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Issue 29 Summer 2021

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The Welcome Return of Children’s Parties! Lots on Local

Family friendly events from July to September 2021

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Welcome to Issue 29...

@LfTNottingham @LotsforTotsNotts

Hello! I really hope you’re picking up this magazine at one of your favourite classes, soft plays, or libraries across the city. It feel great to be back out there doesn’t it?! How good does it feel seeing our Front Cover children having fun and experiencing new With thanks to Fairy Nuff things again - like children’s parties! Check out Photography, Nottingham, page 6 for everything Nottingham has to offer. fairynuffphotography.co.uk This edition is smaller, reflecting fewer activities About Lots for Tots for Tots is distributed and events that have been able to confirm their Lots quarterly in October, January, timetables. Booking is essential, so I’d always Easter & July in Derby and advise you to get in touch with providers to get Nottingham. Lots for Tots Nottingham is part of Lots for the latest information! Contact details Tots Ltd. Other franchise areas

Jo x Jo Jones Editor

nottingham@lotsfortots.co.uk Tel: 08456 436 221 www.lotsfortots.co.uk/ nottingham

Introducing Hollygirt School Finding the right learning environment for your child to start their educational journey is a big decision. At Hollygirt School, children aged 3 to 5 are welcomed into a small and nurturing classroom setting where pupils are happy, secure and free to be curious. In its small classes, each child is given the individual attention they need to flourish. Whether they’re getting to grips with phonics, engaging in the expressive arts or enjoying the

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child-initiated activities essential to advance their independent learning skills and develop their confidence. Hollygirt’s Nursery and Reception classes provide an excellent foundation for a Hollygirt education. At this unique school, where each child is known and supported as an individual, transition from class to class and from key stage to key stage is simple and seamless, from their early years foundation through to their senior school education. Find out more at www.Hollygirt.co.uk

Advertisements in this directory are not necessarily recommended or endorsed by Lots for Tots. Lots for Tots cannot be held liable for any inaccuracies in advertisements or issues arising with goods and services advertised and sold through the directory. All artwork is accepted on the condition that permission has been given for use in the publication. Adverts are accepted on the understanding that descriptions are fair and accurate. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored or transmitted in any form without prior consent from Lots for Tots. © Lots for Tots Ltd 2008-2021

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Lots on Local...seasonal events to enjoy These are still uncertain times. These details are correct as we go to print but may be subject to change. Please check with the event organiser before setting out. Sat 26 & Sun 27 June 1.30 & 4pm Hikapee Theatre Presents Look UP! Lakeside Arts, University Boulevard Oval Car Park This circus and puppetry show with original soundtrack will appeal to everyone! www.lakesidearts.org.uk

Sat 17 & Sun 18 July 1.30 & 4.15pm Wild Lakeside Arts, University Boulevard Oval Car Park Motionhouse brings a daring dance production that looks down onto the forest floor. www.lakesidearts.org.uk

Mondays 26 July & 2,9, & 23 Aug Muddy Feet Outdoors Holiday Fun Days St Peter’s Church Centre Tollerton Muddy Feet Outdoors bring themed muddy sessions to the woods this summer. Dinosaurs (26 July), Science in the Woods (2 Aug), Cave Baby (9 Aug) Colours of Summer (23 Aug). Sessions for Mini Muddies for up to 2.5yrs and Family for children of all ages. Age 6+ sessions also available www.muddyfeetoutdoors.co.uk

Sat 31 July 9.30am-1.30pm & 2-6pm Eats and Beats With Little Feet Festival Sherwood Glade Park Head to Sherwood for a meet and greet and Forest Trail storytelling, Disney show, bush craft survival, drumming workshops, archery, face painting and balloon modelling. Search Eats and Beats on FaceBook

Weds 4 Aug 10.30am, 1.30 & 4pm Paw Patrol Live - Race to the Rescue! Motorpoint Arena Race to the Rescue brings everybody’s favourite pups to the stage for an actionpacked, high-energy, musical adventure. www.motorpointarenanottingham.com 4

Tues 13 July and Fri 2 August Save a Child’s Life course Bingham Children’s Centre (13 July) and Abbey and Lady Bay Children’s Centre (2 August) Learn how to save a child’s life on this fantastic course with Notts County Council Childrens’ Centre Services Call 0115 8788 153 to book your place

Fri 30 July, Fri 13 & Fri 20 August Tots Hot Shots - cricket and tennis fun West Bridgford Tennis Club, NG2 7QA 9.15am - 12noon A unique opportunity for preschoolers (3-5yo) to enjoy cricket and tennis! info@littlewickets.com 0115 671 0565

3,4,5 Aug, 9,10,11 & 23,24,25 Aug Little Wickets Holiday Camp 9am-3.30pm Keyworth Cricket Club (3,4,5 Aug) Papplewick and Linby Cricket Club (9,10,11 Aug) Caythorpe Cricket Club (23,24,25 Aug) 5-11 year olds will develop their cricket skills and teamwork at this dedicated holiday camp.info@littlewickets.com 0115 671 0565

4 - 31 August - various times Titus: T-Rex is King Wollaton Hall and Deer Park The skeleton of T. Rex, digital and interactive virtual media displays will immerse you in his journey from discovery and excavation to rebuild and final reveal. Tickets from www.visitnottinghamshire.co.uk

4 - 18 August various days & times Summer holiday craft workshops The Old Barn at Field Farm, Rolleston Craft and play activities for children of all ages to enjoy; miniature gardens, superhero scarecrows and make your own magical toadstools. www.theoldbarnatfieldfarm.weebly.com

Sat 14 & Sun 15 August Gloworm Festival Thoresby Park Families will love this summer festival, with children at its heart. www.glowormfestival.co.uk

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Staying local this summer? Immerse yourself in Nottingam’s rich history while enjoying fun-filled family days out! Many of us will be spending more time at home this summer, so it’s lucky that our city is so rich in history for us to experience and enjoy with friends and family.

The gates of city centre landmark, Nottingham Castle, will swing open this summer following a £30million investment. After entering through its historic gatehouse, discover the legend of Robin Hood and stories of the Castle through interactive games and projected films in the familyfriendly galleries. The adventure playground, Hood’s Hideout, is the perfect place for younger outlaws to let off some steam, and the Terrace Café and

Coffee Shop offer children’s menus. If you venture north of the city into Sherwood Forest this summer, organisers of the Robin Hood Festival, the RSPB, are presenting a series of small events as part of Wild in the Greenwood programme throughout the summer holidays. Little ones feeling brave? Then go even further back in time at Wollaton Hall for dinosaur day out Titus: R-Rex is King and explore it’s beautiful grounds while you’re at it. For more information visit: www.visit-nottinghamshire.co.uk and www.visitsherwood.co.uk

Image credits

Nottingham Castle - Tracey Whitefoot, Little Robin Hood at Wollaton - Emilia Riley emiliareillyphotography.co.uk

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Yes! Children’s parties are back this summer! Tips to make your little one’s day super special Children’s birthdays are precious, and the memories from happy days, parties and special days out last a lifetime.

From this summer, it feels like we need to make an even bigger fuss to make up for birthdays we couldn’t celebrate last year! Party planner and host, Helen Whatling from the Old Barn at Field Farm, has given us a few tips to make your child’s 2021 birthday one to remember. “I love a children’s party, but it’s not all fun and games. Like any event, the more you plan in advance, the more fun your guests will have, and the more you’ll be able to relax and enjoy the moment with your children.” Set a budget: This will help you decide whether you can afford an all-inclusive deal with food, entertainment and party bags, or you’ll have to do some of it yourself. Ask your child what they’d like to do. Yes, children do change their

minds rapidly, but if they’d love a particular theme, then go for it! Whether it’s Toy Story, cops and robbers, or pirates and fairies, if your child gets what they want, you’re off to a good start. Get help. Ask family to lend a hand on the day, and book some entertainment! 6

We’ve got loads of fantastic entertainers in Nottingham, from football, to magic, slime to princesses – they’ll keep the kids happy while you get to chat to your guests. Don’t go crazy with food. It’s really popular to box or bag up picnic lunches for each child in advance, so no waste! Ditch the plastic. Party bags don’t have to be full of single use plastic – books, crafts and flower seeds are lovely too. But if you’re not ready to party... Cake smashes, like these by Little Jems photography can be a lovely way to celebrate!

We asked you what you love about parties “Singing Happy Birthday and helping my daughter blow out her candles.” Holly, Sneinton “The noise! Happy children having a great time is a real joy.” Sian, Beeston “Pass the parcel, and musical chairs. The classics are here to stay!” Jay, Sherwood Image credits

Cake Smash: littlejemsphotographynottingham.co.uk Party image (top) www.lucyewarner.com

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The springboard to confidence for your child Tumble Tots is the UK’s leading structured physical play programme for children from 6 months to school age. Using our specifically designed colourful equipment your child will learn agility, balance, climbing and co-ordination skills, appropriate to their age. Gamston • Uni of Nottingham • Radcliffe • West Bridgford

For classes, parties & other enquiries: W: www.tumbletots.com/nottingham E: fiona.tumbletots@gmail.com M: 07429 845132 FB: tumbletotsnottingham

Join the UK’s favourite baby signing classes and help your child learn how to communicate before they can talk. Signing babies are happy babies, able to express their needs, wants and feelings. What does your baby want to tell you? “Fantastic class that my son and I truly love!” “Educational. entertaining and enthusiastic baby signing classes.” “Watching babies start to communicate is amazing.” “Partytastic classes!” “Friendly and always happy to see each other and every child!” “Baby signing is wonderful - and so worthwhile, giving your baby ‘a voice’.”

Your nearest TinyTalk classes are held at:

Beeston, Toton, www.tinytalk.co.uk Wollaton.

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Venue address 1 Venue address 2 Town, Postcode T: 08456 436 221 E: nottingham@lotsfortots.co.uk Contact phone

Mapperley, Sherwood, Radford, Woodthorpe and The Park E: claireba@tinytalk.co.uk T: 07890 896889 or 0115 8470540

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Lots on Weekly... June Most classes are Term-Time only

Great news! Many of your favourite classes and playgroups are back on across Nottingham and here are the most up to date details you’ll find. Many are term time only, and all are asking that you book your place before setting off!

Some may be in new venues, or outdoors, some may be back to normal. Please check with the provider before setting off as booking will almost certainly be required.

Central Nottingham and City TinyTalk Thurs 10am Toddler

Nottingham City Nottingham Sling Library

Second Thursday of the month starting 8 July. 10am - 12noon. Nottingham Arts Theatre, studio George Street. Book dnslings@gmail.com

Mini Movers

Talking, 11.30am Baby Signing Nottinghamshire Deaf Society Pre-book claireba@tinytalk.co.uk

St Anns Little Hearts Toddler Group

Thurs, 10 - 11.45am St Ann with Emmanuel Ch. Robin Hood Chase. churchonthechase@gmail.com

Weds 9.30 -10. 30am and 10.45 Sherwood -11.45am Brendon Lawrence TinyTalk Tue 10am Toddler Sports Centre. Book your place at Talking 11.30am & 1pm Baby bookwhen.com/renewaltrust or Signing 0115 9112226 Sherwood United Reform Church Mini Movers Fri 9.30 - 10. 30am Pre-book claireba@tinytalk.co.uk and 10.45 - 11.45am Cherry Lodge, King Edward Park Robin Hood Gymnastics Academy Carlton Rd NG3 4NB Haydn Road. Weekdays at 9.30Book your place: www.bookwhen. 10.45am. Places are limited. com/renewaltrust or 0115 9112226 info@robinhoodgymnasticsacademy. co.uk Stay and Play Tues 10.15 11.30am Grace Church, Castle Jolly Tots Tues 9.30-11am St Boulevard. Book at: www.graceMartin’s Chch, Trevose Gardens. churchnottingham.org/calendar/ Book by emailing: Sparklers at St Nic’s Weds children.stmsherwood@gmail. 10.30am-12noon 79 Maid Marian com Way. Book your place: Notts Children’s Centre Services www.facebook.com/stnicssparklers Sherwood Zoom classes including Make and Create Weds creative play and story and singing. 10.30am-12noon. The National Call 0115 977 3745. Justice Museum. High Pavement. Book your place: The Park nationaljusticemuseum.org.uk/ TinyTalk Tues 10am Toddler museum/events Talking, 11.15am Baby Signing Currently Online Radford Pre-book claireba@tinytalk.co.uk 8

North Nottingham

Basford Little sparks at St Leo’s

Wednesdays 1.30 -2.30pm NG6 0GD Book at. wearewoven.church/littlesparks

Aspley Little Sparks at St Margaret’s Tues 10 - 11.30am Aspley Lane. NG8 5GE Book at. wearewoven.church/littlesparks

Arnold Toddlers and Explorers

Weds 10 - 11.30am Arnold Road Evangelical Church. Search Toddlers and Explorers on Facebook

Bulwell Toddler Group

Thursdays 1.30 -2.30pm The United Reform Church, Broomhill Rd. Email to book. Eleanor@bulwellurc.org.uk

Kimberley Rumbetums Tots

Tues and Weds 1-3pm Rumbetums cafe, Victoria Street. Email projectmanager.rumbletums@ gmail.com to book.

Eastwood Self-weigh Mon & Fri pm self weigh. Thurs, Sleep Clinic.

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Eastwood Children’s Centre, rhymes and under ones. Call Chewton Street 0115 977 3752 (Arnbrook), and Booking essential call 0115 993742 0115 977 3751 (Netherfield)

Mapperley TinyTalk Mon 10am Baby Signing 11.30am Toddler Talking St Jude’s Ch, Woodborough Rd Pre-book claireba@tinytalk.co.uk

Stay and Play at Alf & Co

Tuesdays at Alf & Co, 23 Plains Rd, www.alfandco.co.uk to book

Reading Llamas Storytime and Song Wednesdays at Studio 3

Message or text Hannah to book 07557 808146

Sparkle Mouse Adventures

Friday 10.30am. Haywood Road Community Ctr. Booking essential. 07580 533499.

Woodthorpe TinyTalk Weds

10am Toddler Talking and 11.30am Baby Signing, St Mark’s Church, De Vere Gdns. Pre-book claireba@tinytalk.co.uk

TinyTalk Fridays

10.15am and 11.45am Baby Signing, St Mark’s Church, De Vere Gdns. Pre-book claireba@tinytalk.co.uk

North-East Nottingham

Gedling

Carlton

Toddlers Thurs, 9.45am and 1.30pm St Leonards Church. Wollaton Rd.

Beeston

Tumble Tots 9.30, 10.15, 11 and 11.45 Mon, Tues & Weds Thursdays 9 - 11.30am Cartlton Community Church Lowater Street David Ross Sports Village. Booking essential, Book on 07913108553. www.tumbletots.co.uk/nottingham Chatterbox Toddler

Burton Joyce

Hope Parent and Toddler Cafe

Tues, 9.45 - 11.45am Hope House, St Helen’s Baby and Toddler group Mon 9.30 - 11am St Helen’s Boundary Rd. Pls book.

Church Hall, Church Rd (next to the chip shop) NG14 5JD

Ravenshead Mini Maker MOVE

jade.lewis-roe@hopenottingham.org

New Parent Group

Tues 10am Beeston North Children’s Centre, Alderman Close Booking essential call 0115 993742

Self-weigh Fri 9.45 and 11am Ravenshead Leisure Centre NG15 9AG Booking Tues & Thurs, self weigh. essential. Fri, Self weigh and infant massage Minimakermove@gmail.com Beeston North Children’s Centre, Alderman Close. Booking Little Signers Club essential call 0115 993742 11.15am Weds, Ravenshead Leisure Centre NG15 9AG Booking essential. 07856 021527

West Nottingham

Bilborough Little Sparks at St John’s

Thurs 10 - 11am. Staverton Rd. NG8 4FD. Book online wearewoven.church/littlesparks

Little Sparks at St Martins

Mon 1.30-2.30pm St Martins Rd. NG8 3BH. Book online Little Wickets indoor Cricket Sun 9.30am East Gym/Sports Hall, wearewoven.church/littlesparks Carlton Le Willows School, Wood Wollaton Lane. Book at 0115 671 0565 info@littlewickets.com Tiny Talk Weds, 9.30am, 11am, Notts Children’s Centre Services 12.30pm Baby Signing Wollaton St Leonards Community Ctr. PreArnbrook and Netherfield Zoom classes including songs and Book lauragr@tinytalk.co.uk

T: 08456 436 221 E: nottingham@lotsfortots.co.uk

Forest School

Beeston North Children’s Centre, Alderman Close Booking essential call 0115 993742

Early Years Music Groups Fri 9.45am (2-3yrs) & 10.45am (under 2s). Pearson Centre. Also online. Booking essential. www.eymg.co.uk

TinyTalk Tues 10am Baby Signing Beeston Youth and Community Centre Booking essential lauragr@tinytalk.co.uk

Chilwell & Toton New Parent Group

Mondays 10am Chilwell Children’s Centre, Great Hoggett Drive Booking essential call 0115 993742 9


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Tumble Tots Mon, Tues & Weds 9.30, 10.15, 11 & 11.45 University of Nottingham. Pls book. tumbletots.co.uk/nottingham

BABES breastfeeding support and self-weigh

Weds, self weigh.Fri, Self weigh and infant massage. Chilwell Children’s Centre Booking essential call 0115 993742

TinyTalk Thurs 10am & 11.30am Baby Signing Toton Greenwood Community Centre Booking essential lauragr@tinytalk.co.uk

Sleep clinic

Tues am, Chilwell Children’s Centre, Great Hoggett Drive. Booking essential call 0115 993742

Teddy Bear’s Picnic Friday 23

July 12.30- 2pm. Toton Methodist Church, Stapleford Lane

Long Eaton Wiggle, Shake and Make

Mon & Weds 9.15 and 10.45am Rainbow Room, Castle Donnington. Booking essential. Prebook wiggleshakeandmake@ gmail.com

South and East Nottingham

West Bridgford

Sparkle Mouse Adventures

Mon 2pm. St Paul’s Church. Boundary Rd. Booking essential. 07580 533499.

New parents group Mon 1-

2pm. Self Weigh, Tues 1-3.30pm West Bridgford Young People’s Ctr. Booking essential. 0115 977 3749. 10

Tumble Tots 9.30, 10.15, 11,

11.45am and 1pm Fri. Sir Julien Cahn Pavilion, Loughborough Rd. Booking essential. tumbletots.co.uk/nottingham

Toddler Group Wednesdays 10 -11.15am Baptist Church, Melton Rd. Ride on Toddlers. Thursdays 10 -11.45am St Luke’s Church, Leahurst Rd.

Tiddlers at St Giles Thursdays, 10 & 1.30pm St Giles Church Hall, Straford Rd. Book a place: families@stgilesparish.com

Little Wickets cricket Mon (2.5-5yrs) 1.30pm

Keyworth The Blossom Tree cafe

Baby friendly cafe hosting activities for expectant mums and new parents. Booking essential. www.theblossomtreekeyworth. co.uk

Self weigh

Weds am, Thurs pm. Keyworth Young People’s Centre Appointment only 0115 9773749

Sparkle Mouse Adventures

Thurs 2.15pm. The Blossom Tree cafe. Booking essential. 07580 533499.

Ruddington

Sir Julien Cahn Pavilion, West Park (Near ASDA) Loughborough Road

Little P’s at St Peter’s Church

Fri (2.5-5yr) 10.30am West

Bridgford Tennis Club and 11.30am, Roko Health Club, Wilford Lane.

Sat 9am and 10am,Tennis

Courts, The Becket School, Wilford Lane. Booking essential for all sesions 0115 671 0565 info@littlewickets.com

South Nottingham

Mon, 9.30 - 10.30am St Peter’s Chch (outdoor) First Steps Thurs, 9.45 10.30am Ruddington Methodist Chch. Please book on 07506 077224

Clifton Toddler and Toast Mon, 9 10.30am Holy Trinity with St Francis Church, Southchurch Drive. Book on Toddlers and Toast on Facebook.

East Leake

Tollerton Muddy Feet Outdoors

Mini Muddies (for under 2.5yrs) 9-10am Mon & Tues 12.30-1.30pm Weds. Parent & Child 10.30 - 12noon Mon, Tues and Weds. St Peter’s Church Centre, Tollerton. Book www.muddyfeetoutdoors.co.uk

Notts Children’s Centre Services - virtual sessions. Call 0115 977 3749.

If your local playgroup is back on soon or later this year please email me all the details on nottingham@lotsfortots.co.uk

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Gamston Tumble Tots Mon. Now at Nottingham University. Booking essential. tumbletots.co.uk/nottingham

Radcliffe-on-Trent Baby Sensory Weds 10.15am (6-13mths), 11.45am (0-6mths) The Grange. Classes also at Waltham on the Wolds and Grantham. Booking essential. 07786 741766. grantham@babysensory.co.uk

Baby Sensory Weds 10.15am (6-13mths), 11.45am (0-6mths) The Grange. Classes also at Waltham on the Wolds and Grantham. Booking essential. 07786 741766. grantham@babysensory.co.uk

Tumble Tots Thurs 9.30, 10.15, 11 and 11.45am The Grange, Vicarage Lane. Booking essential. tumbletots.co.uk/nottingham

Bingham

New parents group Thurs

10am Bingham Children’s centre Appointment only 0115 9773749

Little Wickets cricket (2.5-5yr) Sat 9am Bingham Leisure Centre Booking essential 0115 671 0565 info@littlewickets.com Promote your class or activity from as little as £42.40 in my Autumn edition. nottingham@lotsfortots.co.uk to find out more

If your local playgroup is back on soon or later this year please email me all the details on nottingham@lotsfortots.co.uk

Other providers now open and taking bookings for sessions across Nottingham include: ArtVenturers, Little Legs, Little Fit, Little Kickers, Sing Song Stories, Mini Motions, Baby Ballet, Rugby Tots, Pre-natal pilates, the Daisy Foundation. Wiggle & Giggle. BeBops. Jo Jingles. Baby Sparks Sensory. Baby Bloom Massage and Yoga, The Reformer Studio Pre Natal Pilates classes. First Steps into Parenting.

Unique midwife-led outdoor antenatal classes to support and prepare expectant parents

MUDDIES TO BE Amazing nights out start with a SafeCircle babysitter At SafeCircle we understand that your children are the most precious thing to you and, when you’re ready to take time out, compromising is not an option. That’s why with us you’ll only find premium, regulated professionals who have proven qualifications and passed our industry-leading Assurance ChecksTM. It’s no wonder parents consistently rate us 5-stars, and their children can’t wait to have our sitters back! To start enjoying worry-free nights out again visit us at

safecircle.co.uk or call 0203 811 0445

Join us in our lovely woodland setting for two half-day sessions, covering the end of pregnancy through to looking after a newborn baby. Led by both a midwife and a mum, we have fire for warmth, marshmallows for snacks, a cover for rain, plenty of hot drinks; we are set up for all weathers (but indoor toilets are available!). For more informat ion, check ou t our websi te w w w.muddyfee tou tdoors.co.uk Our site is at St Peters Church Centre, Tollerton NG12 4FT

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Your fertility questions answered By Dr James Hopkisson, Medical Director of TFP Nurture Fertility “There are several possible causes for a delay in conceiving either a first, second, or even a subsequent pregnancy. Try not to worry. As many as one in seven couples experiences difficulty conceiving, but 80% will conceive in the first year of trying and by the end of two years more than 90% of couples will have conceived.”

What can we do to support our fertility? “Making sure you both have a

healthy diet and optimisiming your body mass index (BMI), stopping smoking, decreasing alcohol and caffeine intake are all vital steps you can take. All women should be taking folic acid and vitamin D. For men, a Well Man supplement to help sperm function may be beneficial too.”

When should I seek help? “If you are worried about a delay in conceiving,

it’s reasonable to speak to your GP after around six months of trying especially if you are over 35, have irregular cycles or your partner’s history suggests a male factor cause.”

How can Nurture Fertility help?

“We can provide advice, baseline blood tests and formulate a treatment plan. Some people may need specialist care, where either donor eggs or donor sperm is required. At Nurture we recruit egg and sperm donors to help people have families they long for. If you could help another couple become a family through donation, please do get in touch.”

Visit www.nurturefertility.co.uk or call 0115 896 1900 for more information

Struggling to conceive? At TFP Nurture Fertility, we host a variety of FREE information events for people considering fertility treatment. Sessions cover the treatments we offer, the patient pathway, pricing, the donor process and there is always the opportunity to ask questions.

To sign up, simply scan the QR code

nurture@tfp-fertility.com • 0115 896 1900 • www.tfp-fertility.com

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New Busy Bees nursery opening soon in Edwalton Discover amazing experiences at Busy Bees… a place where they can try new things, develop and learn new skills and make new discoveries every day! There’s so much to love about a Busy Bees Nursery, register your interest today.

*terms and conditions apply

Call 0330 333 8133 or visit www.busybeeschildcare.co.uk/ nursery/edwalton


Toys, books, games, puzzles gifts Traditionaland wooden toys, books, puzzles, games and contemporary for children from birth gifts for babies and children Educational, craft and construction toys Open Monday to Saturday or shop online suitable for older Toys,children books, games, puzzles and gifts www.the-olive-branch.co.uk for children from birth

SHOP ONLINE AT www.the-olive-branch.co.uk Come and see us in Castle Donington Exclusive personal shopping appointments Educational, craft and construction toys

within easy reach Nottingham, Derby & for older children alsosuitable available –ofcontact us for more Leicester just off the M1 J24. information SHOP ONLINE AT www.the-olive-branch.co.uk

FREE delivery to local villages: choose ‘collect from the shop’ at checkout

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Championing Teamwork, Fair Play & Fun “Little Wickets is brilliant! There are lots of awesome games and the coaches are fun!” Evie Byng, Aged 7 Started Little Wickets at 3

Cricket Fun for Kids and Toddlers For Girls and Boys Of All Abilities

Developing Physical & Social Skills To Create Team Players for Life • • •

Separate sessions for pre-schoolers from 2 1/2 Year-round, term-time, weekly sessions Prevailing C-19 guidance is followed to allow the FUN to continue.

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New venue makes every session special Baby Sensory, and Hello Baby Massage Grantham, Melton & South Notts It’s been busy few months for one of Lots for Tots Nottingham’s favourite parent and baby activities, Baby Sensory, who recently opened their own dedicated venue and added lots of new and exciting sessions!

Elaine from Baby Sensory said: “It’s lovely seeing all the babies exploring and enjoying our new WOW centre in Whatton, near Bingham. “Our soft flooring and coloured lighting has been specially designed to make every session comfortable

The Wild World Heroes Summer Reading Challenge is NOW ON at your local Inspire Culture library this summer.

Join the Wild World Heroes for this Summer Reading Challenge and discover with your children how we can all make a difference to the environment. Teaming up with WWF, this will be a very special nature-themed Challenge that will inspire you and

for parents, and the best possible experience for babies.” The centre is fully air conditioned and there’s plenty of parking onsite. Plus the team have added Baby Massage and monthly Weekend Special sessions to their timetable. Visit www.babysensory.com/grantham to find the classes that suit you and your little ones this summer. For more information call Elaine on 07786 741766 or email grantham@babysensory.co.uk

your children to stand up for the planet! Wild World Heroes will feature amazing books, awesome rewards, and plenty of ideas for taking care of our environment. Get involved by heading down to your local library, or online. Visit www.inspireculture.org.uk for all the details on your local library’x opening hours and this exciting challenge!

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