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The local guide from bump to 5

Easter

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What’s On

Guide Inside Teaching mindfulness and meditation skills to Children

win! a Family Break in Cornwall Family Tickets for Days out

plus... news, Reviews, articles, Classes, weekly activities Timetable Competitions, money saving vouchers and plenty more...

Kettering, wellingborough, Corby, Rushden, Thrapston and surrounding areas


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For opening hours, prices and fantastic party packages, visit:

www.wicksteedpark.org/indoorplay Barton Road, Kettering, Northants NN15 6NJ Wicksteed Park Ltd is wholly owned by Wicksteed Charitable Trust. Registered charity no.1142103

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Little Eddie Baby Co www.LittleEddieBaby.com Little Eddie Baby Co have a wide selection of top quality brands for babies and toddlers including Hatley and Buffalo & Bear, plus organic brands like Organic Babies, Kickee Pants, and Bamboo Baby. Come visit our website to browse our selection of baby and tot essentials and gifts for those expecting Mums! We offer wonderfully handcrafted bespoke gifts such as nappy cakes and hampers to suit any budget. As parents ourselves we stand by our products and only strive to bring you the best products available! Log on to our website and enjoy 10% off at checkout on all orders and get free shipping just by using code T4T10 (for limited time only!) PLUS all new subscribers to our mailing list and newsletter receive an additional ÂŁ5 off coupon!

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Spring 2016 Contents

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warm, sunny welcome to our spring issue! Okay warm might be pushing it right now but the days are getting longer and the warm weather will soon be here helping us to enjoy everything the outdoors has to offer. There’s an abundance of activities and events on this spring. Our usual Easter activities & events feature can be found on pages 8 & 9, an extended Events Diary on pages 28 & 29 and our round-up of Children’s Theatre this spring on pages 34 & 35. It’s around this time of year that many of us start thinking about summer holidays. Holidaying with young children takes a little more planning than previous holidays so we’ve brought you some tips and advice on pages 10 to 12 and a fantastic competition to win a family holiday in Cornwall on page 57. To keep up-to-date between issues please be sure to like our Facebook page, if you haven’t already, and if you respond to an article or advertisement please make sure you mention Time for Tots. Until the summer..... Vanessa

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Tots News Easter What’s On Guide Holidaying With Young Children Looking After Your Child’s Feet Firetree Studio Boutique Clubs and Classes Featured Class: Sing and Sign Events Diary Pause For Thought: Teaching Mindfulness and Meditation Skills to Children Party Services Children’s Theatre - Spring 2016 Time for Mum Meet our Mum in a Million. Beauty Tips for Busy Mums Pregnancy & Birth Birth Announcements Business Opportunities Business Mum

46 Childcare 49 Weekly Activities Timetable 56 Competitions Page 58 Special Offers 59 Index of Advertisers

How to contact us:

tel: 0845 6439687 E-mail: info@timefortots.co.uk Facebook: timefortotsmagazine www.timefortots.co.uk Meet the team:

Vanessa Simpson - Editor Leanne Houghton - Sales & Admin Support

Our front cover photograph was taken by Firetree Photography on their Bluebell Wood Photoshoot. Read about their new studio on page 16. Whilst every effort is taken to ensure the content of this magazine is up to date and accurate, ‘Time for Tots’ cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions. Neither does ‘Time for Tots’ endorse any of the companies, products or services that are advertised. Copyright on all written material and artwork produced by the ‘Time for Tots’ team remains with ‘Time for Tots’.


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Tots News The Bear necessities

Thomas Returns

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of a Life-changing new Business

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peaking on BBC Radio Northampton recently, Kate Simpson described how she and her husband Ian took a break from corporate life to set up a thriving new Northamptonshire-based business following tragic circumstances. Following the death of her father and sister within three months of each other (both from cancer), former retail manager with John Lewis Partnership and mother of two young children, Kate took a career break only to nearly lose her own life to Lymphoma in October last year. Her husband Ian (a senior bank employee) cared for her to a state of recovery after which they started Big Bear Hire together, a vacation equipment rentals company based in Brigstock, on 1 May 2015. Although a relatively new business, Big Bear Hire is taking advantage of Northamptonshire’s business support offer which has resulted in a major upturn in new business entrepreneurs across the county. “The best thing my husband and I have ever done!” Having recently been appointed as a Thule Dealer and with the help of Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership (NEP), the company’s aim is to establish new premises and create further jobs within the next 6-12 months. The 5-star feedback from customers appears to validate Big Bear Hire’s ambitions. Kate said: “Five months of chemotherapy was a life-changing experience. You really have time to think and whereas you might have previously been cautious, you are more inclined to say why not and give it a go. Setting up Big Bear Hire is the best thing my husband and I have ever done!” Tim Bagshaw, Head of Business and Innovation, NEP, said: “Having a great idea and the determination to succeed together with Northamptonshire’s wellpositioned access to UK and overseas customers are major advantages for local entrepreneurs like Kate and Ian. With their former track record in the corporate sector combined with the advice, training and funding support available from NEP and all-in-one business support services such as the Northamptonshire Growth Hub, I wish Big Bear Hire every success for their future growth.”

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ene Valley Railway’s big news for the coming season is undoubtedly the return to the railway of Thomas after an absence of 2 years while he was rebuilt. Final completion is now dependent on his boiler returning as scheduled in February. Provided this goes to plan his first event will be a ‘VIP weekend’ for the Friends of Thomas scheduled for early June. Tickets for this will only be available to those who have bought a “Friends of Thomas” pack (and their families). After this event there will be public appearances where all can buy a ticket. Do you know a Thomas fan? Then why not treat them to a Friend of Thomas pack. The friends packs have been sent all over the world to the USA and recently Singapore. Join the exclusive club for exciting news on the Thomas overhaul, the special pack also includes a personal printed certificate, badge and letter from the Wansford Controller and a VIP invitation to Thomas’s first train when he returns to steam. For more details visit:

www.nvr.org.uk

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usic Makers have recently expanded their timetable launching classes in Corby and Thrapston as well as their new classes in Kettering. Their full timetable can be found in our ‘Weekly Activities Timetable’ at the back of the magazine.

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26th, 27th & 28th March

Children’s Travelling Post Office Will the Easter Bunny steal the mail again??

Join us on the Easter weekend - sort mail, visit the activities coach, do the quiz, ride on the mini railway, ride in the mail coach or take part in the treasure hunt... there is loads to do.

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www.nvr.org.uk Nene Valley Railway, Wansford Station, Peterborough, PE8 6LR Registered Charity No. 263617

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Tots News Continued

Open Week at sunnylands nursery

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unnylands Nursery in Kettering are holding their open week on Monday 18th April this year. Open week is an opportunity to visit the nursery to meet the staff and to see the children’s work on display. Sunnylands Nursery is set within the attractive and spacious walled gardens of St Peter’s Independent School in Kettering. They offer a safe, stimulating and supportive environment where children are inspired to learn and play within a caring family atmosphere. Their large bright rooms, outdoor covered classroom and extended outdoor space provide the perfect setting for children to be happy and active learners. To experience this happy and productive atmosphere for yourself, please contact the nursery to arrange an informal visit:

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New Ballet & Tap Class

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he Barbara Hooton School of Dancing has launched a new class at the Ise Lodge Community Centre, St. Vincent Avenue, Kettering. They are offering Ballet and Tap classes for children aged 4 upwards to complement their Baby Ballet for little people aged 2½ years old. The class will run on Thursdays at 4pm and will comprise half an hour of ballet and half an hour of tap. (Baby Ballet is 11am to 11.30am also on a Thursday). For details of all classes, including Keep Fit for adults contact Barbara on 01933 663225 or 07788710144 or visit their website: www.barbarahootonschoolofdancing.co.uk

new Term and underwater photoshoot at infant aquatics

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ocal baby and toddler swim school, Infant Aquatics, is now taking bookings for their Spring/Summer term starting in April. Classes run in Kettering, Wellingborough and Wollaston and are suitable for babies from 6 weeks up to 4 years old. The 30 minute lessons are interactive with adult and child in the pool together. Lessons are playful and stress free, always focusing on baby and encouraging them to progress at their own pace. Infant Aquatics are also running an underwater photoshoot in June. For more information about this and/or classes: For Kettering contact: carly@infantaquatics.co.uk For Wellingborough/Wollaston information contact: mel@infantaquatics.co.uk.

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Come and enjoy your quality time with your little one around your routine... RUSH 2The Den is an independent children’s centre, run by DBS checked volunteers with childcare experience and qualifications, providing a wide array of activities for children from babies through to youths aged up to 17. Babies, tots and young children can enjoy a selection of activities available as a drop-in basis during the week - no need to book.

EXPLORE THE WORLD BENEATH YOUR FEET IN THIS NEW DANCE SHOW FOR CHILDREN Tue 29 March 11.30am & 2pm

Rush @The Den is open from 9.15am to 2.45pm and you can drop in at any time convenient for you. Our full timetable of sessions can be found on our website, it includes: Monday Music & Movement • Tuesday Messy Play & Relax Kids Wednesday Play Day & Story-time • Thursday Crafty Fingers, Baby Massage & Sensory Play • Friday Story-time & Rhyme, Sensory & Soft Play Play Day

Messy Play

Soft Play

Ticket Office: 01536 470 470 www.thecorecorby.com

16 Fitzwilliam Street, Rushden, NN10 9YW www.rush2theden.org.uk To advertise call 0845 6439687 or e-mail info@timefortots.co.uk


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easter eggcitement for the whole Family! ...our guide to ‘what’s on’ this easter easter eggstravaganza west Lodge Farm

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hroughout the school Easter holidays West Lodge Farm have lots of fun activities for you to enjoy. On Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday you can take part in the Easter Quiz, follow clues around the farm which will lead you to the Easter Bunny in his Easter garden and receive an Easter egg, paint an egg, take part in the egg and spoon race and egg painting competition. All the fun begins at 9.30am.

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easter egg Trail & get arty stanwick Lakes

ake part in an Easter Egg Trail at Stanwick Lakes on Friday 25th to Monday 28th March daily, 11am-4pm. Follow the trail, solve the clues and win a small chocolate egg! £1.50 per child. On Easter Monday, 28th March, enjoy family Easter Crafts in the Discovery Zone. 1 to 4pm. £1.50 per child.

tel: 01933 625522 www.stanwicklakes.org.uk

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tel: 01536 760552 www.westlodgeruralcentre.co.uk

amilies can take part in an Easter trail around the Grade II listed gardens at Kelmarsh Hall this Easter, helping children to understand the natural world around them. In addition, there will be a number of Easter-themed crafts on offer for children. The Easter weekend also marks the opening of the hall and gardens for the 2016 season. The Easter trail will take place on Easter Sunday 27th March and Easter Monday 28th March, 11am to 5pm. Kelmarsh Hall, Kelmarsh, Northampton, NN6 9LY. Located on the A508 between Northampton and Market Harborough, just off Junction 2 of the A14.

tel: 01604 686543 www.kelmarsh.com

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Children’s easter hunt Rockingham Castle

wicky’s easter Bunny party

wicksteed park

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ome along to the annual children’s Easter Hunt (tokens in exchange for eggs) and family quiz, which takes place in the beautiful Castle Gardens. Alongside this there are plenty of other activities including the c h i l d re n ’s treasure hunt and Wentworth’s wandering armour quiz. The treasure hunt this year will be themed around the Queen for her 90th birthday celebrations. A fun filled family outing for the Easter Weekend. 12 noon – 5pm. Event & Castle: Adults £12.00, Children £9.00 & Family ticket (2+2) £33.00. Event only: Adults £11.00, Children £6.50 & Family ticket (2+2) £28.50

tel: 01536 770240 www.rockinghamcastle.com

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Fermyn woods Country park

oin the annual Easter Egg Hunt, Friday 25th March to Sunday 10th April, 10am to 4pm daily. Can you spot all the wooden Easter eggs hidden around the park? Each egg has a picture of a Country Park critter to test your wildlife knowledge. Pick up your quiz sheet from the Skylark Cafe. £2 per person including a fluffy Easter Prize. On Easter Monday take part in an Easter quiz (£2) and the ever popular chicken chuckin’ (50p).

www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/parks

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oin Wicky and crew for an Easter Bunny Party in the Pavilion on Saturday March 26th. The theme is princesses and superheroes and there will be a disco, party dances and competitions. Tickets are £5 for kids and £1.50 for adults if purchased in advance. Babies under 12 months go free. Doors open at 11.30am and the event runs from 12-2pm.

www.wicksteedpark.org

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easter Quiz & Duck Race sywell Country park

rom Friday 25th March to Monday 11th April, 10am to 3.30pm daily, follow a trail map around the park to answer the questions and win a prize. Quiz packs available from the Pump House Café, £2 each. On Easter Sunday, 27th March, come along to the Duck Race, 2.30pm to 3.30pm. Sponsor a plastic duck for £1 and watch it make its way down the spillway. Prizes for the first 10 ducks across the overflow.

www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/parks

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Quiz Trail & Chicken Chuckin’ irchester Country park

ake part in a self-led trail at Irchester Country Park over the Easter holidays, Friday 25th March to Monday 11th April, 10am to 4pm daily. Pick up a trail sheet from the café. On Sunday 27th March take part in ‘chicken chuckin’ at the park. How far can you throw the rubber chicken? 50p a go.

www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/parks

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Holidaying with Young Children

Tips and advice on choosing a holiday

Sponsored by Hendra Holiday Park, Cornwall www.hendra-holidays.com H O L I D AY PA R K NEWQUAY - CORNWALL

Win a Family Holiday at Hendra Holiday Park! See page 57.

Choosing a holiday is a whole different ball game once you’ve had children. Gone are the days when you can throw a few things in a bag and jet off to a hot climate to spend 2 weeks relaxing on a beach. With children a lot more thought needs to go into booking and planning your holiday to ensure both you and your child(ren) have a great time and come home feeling relaxed rather needing another holiday!

Things to consider: R The time of year you are going away

Some places can get VERY hot and also very busy at certain times of the year which can be a nightmare with young children. In hot climates you spend the whole time trying to keep them cool and stop them from burning. With busy resorts you can find yourself spending a considerable amount of time queuing (queues and young children do not mix) or fretting about losing them in the crowd.

R How you will get there and how long it will take

Long journeys and young children do not mix well either! They tend to get bored and restless. Try and avoid long journeys by the same mode of transport if you can. If a long journey is broken up, e.g. an hour or two in a car followed by an hour or 2 in a plane or boat then it is more bearable.

R What you will need to take

If your child is the age when you need to take a lot of equipment e.g. steriliser, pushchair, nappies then you need to make sure you have the space, either in your luggage or your vehicle, to transport it. If travelling by car you can always hire a roof box (see www.bigbearoutdoor.co.uk) or you may even be able to hire the equipment itself at your destination. Disposable items, like nappies, you should be able to buy there.

R What there is to do at your destination

You will need to keep your child entertained on holiday without the aid of most of their toys. Is there enough there to do that? Regardless of the weather? Look for places that have a park and other children’s activities close by, both indoor and outdoor. Beaches are good as there are

umpteen different things you can do on the beach - build sandcastles, play ball games, paddle in the sea, jump waves etc. Resorts with family evening entertainment are great for getting a partial night out that everyone enjoys.

R Is the accommodation safe

The safety of your child is paramount so think about potential hazards and whether you can protect your child from them e.g. deep water, balconies, steps etc. With young children beaches tend to be a safer option than resort pools where there’s a risk of the child falling in.

R Is it a family-friendly resort

Will there be other families there? Holidaying with other families with similar age children can make life considerably easier. Trying to keep children quiet in predominantly adult areas is quite a challenge and does not make for a relaxing holiday for anyone.

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R What you will do at night when your child is asleep

Young children generally go to bed very early so what will you do after that? If you’re all in 1 hotel room then options are limited! We recommend selfcatering accommodation with more than 1 room.

R What the food is like

Children can be very fussy. Will they eat the local food? Self catering is often the best option so you can feed your child what they want, when they want it.

R Vaccinations and Insurance

Certain types of holiday/destinations may require you and your child to have vaccinations before you go and/or special holiday insurance. If you think this may be the case make sure you look into it well in advance.

R Availability of childcare

If having some time to yourself, just you and your partner, is important to you then look for a resort that has a kids club and/or babysitting service.

Win a Family Holiday

at Hendra Holiday Park, Cornwall

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endra is a family-run, award-winning family and couples holiday park situated in Newquay, ideally located to explore Cornwall. The park is surrounded by beautiful countryside, only minutes from Newquay’s famous beaches, 14 miles from the Eden Project and within easy reach of hundreds of holiday attractions. Hendra offers many superb facilities including children’s activities, full entertainment, play parks, soft play and our own fantastic Oasis Fun Pools complex, providing indoor all-weather fun with sensational water flumes and a beautiful outdoor pool. They have free Wi-Fi in The Terrace Bar and Restaurant, Coffee Express Cafe, Mario’s Pizzeria, and The Club. Hendra specialise in providing holidays for families, especially those with small children during their Toddler breaks. During these holidays there will be a range of exclusive activities for toddlers, such as entertainment. These breaks are stuffed full of activities for little ones including swim sessions, indoor activities, party dances, face painting, arts and crafts and more. There’s soft play, playgrounds, and acres of open space for running around in. Your little ones will love the daily Toddler Time fun session with Henry the Hippo too! You can win one of these fabulous holidays through Time for Tots! You can choose between the Spring Toddler Break – 4-nights from Monday 2nd May, or one of the Autumn Toddler Breaks – 4-nights from Monday 26th September, Monday 3rd October or Monday 10th October. Turn to page 57 for details on how to enter. Hendra Holiday Park www.hendra-holidays.com H O L I D AY PA R K NEWQUAY - CORNWALL

Win £100 worth of Rental Equipment, Courtesy of Big Bear Outdoor (such as a roof box or cycle carrier, bike box, tent or trailer)

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ocal company, Big Bear Outdoor, are offering one lucky reader the chance to win £100 worth of their rental equipment this spring/summer to help take the stress out of family holidays. For their full range of equipment visit: www.bigbearoutdoor.co.uk. For details on how to enter turn to page 57. Or for 10% off a booking turn to our special offers section on page 58. Please mention Time for Tots when responding to an advertisement


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Wellingborough School Open Morning

Saturday 5th March 2016 10am-12pm We invite you to experience the everyday magic of life at Wellingborough School. Meet the pupils, talk to staff and learn how your family could be a part of life at Wellingborough School. Scholarships and bursaries available.

For more information, please call us on 01933 222427 or email registrar@wellingboroughschool.org

Northamptonshire’s leading independent day school for boys and girls aged 3-18

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Looking after your child’s feet Top Tips from Funky Lil Feet

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ooking after a growing child’s foot is very important and Funky Lil Feet together with Start Rite have compiled some helpful tips below to ensure your child gets off to the best start.

uu Barefoot is considered best for tiny toes but for warmth a loose fitting pram shoe can be worn. Check socks and babygro’s are the correct size as if too small this can cause toes to curl resulting in damage to the growing bones. Remember that at this young age their nerve endings are not fully developed so they cannot tell you that their feet are being squashed. Once your child is at the crawling and/or cruising stage you can protect your babies feet from knocks and scrapes on hard floors with a pair of specially fitted pre-walkers. These are very soft and flexible and feature a special rubber bumper for protection and grip. Start Rite’s range of Tots are ideal for this and come in several width fittings and are priced at around £25. uu For first walkers an ideal shoe should be soft and flexible but offer stability and protection to the feet as they grow. Leather Uppers that let the foot breathe and a fully adjustable fastening to enable a good secure fit are equally important. Synthetic shoes do not allow the foot to breathe properly and can lead to conditions such as athletes foot. uu Have your children’s shoes checked every 6-8 weeks, and for school age children we recommend every 3-4months as their growth should have slowed down to around a shoe size per year. uu Childrens feet are a different shape to an adults and reputable shoe manufacturers design their shoes accordingly to allow enough space in the toe box to prevent deformity of the bones. A trained fitter will be able to measure and assess every individual child to ensure only the best fitting pair of shoes are sold!

uu 70% of foot problems are caused from wearing the wrong footwear. The majority of this is caused by wearing the wrong sized shoes as a child. Each foot has 26 bones, 19 muscles, 100 ligaments and over a thousand nerve endings. They need to be loved! Funky Lil Feet has a team of fully trained fitters, most of whom are parents themselves, and we specialise in fitting children with special requirements. Let us love your childrens feet like you do! in er mm ow Su ls n g & da rin an Sp & S s oe Sh

Funky Lil’ Feet Childrens Shoe Shop Start-rite Camper Geox Dr Martens Pom D’Api Noel Vans Joules Teva Babybotte Petasil Polo by Ralph Lauren

Why not come and have your children’s shoes professionally fitted in our friendly little shop. We cover all width fittings with sizes from a teeny 1 to a teenage 10 (44). We specialise in fitting orthotics for children with special requirements too. Only 10 minutes from Kettering and 20 minutes from Northampton with free parking right outside. We look forward to welcoming you! 36 Huntingdon Road, Thrapston, NN14 4NQ Telephone: 01832 734500 Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9.30am-4pm

www.funkylilfeet.co.uk

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SPRING 2016 AT ROYAL & DERNGATE

TUE 29 & WED 30 MARCH TICKETS £16

FOR AGES 4-12

TUE 7 – SAT 11 JUNE TICKETS £18

WED 29 & THU 30 JUNE

TUE 12 – SAT 16 JULY

TICKETS £15 & £17

TICKETS £15, £17 & £19

FOR AGES 5+

FOR AGES 5+

A charge of £2.50 applies for all transactions over £15. Does not apply to Groups, Friends or Disabled Patrons, and is per-transaction, not per-ticket.

Box Office 01604 624811 www.royalandderngate.co.uk To advertise call 0845 6439687 or e-mail info@timefortots.co.uk 15/02/2016

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Firetree studio Boutique The beautiful new home for Firetree photography

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yra from Firetree Photography has a great reputation locally for her natural bluebell location and child portraits, we are thrilled to learn she has just opened a new studio, ‘Firetree Studio Boutique’ set in the grounds of The Manor in Tur Langton. We asked her why she chose this location and what made her decide to open a studio: “The Manor is perfect, if you haven’t been it has a little courtyard which I share with a few other businesses, a Coffee Shop, Pilates Studio, Hair and Beauty.... It really is a lovely atmosphere. I was looking for somewhere quiet that I could photograph newborn babies, children and families, where parents would feel at home and relaxed and this location ticked all the boxes. It overlooks the countryside and is completely detached so parents can chill on my sofa and the children can make as much noise as they like. I also have the added bonus of being able to use the beautiful grounds of The Manor for location portraits, I even have Llamas as neighbours! Having the studio has allowed me to spread my wings and bring my lighting experience and art background back into my portraits, something that I have been longing to do for a while. I still run my lifestyle portraits from home and my bluebell wood shoots are still running at the same location but now Firetree Photography has a very beautiful home!” If you are interested in visiting The Manor, Kyra is having a free open event on the 5th March between 10am and 4pm.

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creative photography info@firetreephoto.co.uk www.firetreephoto.co.uk

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COMING UP...

AT THE NEWLANDS SHOPPING CENTRE

VALENTINE’S DAY SUNDAY 14 FEBRUARY

Pick up our Valentine’s Gift Guide instore from the beginning of February and enter our Facebook competition to tell us what ‘Love is...’

LOVE IS?

MOTHER’S DAY

SUNDAY 6 MARCH

Mother’s Day Portrait Competition Children are invited to draw or paint a picture of their Mother in our Portrait Competition being run in association with local schools. Plus, kids can collect an entry form in the Centre.

EASTER ALICE FUN

We enjoy Easter and celebrate the legacy of Lewis Carroll’s famous work! Our Mad Hatter’s Tea Party will engage and delight the children as they tour the centre collecting tea cup stickers to complete the tea party scene and receive a free gift from the Mad Hatter himself!

newlands Shopping Centre | Kettering

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WWW.NEWLANDSSHOPPING.COM

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Clubs & Classes See our ‘Weekly Activities Timetable’ in the back of the magazine for class times and venues

TIME TO ENTER A NEW WORLD Acting, singing and dance classes for 4 to 18 year olds. Find out more and start your child’s journey today stagecoach.co.uk/kettering 01234 828878 kettering@stagecoach.co.uk

Stagecoach Theatre Arts Schools are operated under franchise and are independently owned by their Principals. Stagecoach is a registered trademark of Stagecoach Theatre Arts Ltd.

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Clubs & Classes

Featured Class: Sing and Sign

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ing and Sign is Britain’s original, longest running and best loved baby signing programme. What is the aim of the classes?

We help you and your baby enjoy the process of learning to talk with: • less frustration • better communication • and more fun!

Talk us through a typical class

We think the best way to learn baby signing is in a fun and relaxed way, through actions songs and rhymes. This is such an easy way to remember the signs it doesn’t feel like learning at all! As well as many familiar and original songs, puppets, props and pictures are enjoyed to inspire your baby’s interest and illustrate the signs. We ensure our groups are kept small to encourage learning in a safe and intimate environment.

How do classes benefit children?

Sing and Sign benefits babies and toddlers by: • Helping to understand your baby’s needs, thoughts and ideas • Reducing frustration (for baby and parent) • Enhancing early vocabulary and understanding • Encouraging the development of speech • Enriching your baby’s relationships • Building their confidence and self-esteem • Stimulating your baby’s intellectual and emotional development

Can baby signing inhibit a baby’s instinct to talk?

Gestures are not a replacement for speech, when using a sign you always say the accompanying word. Your baby’s first words will be given a real boost by baby signing.

What ages are the classes for?

Sing and Sign caters for babies from birth to approximately 2 years old (exceptions apply). • Babes class: 0-6 months • Stage 1: 6-15 months • Stage 2: 15-24 months

When and where do you run classes?

I run morning and afternoon sessions Monday to Friday in the following locations: • Wellingborough – Library (NEW) and Busy Bees Day Nursery • Oundle – Methodist Church (NEW) • Kettering – Woodcroft Scout Centre • Mawsley - The Centre at Mawsley (NEW) • Rushden – Rush 2 The Den • Corby – Library (NEW) • Irthlingborough – Library (NEW) My next term starts in May.

How long does each class last?

45 minutes of Sing and Sign with 15 minutes for socialisation at the end of the session.

How much does a class cost?

The cost varies per course depending on the length of the term: 10 week term is £60, 11 week term is £66, 12 week term is £72. Free Taster sessions run outside of term; for a free trial session see Time for Tots offers.

To book a free trial or for more information: Contact: Katie Marchant tel: 07905 275459 E-mail: katiemarchant@singandsign.co.uk Website: www.singandsign.com Facebook: East Northants Sing and Sign Please mention Time for Tots when responding to an advertisement


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Award-winning

Arts & Crafts For children aged

5 months to 11 years

Available for parties, events & regular sessions See the weekly activities timetable at the back of the magazine

For all enquiries, please email: clairelee@thecreationstation.co.uk

Jenny’s Dolphins Baby & Pre-school Swimming Lessons Friendly classes in Rothwell Instructor in the water Average of 6 children per class Prices start from £6.50 for 30 minutes

Lessons in RAD ballet and tap for children from 2.5 years. Classes held in :Desborough - Holy Trinity Church Hall Great Bowden - Church Hall, Dingley Road

After school lessons now available on a Monday

Contact: Annette Oakley LRAD RTS 07792 776780 or 01858 445366 oakleydance@hotmail.com Website: www.oakleyschoolofdancing.co.uk “Oakley School of Dancing Market Harborough” @oakley_dancing

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Sing and Sign is Britain’s original, longest running and best loved baby signing programme, taught through music and song. Developed with Speech and Language Therapists to provide a progressive curriculum in 3 stages. We help you and your baby enjoy the process of learning to talk with • Less frustration • Better communication • And more fun! Classes in Corby, Irthlingborough, Kettering, Mawsley, Wellingborough, Oundle and Rushden Classes available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday Class Stages and Ages!! Also see our video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4_oc3US9RM Babes - 6 weeks to 6 months Stage 1 - 6 to 15 months Stage 2 - 15 to 24 months Classes and availability listed on our website: www.singandsign.com Email: katiemarchant@singandsign.co.uk or call Katie for more information 07905 275459 Facebook search East Northants Sing and Sign

Oakley School of Dancing

Now in Desborough

Rugby fun for 2 to 7 year olds ScrumKids offers fun non-contact rugby-based sessions for girls and boys aged 2 to 7 years Visit www.scrumkids.co.uk to book your FREE TRIAL SESSION

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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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Multi-Award Winning Dance School offering a wide range of Pre-Primary & Primary age classes! From age 2 years +

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Corby International Pool &   Lodge Park Sports Centre  Crèche: LPSC Mon/Wed/Fri 9.30-11.25am & the Pool Mon/Wed/Fri 12.30-2.25pm

FUN ACTIVITIES 

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£3.10 for 1 hr  &  £5.20 for 2 hrs 

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Party packages available at both facilities.   Includes Crèche “Fun Play”, Pre‐School Gymnastics,  Tots & Tiddlers Pre‐School Gymnastics,   Swim & Supervised Diving.    For further info and prices contact either facility.   Visit www.corby.gov.uk/partyhire  

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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

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Spring Events March Wed 2nd Nature Tots at Irchester Country Park, 10 to 11.30am. £3.50 per child. Must book. Sat 5th Open Morning at Wellingborough School. 10am to 12pm. Open Event at Firetree Photography’s beautiful new studio at The Manor, Tur Langton. 10am to 4pm. www.firetreephoto.co.uk. Sun 6th Mothering Sunday Mother’s Day at West Lodge Farm. Treat your mum to a day on the farm. Watch the Mother’s day piglet race. Free flowers for Mum on the way out. Wed 9th Nature Tots at Barnwell Country Park, 10 to 11.30am. £3.50 per child. Must book. Thur 10th Nature Tots at Fermyn Woods Country Park, 10 to 11.30am. £3.50 per child. Must book. Fri 11th Open Day at Northampton High School. 9.30am to 12 noon. tue 15th Nature Tots at Sywell Country Park, 10 to 11.30am. £3.50 per child. Must book. Wed 16th Nature Tots at Brixworth Country Park, 10 to 11.30am. £3.50 per child. Must book. Sat 19th Baby and Kids Nearly New Sale at The Pemberton Centre. Refreshments available. Entrance £1, kids free. To book a stall please call 07577 701161.

See pages 8 and 9 for more Easter activities & events and pages 34 to 35 for details of children’s theatre this spring Sat 26th Join Wicky and crew for an Easter Bunny Party with a Princess & Superheroes theme. Tickets are £5* for kids and £1.50* for adults. Babies under 12 months go free. Doors open 11.30am, party starts at 12noon to 2pm

tue 29th & Wed 30th “Bear Behaving Badly” at The Royal & Derngate Theatre. Get ready for chaos and calamity as this hilarious CBBC show brings you its first ever live tour. Performances at 1.30pm and 4.30pm daily.

Sun 27th & Mon 28th The Kelmarsh Country Show one of the UK’s finest showcases of country life. Countryman Fairs are delighted to present an action packed weekend of activities at the Kelmarsh Country Show that all of the family can get involved with.

Wed 30th “Grass” at The Castle Theatre. Performances at 11am and 2pm.

*50p extra per person on the day of the party.

Mon 28th “Hello Kitty” at The Royal & Derngate Theatre. Dance, sing and join in the fun with Kitty and her friends in this fantastic live show set in modern-day London! tue 29th “Grass” at The Core at Corby. Explore the ground and all of its wriggling inhabitants in this quirky dance show for young children. 11.30am performance recommended for children aged 2-4 years. 2pm performance recommended aged 4 and above

April Wed 6th Mini Beast Hunt at Wicksteed Park. Meet outside reception and wear suitable clothing and footwear for getting muddy. Wed 6th & thu 7th Wild About Woodcraft at Stanwick Lakes. Mon 11th “Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales” at The Castle Theatre. 2.30pm. tue 12th “Tortoise & The Hare” at The Core at Corby. The Northern Ballet bring their magic to this much-loved Aesop’s fable. The perfect opportunity for your little ones to enjoy live ballet, music and theatre. Performances at 11am, 2pm & 4pm.

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May Mon 2nd Family fun at Wicksteed Park with British Orienteering’s latest adventure. Pick up your free map and try out orienteering for beginners. Meet at the Xplorer flag between 2pm and 4pm.

Sat 28th Bubble Babies Underwater Photoshoot. Open to any baby who is used to going under water! Call 01604 780244.

Tue 3rd to Sat 8th “Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat” at The Royal & Derngate Theatre.

Mon 18th Open Week at Sunnylands Nursery, Kettering. Tue 19th Nature Tots at Sywell Country Park, 10 to 11.30am. £3.50 per child. Must book. Sat 23rd “A Pocketful of Grimms” at The Castle Theatre. A high-energy collection of some of the most loved and less well known stories collected by the Brothers Grimm, are brought to glorious life on stage in a rich mix of physical theatre, clowning, puppetry, music and more. Baby and Kids Nearly New Sale at The Pemberton Centre. Refreshments available. Entrance £1, kids free. To book a stall please call 07577 70116 Sun 24th Family Bird Walks at Stanwick Lakes. Sat 30th Pirates and Princesses weekend at West Lodge Farm. A swashbuckling adventure awaits! Dress up in your favourite costume and take part in the fancy dress competition, have a go at walking the plank, search for clues around the farm on the treasure trail and get the grown-ups involved in the sandcastle competition!

Wed 4th Nature Tots at Irchester Country Park, 10 to 11.30am. £3.50 per child. Must book. Fri 6th Open Day at Northampton High School. 9.30am to 12 noon. Wed 11th Nature Tots at Barnwell Country Park, 10 to 11.30am. £3.50 per child. Must book. Thur 12th Nature Tots at Fermyn Woods Country Park, 10 to 11.30am. £3.50 per child. Must book. Fri 13th Open Day at Spratton Hall. 10am to 12 noon. Sat 14th & Sun 15th Open Weekend at Nene Valley Railway. www.nvr.org.uk Tue 17th Nature Tots at Sywell Country Park, 10 to 11.30am. £3.50 per child. Must book. Sat 21st Baby and Kids Nearly New Sale at The Pemberton Centre. Refreshments available. Entrance £1, kids free. To book a stall please call 07577 70116.

Sun 29th to Mon 30th Sheep Shearing Demonstrations at West Lodge Farm. Come along and watch our farmers shear our flock of sheep including, Suffolks, Southdowns and Mule Ewes. You’ll learn about what happens tour wool after it’s been shorn. Tue 31st to Thu 2nd June Story Festival at Stanwick Lakes. 3 days of adventurous activities inspired by much-loved stories, with the chance to meet characters from your favourite books, including owls and snakes! Modest charges for some activities.

June Wed 1st National Play Day at Wicksteed Park. Free play and fun from 11am to 4pm. . Sun 5th Little Art Works Craft Day at Sywell Country Park. 10am to 4pm. Make some personalised gifts. Hand and foot impressions in clay and bespoke silver jewellery. Hands on History at Stanwick Lakes. Take a journey back through time and discover more about the working lives of Victorian Northamptonshire. Enjoy traditional crafts and trades demonstrations, great children’s activities and authentic Victorian refreshments. Free!

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Pause for Thought..

Teaching mindfulness and

meditation skills to

Children

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he ability to maintain a state of mindfulness and the ability to meditate are hugely important skills for human beings. In this day and age, where life seems to be all about how important it is to achieve and succeed, in a society that focusses on our need to eat better food, exercise more, give up addictions and generally be better people, there is little time for us to just sit quietly and be grateful for everything that we are and all that we have now, in the present moment. Mindfulness and meditation skills are woefully absent from generally accepted lifestyles and, therefore from our educational curriculum. Babies and small children are naturally very mindful creatures, happy to just play, free of consideration about what

they ‘should’ be doing; super observant of details of the world around them which are, to them, novel. However they immediately begin to grow out of this way of being with socialisation. It is therefore important that we begin to teach them elements of mindfulness and meditation early on with the aim that these things will hopefully become a natural part of their adult daily routines and they will lead happier and more stress free, selfaware lives. In the process of doing this we will also be teaching ourselves new, better habits too so it’s win-win! Here are some ideas that you can use with your children to teach them (and yourselves), via play and quality time spent together, what it is to live in a mindful way:

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Awareness of the rise and fall of different emotions Part of a mindful state is being aware that feelings come and feelings go. The act of attaching too strongly to any particular feeling can only cause torment whereby negative feelings cannot be released and positive feelings are mourned when they become absent. Feelings should be allowed to come and go freely and dealt with appropriately. To facilitate learning of this skill try setting up small areas in entirely different places in your house relating to each emotion, that you/your children can go to as appropriate. For example, you might have an area for happiness, one for anger or worry, one for sadness and another for contemplation (quiet time). Colour theming these areas, even if only with a coloured shape stuck on the wall will help children identify with the nature of the emotion they are feeling. Appropriate activities can be placed in these areas to help the child deal with the emotion. Ideas abound on the internet for activities/ props to provide for an angry or frustrated child such as glitter in a bottle of water which they must shake and wait till the glitter settles. In the happy area you could provide drawing materials and paper for children to add images of their happy thoughts to the surrounding walls or some noise making toys with which they can express their unbounded joy. The choice of the theme and activity for each area is up to you. Do some research. A company called ‘Relax Kids’ are one amongst many which provide some excellent materials for this purpose. The main point of this task is that it encourages children to be consciously aware of how they are feeling and act appropriately by visiting the relevant area. Keeping some sort of tally of when your child has visited each area, maybe by getting them to add a marble to a pot each time will also give you an indication of the overall emotional state of your child over a given time period.

Controlled breathing

Meditation and mindfulness are greatly assisted by an awareness in the flow of breath in and out of your body. Children attention can be brought to this with the following activity.

Choose some very light material that is large enough in size not to be able to enter the mouth completely. Lay on your back in a comfortable position (maybe using a yoga mat or other padding) and hold the material an inch or so from your mouth. Breathe in deeply then blow the material up into the air. The game is to see how high you can get your material into the air just by blowing it. If the body, head and neck are in good alignment and the breath out is released slowly but powerfully then you should be able to make the material rise and fall to the same spot over your face. Encourage your child to take their in-breath through their nose and guide them about how to breathe out in this controlled manner and turn it into a competition to see who can get the highest and most accurate result. It is important that an adult always be present during this activity in order to offset any risk of choking or suffocating, especially in younger children.

Awareness of sensations in the physical body

Choose a range of different textured objects such as a feather, a smooth stone, an emery board and a soft piece of cloth. Ask your child to close their eyes, select one of the objects and touch it to an exposed area of the child’s skin. The child’s task is to name the part of the body that you have touched and the object they think you have used. Randomise the objects you use on different areas of the body and mix it up a little by occasionally using two objects in two areas simultaneously. Variations on this game include doing such things as gently moving your child’s hair or giving them a light hug whilst their eyes are closed and asking them what they think you are doing. Don’t prompt your child to respond to the touches you give but wait for them to notice, ensuring they have understood beforehand that this is what they are supposed to do. If your child does not verbally respond to the touch, use the prompt ‘Do you feel anything?’ rather than ‘’What do you feel?’. Incidentally, this can also be a pretty entertaining game between consenting adults too....

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Mindful awareness of surroundings

This game is particularly useful as an in car game but is also good for use when taking long walks in the countryside. Make a treasure hunt list that children can just tick off with a pencil. Make the things that you add to the list fairly easy to spot without the need to search by deviating from the path you are walking in order to search e.g. a cloud that looks like an animal, a white flower, a stone with a smooth edge. The point of this task is that your child engages their visual observation skills and is watchful rather than excitable and inclined to run around. Offer extra points for objects found within reaching distance of the child’s position. Additionally, bonus points can be offered for the observation of the most interesting smell and sound observed and the most unusual sight recorded on their paper e.g. the sight of a bird picking up a twig to add to it’s nest (if they are too young to write, you can keep their record for them in a small notebook using one page per participant. Encourage your child to remember that of they become too excited with this task then their eyes, ears and nose may miss things that could earn them points.

Stillness

This is a game for bath time and requires the use of bubble bath. With your child at one end of the bath, get them to swish the bubbles of the bath away from their body. A particularly useful motion for doing this is when they sit with their bottoms in between their folded legs so that their heels are by their hips (many children like to sit like this anyway). From this position, if your child moves their legs in and out in an open and close scissor motion it creates a wave like effect that pushes the bubble away from their body. The game is then to sit as still as possible until the motion of the water subsides and the bubble bath drifts back towards them again. Once the bubbles touch their skin again, they are free to resume movement. During this time, any movement that the child makes is likely to increase the wave motion and push the bubbles further away from them so if they want to ‘win’ it’s in their interest to sit still. This is a particularly good game as the gently warmth of a bath is the perfect environment for encouraging stillness though you might want to make sure that the water is fairly shallow or you’ll probably wind up with a pool on your bathroom floor!! On a final note, have fun! These games make for small, beautiful moments of calm togetherness and educational fun that teach an important life-skill so relish them!!! If your child does not feel like playing or is resistant to your suggestions then just shrug your shoulders and let it be. Most of the time, even the most resistant of children will be prepared to engage in a task if they think you really aren’t going to make an issue out of it if they don’t. As extra encouragement you could also begin playing some of these games, especially the breathing one and the treasure hunt one, on your own. Your child’s curiosity is bound to be piqued sooner or later and, in the meantime, you’re getting meditative practice yourself in the most amusing of ways. Just finding the time to engage in these tasks is an act of learning to create space for yourself for mindfulness and playtime is something that everyone deserves.

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Inspired Learning Whole School

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Friday 11 March and Friday 6 May

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Party Services Planning a party? Check out our party pages for local providers of party entertainment, equipment and supplies...

wickys play Factory is The perfect Treat

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magine celebrating your birthday or other occasion with a play factory just for you and your friends. Hooray! Wickys Play Factory at Wicksteed Park includes a host of soft play and adventure attractions for younger children. There are lots of fun activities to do for toddlers, pre-schoolers, and kids up to eight and nine and you can also enjoy the child and adult menus in the brand new play factory cafĂŠ. There are areas for mums and dads to relax while the little ones have a fab time burning off their boundless energy. Bookings and enquiries are now being taken for birthdays and parties and there are a range of exciting party packages, with the option to hire the Play Factory exclusively! For further information on Wickys Play Factory, go to www.wicksteedpark.org/indoorplay.

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Children’s Parties

A variety of party packages and venues for hire. #CorbyCan

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Lodge Park Sports Centre

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Indoor Games Entertainers Fun Days Theme Parties Outdoor Fun Promotions

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

Tel: 01536 204217

Offers a warm, spacious community room for up to 75 people, large enough to house inflatable and soft play equipment.

Corby International Pool

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Aquatic Parties - Swim or Supervised diving, Under 5 swim party. Creche parties also available.

Offers a spacious hall for up to 150 people, kitchen available. Inflatable play and soft play equipment is permitted to be used within the centre.

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Whytewell Sweet Cart

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Solid wood, hand-made sweet cart and post box available to hire for Weddings, Parties, Christenings or Baby showers. Various packages available. Call: 01933 387172 or 07919 114100 fb.whytewellsweetcarts To advertise call 0845 6439687 or e-mail info@timefortots.co.uk


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Children’s Theatre

Spring 2016

The Core at Corby Cube Corby www.thecorecorby.com Box Office: 01536 470470

Grass

Tuesday 29th March, 11.30am & 2pm

Grass will liven up the Lab at The Core on Tuesday 29th March at 11.30am (recommended for ages 2-4) and 2pm (recommended for ages 4 and above). Tickets – priced £6.50* each. The running time is approximately 40 minutes plus 15 minutes ‘messy’ playtime.

Tortoise & The Hare

Tuesday 12th April, 11am, 2pm & 4pm

Second Hand Dance present Grass, a quirky and interactive dance show perfect for children 2 years and above, coming to The Core at Corby Cube’s studio space on Tuesday 29th March.

Look down. What are you standing on? Grass wants children to explore the ground and all of its wriggling inhabitants with a show featuring worms, slugs, snails, spontaneous outbreaks of ant dancing and plenty of obscure insect-related facts. Through the use of performance, puppetry and projection, Grass aims to inspire children to look closely at the world around them, to get mucky and play. Second Hand Dance is a collaborative company, creatively led by Rosie Heafford, which works with artists from a variety of disciplines to produce participatory and interactive dance experiences. They strive to create extraordinary and surprising dance works for everyone to enjoy in any space including theatres, libraries and parks. Lerato Dunn of Bristol City Council said “I thought it was great and the set was beautiful. I loved the audience participation and the gentle way in which they engaged people. I laughed out loud a lot, it was educational and I know a lot more about different creepy crawlies than I did before”.

Northern Ballet comes to The Core at Corby Cube with its new short ballet for children, Tortoise & the Hare. Tortoise & the Hare is a re-imagining of Aesop’s much-loved fable of a Tortoise who, tired of being teased for his slowness, challenges a speedy Hare to a race. Lasting approximately 40 minutes, the ballet has been created especially for children and young families to experience and enjoy live dance, music and theatre. Daniel de Andrade, Northern Ballet’s Artistic Director of Short Ballets for Small People, said: “These ballets are classic tales beautifully retold through dance and are the perfect introduction to ballet for children and young families. This latest production will provide a wonderful opportunity for children and their families to enjoy live performances designed especially for them and will hopefully inspire a new-found love for dance, music and theatre.” This delightful children’s ballet, recommended for all children from 18 months upwards, can be seen at The Core at 11am, 2pm and 4pm on Tuesday 12 April. Tickets are £8.50*, with concessions at £6.50.

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The Royal & Derngate Theatre Northampton www.royalandderngate.co.uk Box Office: 01604 624811

Hello Kitty Live - Fashion and Friends Monday 28th March, 4pm

Hello Kitty Live - Fashion And Friends gives fans of all ages the first ever opportunity to enter the live world of Hello Kitty as she takes to the stage. A ‘pop show’ in the truest sense, the soundtrack features music from chart toppers including Charlie XCX, Bruno Mars, Kylie Minogue, Echosmith, Clean Bandit, Flo Rida and many more. See Hello Kitty like you’ve never seen her before as this fashion icon welcomes audiences into her world in a story that highlights the value of friendship, creativity, respect for nature and a love of learning. Tickets priced £19, £23 & £26.

Bear Behaving Badly

The Jam Sandwiches and Ice Cream Tour Tuesday 29th & Wednesday 30th March, 1.30pm & 4.30pm

about the benefits of healthy eating and leading an active lifestyle. Bear Behaving Badly – The Jam Sandwiches and Ice Cream Tour comes to Derngate on Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th March at 1.30pm and 4.30pm. (NB Barney Harwood features via a prerecorded video link and will not appear in person.) Tickets for this fun-packed show are £16 each.

Peppa Pig’s Surprise

Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th June,

Wednesday 1pm & 4pm, Thursday 10am, 1pm & 4pm. Surprise! Peppa Pig, George and their friends are back in Northampton in a brand new live stage show, Peppa Pig’s Surprise. It’s a lovely day and Peppa is playing outside with her friends. Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig have got a surprise for her and George – they can’t guess what it is, but can you? Enjoy fun, games and surprises in this charming, colourful new show filled with songs. Peppa Pig’s Surprise promises to be the perfect theatre show for all pre-schoolers! Tickets £15 & £17.

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough www.thecastle.org.uk Box Office: 01933 270007 The Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie Tuesday 29th March, 2.30pm Are bumblewasp poisonous? What do Whistling Pank’s eat? What happens when you lick a Tressilion Toad? Answer these and more pointless questions in a puppet-packed, ludicrously lyrical extravaganza

Bringing chaos and calamity, the hilarious CBBC show Bear Behaving Badly takes to the stage in its first ever nationwide live tour, coming to Northampton’s Royal & Derngate on Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th March. Audiences can laugh along with Nev, boogie with Beatrice and sing along with Blue Peter’s Barney Harwood. Joining them is Crazy Keith, Aunt Barbara and Mr Prank in an adventure full of mischief, laughter and mayhem! Will Nev be able to resist Mr Prank’s ice cream? Can Keith help Nev control his crazy cravings in the kitchen? And can Beatrice encourage Mr Prank and Aunt Barbara to bust a groove with keep fit moves? This hugely interactive, fun and vibrant production also educates children aged from 4 to12 years old

Grass

Wednesday 30th March, 11am & 2pm Look down. What are you standing on? Grass wants children to explore the ground and all of its wriggling inhabitants with a show featuring worms, slugs, snails, spontaneous outbreaks of ant dancing and plenty of obscure insect-related facts.

Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales Monday 11th April, 2.30pm

Under the sea, out on the farm and into the jungle, these terrific tales are woven together with live music, puppetry and a whole host of colourful characters from the former Children’s Laureate, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s best-loved titles.

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Time for Mum Because a happy Mum is a better Mum!

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hank-you to everyone who nominated a local Mum for our Winter “Mum in a Million” competition. After careful consideration we selected super busy Mum Rachael from Corby as our winner. Rachael wins a luxury Experience Day for 2 people at award winning Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa in Leicestershire. Mum of 5 Rachael was nominated by her friend Aaron. Here’s why Rachael is a ‘Mum in a Million’ (in Aaron’s words):

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I would like to nominate my friend Rachael , she is a Mum of 5 children (aged between 2 and 12), has a disabled partner and works full time in a care home. I am nominating her as she is doing a great job and never has time for herself, taking care of all the needs of 5 children and her disabled partner, who isn’t able to do much to help. She is busy from getting up early morning to 10pm at night. I really think she deserves this treat so she has some time to relax and enjoy something for herself. Thanks for reading.

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If you know a local Mum that really deserves a little treat, e-mail us with her name and the reasons you’re nominating her. Perhaps they’ve been through a rough time recently, been struggling on their own or are always doing things to help others. It could be your partner, sister, friend or even your own Mum. The chosen Mum will win a 1 hour body treatment, courtesy of Sanctuary of Beauty in Desborough. If you know a local Mum who really deserves to win this fantastic prize, please e-mail us with their name and story to: info@timefortots.co.uk Closing date: 30th april 2016 Please mention Time for Tots when responding to an advertisement


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Beauty Tips for Busy mums

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By samantha from sanctuary of Beauty, Desborough

ello to all you special Mummies, I hope you take inspiration from my write-ups and hope it benefits you. Most of our time is dedicated to our families, which is all part of being a Mummy, but I’m here to make sure you look after you too! The tips and advice I will share are quick and easy to fit into your day-to-day routine. Being a Mum myself I know how little time we all have, and how the best set plans are soon changed! A child’s needs change as they develop and grow, but as their needs change don’t forget you still have your needs. It is easy to get caught up in today’s society that is governed by labels, the can and can’ts. You still need to remember you are still you! Knowing who you are can sometimes be difficult, due to external factors that have moulded you, but the true you is in there.

Top Tip: To never forget you and don’t let others govern what is “best” for you. When your little ones are sleeping or having some chill out time, get a pen and paper and write whatever comes to mind. It hasn’t necessarily got to be what your interests are or what it is makes you you, just write away! This releases emotions, and any negativity in there that has caused you to be governed are released slowly for you to then discover what it is that you truly enjoy! For more information and/or support please pop in to the Sanctuary of Inner Beauty where we can guide you to your inner beautifulness! Don’t forget to pick up your next issue for Time for Tots, where I will be giving you more top tips for Mum’s on the move. Take Care

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Pregnancy, Birth & Babies Congratulations if you are expecting! Our pregnancy and birth section is just for you. New baby? Sleepless nights? Early waking?

Need some support and advice or help with childcare....

Nurturing Hands

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For babies aged from birth to crawling.

One to one or small group classes offered at IAIM baby massage instructor’s home in Higham Ferrers Or in your own home. Some Rushden based venues also available. Prices: £25 per baby for the full course (5weeks) or £5 on a drop in basis. (Concessions for one to one classes and for hosting a class in your own home - please enquire)

Dads very Welcome

Chiltern trained nanny, night nanny, maternity nurse and sleep consultant available for consultations and ongoing support from only £50! Call: 07861 770644 www.maternitynurse-zirconia-sapphire.co.uk

Happy to travel and with evening or weekend classes

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Birth announcements Welcome to the World... Sponsored by: Babytime Massage

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Tabitha Eve d’Arcy Born on the 30th November 2015, at 10.52am, weighing 7lb 14oz. A little sister to Austin.

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Born on the 3rd February 2016, weighing 7lb 6oz.

Born 17th February 2016 weighing 9lb 11oz. Proudly welcomed by older sister Maja and parents Natalia and Patryk

“Welcome to the World” Announce the arrival of your little bundle of joy in our special Birth Announcements section - a lovely keepsake for your baby. Simply e-mail us at info@timefortots.co.uk with your baby’s name, date of birth, weight, photo and a special message if you wish. The deadline for our next issue is the 20th May 2016. To advertise call 0845 6439687 or e-mail info@timefortots.co.uk


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Business Opportunities & Services Looking for work? Want something that will fit in with family life? Then check out the opportunities and services featured here...

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Mums and Dads... Are you tired of juggling family and work? Are you looking for a more flexible way of working without comprising time with your family? I may have the solution.... For more information on this amazing opportunity contact: Louise Pollard Tel: 07801 371688 Email: Aloebeforever@gmail.com Please mention Time for Tots when responding to an advertisement


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Business mum: ally sharratt

From The earth works Cosmetics (TewC) name: Ally Sharratt Family: 2 children. Joni 7, Scarlett 4 Description of your business: TEWC is a business my husband (Jeff) and I set up together. We hand make a natural skin care range for retail and for professional beauty salons and therapists. how long have you been in business? TEWC has been running since 2013 but I had been experimenting with making and developing products well before this. why did you decide to start? Natural skin care is really important to me and my family which was instigated when I became pregnant with Joni. You immediately get given a long list of food you can no longer eat, which made me wonder what about all the stuff that gets absorbed by my skin? I started researching skin care ingredients and was shocked to find out about some of the nasty chemicals I had been putting on to my skin. I started looking at natural skin care and then I started experimenting with my own concoctions. My family and friends were only too willing to test my products and it seemed I had found my niche! Jeff was made redundant from his previous job late 2012 and that really gave us the push to make a go of the business with a view to potentially working for ourselves. Although we are both still employed (Jeff is a full time design technician and I am a part time legal assistant) we hope one day to both be working full time on TEWC. At the moment Jeff deals with all of the design work, website and strategic planning, which leaves me to the product making, meeting clients and general day to day running of the business.

what do you like about it? I love making the products themselves and creating new ones too! I love my “making days” where I can switch on the radio and sing along to the tunes whilst doing what I love. Also I have met so many new and likeminded people and made new friends. how well does it fit in with family life? Working for yourself can be so flexible, I can still take the girls to school and collect them and then when they’re in bed I can catch up with the dreaded paperwork! what do you find are the disadvantages? Don’t let anybody tell you it’s easy working for yourself, you have to get up and get motivated even when you’ve had no sleep or if you’re feeling poorly! You also have to be a quick learner and teach yourself to do things like accounts! But it’s worth it in end and you will gain a real sense of achievement and self-esteem. what advice would you give to other mums thinking of working for themselves? I would say as long as you start a business doing something you have a real passion for and you keep your aspirations realistic, you will do well! To find out more about Ally’s business The Earth Works Cosmetics, visit: www.tewcosmetics.co.uk

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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

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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 and full days available. To make an appointment to look around or for more information call Alison on:

01832 720566

Oak Tree Day Nursery Cecil Street, Rothwell Tel: 07810 661757 Email: oaktreedaynursery@hotmail.co.uk

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OFSTED Registered Open all year (except one week at Christmas) Open from 7.30am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. Full day sessions or flexible hourly rate sessions. 2/3/4 yr old free entitlement sessions Competitive fee prices Separate baby area “Great oaks from little acorns grow” Secure outside area Ran by qualified and experienced staff Before and after school club available on-site or at our fully established out of school club facility in Desborough Please mention Time for Tots when responding to an advertisement


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Corby and District MONdAyS

Sing and Sign Parent & Toddler Swimming At the library (in The Cube). 1.30pm to 3pm at Corby 1.30pm - Stage 2, 2.30pm - stage 1, International Pool. Drop in. 3.30pm Babes.

Lodgy’s Little Lions 9.30am to 11.25am at Lodge Park Sports Centre. A ‘stay and Allstars Show Team (Starlight dance) play’ parent and toddler session FRIdAyS 4 to 5pm at Ennerdale Community including arts and crafts, messy play, sensory room, fun and games. Centre. For 3 to 6 year olds Little Angels 9.15-11.30am at The Baptist Adult & Child Swimming Lessons Church Hall, Rowlett Road. Contact 9.30 to 10am at Corby WEdNESdAyS Ann on 01536 394824 International Pool. For children aged 2 years 9 months to 4 years. Parents & Tots (Corby Old Village) Parent & Toddler Swimming Must book. 9.30am to 10.30am and 10.30am 1.30-2.45pm at Corby Old Village to 11.30am at Corby International Primary School. Open to all. Costs Parent & Toddler Swimming Pool. Drop in. Pay as you go. 10am to 11am and 11am to 12pm £1 per child (max charge £2). Call 01536 202359 for more details. at Corby International Pool. Drop Play and Learn for under 5s Friendly group for parents/carers in. Pay as you go. to have a natter and a cuppa while 10 to 11am at Corby Library. Toys, fun and games. Free. Drop-in. Wear Wilbarston Tots & Tiddlers the children play. clothes suitable for messy play! 10am-12pm at Wilbarston Village RhymeTime Hall. Diane: 07761 957825. TT Adult & Child Swimming Lessons 2.30 to 3pm at Danesholme 11.30am to 12 noon at Corby Pool. Music Makers Library. Songs, stories and lots of For children aged 2 years 9 months 12.45pm & 1.45pm at Lodge Park fun! Free. Drop in. to 4 years. Must book. Sports Centre. Fun music and movement for 0-5 years. Contact Punchin Pandas Naomi on 07815 293893 or 5 to 5.45pm at The Scout Hut, THuRSdAyS musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com Occupation Rd. For ages 3+ Tots & Tiddlers Primary Ballet (Starlight dance) Punchin Pandas (Pre-school Gymnastics) 4.30 to 5.30pm at Ennerdale 6.15 to 7pm at Kingswood School. At Lodge Park Sports Centre. Community Centre. For 3 to 6 year olds For ages 4 to 7 years. 7pm to 8pm 10am to 10.45am for under 2s Family beginners class. 11am to 11.45am for 2 to 3 years 12pm to 12.45pm for 3 to 4 years 1pm to 1.45pm for 3 to 4 years TuESdAyS 1.45pm to 2.30pm for 3 to 4 years SATuRdAyS Little Angels Tots Group Play and Learn for under 1s Little Kickers 9.15 to 11.30am. The Baptist At Lodge Park Sports Centre. Church Hall, Rowlett Road. Contact 10 to 11am at Corby Library. Free. Drop-in. “Junior Kickers” for 2 to 3.5 year Ann on 01536 394824. olds, 10.10 to 10.55am. First Moves Parent & Toddler Swimming “Mighty Kickers” for 3.5 years olds Movement & music for under 9.30am to 10.30am and 10.30am to 5th Birthday, 11.05 to 11.50am to 11.30am at Corby International 5s. 10.15 to 11.15am & 11.30 to 12.30am at The Core at Corby Storystomp Pool. Drop in. Pay as you go. Cube. Free. TT. 10.30am to 11am at Danesholme Adult & Child Swimming Lessons Library throughout the year. Fun 9.30 to 10am at Corby International Little Angels Tots Group interactive story and rhyme session 12 to 3pm at The Baptist Church Pool. For children aged 2yrs 9mths Hall, Rowlett Road. Contact Ann on Free. Drop-in. to 4 yrs. Must book. 01536 394824 Little Angels Playgroup Adult & Child Swimming Lessons For pre-school children with SuNdAyS additional needs. 9.30 to 11.30am 1 to 1.30pm at Corby International Pool. For children aged 2 years 9 Play and Learn for under 5s at Lodge Park Sports Centre. months to 4 years. Must book. 2.30 to 3pm at Corby Library. Toys, RhymeTime fun and games. Free. Drop-in. Wear 10 to 10.30am & 11 to 11.30am at clothes suitable for messy play! Corby Library. Free. Term Time only

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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 babies. Music Makers 11am at Grafton Underwood Village Hall. Fun music and movement for 0-5 years. Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or e-mail musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com

Music Makers 10am at Busy Bees Nursery, Lamport Close. Fun music and movement for 0-5 years. Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or e-mail musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com

Punchin Pandas At Melton Street Community Centre. 5.30pm to 6.15pm for ages 3 to 6 years, 6.15pm to 7.15pm and 7.15pm to 8.15pm Family Class.

Pytchley Mums & Tots Tuesdays 10-11.30am. Pytchley School Hall. Sally: 01536 799541

Desborough & Rothwell

Salvation Army Parents & Toddlers 9.30-11am, term time only. New Toybox Playgroup, Broughton 1.30-3pm in the Village Hall. £2 / family. Street, Rothwell. 07726 580187. Julie 01536 790152. Term time only. Stay & Play for Under 5s (Rothwell) Infant Aquatics Swimming 10.30am-11.30am at Rothwell 30 min classes between 10am and Library. Free. Drop-in. 12pm at Balance Health Club. For Burton Latimer Jenny’s Dolphins children aged 3 mths to 4.5 yrs. Baby & Pre-school Swimming Punchin Pandas Allstars Show Team (Starlight Dance) At the Britannia Club. 5.30pm to At Montsaye Sports Centre. 30 4 to 5pm at Starlight Dance, High minute lessons between 12.10pm 6.15pm for 4 to 8 year olds. Street. For 4 to 6 year olds. and 1.10pm. Call for details. Burton Latimer Beginners Ballet & Tap (Barbara Hooton School of Dance) 3.40 to 4.40pm at The Britannia Club Desborough & Rothwell Rhymetime (Rothwell) 2-2.30pm at Rothwell Library. Free. Swimming Lessons 30 minute lessons between 4pm and 6pm at Montsaye Sports Centre. For ages 3+. Call 01536 713708. Punchin Pandas At Desborough Leisure Centre. 5.15pm to 6pm for 3 to 6 year olds. 6pm to 7pm Family Class. mawsley

Desborough & Rothwell Jenny’s Dolphins Baby & Pre-school Swimming At Montsaye Sports Centre. 30 minute lessons between 10am and 12pm. Call for details. Baby Bounce & Rhyme 10.15am to 11am at Desborough Library. For pre-walkers. Free. Drop-in.

Wednesdays St Edwards Mums & Tots 9-11am. St Edwards RC Primary School, Eastleigh Road. £1.20 for 1st child, 30p thereafter. 01536 391581 Songs & Stories 10 to 11.15am, Ss Peter and Paul Parish Church Rooms, The Market Place. Free. Margaret 01536 310611

Infant Aquatics Swimming Sing and Sign At The Centre, Mawsley. 9.30am - Stage 30 min classes between 10am and 1, 10.30am - Babes, 11.30am - Stage 2. 12pm at Balance Health Club. For 3mths to 4.5 yrs.

Tuesdays Rhymetime 9.30-10am & 10.30-11am at Kettering Library. Free. Drop-in. Sing and Sign At The Woodcroft Scout Centre, London Road. 9.30am - Stage 1, 10.30am - Stage 2, 11.30am - Babes.

The Little Ones 1 to 2.50pm, Church of Christ The King. Term time only. 01536 517553 Music Makers 1.45pm at Barton Seagrave Community Centre. £4 Per child and £2 for siblings. Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com

Munchkins Show Team (Starlight Dance) St Botolphs Tots Group 4 to 5pm at Starlight Dance, High St Botolphs Church Hall. 9.30am to 11am. Street. For 2 to 3 year olds.

Mawsley Music Makers 10am at The Centre. £4 Per child and £2 for siblings. Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com

THURSDAYS The Little Ones 9-11.15am & 1-2.50pm, Church of Christ The King. Term time only. 01536 517553 St Thomas More Toddler Group 9.15-10.45am at St Thomas More School, Northampton Rd in term time. Contact Linda: 07787 521903. Edentots 9.15-11.15am, Eden Centre, Montagu St. £1/family, 01536 484800 Hawthorn Berries 9.15-11am. Hawthorn Primary School. £1/child, £1.50 for 2+ children. Snack provided. Facebook. com/groups/Hawthornberries Hopscotch (Loddington) 9am to 10.15am in term time at the Sports Pavilion, Harrington Road. Contact Jo: 07742 664604 Giggles and Wiggles ‘Our time’ for 15 mths to 3yrs, 9.30 to 10.15am at the Counties Community Centre

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Rhymetime 10.30-11am at Kettering Library. Pre-primary Ballet (Starlight Dance) 4 to 4.30pm at Starlight Dance, High Street. For 3 to 4 year olds Pre-primary Tap (Starlight Dance) 4.30 to 5pm at Starlight Dance, High Street. For 3 to 4 year olds Primary Ballet (Starlight Dance) 5 to 5.30pm at Starlight Dance, High Street. For 4 to 6 year olds Primary Tap (Starlight Dance) 5.30 to 6pm at Starlight Dance, High Street. For 4 to 6 year olds Punchin Pandas At Ise Pavilion. 1.45 to 2.30pm for 2 to 4 year olds, 5 to 5.45pm For 4 to 8 year olds, 7 to 8pm Family Class. Burton Latimer Rhymetime 10.30 to 11am for ages 2+. Burton Latimer Library. Free. Drop-in. Baby Bounce & Rhyme 11.30am to 12pm for babies and non walkers. Burton Latimer Library. Free. Desborough & Rothwell Salvation Army Parents & Toddlers 9.30-11am in term time. New Street, Rothwell. Contact 07726 580187.

Arts & Crafts

FRIDAYS Geddington Parents & Tots 9.15-11.15am, Geddington Village Hall. £2.50 per family. Contacts Sheri 01536 239235. 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 Tots Play Classes At Ise Lodge Community Centre Social Tots - 9.40 to 10.20am, Discovery Tots - 10.30 to 11.10am, Baby Development Course - 11.30 to 12.20pm, Social Tots - 1pm to 1.40pm Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 min classes between 10am and 12pm at Balance Health Club. For 3mths to 4.5 yrs. Music Makers 10am at Busy Bees Nursery, Lamport Close. Fun music and movement for 0-5 years. £4 Per child and £2 for siblings. Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or e-mail musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com 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 TheatreBUGS Drama 5 to 6pm at Starlight Dance, High Street. For 2 to 6 year olds.

Braybrooke Tiny Tots Desborough & Rothwell 10am-12pm. Braybrooke Village Hall. £2/family. Contact Jo 07565 783128. Jenny’s Dolphins Baby & Pre-school Swimming Storystomp At Montsaye Sports Centre. 30 10 to 10.45am at Desborough Library. minute lessons between 9.30am and Stories, rhymes and craft linked with 10am and 1.05pm and 1.35pm. a theme each week. Free. Drop-in. Play & Learn for Under 1s (Rothwell) 2 to 3pm at Rothwell Library. Drop-in. Mawsley Rhymetime (Desborough) 2.15 to 3pm at Desborough Library. Mawsley Baby & Toddler Group 9.30-11am at The Centre £1.50 first child, 50p per child thereafter. Sarah: 01536 790517

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Bubble Babies Swimming 8.45am to 1.15pm at Kingsley School Hydrotherapy Pool. 30 min classes for 0 to 5 year olds

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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. 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 (Starlight Dance) 10 to 11am at Starlight Dance, High Street. For 4 to 6 year olds. Rhythmic Gymnastics (Starlight Dance) 2 to 3pm at Starlight Dance, High Street. For 4 to 6 year olds. Burton Latimer Rhymetime 10.30 to 11am for under 5s. Burton Latimer Library. Free. Drop-in. Every other Saturday. Desborough & Rothwell Play & Learn for Under 5s 11am to 12pm at Desborough Library. Free. Drop-in.

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. Rhymetime 2.30 to 3pm at Kettering Library. Desborough & Rothwell Scrum Kids (Rugby) At Ironwood Avenue. Various classes between 10.15am and 11.45am. Visit scrumkids.co.uk for details. Jenny’s Dolphins Baby & Pre-school Swimming At Montsaye Sports Centre. 30 minute lessons between 11am and 2.30pm. Call for details.

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Beginners Ballet & Tap Community Stay & Play 9.30-11am at Higham Ferrers Library. (Barbara Hooton School of Dance) 4.15 to 5.15pm at the Methodist For under 5s. Free. Drop-in Church Hall Irthlingborough St Peter’s Under Fives 2-3pm. St Peter’s Church, Church Street. Contact 01933 650278 Rushden Interactive Play At Rush2TheDen, Fitzwilliam Street. 8.30am to 2.45pm. Music & Movement At Rush2TheDen, Fitzwilliam Street. 9.30am - 10.30am , 11am - 12pm and 1pm - 2pm. Rhymetime 10 to 10.30am at Rushden Library. Free. Drop-in. Bumps & Babes @ Church 10am at St Mary’s Church. Short lively service followed by playtime. £1 per family. 01933 358218. TT Parent & Tot Swimming 11am to 12pm at Splash Leisure Pool. Call 01933 410505 Relax Kids At Rush2TheDen, Fitzwilliam Street. 4.45pm - 6.15pm. Thrapston & villages Parent & Tot Swimming 9 to 10am at the Nene Centre. Call 01832 734090 Monday Morning Cafe 9am to 11am in St Mary’s Church, Titchmarsh. Community drop in for all ages including baby corner, toys and crafts for tots All year round. Contact Judith on 01832 730587.

Tuesdays Higham Ferrers Rhymetime 10.15-10.45am at the Library. Free. Primary Ballet (Starlight Dance) 4 to 5pm at Higham Ferrers Junior School. For 3 to 6 year olds

Oundle Rhymetime 10 to 10.30am at the Library. Free. RAUNDS Raunds Stay and Play For 0 to 5s and their carers. 9.15-11.15am, in term time, at The Methodist Chapel, Brook Street. Contact: Lydia Wilkie 07791 272600. Facebook: Raunds Stay and Play.

Lets Get Active 10am to 11am at St John’s Hall. Tel: 01832 730534 Fit For You Buggy Walk 1.30pm to 2.30pm. Meet outside the library. Tel: 01832 730534

Wednesdays Higham Ferrers AllStars Show Team (Starlight Dance) 5.15 to 6pm at Higham Ferrers Junior School. For 3 to 6 year olds Irthlingborough

Storystomp 2 to 2.30pm at Irthlingborough Play & Learn for Under 1s Library. An interactive story and 10.15-11.15am at Raunds Library. Free. rhyme session for pre-school children. Free. Drop-in. RushdeN Messy Play At Rush2TheDen, Fitzwilliam Street. 8am to 4.30pm. Parent & Tot Swimming 8 to 9am at Splash Leisure Pool. For 0 to 5 years. Call 01933 410505

Oundle Sing and Sign At the Methodist Church, Drummingwell Lane. 10am - Stage 1, 11am - Stage 2.

Play & Learn for Under 1s 2-3pm at Oundle Library. Drop-in Mugs and Beakers (Mums & Tots) 9.30-11am at St Peter’s Catholic Church. 50p per family. Contact Kalesi on: 01933 355114 Rushden Relax Kids At Rush2TheDen, Fitzwilliam Street. 9.45am - 11am , 11am - 12.15pm

Parent & Tot Swimming 8 to 9am at Splash Leisure Pool. For 0 to 5 years. Call 01933 410505

Mums & Tots 10-11.30am at Rushden Full Gospel Church & Christian Centre, 60 High Street South. Linda: 07904 638612

Soft Play, Storytime & Baby Play At Rush2TheDen, Fitzwilliam Street. 8.30am to 3.45pm.

Stanwick Stanwick Mums & Tots 1.45-3.15pm. Stanwick Village Hall. £2 per family. Contact Lucy 01933 461384. Thrapston & villages Tots Play At Titchmarsh Pavilion. Social Tots - 9.40am to 10.20am, Discovery Tots - 10.35am to 11.15am, Baby Development Course - 11.30am to 12.20pm

Play & Learn for Under 1s 9.30-10.30am at Rushden Library. Free. Drop-in Jelly Babes 9.30-11.30am at Queen Street Church Hall. £1 per family. Contact Jeanette on 01933 391457. TT Parent & Tot Swimming 10.30 to 11.30am at Splash Leisure Pool. Call 01933 410505 Hartbeeps Happy House 11am at My Flourpower, High Street. £5 per session. See ad. Stanwick

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


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Music, Dance & Drama

Physical classes

rushden

Thrapston & villages

Baby Massage At Rush2TheDen, Fitzwilliam Street. 8.45 to 10.30am and 10.30 to 11.30am.

Parent & Tot Swimming 9 to 10am at the Nene Centre. Call 01832 734090 Rhymetime 10.30am to 11am at Thrapston Library. Free. Drop-in.

Parent & Tot Swimming 8 to 9am at Splash Leisure Pool. For 0 to 5 years. Call 01933 410505 Crafty Fingers At Rush2TheDen, Fitzwilliam Street. 8.15am to 4pm.

Sensory Play At Rush2TheDen, Fitzwilliam 11.30am to 4pm.

Smalltalk 11 to 11.45am at Thrapston Library. Help your child learn phonics through fun stories and crafts. Free.

Thrapston & villages

Little Angels (Ringstead) 1.30 - 3pm in term time. Ringstead School Hall. £1.30 per family.

Tiddlers 9.30-11am, term time only. Thrapston Baptist Church, 33 Huntingdon Road. £1/family. Contact Tina: 01832 730297

THURSDAYS Higham Ferrers Play & Learn for Under 1s 2-3pm at Higham Ferrers Library. Free. Drop-in Irthlingborough Sing and Sign At the library, High Street. 9.30am Stage 1, 10.30am - Stage 2, 11.30am - Babes. oundle

Parent & Tot Swimming 9 to 10am at the Nene Centre. Call 01832 734090

Music Makers 9.15am at Titchmarsh Pavilion. Fun music and movement for 0-5 years. Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com Play & Learn for Under 1s 10.15-10.45am at the Library. Free.

Rushden Parent & Tot Swimming 8 to 9am at Splash Leisure Pool. For 0 to 5 years. Call 01933 410505 Soft Play, Storytime & Sensory Play At Rush2TheDen, Fitzwilliam Street. 8.30am to 3.15pm. Sing and Sign At Rush2TheDen, Fitzwilliam Street. 9.30am - Stage 2, 10.30am - Stage 1, 11.30am - Babes. Music Makers 12.45pm & 1.45pm at The Nene Centre. Fun music and movement for 0-5 years. Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or e-mail: musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com

Saturdays Higham Ferrers Play & Learn for Under 5s 10.30-11am at the Library. Drop-in. Irthlingborough Play & Learn for Under 5s 10.30-11am at the Library. Drop-in

Jolly Totz Parent and Toddler Group 1 to 3pm, Easton on the Hill Preschool, New road. Term time only. Contact Rebecca on 07805 021169

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FRIDAYS

Raunds

Music Makers 11am at the Joan Strong Centre. Fun music & movement for 0-5 years. Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com

Irthlingborough

Raunds

Raunds

Rhymetime 11 - 11.30am at the Library. Drop-in.

Raunds Stay and Play For 0 to 5s and their carers. 9.15 to 11.15am, in term time, at The Methodist Chapel, Brook Street. Contact: Lydia on 07791 272600. Facebook: Raunds Stay and Play.

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Storystomp 10.30 to 11am at Raunds Library. An interactive story and rhyme session for pre-school children. Free.

Villages

Bounce & Rhyme 10 to 10.30am at the Library. Free.

Little Treasures 9.30-11am. St Laurence Church. Donation optional. TT

Parent & Tot Group / Other

Rhymetime 2-2.30pm at Irthlingborough Library. Free. Drop-in.

Play & Learn for Under 5s 10.30-11am at the Library Drop-in

Baby & Toddler Time 11 to 11.30am at the Library. Free. Rushden Relax Kids At Rush2TheDen, Fitzwilliam Street. 8.45am - 10.15am. Thrapston & villages Play & Learn for Under 5s 10.30-11am at Thrapston Library. Free. Drop-in

Weekly Activities Timetable

Parent & Tot Sessions An activity inspired by the surroundings until 11am at Stanwick Lakes, then sing and dance your way through to lunch. Children Café Specials available. £2 per child. Parking charges apply.

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Weekly Activities Timetable

Wellingborough and District Mondays Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 minute classes between 9am and 12pm at Diana’s Health & Fitness Club. Little Fishes (Little Harrowden) 9.30am-10.30am in the church. A Bible story, songs, prayers, craft activities, toys, refreshments and a chat with other carers. Contact Mary 07766 957413. Storytime Interactive story-telling session for > 5s and their parents at The Castle Theatre. 1pm to 2.30pm. Free. Sing and Sign At the library, Pebble Lane. 1.30pm - Stage 1, 2.30pm - stage 2, 3.30pm Babes. Primary Ballet (Starlight Dance) 4 to 4.30pm, Starlight Dance, Palk Road. For 3 to 6 year olds Primary Tap (Starlight Dance) 4.30 to 5pm, Starlight Dance, Palk Road. For 3 to 6 year olds

Tuesdays Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 minute classes between 9am and 12pm at Diana’s Health & Fitness Club. Mucky Pups Messy Play 9.30-11am at St Andrews Church Hall, Berrymore Road. £3 for 1st child, £1 siblings. Contact 01933 272119 Play and Learn Under 1s 2pm to 3pm at Wellingborough Library. Drop-in. Play and Learn Under 1s 2pm to 3pm in term time at Wellingborough Library. Storystomp (Irchester) 2pm to 3pm in term time at Irchester Library. Drop-in. Play and Learn Under 1s (Wollaston) 2.15pm to 3.15pm in term time at Wollaston Library. Drop-in. Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 minute classes between 3.45pm and 5.45pm at Rowan Gate Primary School.

Key:

Swimming

Beginners Ballet & Tap (Barbara Hooton School Dance) 4 to 5pm at Vicarage Farm Community Centre

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

Wednesdays

FRIDAYS

Irchester Babies & Toddlers (BATS) 9.15-11.15am at Irchester Village Hall. £1 1st child, 50p thereafter. Nichola: 01933 410866. TT Rhymetime (Wellingborough Library) 10-10.30am. Free. Drop-in. Bounce & Rhyme 11.15-11.45am. Free. Drop-in. St Mark’s Buggy Club 1.30-3pm, St Mark’s Church Hall, Queensway. Voluntary 50p donation. Contact Joy: 01933 676368. Rhymetime (Earls Barton) 2.30pm to 3pm in term time at Earls Barton Library. Drop-in. Infant Ballet & Tap (Barbara Hooton School of Dance) 3.45 to 4.45pm at The Studio, Earls Barton. For ages 3 to 5 years.

Little Cogs (Irchester) 9.30-11.15am at Reachout Community Church, Irchester. £1 1st 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. Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 minute classes between 10am and 12pm at Diana’s Health & Fitness Club. Sing and Sign At Busy Bees Nursery, Enstone Ct Stage 1 (6 to 15 mths) 1.30pm Little Fishes 1.30-3pm at Our Lady’s Infant School Hall, Henshaw Road. £1/ family. Nancy: 01933 381168 Allstars Show Team (Starlight Dance) 4 to 5pm, Starlight Dance, Palk Road. For 3 to 6 year olds.

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

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.

Mini Champs Toddler Group 10am-11.30am at Everyday Champions Church, Havelock St. Call 01933 225525. Rhymetime (Irchester) 9.30am to 10am in term time at Irchester Library. Drop-in.

Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 minute classes between 9am and 12pm at Rowan Gate School.

Jigsaw Toddler Group 9.30am to 11am at Compass Church, Commercial Way.

Mini Dribblers Football 9.30 to 10.15am for 18 months to 3 years and 10.15 to 11am for 3 to 5 years at Redwell Leisure Centre.

Rhymetime (Wollaston) 10am to 10.30am at Wollaston Library. Drop-in. Rhymetime (Finedon) 10.30am to 11am in term time at Finedon Library. Drop-in. St Mary’s Thursday Club Finedon 1.30pm to 2.30pm at The Mission room, Well street, Finedon. Toddle Group. £1.50 per family.

Music, Dance & Drama

Physical classes

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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Business Opportunities

Forever Living Page Planner

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Clubs & Classes Corby Borough Council - Activities for Under 5s

Arts and Crafts

The Creation Station

Dance Schools

Barbara Hooton School of Dancing Oakley School of Dancing Starlight Dance

Music & Movement

Giggles & Wiggles Sing & Sign

Physical Activity

Groovy Riders Little Kickers Mini Dribblers Punchin Pandas Scrum Kids Tots Play

Swim Schools

Bubble Babies Infant Aquatics Jenny’s Dolphins

Theatre Schools Stagecoach

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Nurseries, Pre-Schools & Childminders Aldwincle Pre-school Brigstock Playgroup Oak Tree Day Nursery Rhymetime Nursery Sunnylands Day Nursery Titchmarsh Pre-school

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Children’s Parties - Corby Borough Council Cheers Mobile Bars ES Promotions Whytewell Sweet Cart

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Pregnancy & Birth

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Babytime Massage Nurturing Hands Sleep Consultant

Services

Big Bear Outdoor Oakley Bugz

Shopping & Gifts

Newlands Centre

Footwear & Clothing

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