Richmond 10.30-12noon, 020 8940 1551 Little Souls, St Margarets, Richmond 1011.30am, 020 8891 6820 Murray Park Hall, Whitton, 10-12am, 020 8898 0962 Natter & Nippers FREE 0-2yrs Canbury park, 07771 992287 NCT Baby and Toddler Group, South Wimbledon, 10-12pm Playtime, Raeburn Hall, Elgar Ave, Tolworth, 020 8399 3926 Scamps Toddler Group, 07963 731548 Surbiton children’s centre Nursery, 9.15-11.15, 020 8390 2555 Teddington Methodist under 3’s, 9.30am11.30am, 020 8943 2868 Twickenham Green Toddlers, 9.3011.30am, 020 8898 2194

1.15pm-2.45pm, 020 8541 1931

Toddlers Fri am

Toddlers Thurs am

All Saints Parent and Toddler Group, Hampton 10-12am, 020 8979 4799

Amyand Park Toddler Group, Twickenham 9.45-11.15am long waiting list 020 8891 3938 Avondale Gym Club, Surbiton, drop-in, 10am-12noon, 020 8399 3386 Bus Stop, Twickenham 10-12noon, 020 8892 5258 Cambrian Playgroup, Richmond 1012noon, 020 8948 3351 Come and Play Group, Teddington 9.45 11.45am, 020 977 7014 Fairfield Playbox, Kingston, 9.30-11am, 020 8546 3213 Funtime Baby and Toddler Group, Colliers Wood, 10-12pm, 020 8687 2184 Little Fish, Teddington 10-11.30am, 020 8977 1415 Orange’s and Lemon’s, Twickenham, 020 8241 2345

Cheeky Monkeys Toddlers, Twickenham, 10-12am, 020 8892 6258 Church Mice, Teddington 9.30-11.30am, 020 8943 2262 Come and Play Group, Teddington 9.45 11.45am, 020 977 7014 Dads & Littluns Christ the King Ch Hall Wimbledon Park 10-12, 0208 870 1403 Fairfield Playbox, Kingston, 9.30-11am, 020 8546 3213 Monkey Business, Christchurch Hall, 2, Cottenham Park Road, Wimbledon, 9.30 12.30pm, 07904217854 Mother and Toddlers, Hampton 10-12am, 020 8384 8981 Oasis Spanish Parents and Toddlers, Colliers Wood, 10-11.30, 020 8288 8866 Open Door, Teddington Baptist Church 10.-11.30, 020 8977 8000 Parish Church of St Luke, Gibbon Rd, Kingston, 9.30-11am, 020 8549 2642

Twiglets, Queens Rd, Wimbledon, 1011.30am. Queue for ticket from 9.10am, 020 8947 1859

Sally Ann Toddler Group, Wimbledon, 020 8542 4197

Toddlers Wed pm

Scamps Toddler Group, 07963 731548

St James Parent and Toddler Group, Twickenham 10-12am 020 8894 7419

St Ann’s Parent and Toddler Group, Kew Green, 10-11.30am 020 8876 8872

St Mary’s, Wimbledon, 9.30-11am, 020 8879 0088

Chuppa Chups Spanish Playgroup, Twickenham, 3.30-6.30pm, 020 8892 3902 Crane Community Centre, Twins Club, Twickenham, 2.30-4.45pm, 020 8898 8236 Fairfield Playbox, Kingston, 1-3pm, 020 8546 3213 Hampton Hill Playcentre Drop in, 1pm3pm, 020 8941 3447

Tots and Carers, Langley Road Baptist Church, Surbiton, 9.30-11.30, 020 8255 9624

Toddlers Thurs pm German Toddler Group, 4-6pm High Path Wimbledon, 020 8875 0893 Hampton Hill Playcentre Drop in, 1pm3pm, 020 8941 3447

St Richards Carer’s And Toddlers, Ham

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Scamps Toddler Group, 07963 731548

Teddington Methodist under 3’s, 9.30am11.30, 020 8943 2868 The Children’s Garden, Twickenham, 1012noon, 020 8968 4605 Toddlers in Tow, Christ Church, Coombe Road, New Malden, 8241 9423

Saturday Kinston United Reformed Church, stay and play session, 10am - 1pm, 020 8286 9370


Toddlers Timetable Toddlers Art Artbugs, art experiments, 1+yrs, 0208 995 7672 Crafty Tales, craft, music and storytelling for the 2-4’s, craft and drama for the 4 - 7’s, 0208 977 9675 / 07810 596342

Kingston Toy Library, Eden Street, Kingston, 020 8399 3247 National association of Toy and Leisure Libraries, 0207 428 2280 Richmond Toy Library 020 8940 9207

Junipers Creative Play, 0845 058 3959

Surbiton Children’s Centre, Toy library 11.30-12.30, Wednesday Only, 0208 547 6242

KraftyKidz, craft sessions, drop in play, seasonal craft activities, 020 8892 5577

Three Wings Trust Toy Library for children with special needs, 0208 831 6176

North Surrey Mucky Pups, 07766 199993/5 Paint that Pot, 5Yrs+ Kingston and Wimbledon, 020 8942 6759

Soft Play Areas Avondale Gym Club, Tumble Gym for under 5’s, Surbiton, 020 8399 3386 Boogaloo Raynes park, under 5’s Mon & Tues, 0208 879 0753

Toddlers Music Music Bugs South West London, Fun, friendly and interactive music classes! 08445781013 www.musicbugs.co.uk/chiswick mandy@musicbugs.co.uk Tiny Tunes, Thames Ditton Mondays Teddington Wednesdays, Twickenham Thursdays, Tel: 07977 585020 www.singinghands.co.uk Blueberry Playsongs, 9mths-3yrs, All Areas, 020 8677 6871

Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, Climbers & Creepers, Indoor play centre, 0208 332 5655

Boogaloo -music and movement, raynes park, under 5’s, 0208 879 0753

Lollipop Club, Kew, up to 6 yrs, 020 8332 7436 Putney Leisure Centre, Tumble Time, 020 8785 0388 Rascals, Motspur Park, Mon - Fri: 10-3 07721 021 290 Roehampton Recreation Centre, up to age 8, 020 8785 0535 Wacky Warehouse, Kiss Me Hardy Playbarn, Colliers Wood, up to 12yrs, 0208 543 9631 Wimbledon Leisure Centre call for session times, 3mnths - 5 yrs, 020 8542 1330. YMCA Hawker Centre, Kingston Tots Funtime, 020 8296 9747 YMCA Wimbledon, Jumping Jacks Under 5’s, 020 8542 9055 Young Ruts, 020 8542 3678

Crechendo Playgyms, Richmond 020 8772 8120

Little Voices, Richmond & Kingston, 0-4 yrs, 07932 786094

Crechendo Playgyms, Wimbledon 6months- 4Yrs, 020 8772 8120

Lucy’s Movement for Toddlers, Under 3’s, Richmond, Mon & Fri 07900 246262

Footie Tots, 2-5yrs, Several Areas, 07931 707720

Monkey Music classes for 3months4Yrs,Wimbledon, 020 8764 5185

Gymboree Play and Music, St Margarets, Richmond under 6yrs, 020 8607 9995

Monkey Music, Richmond and surrounding area, 6months-4yrs, 020 8847 4031

Eddie Catz, Wimbledon & Putney, 0845 2011268

Little Fishes Soft Play, St Frances De Sales Church Hall, Wellington Rd, Hampton Hill. Tues/Wed/Thurs 1012.15pm

Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington, 020 8977 7558

Boogie Tots, 18months-5yrs, Twickenham, 020 8898 5622

Monkey Music, Surbiton, Kingston, 020 8873 0411

Gymboree Play and Music, Wimbledon, 0208 946 0400

Music Bugs, 0844 578 1013

Gymboree Putney, up to 3.5 yrs, 020 8780 3831

Musical Stars Children’s Music Classes, West Wimbledon, 0795 5603197

Caterpillar Music, Wimbledon, under 5yrs, 020 8286 3754 Children’s Yoga Classes, 2-4yrs in Surbiton & Wimbledon, 07946 343821 Colourstrings Music Kindergarten, Richmond, 6months-5yrs, 020 8948 2066

Musical Express, Wimbledon, 020 8946 6043 Musical Bumps, Kingston & Richmond, 07764 684 334 Pipsqueaks Music Classes & Parties, Music classes & parties, Tel: 07745 852836

Crafty Tales, craft, music and storytelling for the 2-4’s, craft and drama for the 4 - 7’s, 0208 977 9675 / 07810 596342

Tic Toc Music, under 5’s, Call for Classes, 020 8942 7147 Tiny Tunes Music Preschool drop in Teddington Baptist Church 10am & 11am, 07977 585020

Fun with Music, 1-5yrs, Richmond, 020 8332 2275 Gymboree Play and Music, St Margarets, Richmond under 6yrs, 0208 607 9995

Yo Baby under 5’s World Music, Surbiton 07970 202473

Gymboree Play and Music, Surbiton 020 8398 9360

Tots Funtime, Malden Centre, mon,wed,fri, call for times, 020 8336 7770

Gymboree Play and Music, Wimbledon, 020 8946 0400

Tumble Tots, Hampton, kingston 01932 865100

Jo Jingles, 6months-5yrs, Twickenham, Kingston, Teddington & Hampton, 020 8241 8139

Tumble Tots, Kingston, Kew & Twickenham, 01932 865100

Jumping Beans Story and Song, 1-6yrs, 020 8287 3402

Toy Libraries

Junipers Creative Play, 0845 058 3959

Crossways Toy Library, Twickenham, 020 8831 6176.

Kinder Tots, St Margarets, 2-5yrs 020 8977 7914

Gymboree Play and Music, Surbiton, 020 8398 9360

YMCA Wimbledon, Tiny Tumblers, under 5’s Tuesday, 020 8542 9055

Gymsters, Teddington 1-5yrs 020 8755 1583 Kidsworks Soccer School, Saturday’s Sheen. Ages 3-11. Tel: 020 8755 1583 Little Kickers, Thames Ditton, Kingston, Surbiton, Raynes Park, 020 8286 6038 Little Kickers, Twickenham, Hampton, Teddington, Richmond, Ham, 020 3092 1313 Pee Wee Karate, Richmond, Kew, Whitton, Kingston 3-6Yrs, 020 8332 1709 Rugby Tots, 0845 313 3242 SocaTots, Call for venues, Toddler-5Yrs, 020 8392 1221 The Little Gym, Hampton Hill, 4mnths 12yrs, 020 8977 0099 TJ’s Gymnastics Club,1-5yrs Wimbledon, 02083973111 Twinkle Toes Ballet, 6mnths - 6yrs, Richmond & surrounding areas, 07813 741189

Toddlers Fitness

Toddler Other

Bouncing Bunnies, songs,dance,drama,music and games, Under 5’s, 07956 802294

Little Frogs, sensory play classes, Teddington and Kew, 5 mnths to 5 yrs, 079507794866

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Toddlers Timetable PAY AS YOU GO! Drop into our song,rhyme & fun bubble sessions for under 5s

(3mths-5yrs,£5).

Email: info@tinytuneslive.com Tel: Lisa 07977 585020 www.tinytuneslive.com

Teddington

Twickenam

Wednesday 10&11am

Thursday 10&11am

Thames Ditton Monday 10&10.50am

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Our

FA qualified coaches aim to give children the best introduction

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football and their classes will give your child a sense of camaraderie, extra confidence and many more essential social skills. At little Kickers we recognise that every child is an individual and feel that children develop their skills best when they are playing with other kids of a similar age/ ability, and most importantly having FUN! We would like to offer all Family Grapevine readers a FREE TRIAL at classes in Richmond, Kew, Twickenham, Teddington, Hampton, Kingston, Surbiton, Thames Ditton, Worcester Park or Raynes Park (subject to availability).

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Performing Arts Funky Moves offers the latest in fun activity and fitness for kids. Bespoke Funky Moves Dance Parties New break dancing parties...modern moves for modern kids Customised Private and Group Dance Lessons Funky Dance classes in Chelsea, Clapham, Putney, Roehampton, Wandsworth and NEW classes @Huggle, Swiss Cottage, NW3 Fantastic holiday courses @Belleville School in Wandsworth Learning to dance with Funky Moves will increase your childs confidence, coordination and fitness, while having great fun at the same time. Whether it’s a weekly class, holiday course or a fab party, they will reap the rewards from the fun that they have had. Anyone can be a funky mover with Funky Moves! Adult classes and parties also available Please contact: Alice on 07810 431101 or email alice@funkymovesdance.

com, www.funkymovesdance.com

Putney, 0845 201 1268 Elite School of Dance and Drama, Streetdance disco Drama Glee, 07946038168 Esta Theatre School, 020 8741 2843 Fancy Footwork, Wandsworth, 0845 094 1774 Five Stars School Of Dancing, Balham, 020 8673 6488

Dance and Drama Elite School of dance & drama, come along and get fit with fun and funky moves, 07946 038168 www.elitedanceanddrama.com Fancy Footwork, magic of dance in a fun and lively atmosphere, Wandsworth, 0845 094 1774 www.fancyfootwork.co.uk Funky Moves Kids, the latest in fun activity and fitness for kids, 07810 431101 www.funkymovesdance.com StageCoach Theatre Arts School, dance, drama and singing, Battersea 020 8946 2986 Putney, 020 7631 5378 www.stagecoach.co.uk Act Drama Classes, Streatham, Clapham, 07976 873161

Mini Moves, drop in toddler dance classes, 07946 038168 Perform, 0845 4004000 Pleasing Dance School of Ballet, Battersea, Earlsfield., 020 7722 1829 Red Dot Drama, Tooting 7-10Yrs, 020 8542 5700

Funky Moves Kids, 07810 431101

Russian Ballet and Russian Workout, Clapham, 020 7498 0498

Fusion, Academy of Performing Arts age 4-18yrs, 020 8334 8800

Safrey Academy of Performing Arts Dance Classes020 8664 6676

Georgina Dancing School, Hampton, 020 8755 1504

Southfields School of Ballet, 020 8835 0939

Best Shot Youth Theatre, 9yrs+ Wimbledon, 020 8540 1238

Get active with Hi-5 dance Classes, All Area’s 4-6yrs, 01865 739048

Boogie Tots, 18months-5yrs, Twickenham, 020 8898 5622

Helen O’grady Drama Academy, 020 8255 4090

The Cat’s Grin Theatre Company, 01932 867698

Go for it Theatre School and Agency, Teddington, 4-18yrs, 020 8943 1120

StageCoach Theatre Arts School, dance, Battersea 020 8946 2986 Putney, 020 7631 5378 Streatham School of Dance, 20 8857 4206

Cherry Dunn Dance Classes, Wimbledon, 020 8946 1523

Hampton Hill Theatre School, 3yrs +, 020 8977 5537

Children’s Dance Club, St Lukes Church Hall, Wimbledon Park, 020 8679 3040

Helen O’grady Drama Academy, Surbiton, Wimbledon, 020 8255 4090

Children’s Discovery Centre, Drama Club, Tooting, 020 8767 4551 Children’s Theatre Club, Lantern Arts Centre Wimbledon 020 8944 5794 Children’s Theatre Workshops, 7-17yrs, Wimbledon 020 8342 0542

It’s A Kids Thing, Ballet 2-7yrs Earlsfield, 020 8739 0909 Jean Winkler Dance Studios, Wandsworth, 020 8874 2142 Jayne Marshall, Kingston, 020 8399 9543 Jigsaw, 3-18yrs, drama, singing, dance, 020 8447 4530

The Susan Handy School of Dancing, Tap & Ballet, East Sheen, 01753 542672 Theatrebugs,Balham, Barnes, Clapham, Kingston , 3.5years-8 years 02073502995 Theatrecraft, 6-18yrs, Ryanes Park, 01932 251701 TheatreTrain, Richmond, 01234 317676 Theatretrain, Wimbledon 6-18yrs 01372 462350

Class Act Performing arts, 6-16yrs, SW19, 020 8646 6601

Kingston Ballet School, 020 8549 1129 Kingston Dance Studio, 020 8546 2312

The Spring School of Ballet, RAD Ballet, Tap and Modern, SW London 0845 094 2797

Dance Express in Wimbledon and Wimbledon, 07904217877.

Kingston Vale Dance Academy, Ballet, Modern, Tap, 020 8579 4652

The Village School of Dance, 07795 380528

Danceforce, Kingston, Modern & Tap, 020 8241 8496

Landmark Arts Centre, Lets Pretend 3-4yrs, Teddington, 020 8977 7558

Angelina Ballerina Dance academy, 3-6yrs All Areas, 01865 739048

Diddi Dance, 2-4yrs Twickenham, 020 8867 2418

Little Dancers, 020 8255 9237

Baby Ballet, at the Globe Kingston YMCA 2-5yrs, 020 8339 7083

Dragon Drama, Teddington, 020 8943 1504

Battersea Arts Centre, 020 7223 2223

EarthLife, Dance 3Years +, Kew, 020 8940 0888

actfirst, hampton Hill, 020 8894 3053 Allsorts Drama, Putney, 020 8969 3249 All Expressions Theatre School, drama, dance and musical theatre, 3 - 16yrs, 0208 898 3321

British Ballet Organization, 2yrs+,Inc., 0208 748 1241

Eddie Catz, Toddler Dance Classes

Little Magic Train, 18months-7yrs, Streatham, 01865 739048

Whitton Sports Centre, 020 8898 7795 Wimbledon Leisure Centre Streetbeat, 020 8542 1330.

Little Magic Train, 18months-7yrs, Surbiton, 01865 739048

Wimbledon Village Schoolof Ballet, 020 8944 7370

Maggie & Rose, Ballet, 020 7581 9344

YMCA Hawker Centre, Kingston, Baby Ballet, 3-5yrs, 020 8296 9747

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Performing Arts Fancy Footwork

is your child’s first step on a magical journey

through the world of dance. Our classes –Ballet, Tap, Modern & Jazz, Musical theatre and Street Dance – are a great foundation, and the chance to perform in shows and study for RAD/ISTD exams in a fun, inspiring atmosphere All ages welcome, 18months to adult. Classes are local, accessible and in the heart of the community in SW11, SW12, SW18 and SW16. Professionally run with the personal touch, Fancy Footwork is for little ones, who long to learn to dance at a welcoming venue close to home. For the adults we have Zumba and adult ballet, enabling you to get fit and flexible. To celebrate Fancy Footwork’s 10th Anniversary a gala performance of Coppelia will be taking place on Sunday 6th March at the New Wimbledon Theatre. For more information on classes that Fancy Footwork can offer, please call us on 0845 094 1774, email us at info@fancyfootwork.co.uk or visit www.fancyfootwork.co.uk.

Stagecoach Theatre Arts Holiday Workshop

TheStagecoach Easter Holiday Workshop will take place from 18 20 April 2011 Come and join the circus! Last few weekend places remaining: battersea@stagecoach.co.uk

020 8946 2986

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Education Violin Viola Piano Theory of music Elizabeth Binks A.G.S.M. • Cert Advances Studies • Children of all ages • Beginners to Advanced Diploma level • Parents encouraged to attend lessons • CRB checked • Adult beginners welcome

Independent Schools Athelstan House School, Hampton, 020 8979 1045 Broomfield House School, Kew Mixed, 020 8940 3884 Canbury School, mixed, 10-16 020 8549 8622 Denmead School, 2-11yrs Hampton, 020 8979 1844 Educare Small School, Kingston, 3-11, 020 8547 0144 Halliford School, Shepperton, 01932 223593 Hampton School, Boys 1118yrs, 020 8979 5526 Holy Cross Prep School, Kingston, girls, 020 8942 0729 Jack and Jill School, 020 8979 3195 Kew College, 020 8940 2039 Kew Green Preparatory School, mixed, 020 8948 5999 Kings College Junior School, Wimbledon, 020 8255 5335 King’s House Junior School, Richmond, 020 8940 7015 King’s House School, Richmond Boys 4-13yrs, 020 8940 1878 Kingston Grammar School, mixed, 11-19, 020 8546 5875 Linley House, Surbiton, 3-7 yrs 020 8399 4979 Newland House School, Twickenham, 020 8892 7479 Norwegian School, Wimbledon co-ed 3-16yrs Scandinavians only, 020 8947 6617 Old Vicarage School, Girls Richmond, 020 8940 0922 Park Hill School, Kingston, girls & Boys 3-11yrs, 020 8546 5496 Rokeby School, Kingston, boys 4-13, 020 8942 2247 Shrewsbury House, Surbiton,

Telephone 0208 397 1716 07947 404484 boys prep schl, 020 8399 3066 St Catherine’s Catholic School, Twickenham, 020 8891 2898 St James Independent School, Twickenham, 020 8892 2002

The Lady Eleanor Hollis School, Hampton, 020 8979 1601 The Lady Eleanor Hollis School, Hampton, Girls, 020 8979 1601 The Mall School, Twickenham 020 8977 2523 The Roche Nursery School, Putney, 020 8704 4857 The Roche School, Mixed 2-11yrs, Wandsworth, 020 8877 0823 The Rowans, Wimbledon 3-8yrs, 020 8946 8220 The Royal Ballet School, Richmond, 020 8392 8000 The Study, New Malden, Nursery & Prep, 020 8942 0754

Twickenham Preparatory School Mixed 4-13yrs, 020 8979 6216

Willington School, Wimbledon boys 4-13yrs, 020 8944 7020 Wimbledon College Preparatory Boys 4-11yrs, 020 8946 7000

Fleet Tutors, all academic subjects, www.fleettutors.com 020 8580 3911

English Language Training for Aupairs, 020 7622 7345 La Jolie Ronde, Richmond 020 8892 4123 La Jolie Ronde, 07771 732948.

Direct Tutoring, maths/science tuition, 0779 365 5055 www.direct-tutoring.co.uk

Le Club Francais & El Club

Dominiques French & English Tuition, 07939 756606

Le Club Francais, Wandsworth,

Home School Tutoring, all subjects/levels, 01372 806 780

020 8542 2709

Kip McGrath Tutors children age 6-16yrs, Kingston area, 020 8786 2000

020 8898 7848

Kumon Centres, Merton Park 020 8644 4009

5-11Yrs Kingston, 020 8541 1619

Espanol, 020 8979 4586

Wimbledon, Merton,

Spanish for Children, Whitton

Spanish Tuition, Carmen Ferreres,

Music Teachers

Kumon Centres, Richmond 020 8940 5445

Alicia Hunt, Surbiton. Flute,

Kumon Centres, Teddington and Twickenham, 020 8893 8808

020 8399 8861

Kumon Maths, Surbiton, 020 8391 9495

The Ursuline Preperatory School, Boys 3-7yrs Girls 3-11yrs, 020 8947 0859

Westbury House School, New Malden, 020 8942 5885

Language Classes

Alpha Tuition, Maths, Science, Computer & Business studies. 020 8397 5604

Surbiton High School, girls, 11-18, 020 8390 6640

Unicorn School, Kew Mixed 3-11yrs, 020 8948 3926

Tutoring

Maths and English Tuition, NumberWorks’nWords, Surbiton 0208 399 1234 Maths and English Tuition, NumberWorks’nWords, Wimbledon, 0208 543 7333 Preschool Home teaching Scheme for special needs, Kingston, 020 8547 6698 Preschool Home Teaching Scheme for special needs, Merto, 020 8545 4817

Wimbledon Common Preparatory, 020 8946 1001

Private Tutor, Nicola Saunders B.A. H.D.E., see ad on page 21, 020 8255 9101

Wimbledon High School, Girls 4-18yrs 020 8971 0902

Spanish Tuition, Carmen Ferreres, 5-11Yrs Kingston, 020 8541 1619

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piano and music theory lessons

Elizabeth Binks, Violin, Viola, Piano, Theory of Music, 0208 397 1716 Elisabeth Perry, Surbiton ‘Cello, Piano, Keyboard, Flute and Recorder lessons 07917 860144 Julia Draeger, Teddington Violin Teacher, 020 8614 6811 Mrs Lori Fredrics.Surrey. Singing,Voice,Opera,Musical Theatre 020 8255 6426 Mrs Lorna Baillie,Kingston. Piano,Recorder,Classical,Jazz 020 8541 0575 Otakar Kraus Music Trust, Richmond, 020 8570 6977


Education

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Sport Cookery Clubs Cookies Kitchen - children’s cookery school, 07748 715644

Leisure & Sport Services Kingston Council, Leisure and Sport Services, 020 8547 5209 Active Kingston, 020 8547 5208 Merton Council, Leisure Services 020 8545 3667 Richmond council, Leisure Services 020 8831 6133

Sports Centres Alexandra Rec, Surbiton

020 8547 5507 Nuffield Health, Fitness and Wellbeing Centre, Surbiton 020 8335 2900 David Lloyd Centre The Rotunda, Kingston, 020 8974 7440 Dickerage Adventure Playground, 3-18yrs, New Malden, 020 8942 1707 Hampton Sports, Arts, & Fitness Centre, 020 8941 4334 Kingfisher Leisure Centre, Kingston, 020 8546 1042 Malden Centre, with swimming pool, 020 8336 7770 Pools on the Park, Richmond 020 8940 0561

Velocity, Queens Road Church Wimbledon, 020 8947 1859 Westside Youth Club, Wimbledon, 020 8780 4071

Gymnastics and Trampoline Backflip performers, learn gymnastic skills and have fun, 020 8940 7998 www.backflipperformers.com The Little Gym, Hampton Hill, 020 8977 0099 www.thelittlegym.co.uk The Little Gym, Wandsworth, 020 8874 6567 www.thelittlegym.co.uk Avondale Gym Club, Tumble Gym for under 5’s, Surbiton, 020 8399 3386 Clapham Leisure Centre, 020 7926 0700 Gymnastics, ADT College, Wandsworth, 01372 809 345 Hampton Sports, Arts, & Fitness Centre, 020 8941 4334 Shene Sports and Fitness Centre, 020 8878 7578 Spencer Club, Earlsfield, 020 8874 2717 Tolworth Gymnastics Club, 01372 729606

Putney Leisure Centre, 020 8785 0388

Tolworth Recreation Centre, sport and play schemes, 020 8391 7910

Roehampton Recreation Centre, 020 8785 0535

TJ’s Children’s Gym Club, Wimbledon, 02083973111

Teddington Pool and Fitness Centre, 020 8977 9911

Martial Arts

Teddington Sports Centre 020 8977 0598

Crouching Tiger Karate, 0208 332 1709 www.crouchingtigerkarate.co.uk

Tiffin Girls Community Sports Centre, Kingston, 020 8547 5507

Bu’Sen , Karate & Judo, Twickenham, 020 8892 3338

Tolworth Recreation Centre 020 8391 7910

Cap Eira Brazilian Martial Art Classes, Wimbledon, 07050 073737

Whitton Sports Centre, 020 8898 7795

Kickboxing For Kids, Tolworth, Ewell, 020 8786 8095

Tang Lung Combat Academy Family Martial Arts, Battersea, 020 7738 9833

Kick boxing classes, Tooting & Norwood, 5-16Yrs, 07973 712236

The Yamabushi Judo Club, Kingston 8337 2234

Krav Maga,Battersea,Israeli Combative, 07961 09021 Kung Fu & Tai Chi,5-18 yrs,Tolworth, 07958382389 Kyokushinkai Karate, Wimbledon, 020 8946 0673

Dragons Judo Club, Surbiton, 01932 227655

Tiffin Sports Centre, Judo, Karate & Kick boxing, 0208 541 3972 Whitton Sports Centre, 020 8898 7795 Wimbledon YMCA Judo, 07956 121752

Lil’ Dragons, 0800 849 6334

Wing Chun Chinese Kung Fu, Tolworth, 020 8653 8188

Master Cho’s Tae Kwon Do School, Malden Centre, 07947 829 817

Wing Chun Chinese Kung Fu, Wimbledon, 020 8653 8188

Pee Wee Karate, Richmond, Kew, Whitton, Kingston 3-6Yrs 020 8332 1709

Wing Chun Chinese Kung Fu, Battersea, Balham, 020 8653 8188

Pools on the Park, Richmond, 020 8940 0561

Yawara Martial Arts Club, Wandsworth, 07956 291064

GKR Karate, All Areas, 07659 591718

Qigong, Wimbledon Village, 07970 007234

Yamabushi Judo, Kingston Vale, 07768 893 685

Gujarati Balmandir, Saturday Club, 020 8224 6153

Hampton Sports, Arts, & Fitness Centre, 020 8941 4334

Seiki Juku Karate Do, Kingston, Kew & Tolworth, 07951 252349

YMCA Hawker Centre, Kingston, Karate, 020 8296 9747

Martin Way Methodist Church Youth Club 7-12yrs, 020 8542 2377

Judo & Karate, Shene Sports and Fitness Centre, 020 8878 7578

Spillard Karate Club, 07951 252349

South Wimbledon Youth Centre 020 8542 7537

karate & Judo @ whitehouse Community Centre, Hampton 020 8979 1884

Wimbledon Leisure Centre 020 8542 1330.

Youth Clubs Boy’s Brigades and Girls Brigades Anchors and Explorers (school years Reception-year 3) and Juniors (school years 4-6) Friday evening from 5.30pm - 7pm, Company, Seniors and Brigaders (school years 7-13) 7pm - 9.30pm on Friday. Kingston United Reformed Church, 07960 330556

EarthLife, Karate, Kew, 020 8940 0888 England Karate Kan, Coombe Girls School, New Malden, 0780 122 6108 England Karate Kan, Malden Centre, New Malden, 0780 122 6108 Freestyle Karate Centre, Surbiton, 020 8758 2882

YMCA Surbiton, Karate, 020 8390 0148

Sportscoach, 6-16yrs Hampton, 01932 256264

YMCA Surbiton, Khai-Bo, 020 8390 0148

Sportscoach, Wimbledon, 6-16yrs, 01932 875138

YMCA Wimbledon, 8yrs + Judo, 020 8542 9055

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SEE THEM BALANCE SEE THEM BEAM, AT THE LITTLE GYM The Little Gym runs weekly, curriculum-based, gymnastics classes for children from 4 months to 12 years of age. The gym provides a safe, colourful haven where children can gain confidence in a non-competitive environment, with close guidance and encouragement from highly trained and friendly instructors. Our tailored classes help children get the most from every stage of their development; they promote co-ordination, balance, rhythm and flexibility, as well as an opportunity to let off steam, make new friends and have lots of FUN! Our classes allow each child to grow their skills at their own pace. They combine gymnastics, music and games and provide a personalised learning experience that evolves week-by-week. Throughout the programme, parents are kept abreast of their child’s individual progress. Whilst grown-ups accompany the under 3’s, parents of older children can spectate from a comfortable viewing lobby. We offer a free introductory class, so that parents have an opportunity to see the delight in their child, as they achieve there first Monkey Jump or Forward role. Classes are held throughout the day, all year round, so please don’t delay and give us a call at your nearest branch (see our ad on the back cover for more information). The Little Gym also provides children’s parties and fully OFSTED approved holiday camps. Please contact one of our friendly team at your local branch: Hampton Hill on tel. 020 8977 0099 or hamptonhill@thelittlegym.co.uk Wandsworth on tel. 020 8874 5657 or Wandsworth@thelittlegym.co.uk or visit www.thelittlegym.co.uk

Swimming Little Dippers, baby water safety classes, 0844 482 0222 www.littledippers.co.uk Aquatots, Surbiton, Wimbledon, Putney 020 8688 6488 Baby Swimming, Balham, 020 8772 9577 Community Swimming Programme, Wandsworth, 020 8640 4488 David Lloyd Centre, toddler +, Raynes Park, 020 8543 8020 Esporta, Kingston, all ages, 020 8481 6000 Hampton Heated Open air Pool, 020 8255 1116 Pools on the Park, Richmond, 020 8940 0561 South West Swimming School, 020 8767 2723

To advertise please call Justine on 01883 330890 or go to

Supershark Swim Schools, 4yrs+, 020 8546 3864 Teddington Pool and Fitness Centre, 020 8977 9911 The Malden Centre, 020 8336 7770 The Springhealth Leisure Club, Richmond, 020 8940 0561

www.familygrapevineonline.oc.uk

Wimbledon Leisure Centre, 020 8542 1330

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