Recommendations

Here we provide you with details of local activities and events recommended by Heart Nannies for parents, carers and children. As always we aim to ensure that we only promote activities that benefit your child’s development. However, if you offer a service or have an event approaching that you would like to be listed on our website please get in touch as we are always looking to work with local providers who offer a similar level of customer service in order to ensure that we can offer our customers the best deals possible.

 

  •  Caterpillar Music 

Caterpillar Music provides a fun and creative learning experience through music at over 150 locations nationwide.Caterpillar Music

Emily Mascarenhas leads the Caterpillar Music classes within the Kingston and Richmond area providing classes that are waiting take you and your little ones on an exciting musical journey! Caterpillar Music Kingston and Richmond offers a 10% discount on regular weekly classes to all Heart Nannies parents / carers who sign up to 10 week block (except for the soft play venue classes); they also usually offer a free trial class for their weekly classes.

For more information contact Emily https://www.caterpillarmusic.com/class-leaders/150-emily-mascarenhas and if you are interested in finding out more about Caterpillar Music classes as well as the benefits music can have on your little ones development please read our blog on Learning through Music.

 

  • Catch-a-balls

Catch-a-balls classes provide children with a framework to learn fundamental ball, racket and movement skills whilst having fun throwing and catching not only balls but also various other objects such as balloons in order to ensure optimal physical development. Parents / carers are welcome to join in wiCatch-a-ballsth the fun; no one stays passive at Catch-a-balls!

Heather Horler, the owner of the Catch-a-balls, has a great team who are always active and encouraging children to get involved in the activities that they offer throughout the TW & KT postcode areas in Surrey and Middlesex.

Contact Heather http://catch-a-balls.co.uk/ and you can also book a free trial class.

 

  • Tiny Talk

Tiny Talk award-winning signing classes provide sensory experiences for every tiny talker, helping to support your children’s communication and listening skills.

With over 500 baby signing classes delivered nationwide every week you can now do something fun and beneficial for the development of your little one. Tiny Talk

Kerry Callard-Williams leads the Kingston, Surbiton and Thames Ditton classes and is keen to help other mums and dads better communicate with their little ones. Parents can even enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit or two whilst engaging with other parents during the social time at the end of each class whilst your little ones enjoy playing with Kerry’s attractive sensory toys.

Therefore if you would like to have fun whilst also supporting your little ones in the development of their communication skills contact Kerry via http://www.tinytalk.co.uk/kerryc/index.php

Kerry is now running also training courses for childcare professionals to give them the opportunity to learn how to use signing with their little charges to help them with their communication development.

 

  • KiddikicksKiddikicks

 Kiddikicks has made an art-form out of coaching little footballers aged from 18 months up to age 7.  Their sessions are about having fun while practicing real football skills.  Get on the ball with your local Kiddikicks for East Molesey, Weybridge and North Kingston and contact Jen www.kiddikicks.co.uk/nwsurrey or see www.kiddikicks.co.uk for more venues from Richmond, Kensington, Chiswick to Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Dalston. Birthday parties, private and nursery sessions also available.  So hopefully see  you soon at their football pitch! Kiddikicks offers free trial to Heart Nannies parents / carers (T&C's apply to this offer).

 

  • Pyjama Drama

Sing, dance, pretend, play- where will our imaginations take us today? Pyjama Drama is a unique drama and creative play programme designed to ignite the imagination and support development in four key areas of communication, concentration, co-operation and confidence, in babies and young children from 0 - 7 years. One week your little one could be a jungle explorer; the next they could be zooming to the moon! With original games, music and sessions for every season and occasion, Pyjama Drama caters for the wildest of imaginations and encourages children to push the boundaries of possibility! No need for props or costumes because remember this: that sparkly dress in the box is never as sparkly as the one in your imagination. For more information please see www.pyjamadrama.com and for Surrey areas contact Pyjama Drama Surrey Franchise Manager, Phylly Jones  phylly@pyjamadrama.com01932

 

  • For Sanity’s SakeFSS

 For Sanity’s Sake is the free information hub for all parents with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers in the borough of Richmond Upon Thames and surrounds. http://www.forsanityssake.com/ website and social media provides information about local child-related services, activities and events to help you keep the kids active and entertained, avoiding cabin fever. Plus we have a weekly newsletter with event highlights every week-end and a week ahead day-by-day activity suggestions.

 

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  • Muswell Hill Mums Muswell Hill Mums

Muswell Hill Mums is packed with editorial content that explores a wide variety of topics all with a local interest. The Muswell Hill Mums platform is designed as a source of useful, relevant and practical information for mums keen to make the most of where they live. You can sign up to your free Muswell Hill Mums card for exclusive discounts at local shops, restaurants and much more www.muswellhillmums.com/

 

  • Twick Mums           Twick Mums

Twick Mums is packed with editorial content that explores a wide variety of topics all with a local interest. The Twick Mums platform  is designed as a source of useful, relevant and practical  information for mums keen to make the most of where they live, and  included a details 'What's On' calendar. You can also sign up to your free Twick Mums card for exclusive discounts at local shops, restaurants and much more http://www.twickmums.com/

 

  • Surrey Mummy

www.surreymummy.com/ is a website that connects parents in Surrey. Surrey Mummy

They provide features on both local and parenting issues as well as enabling parents to exchange views, news and information. They can also find places to go, clubs and classes, places to eat and things to do with their children as well as look up classes for parents. Many of the listings have been reviewed by local parents.

Their what's on calendar is incredibly popular, especially during school holidays where parents can find drop in events at many attractions in Surrey.

 

  • Supermum SurreySupermum Surrey

http://surrey.supermum.org/ is a local business directory for Surrey mums.

Find everything from Children’s services to Wedding Photography! With the Supermum Discount Card you can get lots of great offers from many places in Surrey.

 

  • Islington Mums Islington Mums

 http://www.islingtonmums.co.uk/ is a site for local parents in Islington. Islington Mums site contains relevant and practical information for parents, including an hour-by-hour diary of activities and classes for children. We also run weekly coffee mornings in order to help you connect with other local parents-to-be and parents. Shopping locally in Islington? You
Islington Mumscan purchase an Islington Mums Family Card which enables you to get discounts with lots of great local stores and businesses in London.


 

  • Athelstan House School

Athelstan House is a unique, co-educational pre-preparatory school and nursery, offering children an Athlestan Schooloutstanding start to school life in a warm, family environment. Class sizes are small, with a maximum of 16 students per class, ensuring each child receives a high level of individual attention, including daily one to one reading.  Developing children’s early literacy and numeracy skills is a prime focus throughout the school, but teachers also strive to awaken a love of learning and encourage the rapid development of children’s social and emotional skills, with kindness and caring for others being of paramount importance. The curriculum is broad and balanced and the School employs specialist teachers for PE, drama and science. French or Spanish are taught weekly throughout the school and children from Reception onwards enjoy weekly swimming lessons. Athelstan House prides itself on providing a happy, secure and stimulating environment in which children flourish as they develop into confident, articulate young people ready for the challenges ahead of them. The School has a wide range of extra curricular activities including cooking, Playball sports skills, yoga, science and creative movement.  For those families who require care until 6.00pm there is the added option of staying for tea. Breakfast Club runs daily from 7.40am enabling parents to catch the 7.50am train to London Waterloo from nearby Hampton station. Children go on to leading preparatory schools with whom Athelstan have established links, including: The Lady Eleanor Holles, Guilford High, St Catherine’s, Denmead, The Mall and Newland House.

What Ofsted Says:

‘Pupils attain a high standard in reading, spelling and mathematics. They are well prepared for the next stage of their education.’

‘A strong emphasis is placed on pastoral care and the school helps pupils to develop into confident, articulate young people.’

‘The care shown by staff to pupils is of the highest order and results in pupils developing self-esteem and gaining a balanced awareness of the world around them.’

For more information please visit www.athelstanhouseschool.co.uk If you want to find more about the Athelstan House School as well as the benefits of independent pre-preparatory schools please read The Benefits of Stand-Alone Pre-Preparatory School blog by Jill Chatt-Collins, the Deputy Head at Athelstan House School.

 

  • Sunshine Play Café

 Sunshine Play Café is situated in the clubhouse of Twickenham RFC in Hampton.  Sarah, a mum from Putney owns the café and runs it with 2 local mums Lisa and Sonia. They offer a warm, safe environment for children to come and play, exercise, socialise and have fun, whilst parents, carers, grandparents can sit back and relax. They have craft tables where your budding artists can get creative, a cosy book corner, bouncy castle, train track, train table, ride-on toys, dolls, prams, soft toys and a lovely secluded babies’ area with play mats, and soft toys.

So if you would like to enjoy a hot or soft drink, homemade cakes, sandwiches, hot or cold food whist your little ones play and explore visit Sunshine Play Café where Sarah and her team are looking forward to welcoming you and your little ones. And they even offer children's lunchboxes and complimentary magazines. For more information please see http://www.sunshineplaycafe.co.uk/

They are also able to organise and cater for birthday parties; this includes use of all play equipment, celebration cake, party tea, unlimited drinks, party bags and balloons.

 

  •  Secret Garden Play Café

Danielle, who has spent her whole life in childcare, has opened a new play café in Kingston with a new concept. They offer a combination of a relaxed, friendly café environment with the ability to also let your children explore and play with a variety of toys such as ride-ons, home corner with dress up, discovery table, separate baby section and other various games. All this is FREE to play with; they just encourage you to treat yourself to a drink and cake by having a minimum spend of £3. There is also pottery decorating anytime which really is ideal to have a place where your little one can go off and play afterwards whilst you do any touch ups. If this isn't enough for you they also have another room downstairs with a great selection of classes such as yoga, massage and a sensory room. With the Secret Garden Play Café only being a 7 minute walk from the town centre why not go along and give it a go for lunch or a play. They have a fabulous children's menu, fresh juices and smoothies and gluten and dairy free cakes.

 They cater for all different types of birthday parties so check out the affordable fun now. Please see website for details http://secretgardenplaycafe.co.uk/

 

  • Richmond Card

There are over 100, 000 residents and visitors already enjoying the benefits of the Richmond Card. The Richmond card is an 'all in one' card that providers parking discounts (residents only), library membership, leisure membership (paid option which can be added to your Richmond Card), offers and discounts from local independent businesses. 

For more information please go to http://www.richmond.gov.uk/home/services/richmondcard.htm If you are a local business wanting to promote your business for free please go to http://www.richmond.gov.uk/home/services/richmondcard/offers/about_business_offers.htm