Safehands Network Ltd
Live call centre open Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 7.00pm.
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.
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.
Magic Bob has also developed a range of workshops and tutorials to encourage and educate the amateur magician. Log on for full details.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Toadstool Tea Parties
Party themes for girls and boys: Cowboy and Indian, Pirate Party and Magical Toadstool Party
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.
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.
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
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 (email@example.com) our website web-form (contact us page) or call one of our friendly team on 0845 481 1920 or 07967 659 293 today!
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
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.
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.
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!
Looking for help with your child’s education?
EdPlace is designed specifically to support parents with their child’s learning; like private tuition but for a fraction of the cost:
- Browse & assign 3000+ worksheets in English, maths & science
- Work is automatically marked and 100% tracked for complete transparency
- 100% based on the 2014/2015 National Curriculum
- Generated by qualified teachers with a minimum of 5 years experience
- Compare scores versus the EdPlace average
- Your child collects badges based on performance or engagement – stickers for the digital age!
- Set specific rewards to incentivise learning
- Plus lots more…!
Why not try it out for only £1? Go to EdPlace.com to get started today!
- around 700 party bag and stocking fillers
- over 500 unique filled party bags
- around 250 colour co-ordinated wedding busy bags to occupy children during weddings or Christenings
- wide variety of boxes and empty bags including cellophane, organza, paper and gift bags
- fantastic value
- happy to give advice by phone or email
- delivery worldwide
Babyface design gorgeous bedding and accessories, in a range of handpicked 100% cotton fabrics. From themed ranges such as fairy, pirate, cupcake, airplane and fire trucks to vintage gingham classics; you will find something special for both boys and girls. Shop for duvet covers, quilts, cushions, rugs and curtains from our beautiful collections.
For those finishing touches, mix and match our fabric accessories with storage bags and boxes for toys, co-ordinated lampshades and memoboards. Create a piece of wall art with our best selling fabric letters, available in a choice of six great fabrics.
Our quality bedding and accessories are sure to transform your childs bedroom in to a fun and magical place.
Star Listings International
We have a range of beautiful gift packs available. Your chosen star name is recorded in our star name directory.
Naming a star is an ideal gift for all occasions: Birthdays, Christenings, Weddings, Anniversaries, Christmas, Valentines, New Borns, Mother's or Father's Day, Memorials or simply to show you care.
Just imagine looking into the night sky and identifying your own star. A truly unique gift that will out-last all others.
Feel Good Friends is an award winning company all about helping children to feel good about themselves and their world. The range of unique educational products all help to build confidence and self esteem in a fun way.
We want children to focus on what they are good at, why they are special, and how they can help others to feel good.
Here are some of the benefits:
- Teaches about feelings and emotions
- Calms and relaxes
- Eases tension in body and mind
- Encourages sharing and caring
- Builds confidence and self esteem
- Enforces positive behaviour
- Non - competitive
- Teaches counting and colour recognition
- Assists with setting positive life goals
- Establishes empathy
Children with high self esteem do better at school, form relationships easier, have better concentration and are generally happier and healthier. The Feel Good Friends range helps to build emotional intelligence which is the ability to understand your own emotions and those of people around you.
We all want our children to feel happy and confident so bring the Feel Good factor into your home with the Feel Good Friends. The range includes games, books, relaxation Cd and posters.
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
All your School, Nursery and playgroup labels from one place
Sew In – We offer a range of sew in labels in different sizes and colours that have contact details or allergy advice as well as your child's name, some are even available with a fun motif. Our Loop-Fold labels only require half the sewing of some woven varieties.
Iron on – Not got time to sew your Name Tapes in then our Iron On labels are the answer and with a choice of colours and styles you will find the labels you want at a price you'll love.
Clip In – Our clip in Name Tags offer the fastest way to mark all your children's clothing in record time and its quick and simple.
Shoe Labels – Our Freaky Feet shoe labels are great for Infants and Toddlers, being in the shape of an actual foot it helps the younger child to recognise which foot goes into which shoe, of course for the older child we have our Heel labels in a range of designs. All of our shoe labels are supplied with clear over-stickers to prevent wear to the shoe label.
Peel and Stick – The labels for everything other than clothing, use on Books, Flasks, Lunchboxes, in fact almost anything used at school.
Our range includes shoes, boots, trainers, plimsols, wellington boots and slippers all at competitive prices. We supply shoes in all styles including classic, casual and school shoes from Startrite as well as leading European brands such as Geox, Ricosta, Superfit, Primigi, Bellamy, Aster, Giesswein and Billowy. All our staff are trained Startrite fitters to ensure the best fit for your child. We offer a discount for twins and triplets.
We also have a superb and comprehensive range of ballet and dance wear including character skirts and character shoes readily available in all sizes and approved by the various exam boards such as the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and Imperial Society of Teachers of dancing (ISTD). Principals and Head Teachers get 10% discount on all orders!
Our very friendly staff are always on hand to help you, we have a small play area with books and toys to amuse your children while you shop.
Buy online by visiting our easy to use website or visit our shop; you will find us 120 yards from Putney High Street main railway station and very near to East Putney underground station.
Address: 234 Upper Richmond Road, London SW15 6TG
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.
Welcome to Sun-Togs! Let a little sunshine into your life but stay protected with our extensive range of UPF 50+ UV clothing, UV swim suits and UV swimwear, sun hats, sunscreens, beach shades, waterproof clothing and much more.
Sun protection is now more important than ever, especially for younger children. Skin cancer is now the most common form of cancer in the UK -and the fastest growing . At Sun-Togs we have been promoting and specialising in family sun protection for over 12 years now and hope that you will find one of the best and most extensive ranges of sun protection products in Europe on our website. We are major sponsors of SKCIN the first dedicated Skin Cancer Charity in the UK (www.SKCIN.org). Stay protected and safe in the sun.
See HERE for our great selection of rainwear, waterproof clothing and skiwear for children and adults. Make the most of the Autumn and Winter seasons with our extensive range of waterproof and rainwear products from leading UK and Scandinavian Brands such as Regatta, Target Dry, Mac in a Sac, Muddy Puddles, Didriksons, Kozi Kidz, Togz and more.
The emphasis of our resources to promote the acquisition of language through play for both verbal and non-verbal children.
SenseToys was set up by parents of two children with special needs, one with a language delay and one with autism. The carefully selected range of resources aim at helping children acquire language through play by helping to make learning fun and rewarding. Even the most ordinary toys can help your child if you know how to use them effectively.
The range includes thick wooden jigsaws with simple non-stylised pieces, lovely fabric beanie bags to teach shapes and colours, threading activities with large holes and chunky pieces, cause and effect toys and a great selection of tactile and sensory balls for lots of squishy bouncy fun. We also now include basic games and actvities to help with alphabet, counting and language concepts such as prepositions, opposites, small medium and large and we have a new range of toys to facilitate construction play.
Tel: 0845 257 0849 for a catalogue
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
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.
Kidz Swimmers designs and manufactures its own exciting brand of children’s swimwear and hooded beach towels. Our ranges are made to the highest specification and have a certified rating of UPF50+, the highest possible sun protection rating. We want to ensure that your children get the most out of the days in the sun, our designs are fun, funky and bright and your children will love wearing them. Sun Protection has never been this Cool!
- UV Swimwear
- Baby Swimwear
- Sun Hats & Beach Shoes
- Character Hooded Towels and Beach Towels
- UV Tents & Pushchair Shades
- Baby Wetsuits
- Baby Float Seats & Arm Bands
- Goggles & Swim Caps
- Swim Jackets
Free Postage within the UK.
We are an established online retailer, who offers fast dispatch and friendly service. We are always adding new and exciting product lines to our range.
Visit our website or contact us with any questions, we would love to hear from you.
Starchild supply a wonderful range of original baby shoes, handmade in England, high quality, all leather shoes, boots, booties and slippers for babies, toddlers, infants and children.
Starchild shoes protect little feet allowing them to breathe and grow naturally. The elasticated ankle ensures that the shoes really do stay on. They are made from natural softy high quality leather and have a durable non-skid ‘sueded’ sole ideal for bouncing, crawling and early walking, even practical for tile or wooden floors. Environmentally friendly non-toxic colour dyes are safe for ‘toe suckers’.
Our beautifully packaged Starchild gift sets make the perfect gift for newborn babies. Please take the time to view our site, we have over 200 designs and our ‘New Styles’ page will always be offering something new.
Prices from £18 with FREE UK delivery and next day despatch
bobo kids offers a large of selection of furniture from nursery to teenagers with designs ranging from traditional through to contemporary.
You will also find bed linen, accessories, wall stickers artwork, lamps and other homewares in-store.
An interior design service is available.
Children's bedroom furniture online and at: 29 Elystan Street, Chelsea, London SW3 3NT
Smart Start Toys offers quality wooden and educational toys, games and gifts for children of all ages, from toys for babies and toddlers to cool science kits for teenagers. Our toys capture the values of both fun and learning in children's early development.
Our excellent range of toys are designed to last. The range includes:
- Educational toys and games
- Baby books
- Bedroom wall charts
- Themed bedroom wall stickers
- Ride on toys and bikes
- Wooden trains, tracks and cars
- Traditional Toys
- Play houses and dolls
- Outdoor toys and games
- Family games and puzzles
- Science and discovery kits
- Construction toys
- Pocket money toys
- Creative arts and crafts Kits
- Themed bedroom furniture
And much much more!
Visit our website to see our huge variety of well chosen toys, games and gifts. We offer a gift wrapping service and can despatch worldwide. If you can’t decide what to buy then simply choose a gift certificate and send it to the lucky recipient, who can redeem it for the toys of their choice. Shopping with us at Smart Start Toys is easy, enjoyable and secure.
Equatorsun offers an exciting and extensive range of excellent quality Australian sun protection clothing and UV swimwear for babies, children and adults.
- Sunsuits (long or short sleeve)
- UV Swimsuits
- Baby UV suits
- Rash shirts (long or short sleeve)
- Surf shirts
- Swim shorts Board shorts
- Stinger suits (full length sunsuits)
- Swim leggings
- Legionnaire caps
- Sun hats
- Beach shoes
The sun protective clothes are produced by “Stingray” (the original sun protection company in Australia) and are light, cool, quick drying and made from fabric with UPF50+ rating. They are suitable for many activities from swimming, cycling, surfing, body boarding to general beach and garden fun.
New to the range : Retro Baby Banz sunglasses and Buggy sunshades (from Kiddopotamus).
Address: P.O. Box 624, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 3DF