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Halloween Activities & Events * Schools Admissions Guide * Nature Watch Clubs & Classes * Weekly Activities Timetable * Events Diary Competitions * Money Saving Vouchers * News * Reviews

Kettering, Wellingborough, Corby, Rushden, Thrapston and Surrounding Areas


Autumn 2013 Contents

Hello and Welcome to the Autumn Issue.... Well what a long glorious summer that was! It feels so much better heading into the autumn after a good summer. Children looking and feeling healthier from plenty of time outside in the fresh air, ready to start a new term at nursery or pre-school or at their favourite classes. With any luck this good weather will continue throughout September and we can continue to enjoy the many wonderful attractions Northamptonshire has to offer. Plenty of ideas in this issue for days out and things to do - including our Autumn Tots Nature Watch on page 33! Heading deeper into autumn and Halloween and Bonfire Night will soon be upon us so we’ve once again brought you our ‘What’s On’ guide to help you keep children of all ages entertained over the half term break. Be sure to check out our ‘Special Offers’ section this issue with more offers than ever to give you a little helping hand this autumn. Browsing through this issue you will notice we’ve added a symbol to all advertisements that have a voucher in the back V to make sure you don’t miss out on an offer. There are some great competitions in the issue too so don’t miss page 54 for your chance to win some fabulous prizes. Until the winter.....

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4 Tots News 9 Halloween & Bonfire Night ‘What’s On’ Guide 13 Reader Review: Hamerton Zoo Park 16 Clubs & Classes 17 Featured Class: Bubbles Babies 18 Training Tomorrow’s Stars: Hayley Nadine Dance 24 Giggles & Wiggles: Confessions of a Granny 27 Events Diary 28 The Precious Moments Experience 30 Pregnancy & Birth 31 Naming Ceremonies 33 Autumn Nature Watch 36 Primary School Admissions 38 Business Opportunities 39 Time for Mum 40 Party Services 45 Weekly Activities Timetable 52 Special Offers 54 Win Win Win! 55 Index

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Tots News Charity Christmas Event

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ake the whole family to a Christmas Fun Day at Northampton Town Football Club on Sunday 1st December, 11am to 4pm, and help raise vital funds for Parkinsons UK and the Hannah Payne Memorial Trust. With stalls, refreshments, character appearances, cakes, a raffle, tombola and of course a Santa’s Grotto, it promises to be a fun day out. Find out more on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/events/379514112153807/

New Sunday Opening at Cloggies Toy Shop

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ettering’s number 1 toyshop, Cloggies, is now open on Sundays - making life just that little bit easier for busy parents as we begin to approach the festive season! Cloggies Toys is an independent, family run toyshop based in a converted barn on the Glendon Farm Complex, Kettering. They specialise in original and timeless toys and gifts and have something to suit every budget. A must visit for every parent this Christmas! Remember to take the voucher in the back of this issue with you to receive 10% off baby toys and games.

Glendon Farm Complex, Kettering

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Pampering for Mums!

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or all those mums who love to see their Tots explore and interact with nature, NATURE TOTS will be back in the Northamptonshire County Parks this Autumn. Sessions start at 10am, and children from 18months up to school age are guided by an experienced Ranger on a short Nature trail, followed by craft activities tailored to each season. See our Events Diary on back 27 for exact dates.

ushden based massage and complementary therapist, Julz Therapy, are currently running a fab offer for all Mums: 60 minutes of pure indulgence and relaxation, including a back, neck, shoulder, face and scalp massage, for just £28! That’s 20% off the normal price of £35. Why not organise a babysitting circle so all the Mums in the group get a chance to chill out? This offer is valid for any mum with child/ren under 12 years old and only valid Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 2.30pm See their ad on page 39 or visit their website to find out more:

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nspire Dance have introduced a new Membership Scheme that could help save parents money. Become a member of the Dance School for a oneoff registration fee of £15 per child or £20 per adult (which includes an Inspire Dance t-shirt and membership card), then pay just £25 per month and attend as many classes as you’d like in that month. Ideal for children (and adults!) who can’t get enough of dancing! Earlier this year Inspire Dance moved into their own, dedicated premises on Tordoff Place in Kettering, allowing them to offer a wider timetable of classes. Check out the full timetable online:

www.InspireDanceStudios.co.uk

Brand New Children’s Titles from Abbey Home Media

Abbey Home Media have launched 4 brand new Children’s DVDs - all popular characters and hit series from tots’ favourite TV channel CBeebies. The new titles include adventures from: The Alphablocks, 64 Zoo Lane, The Adventures of Abney & Teal and Woolly and Tig. We have 10, (yes 10!) copies of the new “Woolly and Tig: One Step at a Time” DVD to give away. See our competitions page for details.

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end your children ‘Around the World in 30 Hours’ with an organised programme of activities, games, baking and arts & crafts with experienced staff at the Magpie

Softplay Half Term Holiday Club.

Only £10 per day or £6 for half a day. 10% discount for bookings made and paid for in September. The club is running from the 28th October to the 1st November at Pytchley Village Hall, 9am to 3pm. For ages 4 to 8 years. Call to book your child’s place now...

Tel: 07796 496132 www.MagpiesSoftplay.co.uk

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CASH GIVEN FOR USED OR UNWANTED BABY CLOTHES!

We will pay £5 - £7.50 for a standard bin bag based on 10-15kg weight (equivalent to 50p per kilo).

Clothes must be: Stain free, in good condition, undamaged, washed and dry, age: premature baby to 5 years old.

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Funky Lil’ Feet Childrens Shoe Shop

Childrens Boutique We will be celebrating our 3rd Birthday on Thursday 17th October, please stop by for extra offers & gifts during our birthday week 14th to 19th October.

We now not only sell fabulous pre-owned clothing but also accessories, gifts, new toys, furniture as well as larger items such as prams, cots, highchairs & cribs. All you need for your baby & child.

Babies & children grow so quickly & sometimes they hardly get to wear the clothes we buy, an environmentally friendly way to recycle them & to earn yourself some extra cash is to bring them to Bearly Worn. Please find our 20% off Voucher on the Special Offers Page.

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Start-rite, Babybotte, Pom D’Api, Piedro, Robeez Daisy Root, Geox, Camper, Noel, Joules, Buckle My Shoe, Art, Agatha Ruize De La Prada We now stock up to adults size 9 Come and have your children’s shoes professionally fitted in our fun and friendly shop. We cover all width fittings and have half sizes too. We also have a resident podiatrist who can assist with any special requirements. We also stock Junior Joules clothing. 36 Huntingdon Road, Thrapston, NN14 4NQ Telephone: 01832 734500 Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9.00-5.00pm, Sat 9.30-4.00pm

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What’s On This Halloween HALLOWEEN FUN AT WEST LODGE RURAL CENTRE

the farm There’s spooky goings on down on ghost with ber, Octo 31st the to from the 19th ing, carv pkin pum s, tour stories, witches house s, trail of ride or tract ky spoo ing, bobb e appl farm! doom, boo box, plus all the fun of the in the part take ber Octo On Sunday 27th st Hunt by ‘Halloween Spooktacular ’ and ‘Gho carving Torchlight’. Fancy dress and pumpkin stories, t ghos h, witc the competitions, meet the Ghost spooky tractor rides then at 5pm Hunt starts! www.westlodgeruralcentre.co.uk

LITTLE MONSTERS BALL & PUMPKIN TRAILS AT WICKSTEED PARK

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October, 4pm to 6pm, at Wicksteed Park. There will be fun, games, prizes and fancy dres Wicky Bear and friends! Tickets Price s with s: for children, 50p for adults. Book on-li £3.50 ne. From the 26th October to the 3rd November, take part in a self-led Pumpkin Trail at the park. Pick up your trail map at the visitor centre or reception and try to find all the pumpkins hidden round the park! www.wicksteedpark.co.uk

SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN PARTY

AT CHEEKY MONKEES Join the Cheeky Monkees on Thur sday 31st October or Friday 1st November, 6.30 to for their Halloween Party. With fanc 8pm, and best carved pumpkin competiti y dress ons and a Halloween Treasure Hunt. Ticke a meal ts £6 per child. Booking essential. www.cheeky-monkees.co.uk


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PUMPKIN FESTIVAL & SPOOKY SPECTACULAR AT SACREWELL FARM

Celebrate the arrival of autumn at Sacrewell’s Pumpkin Festival on the 19th and 20th October. Carve your own spooky creation in the Stone Barn then have fun with creepy Halloween themed crafts including making paper spider webs, decorating your own Halloween mask, colouring and quizzes! ky Spectacular Half Spoo ’s Sacrewell Farm ber to the Term then returns on the 26th Octo Busting st Gho the ce rien Expe er. emb 3rd Nov Grizzly the past d trea , Ride Tractor & Trailer Mill! Graveyard, and head into the Haunted e daily. The Halloween activities take plac ities activ e Som y. appl s price n issio Normal adm may cost extra. www.sacrewell.org.uk

CHILDREN’S HALLOWEEN PAR TY

AT THE CENTRE AT MAWSLEY Come and join in the fun on Friday 25th October, 5pm - 9pm, at the children’s Hallowee Tickets £3 in advance or £4 on the day. n Party. Includes a hot dog and disco. Fancy dress opti onal. www.thecentreatmawsley.co.uk

HALLOWEEN TRAIN

AT NENE VALLEY RAILWAY All aboard the Halloween Train on the 26th, 29th or 31st October for a spooky jour who knows where.... Call Nene Valle ney to y Railway for details. www.nvr.org.uk

HALLOWEEN DAY FUN

AT PAUL’S PIRATES Visit Paul’s Pirates on Thursday Octo ber 31st and enjoy a Pumpkin hunt on the equi to win chocolate and sweets! Com pment e scariest costume, have a go at appl in your e bobbing and many other games. Activities will take place between 11am and 3pm. www.paulspirates.co.uk


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FAMILY SCREAM PARK

AT TWINLAKES FAMILY THEME PARK award Twinlakes winning Family Scream Park (Screamie award winner for best seasonal attraction 2011) offers a wicked supernatural blend at Halloween with unique spine-tingling family attractions, 10,000 FREE pumpkins for you to carve with magnificent prizes, wicked workshops, creepy competitions and trick & treat. The Family Scream Park is running from the 19th October to the 3rd November. www.twinlakespark.co.uk

PUMPKIN HUNT

AT CASTLE ASHBY GARDENS On Sunday 27th October, 10am to 4pm, hunt for the hidden pumpkins in the gardens, and watch out for the mischievous witch! £1.50 per child participating in the pumpkin hunt, £4.00 car parking. www.castleashbygardens.co.uk

Just off the A1/A47 at Wansford

Special events:

Country Life and Shire Horse Show: September 14th & 15th Pumpkin Festival: October 19th & 20th Spooky Spectacular Half-Term: October 26th—November 3rd

Activities may incur a surcharge. Visit our website for more details

Sacrewell Farm is part of the William Scott Abbott Trust www.sacrewell.org.uk Registered charity number 233603 01780 782254

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BONFIRE NIGHT BIG BONFIRE PARTY AT WEST LODGE RURAL CENTRE

Join the team at West Lodge Rural Centre on Saturday 2nd November or Sunday 3rd November for sparklers, big bonfire, toasted marshmallows and the gunpowder plot reenactment. No fireworks at this event so perfect for little ones! This is a ticket only event so make sure you book in advance. www.westlodgeruralcentre.co.uk

FIREWORKS NIGHT CELEBRATIONS AT WICKSTEED PARK

The Wicksteed Park Fireworks Extravaganza will be on Saturday 2nd November. Tickets are £4 if booked in advance or £5 on the day. www.wicksteedpark.co.uk

FIREWORKS FRENZY AT SANTA POD RACEWAY

A spectacular evening of Fireworks, Live action including Podzilla the Monster Truck, Stunt Driver, Drifting, Huge Bonfire, Fun Fair, catering and bar facilities, plus family entertainment. 4 tiil 6pm, Saturday 2nd November. www.santapod.co.uk

FESTIVAL OF THE FIRE FAIRIES

AT TWINLAKES FAMILY THEME PARK Brought to you by Fire Magic prepare to be amazed as animated robotic lasers light up the sky with the biggest firework display in the East Midlands supported by Pyro Musical. March with flaming torches to light the 80ft themed bonfire. The leaping flames will light up the stalls and games, live music gets everyone’s feet stomping. Exciting entertainers keep the kids happy. There’s something for the whole family… you’ll definitely be kept entertained as you tuck into the tasty BBQ food. All day entertainment including 70 Acres of theme park, hundreds of animals and birds and over 125,000 sq ft indoors! This is a pre-book event. Limited spaces available. Book online at: www.twinlakespark.co.uk/store www.twinlakespark.co.uk


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A Day Out at Hamerton Zoo Park

e visited Hamerton Zoo Park in July, with my two children Jake (4) and Maisy (2) along with Grandma. It was our first time but Jake had visited with his School so he was so excited about re-visiting and keen to show us the way. The day we visited (29th July) it was Global Tiger Day, raising awareness and money for Tiger Conservation. At the entry kiosk we purchased a guide which had lots of information about the park and animals as well as my little boy’s favourite item: a map of the Zoo! On arrival we were greeted by a very cute Tiger Mascot. My kids were a little unsure at first but by the end of the day seeing this cute tiger walking around they were all smiles, waving at him and giving him cuddles! Along with the usual attractions this particular day included a raffle, face painting and offered visitors (over 18s) the opportunity to feed the tigers. We made our way down to see the Tigers first as it was soon feeding time and we didn’t want to miss this special experience. They allowed visitors to get up close to the barriers and feed the Tigers meat on a long stick through the fencing. It was amazing to see the beautiful tigers, Lady-Belle and Blizzard, close up and watch them enjoying their dinner. As this activity was for over 18s only, we then made our way round to the sheep and goats so that my children could feed some animals too. Food was available for just 20p and we certainly made sure they were full up before we left, the kids loved it! Making our way around the rest of the park we visited camels, alpacas, wallabies, monkeys, meercats, reptiles, birds and tortoises to name but a few. The park has a very user friendly layout - especially for the parent of a lively 2 year old! It was definitely built with families in mind with easy access and safe walkways guiding you round to each enclosure. The Zoo Park has its own coffee shop as well as undercover picnic areas. We took a picnic and there was plenty

of seating along with highchairs for younger visitors. After lunch the children played in the play area. This consisted of a toddler zone and a larger play area for older children, including a maze which kept the kids and Grandma entertained for ages! The heavens did open and in typical summer holiday fashion we were in a full on storm, with thunder and lightning, before we knew it. However, like true Brits my kids just put their hoods up, splashing about in muddy puddles and playing on the play area regardless. Even though it was raining we could still see the animals as many of the enclosures could be viewed in shelter from the weather. Maisy decided she would like her face painted (for the first time), and we couldn’t visit Global Tiger Day without joining in, so I had my own mini tiger for the rest of the Zoo trip. The staff member coped well with 2-year-old Maisy who kept touching her face during the application and making her own tiger stripes! The outcome was great and she loved being a tiger for the day! Before we left we visited the well stocked and reasonably priced gift shop (something for every budget). The children both chose something as a reminder of their lovely day out. Hamerton Zoo Park was originally a private collection consisting of mostly birds and marmosets. Now in 2013 the Park has grown into a great Northamptonshire attraction, continually growing and developing. It is very easy to travel to and admission prices are good value even better if you visit their website and print off the ‘10% off’ voucher to take with you! It’s super having a zoo so close to home. All the staff were very helpful, friendly and enthusiastic with a real passion for the zoo which came across in the superb customer service. We definitely recommend you go and visit for yourself.

www.hamertonzoopark.com Review by Leanne Houghton


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Clubs & Classes See our ‘Weekly Activities Timetable’ in the back of the magazine for class times and venues Indoor 5 a-side Football in a Fun Environment Classes in Corby & Northampton (and across the UK) For ages 2 to 18 years All year round Girls and boys welcome

Music and movement classes for babies and toddlers (from approx. 3 months – 3 years) and their parents and carers. A fun and interactive way to develop confidence, social skills and communication in a positive and nurturing environment.

The Plaza Community Centre, Thrapston Every Wednesday (term time) starting 11th September

For more information call 07745 565745 or email: info@clubfutsaluk.co.uk www.clubfutsaluk.co.uk

For more information please call Leisa on: 07736 418726 or 01933 625012

For more information or arrange a free taster session, please contact Claire Golding. Classes have limited places and cost £4.50 per child, including snack. Fees are payable in advance in half-termly blocks. Email: togethertimeclaire@aol.co.uk Mobile: 07402 966286

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Only £4 per class

Street Dance

For boys & girls aged 4+ Stanwick Village Hall, Fridays 3.45pm to 4.45pm

Pre-school Ballet

Mondays 1.30pm to 2.30pm Redwell Leisure Centre, Wellingborough

Mix Street, Ballet & Modern Dance St Andrew’s Church Hall, Berrymore Road Tuesdays 4 to 5pm for 3 to 5 year olds Tuesdays 5 to 6.30pm for ages 6+

Mash Dance

Mondays at 3pm at Redwell Leisure Centre, W’boro and 4 to 5pm at the EPT Gym, Rushden. For ages 3+.

Drama Classes

Sundays 2.30pm to 4pm at Stanwick Village Hall Ballroom tuition for adults also available

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Bubble Babies: Learn vital aquatic skills while having so much fun! Welcome to the Bubble Babies experience!

Treat yourself and your family to a fabulous start to the weekend in beautiful warm water with all the fun and excitement that comes with Bubble Babies swimming classes. Saturday mornings at Kingsley School’s hydrotherapy pool (Kettering) provide the ideal opportunity for children from birth to 5 years old to build up vital aquatic skills with mums, dads, even grandma or grandad all enjoying precious moments and a dynamic, funfilled experience.

Series Awards. By firmly establishing the principles of good swimming technique in an encouraging, happy environment, Bubble Babies aims to create multi-skilled, water-confident, safety-conscious swimmers with a lifelong love, respect and enjoyment of the water.

Underwater Photo Shoot

In November we have another Underwater Photograph session lined up and this exciting event is open to anyone who would like to come along and is confident in going under the water. What better souvenir of those happy times and earliest swims?

Come along and join in the fun!

Teresa, Max’s mum, enthuses ‘I just wanted to take the opportunity to say how good we feel your lessons are. They really hit the right balance between fun and learning in a really great atmosphere.’

Learning in tropical conditions

Devine water and air temperatures make a happy baby (not to mention parent!) and these optimum conditions mean every swimmer is comfortable and relaxed, ready to maximise on their 30 minute session. With the carefully structured lesson filled to the brim with vital skills and activities, baby’s progress is often swift and immensely satisfying for all those involved!

You’ve read all about us, now come along and see Bubble Babies in action! To book a class or for more information contact Erika on 01604 780244 or visit: www.bubblebabies.co.uk. Bubble Babies classes are always very popular so please book early if you would like to join in the adventure! V

Give Dad a go!

Saturdays mean Dad is often around and we have a wonderfully enthusiastic group of fathers who have come to relish the opportunities Bubble Babies provides for them to interact and bond with their children. Before the morning is out they have often swum through whitewater to Treasure Island together, braved caves and waterfalls and even been chased by Mr Shark (inflatable of course!!).

Ten years of experience

With her enthusiasm just exploding with each lesson, Erika the founder of Bubble Babies is always at the centre of the class, encouraging everyone from close quarters: ‘A decade of experience in baby swimming has taught me how important it is to teach by example; I’ll happily star jump into the water, dive through a hoop to pick up a seal stick or float like a jellyfish - anything to inspire and amuse my little protégés!’

Badges and Certificates

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Training The Young Stars Of Tomorrow... Hayley Nadine Dance Academy

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ur well established dance academy has been going from strength to strength over the last 9 years. With pupils working up to a standard where they are being accepted into reputable stage schools, such as Stella Mann, and furthering their education, it is wonderful to see so many of our pupils continuing to work hard to achieve their dream. We are delighted to be able to offer such a variety of subjects from ballet, tap and modern to musical theatre, street and also Irish! We take students from as young as 2½ all the way up to school leavers - and some even stay longer! Our teachers have all worked in the profession and studied in top stage schools such as Italia Conti London. We feel you learn so much from people who have been in the industry and can pass on so much knowledge - with added bonuses when we get our friends out of west end shows such as The Lion King, Starlight Express and 42nd Street to name but a few. The children really do get spoilt by such talent coming in to teach them!

We like to showcase our work each year with our students working towards our end of year show, which is held at The Lighthouse Theatre, as well as dance festivals held across the county and their showcases such as The New Theatre, Oxford. It is never a quiet time at our studio. We’re full of enthusiasm and encouragement to take each one of our students and lead them along their own path of growth, whether this be for confidence or technical skill. Some students just come for fun while others develop into wanting it as a career. Whatever their reaons for coming to our classes, every individual is important to us. You should come along and be part of a fabulous academy where dreams really are at your feet. “Dream, Believe and you will Achieve” is our motto! Classes are held from Mondays to Thursdays at the Manor School in Raunds We have limited spaces available so please call 07896 570365 for our information pack. We hope to meet the young stars of tomorrow!

HAYLEY NADINE DANCE ACADEMY ESTABLISHED DANCE SCHOOL BASED IN RAUNDS

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TEACHING A DIVERSITY OF DANCE STYLES

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A fun filled hour of music & play

STUART HOUSE • 71 ELIZABETH STREET • CORBY • NORTHANTS NN17 1SE

WE PROVIDE CLASSES FOR PUPILS AGED 18 MONTHS THROUGH TO ADULTS IN CORBY, FINEDON, ROTHWELL, RUSHDEN & THRAPSTON

FREE TRIAL SESSION

MONDAY NVDA Street Tots (2-3 years) NVDA Street Rainbows (4-6 years) NVDA Street Juniors (7–11 years) Adults Ballroom & Latin NVDA Street Seniors (12-16 years)

4.30pm–5.00pm 5.00pm–5.45pm 6.15pm–7.00pm 7.00pm–7.45pm 7.45pm-8.30pm

£2.50 per session £3.50 per session £3.50 per session £3.50 per session £3.50 per session

Classes in Thrapston & Burton Latimer Starting in September 2013 Call today for details of local classes and to secure a place for your child

TUESDAY Little Movers (4 years & under) Ballroom & Latin (Children) NVDA Glee Club (3-9 years) NVDA Glee Club (Adults)

COME AND JOIN THE FUN

10.00am–11.00am £3.50 per session 5.00pm–5.45pm £3.50 per session 5.45pm–6.30pm £3.50 per session 6.45pm–7.45pm £4.00 per session

Debbie: 07504 115182 or debbie.bryant@musicbus.com

WEDNESDAY Mums & Tots Exercise Class Legs, Bums & Tums Baby Ballet (2-3 years) Beginners Ballet (4+ years) Adults Ballet Adults Tap

Jenny’s Dolphins

10.00am–11.00am £3.50 per session 11.00am–12.00pm £4.00 per session 4.00pm–4.30pm £2.50 per session 4.30pm–5.15pm £3.50 per session 6.45pm–7.45pm £4.00 per session 7.45pm–8.45pm £4.00 per session

Baby & Pre-school Swimming Lessons

FRIDAY NVDA Twinkle Tots (2-3 years) NVDA Freestyle Rainbows (4-6 years) NVDA Freestyle Juniors (7–11 years) NVDA Freestyle Seniors (11½+ years)

4.30pm–5.00pm 5.00pm–5.45pm 5.45pm–6.45pm 6.45pm–7.45pm

£2.50 per session £3.50 per session £4.00 per session £4.00 per session

SATURDAY Baby Ballet & Tap (2-3 years) Beginners Ballet (4+ years) Beginners Tap (4+ years) Beginners Ballet (6+ year)

9.00am–10.00am £4.00 per session 10.00am–10.45am £3.50 per session 10.45am–11.30am £3.50 per session 11.30am–12.15pm £3.50 per session

nenevalleydance@hotmail.co.uk

www.nenevalleydanceacademy.co.uk

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01536 204944 FIND US ON FACEBOOK

Classes in Rothwell and Corby Average price of £6.50 for 30 mins Instructor in the water Average of 4 children per class

1 to 1 tuition available Wednesdays between 10.30am & 1pm at Corby Spaces for 3 year olds available from September

Call: 07821 646451 Email: jennysdolphins@live.co.uk www.jennysdolphins.co.uk

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The original, largest and still the best network of performing arts schools in the world. Nurturing and developing young peoples potential through dance, drama and singing. For 4-18 year olds, after school, at weekends and holiday workshops.

Stagecoach Kettering

is now taking bookings for next term

Call: 01234 828878

email: kettering@stagecoach.co.uk www.stagecoach.co.uk/kettering

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Infant Aquatics Baby & toddler swimming courses

Small, friendly classes from six weeks to four years. Building life long safety skills using our holistic approach in a fun environment. Kettering area call 01858 565 713 Wellingborough area call 01933 674 505 www.infantaquatics.co.uk

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Parents - take a well deserved time-out! 01604 211249 eogden@littlekickers.co.uk www.littlekickers.co.uk

Fun football training from 2 years - 7th birthday

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Barbara Hooton

School of Dancing

Ballet and Tap Classes Burton Latimer, Earls Barton, Finedon, Irthlingborough and Wellingborough

Keep Fit Classes for Mums Principal: Barbara Allebone M.N.A.T.D

Dance classes for children and adults Ballet, Tap, Zumba, Street Jazz, Drama, Singing, SEN Music & Movement and more

Telephone: 01933 663225 07788 710144

www.barbarahootonschoolofdancing.co.uk

IDTA trained and CRB checked teacher All classes held at our new dance studio at Tordoff Place, Kettering

NEW! Membership Scheme

One off registration payment of £15 per child or £20 per adult (includes Inspire t-shirt and membership card), then pay just £25 a month and attend as many classes as you want!

Principal Katie Dawn

AIDTA (S.D., F., Anat. Dip.)

07903 539834 KatieDawn85@hotmail.co.uk www.InspireDanceStudios.co.uk

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PUNCHIN PANDAS

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Friendly, fun, exciting lessons Ideal for the less confident child Classes in Kettering, Burton Latimer, Corby, Desborough & Wellingborough For ages 3 to adult Contact Nick on 07720 430798 or e-mail: nickbinder@ntlworld.com www.punchinpandas.co.uk 6th Dan Chief Instructor - Part of S.K.E. England

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...and the Confessions of a Gran

due in no small les for several has turned into a very sociable creature, have been attending classes at Giggles & Wigg (yes it’s open to part to these classes. years now with one grandchild or another and I have to This grandson is starting pre-school this September so, ians) guard and ts paren grandparents too, not just , I’ll really alas, has been to his last Giggles & Wiggles class say I absolutely love them. is I’ll be starting ver howe news good The him. a on taking are miss two years The ones I have been attending for the last his little brother, the what is usually the the whole process all over again with Monday morning and they have transformed classes. This time, these d atten to en childr grand time my a of into fifth week bleakest, and probably grumpiest, part of the o wings”, I live in “Bing my of rid get t who knows, I migh of fun and laughter. . hope a good start to the There are several reasons why it is such nality of the lady perso the is me for one week but the main She welcomes na. who runs it : the incomparable Miss Julian feel she is really you and class for arrive each one of us as we buzz. Not warm a you genuinely glad to see you, which gives as she one, style ican Amer an but r eithe any ordinary welcome how “And it’s a” Joshu is in fact American. So instead of “Hello can’t you l, draw ican Amer lovely a In a?” are we today Mr. Joshu help but smile! sense of humour Miss Julianna is a fun person with an amazing ties, from the activi the in one every and the ability to involve start with a We me). s alway far, (thus t oldes the to youngest end the and name s child’ every es welcome song which includ ise. I like this likew does which song ell farew a with session touch, it makes every child feel valued. activities involving During the class we do several different Baby Class with a the ding atten When . ment music and move needed carrying, I ly most so grandchild who couldn’t walk, and only did it get me not : me for role dual a had would say the class n who fights perso a as but, out of the house for an hour of fun this stage I At ut. worko ly week my was it gym, a shy of going to a stone lost had I term a would love to tell the reader that after , or is it toned more are arms my r swea I’ll but in weight, alas no, just wishful thinking? a he just sat When I first started the baby class with Joshu everything to does na Julian Miss ugh there and cried and, altho a bit embarrassed g feelin was I dly inwar , ease at feel you make look like you are thinking “come on little man, at least try to few weeks he was a within ed, worri have n’t need I it“. ing enjoy and it was lovely enjoying the sights and sounds of the class gh different stages throu going en childr other the and him g seein enjoying watching, of development. At first very uncertain, then which sometimes nality perso a loping deve g, ipatin partic then d instead of aroun ng runni (like thing involved doing their own here, they ment rrass sitting and listening to the story. No emba and codoing ing, listen then ), stage nearly all go through that timid little man that ia, Allelu en. childr other the with ting opera

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CRECHE

Available for children aged 3 months—5 yrs at Corby East Midlands International Pool & Lodge Park Sports Centre. Pool Crèche Opening Times Lodge Park Crèche Opening Times Mon—Fri 9.30am—11.25am Mon/Wed/Fri 9.30am—11.25am Mon/Wed/Fri 12.30pm—2.25pm

The pool crèche also offers; Shop & Swim, Swim & Bring, Parent & Toddler Sessions and Twins on a Tuesday. Birthday parties are available in the Crèche for under 5’s.

Please enquire at reception for current crèche offers. Crèche ‘Fun Play’ and pre-school gym parties available..

TOTS & TIDDLERS at Lodge Park Sports Centre.

Pre-school gymnastics and movement for children delivered by qualified coaches. Sessions help to develop children’s social, physical, language, education, imagination & co-ordination skills.

Sessions run on a Thursday throughout School Term Time Age 2 –3 Age 3-4 Under 2 10am—10.45am 11am—11.45am 1pm—1.45pm 12noon—12.45pm 1.45pm—2.30pm For both the Crèche and Tots & Tiddlers booking is advisable. Please contact each facility for prices & further information or view the website www.corby.gov.uk

Gym and studio classes available during all Crèche times. Pay and play or direct debits available.

SWIMMING LESSONS & FAMILY SWIMMING at Corby East Midlands International Pool

Parent & Toddler Sessions for children from 3 months—4 yrs old.

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Available on a Mon 10.00am—11.00am, 11.00am—12noon, Tuesday and Friday 9.30am—10.30am, 10.30am–11.30am and Thursday 1.30pm— 3.00pm. Booking is not required. A fun and friendly learning environment. Adult & Child Swimming Lessons are available on Monday AM, Thursday PM & Friday AM. For children from 2 yrs 9 mths - 4 yrs old and their parent/guardian. Suitable as a follow on from Parent and Toddler sessions. Further details available on the website.

AQUANATAL

at Corby East Midlands International Pool runs on a Wednesday, 1.30pm—2.30pm, please contact the pool for details.

SHAPE Dance (5 - 19 years old)

Classes in Tap, Ballet and Modern Dance. Classes are held at; Beanfield Community Centre, Stephenson Way Community Centre, West Glebe Pavilion, Oakley Vale Community Centre & Lodge Park Sports Centre. For more information please contact Julie Cardwell Tel: 01536 464046. Email: julie.cardwell@corby.gov.uk

Lodge Park Sports Centre Tel: 01536 400033

Corby East Midlands International Pool Tel: 01536 464643

www.corby.gov.uk/lodgepark

www.corby.gov.uk/corbypool

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Nursery to Sixth Form (3 - 18 Years)

Outstanding success is achieved through a broad and challenging curriculum. In a happy, friendly environment, girls visibly grow in confidence and ability, emerging as fully rounded, educated young women.

OPEN DAY

Saturday 12 October 2013 10am - 1pm

SIXTH FORM INFORMATION EVENING Tuesday 22 October 2013 6pm

Come and see for yourself.

www.northamptonhigh.gdst.net | 01604 765765 Newport Pagnell Road, Hardingstone, Northampton, NN4 6UU

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Events Diary September Wed 11th Nature Tots at Barnwell Country Park. 10 to 11.30am. Must book. Thu 12th Nature Tots at Fermyn Woods Country Park. 10 to 11.30am. Must book Sat 14th & Sun 15th Country Life and Shire Horse Show at Sacrewell Farm. 9.30am to 5pm daily. www.sacrewell.org.uk Tue 17th Nature Tots at Sywell Country Park. 10 to 11.30am. Must book. Wed 18th Nature Tots at Brixworth Country Park. 10 to 11.30am. Must book. Sat 21st “How to Catch a Star” at The Core, Corby. Shows at 11am & 2pm. www.thecorecorby.com Sat 21st & Sun 22nd Thomas Escapes at Nene Valley Railway! Still waiting for his big overhaul, Thomas is out to play with his friend Percival this weekend. Come and see them! Sun 22nd Baby & Child Nearly New Sale. 10am to 12pm at The Pemberton Centre H E Bates Way, Rushden. Entrance £1, Kids Free Email: karen_aves@hotmail.co.uk Hederow Harvest at West Lodge Rural Centre. Take a fun and bumpy tractor tour to all the berry picking hot spots around the farm. Thu 26th Wallace & Gromit at The Newlands Centre, Kettering. Appearances between 12pm & 5pm.

October Wed 2nd Nature Tots at Irchester Country Park. 10 to 11.30am. Must book.

27 See our Halloween & Bonfire Night What’s On Guides on pages 9 to 11 for more activities & events Wed 2nd & Thu 3rd “Stick Man” at The Royal Theatre. For ages 3+. www. royalandderngate.co.uk Wed 9th Nature Tots at Barnwell Country Park. 10 to 11.30am. Must book. Thu 10th Nature Tots at Fermyn Woods Country Park. 10 to 11.30am. Must book. Sat 12th “Bananas in Pyjamas” at The Castle Theatre. Shows at 1pm & 3.30pm. www.thecastle.org.uk Open Day at Northampton High School 10am to 1pm. Sun 13th “Dinosaur Zoo” at the Derngate Theatre. Experience the prehistoric creatures up close! Shows at 12pm & 2pm. For ages 3+. www.royalandderngate.co.uk Tue 15th Nature Tots at Sywell Country Park. 10 to 11.30am. Must book. Wed 16th Nature Tots at Brixworth Country Park. 10 to 11.30am. Must book. Thu 17th “Stick Man Live On Stage” at The Castle Theatre. 4.30pm. Visit www.thecastle.org.uk to book. Sat 19th “Once in a Blue Moon” at The Core, Corby. Shows at 11am & 2pm. www.thecorecorby.com Sun 20th Baby & Toddler Show at The Best Western Hotel, Corby. 10am to 4pm. Thu 24th Moshi Monsters Poppet and Katsuma are at Twinlakes Park! Appearances throughout the day. Thu 31st Little Inspirations Halloween face painting, glitter designs and Diwali henna at the Rooftop Gallery (above Wilkinson), Corby. 1-4pm

Homer from the Simpsons at The Newlands Centre, Kettering. Appearances between 12pm & 5pm.

November Wed 6th Nature Tots at Irchester Country Park. 10 to 11.30am. Must book. Sat 9th “How to Catch a Star” at The Castle Theatre. Shows at 11am & 2pm. www.thecastle.org.uk Autumn Festival at Glapthorn School near Oundle. 1pm to 5pm. www.friendsofgs.moonfruit.com Mon 11th & Tue 12th “Aliens Love Underpants” at The Royal Theatre. For ages 3+. www. royalandderngate.co.uk Wed 13th Nature Tots at Barnwell Country Park. 10 to 11.30am. Must book. Christmas Shopping Night at Redwell Infant School, Barnwell Road, Wellingborough. 7.15pm to 9.30pm. Rebecca: 07792 316778 Thu 14th Nature Tots at Fermyn Woods Country Park. 10 to 11.30am. Must book. Sat 16th Peppa Pig is at Twinlakes Park! Appearances throughout the day. Tue 19th Nature Tots at Sywell Country Park. 10 to 11.30am. Must book. Wed 20th Nature Tots at Brixworth Country Park. 10 to 11.30am. Must book. Sat 23rd “Once in a Blue Moon” at The Castle Theatre. Shows at 11am & 2pm. www.thecastle.org.uk Thu 28th Tom & Jerry at The Newlands Centre, Kettering. Appearances between 12pm & 5pm.

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The Precious Moments Experience...

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t Precious Moments we believe that it is a real privilege to be involved in preserving the memories of pregnancy, childhood and family life and feel that the love and passion we have for our work is evident in the photographs we take, below we run through the process of how its done... Your photo session takes place in a fun and friendly studio environment – sittings usually take around 45mins. Our aim is to make your little one/s feel as comfortable as possible – so we do things at their pace and work around what they want to do – we find that this relaxed and informal approach produces the most spontaneous and natural portraits. Our photographer will use a range of backgrounds and props to create your portraits, although you are more than welcome to bring any toys or props that you would like your little one/s to be photographed with – a change of clothes is also a great idea too! After your photography session, you will be asked back for a viewing a few days later to preview your images. All you then have to do is pick your favourites! We will then work with you to create your original and vibrant portraits and layouts. Whether it is black and white, colour, traditional, or something more contemporary, it will be unique to you. You can choose from our affordable range of traditional or contemporary frames, canvas prints, and much more to show your beautiful portraits off at their very best. Now you can treasure those Precious Moments forever! For more information or to view examples of our work and products please visit: www.yourpreciousmoments.co.uk. To book your session please ring us on 01536 384047.

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Steam Train Rides

Why should just the under 3s go free? In September, October and November 2013, ALL Children ride free provided that they are with a fare paying adult. Bring this advert with you to claim For further details please call the Nene Valley Railway on 01780 784444 or visit our website:

www.nvr.org.uk

Wansford Station (next to the A1), Stibbington Peterborough PE8 6LR. Registered Charity No 263617

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Pregnancy & Birth Top Tips for New Parentass:well

• Take care of your own health as your baby’s. • Trust your own instinct. e’s • Don’t be too hard on yourself. Ther no such thing as the perfect parent. • Sleep when the baby sleeps. • Don’t be afraid to ask for help and accept it when offered. . • If you’re struggling, talk to someone A ? Mum Your or? Your Health Visit friend who’s had children? r • Try to meet and socialise with othe to first time parents eg by going along ren’s Child or p grou your local toddler Centre. Mixing with others in the same boat really helps. in a • Record all important milestones kly quic how rised surp book. You’ll be you forget them if you don’t! • Take lots of photographs. Babies change so quickly.

Qualified Pregnancy Massage Practitioner Rushden, Northants

Pregnancy Massage Are you a Mum to be? Suffering from: * Upper or lower back pain * Neck or shoulder pain * General aches and pains * Sciatica * Cramps / Muscle Spasms * Poor Circulation * Blocked Sinus * Headache

Then my natural pain relief pregnancy massage might be for you Or perhaps you just want some time to relax. Massage in pregnancy is great for that too!

Call 07968 693550

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Cognitive Hypnotherapy & Reiki Supporting you through birth & parenthood. . . • • • • • •

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Harshani Curbishley-Brown Cog Hyp HDP MP.NLP MNCH CNHC Private practice based in Islip, Northamptonshire

Tel: 07941 841 485

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Naming Ceremonies

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by Meaningful Moments

naming ceremony is a way of welcoming a child to the family and to the world and to bestow a name on the child. During a ceremony the parents will make promises to their child before families and friends and it is a way of celebrating the child’s birth and highlighting the joys and responsibilities of being a parent and gathering in the whole family to help to take care and watch over the child. Children can be any age which is why we can use this to welcome an adoptive child to the family. However most of our ceremonies are carried out around the child’s first birthday We also have Sponsors or Guide Parents for the children, similar to Godparents, who will also make promises to the child. Parents and Grandparents sometimes wish to make a promise too. We include hopes for the child’s future and any other issues which is important to the parents. Since each ceremony is written individually we can include siblings and readings and virtually anything the parents choose. We are not aiming to replace christenings but to provide an option for those parents who would like a celebration for their child but are not religious. Also since there are no legal requirements for ceremonies (neither is there for christenings) we can hold them anywhere, even at home or in the park and we present a certificate at the conclusion of the ceremony.

Celebrate the life of your child with a ceremony for all the family to share.

Ceremonies for all occasions: Baby Naming Wedding Celebrations Renewal of Vows Special Birthdays Retirements

Contact Pam on 07557 275 549 or e-mail: pam@meaningful-moments.co.uk Contact Tricia on 07557 275 546 or e-mail tricia@meaningful-moments.co.uk Let us help you to turn your meaningful moments into treasured memories. www.meaningful-moments.co.uk

My experience with Meaningful Moments was everything I had hoped it would be. Pam and Tricia really listened and took on board our desires for the perfect naming ceremony. They were calm, kind and amusing when it was needed. They deal marvellously with my disorganised ways and the result was a beautiful day and a happy 1 year old daughter that had all the attention she deserved and wanted! I cannot recommend this company highly enough. They made it an effortless process and so personal to our family. Top marks.

Magical keepsakes that capture precious moments from pregnancy to childhood 3D Sculptures, Bellycasts & Outprints All with amazing detail and finished with love and care Perfect to keep or give as a gift Contact us for more information:

www.meaningful-moments.co.uk

Tel: 07896 183186 E-mail: TiddlyPeeps@outlook.com

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The Perfect Start Set within the attractive and spacious walled gardens of St Peter’s School, Kettering, Sunnylands Nursery offers a safe, stimulating and supportive environment where children are inspired to learn and play within a caring family atmosphere. Sunnylands Nursery at St Peters School 52 Headlands, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN15 6DJ

Please call us to arrange a visit:

01536 512066

Email: sunnylandsnursery@btconnect.com

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Nature Tots: What to look out for this Autumn Ramblings of a Country Park Ranger

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utumn – here’s hoping for an Indian summer and a season of mellow fruitfulness! Autumn is a busy time in the countryside with many animals and birds busy feeding up for winter on berries, nuts and fruits. It is also a season of change. Leaves will be changing; the birds of summer, swifts, swallows and warblers will begin leaving our shores for warmer climates. Your country parks are great places for a wildlife spotting “safari”. Throughout the autumn look out for squirrels finding acorns and hunting for hazelnuts. Early autumn can also see squadrons of dragonflies hunting for insects, right up until the first frosts come. Can you and your child spot the 5 signs of Autumn in our ‘Tot to Spot’ List? Autumn is also a great time to look at different colours in nature and to devise a scavenger hunt for your children. All you need is a list and a collecting bag, then head out to 1 of Northamptonshire’s 5 Country Parks and see if you and your tot can find the following: • A brown leaf • A red leaf • A green leaf • A nut that has not been nibbled • A nut that has been nibbled by an animal • A round stone • A sharp stone • An apple • A piece of litter • Something that will stay the same forever (trick question – nothing will!) Encourage your children to look at the different shapes, colours, sizes of objects in nature.

Nature Tots

Nature Tots sessions will be back in the Northamptonshire Country Parks this Autumn. Sessions as follows: Irchester Country Park – 1st Wednesday of the month Barnwell Country Park – 2nd Wednesday of the month Fermyn Woods Country Park – 2nd Thursday of the month Sywell Country Park – 3rd Tuesday of each month Brixworth Country Park – 3rd Wednesday of the month Sessions start at 10am, and children from 18months up to school age are guided by an experienced Ranger on a short nature trail, followed by craft activities tailored to each season. Pre-booking is required for all sessions – please phone Ranger Jo on 07703 160878. Each session is £3 per child if booked in advance (£3.50 on the day), which includes all activities and refreshments.

Tot to Spot

Can you and your tot spot these 5 signs of Autumn: 1.

A squirrel

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A brown dragonfly

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Red berries

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A yellow leaf

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Fungi or mushrooms

Visit www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/parks for more ideas of things to do and for information on the wonderful Country Parks in Northamptonshire. To advertise call 0845 6439687 or e-mail info@timefortots.co.uk


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Providing a safe, stimulating environment in which children are encouraged to learn through play. • • • • • •

Monday 9.15am to 12.15pm

We welcome children from 2 years 6 months to school age Friendly and experienced, com mitted and caring staff Open Monday to Friday from 8.45 - 15.00 in school term time Excellent indoor and outdoor facilities Government funding and child care vouchers accepted Good Ofsted report with 'out standing' features

Tuesday to Friday 9.15am to 2.45pm Government funding and childcare vouchers accepted. Come and have a look around and speak to our experienced staff. No appointment necessary.

For more information on admissions and a prospectus call us on 01604 781838 or email office@muddybootspreschool.com

For more information please contact us on: Tel: 07879 072796 www.titchmarshpreschool.co.uk

www.muddybootspreschool.co.uk

Jubilee Dr Walgrave, Northamptonshire NN6 9PH Telephone: 01604 781 838

Titchmarsh Preschool, The Clubrooms, 19 High Street, Titchmarsh, NN14 3DF

Overstone Park Independent School Creche, Nursery & Pre-School DFE & Ofsted registered “Celebrating Diversity”

• A safe & happy environment • A wide range of equipment & resources • A variety of work vouchers accepted • Qualified & experienced staff • 15 hours of FREE entitlement for 2 year olds • 15 hours of FREE entitlement for 3 year olds • A 5% reduction is given on fees for each sibling • As well as 48 weeks attendance, termly attendance is accepted for all children within this department and fees are not charged for the holiday non-attendance. • Our early years department has achieved excellent results in all learning goals • Places available

A School for all ages 0 to 18 years We can make a difference

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Applying for a Primary School Place

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he start of the new school year sees many parents across the county on the search for the right primary school for their child. Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) is running a campaign targeting all parents with children who turn 4 years old between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014, to help raise awareness of the right time to apply for their child’s school place and how to do it. There are many myths about applying for a child’s primary school place which the county council aims to stamp out as part of this campaign. Applications open on Monday 9th September 2013 and all parents MUST apply for their child’s primary school place regardless of whether: • They have put their child’s name down at their preferred school • The child lives in the area near the school • They have an older sibling already at the school • The child currently attends a nursery provision on the school site

How to Apply

Applying for a school place is easy. Log on to Northamptonshire County Council School Admissions Website at: www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/admissions The website gives access to the school application form and the booklet: ‘Applying for a Primary School Place in Northamptonshire’ for general information on schools and the admissions process, choosing preferences, how to apply, important dates to be aware of and links to school websites and Ofsted reports. It is advisable for parents to read the oversubscription/admissions criteria of the school(s) they are interested in.

Parents Information Events

Everyone is invited to visit these events to discuss the admissions process with Schools Admissions staff and ask any questions they have, or receive one to one help to actually apply online. They are being held at: • Northampton Central Library on 15th October, 10am to 1pm & November 26th, 1pm to 3pm • Kettering Library on 22nd October, 10am to 1pm • Corby Library on 11th November, 2pm to 5pm Additionally, all the libraries in Northamptonshire will be providing free internet access for applying for their child’s school places throughout the application process.

Application Deadlines The closing date for primary school applications is 5pm on 15th January 2014 Any applications received after the deadline are not processed until the additional rounds of allocations from April to July – please see our website for the actual dates. Late applicants are more likely to miss out on a place at their preferred school as many schools will be at or near their capacity after places are allocated to the on time applicants. For further information: Visit www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/admissions E-mail admissions@northamptonshire.gov.uk Dedicated helpline 0300 126 1000

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Aldwincle Pre-School Aldwincle Pre-school is a small village pre-school set in beautiful rural surroundings within the grounds of Trinity Lower School. Sessional places available for children from 2 years 6 months. Grants and full days available for those aged from 3 years. Now taking admissions for academic year 2013/14

To make an appointment to look around or for more information call Alison on:

01832 720566 Rated ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED

Welcoming all children from 0 - 5 years, we offer: • A Baby Sanctuary for little ones • A Technology Area to challenge young minds • A Sleep Room for nap times • Delicious meals prepared by our qualified chef • Friendly, professional staff Open Monday to Friday 7.45am to 6pm. Call us to book your showround! Wellingborough Day Nursery (formerly The Toy Box)

63 Croyland Road, Wellingborough, NN8 2AU Tel: 01933 276795 www.wellingboroughdaynursery.co.uk

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FANCY WORKING FROM HOME? ü Be your own boss ü Work hours to suit you and your family ü Learn new skills and at your own pace

Looking for work? Want something that will fit in with family life? Then check out the opportunities featured here...

ü Enjoy a better work-life balance I work with Mums and Dads that want to earn extra income working from home around their children and day jobs. I’m currently expanding and this month I’m looking for 5 more people to join the team. Income range up to £2000 per month on a part time basis.

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Children’s Parties

A variety of party packages and venues for hire. Lodge Park Sports Centre

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Sports Parties—various available Pre-school Gym Party Creche “Fun Play” Party Party Room Hire

West Glebe Pavilion

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Corby and District MONDAYS Parent & Toddler Swimming 10am to 12pm at Corby International Pool. Drop in. Wilbarston Tots & Tiddlers 10am-12pm at Wilbarston Village Hall. Diane: 07761 957825. TT Street Tots (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 4.30 to 5pm at Elizabeth St Dance Studios. Ages 18 mths to 3 yrs Street Rainbows (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 5 to 5.45pm at Elizabeth St Dance Studios. For ages 3.5 to 6 years. Club Futsal 5 a-side Football At Corby Rugby Club 7 to 8.30pm. For ages 2+

TUESDAYS Baby Ballet (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 9.15 to 9.45am at Elizabeth St Dance Studios. For ages 18 mths to 3 yrs. Little Angels Tots Group 9.15 to 11.30am. The Baptist Church Hall, Rowlett Road. Contact Ann on 01536 394824. Parent & Toddler Swimming 9.30am to 11.30am at Corby International Pool. Drop in. Little Angels Playgroup For pre-school children with additional needs. 9.30 to 11.30am at Lodge Park Sports Centre. Little Movers (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 10 to 11am at Elizabeth St Dance Studios. For under 4s. Rhymetime 10 to 10.30am & 11 to 11.30am at Corby Library. Free. Term Time. Glee Club (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 5pm to 5.45pm at Elizabeth Street Dance Studios. For ages 7 & under

KEY:

Swimming

WEDNESDAYS

FRIDAYS

Jenny’s Dolphins Baby & Pre-school Swimming At the Holiday Inn. All lessons last for 30 minutes. 10am 3 year olds (no adults) 10.30am 3 year olds (no adults) 11am 1 year olds 11.30am 1 to 1 lessons 12pm adults beginners 12.30pm 1 to 1 lessons Parents & Tots (Corby Old Village) 1.30-2.45pm at Corby Old Village Primary School. £1. TT. Primary & Pre-Primary Ballet & Tap

(Nene Valley Dance Academy) 4.15 to 5.15pm at Elizabeth St Dance Studios. For ages 2 to 6 yrs.

THURSDAYS Tots & Tiddlers (Pre-school Gymnastics) At Lodge Park Sports Centre. 10am to 10.45am for under 2s 11am to 11.45am for 2 to 3 years 12pm to 12.45pm for 2 to 3 years 1pm to 1.45pm for 3 to 4 years 1.45pm to 2.30pm for 3 to 4 years First Moves Movement & music for under 5s. 10.15 to 11.15am & 11.30 to 12.30am at The Core at Corby Cube. Free. TT.

Parent & Toddler Swimming 1.30pm to 3pm at Corby International Pool. Drop in.

If no contact details are provided, an advert for the class can be found in our Clubs & Classes section starting on page 16.

Physical classes

Parent & Toddler Swimming 9.30am to 11.30am at Corby International Pool. Drop in. Jenny’s Dolphins Baby & Pre-school Swimming At the Holiday Inn. 30 min lessons. 10am for 1 & 2 year olds 10.30am 1 to 1 lessons. Twinkle Tots Freestyle Dance (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 4.30pm to 5pm, Elizabeth St Dance Studios. Ages 18 mths to 3 yrs. Freestyle Rainbows Dance (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 5pm to 5.45pm at Elizabeth Street Dance Studios. Ages 3.5 to 6 yrs. Punchin Pandas 5 to 5.45pm at The Scout Hut, Occupation Rd. For ages 4+ Punchin Pandas 6.15 to 7pm at Kingswood School. For ages 4 to 7 years.

SATURDAYS

Little Angels Tots Group 12 to 3pm at The Baptist Church Hall, Rowlett Road. Contact Ann on 01536 394824

Music, Dance & Drama

Little Angels 9.15-11.30am at The Baptist Church Hall, Rowlett Road. Contact Ann on 01536 394824

Baby Ballet and Little Tappers (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 9am to 10am at Elizabeth Street Dance Studios. for 2 to 3 year olds. Preliminary Ballet (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 10am to 10.45am at Elizabeth Street Dance Studios. Ages 4+ Preliminary Tap (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 10.45am to 11.30am at Elizabeth Street Dance Studios. Ages 4+ Little Kickers At Lodge Park Sports Centre. “Junior Kickers” for 2 to 3.5 year olds, 10.10 to 10.55am. “Mighty Kickers” for 3.5 years olds to 5th Birthday, 11.05 to 11.50am

Arts & Crafts

Parent & Tot Group / Other

Weekly Activities Timetable

Weekly Activities Timetable


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Kettering and District MONDAYS Giggles & Wiggles Counties Community Centre. 9.30 to 10.15am for ages 15mths to 3 yrs, 10.30 to 11.15am for ages 3+ Hawthorn Berries 9.15-11am. Hawthorn Primary School. £1/family. Kettering Gym Tots At Kettering Olympic Gymnastics Club, Brunel Road. 45 minute sessions between 9.15am and 2.30pm. Call 01536 415444 Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 min classes between 10am and 12pm at Balance Health Club. For 3mths to 4.5 yrs. Starlight Dance “All Stars” Musical Theatre / Commercial Dance Show Team. 4 to 5pm at Starlight Dance School, High Street. For ages 4 to 6 years. £3.50

TUESDAYS Kettering Gym Tots At Kettering Olympic Gymnastics Club, Brunel Road. 45 minute sessions between 9.15am and 2.30pm. Call 01536 415444

Swimming Lessons 30 minute lessons between 4pm and 6pm at Montsaye Sports Centre. For ages 3+. Call 01536 713708 CRANFORD Music Makers 10am, 11am and 2pm at Cranford Village Hall. Fun music and movement for 0-5 years. £4 Per child and £2 for siblings. Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com

St Edwards Mums & Tots 9-11am. St Edwards RC Primary School, Eastleigh Road. £1.20 for 1st child, 30p thereafter. 01536 391581

Rhymetime 9.30-10am & 10.30-11am at Kettering Library. Free.

Songs & Stories 10 to 11.15am, Ss Peter and Paul Parish Church Rooms, The Market Place. Free. Margaret 01536 310611

St Botolphs Tots Group St Botolphs Church Hall. 9.30am to 11am.

Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 min classes between 10am and 12pm at Balance Health Club. For 3mths to 4.5 yrs.

Infant Aquatics Swimming 10am-12pm in Geddington. Each class 30 minutes. For children aged 3 months to 4.5 yrs. Sing and Sign At The Woodcroft Scout Centre, London Road Stage 1 (6 to 15 mths) 10am to 11am Stage 2 (15mths to 2.5yrs) 11am12pm

Children’s Freestyle Dance Class Pytchley Mums & Tots (Emma’s Dance Studio) Tuesdays 10-11.30am. Pytchley 4.45 to 5.45pm at Kettering School Hall. Sally: 01536 799541 Buccleugh Academy. For 3 to 8 years. Magpies Softplay Fun Session Punchin Pandas 10am to 12pm at the Parish Church 6.30 to 7.15pm at St John’s Hall, Market Place. £2.50. See ad. Ambulance Hall. For ages 4 to 9. Jungle Tots At Greentrunks Garden Centre, Gt Cransley. From 11am. £1 per BURTON LATIMER participant. Beginners Ballet & Tap Toybox Mums & Tots, Broughton (Barbara Hooton School of Dance) 3.40 to 4.40pm at The Britannia Club 1.30-3pm, Broughton Village Hall. £1.50 per family. Rebecca: 01536 790169 DESBOROUGH & ROTHWELL Children’s Freestyle Dance Class (Emma’s Dance Studio) Magpies Softplay Fun Session 10am to 12pm at Methodist Church, 5.30 to 6.15pm at Ise Lodge Market Hill, Rothwell. £2.50. See ad. Community Centre. For 3 to 8 years. Rhymetime (Rothwell) Mondays 2.30-3pm, term time only. Rothwell Library. Free. 01536 711880

WEDNESDAYS

DESBOROUGH & ROTHWELL Jenny’s Dolphins Baby & Pre-school Swimming At Montsaye Sports Centre. All kessons last for 30 mins 9.30am < 12 months 10am 2 & 3 year olds 10.30am 3 year olds (no adults) 11am 1 year olds Swimming Lessons 30 minute lessons between 4pm and 6pm at Montsaye Community Sports Centre. For ages 3+ Call 01536 713708

The Little Ones 1 to 2.50pm, Church of Christ The King. £1 per family. 01536 517553 Starlight Dance “Munchkins” Musical Theatre / Dance Show Team. 4 to 5pm at Starlight Dance School, High Street. Ages 2 to 3 years. £3.50 Starlight Dance “All Stars” Musical Theatre / Dance Show Team. 5 to 6pm at Starlight Dance School, High Street. Ages 4 to 6 years. £3.50 Street Dance (Inspire Dance School) 5.30-6.15pm for 4 to 7 year olds. Infant Aquatics Swimming 1pm-2.30pm in Geddington. Each class 30 minutes. For children aged 3 months to 4.5 yrs. Punchin Pandas 5.30 to 6.15pm at Melton Street Community Centre. For ages 4 to 8. DESBOROUGH & ROTHWELL Salvation Army Parents & Toddlers 9.30-11am, term time only. New Street, Rothwell. 07726 580187. Building Blocks Wednesdays 2-3pm in term time. Free. Desborough Baptist Church, Station Road. Call: 01536 760149. Swimming Lessons 30 minute lessons between 4pm and 6pm at Montsaye Sports Centre. For ages 3+. Call 01536 713708 MAWSLEY Music Makers 10am and 11am at The Centre. Fun music and movement for 0-5 years. £4 Per child and £2 for siblings. Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com


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Swimming

Music, Dance & Drama

The Little Ones 9-11.15am & 1-2.50pm, Church of Christ The King. £1 /family. 01536 517553 St Thomas More Mums & Tots 9-10.45am. St Thomas More School. £1.20 1st child, 30p thereafter. Hawthorn Berries 9-11am in term time. Hawthorn Primary School. £1 per family. Contact Edwina 07917 807177 Hopscotch (Loddington) 9.15-10.15am in term time at the Village Hall. Jo: 07742 664604 Giggles and Wiggles ‘Our time’ for 15 mths to 3yrs, 9.30 to 10.15am at the Counties Community Centre Starlight Dance “Little Darlings” Mums & Tots Dance Class. 11 to 11.45am at Starlight Dance School, High Street. Ages 6 to 36 months. Building Blocks Drama 4 to 5pm at Starlight Dance, High Street. For 2 to 6 year olds. £3. Ballet, Tap & Freestyle Dancing (Inspire Dance School) 5-6pm for 3 to 6 year olds.

Arts & Crafts

FRIDAYS Giggles and Wiggles At Counties Community Centre. ‘Our time’ for 15 months to 3 years, 9.30 to 10.15am ‘Rock-a-bye-baby’ Class for 0 to 15 months, 10.30 to 11.15am Geddington Parents & Tots 9.30-11.30am, Geddington Village Hall. £2 per family. Contacts Siobhan 01536 743756 Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 min classes between 10am and 12pm at Balance Health Club. For 3mths to 4.5 yrs. Alleycats 10-11.15am in term time at Praise Community Church, Alexandra St. £1.20 for 1st child, 60p thereafter. per family. Rebecca: 01536 484777 Hartbeeps Happy House 10.15am at Mocha Mama, Glendon Farm. £5per session. £2.50 siblings. See ad. Tumble Tots 10.45am at Ise Lodge Community Centre. From walking to 2 years. Tumble Tots 11.45am at Ise Lodge Community Centre. For ages 2 to 3 years.

Punchin Pandas RAD Ballet & Tap 5 to 5.45pm at Ise Lodge Pavilion. For Pre-primary, Dance Technique ages 3 to 6 years. 4 to 5pm at Starlight Dance, High Street. For 2 to 6 year olds. £3 BURTON LATIMER Rhymetime 10.30 to 11.15am. Burton Latimer Library. Free. 0300 126 1000

BURTON LATIMER

DESBOROUGH & ROTHWELL

Magpies Softplay Fun Session 10am to 12pm at the Civic Centre, High Street. NB - no session on the 1st Friday in the month. £2.50.

Salvation Army Parents & Toddlers 9.30-11am in term time. New Street, Rothwell. Contact 07726 580187.

DESBOROUGH & ROTHWELL

Braybrooke Tiny Tots 10am-12pm in term time. Braybrooke Village Hall. £2 per family. Contact Jo 07565 783128. Swimming Lessons 30 minute lessons between 4pm and 6pm at Montsaye Sports Centre. For ages 3+. Call 01536 713708 MAWSLEY

Magpies Softplay Fun Session 10am to 12pm at St Giles Church Community Centre. 1st Friday in the month only. £2.50. Jenny’s Dolphins Baby & Pre-school Swimming At Montsaye Sports Centre. All lessons last for 30 mins. 12.15pm 1 year olds 12.45pm over 2 years

Rhymetime (Desborough) Fridays 2.15 to 3pm, term time only. Mawsley Baby & Toddler Group Desborough Library. Free. Tel: 0300 9.30-11am at The Centre £1.50 first child, 50p per child thereafter. Sarah: 168 1000. 01536 790517

Parent & Tot Group / Other

SATURDAYS Bubble Babies Swimming 8.45am to 12.45pm at Kingsley School Hydrotherapy Pool. 30 min classes for 0 to 5 year olds Little Kickers At Southfield School for Girls Junior Kickers for 2 to 3.5 year olds, 9.15 to 10am Mighty Kickers for 3.5 to 5 years, 10.10-10.55am. Mega Kickers for 5 year olds to 7th Birthday, 11.05 to 11.55am. Kettering Music & Performing Arts Music lessons, Musical Theatre, Dancing, Singing, Acting. 9am to 12pm at Latimer Arts College, Castle Way. For ages 3 to 18 years. Swimming Lessons 30 minute lessons between 9.15am and 12.15pm at Montsaye Sports Centre. For ages 3+. 01536 713708 Stagecoach Theatre Arts School At Brambleside Primary School. Early Stage Class for 4-6year olds, 9.30 to 11am or 2 to 3.30pm. DiscoGems Emeralds Disco / Freestyle / Jazz. 10 to 11am at Starlight Dance, High Street. For 4 to 6 year olds. £3 Zumbatomic (Inspire Dance) 11am-12pm for 4 to 12 year olds Rhythmic Gymnastics Primary level for ages 4 to 6 years. 2 to 3pm at Starlight Dance, High Street. £3

SUNDAYS Little Kickers At Bishop Stopford School Junior Kickers for 2 to 3.5 year olds, 9.15 to 10am Mighty Kickers for 3.5 years olds to 5th Birthday, 10.10 to 10.55am Mega Kickers for 5 year olds to 7th Birthday, 11.05 to 11.55am. DESBOROUGH & ROTHWELL Jenny’s Dolphins Baby & Pre-school Swimming At Montsaye Sports Centre. All lessons last 30 mins. 11.45am 3 year olds 12.15pm 1 & 2 year olds 12.45pm 3 & 4 year olds 1.15pm 2 year olds 1.45pm adults beginners

Weekly Activities Timetable

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Weekly Activities Timetable

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East Northamptonshire MONDAYS

TUESDAYS

WEDNESDAYS

HIGHAM FERRERS

HIGHAM FERRERS

RAUNDS

Rhymetime Babies only (under 12 mths) 11.30am-1pm at Higham Ferrers Library. 01933 314842. Free.

Rhymetime 10-10.30am at Higham Ferrers Library. 01933 314842. Free.

Tumble Tots At The Saxon Hall. Gymbabes, 9.50am, for babies from 6 months to walking Tumble Tots, 10.45am from walking to 2 years. Tumble Tots, 11.45am, ages 2 to 3 Tumble Tots, 1pm, ages 3+

IRTHLINGBOROUGH Beginners Ballet & Tap (Barbara Hooton School of Dance) 4.15 to 5.15pm at the Methodist Church Hall RAUNDS

IRTHLINGBOROUGH St Peter’s Under Fives 2-3pm. St Peter’s Church, Church Street. Contact 01933 650278 RAUNDS Pre-Primary Ballet (Hayley Nadine Dance Academy) 4pm at Manor School. For 3 years+ RUSHDEN Parent & Tot Swimming 8 to 9.30am at Splash Leisure Pool. For 0 to 5 years. Call 01933 410505 Bumps & Babes @ Church 10am at St Mary’s Church. Short lively service followed by playtime. £1 per family. 01933 358218. TT

Musical Theatre (Hayley Nadine Dance Academy) 4pm at Manor School. For all ages RUSHDEN Mugs and Beakers (Mums & Tots) 9-11am at The Bridge (in the grounds of Whitefriars Junior School). 50p per family. Emma: 01933 411393 Rhymetime 9.30-10am & 10.30-11am. Free. Rushden Library. 01933 312754. Mums & Tots 10-11.30am at Rushden Full Gospel Church & Christian Centre, 60 High Street South. Linda: 07904 638612 STANWICK

Mash Dance with

The Stanwick Rainbow Group 1.45-3.15pm. Stanwick Village Hall. £2 per family. Contact Claire on 01933 623551.

4pm to 5pm at th EPT Gym. For ages 3+.

THRAPSTON & VILLAGES

Northamptonshire Dance Academy

THRAPSTON & VILLAGES Titchmarsh Babes 1.30pm to 3pm. Clubroom, High Street. £1.50/family. Contact Sarah on 01832 735182 or TitchmarshBabes@live.co.uk

Childrens Dance Class (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 5.45pm to 6.30pm at St James Church Hall. For ages 4+

If no contact details are provided, an advert for the class can be found in our Clubs & Classes section starting on page 16.

Rhymetime 1.30-2pm at Raunds Library. Free. 01933 623671 RUSHDEN Hartbeeps Happy House 9am at Memorial Hall, Church Lane, Wymington. £5.50 per session. £2.50 siblings. See ad. Jelly Babes 9.30-11.30am at Queen Street Church Hall. £1 per family. Contact Jeanette on 01933 391457. TT Hartbeeps Happy House 11am at My Flourpower, High Street. £5 per session. See ad. STANWICK Parent & Tot Sessions Join in in an activity inspired by the surroundings until 11am at Stanwick Lakes, then sing and dance your way through to lunch with Lisa from Music and Motion. Children Café Specials available. £2 per child. Parking charges apply. THRAPSTON & VILLAGES Rhymetime 10.30am to 11am at Thrapston Library. Free. 01832 733251 Together Time Music, Movement and Drama for babies and toddlers at The Plaza Centre, Thrapston. Free taster sessions. Call 07402 966286 Little Angels (Ringstead) 1.30 - 3pm in term time. Ringstead School Hall. £1.30 per family. Music Makers 2pm at Minis Cafe, Thrapston. Fun music and movement for 0-5 years. £4 Per child and £2 for siblings. Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com


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Swimming

Music, Dance & Drama

Arts & Crafts

FRIDAYS

OUNDLE

IRTHLINGBOROUGH

Music Makers 11.15am at the Joan Strong Centre. Fun music and movement for 0-5 years. £4 Per child and £2 for siblings. Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com

Rhymetime 2-2.45pm. Irthlingborough Library. Free. 01933 650641

RAUNDS Rhymetime 11-11.30am at Raunds Library. Free. 01933 623671 Little Treasures 9.30-11am. St Laurence Church. Donation optional. TT THRAPSTON & VILLAGES Tiddlers 9.30-11am, term time only. Thrapston Baptist Church, 33 Huntingdon Road. £1/family. Contact Tina: 01832 730297

RAUNDS St Peters Parent & Toddler Group 9.30-11.30am at Saxon Hall. £2 per family. Sarah 01933 622116. TT RUSHDEN Parent & Tot Swimming 8 to 9am at Splash Leisure Pool. For 0 to 5 years. Call 01933 410505 Sing and Sign Fair Building, Park Road Baptist Church, Rushden. Stage 2 (15mths to 2.5yrs) 10 to 11am. Stage 1 (6 to 15 mths) 11am-12pm

Music Makers 9.30am at Titchmarsh Pavilion. Fun music and movement for 0-5 years. £4 Per child and £2 for siblings. Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com STANWICK Energize Street Dance with Northamptonshire Dance Academy 3.45 to 5pm Classes at Stanwick Village Hall. For boys and girls ages 4+. £4 per class. Sing and Sign At Aldwincle Village Hall, Main Street Stage 1 (6 to 15 mths) 10 to 11am. Stage 2 (15mths to 2.5yrs) 11am12pm VILLAGES

THRAPSTON & VILLAGES Rhymetime 2-2.30pm at Thrapston Library. Free. 01832 733251

SUNDAYS

Jolly Totz Parent and Toddler Group Drama Classes with 1 to 3pm, Easton on the Hill Preschool, New road. Term time only. Northamptonshire Dance Academy 2.30pm to 4pm at Stanwick Village Contact Rebecca on 07805 021169 Hall.

Parent & Tot Group / Other

Weekly Activities Timetable

THURSDAYS

Physical classes


Weekly Activities Timetable

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Wellingborough and District MONDAYS Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 minute classes between 9.30am and 12pm at Hinwick College, Poddington School. Pre-School Ballet with

Northamptonshire Dance Academy

1.30 to 2.30pm at Redwell Leisure Centre. Little Fishes (Little Harrowden) 2-3pm in Little Harrowden Church. Contact Mary 07766 957413 Mash Dance with

Northamptonshire Dance Academy

WEDNESDAYS

FRIDAYS

Irchester BATS (Babies and Toddlers) 9.15-11.15am at Irchester Village Hall. £1 1st child, 50p thereafter. Nichola: 01933 410866. TT Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 minute classes between 9am and 10.30am at Diana’s Health & Fitness Club. Rhymetime 10-10.30am & 11-11.30am at Wellingborough Library. Free. 01933 225365

St Mark’s Buggy Club 1.30-3pm in St Mark’s Church Hall, Queensway. Voluntary 50p Infant Aquatics Swimming donation. Contact Joy on 01933 30 minute classes between 3.30pm 676368. TT and 5.30pm at Rowangate Primary School. “Baby Stay & Play” 1.30-3pm at Croyland Children’s Centre. Free. Just drop in. 01933 279681 TUESDAYS

Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 minute classes between 10.30am and 12pm at Diana’s Health & Fitness Club.

Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 minute classes between 9am and 12pm at Diana’s Health & Fitness Club.

Infant Ballet & Tap (Barbara Hooton School of Dance) 3.45 to 4.45pm at The Studio, Earls Barton. For ages 3 to 5 years.

Mucky Pups Messy Play 9.30-11am at St Andrews Church Hall, Berrymore Road. £2.50.Contact 01933 272119

THURSDAYS Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 minute classes between 9am and 10.30am at Diana’s Health & Fitness Club.

Mini Gym 10-11am at Croyland Children’s Centre. Free. 01933 279681

Little Cogs Toddler Group 9.30-11.15am & 1-2.30pm, Reachout Community Church, Havelock St. Call 01933 225525 for more information. TT

Harrowden Baby & Toddler Group 10am to 11.30am at Little Harrowden Village Hall, Main Street. Call 07787 165990

Beginners Ballet & Tap (Barbara Hooton School of Dance) 3.45 to 4.45pm at The Studio, Earls Barton.

Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 minute classes between 3.30pm and 5.30pm at Rowangate Primary School. Beginners Ballet & Tap (Barbara Hooton School Dance) 4 to 5pm at Vicarage Farn Community Centre Street, Ballet & Modern Dance

Northamptonshire Dance Academy

If no contact details are provided, an advert for the class can be found in our Clubs & Classes section starting on page 16.

4 to 5pm for ages 3 to 5 years. St Andrews Church Hall, Berrymoor Road. KEY:

Swimming

Music, Dance & Drama

Physical classes

Little Cogs Toddler Group (Irchester) 9.30-11.15am at Reachout Community Church, Irchester. £1 st child, 50p thereafter. Contact Nicola on 01933 225525 The Rascals Music Session 9.45-10.45am at St Andrews Church Hall, Berrymore Road. £2 1st child, £1.25 2nd child.

3pm at Redwell Leisure Centre for ages 3+

Story Stomp 10-10.30am fortnightly at Wellingborough Library. A story followed by activities based on that story. Free. 01933 225365

“Conversation Group” 9.30-11am at Croyland Children’s Centre. Free. Just drop in. 01933 279681

Funky Fridays 12-2pm at Croyland Children’s Centre. For parents aged 21 and under. Lunch provided. Just drop in. 01933 279681 Castle Youth Music Music making sessions for 0 to 3s and their parents at The Castle Theatre. 1 to 1.45pm for 18mths to 3 yrs, 2 to 2.45pm for 0 to 18 months. £2 per child Little Fishes 1.30-3pm at Our Lady’s Infant School Hall, Henshaw Road. £1/ family. Contact Nancy on 01933 381168

SATURDAYS Ballet & Tap (Barbara Hooton School of Dance) Infant Ballet & Tap 9 to 10am Beginners Ballet & Tap 10 to 11am at The Mission Room, Finedon. Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 minute classes between 9am and 11.30am at Rowangate Primary School. Punchin Pandas 9.30 to 10.30am at Redwell Leisure Centre. For ages 4+ Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 minute classes between 3pm and 5.30pm at Scott Bader Pool, Wollaston.

Arts & Crafts

Parent & Tot Group / Other


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thecastle

AUTUMN SHOWS & EVENTS

Scamp Theatre & Watford Palace Theatre present

Blunderbus Theatre Company

How to Catch A Star Brand new show! Brand new show! BIP_PRIMARY LOGO

Based upon the book by Julie Donaldson

Sat 12 Oct, 1pm & 3.30pm £12.50 (£10.50) Family Ticket £40

Thu 17 Oct, 4.30pm £12 (£10) Family Ticket £38

(2 Adults, 2 Children)

(2 Adults, 2 Children)

Sat 9 Nov, 11am & 2pm £8.50 (£6.50) Family Ticket £25 (2 Adults, 2 Children) The Castle Early Years

The Castle presents

Wriggle Dance Theatre

The story of a boy who loved stars so much that one day, he decides he would try to catch one. But first he needs a plan...

Once in a Blue Moon

Storytime!

Castle Youth Music 0 -3 yrs

It’s the moon’s birthday and you’re invited to the party. Join in the search to the moon’s whereabouts with this magical show that mixes dance, live music and audience interactivity.

Join the Storyteller on The Castle Carpet for an afternoon of interactive storytelling ,crafts and creative play! Limited availabilty: Sessions bookable 7 days in advance . Call the Box Office to book.

Join us at The Castle for a series of music making sessions designed for 0-3 yrs and their parents. Participants will learn song and musical activities from many cultures.

Sat 23 Nov, 11am & 2pm £8.50 (£6.50) Family Ticket £25

Mondays, FREE 16, 23 & 30 Sep / 7, 14 & 21 Oct 11, 18 & 25 Nov

Fridays, £2 per child 1pm - 1.45pm 18mths-3yrs 2pm - 2.45pm 0 - 18mths

Weekly Interactive story-telling sessions for Under 5s and their grown ups

(2 Adults, 2 Children)

Despicable Me 2 (U)

Tue 3 Sep, 11am Wed 4 Sep, 3pm

Adults £6 Under 16s £3

[cinema]

Monsters University (U)

Sat 21 Sep, 3pm

Adults £6 Under 16s £3

Box Office 01933 270 007 www.thecastle.org.uk To advertise call 0845 6439687 or e-mail info@timefortots.co.uk


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Index

Independent Schools

Activities & Days Out

Baby & Toddler Show Berzerk Leisure Cheeky Monkees Farndon Field Hamerton Zoo Park Mini Mischiefs Nene Valley Railway Newlands Shopping Centre Paul’s Pirates Sacrewell Farm & Country Centre The Castle Theatre West Lodge Rural Centre ZaZa’s Lounge

Business Opportunities

Avon Forever Living My Toy Story Partylite Virtual Sales Team

Clubs & Classes Dance Schools

Barbara Hooton School of Dancing Emma’s Dance Studio Hayley Nadine Dance Academy Inspire Dance Studios Nene Valley Dance Academy Northamptonshire Dance Academy Starlight Dance Vanessa Elizabeth Dance

Music & Movement

Giggles & Wiggles Kettering Music & Performing Arts Music Bus Sing & Sign Together Time

Physical Activity

Club Futsal Kiddie Coaching Little Kickers Mini Dribblers Punchin Pandas Tots & Tiddlers, Lodge Park

Swim Schools

Bubble Babies Corby East Midlands Pool Infant Aquatics Jenny’s Dolphins

Theatre Schools Stagecoach

Health & Beauty

Jane Mair Hairdressing Julz Therapy Soul Attention Counselling Steps Fitness Club

Northampton High School Overstone Park School

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Nurseries, Pre-Schools & Childminders

Acorn Childcare Aldwincle Pre-school Muddy Boots Pre-school Nicklins Nannies Queen of Hearts Nursery School Sarah Wright Childminding Sunnylands Nursery Titchmarsh Pre-school Wellingborough Day Nursery

Party Services

Cakes from the Heart Children’s Parties - Corby Borough Council Cheers Mobile Bars ES Promotions Jelly Tots Entertainment Little Inspirations Magpies Softplay Equipment Hire Teenie Boppers & Crazy Faces

Photographers 22 22 18 22 19 16 20 16 23 21 19 16 16 16 23 21 22 23 25 17 25 20 19 19 39 39 44 39

AMC Photography Firetree Photography Precious Moments Photography Stacey Willis Photography

Pregnancy & Birth

Julz Pregnancy Massage Mind & Body Wellbeing

Services / Other

Baby 2 Good as New Meaningful Moments Oakley Bugz Real Nappies Wikaniko

Shopping & Gifts Baby & Child Products

Balanceability Cushi Tush Earth Baby Foods Funded Early Learning for 2 year olds Prescription Swimming Goggles

Footwear & Clothing

Bearly Worn Funky Lil Feet Padders For Kids

Gifts

Handmade by K Pencil Portraits Tiddly Peeps Your Name in Song

Toy Shops

Cloggies When I Was a Kid

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