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The local guide from bump to 5 Easter Activities & Events New! Pregnancy & Birth Section Parenthood & Personal Identity Tots Spring Nature Watch and much more...

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


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Spring 2013 Springtime at last! Longer, warmer days means we’ll be able to start enjoying the outdoors more with our children - from Northamptonshire’s lovely country parks to the local farms and zoo parks, there’s so much to do. To encourage a love of the outdoors and an interest in nature from an early age, we’re delighted to bring you a new feature courtesy of the Rangers at Fermyn Woods Country Park - Tots Nature Watch on page 6. Take a simple stroll through the parks and see what you can spot this spring from the ‘Tot to Spot’ list. We’ll then a have a new list for you in the summer! Also new this issue is our ‘Pregnancy & Birth’ section. We’ve widened the reach of the magazine to cover bump to 5, and not just 0 to 5, to make it useful to expectant parents too. A big thank-you to everyone who has contributed this issue, especially our lovely readers who wrote in with their interesting birth stories. Even if your story didn’t get published we greatly appreciate you sharing it with us. As usual with our spring issue we’ve included an Easter ‘What’s On’ guide so you can start planning your Easter weekend. We’ve decided what we’re doing already - amongst other things, a day out at the races! Last time we had a family day at the races, my then 4 year old daughter’s tactic of backing horses whose jockeys wore pink jerseys, beat the rest of us hands down so think I might try that this time! Whatever you do this spring we hope you have fun! Until the summer...

Vanessa

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Contents 4 Tots News 6 Nature Watch 8-9 Easter What’s On Guide 12 Clubs & Classes 14 Featured Class: Tumble Tots 21 Events Diary 26 Pregnancy & Birth 27 Hypnotherapy for a More Confident Childbirth 28 Your Childbirth Stories 31 Business Opportunities 32 Time for Mum 33 Who do you think you are? Parenthood and Personal Identity 34 Party Services 37 Weekly Activities Timetable 45 Special Offers 46 Competitions Page 47 Index

Find us on Our gorgeous front cover photograph was taken by Firetree Photography. See page 26 for a special offer from Firetree and page 10 for details of their Bluebell Wood Location shoot. www.firetreephoto.co.uk Whilst every effort is taken to ensure the content of this magazine is up to date and accurate, ‘Time for Tots’ cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions. Neither does ‘Time for Tots’ endorse any of the companies, products or services that are advertised. Copyright on all written material and artwork produced by the ‘Time for Tots’ team remains with ‘Time for Tots’.

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Tots News New Warm Pool for Infant Aquatics

Infant Aquatics baby and toddler swimming classes now have additional courses running at a lovely, private, very warm pool in a village location between Kettering and Stanion. “It is proving very popular with the young babies and children as it’s so warm and classes are kept to a maximum of 6” says Carly of Infant Aquatics. If you would like more information please contact Carly on: 01858 565713

www.infantaquatics.co.uk.

Funky Lil Feet Introduce Customer Loyalty Scheme

The gorgeous children’s shoe shop, Funky Lil Feet, in Thrapston recently introduced a new scheme to reward their customers for their loyalty - buy 10 pairs of shoes and get the 11th pair free! (Up to the value of £40). Considering the rate children’s feet grow when they’re little, this sounds fab to us! Especially if you’ve got 2 or more chidlren! Pick up a loyalty card when you’re next in the shop and start collecting the stamps.

www.funkylilfeet.co.uk

March Madness at Sacrewell Farm

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ottle feed a lamb, treat your Mum to a day out and chase down the Easter Bunny at Sacrewell Farm during a month of “March Madness”! Our lambing season starts on Saturday 2nd March with the arrival of our own Jacob and Lincoln Longwool lambs which will be bouncing around the fields at Sacrewell. Among the new arrivals will be some orphaned lambs which staff at Sacrewell will hand rear with the help of our visitors. Every day from 2nd March 2nd to the 16th April our rangers will be giving a talk about lambing and rearing lambs and there may even be the chance to bottle feed them yourselves! To celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday 10th March, Sacrewell will open its doors to Mums for free! Come and enjoy a delicious Sunday roast in Fresh at Sacrewell and then enjoy the spring season on the Farm….no doubt there will be a few other mothers and their chicks dotted around the farm. March will be rounded up with the start of the Easter holidays and the arrival of our Easter Bunny! To find out more turn to the Easter feature on pages 8 to 9. Marketing and Communications Officer, Megan Horner, said: “March is going to be a very busy month at Sacrewell and we are hoping to start 2013 the way we mean to go on! People of all ages are invited to celebrate the arrival of spring with us-there’s fun for all!” For information visit www.sacrewell.org.uk or call: 01780 782254.

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Spring Restart of Nature Tots at Fermyn Woods Country Park

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ollowing several requests by mums who love to see their Tots explore and interact with nature, the Rangers are re-starting Nature Tots at Fermyn Woods Country Park near Brigstock. Sessions will start at 10am and will be held on the second Thursday of every month during term time. The first session will be a special Easter themed session on Thursday 14th March. Nature Tots is a popular activity, held on the second Wednesday of every month, at Barnwell Country Park near Oundle. Here children from 18 months up to school age are guided by an experienced Ranger on a short nature trail, followed by craft activities tailored to the season. In January the Tots had fun making ice mobiles and creating animal collages using nature’s materials – spikey teasels adorned hedgehogs and soft moss and feathers on rabbits. The children were fascinated by the natural mobiles glistening in the winter sunshine. Hazel, mother to Lilly aged 3 said, “My children just love to be outside and this is just great that they get to have fun and learn about nature. We really look forward to it each month”. Pre-booking is required for all sessions – please phone Ranger Jo on 07703 160878. Each session is £3 per child which includes all activities and refreshments. For more information on Northamptonshire’s Country Parks visit: www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/parks

Indoor Fun at Stanwick Lakes

Stanwick Lakes have many fun and exciting sessions this spring for children and families to enjoy: Parent and Tot Group Every Wednesday (starting 6th March) come along to the new parent & tot group (suitable for under 5s) at the Rainbow Café from 11am to 12.30pm. Get to know other parents over tea or coffee and let your children play with a variety of toys and on the soft play equipment available in the Hideaway. Music and Movement will run a 45 minute session of singing and dancing, and the children can then wind down with a craft activity inspired by our beautiful surroundings. £1.50 for children over 90 cm and £1.00 for children under 90 cm. Normal carpark charges apply.

We’d like to wish all mothers a very happy & relaxing Mothering Sunday on the 10th March!

Junk Modelling in the Discovery Zone On the first Saturday of every month, come and make a fantastic model out of junk in the Discovery Zone between 1 and 4pm. This event is supported by the Phoenix Resource Centre. Arts, Crafts & Games in the Discovery Zone Let your children explore the education room whilst making different crafts and meeting the lovely volunteers at Stanwick Lakes. 1 to 4pm every weekend and daily during school holidays. More information can be found at: www.stanwicklakes.org.uk. To advertise call 0845 6439687 or e-mail info@timefortots.co.uk


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Tots Nature Watch: Spring 2013 Ramblings of a Ranger Tot to Spot

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

A white dead nettle

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Some frog spawn

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A catkin

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A yellow flower

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pring is definitely my favourite time of year with wildlife bursting into life all around us. It’s a great time to be out and about with young children exploring the signs of Spring in our local Country Parks. For me, not much beats the joy of seeing the first green tips of bulbs pushing up through the frosted soil. If you look carefully in the ponds and ditches at Fermyn Woods Country Park you may see frogs and toads who have ventured out from under logs and stones where they have spent the winter months, and are now heading for the ponds to lay their eggs. You may even see the strings of toad eggs and clumps of frogspawn in the ponds already. Encourage your little ones to look up into the skies for the first butterflies such as the Tortoiseshell and Yellow Brimstone, who will be waking up as they are warmed by the Spring sunshine. In the woods at Irchester Country Park, look out for early flowers such as the bright yellow Celandine and, amongst the grassy areas, you may spot the curious furry horse shoe shaped leaves of the Coltsfoot which goes on to develop a yellow dandelion like flower on a thick stem. White and Red Dead Nettles are also starting to flower and you can amaze your older children with your power to resist the sting of nettles…. before revealing the secret that White and Red Dead Nettles don’t sting! Point out to your children the abundant catkins on the Pussy Willows along the banks of the river and lakes at Barnwell Country Park. These catkins are the male flowers producing pollen which then has to travel by wind to seek out the female flowers. Whilst you are out on your walks, why not challenge your tot to spot the five signs of Spring listed here. Or you could get your tot to make a Native American Memory Stick by simply taking some string with you, find a short stick and bind on the various treasures they find that tells the story of your walk. It may be a feather, or a leaf or some moss next to a damp stone....you will be amazed at what they will find!

Visit www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/parks for more information on the wonderful Country Parks in Northamptonshire. Please mention Time for Tots when responding to an advertisement


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Thomas Events Spring 2013

That's my mum driving Thomas...

Mum Drives Thomas

Sunday 10th March

Mum’s chance to get behind the regulator of Thomas, places are limited so don't delay.

Thomas’ Big Adventure

Thursday 30th May ‘Adventures Ahoy!’ 11am 11am— —4pm Pirates and bear hunts aplenty! Friday 31st May ‘Myths and Magic’ 11am 11am— —4pm Wizards, dragons, fairies and mermaids Saturday 1st June ‘Fabulous Feasts’ 11am 11am— —4pm From chocolate factories to Stargazy Pie, plus our very own ‘Lets Cook’ T: 01933 625522 E: info@rftrust.org.uk Parking rates apply and there will be modest charges for some activities

Sunday 12th May

Thomas' annual big adventure when Thomas pulls the train all the way along the line into the big city. (Booking essential)

Goodbye Thomas

29th & 30th June

Parents... Don't delay. Thomas will be out of service from midyear until late 2014 undergoing his 10 yearly 'health check'. This will be the last Thomas event for over a year. For further details please call the Nene Valley Railway on 01780 784444 or visit our website:

www.nvr.org.uk

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

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Eggtastic Family Fun! ...our guide to ‘what’s on’ this Easter Easter Egg Trail

Fun Day Extravaganza

Stanwick Lakes

Towcester Racecourse

Follow the trail, solve the clues and win a small chocolate egg! The Easter Egg Trail is on at Stanwick Lakes from Friday 29th March to Monday 1st April between the hours of 10am and 4pm daily. Just £1 per participant. There will also be Easter themed crafts in the Discovery Zone from 1pm to 4pm. Create your own Easter cards and make a paper bunny! No booking required for either activity. Just turn up!

There is most definitely something for everyone at Towcester Racecourse this Easter Sunday (31st March). The fun starts at midday with a Lindt Chocolate Gold Bunny for the first 200 children through the gates. Peppa Pig & George will be making personal appearances throughout the day. There will also be 7 exciting horse races, an Easter Petting Zoo, Face Painters, Pony Rides*, and various other rides*, inflatables* and activities*. The first race of the day starts at 14.10** Admission for ages 16 or over is £10 per person. Under 16s go FREE! Parking is also free.

Tel: 01832 625522 www.stanwicklakes.org.uk

Children’s Easter Egg Hunt

Rockingham Castle Wonderful family fun for the Easter Weekend at Rockingham Castle. Children’s Easter Egg Hunt (tokens in exchange for eggs), children’s ‘witches and wizards’ search and family quiz. Wentworth the Griffin’s Lost Gold Quiz. 12 noon to 5pm on Sunday 31st March and Monday 1st April.

Tel: 01536 770240 www.rockinghamcastle.com

Easter Eggstravaganza

West Lodge Farm Meet the Easter Bunny at West Lodge Farm on Easter Sunday and Monday, participate in the family Easter Egg Hunt, egg and spoon races and enter the egg painting competition - as well all the usual farm attractions: piglet racing, cuddle corner, pony rides, indoor and outdoor play areas, beautiful walks, barrel rides and the scrumptious Rickyard’s Restaurant.

Tel: 01536 760552 www.westlodgeruralcentre.co.uk

* additional charges apply

** race times are subject to change

Tel: 01327 353414 www.towcester-racecourse.co.uk

Children’s Easter Egg Hunt

Country Parks There are many Easter activities & events taking place at Northamptonshire’s Country Parks over the Easter weekend and school Easter holidays. Exact details weren’t finalised at the time of going to press but what we do know is... Sywell Country Park will be having their annual Duck Race on Easter Sunday (March 31st). Meet in the main car park at 3pm. There will also be an Easter trail and Easter craft activities. It’s Easter Funday Monday (1st April) at Irchester Country Park, 11-3pm, with an Easter Egg Hunt, quiz, Chicken Chucking and more. At Fermyn Woods on Easter Sunday there will be a range of Easter themed events & activities and Barnwell Country Park will be holding an Easter Trail in the holidays. Please call or look ontline for details nearer the time:

www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/parks


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Eggstreme Easter

Big Bunny Easter Egg Hunt

Twinlakes Theme Park

Sacrewell Farm

It’s an Eggstreme Easter this year at Twinlakes Family Theme Park, Melton Mowbray! Join The Easter bunny for an action packed family fun day whatever the weather. Mr Bunny is very naughty and has been very busy hiding thousands of FREE chocolate crème eggs around Twinlakes for all you chocolate loving kids out there to find. Keep your eyes peeled whilst riding the rides and sliding the slides and you might catch a glimpse of Mr Bunny himself or even better your very own chocolaty treat. Too much chocolate? Why not take a break and try out the FREE eggtastic craft workshop. Make colourful Easter souvenirs to take home for your friends and family before heading down to Red Rooster Farm to see the brand new chicks and help the Farm Rangers bottle-feed all those hungry orphan lambs. NEW for 2013. Book online now and join the Easter Bunny and friends for an eggstra special breakfast banquet on Saturday 30th March. With star guest appearances! Includes a scrummy breakfast for the whole family, a personalised Easter egg hunt, encounters with our newborn baby animals and an action packed morning full of fun and games with the Easter Bunny and Friends followed by admission to Twinlakes Family Theme Park. Check out Twinlakes’ website for more details of all their Spring events and fantastic discounts!

Hop on a bumpy tractor ride to the Enchanted Wood from March 29th to April 14th where you will be challenged to find an Easter egg hidden among the undergrowth. Once you have found your egg your next challenge is to find the Easter Bunny who will be waiting for you with a chocolate surprise! The Big Bunny Hunt costs £3 per child and £1.50 per adult. Normal Farm admission still applies. For the first time this year there will be an opportunity to have a professional photo taken with the Easter Bunny by Serendipity Studios (optional). Other Easter activities include Duck Racing, Pony Grooming and Lamb Feeding!

Tel: 01664 567777 www.twinlakespark.co.uk

Easter Race Meeting

Dingley Racecourse The Woodland Pytchley Hunt point-to-point, “The Easter Meeting”, is on at Dingley Racecourse on Saturday 30th March. The first race is at 1.30pm but the course is open from 9.30am so that you can secure the best parking spot and have time for a very good picnic! A fun family day out.

www.dingleyraces.com

Tel: 01780 782254 www.sacrewell.org.uk

Lambing: March 2nd—April 16th Mother’s Day: March 10th

Mums get into the Farm for free

Big Bunny Hunt*:

March 29th—April 14th

*Activities may incur a surcharge Sacrewell Farm is part of the William Scott Abbott Trust www.sacrewell.org.uk Registered charity number 233603 01780 782254

www.sacrewell.org.uk


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Bluebell Wood Location Shoot www.firetreephoto.co.uk Kyra Williams (LSWPP), 108 Coventry Road, Market Harborough, LE16 9DA. 01858 440981/07773 280492 info@firetreephoto.co.uk

Share an hour with a professional photographer in a private bluebell wood for natural portraits. Sunday 5th & Tuesday 7th May 2013 Fine art printing, framing and made-to-measure wall art. Shoot fees ÂŁ40. Digital packages available.

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Bowling, Burger & Chips

Monday to Friday 11am til 5pm From the 28th March to the 12th April 2013 £6.50 per person

Under 16s only Includes 1 game of bowling and a child’s burger and chips

www.newyorkthunderbowl.co.uk

Tel: 01536 414004

Rockingham Road, Kettering, NN16 9AW

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Bamboozle presents a multi-sensory feast for all children, with delightful songs and fast-moving action. “ThiS Superb compAny cAn AmAze, enchAnT And enTerTAin in A WAy no oTher TheATre group hAS ever done! you Simply cAnnoT Afford To miSS bAmboozle.” DeBBie Withers, heaD teacher, Wren spinney schOOl performances specifically for children with special needs available.

Wed 3 – Sun 7 April 11Am & 2pm Box Office 01604 624811 www.royalandderngate.co.uk

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Clubs & Classes To advertise your Club or Class here call: 0845 6439687 or e-mail info@timefortots.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

www.barbarahootonschoolofdancing.co.uk

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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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

DAYTIME AND EVENING CLASSES PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS TRAINED AT: ITALIA CONTI – LONDON AND STELLA MANN – BEDFORD ANNUAL SHOWCASE & PRIZE GIVING ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORTS

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Featured Class: Tumble Tots What is Tumble Tots? Tumble Tots is the UK’s leading National Active Physical Play Programme for Children from 6 months to 7 years. It is designed to develop your child’s skills of agility, balance, co-ordination and climbing while at the same time encouraging their sense of self-confidence and selfesteem.

What is the aim of the classes? To help develop a child’s ‘skills for life’ and contribute towards them growing up into confident and healthy adults enjoying the importance of leading healthy lifestyles.

Talk us through a typical class

Each class has a challenging layout of colourful unique equipment which children are given the opportunity to explore. These develop their skills of agility, balance, coordination and climbing. There is also circle time where action songs and rhymes are used to develop social and physical skills. Older children are encouraged to interact with each other, to practise teamwork and develop the social skills they will need in later life. Younger children attend with their parents and are encouraged to discover what they are able to achieve. Each session finishes with the Tumble Tots classic ‘STICKER TIME’!!!

How do classes benefit children? • Our fun, structured programme helps develop both gross and fine motor skills so important for skill development. • Self-confidence is built through positive encouragement and praise • Social skills are developed through circle time activities and teamwork. • Language skills are developed through our use of rhymes and songs

What ages are the classes for? Gymbabes – 6 months to walking Tumble Tots – Walking – 2 years Tumble Tots – 2-3 Years Tumble Tots – 3 – School Age Gymbobs – School Age – 7 Years

When and where do you run classes? Mondays – W’boro Hindu Community Centre Tuesdays – Great Stukeley Village Hall Wednesdays – Raunds Saxon Hall Fridays – Kettering Ise Lodge Community Centre

How long does each class last?

Gymbabes 40 minutes, Tumble Tots 45 minutes and Gymbobs 1 hour.

How much does a class cost? Each session cost £5.20, payable in ½ term blocks. There is also an annual membership fee which includes a t-shirt, bag, CD and subscription to our magazine. Quote the code T4T1 for £10 off your joining fees. We suggest everyone comes to a trial session which cost £5.

To book a trial or for more information: Contact: Sue or Keri tel: 07906 949206 E-mail: sue.marx@tumbletots.com Website: www.tumbletots.com/ huntingdon-kettering

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

Kettering-huntingdontumbletots@hotmail.co.uk

or book online at www.tumbletots.com

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

Stagecoach Kettering

is now taking bookings for next term

Call: 01234 828878

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

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- 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

Infant Aquatics Baby & toddler swimming courses

Small, friendly classes from three months to five years. Building life long safety skills using our holistic approach in a fun environment. Kettering area call 01858 565 713 Northampton & Wellingborough area call 01933 223 458 www.infantaquatics.co.uk

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Only £4 per class

Energize Boys street dance classes for ages 4+ Stanwick Village Hall, Fridays 3.45 to 5pm Girls street dance classes for ages 4+ Stanwick Village Hall, Fridays 4 to 5pm STAGS Teenager’s Drama & Dance Class Stanwick Village Hall, Fridays 5 to 6pm

Movers Mix street, ballet & modern dance classes 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+ Ballroom tuition for adults also available

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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 Monday lessons coming soon!

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

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Come and Come and join join in in th the e Music Music Makers Make ers fun: fun: sin i gin i gg movement-iinstruments-p puppets singing-movement-instruments-puppets babies tto o pr e-schoolers For babies pre-schoolers CR ANFORD - V illage Hall Hall CRANFORD Village Mo ndays - 110am, 0am, 111am 1am & 2 pm Mondays 2pm MAWSLEY – The MAWSLEY The Centre Cen tre We dnesdays – 10am 10am & 11am 11am Wednesdays TIT TITCHMARSH TCHMARSH --The The Pavilion Pavilion Thu ursdays – 9.30am 9.30am Thursdays OUND OUNDLE N LE – Joan Joan Strong S tron g C Centre en tre Thu ursdays - 111.15am 1.15am Thursdays 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 Bo oking E ssential - Contact Contact Naomi Naomi Cooper Cooper Booking Essential 0781 5 293 3893; 01 832 731 953 07815 293893; 01832 731953 mu sicmakersnorthants@gmail.com musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com Fa cebook - Music Music Makers Makers Northants N orthan ts Facebook M Mu sic Ma kers birthday birthday parties parties available av ailab le Music Makers

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Julianna Rock-a-bye Baby Classes Birth to 17 months

Provide a lovely environment in this special time in your life to share with your baby! Through a unique variety of multi-level activities, that include: creative movement, singing, object and instrument exploration; baby’s growth and development are stimulated and all senses engaged. Classes are for lap babies, crawlers and walkers. It incorporates and provides families a special place for learning and connecting with other parents through music and movement. We invite you and your baby to be a part of a very special music and movement experience.

Music classes are plenty around this is more than a class it’s an experience!

The More We Get Together Toddlers 17 months to 3.5 years

Turn ordinary classes into an extraordinary journey where you and your toddler discover the joy of music, movement, dance & drama. Foster creativity and promote self control, as well as having a postitive impact on your child’s sense self-esteem and self-confidence. And the journey is for parents too! You are your child’s first and most important teacher, this experience helps you understand your child’s development process that each class activity provides.

Give your child the magic of music!

For more information or to book please contact Julianna on Tel: 01536 390392 or email: yulianna.ventura@ntlworld.com

Green Trunks, Loddington Road, Great Cransley, Kettering, NN14 1PY

The All New Bugtopia is Now Open! The Jungle Hut & Bugtopia is an Exciting Exploration of the Wonderful World of Wildlife. Find out more at

www.greentrunks.co.uk

Expires 20th July 2013

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The People’s Theatre Company presents

The Elephant Bridesmaid By Steven Lee Sat 20 Apr, 11am & 2pm

Written especially for parents to enjoy with their children, The Elephant Bridesmaid is a magical musical about weddings and wombats and the loveliest elephant the world has ever known. Based on a story from the bestselling book How The Koala Learnt To Hug and Other Australian Fairytales, this delightful show has just the right balance of games, songs and heartwarming elephant antics to make any day feel like your special day.

£8.50 (£6.50) Family Ticket £25 (2 Adults, 2 Children) Popular children’s author Steven Lee will be available to sign copies of his books at a specially reduced rate after the show.

Box Office 01933 270 007 www.thecastle.org.uk

Overstone Park Independent School DFE & Ofsted registered “Celebrating Diversity”

CRECHE, NURSERY & PRE-SCHOOL Age 0 to 4 years • • • • •

A safe & happy environment A wide range of equipment & resources A variety of work vouchers accepted Qualified & experienced staff A stimulating environment where children are able to explore and develop a sense of adventure

PREPARATORY SCHOOL Age 4 to10 years • • • •

Small classes Advanced numeracy & literacy skills due to additional support given Excellent SATs results Pupils achieve in small classes with kind, qualified and experienced staff who are experts in meeting the needs of children of all abilities

HIGH SCHOOL Age 11 to 18 years

• All pupils are given the opportunity to achieve their best potential and this is reflected in our excellent SATs and GCSE results • Academic, pastoral care & guidance is given on an individual basis • A strong anti-bullying ethos exists within the school where care and discipline is promoted • 1:1 support is given to pupils with special educational needs

Reasonable fee rates and excellent facilities available. Free before and after school care. Open 7.30am to 6pm for pupils of all ages. Give your child a chance to achieve their best potential in our small classes at Overstone Park School. CORE SUBJECTS GCSE RESULTS 2012 English 100% A* to C English Literature 100% A* to C Maths 100% A* to D Science 100% A* to C History 100% A* to C Modern Foreign Language 100% A* to C

Scholarships and bursaries up to 100% available for ages 5 to 16 years for September 2013 Overstone Park Independent School, Overstone Park, Northampton, NN6 0DT T: 01604 643787 E: opschool@aol.com w: www.overstoneparkschool.co.uk We can make a difference Please mention Time for Tots when responding to an advertisement


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Events Diary March Wed 6th Nature Tots at Irchester Country Park. 10 to 11.30am. Must book. Wed 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th Parent & Child Group at the Rainbow Cafe, Stanwick Lakes. 11am to 12.30pm. Sun 10th Mothering Sunday. Mum Drives Thomas at Nene Valley Railway. Sunday lunch at West Lodge Farm. Free primrose for all mothers. Wed 13th Nature Tots at Barnwell Country Park. 10 to 11.30am or 1 to 2.30pm. Must book. Thu 14th Nature Tots at Fermyn Woods Country Park. 10 to 11.30am. Easter theme. Must book. Tue 19th Nature Tots at Sywell Country Park. 10 to 11.30am. Must book. Wed 20th Nature Tots at Brixworth Country Park. 10 to 11.30am Must book. Thu 28th Captain Barnacles from the Octonauts at the Newlands Centre Sat 30th Children’s Easter Party in aid of Macy’s Memory. 1 to 4pm at The Grampion Club, Corby. Children £3, adults £1. For tickets or information contact Claire on 07506 709763 or email macysmemory@googlemail.com Sun 31st Fun Day Extravaganza at Towcester Racecourse. From 12 noon. Baby/Childrens Nearly New Sale at The Pemberton Centre, Rushden. 10am to 12pm. Adults £1 entry.

See our Easter What’s On Guide on pages 8 to 9 for more activities & events

Sun 5th & Tue 7th Bluebell Wood Shoot with Firetree Photography. Must Wed 3rd to Sun 7th book. “Crazy Hair” at the Royal & Derngate Theatre. 11am & 2pm. Thu 9th Nature Tots at Fermyn Woods Wed 3rd Country Park. 10 to 11.30am. Chris & Pui Roadshow (from Booking essential. CBeebies) at The Royal & Sat 11th Derngate Theatre. 11am & “Stuck” (Oliver Jeffers) at The 1.30pm. Tickets £10. Core at Corby Cube. 11am & 2pm. Suitable for ages 3+. Nature Tots at Irchester Country Park. 10 to 11.30am. Must book. Sat 11th & Sun 12th Sheep Shearing Weekend at Thu 4th Sacrewell Farm. Includes pony Mike The Knight is at Twinlakes Family Theme Park. Appearances grooming, duck racing, lamb racing and pond dipping. throughout the day. Sun 12th Mon 15th “Thomas’ Big Adventure” at Schools re-open Nene Valley Railway. Tue 16th Wed 15th Nature Tots at Sywell Country Nature Tots at Brixworth Country Park. 10 to 11.30am. Book. Park. 10 to 11.30am Must book. Wed 17th Nature Tots at Brixworth Country Sat 18th Heritage Day at Stanwick Lakes. Park. 10 to 11.30am Must book. 11am to 4pm. Explore Roman Sat 20th & Iron Age history, weave a “The Elephant Bridesmaid” at The Castle Theatre. 11am & 2pm. bracelet, make a mosaic & defend the Roundhouse with Thu 25th shields and spears! (Free) Scrat from Ice Age at the The Fitzwilliam (Milton) Hunt at Newlands Centre, Kettering. Dingley Racecourse. First race Sun 28th 2pm. Gates open 9.30am. The Fernie Spring Meeting at Tue 21st Dingley Racecourse. Nature Tots at Sywell Country Mon 29th Park. 10 to 11.30am. Book. Open week at St Peters School, Sun 26th & Mon 27th Kettering. Sheep Shearing Demonstrations at West Lodge Farm. May Wed 29th Peppa Pig at Twinlakes Family Wed 1st Theme Park. Appearances Nature Tots at Irchester Country Park. 10 to 11.30am. Must book. throughout the day. Thu 30th Fri 3rd Ben & Holly at The Newlands Open day at Northampton High Centre, Kettering. School. 9.30am to 12 noon. Thu 30th to Sat 1st June Sat 4th to Mon 6th Story Festival at Stanwick Lakes. Pirate Treasure Trail at West Activities inspired by best loved Lodge Farm. Treasure trail, stories. 11am to 4pm daily. pirate fancy dress, sand castle competition, walk the plank...

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Personalised music gifts for that special child in your life! • Music CD’s • Interactive CD-ROM Story Books • Singing Alarm Clocks • Singing Cuddly Toys • Name Poems • Growth Charts

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The Fitzwilliam (Milton) Hunt is pleased to announce their point-to-point meeting

Dingley Racecourse

Nr Market Harborough, Leicestershire One of the most renowned point-to-point courses in the Country with a natural amphitheatre that gives everyone an excellent view of the racing.

Saturday 18th May 2013 - first race starts at 2pm

• Superb amateur racing • Licensed betting

• Trade Stands • Bar and food stalls

• Children’s entertainment • Bring your own picnic

A great day out for the whole family. Admission: £15 per car & driver, £5 for each passenger. Children FREE.

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Come and see us during our

OPEN WEEK starting Monday 29th April 2013

St Peter’s School - Kettering 52 Headlands Kettering NN15 6DJ T. 01536 512 066 stpeters.org.uk

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Pregnancy & Birth Welcome to our new ‘Pregnancy & Birth’ pages.

New Born Baby Photography

With news, services, information, offers and more for local, expectant parents... I offer a Specialist new born baby service from home. Up to six weeks old, babies are light sensitive, my shoots use natural light with no flash photography. Each shoot lasts for up to four hours allowing plenty of time for comforting and feeding.

Special offer: 5 free high resolution images with your first order.*

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

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Hypnotherapy for a More Confident Childbirth

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ypnotherapy can be a very positive experience for expectant parents. An expectant mum can go through many challenges during her pregnancy, bouts of sickness being just one of them. So, with all the recent stories about Kate Middleton’s pregnancy and the challenges she’s been facing, it is extremely reassuring to read that she is using Hypnotherapy to help her overcome them, giving her the confidence to relax and enjoy her pregnancy more. For expectant parents, pregnancy should be a time of joy, anticipation and bonding with their babyto-be. A preparation of a new phase in their lives, blessed with a child. But often this joyful time can sometimes be shadowed by birthing fears or concerns, heightened by frequently related birthing stories, preparing you for the worst. We are all different, which is where hypnosis helps. It is totally possible to enjoy your pregnancy, through the support of Hypnosis, helping you feel more in control of the birthing experience in a positive way. Research has proven that Hypnosis can significantly help: • Reduce fear, tension and pain • Increase ability to relax mentally and physically • Reduce need for pain medication (reducing side effects) • Shorten labour • Reduce incidence of surgical interventions • Promotes higher Apgar baby wellbeing score

• Shorten hospital stay • Reduced post-natal depression • Promote lactation The Confident Childbirth approach of Hypnobirthing is a safe, flexible method using positive hypnosis & psychology practices from within Cognitive Hypnotherapy, in a sensitive & caring way ~ tailored specifically to suit your needs as an individual. So whether you are a first time mum or a mum to many, the personalised Confident Childbirth approach can make a big difference to how you can be prepared for a more positive labour. No two pregnancies are the same, so you are given the support that is right for you and your baby. Whether that might be minimising the effects of morning sickness; bonding with your baby; pain control; relaxation techniques; confidence building or imagining that precious moment with your baby safely in your arms and your heart filled with joy and love. . . a calm birth is a great start to new family life! Harshani Curbishley-Brown Cognitive Hypnotherapist & Confident Childbirth Practitioner

Tel: 07941 841 485 www.mindbodywellbeing.co.uk Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/Harshani_MBW and Facebook: www.facebook.com/ harshanicurbishleybrown.

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Your Amazing Childbirth Stories...

A BIG thank-you to our lovely readers for sharing their extraordinary birth stories with us. Stories we hope will entertain and inspire you...

“The doctor grabbed her head and bottom and literally pushed her round the right way! It was an amazing thing to see!” Emma, Mum to Morgan aged 9 months

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mma was taken into hospital to be induced with her third child. Luckily for Emma the first attempt at induction didn’t work and when the doctor came round to examine her they discovered her baby was breech! She had always thought that her tummy felt a weird shape with a large hard ball at the top, but she was always told it was the baby’s bottom. A subsequent scan confirmed the doctor’s finding so Emma was given the choice of having a c-section or having her baby turned and having her naturally. Having 2 other children Emma wanted to avoid a major operation if she could so opted to have her baby turned. “It was an amazing thing to see!” said Emma. “I was given a drug that relaxed the womb so the doctor could grab hold of her better. The doctor then grabbed her head and bottom and literally pushed her round the right way! It looked like magic! It felt a little uncomfortable but didn’t hurt” Emma went on to have a normal vaginal birth and a gorgeous, healthy little girl. “I was the talk of the labour ward that day!” said Emma. “I would definitely recommend that women in a similar position think about trying this if they have the option. It doesn’t always work, the baby can sometimes flip back the wrong way, but luckily for me it worked well!”

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“I had planned to have my 3rd child in hospital...but my little lady had other ideas!” Claire, Mum to Freya aged 5 weeks

fter two long labours with her two sons, both of which required ventouse for delivery, Claire was not prepared for what happened with her third child! Claire’s baby girl, Freya, arrived 9 days late in January of this year. Claire had started to get a few twinges while picking her eldest child up from school at 3.15pm but carried on as normal. After having a ‘show’ however 45 minutes later things started to progress rather quickly and by 4.45pm Claire was on all fours on her bed fighting the urge to push! Luckily Claire had her Mum with her who promptly phoned labour ward. A midwife was sent out immediately and arrived in time to deliver Claire’s beautiful baby girl at 5.38pm weighing a healthy 7lb 11oz. “I had planned to have my 3rd baby in hospital, after needing assistance with the first two I wanted to be safe, but my little lady had other plans!” said Claire. Freya had passed meconium inside so both Claire and Freya were transferred to hospital for monitoring but all was well and mother and baby were home the next day. “She is perfect! Her 2 big brothers are as smitten as Mummy and Daddy”.

“The most difficult thing about my VBAC was dealing with the fear” Kati, Mum to Hal aged 6 months

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ati had to have an emergency c-section with her first child when Eva refused to come out at the pushing stage - Kati later found out that Eva was lying in a transverse position at the time of delivery so there was no way she was going to come out without help! There was no reason to believe the same would happen again though so when Kati fell pregnant with her second child, she was keen to try for a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean). After reading up as much as she could on VBACs and preparing herself mentally, Kati went into labour 11 days early. She was keen to keep active

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Kati’s story continued...

during her labour to help the baby move into a good position for delivery, and despite having to wear a monitor throughout (so the midwives could keep an eye on the baby and detect any sign of distress) Kati was still able to do this. The labour progressed slowly initially but when her waters were broken, after hours with little happening, things started to escalate. “When it came to the pushing stage I remember thinking ‘Oh no! I’ve actually got to do this!’ but the midwives and Pete were great and helped me focus”. The baby’s heart rate started to drop but having come so far Kati was determined she was going to do it. The midwife gave her an episiotomy and with that her son Hal was born on the 19th August 2012! “He was born with the cord round his neck which is why his heart rate dipped but with a quick rub he was absolutely fine. I was able to cuddle, feed and marvel at him straight away!” said Kati “I was and still am very proud that my body and I managed to deliver a baby naturally this time! The most difficult thing about it was dealing with the fear but my consultant and midwife were confident I could do it, I just had to believe in myself and my body”. To advertise call 0845 6439687 or e-mail info@timefortots.co.uk


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perfect start in life OPEN DAY Nursery to Sixth Form (3-18 years)

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Business Opportunities To advertise your business here call: 0845 6439687 or e-mail info@timefortots.co.uk

PARTYLITE

Bored of sitting around? Fed up with having no money left to last the month? Want to meet new people and earn money? Then why not try something new...Give Partylite a go, earn between £50-60 for 3 hours work. Free holidays, no monthly targets, no cash outlay and no obligation. Want to find out more? Then call me for a no obligation chat. You never know you might just love it! *** 40th Anniversary Offer ***

Book a party or try out as a Partylite Representative before June 30th 2013 and receive a free gift AND be entered into a prize draw to win £40 worth of products!

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JOIN THE BUSINESS MUMS! Beat the trend and work with a successful, international company, with a £36 million turnover in the UK, $2.5 billion worldwide, and a 25% growth over the last 2 years. Successful ‘business mum’ is looking to work with open minded and ambitious people with a ‘think outside of the box’ attitude, either to work part time, £500-£1,500 pm or full time, £2,000-£5,000+ pm, without having to compromise current career, business or family commitments.

Be your own boss and earn £200 - £300 per month for just a few hours work a week. Start your own Pampered Chef business for as little as £65 and you can earn this and much more: * Choose your own hours * Free products and rewards * Complete flexibility * Full training and support Call Tracey Aldridge on 07718 533 163 to find out more. www.pamperedchef.biz/bicesterkitchen

If you have a supervisory, managerial, sales, marketing, recruitment, self-employed background, would like to work from home, or feel you wish to develop an extra-ordinary income, please call:

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Who Do You Think You Are? Parenthood and Personal Identity

Article by Rachel Bridgeford of Soul Attention Counselling Service Local qualified counsellor and Mum of 2

here are some phrases that, as parents of young children we all hear from time to time: ‘Make sure you make time for yourself’, ‘It’s important when your children are young to still spend time as a couple’, and my personal favourite: ‘the housework can wait, make sure you sleep when the baby does’. Well intentioned advice for sure and I’m not saying there is no truth or worth in it. I absolutely agree that all those things are important, essential even, to bear in mind when your children are little. However there is a fundamental problem with the doling out of such phrases that is often overlooked by those caring folks who offer them. The way in which you identify with yourself as a parent, what you believe a parent is/should be, is key to your willingness and ability to act on such advice. What do I mean by this? Well, take a minute, and be honest with yourself, maybe even write down your responses. What does being a mum or dad mean to you? Think about things like how much time should a mum or dad spend playing or having quality time with their children?’ What level of input and stimulation from a parent is required for your child to reach their full potential? If necessary what else should fall by the wayside so that these things can happen? And if you fall short of your own target what would that mean? Now consider your own answers to these questions. Reflect on how much of your time and energy is spent in pursuit of these goals and you will start to gain a concept of how much of your personal identity, who you think you are, is wrapped up in being a parent. I’m sure many of you would agree that, shown as a percentage, the proportion of your self concept that is ‘mum’ or ‘dad’ is significant, large even. Possibly, for some of you, there may be little else. This would particularly apply to ‘stay at home’ parents.

But what inhabited that space before? Before the children when pregnancy, babies and family life was just something that other people did that you were possibly planning for one day in the future. Who were you then? My intention with this article is not to create nostalgia for those carefree days of little responsibility and lots of sleep. I truly believe that the time we spend as parents fulfils something in us in a way that no other achievement could, but I do want to voice a note of caution. As you are going about your daily parenting duties, sometimes finding it a great pleasure, sometimes finding it as arduous as we all know it can be, take care to remember that this is not all you are. You are many other things too and whatever things those are deserve space in your awareness. Inevitably one day, in fact more and more so each day, our children will not need us. Our parenting personas will gradually, even though they will never be obsolete, become less and less necessary as a feature in our lives. And when that happens you will need to have something left. So give those other parts of your personality room to breathe, grow and continue to exist. Add into your personal concept of a parent the fact that they are also people with their own lives, hopes and dreams and needs. And don’t feel guilty for it because if your children see you being happy to be yourself and see you knowing yourself well, then that is a gift you are passing onto them too. Maybe I’m preaching to the converted here but if my words help even one person who may have been struggling with balancing personal needs with the needs of small children then my work here is done…

For advice and support on any parenting related issue, please e-mail Rachel at: rachelbridgeford@live.co.uk. Alternatively you can write to Soul Attention Counselling Service at 27 The Pyghtles, Wollaston, Northamptonshire, NN29 7QD. All correspondence will be treated confidentially and can be kept anonymous if you prefer.

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Party Services To advertise your Party Service here call: 0845 6439687 or e-mail info@timefortots.co.uk

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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) Cat walk and dance disco with party games and exercise, including Zumba and Street dance Boys street dance parties with exercise and learning of acrobats and dance techniques 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

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Much more than just a disco Dancing-Games-Karaoke-Prizes-Non-stop Fun! We offer a wide range of affordable celebration cakes, from a simple cupcake to an elaborate wedding cake, and everything in between. COMING SOON - Cupcake and cake decorating classes.

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Face Painting and Air Brush Ink Tattoos All occasions covered - from children’s parties to fetes, fairs and weddings.

Wide selection of designs (for girls, boys & adults too!) including: Butterflies, Hello Kitty, Cats, Dogs, Tigers, Lions, Dragons, Super Heroes and Super Villains , Pirates, Dracula, Witches, Zombies, Reindeer, Snowman, Flowers and many more. For more information or to book, contact Jacqui on 07739 225366 or email jacqui.wilford@googlemail.com www.facebook.com/JacquelinesFacePainting http://jacquelinesfacepainting.weebly.com/ CRB Checked and Public Liability Insured

Fully licensed mobile bars for any occasion Birthdays Weddings Christenings Anniversaries Fêtes & Fairs Corporate events All occasions covered No hire charges * Friendly and efficient service Competitive drinks prices * DJ also available Tel: 01933 678540 Email: enquiries@cheersmobilebars.co.uk www.cheersmobilebars.co.uk Find us on Facebook: CheersMobileBars

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

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

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

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

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Corby and District Mondays Parent & Toddler Swimming 10am to 12pm at Corby International Pool. Drop in.

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Li’l Dynos At Lodge Park Sports Centre. 1.40 to 2.20pm. For ages 2.5+

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

Dance Class for Ages 2 to 3 Years (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 4.30pm to 5pm at Elizabeth Street Dance Studios.

Parents & Tots (Corby Old Village) 1.30-2.45pm at Corby Old Village Primary School. £1. TT.

Street Dance/Freestyle (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 5pm to 5.45pm at Elizabeth Street Dance Studios. For ages 4 to 6 years.

Children’s Ballet (Nene Valley Dance Academy) Baby Ballet, 4pm to 4.30pm, Beginners Ballet (age 4+) 4.30 to 5.15pm.Elizabeth St Dance Studios.

Wilbarston Tots & Tiddlers 10am-12pm at Wilbarston Village Hall. Sarah:07730 568300. TT

Club Futsal At Corby Rugby Club 7 to 8.30pm. For ages 2+

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tuesdays Little Angels Tots Group 9.15 to 11.30am. The Baptist Church Hall, Rowlett Road. Contact Ann on 01536 394824. Parent & Toddler Swimming 9.30am to 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 (with Nene Valley Dance Academy) 10 to 11am at Elizabeth St Dance Studios. For under 4s. Dance and exercise class. Rhymetime 10 to 10.30am & 11 to 11.30am at Corby Library (in The Cube). Free. TT. Glee Club (with Nene Valley Dance Academy) 5pm to 5.45pm at Elizabeth Street Dance Studios. For ages 4 to 5.5 years.

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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 3 to 4 years 1pm to 1.45pm for 3 to 4 years 1.45pm to 2.30pm for 3 to 4 years First Moves Movement & music for under 5s. 10.15 to 11.15am & 11.30 to 12.30am at The Core at Corby Cube. Free. TT. 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.

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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+ Little Movers (with Nene Valley Dance Academy) 1.30 to 2.30pm at Elizabeth St Dance Studios. For under 4s. Dance and exercise class. NVDA Twinkle Tots Dance (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 4.30pm to 5pm at Elizabeth Street Dance Studios. For ages 2 to 3 yrs. Rainbows Dance Class (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 5pm to 5.45pm at Elizabeth Street Dance Studios. For ages 4 to 6 yrs. Li’l Dynos 5 to 5.40pm at Woodnewton Centre.

SATURDAYS Children’s Ballet (Nene Valley Dance Academy) Baby Ballet, 9.15 to 9.45am, for ages 2 to 3 years. Beginners Ballet, 9.45 to 10.30am, for ages 4 to 6 years Little Tappers (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 9.45am to 10.15am for ages 2 to 3. Baby Stage (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 10.15am to 10.45am for 2 to 3 yrs. 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

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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 Balance Health Club. 30 min classes between 10am and 12pm. For 3mths to 4.5 yrs. Beginners Ballet & Tap (Barbara Hooton School of Dance) 3.40 to 4.40pm at The Britannia Club, Burton Latimer. Starlight Dance “Munchkins” 4 to 5pm at Starlight Dance & Musical Theatre School, High Street. For 2 to 6 year olds. Children’s Freestyle Dance Class (Emma’s Dance Studio) 4.30 to 5.45pm at Kettering Buccleugh Academy. For 3 to 7 years. Desborough & Rothwell Rhymetime (Rothwell) Mondays 2.30-3pm, term time only. Rothwell Library. Free. 01536 711880 Little Kickers At Desborough Leisure Centre Junior Kickers for 2 to 3.5 year olds, 3.40 to 4.25pm Swimming Lessons 30 minute lessons between 4pm and 6pm at Montsaye Community Sports Centre. For ages 3+ Call 01536 713708 Cranford Music Makers 10am, 11am and 2pm at Cranford Village Hall. Fun music and movement for 0-5 years. £4 Per child and £2 for siblings. Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com

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 9.30am-1pm in Geddington. Each class 30 minutes. For children aged 3 months to 4.5 yrs. Contact Carly. 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 Pytchley Mums & Tots Tuesdays 10-11.30am. Pytchley School Hall. Sally: 01536 799541

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 10am-12pm at Balance Health Club. Each class 30 minutes. For children aged 3 months 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.

Jungle Tots At Greentrunks Garden Centre, Gt Cransley. From 11am. £1 per participant.

Infant Aquatics Swimming 1.45pm-5pm in Geddington. Each class 30 minutes. For children aged 3 months to 4.5 yrs. Contact Carly.

Toybox Mums & Tots, Broughton 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. Children’s Freestyle Dance Class (Emma’s Dance Studio) 5.30 to 6.15pm at Ise Lodge Community Centre. For 3 to 7 years. Desborough & Rothwell Jenny’s Dolphins Baby & Pre-school Swimming At Montsaye Sports Centre. All kessons last for 30 mins 9.30am < 12 months 10am 2 & 3 year olds 10.30am 3 year olds (no adults) 11am 1 year olds Swimming Lessons 30 minute lessons between 4pm and 6pm at Montsaye Community Sports Centre. For ages 3+ Call 01536 713708

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

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 Gymbabes 9.50am at Ise Lodge Community Centre. For babies from 6 months to walking. Infant Aquatics Swimming 10am-12pm at Balance Health Club. Each class 30 minutes. 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 BrambleTots 10-11.30am. Ise Pavillion. £2 per family. Hayley: 01536 524701 Hartbeeps Happy House 10.15am at Mocha Mama, Glendon Farm. £5per session. £2.50 siblings. See ad. Tumble Tots 10.45am at Ise Lodge Community Centre. From walking to 2 years. Tumble Tots 11.45am at Ise Lodge Community Centre. For ages 2 to 3 years. 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 Desborough & Rothwell Rhymetime (Desborough) Fridays 10-10.30am, term time only. Desborough Library. Free. 01536 711880

Mawsley Baby & Toddler Group Jenny’s Dolphins 9.30-11am at The Centre £1.50 first child, 50p per child thereafter. Sarah: Baby & Pre-school Swimming At Montsaye Sports Centre. All 01536 790517 lessons last for 30 mins. 12.15pm 1 year olds 12.45pm over 2 years

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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 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

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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 thrapston & villages Titchmarsh Babes 1.30-2.30pm. Titchmarsh Clubroom. £1.50/family. Contact Judith on 01832 730587

If no contact details are provided, an advert for the class can be found in our Clubs & Classes section starting on page 12.

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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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 Baby Ballet (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 1.15 to 2pm at The Pemberton Centre. For ages 2+ years. 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. thrapston & villages Tiny Tots Dance Class (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 4.15 to 4.45pm at St James Church Hall. For ages 2 to 3 year olds. Rainbows Dance Class (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 4.45 to 5.30pm at St James Church Hal. For ages 4 to 6 years

Hartbeeps Happy House 11am at My Flourpower, High Street. £5 per session. See ad. Stanwick Parent & Tot Sessions 11am to 12.30pm at The Rainbow Cafe, Stanwick Lakes. Music, movement & crafts. £1.50 for children over 90 cm and £1 for children under 90 cm. Normal carpark charges apply. thrapston & villages Little Angels (Ringstead) 1.30 - 3pm, term time only. Ringstead School Hall. £1.30 per family.


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

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

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

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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 betrweem 11.30am and 1.30pm at Hinwick College, Poddington School.

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wednesdays Irchester BATS (Babies and Toddlers) 9.15-11.15am at Irchester Village Hall. £1 1st child, 50p thereafter. Nichola: 01933 410866. TT Stay & Play 9.30-11am at Croyland Children’s Centre. Free. Just drop in. 01933 279681

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

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Index Activities & Days Out

Berzerk Leisure Cheeky Monkees Dingley Racecourse Greentrunks Garden Centre Hamerton Zoo Park Nene Valley Railway New York Thunder Bowl Newlands Shopping Centre Paul’s Pirates Royal & Derngate Theatre Sacrewell Farm & Country Centre Stanwick Lakes The Castle Towcester Racecourse West Lodge Rural Centre

Business Opportunities

Business Mums Pampered Chef Partylite Virtual Sales Team

Clubs & Classes Dance Schools

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

Music & Movement

Giggles & Wiggles Music Makers Sing & Sign

Physical Activity

Club Futsal Li’l Dynos Little Kickers Mini Dribblers Tumble Tots

Swim Schools

Bubble Babies Infant Aquatics Jenny’s Dolphins

Theatre Schools Stagecoach

Health & Beauty

BOKWA Fitness Dynamic Hair Holistic Air Jane Mair Hairdressing

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Soul Attention Counselling Steps Fitness Club

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Independent Schools

Northampton High School Overstone Park School St Peter’s School

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Nurseries, Pre-Schools & Childminders

Acorn Childcare Aldwincle Pre-school Katy Ross Childminder Muddy Boots Pre-school Queen of Hearts Nursery School Ring of Roses Pre-school Sarah Wright Childminding Titchmarsh Pre-school Wellingborough Day Nursery

Party Services

Bumble Cottage Cakes Cakes From the Heart Cheers Mobile Bars ES Promotions Holmes Event Hire Jacqueline’s Face Painting Jelly Tots Entertainment Rascal’s Children’s Disco Teenie Boppers & Crazy Faces

Photographers

Firetree Photography Precious Moments Photography

Pregnancy & Birth

Pregnancy Yoga with Louise Blades Mind & Body Wellbeing Preview Ultrasound

Shopping & Gifts Baby & Child Products Cushi Tush

Footwear & Clothing

Bearly Worn Funky Lil Feet Padders For Kids

Gifts

Handmade by K Megan Claire Greetings Cards Pencil Portraits Your Name in Song

Toy Shops

Alfie’s Attic

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Spring 2013 Time for Tots Northamptonshire  

Spring 2013 Time for Tots Magazine Northamptonshire

Spring 2013 Time for Tots Northamptonshire  

Spring 2013 Time for Tots Magazine Northamptonshire

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