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Winter 09/Spring 2010

Front cover by Susie Richards Telephone: 01732 884400

Days Out • Local Information • What’s On • Activities Telephone: 01883 382151

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Welcome

INDEX

Antenatal Babies Babysitting Childcare Childminders Day care Education First Aid Making life easier Party time Performing arts Postnatal Photographers Pre-schools Schools Shopping / gifts Sports and Leisure Swimming Toddlers timetable Tutors What’s On What’s New

SPECIAL OFFERS and competitions Santa’s Magical Kingdom Win family tickets to Santa’s Magical Kingdom at the the Hop Farm. See page 23. Manic Monsters Soft Play Grandparent special, two children for the price of one with any adult aged over 60. Cut out voucher on page 12 Funky Monkey Keyboard classes Free trial booking for January. See ad above on this page. Minor Mania Soft Play Free one month pass for one child per party booked See back page.

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Making Life Easier JOBS YOU HATE OVEN CLEANING

Allow the baking soda to sit for about three hours.

The best way to keep your oven clean is to practice prevention. Line your oven with aluminium foil when cooking anything that may spill. Wipe up any spills as soon as possible after they occur.

Even if you are vigilant in keeping your oven clean and protecting against spillage, at some point you will need to deep clean your oven. If you prefer not to use harsh cleansers on your oven a simple mixture of white vinegar and baking soda can do the job. Lightly moisten the interior of your oven with water. Then, apply a thick layer of baking soda.

After three hours, spray the entire oven with white vinegar in a spray bottle. You will notice that when the vinegar hits the baking soda, fizzing occurs. This fizzing action helps remove stuck-on mess almost as easily as any commercial cleaner. Allow the vinegar and baking soda to sit for a few more hours. Then, simply remove with a damp sponge and some water. If this is all too time consuming and does not have the final effect you would like why not have a professional oven cleaning service deep clean your oven. This might be a good idea after the family Christmas and Boxing Day cookathon. This also makes a fantastic Christmas gift.

Garden Proud

Houseproud

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garden maintenance or

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Is your oven a devil to clean?

landscaping from just £13 per

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hour, 07725 173820

07831 394422

01892 514552

Ovenaid Specialist Oven Cleaning. Book now & we will restore your oven to near showroom condition. 01892 548413

Are you House and Garden Proud? If you live in the Tunbridge Wells or Sevenoaks areas then here’s the complete solution to care for your home. Houseproud will help you keep your house looking spic and span, whilst Gardenproud will cater for all your gardening needs. It’s a perfect solution for today’s busy lives. You can buy the whole package or just the gardening or housework. Prices start from just £12 + VAT per hour for cleaning and ironing, and £13 + VAT per hour for gardening. Houseproud was established 9 years ago and today looks after literally hundreds of houses in the area. Gardenproud was founded more recently but already boasts a large portfolio of gardens - from basic garden maintenance, to hedge trimming and tree surgery. And for those with more elaborate plans we offer a complete design, hard and soft landscaping service. For further information please contact Sarah Sykes at Houseproud on 07831 394422, or Tim Sykes at Gardenproud on 07725 173820. Or see them at www.reallyhouseproud.com or www.reallygardenproud.com

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What’s New MUSIC WITH MUMMY comes to Sevenoaks and Tonbridge Music with Mummy is a fun and lively approach to learning through music and rhythm. You and your little one will sing new songs specifically written for Music with Mummy, as well as nursery rhymes and traditional songs. This is mixed together with action songs, musical games, playing percussion, movement, listening time and using various props and visual aids to create a lively and happy place to be! Music with Mummy classes are kept small to encourage your baby or toddler to get involved and help develop confidence. The friendly classes aim to make music part of everyday life and most importantly we have FUN! Classes are age specific - Jolly Babies for babies from birth to 15 months and Music with Mummy for toddlers from 15 months to 3 years. Don’t miss out – book a free taster session and come and enjoy Music with Mummy! For more information please visit www.musicwithmummykent.com or contact Alison on alisonnewmanmusic@hotmail.co.uk or 07947 866729.

The NEW WORLD MONTESSORI NURSERY has now moved to... the Linden Park Cricket club, Fir Tree Road, Tunbridge Wells TN4 8AH

New World, a well-loved traditional Montessori School, is now situated in the most idyllic spot overlooking Linden Park cricket green. It has been established in Tunbridge wells for 10 successful years. The new bright and spacious premises boast an outdoor enclosed area amidst acres of outstanding beauty.

For more information call 07787 155247

Hummingbird Crèche Quality time for you and your child

Do you ever feel that you need some time to yourself? Some free time to go shopping, perhaps have lunch with a friend, for the more energetic a work-out at the local gym or even attend an exercise class here at the Camden Centre. We have the perfect Town Centre location – you have the choice whether to relax or play!

NEW NURSERY OPENING IN EDENBRIDGE

CHRISTMAS SHOP whilst we take care of your children Open Saturday 12th December – 10 to 1pm and Saturday 19th December – 9 to 4pm for last minute Christmas shopping

A new nursery planning to open at the end of January 2010 in Edenbridge. Set at the site of Manic Monsters this nursery caters for children aged from 3 months up to 5 years old and is OFTSED registered for 48 children.

For more details call 07745 043355 or simply drop in Monday – 10.00am to 1.00pm Wednesday – 10.00am to 1.00pm Friday – 11.00am to 1.00pm Open during school holidays

All staff qualified to at least NVQ3 There will be high quality equipment, hand made wooden toys, minimal plastic and a large outside garden with play ground, sensory zone, and extensive vegetable and grow your own flower area plus

We cater for children from 3 months old

friendly guinea pigs.

Prospectus available call 01732 866115

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Shopping / gifts

vintage kids Vintage kids was set up earlier this year by two Kent mums, Mary-Jane Underhay and Julie Phillipson, who spotted a gap in the market for reselling top quality children’s clothes. “Kids grow out of their clothes so quickly that paying shop prices is like throwing your money away; but NCT and jumble sales are very hit and miss,” commented Julie. “We offer a great alternative – clothes from top brands but at a fraction of the high street price. Plus, all the hard work has been done for you. Everything is clean, ironed and in top-notch condition.” Thanks to word of mouth and a front-page spot in The Courier, vintage kids has caught the attention of eco-savy and thrifty parents throughout the West Kent area. For more information see www.vintagekidsclothing.co.uk.

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Shopping / gifts

SmartMama, CleverPapa Dudes 0-5 Years Bamboo cotton has many amazing properties, first and foremost it is beautifully soft. It is extremely versatile and can be used to make knitwear that feels like cashmere, soft and durable bamboo denim, cosy organic blankets, snuggly bathrobes and silky-soft jersey pieces. It is a high-end luxury product. Bamboo fabric is also hypoallergenic and thermo-regulating. It can be machine washed at 40 degrees just like cotton. (For environmental reasons we recommend you wash at 30 degrees.) Bamboo fabric is UV-resistant. Bamboo is naturally organic (it is grown organically and certified by OCIA), sustainable (the worlds fastest growing plant) and takes in 35% more carbon dioxide than equivalent stands of other plants. It is a grass, so regenerates without the need for replanting. Bamboo is rain-fed only and helps to reduce soil erosion so overall is good for the environment Visit SmartMama, CleverPapa at 28 London Road, Sevenoaks. Telephone: 01732 461131

Christmas Gift Ideas Oven cleaning

Give a great practical gift. An oven that looks like new. Professional oven cleaning. See the making life easier section on page 4 Learn to windsurfing Windsurfing gift vouchers available with Bewl Windsurfing. See page 34 Emergency Life Support Gift Certificate St Johns Ambulance, See ad on page 33 Keepsake jewellery and other items Small print Telephone 01444 443124 or see the ad on this page Little Feet Telephone 01342 823218 or see the ad on page 14 Signature Prints Telephone 01932 860 380 or see the ad on page 3 Children’s Artwork Preserve your childs artwork as a stunning art print. My did that. Telephone 07929 377 257 or see the ad on page 6

Toys, clothes, play equipment etc

Smart Mamma Clever Papa, Sevenoaks Telephone 01732 461131 or see ad on this page ToyTime, Hildenborough. Telephone 01732 832416/833695 or see ad on page 6. Vintage Kids, top quality children’s clothes Visit www.vintagekidsclothing.co.uk or see the ad on page 6.

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Photographers

Family Photographers Bumps and Beyond Photography, Tel: 01892 533621 Web www.bumpsandbyond-photography.co.uk Champion Photographic, Tel: 01732 860246 Web: www.championphotographic.co.uk Claire Dominic Family Photography, Tel: 01892 528738 Web: http://web.mac.com/cldominic KidsPix, children’s photography, Tel: 01732 458189 Web: www.kidspix.co.uk Susie Richards, Tel: 07803 759 382 www.susierichardsphotography.co.uk Tino and Pip Photography, Tel: 07948 992221 Web: www.tinoandpip.com Tom Bull Photography, Tel: 07956 269455 Web: www.tombullphotography.com Wright Portraits, Tel: 01892 750966 Web: www.wrightportraits.co.uk

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Photographers

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Party Time

Party Entertainers Aerodance disco parties, Let your daughter have some glam and glitter at an Aerodance disco party, learning fun and funky dance routines, 0845 430 8383 Allsorts of Fun - magic, puppets 020 8677 1667 Amazing children’s parties, 0800 0188118 Beauty Bliss, 01892 832530 Carri’s Crafts, craft parties, sevenoaks, 07765 438122 Chickenlegs, clownage, magic, balloons, 01273 279812 Children’s Fairy Parties, 01892 518670 Cookies Kitchen, cookery parties, 01892 853272 / 01732 835577 Crafty Party - crafts, face paints, dancing 01732 810719 www.thecraftyparty.co.uk

A COOL NEW PARTY IDEA

Crocodile Encounters, 0845 020 4364 Davy Driver’s Music Train, 01892 860235

Are you looking for a new idea for your next party that is different? Tech Zone is The Ultimate Gaming Truck and is fully kitted out with the latest electronic games.

Dancing Parties, 01892 534676 Disco Dance Parties, Spice up Your Party, 01342 718027

The on board entertainment includes three racing stations with full sized racing seats and forced feedback steering wheels and rumble packs which make you feel you are part of the racing game. Each station is linked up to a huge flat screen TV and all racers are linked up for a realistic race against each other to get the excitement and adrenaline rising.

Dyna-mites, 3-8yrs, 01580 213476 / 01424 882684

Equstar, medieval skills party, 01892 617066 Froggle Parties, 0845 050 4509 Funky Monkey Parties, 5+, 07947 119091 Gift Daze, pop star parties, 01892 752117

As well as the racing game guests can sit on the sofa and play on the Xbox 360 or PSP’s. Outside under the canopy guests can take part in the amazing Nintendo Wii. The truck is ideal for groups of 8 to 16 players and challenges can be arranged to add a competitive edge.

High School Musical Parties, Themed Games, 07798 872322 Hugh’s Hocus-Pocus Fun Show, 01892 825755 Humpty Dumpty Musical Parties, 01892 864592 Jo Jingles, music, instruments, themes, parachute & Games, 01732 361314

For children and teenage parties, recommended age 7+, Tech Zone will supply party invitations, certificates for all participants and a fully crewed gaming truck with helpful staff that advise and show the players how to get the most out of their gaming and if you choose an upgrade you can include birthday cake, goody bags, T shirts and racers caps.

Jonjo Children’s Entertainer, 01622 871950 Kelly the Clown, 01892 653963 Kiddi Karts, 01932 770770 Mick’s disco and children’s entertainer, 01689 824040

Tech Zone is a friendly family business run by David Harris and his sons. David is very flexible and will do his best to tailor the event to your needs. They will come to your home, youth club, village hall etc and are building up a selection of local venues that are willing to accommodate the truck and can provide catering facilities. For more information and help call David on 01622 200 655 and he will do his best to provide the perfect party to suit your needs. www.ultimategamingtruck.co.uk

Mosaic Children’s parties, 020 8397 8864 Paint Box parties, 01892 514068 / 01732 352690 Pic-n- Mix Parties, 01892 864592 PipSqueaks Music Parties, 01732 741335 Pirate Parties, Bewl Cruisers, Bewl Water, 01892 890661 Pop star parties, 0800 567 7197 Racing Challenge - linked racing car simulators we come to you, 01732 460614 Rhythm Express Parties, 01892 860235 Slap n dash, painting party, 01580 755674 Spice Up your Party, 01342 718027 Stardust, childrens manicure and makeup parties, 01892 862273 TechZone, ultimate gaming truck, 01622 200 655 www.ultimategamingtruck.co.uk The Crafty Party, 01732 810719 The Fun Factory, 01435 862906 Terry Herbert, children’s magic, 01474 852644 Truly Madly Baby - party plan, 01580 720226 Tumble Tots birthday parties, 01892 655556

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Party Time

Mum’s & Dad’s, are you looking for party entertainment that’s easy for you on the day, takes the stress away of you having to organise taking a group of highly charged children to a venue, and avoids them rampaging all over your home! Entertainment that’ll involve the whole family if you need it to, that our clients tell us it’s unique, the easiest party I’ve had to organise ever, it’s ultra cool, fantastic fun, wow this is a highly competitive team racing experience; and for larger parties & events we delivered contests creating adrenaline, fun, banter, excitement, with guests remembering ‘that was the best party/event ever’! The Super 4 of Racing Challenge – West Kent comes to you, it is able to access and set up on most drive ways, as well as next to many hotel & event venues and business premises. Ideal at kids parties (min. age 7yrs), at 30th, 40th & 50th adult birthday parties, staff Christmas parties, wedding parties, pub teams race nights, clubs & corporate events, with special rates for after school activity clubs. To book contact Racing Challenge - West Kent on 01732 460 614 today. http://westkent.racing-challenge.com

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Cakes by Caroline Handcrafted cakes for all occasions Birthdays, Weddings, Christenings, Xmas etc. Please call 01732 508008 or 07968 017412

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Party Time Soft Play Areas Angel Leisure Centre, Tonbridge, 01732 359966

Gyminis, Tunbridge Wells Sports & tennis centre, 01892 540744 Gambado, www.gambado.com Happy Hoppers, Paddock Wood, 01622 872068 Madkap, 0-4, Edenbridge Leisure Centre, 01732 865665

Halls for hire Ashurst McDermott Village Hall, 01892 740210 Bells Yew Green Village Hall, 01892 750231 Benenden Village Hall 01580 240670 Bidborough Village Hall, 01892 520967 Brenchley Memorial Hall, 01892 723303

Manic Monsters, Edenbridge, 01732 866115 Minor Mania, 01892 752042 Our Space, Tunbridge Wells, 01892 616000 Playaway, East Grinstead, 0800 118 2919 Putlands Sports Centre, Paddock Wood, 01892 838290 Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre, 01892 540744 Wear M Out, Tonbridge, 01732 353773 St Dunstan’s Church Hall Southborough, 01892 537865 St James Church Hall - Twells, 01892 521703 St Johns Church Hall - Twells, 01892 540897 St Johns Methodist Church Southborough, 01892 544578 St Lukes Church Hall, Sevenoaks, 01732 454426 St Matthews Church Hall -Twells, 01892 618108

Broadwater Hall - Tunbridge Wells, 01892 526069

St Peter’s Church - Twells, 01892 530384

Camden Centre - Tunbridge Wells, 01892 521384

St Paulinus Church Centre, Edenbridge, 01732 505724

Christ Church Centre Tunbridge Wells, 01892 522323

St Philip’s Church - Twells, 01892 531031

Copt Hall - Hawkhurst, 01580 752058 Rickards Hall, Edenbridge, 01732 865368 Edenbridge WI Hall, 01732 865368 Frant Memorial Hall, 01892 616233 Goudhurst Parish Hall, 01580 211426 Groombridge Village Hall, 0560 1497246 Hadlow Old School Hall, 01732 851878 Horsmonden Methodist Church, 01892 722680 Horsmonden Village Hall, 01892 722505

Entertainment ideas

Sunnyside Hall, Rusthall, Twells, 01892 513777

A complete list of party entertainers is given on page 10. Below are a few ideas.

Toc H Hall - Little Mount Sion, Twells, 01892 618414 Toc H Hall, Cambrian Road, Twells, 01892 532048 Tonbridge, Christ Church Centre, 01732 770334.

Tennis Parties

Playaway - 01342 315416

Giles Davey tennis party and coach-

Dancing /Music Parties

ing - 01732 362378

Animal Parties

Vale Royal Methodist Church Twells, 01892 543257

Croc Encounters, 0845 020 4364

West Kent Young Women’s Project (YWCA) - Tonbridge, 01732 365831

Swimming Parties

Party Venues

Scencio - wild kedly wet and wildly whacky parties - 01322 662188

Angel Leisure Centre, Tonbridge, 01732 359966

Magic Parties

British Wildlife Centre, Lingfield, 01342 834658

Captain Cutlass Pirate Show -

Dance Party - 01892 534676 Pop star party - 0800 567 7197 Rhythm Express Parties - 01892 860235

Creative Parties The Crafty Party - 01732 810719

Racing / gaming parties

Crowborough Leisure Centre, 01892 665488

020 8677 1667

Racing Challenge - 01732 460614

Langton village hall, Langton Green, 01892 862266

Edenbridge Leisure Centre, 01732 865665

Froggle Parties - 0845 4509

Tech Zone - 01622 200 655

Paddock Wood Masonic Hall, 01892 833292

Gambado Soft Play Area, www.gambado.com

Jolly Dolly’s Magic - 01932 222432

Makeover parties

Magic Marty - 0845 900 1317

Putlands Leisure Centre Paddock Wood, 01892 838290

Freedom Leisure, Crowborough, 01892 665488

Stardust - 01892 862273

Tommy Tickle, 01273 279812

Traditional / Other

Pembury Village Hall, 01892 822837

Our Space, children’s play centre, Tunbridge Wells, 01892 616000

Sherwood Community Centre TWells, 01892 538230 Showfields Hall - Tunbridge Wells, 01892 542970

Soft play parties Manic Monsters, 01732 866115

Playaway, 01342 315416

Minor Mania, 01892 752042

Wear M Out, softplay, Tonbridge, 01732 353773

Pic-n-Mix Parties, 01892 864592 Rhythm Express Parties - 01892 860235

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Party Time

Invite a crocodile to your party! A Snappy Birthday party is unique, fun and educational. Our reptile friends are guaranteed to help make the birthday child have a day they won’t forget. From bearded dragons and bluetongue lizards, to turtles and tortoises; from small corn snakes to large boa constrictors, crocodiles and alligators: we have some amazing animals we can bring along to show you. Drawing on our years of experience both in Australia and here in the UK, we offer a fun, entertaining and professional display for your child’s party. We were the first in the UK to bring along crocodiles, and we are the first ones you should call for a fun, safe, hands-on reptile party. And the ‘big kids’ will enjoy the fun as well... Telephone 0845 020 4364 for more information.

Party Supplies

Moulds and plaster casts

Allstar catering, kids party

01342 713319

from £4.50 per head delivered, set-up or waitress

(ideal for parties),

miffy’s, party supplies, cos-

served, 01732 451468

tumes etc, 01892 525022

Bounceabout,

Stormit Enterprises, mobile

01622 260006

laser, etc, 0800 083 3040

Bounce ‘n’ play - bouncy cas-

Party NRG partyware, party

tle hire, 01959 569255

bags and stocking fillers,

Cakes by Caroline,

0871 200 3360 www.par-

01732 508008

tynrg.co.uk

Jumpabout Jungle, bouncy

Yourpartybypost.co.uk,

castle, 01732 852222

01293 575314

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Bumps & Babies Antenatal Active Birth & Yoga, 0790 098 4765 Ante-natal Groups, Community Room, Edenbridge Hospital, 01732 863262 Antenatal Pilates, Moira Clark 01732 453271 Birthing Beautiful - Doula service, 07859 998 057 Birthlight, pregnancy yoga, 07702 751143 BirthPlus + Independent Antenatal Classes, 07847 030 142 Birthwise, active birth classes, 01892 784381 Bump 2 baby, antenatal education classes, 0845 4762616 Gentle Birth, antenatal classes, 01732 834417 Maternity Reflexology, 01892 520897 Mothers Matter, Doula Services, 01892 681 402

Aqua Exercises (ante & post natal), Fosse Bank Schl, Hildenborough & Coombe Bank Schl, 01732 833319 Baby and buggy outdoor exercise for mum, Sevenoaks. Moira Clark 01732 453271 Birthwise, active birth classes, 01892 784381 Buggy-Workout.com Exercise with your baby, 07990 973313 Louise Renton fitness teacher, 01892 863075

Bumps and Mums, Play away, East Grinstead, 0800 118 2919

First Aid Courses St Johns Ambulance, 01732 871666 The Parent Company, first aid for babies and children, 0845 094 42209

Massage, yoga, etc Baby Massage Little Forest Children’s Centre, Twells, 01892 532319

National Childbirth Trust, antenatal classes, 0870 444 8707

Baby Massage, Hildenborough & Westerham, 01732 833319

NCT Relaxation, Breathing & Exercise for Pregnancy classes, 01732 884895

Baby massage and/or exercise for Mums, Moira Clark, 01732 453271

Private Antenatal Classes (NCT Trained), 01732 884895 Shiatsu & Reflexology for pregnancy, birth & babies, Sara Browne MRSS, MAR, 01892 533335/07927 904433

Breastfeeding Breastfeeding Drop In’s Little Forest CC, T Wells - 01892 532319 - Tuesdays 9.30 - 11.30 Breastfeeding Drop In’s Tonbridge Baptist Church - 01732 352824 Tuesdays - 10am - 12pm

BBcise, Postnatal Mum & Baby Yoga Classes, 01732 884895 Birthlight, pregnancy yoga, recovery, postnatal yoga, 07702 751143 Louise Renton Massage therapist, 01892 863075 Lyn Wurf ITEC, TATH, Evolve Baby Massage, 01892 861558 Mother & Baby yoga, 07766 717398 Pilates for Mum and Massage for Baby, Moira Clark, 01732 453271 Pilates, Mum & baby, 01892 618493

Breastfeeding Drop In’s Cranbrook CC, Cranbrook - 01580 713296 - Thursdays 1 - 3pm

Pilates, TWells, 01892 529034

Breastfeeding Drop In’s Edenbridge CC, Edenbridge 01732 8640453 - Fridays 10am - 12pm

Shiatsu & Reflexology for pregnancy, birth & babies, 01892 533335

NCT, 24 hour breastfeeding helpline, 0300 3300771 NCT, free bra fitting service, 01732 453271 Birthwise, active birth classes, 01892 784381

Exercise Ante and Postnatal Pilates and fitness. Day, eve & weekend. Moira Clark 01732 453271

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The Grapevine is given out by health visitors to new parents. To advertise email: familygrapevine@hotmail.co.uk

Pregnancy yoga, 07766 717398

Yoga for pregnancy, Pembury Hospital & Uckfield, 01825 768010

0-1 year, Little Forest Children’s Centre, Twells, 01892 532319 Buggy-Workout.com – Exercise with your baby – 07990 973313 Bumps & Babes, group for new parents, St Stephens Centre Christchurch Centre, Tonbridge, 01732 771977 NCT coffee mornings, parents & children, Sevenoaks & Tonbridge only, 0845 2269354 NCT coffee mornings, Twells, 07005 964029

Midwives / Doulas Birthing Beautiful - Doula service, 07859 998 057 Birth Comfort Doula Services, 01732 884895

Eco-Disposable Nappies, 01983 810925

Birthing Doula, 01892 537663

Kent Cloth Nappy Network

BirthPlus + Independent Antenatal Classes, 07847 030 142 BirthPlusUK@aol.com

01622 605972

support, help and advice,

The Nappy Lady, alternatives to disposables, 01622 739034

Birth / postnatal doula, 01732 463320 or 07984911588

West Kent Young Women’s

Catherine Oatridge, Postnatal Doula Services, 01323 410341

young mums and mums-to-be.

GR8-4-Mums, Birth/postnatal Doula,01892 537663 Kent Midwifery Practice, 01233 720940/ 01233 647994 Lisa Walters, Doula, 07734 726182

Project (YWCA)Time Out, for Thursday AM, free creche, 01732 365831

Support CRY-SIS Helpline, for sleep problems and excessive crying, 08451 228 669

Midwives of the Weald, 079016 46123

Multiple Births Foundation,

Mothers Matter, Doula Services, 01892 681 402

National Childbirth Trust,

Nurturing Birth - doula service, 01892 532830 Postnatal Doula, 01892 770842

020 8383 3519

Sevenoaks & Tonbridge, antenatal bookings, 0845 2269364 NCT, T Wells & District Membership, 07005 801634 General, 07005 964029

Medical

Postnatal Doula, 077398 42379

Kent Medical Imaging, self referral Ultrasound, 01732 897 666

Sunrise Birthing Independent Midwifery Care, 01825 714538

The Avenue Clinic, ultrasound, nuchal scans, 01732 465995

Nappy Services

Sevenoaks Hospital Health

Meeting others

Cheekies Nappies, home collection laundry service, 01903 784291

TAMBA - National Twins & Multiple

Wednesday 1:30-3:00 - Baby Club for first time parents/carers

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National Childbirth Trust, General, 0870 444 8707

Visitors, 01732 470200

Births Association 0870 770 3305

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Bumps & Babies BENEFITS OF A MATERNITY NURSE With all the recent press reports on maternity nurses Deearna (of Deearna’s Maternity Agency) has listed a few of the benefits of having a maternity nurse. From your Maternity nurse you can expect to achieve the following as a minimum ( qualification dependant) 1. Daily/live in or out or just nightly help. 2. Routine developed from the start that is easily managed. 3. Feeding-positioning ,expressing and general care of your breast. 4. Recognising the signs of over/under stimulation.

5.Basic awareness of what your baby is trying to tell you when crying. 6.Breast awareness- and what to check for. 7.One to one support throughout. 8.All care associated with your babies hygiene . 9.Baby settled after nightly feed and cared for by the nurse so you have uninterrupted sleep. 10.Sibling jealousy - what to look for and how to avoid. Deearna Withey - Maternity Nurse-Birth Couch www.deearnas-maternity-agency.co.uk

Baby activities Humpty Dumpty Club, baby music, 01892 864592 Jumping beans, 3 mnths+, 01580 753220/850506 Kindermusik, babies +Twells 01892 549086 Edenbridge 07909 774893 Sevenoaks, 07957 490919 Musical Bumps, music for babies, 07758 862828 Pilates - Mum & baby, 01892 618493 Swimming - see pages 38 & 39

Childminders /Babysitters Rebecca Beesley, Registered childminder. Tonbridge, 01732 367792.

Antenatal and

Cheryl Marnane, childminder, 01892 833441

Postnatal Services

Clare Drew childminder, 01732 369971/ 07860 772484

Breastfeeding Support

Children’s Info Service, lists of registered childminders, 08000 323230

Covering West Kent and East Sussex

Diana Baldock, childminder, 01732 503888

Fiona Siddle 01892 681402 fee.siddle@blueyonder.co.uk

HONLOTTES, Babysitters, E Sussex & Kent, £ 6ph, 07974 931479

www.mothersmatter.co.uk

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Lucinda Ongley-Dellar, childminder Sevenoaks, 01732 456646 Maria Boxley, childminder, Edenbridge, 01732 865133 Ofsted Reg, Southborough, has vacancies, 01892 533882 Registered Childminder Hadlow, Lorraine Vinson 01732 851156 Sitters, evening babysitting service, 0800 38 900 38 The Childcare Company, babysitting service, 01732 451997

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Childcare Nannies / AuPairs

Sitters, evening babysitting

Alice Nannies, 0845 8887771

South East Childcare,

service, 0800 38 900 38

Angel Placements Childcare Agency, 01622 815271

0845 330 1323

Au Pairs by Pebbles, 0870 066 4743

01732 452282

Bambinos nannies, 07877 759655 Capable Nannies, 0870 606 4455 County Nannies, 01795 520060

Sunny Smiles Au Pair Agency,

The Childcare Company, nannies & au pairs, 01732 451997 Tigerlily childcare agency, 01732 862777 Tinies Childcare,

East Green Childcare Services, 01732 354354

01732 458822

Elizabeth Henry Nannies, 0870 755 7150

01883 722322

Greenacre Nannies, 01732 740711 Kent Nannies, 01622 814900

Christine Shone Childminder 01892 670564

Maria Boxley

Toy Box Nanny Agency,

OFSTED registered

TLC Nannies, 01737 850 212

childminder

Wealden Nannies, 01883 330890

Edenbridge 01732 865133 /

DIANA BALDOCK REGISTERED CHILDMINDER & VACANCY CO-ORDINATOR FOR EDENBRIDGE 01732 503888

07879 683928

Nursery staff urgently required for a new nursery opening in Edenbridge in January 2010. The nursery will cater for children aged 3months to 5 years. Positions available are:

nursery manager, deputy manager, room leader, nursery nurse and office administrator. For more information on any of the above positions please condtact Wealden Nannies on 01883 330899

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Toddlers Timetable The Pre-School Learning Alliance may be able to help give you further information on Toddler Groups. Tel: 01622 690636 or KITES ( for E.Sussex) on 0845 6010777

Little Springers, broadmead Church, 01892 537663

Monday am

Sparklers Toddler Group, Eden Church, Edenbridge, 9.30-11.30 01732 865613

Bumble Bee Parent and Toddler group, Hadlow Old School Hall 01732 851156 Cameo, Twells United Reformed Church, 01732 850455 Greenfields P&T, Forest Row, 01342 828262 Little Fishes, Edenbridge Baptist Church, High St, 01732 865613 Little Pickles, St Andrews Church, Paddock Wood, 01892 837617 Parent and Toddler Fun, All Saints Lodge, Hawkhurst, 01580 753784 Parent and Toddler Group, Little Forest Children’s Centre, Twells, 01892 532319 Puddle-Ducklings, Hawkhurst Baptist Church, Western Road Shoreham Village Playgroup, Village Hall, High Street, 01959 522901 Tiggergruppe, for German speaking mums, first Monday of month, 07866 766274 Toddler Fun At Number One Rowantree Rd, Twells, 01892 514544

Monday pm Big Messy Toddler session on a Monday 1:30-3:00pm Edenbridge Children’s Centre, 01732 864045

Christ Church P&T Crundwell Community Centre, Southborough, 01892 531816 Marsh Green P&T, St Johns Church Room, Green, 01732 867974 / 864529 Mother & Baby, Church Hall, Hildenborough, 01732 834795 Parent & Toddler Fun, All Saints Lodge (opp Colenade), Rye Road, Hawkhurst, 01580 754334

Smugglers Toddlers, Church Rooms, Goudhurst, 01580 212179

Play & Chat, New Life Church, Southborough, 01892 687050

Socatots, Tunbridge Wells, 07958 049202 Spa Café, Sherwood Community Centre, Greggs Wood Rd, Twells, 01892 538230

Stepping Stones, special needs toddler group. Meets every other Tuesday. Tonbridge Baptist Church, 01732 352824

St Thomas’ P&T, Pennington Road, Twells, 01892 510264

Thursday pm

Top of the Tots, baby & toddler music, Sevenoaks, turn up on the day, 10.30, 01732 503567

East Peckham Pre-school toddler group, East Peckham Village Hall, 01622 872931

Toddler Sport, 0-4yrs, Edenbridge Leisure Centre, 01732 865665

Pebbles Toddler Group, Sundridge, 01959 562743

Teddies Toddler Group, Church Centre, High St, Tonbridge, 01732 351061

Tuesday pm Pebbles Toddler Group, Sundridge, 01959 561051

Vive la Halls, M&T for french speaking children, Wed am, 01622 842868

Wednesday pm

Parent baby toddler & child group. WI Hall Station Road 07779178474

Buggy Club, St Lukes Church Hall, St Lukes Rd, Twells, 01892 521374

Pooh Corner, St Georges, Chilston Rd, Twells, 01892 543982

Dunton Green P&T, Dunton Green Village Hall, 1.15 - 3pm, 01732 458094

Pray and Play, first Tuesday of month, Tonbridge Methodist Church, 01732 354245

Little Acorns P&T St Pauls CofE, 01892 520804

Rusthall United Reformed Church Toddler Club, 01892 536260 Toddler Train, Hawkhurst Baptist Church, Hawkhurst Sunbeam Club, Christchurch Centre, Angel Lane, Tonbridge, 01732 770334 Tuesday Tiddlers, Curren Hall, East Peckham, 01622 872711

Coffee Pot, Hadlow Church, 01732 850929 Gyminis, 6mnths - 5yrs, 10am -12 noon, Twells Sports Centre, 01892 540744

Little Drivers, Methodist Church Hall, The Drive, Sevenoaks, 01732 461834

Tots & Co, St Philips Church, Salisbury Road, 01732 770955

Toddler Sport, 0-4yrs, Edenbridge Leisure Centre, 01732 865665

Little Rascals, Baptist Church, Romford Rd, Pembury, 01892 825590

Little Fishes, Baptist Church Hall, Edenbridge, 01732 865613

Culveden Toddler Time, Culveden Evangelical Church, Twells, 01892 510295

Madkap, 0-4, Edenbridge Leisure Centre, 01732 865665

Cheeky Monkeys, Horsmonden, 01892 723307

Smugglers Baby & Toddler Group, Grange Garden Cottage, Chequers Rd, Goudhurst

Salvation Army, Twells, 01892 523849

Madkap, 0-4, Edenbridge Leisure Centre, 01732 865665 Tiggergruppe, for German speaking mums, first Monday of month, 07866 766274

Babes & Toddlers, Douglas Rd Church Hall, Tonbridge

Little Fishes, Baptist Church Hall, Edenbridge, 01732 865613

Little Rainbows, Sandhurst Baptist Church, 01580 850671

Tonbridge Methodist Church, Higham Lane, 01732 833981

Barnababies’, St Barnabas Church hall (bottom of Camden Road- by No 1 Fish & Chips) 01892 533826

Playtime, United Reformed Church Hall, St Johns Hill, 01732 452925

Friday am

Russian speaking parent and toddler group. Tonbridge Christ Church. 12.30 till 2.30 during term time, 01732 832910

Church Hall, Twells, 10.1511.45am, 01892 521703

Greenfields P&T, Forest Row, 01342 828262

Teddies group,non-walkers 1:303:00pm, Edenbridge Children’s Centre, 01732 864045

Jelly Babies, Edenbridge Community Room, Spitals Est, 01732 503758

Thursday am

Toddle In, The Christian Centre, Hanover Road, Twells, 01892 521320

Smiley Faces, Village Hall, St Mary’s Lane, Speldhurst, 01892 541200

Playmates, Marlpit Hill Baptist Church, Hilders Lane, Edenbridge, 01732 865613

St Phillips Church Hall, Tonbridge, 01732 770955

Babes Group, 0-1, St Stephens Church Hall, Tonbridge, 01732 771977

Southborough P & T, St Johns Methodist Church Hall

Mum & Co, St Nicholas Church, Undercroft, 01732 740340

St Mark’s Toddler Group, Twells, 01892 526069

Wednesday am

Tots Plus, Church House, Cranbrook, 01580 715861

Parent, Baby & Toddler Group (free), Hilden Oaks School, 01732 353941

Kippington Strollers, St Mary’s Church Hall, Sevenoaks, 01732 743659

First Friends, St Johns Church Hall, Amherst Rd, Twells, 01892 540897

St Stephens, Tonbridge, 01732 771977

St Augustines M&T, Crescent Rd, Twells, (Meet during Hols), 01892 522525

Jelly Babies, Edenbridge Community Room, Spitals Est, 01732 503758

Tuesday am

Rusthall Evangelical Church Westwood Rd, 01892 520568

Squealson Wheels, Holy Trinity with Christ Church, Twells, 01892 522323

ABC Toddler Group, St James’

Toddler Time, (term time only) Tonbridge Baptist Church, 01732 352824

Music Mayhem, Sevenoaks, Community Centre, kentmusicmayhem@aol.com 10.15am. Just turn up.

Greenfields P&T, Forest Row, 01342 828262 Jolly Tots, St Johns Church, Sevenoaks, 9.30-11.30, 01732 452945 Leigh Mother & Toddler Group, 9.30-11.30 Thursdays during term time. Leigh Large Village Hall. Little Rascalls, Pembury Baptist Church Hall, Pembury, 01892 825590

Tots & Co, Bidborough Village Hall, 01892 527414

Friday pm Gyminis, 6mnths - 5yrs, 1-3pm, Twells Sports Centre, 01892 540744

Saturday am Daddy & Me, St john’s Church Hall, Amhurst Rd, Twells, meet once a month, 01892 540897 Daddy & Me. 10am-12pm, Pantiles Baptist Church. Meet bimonthly, 01892 534166 Dad & Me, Pembury. 1st Saturday of month. 10am -11.30am, 07721 383964 Pops & Tots, male carers & preschool children, New Life Church, Southborough, 1st Sat of month, 01892 687050

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Toddlers Exercise Angel Leisure; Pre-School Bounce Tonbridge, 01732 359966 Baby Ballerinas, Play away, E Grinstead, 0800 118 2919 Football U5’s, Langton Green Sports Club, 01892 862967 Gym Tots, Raleys Gym, Sevenoaks, 01732 458614 Jumping beans, 0-5yrs, see ad, 01580 213476 / 01424 882684 Koala Kids, Wildernesse Sports Centre, Sevenoaks, U5’s, 01732 451437

Madkap, 0-4, Edenbridge Leisure Centre, 01732 865 665

Socatots, 6 mths - 5 yrs, 07958 049202

Microsports, sport for pre-schl children, 07863 330200

Team Tots Toddlers Soccer, 3-5yrs, Sevenoaks, Leisure Centre, 01732 470700

Playaway, Mondays am Tots Fitness & Fun. Price includes class, play session, 0800 118 2919 Rugby Tots, 0845 3133244

Tiny Tumblers, Freedom Leisure, Crowborough, U2’s -5yrs, 01892 665488

Ruggerbugs, pre-school, noncontact rugby, 08456 432 462

Toddlers Gym, Sevenoaks Leisure Centre, Mon & Thurs am, 01732 470700

Scallywags mini gym, Tonbridge & Sevenoaks, 01732 220463

Toddler Sport 0-4yrs, Edenbridge Leisure Centre, 01732 865665

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Tumbletime, U5, Twells Sports Centre, Wed & Fri pm, 01892 540744 Tumble Tots, E.Grinstead, Twells, Sevenoaks, Westerham, Matfield, Tonbridge, Crowborough &Larkfield, 01892 655556 Tunbridge Wells School of Gymnastics, Gym Club, 2-5yrs, 01892 542970 YogaBugs, 0845 863 0687

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Toddler Music Angel Leisure Centre, Tonbridge, 01732 359966 Funky Monkey Keyboard Classes, 0800 107 7949 Humpty Dumpty, 6mnths-4yrs, 01892 864592 Jo Jingles, 01732 361314

The Music Box, 0-4yrs, 01732 832432 The Rythm Express, 01892 860235 Top of the Tots, baby & toddler music, Sevenoaks, 01732 503567

Toddler Dance Angel Leisure Centre, Tonbridge,

Jumping Beans, 01580 753220

01732 359966

Kindermusik, Edenbridge, 07909 774893 Sevenoaks, 07957 490919 Twells, 01892 549 086

Aero Tots, Mini musical theatre courses introducing singing, dancing and acting for the 21/2-4 year olds, 0845 430 8383

Mini Stages, 01342 892225

Baby Ballet, TWells Sports Centre, 01892 540744

Monkey Music, 020 8314 1081 Monty’s Music, 01892 533610 Music Bugs, Tonbridge & Pembury, 0844 578 1020 Musical Bumps, 01732 321217 Music with Mummy, 07947 866729

McAllister-Brown Dance School, 01892 516074

Beginners Ballet, Twells Sports Centre, 01892 540744

Pre-School Dance in Lamberhurst, 01424 217460

Budding Ballerinas, Edenbridge, 3+, 01732 860598

Pre-School Dance, Raleys Gym, 01732 458614

Catherine Bellinger School of Dance, Twells, 01892 542549

Susanna Cox Schools of Dancing, pre-school classes, 01892 653336

Pip Squeaks Music, Sevenoaks, 01732 741335

Just Dance, baby ballet 7 baby boogie, Twells, 01892 534676

Polka Dot Active Learning, U3s, Sevenoaks, 01732 465682

Little Stars, TWells Sports Centre, 01892 540744

Crafty Crew, 01892 852247 Paint Pots, 18mnths-4yrs, Sevenoaks 01732 470700 Practically Picasso, ceramics studio, Sevenoaks, 07962 441305

Toddler Art

Sevenoaks Library craft sessions, drop in, Sat am.

Carri’s Crafts, Sevenoaks, 07765 438122

Slap n Dash, paint your own ceramics, 01580 755674

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Monty’s truly is unique…and this is confirmed again and again by mums and nannies who join Monty’s having attended other music groups. Some comment on the warmth and atmosphere, some on the professionalism (“why isn’t Monty’s on TV?) and some on the quality and range of the props and instruments but they all seem to agree that the highly colourful and visual element of children’s theatre in each Monty’s session is exceptional. To delight a child, you must be able to enter their world and light their imagination and at Monty’s Music, entertainment is the key! Once a child is enthralled, they will learn the most in the best way possible and love the whole musical and movement experience! From the moment Monty is woken up and pops his head out of his kennel, the excitement begins. From little ones, as young as 6 months, eyes are glued to Monty and frequently little arms and hands start waving in anticipation! Every session has an exciting theme, and is

carefully structured to give a great variety of up-beat children songs, nursery rhymes and children’s classics. To keep the grown-ups from groaning (!), the variety of over 300 songs are used at Monty’s and every term you take home a new free CD containing over 50 songs. Add to this a huge diversity of instruments, a visual extravaganza (including dry ice machines, bubble machines, puppets and motorized props) stimulating movement, action rhymes and dance and the essential element of dramatic children’s theatre and you have something pretty special! Class size is very small and in age-bands and as many of you will know, for some time the waiting lists have been somewhat lengthy! So GOOD NEWS! At last Monty’s is expanding its locations and numbers of classes. See adverts above to phone for more information or a FREE VISIT! But don’t delay, we anticipate the new places will go fast!

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What’s On Sevenoaks Tourist Information

Spring events

Sevenoaks Tourist Information Centre Library Building, Buckhurst Lane between the Bus Station & Leisure Centre Tel: 01732 450305 Fax: 01732 742792 Email: tic@sevenoakstown.gov.uk

Wellbeing Days Raising funds For Demelza House at Horam Natural Therapy Centre. Horam Treatments available at £20 1 hr & £10 1/2 hr January 16th 2010, February 13th, March 13th www.shunyata.co.uk or 01435 812997

We sell: Souvenirs of Kent, books on Kent history, stamps and postcards, maps and guidebooks, Theatre Tokens, National Express tickets We have information on: what’s on around West Kent, walking and cycling in the local countryside, holiday guides for the whole of the UK We provide: photocopy and fax service, accommodation advice and bookings

Frogs, Fish & Fowl half-term fun 13th - 21st February 11:00-16:00 Chartwell near Westerham (01732 868381) www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events

CRHISTMAS MARKETS / FAIRS Children’s nearly new sale & Xmas craft fair Sat 28th November 2-4pm St John’s Church, St Johns Road, Tunbridge Wells 01892 538953

Magician & Mindreader Memorial Hall, Otford 20th February, 20:00-22:00. www.otford.info/ovmh www.iankeable.co.uk

Chartwell Christmas Market Friday 4 – Sunday 6 December, 11am-4pm ffabulous Christmas Market returns for its second year. Don’t miss this festive treat. Normal admission. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chartwell

Half Term through the Ages Leeds Castle, Leeds, Kent Find out what life was like below stairs at Leeds Castle through the eyes of servants through the ages. Costumed characters bring Leeds Castle’s colourful history to life with lots of interactive fun for families. Mon 15th to Sunday 21st Feb 12010 www.leeds-castle.com

St Mary’s Christmas Market 5th Dec - 11am to 2pm In aid of St Mary’s Church, Chapel Green, Crowborough. Free admission, Lots of gift and craft stalls, Children’s Activities Inc Santa’s Grotto, Food and Refreshments, Fun for all.

Hever Christmas Fair Thursday 3rd December 10am-3.30pm The well-established Hever Christmas Fair will be held at Chiddingstone Castle this year - all proceeds will be donated to St Peter’s Church in Hever and Hever Primary School. There will be around 27 stalls selling a variety of gifts, clothes, knitwear and toys. There will also be a homemade cake stall and a raffle. Entrance: £3.00. For more information - please contact Jennifer (01732 862404) or Mollie (01732 863086). Tearoom will be open throughout the day.

GUIDED WALKS IN KNOLE DEER PARK In the winter, when Knole House has closed for the year and the crowds of tourists have left, Knole Park takes on a different, quieter character. With few visitors, the deer, birds and other inhabitants are more in evidence, and the silence that comes over the estate makes it feel miles away from the noise of the town.

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This winter National Trust volunteers are offering free guided walks in the park, revealing the history behind the landscape and the secrets of the abundant wildlife which makes its home there. Taking place twice a month, and led by two guides, walks begin in the upstairs coffee lounge inside Sevenoaks Library at 11.15am, and last for about an hour. Dogs are welcome in the park on a lead.

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What’s On Father Christmas Fri 27th Nov Santa’s Grotto The Stag Plaza, London Road, Sevenoaks www.stagsevenoaks.co.uk 14 Nov-24 December Santa’s Magical Kingdom Hop Farm Family Park, Beltring near Paddock Wood www.santasmagicalkingdom.co.uk £25-49 5-6th, 12-13th, 19-20th December Father Christmas at Penshurst Place www.penshurstplace.com 12-13th December Father Christmas at Chartwell near Westerham www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events

Christmas Lights 4th November Christmas Lights Switch-On Chartwell near Westerham (01732 868381) 27h November Christmas Lights & Charity Fair Stag Theatre, London Rd, Sevenoaks. Details from Sevenoaks Town Council (01732 459953)

Christmas – pantomimes Dick Whittington 12th December - 2nd Jan Stag Community Arts Centre, London Rd, Sevenoaks www.sevenoakspanto.com www.stagsevenoaks.co.uk History of Pantomime school shows 12th December - 2nd January Stag Community Arts Centre, London Rd, Sevenoaks www.stagsevenoaks.co.uk www.sevenoakspanto.com Robin Hood & his Merry Men pantomime 28th - 31st January Stag Community Arts Centre, London Rd, Sevenoaks www.stagsevenoaks.co.uk www.sevenoakspanto.com

WIN A FAMILIY TICKET TO

SANTA’S MAGICAL KINGDOM

Christmas – general

AT THE HOP FARM

19th and 26th November, 14:00-15:00 Tree Treasure Trail. Chartwell near Westerham www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events 29th Nov 14:00-17:00 Victorian Christmas. Chiddingstone Castle (01892 872746) www.chiddingstonecastle.org.uk 3rd - 23rd December Christmas Time. Hever Castle 5th November - 20th December, Thu-Sun. 11:00-15:00 Victorian Christmas. Ightham Mote near Ivy Hatch (01732 810378). Adults £5.50, children £2.75 8th December 11:30-14:00 Lord Sackville’s Christmas Lecture. Knole, Sevenoaks (0844 249 1895) www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events £35 9th December 20:00 The Country House at Christmas talk. Community Centre, Cramptons Rd, Bat & Ball. Organised by Sevenoaks Area National Trust Association (01732 452607) 19th - 31st December, 11:00-16:00 Christmas Garden Trail. Chartwell near Westerham (01732 868381) www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events

Experience this brand new indoor Christmas attraction, which is the largest of its kind to open in the UK this year. Simply tell us where you picked up your copy of The Grapevine. Email your name, address and ages of your children to familygrpaevine@hotmail.co.uk

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Performing arts Dance Schools Aerodance Kidz- Tots, micros,

McAllister-Brown Dance School, 2 + Twells, 01892 516074

minis and Juniors. 21/2-17.

Samantha’s Academy of Dance,

Monday-Thursday Tunbridge

Wateringbury Village Hall & Teston

Wells, Tonbridge, Groombridge & Wadhurst, Langton. Structured

Village Hall, 21/2 +, 07960 355184

dance classes taught by

Medway School of Dancing, 3+,

professionals with emphasis big on

Tonbridge, 01732 358355

fun. 0845 430 8383 Act 11 academy, Sevenoaks, 01732 463293 Cascade school of dance 07789833164 Catherine Bellinger School of Dance, 2+, Twells, 01892 542549 C.C. Danceworks, street & disco, Hildenborough, 01732 838897

Pre-School Dance, 18mnths+, Angel Leisure Centre, Tonbridge, 01732 359966 Pre-School Dance, 3 & 4 yrs, Raleys Gym, Sevenoaks, 01732 458614 Sandra Taylor School of Theatre Dance, Hildenborough, all ages, 01732 810879

Chetwerikova School of Ballet,

Sevenoaks Leisure Centre, 6+,

Twells, 01892 531632

01732 470700

Connie Turner School of Dance,

Sevenoaks School of Dance, 3+,

Tonbridge, 01732 353297

01732 453330

Dance Academy Sevenoaks, 01732 469806 Dance Expressions, kids fun, disco, latin, Sevenoaks, 01689 833156 Edenbridge Ballet School, 3+, 01732 367020 Eunice Walton School of Dancing,

Sheila Price School of Dancing, Tonbridge, 01732 362483 Southborough School of Dance, Twells, 01892 531632 Stagecoach Performing Arts 4-16 yrs, Tonbridge, 01444 456208

3+, Marlpit Hill, 01342 834538

Stagecoach Performing Arts,

Flame Dance Academy,

4-16yrs, Twells, 01342 410208

Edenbridge, 01732 860598

Studio Academy of theatre arts,

Footsteps, 0777 1985 711

ballet, modern, tap, 01892 860624

Geraldine Fox School of Dancing,

Susanna Cox School of Dancing,

21/2 +, 01732 357518 Housley School of Dance, Sevenoaks, 020 8461 4780 Italia Conti, 01892 529112 Just Dance, 21/2 +, in and around Twells, 01892 534676 Kickz danceworks, Twells, 21/2 +,

01892 653336 The Dance Studio, 21/2 to adult, Twells, 01892 521687 The Knee to Dance, ballet, modern, tap & jazz, 21/2 +, 01622 741146 Tonbridge Performing Arts,

01435 862880

01732 353297

Lamberhurst School of Theatre

Vera Robinson School of Dancing,

Dance, 01424 217460

01732 461510

Dance Consortium

Tunbridge Wells All disciplines, all ages. R.A.D & I.S.T.D Call us on 01323 644336 / 01892 523028 / 01892 822359

Advertise in this space for just ÂŁ35.

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Join Stagecoach Tonbridge

Stagecoach children swop reindeer for Rio Children at Stagecoach Tonbridge swopped reindeer for Rio de Janeiro as they got in the festive mood. The six to 16 year-olds in the main school were treated to a Brazilian drumming workshop in December after a busy term of fun and lively acting, singing and dancing sessions. Stagecoach Tonbridge holds three hours of classes on Saturday mornings at Stocks Green Primary School, Leigh Road, Hildenborough. Younger children from four to six have shorter sessions in Stagecoach’s famous mini-classes run by an enthusiastic and experienced teacher. Whether it’s the main school or Early Stages, the theatre arts skills the children learn are for life, boosting their confidence and helping them to speak more clearly. And all are welcome with no audition necessary. Even an XFactor-style filming workshop being held in the Spring will be more the Yes-Factor with all having the chance to perform for the camera. To find out more ring Wendy Murray on 01444 456208

Drama Schools Act 11 academy, Sevenoaks, 01732 463293 Footsteps, 0777 1985 711 Italia Conti, 01892 529112 Intrepid Theatre, 01273 476226

Jane E Coleman School of Dancing from 3+yrs, Hawkhurst, 01435 882687

Perform, 0845 400 4000

Theatre Train, Twells, Sevenoaks,

Recall Theatre School, 01892 611544

01435 872881

Jigsaw Performing Arts Schools, Sevenoaks, 020 8447 4530

Stagecoach Theatre Arts, Tonbridge, 01444 455208

01732 353297

Limelight Musical Theatre, 6 - 16 yrs, Hawkhurst, 01435 882687

Stagecoach Theatre Arts, Tunbridge Wells, 01342 410206

McAllister-Brown Dance School, 01892 516074

Studio Academy of theatre drama, singing, 01892 860624

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Tonbridge Performing Arts,

Trinity Youth Theatre, 11-19yrs, 01892 678678 Young Trinity after schl theatre Club, 8-11yrs, 1892 678678

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Day Care Day Care Providers Acorns Day Nursery, Sevenoaks CP School, 01732 459162 Asquith Nursery, Southborough, 01892 518262 Asquith Nursery, Tonbridge, 01732 369229 Asquith Nursery, Springfield Rd Twells, 01892 542173 Barnies Day Nursery, Hadlow, 01732 850033

Hadlow Garden Kindergroups, Hadlow & Tonbridge, 01732 850777 Halstead Nursery, Sevenoaks, 07950 681846 Happy Faces, Hectorage Rd, Tonbridge, 01732 368823 Hartfield Playschool, Hartfield, 01892 770830 Hippo Club Day Nursery, Twells, 01892 518080

Barnies Day Nursery, Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, 01622 872788

Holding Hands, Sunnyside Hall, Rusthall, 01892 513777

Brandywell Day Nursery, Mark Cross, 01892 852187

Bunnyrun Childcare, Twells, Hollybush Montessori Nursery, Sevenoaks, 07984 133 318

Broughton Cottage, Dunton Green, 01732 462339 Bumble Bees Nursery, Kemsing, 01732 762865 Dimples Day Nursery, Darenth, 01322 285885 Dorton House, Seal, 01732 592681 First Steps Day Nurseries Ltd, Borough Green, 01732 780431 Hadlow Community Pre-School, The Annexe, Hadlow, 01732 852304

Hopscotch PreSchool, Paddock Wood, 07974 297975 Horsmonden Kindergarten, 01892 724732 Long Acre Day Nursery, Otford, 01959 522473 Otford Nursery School, Sevenoaks, 01959 522364

Rocking Horse Montessori Kindergarten, 01892 532704

Children’s Project Nursery, Twells, 01892 543982

Scalliwags PreSchool, PWood, 01892 835980

Teddies Nursery, Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone, 0800 980 3801

Sevenoaks Day Nursery, Otford Road, 01732 460384 Stables Daycare, Hildenborough, 01732 833266 Saplings@thesportscentre, St Johns Rd, Twells, 01892 681427

Pippins Nursery, Chevening Village, 01732 459467 Rainbow Day Nursery, St Marks Church, Twells, 01892 516677

Saxbys Montessori Nursery, Cowden, 01342 850834 St Georges Community

The Children’s Workshop Playgroup, Sevenoaks Rugby Club, Plymouth Drive, Sevenoaks, 07800 518754 Underriver Under Fives Nursery, 01892 533471 Vine Nursery, Hollybush Lane, 01959 522671 Well Place Day Nursery, Penshurst, 01892 870118

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Pre-Schools/ day care

www.longacrechildcare.co.uk

Saplings @ The Sports Centre Quality childcare and education from age 3 months - 01892 681427 After School and Holiday Club for up to 8 years old. A friendly welcome in a superb location Tunbridge Wells Sport Centre TN4

Longacre Day Nursery, Otford, Sevenoaks Quality childcare and education from age 3 months - 01959 522473 “Accredited” Nursery

Broughton Cottage, Dunton Green, Sevenoaks Quality childcare and education from age 3 months - 01732 462339 After School and Holiday club for up to 8 years

Saplings @ The Sports Centre Saplings @ The Sports Centre is now open and is available to members and non-members of Tunbridge Wells Sports & Indoor Tennis Centre. Quality Childcare and a friendly service is at the very heart of the provision and the welcoming environment, including an outdoor learning area, offers this through a wide range of opportunities for children aged from 3 months to 8 years. The Day Nursery has access to KCC Funding for children aged 3 and 4 years. In addition, Saplings offers Holiday and After School Care for children up to the age of 8 years. Do give the Nursery Manager, MacKenna, a call on 01892 681427 or visit our website www.longacrechildcare.co.uk for further details. We look forward to welcoming you at Saplings.

TOP BANANA PRE-SCHOOL Top Banana pre-school in Seal, Sevenoaks, is set in beautiful surroundings with a safe secure outdoor play area. It is open 9.15 to 3pm, term time, for children aged 2-5 years. Visitors have said ‘it is very refreshing to come to a pre-school and see children and staff warm and cheerful. ‘ Their first Ofsted inspection was on 23rd June 2005 and all those involved are very pleased with their report. For a full Ofsted report on Top Banana, please check out their website: www.ofsted.gov.uk.

Telephone: 01959 523 497 / 07958 528 808

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Pre-schools Edenbridge area Church House Pre-school, Rickards Hall, 01732 862982 Edenbridge Nursery Unit, Eden Primary Schl, 01732 863787 Mark Beech Nursery Schl, Village Hall, 01732 850403 Marsh Green Pre-Schl, St Johns Church, 01342 850485 St Paulinus Pre School, 07796 795811

Hildenborough Stocks Green Pre-Schl, 01732 834115 The Oaks Nursery Schl, Riding Lane, 01732 834401

Leigh/Chiddingstone Chiddingstone Nursery Schl, 01892 871315 Leigh Pre-Schl, 01732 833245 Penshurst Nursery Schl, 01892 870250 Pipkins Nursery School, 0870 446 0025

Paddock Wood Capel Pre-Schl, Community Centre, 01892 833363 Five Oak Green Montessori Schl, Badsell Rd, 01892 835395

First Steps Pre-School, Sevenoaks. 01732 459976

Hilden Oaks School, 01732 353941

Little Owls, Toch Hall, 01892 532048

Longacre Day Nursery, Otford, 01959 522473

Horsmonden Kindergarten, Back Lane, Tonbridge, 01892 724732

Manor Rd Pre-Schl, 01892 547593 / 534464

Moniques Montessori, Riverhead, 01732 452931 Platt School Nursery, St Mary’s, 01732 886600

New Orchard Pre-Schl, Hadlow, 01732 852304

Russell House School Nursery Unit, Otford, 01959 522352

Oaklands Day Nursery, 01732 353486

Springboard Pre-School, Riverhead, 01732 452039

Pipkins Nursery Schools, 0870 446 0025

St Lawrence Pre-Schl, Stone St, Nr Sevenoaks, 01732 763354

Playaway Pre-Schl Group, Cage Green Rd, 01732 354325

The Children’s Workshop Playgroup, Sevenoaks Rugby Club, Plymouth Drive, Sevenoaks, 07800 518754 The Nursery School, Bessels Green, 0870 4460025 The Vine Nursery, Holly Bush Lane, 01732 453945

Seal

Holden Park Pre-School, 01892 520626

East Peckham Pre-school, Village Hall, 01622 872931

Ducklings Nursery, Otford, 07720 955717

Fosse Bank New School, 01732 834212

First Steps PreSchool Playgroup, Bradbourne School, 01732 453217

Happy Faces Pre-Schl, Hectorage Rd, Tonbridge, 01732 368823

Papillon Nursery, Lansdowne Rd, 01892 537723 Pembury PreSchool Nursery, 01892 668 514 Pembury School House Nursery, 01892 825580 Rocking Horse Montessori, Lansdowne Rd, 01892 532704

St Stephens Pre-Schl, Waterloo Rd, 01732 363642

St. Lukes Nursery, 01892 539113

Hawkenbury Nursery Schl, Forest Rd, 01892 534708

Tonbridge area

Panda Playgroup, Comm Centre, 01892 538230

St Augustines, Culverden Down, 01892 542783

Groombridge Pre-Schl, 01892 864809

Speldhurst Nursery School, St Marys Lane, 01892 860577

Nivan Lodge PreSchool Playgroup, Warwick Rd, 01892 532675

St Margaret Clitherow, Fisher Hall, 01732 350532

Alphabet Train Nursery, St John’s Rd, 01892 825618

Speldhurst and area

New World Montessori, Grosvenor Pk, 07787 155247

Sherwood Park Primary School, nursery provision, 01892 520562

Tunbridge Wells

Southborough Pre-School, Com Centre, 0798 0332992

Mulberry Nursery School, 01892 822986 (eve only)

Sevington Playgroup, 01732 367391

Weald Pre-School, Church Rd, 01732 746144

Springfield Road Day Nursery 01892 542173

Chipstead Nursery, Sevenoaks, 07703 638930

Roselands Higham Wood Playgroup, 01732 358446

Teddies Nurseries, Tonbridge, 01732 500565

Southborough

Scalliwags PreSchool, 01892 835980

Chevening School Nursery, Chipstead, 01732 452342

Weald Pre-School, Church Rd, 01732 746144

Teddies Nurseries, Sevenoaks, 0800 980 3801

Bidborough Nursery Schl, Village Hall, 07803 353854

Bradbourne Park PreSchool Playgroup, Sevenoaks CP School, 01732 461243 or 01732 453952

Roselands Pre-Schl, Salisbury Rd, 01732 363342

St. Mary’s Pre-School Group, Riverhead Village Hall, 01892 822095

HopScotch PreSchool, Church Rd, 07974 297975

Sevenoaks

Longmead Nursery, Tonbridge, 01732 350601

Plaxtol Nursery School, 01732 810575

Asquith PreSchool & Nursery Southborough Common

Top Banana Pre-School, Seal, 01959 523 497

Little Crickets Pre School, TWell and Road, 01732 357695

Hippo Club Child Care, Royal Victoria Place, 01892 518080 Holding Hands Pre-School, Sunnyside Hall, Rusthall Rd, 01892 513777 Kent College Prep School, 01892 820204

St Matthews Pre-Schl, High Brooms Rd, 07768 518191. Teddies, Tunbridge Wells, 01892 531128 The Number One PreSchool, 01892 514544 Twells Baptist Church Play Schl, 01892 544946 VIP Childcare, Park Rd, 01892 531971 Well Place Day Nursery, Well Place Farm, 01892 870118 Woodlands Pre-Schl & Nursery, Church Rd, 01892 518262

Wrotham Little Gems Montessori, 01892 870740

Little Appleseed Pre School, High Brooms, 01892 535679

Marden Preschool Playgroup, 01622 832857

St James’ Church PreSchool, 0790 5276612

Moniques Nursery, Chipstead Lane, Sevenoaks, 01732 452931

Little Dragons Playgroup, Twells, 01892 543982

Oaklands Day Nursery, Tonbridge, 01732 353486

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Pre-Schools/ day care The NEW WORLD MONTESSORI NURSERY has now moved to... The Linden Park Cricket club, Fir Tree Road, Tunbridge Wells TN4 8AH New World is a well-loved traditional Montessori School, situated in the most idyllic spot overlooking Linden Park cricket green, and has been established in Tunbridge wells for 10 successful years. Our bright and spacious premises boast an outdoor enclosed area amidst acres of outstanding beauty. A universally acclaimed and recognised Method of Education based on the subtle balance between freedom and structure, recognises each child’s unique potential and enables him/her to develop, whilst tending to their emotional and physical welfare. Popular features of our curriculum include French, Music & Movement, Science and Drama. Qualified and experienced Montessori teachers observe, guide and help children reach their full potential, fostering their curiosity and creativity, and encouraging them to become confident and independent learners.

For more information, contact us on 07787 155247 to arrange a visit.

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Day care / Education

Tutoring A B C, 11+ Science Tuition Services, 01892 862846

Advantage Education, Twells, nursery - A level, 01892 524111 Art Classes,Aged 5-16. Help with A levels and coursework, Sevenoaks, Madeleine 01732456822/07981143963 Eileen Outram, magazine writer, makes English lessons fun for primary pupils, 01892 862311

French Matters, private tuition, all ages, 01732 740523 Funny Spanish 3-8yrs, teens and adults 07766560374 La Jolie Ronde, 0773 0592864 Le Club Francais, French & Spanish, 01737 216819 Les Petits Ecoliers, 01892 684952

Fleet Tutors, 0845 644 5452

Little Bilinguals, french club, 2 - 11yrs, 01732 740523

Kip McGrath Crowborough, 6-16, Maths, English, Reading, Spelling, GCSE, 11+, SATs, 01892 611599. Kumon Maths, see ad Edenbridge, 01342 851221 Crowborough, 0845 4505845 Twells, 01580 752152 Tonbridge, 01622 817544 Little Bilinguals, french club, 4-11 years, Sevenoaks, 01732 740523 Passit Tutors, 01732 465666 Rochelle Thomson English Lessons, 01892 520669.

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French private tuition. All levels. Tonbridge, 07877 352 389

Extra Tuition, 11+, 0800 917 4194 GR8-4-KIDZ Colour Story Reading, Reading Skills for Strugglers, 01892 537663 or 07768 663377

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Dutch School De Zeven Eiken, 4-11yrs, 01959 523304

Petits Peroquets, 3+, Twells, 01892 547684 Succeeding with French, 01892 663232 Tricolore, Fun French for Children, Groombridge, 01892 864592 Tutoring - SEN/Dyslexia/ Literacy boosters, T/Wells 01892 824491/ 07766752469

Music Teachers Caroline Stinton, Piano, Bassoon Theory, Twells, 01892 524315 Claire Rawlinson, piano tuition, up to grade 5, 01732 834896

Sevenoaks Tutors, English, French, Maths, 01732 885756

Classical piano and keyboard, 01732 845246

Student Support Centre, home based study in English & Maths, 0800 132277

Geraint Hylton, singing all ages, 01732 359384

Language Classes Cantar y contar, Spanish for children 3+, 01892 549437. Claire Rawlinson, Latin for 7-11 year olds, 01732 834896

GR8-4-KIDZ Guitar/ Piano lessons for beginners, 01892 537663/ 07768 663377 Piano tuition, West Malling & Tonbridge, 01732 845246 Violin Lessons, 01892 689279

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Education

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL OPEN DAYS Beechwood Sacred Heart, Tunbridge Wells. Saturday 13th March 2010 Telephone: 01892 532747 Bethany School, Goudhurst. Saturday, 6th Feburary, am. Telephone: 01580 211273 Fosse Bank New School, Hildenborough. Tuesday 2nd February, 11-12.30 and Saturday 6th march, 10-12.30 Tel: 01732 834212 Hilden Oaks School & Nursery, Tonbridge. Friday Feburary 26th, 1.30 to 3pm Telephone: 01732 353941 www.hildenoaks.co.uk Kent College Nursery and Perparatory school for girls Saturday 6th Feburary 10am to noon. Tuesday 9th Feburary, 9.30am to 11.30am Telephone: 01959 820204 Russell House School, Sevenoaks 20th March 2010, 10am to noon. Telephone: 01959 522352

Independent Schools

Mead School, Twells, 01892 525837

Beechwood Sacred Heart, Pembury Rd, 01892 532747

New Beacon School, Sevenoaks, 01732 452131

Bethany School, Goudhurst, 01580 211273

Rose Hill School, Coniston Ave, Twells, 01892 525591

Derwent Lodge Schl for Girls, Tonbridge, 01732 352124

Russell House School, Sevenoaks, 01959 522352

Fosse Bank School, Tonbridge, 01732 834212

Sackville School, ildenborough, 01732 838888

Granville School, Sevenoaks, 01732 453039

Sevenoaks Prep School, 01732 762336

Greenfields School, Forest Row, 01342 828262

Sevenoaks Schl, 01732 455133

Hilden Grange Prep School, Tonbridge, 01732 352706 Hilden Oaks School, Tonbridge, 01732 353941 Holmewood House, Langton Green, Twells, 01892 860000 Kent College Prep Schl, Pembury, 01892 820204

Somerhill Pre-Preparatory Schl,Tonbridge, 01732 352124 St Michael’s preparatory school otford, 01959 522137 St Ronan’s School, Hawkhurst, 01580 752271 Tonbridge Schl, 01732 365555

Kent College, Pembury, 01892 822006

Walthamstow Hall, Sevenoaks, 01732 453815 / 451334 (S)

Marlborough House, Hawkhurst, 01580 753555

Yardley Court, Somherill, 7-13, Tonbridge, 01732 352124

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A-Z Sport & Leisure Archery Archery: Hurst Green, 14+, 01959 577817 Archery, Tonbridge, 01732 848692

Arts & Crafts Creative Kids, pre-school ages, Pembury, 01892 833067 Paint Box, art & craft for children, 01892 514068 / 01732 352690 Raleys Gym, Arts & Crafts during Easter & Summer Hols, Sevenoaks, 01732 458614 START, 7-12yrs, Trinity Theatre, 01892 678678

Athletics Kent Athletics Club, 020 8316 2051

Crowborough Leisure Centre, 01892 665488 Family Sport, Angel Leisure Centre, Tonbridge, 01732 359588 Junior Aerobics & junior circuits, 11-15yrs, Angel leisure centre, Tonbridge, 01732 359966 Teen Workouts, Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre, 01892 540744

Football Crowborough & District Junior Football, 01732 355952 Crowborough Leisure Centre, 01892 665488 Edenbridge Football Club, 7-16, 01732 866001 Edenbridge Leisure Centre, Football Coaching, 01732 865665

Special Needs

Secondary Schools

Kent Schools Athletics Association, 01634 579737

Attention Deficit Disorder Support Group (West Kent), 01732 841675

Bennett Memorial Diocesan

Sevenoaks School, 01580 891873

First Class Football, 07929 861394 / 07740 703397

School, Twells, 01892 521595

Sevenoaks Athletics Club, 01959 523128

Fun Footie, 5-7yrs, Twells Sports Centre, 01892 540744

Cage Green Centre for Autism, Tonbridge, 01732 354325

863152

Edenbridge & District Mencap, 01732 864291 Grove Park School for special needs, Crowborough, 01892 663018 Kent Autistic Trust, Family Support Centre, Twells, 01634 405168

Eden Valley, Edenbridge, 01732

Badminton Angel Centre Junior Badminton Club, Tonbridge, 01732 838687

Twells Sports Centre, St Johns Rd; Girls football (11-14yrs); jnr football (5-11yrs), 01892 540744

Benenden Badminton Club, Jnrs 6-15yrs, 01580 241788

Langton Green Sports Club, 4 years upwards, 01892 862967

Crowborough, 01892 653033

Badminton Club, junior section, Hildenborough, 01732 833092

Judd School, Tonbridge,

Crowborough Leisure Centre, 01892 665488

Paddock Wood Youth & Junior Football Team, 4-18, 01892 835789

Hayesbrook School, Tonbridge, 01732 500600 Jarvis Brook School,

01732 770880 Mascalls School, Paddock Wood, 01892 835366

Sevenoaks Leisure Centre, 10-15yrs, 01732 470700 Twells Sports Centre Jnr Badminton Club, 8-16yrs, 01892 530673

Oak Ridge Nursery, 3-5, 01732 771384

Oakley School, Twells,

Ravensdale Day Care Centre Nursery, 01892 543062

Tunbridge Wells High School,

Royal London Society for the Blind, Dorton House School, Sevenoaks, 01732 592650

Sir Henry Fermor C of E School,

01892 823096

Wildernesse Sports Centre Badminton, all ages, 01732 451437

01892 534377

Chess

Crowborough,

Kentchessca.plus.com Tel 01892 538185

Cylcing

01892 652405

Pembury Athletic (Youth) FC Football for all, 6-18 years, 01892 824119 Putlands Sports Centre Football, 5-7 years, 01892 838290 Sevenoaks Leisure Centre, coaching with Charlton Athletic, 3-13yrs, 01732 470700 Socatots, 6 mths - 5 yrs, 07958 049202 The Ball School, 01892 515891 Team Tots Soccer, 3-5yrs, Sevenoaks Leisure Centre, 01732 470700

Twells, 01892 520732

Revolutions Cycle Training, children taught to Bikeability standards 07715 172602

Educational Info

St Gregory’s Catholic

Fencing

Golf

Home Education Advisory Service, 01707 371854

01892 527444

Junior fencing, angel centre, Tonbridge, 01732 359966

Boarshead Junior Golf, 01892 664545

St Johns CE School,

The Royal Tunbridge Wells Fencing Club, 6 to adult, 01892 543738

Independent Schools Council, 020 7766 7070

Crowborough, 01892 661189

First Aid Courses

Hever Castle Golf Club, Edenbridge, Jnr membership and coaching, 5+, 01732 700771

Tonbridge Grammar School for

Kent County Council, SS & Education, 01474 564701

Girls, 01732 365125

British Red Cross, Kent Branch, 01622 690011

OFSTED, The Office for Standards in Education, 0207 421 6744

for Boys, 01892 529551

West Kent Dyslexia Association, informatin available from Sevenoaks Library

The Daycare Trust, information on childcare options & nurseries in your area 0845 8726251 The Pre-School Learning Alliance 01622 690636

Skinners’ Company School,

Comprehensive, Twells,

Bewl Windsurfing, Lamberhurst, 01892 891000

Tunbridge Wells Grammar Schl

Safe and Sound, local child safety and first aid courses, 020 8449 8722

Twells Grammar School for Girls, 01892 520902

St John Ambulance, Kent HQ, 01732 871666

Waveney School, Tonbridge, 01732 351917

Tunbridge Wells Sports & Indoor Tennis Centre, 01892 540744

Wildernesse School, Sevenoaks,

Fitness

01732 454617

Aerodance, 0845 430 8383

Tonbridge Junior Football Club, 01732 353048 www.tjfc.org.uk

Hilden Golf Centre, Tonbridge, 01732 833607 (jnr lessons) Knole Park Golf Club, Sevenoaks, 01732 452150 Lamberhurst Golf Club, Twells, all ages, 01892 890241 Nevill Golf Club, Twells, any age, 01892 525818 Poult Wood Golf Centre, Tonbridge, 01732 364039 Tonbridge, Golf Centre, 01732 353281

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A-Z Sport & Leisure Gymnastics British Trampolines Federation 020 8841 0061 Crowborough Leisure Centre, 01892 665488 Edenbridge Leisure Centre Trampoline coach, 01732 865665 Edenbridge Leisure Gymnastics Coaching, 01732 865665 Gymnastics, Angel Leisure Centre, Tonbridge, 01732 359588 Gymnastics for children, Raleys Gym, Sevenoaks, 01732 458614 Gymnastics Juniors, 7-11yrs & Tramps!, 5-14yrs, Twells Sports Centre, 01892 540744 Gym Junior, 3+, Sevenoaks Leisure Centre, 01732 470700 Gym Tots, Raleys Gym, Sevenoaks, 01732 458614 Pre-School Gymnastics &Trampoline, U5s, Angel Leisure Centre, 01732 359966 Pre-School Gym & Movement, 3 & 4yrs, Raleys Gym, Sevenoaks, 01732458614 Saturday Bouncers Club, 8-12, Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre, 01892 540744 Sevenoaks Leisure Centre, Toddlers Gym, 01732 470700 Sevenoaks Leisure Centre, Gymnastics, 4-16yrs, 01732 470700 Sevenoaks Leisure Centre, Trampolining, 4-15yrs, 01732 470700 Tiggers Trampolining Time, Pre-School, Sevenoaks Leisure Centre, 01732 470700 Trampolining courses, Putlands Sports Centre, Paddock Wood, 4+, 01892 838290 Trampolining, Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre, 01892 540744 Tunbridge Wells School of Gymnastics, Gym Club, 5yrs +, 01892 542970

Orchid Riding School, 6+, Twells, 01892 652020 Riding Farm Equestrian Centres, 4+, Hildenborough, 01732 838717 Sevenoaks Riding Centre, 07922 092009 Sevenoaks Riding Club, 01926 707700 South Farm Riding Stables, 5+, Twells, 01892 864807 Wellgrove Farm Stables, 3+, 01892 822881 Western Riding, all ages, 01732 761888 Woodlands Equestrian Centre, Sevenoaks, 01959 525103

Mini Rugby

Mini Rugby Club, 6-11 yrs, Edenbridge, 01732 867526

Netball

Langton Green Sports Club 7+, 01892 864233 Otford Netball Club, 8+, 01959 523114

Martial Arts

Bushido Judokan, Twells, 5+, 01892 549950 Class Master Coaching, Judo, 01892 549950 Crowborough Leisure Centre, 01892 665488 English International all star Tae Kwon Do, Sevenoaks, 5+, 0 20 8303 4362 Hsiu Lung Tao Martial Arts, Twells, 01892 533980 Judo, 5-18yrs, Raleys Gym, Sevenoaks, 01732 458614 Junior Jitsu, 6-11yrs, 07914 805 339

Taekwon-do, 3yrs +, Angel Centre, Tonbridge, 07973 613221

Karate (inc anti bullying techniques), Twells 01732 351048

Tae Kwondo, Sevenoaks Leisure Centre, 01732 862590

Karate Kids, Angel Leisure Centre, Tonbridge, 01634 720098 Karate, Edenbridge Leisure Centre, 01732 865665

Tai Chi, 07836 710281Tang Sou Dao, Twells, Tonbridge, Wadhurst, 01825 732224 www.taiji.co.uk

Jarett Tennis School, Twells sport & indoor tennis centre, 01892 538445 Junior tennis, Tonbridge 01732 359040 The Tennis Academy, Sevenoaks, 01959 523377

Karate Kids, 01634 720098

Vision Tae Kwon-Do,TWells, TKD TIGERS 3-6 Years old 7 years + tkd kids,07887 507363

Mini Tennis, Raleys Gym, holiday time only, Sevenoaks, 01732 458614

Wildernesse Sports Centre Trampolining, Sevenoaks, 01732 451437

Kyudokai Martial Arts Assn, all ages, 01732 356395

Wing Chun King Fu classes, 8-16yrs, 07793 134223

Tunbridge Wells Lawn Tennis Club, jnr leagues, 01892 519398

Inline Hockey

Kyudokai, Putlands Sports Centre, PWood, 01892 838290

Tiger Roller Disco, alternate Saturdays, TWells High School,}01892 535439

Lil’ Dragons, kickboxing for children 5+ inc anti bullying & life skills, 01892547861

Tunbridge Wells Cruisers Inline Hockey Club, Twells High School Sports Centre, 6+, 01892 782939

National Wingtsun Organisation, 01892 526333

Weald of Kent Gymnastics Club, 2yrs+, 01892 835918

TW Tigers Roller Hockey, 6 yrs and over, TWells High School, 01892 535439

Horseriding

Squash

Hawkhurst Golf & Squash Club, 7+, 01580 754074 Tunbridge Wells Squash Club, 7+, Jnr leagues, 01892 527736

Table Tennis

Ohkan Judo Kwai, 5+, St Paulinus Church Hall, 01342 311011

Byng Hall Table Tennis Club, 7+ 07768742414

Raleys Gym, Sevenoaks, 01732 458614

Hayes Brook School Table Tennis, Tonbridge, any age, 01892 823250

Bradbourne Riding Centre (for the Disabled Assn), 01732 453592

Senior and Junior Karate, Sevenoaks KJK Club, Sevenoaks Leisure Centre, 07970 551982

Hadlow College Equestrian Centre, 01732 852204

Sevenoaks Martial Art Academy, 7-12yrs, Sat am, 01732 838477

Matfield & District riders assoc, 5+, 01892 836058

Sevenoaks Leisure Centre, Karate, 5+, 01732 470700

Tennis

Brenchley & Matfield Lawn Tennis Club, coaching 5yrs+, 01892 822055 Iden Green Tennis Club, Benenden, all ages, 01580 892528

Tunbridge Wells Indoor sports & tennis centre, jnr tennis, 01892 538445

Watersports

Bewl Windsurfing, Bewl Water, Lamberhurst, 01892 891000 Crowborough Leisure Centre, diving, 01892 665488 Dive Machine, Tonbridge, 8+, 01732 773553 Edenbridge Sub Aqua Club, Edenbridge Leisure Centre, 14yrs+, 07879 463778 ScubaFun, T.Wells, 6+, 01732 700760 Twells Sport & Tennis Centre,St Johns Rd, Jnr Diving (7+), 01892 540744

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Swimming KEEP YOUR COOL THIS YULE Avoid last minute buying frenzy WITH BEWL WINDSURFING If you need inspiration this Christmas for something truly special? Why don’t you give someone the magic that is windsurfing at BEWL WINDSURFING? You can buy Gift Vouchers for windsurfing NOW…and there are courses to suit all levels of abilities and ages! Taster sessions and Start windsurfing courses for those who are new to this exciting sport, and for those who have already experienced the thrills and spills of windsurfing, improver clinics to help you master the more advanced techniques. ALL EQUIPMENT is supplied, and with fully qualified RYA instructors you don’t need to worry about a thing…except perhaps ENJOYING yourself! BEWL WINDSURFING, set in the beautiful surroundings of BEWL WATER is the perfect location to join in this most exciting, and (many would say) addictive of sports! Competitive pricing makes this a sure credit crunch beating way of giving someone you care about something truly special this Christmas…and will kick start any new year’s resolution for keeping fit! Don’t forget that your voucher is also redeemable against goods in the Watersports Shop. Stocking a huge range of windsurfing and sailing gear, including wetsuits, buoyancy aids, clothing and all sorts of bits for boats and windsurfers. So don’t hesitate, contact Jill at Bewl Windsurfing on 01892 891000, or bewl.windsurfing@virgin.net Have a very happy stress free Christmas and see you on the water in 2010!

Swimming Alison Marks Swim School, 01732 365440 Aquability, 01424 838488 Aqua Babes, 0-5yrs, Twells Sports Centre, 01892 540744 Aqua Swimming Ltd, Pembury & Sevenoaks, 01732 455800

Helen’s Swimming School, Crowborough & Mayfield, 01892 662484 Holmewood House Swim School, se ad, Langton Green, 01892 860035 John Bristow School of Swimming, 01892 522770

Aqua Tots, Hildenborough, 020 8688 6488

Julia Jarrett, New schl, West Heath Sevenoaks & Esporta, 01892 523896

Aqua Tots, Twells Sports Centre, 3-5yrs, 01892 540744

Mary and Sandra’s swimschool, 01892 535438 / 01732 351945

Burrswood Hydrotherpay Pool, swimming lessons, 01892 865989

Splash Around, Tonbridge Swimming Pool, Saturdays.

Carol Marlin Swimming Lessons, Dalton House, Seal, 3-11yrs, Sundays & Tuesdays, 01959 561853 Commit 2 swim, 01580 200620 Edenbridge Leisure Centre Swimming, 01732 865665

Starfish School of Swimming, 01732 834186 Swim Academy, 4-12yrs & adults, Twells Sports & Tennis Centre, 01892 540744 Swimtotz, baby & toddler swimming, Sevenoaks,

0208 651 1072

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