Back to School Scoop 2017

Hope you all had a wonderful summer holiday, we are so sad to see it end so quickly! We are slowly getting  back into routine for back to School. We have shared our Summer adventure on our social media channels, in case you have not been following us, you can catch us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter .  Needless to say we  are always online sharing the best of our findings and summer family destinations. Winner of our back to school competition with Stuck on You will be announced today so stay tuned!

In our back to school scoop you will find information on kids activities including science workshops, cooking and dance classes to keep your little ones active. Make sure you are subscribed to stay in the loop, as we will be sharing some exciting events coming up including our 6th anniversary on 24th of November, so please save the date!

 

 

Join Kids en cuisine’s cooking academy for little chefs from 3 to 13 years old. The sessions take place at your home, once a week, after school, for a group of 4 children minimum. A different menu every week with everything provided by Kids en cuisine and your kitchen left spotless after the sessions. Your little Chefs will learn how to cook healthy dishes focused on seasonal vegetables, fruits, aromatic herbs and spices. It is the perfect activity to learn more about food and how to use save kitchen utensils.

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Little House of Science. It is not long to go now. Do get ready and join us for 12 week of exciting Autumn term Science, Little Maths and Little Discovery classes  from 11 Sept – 9 Dec 2017. Book online: or call us on 0800 092 1062

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The Kensington Ballet school caters for children aged 15 months to 8 years in a fun but structured environment at venues in Kensington, Chelsea, Knightsbridge, Fulham, Notting Hill, Holland Park and West Hampstead. Parents are encouraged to participate and join in the toddler groups. There is a strong emphasis on theatrical performance from Karen’s team of classically trained ballerinas who actively perform and demonstrate with the children.  The classes are conducted to a mixture of classical and children’s music to help stimulate imagination, rhythm and musicality. Exercises and storytelling help the pupils to learn the appropriate steps for their ages in an organised, creative atmosphere whilst building self-confidence.

 

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Yellowbird Education is an experienced resource for preparing your child for 7+, 8+ and 11+ exams.  We focus on building skills, confidence, determination and reducing exam-day nerves.  Book our 7+, 8+, 11+ Mock Exams in English & Maths.  Papers are set on the basis of current Independent School trends. They are marked and feedback is provided in areas that may need attention.  Mock exams are held in Fulham & Clapham:  Oct 8, Nov 5, Dec 3, Jan 2.Yellowbird also has several Exam Prep Workshops over the October Half-Term.  The following courses are available: Creative Writing, Comprehension & Composition, 11+ Discursive Writing, 11+ English Booster, Interview Skills and Handwriting.

 

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Mandarin Chinese for 3 to 5 in the heart of Kensington! Ni Hao, lovely mums! Sign up for Little Mandarin Classes for 3 to 5 year-olds in the heart of Kensington. First session is held on the 6th of September 2017 from 3.30-5.00pm and on every Wednesday for the whole term! Join The Kensington Square Nursery and Little Mandarin Classes for your little one’s first Chinese adventure with stories, role-play and sign language!

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We’ve launched Mission: Invertebrate to better understand the minibeasts that make their home in the grasslands of London’s Royal Parks. We’re delivering exciting free school sessions mapped to the National Curriculum to enthuse students of all ages about the wonderful world of invertebrates. Our school sessions are led by a team of experienced Environmental Educators and can be delivered whatever the weather, so why not get your school involved today? Thanks to the Players of People’s Postcode Lottery and our learning partners, this year-long programme is taking place across the eight Royal Parks. For more information about available sessions, please click here.

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Sparks  are inviting young movie makers to take part in their weekly Saturday Shoots from September. Attending fun classes each week, members develop lots of creative skills for movie making, as well as building confidence and communication skills. There are places available for children aged 7-11, based at St James Junior School. To learn more or to book a trial visit, visit

 

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Join Tip Top Dance School this Summer for our Dance Summer School from 21st – 25th August 9.30 – 15.30 everyday (extended hours available). Students dance with professionals for a week whilst learning routines in different dance styles such as Ballet, Street Dance, Modern Jazz. Students build confidence through performing and making new friends! No previous experience needed just willingness to learn new skills! The summer school is suitable for ages 4 years upwards. Tip Top Dance School also runs weekly classes throughout the year in Ballet, Modern Jazz, Street Dance and Creative Movement. To register your interest please get in touch with Maria at info@tiptopdanceschool.com

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Enjoy heading back to school with some awesome fun and games with Sharky and George. From parties to play dates, Sharky & George are your number one entertainers to keep a smile on your little one’s face. Start the school term off with a bang with an explosive science party. An incredible scientist will get the children making putty, film canister rockets and they will be able to make their own bouncy balls and do dry ice bubbling experiments. On top of this, the scientist will perform exciting demonstrations with fire! Sharky & George has a wide range of unique party types to choose from including Survival, Disco, Spy, Cooking, Movie-Making and Nerf Battles! Take a look at the Sharky & George website for further information.

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Club Petit Pierrot, London’s Premier French club, has been awarded the CAA GOLD accreditation, who noted their work to be “outstanding”. They have been teaching French to thousands of children in London since 1993, and remain as ever-popular and dedicated today. Instrumental in championing both the immersion method and in developing Parent & toddler programmes for babies as young as 8 months old they offer muti-sensory parent and toddler groups from 8 months old, and for older children up to 8 years old a carefully planned syllabus with fun worksheets, language games & creative activities such as theatre, art & singing. Their lessons are innovative, creative, musical, active, stimulating, authentically French and above all great fun! The classes are led by a fantastic team of native French teachers, across London including two venues in Notting Hill and in Chelsea.

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Kiddikicks, more than just football! At Kiddikicks we develop the whole body improving fine motor skills, invaluable for tying laces and handwriting as well as gross motor skills for optimum physical coordination and great sportsmanship. All sessions are football focused and end with goal scoring or match play (depending on age) to allow the children to use the skills they have been practicing throughout the session.  Kiddikicks have sessions in South Kensington / Hyde Park (Saturdays and Tuesdays), Queen’s Park (Fridays), Chiswick (Saturdays), Paddington Recreation Ground (Saturdays) and St John’s Wood (Sundays) from 18 months to 11 years.  Book online at ; info@kiddikicks.co.uk; 020 7937 7965

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Visit KidZania London for a fun Back to School activity! This September plan a trip to KidZania London, the indoor city where the kids are in charge and participate in a host of activities. Children can join Capital FM’s team of radio DJs broadcasting news to the city, take on the role of fruitologist at the Innocent smoothie kitchen or even work as a stylist at H&M’s fashion studio; alongside a range of other unique, real-life role play experiences. KidZania London offers 4-14 year olds more than 60 real life activities, spanning across 75,000 square feet. Blending learning with reality and entertainment, each career at KidZania is developed to  teach kids essential life skills including financial literacy, teamwork and independence. Designed to empower and entertain kids, KidZania gives children the  chance to challenge themselves and explore the world of opportunities.

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Keren’s Nursery, Wednesdays open days 10-11am. “A home away from home” Nursery School in Holland Park W11 4RB is part of a group of three nurseries, two of which are rated Ofted Outstanding! Providing care and education for children aged 6 months – 5 years with flexible times and availability of full days (08:00-18:00). Award winning homemade meals cooked on site. Highly experienced staff team who ensure a stimulating, high quality environment and rich curriculum. Children are observed daily by their key teachers who make sure they reach their full potential. Children are prepared for school and for life, gaining important skills to be confident, independent individuals with a passion for learning. Visit online or call, detail in link.

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Gymboree Play and Music  Kensington and Chelsea . We are excited to launch our exclusive Summer Membership. A flexible membership to fit in around your summer plans 🙂 6 Classes & Unlimited Open Gym Session’s!  Valid for- 3 months. Price – one off payment of just £120! All Kensington Mums will get a 50% discount off the joining fee! At Gymboree Play & Music, you and your child will build creativity, confidence and lifelong friendships. Gymboree Play & Music classes are designed by experts in early childhood development to help young children learn as they play. Our classes also involve you as parent or carer teaching you fun and interesting ways to engage and excite your young child.

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Private guitar tutor with years of primary/secondary teaching experience now taking bookings for the new academic year! A friendly, patient and differentiated service for every individual. Your choice of learning the classical, acoustic, electric or bass guitar. Solo OR group. Your child can access free online resources and lessons can be moved to suit your weekly need. A range of discounts are available for duo/bulk lessons. Learning an instrument is proven to help children excel across all subjects in school and develop key social skills. This service is available for adults too. Curious? Questions? Get in touch! t.king.1992@hotmail.co.uk / 07955 056 484

 

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Taekwondo fitness fun. Bring your kids along to our fun and exciting Taekwondo classes. A specially designed new fitness class for children packed with a punch. Your children will get fit and disciplined for their future. Under the instruction of international 6th dan black belt Master Faryad Goudarzi & a qualified personal trainer, they will learn self defence, built up their confidence, concentration, fitness and learn respect. All the skills they need under one sport. Adults are also welcome. One to one Taekwondo and personal training sessions for both adults and children available on request. Please call or email us to find out more. 07503021919 Faryad1@yahoo.com

 

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Key Lessons provides one-on-one musical tuition in the comfort of your home so lessons are convenient and comfortable for you. We have competitive rates and extraordinary teachers to make your learning fun, flexible and catered to your learning needs. We teach a wide range of musical instruments (including voice) in London and Greater London. All our teachers have DBS(CRB) checks regularly and are all registered with examination boards to enter you into exams.  We currently have  specialised LEARNING AND PHYSICAL DISABILITY tutors available for lessons. Don’t hesitate to ask about the FREE TRIAL- it’s important to us to get you the right teacher, and it won’t cost you a penny to find them!