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The local guide from bump to 5 ‘What’s On’ this Summer - 6 page guide! Tips and Advice for Starting School Tots Summer Nature Watch Caring for Your Child’s Feet and much more...

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Summer 2013 Contents

Hello.... I hope as you’re reading this the sun is shining and the children are playing happily outdoors, because unfortunately as I write, the rain is pouring down and Summer is nowhere to be seen! Nothing we can do about the weather though so better to just get on and have fun regardless. Come rain or shine there is plenty going on this Summer to keep the whole family entertained. So much so we’ve merged our usual Events Diary into a 6 page ‘What’s On’ guide starting on page 6 - so you can start planning your Summer right away! We’ve brought you several interesting and useful articles this issue, including a Starting School feature on page 30, Caring for Your Child’s Feet on page 35 and Choosing a Nursery School on page 36. There’s also our next installment of Tots Nature Watch, on page 27, with what to look out for this Summer. As well as all the interesting articles there is of course all the advertisements too. Being a targeted publication, aimed at parents and carers of young children, the advertisements are all relevant so please take the time to look at them, and remember if you respond to an advert, to tell them where you saw it! Wishing you all a long and glorious summer..

Vanessa

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Tots News Summer ‘What’s On’ Guide Farndon Fields Kettering’s #1 Toyshop Clubs & Classes Featured Class: Nene Valley Dance Academy Tots Summer Nature Watch Tips and Advice for Starting School Pregnancy & Birth Mindfully Breathe, Relax & Increase Wellbeing Caring for Your Child’s Feet Choosing a Nursery School Samaritans - Here to Help Time for Mum Gorgeous Gifts Party Services Weekly Activities Timetable Northampton High School Business Opportunities Special Offers Competitions Page Index

Adorning our front cover this issue is the very cute Maisy. The photograph was taken by Stacey Willis Photography. See their advert on page 15. staceywillisphotography.co.uk

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Tots News

Bigger & Better Happy 8th Birthday Bearly Worn Funky Lil Feet! T F

unky Lil Feet is celebrating its 8th Birthday this year and to celebrate, they’re giving local parents a 10% discount on their purchase! See the voucher in our Special Offers section. Jane Warner, Podiatrist and Owner of Funky Lil Feet, has written a super article for us on caring for your child’s feet - turn to page 35.

www.funkylilfeet.co.uk

Oakley Bugz Professional valeting service

he delightful children’s clothing agency, Bearly Worn, has moved into new, bigger and better premises across the road from their old store on the High Street in Thrapston. “We can now fit in so many people its amazing! Prams & buggies are no longer a problem!“ says Heidi, co-owner of Bearly Worn. Along with all of the usual pre-owned clothing they now stock new toys (newborn to toddler, approximately) and beautiful hand carved and handpainted furniture in pretty princess, garden, dinosaur and transport designs. They have also found some great local ’mumpreneurs’ who make fabulous gifts, such as nappy cakes, hairclips etc, and are now selling their products in the shop too. As the shop is so much bigger and they have 2 lovely large windows they are now able to showcase larger objects like prams, pushchairs and cots. “Since we started 2½ years ago we have had well over 400 customers that we have sold items for and now have customers who come to us from literally all over the world!” says Heidi.

We valet and steam clean children’s buggies, prams, car seats and lots more. Contact us now for a quote: Tel: 01536 743646 or 07584 239616 Email: lawlorJJ@aol.com www.oakleybugz.co.uk Find us on Facebook

26 High Street, Thrapston

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On The Trail Of Royal History

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ith the recent discovery of the bones of King Richard III, Leicestershire’s famous Wistow Maze has a timely and appropriate historical theme for 2013. Created in the shape of a ‘boar’ (Richard III’s emblem), this year’s Wistow Maze has been designed not only to intrigue and delight our appetite for all things historical, but also to test visitors’ knowledge of our great British Kings & Queens. “This year the Wistow Maze really has the winning combination of fun and learning, as well as being a celebration of one of the biggest archaeological finds for decades”, explains Diana Brooks, owner of Wistow Maze.

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The Maze features over 3 miles of intricate pathways through 8 acres of living corn, with high level bridges and towers giving unrivalled 3D panoramic views. Diana continues: “The challenge for visitors is to find 12 quiz boards hidden amongst the pathways in the giant maze. Each quiz board focuses on a British monarch and will help unravel the answer to the Quiz Trail, whilst also giving top facts about that particular King or Queen”. An excellent, family day out, visitors can not only pit their wits against the maze but can also take part in a variety of mini mazes, games and table top activities in the Activity Funyard, which includes a space hopper track, hoopla and a football shooting game. Across the road is the Wistow Rural Centre with its cafe, garden centre, art gallery, model village and numerous shops. Wistow Maze is open daily from the 20th July to the 1st September daily, 10am – 6pm, and then weekends only until Sunday 22nd September. Parking is free. Admission charges: Child £4.95 Adult £5.95 Family Ticket (2+2) £19.95 For more information call 07884 403889 or visit:

Email: info@firstaid4you.co.uk

Children’s Vintage Tea Parties

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ould your little lady enjoy a scrumptious vintage afternoon tea? The cost is £10 per child which includes: afternoon tea, activities, games and a homemade gift to take home. Afternoon tea consists of various sandwiches, scones, a selection of yummy cakes and pink lemonade. Children are to be dropped off at 2pm and collected at 5pm. A lovely way for any little girl to put on her best dress and enjoy being a little elegant lady. Places are limited on each party (only 6 children per party) so make sure you book in plenty of time. Forthcoming dates are as follows: Sunday 21st July, Tuesday 30th July, Tuesday 20th August. For more information or to book, please contact Sam on: 07908 703446 or e-mail: timelessteas36@gmail.com.

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r Summe What’s On Guide

Whatever the weather there is plenty going on to keep your tots and older children entertained this Summer. We’ve combined our Events Diary into this guide to give you the full low down....

June Wed 5th Nature Tots at Irchester Country Park 10 to 11.30am. Must book. Sat 8th Junk Modelling at Stanwick Lakes. Children can use their imaginations to make something wonderful out of junk! 1 to 4pm. 50p per child. Sun 9th Baby/Kids Nearly New Sale 10am to 12pm at The Pemberton Centre, Rushden. Entrance £1, children free. Summer Fete in aid of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. 10am to 2pm at Abington Church room, Park Avenue North, Northampton, NN3 2HT. Contact Julie or Stacey at the Parade Day Nursery on: 01604 624641 for information. Wed 12th Nature Tots at Barnwell Country Park 10 to 11.30am. Must book. Thu 13th Nature Tots at Fermyn Woods Country Park 10 to 11.30am. Must book. Fri 14th “Treasure Island” at Sacrewell Farm Come and watch one of the most famous pirate stories of all time. Cambridge Touring Theatre will perform their play “Treasure Island” - with audience participation strongly encouraged! Tickets are £8 adults, £6 children or £25 for a family of four. Doors open at 5pm for a 6pm start. Bring a picnic and something to sit on! The family with the best pirate costumes will win a £25 voucher to spend in The Three Little Ducks gift shop. A Treasure Island workshop will be held before the performance at 4.30pm for an aditional charge of £2.50. Spaces are limited though so are strictly first come, first served. Sat 15th “My Brother the Robot” at The Castle Theatre 11am and 2pm. Suitable for ages 4 and up. Visit thecastle.org.uk for more information or to book. Sun 16th Father’s Day Father’s Day Kite Day At Fermyn Woods Country Park. 11am to 3pm.

Thomas Events Summer 2013

Dad Drives Thomas Sunday 16th June

Why not buy Dad a short drive of the blue engine for only £25 Places are limited so booking is essential

Goodbye Thomas 29th & 30th June

A celebration event to say 'goodbye' to Thomas before he goes off for his big overhaul. Thomas will be pulling plenty of services over the two days so there is no need to book. Don't miss this event. The Goodbye Thomas event will be Thomas' last steaming until late 2014 as he will be in our workshops undergoing his 10 yearly 'health check'.

For further details please call the Nene Valley Railway on 01780 784444 or visit our website:

www.nvr.org.uk

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

Father’s Day Sunday 16th June

Don’t forget Father’s Day! This year falling on Sunday 16th June. Plenty to do... West Lodge Farm Enjoy Steak & Ale pie in the restaurant and check out the big machines on the farm! Sacrewell Farm Free entry for Dads and Granddads on Father’s Day! No matter how old he is, he can ride on a tractor, put a bet on the Lamb National and do a spot of pond dipping! Delicious Sunday lunches will also be served throughout the day for an all-round family day out. Fermyn Woods Country Park Fly a kite with your Dad in the park! Opportunity to make one, pick up tips on flying techniques and watch demonstrations. 11am to 3pm.

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7 Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd Fairy & Elves Weekend at West Lodge Farm Activities include a fairy trail, fancy dress competition, wand making and face painting as well as all the usual farm attractions. www.westlodgeruralcentre.co.uk It’s also camping weekend at West Lodge Farm with a Hog Roast, Twilight Walks and Camp Fire. Tickets must be purhcased in advance. Sun 23rd Family Picnic in the Park at Sywell Country Park. Teddies welcome! 12pm to 4pm. Thu 27th “Moomin” at the Newlands Centre in Kettering. Regular apperances between 12 and 5pm. Sat 29th “There’s a Monster in My Piano” at The Core at Corby Cube. Performances at 11am and 2pm. Tickets £5.50. Suitable for ages 4+. Visit www.thecorecorby.com. Sat 29th & Sun 30th June “Goodbye Thomas” Event at Nene Valley Railway A celebration event to say ‘goodbye’ to Thomas before he goes off for his big overhaul. Thomas will be pulling plenty of services over the two days so there is no need to book. www.nvr.org.uk.

Country Park Nature Tots Sessions All 5 of Northamptonshire’s wonderful Country Parks run ‘Nature Tots’ sessions once a month in school term time. These sessions combine a nature walk with arts and crafts activities. Each session costs £3.50 but places are limited so booking is essential. See events listings for dates. Visit www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/parks for more information

Storytime at The Castle Theatre Weekly interactive story-telling sessions for under 5s and their grown-ups! Join the Storyteller on The Castle Carpet and be drawn into wonderful worlds of adventure as they unlock your imagination and take you on a journey of discovery! These sessions are designed to spark imaginations and encourage creative development by using sounds, landscapes, puppets, instruments and movement. Free but limited availability, early booking advised. Mondays 1pm to 2.30pm. Dates: 3, 10, 17, 24 June and 1, 8, 15 & 22 July Visit www.thecastle.org.uk for more information

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July Wed 3rd Nature Tots at Irchester Country Park. 10 to 11.30am. Must book. Sat 6th Junk Modelling at Stanwick Lakes. Children can use their imaginations to make something wonderful out of junk! 1 to 4pm. 50p per child. Wellingborough Carnival. Starting at 1pm at Broad Green. www.wellingboroughcarnival.co.uk Sun 7th Baby/Kids Nearly New Sale 10am to 12pm at The Pemberton Centre, Rushden. Entrance £1, children free. Geddington Street Fair 11am to 4pm. Stalls, Face Painting (by Little Inspirations), Hog Roast and more. Wellingborough Party in the Park A free live music event at Croyland Park from 12pm. Wed 10th Nature Tots at Barnwell Country Park. 10 to 11.30am. Must book Thu 11th Nature Tots at Fermyn Woods Country Park. 10 to 11.30am. Must book Fri 12th & Sat 13th Merry Tom Folk Festival at Brixworth Country Park. Music, children’s entertainment, camping and more. Visit www.merrytom.co.uk. Mon 15th to Fri 19th Oundle Food Festival. Various children’s food themes activities throughout the week. Visit www. oundlefoodfestival.co.uk. Tue 16th Nature Tots at Sywell Country Park. 10 to 11.30am. Must book Wed 17th Teddy Bears Picnic at Barnwell Country Park. 11.30 to 2pm. Free. Visit oundlefoodfestival.co.uk. Sat 20th “There’s a Monster in My Piano” at The Castle Theatre. Performances at 11am and 2pm. Tickets £5.50. Suitable for ages 4 and up. thecastle.org.uk Sat 20th & Sun 21st “History Live!” at Kelmarsh Hall Over 2,000 re-enactors, interpreters and performers telling the story of over 2,000 years of England’s past. Visit www.historylive.com for tickets. Sun 21st Children’s Afternoon Tea Party, with Timeless Teas & Treasures. Must book. Contact Sam 07908 703446

Summer Holiday Fun at the Country Parks WILDLIFE QUIZ TRAILS Throughout the school holidays the Country parks will be running wildlife quiz trails with clues dotted around the park. These are available to do at any time during park opening hours. Just pop along and pick up a sheet! WILDLIFE WEDNESDAYS Ranger led Pond-Dipping or Mini Beast Safari half-hourly sessions at Fermyn Woods from 11-12.30pm and 1.30-3pm. Pond-dipping halfhourly sessions at Barnwell Country Park from 11-1pm. Sessions are £2 per child. Purchase tickets from the café on the day at Fermyn & directly from the Rangers at Barnwell.

www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/parks

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9 Tue 23rd Schools close for the Summer Holidays. Wed 24th “Milkshake Live!” at The Lighthouse Theatre in Kettering. 1pm and 3.30pm. Visit www. lighthousetheatre.co.uk for more information. Thu 25th Baba Pink from Cloud Babies at the Newlands Centre in Kettering. Regular apperances between 12 and 5pm. Tue 30th Children’s Afternoon Tea Party, with Timeless Teas & Treasures. Must book. Contact Sam 07908 703446 Peppa Pig & George at Twinlakes Theme Park. Appearances at 11am, 12noon, 2:10pm, 3:20pm and 4:30pm. Visit www.twinlakespark.co.uk for more information.

Just off the A1/A47 at Wansford

Special events:

Treasure Island: June 14th Father’s Day: June 16th Summer Fun: July 20th—Sept 3rd Family Fun Pet Day: Aug 3rd Teddy Bears’ Adventure: Aug 18th

Summer Celebrations in Kettering KETTERING MARKET PLACE Kettering by the Sea, West Lodge Farm, live theatre shows, science museum and more at Kettering Market place, 24th July to 17th August. Visit www.kettering.gov.uk/marketplace for more information and timetables.

August Thu 1st Marvellous Minibeasts at Stanwick Lakes. Hunt for and identify minibeasts in the grass and trees. £2 per child, FREE to members, booking essential. 01933 625522. Fri 2nd to Sun 4th “Dora the Explorer Live” at Milton Keynes Theatre. Visit www.atgtickets.com for more information. Sat 3rd Family Fun Pet Day at Sacrewell Farm A great way to get your pet out and about - and we’re not just talking about dogs! All small pets are welcome throughout the day as long as they are on a lead or in a suitable carrier. The rangers will be giving talks about the pets at the Farm - including rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets and degus. There will be fun and agility throughout the day, so bring your pets for a great day out! Charity Evening for KGHs Special Care Baby Unit at The Oathill in Market Harborough. Call Kim on 07702 792969. Tickets £10.

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

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

www.sacrewell.org.uk

Summer Holiday Fun at Stanwick Lakes

FAMILY WORLD EXPLORER CHALLENGE Explore Stanwick Lakes and take part in the family challenge! Every day of the holidays, 24th July to 4th September, 11am to 5pm. Do you have what it takes to take on the greatest adventures in the world? Try the training challenges to get fit enough to climb mountains, canoe the Amazon, walk the Great Wall of China and join the Tour de France! Buy your Challenge Passport from the Visitor Centre or Rangers’ Cabin for £2. Charges apply for canoe and cycle hire. A small prize for every completed Challenge Passport. POND DIPPING WITH THE RANGERS: Every Wednesday in the holidays 12.30 to 3pm. Discover the little beasties that live in the ponds at Stanwick Lakes. £2 per person. GET ARTY Every Thursday in the holidays, 1 to 4pm. Clay pots and Dream Catchers, Masks and mosaics are all in the Discovery Zone. £1 per child.

www.stanwicklakes.org.uk

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10 Sat 17th & Sun 18th Camping Weekend at West Lodge Farm With twilight walks, a camp fire and hog roast. A Ticket Only Event. Call 01536 760552. Sun 18th Teddy Bears Adventure Picnic at Sacrewell Farm Bring your favourite teddy for a day of fun and adventure at Sacrewell Farm. Your teddy will be put through its paces in a number of fun activities which will be dotted around the Farm. You can enjoy a game of Pooh Sticks on Pooh Stick Bridge and take part in the Summer Fun activities which will be running throughtout the day, including the Duck Race, The Lamb National and Pond Dipping. Wild West Day at Fermyn Woods Calling all wannabe Cowboys and Indians… discover the real Wild West at Fermyn Woods Country Park. Lots of games and activities for children…..and adults too! Tue 20th Children’s Afternoon Tea Party, with Timeless Teas & Treasures. Booking essential. Contact Sam on 07908 703446 Sat 24th & Sun 25th Camping Weekend at West Lodge Farm With twilight walks, a camp fire and hog roast. A Ticket Only Event. Call 01536 760552.

Sun 25th & Mon 26th Family Fun Day at West Lodge Farm Good old fashioned family day out with traditional games like Hoopla, Splat the Rat, Pin the Tail on the Donkey and a family challenge to get the family all working together. Tue 27th Tree Fu Tom at Twinlakes Theme Park. Appearances at 11am, 12noon, 2:10pm, 3:20pm and 4:30pm. Visit www.twinlakespark.co.uk for more information. Wed 28th “Treasure Island” at Stanwick Lakes Outdoor Theatre at 4pm. Cambridge Touring Theatre performs a swashbuckling family musical! Suitable for families aged 3 to 93. Adults £12, Concessions £9, Family ticket £38, under 3s FREE. Pre-show workshop at 2.30pm in the Visitor Centre (5-10 year olds) £2.50. To book your tickets, call 01933 625522. Thu 29th Marvellous Minibeasts at Stanwick Lakes. Hunt for and identify minibeasts in the grass and trees. £2 per child, FREE to members, booking essential. Call: 01933 625522. Peppa Pig at the Newlands Centre in Kettering. Regular apperances between 12 and 5pm.

What’s on at The Newlands Shopping Centre….

Moomin

Baba Pink from Cloud Babies

Peppa Pig

Wallace & Gromit

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‘Wild Things’ Creative Workshops Manor House Museum, Kettering The museum has a full programme of wildlife themed art and crafts workshops for children over the summer holidays. Workshops last approximately 1 hour and cost £3 per child. Contact the museum for more information: 01536 534219

September Thu 5th Schools re-open for a new academic year. Sat 7th & Sun 8th The Great Big Fossil Hunt At West Lodge Farm Come along and search for fossils on their fossil field, experts on hand to identify your findings. Wed 11th Nature Tots at Barnwell Country Park. 10 to 11.30am. Booking essential. More September events in our Autumn issue! Out week commencing 9th September.

Children’s theatre, film and much more at The Castle! CHILDREN’S SHOWS Tall Stories presents

My Brother the Robot

Tall Stories (The Gruffalo, Twinkle Twinkle and The Snail and the Whale) presents its brand new show, combining humour, music and storytelling. Sat 15 June, 11am & 2pm Guideline 4 Garlic Theatre presents

There’s A Monster in My Piano

Q What do you when you hear a strange muching noise inside a piano? A. Call the Piano Doctor of course. A delightful jazzy tale starring puppets, clowning, animation and a very highly strung monster indeed. Sat 20 July, 11am & 2pm Guideline 4

Tickets for each performance: £8.50 (£6.50) Family Ticket: £25 (2 Adults, 2 Children)

FILM The Croods (U) A prehistoric family embarks on a journey discovery of when their cave is destroyed and they are forced to look for a new home.

CHRISTMAS 2013...

THE ONE HUNDRED AND ONE DALMATIANS By Dodie Smith. Adapted for the stage by Glyn Robbins.

Join us this Christmas for our sparkling, Sat 8 June, 3pm heart-warming The Odd Life of Timothy Green (U) production of this muchDisney’s fantasy comedy loved classic tale. about Cindy & Joel Green, a happy couple whose wishes for a family come true with the myterious arrival of Timothy. Sat 13 July, 3pm

Epic (U) Animated fantasy about the ongoing battle deep in the forest between the forces of good and the forces of evil. Mon 29 July, 3pm Tue 30 & Wed 31 July, 3pm

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Mon 9 - Sat 28 Dec £14 (£12) Family Ticket £48 (2 Adults, *Subject to availability and not valid on schools performances, Tue 24 or Thu 26 Dec performances. Limited to 2 family tickets per customer. Cannot be used in conjuction with any other offers.

All Films: Adults £6 Under 16s £3

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Farndon Fields - well worth a visit! At Farndon Fields Farm Shop, we grow over 40 types of seasonal fruits, vegetables and potatoes that are picked fresh from our farm everyday. Our homegrown Strawberries are now in season and taste fantastic... our soft fruit is picked three times a day and brought straight to the shop! So this is a good time to come and visit us. At Farndon Fields Farm shop we like to support local farmers and small businesses. We use over 70 local suppliers from Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire. In our Cafe we serve delicious, homemade food using this seasons home grown and local produce as well as making a variety of products to sell at our Deli counter. The Cafe is a great place to catch up with friends and family, or to enjoy a refreshing drink after you始ve finished your shopping. Our recently extended Plant Centre is fully stocked with a range of beautiful plants, colourful pots and fantastic gifts... not to be missed! We are open 7 days a week... we look forward to seeing you!

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Kettering’s #1 Toyshop...

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loggies Toys is a family run independent toyshop in Kettering, Northamptonshire

Located in a converted barn, they specialise in original and timeless toys and gifts for every budget. From newborn to 99 years, there is something there for everybody, as some of us are still really kids at heart! Their ranges include pocket money toys, educational and creative games and books and ride on toys, outdoor games and baby toys as well as some fabulous traditional wooden toys. Cloggies Toys is all about getting back to basics, helping children let their imaginations run wild whilst developing and discovering new skills. The focus is on getting children to interact, share and learn. Not a shop where electronic gadgets dominate.

Get 10% off Outdoor Toys See voucher in our Special Offers section on page 53.

If you are after a toy that lasts like a dolls house, a traditional jack in the box, jigsaws or a babies rattle, you will find a great variety of original toys here that some might have thought forgotten or hard to find. Cloggies Toys ensure their customers get a great shopping experience together with value for money and great service from knowledgable staff that are parents themselves. If you are further away, they also have a website: www.cloggiesonline.co.uk where customers can browse a selection of their toys and gifts from the comfort of their home with the options of home delivery or order and collect in store. Recently Cloggies have relocated to Glendon Lodge Complex in Kettering which is a family friendly complex with free parking right outside the shop. So if you have a birthday or child’s party coming up, why not go and visit this lovely toyshop and be surprised.

Cloggies Toys Glendon Farm Complex, Kettering, NN14 1QF www.cloggiesonline.co.uk Tel: 01536 511954 Please mention Time for Tots when responding to an advertisement


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Broughton Under 5s is a pre-school for children aged 2 yrs 9 months up to school start Pre-School works within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework. We provide stimulating activities to enable your child to learn through play. Broughton Under Fives is based at Broughton Village Hall and benefits from a big indoor hall, internal kitchen area and access to the playing fields. Village Hall, Gate Lane, Broughton, NN14 1ND

Tel: 07939 985071

Email: broughtonunder5s@hotmail.co.uk www.broughtonunderfives.co.uk Reg. charity no. 1023385

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Full or part time for children ages 2 to 5 years Open 51 weeks a year 8am to 5.30pm

KETTERING 01536 482809 Email: officeqoh@btinternet.com Fax: 01536 482809 www.queenofheartsnursery.co.uk 122 ROCKINGHAM ROAD, KETTERING NN16 9AG

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Clubs & Classes

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Jenny’s Dolphins

Baby & Pre-school Swimming Lessons Classes in Rothwell and Corby Average price of £6.50 for 30 mins Instructor in the water Average of 4 children per class

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

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

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. Sessions held Monday to Thursday £3.50 per ¾ hour session for under 3s £4.00 per ¾ hour session for over 3s No registration fee Award schemes in which to participate Contact Kerry or 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

HAYLEY NADINE DANCE ACADEMY ESTABLISHED DANCE SCHOOL BASED IN RAUNDS

DANCE & MUSICAL THEATRE FOR CHILDREN FROM THREE YEARS OLD WWW.DANCEACADEMYSHOWCASE.COM TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR ENQUIRIES: 01933 625078 BALLET • TAP • MODERN • STREET JAZZ • IRISH MUSICAL THEATRE • SINGING • FITNESS CLASSES

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Clubs & Classes....Clubs & Classes....Clubs & Classes....Clubs & Classes.... 17 Indoor 5 a-side Football in a Fun Environment Classes in Corby & Northampton (and across the UK) For ages 2 to 18 years All year round Girls and boys welcome

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

Barbara Hooton

School of Dancing

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

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

Telephone: 01933 663225 07788 710144

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Featured Class: Nene Valley Dance Academy Nene Valley Dance Academy is a dance school that provides dance classes for pupils aged 18 months through to adults. We teach several different dance styles including ballet, tap and street dance. We also run a glee club for children and can provide private singing and dance lessons. We pride ourselves on offering a family friendly dance school whose main ethos is that everyone has the chance to shine. Pupils have the opportunity to perform at our annual show, participate at showcases in London, perform in local carnivals and fetes and take examinations through the NATD and IDTA. They can even come to Malta and visit our twinned dance school.

Talk us through a typical class

Each class begins with a warm up and corner work. Pupils will then learn a routine and recap routines that they have previously learnt. The class finishes with a game using the dances that they have learnt and a cool down to ensure muscles they have used are stretched out. We always finish each class with a bow and a clap to recognise everyone’s achievement in the class that day.

How do classes benefit children?

Our dance classes encourage social interaction, build co-ordination and memory skills, bring out pupils confidence and most of all teach pupils a new skill.

What ages are the classes for?

We hold classes specifically for 2 – 3 years old such

as street tots, baby ballet and tap and freestyle classes. We also provide dance classes for 4-6 years in these dance styles. Alongside the dance classes we run a Mums and Tots exercise class which is for confident movers upwards and a Little Movers class which is for 18 months upwards and includes games, dance, singing and exercise.

When and where do you run classes? The classes are run at our dedicated dance studio in Corby on Elizabeth Street. We are situated on the corner of Stuart Road opposite the police station, on the second floor of Stuart House.

How long does each class last?

Each class runs for 45 minutes apart from the Little Movers, Baby ballet and Tap combined and Mums and Tots which run for 1 hour.

How much does a class cost?

The classes cost £2.50 for the 45 minute classes and £4.00 for the hour classes.

To book a free trial or for more information: Contact: Karen Robertson tel: 01536 204944 E-mail: nenevalleydance@hotmail.co.uk Website: www.nenevalleydanceacademy.co.uk Please mention Time for Tots when responding to an advertisement


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FREESTYLE • ROCK ‘N’ ROLL • STREET DANCE CONTEMPORARY • BALLET • MODERN • JAZZ THEATRE CRAFT • GYM DANCE BALLROOM & LATIN AMERICAN • STREET FIT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

nenevalleydance@hotmail.co.uk

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

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Street Dance

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

Pre-school Ballet

Mondays 1.30pm to 2.30pm Redwell Leisure Centre, Wellingborough

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

Mash Dance

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

Drama Classes

Sundays 2.30pm to 4pm at Stanwick Village Hall

For your nearest centre call Sue on 07906 949206 or e-mail:

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Ballroom tuition for adults also available

or book online at www.tumbletots.com

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Dance classes for children and adults

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Ballet, Tap, Zumba, Street Jazz, Drama, Singing and more

45minute ssessions e s s io n s o n ly £ 4p er c h ild a nd £ 2 45-minute only £4 per child and £2 su ubsequent sibling sibling per subsequent FR EE taster tasterr sessions sessions up for f grabs grabs FREE

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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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Clubs & Classes....Clubs & Classes....Clubs & Classes....Clubs & Classes.... Give your child a brighter future

LI’L DYNOS A fun-filled introduction to sports and martial arts for children aged 2½ to 8 years A solid foundation for children to develop their fitness levels, life skills, social skills and character. Children encouraged to work hard and progress with reward badges as well as martial arts gradings. Classes Include Martial Arts, Football, Athletics, Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball and Dodgeball. All instructors CRB checked. Classes held in Rushden, Wellingborough, Kettering and Corby. While your child enjoys a Lil Dynos class why not treat yourself to a sauna, jacuzzi or steam room or a workout yourself.

For more information contact: Phillip Bartlette 07770 622776 or 0800 9887986 www.lil-dynos.co.uk info@lil-dynos.co.uk

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- Professional Training from ages 2yrs - Adult - Northamptonshire’s Largest International Award Winning Dance School - Staff all fully trained and CRB Checked - Local, National & International Events including West End Showcases in London - Associated with Examination Boards BDAF & ISTD - Two Large Production Shows Annually - Classes in: Commercial, Musical Theatre, Ballet, Jazz, Disco, Modern Theatre, Break, Hip Hop, Street, Lyrical, Freestyle, Contemporary Technique, Limbering, Theatre Skills, Drama, Vocal Training & Piano

STARLIGHT DANCE & MUSICAL THEATRE SCHOOL 57 - 61 HIGH STREET, KETTERING, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, NN16 8SY 01536 601 545 / 07765818189

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CRECHE Available for children aged 3 months—5 yrs at Corby East Midlands International Pool & Lodge Park Sports Centre. Pool Crèche Opening Times Lodge Park Crèche Opening Times Mon—Fri 9.30am—11.25am Mon/Wed/Fri 9.30am—11.25am Mon/Wed/Fri 12.30pm—2.25pm The pool crèche also offers; Shop & Swim, Swim & Bring, Parent & Toddler Sessions and Twins on a Tuesday. Birthday parties are available in the Crèche for under 5’s.

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

TOTS & TIDDLERS at Lodge Park Sports Centre.

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

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

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

SWIMMING LESSONS & FAMILY SWIMMING at Corby East Midlands International Pool

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

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

AQUANATAL

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

SHAPE Dance (5 - 19 years old)

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

Lodge Park Sports Centre Tel: 01536 400033

Corby East Midlands International Pool Tel: 01536 464643

www.corby.gov.uk/lodgepark

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Pete’s Personalised Toy Boxes

A Handmade Wooden Toy Box Personalised With The Name Of Your Choice Made out of a solid timber frame with MDF pannelling Fixed with traditional mortis and tennant joints No assembly required Soft close lid to keep little fingers safe Finished in either cream or white and available in 2 sizes: 600 mm (length) x 300 mm (depth) - £119.99 800 mm (length) x 400 mm (depth) - £219.99 Price includes free delivery

To order or for more information contact us on:

01933 276144 or email: pete@wellboards.co.uk

Find us on Facebook: petes-personalised-toy-boxes Please allow up to 14 days for the manufacture of your box as they are carefully made to order.

Handmade locally by a joiner with over 40 years experience!

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

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Tots Nature Watch: Summer 2013 Ramblings of a Country Park Ranger

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ummer time – blue skies, long, hot days (we hope) and a great time to be outdoors. Birds and insects of all kinds will be busy everywhere – in the sky, in the trees and in the grass. Northamptonshire’s Country Parks are great places to visit for a wildlife spotting “safari”. Can you and your tot spot the 5 signs of summer we’ve listed on the right? Why not organise your own bug hunt with your tot – simply lay a white sheet on the ground under a bush or tree and shake the branches. You will be surprised at the bugs and beasties that drop onto the sheet! Remember don’t squash them. Encourage your children to look at the different shapes, colours, sizes and movements before shaking them free. Summer is also a great time to look at different kinds of plant leaves to try and work out if they might have any special properties. For example: • The nettle - it stings but it is also great food for caterpillars and once upon a time was used to make fibre for clothing • The dock leaf – can be used to rub on nettle stings to alleviate the itching • The thistle – prickly if you sit on it but butterflies and bees love its flowers for nectar. • Conker tree leaf – very shady tree and if you scrunch the leaf up very hard with a bit of water you can make a kind of soap!

Tot to Spot

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

A dragonfly

2.

A swallow swooping

3.

Minty smelling leaf

4.

A blue flower

5.

A fish in water

Country Park Events

All 5 of Northamptonshire’s Country Parks run ‘Nature Tots’ sessions once a month in school term time. These sessions combine a nature walk with arts and crafts activities. Each session costs £3.50. Booking is essential. Throughout the school holidays the parks will have wildlife quiz trails running with clues dotted around the park – just pop along and get yourself a sheet. Some Country Parks will also be running ‘Wildlife Wednesdays’ during the school summer holidays. Ranger led Pond-Dipping or Mini Beast Safari half-hourly sessions at Fermyn Woods from 1112.30pm and 1.30-3pm and Pond-dipping half-hourly sessions at Barnwell Country Park from 11-1pm. Sessions are £2 per child. Please purchase tickets from the café on the day at Fermyn and directly from the Ranger at Barnwell. There are also some one off events throughout the Summer. Please see the Time for Tots Events page for details or visit:

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


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hen your child starts school for the first time it’s a big milestone in both their life and yours and it can mean significant changes in family life, especially if it’s your eldest or youngest child. It can be an anxious time for all concerned so we’ve compiled some tips to help you prepare.

In the preceding weeks

1. Help your child develop the skills they need to be independent e.g. dressing themselves, taking responsibility for their own belongings, taking themselves to the toilet 2. Talk to your child about school so they know what to expect. Tell them what will happen on the first day, include stories from your own school days and read them story books about school. Make sure everything you say is positive. 3. Involve your child in the preparations eg let them choose a pencil case and lunchbox 4. Get your child’s eyes tested. Problems with eyesight can seriously affect a child’s learning and development. Eye tests are free on the NHS for children. 5. Read to and share books with your child. Research shows that children that are read to from an early age generally learn faster and perform better in school. 6. Purchase the school uniform and equipment in plenty of time to avoid a last minute rush.

7. Label absolutely everything. All clothes (including socks and shoes), bags, coat, lunch box etc. You’ll be surprised how many children have identical items! 8. If your child must take packed lunches, make sure they can undo their lunchbox themselves and get them used to using one over the summer. 9. Make the journey to school a few times to judge how long it will take and get your child used to the school run, the buildings and people. 10. Have a few practice runs the week before to get your child used to the time they will have to get up in the morning and go to bed at night. 11. Try and ensure your child knows other children that will be in their class. It will make settling in so much easier. 12. Help your child build their confidence, so they don’t feel afraid to ask for help, but also encourage them to be thoughtful about others and to take turns and share. 13. Make the school aware of any special needs, medical problems, or likes and dislikes your child may have 14. Note down all the school dates on your calendar as soon as you know them 15. It’s perfectly normal for the parents, as well as the child, to feel anxious. If you do, try talking it through with someone. If you have a friend with a child already at school, talk to them. Don’t let your child pick up on any anxieties you have though, as this will only add to their own.

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The night before

1. Talk your child through what will happen the next day to help prepare them for the morning. 2. Make sure your child’s uniform is washed, ironed and laid out ready. 3. If they need a packed lunch, make this the night before. 4. Pack their school bag and leave it ready by the door. 5. Try to ensure your child has an early night. They’ve got a big day ahead in the morning!

On the day

1. Make sure you’re all up and about in plenty of time. If you’re rushing to get ready it will make the morning all the more stressful for you and your child. 2. Take a photograph of your child in their school uniform! It’s a milestone in their life and you will all enjoy looking back at the photos in years to come.

3. Try not to cry in front of your child. Seeing you upset will upset them and make them feel more anxious. If you feel the tears welling up pinching yourself is supposed to help! 4. If your child is clingy and won’t leave you, tell them about the dull activities you have planned for the day! 5. Give your child lots of attention when they come home and even plan a treat for them e.g. a trip to the local park or their favourite tea.

The first few weeks

1. Have patience. Your child’s behaviour may be different as they settle in and adapt. 2. Show a genuine interest in what they’ve done each day and encourage them to talk to you. 3. Allow them time to unwind when they get home and try and spend some quality time with them each day, even if it’s just watching TV. 4. You’ll probably find your child is more tired in the evenings so you may have to bring their bed time forward. It’s recommended reception age children be in bed for 7pm on a school night. 5. Establish a morning routine as soon as possible, it makes for less stressful mornings. 6. Always check their book bags when they get in and read any letters you get from school straight away, adding important dates or things to remember to your diary or calendar. 7. Be careful not to ignore your other children. Make a fuss of them too. They might find it strange that their older sibling isn’t around as much. 8. Try to get to know other Mums, chat to them at the school gates. This will make the whole experience more pleasurable all round! 9. Try to read to your child every night, not just in the first few weeks but the years to come. This will aid your child’s literacy skills no end and give them a higher aptitude for learning.

A BIG thank-you to all the teachers, parents and organisations that have contributed to this article. And good luck to all children starting school this September! To advertise call 0845 6439687 or e-mail info@timefortots.co.uk


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Pregnancy & Birth Welcome to our new ‘Pregnancy & Birth’ pages. With news and services for local, expectant parents...

New Studio for Preview Ultrasound

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fter 7 years at Mawsley Medical, Preview Ultrasound has moved its scanning services to Priors Hall in Corby. The new studio is based at the Corby Enterprise Centre. Claire Shields the company director says: “The move is very exciting and we are really pleased with the look of the new studio. We have had very positive feedback from clients so far! There is much more space here at Corby and we hope our clients enjoy the more relaxed environment. Parking is very easy and there is wonderful reception team to greet clients and an on site coffee shop.” Details can be seen on the company website and pictures are posted on the Preview Facebook page. Studio 12 Corby Enterprise Centre London Road, Priors Hall, Corby, NN17 5EU

Tel: 01536 790389 www.PreviewUltrasound.co.uk

Preview Ultrasound Limited Your local 4D Scan company Established 2003 Providing 2d and 4d ultrasound scans in Corby, Northamptonshire. “Totally relaxing and an enjoyable experience and we would have no hesitation in recommending Preview Ultrasound”

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Mindfully Breathe, Relax & Increase Wellbeing

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ven though breathing is something we do every minute of the day, it is mostly an unconscious process, an automatic response. But our breath can tell us a lot about how we cope with stress in our busy lives, especially if you are running around after a family too. Sometimes when we concentrate deeply on what we are doing, we actually stop breathing for a moment in time, which increases our internal stress and makes us feel under even more pressure than is necessary. Learning to mindfully or consciously breathe can help you deepen and slow down your breath, which in turn relaxes you; helps your positive thoughts flow better and increases your sense of wellbeing. As a Yoga Teacher and Cognitive Hypnotherapist I teach my clients how to relax and release stress/ tension through a Yogic practice called ‘Deergha Swasam’ or the ‘3 part breath’. Try this practice out: • Sit comfortably with an up-right spine and your chest lifted (making space for your diaphragm). • Close your eyes and focus on your breath, breathing in and out through your nose.

• Then imagining you have 3 parts of your lung space ~ as you inhale through your nose, breathe deep into your diaphragm (to expand your belly), continue the same breath up through your mid chest (to expand your lungs/ rib cage), all the way up to your upper chest (lifting the collar bone slightly). • As you Exhale, you reverse the breath and empty the upper chest, mid chest and finally empty the lower chest/diaphragm and pull back your belly. • Continue this mindful, conscious breathing practice for 3 to 5 minutes, gradually slowing down the exhalation, to become longer than the inhalation. To learn more about breath and relaxation contact Harshani.

Harshani Curbishley-Brown

Cognitive Hypnotherapist & Confident Childbirth Practitioner

Tel: 07941 841 485 www.mindbodywellbeing.co.uk

Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/Harshani_MBW Facebook: facebook.com/harshanicurbishleybrown

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

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

Tel: 07941 841 485

harshani@mindbodywellbeing.co.uk www.mindbodywellbeing.co.uk

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01832 732405 www.bearly-worn.co.uk

Monday 9.15am to 12.15pm Tuesday to Friday 9.15am to 2.45pm Government funding and childcare vouchers accepted. Come and have a look around and speak to our experienced staff. No appointment necessary.

For more information please contact us on: Tel: 07879 072796 www.titchmarshpreschool.co.uk Titchmarsh Preschool, The Clubrooms, 19 High Street, Titchmarsh, NN14 3DF

Babies & children’s pre-owned clothing from High Street to Designer labels. New toys, furniture & gifts A selection of nursery equipment, pushchairs, cots, bedding, grobags, etc.

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Caring For Your Child’s Feet

Advice from Podiatrist & Owner of Funky Lil Feet

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ane Warne, Podiatrist & Owner of Funky Lil Feet, specialises in children’s foothealth and Gait. She has provided the following tips and advice to help any parent make the right informed choice about their child’s footcare and footwear:

For Babies..

A baby’s foot is not just a smaller version of our own. At birth the 26 bones that will eventually make the adult foot are mostly cartilage which makes them pliable and susceptible to damage. To allow for baby’s feet to develop naturally without distortion always keep bedclothes loose fitting and light (or in the case of Grobags allow plenty of space) so the feet are not restricted. Likewise always ensure there is plenty of room in their babygros and tights/socks etc to prevent curling of the toes which can result in permanent damage to growing bones. Encourage your baby to exercise its feet by kicking and similar actions, this helps to develop the foot muscles.

For Toddlers and Young Children...

Don’t force your child into walking. They will start when they are ready usually between 10 and 20 months of age. Encourage your child to walk barefoot indoors as this allows the foot to develop and strengthen. When your child is on its feet and attempting the first tottering steps you are ready to buy their first tot style shoes. Always ensure your shoes are purchased in a reputable shoe shop, where children’s feet are properly measured and fitted by a trained member of staff and where there is a selection of shoes offered in different width fittings and half sizes. All feet are different and at Funky Lil Feet we will also take into account the shape and depth of the foot whilst fitting the shoes – therefore thinking outside of the shoe box - which means that sometimes your child’s foot will not fit the size they measured on the gauge! Inspect your childs feet regularly as children often can’t feel any damage being done. Look for any abnormalities such as cuts, breaks in the skin and any unusual changes in colour or temperature. We will help you choose shoes that give your child stability, support and protection. An ideal shoe should be soft and flexible with breathable leather uppers and fully adjustable fastenings to ensure a snug fit.

Pop back in to have a fitting check when you’re passing, ideally between six and eight weeks after the first fit. We will give you an honest assessment; our fitters are not paid any commission on sales and do not have any sales targets to achieve. We simply want to give the best help and advice we can! Should you have any concerns about your child’s foot health then Jane Warne, our podiatrist, is usually on hand to help and all our fitters are trained by Jane to ensure that everyone receives the same professional and courteous advice.

Funky Lil Feet is celebrating its 8th Birthday this year and to celebrate, they’re giving local parents a 10% discount on their purchase! See the voucher in our Special Offers section.

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

www.funkylilfeet.co.uk

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Choosing a Nursery School for your Child What to ask when looking around a childcare setting...

1. Can I meet the manager? The nursery manager is responsible for the quality of care in the nursery by ensuring that staff are properly trained and overseeing the kind of activities on offer. You will get a feel for the nursery ethos when you meet the manger. 2. How do you help new children settle in? Check if the nursery offers “trial” sessions before your baby’s first day. Will the staff call you if your child hasn’t settled, to ask your advice? Can you call the nursery manager during your working day to reassure yourself that all is well? 3. What is the routine for each session? Is there a structure to each session? Is there flexibility for incorporating each child’s own requirements and routines at home? 4. Where will my baby take naps? If your baby is used to peace and quiet at home, they may settle quicker at a nursery if there is a separate sleep room. 5. How much time do the children spend outside? Although not a legal requirement, a good childcare setting will allow children plenty of outdoor play in all weathers. Are there waterproof trousers on standby? Are babies taken out in the fresh air every day, too? 6. How will you let me know what my child’s eaten or how their toilet training is going? Does the nursery keep a record for you to take home or is the information kept somewhere easily accessible? It may sound like a minor point now, but many a working parent has agonised over whether their child has eaten their greens/drunk enough water/attempted the potty! 7. Will you let me know if my child isn’t developing as expected? Do the nursery staff write regular observations on each child? Does each child have their own profile or Learning Journey? Look for a nursery that encourages parents to chat about their child’s progress on a daily basis. Parents’ Evenings can be very useful even at this young age.

8. What is the ratio of staff to children? The current statutory ratios are 1:3 for under 1 and 1 year-olds, 1:4 for 2 year olds and 1:8 for 3+ year olds. This is due to change in the Autumn though with childcarers able to look after more children. Will they be changing their ratios in the future? 9. Do you have a key worker scheme? Does each child have 1 member of staff that has main responsibility for their welfare and the reporting of progress to parents? 10. Can I have a chat with the members of staff in my child’s room? Spend a few minutes talking with the staff who will be caring for your child, directly. Do they seem to enjoy their work? Are the nursery children happy in their company? 11. What level of qualifications do the staff have? At least half of the staff must be qualified to Level 3. Look for a nursery where staff are actively encouraged to develop their professional skills through further training. 12. How do you manage behaviour and what are your policies on discipline? It’s important for nursery staff and parents that a clearly defind policy is in place. Ask to see the policy. 13. Do you provide meals, snacks and nappies or will they have to be provided from home? Something to bear in mind when looking at the cost of a session at each nursery. 14. Can I see this week’s menu? (if food is provided) Don’t rely on promises to serve “healthy” food – check the menu for yourself. 15. Can I see the OFSTED report? This can be a useful guide to the standard of care at the nursery. If the nursery doesn’t offer you a copy, you can search for it on www.ofsted.gov.uk.

Thank-you to Sharon Peach at Wellingborough Day Nursery for supplying the majority of this article.

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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

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

T: 01604 643787 F: 01604 670445 E: opschool@aol.com W: www.overstoneparkschool.co.uk Rated ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED

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

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

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Samaritans We’re here for you

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Who are we? What do we do?

amaritans offer confidential, emotional support to distressed, depressed, bereaved and suicidal callers, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. It is often easier for a caller to talk to a completely anonymous volunteer and reveal their most personal and distressing thoughts, rather than offload to a family member or friend for fear of worrying or upsetting that person. The Samaritans can be contacted by phone, e-mail, text or in person at our office in Montagu Street, Kettering, where we have a team of around 70 trained listening volunteers who give up their time freely and willingly, day and night, to help those in distress. We are here to listen and support callers but never to give advice. It is by talking through problems and crises that callers at the end of the conversation, which can be very lengthy, can see a possible course of action which is right for them.

No one said it would be easy but... Are you finding being an

expectant parent or parent of young children harder than you thought it would be ?

Rachel Bridgeford, BSc.(hons) Dip. Adv. MBACP Qualified counsellor and mum of two.

Specialising in: early days issues post natal issues sleep deprivation coping with toddlers breastfeeding birth fears confidence issues relationship issues

Sessions are confidential and can be given via phone, email or within a location of your choice.

counselling service

T: 07970 078682 E: rachelbridgeford@live.co.uk W: www.soulattentioncounsellingservice.co.uk

Follow-up calls can be offered in certain circumstances and arrangements made to ring the caller back to see how they are progressing. If the person is still distressed, another call may be suggested. Samaritans are self-funding and receive no state aid so raising money is ongoing to raise the £20,000 per annum it costs for phone calls, to maintain the premises in Montagu Street and provide a reliable service to callers. We receive 2,000+ calls a month in Kettering and over the Christmas and New Year period took a call every 6 seconds. Our message to all callers is that we do care, are here for you and you are never alone. Whatever you’re going through, the Samaritans go through it with you. You don’t need to be suicidal to contact us. 111 Montagu Street, Kettering, NN16 8XJ Tel: 01536 416999 or 08457-909090 Text: 07725 909090 Email: jo@samaritans.org

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We offer a comprehensive range of beauty treatments Relax, Indulge & Get pampered in the comfort of your own home or work place Fully qualified & Insured Beauty Therapist with 10 Years experience Evening & Weekend Appointments available

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A fitter parent is a happier parent! A happier parent is a better parent! Visit your local, convenient, friendly gym for some quality ME TIME! Open early mornings, late evenings, 7 days a week! Perfect place to exercise and chat with your friend! Small steps go a long way to feel better, look better, be fitter and be healthier! All from just £15 a month or pay as you go from £3 a session! No time to cook? Take out meals available, freshly frozen for your convenience. Healthy, tasty, restaurant quality! Please view our website www.stepsfitnessclub.co.uk Tel. 07563 932124 & speak to Sue or Marc

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Gorgeous Gifts

Personalised music gifts for that special child in your life!

Gorgeous, unique gifts.

• Music CD’s

Perfect for birth, birthdays, christenings, weddings...and just about any occasion!

• Interactive CD-ROM Story Books • Singing Alarm Clocks • Singing Cuddly Toys • Name Poems • Growth Charts

Call 01526 321959 www.yournameinsong.co.uk Tel: 07932 215877 E-mail: ilona.letters3d@gmail.com Find more photos and designs on Facebook: ilona letters

We can create the name of your child in your favourite colour and design. Styrofoam letters are cut with laser precision for perfect shape and then hand-painted with acrylic. Each letter is 10cm high and 2cm deep creating the 3D effect. Plain letter £2 each, Designed letter £2.50 each.

Stitched Memories Cross stitched designs for all occasions.

Birth Announcements, Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries & more...

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Party Services To advertise your Party Service here call: 0845 6439687 or e-mail info@timefortots.co.uk cartoonmascothire.co.uk Excellent quality cartoon lookalike mascots for hire in the Midlands Collection from the LE16 (Market Harborough) area info@cartoonmascothire.co.uk Tel: 07572 066958 Only £40 to hire for the whole weekend!

Jacqueline’s Face Painting

Crazy Golf Party Hire for all ages & events

From children’s parties to weddings, fetes to festivals - you name it we can bring the crazy golf fun! Contact Sarah for more details: E-mail: Sarahjane812.sg@gmail.com Tel: 07846 513267 or 01536 264554 www.parteeputters.vpweb.co.uk Facebook-Twitter Mini Moles Crazy Holes is a new family fun crazy golf session for ages 4 plus. £3 per player, parents/carers play along for free. Every Thursday 5 to 6pm at the Scout Hall, Occupation Road, Corby.

Children’s Parties

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

Tel: 01536 400033

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

West Glebe Pavilion Face and body painting for childrens parties and all events Wide selection of designs (for girls, boys & adults too!) including: Butterflies, Hello Kitty, Cats, Dogs, Dragons, Tigers, Super Heroes and Villains, Pirates, Dracula, Witches, Zombies, Reindeer, Snowman, Flowers & many more.

NEW - Baby Bump Painting

A unique way to celebrate your baby bump. Fun and relaxing, designed around you. For more information or to book, contact Jacqui on: Tel: 07739 225366 or Email: jacqui.wilford@googlemail.com Find me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/jacquelinesfacepainting

Tel: 01536 204217

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

Corby International Pool

Tel: 01536 464643

Hazelwood N/Hood Centre

Tel: 01536 443171

Aquatic Parties - Swim/Diving/Water polo 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.

For further information on all parties/venue hire please view the website: www.corby.gov.uk/partyhire

CRB Checked and Public Liability Insured

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Entertainment for Childrens Parties 1 to 2 hour or 2 to 3 hour party packages with your choice of the following entertainment: Soft play equipment, tents and balls (suitable for ages 2 to 6 years) Disco lights, face painting and prizes (for ages 5 years and up)

Birthdays, Baby Showers, Weddings, Christenings, Anniversaries or just a get together with friends....

Cat walk and dance disco with party games and exercise, including Zumba and Street dance

We can create the perfect vintage afternoon tea experience for ages 5 to 105!

Boys street dance parties with exercise and learning of acrobats and dance techniques

We provide beautiful china, dainty sandwiches, scrumptious cakes and a wonderful atmosphere. And we can cater for any special dietery requirements. See the

Dressing up parties with many costumes, hair styling and nail art We can also provide party bags for £3 per child and birthday cakes starting from £10

Call Leisa on 01933 625012 or 07736 418726 for more information

Parties from £ 7.50 per person

Events Diary for details of our Children’s Tea Parties!

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Children’s Parties at ** SUMMER HOLIDAY SPECIAL **

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hildren’s parties can be stressful for parents, many of us fret over every detail, over-extend ourselves and our budgets! Mini Mischief’s parties are full of fun without the hassle! We take care of everything for you, with no hidden costs. Parties include exclusive use of a fantastic themed party room with brightly coloured furniture, air conditioning, a music system and even a birthday throne. Available to book at different times, 7 days a week. We provide invitations, unlimited squash, a hot or cold buffet, dessert, Thank-you notes and Party Bags (with sweetie treats, a toy and voucher). Your guests have full use of our facilities and 2 hours of action packed fun on our extensive multi-level soft play frame with astra, racing and spiral slides. There’s also an enclosed games pitch and dedicated baby & toddler area. For an exciting, memorable experience book a Mini Mischief’s party today: www.mini-mischiefs.co.uk, 01858 419743 or info@mini-mischiefs.co.uk.

4 Day (Monday to Thursday) Bouncy Castle Hire in the School Holidays From only £100 (excluding Bank Holidays) Terms & conditions apply

Bouncy Castles, Slides, Assault Courses, Gladiator’s, Bungee Run, Sumo’s, Human Table Football, Rodeo Bull’s, Giant Garden Games, School Fates & Sports Day Packages & Lots more on the website! (Discounts for Multi item Hire) Rpii & PiPA Safety Tested Inflatables, £5m Pounds of Public Liability Insurance, CRB Checked Staff

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Exclusive offer for Time for Tots readers!!! Book a party at Mini Mischiefs before the end of July 2013, for any time this year, and receive our Party Entertainment Pack absolutely free! This includes party hats, masks & Pass the Parcel with little treats & a prize for the winner. This normally costs £1 a child, so a saving of £20 for a party of 20 children. Book today and quote promotional code: Time4Tots.

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Whytewell Sweet Carts Add that something special to your big day!

Getting married? Throwing a children’s birthday party? Wanting to impress your guests at a Christening or Anniversary party? Then why not hire our beautiful Victorian style sweet buffet cart so that your guests can help themselves to something sweet. We offer a variety of sweet options for you to choose from and provide personalised sweet bags for your guests to fill. We have a range of roof colours so that our carts fit in with your décor and are registered with the local Environmental Health department. Please call or email us for more information and availability. Contact Pete on 01933 276144 / Email: pete@wellboards.co.uk. Alternatively find us on Facebook on our page: “Whytewell Sweet Carts”

Fully licensed mobile bars for any occasion Birthdays Weddings Christenings Anniversaries Fêtes & Fairs Corporate events All occasions covered

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Corby and District Mondays Parent & Toddler Swimming 10am to 12pm at Corby International Pool. Drop in. Wilbarston Tots & Tiddlers 10am-12pm at Wilbarston Village Hall. Sarah:07730 568300. TT Li’l Dynos At Lodge Park Sports Centre. 1.40 to 2.20pm. For ages 2.5+ Street Tots for Ages 2 to 3 Years (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 4.30pm to 5pm at Elizabeth Street Dance Studios. Street Rainbows (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 5pm at Elizabeth Street Dance Studios. For ages 4 to 6 years. Club Futsal At Corby Rugby Club 7 to 8.30pm. For ages 2+

wednesdays

FRIDAYS

Jenny’s Dolphins Baby & Pre-school Swimming At the Holiday Inn. All lessons last for 30 minutes. 10am 3 year olds (no adults) 10.30am 3 year olds (no adults) 11am 1 year olds 11.30am 1 to 1 lessons 12pm adults beginners 12.30pm 1 to 1 lessons Parents & Tots (Corby Old Village) 1.30-2.45pm at Corby Old Village Primary School. £1. TT. Baby Ballet (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 4pm to 4.30pm at Elizabeth St Dance Studios. Primary Ballet (Nene Valley Dance Academy) For 4 to 6 year olds. 4.30 to 5.15pm at Elizabeth St Dance Studios.

tuesdays

THURSDAYS

Little Angels Tots Group 9.15 to 11.30am. The Baptist Church Hall, Rowlett Road. Contact Ann on 01536 394824.

Tots & Tiddlers (Pre-school Gymnastics) At Lodge Park Sports Centre. 10am to 10.45am for under 2s 11am to 11.45am for 2 to 3 years 12pm to 12.45pm for 2 to 3 years 1pm to 1.45pm for 3 to 4 years 1.45pm to 2.30pm for 3 to 4 years

Parent & Toddler Swimming 9.30am to 11.30am at Corby International Pool. Drop in. Little Angels Playgroup For pre-school children with additional needs. 9.30 to 11.30am at Lodge Park Sports Centre. Little Movers (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 10 to 11am at Elizabeth St Dance Studios. For under 4s. Rhymetime 10 to 10.30am & 11 to 11.30am at Corby Library (in The Cube). Free. TT. Ballroom & Latin American (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 5pm to 5.45pm at Elizabeth Street Dance Studios. For ages 4+ Glee Club (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 5pm to 5.45pm at Elizabeth Street Dance Studios. Key:

Swimming

First Moves Movement & music for under 5s. 10.15 to 11.15am & 11.30 to 12.30am at The Core at Corby Cube. Free. TT. Little Angels Tots Group 12 to 3pm at The Baptist Church Hall, Rowlett Road. Contact Ann on 01536 394824 Parent & Toddler Swimming 1.30pm to 3pm at Corby International Pool. Drop in.

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

Music, Dance & Drama

Physical classes

Little Angels 9.15-11.30am at The Baptist Church Hall, Rowlett Road. Contact Ann on 01536 394824 Parent & Toddler Swimming 9.30am to 11.30am at Corby International Pool. Drop in. Jenny’s Dolphins Baby & Pre-school Swimming At the Holiday Inn. 30 min lessons. 10am for 1 & 2 year olds 10.30am 1 to 1 lessons. Li’l Dynos At Lodge Park Sports Centre. 1.30 to 2.10pm. For ages 2.5+ Twinkle Tots Freestyle Dance (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 4.30pm to 5pm at Elizabeth Street Dance Studios. For ages 2 to 3 yrs. Freestyle Rainbows Dance (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 5pm to 5.45pm at Elizabeth Street Dance Studios. Li’l Dynos 5 to 5.40pm at Woodnewton Centre.

SATURDAYS Baby Ballet and Tap (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 9am to 10am at Elizabeth Street Dance Studios. for 2 to 3 year olds. Primary Ballet (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 10am to 10.45am at Elizabeth Street Dance Studios. Primary Tap (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 10.45am to 11.30am at Elizabeth Street Dance Studios. Grade 1 Ballet (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 11.30am to 12pm at Elizabeth Street Dance Studios. Little Kickers At Lodge Park Sports Centre. “Junior Kickers” for 2 to 3.5 year olds, 10.10 to 10.55am. “Mighty Kickers” for 3.5 years olds to 5th Birthday, 11.05 to 11.50am

Arts & Crafts

Parent & Tot Group / Other

Weekly Activities Timetable

Weekly Activities Timetable


Weekly Activities Timetable

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Kettering and District Mondays Giggles & Wiggles Counties Community Centre. ‘Our Time’, 9.30 to 10.15am, for 15mths to 3 yrs. Hawthorn Berries 9.15-11am. Hawthorn Primary School. £1/family. Kettering Gym Tots At Kettering Olympic Gymnastics Club, Brunel Road. 9.15am for ages 3+ 10.15am for under 2s 11.15am for 2 to 3 years 12.45pm for ages 3+ 1.45pm for ages 3+ Call 01536 415444 Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 min classes between 10am and 12pm at Balance Health Club. For 3mths to 4.5 yrs. Starlight Dance “Munchkins” 4 to 5pm at Starlight Dance & Musical Theatre School, High Street. For 2 to 6 year olds.

tuesdays Kettering Gym Tots At Kettering Olympic Gymnastics Club, Brunel Road. 45 minute sessions between 9.15am and 2.30pm. Call 01536 415444 Rhymetime 9.30-10am & 10.30-11am at Kettering Library. Free. St Botolphs Tots Group St Botolphs Church Hall. 9.30am to 11am. Infant Aquatics Swimming 10am-12pm in Geddington. Each class 30 minutes. For children aged 3 months to 4.5 yrs. Li’l Dynos At Balance Health Club. 10 to 10.40am. For ages 2.5+ Sign and Sign At The Woodcroft Scout Centre, London Road Stage 1 (6 to 15 mths) 10am to 11am Stage 2 (15mths to 2.5yrs) 11am12pm

Children’s Freestyle Dance Class Pytchley Mums & Tots (Emma’s Dance Studio) Tuesdays 10-11.30am. Pytchley 4.30 to 5.45pm at Kettering Buccleugh Academy. For 3 to 7 years. School Hall. Sally: 01536 799541 Jungle Tots At Greentrunks Garden Centre, Gt Cransley. From 11am. £1 per Burton Latimer participant. Beginners Ballet & Tap Toybox Mums & Tots, Broughton (Barbara Hooton School of Dance) 3.40 to 4.40pm at The Britannia Club 1.30-3pm, Broughton Village Hall. £1.50 per family. Rebecca: 01536 790169 Desborough & Rothwell Li’l Dynos 5 to 5.40pm at Greenfield School. Rhymetime (Rothwell) Mondays 2.30-3pm, term time Children’s Freestyle Dance Class only. Rothwell Library. Free. 01536 (Emma’s Dance Studio) 711880 5.30 to 6.15pm at Ise Lodge Community Centre. For 3 to 7 years. Swimming Lessons 30 minute lessons between 4pm and 6pm at Montsaye Community Sports Desborough & Rothwell Centre. For ages 3+ Call 01536 713708 Jenny’s Dolphins Baby & Pre-school Swimming At Montsaye Sports Centre. All Cranford kessons last for 30 mins 9.30am < 12 months Music Makers 10am 2 & 3 year olds 10am, 11am and 2pm at Cranford 10.30am 3 year olds (no adults) Village Hall. Fun music and 11am 1 year olds movement for 0-5 years. £4 Per child and £2 for siblings. Contact Swimming Lessons Naomi on 07815 293893 or 30 minute lessons between 4pm and musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com 6pm at Montsaye Community Sports Centre. For ages 3+ Call 01536 713708

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 At Kettering Olympic Gymnastics Club, Brunel Road. 45 minute sessions between 9.15am and 1.30pm. Call 01536 415444 Songs & Stories 10 to 11.15am, Ss Peter and Paul Parish Church Rooms, The Market Place. Free entry, songs, stories and craft. Margaret 01536 310611 Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 min classes between 10am and 12pm at Balance Health Club. For 3mths to 4.5 yrs. The Little Ones 1 to 2.50pm, Church of Christ The King. £1 per family. 01536 517553 Starlight Dance “Munchkins” 4 to 5pm at Starlight Dance & Musical Theatre School, High Street. For 2 to 6 year olds. Street Dance (Inspire Dance School) 5.30-6.15pm for 4 to 7 year olds. Infant Aquatics Swimming 1pm-2.30pm in Geddington. Each class 30 minutes. For children aged 3 months to 4.5 yrs. Desborough & Rothwell Salvation Army Parents & Toddlers 9.30-11am, term time only. New Street, Rothwell. 07726 580187. Building Blocks Wednesdays 2-3pm (term time only). Free. Desborough Baptist Church, Station Road. Contact: 01536 760149. Swimming Lessons 30 minute lessons between 4pm and 6pm at Montsaye Community Sports Centre. For ages 3+ Call 01536 713708 mawsley Music Makers 10am and 11am at The Centre. Fun music and movement for 0-5 years. £4 Per child and £2 for siblings. Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com


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Swimming

Music, Dance & Drama

The Little Ones 9-11.15am & 1-2.50pm, Church of Christ The King. £1 /family. 01536 517553 St Thomas More Mums & Tots 9-10.45am. St Thomas More School. £1.20 1st child, 30p thereafter. Hawthorn Berries 9-11am in term time. Hawthorn Primary School. £1 per family. Contact Edwina 07917 807177 Kettering Gym Tots At Kettering Olympic Gymnastics Club, Brunel Road. 45 minute sessions between 9.15am and 12pm. Call 01536 415444 Giggles and Wiggles ‘Our time’ for 15 mths to 3yrs, 9.30 to 10.15am at the Counties Community Centre Hopscotch (Loddington) 2.15-3.15pm in term time at the Village Hall. 07742 664604 Building Blocks Drama 4 to 5pm at Starlight Dance, High Street. For 2 to 6 year olds. £3.

Arts & Crafts

FRIDAYS Giggles and Wiggles At Counties Community Centre. ‘Our time’ for 15 months to 3 years, 9.30 to 10.15am ‘Rock-a-bye-baby’ Class for 0 to 15 months, 10.30 to 11.15am Geddington Parents & Tots 9.30-11.30am, Geddington Village Hall. £2 per family. Contacts Siobhan 01536 743756 BrambleTots 9.30am-11.15am. Ise Pavillion. £2 per family. Contact 07783 046140 Gymbabes 9.50am at Ise Lodge Community Centre. For babies from 6 months to walking. Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 min classes between 10am and 12pm at Balance Health Club. For 3mths to 4.5 yrs. Alleycats 10-11.15am in term time at Praise Community Church, Alexandra St. £1.20 for 1st child, 60p thereafter. per family. Rebecca: 01536 484777

Ballet, Tap & Freestyle Dancing (Inspire Dance School) 5-6pm for 3 to 6 year olds.

Hartbeeps Happy House 10.15am at Mocha Mama, Glendon Farm. £5per session. £2.50 siblings. See ad.

Burton Latimer

Tumble Tots 10.45am at Ise Lodge Community Centre. From walking to 2 years.

Rhymetime 10.30 to 11.15am. Burton Latimer Library. Free. 0300 126 1000 Desborough & Rothwell Salvation Army Parents & Toddlers 9.30-11am in term time. New Street, Rothwell. Contact 07726 580187. Braybrooke Tiny Tots 10am-12pm in term time. Braybrooke Village Hall. £2 per family. Contact Jo 07565 783128. Swimming Lessons 30 minute lessons between 4pm and 6pm at Montsaye Community Sports Centre. For ages 3+ Call 01536 713708 mawsley Mawsley Baby & Toddler Group 9.30-11am at The Centre £1.50 first child, 50p per child thereafter. Sarah: 01536 790517

Tumble Tots 11.45am at Ise Lodge Community Centre. For ages 2 to 3 years. ISTD Twinkle Toes Ballet 4 to 4.30pm at Starlight Dance, High Street. For 2 to 6 year olds. £1.50 ISTD Tiny Tappers 4.30 to 5pm at Starlight Dance, High Street. For 2 to 6 year olds. £1.50

Parent & Tot Group / Other

SATURDAYS Bubble Babies Swimming 8.45am to 1.15pm at Kingsley School Hydrotherapy Pool. 30 min classes for 0 to 5 year olds Little Kickers At Southfield School for Girls Junior Kickers for 2 to 3.5 year olds, 9.15 to 10am Mighty Kickers for 3.5 to 5 years, 10.10-10.55am. Mega Kickers for 5 year olds to 7th Birthday, 11.05 to 11.55am. Swimming Lessons 30 minute lessons between 9.15am and 12.15pm at Montsaye Community Sports Centre. For ages 3+ Call 01536 713708 Stagecoach Theatre Arts School At Brambleside Primary School. Early Stage Class for 4-6year olds, 9.30 to 11am or 2 to 3.30pm. Zumbatomic (Inspire Dance) 11am-12pm for 4 to 12 year olds Desborough & Rothwell Dance Classes (Nene Valley Dance Academy) At Montsaye Community Sports Hall 9.15am to 9.45am ages 2 to 3 years 9.45am to 10.30am for ages 4 to 6.

sundays Little Kickers At Bishop Stopford School Junior Kickers for 2 to 3.5 year olds, 9.15 to 10am Mighty Kickers for 3.5 years olds to 5th Birthday, 10.10 to 10.55am Mega Kickers for 5 year olds to 7th Birthday, 11.05 to 11.55am. Desborough & Rothwell

Desborough & Rothwell Rhymetime (Desborough) Fridays 10-10.30am, term time only. Desborough Library. Free. 01536 711880 Jenny’s Dolphins Baby & Pre-school Swimming At Montsaye Sports Centre. All lessons last for 30 mins. 12.15pm 1 year olds 12.45pm over 2 years

Jenny’s Dolphins Baby & Pre-school Swimming At Montsaye Sports Centre. All lessons last 30 mins. 11.45am 3 year olds 12.15pm 1 & 2 year olds 12.45pm 3 & 4 year olds 1.15pm 2 year olds 1.45pm adults beginners

Weekly Activities Timetable

THURSDAYS

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East Northamptonshire Mondays

tuesdays

wednesdays

Higham Ferrers

Higham Ferrers

Raunds

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

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

Gymbabes 9.50am at The Saxon Hall. For babies from 6 months to walking.

Irthlingborough

Tumble Tots 10.45am at The Saxon Hall. From walking to 2 years.

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

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

Northamptonshire Dance Academy

4pm to 5pm at th EPT Gym. For ages 3+. thrapston & villages Titchmarsh Babes 1.30pm to 3pm. Clubroom, High Street. £1.50/family. Contact Sarah on 01832 735182 or TitchmarshBabes@live.co.uk

Tumble Tots 11.45am at The Saxon Hall. For ages 2 to 3 years.

RAUNDS

Tumble Tots 1pm at The Saxon Hall. For ages 3 years to schol age.

Musical Theatre (Hayley Nadine Dance Academy) 4pm at Manor School. For all ages

Rhymetime 1.30-2pm at Raunds Library. Free. 01933 623671

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rushden

Mugs and Beakers (Mums & Tots) 9-11am at The Bridge (in the grounds of Whitefriars Junior School). 50p per family. Emma: 01933 411393

Hartbeeps Happy House 9am at Memorial Hall, Church Lane, Wymington. £5.50 per session. £2.50 siblings. See ad.

Rhymetime 9.30-10am & 10.30-11am. Free. Rushden Library. 01933 312754.

Jelly Babes 9.30-11.30am at Queen Street Church Hall. £1 per family. Contact Jeanette on 01933 391457. TT

Mums & Tots 10-11.30am at Rushden Full Gospel Church & Christian Centre, 60 High Street South. Linda: 07904 638612 Li’l Dynos 5.15 to 6pm at Southend School. Stanwick The Stanwick Rainbow Group 1.45-3.15pm. Stanwick Village Hall. £2 per family. Contact Claire on 01933 623551.

Hartbeeps Happy House 11am at My Flourpower, High Street. £5 per session. See ad. Stanwick Parent & Tot Sessions Join in in an activity inspired by the surroundings until 11am at Stanwick Lakes, then sing and dance your way through to lunch with Lisa from Music and Motion. Children Café Specials available. £2 per child. Parking charges apply.

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

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

thrapston & villages Rhymetime 10.30am to 11am at Thrapston Library. Free. 01832 733251 Little Angels (Ringstead) 1.30 - 3pm, term time only. Ringstead School Hall. £1.30 per family.


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Arts & Crafts

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Irthlingborough

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

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

Raunds Rhymetime 11-11.30am at Raunds Library. Free. 01933 623671 Little Treasures 9.30-11am. St Laurence Church. Donation optional. TT rushdeN Li’l Dynos At The Pemberton Centre. 1.40 to 2.20pm. For ages 2.5+

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

thrapston & villages Tiddlers 9.30-11am, term time only. Thrapston Baptist Church, 33 Huntingdon Road. £1/family. Contact Tina: 01832 730297 Music Makers 9.30am at Titchmarsh Pavilion. Fun music and movement for 0-5 years. £4 Per child and £2 for siblings. Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com

stanwick

villages

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

Energize Street Dance with Northamptonshire Dance Academy 3.45 to 5pm Classes at Stanwick Sign and Sign At Aldwincle Village Hall, Main Street Village Hall. For boys and girls ages 4+. £4 per class. Stage 1 (6 to 15 mths) 10 to 11am. Stage 2 (15mths to 2.5yrs) 11am12pm thrapston & villages

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

SUNDAYS Drama Classes with Northamptonshire Dance Academy 2.30pm to 4pm at Stanwick Village Hall.

Parent & Tot Group / Other

Weekly Activities Timetable

THURSDAYS

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Wellingborough and District Mondays Tumble Tots At the Hindu Community Centre 10.45am for walking to 2 years 11.45am for ages 2 to 3 years 1pm for ages 3 years to school age 2pm Gymbabes for 6 months to walking. Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 minute classes between 9.30am and 12pm at Hinwick College, Poddington School.

FRIDAYS

wednesdays

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

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

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

Rhymetime The Rascals Music Session 10-10.30am & 11-11.30am at Pre-School Ballet with Wellingborough Library. Free. 01933 9.45-10.45am at St Andrews Church Hall, Berrymore Road. £2 1st child, Northamptonshire Dance Academy 225365 £1.25 2nd child. 1.30 to 2.30pm at Redwell Leisure Li’l Dynos Centre. Infant Aquatics Swimming At Redwell Leisure Centre. 30 minute classes between 10.30am 1.40 to 2.20pm. For ages 2.5+ Mash Dance with and 12pm at Diana’s Health & Northamptonshire Dance Academy St Mark’s Buggy Club Fitness Club. 3pm at Redwell Leisure Centre for 1.30-3pm in St Mark’s Church Hall, ages 3+ Funky Fridays Queensway. Voluntary 50p donation. Contact Joy on 01933 676368. 12-2pm at Croyland Children’s Infant Aquatics Swimming Centre. For parents aged 21 and TT 30 minute classes between under. Lunch provided. Just drop in. 3.30pm and 5.30pm at Rowangate “Baby Stay & Play” 01933 279681 Primary School. 1.30-3pm at Croyland Children’s Bubble Babies Swimming Centre. Free. Just drop in. 01933 From 12.30pm at Hinwick Hall 279681 tuesdays College Hydrotherapy Pool. 30 min Little Fishes (Little Harrowden) classes for 0 to 5 year olds Infant Aquatics Swimming Every other Wednesday in term 30 minute classes between 9am Little Fishes time, 2-3pm, Little Harrowden and 12pm at Diana’s Health & 1.30-3pm at Our Lady’s Infant Church. Contact 01933 678225 Fitness Club. School Hall, Henshaw Road. £1/ Infant Ballet & Tap family. Contact Nancy on 01933 Mucky Pups Messy Play (Barbara Hooton School of Dance) 381168 9.30-11am at St Andrews Church 3.45 to 4.45pm at The Studio, Earls Hall, Berrymore Road. £2.50. Children’s Freestyle Dance Class Barton. For ages 3 to 5 years. Contact 01933 272119 (Emma’s Dance Studio) 4.30 to 5.15pm at St Barnabas Mini Gym Church Hall. For 3 to 7 years. 10-11am at Croyland Children’s THURSDAYS Centre. Free. Just drop in. 01933 Infant Aquatics Swimming 279681 30 minute classes between 9am and SATURDAYS Harrowden Baby & Toddler Group 10.30am at Diana’s Health & Fitness 10am to 11.30am at Little Ballet & Tap Club. Harrowden Village Hall, Main (Barbara Hooton School of Dance) Little Cogs Toddler Group Street. Call 07787 165990 Infant Ballet & Tap 9 to 10am 9.30-11.15am & 1-2.30pm, Beginners Ballet & Tap 10 to 11am Infant Aquatics Swimming Reachout Community Church, at The Mission Room, Finedon. 30 minute classes between Havelock St. Call 01933 225525 for 3.30pm and 5.30pm at Rowangate more information. TT Infant Aquatics Swimming Primary School. 30 minute classes between 9am Beginners Ballet & Tap and 11.30am at Rowangate Primary Beginners Ballet & Tap (Barbara Hooton School of Dance) School. (Barbara Hooton School Dance) 3.45 to 4.45pm at The Studio, Earls 4 to 5pm at Vicarage Farn Infant Aquatics Swimming Barton. Community Centre 30 minute classes between 3pm Li’l Dynos and 5.30pm at Scott Bader Pool, Street, Ballet & Modern Dance 5.30 to 6.10pm at the Diamond Wollaston. Northamptonshire Dance Academy Learning Community (formerly 4 to 5pm for ages 3 to 5 years. Oakway) 5 to 6.30pm for ages 6+ St Andrews Church Hall, Berrymoor Road. Key:

Swimming

Music, Dance & Drama

Physical classes

Arts & Crafts

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Extended Opening at The Nursery at Northampton High School

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he Nursery at Northampton High School has been providing the perfect start in education for girls for many years and now aim to provide the perfect service for parents also. Previously only open during school term-time the Nursery will now provide up to 46 weeks of education, so that the girls can continue to learn and develop in our fantastic setting for 10 extra weeks during the school holidays. Girls may join The Nursery at the beginning of the term when they turn 3 and can automatically progress on into the Junior School reception class. The 10 extra weeks of education also applies to girls in our reception class, who can continue to learn and make use of our incredible facilities during school holidays if required. The girls in nursery are welcome to join us from 7.45am for breakfast and some relaxed morning activities. During the day, girls spend some of the time in age specific groups and other times in groups of their own choice. Activities are planned for each girl by their key-worker, taking prior learning and individual needs and interests into consideration. The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is covered as a minimum in nursery. Our excellent staff to pupil ratio enables your daughters’ teacher

to get to know her as an individual and help her to develop confidence and enthusiasm for learning. A healthy morning snack and a choice of hot lunches are provided and girls will have a ballet lesson with our ballet teacher and accompanying pianist as well as Physical Education and Music lessons. Our girls enjoy spending one morning a week in our outdoor ‘Wild Area” where they enjoy playing in and learning about nature and the environment. Learning to read is an important aspect of nursery life and we have our own reading scheme, which involves collaboration between home and school. Some girls go home at 3.20pm however they have the option to stay for GAP club till 6pm where they are joined by other girls from the Junior School for creative and fun activities and a snack tea to tide them over until home time. Only you will know when a nursery is right for you. We would be delighted to show you around the Nursery at Northampton High School at any time. Please contact the registrar, Mrs Heather Berry (01604 765765 or h.berry@nhs.gdst.net) to arrange an appointment.

the nursery Northampton High School

The perfect start for girls; the perfect service for parents The Nursery at Northampton High School has been providing the perfect start in education for girls for many years and now we aim to provide the perfect service for parents also. Previously only open during school term-time the Nursery will now provide up to 46 weeks of education, so that the girls can continue to learn and develop in our fantastic setting for 10 extra weeks during the school holidays.

Come and see for yourself. 01604 765765 | www.northamptonhigh.gdst.net

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Index

Activities & Days Out

Berzerk Leisure Cheeky Monkees Farndon Field Hamerton Zoo Park Mini Mischiefs Nene Valley Railway Newlands Shopping Centre Paul’s Pirates Sacrewell Farm & Country Centre The Castle Theatre The Core Theatre at Corby Cube West Lodge Rural Centre Wistow Maze

Business Opportunities

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Clubs & Classes Dance Schools

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

Music & Movement

Giggles & Wiggles Music Makers Sing & Sign

Physical Activity

Club Futsal Kettering Gym Tots Kiddie Coaching Li’l Dynos Little Kickers Mini Dribblers Tots & Tiddlers, Lodge Park Tumble Tots

Swim Schools

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

Theatre Schools Stagecoach

Health & Beauty

Dynamic Hair Gentle Touch Beauty Holistic Air Jane Mair Hairdressing Soul Attention Counselling Steps Fitness Club

Independent Schools 25 7 12 13 13 6 10 25 9 11 28 11 5&8 52 52

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Northampton High School Overstone Park School

Nurseries, Pre-Schools & Childminders

Acorn Childcare Aldwincle Pre-school Broughton Under 5s Pre-school Muddy Boots Pre-school Queen of Hearts Nursery School RR Childminding Sarah Wright Childminding Simba’s Den Day Nursery Titchmarsh Pre-school Wellingborough Day Nursery

Party Services

Bounce Time Cartoon Mascot Hire Children’s Parties - Corby Borough Council Cheers Mobile Bars ES Promotions Jacqueline’s Face Painting Jelly Tots Entertainment Little Inspirations Partee Putters Teenie Boppers & Crazy Faces Timeless Teas & Treasures Whytewell Sweet Carts

Photographers

Firetree Photography Precious Moments Photography Stacey Willis Photography

Pregnancy & Birth

Mind & Body Wellbeing Preview Ultrasound

Shopping & Gifts First Aid 4 You Oakley Bugz

Shopping & Gifts Baby & Child Products Cushi Tush

Footwear & Clothing

Bearly Worn Funky Lil Feet Padders For Kids

Gifts

EJ Bears Handmade by K 3D Letters Pencil Portraits Pete’s Toyboxes Stitched Memories Your Name in Song

Toy Shops

Cloggies

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Time for Tots Magazines Summer 2013 issue What's on in Northamptonshire Tots Toddlers Local Guide

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