Back to School Guide 2020

 

STAGECOACH KENSINGTON & HAMMERSMITH

Creative Courage for Life. Stagecoach Performing Arts Kensington and Hammersmith provides fun and engaging weekly term time classes in dance, drama and singing in a safe and happy environment. Taking part in our classes is a great way for children to make friends and build confidence and they are encouraged to express themselves and make the most of their talents. We nurture and develop young potential, stretch children’s imaginations, and build on their self-esteem – the skills learnt by our students don’t disappear and are skills for life! Two week trials available. Age – Early Stages for 4 – 6 year olds and Main Stages for 6 – 18 year olds (split into age groups).
Term start date – 11th/12th September
Neighbourhoods: Hammersmith, Shepherds Bush and Kensington. We also offer Themed parties for younger children and Murder Mystery Parties from 11 years up – go to our website for more information. Due to Social Distancing measures, we have limited places so book now to avoid disappointment. Please call 020 8398 8106 or email kensington@stagecoach.co.uk for more information. To enrol please click here.


London Transport Museum throws open its doors on 7 September!

Welcome Aboard! From 7 September, London Transport Museum in Covent Garden will be open to families. With new social distancing and cleaning guidelines in place, you will once again be able to enjoy stunning exhibits, historic vehicles and family-friendly play zones.

Kids aged 17 and under continue to enjoy free entry. A new sealed activity pack for children aged 4 to 11 can be purchased online to pick-up on arrival to help kids get the most out of their time exploring the museum. Timed-tickets for the whole family must be purchased in advance to guarantee entry. Click here for more information.


Jojos Art House

Jojos Art House is launching “Jojos’ Back to School Saturday Art Club”
for children ages 5-7yrs and 8-11yrs from 5 September. Grab an hour for yourself in the morning, whilst the kids are absorbed in art and crafts. The classes are packed with engaging content and fun. Courses are delivered as live, interactive sessions over Zoom
with a maximum of 8 children per class allowing for individual attention.
Price: £15 per child per session with a September
discount of 4 lessons for the price of 3. JoJo also offers private lessons for adults and children individually or as a family. Individual lessons should use code JOJO9 when booking to secure a 10% discount.
JoJo does personalised illustrations for special occasions and also runs
private birthday parties in the London area, at your preferred location, or via Zoom.
Contact jojo@jojosarthouse.com for more information or go to www.jojosarthouse.com.


11+ Preparation  with Cavendish Milton

 Cavendish Milton offer private tutoring and educational consultancy for children and parents applying to the UK’s leading independent schools.

We specialize in entrance exams such as the 11+, 13+ and ISEB Pre-Test. Each year we successfully enter pupils for Eton, St Paul’s, Westminster, Latymer Upper, North London Collegiate, Godolphin & Latymer, Brighton College and several other elite schools. We are offering an expert Schools and Exam Consultation to Kensington Mums, worth £495, completely free of charge.  Email admin@cavendishmilton.com to reserve your space (strictly limited to 3 successful applicants). Complimentary Schools and Exam Consultation (worth £495, free time-limited).


Kensington Shoe Fitting by Appointment

All our London stores are now open to shop without an appointment.

In order to try and ‘beat the queue’ we are offering a limited number of Private Shoe Fitting Appointments at our Kensington Store.

These will be conducted in an exclusive space and would be particularly beneficial for families with 2 or more children and for children who have additional needs.

With an extensive range of school shoes for boys and girls, you can find both lace-ups and hook & loop fastenings ranging from an EU24 all the way up to an EU43. Our exclusive range of Hampton Classics school shoes are available in Black, Brown & Navy and are made in Portugal from high quality European leather.

To book your appointment please visit their website.


Protecting You And Your Little Ones

The Nudea Face Mask is designed to support you in your new day-to-day – acting responsibly in the current climate. It is a comfortable, non-medical barrier-mask that contours to your face to avoid slipping and an anti-bacterial finish that doesn’t irritate the skin. With an accompanying, reusable pouch for added hygiene, the mask is breathable, water repellent and suitable for machine-washing up to 50 times.
Following the sell-out success of the original adult version in pink and green, a new face mask for kids is now available in two sizes age 3 to 6 years in ‘Cantaloupe’ and age 7 to 12 years in ‘Indigo’. Each purchase also includes a donation to the amazing breast cancer awareness charity, CoppaFeel!
Nudea is a contemporary underwear brand that has quickly developed their own face coverings to enable them to support and protect their customers in more ways than one. They believe underwear should do all the jobs you need it to; promising fit, comfort and style without compromise. They are dedicated to getting bra-wearers into the right fit and have developed a bespoke Fit Tape (available on the site for £2.50) and virtual fittings to get you there


 

Fun activities with Toddler Tunez

Already thinking about getting your child ready for school next month? Thankfully ToddlerTunez is here to help, both in the runup to the new term and once you’re right back in the thick of things! We can provide school dropoff and pickup services, both one-to-one and group sessions after class, tutoring and homework help, playdates with friends… you name it and we’re sure to have a creative facilitator to lead your child in whatever artistic pursuit they’re most passionate about! All our sessions are available in multiple languages, so feel free to introduce them to a different culture while you’re at it! We believe early education is best combined with fun, so what better way to learn than singing, dancing or super-messy arts and crafts? : Find us at www.toddlertunez.com


Gymboree Play and Music classes

Gymboree Play and Music classes are uniquely and intentionally designed for early childhood development. Your child is challenged physically, socially and cognitively, building crucial skills to support a lifetime of learning.Our expert leaders support you through 45 minutes of uninterrupted learning time. Our custom designed curriculum challenges your child as they grow, with changing gym equipment and themes every three weeks. Making sure our Members and staff are safe in a post Covid-19 world is the most important part of the re-opening process for us and as such we’ve had to make some changes. To see what you can expect please click here. Gymboree Play & Music Kensington would like to invite you & your little ones for FREE trial class.


Learn with Ojo

Eight-year-olds will soon become wise to all-things in marine biology thanks to Learn with OjO’s new board game, Underwater Missions!

From sea turtles to starfish, encounters with fascinating species and hidden treasurers await game players. Thankfully, no one will get wet, but everyone will learn something from the 100+ trivia facts kids scattered throughout. Dinner conversation might become a Q&A; As kids impress parents with sea facts.

Orders for the Underwater Missions Game are now being taken on their Kickstarter campaign page! Exclusive offers and rewards are intact for only 10 more days – you don’t want to miss them!


Online Tech Courses

Fire Tech‘s online tech courses for kids aged 8-17 will bolster their technical skills and give them the confidence to take on whatever the world has to offer. Join over 70,000 other young creators across the world and learn Python and Java Coding, AI, Video Games Design, Digital Photography and more!

Courses are taught in small class sizes by subject experts who include Cambridge PhD students and Forbes 30 under 30 entrepreneurs. BOOK today.


Keeping you children safe online with Safe to Net

SafeToNet is an app for parents to help keep their children safe online. It educates children “in-the-moment” as they use their smartphone or tablet and helps them become safer, and more resilient, digital citizens. Parents cannot say “No” to technology, so this is another tool to ensure that their children are safer.

SafeToNet includes a privacy-focussed smart keyboard that detects online risks in real-time. It steers children away from trouble by providing them with real-time feedback as they type and by filtering harmful outgoing messages. SafeToNet helps to prevent sexting, bullying, abuse and aggression, without snooping, prying or spying.


Little House of Science

Join us for Weekly Autumn Term Science Classes, which will resume at some venues during weekends and also at schools. Plus we will continue with highly interactive Video Classes for children aged 4-7 and 8-12 years. Our topics include: Investigating Teeth, The Wonderful World of Spiders, Electricity abs Circuits, Can you do physics on a Bike?, The mysterious brain of Dolphins. To register, please go to their website or call on 0800 092 1062 , email: info@littlehouseofscience.com


Spread little happiness with YourSurprise

YourSurprise is an online gift shop on a mission to #spreadalittlehappiness through personalised gifts​, as they believe that being kind and thoughtful strengthens relationships and makes people happy.

With over 2000 gifts to choose from, you can find something for everyone and any occasion or even for no occasion at all – you don’t always need a special occasion to show someone you’re thinking of them. Each gift can be personalised with your photo(s) and/or text, making each surprise one-of-a-kind and a perfect keepsake.

Going back to school is fun and exciting, which is why YourSurprise offers a wide range of personalised ​school supplies.​ From lunch boxes and water bottles to rucksacks and planners: they offer everything you need.

The personalised school supplies are fun and practical, always allowing your child to identify and take pride in their belongings and have the perfect foundation for a successful school year.


Back to School with Start Rite shoes 

Returning to school this September will bring a host of different emotions for many families. That’s why Start-Rite Shoes offers peace of mind that its school shoes stand up to the rigours of daily school life, while carrying a growing room guarantee.
From patent pumps to stylish brogues for girls and from smart lace-ups to sporty kicks for boys, there is a style for every child.
Start-Rite’s rugged, multi-width fitting shoes are packed full of unrivalled technology. Rigorous testing ensures shoes look just as good after 100,000 steps, that riptape fastenings remain ‘sticky’ after 5,000 openings, and waterproof shoes remain watertight by flexing them thousands of times underwater.
Fit and ready for action
Getting the perfect fit at home is easy with Start-Rite thanks to its easy to download paper measuring gauge.
For more information and to see the full School Collection visit their website.


Kensington & Chelsea Tutors

Kensington & Chelsea Tutors is recognised for providing high quality tailored tutoring across a broad range of academic levels, disciplines and age ranges and delivering excellent client service. We deliver our tutoring both online and within the home and understand that the relationship between student and tutor is a very personal one. This is why we strive to provide tutors who are not only well qualified but who are also friendly and personable and experienced in delivering tutoring through remote, online channels.  We have a wealth of experience within the realm of education, from understanding individual syllabuses, being up to date with GCSE and ‘A’ Level qualification changes to knowing the Examination Board system.  Since 2002 our quality tutoring has been helping students succeed, giving applicants an edge over those less prepared. It’s what we do best. We look forward to talking to you about your tutoring needs.


Click Play Club

Psst! Still looking for quality kids activities this August? At ClickPlay, young people make their very own short film from home. They practice writing, shooting, & editing – and gain communication skills along the way! We have limited spaces left in our week-long 17-21 & 24-28 August courses, 2 hours a day for £120. Now more than ever, visual content brings us together. We’re here to support the next generation of storytellers. Book with us today & join us on instagram too! PS. We have holiday camps throughout the year following the UK holiday schedule, so the filmmaking fun continues!


Stib’s Inspirational Colouring Pencils

This term, spark conversations with your kids and get them thinking about their ideas, dreams, feelings, and plans, while boosting their self-identity and wellbeing, with Stib’s Inspirational Colouring Pencils. Each etched with a positive word from Great Leader to Team Player, Good Listener to Self Believer, the 12 vibrantly hued pencils are ergonomically shaped to enable a better grip and support good handwriting. Housed in a handy striped tube they come with a double pencil sharpener and a sheet of stickers or colouring templates both featuring Stib’s secret animal characters, the Stiblers, who have been specifically designed to help children with life’s little lumps and bumps.

 

Choose from Jumbo or Mini*. 10% of profits go to charity, We.org, supporting education projects for vulnerable children. Visit www.stibpencils.com to purchase and download 12 free Stibler stories.  *please note the Mini pack comes with 10 pencils.


EducatedLondon

EducatedLondon are an online tutoring service that aim to provide you with a holistic educational experience. In these challenging and exceptional times we are here to support you during your educational journey.

– Expert tuition for 11plus, GCSE, A Level
– Tutors who cover a range of subjects
– Guidance through the UCAS application process
Tutoring can help bridge the gap between school and online learning, a highly, experienced tutor will support and guide your child’s learning. Help fill in the gaps, refine knowledge and perfect exam technique. All our teachers are hand-picked and PGCE qualified with many years of experience teaching in the UK and Internationally and will provide regular feedback. Our tutors work with your child to build on their strengths and to help improve those weakness and importantly help develop your child’s confidence in the classroom and in those all-important exams.


The fastest way to name all your belongings!

A personalised stamp usable on most fabrics, metal, wood & some plastics.
No more sewing or ironing on labels. No more losing your pencil case or P.E. kit! Now you can just stamp everything! Transparent block for accurate, easy positioning.

 


 

Non-toxic crayons for your little ones

At BeeCrayative we make colourful non-toxic crayons, handmade from beeswax, perfect for loving little hands. All crayons come in an assortment of colours, so your artistic genius won’t get bored. We provide a wide range of designs, sizes and themes. Our colourful crayons can be used for colouring, learning or just general playtime. These crayons make great gifts, party bag favours and even wedding favours! What goes into your crayons?
Our crayons are handmade using natural and non toxic products, with the added bonus that they smell divine! Lauren is a mum of two and whilst on maternity leave she started up BeeCrayative business selling handmade beeswax crayons.


For all Peppa Pig Fans

Paultons Park, the home of Peppa Pig World, has been named by Tripadvisor as the 10th best-rated amusement park in the world and the fourth best in Europe – beating all other UK attractions. The family theme park, located on the edge of the New Forest in Hampshire, has also retained its title for an unbeaten fifth year in a row as the UK’s best-rated amusement park in the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards. Americana-themed Tornado Springs, a new themed land set to open next Easter, will cover four acres and showcase over eight new rides and attractions, becoming the fifth themed land at Paultons Park and joining the UK exclusive Peppa Pig World, Critter Creek, Little Africa and the Jurassic-themed world of Lost Kingdom. Paultons Park opened in 1983 and has since built a reputation across the UK and beyond for high quality, wholesome family entertainment of the highest standard.


Back to School essentials

Socialista offers a stylish selection of stationary perfect for back to school & work. Consisting of a slimline notebook, two to-do lists & a beautifully designed pen. Designed by Anna Khanna; owner of Socialist Media, this stationary set is the must have tool to get yourself organised & ready to tackle the day, week & even month ahead. Anna also offers a range of online courses & masterclasses specialising in social media growth & development.

 

 


Hair Tidy with Kent brushes

The Mini WoodyHog hairbrush is versatile for all the family, whether in the home, handbag or sports bag. Made from Beechwood, with an air-cushioned head to protect the scalp from damage and wooden quills to gently glide through knots and tangles. This fantastic brush is tough and dependable and can tackle any hair length or texture, wet or dry. An all-round hero made by Kent Brushes, one of the oldest hairbrush manufacturers in the world. Founded in 1777, Kent Brushes holds the royal warrant as brush makers and has done so for nine reigns.