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The family

Autumn 2012




The Family Grapevine covering the West Kent area

In this issue Babysitters






Dance - toddlers


Day Care






Exercise - toddlers



Exercise / health


Read by both parents and

Halls for hire


professionals - respected and

Making life easier



Music - toddlers


Kept for reference and passed



onto friends - copies are

performing arts


referred to many times.



Big enough - to publicise your



business and find you new

Soft play





Small enough - to be truly



local and a valuable resource



in your community.



What’s New


Call Helen on 01883 382151

What’s On




Family Photographers

Welcome to the Autumn issue of the West Kent Family Grapevine!

Bumps and Beyond

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Canvas Hero Personalised children’s wall art and your photos onto canvas. 10% on your first order with discount code RAPEVINE10

Tunbridge Wells Carpet Cleaners 10% discount off all services on mention of the Grapevine. See page 6 or call 0800 0407474

Win room stickers with easy2name See page 26 of the Grapevine

Pic-N-Mix Parties £10 discount on your party on mention of the ‘Grapevine’ Call call 01892 864592.

More offers and competitions on page 26 of the Grapevine 3

What’s New Water babies comes to West Kent

360°Dance Academy:

Teaching water confidence and safety techniques from birth, the uniquely structured Water Babies programme is designed to make the most of babies’ natural affinity with water. With progressive training, babies can be taught life saving skills such as turning onto their backs or, following a sudden submersion, swimming to the nearest solid object. And it’s so important that they do. Within the last three years, at least ten of our children saved themselves from drowning – despite five of them being only two.

360° Dance Academy is a vibrant

Swimming from birth is excellent for babies’ development, providing a complete physical workout which in turn aids the development of the brain. What’s more, regular swimming can enhance their awareness and improve eating and sleeping patterns – a definite bonus!

360° Dance Academy will be a welcoming, safe place to learn, where everyone can feel comfortable in expressing their creativity and the academy hopes to inspire, enthuse and encourage every child or adult who steps through the door.

new dance school in Tunbridge Wells. Centrally located at Recall Studios, we offer Ballet, Tap, Modern and Jazz classes for children from 18 months adults, including our fantastic combo classes which are a fun way to introduce the core disciplines of dance. The school is owned by local mum and dance teacher, Sadie van der Spuy (AISTD) and her husband, Jean Pierre, who is currently an Associate Director for Cameron Mackintosh on the hit musical Oliver!

With a clear emphasis on having fun, lessons are generally very sociable occasions – and excellent for strengthening the bond between the two of you.

For more information on classes visit our website or call Sadie van der Spuy (AISTD) 07734 053509.

Water Babies lessons run across Kent. For more information call Kelly Lockwood on 01424 892568, email or visit .

Stagecoach Tonbridge pulls into new home After the success of our last superb production Summer Holiday, Stagecoach Tonbridge has been on a journey of their own – and moved to fabulous new premises at stunning K-College. This exciting new venue is equipped with all the latest facilities perfect for our performing arts school including amazing dance studios fitted with beautiful mirrors and a practice barre so students can improve even further on their dancing skills. Even better, we will be able to use KCollege’s stateof-the-art theatre, equipped with the latest lighting, PAsystem, and large staging area. With sessions every Saturday morning, Stagecoach Tonbridge is the perfect place for children aged from four to eighteen to learn how to dance, sing and act in a fun, lively environment taught by experienced, enthusiastic teachers all from a performing background. You’ll be amazed how your children grow in confidence! Visit www.stagecoach or call Wendy on 01444 456208 By Milly Murray


What’s New nEW BABY MASSAGE AND YOGA COURSES Baby Explorers are now launching our new Baby Massage and Yoga courses accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. They a wonderful opportunity to bond with your new baby through Special one- to one time, eye contact, loving touch and affection. Our friendly and relaxed course promotes: neurological and physical stimulation; relaxation; interaction; discussion time; feelings of attachment and security. For more information please contact



I am delighted to have taken over the Tunbridge Wells (and surrounding areas) franchise of Jo Jingles from Claire Lambert. I am a mother of two small children, aged 5 and 3 and have been attending children’s music classes since my eldest was only 3 months. We discovered Jo Jingles when I moved down from Battersea in 2010. We loved the classes and I was delighted to have the opportunity to acquire this franchise. I have been singing for years in Light Operatics; various choirs including the ENO Baylis choir at the Coliseum (twice!); and the odd karaoke. So I leaped at the chance to have fun and sing for a living. It’s also a completely different challenge to that which I faced in my previous life as an intellectual property lawyer.

A baby cafe is opening at the Camden Centre, Tunbridge Wells on Friday 5th October. It will be open every Friday from 10am to 12 noon. The Cafe will be free for parents to attend (where they will be given free refreshments) and will be a place where breastfeeding is the norm. The cafe is being set up by a Breastfeeding Counsellor for Tunbridge Wells NCT. She has found that one issue affecting breastfeeding continuation rates in Kent is breastfeeding in public. It is something she is always asked about in classes and a real concern for mums starting out and continuing to breastfeed. The hope is that this will make a real difference to mums in Tunbridge Wells and the surrounding area - allowing them to shop and then feed their babies in comfort (rather than sitting next to a nappy bin in a feeding room).

I can’t wait to start the new term in September. Join me: or call 07748 843300

The Green Cave Nursery opens in Tunbridge Wells The Green Cave Day Nursery is a brand new nursery in the heart of Tunbridge Wells opening in October 2012. A small, family environment takes maximum of 12 children from 2-5 years. The nursery has highly experienced staff who are dedicated to providing high-quality childcare. The nursery teaches children to love and protect the environment and does everything to give them a healthy start in life. The food, snacks provided are always fresh and organic. Cleaning products are natural and ecofriendly; toiletries are organic or made from natural, safe ingredients. Children are offered a free salt therapy session every day which helps to keep their airways clean. Offers daycare from 7.30 – 18.30 and are located next to Tunbridge Wells train station. 10 Vale Road, Post Office Square, TN1 1BP, Tunbridge Wells. If you have any queries please contact on 01892 800 033 or check out the website


Making life easier Family photography Having spent my entire working life as a photographer, starting on plate cameras with bellows and a black cloth over my head, I’ve seen many changes in photography over the years. Today’s cameras are fantastic and with a little know how anyone with a bit of training can take nice photographs of their children. Most people don’t want to read a big camera manual so end up being confused what to do and usually have bad advice over how to take a nice portrait, the sun behind the shoulder, using flash, asking a subject to say cheese, all things I don’t do. I train ordinary Mums and Dads to understand light, backgrounds, how to set up a camera properly. It’s not rocket science and I pride myself on not making it difficult to understand. James Bignell is a professional photographer and does one-to one photography training for Mums and Dad’s. See for more details or email him on

Belle Casa Professional cleaning and

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Enchanted Childcare Nannies, Holiday nannies and babysitters, 01892 598147

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01892 514552 Shining Star Cleaning Ltd Cleaning and ironing starting

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from £9.50 per hour on mention of Family Grapevine.

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Busy Mum? Quality house cleaning. For just £12 per hour, 07831 394422

Local, reliable company, Telephone 01732 359945


Exercise & health Emma Darthuy Physiotherapy and Pilates

Emma Darthuy BSc Pg Dip MCSP HPC

I provide physiotherapy assessments and treatments in the comfort of your own home as well as individual and class based Pilates tuition. I am a chartered physiotherapist with many years of experience in assessing and treating a range of musculoskeletal conditions including; sports injuries, back and neck pain, balance and mobility problems, postural and biomechanical problems as well as ante/postnatal conditions i.e. SPD and rectus diastasis. I bring my own kit including a sturdy therapy couch into your home at a time to suit you, so no need to worry about driving to a clinic, parking, childcare, taking time out from a busy day. Daytime, evening and weekend appointments available. Modified Pilates exercises are often used as part of my treatment for an injury but can also be taught to improve posture, strength and flexibility or to enhance sports performance. Pilates can be taught on a one to one basis, small private groups or classes (max 8 people). Please contact me if you would like further information. 07530 857613

Physiotherapy and Pilates Experienced Chartered Physiotherapist

Sports injuries

Neck & Back Pain

Postural & Biomechanical Problems Arthritis & Mobility Difficulties Post-op Rehab


Pilates: One to one tuition and Classes 07530 857613


Performing Arts Dance Schools 360 Dance Academy TWells, 07734 053509 Aerodance Danceboxand Aerodance Street for Tots to Teens, now in Benenden, Groombridge, Leybourne, Staplehurst, Tunbridge Wells, Wadhurst and West Malling. 0845 430 8383

Sevenoaks Leisure Centre, 6+, 01732 470700 Sevenoaks School of Dance, 3+, 01732 453330 Sheila Price School of Dancing, Tonbridge, 01732 362483 Southborough School of Dance, Twells, 01892 531632

Act 11 academy, Sevenoaks, 01732 463293

Stagecoach Performing Arts, 4-16 yrs, Tonbridge, 01444 456208

Cascade school of dance 07789833164

Stagecoach Performing Arts, 4-16yrs, Twells, 01342 410208

Catherine Bellinger School of Dance, 2+, Twells, 01892 542549 C.C. Danceworks, street & disco, Hildenborough, 01732 838897 Chetwerikova School of Ballet, Twells, 01892 531632 Connie Turner School of Dance, Tonbridge, 01732 353297

Studio Academy of theatre arts, ballet, modern, tap, 01892 860624 Susanna Cox School of Dancing, 01892 653336 The Dance Studio, 21/2 to adult, Twells, 01892 521687

Dance Academy Sevenoaks, 01732 469806

The Knee to Dance, ballet, modern, tap & jazz, 21/2 +, 01622 741146

Dance Expressions, kids fun, disco, latin, Sevenoaks, 01689 833156

Tonbridge Performing Arts, 01732 353297

Edenbridge Ballet School, 3+, 01732 367020

Vera Robinson School of Dancing, 01732 461510

Eunice Walton School of Dancing, 3+, Marlpit Hill, 01342 834538 Firefly Dance School, 07734 816989 Flame Dance Academy, Edenbridge, 01732 860598 Footsteps, 0777 1985 711 Geraldine Fox School of Dancing, 21/2 +, 01732 357518

Drama Schools Act 11 academy, Sevenoaks, 01732 463293 Footsteps, 0777 1985 711 Italia Conti, 01892 529112 Intrepid Theatre, 01273 476226 Jigsaw Performing Arts Schools, Sevenoaks, 020 8447 4530

360°Dance Academy:

Italia Conti, 01892 529112

Limelight Musical Theatre, Hawkhurst, 01435 882687

Just Dance, 21/2 +, in and around Twells, 01892 864517

McAllister-Brown Dance School, 01892 516074

Kickz danceworks, Twells, 21/2 +, 01435 862880

Perform, 0845 400 4000

new dance school in Tunbridge Wells. Centrally located at Recall Studios, we offer Ballet, Tap, Modern and Jazz classes for children from 18 months adults, including our fantastic combo classes which are a fun way to introduce the core disciplines of dance. The school is owned by local mum and dance teacher, Sadie van der Spuy (AISTD) and her husband, Jean Pierre, who is currently an Associate Director for Cameron Mackintosh on the hit musical Oliver!

Housley School of Dance, Sevenoaks, 01732 461 550

Lamberhurst School of Theatre Dance, 01424 217460 McAllister-Brown Dance School, 2 + Twells, 01892 516074 Samantha’s Academy of Dance, Wateringbury & Teston, 07960 355184 Medway School of Dancing, 3+, Tonbridge, 01732 358355 Pre-School Dance, 18mnths+, Tonbridge, 01732 359966 Pre-School Dance, 3 & 4 yrs, Raleys Gym, Sevenoaks, 01732 458614 Sandra Taylor School of Theatre Dance, Hildenborough, 01732 810879

360° Dance Academy is a vibrant

Recall Theatre School, 01892 611544 Stagecoach Theatre Arts, Tonbridge, 01444 455208 Stagecoach Theatre Arts, Tunbridge Wells, 01342 410206 Studio Academy of theatre drama, singing, 01892 860624

360° Dance Academy will be a welcoming, safe place to learn, where everyone can feel comfortable in expressing their creativity and the academy hopes to inspire, enthuse and encourage every child or adult who steps through the door.

Theatre Train, Twells, Sevenoaks, 01435 872881 Tonbridge Performing Arts, 01732 353297 Trinity Youth Theatre, 11-19yrs, 01892 678678

For more information on classes visit our website or call Sadie van der Spuy (AISTD) 07734 053509.

Young Trinity after schl theatre Club, 8-11yrs, 01892 678678


Performing Arts

Recently launched Firefly Dance School provides a fun and relaxing environment for children to learn. The founder, Carla Nicholson is a well known and established dance teacher and choreographer in the South-East and London. Firefly Dance School offers R.A.D Ballet and I.S.T.D Modern & Tap classes from 2 1/2 years & upwards. The classes consist of teaching the fundamentals and syllabus of each chosen technique whilst installing the love and passion for dance through having fun. During each class your children will learn the concept of Ballet, Modern & Tap through technique, rhythm, props & music. We may even have fun with a tutu or two to capture the real enjoyment of dancing! For more information please contact Carla on 07734 816989 or email First trial lesson free for a limited time only. Please quote “Grapevine”

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Party Time Party Entertainers Aerodance parties for girls and boys, from 3 upwards. A fun dance party, whether you want street, glam and glitter or a mix of dance and games. 0845 430 8383 Dance Parties, 3-10 years, 01892 864517 D&D Footie Focus, football themed parties, 2 to 15 years 07969 669153, Pirate, Knight, Spy parties, 07845 320001

Halls for hire

High School Musical Parties, Themed Games, 07798 872322

Delarue Hall Tonbridge, Hire for all occasions, tel: 01732 367917

Hugh’s Hocus-Pocus Fun Show,

Ashurst McDermott Village Hall, 01892 740210

01892 825755 Humpty Dumpty Musical Parties, 01892 864592

Bells Yew Green Village Hall, 01892 750231

Jo Jingles, music, instruments,

Benenden Village Hall 01580 240670

themes, parachute & Games,

Bidborough Village Hall, 01892 520967

01732 361314 Jonjo Children’s Entertainer, 01622 871950

Brenchley Memorial Hall, 01892 723303

Kelly the Clown, 01892 653963

Broadwater Hall - Tunbridge Wells, 01892 526069

Kiddi Karts, 01932 770770

Camden Centre - Tunbridge Wells, 01892 521384

Monty’s Chidlren’s party 0788 788 0796

Loopy Lou Partiesm, Traditional

Pic-n- Mix Parties, 01892 864592

01892 825122

Christ Church Centre - Tunbridge Wells, 01892 522323

Stardust, childrens manicure and makeup parties, 01892 862273

Mick’s disco and children’s

Copt Hall - Hawkhurst, 01580 752058

entertainer, 01689 824040

TechZone, ultimate gaming truck, 01622 200 655

Children’s Party Entertainer,

Cowden Memorial Hall, Cowden Memorial Hall, 01342 850988.

Mosaic Children’s parties,

Delarue Hall Tonbridge, Hire for all occasions, tel: 01732 367917

020 8397 8864 Mr Trickey, Magic, Balloons,

Rickards Hall, Edenbridge, 01732 865368

Teddy Box, make a bear kits, ideal for parties, 01737 556560

Disco, Comedy, 020 8337 7746

Beauty Bliss, 01892 832530

01732 741335

Edenbridge WI Hall, 01732 865368

Carri’s Crafts, craft parties, sevenoaks, 07765 438122

Pirate Parties, Bewl Cruisers,

Frant Memorial Hall, 01892 616233

PipSqueaks Music Parties,

Bewl Water, 01892 890661 Pop star parties, 0800 567 7197

Goudhurst Parish Hall, 01580 211426

Cookies Kitchen, cookery parties, 01892 853272

Racing Challenge - linked racing

Groombridge Village Hall, 0560 1497246

Croc Encounters, reptile parties and shows, 0845 020 4364

01732 460614

Davy Driver’s Music Train, 01892 860235

01892 860235

Horsmonden Methodist Church, 01892 722680

Scencio, disco parties,

Horsmonden Village Hall, 01892 722505

Children’s Fairy Parties, 01892 518670

Disco Dance Parties, Spice up Your Party, 01342 718027 Dyna-mites, 3-8yrs, 01580 213476 / 01424 882684 Esporta birthday parties, 01892 774 000 Equstar, medieval skills party, 01892 617066 Froggle Parties, 0845 050 4509 Funky Monkey Parties, 5+, 07947 119091 Gift Daze, pop star parties, 01892 752117

car simulators we come to you,

Hadlow Old School Hall, 01732 851878

Rhythm Express Parties,

01732 470700

Langton village hall, Langton Green, 01892 862266

Slap n dash, painting party,

Mencap Hall, Hitchen Hatch Lane, Sevenoaks, 01732 453084

01580 755674 The Crafty Party, 01732 810719 The Fun Factory, 01435 862906

Paddock Wood Masonic Hall, 01892 833292

Terry Herbert, children’s magic,

Putlands Leisure Centre Paddock Wood, 01892 838290

01474 852644

Pembury Village Hall, 01892 822837

Truly Madly Baby - party plan, 01580 720226

Sherwood Community Centre TWells, 01892 538230

Tumble Tots Birthday Parties, age

Showfields Hall - Tunbridge Wells, 01892 542970

2 to 5 years, 01892 536142


Speldhurst Village Hall, speldhursthallbookings@ 07936 523 304 St Dunstan’s Church Hall Southborough, 01892 537865 St James Church Hall - Twells, 01892 521703 St Johns Church Hall - Twells, 01892 540897 St Johns Methodist Church Southborough, 01892 544578 St Lukes Church Hall, Sevenoaks, 01732 454426 St Matthews Church Hall -Twells, 01892 618108 St Peter’s Church - Twells, 01892 530384 St Paulinus Church Centre, Edenbridge, 01732 505724 St Philip’s Church - Twells, 01892 531031 Sunnyside Hall, Rusthall, Twells, 01892 513777 Toc H Hall - Little Mount Sion, Twells, 01892 618414 Toc H Hall, Cambrian Road, Twells, 01892 532048 Tonbridge, Christ Church Centre, 01732 770334. Vale Royal Methodist Church Twells, 01892 543257 West Kent Young Women’s Project (YWCA) - Tonbridge, 01732 365831

Party Venues Angel Leisure Centre, Tonbridge,

01732 359966 British Wildlife Centre, Lingfield, 01342 834658 Crowborough Leisure Centre, 01892 665488 Edenbridge Leisure Centre, 01732 865665 Our Space, children’s play centre, Tunbridge Wells, 01892 616000 Tumble Tots Tunbridge Wells and Crowborough 01892 536142 Wear M Out, softplay, Tonbridge, 01732 353773

Party Time

A SUPER COOL PARTY IDEA Are you looking for a effortless party with no clearing up afterwards? Tech Zone has vehicles fully kitted out with the latest electronic games. We will come to your home or venue of your choice. The on board entertainment includes racing seats all connected to huge flat screen TVs and all linked up for a realistic race against each other. Or guests can sit on the sofa and play on the Xbox 360’s, Wii, PSPs, IPad’s or PlayStation3. And now our brand new Ultimate Gaming Trailer. All the same kit as the truck but in a slightly smaller package… only 7 metres long but the same room inside. Great for the smaller drive or where parking the truck could be a

The Grapevine is given out to over 300 locations in West Kent. To advertise email:

problem. We recommend up to 14 children of age 7+ and TechZone parties are fully hosted by our ‘crew.’ For more information call 01622 200 655 or and now


Bumps & Babies

Baby Explorers for babies (newborn-12months) and Toddlers Explorers(1-2 years )offers exciting structured activities and lively music all aimed to promote your baby sensory

Baby activities Baby Massage and Yoga courses, (see ad on this page (baby explorers) Baby Explorers, lively music and exciting activities, 07947 380 135

development. Our classes offer a different theme each week whether it be ‘Adventures at the Beach’,’ Swinging Safari’, or our ‘Teddy Bears Picnic’ you will have a chance to interact with your baby and meet some new friends. For more

Baby & Parent Cinema Club, Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks, 01732 450175

information please contact and

Ducklings baby and toddler swimming, 07795093564

join us for a free taster session.

Baby signing classes, West Kingsdown on a Tuesday and

Eynesford near Sevenoaks on a Friday, 07768 447657 Humpty Dumpty Club, baby music, 01892 864592 Jumping beans, 3 mnths+, 01580 753220/850506

Baby Explorers are now launching our new Baby Massage and Yoga courses accredited by the Royal College of

Just Dance, baby and me ballet class, 01892 864517

Midwives. They a wonderful opportunity to bond with your

Kindermusik, babies +Twells 01892 549086 Edenbridge 07909 774893 Sevenoaks, 07957 490919

new baby through Special one- to one time, eye contact,

Musical Bumps, music for babies, 07758 862828 Pilates - Mum & baby, 01892 618493

loving touch and affection. Our friendly and relaxed course promotes: neurological and physical stimulation; relaxation;

Rythm Express, music classes for babies,

interaction; discussion time; feelings of attachment and

Singalong baby sign classes, West Kingsdown, 07767 447 657

security. For more information please contact mo@

Swimming - see pages 31


Bumps & Babies

Maternal Wellbeing - Physiotherapy for Mums and Mums-to-be Pregnancy and Postnatal aches and pains are all too common. Changes in posture and hormones during pregnancy and early motherhood predispose women to musculoskeletal conditions such as low back pain, pelvic girdle pain, symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD), rib pain, wrist pain and much more. Sadly, all to often we have come to accept these problems, perhaps because others have too. All of these conditions are treatable! Here at Maternal Wellbeing we believe in proactive treatment. Whether it is simple advice you want on posture or baby equipment, or perhaps you are concerned about labour with pelvic or back pain. As an expert Women's Health Physiotherapist these are all things we deal with daily! For the more troubling problems, we offer advice, exercise prescription, Clinical Pilates, joint and soft tissue mobilisation, acupuncture, supports and sports taping. Pregnancy and motherhood is such a precious time and a challenging one too! Don't let aches and pains slow you down: Maternal Wellbeing is a Specialist Women's Health Physiotherapy Clinic offering a range of expert advice and treatment in the maternal year. See or contact Alexa on: E: T: 01892 801010

The baby & toddler group for families with twins meets on the 4th Thursday of every month 10 am - 12 noon at Little Forest Children’s Centre, Friars Way, Tunbridge Wells TN2 3AU. £1 per family


Bumps & Babies Meeting others

Leigh Mother & Toddler Group

New Parents Groups on Thursday

Thursdays during term time.

at Paddock Wood Children’s Centre

Leigh Large Village Hall.

Birth / postnatal doula, 01732 463320 or 07984911588

Mummy Day Care, meet ups and

Catherine Oatridge, Postnatal Doula Services, 01323 410341

YWCA, Time Out, for young mums and mums-to-be. Thursday AM, free creche, 01732 365831

GR8-4-Mums, Birth/postnatal Doula,01892 537663


Kent Midwifery Practice, 01233 720940/ 01233 647994

CRY-SIS Helpline, for sleep problems and excessive crying, 08451 228 669

New Borns to Crawling 10:30 to 12:00 Crawling to first steps 1:00 to 2:00 Little Walkers 2:00 to 3:00 01580 713285 Babyspace, social group for parents and babies. Tonbridge Parish Church, 01732 770962, Mondays 12.30-3.15pm

Baby and You courses for new parents (babies under 4 months) at Little Forest Children Centre T Wells, 01892 532319 – Exercise with your baby – 07990 973313 Bumps & Babes, group for new parents, St Stephens Centre Christchurch Centre, Tonbridge, 01732 771977

Home Birth Group, call Allison on 01892 524025 or 07789 002883

Antenatal Ante-natal Groups, Community Room, Edenbridge Hospital, 01732 863262 Antenatal Pilates, Moira Clark 01732 453271 Birthing Beautiful - Doula service, 07859 998 057 Birthlight, pregnancy yoga, 07702 751143 BirthPlus + Independent Antenatal Classes, 07847 030 142 Birthwise, active birth classes, 01892 784381 Bump 2 baby, antenatal education classes, 0845 4762616 Gentle Birth, antenatal classes, 01732 834417 Maternity Reflexology, 01892 520897 Mothers Matter, Doula Services, 01892 681 402 National Childbirth Trust, antenatal classes, 0870 444 8707 NCT Relaxation, Breathing & Exercise for Pregnancy classes, 01732 884895 Private Antenatal Classes (NCT Trained), 01732 884895

07847 030 142

(babies welcome), 9.30-11.30

discount treatments, 07931 384 242

New Parents Group, New Borns to Early Crawlers Paddock Wood Children’s Centre, 01580 713285. NCT coffee mornings, parents &

Lisa Walters, Doula, 07734 726182 Midwives of the Weald, 079016 46123

children, Sevenoaks & Tonbridge only, 0845 2269354

Mothers Matter, Doula Services, 01892 681 402

NCT coffee mornings, Twells, 07005 964029

Nurturing Birth - doula service, 01892 532830

Midwives / Doulas Birthing Beautiful - Doula service, 07859 998 057

Postnatal Doula, 01892 770842 Sunrise Birthing Independent Midwifery Care, 01825 714538

Birth Comfort Doula

Nappy Services

Services, 01732 884895

heekies Nappies, home collection laundry service, 01903 784291

Birthing Doula, 01892 537663 BirthPlus + Independent Antenatal Classes,

Shiatsu & Reflexology for pregnancy, birth & babies, Sara Browne MRSS, MAR, 01892 533335/07927 904433

Breastfeeding Drop In - Thursday 10:30 to 12:00 Paddock Wood Children’s Centre 01580 713285.

Buggy Walk, every Monday 9:30 to 10:30 starting from Paddock Wood Children’s Centre 01580 713285’

Bumps and Mums, Play away, East Grinstead, 0800 118 2919

Breastfeeding Drop In’s Edenbridge CC, Edenbridge - 01732 8640453 Fridays 10am - 12pm NCT, 24 hour breastfeeding helpline, 0300 3300771

First Aid Courses Enchanted Training St Johns Ambulance, 01732 871666

NCT, free bra fitting service, 01732 453271

The Parent Company, first aid for babies and children, 0845 094 42209

Birthwise, active birth classes, 01892 784381

Massage, yoga, etc

Exercise Ante and Postnatal Pilates and fitness. Day, eve & weekend. Moira Clark 01732 453271

NCT, T Wells & District Membership, 07005 801634 General, 07005 964029 National Childbirth Trust, General, 0870 444 8707 Sevenoaks Hospital Health Visitors, 01732 470200 TAMBA - National Twins & Multiple

Baby massage and/or exercise for Mums, Moira Clark, 01732 453271

Louise Renton fitness teacher, 01892 863075

Breastfeeding Drop In’s Cranbrook CC, Cranbrook - 01580 713296 Thursdays 1 - 3pm

National Childbirth Trust, Sevenoaks & Tonbridge, antenatal bookings, 0845 2269364

Aqua Exercises (ante & post natal), Fosse Bank Schl, Hildenborough & Coombe Bank Schl, 01732 833319 Exercise with your baby, 07990 973313

Breastfeeding Drop In’s Tonbridge Baptist Church - 01732 352824 Tuesdays - 10am - 12pm

Multiple Births Foundation, 020 8383 3519

Births Association

Birthwise, active birth classes, 01892 784381

Breastfeeding Drop In’s Little Forest CC, T Wells - 01892 532319 Tuesdays 9.30 - 11.30

The Nappy Lady, alternatives to disposables, 01622 739034

Kent Cloth Nappy Network support, help and advice,

Baby and buggy outdoor exercise for mum, Sevenoaks. Moira Clark 01732 453271


01622 605972

0870 770 3305

BBcise, Postnatal Mum & Baby Yoga Classes, 01732 884895 Baby signing classes, West Kingsdown & Eynesford near Sevenoaks, 07768 447657. Birthlight, pregnancy yoga, recovery, postnatal yoga, 07702 751143 Louise Renton Massage therapist, 01892 863075 Lyn Wurf ITEC, TATH, Evolve Baby Massage, 01892 861558 Mother & Baby yoga, 07766 717398 Pilates for Mum and Massage for Baby, Moira Clark, 01732 453271 Pilates, Mum & baby, 01892 618493 Pilates, TWells, 01892 529034 Pilates & Massage therapist, 01892 863075 Pregnancy yoga, 07766 717398 Pregnancy Yoga, Wednesday 6:007.15pm, Edenbridge Children’s Centre, 01732 864045.

Sevenoaks Baby Massage, 01959 525074

Shiatsu & Reflexology for pregnancy, birth & babies, 01892 533335

Baby Massage, Hildenborough & Westerham, 01732 833319

Yoga for pregnancy, Pembury Hospital & Uckfield, 01825 768010


Toddlers Monday am

GLittle Fishes, Baptist Church Hall, Edenbridge, 01732 865613

Stay & Play at Horsmonden Village Hall, Paddock Wood Children’s Centre 01580 713285

Little Springers, broadmead Church, 01892 537663

Bumble Bee Parent and Toddler group, Hadlow Old School Hall 01732 851156

Mother and Others Vine Evangelical Church, Hitchen Hatch Lane, Sevenoaks 10-11:30. 01732 453209.

Cameo, Twells United Reformed Church, 01732 850455 German parent and toddler group First Monday of month 10-12 Pembury Baptist Church, 01892 825657 Little Fishes, Edenbridge Baptist Church, High St, 01732 865613 Little Pickles, St Andrews Church, Paddock Wood, 01892 837617 Parent and Toddler Fun, All Saints Lodge, Hawkhurst, 01580 753784

Sparklers Toddler Group, Eden Church, Edenbridge, 9.30-11.30 01732 865613 Squealson Wheels, Holy Trinity with Christ Church, Twells, 01892 522323 Stepping Stones, special needs toddler group. Meets every other Tuesday. Tonbridge Baptist Church, 01732 352824

Smugglers Baby & Toddler Group, Grange Garden Cottage, Chequers Rd, Goudhurst

ABC Toddler Group, St James’ Church Hall, Twells, 10.15-11.45am, 01892 521703

Toddle In, The Christian Centre, Hanover Road, Twells, 01892 521320 Playtime, United Reformed Church Hall, St Johns Hill, 01732 452925 Salvation Army, Twells, 01892 523849

New Parents Groups, Paddock Wood Children’s Centre

Socatots, Tunbridge Wells, 07958 049202

01580 713285

Spa Café, Sherwood Community Centre, Greggs Wood Rd, Twells, 01892 538230

10:30 to 12:00 Paddock Wood

Puddle-Ducklings, Hawkhurst Baptist Church, Western Road

St Augustines M&T, Crescent Rd, Twells, (Meet during Hols), 01892 522525

Tuesday pm

Stay and Play Mon 9.30 -11.00 Little Forest Children Centre TWells 01892 532319

Messy Play at Paddock Wood Children’s Centre, 10:00 to 10:45 01580 713285

St Thomas’ P&T, Pennington Road, Twells, 01892 510264

Toddler Fun At Number One Rowantree Rd, TW, 01892 514544

Pebbles Toddler Group, Sundridge, 01959 561051

Monday pm

Pooh Corner, St Georges, Chilston Rd, Twells, 01892 543982

Children’s Centre 01580 713285.

Barnababies’, St Barnabas Church hall (bottom of Camden Road- by No 1 Fish & Chips) 01892 533826 Culveden Toddler Time, Culveden Evangelical Church, Twells, 01892 510295

Sunbeam Club, Christchurch Centre, Angel Lane, Tonbridge, 01732 770334

Jolly Tots, St Johns Church, Sevenoaks, 9.30-11.30, 01732 452945

Top of the Tots, baby & toddler music, Sevenoaks, turn up on the day, 10.30, 01732 503567

Little Rascalls, Pembury Baptist Church Hall, Pembury, 01892 825590

Toddler Sport, 0-4yrs, Edenbridge Leisure Centre, 01732 865665

Wednesday pm

Rusthall United Reformed Church Toddler Club, 01892 536260

Buggy Club, St Lukes Church Hall, St Lukes Rd, Twells, 01892 521374

Marsh Green P&T, St Johns Church Room, Green, 01732 867974

Toddler Train, Hawkhurst Baptist Church, Hawkhurst

Mother & Baby, Church Hall, Hildenborough, 01732 834795

Teddies group,non-walkers 2 3.30pm, Edenbridge Children’s Centre, 01732 864045

Dunton Green P&T, Dunton Green Village Hall, 1.15 - 3pm, 01732 458094

Parent & Toddler Fun, All Saints Lodge (opp Colenade), Rye Road, Hawkhurst, 01580 754334 Soft Play at Putlands Sports & Leisure Centre, 1:00 to 2:45 Paddock Wood Children’s Centre 01580 713285 Toddler Time, (term time only) Tonbridge Baptist Church, 01732 352824

Tuesday am Babes & Toddlers, Douglas Rd Church Hall, Tonbridge Bikes and Slides Tunbridge Wells Baptist Church Warner Hall, Upper Grosvenor Road, Tunbridge Wells, 01892 541118 Little Fishes, Baptist Church Hall, Edenbridge, 01732 865613 Cheeky Monkeys, Horsmonden, 01892 723307 First Friends, St Johns Church Hall, Amherst Rd, Twells, 01892 540897

New Borns - Crawling 10:30 to 12:00

Breastfeeding Drop In - Thursday

Pray and Play, first Tuesday of month, Tonbridge Methodist Church, 01732 354245

Christ Church P&T Crundwell Community Centre, Southborough, 01892 531816

baby & toddler group for families with twins. 4th Thursday of month 10 am - 12 noon. Little Forest Children’s Centre, Friars Way, TWells TN2 3AU. £1 per family

Smugglers Toddlers, Church Rooms, Goudhurst, 01580 212179

Time Out…for Mums & pre-school Town church, Mill Lane, Sevenoaks, 01732 464456

Big Messy Toddler session on a Monday, Edenbridge Children’s Centre, 01732 864045

Thursday am

Music Mayhem, Sevenoaks, Community Centre, 10.15am. Just turn up. Rusthall Evangelical Church Westwood Rd, 01892 520568 St Stephens, Tonbridge, 01732 771977

Little Acorns P&T St Pauls CofE, 01892 520804

Tuesday Tiddlers, Curren Hall, East Peckham, 01622 872711

Mum & Co, St Nicholas Church, Undercroft, 01732 740340

Tots Plus, Church House, Cranbrook, 01580 715861

Wednesday am

Plaxtol Playtime, Plaxtol Memorial Hall, School Lane, Plaxtol, 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month . 01732 810351

Thursday pm

Babes Group, 0-1, St Stephens Church Hall, Tonbridge, 01732 771977 Coffee Pot, Hadlow Church, 01732 850929 Gyminis, 6mnths - 5yrs, 10am -12 noon, Twells Sports Centre, 01892 540744 Jelly Babies, Edenbridge Community Room, Spitals Est, 01732 503758

Playmates, Marlpit Hill Baptist Church, Hilders Lane, Edenbridge, 01732 865613 Russian speaking parent and toddler group. Tonbridge Christ Church. 12.30 till 2.30 during term time, 01732 832910

Little Rascals, Baptist Church, Romford Rd, Pembury, 01892 825590

Soft Play at Putlands Sports & Leisure Centre Wednesday 1:30 to 3:00Paddock Wood Children’s Centre 01580 713285

Madkap, 0-4, Edenbridge Leisure Centre, 01732 865665

St Mark’s Toddler Group, Twells, 01892 526069

Mum’s & Tots baby and toddler group. 10am-12pm Knockholt Village Hall, Main Rd, Knockholt. 01959 532212

St Phillips Church Hall, Tonbridge, 01732 770955 Tots & Co, St Philips Church, Salisbury Road, 01732 770955


New Parents Groups, Paddock Wood Children’s Centre New Borns - Crawling 10:30 to 12:00 Crawling to first steps 1:00 to 2:00 Little Walkers 2:00 to 3:00 01580 713285

East Peckham Pre-school toddler group, East Peckham Village Hall, 01622 872931 Pebbles Toddler Group, Sundridge, 01959 562743

Friday am German parent and toddler group meets every third Friday 10-12 at Pembury Baptist Church, 01892 825657 Friday Funtime at Paddock Wood Children’s Centre 10:00 to 11:30 01580 713285

Toddlers Toddler Music Angel Leisure Centre, Tonbridge, 01732 359966 Funky Monkey Keyboard Classes, 0800 107 7949 Humpty Dumpty, 6mnths-4yrs, 01892 864592 Jo Jingles, 01732 361314 Jumping Beans, 01580 753220 Kindermusik, Edenbridge, 07909 774893 Sevenoaks, 07957 490919 Twells, 01892 549 086 Mini Stages, 01342 892225 Monkey Music, 020 8314 1081 Monty’s Music, 01892 533610 Music Bugs, Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells, 0844 578 1020 Musical Bumps, 01732 321217 Paddock Wood Childrens Centre, Music Bugs, 2.00 - 2.40pm. £2 per session. Contact 01580 713285. Pip Squeaks Music, Sevenoaks, 01732 741335 Polka Dot Active Learning, U3s, Sevenoaks, 01732 465682 The Music Box, 0-4yrs, 01732 832432 The Rythm Express, 01892 860235 Top of the Tots, baby & toddler music, Sevenoaks, 01732 503567

Toddler Dance

Just Dance, baby ballet 7 baby boogie, Twells, 01892 864517 Little Stars, TWells Sports Centre, 01892 540744 McAllister-Brown Dance School, 01892 516074 Pre-School Dance in Lamberhurst, 01424 217460 Pre-School Dance, Raleys Gym, 01732 458614 Susanna Cox Schools of Dancing, pre-school classes, 01892 653336

Toddler Art Big Messy Toddler session on a Monday 2.00-3:30pm Edenbridge Children’s Centre, 01732 864045 Carri’s Crafts, Sevenoaks, 07765 438122 Crafty Crew, 01892 852247 Paint Pots, 18mnths-4yrs, Sevenoaks 01732 470700 Practically Picasso, ceramics studio, Sevenoaks, 07962 441305 Slap n Dash, paint your own ceramics, 01580 755674

Toddler Other activities Yoga Nut Children’s Yoga Classes strong bodies with a joyful heart 01622 873 380 Aero Tots, mini musical theatre courses, 2-4yrs, 0845 4308383

Angel Leisure Centre, Tonbridge, 01732 359966 Aerodance Dancebox for Tots from 2 ½ to 4 year-olds, an infusion of ballet, mime, musical theatre and funky tunes, 0845 430 8383 Baby Ballet, TWells Sports Centre, 01892 540744 Beginners Ballet, Twells Sports Centre, 01892 540744

Aqua Tots, 3-5yrs, Twells Sports Centre, 01892 540744 Swimming for toddlers- see swimming section on page 31 The Jumblies, pre school drama classes, 01732 887289

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Talking Tots, Tunbridge Wells, 07981 853472

Budding Ballerinas, Edenbridge, 3+, 01732 860598

TinyTalk-Baby/toddler singing and signing, 07931 927 697

Catherine Bellinger School of Dance, Twells, 01892 542549

bounce & rhyme, Tues 11 to 11.30am, 01892 522352


Toddlers Why choose Monty’s? Some quotes from Mums: “It’s like going to the theatre every week but with so much learning”, “I’ve never seen so many little ones so entranced as they are at Monty’s” “Monty’s has given my son some of his happiest and most magical times ever!”

How is this reaction created? Simply through QUALITY IN EVERYTHING. Sally (the creator) trained at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama: ”My aim was a music class like no other: professional in every respect and not just MUSICALLY exciting but also VISUALLY”. Therefore, whereas other classes mention props, at Monty’s ducks swim across swathes of blue, steam soars out of a train, kangaroos jump...Next, QUALITY IN DELIVERY:Caroline’s warmth and love of little children together with her background in musical theatre and nursery education is the perfect combination. Finally, QUALITY IN CURRICULUM: Monty’s Music supports the Early Years Foundation Stage in child development. At Monty’s, the goal is to enthrall in order to educate and thereby, create not only a love of music but also a love of learning. CALL FOR A FREE VISIT. Classes in Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Penshurst, Tidebrook, Wadhurst and Mayfield.



Soft Play Areas

01892 616000

Angel Leisure Centre, Tonbridge, 01732 359966

Soft Play at Putlands Sports &

Toddlers Exercise

Leisure Centre

Gyminis, Tunbridge Wells Sports & tennis centre, 01892 540744

Monday 1:00 to 2:45

Gymboree Play & Music, 0-5 years, free trial class, call for specific times. The Plaza Suite at the Stag Theatre 07827 910978

Madkap, 0-4, Edenbridge Leisure Centre, 01732 865665

Centre 01580 713285

Manic Monsters, Edenbridge, 01732 866115

Wednesday 1:30 to 3:00 Paddock Wood Children’s

Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre, 01892 540744

Minor Mania, 01892 752042

Wear M Out, Tonbridge,

Our Space, Tunbridge Wells,

01732 353773

Angel Leisure; Pre-School Bounce Tonbridge, 01732 359966 Baby Ballerinas, Play away, E Grinstead, 0800 118 2919 D&D Footie Focus, coaching, ring for venues, 2 to 15 years 07969 669153 Football U5’s, Langton Green Sports Club, 01892 862967 Gym Tots, 1-3 years, Raleys Gym, Sevenoaks, 01732 458614

Playaway, Mondays am. Tots Fitness & Fun. Price includes class, play session, 0800 118 2919 Rugby Tots, 0845 3133244 Ruggerbugs, pre-school, non-contact rugby, 08456 432 462 Scallywags mini gym, Tonbridge & Sevenoaks, 01732 220463 Team Tots Toddlers Soccer, 3-5yrs, Sevenoaks, Leisure Centre, 01732 470700 Tiny Dancers, dance classes for boys and girls from 18 months, 07734 053509

Jumping beans, 0-5yrs, see ad, 01580 213476 / 01424 882684

Tiny Tumblers, Freedom Leisure, Crowborough, U2’s -5yrs, 01892 665488

Koala Kids, Wildernesse Sports Centre, Sevenoaks, U5’s, 01732 451437

Toddlers Gym, Sevenoaks Leisure Centre, Mon & Thurs am, 01732 470700

Little Kickers, 01293 226 201

Toddler Sport 0-4yrs, Edenbridge Leisure Centre, 01732 865665

Madkap, 0-4, Edenbridge Leisure Centre, 01732 865 665 Microsports, sport for pre-schl children, 07863 330200 Mummy & Me ballet classes, Tunbridge Wells, 01892 864517 Playball, sport and movement for 2-9 years, Tunbridge Wells, 07500 468 375


Tumble Tots, Tunbridge Wells, Crowborough and Matfield, 01892 536142 Tunbridge Wells School of Gymnastics, Gym Club, 2-5yrs, 0 1892 542970 YogaBugs, 0845 863 0687

Toddlers Playball As the schools go back, Playball also commence the start of its 2012/13 year in Sevenoaks. Running in parallel with the school academic year, Playball offers 5 programmes that are age-specific and offer your child expert sports coaching in very small classes (no more than 8 in a class!), in multiple venues around Sevenoaks. Mums simply sit back and watch their kids have so much fun, although the kids are completely unaware of the fundamentals sports skills they are learning through expert and creative coaching. Please contact Michelle, or visit Playball online for class schedules throughout the week, and to discover how through the medium of sport, your child can grow socially, mentally and physically at the right pace while developing a very positive association with sport.

TALKING TOTS - For Kids who love to talk Talking Tots is a unique group for pre-schoolers that uses games, rhymes and interactive activities to help build social confidence, communication and encourage toddlers to develop important skills that will give them a head start in the classroom. “Our sessions are so much fun, children won’t even realise they’re learning,” says class leader Jane. “They’re playing and making friends, but at the same time they’re learning to listen, take turns and work as part of a group.” To find out more please contact Jane Parker on 07981 853472


Childcare Nannies / AuPairs Alice Nannies, 0845 8887771 Angel Placements Childcare Agency, 01622 815271 Au Pairs by Pebbles, 0870 066 4743

Kent Nannies, 01622 814900 Nannylink Sevenoaks, 01322 838955 Nurture Nannies 0845 303 8645 Sitters, babysitting service, 08447 367367

Bambinos nannies,

South East Childcare,

07877 759655

0845 330 1323

Capable Nannies,

Sunny Smiles Au Pair Agency,

0870 606 4455

01732 452282

County Nannies,

The Childcare Company,

01795 520060

nannies & au pairs,

East Green Childcare Services, 01732 354354 Elizabeth Henry Nannies, 01892 836435

01732 451997 Tigerlily childcare agency, 01732 862777

Tinies Childcare,

Enchanted Childcare,

01732 458822

01883 382151

Toy Box Nanny Agency,

01883 722322

Greenacre Nannies,

TLC Nannies,

01732 740711

01737 850 212

Childminders / Babysitters

Diana Baldock, childminder,

Sarah Snowdon – Ofsted registered childminder

Telephone: 01883 330890

01732 503888 Enchanted Childcare,

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babysitters and nannies,

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746325 Heather, Ofsted Registered

HONLOTTES, Babysitters,

Childminder, Sevenoaks.

E Sussex & Kent, £ 6ph,

Tel: 01732 884270

07974 931479

Teresa Wilson, Childminder. West Peckham, Hadlow, Mereworth and

Maria Boxley, childminder, Edenbridge, 01732 865133

surrounding area 01622 813354 Cheryl Marnane, childminder, 01892 833441 Clare Drew childminder, 01732 369971/ 07860 772484 Children’s Info Service, lists of registered childminders, 08000 323230

Ofsted Reg, Southborough, has vacancies, 01892 533882 Registered Childminder, Hadlow, Lorraine Vinson 01732 851156 Sitters, evening, babysitting service, 0800 38 900 38



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Pre-schools The Green Cave Nursery opens in Tunbridge Wells The Green Cave Day Nursery is a brand new nursery in the heart of Tunbridge Wells opening in October 2012. A small, family environment takes maximum of 12 children from 2-5 years. The nursery has highly experienced staff who are dedicated to providing high-quality childcare.

toiletries are organic or made from natural, safe ingredients. Children are offered a free salt therapy session every day which helps to keep their airways clean.

The nursery teaches children to love and protect the environment and does everything to give them a healthy start in life. The food, snacks provided are always fresh and organic. Cleaning products are natural and eco-friendly;

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First Steps PreSchool Playgroup, Bradbourne School, 01732 453217

Fosse Bank School and Fosse Bank Pre School, 01732 834212

Little Appleseed Pre School, High Brooms, 01892 535679

Edenbridge area

First Steps Pre-School, Sevenoaks. 01732 459976

Happy Faces Pre-Schl, Hectorage Rd, Tonbridge, 01732 368823

Church House Pre-school, Rickards Hall, 01732 862982

Longacre Day Nursery, Otford, 01959 522473

Hilden Oaks School, 01732 353941

Edenbridge Nursery Unit, Eden Primary Schl, 01732 863787

Moniques Montessori, Riverhead, 01732 452931

Mark Beech Nursery Schl, Village Hall, 01732 850403

Platt School Nursery, St Mary’s, 01732 886600

Horsmonden Kindergarten, Back Lane, Tonbridge, 01892 724732

Little Rascals Nursery, year round day nursery for children from 6 month to 5 years. 4 Clanricarde Gardens, Tunbridge TN1 1PE Tel: 01892 544384

Marsh Green Pre-Schl, St Johns Church, 01342 850485

Plaxtol Nursery School, 01732 810575

Little Crickets Pre School, TWell and Road, 01732 357695

St James’ Church PreSchool, 0790 5276612

Longmead Nursery, Tonbridge, 01732 350601

Little Dragons Playgroup, Twells, 01892 543982

New Orchard Pre-Schl, Hadlow, 01732 852304

Little Owls, Toch Hall, 01892 532048

Oaklands Day Nursery, 01732 353486

Manor Rd Pre-Schl, 01892 547593 / 534464

Pipkins Nursery Schools, 0870 446 0025

Mulberry Nursery School, 01892 822986 (eve only)

Playaway Pre-Schl Group, Cage Green Rd, 01732 354325

New World Montessori, Grosvenor Pk, 07787 155247

Roselands Pre-Schl, Salisbury Rd, 01732 363342

Nivan Lodge PreSchool Playgroup, Warwick Rd, 01892 532675

Weald Pre-School, Church Rd, 01732 746144

Panda Playgroup, Comm Centre, 01892 538230

Roselands Higham Wood Playgroup, 01732 358446

Papillon Nursery, Lansdowne Rd, 01892 537723

Sevington Playgroup, 01732 367391

Pembury PreSchool Nursery, 01892 668 514

St Margaret Clitherow, Fisher Hall, 01732 350532

Pembury School House Nursery, 01892 825580


St Stephens Pre-Schl, Waterloo Rd, 01732 363642

Asquith PreSchool & Nursery Southborough Common

Rocking Horse Montessori, Lansdowne Rd, 01892 532704

Five Oak Green Montessori Schl, Badsell Rd, 01892 835395

Teddies Nurseries, Tonbridge, 01732 500565

Bidborough Nursery Schl, Village Hall, 07803 353854

HopScotch PreSchool, Church Rd, 07974 297975

Weald Pre-School, Church Rd, 01732 746144

Holden Park Pre-School, 01892 520626

Tunbridge Wells

St Paulinus Pre School, 07796 795811

Russell House School Nursery Unit, Otford, 01959 522352


Springboard Pre-School, Riverhead, 01732 452039

Fosse Bank Pre School, 01732 834212

St Lawrence Pre-Schl, Stone St, Nr Sevenoaks, 01732 763354

Stocks Green Pre-Schl, 01732 834115 The Oaks Nursery Schl, Riding Lane, 01732 834401

St. Mary’s Pre-School Group, Riverhead Village Hall, 01892 822095


Teddies Nurseries, Sevenoaks, 0800 980 3801

Chiddingstone Nursery Schl, 01892 871315

The Children’s Workshop Playgroup, Sevenoaks Rugby Club, Plymouth Drive, Sevenoaks, 07800 518754

Leigh Pre-Schl, 01732 833245 Penshurst Nursery Schl, 01892 870250 Pipkins Nursery School, 0870 446 0025

Paddock Wood Capel Pre-Schl, Community Centre, 01892 833363

The Nursery School, Bessels Green, 0870 4460025 The Vine Nursery, Holly Bush Lane, 01732 453945

Scalliwags PreSchool, 01892 835980

Springfield Road Day Nursery 01892 542173


Southborough Pre-School, Com Centre, 0798 0332992

Bradbourne Park PreSchool Playgroup, Sevenoaks CP School, 01732 461243 or 01732 453952 Chevening School Nursery, Chipstead, 01732 452342

Alphabet Train Nursery, St John’s Rd, 01892 825618 Groombridge Pre-Schl, 01892 864809

Speldhurst and area

Hawkenbury Nursery Schl, Forest Rd, 01892 534708

Speldhurst Nursery School, St Marys Lane, 01892 860577

Hippo Club Child Care, Royal Victoria Place, 01892 518080

Tonbridge area

Chipstead Nursery, Sevenoaks, 07703 638930

Brenchley Pre-School Limited 01892 724261

Holding Hands Pre-School, Sunnyside Hall, Rusthall Rd, 01892 513777

Ducklings Nursery, Otford, 07720 955717

East Peckham Pre-school, Village Hall, 01622 872931

Kent College Prep School, 01892 820204


Sherwood Park Primary School, nursery provision, 01892 520562 St Augustines, Culverden Down, 01892 542783 St. Lukes Nursery, 01892 539113 St Matthews Pre-Schl, High Brooms Rd, 07768 518191. Teddies, Tunbridge Wells, 01892 531128 The Number One PreSchool, 01892 514544 Twells Baptist Church Play Schl, 01892 544946 VIP Childcare, Park Rd, 01892 531971 Woodlands Pre-Schl & Nursery, Church Rd, 01892 518262

Day care & Pre-schools

Day Care Providers Acorns Day Nursery, Sevenoaks CP School, 01732 459162 Asquith Nursery, Southborough, 01892 518262 Asquith Nursery, Tonbridge, 01732 369229 Asquith Nursery, Springfield Rd Twells, 01892 542173 Barnies Day Nursery, Hadlow, 01732 850033 Barnies Day Nursery, Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, 01622 872788 Brandywell Day Nursery, Mark Cross, 01892 852187 Broughton Cottage, Dunton Green, 01732 462339 Bumble Bees Nursery, Kemsing, 01732 762865 Dimples Day Nursery, Darenth, 01322 285885 Dorton House, Seal, 01732 592681 First Steps Day Nurseries Ltd, Borough Green, 01732 780431 Hadlow Community Pre-School, The Annexe, Hadlow, 01732 852304 Hadlow Garden Kindergroups, Hadlow & Tonbridge, 01732 850777

Halstead Nursery, Sevenoaks, 07950 681846

Teddies Nursery in Tunbridge Wells is a spacious nursery based on a quiet residential road with close access to local parks and amenities.

Happy Faces, Hectorage Rd, Tonbridge, 01732 368823

We provide high quality care and education for babies and children aged 3 months to 5 year with a ‘home from home’ environment running throughout the nursery for children of all ages. Teddies Tunbridge Wells has a strong parent partnership group and organise several social events for families throughout the year including barbeques and theatre trips for the children.

Hartfield Playschool, Hartfield, 01892 770830 Hippo Club Day Nursery, Twells, 01892 518080 Holding Hands, Sunnyside Hall, Rusthall, 01892 513777

“All the staff are great at Teddies Tunbridge Wells and would have no hesitation recommending the nursery to friends” Parent at Teddies Tunbridge Wells

Hollybush Montessori Nursery, Sevenoaks, 07984 133 318 Hopscotch PreSchool, Paddock Wood, 07974 297975

If you are interested in finding out more about Teddies Tunbridge Wells and would like to arrange a visit, please contact us on 01892 531128 or email us at tunbridgewells@

Horsmonden Kindergarten, 01892 724732 Long Acre Day Nursery, Otford, 01959 522473 Otford Nursery School, Sevenoaks, 01959 522364

Stables Daycare, Hildenborough, 01732 833266

The Children’s Workshop Playgroup, Sevenoaks

Pippins Nursery, Chevening Village, 01732 459467

Saplings@thesportscentre, St Johns Rd, Twells, 01892 681427

Rainbow Day Nursery, St Marks Church, Twells, 01892 516677

Saxbys Montessori Nursery, Cowden, 01342 850834

Rocking Horse Montessori Kindergarten, 01892 532704

St Georges Community Children’s Project Nursery, Twells, 01892 543982

Scalliwags PreSchool, PWood, 01892 835980 Sevenoaks Day Nursery, Otford Road, 01732 460384

Teddies Nursery, Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone, 0800 980 3801


Rugby Club, Plymouth Drive,

Sevenoaks, 07800 518754 Underriver Under Fives Nursery, 01892 533471 Vine Nursery, Hollybush Lane, 01959 522671 Well Place Day Nursery, Penshurst, 01892 870118

Education Take advantage of a Free Assessment and see how Kumon study can benefit your child We all know the importance of maths and English. It has been widely shown, for instance, that young people with better literacy and numeracy skills are far more likely to succeed in gaining good employment and fulfilling their potential later in life. Kumon Educational, the UK’s leading supplementary education provider, offer maths and English study programmes which are tailored to each child’s ability. Kumon’s unique method focuses on your child as an individual, providing them with transferable skills and the ability to learn for themselves. As a result, children improve their all-round academic performance and gain the confidence to tackle new challenges both in and outside of the classroom. To find out how Kumon study can benefit your child, take advantage of a Free Assessment. For details of your local Kumon Instructor, call 0800 854 714 or visit

Language Classes Cantar y contar, Spanish for children 3+, 01892 549437.

Tutoring French Matters, private tuition, all ages, 01732 740523 French Conversational day time courses, individual or small groups. All levels welcome, 07877 352 389 Kumon Maths, see ad, Sevenoaks, 01342 851 221 Twells, 01580 752152 Tonbridge, 01622 817544

Claire Rawlinson, Latin for 7-11 year olds, 01732 834896 Dutch School De Zeven Eiken, 4-11yrs, 01959 523304 French private tuition. All levels. Tonbridge, 07877 352 389

Fleet Tutors, 0845 644 5452

Funny Spanish, 3-8yrs, teens and adults, 07766560374

A B C, 11+ Science Tuition Services, 01892 862846

La Jolie Ronde, 0773 0592864

Abacus Tutorials, Hildenborough, Maths 8 to 18, and 11-plus 01732 - 832314

Le Club Francais, French & Spanish, 01737 216819

Advantage Education, Twells, nursery - A level, 01892 524111

Les Petits Ecoliers, 01892 684952

Art Classes,Aged 5-16. Help with A levels and coursework, Sevenoaks, Madeleine 01732456822/07981143963 Extra Tuition, 11+, 0800 917 4194 GR8-4-KIDZ Colour Story Reading, Reading Skills for Strugglers, 01892 537663 or 07768 663377 Kip McGrath Crowborough, 6-16, Maths, English, Reading, Spelling, GCSE, 11+, SATs, 01892 611599. Little Bilinguals, french club, 4-11 years, Sevenoaks, 01732 740523 Passit Tutors, 01732 465666 Rochelle Thomson English Lessons, 01892 520669. Sevenoaks Tutors, English, French, Maths, 01732 885756 Student Support Centre, home based study in English & Maths, 0800 132277

Little Bilinguals, french club, 2 - 11yrs, 01732 740523 Petits Peroquets, 3+, Twells, 01892 547684 Succeeding with French, 01892 663232 Tricolore, Fun French for Children, Groombridge, 01892 864592 Tutoring - SEN/Dyslexia/Literacy boosters, T/Wells 01892 824491

TWells, from beginners to advanced. All ages welcome. Sara Cunningham, Telephone: 01892 538453 Caroline Stinton, Piano, Bassoon Theory, Twells, 01892 524315 Claire Rawlinson, piano tuition, up to grade 5, 01732 834896 Classical piano and keyboard, 01732 845246G GR8-4-KIDZ Guitar/ Piano lessons for beginners, 01892 537663/ 07768 663377

Music Teachers

Piano tuition, West Malling & Tonbridge, 01732 845246

Classical singing lessons in

Violin Lessons, 01892 689279



Independent Schools Beechwood Sacred Heart, Pembury Rd, 01892 532747

01732 452131

Bethany School, Goudhurst, 01580 211273

Twells, 01892 525591

Derwent Lodge Schl for Girls, Tonbridge, 01732 352124 Fosse Bank School and Fosse Bank Pre School, Tonbridge, 01732 834212 Granville School, Sevenoaks, 01732 453039 Greenfields School, Forest Row, 01342 828262 Hilden Grange Prep School, Tonbridge, 01732 352706 Hilden Oaks School, Tonbridge, 01732 353941 Holmewood House, Langton Green, Twells, 01892 860000 Kent College Prep School, Pembury, 01892 820204 Kent College, Pembury, 01892 822006 Marlborough House, Hawkhurst, 01580 753555 Mead School, Twells, 01892 525837 New Beacon School, Sevenoaks,

Bethany School, Goudhurst, Kent welcomes prospective parents and pupils to their Autumn Open Mornings on Saturday 22nd September from 10am – 1pm and Wednesday 17th October from 9am – 11.30am. These will include tours given by our pupils, a talk from the Headmaster and the chance to see the school in action. There will be a Crèche facility available. No booking is necessary. For further information please contact our Registrar Fiona Saunders

Rose Hill School, Coniston Ave,

Russell House School, Sevenoaks, 01959 522352 Sackville School, Hildenborough, 01732 838888 Sevenoaks Prep School, 01732 762336 Sevenoaks School, 01732 455133

Special Needs

Solefield School, Sevenoaks,

Attention Deficit Disorder Support Group (West Kent), 01732 841675

01732 452142

Cage Green Centre for Autism, Tonbridge, 01732 354325 Edenbridge & District Mencap, 01732 864291

Somerhill Pre-Preparatory Schl,

Grove Park School for special needs, Crowborough, 01892 663018

Tonbridge, 01732 352124

Kent Autistic Trust, Family Support Centre, Twells, 01634 405168

St Michael’s preparatory school Otford, 01959 522137

Oak Ridge Nursery, 3-5, 01732 771384 Ravensdale Day Care Centre Nursery, 01892 543062 Royal London Society for the Blind, Dorton House School, 01732 592650

St Ronan’s School, Hawkhurst,

West Kent Dyslexia Association, informatin available from Sevenoaks Library

01580 752271

Educational Info

Tonbridge Schl, 01732 365555

Home Education Advisory Service, 01707 371854

Walthamstow Hall, Sevenoaks, 01732 453815 / 451334 (S) Yardley Court, Somherill, 7-13, Tonbridge, 01732 352124

Independent Schools Council, 020 7766 7070 Kent County Council, SS & Education, 01474 564701 OFSTED, The Office for Standards in Education, 0207 421 6744 The Daycare Trust, information on childcare options & nurseries in your area 0845 8726251


Competitions / offers THE ST GEORGES PROJECT - vital support for parents I am a mature, single Mum with a cheeky 3 year old son. I have been lucky enough to have my son at St Georges Children’s Project in Tunbridge Wells for the past nearly 2 years and wanted to tell Grapevine readers about how it helped me as a single mum.

sleeping and first slept through the night following his second operation in October 2010, it was all very intense and looking back I think I was going to the brink of depression several times. All my energy was spent trying not to sink into a depression.

I feel incredibly grateful to have been able to access this childcare facility. I am 46 years old and have worked since I was 16 years old. I have primarily worked in the travel & leisure industry for years. I had been promoted to Overseas manager & was doing well in my career, then I discovered I was pregnant. For me this was not the ideal situation and I went into a huge denial for a long time until I had to accept this was happening! I knew this would be something I would be doing on my own without the support of my son’s father.

I was very dependent on my elderly parents and my lovely sister & her husband and was fortunate to have people around me, however the weekends were the worst and I found them very isolating, we had moved here not knowing anyone initially.

I can’t explain those early feelings and don’t want to go into all the details but my son was born in June 2008 healthy little boy. We were lucky to have some support from my family and managed to get a flat in TW but would be relying on a range of government benefits initially. For a 44 year old woman who has never claimed a benefit in her life this was a difficult situation for me. I felt I had under estimated how hard being a parent was and struggled with the responsibility. My son was not a well baby & had huge ear ,nose & throat issues which resulted in 2 operations before he was 2 half years old, he was constantly on antibiotics and I was forever fighting the NHS get referrals & diagnosis. He had terrible trouble

When my son was 12 months old I discovered by chance St Georges Project and read how they provide support to families early on. I felt embarrassed we couldn’t pay the full fee, but knew that it was a temporary measure till we were back on our feet. We were lucky and accepted, these early sessions helped two fold; my son has been accepted as the same as his peers regardless of social or financial status, and I felt like a small part of Julie was returning in having sometime to take a breather. Please take a look at the St Georges website for any small way you may feel you would like to get involved. You can help by offering your professional expertise, supporting *fund raising events, donating new or nearly new toys, and donate on01892 543982 or through Virgin Money Giving via a link on the website.

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Holmewood House Swim

Alison Marks Swim School, Hildenborough, 01732 365440

01892 860035

Burrswood Hydrotherapy Pool, swimming lessons, 01892 865989

Waterwise, Hildenborough,

Commit 2 swim, 01580 200620

Aquability, Pembury, 01435 862325


Ducklings, Goudhurst, 0779509 3564

Aqua Tots, Hildenborough and

School, Langton Green,

Sevenoaks, 020 8688 6488

Edenbridge Leisure Centre Swimming, 01732 865665 Mary and Sandra’s swimschool,


01892 535438 / 01732 351945 Starfish School of Swimming, 01732 834186 Tunbridge Wells Sports and Tennis Centre, swimming classes all ages, 01892 540744

Sport / Community Arts & Crafts


Sports Clubs

Creative Kids, pre-school ages, Pembury, 01892 833067

Aerodance, 0845 430 8383

Angel Leisure Centre, Tonbridge, 01732 359588

Paint Box, art & craft for children, 01892 514068 / 01732 352690 START, 7-12yrs, Trinity Theatre, 01892 678678

Athletics Kent Athletics Club, 020 8316 2051 Kent Schools Athletics Association, 01634 579737

Crowborough Leisure Centre, 01892 665488

Capel Sports & Social Club, 01892 833727

Family Sport, Angel Leisure Centre, Tonbridge, 01732 359588

Crowborough Leisure Centre, 01892 665488

Junior Aerobics & junior circuits, 11-15yrs, Angel leisure centre, Tonbridge, 01732 359966 Teen Workouts, Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre, 01892 540744


Edenbridge Leisure Centre, 01732 865665 Freedom Leisure, Crowborough, 01892 665488 Horsmonden Sports Club, Tonbridge, 01892 723944

Sevenoaks School, 01580 891873

Boarshead Junior Golf, 01892 664545

Putlands Sports Centre Football, 5-7 years, 01892 838290

Sevenoaks Athletics Club, 01959 523128

Hever Castle Golf Club, Edenbridge, 5+, 01732 700771


Hilden Golf Centre, Tonbridge, 01732 833607 (jnr lessons)

Sevenoaks Leisure Centre, coaching with Charlton Athletic, 3-13yrs, 01732 470700

Benenden Badminton Club, Jnrs 6-15yrs, 01580 241788 Badminton Club, junior section, Hildenborough, 01732 833092 Crowborough Leisure Centre, 01892 665488 Sevenoaks Leisure Centre, 10-15yrs, 01732 470700 Twells Sports Centre Jnr Badminton Club, 8-16yrs, 01892 530673 Wildernesse Sports Centre Badminton, 01732 451437

Chess Tel 01892 538185

Cylcing Revolutions Cycle Training, children taught to Bikeability standards 07715 172602

Knole Park Golf Club, Sevenoaks, 01732 452150 Lamberhurst Golf Club, Twells, all ages, 01892 890241 Nevill Golf Club, Twells, any age, 01892 525818 Poult Wood Golf Centre, Tonbridge, 01732 364039 Tonbridge, Golf Centre, 01732 353281

Football Crowborough & District Junior Football, 01732 355952 D&D Footie Focus, coaching, ring for venues, 2 to 15 years 07969 669153 Edenbridge Football Club, 7-16, 01732 866001


Edenbridge Leisure Centre, Football Coaching, 01732 865665

Junior fencing, angel centre, Tonbridge, 01732 359966

First Class Football, 07929 861394 / 07740 703397

The Royal Tunbridge Wells Fencing Club, 6 to adult, 01892 543738

Fun Footie, 5-7yrs, Twells Sports Centre, 01892 540744

First Aid Courses British Red Cross, Kent Branch, 01622 690011 Safe and Sound, local child safety and first aid courses, 020 8449 8722 St John Ambulance, Kent HQ, 01732 871666 Tunbridge Wells Sports & Indoor Tennis Centre, 01892 540744

Twells Sports Centre, St Johns Rd; Girls football (11-14yrs); jnr football (5-11yrs), 01892 540744

Socatots, 6 mths - 5 yrs, 07958 049202 The Ball School, 01892 515891 Team Tots Soccer, 3-5yrs, Sevenoaks Leisure Centre, 01732 470700 Tonbridge Junior Football Club, 01732 353048


Langton Green Sports Club, 6-18yrs, 01892 862967 Putlands Sports & Leisure Tonbridge, 01892 838290 Raleys Gym, Sevenoaks, 01732 458614 Sevenoaks Leisure Centre, 01732 470700 Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre, 01892 540744 Wildernesse Sports Centre, Seal Hollow Road, Sevenoaks, 01732 451437 Tiggers Trampolining Time, Pre-School, Sevenoaks Leisure Centre, 01732 470700 Trampolining courses, Putlands Sports Centre, Paddock Wood, 4+, 01892 838290 Trampolining, Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre, 01892 540744 Wildernesse Sports Centre Trampolining, Sevenoaks, 01732 451437

Horseriding Bradbourne Riding Centre (for the Disabled Assn), 01732 453592

Raleys Gym, Sevenoaks, Gym Tots - 1-3 years Gymnastics - pre-school to advanced, 01732 458614

Hadlow College Equestrian Centre, 01732 852204

Edenbridge Leisure Centre Trampoline coach, 01732 865665

Orchid Riding School, 6+, Twells, 01892 652020

Gymnastics, Angel Leisure Centre, Tonbridge, 01732 359588 Gymnastics Juniors, 7-11yrs & Tramps!, 5-14yrs, Twells Sports Centre, 01892 540744

Matfield & District riders assoc, 5+, 01892 836058

Riding Farm Equestrian Centres, 4+, Hildenborough, 01732 838717 Sevenoaks Riding Club, 01926 707700 South Farm Riding Stables, 5+, Twells, 01892 864807

Gym Junior, 3+, Sevenoaks Leisure Centre, 01732 470700

Wellgrove Farm Stables, 3+, 01892 822881

Pre-School Gymnastics &Trampoline, U5s, Angel Leisure Centre, 01732 359966

Western Riding, 01732 761888

Pre-School Gym & Movement, 3 & 4yrs, Raleys Gym, Sevenoaks, 01732458614

Inline Hockey

Woodlands Equestrian Centre, Sevenoaks, 01959 525103

Tiger Roller Disco, alternate Saturdays, TWells High School,}01892 535439

Langton Green Sports Club, 4 years upwards, 01892 862967

Sevenoaks Leisure Centre, Toddlers Gym, 01732 470700

Paddock Wood Youth & Junior Football Team, 4-18, 01892 835789

Sevenoaks Leisure Centre, Gymnastics, 4-16yrs, 01732 470700

Tunbridge Wells Cruisers Inline Hockey Club, Twells High School Sports Centre, 6+, 01892 782939

Pembury Athletic (Youth) FC Football for all, 6-18 years, 01892 824119

Sevenoaks Leisure Centre, Trampolining, 4-15yrs, 01732 470700

TW Tigers Roller Hockey, 6 yrs and over, TWells High School, 01892 535439


Netball Langton Green Sports Club 7+,

National Wingtsun Organisation, 01892 526333

01892 864233

Ohkan Judo Kwai, 5+, St

Otford Netball Club, 8+,


01959 523114

Martial Arts Bushido Judokan, Twells, 5+, 01892 549950 Class Master Coaching, Judo, 01892 549950 Crowborough Leisure Centre, 01892 665488 English International all star Tae Kwon Do, Sevenoaks, 5+, 0 20 8303 4362 Hsiu Lung Tao Martial Arts, Twells, 01892 533980 Judo, 5-18yrs, Raleys Gym, Sevenoaks, 01732 458614

Paulinus Church Hall, 01342

Raleys Gym, Sevenoaks, 01732 458614 Senior and Junior Karate, Sevenoaks KJK Club, Sevenoaks Leisure Centre, 07970 551982 Sevenoaks Martial Art Academy, 7-12yrs, Sat am, 01732 838477 Sevenoaks Leisure Centre, Karate, 5+, 01732 470700

01892 823250



Tae Kwondo, Sevenoaks Leisure Centre, 01732 862590 Tai Chi, 07836 710281Tang

techniques), Twells

Vision Tae Kwon-Do,TWells,

01732 351048

TKD TIGERS 3-6 Years old

Karate, Edenbridge Leisure

tennis centre, jnr tennis,

Tonbridge, any age,

Wadhurst, 01825 732224 www.


Tunbridge Wells Indoor sports &


Centre, Tonbridge, 07973

07914 805 339

Centre, Tonbridge, 01634

Byng Hall Table Tennis Club, 7+

Taekwon-do, 3yrs +, Angel

Sou Dao, Twells, Tonbridge,

Karate Kids, Angel Leisure


Hayes Brook School Table Tennis,

Junior Jitsu, 6-11yrs,

Karate (inc anti bullying

Table Tennis

Water, Lamberhurst, 8yrs +,

01892 822055

01892 890930

Iden Green Tennis Club,

Crowborough Leisure Centre,

Benenden, all ages,

01892 538445 Junior tennis, Tonbridge 01732 359040

8-16yrs, 07793 134223

Lamberhurst, 01892 891000 Bewl Valley Sailing Club, Bewl

sport & indoor tennis centre,

Wing Chun King Fu classes,

Bewl Windsurfing, Bewl Water,

Tennis Club, coaching 5yrs+,

Jarett Tennis School, Twells



Brenchley & Matfield Lawn

01580 892528

7 years + tkd kids,07887

01892 538445

diving, 01892 665488 Dive Machine, Tonbridge, 8+, 01732 773553 Edenbridge Sub Aqua Club, Edenbridge Leisure Centre, 14yrs+, 07879 463778 ScubaFun, T.Wells, 6+,

Centre, 01732 865665


Oakbury Tennis Club ,

Karate Kids, 01634 720098

inChoir – singing for fun,

07796 406832

Twells Sport & Tennis Centre,St

The Tennis Academy,

Johns Rd, Jnr Diving (7+),

Sevenoaks, 01959 523377

01892 540744

Mini Tennis, Raleys Gym,


Kyudokai Martial Arts Assn, all ages, 01732 356395 Kyudokai, Putlands Sports

Sevenoaks 01732 746229 or

Tunbridge Wells, (Age 12+), 01342 713068.


01732 700760

Hawkhurst Golf & Squash Club,

holiday time only, Sevenoaks,

7+, 01580 754074

01732 458614

children 5+ inc anti bullying &

Tunbridge Wells Squash Club,

Tunbridge Wells Lawn Tennis

01622 873 380

life skills, 01892547861

7+, Jnr leagues, 01892 527736

Club, jnr leagues, 01892

Centre, PWood, 01892 838290 Lil’ Dragons, kickboxing for


Yoga Nuts, Children’s Yoga Classes, strong bodies with a cotton wool filling,

What’s On CALLING FORMER PUPILS OF THE ST GEORGE’S COMMUNITY CHILDREN’S PROJECT NURSERY This year is the 30th Anniversary of the opening of the St George’s Community Children’s Project Nursery. Former pupils and present parents are invited to come to a celebratory reception at St Georges on the evening of Thursday October 4 2012 from 6.30-9pm with drinks and canapés. A special request is for pupils prior to 1982 (as there are no records before this) to contact the project. They would also love to find some photos of past pupils.

Not too spooky October Half term events at Penshurst Place!

Daily throughout half term the popular Pumpkin trail is back with clues to help you find them around the Gardens – from 10.30am. Craft Activities from 12 noon – 4pm. Not too scary storytelling on Wednesday 31st October. Perfect for younger visitors to enjoy Hallowe’en and for those who like to be a little scared, but not too scared! Three showings, from 2pm to 3.30pm. Followed by a fancy dress competition at 4pm in the Tea Room. Come dressed to impress! Prizes for all. For further details go to

Halloween 20 October Mini-Scream for under-8 year-olds. } 18:00-19:30. Trosley Country Park. £5. 01322 865995

27 October - 4 November

Christmas in November 17th November St Luke’s Christmas Bazaar 1pm to 3pm. ST Lukes Church Hall, St Lukes Rd, Tunbridge Wells.

21st November - 19 December Late Night Xmas Shopping. 16:30-20:00. Penshurst

Spooky Half Term Fun.

Place & Gardens, Penshurst near Tonbridge. 01892 870307

10:30-18:00. Penshurst Place & Gardens, Penshurst near

Tonbridge. 01892 870307 (see

24 November Xmas Bazaar. 11:00-15:00. United Reformed Church hall,


28 October Halloween at Chiddingstone Castle . 01892 870347

St Johns Rd, Sevenoaks.

25 November Xmas Festival Tonbridge. 01732 876166

Mini-Scream for under-8 year-olds.

29 November Westerham Late Night Shopping

17:00-18:30. Lullingstone Country Park near Eynsford.


£5. 01322 865995

30 November Xmas Fair at Chiddingstone Castle

31 October

01892 870347

Halloween Events & Fancy Dress Competition.

30 November - 2 December Festival of Xmas Trees.

13:30-16:30. Penshurst Place & Gardens, Penshurst near Tonbridge. 01892 870307

St Marys Church, Westerham. www.


What’s On St Luke's Church Christmas Bazaar Saturday 17 November1.00 - 3.30pmSt Luke's Church Hall, St Luke's Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 9JH.50p entrance adults/children free Stalls include childrens activities, gifts, games, toys, tombolas, raffle and

Children and nature

6 hour paediatric first aid courses in Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells

14 October

Wiggly Weekend

Sevenoaks 6th October and 20th October

1:00-14:30. Lullingstone Country Park near Eynsford. Free. 01322 865995

Tunbridge Wells on 13th October and 27th October

27 October - 4 November

Activity Trail

10:00-15:00. Lullingstone Country Park near Eynsford. £2.50. 01322 865995

Suitable for parents and nannies wanting to register on the Ofsted voluntary register.

27 October - 4 November

Craft Activities

12:00-16:00. Penshurst Place & Gardens, Penshurst near Tonbridge. 01892 870307

For more information email helen@

29 October

Animals/Farms/ Zoos

Borde Hill Gardens, Haywards Heath,

British Wildlife Centre, Lingfield, 01342 834658

Chartwell, nr Westerham,

Druisillas Park, Alfriston, 01323 874100 Eagle Heights Bird of Prey Centre, Eynsford, 01322 866466 Farming World, Faversham, 01227 751144 Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium, 01424 718776 Heaven Farm Nature Trail, 01825 790226 Hop Farm Country Park, Paddock Wood, 01622 872068 Mount Farm, Wadhurst, 01892 783152 Sevenoaks nature and wildlive reserve, 01732 456407

01732 882669 Groombridge Place Gardens & the Enchanted Forest, 01892 861444 Hever Castle, 01732 865224 Igtham Moat, Ivy Hatch, 01732 810378

Leeds Castle, nr Maidstone,

Marle Place Gardens & Gallery, Brenchley, 01892 722304 Penshurst Place & Gardens, 01892 870307 Squerryes Court Manor House & Garden, 01959 562345 Tonbridge Castle, 01732 770929

Boating & River trips Bewl Water Ferry Boat,

Gardens, castles & stately homes

01892 890661

Bayham Abbey, Lamberhurst, 01892 890381

01732 360630

Bedgebury Pinetum, Goudhurst, 01580 879820

Meet 14:00 Knole for 1-hour walk. £2.50. 01732 462100

Great Comp Gardens, Borough Green,

0870 6008880

Spa Valley Railway, Twells, 01892 537715

Ranger Ramble

01732 868381

Trosley Country Park, Vigo Village, 01732 823570

Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway, 01797 362353

1st November

Emmetts Garden, Sevenoaks,

01732 450608

Kent & East Sussex Steam Railway, 01580 765155 / 762943

Prickles in the Park for under-12 year-olds. 10:00-12:30. Trosley Country Park. £6. 01322 865995

01892 870347

Bewl Water, Lamberhurst, 01892 890661

Bluebell Railway, nr Uckfield, 01825 722370

1st November

Chiddingstone Castle, nr Edenbridge,

Knole park & House, Sevenoaks,


10:00-12:30. Lullingstone Country Park near Eynsford. £6. 01322 865995

01732 868381

Country Parks

Tyland Barn Visitors Centre, Bluebell Hill, 01622 662012

Prickles in the Park for under-12 year-olds

01444 450326

Tonbridge Waterways River Cruises,

Tonbridge Waterways Rowing and Motor Boats, 01732 360630


There’s something for everyone at Tunbridge Wells Music School! Everyone is welcome at TW Music School, any age, any ability! Children benefit greatly from music lessons and gaining grades can help towards GCSE exam results and give UCAS points to help with further education, but there are lots of other reasons for having lessons. Music is fun and can be enjoyed at any level by any age group, it’s for Mum’s, Dad’s, Grandparents, business men and anyone that has ever dreamt of making music. How about thrashing around on a drum kit for an hour to relieve stress???

Established in 2003. Tunbridge Wells Music School was set up by professional drummer Dave Hazlewood and was originally known as one8e studio. Since then it has developed into a full music school and is now an exam centre for the nationally accredited ‘Rock School’ grading syllabus. The teaching rooms are fully equipped with the best equipment, they are sound treated to create a relaxed learning environment and our drum/live room is fully air conditioned. All lessons are from experienced and qualified teachers who also work as professional musicians. Their backgrounds vary from playing in touring punk and rock bands, session and dep work, writing, Musical theatre and Jazz. Our aim is to share our passion for music and encourage anyone that wants to enjoy playing an instrument.

Everyone is different. We do our very best to suit lessons to each individual student and focus on what is important for them. You can work your way from beginner to advanced player using our own structured syllabus with progress monitoring and lesson plans… Take you music grade exams using the accredited Rockschool syllabus… Or simply relieve stress and tension by having some basic lessons to then play along with your favourite songs. You will also be able to receive expert advice from gigging musicians on any aspect of your playing you’d like to develop. Contact us now to book a free trial lesson and come along and meet us!


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