The Royal Academy of Dance is one of the world’s most influential dance education and training organisations and seeks to accomplish its mission through promoting dance, educating and training students and teachers and providing examinations to reward achievement in 79 countries all over the world.
The RAD Training department’s programme of activities runs across the UK, as well as internationally, engaging with local communities, RAD teaching members and dance schools– to widen participation and access to dance. If your child is a complete beginner or an experienced dancer, and whether he/she wants to dance for fun or is working towards a career in dance, we have something for everyone. All RAD Registered Teachers are CRB checked.
The RAD offers an internationally recognised portfolio of Examinations which is designed for students of all ages and levels of ability. Students as young as two and a half may start dancing with the Pre-School Dance Curriculum, with the opportunity to move through Graded levels or Vocational Graded levels.
In our commitment to higher education, we created the Faculty of Education in 1999, dedicated to meeting the needs of our current and future dance teachers by providing education programmes and qualifications.
Royal Academy of Dance Enterprises Ltd is authorised by Royal Academy of Dance to sell products and goods using the Academy's logo and brand name.
MOVE combines therapy and education in a programme which helps children work towards goals that they really want to achieve, which can range from learning to hold their head up by themselves to learning the skills needed to play football with their friends using a pacer. MOVE is unique in that no child is too disabled to use it and works with the child’s parents, teachers and therapists to teach them skills which are then practised in everyday life, enabling parents to be involved in key decision making and instrumental in their child’s development.
Visit our website or call us on 020 7407 5344 to find out more information, speak to a specialist or a parent of a child already on the programme or to visit a school using MOVE.
The National Cycle Network is 5000 miles of safe, signed, attractive cycle routes, open and mapped in June 2000. It is made up of traffic-free sections and traffic-calmed road and minor roads, running right through urban centres and reaching all parts of the UK.
Sustrans is the charity co-ordinating the project and will continue to work with local authorities to expand the Network to a target of 10,000 miles by 2005.
For more information on the National Cycle Network and Sustrans and a copy of their free catalogue of maps, information sheets and technical publications please call the number above or visit their website.
Toadstool Tea Parties
Party themes for girls and boys: Cowboy and Indian, Pirate Party and Magical Toadstool Party
Eye Spy Photography
Eye Spy Photography offers tailored photo shoots to suit you at home or at a location of your choice for all the family pets included.
Relaxed Playful style. Willing to travel to all UK locations.
- Black and White, Sepia and Colour
- Editing and touch ups
- Bespoke Photo books
- Canvas Prints, Pop art, Perspex art
- CDs of all the photographs from the shoot
Mob: (07952) 369 615
Special Kids in the UK
What makes us unique is that we parents/carers of children with special needs ourselves. Understanding the difficulties and emotions involved with a child of any age with special needs is something we can all associate with. In addition friendship, support and practical hints and tips are a major feature of our organisation.
For more information visit our website:
Are you interested in going to Oxford or Cambridge, but are daunted by the admission process. We are here to help you realise your dream.
Focusing solely on these two world-class institutions, we specialise in helping students gain an edge over the competition, seriously improving their chances of success.
All our work is based on one simple principle - the analysis of success. We interview, in depth, hundreds of undergraduates to discover what lay behind their success, this together with the expertise of ex-admissions tutors, experienced professionals and our own consultants gives us a winning formula.We offer help at every stage of the admissions process. Contact the above number or log on to our web site for more information.
Visit the LTA website for information on all your favourite British players as well as your local tennis clubs and tennis centres.
Find the nearest tennis club to you by visiting the link below. Just type your post code in the Club Search box found in the right hand margin.
Do you need a more interesting party activity for your child? Nugent Education can help. We’ve had great success in providing new, interesting and entertaining activities that most organisations don’t offer.
We can make a party, something to remember, and entertain and engage the children for an hour or two. This takes allot of strain off the parents, and children can chose something they and their friends will enjoy together and remember.
For young children, DBS checked artists provide things like crafts (puppet making, mask making, lantern making etc), Japanese origami (very popular), African drumming and dance.
For teenagers’, we have lots of terrific party ideas like makeup and beauty for teenage girls. Also popular urban arts such as street dance, break dancing and Rapping and Human Beat boxing (***), graffiti art, Japanese manga art or DJ-ing skills.
We also provide special graffiti art activities including commissions where create a bespoke mural for a child’s bedroom, a garage, shed or play room and so on.
Our artists / entertainers will travel to, and deliver at your venue (home address or a room booked etc).
Activities are great value for money and usually last 1 ½ to 2hrs. They are competitively priced from only £160.00 so why not give us a go?
Contact (firstname.lastname@example.org) our website web-form (contact us page) or call one of our friendly team on 0845 481 1920 or 07967 659 293 today!
We offer a nationwide service, providing experienced and qualified nannies, carers and enablers for children and young adults who may have a range of special needs from a mild learning disability to profound and multiple disabilities and their siblings!
Our carers have a wide range of experience, including Makaton & British Sign language, Conductive Education, speech, occupational and physio therapy. We deal with live-in, daily, permanent and temporary positions. All nannies and carers are carefully vetted and personally interviewed. At least two references are verbally verified and an Enhanced Police Check is required (SNAP Childcare is a Registered Body with the Criminal Records Bureau).
Please log onto our website for full details.
MartialArtsClub.com is the online resource that allows you to find out what Martial Arts clubs operate in your local area in the UK. This site was created for individuals who think that they might like to start practising in one (or more) of the many varieties of martial arts that are available, but don't really know what's on offer or where to start looking.
Our online guide will help you select a club that is right for you. We also offer information about a specific martial art on our Martial Arts Information Page.
We also offer wheelchair skills training, advice and information and campaign to raise awareness of disabled young people's needs. Many of those we help become members of our Kidz Board, acting as our ambassadors and getting involved in projects and events.
Through this support Whizz-Kidz has given nearly 4,000 disabled children and young people the chance to enjoy an independent life at home, at school and at play.
Independent Cottages offers a comprehensive selection of family friendly holiday cottages and child and baby friendly self catering accommodation throughout the UK.
From cosy cottages in quiet idyllic country settings to luxury waterside apartments with stunning views or Scandinavian log cabins to town houses. With a diverse range of over 1400 holiday homes, we are sure you’ll find the perfect place for a short break, family holiday, seasonal get away or even a business trip.
There is no commission fee charged and Independent Cottages puts you in direct contact with the cottage owner who has first hand information to assist you in making the booking. With a ‘Late Availability’ search facility; whether you are planning your summer holiday in advance or want to get away at short notice, Independent Cottages has something for everyone.
Visit our easy to use website today to search for self catering accommodation within the UK.
KiwiOz Nannies specialise in the placement of qualified, experienced Australian and New Zealand nannies and mother's helps. Selected on a basis of qualifications, experience, maturity, and confidence. Our nannies are full of the fun loving attitude, enthusiasm and initiative that Australasians are famous for!
You will find the team at KiwiOz friendly, approachable and willing to help in any way possible! We go to extra lengths to ensure we get to know your families needs. All KiwiOz Nannies have been personally interviewed and reference checked. Visa checks, qualifications and police checks are also completed before we put nannies forward for interviews. We also have a new office open in Auckland New Zealand.
Magic Bob has also developed a range of workshops and tutorials to encourage and educate the amateur magician. Log on for full details.
Let Sykes Cottages help you plan the perfect UK cottage holiday for you and your family!
Sykes Cottages is the UK's leading independent cottage rental agency and with over 25 years of experience you can rest assured that your Sykes holiday cottage will be of the highest standard. Sykes Cottages have holiday homes to suit every taste and budget, from coastal cottages in Cornwall, to rustic log cabins in Scotland, and everything in between. Farm holidays, pet friendly cottages, cottages with swimming pools, and beach cottages are just some of the great accommodation options you will find at Sykes Cottages.
The Sykes Cottages website has been designed with the user in mind and provides you with comprehensive property information and photographs to help you choose the best cottage for your needs. Call our friendly holiday advisors if you would like more information, or make your booking completely online, the choice is yours.
At Sykes Cottages we understand how special family holidays are and we make every effort to ensure that each and every one is memorable, for all the right reasons.
Call or visit our website today, we can’t wait to hear from you!
Safehands Network Ltd
Live call centre open Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 7.00pm.
Founded in 1983, La Jolie Ronde French and Spanish for Children has for many years been a unique centre for learning not just a second language but a platform for introducing children to the everyday realities of the country and its culture.
Our award winning programme, for 0-11 years, contains stories, action poems, chants, songs and games enabling children to learn whilst having fun! Children progress through the programme and there are different starting points so children can start learning French or Spanish whatever their age following a programme tailored to their age group. Topics are based on real life situations suited to the interest, experience and social development of each age group.
La Jolie Ronde offers:
- An opportunity to develop an enthusiasm for languages
- Small classes and short sessions
- Fun colourful activity books
- Interactive learning CDs of games, stories & songs for use at home
- Conversation, basic grammar, games, role-plays, rhymes & stories, making learning more fun
- An awareness of the country, its geography and culture
- Guidance for parents
- Carefully selected & trained tutors who are vetted and CRB/PVG
- Certificates awarded on completion of each programme
- Reports for parents on your child’s progress
- An experience that will help your child at Secondary school, giving good grounding for future learning
Just Lodges specialise in holiday lodges and holiday log cabins for short breaks, longer holidays or for sale or rent throughout the UK. Our comprehensive website is a one-stop resource packed with useful information, help and advice pages.
Choose from a huge range of lodges in different gorgeous settings such as idyllic rural locations or near beautiful beaches and water sports. Developments offer a wide range of facilities to suit your family’s needs.
So whether you are seeking a quiet, peaceful holiday away from it all, an active holiday with the children where there is lots to do, or perhaps a romantic weekend break cuddling up in front of a roaring fire, Just Lodges is the perfect place to find all the information you will need to help you make the best choices.
Child friendly holiday lodges in: Worcestershire, Wiltshire, West Yorkshire, West Sussex, West Lothian, Warwickshire, Tyne & Wear, Surrey, Suffolk, Staffordshire, South Yorkshire, South Wales, Somerset, Shropshire, Scottish Borders, Powys, Perth & Kinross, Pembrokeshire, Oxfordshire, Nottinghamshire, North Yorkshire, Northern Ireland, Northumberland, Northamptonshire, Norfolk, Mid Lothian, Merseyside, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Lancashire, Kent, Isle of Wight, Scottish Highlands, Hertfordshire, Herefordshire, Hampshire, Gwynedd, Gloucestershire, Fife, Essex, East Sussex, East Lothian, Dumfries & Galloway, Dorset, Devon, Derbyshire, Cumbria, Cornwall, County Durham, Conwy, Cheshire, Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire, Cambridgeshire, Buckinghamshire, North Ayrshire, Argyll & Bute, Angus, Aberdeenshire, Flintshire, Moray, Scottish Islands, Shetland Isles, Stirling, Denbighshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, Channel Islands, East Ayrshire, Isle of Anglesey, Rutland, South Ayrshire, Southern Ireland
With over 25 years experience in the nursery trade Baby Pages are renowned as one of the leading baby goods suppliers in the east of England. We are a one-stop shop for all your baby needs from birth.
We stock a complete range of pushchairs, prams, travel systems and car seats to suit all needs from top brand names such as Baby Style, Silver Cross, iCandy, Mountain Buggy, Phil & Ted and Bebe Confort. We also have Mamas and Papas Platinum stockist status.
We also stock car seats, pram accessories, nursery furniture, cots, cot beds, a comprehensive range of baby equipment such as sterilisers, highchairs, bedding, a wonderful range of toys and lots more.
Our knowledgeable staff are always on hand with advice to help you make the best choices. Visit our website to view our full range or visit us at our shop.
Shop: 21 Mill Street, Necton, Norfolk PE37 8EN
Tetbury Rocking Horse Works made and sold their first rocking horse in 1984 and have produced the finest quality rocking horses ever since.
Tetbury Rocking Horse Works, set in the beautiful Cotswolds, are producing traditional Victorian style wooden rocking horses.
In the family run workshop, visitors are welcome to see these beautiful rocking horses come to life as they are individually carved, painted, tacked and fitted onto their rockers. We supply and deliver rocking horses to all parts of the world. We also provide a comprehensive rocking horse repair and restoration service. Horses can be collected countrywide.
- Each horse is individually painted to each customer’s choice
- Choice of leather colours
- Choice of real horse hair colours
- Extra turned Heads and muscle carving option
- Secret compartment to enclose a time capsule
- All rocking horses are available in four sizes
Steri-bottle® is the exciting new ready-sterilised, single-use, 100% recyclable baby-bottle. It's made of safe plastic, and it comes complete with Steri-soft® teat, all pre-sterilised and ready to use. Whether you're breast-feeding, or bottle-feeding, Steri-bottle® is always there for you and your baby - convenient anytime, at home or on the move.
Available in packs of 4 from larger Tesco, Sainsbury's and Boots stores, most chemists, and online from www.wellbeing.com and www.travellingwithchildren.co.uk For your nearest stockist, please look at our website. Customer Helpline: 0845 601 4661.
Excitim is a family business run by Gloria and Mike Taylor. We specialise in age appropriate, switch adapted, special needs toys for children with disabilities and learning difficulties. Our range of award-winning toys are designed to help promote eye tracking, hand-eye co-ordination, finger control, body movement and stimulate investigation and curiosity. Our most popular switch adapted toys include:
- Thomas the Tank Engine
- Freddie Fish Bubbles
- Talking, Singing and dancing character toys
Older children find our switch accessible camera and iPad switches an easy way to take pictures, play music and use switch accessible iPad apps.
See our website to view our full range and buy securely online. You can also read what parents and professionals say about our toys on the ‘User Testimonials’ page, check out the awards we’ve won and read our Blog to find out about new toys, organisations we support and lots more.
Feel free to get in touch – we are really friendly and may be able to help you find something just right.
We produce and sell a huge range of official Girlguiding UK wear/uniform, resources and great value gifts for Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Senior Section members. Whatever you buy from Trading Service, 100% of the profit is spent developing guiding in the UK!
Trading Service’s three easy ways to shop:
- From one of our 800 volunteer shops/agents - call us to find your nearest,
- Online - secure shopping 24/7 (see our website below)
- Request a copy of our catalogue and order over the phone, by fax or mail order.
Fax: 0161 941 6326
Our range includes children's beds to suit all ages and needs. Sturdy pine starter beds, beautiful carved or painted themed children’s beds that are sure to inspire your child's imagination, four poster beds and smart divan beds. Our mid-sleeper and high-sleeper cabin beds are perfect for maximising use of space creating room for play, study and storage. We also supply bunk beds, budget metal beds, complete room sets and lots more.
Our knowledgeable staff are always on hand to help you with your queries and advise on how you can customise ranges to best suit your individual needs.
Browse our website, call us, or visit our showroom.
New in to us now is a range of children's toys, specialising in Brio trains, wooden puzzles, from pocket money toys to big toys.
Showroom: 103 Main Street, Bingley, West Yorkshire BD16 2HT
Tel: (01274) 569911
Our toys are educational and assist with the child’s development while of course having lots of fun! We specialise in wooden toys as well as offer a range of other high quality traditional toys suitable from the age of 1 which include ride on toys, play kitchens, building blocks, marble runs and even a great range of personalised toys and gifts .
We also offer a beautiful range of themed and traditional bedding for cot beds, single beds and double duvet sizes as well as matching curtains. Quality children’s hand carved and hand painted themed wooden bedroom furniture, designs include jungle, dinosaur, fairy, fire truck, sleigh and magic garden. We also supply many decorative accessories including rugs, cushions, doorstops, bookends, bean bags and other children's soft furnishing as well as wall stickers and wallpaper murals.
Children's toys and bedroom furniture from: B Toys, Baby Face Designs, Bristle Blocks, Dotty House, EverEarth, Fun To See, HABA, I'm Toy, KidKraft, Lanka Kade, Liberty House, Moover, Orange Tree Toys, Pintoy, Plan Toys, Plum Products, RoomMates Stickers, Skip Hop, Teamson, Tidlo of John Crane, Travis Costumes, Trudi, Walltastic, Wheelybugs and Win Green
Their comprehensive range of traditional and contemporary silver gifts includes: cups & tankards; jewellery; bibles; egg cups; napkin rings; Christening spoons; cufflinks; frames and keepsakes, all supplied by leading UK silversmiths.
Ordering online is easy and gifts are dispatched very quickly. Even engraved gifts are engraved and dispatched within 24 hours on a weekday.
First Class delivery is FREE within the UK and, if your order is really urgent, it is possible to place an order by 12 noon and book guaranteed Special Delivery for the following day.
Product and order queries are handled by the helpful and knowledgeable staff on: 01926 624690
CHRISTENINGsilver.com is owned and managed by ASSERgerrard Limited
Little SweetHearts specialise in a range of beautiful Christening wear for 3-12 months and special occasion wear for children from birth to 12 years.
We are a one-stop shop for all your Christening needs. Our comprehensive range includes beautiful designer Christening gowns, dresses, rompers and suits from top brand names such as Little Darlings, Maisy May and Sarah Louise. We also supply Christening shoes and accessories, Christening invitation cards, Keepsake gifts for your little one, Christening decorations and themed balloons and Christening cards and stationery.
Our collection of gorgeous children’s designer wear is updated each season with the latest fashions for both girls and boys. We are approved stockists for Sarah Louise, Dani by Sarah Louise, Little Darlings, Abella, Inch Blue Shoes and Kate Mack, Mim-Pi, Paglie, Mud Pie, CoCo, Kris X Kids, Mayoral, Satila, Catimini, Zip Zap and Mini ZZZ.
See our easy-to-use website for help and advice on organising a Christening and to view our full range. We offer FREE UK STANDARD DELIVERY.
Party Plus Limited supply a complete range of partyware for all occasions online and also from our retail shop based in West London. Whether it is for an Adult or Child’s birthday, a wedding or an anniversary party you will find exactly what you need here.
Our ranges of children’s themed partyware include Peppa Pig, Frozen, Ben and Holly, shaped plates in various themes and many more. Lots of great ideas to make your party memorable for Adults and Children, from Birthdays to Anniversaries, themes including Hawaiian and James Bond, and many more.
We supply sell and hire fancy dress costumes and have a large range of wigs and accessories to compliment your chosen outfit. Our stock also includes Piñatas, face paints, invitations, thank you cards, party bag fillers, helium filled balloons and lots of other fun items.
Making a purchase could not be easier on our secure, easy to use website completely dedicated to your total satisfaction. If you have any suggestions or comments we would be very happy to hear from you.
Our on-line service offers over 500 fabrics, so whether you have a fairy princess or pirate there is something for everyone!! As well as curtains, blinds and duvet sets, we also supply lots of accessories including nappy stackers, cot bumpers, beanbag and cushions covers, headboards, light switch covers, wall art and curtain tracks and poles. We can also provide you with everything you need to do the sewing yourself, with all fabrics available in cut lengths.
Once you have made your selection, take advantage of our free sampling service to see the fabric in your own home and use our on-line quotation system to find out in an instant how much your choice of soft furnishings will cost. If you would like us to quote for an item not shown, please give us a call.
Childrens bedroom curtains, duvet covers and soft furnishings at: 11 Gorringe Valley Road, Lower Willingdon, East Sussex BN20 9SX
Our children's bunk beds, loft beds, baby cots, children's bedroom furniture including wardrobes, desks, bookcases and accessories are made of first class beech and pine wood from sustainable forest. The timber is left untreated ensuring a healthy interior climate and restorated sleep for your child. The WOODLAND bed models are compatible with each other therefore adjustable to changing needs of your family. Accessories such as a slide, swinging rope, hammock and toy crane can be attached to all WOODLAND adventure beds.
All WOODLAND furniture can be customized to meet your specific needs. We are happy to help you create a one-off adventure room for your child.
Telephone: Hotline (within the UK) 0207 112 8107 or +49 (0)2133 248219
Party Pieces is a family business established in 1987. As a mother of three young children, Carole Middleton founded Party Pieces hoping to inspire other mothers to create magical parties at home and to make party organising a little easier.
Over the years we have successfully built a vast number of best selling party ranges from the latest children’s themes and 1st birthday ranges to parties for all ages and occasions. Browse through our site and you will find it bursting with new party products and fresh new ideas plus exclusive party kit discounts to make your party planning fun and easy!
Themes Include: Jungle Parties, Pirate Parties, Princess Parties, All Disney Parties, Fairy Parties Superhero Parties, Thomas & Friends, Tinkerbell, Toy Story, Transformers, Wild Kingdom Jungle, Roarrrr Dinosaur, Skylanders, Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Mario, Spiderman, SpongeBob, Star Wars, One Direction, Peppa Pig & George, Peter Rabbit, Postman Pat, Power Rangers, Monster High, Mr Men Bright, My Little Pony, Ninja Turtles, Iron Man, Jake & The Neverland, Little Mermaid, Gruffalo, Hello Kitty, Hungry Caterpillar, Dora the Explorer, Finding Nemo, Fireman Sam, Disney Cars, Cinderella, Donald Duck, Barbie, Batman, Ben 10 and more
Puddle Jumpers offer a fabulous range of kid’s breathable waterproofs to keep your child completely dry and comfortable no matter what the weather plus a selection of garments to keep your youngsters warm and cosy.
Staying Dry – Teflon coated, windproof and waterproof jackets, trousers and all-in-ones. All items can be washed and tumble dried.
Keeping Warm – Beautifully warm and snugly fleeces, sweatshirts, tunics, body warmers as well as 100% cotton T-shirts and we've even got some dressing gowns!
Other Items – Caps, backpacks, wallets, gym bags and stylish, fun sleepsuits.
We offer an efficient and fast delivery service with most items being dispatched on the day of order. Should you not be completely satisfied all items are backed by our no-quibble, money-back guarantee.
Visit our easy to use website where you can view our full range and buy securely online or contact us on the number above.
Established since 2000, Personalised Stories supply a wonderful selection of personalised books that are unique to the individual and are suitable for children and adults alike.
Our Books feature your child’s name, hometown and up to three friends or relatives.
Encourage your child to read with one of our hard backed personalised books. With 25 titles to choose from including Spider Man, Noah’s Ark, Little Mermaid, Ballerina Princess and Batman you are sure to find that perfect subject.
Visit our website to view or full range and place your order online or contact us if you need further information.
Use code A4K to get 20% off your Easy2name Name Label Order.
Easy2name has been labelling thousands of families belongings since 2000.
Please have a look at our range on www.easy2name.com. We make labels for nursery, school and care homes and even create beautiful bespoke woven labels if you are looking for a designer label. Many types are dispatched the day they are ordered.
Stickers - For all equipment and guaranteed to withstand the dishwasher,microwave and steriliser. Packs start at £2.95 for 20. Use them in shoes too.
Iron on Labels - Choose from either printed or woven.
Stickers for clothes - Our famous StickEasy labels simply apply to the care tags of clothes and will withstand washing and tumble drying.
Sew on Nametags - Still very popular as a traditional method of labelling clothing
Easytags - A one click solution for labelling clothes. Particularly useful in Care Homes.
We also have personalised Shoe Bags, Back Packs and Bag Tags.
Use code A4K to get 20% off your Easy2name Name Label Order
Wooden Toy Store specialises in a wide range of high quality wooden toys.
Our prices are competitive and most items are held in stock.
Our range includes
- The complete range of Brio Wooden Railway
- The complete range of Brio Network
- The complete range of Brio Builder System
- The complete range of Plan City
- Wooden dolls’ houses and furniture
- Wooden farm houses and equipment
- Wild life park
- Traditional wooden toys
- Educational toys
- Wooden scooters and trikes
- Baby walkers
- Ride-on Toys
- Toy Boxes
- Outdoor play centres
- Outdoor play equipment
Manufactures include Plan Toys, Pintoy, Brio, Big Jigs, Plum and Garden Games
Pure Living Collection
Children just love the feel of the soft light-weight, hypoallergenic Spundown Duvets. Mums love them too, for this is the award winning duvet that just loves to be washed, time and time again. For summer the 3.0 tog Pure Cotton Duvet is a popular choice of children’s duvet as it will help your child maintain a regular temperature on warm summer nights.
The polyester hollow-fibre filling of the Anti Allergy Duvets and Pillows contain material in which house dust mites cannot live, thus playing a major role in helping to relieve allergies caused by them. Alternatively, the Anti Allergy Duvet, Pillow and Mattress Protectors all provide an effective barrier between your child and the dust mites and their allergens.
Pure Living Collection also offers some pillows with slightly less filling and therefore perfect for smaller shoulders, whilst waterproof mattress protectors offer their mattresses protection against those all too common accidents and spills.