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Who’s The Boss? Toddle Models

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9,000 copies of Toddle About are distributed every quarter around South Warwickshire, including Warwick, Leamington, Kenilworth, Rugby, Southam, Stratford-upon-Avon and surrounding areas. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information in Toddle About is accurate and correct, we cannot guarantee that this is so and neither Toddle About nor Tim Freed can accept any liability for loss, damage or problems arising from any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in content, nor from actions taken by readers based on information or opinions presented in advertisements or throughout the magazine. Images and information supplied by 3rd parties have been accepted in good faith and all liability for any legal transgression including breach of copyright remains with the supplying parties.

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Wh at ‘s N ew ? What’s new for bumps, babies & toddlers in the Warwickshire area

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‘Little Stars’ Pre School Dance Classes in Warwickshire

‘Little Stars’ is a toddler and pre-school dance class from Hannah Clare School of Dance. The class is for children from when they are walking until they go to school, where parents and carers are encouraged to join in. Learning the foundations of dance with props, songs and plenty of fun! Classes are held in Ettington, Sherbourne, Barford and Tiddington. For more info call 07596 253232 or email hannah@ hcschoolofdance.co.uk and quote ‘Toddle About’ for a free trial. www.hannahclareschoolofdance.co.uk. P.46

There’s nothing like a good old NCT Nearly New Sale for stocking up on some quality baby and toddler bargains (or selling some of your own). Pop down to the Rugby NCT Sale on Sunday 26th April 2015, 11:30am – 1pm at Benn Hall, Rugby to buy some top quality baby and children’s toys, clothes and equipment at great prices. Admission is £1, with early entry for members (with card). If you’re interested in selling, email nns.rugby@nct.org.uk for a seller’s pack.

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New Mummy & Me Classes in Kenilworth

New to South Warwickshire, Tappy Toes classes are fun and creative dance/ movement classes for boys and girls aged 3 months to 5 years. Using music, singing, props and storytelling to ensure the class is stimulating and educational, they are a great way to develop coordination and social skills as well as challenging imagination and creativity. Classes are run by Emma, an experienced teacher and mum of two. Contact Emma on 07840 155786 or email emmastappytoes@hotmail.com. P.38

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Jaykays Dance Company have launched brand new classes at Little Sunflowers in Kenilwor th. They will be offering their very popular Mummy & Me dance classes and Little Rascals pre-school dance classes on Monday afternoons. The classes are a wonderful introduction to dance and are also running in Leamington on a Friday and Saturday and delivered in local nurseries. For further information please visit the website www.jaykaysdancecompany.co.uk. P.48

Family Activities at the Heritage Motor Centre

Discover the world’s largest collection of historic British vehicles this May at the Heritage Motor Centre, with their fun and interactive family events. Mini Movers on Monday 11 May is a great day, designed especially for the 5 and unders. Experience ‘Museums at Night’, an exclusive out of hours experience on Saturday 16 May. Or bring the family together to enjoy a range of Motoring themed activities on National Children’s Day on Sunday 17 May. www.heritage-motor-centre.co.uk. P.14

Even More For Kids at Mopp Heads Hairdressers

Mopp Heads are always thinking of new ways to make your child’s trip to the hairdressers an enjoyable one. With a TV and tablet to watch Peppa Pig and your favourite programmes, and now a games console too, waiting for a haircut - and having one - has never been so much fun! Children can sit in the new, novelty Maserati car-chair and enjoy a truly first class haircut from a qualified Level 3 hairdresser. www.mopheadskidshair.com. P.33 icon tells you which advertisers have a voucher in the centre pages


Give Your Memories A New Lease Of Life

Based in Leamington Spa, Beadle’s Needles take your precious out-grown clothing and baby items and turn them into personalised quilts, blankets, toys and other decorative items in order to preserve the memories forever. Items can be personalised with appliquéd names as well as hand embroidered details such as baby’s date of birth and birth weight. Find out more at www.facebook.com/beadlesneedles or email beadlesneedles@gmail.com to request an item list. P.11

The “Wheelie Fit Mums” Return To Kenilworth

The Wheelie Fit Mums are back in action on Monday mornings from April in Kenilwor th’s Abbey Fields. This one hour Cardiovascular and Toning session for new mothers with baby in buggy, is provided by PHYS-OGUE, a local pre and postnatal fitness service run by qualified midwife and fitness instructor Bernadette Fogarty. These “feel good” sessions are particularly popular so contact Bernadette to book your place ASAP. For more information contact bernadette@phys-ogue.co.uk or 07952 565 002, or visit www.phys-ogue.co.uk. P.31

Finalists In A Different Kind of Race

Leamington based charity Kids Run Free run fun running races for children on Saturdays in Rugby, Leamington and Warwick - and they have been selected as finalists of the Networking Mummies Awards 2015. Founder and MD of the charity Martine Verweij said, “I am so honoured to have been announced as a Finalist. To me this is a very good way to spread the word of what we do ... Hopefully being a finalist of this award will allow us to inspire more children to be active.” www.kidsrunfree.co.uk. P.50

New Sing and Sign Classes in Warwick & Stratford

To celebrate 10 years of baby signing classes in South Warwickshire, Sing PLEASE / THANK YOU and Sign are launching Community Centre Meadow new sessions at Chase in Warwick on Thursdays (mornings and afternoons) and also at The Croft Preparatory School in Stratford. Recommended by Sure Start and approved by speech and language therapists, Sing and Sign Babes Classes (for 0 – 6m) build the framework for good communication through songs and gentle activities, after which babies progress to baby signing from around 6 – 14 months. Visit www.singandsign.co.uk or call Pippa on 01789 415591. P.38 RAIN

Become a Child Friendly Ambassador

Set up by two mums, Child Friendly Matters is a national accreditation scheme to help parents/ carers to find child friendly establishments. “Baby changing, healthy child meal options, toddler toilet aids and child friendly customer service are just some of the things often missing. We help establishments to reach accreditation standards and then help promote them to parents.” Would you like to help make a difference to standards in the UK? Find out about becoming an Ambassador by visiting www.childfriendlymatters.com or contacting info@childfriendlymatters.com or 0800 0430355. P.33

Rugbytots Classes Come to Warwickshire

Established 7 years ago, Rugbytots is a specially designed play programme that use the multiple skills of rugby to create a fun and enjoyable environment whilst developing basic motor skills. Rugbytots now has 15,000 boys and girls enjoying classes each week across 14 countries! Classes in Warwickshire are being held on weekends in Rugby, Warwick, Stratford and Shirley and Toddle About readers can claim a free taster session! Contact Jim on 0845 313 6715 or email jim@rugbytots.co.uk to book. For more info – including some celebrity endorsements – visit www.rugbytots.co.uk. P.34

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Celebrating 20 years of Phoenix Trading

New Dandy Development Classes in the Afternoons

Dandy Development, the multi-award winning class that combines baby sign music and sensory fun, now has classes in the afternoons. NEW classes are launching in Leamington on Thursday afternoons and at Little Sunflowers in Kenilwor th on Friday afternoons. Classes run all across Warwickshire all through the week. Use your Toddle About voucher to claim TWO free sessions and see why parents re-enrol for two years and then come back with their second child too! Visit www.dandydevelopment.co.uk or email nikki.sayers@hotmail.co.uk. P.43

New Fun-Packed and Educational Music Classes

Arty Splats Nominated For Two Awards

The award-winning Gymboree have launched their brand new, fun-packed and educational music programme in South Warwickshire. Gymboree Music takes an active yet simple approach to child development, based around the core belief that children learn the most whilst exploring and having fun. Research has proven the power that music has on enhancing children’s learning abilities, which is why Gymboree have devoted an entire course to the wonderful world of music. Book a Free Trial at your nearest venue – and if you sign up, you’ll get a 2nd Free Class (see special offer voucher): call 07881 892 686 or email warwick@gymboree-uk.com. P.22

Happily Hopping Around

Softplay Takeaway, the quality soft play equipment hire company, have just added more fantastic items to their ever growing range with a family of Happy Hopperz joining the gang! These delightful bouncers are perfect for children aged 1+ and can be added on to any of the company’s three soft play hire packages. Softplay Takeaway are offering a 3 for the price of 2 offer on these Happy Hopperz, for a limited time only. For more info, visit www.softplaytakeaway.co.uk. P.14

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Emma Baker has been a Phoenix Trader for 9 years, working around her young family, selling their greetings cards, gift wrap, games and other products. She would love to hear from you if you would like to join her team of traders, host a party or simply stock up with cards for all occasions! Phoenix Trading is the UK’s number 1 direct selling greeting card company and they have great things planned for their 20th year. Find out more at www.phoenix-trading.eu/web/emmabaker or contact Emma on 01789 751034 or thebakers@avoncot.com. P.32

Arty Splats is thrilled to announce that it has been nominated for Best New Activity for Children AND Best Local Activity For Under 5s in the prestigious What’s On 4 2015 Junior Awards. Arty Splats classes combine art, craft, messy play, music and more! Each week has an exciting new theme and the activities engage little ones senses as they paint, play and discover. They run dedicated classes for babies 6-16 months and pre-schoolers 16 months- 5 years. To find out more, visit artysplats.co.uk. P.47

New Baby Sensory Classes in the Rugby Area

Baby Sensory run multi-award winning classes that introduce you and your baby to a world of sensory delights, where you can relax, spend quality time with each other and enjoy meeting other new parents. New classes are now available in the Rugby area: Tues 10am: Long Buckby Community Centre Tues 1pm: Pailton Village Hall Wed 10am: Marton Village Hall Thurs 10am & 11:15am: Clifton on Dunsmore Village Hall To book a FREE taster session, contact Sarah at rugbyarea@babysensory.co.uk or 07519 335925 P.34

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New Toddler Sense Classes in Warwick

Toddler Sense classes are coming to Chase Meadows on Tuesday mornings! From the creators of Baby Sensory, each session is themed and every week it changes. The New Explorers class for 1-2 year olds is specifically designed for non and new walkers whilst the Adventurers class for 2-4 year olds is aimed at the next phase of development. Activities include dancing and movement, musical instruments, parachute activities, puppet shows, bubbles, balloons and more. Use your Toddle About voucher to claim a free trial session: contact Jen on warwick@toddlersense.co.uk or 07837 697535 or. P.52

A Sprinkle of Party Magic

With so many children’s parties going on, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd. At there’s no excuse! Now true. be to least, that used Club, choosing Host your party at The Family Tree or ‘whole hire’ ‘hall , ed’ ‘host , ed’ ‘them from their your party give they as h venue hire’ options. Watc in creating ialise spec team r Thei r. facto ’ ‘wow the day for you so one-off parties, fully managing the even you can join in the fun! ee-club.co.uk For more info, email info@family-tr . P.8 o.uk ub.c ee.cl or visit www.family-tr

New Venue in Stratford for Monkey Music

Monday mornings in Stratford are now more fun with new Monkey Music classes at Stratford Armouries. There’s Heigh Ho (for toddlers from 12 months) at 10am, Jiggety Jig (for 2 and 3-year-olds) at 10.40am and Rock n Roll (for babies from 3 months) at 11.20am. There’s loads of free parking – plus a cafe with soft play - and anyone joining can make the most of membership for just £1 instead of the usual £18. To book call 01789 415526 or email stratforduponavon@monkeymusic.co.uk. P.41

Paint & Glaze Open Days

Pop along to enjoy some spring-time pottery painting or do some hand and footprints at these open events: Manor Farm Tea Rooms, Catthorpe: Thursdays 23 April & 11 June (10:30 - 12:30) Blooms Garden Centre, Rugby: Sunday 3 May (1 – 4pm) Sky Lark Farm Shop, Daventry: Friday 5 June (10.30 - 12.30) Toddle About Fun Day, Welford nr Rugby: Sunday 31st May (10am – 4pm) (entry fee applies) No need to book - just drop in. All ages welcome! Contact Emma on 01788 560 771 www.paintandglaze.co.uk. P.35

A Fresh Approach to Flexible Working – Be sociable, make money and have fun

Did you know that direct selling parties have grown by over 150% since 2009? Nearly 900,000 Brits attended one of 127,000 parties last year. Global household appliance manufacturer Vorwerk is expanding in the UK using a ‘party planning’ sales model, but with a fresh new take. Working with them means you can make new friends whilst making money. For more information on becoming a Sales Advisor with Vorwerk UK, go to www.yourvorwerk.co.uk/join-our-team. P.33

Does The Stage Beckon For Your Child?

The Pauline Quirke Academy Warwick gives children 3-18 years outstanding training in Comedy & Drama, Musical Theatre and Film & Television, as well as including: Specialist Masterclasses, Quirky Kids Agency, West End Shows, Poppet Classes for 3, 4 & 5 Year Olds, Trinity College London Exams, Film Festivals, Creative Stage Reports, Local Cinema Screenings, Showcases and PQA Online Cinema. Find them at Aylesford School Warwick each Saturday morning - contact the Principal Debbie to book your free taster session on 07791 703665 or email Debbie@pqacademy.com. P.44

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From the amazing team at Sweets and Treats Parties, this unique 45-minute Frozen themed Experience is a MUST for any young fan! Your child will spend time with Elsa & Olaf in her magical castle enjoying craft activities, story time, makeup, tattoos and of course the grand finale dancing in the ‘snow’ to Let it Go.

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Storytime is the new story magazine for little ones to read with their parents. It’s filled with classic stories all illustrated with gorgeous, bright artwork, perfect for engaging the attention of toddlers. Developed to help parents and children spend more quality time together and to foster a love for stories and reading, Storytime has a no plastic toys and no adverts guarantee!

The ultimate baby signing accessory, this picture song book and 2 CD set from Sing and Sign features classic songs that parents who have attended their classes will recognise, plus plenty of new material. Uniquely, the CDs give the chance for parents to sing the songs to their little ones in their own way, with an accompanimentonly verse at the end of most songs.

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have what they want. This prepares them for the social world they live in. So should you let them have another biscuit? Should you insist they tidy up? Unfortunately there’s no definitive answer - every situation is different. But there are a few guidelines I think are important… Children need to feel safe. When they always get what they want, this can actually feel quite scary to a child. They need boundaries around them, it helps them feel contained. Of course they will push against them - they need to know they are really there. They are actually looking for us to stand our ground. So it is okay to say no and stick to it.

We expect toddlers to have lots of physical energy, but they also have lots of emotional energy – when they find something funny they can’t stop giggling, and when they’re cross we really know about it! They are still developing the ability to regulate their feelings and can be overwhelmed by their emotions. This is also true about their behaviour. Not only are they still learning what the rules are, they also have to resist the impulse to act on their urges. Add to this their natural impulse to explore the world around them, and it’s no wonder that ‘toddlerhood’ can prove both a wonder and a challenge for parents. A toddler’s vocabulary often includes ‘mine’ and ‘want it’ and ‘no’ – when is the time to let them have what they want, and when do parents need to set limits and say ‘no’? It is natural for parents to want their child to be happy. It is also only natural to want to avoid conflict with your child. So is there any harm in giving in and letting them have their own way? As with most elements of parenting, it’s complicated. It is important for your child to learn that they have a say and can influence the world, so we do need to listen to what our child is telling us about what they want. However, they also need to learn that there are limits to behaviour, that some things are acceptable and some things aren’t and that they can’t always

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Just as important are the feelings you have as a parent when you feel your child is always fighting against you. It may just be little things but when it feels like it is all the time, you can end up feeling resentful or powerless to get your child to do anything you want. This is horrible for you and your child will pick up on the negative feelings you are experiencing. I have a suggestion. It allows you to feel like you are in control and gives your child the same comforting thought. Imagine they are pushing for that second biscuit, you have said no and they are persevering. You’re tired and don’t want the battle, or you’ve realised it is an hour till dinner and they may need something to see them through – rather than saying, “Go on then, I give in, have another biscuit”, which surrenders the control and power to them, try instead, “I’ve thought about it and I have decided you can have another biscuit,” or, “Mummy says yes, you can”. The power and responsibility then stays with you. The end result is the same, but the proper hierarchy has been established – what you say goes. Of course I still want you to listen to your child, and as they get older, they will have more of a say in the decision making, but in these early years they need you to be the parent and them the child. Dr Helen Andrews is a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years experience working with children and young people. Through her business, Family Matters in Warwickshire, she helps parents when they can see that their child is struggling with their emotions, behaviour or development. Contact Helen on 01564 795337 or visit www.familymattersinwarwickshire.co.uk

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Parenting with confidence Family Matters offers child clinical psychology services to children and their families. A particular emphasis is placed on offering support early. We support prospective parents through the final stages of pregnancy, new parents struggling with the challenges of infancy and toddlerhood and more experienced parents who sometimes don’t feel it!

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Baby & Toddler Photo Competition Winners Thank you to everyone who entered the 1st New Year Toddle Models competition, sponsored by Andrew Craner Photography! We asked you to make us smile with your entries, and you definitely did! Thank you so much to everyone who entered! It was insanely hard choosing the winners, but it had to be done, and congratulations to Dylan Haddow from Coventry who has won a free family portrait session with all the print-ready image files from Andrew Craner Photography – look out for him on our next cover! Our gorgeous runners up are Annabelle Nixon and Joe Jacob Loveridge who win a family portrait session and prints . Find out more about Andrew Craner Photography www.andrewcraner.com or call 07739 251027.

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Instructions:

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Using the sponge, apply the blue paint to the sole of your little one’s foot. Press the foot down to make a footprint that has the toes at the bottom and the print on the left side of the front of your card. This is the body of your superhero.

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Apply the red paint to your child’s hand and press it down to create a handprint. This should be on the ‘back’ of your footprint and will be the cloak/wings for the superhero.

Tip: It is best to use a sponge or a brush to apply the paint to your child’s hand/foot so that you don’t load the print with too much paint – less is more in this case.

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Using a brush or circular piece of sponge, paint on a circle for the head – mixing the white and red paint to make pink. Either glue on the googly eye or wait for the paint to dry and draw on an eye and smile. Draw on an arm. Write your personal message on the front of the card – We like: Daddy you are MY SUPERHERO.

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Fold your card in half and draw half a heart (great for discussing symmetry with little ones). Use your peg to gauge the appropriate size of the heart.

A lovely twist on a traditional card - These butterflies look great clipped onto laptops or photo frames etc in the office.

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Glue your peg onto your heart and decorate the peg with your pom poms (we have found that pom poms don’t stick well with glue! So we always use double backed sticky tape). Stick your googly eyes onto the head.

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Fold your pipe cleaner in half and stick it to the back for the antennae. Write your own message on the wings for Daddy.

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VACCINATING AGAINST MENINGITIS Meningitis is a disease in which the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord (the meninges) become inflamed. It can affect anyone, however the under-fives, and specifically babies under 12 months, are most susceptible. Meningitis is a real emergency. Meningitis has many causes, including viruses, TB, fungi and different bacteria. Most media focus revolves around the bacterial causes, of which meningococcus is most notorious (there are five strains – Men A, B, C, W and Y). In the UK, it is estimated that 10 people a day contract bacterial meningitis. On average, one of these will die.

In the UK, meningitis B is responsible for about half the cases of bacterial meningitis. That’s over 1800 cases per annum. There is an effective vaccine and, thankfully, after protracted negotiations with the drug company, the government recently announced that the Men B vaccine would be added to the UK childhood immunisation programme.

What many people don’t realise is that there are effective vaccines available for meningitis – and immunisation programmes have been shown to work. When the Men C vaccine was introduced, cases fell by 90% in the immunised age groups (and over 65% in other groups, as a result of herd immunity). Vaccination really does save lives.

At the time of writing this article, there is no confirmed date for the projected roll-out but vaccines will be made available to all babies aged four months and under at that time. Infants outside that age range won’t be eligible for immunisation on the NHS, though parents may still seek to have the vaccine administered privately.

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Controversy Corner

Controlled Crying Does It Work? Should You Do It?

A look at the evidence

By Sarah Ockwell-Smith, Parenting Expert and Author of The Gentle Sleep Book eaving babies to cry for a predetermined period of time in order to teach themselves to fall asleep (or “self settle”) was introduced by Dr Emmett Holt in his 1895 book ‘The Care and Feeding of Children’, this idea was then popularised by Dr Richard Ferber (which gave rise to the term “Ferberisation”) in his 1985 book ‘Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems’. Since then many baby care authors have picked up on the trend of leaving babies to cry for an increasing period in order to encourage them to get themselves to sleep and not wake in the night.

Does controlled crying work?

The answer to this is not simple. Whilst many parents report more unbroken sleep at night after three or four nights of sleep training, research has not found any long lasting positive effects. Indeed many parents report significant sleep regressions several months after trying the technique and experiencing initial positive effects. More importantly however is how we define ‘does it work?’ Controlled crying, and similar techniques, can initially make babies quiet throughout the night, which can often lead to better sleep for the parents for a limited period of time. When it comes to the baby though, it is unlikely sleep has changed at all. It is highly likely that the baby is still waking just as much as before, just no longer alerting his or her parents to the fact they have awoken. This may initially appear appealing, however it does throw up several alarming thoughts, in particular – what if the baby is in physical

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distress and does not alert the parent? For instance if they have vomited or have a blanket over their face this has potential to be a SIDS risk. In addition is how parents really feel about the idea that their baby is awake and potentially hungry, lonely or scared, yet has been trained to know that there is no point in crying because their parent will not come to them. As a parent it is important to consider your long term parenting goals as well as those in the short term. A short term goal may be ‘to get a little more sleep to be able to enjoy my baby more’ and a long term goal may be ‘for my child to know that I am always here for them and that they can always come to me with their problems’. If we think about how controlled crying fits with these goals we can see that while it may help in the short term, in the long term it is often completely at odds with what we want for our children and in particular the type of relationship we would like with them. Most parents would like their children to know that they can rely on them to always be there, however what are we teaching a baby when we practice controlled crying on them?

the research findings

Of more concern is the long lasting psychological and physiological consequence of controlled crying. Sadly there is no definitive research either way and much work needs to be done before we can make any firm conclusions. What we do have though is a couple of studies we can work with. In 2012 researchers found that babies who have been trained to not cry out through use of controlled crying were not calm

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or ‘self soothed’ - their stress hormone levels actually remained just as elevated as the days previously when they cried a lot. Why if they were so distressed did they stop crying for their parent? The obvious assumption here is not because they had now learnt the advanced skill of ‘self soothing’, but that they had learnt it was futile to continue crying. Further research in the same year attempted to put to rest any assumption that controlled crying was ‘bad’ for infants and confidently published findings which stated that it caused no long lasting ill effects. The research however was full of significant flaws, such as failing to check if those in the experimental group had actually done controlled crying and failing to check if those in the control group (who were not meant to sleep train) actually did. It is highly likely the research was not actually measuring what it said it was. In addition the only attempts to investigate whether the controlled crying had caused any ill effects was to ask the parents their thoughts and to check stress hormone levels in the child’s saliva five year post sleep training, both of which are dubious measures at best. What research needs to look at is brain imaging – particularly in areas such as the hippocampus which is known to be affected by long term stress and to check other markers such as attachment style and cognitive ability. Sadly this research has not been done and until it is we are not able to say one way or the other that controlled crying is either safe or damaging to infants. The last issue with controlled crying is the gross misunderstanding those who advocate it have of a young baby’s brain and neurological development. Controlled crying presumes babies think logically and rationally and have the skills of emotional self regulation (which is what is really meant by ‘self soothing’). These skills however are far too complex for a small baby and even toddler. They are not skills that can be taught, they are developmental milestones, just like walking and talking. Sleep training a baby in order to teach them to ‘self soothe’ is as ludicrous as trying to teach a three month old to walk when we think of it in neurological terms. It just isn’t possible. When a baby is born their brain is incomplete - not only is it smaller than an adult’s brain, the vast majority of its 100 billion neurons are not yet connected into networks. Babies simply don’t think like we do – the neocortex, the home of logical thinking, does not really spring into life until 3 years plus. Before that, a baby’s brain is very primal, focused on survival and basic emotions. That said, early experiences can and do have a big impact on the wiring of an infant’s

brain - a baby’s brain has twice as many synapses (connections) as the child will eventually need. If these synapses are used repeatedly they are reinforced. If they are not used repeatedly, they are eliminated. Therefore we can cause permanent changes in the brain structure of our children, both good and bad. Depriving a baby of the love and contact they need in infancy alters the neuroplasticity of the brain, changing the wiring in the relationship part of the brain which affects the individual’s experience of relationships long into adulthood. Research on the impact of early attachments confirms that warm, responsive care giving is essential to healthy brain development and ironically, those babies who were allowed to be attached as a baby are the ones that can truly self settle as older children and adults.

in Conclusion

This is one topic that science cannot definitively give us an answer for, however it is important to remember that at this stage having ‘no evidence of harm’ is not the same as having ‘evidence of no harm’. In my opinion, the best guidance for parents considering controlled crying and other forms of sleep training is to trust their instinct. How do they feel about leaving their child to cry for several hours per night for several nights? How does the technique fit with their long term parenting goals? Would they like to be treated in the same way by somebody else? In the end we usually find our best answers this way.

Sarah Ockwell-Smith is a mother of four with a background in Psychology and Pharmaceutical research. She is a trained HypnoBirthing Teacher, Homeopath and Doula. Sarah has worked with over 1000 parents, helping them to settle into life as a new family. She specialises in gentle parenting methods and is the founder of the parenting website www.gentleparenting.co.uk Sarah’s new book, The Gentle Sleep Book is published by Piatkus. RRP £13.99

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IF YOU GO DOW N TO THE WOODS... Just So Festival: 21-23 August 2015 The Just So Festival is an annual weekend-long festival of creativity and adventure for children and their families, which provides an imaginative adventure with art, music, literature, theatre and comedy all entwined in the wondrous outdoor landscape of Rode Hall – famed for it’s stunning gardens and rolling parkland.

Described by The Guardian as “possibly the most family-friendly of the lot” and winners of Festival Kidz Gold Award for three years running Just So Festival has made its mark as a cultural highlight of the summer, creating memories treasured by families year-round. Highlights this year include breathtakingly beautiful acrobatics by the striking characters Bambolino and Dodo as well as the curious navigators from Pif-Paf, large scale battles of live action battleships, cardboard castle dens and a real midnight feast.

Expect theatre shows in the depths of the woodland, wild gypsy music from the likes of Galleon Blast and the Perhaps Contraption as the sun goes down, authors, poets including John Hegley, workshops from the BFI, the most curious Village Green with shows, storytelling and shenanigans.

As mum and blogger Kat Molesworth says “We are crazy in love with Just So Festival. It is our family’s annual summer highlight and the children look forward to it all year. The attention to detail and quality of experience is second to none. The atmosphere is, on the whole, one of camaraderie. The pace is more in step with the needs of children than any other festival I have attended.” Sarah Bird, Just So Festival Director, adds “We immerse families into a world of imagination, where they can dance, sing and play together, throwing away their inhibitions and letting their creativity run wild”.

. TICKETS: Weekend Camping: Adults: £110 | Child: £50 | Under 3s: Free. Day Passes also available

Find out more and book: WWW.JUSTSOFESTIVAL.ORG.UK

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A watery world of confidence, skill and fun! It’s safe to say you’ll burst with pride as you watch your baby journey from the early days of gentle floating, kicking and splashing to wriggling, giggling and jumping in! You can trust us to take the very best care of you and your little one. Our world-class teachers could have trained as private pilots – five times over – in the time it takes to fully qualify with us. We won’t entrust your child (or our reputation) to anyone less than the best!

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FANCY A DIP? Tips for swimming with your bab y

Swimming provides one of the best forms of exercise for both you and your baby, and is just as perfect for cold winter days as it is for hot summer ones. The main thing to consider when taking very young children swimming is that the water temperature needs to be cosy warm (32 degrees for babies under 12lbs or 12 weeks; 30 degrees for everyone else). And the good news is there’s no minimum age to start your baby swimming; they don’t need to have had any immunisations before they go. ‘Just half an hour’s swimming will provide your baby or toddler with a complete work out,’ says Tamsin Brewis who runs Water Babies classes in Buckinghamshire, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire & Oxfordshire. ‘They’ll be exercising muscles they’d never even find on land! Swimming’s great for enhancing their confidence and awareness, as well as helping to improve eating and sleeping patterns – a definite bonus!’ Whether swimming in winter or summer, a baby wetsuit is always a good idea – a toasty baby is going to be infinitely happier than a chilly one! Do make sure you put your baby in it at the start of the session;

it’s very easy to take it off if your baby gets too hot. However, if they start getting too cold, putting anything on them at that stage will do little to make them warmer, so it’s good to be cautious from the start. Once you’re in the pool, keep your baby gently moving all the time: bouncing across the water, swinging them round, singing nursery rhymes as you go. You’ll find they respond really positively, especially as they’ll love sharing such special one-to-one time with you. However, if your baby’s still very small, don’t be surprised if they don’t appear to be remotely interested in what you’re doing at first, as there’ll be a huge amount of other stimulating things attracting their attention! At the end of every session, wrap them in a dry towel and place them somewhere safe whilst you get changed. By the time you’re ready they’ll be warm and dry, so getting them dressed will be a much easier and more relaxing process. Make sure there’s no water remaining in their ears, then, finally, pop a hat on your tired but happy little one, who’ll hopefully be snuggling down for a good sleep as you prepare to leave the pool. Swimming with your baby is a great way to play and is fantastic for strengthening the bond between the two of you. It will also introduce them to a lifelong love of staying healthy and fit, whilst having a great time too! What could be better?

Written by Water Babies. To find out more about Water Babies courses in Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, call 01295 709221 or visit www.waterbabies.co.uk/local/midshires.

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Mums

Local Mum Debbie Hotten is the Principal of The Pauline Quirke Academy of Warwick. This is her story.

Why did you decide to work for yourself?

for a professional weekend Performing Arts Academy for youngsters 3-18 years.

My children Maisie (4) and Oscar (2) mean the world to me and I wanted to make sure I was able to spend quality time with them as well as do something that I love.

How do you juggle being a mum and a business owner?

How did you choose what to do? Before being Principal of The Pauline Quirke Academy (PQA) of Warwick, I was Head of Drama and Creative Media at a local secondary school. I loved my job; working with students, directing school plays and organising educational performing arts trips. I have always lived in Warwick and I studied at Aylesford School; this is where I developed my love of the Performing Arts. I was aware of a local drama academy and decided to look into this further – I’d always fancied running my own academy. It became apparent to me that there was a gap in the market in Warwick and the surrounding towns and villages

I plan my time in advance, making sure that I have childcare for both of my children on set days each week and it is then that I work on my business. I respond to emails, messages or voicemails within 24 hours so I work in the evenings when my children are asleep. My children love my academy, which is great, so they are both proud to say that Mummy is the Principal of PQA whenever they see the PQA logo. My daughter tells her teachers that she is going to be the Principal and she pretends to lead drama workshops with her dolls in her bedroom! My actual Academy hours for students are 10am-1pm on a Saturday morning, but I work leading up to this

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all week. All of the equipment is stored off site so set up needs to start early on a Saturday morning. My children always want to come and help me set up, but they stay at home with their Dad and then arrive with the other students at 9.45am for registration.

What do you love about being self-employed? I love the flexibility of organising my own time. I am able to go on holiday this year (before my daughter starts primary school in September) for the first time in school term time – never a possibility when I was a teacher! If there is a special occasion such as a birthday, I can ensure that I am free on that day to take my children somewhere special and then swap my working days around to suit.

What are the worst bits about it?

What would you do differently if you had your time again?

I wish I had done this sooner! It’s still early days for me as my academy launched in September 2014 – so you may need to ask me again in a year’s time for a more detailed answer!

What advice would you give to mums thinking about starting their own business?

If you have the support (financial and childcare) go for it - you only live once. Be realistic about the finances and the amount of time that it will take to set up and maintain the business to a high standard. Accept advice and support and learn from your mistakes! Accept that you are human and you simply cannot work 24/7. Above all, love what you do! It is imperative that you are enthusiastic and passionate about your business You can find out more about Debbie’s performing arts classes, PQA Warwick, at www.pqacademy.com.

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Daily Activity Planner

DAILY ACTIVITY P la nner

Your local ‘What’s On Guide’ for families with bumps - 5s in Warwickshire

The Daily Activity Planner is your one stop shop for finding virtually any and all of the bump, baby & toddler groups and classes. Search online at www.toddleabout.co.uk/directory.

RUGBY AREA

Monday Brownsover Kangas ‘n’ Roos Toddlers Group 9:00-11:00T at Brownsover Community School, Webb Drive CV23 0UP. 01788 547660; For 0 - 5s, £1 per family.

Coventry Aqua Tums - Aqua Yoga

19:00-19:45TH at Hilton Hotel, Walsgrave Triangle CV2 2ST. Dawn: 07769 706067; For bump, (please book). Pre- and Postnatal aqua yoga.

Hillmorton Swim Works Preschool Swimming Classes

10:00-12:00TH at Swim Works, High Street CV21 4EE. 01788 288028; For 0 - 4s, (please book). Learn ‘water parenting’ skills and techniques.

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Twirling Toddlers Dance Classes

10:00-12:00T at Rogers Hall, Deerings Road CV21. Jenni: 07572432034; For 4m 5s, £3 per class (book by term).

Cradle Club

13:00-14:30T at Hillmorton Children’s Centre, Watts Lane CV21 4PE. 01788 540588; For 0-12m, FREE (drop in). Contact centre to ensure group on.

Newbold Stay & Play

9:15-11:15T at Newbold Riverside Children’s Centre, Newbold Riverside Primary School CV21 1EH. 01788 568554; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in). Check group is on.

Overslade Inner Peace Hatha Yoga

9:30-11:00T at Overslade Community Centre, 68 Buchanan Road CV22 6AY. Leigh: 0794 127 9343; £8 per class (please book). Drop in £11.

Rugby Twins or More

10:00-11:30T at Rugby Methodist Church, Russelheim Way CV22 7TB. 07773 374883 or 07801 819525; For 0 - 5s.

Rugby Baptist Toddler Group

10:00-11:30T at Rugby Baptist Church, Regent Place CV21 2JP. Louise: 07891 069786; For 0 - 5s, £1 per family (drop in). Fun, play, crafts, snacks & songs.

Toddlers World

10:00-12:00T at The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Centre, Bruce Williams Way, CV22 5LJ. 01788 565369; For 0 - 5s, £2.50 per child (drop in). Soft ‘n’ squidgy play session.

Babies Love Yoga

Kidz Love Yoga and Movement Classes: 12:35-13:15T; For 21/2 - 4s. Babies Love Yoga Classes: 13:30-14:30TH; For babies from 8 weeks to crawling.

at Overslade Comm. Centre, Buchanan Rd CV22 6AY. Natalie: 07738 630862.

The listings are updated but we advise calling before attending - just in case!


Tuesday Bilton Bilton Toddler Group

10:00-11:30T at Bilton Evangelical Church, Main Street CV22 7NQ. Clare: 01788 817326; For 0 - 5s. Contact: Helen for add. needs.

Yoga, movement and relaxation for toddlers & children

10:00-11:30T at Bilton Evangelical Church, Main Street CV22 7NQ. Karen: 01788 817326; For 0 - 5s. Contact: Helen for add. needs.

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Baby yoga, baby massage, post-natal yoga & relaxation

13:15-14:45TH at Boughton Leigh Children’s Centre, Wetherell Way CV21 1LT. 01788 570347; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in). Check with centre to ensure group is running.

9:15-11:00T at Boughton Leigh Children’s Centre at, Christchurch 2 CV21 1QG. 01788 570347; For 0 - 5s, £1 per family (drop in). Call before attending to check.

t: 07738 630 862 e: natalie@kidzloveyoga.co.uk

Cawston Stay & Play

Cawston Lionhearts Toddler Group

13:30-15:00TH at St Marks Church, Church Walk CV22 7GU. For 0 - 5s, FREE.

9:15-11:00T at Cawston Grange Children’s Centre, Scholars Drive CV22 7GU. 01788 817723; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in). Please call centre to ensure group is running.

Clifton-upon-Dunsmore Clifton Toddlers

Church Lawford NCT Relax, Stretch & Breathe

Unleash the artistic streak in your kids and create highly personal, hand-painted, lasting gifts.

18:30-20:00TH at Church Lawford Village Hall, School St CV23 9EE. gemma.proctor@ymail.com; £7 per class (book by 4-week term). For women from 14 weeks pregnancy.

Join us at various locations around Rugby or book your own event. Call or email Emma for more information or to book your own party. emma@paintandglaze.co.uk 01788 560771

Harborough Magna Harborough Magna Toddlers 9:15-11:30T at The Old School, Main Street CV23 0HS. 01788 833559; For 0 - 4s, £1 per family (drop in).

Hillmorton Sunbeams

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Inner Peace Hatha Yoga & Pregnancy Yoga Hillmorton Classes run during term time, Monday - Saturday at venues in and around Rugby. Tel: 0794 127 9343 | innerpeaceyoga@hotmail.co.uk

Rainbow Tots

Swim Works Swim Centre

9:15-11:30T at Rugby Christian Fellowship, 46/48 Cambridge Street CV21 3NQ. Stephanie:01788 544608; For 0 - 4s, £0.50 per child (drop in). Inc. a free breakfast.

Aqua Tums Post Natal Class: 10:00-10:45TH; For 0s. Post natal aqua yoga. Swim Works Preschool Swimming Classes: 11:30-13:00TH; For 0 - 4s. Learn ‘water parenting’ skills and techniques. Aqua Tums Pre-natal Class: 18:30-19:15TH; Ante-natal Aqua Yoga class for pregnancy.

Stay and Play

9:15-11:15T at Oakfield Children’s Centre, Oakfield Road CV22 6AU. 01788 547368; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in). Call before attending.

at Swim Works, High Street CV21 4EE. 01788 288028. Please book.

Little Kickers

Stay and Play

13:30-15:30T at Hillmorton Children’s Centre, Watts Lane CV21 4PE. 01788 540588; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in). Contact centre to ensure group on.

Long Lawford Lawford Ladybirds

9:15-11:45TH at The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Centre, Bruce Williams Way CV22 5LJ. 01327 700153; For 1 - 3s, (please book). 9.20: Little Kicks, 10.10: Mighty, 11.00: Junior.

Stay & Play

13:30-15:00T at Claremont Children’s Centre, Claremont Rd CV21 3LU. 01788 579488; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in). Please call centre to ensure group is on.

9:30-11:15T at Long Lawford Methodist Church, School Street CV23 9AU. For 0 5s, £1 per family (drop in).

Stay & Play

13:30-15:00T at Long Lawford Children’s Centre, The Hut CV23. 07525 805388; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in). Call to check it’s on.

Wednesday Barby Chatterbox

13:00-13:45T at Pailton Village Hall, Lutterworth Road CV23 0QE. Sarah: 07519 335925; For 0 - 1s, (please book).

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Clifton NCT Coffee Morning

10:00-11:30TH at Clifton Upon Dunsmore Memorial Hall, High Street, Clifton-upon-Dunsmore, CV23 0BH. 01788 220198; For bump - 5s, £2 (donation). Everyone welcome!

9:30-11:15T at Hillmorton Hatha & Pregnancy Yoga classes catering for all abilities. Check www.innerpeaceyoga.co.uk for the latest class details. Childrens Centre at, Rogers Hall CV21 4EN. 01788 540588; For 0 Rugby 5s, (drop in). Call to ensure group on.

Pailton Baby Sensory Classes

9:15-11:00T at Clifton Primary School, Station Road CV23 0BT. Children’s Centre:01788 568554; For 0 - 5s, £1. Plenty of activities!

Music & Singing

13:00-14:30TH at Swim Works, High Street CV21 4EE. 01788 288028; For 0 - 4s, (please book). Learn ‘water parenting’ skills and techniques.

St George’s Magic Dragon Parent & Toddler Group 13:30-15:00T at St Georges Church Hall, St Johns Avenue CV22 5HR. Carol: 01788 544630; For 0 - 4s, £1.50 (drop in). See www.stgeorgesrugby.org.uk for info.

Long Lawford Stay & Play

9:00-11:00T at Long Lawford Children’s Centre, The Hut CV23. 07525 805388; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in). Call to check it’s on.

Marton Baby Sensory Classes

10:00-10:45T at Marton Memorial Hall, Church Street CV23 9RL. Sarah: 07519 335925; For 0 - 1s, (please book). Sensory classes for babies up to 13 mths.

Rugby St Marie’s Little Angels

9:15-11:30T at St Marie Catholic Church, Dunchurch Road. Angie: 01788 333271; For bump - 5s, £1 (donation). Drop in for crafts, singing & fun.

Play Matters

9:30-11:30T at Barby Village Hall, Barby CV23 8. 01788 891483; For 0 - 4s, £2 per family (drop in).

In the Water

Swim Works Preschool Swimming Classes

9:15-10:45T at Overslade Community Centre, Buchanan Road CV22 6AY. Louise: 07718 167611; For bump - 5s, £1 per child (drop in). 50p for extra children over 1 year.

Physical Fun

Arts & Crafts

Pregnancy

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10:00-11:30T at Harmonious Form, 24 Arnold St CV21 2HD. Leigh: 0794 127 9343; £8 per class (book by term). Drop in £11.

Clifton Upon Dunsmore Baby Sensory Classes

Newbold Little Stars

Coventry Little Splashers Swimming Classes

Stay & Play

Toddlers World

10:00-12:15T at Townsend Memorial Hall, Lilbourne Road. Sarah: 07519 335925; For 0 - 1s, (please book).

Rugby Rhyme Time

10:00-12:00TH at Hilton Hotel, Walsgrave Triangle CV2 2ST. Jo: 01788 288028; For 0 - 4s, (book). Fun, progressive swimming lessons.

10:00-12:00T at The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Centre, Bruce Williams Way, CV22 5LJ. 01788 565369; For 0 - 5s, £2.50 per child (drop in). Soft ‘n’ squidgy play session. 11:00-11:30T at Rugby Library, Little Elborow Street CV21 3BZ. 01788 533 250; For 0 - 2s, FREE (drop in).

Thursday

Brandon Nature Tots

10:30-12:00T at Brandon Marsh Nature Centre, Brandon Ln CV3 3GW. 02476302912; For 1 - 4s, £3 per session (please book).

Brownsover Kangas ‘n’ Roos Toddlers Group 9:00-11:00T at Brownsover Community School, Webb Drive CV23 0UP. 01788 547660; For 0 - 5s, £1 per family.

Boughton Leigh Children’s Centre

Bumps to Babes: 10:00-11:30T; £1 per family. Birth to Four: 13:00-14:00TH; For 0 - 4s, FREE.

at Boughton Leigh CC, Wetherell Way CV21 1LT. 01788 570347. Call to check running.

Cawston Stay & Play

13:30-15:00T at Cawston Grange Children’s Centre, Scholars Drive CV22 7GU. 01788 817723; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in). Call centre to ensure group is running.

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Aqua Tums - Aqua Yoga

17:45-18:30TH at Hilton Hotel, Walsgrave Triangle CV2 2ST. Dawn: 07769 706067; For bump, (book). Pre- and Postnatal classes.

Daventry Little Kickers Football Classes

9:30-10:15TH at Little Kickers, Daventry Leisure Centre NN11 4FP. Antony: 01327 700153; For 18m - 5s, (please book).

Hillmorton Swim Works Preschool Swimming

10:00-12:00TH at Swim Works, High Street CV21 4EE. 01788 288028; For 0 - 4s, (please book). Learn ‘water parenting’ skills and techniques.

Inner Peace Hatha Yoga

19:30-21:00TH at St. George’s Church Hall, Hillmorton CV22 5HR. Leigh: 0794 127 9343; £15 (drop in). If class is pre-booked discount available.

Long Lawford Dandy Development Class

10:00-12:00T at Long Lawford Memorial Hall CV23 9BA. Nikki - 07890 241301; For 0 - 2s, £5.50 per session (book). Combines baby sign, music and sensory fun!

9:15-11:00T at Newbold Methodist Church Hall, Main Street CV21 1HH. For 0 - 5s, £1 per family (drop in). Open to everyone.£1 per family,just turn up. 13:30-15:15T at Newbold Riverside Children’s Centre, Newbold Riverside Primary School CV21 1EH. 01788 568554; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in). Contact centre to ensure group is running.

Rugby Tiny Tots

9:30-11:15T at Tiny Tots, Rugby Methodist Church Centre CV22 7TB. Miriam: 07801802718; For 0 - 5s, £0.50 (drop in).

Messy Matters

9:30-11:00T at Oakfield Children’s Centre at, Dixon Hall CV22 7AJ. 01788 547368; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in). Please call centre to ensure group is on.

Water Babies

10:00-11:00T at Rugby School, Horton Crescent CV22 5DJ. 01295 709221; For 0 - 4s, £13.75 per class (book by 10-week term). Fun, action packed, progressive swim classes.

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Centre

Run England For Mums: 11:00-12:00TH; For 0s, (drop in). For mums and their new born. Pre-School Athletics: 16:00-16:45TH; For 3 5s, (please book). £52.50 for the full 14 weeks.

at The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Centre, Bruce Williams Way CV22 5LJ. 01788 565369.

The listings are updated but we advise calling before attending - just in case!


Friday

8:45-10:30TH at St. George’s Church Hall, Hillmorton CV22 5HR. Leigh: 0794 127 9343; £15 (drop in). Discount available if pre-booked.

Brownsover Stay & Play Session

9:15-11:15TH at Boughton Leigh Children’s Centre, Wetherell Way CV21 1LT. 01788 570347; For 0 - 5s, £1 per family (drop in). Check with centre to ensure group is running.

Rugby Classes Tuesday & Saturday Mornings Call Antony / Lynne on 01327 700153 lnewbould@littlekickers.co.uk

Swim Works Preschool Swimming Classes

14:00-16:00TH at Swim Works, High Street CV21 4EE. 01788 288028; For 0 - 4s, (please book). Learn ‘water parenting’ skills and techniques.

Clifton-upon-Dunsmore Music Bugs Classes

Rugby Kids Run Free Race Event

9:30-11:30T at Townsend Mem’l Hall, Church St. Fiona: 0844 5781017; For 0 - 5s, £5. 9.30am: Family Bugs, 10.30am: Baby Bugs.

8:45-10:30T at Whitehall Rec, Bruce Williams Way CV22 5LJ. For 0 - 5s, FREE (please book). Enter at kidsrunfree.co.uk. 1st Sat of month.

Fun football training from 18 months - 7th birthday - www.littlekickers.co.uk

Coventry Little Splashers Swimming Classes

10:30-14:30TH at Hilton Hotel, Walsgrave Triangle CV2 2ST. Jo: 01788 288028; For 0 4s, (book). Fun & progressive lessons.

Daventry Little Kickers Football Classes

16:00-17:45TH at Daventry Leisure Centre NN11 4FP. Antony: 01327 700153; For 18m - 5s, (please book).

Hillmorton Little Acorns Toddler Group

Toddlers World

10:00-12:00T at The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Centre, Bruce Williams Way, CV22 5LJ. 01788 565369; For 0 - 5s, £2.50 per child (drop in). Soft ‘n’ squidgy session.

Broadwell Babytime

10:30-12:00TH at Church of the Good Shepherd, Main Street CV23 8HB. Jane: 01788 899226; For 0 - 3s, FREE (drop in). Runs Fortnightly.

Rugby Rhyme Time

11:00-11:30T at Rugby Library and Information Centre, Little Elborow Street CV21 3BZ. 01788 533 250; For 0 - 2s, FREE (drop in).

10:00-11:30T at Hillmorton Paddox Methodist Church, Dunsmore Avenue CV22 5HD. Miriam: 07801802718; For 0 5s, £1 per session (drop in).

Twirling Toddlers Dance Classes

Overslade Twirling Toddlers Dance Classes

13:00-14:30T at The Play Cafe, 33-34 High Street CV213BW. 07572 432034; For walkers - 5s, (please book). Dance classes.

Birthlight Pregnancy Yoga

Bilton Little Kickers

9:30-11:30T at Overslade Community Centre, 68 Buchanan Rd CV22 6AY. Jenni: 07572432034; For 4m - 5s, £3 per class (please book).

Saturday

19:30-21:00T at Overslade Community Centre, 68 Buchanan Road CV22 6AY. Leigh: 0794 127 9343; £8 per class (book by term). Drop in £11. From 14 wks-birth.

8:45-12:15TH at Bilton School, Lawford Lane CV22 7JT. 01327 700153; For 2 - 5s, (please book). Various classes for diff. ages.

Rugby Little Splashers Swimming Classes 9:00-12:00T at Oakfield School, Oakfield Road CV22 6AU. Jo: 01788 288028; For 1 - 4s, (please book). Fun, progressive baby swimming lessons.

Coventry Little Splashers Swimming Classes 9:00-11:00TH at Hilton Hotel, Walsgrave Triangle CV2 2ST. Jo: 01788 288028; For 0 - 4s, (please book). Fun, progressive baby swimming lessons.

Little Splashers Swimming Classes 9:00-12:00T at Oakfield School, Oakfield Road CV22 6AU. Jo: 01788 288028; For 1 - 4s, (please book). Fun, progressive baby swimming lessons.

Rugbytots

9:00-11:00TH at Lawrence Sheriff School, Clifton Road CV21 3AG. Jim: 0845 313 6715; For 2 - 6s, £6.50 (please book). Rugby Classes for ages 2 - 6 years.

Sunday Coventry Water Babies Swimming Classes

8:45-11:45T at Holiday Inn Coventry, M6 Junction 2, Hinckley Road CV2 2HP. 01295 709221; For 0 - 4s, £13.75 per class (book by 10-week term). Fun, action packed, progressive swim classes.

Dunchurch Scrumkids Classes

9:00-13:45T at Bilton Grange School, Rugby Road CV22 6QU. 0845 094 9071; For 2 - 7s, £5 per class (please book). Rugby based sports sessions for 2-7 yrs.

Rugby Little Splashers Swimming Classes 9:00-12:00T at Oakfield School, Oakfield Road CV22 6AU. Jo: 01788 288028; For 1 4s, (book). Fun, progressive lessons.

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Monday Alcester Stay & Play

Ettington Hannah Clare School of Dance

10:00-11:30T at Alcester Children’s Centre, St. Nicholas’ CofE Primary School B49 6AG. 01789 764093; For 0 - 5s, (drop in). .

Claverdon Stepping Stones Toddler Group

9:30-11:30T at Claverdon Church Centre, Church Road CV35 8PD. 01926 843353; For 0 - 5s, £2 per family (drop in).

KEY: T :Term Time H :Holidays

10:15-11:00T at Ettington Community Centre, Rogers Lane CV37 7SX. 07596 253232; For 1 - 5s, £5 per session (please book). Little Stars Dance classes for walkers+.

Harbury Harbury Toddler Group

9:30-11:15TH at The Wight School, High Street CV33 9HW. harburytoddlergroup@ gmail.com; For 0 - 5s, £0.50 per child (drop in). Under 9m go free. Not bank hols.

In the Water

Music & Singing

Kineton Kineton Baby & Toddler Group

9:30-11:00T at Kineton Village Hall, Mill Lane CV35 0LB. Rachel: 01926 641746; For 0 - 5s, (drop in). £1.50 adlt,50p child/add adlt,und 6mths free.

Pebworth Tappy Toes

13:30-14:45T at Pebworth Village Hall, Chapel Road CV37 8XA. Emma:07840 155786; For 0 - 4s, £4.50 per session (please book). Classes: 1.30 and 2.10pm.

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Baby Signing Classes in Stratford-upon-Avon, Leamington Spa and Warwick NEW: Babes Class from BIRTH to 6 months – builds the framework for communicating with your baby and prepares for Stage 1 (6-14m). Understand babies needs, thoughts and ideas – reduce frustration for you and your baby!

Classes running

in Stratford Upon Avon, Redditch, Evesham and surrounding areas

Learn to sign with music, rhymes and fun! Approved by Speech & Language Therapists and recommended by Sure Start!

For more info call Emma on 07840 155786 or email emmastappytoes@hotmail.com

Email pippajenkins@singandsign.co.uk or call 01789 415591. FREE TRIalS avaIlaBlE.

Find us online at www.singandsign.co.uk and www.facebook.com/singandsignsouthwarks Shipston-on-Stour Badger Valley Children’s Centre

Toy Library: 9:00-15:00TH; For 0 - 5s. Cruisers & Crawlers: 14:00-15:00TH; 6m - 2s.

at Badger Valley CC, Tilemans Lane CV36 4HP. 01608 664259. FREE (drop in).

Pre-school Swimming Lessons

17:00-17:30TH at Shipston Leisure Centre, Darlingscote Road CV36 4DY. 01608 662354; For 3 - 4s, £4.91 per class (book).

Snitterfield Snitterfield Rag Tag Toddler Group 10:00-11:45T at Snitterfield Village Hall, Bearley Road CV37 0JH. Hilary: 01789 731246; For 0 - 4s, £1.50 per child (drop in). 50p per each extra child.

Southam Napton Playgroup

9:30-11:00T at Napton Village Hall, The Crescent CV47 8LS. 01926 812139; For 0 4s, £1.50 per session (drop in).

Baby Ballet Class

9:30-10:15T at Love Ballet Studios, Welsh Road East CV47 1NE. Lorraine: 07921 853773; For 1 - 4s, (please book). For 18m+, creative, imaginative ballet class.

Jolly J’s

10:00-11:30TH at Southam and District NCT, St James Church CV47 0JA. 0844 2430008; For bump - 5s, £1 per family (donation). Not bank hols.

Pre-School Swimming Lessons

13:30-14:30TH at Southam Leisure Centre, Welsh Road West CV47 0JW. 01926 817788; For 3 - 4s, £4.91 per class (please book). Call for times & bookings.

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Studley Studley Leisure Centre

9:45-11:30T at Shottery Memorial Hall, Hathaway Lane CV37 9BL. Emma:07840 155786; For 0 - 4s, £4.50 per session (book). Classes: 9.40, 10.20, 11.00am. Free play: 9:15-10:30TH; For 0 - 5s. 2nd & 4th Mon of the mth. Health Visitors Early Weeks Clinic: 10:3012:00TH; For 0s. 1st and 3rd Mon of month.

at Clopton and District CC, Clopton Road CV37 6TE. 01789 414016. FREE (drop in).

Little Splashers Swimming Classes

9:45-11:45T at St Gregory’s RC School, Avenue Road CV37 6UZ. Jo: 01788 288028; For 0 - 4s, (please book). Fun, progressive baby swimming lessons.

Monkey Music

10:00-12:00T at Stratford Armouries, Pathlow CV37 0JA. Claire:01789 415526; For 0 - 4s, (book). Free trial classes available.

Meet & Play

10:00-11:30TH at Stratford Children’s Centre, Drayton Avenue CV37 9PB. 01789 266624; For 0 - 4s, £0.50 (donation).

Stratford Leisure Centre

Active Antz: 10:30-12:30TH; For 0 - 4s, £3.75 per child (book). Bouncy castle & soft play. Pre-School Swimming lessons: 10:3018:30TH; For 3 - 4s, £4.80 per child (book by term). Various lesson times, call to book. Baby Swimming Lessons: 11:00-12:00TH; For 0 - 3s, £4.80 per session (please book). Mini Gymnastics: 16:00-18:00TH; For 1 - 5s, £4.10 per child (please book). 1 hour sessions.

at Stratford Leisure Centre, Bridgefoot CV37 6YY. 01789 268826.

12:00-14:00T at Croft House and Pool, Banbury Rd CV37 7NF. Marie: 07814 376149; For 0 - 4s, (book by 10-week term). 30-min classes from Pregnancy to playground.

Baby Swimming Lessons: 10:30-11:00TH; For 0 - 2s, £4.91 per class. Pre-School Swimming Lessons: 15:3016:30TH; For 3 - 4s, £4.91 per class.

at Studley Leisure Centre, Poole Road B80 7QU. 01527 857161. Please book.

Tuesday Alcester Babes & Tots Healthcare

13:30-15:00TH at Alcester Children’s Centre at Bidford Church Rooms, Church Street B50 4DA. 01789 764093; For 0 - 5s, (drop in).

Barford Dandy Development Class

10:00-11:45T at Barford Memorial Hall, Church Street CV35 8EN. Nikki - 07890 241301; For 0 - 2s, £5.50 per session (please book). Combines baby sign, music and sensory fun!

Bishops Itchington Bump Info Evening

19:30-21:30T at The Greaves Club, Fisher Road CV47 2RE. Bronwyn: 07817 456 379; For bump. Runs monthly - please call for the next date.

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Ettington Cheeky Chimps

Southam Love Ballet Dance Company

Harbury Bumps and Bundles

at Love Ballet Studios, Insight Park CV47 1NE. Lorraine: 07921 853773.

Pre-School Swimming Lessons

10:30-12:00TH at Tom Hauley Room, Harbury Church CV33 9EY. 01926 611914; For 0 - 3s, FREE (drop in).

16:00-17:30TH at Southam Leisure Centre, Welsh Road West CV47 0JW. 01926 817788; For 3 - 4s, £4.91 per class (please book). Call before attending.

Lighthorne Heath Stay & Play

NCT Southam Monthly Meeting

9:30-11:00T at Lighthorne Heath Childrens’ Centre, Stratford Road CV33 9TW. 01926 691105; For 0 - 5s, £1 (drop in). Call centre to ensure group is running.

20:00-22:00TH at various locations. For bump - 0s, FREE. Check NCT website.

Stratford-upon-Avon Gymboree Music

Lower Quinton Quinton Tots & Tiddlers

9:45-11:30T at Quinton & Admington Village Hall, The Close CV37 8SE. 01789 721424; For 0 - 4s, £1.60 per child (drop in).

Shipston-on-Stour Badger Valley Children’s Centre

Toy Library: 9:00-15:00TH; For 0 - 5s. come and borrow some toys. Health Visitor Clinic: 9:30-11:30TH; For 0 - 1s. See your HV for Advice,Weigh & B/Support. Baby Play: 9:30-11:30TH; For bump - 1s. Expectant mums & babies up to 1 years.

at Badger Valley CC, Tilemans Lane CV36 4HP. 01608 664259. FREE (drop in).

Pre-school Swimming Lessons

11:30-12:15T at The Rosebird Community Hall, The Rosebird Centre CV37 8LU. 07881 892 686; For 0 - 1s, (please book). Fun and playful music classes 6-16mths.

Stratford Leisure Centre

Active Antz: 9:30-11:30TH; For 0 - 4s, £3.75 per child (book). Bouncy castle & soft play. Pre-School Swimming lessons: 10:0017:30TH; For 3 - 4s, £4.80 per child (book). Baby Swimming Lessons: 10:30-11:30TH; For 0 - 3s, £4.80 per session (please book). Mini Dribblers: 13:30-14:30TH; For 1 - 5s, £4.10 per child (please book).

at Stratford Leisure & Visitor Centre, Bridgefoot CV37 6YY. 01789 268826.

17:00-17:30TH at Shipston Leisure Centre, Darlingscote Rd CV36 4DY. 01608 662354; For 3 - 4s, £4.91 per class (book by term).

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NCT Your Baby & Toddler Group

Prima Ballerinas Dance Classes: 16:0016:30TH; For 3 - 4s, (book by term). Fun introduction to ballet. Free trials. Pre-Syllabus Ballet Classes: 16:30-17:15TH; For 5s, (book by term). Free trial available.

10:00-11:30T at Ettington Community Centre, Rogers Lane CV37 7SX. 01789 740919; For 0 - 4s, £2 per child (drop in). Runs 1st Tuesday of each month.

Baby Play

Music & Singing

Stratford Children’s Centre

Speech & Language Drop-In: 10:30-12:00TH; For 1 - 5s. 1st Tues of mth. Baby Weigh & Play & Breastfeeding Support: 13:30-15:30TH; Runs 2nd & 4th Tues of mth.

at Stratford CC, Drayton Avenue CV37 9PB. 01789 266624. 50p donation.

Stratford-upon-Avon Rhyme Time 11:00-11:30TH at Stratford upon Avon Library & Information Centre, Henley Street CV37 6PZ. 0300 555 8171; For 0 2s, FREE (drop in).

The Croft Toddler Group

13:30-15:15T at The Croft Preparatory School, Alveston Hill CV37 7RL. 01789 293 795; For 1 - 3s, £2 per child. Fantastic facilities in a rural setting.

Health Visitors Clinic

13:30-15:30TH at Clopton and District Children’s Centre @ Ken Kennett Centre, Justins Avenue CV37 0DA. 01789 414016; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in). 1st Tues of mth.

Studley Pre-School Swimming Lessons

16:00-17:00TH at Studley Leisure Centre, Poole Road B80 7QU. 01527 857161; For 3 - 4s, £4.91 per class (please book).

Wellesbourne Rhythm Time - Quality Music Classes

9:30-10:30TH at Clopton Children’s Centre, Clopton Road CV37 6TE. 01789 414016; For 0s, FREE (drop in). Sensory activities.

In the Water

10:00-11:30T at Methodist Church, Old Town CV37 6BG. For 0 - 4s, £2.50 per family (drop in). Tea, coffee, toys & songs.

9:30-10:45T at Methodist Church Hall, Bridge St CV35 9LR. 01926 886995; For 0 - 3s, £4.50 per class (please book). 9.30 (Toddler) & 10.10 (Baby).

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Thursday

Wednesday Alcester Alcester Rhyme Time

10:30-11:00TH at Alcester Library, Priory Road B49 5DZ. 0300 5558171; For 0 - 2s, FREE (drop in).

Alcester Children’s Centre

Baby Play: 13:00-15:00T; 50p donation. For 0 - crawling. Babes & Tots Healthcare: 13:0015:00TH; For 0 - 4s, (drop in). Baby weighing & advice.

at St. Nicholas’ CofE Primary School B49 6AG. 01789 764093.

Fenny Compton Tots and Toddler Group

Alcester Music & Movement Specialist Baby & Toddler Swimming Classes Come out of your shell and learn to swim the Turtle Tots way! Contact 07814 376 149 Email: marie.manock@turtletots.com

www.turtletots.com

10:00-12:00T at Fenny Compton Village Hall, Memorial Road. Amy: 01295 770749; For 0 - 5s, £2 per family (drop in). First timers get free entry.

Kineton Kineton Baby & Toddler Group

9:30-11:00T at Kineton Village Hall, Mill Lane CV35 0LB. Rachel: 01926 641746; For 0 - 5s, (drop in). £1.50 adult, 50p child/add adult, under 6mths free.

Long Itchington Long Itchington Toddler Group

9:30-11:00T at Long Itchington Primary School, Stockton Road CV47 9QP. Nikki: 01926 810592; For 0 - 5s, £1.50 (drop in).

Priors Marston Priors Marston Toddlers

9:30-11:30T at The Priors Hall CV47. For 0 - 4s, £1 per child (drop in). Very relaxed group - toys, crafts & singing.

Shipston-on-Stour Badger Valley Children’s Centre Toy Library: 9:00-15:00TH; For 0 - 5s. Stay and Play: 14:00-15:00TH; For 0 - 4s. Speech and Language Drop In: 14:0015:00TH; For 1 - 5s. Last Wed of month.

at Badger Valley CC, Tilemans Lane CV36 4HP. 01608 664259. FREE (drop in).

Shipston Leisure Centre

Baby Swimming Lessons: 9:30-10:00TH; For 0 - 3s, £4.91 per class (book by term). Pre-school Swimming Lessons: 10:00-10:30TH; For 3 - 4s, £4.91 per class (book by term).

at Shipston Leisure Centre, Darlingscote Road CV36 4DY. 01608 662354.

Southam Mini Movers

10:00-11:00TH at Love Ballet Studios, Welsh Road East CV47 1NE. Lorraine: 07921 853773; For 0 - 5s, (please book). A really fun, lively musical dance class.

NCT Breastfeeding Support Group

10:30-12:00TH at Graham Adams Centre, St James Rd CV47 0LY. For 0s, FREE (drop in).

Pre-School Swimming Lessons

16:00-17:30TH at Southam Leisure Centre, Welsh Road West CV47 0JW. 01926 817788; For 3 - 4s, £4.91 per class (book).

Stratford-upon-Avon Early Weeks Clinic & Breastfeeding

9:30-10:30TH at Stratford Children’s Centre, Drayton Ave CV37 9PB. 01789266624; For 0s, £0.50 (donation). 2nd & 4th Wed.

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Monkey Music

9:30-12:15T at Rosebird Community Hall, Shipston Road CV37 8LU. Claire:01789 415526; For 0 - 4s, (please book). Complimentary trial classes available.

Wesley Baby and Toddler Group 9:30-11:30T at New Room, Stratford Methodist Church CV37 6BG. For 0 - 5s, £1.50 per session (drop in).

NCT Bumps and Babies Group

9:45-11:15T at Our Lady of Peace Church, Shottery CV37 9HQ. For bump - 0s, £1.50 per family (drop in). Tea,coffee,chat & play.

Stratford Leisure Centre

Baby Swimming Lessons: 10:30-11:30TH; For 0 - 3s, £4.80 per session. Pre-School Swimming lessons: 11:3018:30TH; For 3 - 4s, £4.80 per child.

at Stratford Leisure, Bridgefoot CV37 6YY. 01789 268826. Call to book by term.

Turtle Tots Baby Swimming

12:30-15:30T at Croft House and Pool, Banbury Rd CV37 7NF. Marie: 07814 376149; For 0 - 4s, (book by term). 30-min classes from pregnancy to playground.

Baby Sensory

13:30-15:45TH at Rosebird Community Hall (nr Waitrose), Shipston Road CV37 8LU. Gemma: 07989 502712; For 0 - 1s, £6.50 per class (book by term). Awardwinning class for 0 - 13m. Free trials.

Studley Pre-School Swimming Lessons

16:00-17:30TH at Studley Leisure Centre, Poole Road B80 7QU. 01527 857161; For 3 - 4s, £4.91 per class (please book). Various times, please book.

Temple Herdewyke Stay and Play

13:00-14:30T at Temple Herdewyke Community Centre, Lindsay Walk CV47 2UH. 01926 691105; For 0 - 5s, £1 (drop in). Call centre to ensure group is running.

Welford on Avon Welford on Avon Toddler Group

9:45-11:15T at Welford Memorial Hall, High Street CV37 8EF. 07917 458771; For 0 - 3s, £2 per session (drop in).

Wellesbourne Story Stomp

10:30-11:00TH at Wellesbourne Library, Kineton Road CV35 9NF. 01789 840528; For 2 - 4s, FREE (drop in).

10:00-11:00TH at Alcester Children’s Centre at, Church House B49 5AL. 01789 764093; For 0 - 5s, (drop in).

Alveston Monkey Music

9:45-14:15T at Alveston Malt House, The Rookery CV37 7QP. Claire:01789 415526; For 0 - 4s, (please book). Complimentary trial classes available.

Bishops Itchington Bishops Itchington Toddler Group

10:00-11:30TH at Memorial Hall, Fisher Road CV47 2RE. Helen: 01926 614241; For 0 - 3s, £1.50 per family (drop in).

Evesham Tappy Toes

9:45-11:30T at The Health Hub and Play Cafe, First Floor WR11 4HR. Emma:07840 155786; For 0 - 4s, £4.50 per session (book). Classes: 9.45, 10.20 & 11.00.

Shipston-on-Stour Toy Library

9:00-15:00TH at Badger Valley Children’s Centre, Tilemans Lane CV36 4HP. 01608 664259; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in).

Southam Southam Parent & Toddler Group

10:00-11:30T at Graham Adams Centre, St. James Road CV47 0QB. Marian: 01926 814483; For 0 - 3s, £0.80 per person (drop in).

Southam Leisure Centre

Pre-School Swimming Lessons: 13:3017:30TH; For 3 - 4s, £4.91 per class. Baby Swimming Lessons: 14:30-15:00TH; For 0 - 3s, £4.91 per class.

at Southam Leisure Centre, Welsh Road West CV47 0JW. 01926 817788. Plse Book.

Love Ballet Dance Company

Funky Dance Classes: 16:00-16:30TH; For 3 5s. Lively, fun & energetic class. Gymnastics Classes: 16:30-17:00TH; For 3 5s. Learn handstands, rolls, splits & more. Boys Street Dance: 17:45-18:30TH; For 3 - 5s. Lively, fun and energetic class. £34 a term.

at Love Ballet Studios, Insight Park CV47 1NE. Lorraine: 07921 853773. Book by term.

Stratford-upon-Avon Stratford Leisure Centre

Active Antz: 10:15-12:15TH; For 0 - 4s, £3.75 per child (book). Bouncy castle & soft play. Pre-School Swimming lessons: 11:0018:00TH; For 3 - 4s, £4.80 per child. Mini Bounce: 13:30-14:30TH; For 1 - 5s, £4.10 per child). Trampolining and soft play.

at Stratford Leisure Centre, Bridgefoot CV37 6YY. 01789 268826. Please book.

Turtle Tots

Turtle Tots Baby Swimming: 12:00-13:30T; For 0 - 4s, (book by 10-week term). 30-min classes from Pregnancy to playground. Turtle Tums Aquanatal Yoga Classes: 19:4520:30T; For bump, (book by 6-week term). Aqua-yoga classes for pregnancy.

at Croft House and Pool, Banbury Rd CV37 7NF. Marie: 07814 376149.

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STRATFORD UPON AVON & LEAMINGTON SPA E: stratforduponavon@monkeymusic.co.uk T: 01789 415526 Alveston Malt House, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 7QP Alcester Methodist Church, Alcester, B49 5DX Chase Meadow Community Centre, Warwick, CV34 6BT Kenilworth Youth Centre, Abbey End, CV8 1QJ The Octagon, Lillington, Leamington Spa CV32 7RH Dale St Church Centre, Leamington Spa CV32 5HL Stratford upon Avon, Rosebird Community Hall, CV37 8LU Stratford Armouries, Gospel Oak Lane, Pathlow, CV37 0JA

Stay and Play

10:00-11:30TH at Clopton and District Children’s Centre, Justins Avenue CV37 0DA. 01789 414016; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in).

Studley Pre-School Swimming Lessons

9:45-14:45T at Chase Meadow Community Centre, Narrow Hall Meadow CV34 6BT. Pippa: 01789 415591; For 0 - 2s, £6 per class (book by 10-week term). Help your baby to communicate BEFORE speech.

Friday

at Love Ballet Studios, Welsh Road East CV47 1NE. Lorraine: 07921 853773. Book!

Southam Leisure Centre

Baby Swimming Lessons: 11:30-12:00TH; For 0 - 3s, £4.91 per class (please book). Pre-School Swimming Lessons: 11:3015:30TH; For 3 - 4s, £4.91 per class (please book). Call for times & bookings before attending.

at Southam Leisure Centre, Welsh Road West CV47 0JW. 01926 817788.

Harbury Dandy Development Class

14:00-14:45T at Harbury Village Hall, South Parade CV33 9JE. Nikki - 07890 241301; For 0 - 2s, £5.50 per session (book). Combines baby sign, music and sensory fun!

Shipston-on-Stour Toy Library

Stockton Stockton Toddlersaurs

10:00-11:30TH at Stockton Village Hall, Napton Road CV47 8JX. Emma: 01926 814687; For 0 - 4s, £2 per child (drop in). 50p per extra person.

Stratford-upon-Avon Rhythm Time - Quality Music Classes

9:00-15:00TH at Badger Valley Children’s Centre, Tilemans Lane CV36 4HP. 01608 664259; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in). Baby Swimming Lessons: 9:30-10:30TH; For 0 - 3s, £4.91 per class (book by term). Pre-school Swimming Lessons: 9:30-10:30TH; For 3 - 4s, £4.91 per class (book by term).

KEY: T :Term Time H :Holidays

9:30-14:30T at New Beginnings at the, Graham Adams Centre CV47 0LY. 07855 817860; For 0 - 5s, (drop in). All day stayand-play. Mini Movers: 10:00-11:00TH; For 0 - 5s. A really fun, lively musical dance class. Little Tappers Dance Classes: 16:45-17:15TH; For 3 - 5s. Fun introduction to tap dancing.

Warwick Sing & Sign Baby Signing Classes

at Shipston Leisure Centre, Darlingscote Road CV36 4DY. 01608 662354.

Sing & Sign Baby Signing Classes

Love Ballet Dance Company

10:00-10:30TH at Studley Leisure Centre, Poole Road B80 7QU. 01527 857161; For 3 - 4s, £4.91 per class (please book).

Shipston Leisure Centre

Southam New Beginnings

9:30-12:00T at St Peter’s Mission, Manor Rd CV37 7EA. 01926 886995; For 0 - 5s, £4.50 per class (please book). Classes at 9.30, 10.10, 10.50 & 11:30am.

Wesley Baby and Toddler Group 9:30-11:30T at New Room, Stratford Methodist Church CV37 6BG. For 0 - 5s, £1.50 per session (drop in).

In the Water

Music & Singing

9:45-12:00T at Meeting Room, Stratford Garden Centre CV37 8LW. Pippa: 01789 415591; For 0 - 2s, £6 per class (book by term). 09:45 (6m-14m) & 11:00 (6m-14m).

Stratford Leisure Centre

Baby Swimming Lessons: 12:00-12:30TH; For 0 - 3s, £4.80 per session. Pre-School Swimming lessons: 12:0013:30TH; For 3 - 4s, £4.80 per child.

at Stratford Leisure Centre, Bridgefoot CV37 6YY. 01789 268826. Book by term.

Wellesbourne Rhyme Time

10:00-10:30TH at Wellesbourne Library, Kineton Road CV35 9NF. 01789 840528; For 0 - 2s, FREE (drop in).

Saturday Bidford-on-Avon Kids Run Free Race Event

8:45-10:30TH at Big Meadow B50 4PQ. 07711 349 592; For 0 - 5s, FREE (book). 1st Sat of mth. Enter at kidsrunfree.co.uk.

Shipston-on-Stour Shipston Leisure Centre

Pre-school Swimming Lessons: 8:30-12:00TH; For 3 - 4s, £4.91 per class (book by term). Baby Swimming Lessons: 11:00-12:00TH; For 0 - 3s, £4.91 per class (book by term).

at Shipston Leisure Centre, Darlingscote Road CV36 4DY. 01608 662354.

Family Fun

10:00-11:30T at Badger Valley Children’s Centre, Tilemans Lane CV36 4HP. 01608 664259; For 0 - 4s, (drop in). Call for dates.

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Pre-School Swimming Lessons: 9:00-11:30TH; For 3 - 4s, £4.91 per class (please book). Baby Swimming Lessons: 11:30-12:00TH; For 0 - 3s, £4.91 per class (please book).

at Southam Leisure Centre, Welsh Road West CV47 0JW. 01926 817788.

LWAD Pre-School Ballet & Tap

9:00-10:30T at The Graham Adams Centre, St James Road CV47 0LY. 01926 887780; For 3 - 4s, £4 (book by term). Sat am ballet & tap, check for times/ages.

Musical Theatre

9:00-10:30T at Love Ballet Studios, Insight Park CV47 1NE. Lorraine: 07921 853773; For 4 - 5s, (book). Singing, acting & dancing!

Stratford-upon-Avon Pre-School Swimming lessons

10:00-13:00TH at Stratford Leisure Centre, Bridgefoot CV37 6YY. 01789 268826; For 3 - 4s, £4.80 per child (book by term).

Go 4 Goals Football Classes

10:30-12:30T at Stratford High School, Alcester Road CV37 7RL. Jason: 07747 562469; For 4 - 5s. Football coaching class for little & big ones.

Little Splashers Swimming Classes 16:00-18:00T at Croft House and Pool, Banbury Road CV37 7NF. Jo:01788 288028; For 0 - 1s, (please book). Fun, progressive baby swimming lessons.

Studley Pre-School Swimming Lessons

9:00-12:30TH at Studley Leisure Centre, Poole Road B80 7QU. 01527 857161; For 3 - 4s, £4.91 per class (please book).

Tiddington Hannah Clare School of Dance

9:30-10:30T at Tiddington Community Centre, Main Street CV37 7AN. 07596 253232; For 18m - 3s, £3 per session (please book). 9.30: Ballet; 10am: Tap.

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Sunday Southam Pre-School Swimming Lessons

9:30-11:30TH at Southam Leisure Centre, Welsh Road West CV47 0JW. 01926 817788; For 3 - 4s, £4.91 per class (book).

Stratford-upon-Avon Rugbytots

8:30-12:00TH at Stratford Leisure Centre, Bridgefoot CV37 6YY. Jim: 0845 313 6715; For 2 - 6s, £6.50 per session (please book). For ages 2 - 6 years.

Little Splashers Swimming Classes 13:00-15:00T at Croft House and Pool, Banbury Road CV37 7NF. Jo:01788 288028; For 0 - 1s, (please book). Fun, progressive baby swimming lessons.

Your local ‘What’s on Guide’ for bumps - 5’s and parents

WARWICK, LEAMINGTON SPA AND KENILWORTH AREA

Monday Balsall Common Twirling Toddlers Dance Classes 14:00-16:00T at St Peters Church Hall, Holly Lane CV7 7EA. 07590 988789; For 1 - 5s, (please book). Dance classes for walkers - 5 years.

Coventry Little Splashers Swimming Classes 12:00-13:45T at Baginton Fields School, Sedgemoor Rd CV3 4EA. Jo: 01788 288028; For 0 - 4s, (please book). Fun, progressive baby swimming lessons.

Hampton Magna Twirling Toddlers Dance Classes

11:00-11:45T at The Open Door Cafe, 3 Slade Hill CV35 8SA. Michelle: 07552 770774; For 0 - 5s, £3.50 per class (drop in). Dance classes for 4 months and upwards.

01926 887780 admin@lwad.co.uk www.lwad.co.uk Classes for all ages across Warwickshire Ring for details of your nearest venue  

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Pre-School and Reception Dance Classes held at

Chase Meadow Community Centre, Warwick Warwick Gates Community Centre Southam, Graham Adams Centre St Margaret’s Church hall, Whitnash HIRE OR BUY Lillington Community Centre CALL The Polish Centre, Leamington Spa 07745 565745 Free trial session and a free pair of ballet shoes when fully enrolled www.footballsimulator.net Apr-Jun 2015 Toddle About The listings are updated but we advise calling before attending - just in case!

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13:45-15:00T at The Kingsley Prep School’s library and hall, Beauchamp Avenue CV32 5RD. 01926 425993; For 0 - 3s, FREE (drop in). Informal drop-in group.

10:00-11:45T at The Kenilworth Centre, Abbey End Car Park CV8 1JP. 07881 892 686; For 0 - 2s, (please book). 10am 16-30mths; 11am 6-16mths.

Love Ballet Dance Company

PHYS-OGUE Wheelie Fit Mums

Prima Ballerinas: 15:45-16:15TH; For 3 - 5s. First ballet lesson free as a trial. Funky Dance Classes: 16:15-16:45TH; For 3 - 7s. An energetic class. Gymnastics Classes: 17:30-18:00TH; For 3 - 5s. Handstands, rolls, splits & more.

10:30-11:30TH at Abbey Fields CV8 1BP. 07952 565002; For 0s, £6.70 per class (book by 6-week term). 6 Week block £40.00.

Club Futsal Football Classes

at St Marys Church Hall, St Marys Road CV31 1JW. Claire: 07774518949. Book by term.

17:00-18:00TH at Meadowhall Sports Hall, Kenilworth School CV8 2DA. Paul: 07745 565745; For 21/2 5s, £6 per class (please book).

Monkey Music

9:30-11:30T at Kineton Methodist Church Hall CV35 0LL. 01926 691105; For 0 - 5s, £1 (drop in). Call to ensure running.

16:15-17:00T at Dale Sale Street Church Centre CV32 5HL. Mel: 07815 149877; For 1 - 4s, (please book). First class is free.

Rhythm Time - Quality Music Classes

Leamington Spa Family Tree Club

Musical Storytime: 11:00-11:20TH; For 0 - 5s, FREE per session. Members only. Gymboree Music: 13:30-15:15TH; For 0 - 2s, £4 per child. 13:30: 6-16mths, 14:30: 1630mths. For members & non members. Kid’s Kitchen: 14:00-14:45TH; For 2 - 5s, £5 per session. Members Only.

at Family Tree Members Club, 14 Kenilworth Street CV32 4QS. 01926 312820. Booking essential for all classes.

LWAD Pre-School Ballet & Tap

BilinguaSing Spanish Class

9:30-12:00T at The Octagon St Mary Magdalenes, Lillington CV32 7RH. Claire: 01789 415526; For 0 - 4s, (please book). Complimentary trial classes available.

Kineton Stay and Play

9:30-12:00T at St Mark’s Church, Rugby Rd CV32 6DL. 01926 886995; For 0 - 5s, £4.50 per class (please book). 30min age appropriate sessions. Free Tasters.

10:30-11:00TH at Lillington Library, Valley Road CV32 7SJ. 03005 558171; For 0 - 2s, FREE (drop in).

Sing & Sign Baby Signing Classes

9:45-14:15T at Sing & Sign Baby Signing, Busy Bees Nursery CV34 6AD. Pippa: 01789 415591; For 0 - 2s, £6 per class (book). 1 hr classes at 9.45, 11.00 & 13.15.

Arty Splats

13:30-16:30T at Polish Centre, High Street CV31 3AW. 01926 887780; For 2 - 4s, £4 (book by term). Ballet & Tap classes.

Lillington Lillington Library Rhyme Time

10:00-14:15TH at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Trinity Street CV32 5RG. Jo: 07792372962; For 0 - 5s, £6 per session (please book). Sensory fun with arts and crafts!

Sherbourne Hannah Clare School of Dance

14:00-14:45T at Sherbourne Village Hall, Church Street CV35 8AP. 07596 253232; For 1 - 5s, £5 per session (please book). Little Stars Dance classes for walkers+.

Warwick Little Saints

9:30-11:00T at All Saints Church, Vicarage Green CV34 5NJ. 01926 492073; For 0 - 5s, FREE (donation). Activities & sing-song.

Classes now in the afternoons too!

combining baby sign, music and sensory fun!

award-winning FUN baby and toddler classes Develop... language and communication skills, confidence, listening skills, social and emotional skills and co-ordination. Stimulate... the senses and the imagination Through... signing, making music, sensory experiences, tactile parachute hoops, singing, messy play, sharing special time and having lots of fun!

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In the Water

Classes are held in Barford, Long Lawford, Warwick, Harbury, Burton Green, Whitnash and NOW in Kenilworth! If you would like to reserve a place please contact Nikki soon, as many classes have a waiting list.

07890 241301 nikki.sayers@hotmail.co.uk

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LWAD Stay & Dance Classes

Rhythm Time - Quality Music Classes

Warwick Library Story Stomp

Club Futsal Football Classes

Movers and Shakers

9:30-11:45T at Warwick Gates Community Centre CV34 6DZ. Abby: 07795 516 367; For 1 - 4s. 9.30: 18mth-3yr, 10.15: 3-4yrs, 11am: 3-4yrs. 9:30-10:00TH at Warwick Library, Shire Hall CV34 4UB. 03005 558171; For 2 - 4s, FREE (drop in). Stories & rhymes session.

Rhythm Time - Quality Music Classes 10:00-11:30T at Hatton Park Village Hall, Barcheston Drive CV35 7TR. 01926 886995; For 0 - 3s, £4.50 per class (book). Ages: 0-1 & 1-3. Free trials & free CD.

Little Fishes Toddler Group

10:00-11:30T at Saltisford Church, Albert Street CV34 4JX. For 0 - 4s, £1 per family (drop in). Email: littlefishes@ saltisfordchurch.org.uk.

Tiddlers Mother and Baby Group

10:00-12:00T at Castle Hill Baptist Church, Castle Hill CV34 4EX. Liz: 01926 400368; For bump - 1s, £0.50 per session (drop in).

Arty Tots with Grandparents!

10:00-12:00T at Market Hall Museum, Market Place CV34 4SA. 01926 412501; For 0 - 5s, £3 per session (drop in).

Soft Touch Baby Massage

10:30-11:45TH at Chase Meadow Community Centre CV34 6BT. Joanna: 07712 045296; For 0s, £8.80 per session (book by 5-week term). Course Dates: 13/4 - 18/5 & 8/6 - 6/7.

NCT Breastfeeding Drop In

10:30-11:30T at Castle Hill Baptist Church, Castle Hill CV34 4EX. For 0 - 2s, (drop in).

14:00-14:45T at Chase Meadow Community Centre, Chase Meadow CV34 6BT. 01926 887780; For 2 - 4s, £4 (book by term). 15:30-16:30T at St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre, Banbury Road CV34 4QY. Paul: 07745 565745; For 2 - 5s, £5 per class (please book).

WAM - Warwick Area Mums

17:30-19:30TH at Costa Coffee in Tesco Warwick, 130 Emscote Road. 07825 445323; For 0 - 3s. Weekly Coffee gatherings for bumps & babies.

9:30-11:30T at The Kenilworth Centre, Abbey End Car Park CV8 1QJ. 01926 886995; For 0 - 5s, £4.50 per class (book). 9.40-Toddler, 10.20-Preschool, 11.00-Baby. 10:00-11:30T at St Johns Children’s Centre, Bertie Road CV8 1JP. 01926 856397; For 8 - 20mths, £1 per family.

Water Babies Swimming Classes

10:00-12:30T at Thorns Primary School, Blackthorn Road CV8 2DS. 01295 709221; For 0 - 4s, £13.75 per class (book by term). Fun, action packed, progressive classes.

Cradle Club

10:00-11:30TH at St Johns Children’s Centre, Mortimer Road CV8 1FS. 01926 856397; For bump - 0s, £1 (drop in). Call before attending.

Tuesday

Little Splashers Swimming Classes

Baginton Baginton Toddler Group

10:00-11:30T at Baginton Village Hall, Frances Road CV8 3AB. Vicky: 024 7630 6869; For 0 - 5s, £1.50 per child (drop in). 50p for babies, £1 for siblings over 12mths.

Coventry Twirling Toddlers Dance Classes

9:30-11:30T at St James Church Hall Styvechale, Knoll Drive CV3 5BT. Michelle: 07552 770774; For 4m - 5s, £3 per class (please book). Dance classes.

Kenilworth Twirling Toddlers Dance Classes

9:30-11:00T at Kenilworth Methodist Church Hall, Priory Road CV8 1LQ. Debbie: 07590 988789; For walkers - 3s, (book).

11:00-13:00T at Chesford Grange CV8 2LD. Jo: 01788 288028; For 0 - 4s, (please book). Fun, progressive swimming lessons.

Leamington Spa Family Tree Club

Arty Splats: 10:10-10:50TH; For 10m - 4s, £5 per session. Members Only. Dinky Disco: 15:30-16:00TH; For 1 - 3s, £3 per session. Members Only. Street Dance: 16:00-16:30TH; For 3 - 5s, £4 per session. Members Only.

at 14 Kenilworth Street CV32 4QS. 01926 312820. Please book!

Baby Sensory

10:00-15:00TH at Dale Street Methodist Church, CV32 5HL. Gemma: 07989 502712; For 0 - 13ms, £6.50 per class (book by term). Award-winning class.

Royal Leamington Spa

If you’ve got that Monday feeling and it’s too much to bear Come along to

KINGSLEY TINY TOTS

Fantastic performing arts classes for 3 - 5 YEAR OLDS!

On Saturdays, 9:45am-11.30am or 11.45am-1.15pm Book a FREE taster session (spaces limited) Contact Debbie on 07791 703665 www.pqacademy.com

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A free and informal drop-in group with a range of activities for babies and tots up to the age of 3

1.45 to 3pm

Mondays (term time)

All welcome The Kingsley Preparatory School, Beauchamp Avenue, Royal Leamington Spa CV32 5RD. 01926 425993

The listings are updated but we advise calling before attending - just in case!


Warwick, Leamington & Kenilworth Area continued - to add your class email: info@toddleabout.co.uk 12:30-15:00T at Oddfellows, Warwick St CV32 5LD. Jo: 01788 288028; For 0 - 4s, (book). Fun, progressive lessons.

Toddler Time

13:00-14:30TH at Kingsway Children’s Centre, Baker Avenue CV31 3HB. 01926 336793; For walkers - 5s, FREE (drop in).

Leek Wootton Twins Toddler Group

A total mind and body preparation for childbirth & beyond

10:00-11:30TH at Leek Wootton Village Hall, CV35 7RB. For 0 - 4s, £3 (drop in). Members £3, bumps £1.

dawn@aquatums.co.uk | 07769 706067

Radford Semele Radford Rascals

www.aquatums.co.uk

9:30-11:30T at Radford Semele Baptist Church, Lewis Rd CV31 1UQ. 01926 833243; 0 - 4s, £1 (drop in). www.rsbc.info.

9:30-11:30T at Hampton Magna Comm. Centre, CV35 8RT. 07506 713277; For 0 5s, £1.50 (drop in). 50p per extra child.

Tiddlers Mother and Baby Group

10:00-12:00T at Castle Hill Baptist Church, Castle Hill CV34 4EX. Liz: 01926 400368; For bump - 1s, £0.50 per session (drop in).

PHYS-OGUE Wheelie Fit Mums

10:30-11:30TH at Hatton Park Village Hall, Barcheston Drive CV35 7TR. 07952 565002; For 0s, £6.70 per class (book by 6-week term). Six week block £40.00.

Warwick Area Mums

13:00-16:00TH at Almanack, Abbey End North CV8 1QJ. 07825 445323; For 0 - 3s, (drop in). Weekly Coffee gatherings.

Kenilworth Stay & Play

9:00-14:45T at Kenilworth Nursery School, Bertie Road CV8 1JP. 01926 853394; For 0 - 4s, (drop in). 9.00-10.00, 10.30-11.30 & 1.45-2.45.

Little Splashers Swimming Classes

Little Crackers Stay ‘n’ Play

Whitnash Little Windmills Toddler Group

Baby and Child Health drop in

16:00-17:00T at Round Oak School, Brittain Lane CV34 6DX. Jo: 01788 288028; For 0 - 1s, (please book). Fun, progressive baby swimming lessons.

Warwick Hampton Magna Toddler Group

10:00-12:00T at Burton Green Hall, Hodgetts Lane CV8 1PH. Nikki: 07890 241301; For 0 - 5s, £5.50 per session (book). Combines baby sign, music and sensory fun!

10:00-12:00T at Leamington Football club, Harbury Lane CV33 9QB. 01926 311474; For 0 - 5s, £1.50 per family (drop in).

Wednesday

Balsall Common Rugbytots

14:45-16:15TH at Balsall Common Primary School, Balsall Street East CV7 7FS. Jim: 0845 313 6715; For 2 - 7s, £6.50 (please book).

10:00-11:30TH at Crackley Hall School, Coventry Road CV8 2FT. 01926 514444; For 0 - 4s, £2 per family (drop in). A friendly toddler group with a difference! 10:00-11:30TH at St Johns Children’s Centre, Bertie Road CV8 1JP. 01926 856397; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in). Fortnightly grp. Call 1st to check running.

NCT Breastfeeding Drop In

10:30-11:30TH at Kenilworth Children’s Centre, Bertie Road CV8 1JP. 01926 856397; For 0 - 2s, FREE (drop in). Runs on alternate Wed, please call.

NCT Breastfeeding Drop In

10:30-11:30TH at St John’s Children’s Centre, Mortimer Road CV8 1FS. 01926 856397; For 0 - 2s, FREE (drop in). Fortnightly.

Dance & Movement classes for Babies & Toddlers from 4 months old to 7 year olds   Coventry & Warwickshire info@twirlingtoddlers.co.uk 07552 770774

Rugby, Hinckley & Ullesthorpe jenni@twirlingtoddlers.co.uk 07572 432034

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Warwick, Leamington & Kenilworth Area continued - to add your class email: info@toddleabout.co.uk

Kenilworth Rhyme Time

LWAD Tap & Ballet Classes

BilinguaSing Spanish Class

Warwick Tiny Talkers Stay & Play

10:45-11:15TH at Kenilworth Library & Information Centre, Smalley Place, CV8 1QG. 01926 748 900; For 0 - 2s, FREE (drop in). 15:30-16:15T at Little Sunflowers Sensory & Play Centre, Common Lane Industrial Estate CV8 2EL. Mel: 07815 149877; For 1 - 4s, (book). First class is free.

PHYS-OGUE Expectations

18:30-19:30TH at The Kenilworth Centre, Abbey End Car Park CV8 1QJ. 07952 565002; For bump, £6.70 (book by term). First Session £6.00. Six week block £40.00.

Leamington Spa Baby Clinic

9:15-10:45TH at Kingsway Children’s Centre, Baker Avenue CV31 3HB. 01926 336793; For 0 - 4s, FREE (drop in). Leamington Reach Area Only.

Lillingtots

9:30-11:15T at Lillington Free Church Hall (side entrance), Cubbington Road CV32 7AL. Joanne: 07920 569112; For 0 - 4s, £1 per child (drop in). Extra siblings 25p.

Rhythm Time - Quality Music Classes 9:30-12:00T at St Mark’s Church, Rugby Rd CV32 6DL. 01926 886995; For 0 - 5s, £4.50 per class (please book). 30min age appropriate sessions. Free Tasters.

Cubbington Toddler Group

9:30-11:15T at Cubbington Methodist Church, Queen Street CV32 7NA. For 0 4s, £1 per session (drop in). Friendly group Weekly crafts, refreshments.

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16:00-16:45T at Lillington Community Centre, Mason Ave CV32 7QE. 01926 887780; For 4 6s, £4 (book by term).

Noah’s Ark Club

9:45-10:30T at Lillington Free Church, Cubbington Road CV32 7AL. Denise: 01926 881064; For 2 - 4s, FREE (drop in). 1st Wed of mth.

LWAD Pre-School Ballet & Tap

10:00-16:30T at Polish Centre, High Street CV31 3AW. 01926 887780; For 2 - 4s, £4 (book by term). Ballet & Tap classes.

Baby Cafe

10:30-12:00TH at Lillington Free Church, Cubbington Road CV32 7AL. Audrey: 01926 832197; For 0 - 2s. FREE (drop in).

Nappuccino

10:30-12:00TH at The Cotton Nappy Company Shop, 41 Russell Street CV32 5QB. Anna: 01926 430000; For bump - 2s, FREE (drop in). Demo of modern cloth nappies, slings & TENS.

Arty Tots

9:30-11:00TH at The GAP Community Centre, Oakwood Grove CV34 5TD. 01926 492701; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in). Check group is on before attending.

Jack in the Box Toddler Group

9:30-11:30T at Warwick Gates Community Centre, Cressida Close CV34 6DZ. 01926 335228; For 0 - 4s, £2 per child (drop in). £2 for 1 child/£3 for family with 2 or more.

Health Visitor Drop In

9:45-11:15TH at Warwick Children’s Centre, Coventry Rd CV34 4LJ. 01926 492701; For 0 - 1s, FREE (drop in). 2nd & 4th Wed. Check with centre group is on.

Toddler Sense Classes

10:00-12:00T at Hatton Park Village Hall, Barcheston Drive CV35 7TR. Jen: 07837 697535; For 1 - 4s, £6.50 per class (book by term). New adventure every week!

Mini Meadows Toddler group

11:00-12:00TH at Arty Tots, Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum CV32 4AA. Gallery Desk: 01926 742700; For 0 - 4s, FREE (drop in). 1st Wed of mth.

10:00-11:30T at Chase Meadow Community Centre, CV34 6BT. 07807 906261; For 0 - 5s, £2 (book). Waiting list.

Family Tree Club

10:00-11:30T at St Nicholas Church, St Nicholas Church St CV34 4JD. 01926 312593; For 0 - 5s, £1 per family (drop in).

French Music: 11:00-11:30TH; For 18m - 5s, £4. Talking Tots: 13:30-14:15TH; For 1 - 3s, £4.

at 14 Kenilworth Street CV32 4QS. 01926 312820. Members only - please book!

St Nicholas Toddler Group

The listings are updated but we advise calling before attending - just in case!


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NEW Sensory Exploration Classes

NEW Adventurous Arts & Crafts Classes

Baby development classes that allow your baby to explore their senses. Babie Classes include: 6 mon s 16 mo ths nths • Sensory Art Activities • Messy Play • Lights & Bubbles • Music, Singing & Musical Instruments • Parachute Games & Lots of Fun!

Promoting learning and development through lots of multi sensory fun. Pre-Sc Classes include: 16 mo hool nth 5 yearss • Adventurous Art Activities • Exciting Craft Activities • Small World & Imaginative Play • Messy & Sensory Play

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Engage their senses and promote their learning and development

BOOK YOUR FREE CLASS TODAY

Classes in Leamington Spa and Warwick. New classes coming soon to Stratford and Kenilworth.

Contact Jo on 07792372962 Email: Jo@artysplats.co.uk Find us on Facebook ‘Jo Arty Splats’ www.artysplats.co.uk Aqua Babies Swimming

St John’s Toddlers

The Yummy Mummy’s Club

PHYS-OGUE Mums, Bums, Tums & Babies

11:30-12:30T at St Nicholas Leisure Centre, St Nicholas Park CV34 4QY. 01926 495353; For 0 4s, (book). Swimming lessons.

10:00-11:30T at St. John’s Church Hall, Warwick Road CV8 1HY. Kate: 01926 779159; For 0 - 5s, £1 per family (drop in).

14:00-15:30T at St Pauls Church Hall, Friars St CV34 6HD. Jayne: 0773 8294082; For bump - 0s, (please book). For mums-to-be and new mums.

Chase Meadow Reception Dance (Tap & Ballet)

16:00-16:30T at Chase Meadow Community Centre, Chase Meadow CV34 6BT. 01926 887780; For 4 - 5s, £4 per session (please book).

NCT Weekly Walk

14:30-15:30TH - Venue for walk changes. weeklywalks.nctwarks@gmail.com; For bump - 5s, FREE. Enjoy a nice walk.

Coventry BilinguaSing French Class

Water Babies

15:30-18:00T at Ridgeway School, Deansway CV34 5DF. 01295 709221; For 0 - 4s, £13.75 per class (book by term). Fun, action packed, progressive swim classes.

9:30-10:15T at St Barbara’s Church, 22 Rochester Road CV5 6AG. Mel: 07815 149877; For 1 - 4s, (please book). First class is free of charge.

Aqua Tums - Aqua Yoga

Kenilworth St John’s Children’s Centre

18:15-19:00TH at Hilton Hotel, Stratford Road CV34 6RE. Dawn: 07769 706067; (book). Pre- and Postnatal aqua yoga.

Buggy Breeakfast: 9:00-10:00TH; For 0 - 5s, £1 per family (drop in). Childminders Stay & Play: 10:00-11:30T; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in). Registered Childminders.

Thursday Barford Little Splashers Swimming Classes

13:00-15:00TH at The Glebe Hotel CV35 8BS. Jo: 01788 288028; For 0 - 4s, (book by term). Fun, progressive swimming lessons.

Burton Green Burton Green Toddler Group

10:00-12:00T at Burton Green Village Hall, Hodgetts Lane CV8 1PJ. Sonal: 07779 682771; For 0 - 5s, £2 per family (drop in).

KEY: T :Term Time H :Holidays

at St Johns Children’s Centre, Mortimer Road CV8 1FS. 01926 856397.

Little Splashers Swimming Classes

10:45-12:00TH at PHYS-OGUE, The Kenilworth Centre, Abbey End Car Park CV8 1QJ. 07952 565002; For 0s, £6.70 (book by term). Six week block £40.00.

Leamington Spa Twirling Toddlers Dance Classes

9:30-11:30T at Lillington Community Centre, 3 Mason Avenue CV32 7QE. Michelle: 07552 770774; For 4m - 5s, £3 per class (please book). Dance classes.

Little Splashers Swimming Classes 9:30-12:00T at Oddfellows, Warwick St CV32 5LD. Jo: 01788 288028; For 0 - 4s, (book). Fun, progressive swim lessons.

Tachbrook Tinies

9:30-11:00T at Bishops Tachbrook Sports & Social Club, The Meadow CV33 9RR. Elissa: 07854 427213; For 0 - 4s, £2 (drop in). £1.50 per adult, 50p per child.

Rhythm Time - Quality Music Classes

9:00-11:00T at Chesford Grange CV8 2LD. Jo: 01788 288028; For 0 - 4s, (please book). Fun, progressive baby swim lessons.

10:00-11:30T at St Mark’s Church, Rugby Rd CV32 6DL. 01926 886995; For 0 - 5s, £4.50 per class (please book). 30min age appropriate sessions. Free Tasters.

Monkey Music

Dandy Development Class

10:00-12:00T at Kenilworth Youth Centre, Abbey End Car Park CV8 1QJ. Claire:01789 415526; For 0 - 4s, (please book). Complimentary trial classes available.

In the Water

Music & Singing

10:00-12:00T at Whitnash Community Centre, Acre Close CV31 2ND. Nikki - 07890 241301; For 0 - 2s, £5 per session (book). Mix of baby sign, music and sensory fun!

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Octotots Toddler Group

10:30-12:00T at St Mary Magdalene’s, Vicarage Road CV32 7RH. 01926 470449; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in). Bible stories & play.

10:00-11:30TH at St Johns Children’s Centre, Mortimer Road CV8 1FS. 01926 856397; For 0 - 5s, £1 per family (drop in).

Soft Touch Baby Massage

12:00-13:15TH at The Committee Room, St Mark’s Church CV32 6DL. Joanna: 07712 045296; For 0s, £8.80 per session (book by 5-week term). Call for dates.

Kenilworth Toddler Group

Family Tree Club

Arty Splats

10:00-11:30T at Kenilworth Methodist Church, Priory Rd CV8 1LQ. For 0 - 5s, £1 per family (drop in). Inc. drink & biscuit.

Little Discoveries: 13:30-14:15TH; For 3 - 5s, £5. Members Only. Dandy Development: 13:4515:30TH; For 0 - 3s, £5.50. Stage 2: 1.45, Stage 1: 2.45.Members only. Yoga Kids: 14:45-15:30TH; For 3 - 5s, £5 per session. Members Only.

10:00-11:45TH at Abbey Hill United Reformed Church, Abbey Hill CV8 1DY. Jo: 07792372962; For 0 - 5s, £6 per session (book). Sensory fun with arts and crafts!

Dandy Development Class

at 14 Kenilworth Street CV32 4QS. 01926 312820. Please book!

13:45-14:45T at Little Sunflowers Sensory & Play Centre, Common Lane Industrial Estate CV8 2EL. Nikki - 07890 241301; For 0 - 2s, £5.50 per session (book). Combines baby sign, music and sensory fun!

Monkey Music

13:30-16:45T at Dale St. Church Centre, Dale Street CV32 5HL. Claire:01789 415526; For 0 - 4s, (please book). Complimentary trial classes available.

BilinguaSing French Class

15:30-16:15T at Little Sunflowers Sensory & Play Centre, Common Lane Industrial Estate CV8 2EL. Mel: 07815 149877; For 1 - 4s, (please book). First class is free.

St Mark’s Kaleidoscope

14:00-15:30TH at St Marks Church Rooms, Rugby Road CV32 6DL. Alex: 0844 243 6314; For 0 4s, £1 per family (drop in). Chat, play & free breastfeeding support.

Leamington Spa Rhythm Time - Quality Music Classes

Leamington spa Baby Zone

10:00-12:00TH at Kingsway Childrens Centre, Baker Avenue CV31 3HB. 01926 336793; FREE (drop in). For babies pre-walking.

9:30-12:00T at St Mark’s Church, Rugby Rd CV32 6DL. 01926 886995; For 0 - 5s, £4.50 per class (please book). 30min age appropriate sessions. Free Tasters.

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Weston-under-Wetherley Toddler Group

10:00-11:30T at The Village Hall, Warwick Road CV35 7RB. For 0 - 4s, £1.50 (drop in). Toys, crafts, outdoor play & songs.

Warwick Warwick Rhyme Time

9:30 & 11:00TH at Warwick Library, CV34 4UB. 03005 558171; For 0 - 2s, FREE (drop in).

Baby Sensory Classes

make beautiful music together. 07503 906468 musictogetherkenilworth.co.uk

10:00-12:15TH at Hatton Park Village Hall, Barcheston Dr CV35 7TR. Gemma: 07989 502712; For 0 - 13m, £6.50 per class (book by term). Award-winning class. Free trials.

Arty Splats

10:00-11:45TH at Chase Meadow Comm. Centre, Narrow Hall Meadow CV34 6DR. Jo: 07792372962; For 1 - 5s, £6 per session (book). Sensory fun with arts and crafts!

Toddler Sense Classes

10:00-12:00T at Warwick Gates Community Centre, Cressida Close CV34 6DZ. Jen: 07837 697535; For 2 - 4s, £6.50 per session (book by term). A new adventure every week!

Water Babies Swimming

11:45-13:15T at LA Fitness Warwick, Welton Road CV34 5PZ. 01295 709221; For 0 - 4s, £13.75 per class (book by 10-week term). Fun, action packed, progressive swim classes.

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Little Splashers Swimming Classes 16:00-17:00T at Round Oak School, Brittain Lane CV34 6DX. Jo: 01788 288028; For 0 - 1s, (please book). Fun, progressive baby swimming lessons.

Woodloes Park Stay and Play @ Woodloes

9:00-11:00TH at Woodloes Community Centre, Deansway CV34 5DF. 01926 492701; For 0 - 4s, £1 per family (drop in). Check group is on before attending.

Friday Coventry Twirling Toddlers Gymnastics

9:30-11:30T at Phoenix AIkido Centre, 149 Broad Lane CV5 7AP. Michelle: 07552 770774; For 1 - 5s, £3 per class (please book). For tots who like to tumble!

9:30-11:15T at Weston Village Hall, Sabin Drive CV33 9GA. Annabel: 07855 832925; £2 per family (drop in).

Dandy Development Class

10:00-13:00T at St Paul’s Church, Leicester Street CV32 4TE. Nikki - 07890 241301; For 0 - 2s, £5.50 per session (book). Combines baby sign, music and sensory fun!

Jaykays Dance Company

Little Rascals Dance & Movement Classes: 10:00-10:45T; For 2 - 4s. Dance & Movement,Ballet,Tap,Tricks & Tumbles. Mummy & Me Dance Class: 11:00-11:45T; For 18m - 3s.

at The Brunswick Healthy Living Centre CV31 3BD. 07738 954258. Book by term.

Emmanuel Toddler Group

10:00-11:30T at Emmanuel Evangelical Church, Heath Terrace CV32 5LY. Hannah: 01926 424584; For 0 - 4s, £1 (drop in).

Baby Sensory

10:00-11:00TH at St Patrick’s Irish Club, Riverside, Adelaide Rd CV32 5AH. Gemma: 07989 502712; For 0 - 13m, £6.50 per class (book by term). Free trials.

Love Ballet Mini Movers Class

10:00-11:00TH at LoveBallet Dance Company, St Mary’s Church Hall, St Mary’s Rd CV31 1JW. Claire: 07774 518949; For 0 - 5s, £5 per session (drop in). Fun & lively.

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10:15-13:15TH at Soft Touch Baby Massage at, The Cotton Nappy Company CV32 5QB. Joanna: 07712 045296; For 0s, £8.80 per session (book by 5-week term). 10.15-11.30am & 12-1.15pm.

10:00-12:15T at The Croft Prep School, Alveston Hill CV37 7RL. Pippa: 01789 415591; For 0 - 2s, £6 per class (book by term). Help your baby to communicate BEFORE speech.

Family Tree Club

Toddler Sense: 10:30-11:00TH; For 1 - 3s, £4. Musical Storytime: 10:30-10:50TH; For 0 - 5s, FREE. Football Skills Coaching: 16:00-16:30TH; For 31/2 - 6s, £3 per session.

at 14 Kenilworth Street CV32 4QS. 01926 312820. Members only - please book.

Warwick Monkey Music

9:30-13:00T at Chase Meadow Community Hall CV34 6BT. Claire:01789 415526; For 0 - 4s, (book). Free trial classes available.

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The Ups of Downs Group

12:00-14:00T at Venue in Leamington Spa. Nicola: 07814 929306; For 0 - 5s. Monthly group for children with Down syndrome.

Little Rascals Dance & Movement

10:00-11:00TH at St. Nicholas’ Park, Banbury Road CV34 4QY. 07952 565002; For 0s, £6.70 (book by 6-week term). Summer time start 10.30am.

Gymboree Music

14:00-14:45T at Jaykays Dance Company, St. Paul’s Church Hall CV32 4TE. 07738 954258; For 2 - 4s, (book by term).

10:00-11:45T at The Gap Community Centre, 39 Oakwood Grove CV34 5TD. 07881 892 686; For 0 - 2s, (please book). 10am: 16-30mths; 11am: 6-16mths.

Toddler Sense Classes

Toy Library

14:30-16:30T at Dale Street Methodist Church, Dale Street CV32 5HL. Jen: 07837 697535; For 1 - 5s, £6.50 per class (book by term). A new adventure every week!

Sherbourne Hannah Clare School of Dance

10:00-10:45T at Sherbourne Village Hall, Church Street CV35 8AP. 07596 253232; For 1 - 5s, £5 per session (please book). Little Stars Dance classes for walkers+.

10:00-14:00TH at Warwick Children’s Centre, Coventry Rd CV34 4LJ. 01926 492701; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in). £4 p/yr membership & free weekly toy hire.

Aqua Babies Swimming Lessons

11:30-12:30T at St Nicholas Leisure Centre, St Nicholas Park CV34 4QY. 01926 495353; For 0 - 4s, (please book).

Whitnash Whitnash Library Rhyme Time

11:15-11:45TH at Whitnash Library & Information Centre, Franklin Road CV31 2JH. 01926 421 464; For 0 - 2s, FREE (drop in). Free weekly sessions for 0-2s..

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Stratford-upon-Avon Sing & Sign Baby Signing Classes

Soft Touch Baby Massage

In the Water

Music & Singing

Barford Love Ballet Dance Company

Prima Ballerinas & Little Tappers: 9:009:45TH; For 3 - 5s. Fun intro to ballet & tap. Gymnastics Classes: 10:30-11:00TH; For 3 5s. Learn handstands, rolls, splits & more. Funky Dance Classes: 11:00-11:30TH; For 3 5s. Lively & fun class with dance routines.

at Barford Memorial Hall, Church Street CV35 8EN. Claire: 07774 518949. Book!

Little Splashers Swimming Classes 11:00-13:00TH at The Glebe Hotel CV35 8BS. Jo: 01788 288028; For 0 - 4s, (book by 10-week term). Fun, progressive baby swimming lessons.

Coventry Twirling Toddlers Dance Classes

9:30-13:00T at Holyhead United Reformed Church, Holyhead Road CV1 3AE. Michelle: 07552 770774; For 1 - 5s, £3 per class (please book). Dance classes for 4 months and upwards.

Twirling Toddlers Dance Classes

9:30-11:30T at Quinton Park Baptist Church, Quinton Park CV3 5LU. Michelle: 07552 770774; For 1 - 5s, (please book). Dance classes for walkers - 5 years.

ScrumKids Classes

10:15-12:30T at Sidney Stringer Academy, 2 Primrose Hill Street CV1 5LY. 0845 094 9071; For 2 - 7s, £5 per class (please book). Rugby based sports sessions.

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Kenilworth Saturdads

10:00-11:30TH at St Johns Children’s Centre, Mortimer Road CV8 1FS. 01926 856397; For 0 - 5s, (please book). 2nd Sat of month, call centre for dates.

KIDS Saturday Running Races

All abilities welcome from toddlers to teenagers. Safe, fun exercise for all the family and it’s FREE.

9am at: Whitehall Rec in Rugby, St. Nicholas Park in Warwick and at Newbold Comyn Park in Leamington. Check Dates.

Art Cart Family Fun Sessions

13:00-15:00T at Art Cart Family Fun Sessions, Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum CV32 4AA. 01926 742700; For 0 - 5s, FREE (drop in). Last Sat of the month. For up to 12 year-olds.

For dates and to REGISTER for free: kidsrunfree.co.uk Jaykays Dance Company Kenilworth Creative Dance Warwick Little Rascals Dance & Movement Classes: 10:00-10:45T at Kenilworth Methodist 9:00-9:45T; For 2 - 4s, (book by term). Dance Kids Run Free Race Event & Fun & Movement, Ballet, Tap, Tricks & Tumbles. Church, Priory Road CV8 1LQ. Hannah: Days 07905 560 133; For 2 - 5s, £4.50 per family (please book). Explore stories & images in a lively class.

Music Together Classes

10:00-11:00T at Kenilworth Methodist Church Hall CV8 1LQ. 07503 906468; For 0 - 5s, (please book). Free trial. www.musictogetherkenilworth.co.uk.

at Jaykays Dance Company, The Brunswick Healthy Living Centre CV31 3BD. 07738 954258.

Jaykays Dance Company

Leamington Spa Kids Run Free Race Event & Fun Days

Little Rascals Pre-School Dance & Movement Classes: 9:15-11:30T; For 2 - 4s, (book by term). Sessions: 9.15, 10.00 & 10.45am. Baby Freestyle and Gym Club: 11:30-12:30T; For 5-7s, (book by term).

8:45-10:30TH at Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre near the clubhouse CV32 4EW. 07711 349 592; For 0 - 5s, FREE (please book). Enter at kidsrunfree.co.uk. Runs Weekly.

at Jaykays Dance Company, St. Paul’s Church Hall CV32 4TE. 07738 954258.

ELC Fun Days

Go 4 Goals Football Classes

9:00-12:00T at North Leamington School, Sandy Lane CV32 6RD. Jason: 07747 562469; For 2 - 5s, (please book). Football coaching class for little & big ones.

Twirling Toddlers Dance Classes

9:30-13:00T at The SYDNI Centre, Cottage Square CV31 1PT. Michelle: 07552 770774; For 1 - 5s, (please book). Dance classes for walkers - 5 years.

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Preparatory Ballet, Tap & Freestyle: 9:4511:15T; For 4 - 5s, (book by term). IDTA Syllabus Work. Baby Freestyle and Gym Club: 11:15-12:30T; For 5-7s, (book by term). Tricks, Tumbles, Progressive Gymnastics.

10:30-16:00TH at Mothercare, Shires Retail Park CV34 6RH. 01926 452917; For 1 - 5s, FREE (drop in). Plenty of toys,arts & crafts & dress up.

Dad’s Club

10:30-12:00TH at Family Tree Members Club, 14 Kenilworth Street CV32 4QS. 01926 312820; For 0 - 5s, FREE per session (please book). Members Only.

8:45-10:30TH at St Nicholas Park, Banbury Road CV34 4QY. For 0 - 5s, FREE per session (please book). Enter at kidsrunfree. co.uk.1st & 3rd Sat.

LWAD Pre-School Ballet Classes

9:00-10:00T at Warwick Gates Community Centre, Cressida Close CV34 6DZ. 01926 887780; For 3 - 5s, £4 (book by term). Ballet class for 3 years +.

Little Splashers Swimming Classes 9:00-16:30T at Ridgeway School, Deansway CV34 5DF. Jo: 01788 288028; For 0 - 4s, (please book). Fun, progressive baby swimming lessons.

LWAD Fusion Dance Classes

9:00-10:00T at Chase Meadow Community Centre, Chase Meadow CV34 6BT. 01926 887780; For 2 - 5s, £4 (book by term). Preschool Fusion: 9am, Reception: 9:30.

Poppets at PQA Warwick

9:45-13:15T at Aylesford School and Sixth Form College, Tapping Way CV34 6XR. Debbie: 07791 703665; For 3 - 5s, (please book). Contact Debbie to book your free taster.

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9:00-9:30T at St Margaret’s Church Hall, Whitnash Rd CV31 2HB. 01926 887780; For 1 - 4s, £4 (book by term). Check website for class times.

Leamington Spa ELC Fun Days

Warwick Rugbytots

Shrewley Love Ballet Dance Company

Little Splashers Swimming Classes

11:00-16:00TH at Mothercare, Shires Retail Park CV34 6RH. 01926 452917; For 1 - 5s, FREE (drop in). Toys, crafts & dress up.

Sunday 9:00-12:30T at Meadow Community Sports Centre, Kenilworth School CV8 2DA. 0845 094 9071; For 2 - 7s, £5 per class (please book). Rugby based sports sessions.

at Shrewley Village Hall CV35 7AN. Claire: 07774518949. Book by term.

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Jungle Town

9:00-12:00TH at Warwick School, Myton Road CV34 6PP. Jim: 0845 313 6715; For 2 - 6s, £6.50 per session (please book). Rugby classes for 2 - 6 years. 9:00-16:30T at Ridgeway School, Deansway CV34 5DF. Jo: 01788 288028; For 0 - 4s, (please book). Fun, progressive baby swimming lessons.

Prima Ballerinas: 9:30-10:00TH; For 3 - 5s. First ballet lesson free as a trial. Gymnastics Classes: 10:00-10:30TH; For 3 5s. Learn handstands, rolls, splits & more. Funky Dance Classes: 10:30-11:30TH; For 3 5s. An energetic class. 10-10:30 & 11-11:30. Pre-Syllabus Ballet Classes: 11:00-11:30TH; For 5s. Free trial available. £28 per term.

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Kids Run Free Race Days

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Paint and Glaze

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Stratford Butterfly Farm

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Dandy Development

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Health and Pregnancy

Go 4 Goals Football Coaching

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Aqua Tums

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Concierge Medical Practice

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Family Tree Members Club Gymboree Warwick

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Hannah Clare School of Dance 46

Family Matters in Warwickshire 13 Inner Peace Hatha Yoga

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Jaykays Dance Company

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Kenilworth Creative Dance

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Jane O’Connor and Associates Cranial Osteopathy 22

Kidz Love Yoga

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The Leamington Therapy Centre13

Leamington & Warwick Academy of Dance 42

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Leamington & Warwick Gymnastics Club

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Nurseries and Schools

Little Kickers

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Little Splashers

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Love Ballet Dance Company

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Monkey Music

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Music Together Kenilworth

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Little Lodge Day Nursery

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The Kingsley School

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Warwick Preparatory School

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Beadle’s Needles

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PQA Warwick

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Costco

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Rugbytots

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Lets Party Rugby

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Rhythm Time

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The Cotton Nappy Company

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Vip Mummy

Sing and Sign

Softplay Takeaway

ZebAdi Toys

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Soft Touch Baby Massage

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Swim Works

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Southam & Harbury Bouncy Castles

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Tappy Toes

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Turtle Tots

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Twirling Toddlers

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Water Babies 

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Groups and Classes Arty Splats

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Baby Sensory (Rugby)

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BilinguaSing

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Club Futsal

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Andrew Craner Photography

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