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The local guide from bump to 5

Summer Activities & events

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Choosing Childcare Pause for Thought

The Parent: A Teacher of Being and not of Doing

Plus... news, Articles, Clubs & Classes, weekly Activities Timetable, Competitions, money Saving vouchers and plenty more...

win! A Family Break in Cornwall Family Tickets for Days out A Soft Standing Teddy Bear

Kettering, wellingborough, Corby, rushden, Thrapston and Surrounding Areas


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Summer 2016 Contents

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ello and welcome to our summer issue. I hope by the time you’re reading this the heatwave has arrived and we can all enjoy everything summer has to offer with our families. With pre-schools out and most clubs and classes closed for the summer it can seem a daunting prospect entertaining young children in the weeks ahead, but there is plenty going on and so many wonderful venues to take children to in our area that you needn’t be short of ways to occupy the family. Our extended Summer Activities & Events Guide, starting on page 8, should provide you with plenty of ideas. In our childcare section this issue we’ve included some tips and advice on choosing the right childcare for your child. Another daunting prospect for some, but one we hope to make easier with these tips and advice. Rachel Bridgeford from Soul Attention Life Services has written another super article for us entitled “The Parent: a Teacher of Being and not of Doing”. We always enjoy Rachel’s articles but think this is a particularly good one so recommend a read on page 28. Before I sign off I’d just like to wish all the fathers out there a very Happy Father’s Day on the 19th June. Enjoy the summer! Until the autumn....

Vanessa

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Tots News Summer Activities & Events Summer Holiday Activities Choosing School Shoes Clubs and Classes Why Take Your Baby Swimming? Pause For Thought: The Parent: A Teacher of Being and Not of Doing Childcare Choosing Childcare Business Opportunities & Services Business Mum Party Services Time for Mum Mum in a Million Summer Beauty for Busy Mums Pregnancy, Birth & Babies Birth Announcements Weekly Activities Timetable

52 Competitions Page 54 Special Offers 55 Index of Advertisers

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Vanessa Simpson - Editor Leanne Houghton - Sales & Admin Support

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Cottage Garden Tots News Photo shoots with “Dance is our Joy” Firetree Photography Barbara hooton School of Dancing

at The Castle this June

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tudents at the Barbara Hooton School of Dancing will be performing an adaptation of the Nutcracker Ballet, with a display of ballet, tap and modern dance, at The Castle Theatre in Wellingborough this summer. Performances are on the 17th June at 7.30pm & the 18th June at 2.30pm. Tickets can be purchased online at www.thecastle. org.uk. All proceeds will be donated to Breast Cancer Now.

A Summer of Tots Play

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ots Play are running 4 special summer themed sessions: • 12th August fun with messy play • 19th August pack your cases and head off on holiday • 26th August get your bucket and spade ready for the seaside • 2nd September bring your teddies for a teddy bear’s picnic. Each session will also have the usual Tots play fun: singing, sign language, yoga, bubbles and more! Book your place now on one or all of the sessions at the Ise Lodge Community Centre, Kettering, by contacting Amy on 07930 340139 or email: amyd@totsplay.co.uk, or visit their website: www.totsplay.co.uk.

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his spring and summer Firetree Photography are holding ‘Cottage Garden’ photo shoots in the beautiful grounds of The Manor in Tur Langton where they have their studio. Portrait sessions can be booked on-line through their website and customers can choose to have a studio session or a photoshoot in the grounds.

www.firetreephoto.co.uk

Little Kickers, Little Kicks

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ittle Kickers are launching a new class , Little Kicks, for children aged 18 months to 2½ years this June. The class will run at Desborough Leisure Centre starting at 1.15pm. More classes are also planned for later on this year in Kettering, Corby and Market Harborough. Little Kickers is the home of pre-school football and they pride themselves on giving young children “a positive introduction to sport by teaching high quality football skills in a friendly, pressure-free environment”. There are four different classes tailored specifically to the needs of children between 18 months and 7 years of age. For more information about local classes, please contact Emma on 01604 211249.

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5 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. 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

16 Fitzwilliam Street, Rushden, NN10 9YW www.rush2theden.org.uk

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 • Ofsted - January 2016: Good with outstanding features

A school for all ages, 0 to post 16 years We can make a difference

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Tots News Continued

Learning in the Outdoors

A New Nursery with a Different Approach

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affodils Outdoor Nursery is due to open in September, providing care for children age 2 to 5 years. Based in Arthingworth and surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside, we offer an exciting and unique opportunity for children to experience freedom to learn in the outdoors. We promote the long established philosophies of the Scandinavian Forest Kindergartens. Children explore, learn and develop in the outdoors - whatever the weather! Our outdoor approach allows children to learn to manage their own risks and challenges, supported by professional early years practitioners. (We have a higher staff to child ratio than the legal guidelines, and our nursery is run by highly qualified, experienced staff). Research shows, that time spent outdoors has a positive effect on children’s health. As parents ourselves we support this, and aim to spend at least 80% of our day in the outdoor environment when possible. We also have an amazing indoor space for cosy winter story times or yummy tea times around a table. Days will be filled with activities and play that is led by the children’s interests and innate curiosity. Activities will include: woodwork, risky play, messy play, forest school sessions, art with nature, creative modelling, sand/water play, mud kitchen cooking, den building, dancing, climbing, singing, yoga...and much more! Daffodils is committed to promoting a ‘have a go’ attitude and encouraging the children to be resourceful, inventive and creative. We understand how well children respond to being trusted with responsibility, thus boosting their self confidence and self esteem. Leading this adventure are Amy Claypole and Olivia Langham. Amy has many years experience working with under 5s. She is a qualified teacher and holds Early Years Professional Status. Amy’s passion for outdoor learning began when she set up a successful outdoor playgroup in rural Devon. Olivia is a level 3 qualified nursery nurse, she brings bags of fun and creativity to her role, so much so she was given the role of lead art and crafts coordinator when she spent a summer working with Camp America. “Creativity is in every child” says Olivia ”we just encourage and nurture what is already there”. Together, they intend to create a nurturing, exciting and holistic approach to child care and education. Their nursery will be unique to this area, providing the best care, the best environment and the best experiences. See Daffodils’ advert on page 33 and join them on one of their open days where you can meet the team, ask your questions, experience their ethos and join in with some activities to gain a sense of what they have to offer your child. Open days are on Saturday 6th August and Wednesday 24th August, 10am-3pm both days.

www.daffodilsoutdoornursery.co.uk

Simply nurture The new name for Babytime Massage

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reviously known as BabyTime, Simply Nurture offers classes in pure baby massage and baby yoga in the Kettering and Market Harborough areas

Classes are small, relaxed and informative covering, sleep, weaning and baby brain development. Private classes are also available. For more information please see their advert on page 43 or contact Clare via Simply Nurture Facebook page or email clare@simplynurture.co.uk.

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Trained for safe practice in handling newborns. Fine art printing, photography books, framing, canvases, acrylics and digital purchase. Candid, natural pose for beautiful artistic imagery.

For information and details please visit: www.firetreephoto.co.uk

Tel: 01858 810038 Mobile: 07773 280492 email: info@firetreephoto.co.uk The Manor, Tur Langton, Leicestershire, LE8 0PJ

NEW boutique Studio open in Tur Langton

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nts e v E & s ie it v ti c A r e m m u S sat 11th & sun 12th June

Thomas at nene Valley Railway

Tue 7th to Sat 11th

“Horrible Histories: Groovy Greeks & Incredible Invaders” at The Royal & derngate Theatre Thousands of years after the Ruthless Romans, Savage Saxons and Vicious Vikings stormed ashore on the coast of Britain and the Gruesome Greeks competed in the first ever Olympic Games, audiences can re-live those horribly exciting times by bringing their families to see two brand new Horrible Histories stage shows. Designed to both entertain and educate audiences from ages 5 to 105. Tickets are £18 and performance times vary daily. Call Box Office on 01604 624811 or visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk for more information and to book tickets.

Thu 9th

nature Tots at Fermyn Woods Country Park A nature walk followed by a craft activity. £3.50 per child, per session. Every second Thursday each month during term time, 10am to 11:30am. Booking essential. Call Jo on 07703 160878. “Vuelos (Flights)” at The Core at Corby 1.30pm Multi-award winning international dance company Aracaladanza return to the UK to delight audiences with their new dance theatre production for families, Vuelos. Choreographer Enrique Cabrera delves into the imagination of the visionary genius of Leonardo da Vinci to capture the creativity and innovation of Da Vinci’s exceptional inventiveness while retaining Aracaladanza’s trademark playfulness and style. Visit www.thecorecorby.com for more information or to book.

Fri 10th

Rush2Theden Birthday Tea Party From 4 to 6pm at Rush2TheDen, Rushden. Under 5s £3.50, 5 to 11 years £4.50. Food provided. Pre-booking essential.

He’s back! After 2 years, Thomas will be steaming into his home at the Nene Valley Railway. Thomas fans can see him from any Nene Valley Railway station. Just jump on board the big steam train hauled by one of his friends, buy a one day ticket that will include everything - your travel up and down the whole line, entertainment and the allimportant ride behind the star, Thomas! Wansford station will be transformed into a very special place. You’ll see lots of familiar characters, and Thomas fans can expect plenty of fun with the superstar engine doing what he does best, meeting and greeting his friends!. Thomas will be hauling trains through the Tunnel to Yarwell and can also be seen in action around Wansford. Visit www.nvr.org for more information. Wicksteed at War

The Midlands premier military history show for the whole family, brought to you by the Military Vehicle Trust and Wicksteed Park, is back for 2016! Bring your family and visit for FREE (car parking charges apply) to see living history brought to life! With hundreds of military vehicles and reenactors on display, a full arena of entertainment, fly-bys, battles, stall holders and much more!

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Corby’s Indoor Play & Party Zone • 4 themed party rooms all with air conditioning • Separate baby & toddler area • Three storey play palace • Maximum height 1.45m • Open 7 days a week, 10am to 6pm • Also available for private hire

Summer Pass

Unlimited Summer Holiday Fun for only £25 per child! each 0 each only £10 Siblings only £1

2 Hour Parties only £10.95 per child!

Private ate hire par partty fr y from om £199

Call 01536 443310

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Unit 2, Curie Courtyard off Cockerell Road, Corby, Northants, NN17 5DU

Treat your little

Thomas fan… June 11th & 12th July th 10 & & 9th

Single ticket price which will includes everything: travel up, entertainment and a ride behind the star of the show Thomas See our website for details

For further details please call the Nene Valley Railway on 01780 784444 or visit the website: www.nvr.org.uk Wansford Station (next to the A1), Stibbington Peterborough PE8 6LR Registered Charity No 263617

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sun 12th

Xplorer at east Carlton Country Park

Adapted from the award-winning novel by Dave Shelton, Stewart Melton’s new play features live music and movement. A Boy And A Bear In A Boat is a funny, thoughtful and thrilling adventure for everyone five years and older. Performances at 11am and 2pm.Tickets £7. Visit www.thecorecorby.com to book.

Sat 18th to Sun 19th

A family friendly navigation challenge that is educational and fun and gives children a sense of adventure as they explore the park to find the markers. It involves a healthy mix of physical activity and decision making that the whole family can enjoy together. At each marker children need to identify what is pictured and enjoy learning a fun fact to tell their friends. This is a FREE activity and is a wonderful opportunity for families to meet and take part. 12.30 to 2.30pm. Contact East Carlton Country Park on 01536 770977 for more information. Father’s day Crafts at stanwick Lakes Visit the Discovery Zone and make your Dad something special for Father’s Day. £3 Standard car parking charges apply. 1 to 4pm. Jousting & Medieval Living History Village at Rockingham Castle The Knights of Nottingham & the Oxford Household make a thrilling return to Rockingham Castle. With baronial banners streaming, the glint of the sun on steel bladed swords and axes, the armoured knights will fight it out on horseback and on foot. In the arena there will be displays by armour clad warriors, skill-at-arms and combat prior to the jousters taking the field. Audience participation is expected! A fire-eating display, jester & story telling for children and adults are all set to entertain you. 12 to 5pm. For more information visit: www.rockinghamcastle.com.

Wed 15th nature Tots at Brixworth Country Park Go on a nature walk with a Ranger followed by a craft activity for pre-school children. £3.50 per child, per session. Every third Wednesday each month during term time, 10am to 11:30am. Booking essential. Telephone 01832 273435. “a Boy and a Bear in a Boat” at The Core at Corby Join the boy and a bear at sea with just a suitcase, a ukulele and a teapot to help them. Dark clouds are looming, the ocean is full of dangers, there’s only one sandwich left and it’s nearly teatime.

Family Camping at West Lodge Rural Centre Pitch your tent, spend 2 days at the farm, enjoy their home reared hog roast, twilight walks, camp fire, marshmallows and stargazing. Ticket only event. www.westlodgeruralcentre.co.uk

Sun 19th Father’s day

Farm Machinery at West Lodge Farm One for all the family, the grown up boys love this as much as the little ones. Come and look at a selection of farm machinery some very old and some very modern day. Restaurant serving beef and local ale. www.westlodgeruralcentre.co.uk

Tue 21st

nature Tots at sywell Country Park A parents and tots group with a difference: a nature walk followed by a craft activity. £3.50 per child, per session. Every third Tuesday each month during term time, 10am to 11:30am. Booking essential. Call 01832 273435.

sat 25th & sun 26th

Fairy & elves Weekend at West Lodge Farm

Follow the Fairy trail around the farm, make a magic wand, fancy dress competition and face painting; as well as all the usual fun of the farm. Visit www.westlodgeruralcentre.co.uk.

Wed 29th to Thu 30th

“Peppa Pig’s surprise” at The Royal & derngate Surprise! Peppa Pig, George and their friends are back in Northampton in a brand new live stage show, Peppa Pig’s Surprise. Enjoy fun, games and, of course, surprises in this

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11 charming, colourful new show filled with songs. Peppa Pig’s Surprise promises to be the perfect theatre show for all preschoolers! Peppa Pig’s Surprise takes to the stage on Wednesday 29th June at 1pm and 4pm and Thursday 30th June at 10am, 1pm and 4pm. Tickets – priced £15 and £17 – can be booked by calling Box Office on 01604 624811 or online at www.royalandderngate.co.uk.

Wansford station will be transformed into a very special place. You’ll see lots of familiar characters, and Thomas fans can expect plenty of fun with the superstar engine doing what he does best, meeting and greeting his friends!. Thomas will be hauling trains through the Tunnel to Yarwell and can also be seen in action around Wansford. Visit www.nvr.org for more information.

Sat 9th

duston Family Fun day A FREE family fun day at Duston Sport Centre Sports Fields. 12 to 4pm.

Sun 10th

July Fri 1st

Free disco at Rush2Theden Free Party Discos at Rush2TheDen, Rushden. Part of Rushden Party Week. Under 5s 2pm to 3pm, 5 to 10 years 6 to 8pm. Tuck available.

sat 2nd & sun 3rd

Family Camping at West Lodge Farm Pitch your tent, spend 2 days at the farm, enjoy our home reared hog roast, twilight walks, camp fire, marshmallows and stargazing. Ticket only event. For more details visit www.westlodgeruralcentre.co.uk

Mon 4th

Beach Party usa style at Rush2Theden Beach Party USA Style at Rush2TheDen, Rushden. 11.30am to 1.30pm.

Wed 6th

nature Tots at Irchester Country Park A nature walk with a Ranger followed by a craft activity. £3.50 per child. Every first Wednesday each month during term time, 10am to 11:30am. Booking essential. Call Jo on 07703 160878.

sat 9th & sun 10th

Xplorer at east Carlton Country Park A family friendly navigation challenge that is educational and fun and gives children a sense of adventure as they explore the park to find the markers. It involves a healthy mix of physical activity and decision making that the whole family can enjoy together. At each marker children need to identify what is pictured and enjoy learning a fun fact to tell their friends. This is a FREE activity and is a wonderful opportunity for families to meet and take part. 12.30 to 2.30pm. Contact East Carlton Country Park on 01536 770977 for more information.

Tue 12th to sat 16th

“Gangsta Granny” at The Royal & derngate The world première live stage production of David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny visits Northampton’s Royal & Derngate from Tuesday 12 to Saturday 16 July, prior to a West End run. It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing – staying with Granny! There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake and Ben knows one thing for sure – it’s going to be sooooooooo boring! But what Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret – and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine, as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own Gangsta Granny! Gangsta Granny is a must for all families as the show will be enjoyed by everyone from 5 to 105. It is both laugh-out-loud funny with some brilliant comic scenes but also has some very moving and truthful things to say about family relationships. Performance times vary and tickets are priced from £15 to £19. To check times or to book, call Box Office on 01604 624811 or visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk.

Thomas at nene Valley Railway Jump on board the big steam train hauled by one of his friends, buy a one day ticket price and that will include everything including your travel up and down the whole of the line, entertainment and the all-important ride behind the star of the show, Thomas! To advertise call 0845 6439687 or e-mail info@timefortots.co.uk


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Wed 13th

nature Tots at Barnwell Country Park A nature walk followed by a craft activity. £3.50 per child, per session. Every second Wednesday each month during term time, 10am to 11:30am. Booking essential. Call Jo on 07703 160878.

Thu 14th

nature Tots at Fermyn Woods Country Park A nature walk with a Ranger followed by a craft activity for pre-school children. £3.50 per child, per session. Every second Thursday each month during term time, 10am to 11:30am. Booking essential. Call Jo on 07703 160878.

Tue 19th

nature Tots at sywell Country Park Every third Tuesday each month during term time, 10am to 11:30am. Booking essential. Call Jo on 07703 160878.

Wed 20th

nature Tots at Brixworth Country Park Every third Wednesday each month during term time, 10am to 11:30am. Booking essential. Call Jo on 07703 160878.

Thu 21st & Fri 22nd

“The snale & The Whale” at The Core at Corby Join a tiny snail on her trip round the world in a magical, musical adaptation of the fantastic book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Longing to see the world, a tiny snail hitches a lift on the tail of a humpback whale. Together they go on an amazing adventure - but when the whale gets beached, how will the snail save him? Follow the tiny snail’s exciting journey, as seen through the eyes of an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father... Live music and lots of laughs, in a show for everyone aged 4 and above. Performances at 11am & 2pm daily. Visit www.thecorecorby.com to book.

one aimed at families with young children. Meet at the Xplorer flag between 2pm and 4pm. storytelling in the Garden at Kelmarsh Hall Children will be taken on a fantastical imaginative journey at Kelmarsh Hall’s Storytelling in the Garden sessions. Professional storyteller Tom the Tale Teller will share tales of adventure and mystery in the unique setting of the historic walled kitchen garden. Sessions at various times throughout the day, together with children’s craft activities. Admission £6 for adults and £3 for children. NB membership cards cannot be used for this event. Picnics are permitted with food also available from the Tea Room.

Wed 27th

Pond dipping at stanwick Lakes Discover the fascinating underwater world of Stanwick Lakes. £2.50 per child (£1 for members). Booking essential on 01933 625522.

August Mon 1st

Teddy Bears Picnic at Rush2Theden Teddy Bears Picnic at Rush2TheDen, Rushden. £3.50 per child. Pre-booking essential.

Wed 3rd

national Playday at Wicksteed Park Free play and fun from 11am to 4pm (car parking charges apply). Check the website for up to date details: www.wicksteedpark.org.

Fri 22nd

“schools out for summer” disco at Lings Forum A School’s Out for Summer Disco, for children aged 4 to 10 years, at Lings Forum Leisure Centre. 5.30-6.30pm.

sat 23rd

national Playday at abington Park Playing Fields Free play and fun from 12pm to 4pm at Abington Park in Northampton.

Mon 25th

Pond dipping at stanwick Lakes, 12.30 to 3pm Discover the fascinating underwater world of Stanwick Lakes. £2.50 per child (£1 for members). Booking essential on 01933 625522.

Bike Maintenance at Rush2Theden Bike Maintenance at Rush2TheDen, Rushden. 10am to 12pm. £5 per bike. Xplorer at Wicksteed Park Family fun with British Orienteering’s latest adventure. Pick up your free map and try out orienteering for beginners. There are two levels;

Thu 4th, 11th & 18th

Marvellous Mini-beasts at stanwick Lakes, 1 to 2pm Hunt for creepy crawlies in the undergrowth of

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Great family shows at The Core at Corby Cube

For ages 3+

For ages 4+

Thu 21 & Fri 22 July 11am & 2pm

Thu 10 – Sat 12 November, Thu 4pm, Fri & Sat 11 & 2pm

Ticket Line: 01536 470 470 www.thecorecorby.com The Core at Corby Cube, George Street, Corby NN17 1QG

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

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

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sat 6th & sun 7th

Transport Gala at east Carlton Country Park Classic Bikes and Cars, Military Vehicles, Steam and Traction Engines, American Vehicles, Craft Stands, Auto Jumble and much more! Come in 1940’s Fancy Dress and win a prize. Walking entrance is FREE, £5 for car parking (Saturday & Sunday). For more information call: Keith 01536 396494 or contact East Carlton Country Park on 01536 770977.

Mon 8th

Xplorer at Wicksteed Park Family fun with British Orienteering’s latest adventure. Pick up your free map and try out orienteering for beginners. There are two levels; one aimed at families with young children. Meet at the Xplorer flag between 2pm and 4pm. storytelling in the Garden at Kelmarsh Hall Professional storyteller Tom the Tale Teller will share tales of adventure and mystery in the unique setting of the historic walled kitchen garden. The storytelling sessions will take place at various times throughout the day, together with children’s craft activities. Admission is £6 for adults and £3 for children. Please note that membership cards cannot be used for this event. Picnics are permitted with food also available from the Tea Room.

Wed 10th

Pond dipping at stanwick Lakes, 12.30 to 3pm Discover the fascinating underwater world of Stanwick Lakes. £2.50 per child (£1 for members). Booking essential on 01933 625522.

adults, 2 children) £38. (Transaction fees apply) There is also a pre-show workshop for 5-11 year olds at 3pm. £3.50 Visit www.stanwicklakes.org.uk for more details and booking information.

sat 20th & sun 21st

Family Camping at West Lodge Farm Pitch your tent, spend 2 days at the farm, enjoy our home reared hog roast, twilight walks, camp fire, marshmallows and stargazing. Ticket only event. For more details visit www.westlodgeruralcentre.co.uk.

Wed 24th

Pond dipping at stanwick Lakes, 12.30 to 3pm Discover the fascinating underwater world of Stanwick Lakes. £2.50 per child (£1 for members). Booking essential on 01933 625522.

Thu 25th

Marvellous Mini-beasts at stanwick Lakes Hunt for creepy crawlies in the undergrowth of Stanwick Lakes. 1 to 2pm. £2.50 per child (£1 for members). Booking essential on 01933 625522

sun 28th & Mon 29th

Vikings of Middle england at Rockingham Castle The Vikings return! Battles, Horses, Pageant, Living History Camp and much more. The Vikings Of Middle England are most famous for their realistic, exciting and entertaining battle displays. Off the battlefield life in the tented encampment goes on with tradesmen displaying their skills, making weapons and coins, weaving nets and brewing medicines. Have a go archery and story tellers wow the crowds. The event is open from 12 noon to 5pm. Adults £12, children £9, family ticket (2+2) £33.00. For more information, visit: www.rockinghamcastle.com.

sat 13th & sun 14th

Family Camping at West Lodge Farm Pitch your tent, spend 2 days at the farm, enjoy our home reared hog roast, twilight walks, camp fire, marshmallows and stargazing. Ticket only event. For more details visit www. westlodgeruralcentre.co.uk.

Wed 17th

Pond dipping at stanwick Lakes, 12.30 to 3pm Discover the fascinating underwater world of Stanwick Lakes. £2.50 per child (£1 for members). Booking essential on 01933 625522. Wizard of oz at stanwick Lakes, 4.30 to 6.15pm Immersion Theatre present an exciting, brand new, adaptation of the Wizard of Oz at Stanwick Lakes Open Air theatre. An all singing, all dancing family show, with lots of chances to join in! Adults £12, Children £9 Family ticket (2

September Thu 8th

nature Tots at Fermyn Woods Country Park A parents and tots group with a difference. Go on a nature walk with a Ranger followed by a craft activity. £3.50 per child, per session. Every second Thursday each month during term time, 10am to 11:30am. Booking essential. Telephone 01832 273435 or call Jo on 07703 160878.

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COMING UP...

AT THE NEWLANDS SHOPPING CENTRE

EURO PONG SATURDAY We present the

We celebrate June’s football frenzy!

Present a receipt for £10 or over and bounce the ping pong balls into a series of cups branded to represent the different teams in Euro 2016.

SESS ONS

Prizes include Father’s Day gifts and discount vouchers from our stores.

Join us for the

SUNDAY SESSIONS SUNDAY We present the

Sundays in July 12-4pm

SESS ONS

Calling all musicians and singers

Busk and raise money for yourself and charity. A video of each act will be put on our Facebook page and the act with the most ‘likes’ wins!

Interested in performing? email: kim@messagespr.co.uk

Raising money for two fantastic children’s charities - Great Ormond Street Hospital and The Children’s Air Ambulance. Centre staff are aiming to climb THREE of the biggest mountains in the UK.

RAISING MONEY FOR LOCAL CHARITIES

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Summer Holiday Actvities Tackle the wistow maze

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o mark the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth, Leicestershire’s famous Wistow Maze has been designed in the shape of the ‘Big Friendly Giant’. “Roald Dahl had such an impact on children’s imagination with his extraordinary stories and characters, so to celebrate we are highlighting both his work and that of other famous children’s authors” explains Diana Brooks, owner of Wistow Maze. The maze features 3 miles of intricate pathways carved through 8 acres of living corn, with high level bridges and towers giving fabulous panoramic views. The challenge is to find 12 quiz boards hidden in the giant maze. Each quiz board has a multiple choice question on a classic children’s book, which will help to unravel the answer to the quiz trail, whilst also providing interesting facts about the authors and their stories. It includes an Activity Funyard with mini mazes and games for all ages, including hoopla, a space hopper track and football shooting game. Opposite is the Wistow Rural Centre with its cafe, garden centre, art gallery, model village and numerous shops, making it a great family day out. The Wistow Maze is a winner of Leicestershire’s “Best Visitor Attraction” and attracts over 16,000 visitors each year. Opens: Sat 16th July to Sun 4th Sept (daily), then weekends only until Sun 18th Sept. 10am – 6pm Free Parking. Admission charges: Child £5.50 Adult £6.50 Family Ticket (2+2) £22

Family events at Stanwick Lakes olympic Challenge

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o celebrate the Olympics, Stanwick Lakes’ challenges you to try five activities which will be fun for the whole family and keep you fit and healthy. From the 21st July to the 4th September, 11am to 4pm daily, jog or walk the Stanwick Lakes mile, scramble over the assault course, explore the adventure trail and cycle or paddle a kayak around a lake! Complete 3 or more of the activities to be awarded a Stanwick Lakes Olympic medal. £2.50.

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Choosing School Shoes by Funky Lil Feet

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ime for Tots along with Funky Lil Feet Specialist Children’s Shoe Shop in Thrapston have put together a little guide to help you with choosing the correct First pair of school shoes for your little one starting school this September. It can be a daunting time ensuring you have everything that is required for their First Day. At Funky Lil Feet we understand how important it is to have correctly fitted shoes that are comfortable and durable for being in them all day, everyday! When it comes to Children’s feet, no two feet are the same. There is no such thing as an “average” foot which is why every child should be individually fitted with shoes. Young children have soft cartilage until their bones have hardened (this can take up to 18 years) so they must never be put in shoes which are badly fitted as the foot can become misshapen for years to come. When choosing your child’s school shoe look for soft and supple leather uppers, that should avoid rubbing. Choose a good quality, dyed through leather with breathable linings to allow perspiration to escape. Velcro fastenings are also best for young children to allow independence when getting changed after PE! The toe box of the shoe should be wide enough to accommodate the shape of the unique foot and be fitted with room for growth. For boys (and some girls!) you may wish to consider shoes that have toe protection along the front of the leather to help guard against the worst of the scuffing! At Funky Lil Feet we can help you make sure that your child gets off to the best start. All our fitters are fully qualified and most of us are Mothers too so we know how important that first day at school is. We stock the full range of start rite school shoes which have been specifically designed in whole and half sizes and up to five width fittings to ensure we get the best fit. Please mention Time for Tots when responding to an advertisement


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Jenny’s Dolphins Baby & Pre-school Swimming Lessons

Pre-school Gymnastics Sessions

Fully matted gymnasium with soft play, climbing and challenging equipment to aid in the development of children from 1 to 5 years.

Structured classes with qualified coaches to develop your child’s physical, mental and social skills in a safe and fun filled environment.

Friendly classes in Rothwell Instructor in the water Average of 6 children per class Prices start from £6.50 for 30 minutes

After school lessons now available on a Monday

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

Sessions held Monday to Thursday £4.00 per ¾ hour session for under 3s £4.50 per ¾ hour session for over 3s No registration fee Award schemes in which to participate Contact Vicky on 01536 415444 or e-mail ketteringgymtots@hotmail.com www.ketteringgymnasticsclub.co.uk Find us at Brunel Close, off Northfield Avenue, Kettering

Home of Kettering Gym Tots & Kettering Olympic Gymnastics Club

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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Why Take Your Baby Swimming?

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eaching your baby the joys of swimming is a bonding and fun experience for both parent and child. Through gentle encouragement and lots of praise you will soon see your baby’s progress. Swimming from an early age is beneficial to natural development and co ordination. A good time to start is when baby is between 3 and 6 months old. In a weightless environment babies can move more freely without restriction. This means they develop more muscle tone and strength and can exercise joints making them more flexible. It is also reported that babies that swim regularly often have improved appetites and sleeping patterns. Spending quality one to one time with total focus on each other in the pool, having fun and relaxing time together is extremely beneficial to baby and adult. Social benefits include strong communication, interaction and learning to share and take turns. Natural Instincts – Babies are born with natural swimming reflexes such as the ‘gag reflex’, which allows them to hold their breath under water and the ‘amphibian’ reflex which enables the whole body to move through the water. By using different techniques and moves swimming can stimulate their natural reflexes into voluntary actions as they develop. The first visit to a pool should be as relaxed as possible, letting your little one get used to the different sounds, smells and sights in this new environment. A good way to introduce your baby to the swimming pool and really maximise

the benefits is to join a swimming course or programme, there you will have the opportunity to meet other parents and to learn specialised skills specifically for your baby’s development stage. Parents do not need to be strong swimmers and some parents attend as they do not want their own fear of water to be passes onto their children. A good lesson structure should include many different activities with fun action songs, learning how to hold and move baby on their front and back, learning safety and wall skills and developing submersion techniques and breath control. All activities should be adapted to suit your baby’s age, experience and developmental stage. Lessons should be conducted in a playful, stress free environment allowing baby to progress at their own pace. Water safety is paramount and considered to be an essential life skill, unfortunately drowning is still a large cause of infant fatality in the UK, however it is believed that if children are familiar with the aquatic environment from an early age they will remain relaxed and have a better chance of survival if they were ever to be in a potentially dangerous situation in water. editorial by Infant aquatics who run specialised baby and toddler swimming courses. For more information see website: www.infantaquatics.co.uk

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Award-winning

Arts & Crafts 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!

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

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Classes in Kettering, Rushden, Wellingborough and Kingscliffe Classes available Monday to 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

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

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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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EVERY MONDAY Desborough Leisure Centre 5.15pm to 6pm 3 to 6 years 6pm to 7pm Family class

EVERY TUESDAY Britannia Club, Burton Latimer 5.30pm to 6.15pm 4 to 8 years 7.15pm to 8.15pm Ladies only

EVERY WEDNESDAY Melton Street Community Centre, Kettering

Only £3 per class

! WINNER Kettering Community Sports Club of the Year 2015!

Friendly, fun, exciting lessons Ideal for the less confident child For ages 3 to adult Fantastic to learn as parent and child Start together, child is free

5.30pm to 6.15pm 3 to 6 years 6.15pm to 7.15pm Family class 7.15pm to 8.15pm Family class

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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

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

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Lodge Park Sports Centre   Tel: 01536 400033   www.corby.gov.uk/lodgepark   

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Must be accompanied   in the pool by an adult.  Please submit this voucher  at reception to receive your   FREE junior swim.  Expiry date 8/7/16.   

This voucher was advertised   in the Summer Edition of   Time for Tots. 

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Pause for Thought..

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s your child flying the nest for school in September? Are you having visions of them, on their first day, neatly dressed in shiny new shoes, hair in neat pigtails or freshly cut, ready to launch themselves upon the world of academia? How do you feel about that? Parents from all walks of life will have a different answer to this depending on how the infant years have presented themselves. Some will jump for joy and reach for the job papers and yet others might grab their partners, head for the bedroom and jump for joy later. Regardless of what this milestone means to you, one thing is for sure; your child’s development is now going to be enormously impacted by an equally enormous range of different people and situations. This is going to mean that your child may change in ways you could never have anticipated. Whilst this may sound anxiety provoking to some, it is in fact, an especially beautiful phase of parenthood in it’s own ways. You might be leaving behind the days of gummy smiles and infinite numbers of ‘oh how cute!’ moments but what you are entering into is every bit as gratifying. In a school age child, what you get is a growing number, steadily increasing in frequency, of glimpses into who your child is growing up to be. Don’t believe that you can’t impact upon this development

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every bit as much as you did while your baby was home with you. A parent has a clear responsibility when it comes to a school age child. School will introduce the child to a wide range of topics and subjects, encouraging independent, creative and enquiring thought and the skills necessary for survival in a modern world of work but parents bear the brunt of the other half of what it takes to grow into a well rounded person. You are, always have been and always will be, the main teacher for your child’s spiritual needs. Whether your family holds religious beliefs or not, every parent has an idea of the kind of person they want their child to grow up to be. This forms the basis of your ‘home curriculum’. A child cannot succeed in education without this core set of skills and knowing about who they are. With so much emphasis on academic skills and the testing of these to verify a school’s efficacy, little room is left for teachers to deal with those children who need a bit of extra social support. Indeed, the very nature of this task requires teaching on a one to one level which, clearly is next to impossible in a class of 30+ children. This is the main role that the parent plays in the upbringing of their school age child and it is incredibly important because what school is, in essence, is a child’s first experience of belonging to society at large.


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A teacher of being and not of doing

Your home curriculum should include the following. What is right and what is wrong and how do we make those decisions? How does our behaviour towards others make us feel about ourselves and how does it affect others? What does our attitude to learning say about our intentions for ourselves? What does that say about how well we treat ourselves? How do we understand the behaviour of others so that we can understand that behaviour always has it’s source inside of it’s executor, not in any third party. We do not have any control over how others behave, only over how we behave. How should we treat people who are in a less fortunate position than us? These are just a handful of the questions that a parent of school age children should be concerned with. In light of the recent, increased media focus on the problem bullying in schools, these are maybe the most important elements of learning that your children can receive. A happy person, is one who holds, not a degree or a job worth many thousands of pounds a year, but the ability to create happiness in the lives of others. Ask yourself how this may be done by your child, with their particular set of skills and abilities? You may be proud as punch when your child comes home with a gold star for excellent writing or 10/10 on their spelling test but, it can be guaranteed

that if a report comes home from school that your child has gone out of their way to help a friend or showed exceptionally good manners to their teachers, you will almost burst with satisfaction. This is a point that is definitely worth bearing in mind because, in all the societal clamour about making sure our children are academically achieving and ‘keeping up’ with their school mates, it is easy to forget that knowing facts is not what makes us human. Knowing how to feel feelings and react to them with the best possible intentions is what makes us human. Without that, we would just be wage slaves, entirely cut off from each other in every possible way. So, when you dress your child up on their first day of school and gaze longingly into their little eager face, wondering where the innocent little baby that you held in your arms went, make a decision. Decide that, no matter what your child’s academic ability, it is of secondary importance to their understanding of how to be happy and how to create happiness in the lives of others. Then, apply what your heart tells you and just sit back and watch your little angels thrive.

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Childcare Nursery Schools, Pre-schools & Childminders

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

A small family-run nursery caring for children aged 3 months -11 years • • • • • • • • • •

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

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:

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FREE Childcare available for 2yr & 3yr olds*!!

Open all year round!!

3 Months- 11 Years 7am-6pm (Mon –Fri) Flexible booking – part time/full time 2+* and 3+ funding available Before, After School and holiday club Churchill Way Millbrook Kettering Northamptonshire NN15 5BZ

For more information and to book a visit!

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

Please call us to arrange a visit:

01536 512066

Email: sunnylandsnursery@btconnect.com

Are you looking for a warm and welcoming

where your child can thrive and develop?

To find out more... Call Sarah, the Playgroup Manager on 07708 977714

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Choosing Childcare W

hether you’re returning to work or your child has just reached the age when they would benefit from a few hours a week in a childcare setting, choosing your childcare can be a big decision, especially when it’s for your first child and the whole process is new to you. There are all sorts of factors you need to consider, one of the first ones being, what type of childcare to choose. In this first part of our ‘Choosing Childcare’ series we look at the different types of childcare and the advantages of each:

Childcare options day nursery A Day Nursery is a childcare setting that looks after children between the ages of 0 and 5 years (though this can vary from nursery to nursery) and is usually open 5 days a week, all year round, between the hours of 8am and 6pm (some may open longer hours). You can book full or half day sessions to suit your needs. Day nurseries are usually purpose-built, or specially adapted buildings, specifically for the purpose of caring for children. Some are part of a chain, and have a manager in charge, others are independent and run by the owner. Some require your child to wear a uniform whereas others children can wear their own clothes.

The cost of a day nursery can vary widely but generally day nurseries are in the mid-range price wise - more expensive than a pre-school or childminder, cheaper than a nanny. Advantages of a day nursery: • Open all year round which is handy for parents who work • Your childcare provision is not affected by a carer being off ill or on holiday • Many will take children from birth up to going to school • Excellent facilities being purpose-built, or specially adapted for the purpose, and being used solely for childcare • Plenty of other children there for your child to socialise with • A wide variety of organised activities provided, often including crafts, singing, dancing, music and even languages in some places! • Meals and snacks usually all provided • They are inspected by Ofsted so must adhere to certain standards • There are plenty to choose from in the area so you can pick one that is right for you and your child

Pre-school/Playgroup Playgroups and Pre-schools are for children aged between 2 and 5 years. They are usually run in a local community centre or village hall and operate within school hours, in school term time. Sessions are available on a half day basis, though some may provide the option for your child to stay for their lunch (which they take themselves in a lunch box) on certain days. Advantages of a playgroup/pre-school: • Generally a more affordable option than day nurseries as sessions are shorter and they’re not open all year round • The cost may be entirely covered by the government funding for 3 and 4 year olds (depending on how many sessions you book)


Childcare so it needn’t cost you a penny! • A good option for parents who only want term-time childcare (maybe because they have older siblings off on school holidays anyway) • Your childcare provision is not affected by a carer being off ill or on holiday • Plenty of other children there for your child to socialise with • A wide variety of organised activities provided, including: crafts, messy play, singing, music, storytime etc • Inspected by Ofsted so must adhere to certain standards • Plenty to choose from in the area so you can find one that’s right for your family.

Childminder Childminders work from their own home looking after children there. They must be registered with Ofsted (if they are paid for looking after children for more than 2 hours a day), have completed an introductory childcare course and hold a current paediatric first aid certificate. Whilst a childminder can potentially look after a child of any age, registered childminders are allowed to look after up to 6 children under the age of 8 at any one time (including their own), but no more than 3 under the age of 5 usually. As childminders are self-employed they set their own working hours and rates so these vary from one to another. Advantages of a childminder: • Generally more flexible than a nursery or playgroup so more able to provide tailored care for the hours you need • Many will take children from birth and may even continue looking after your child once they are in school, both in holidays and before and after school • May take your child out and about to various classes and activities - even ones you started with your child that they then continue • More consistent care as your child is looked after by the same person every day • Inspected by Ofsted so must adhere to certain standards

Nanny

(Information provided by Ami at Sweetheart Nannies) A nanny is a qualified and/or experienced childcarer employed to look after your children in your

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own home. A qualified nanny is trained to provide care and educational development for children from birth upwards. They can live in or live out, permanent or temporary and can have sole charge of the children or shared care with either/ both parents, grandparents or sometimes a job share with another nanny. As a nanny we would expect to undertake duties on a day to day basis to assist you within your home. This can include: organising activities/ outings, nursery duties, preparing & cooking meals, tidying bedrooms, changing beds or washing clothes for the children. A nanny is not responsible for general household tasks unless this has been included within their contract and has been agreed beforehand. The advantages of having a nanny would be: • Your child/ren are being looked after in their own home • No early dropping off or late pick ups at nursery/ childminders • Nannies will work even when your child is sick, has a virus, vomiting, chickenpox etc. Nannies are generally more flexible with hours than a childcare setting • Most nannies will work around your work schedule: early starts, late finishes, & evening babysitting. • If your nanny is Ofsted registered & your employer offers them, you will also be able to claim childcare vouchers to help meet the expense of having a nanny. • If you have more than one child a nanny can be a more affordable option as a nanny will be paid per hour, not per child. When employing a nanny it is important to understand the payroll system and added costs behind employing somebody. Very few nannies will be able to work as a self employed nanny as the family usually require the nanny to be contracted to set hours, earn a regular wage, be told how to do the job and told where to carry out the job. Salaries can vary depending on whether the nanny is live in or out, amount of experience/ qualifications and/or Ofsted registered, but the average nanny will look to earn between £9-12 per hour gross (before tax). Finding a nanny to suit your needs can be tricky - A nanny agency can be the safest option as they will have checked the nannies & met with them before sending them to meet the family for interview, usually incurring a finders fee once

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you are happy to employ the nanny they have found. There are also childcare websites where you can search for a suitable candidate which is usually free or you can advertise for a small monthly fee.

Things to consider when selecting the type of childcare:

Family Member If you are fortunate enough to have a grandparent, or other family member, who is willing to look after your children, this provides yet another option for childcare. How useful this option is depends of course on how congenial that family member is! Using a family member can often be useful in conjunction with other childcare eg pre-school in the morning, Grandma in the afternoon. Advantages of using a family member: • Your child knows their carer well and is comfortable with them • You know your child is being cared for by someone you trust who loves your child and will pay them close attention • A more flexible solution with hours/days more likely to suit you. • The most affordable option!

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What hours do you need childcare? Will you need it early in the morning or late at night?

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Would you like them to mix with other children?

10. How much can you afford to pay? 11. Is your place of work in a childcare voucher scheme? In which case you want a provider that takes vouchers. To find out more about childcare vouchers visit: www.moneysavingexpert.com/family/ childcare-vouchers 12. Do you want a provider that provides free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds? If so do you want the government funding to entirely cover the cost of the childcare or are you prepared to add to the funding? Visit: www.gov.uk/ help-with-childcare-costs/free-childcareand-education-for-2-to-4-year-olds for more information on the government funding scheme. 13. Check out the childcare in your area. It could be some providers you were considering aren’t available which can affect your decision. 14. Remember you can always use a combination or providers eg childminder in the morning and a nursery in the afternoon. 15. Trust your instincts. When it comes to a child’s needs, most parents instinctively know what’s best for their child.


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Visit www.parklanejewellery.co.uk/rep/donna for more information on how you can earn extra income around your existing commitments and family for just a few hours work or build a fabulous business and full time income.

Business mum: Claire Lee From The Creation Station

name: Claire Lee Family: 3 children, aged 6, 9 and 11 Description of your business: We run arts and crafts sessions for children aged 0 to 11 years. how long have you been in business? Since January 2016 what did you do before? I worked as a Customer Relations Executive for a travel company. why did you decide to start? I love doing all sorts of arts & crafts and so do my children. After a bit of investigating online and locally I realised there were no such sessions for parents to take their children along to so I though what a great idea. After searching google for suitable names I stumbled across The Creation Station franchise and took it from there. what do you like about it? I get to play and make thing all day long, what is there not to love! how well does it fit in with family life? Very well, especially as my children are at school and predominately I work during school term times.

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what do you find are the drawbacks? Venue hire is my biggest expense and if I could find a venue for sole purpose only that would really help. what advice would you give to other mums thinking of working for themselves? Be prepared for a lot of hard work and dedication. I under estimated how much of my time would be taken up with emails & enquiries, fortunately, these can wait until the evening. To find out more about Claire’s business, e-mail her at: clairelee@thecreationstation.co.uk

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

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ello all you lovely Mummies, So we are now entering summer...... Whether the sun shines or not it’s our season of joy when we all like to plan our much needed breaks. A trip away, whether it’s abroad or in the UK, is a break from our daily routines giving us much needed rest. Once booked, having something to look forward to makes each day more enjoyable. It isn’t just having breaks away that gives us that much needed rest. We need to make sure we make time for ourselves in our dayto-day lives - especially when we become parents. This summer why don’t you get your bodies ready with our spray tan which will give you that continuous glow throughout our English summer. Most importantly your feet have carried you for the year and in this season are going to

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Let Sanctuary of Beauty in Desborough take care of all your beauty needs this summer. From leg waxes to spray tans to pedicures they provide every treatment you might need to keep you looking gorgeous this summer with little effort giving you more time to spend with your family. Check out their full range of treatments on their website: www.sanctuaryofbeauty.co.uk. Remember to quote Time for Tots to get 10% off listed prices too! V

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Pregnancy, Birth & Babies Congratulations if you are expecting! Our pregnancy and birth section is just for you.

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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 Happy to travel and with evening or weekend classes

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Birth Announcements Welcome to the World...

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Born on the 16th April 2016 at 18.42pm weighing 7lb 10oz. Our little miracle and little brother of Damien age 4, love you both. Mum & Dad

“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.

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Born on the 29th April 2016 at 10.26am weighing 7lb 10oz. Little sister to Rocco and proud parents Selina and Addi

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 19th August 2016.

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Corby and District Mondays

allstars show Team (starlight dance) FRIdays 4 to 5pm at Ennerdale Community Centre. For 3 to 6 year olds Little angels 9.15-11.30am at The Baptist Church Hall, Rowlett Road. Contact Ann on 01536 394824

Lodgy’s Little Lions 9.30am to 11.25am at Lodge Park Sports Centre. A ‘stay and play’ parent and toddler session Wednesdays including arts and crafts, messy play, sensory room, fun and games. Parents & Tots (Corby old Village) 1.30-2.45pm at Corby Old Village adult & Child swimming Lessons Primary School. Open to all. Costs 9.30 to 10am at Corby £1 per child (max charge £2). Call International Pool. For children 01536 202359 for more details. aged 2 years 9 months to 4 years. Friendly group for parents/carers Must book. to have a natter and a cuppa while Parent & Toddler swimming the children play. 10am to 11am and 11am to 12pm RhymeTime at Corby International Pool. Drop 2.30 to 3pm at Danesholme in. Pay as you go. Library. Songs, stories and lots of Wilbarston Tots & Tiddlers fun! Free. Drop in. 10am-12pm at Wilbarston Village Hall. Diane: 07761 957825. TT

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Music Makers 12.45pm & 1.45pm at Lodge Park Sports Centre. Fun music and movement for 0-5 years. Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com

Tots & Tiddlers (Pre-school Gymnastics) At Lodge Park Sports Centre. 10am to 10.45am for under 2s 11am to 11.45am for 2 to 3 years Primary Ballet (starlight dance) 12pm to 12.45pm for 3 to 4 years 4.30 to 5.30pm at Ennerdale 1pm to 1.45pm for 3 to 4 years Community Centre. For 3 to 6 year olds 1.45pm to 2.30pm for 3 to 4 years

Tuesdays Little angels Tots Group 9.15 to 11.30am. The Baptist Church Hall, Rowlett Road. Contact Ann on 01536 394824. Parent & Toddler swimming 9.30am to 10.30am and 10.30am to 11.30am at Corby International Pool. Drop in. Pay as you go. adult & Child swimming Lessons 9.30 to 10am at Corby International Pool. For children aged 2yrs 9mths to 4 yrs. Must book. Little angels Playgroup For pre-school children with additional needs. 9.30 to 11.30am at Lodge Park Sports Centre. RhymeTime 10 to 10.30am & 11 to 11.30am at Corby Library. Free. Term Time only

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Play and Learn for under 1s 10 to 11am at Corby Library. Free. Drop-in. First Moves Movement & Music for under 5s. 10 to 10.45am & 11 to 11.45am at The Core at Corby Cube. £2 per child, per class. Little angels Tots Group 12 to 3pm at The Baptist Church Hall, Rowlett Road. Contact Ann on 01536 394824 adult & Child swimming Lessons 1 to 1.30pm at Corby International Pool. For children aged 2 years 9 months to 4 years. Must book. Parent & Toddler swimming 1.30pm to 3pm at Corby International Pool. Drop in.

Parent & Toddler swimming 9.30am to 10.30am and 10.30am to 11.30am at Corby International Pool. Drop in. Pay as you go. Play and Learn for under 5s 10 to 11am at Corby Library. Toys, fun and games. Free. Drop-in. Wear clothes suitable for messy play! adult & Child swimming Lessons 11.30am to 12 noon at Corby Pool. For children aged 2 years 9 months to 4 years. Must book. Punchin Pandas 5 to 5.45pm at The Scout Hut, Occupation Rd. For ages 3+ Punchin Pandas 6.15 to 7pm at Kingswood School. For ages 4 to 7 years. 7pm to 8pm Family beginners class.

saTuRdays Little Kickers At Lodge Park Sports Centre. “Junior Kickers” for 2 to 3.5 year olds, 10.10 to 10.55am. “Mighty Kickers” for 3.5 years olds to 5th Birthday, 11.05 to 11.50am storystomp 10.30am to 11am at Danesholme Library throughout the year. Fun interactive story and rhyme session Free. Drop-in.

sundays Play and Learn for under 5s 2.30 to 3pm at Corby Library. Toys, fun and games. Free. Drop-in. Wear clothes suitable for messy play!

If no contact details are provided, an advert for the class can be found in our Clubs & Classes section starting on page 20.

Music, Dance & Drama

Physical classes

Arts & Crafts

Parent & Tot Group / Other

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Kettering and District Mondays Kettering Gym Tots 45 Minute sessions between 9.15am and 2.30pm. Call for details. 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 Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 min classes between 10am and 12pm at Balance Health Club. For children aged 3 mths to 4.5 yrs.

St Botolphs Tots Group The Little Ones St Botolphs Church Hall. 9.30am to 11am. 1 to 2.50pm, Church of Christ The King. Term time only. 01536 517553 Music Makers Music Makers 10am at Busy Bees Nursery, 1.45pm at Barton Seagrave Lamport Close. Fun music and Community Centre. £4 Per child movement for 0-5 years. Contact and £2 for siblings. Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or e-mail Naomi on 07815 293893 or musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com Pytchley Mums & Tots Tuesdays 10-11.30am. Pytchley Munchkins Show Team (Starlight Dance) School Hall. Sally: 01536 799541 4 to 5pm at Starlight Dance, High Street. For 2 to 3 year olds. Isham Mums & Tots 10-11.30am, Isham Village Hall. £2 first Punchin Pandas child, £1 siblings. All welcome. At Melton Street Community Centre. 5.30pm to 6.15pm for ages 3 to 6 years, Toybox Playgroup, Broughton 6.15pm to 7.15pm and 7.15pm to 1.30-3pm in the Village Hall. £2 / family. 8.15pm Family Class. Julie 01536 790152. Term time only.

Allstars Show Team (Starlight Dance) Burton Latimer 4 to 5pm at Starlight Dance, High Tots Play Classes Street. For 4 to 6 year olds. At Burton Latimer Community Centre Discovery Tots (8 weeks to crawling) 11.20am to 12pm. Burton Latimer Punchin Pandas Beginners Ballet & Tap At the Britannia Club. 5.30pm to (Barbara Hooton School of Dance) 3.40 to 4.40pm at The Britannia Club 6.15pm for 4 to 8 year olds. Desborough & Rothwell

Desborough & Rothwell

Rhymetime (Rothwell) 2-2.30pm at Rothwell Library. Free.

Jenny’s Dolphins Baby & Pre-school Swimming At Montsaye Sports Centre. 30 minute lessons between 10am and 12pm. Call for details.

Little Kickers Little Kicks for children aged 18 mths to 2 yrs, 3 mths. 1.15pm to 2pm at Desborough Leisure Centre. 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.

Tuesdays Kettering Gym Tots 45 Minute sessions between 9.15am and 2.30pm. Call for details. 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.

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 Kettering Gym Tots 45 Minute sessions between 9.15am and 1.30pm. Call for details. Songs & Stories 10 to 11.15am, Ss Peter and Paul Parish Church Rooms, The Market Place. Free. Margaret 01536 310611 Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 min classes between 10am and 12pm at Balance Health Club. For 3mths to 4.5 yrs.

Desborough & Rothwell Salvation Army Parents & Toddlers 9.30-11am, term time only. New Street, Rothwell. 07726 580187. Stay & Play for Under 5s (Rothwell) 10.30am-11.30am at Rothwell Library. Free. Drop-in. Jenny’s Dolphins Baby & Pre-school Swimming At Montsaye Sports Centre. 30 minute lessons between 12.10pm and 1.10pm. Call for details. 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 Kettering Gym Tots 45 Minute sessions between 9.15am and 12pm. Call for details. 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

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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 Jenny’s Dolphins Baby & Pre-school Swimming At Montsaye Sports Centre. 30 minute lessons between 9.30am and 1pm. Call for details. 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

Mawsley

Parent & Tot Group / Other

SATURDAYS

Mawsley Baby & Toddler Group Bubble Babies Swimming 9.30-11am at The Centre £1.50 first child, 50p per child thereafter. Sarah: 8.45am to 1.15pm at Kingsley School Hydrotherapy Pool. 30 min classes 01536 790517 for 0 to 5 year olds

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. Desborough & Rothwell

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

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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. 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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Hawthorn Berries 9.15-11am. Hawthorn Primary School. £1/child, £1.50 for 2+ children. Snack provided. Facebook. com/groups/Hawthornberries

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Irthlingborough

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

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: Vicky 07597 843284. Facebook: Raunds Stay and Play.

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 Library. An interactive story and rhyme session for pre-school children. Free. Drop-in. Oundle

Play & Learn for Under 1s Play & Learn for Under 1s 10.15-11.15am at Raunds Library. Free. 2-3pm at Oundle Library. Drop-in RushdeN

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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

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

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

Mugs and Beakers (Mums & Tots) Play & Learn for Under 1s 9.30-11am at St Peter’s Catholic 9.30-10.30am at Rushden Library. Church. 50p per family. Contact Kalesi Free. Drop-in on: 01933 355114 Jelly Babes Relax Kids 9.30-11.30am at Queen Street At Rush2TheDen, Fitzwilliam Street. Church Hall. £1 per family. Contact 9.45am - 11am , 11am - 12.15pm Jeanette on 01933 391457. TT Mums & Tots 10-11.30am at Rushden Full Gospel Church & Christian Centre, 60 High Street South. Linda: 07904 638612 Stanwick Stanwick Mums & Tots 1.45-3.15pm. Stanwick Village Hall. £2 per family. Contact Lucy 01933 461384. Thrapston & villages

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 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.

Rhymetime 10.15-10.45am at the Library. Free.

Lets Get Active 10am to 11am at St John’s Hall. Tel: 01832 730534

Primary Ballet (Starlight Dance) 4 to 5pm at Higham Ferrers Junior School. For 3 to 6 year olds

Fit For You Buggy Walk Thrapston & villages 1.30pm to 2.30pm. Meet outside the library. Tel: 01832 730534

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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Swimming

Music, Dance & Drama

Physical classes

Arts & Crafts

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

Rhymetime 10.30am to 11am at Thrapston Library. Free. Booking via email or Facebook is advised.

Tiddlers 9.30-11am, term time only. Thrapston Baptist Church, 33 Huntingdon Road. ÂŁ1/family. Contact Tina: 01832 730297

Little Angels (Ringstead) 1.30 - 3pm in term time. Ringstead School Hall. ÂŁ1.30 per family.

THURSDAYS

Music Makers 9.15am at Titchmarsh Pavilion. Fun music and movement for 0-5 years. Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com

Higham Ferrers

Play & Learn for Under 1s 10.15-10.45am at the Library. Free.

Play & Learn for Under 1s 2-3pm at Higham Ferrers Library. Free. Drop-in

Villages

oundle Bounce & Rhyme 10 to 10.30am at the Library. Free. Music Makers 11am at the Joan Strong Centre. Fun music & movement for 0-5 years. Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com

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.

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

Irthlingborough

Sing and Sign At the Underground Centre, Kingscliffe. Stage 1 and 2. Contact Katie for exact times. katiemarchant@singandsign.co.uk

OUNDLE

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

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

FRIDAYS

Raunds Rhymetime 11 - 11.30am at the Library. Drop-in. Little Treasures 9.30-11am. St Laurence Church. Donation optional. TT rushden 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. Baby Massage At Rush2TheDen, Fitzwilliam Street. 8.45 to 10.30am and 10.30 to 11.30am. Sensory Play At Rush2TheDen, Fitzwilliam 11.30am to 4pm. Thrapston & villages

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Irthlingborough Rhymetime 2-2.30pm at Irthlingborough Library. Free. Drop-in. Raunds 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: Vicky 07597 843284. Facebook: Raunds Stay and Play. Storystomp 10.30 to 11am at Raunds Library. An interactive story and rhyme session for pre-school children. 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.

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

Parent & Tot Group / Other


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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. 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

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

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

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

Mini Champs Toddler Group 10am-11.30am at Everyday Champions Church, Havelock St. Call 01933 225525.

Play and Learn Under 1s 2pm to 3pm at Wellingborough Library. Drop-in.

Rhymetime (Irchester) 9.30am to 10am in term time at Irchester Library. Drop-in.

Play and Learn Under 1s 2pm to 3pm in term time at Wellingborough Library.

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

Storystomp (Irchester) 2pm to 3pm in term time at Irchester Library. Drop-in.

Rhymetime (Wollaston) 10am to 10.30am at Wollaston Library. Drop-in.

Play and Learn Under 1s (Wollaston) 2.15pm to 3.15pm in term time at Wollaston Library. Drop-in.

Rhymetime (Finedon) 10.30am to 11am in term time at Finedon Library. Drop-in.

Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 minute classes between 3.45pm and 5.45pm at Rowan Gate Primary School.

St Mary’s Thursday Club Finedon 1.30pm to 2.30pm at The Mission room, Well street, Finedon. Toddle Group. £1.50 per family.

Key:

Swimming

Music, Dance & Drama

Physical classes

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. Little Fishes 1.30-3pm at Our Lady’s Infant School Hall, Henshaw Road. £1/ family. Nancy: 01933 381168 Rhymetime (Earls Barton) 2.30pm to 3pm in term time at Earls Barton Library. Drop-in.

THURSDAYS

Tuesdays

Little Cogs (Irchester) 9.30-11.15am at Reachout Community Church, Irchester. £1 1st child, 50p thereafter. Contact Nicola on 01933 225525

SATURDAYS Ballet & Tap (Barbara Hooton School of Dance) Infant Ballet & Tap 9 to 10am Beginners Ballet & Tap 10 to 11am at The Mission Room, Finedon. Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 minute classes between 9am and 12pm at Rowan Gate School. 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. 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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All correct entries will be put into a draw and the winner(s) selected at random in each competition. Please remember to include your name, address and telephone number with your entry.

win a Family Ticket to see “gangsta granny” at The royal & Derngate Theatre on Tuesday 12th July at 7pm

For your chance to win a family ticket to see “Gangsta Granny”, at The Royal & Derngate Theatre on Tuesday 12th July at 7pm, simply tell us who wrote the book “Gangsta Granny”. Email your answer, together with your name and address, to: info@timefortots.co.uk NB A family ticket is for 4 people

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Closing date: 31st July 2016

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d/ All of the above

Email your answer, together with your name and address, to: info@timefortots.co.uk Terms and Conditions: The prize is for a short break out of term-time, specifically designed for toddlers. It is for accommodation only, not exchangeable, doesn’t include supplements and a £50 returnable security deposit is required too. Also Hendra’s standard conditions apply. These can be found by visiting: http://www.hendra-holidays.com/hendra-holiday-park-terms-and-conditions. NB All entries will be passed on to Hendra Holiday Park who may contact you in the future with news and offers. If you would prefer your details not to be passed on please say so on your entry.

Closing date: 31st July 2016

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Index Activities & Days Out

Cheeky Monkees Mini Meadows Nene Valley Railway Newlands Shopping Centre Royal & Derngate Theatre Rush 2 The Den The Core at Corby Cube Trilogy Leisure West Lodge Rural Centre Wicksteed Park

Business Opportunities

Park Lane Jewellery 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 Starlight Dance Tu Tu Teddies

Music & Movement

Giggles & Wiggles Sing & Sign

Physical Activity

Groovy Riders Kettering Gym Tots 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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Health & Beauty

Mobile Holistic Therapist Sanctuary of Beauty Soul Attention Counselling Service

Independent Schools

Northampton High School Overstone Park School Nurseries, Pre-Schools & Childminders Aldwincle Pre-school Brigstock Playgroup Daffodils Outdoor Nursery Little Stars Nursery Oak Tree Day Nursery Rhymetime Nursery Sunnylands Day Nursery Sweetheart Nannies

Party Services

Children’s Parties - Corby Borough Council Cheers Mobile Bars ES Promotions Jelly Tots Teenie Boppers & Crazy Faces Whytewell Sweet Cart

Photographers

Firetree Photography Lindsey Arber Photography Precious Moments Photography

Pregnancy & Birth

Babytime Massage Nurturing Hands Sleep Consultant

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Shopping & Gifts Footwear & Clothing

Funky Lil Feet Groococks For Kids

Gifts

Jomanda Mini Casts

Thank-you for reading. The next issue will be out week commencing 5th September 2016 To advertise call 0845 6439687 or e-mail info@timefortots.co.uk

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