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Welcome to Teddy-cation


Early Learning Goals

Learning and development expected at the end of the early years foundation stage.

Brain Exercises

Enhancing learning through exercising different parts of the brain.

Fun interactive activities

Each lesson is a new and exciting learning experience.

a bit about us

I started Teddy-cation because I wanted a class that provided fun educational, interactive learning opportunities that covered different subject areas and worked different areas of the brain firing the imagination of young minds. I wanted a class that also provided a rich combination of educational experiences and fun innovative ways of learning, which would give parents practical ideas that they could use at home with their children and help prepare them for school life. A class that didn’t already exist out there for my toddler twins.

I have 17 years of primary school teaching experience including being Deputy Head for a number of years.  This experience as well as being school ambassader for BLP, (Building Learning Power) and Assessment Lead, has helped to create the Teddy-cation curriculum for children aged 2 ½ to preschool age.

Being a mum of 6 year old twins has made it clear to me how important it is to introduce children to new educational experiences in an informal fun format creating a foundation block to build upon for future learning.  I use elements of the Early Years Curriculum to help structure my classes, with a clear learning intention and fun activities working alongside parents with time to reflect on what we have achieved.

I also offer educational consultancy services and I am currently working with the Children’s Play Village in Warwick.

Our Mission


Educational benefits

Teddy-cation is a unique pre-school group in Warwickshire that provides Budding Brains (Buddies) with an opportunity to take part in a range of practical and rewarding activities based on: Communication, Language & Literacy, Physical Development, Mathematics, Understanding of the World, Expressive Arts & Design, Personal Social & Emotional Development in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage. Using physical brain warm up technique principles helps to fire up neurons in the brain.

Many educators believe that using brain exercises helps improve childrens’ concentration, memory, physical co-ordination and self-responsibility in learning new skills and concepts.  Learning takes places through explorative and imaginative play and through listening, talking and discussing.

These are short fun movements/exercises that take place at the start of the class designed to engage the brain for example:

  • Activate The Teddy 8 – Budding Brains will draw a large figure of 8 either using their hand or writing material to help engage the brain for art and creative activities. By doing this you are crossing the midline (the ability to reach across the middle of the body with the arms crossing over to the opposite side) and stimulating both sides of the brain.

This is an important developmental skill needed for everyday tasks such as putting on your shoes or hitting a ball. Crossing the midline with the dominant hand provides practise to develop good fine motor skills. It is suggested that not practising crossing the midline may make it difficult to track moving objects from one side to another or even tracking reading from left to right.

About our Classes

Teddy- cation is a new toddler class that combines education, with fun interactive activities covering different skills in the subjects areas; Art, English, Maths, Science, D&T, P.E. Geography and Music linked with Early Years Foudation Stage. By covering different subject areas and skills, each lesson is a new and exciting learning experience pitched at an age appropriate level .

Teddy- cation  is tailored specifically to the pre school  (2 ½ – 4yrs) developmental  phase and develops language and communication skills, listening skills, social and emotional skills, confidence, co-ordination, imagination, enquiring minds, creativity and exploration of different subject area skills.

The classes follow a set structure with Teddy Neuron greeting each child, a brain warm up exercise, a mission set by Teddy Neuron, a  fun practical activity based on a subject area, a circle time sharing and communication of the learning experience and sticker in their Super Hero Card, a self assessment activity to reflect on their learning and a good bye high five from Teddy Neuron. Each class teaches parents/carers simple skills and activities in different subject areas that can be used at home with the children.

Each class runs for 45 minutes over the course of a Warwickshire school term and has a maximum of 14 children attending each session. In the last week of each term Teddy Neuron’s Budding Brains (Buddies) get a certificate, and in the last week of the summer term they graduate into becoming Super Heroes themselves.





The Buddies are given the opportunity to speak and listen in a range of situations that will help to build their confidence and skills in expressing themselves. Through the class activities the children will respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions and actions. The children will be given simple instructions involving several ideas and actions. The Buddies will be given opportunities to express themselves talking about events that have happened in the class and what might happen next, and to make connections between ideas and events e.g. at the end of the session reflecting on their experiences throughout the session.



The Buddies will be given opportunities to practise skills in counting numbers, identifying shapes and exploring measures (talking about sizes and comparing them).


This involves providing opportunities for the Buddies to be active and interactive and develop their co-ordination, control and movement. The Buddies will be given the experience to explore large and small movements to work towards becoming more confident in a range of ways, for example: safely negotiating space and controlling equipment to include throwing and catching balls; handling different tools to develop fine motor skills including using a pen, pencil and paint brushes.



The Buddies will be guided to make sense of the physical world through opportunities to explore and observe what is around them, looking at objects, materials and living things.



The Buddies will be supported to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials. We will provide opportunities for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings for a variety of activities in art, music, dance, design and technology.




Buddies will be helped to:

  • Develop a positive sense of themselves and others
  • Form positive relationships and develop respect for others
  • Develop social skills
  • Have confidence in their own abilities
  • Play co-operatively

We aim to encourage Buddies to become confident in trying new activities, to be able to speak in a familiar group about their ideas and work as part of a group following the rules of the class.






Photos taken by Lynne Gougeon and David Fawbert


  • £6.85
  • classes follow term times
  • 45 mins per class
  • different focus each week
  • Teddy Neuron leads the sessions for his Buddies

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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Hatton Park Village Hall, CV35 7TR

Barcheston Drive, Hatton Park, Warwick, CV35 7TR
Warwick Gates Community Centre, CV34 6DZ

Cressida Close, Heathcote, CV34 6DZ
Warwickshire Gym, CV35 7QT

Leek Wootton, CV35 7QT



  • Hatton Park Village Hall, CV35 7TR
    10.00 – 10.45


  • Warwick Gates Community Centre, CV34 6DZ
    10.00 – 10.45


No events available!
Teddy-Cation locations

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Hatton Park Village Hall: 52.302000, -1.635603
Warwick Gates Community Centre: 52.268711, -1.538675
Whitnash Community Hall: 52.268230, -1.529360
Warwickshire Gym: 52.307470, -1.581280
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Hatton Park Village Hall

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Warwick Gates Community Centre

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Whitnash Community Hall

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Warwickshire Gym




6 hours ago


We had an awesome first class back! We have some fantastic superheroes in the making, this little man pictured below is rocking his mask and finger light super power. Great work on our fine motor skills and learning about melting to free our trapped men and women from the ice ⚡️🦸‍♀️ Thanks @warwickshire_teacher_journeys for this wonderful photo

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18 hours ago


Oh no! 😱Dr Evil has frozen ❄️ these innocent people in ice, it is our job as superheroes 💥to save them. We will be learning about melting 💧 (solids to liquids) and will be using our superhero powers to do this⚡️ (adding heat/salt).
Still time to join us this week 🐻

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1 day ago


🐻Teddy-cation term starts back this week and we couldn’t be more excited!!🐻
⚡️Superhero theme this week, time to get our superhero powers at the ready!⚡️
Monday’s Whitnash class starts at 1.30pm so don’t forget.
Still time to come and join us please get in contact:

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3 days ago


Have a great weekend, rest before a busy first Teddy-cation week back 🐻

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4 days ago


Happy Friyay! Teddy-cation is really pleased to be able to offer 10% off a full Teddy-cation term (at the time of booking) for all LWGC members. Please get in contact when using the offer so we ensure you get the discount. My children attend this amazing gymnastic club and we look forward to using all the other great discounts too🐻
Leamington & Warwick Gymnastics Club

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5 days ago


Super hero theme next week!! We will be using the story ‘Super Worm’ as our inspiration to make masks and use our fine motor skills to make play dough super worms.
Book a trial via this link:
Classes run:
Monday – 1.30pm Whitnash Community Hall
Tuesday – 10am Hatton Park Village Hall
Thursday – 10am Warwick Gates Community Centre

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5 days ago


Aw summer graduation shots, miss these gorgeous Buddies from last year but we are super excited about meeting our new Buddies next week! It is not too late to book a free trial via this link:
We love being part of the Buddies learning journey, building the foundation for life long learners 🐻

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6 days ago


🐻Teddy-cation is a unique preschool class in Warwickshire that provide Budding Brains (Buddies) with an opportunity to take part in a range of practical and rewarding activities.

🐻The class combines education, with fun and interactive activities covering different subject areas (Maths, Science, Art, Drama, P.E., Music just to name a few) each week, developing fine and gross motor skills to help prepare for school life.

🐻Teddy Neuron is a super hero bear who sets the Buddies missions to complete each week and at the end of the year the children graduate to become super heroes themselves. The classes run for 45 minutes and structured as a term’s worth of classes.
❤️Monday 1.30pm Whitnash Community Hall
❤️Tuesday 10am Hatton Park Village Hall
❤️Thursday 10am Warwick Gates Community Centre

🐻We also offer Outdoor Learning classes that inspire learning and play. The outdoor activities set by Mini Teddy Neuron engages children with learning through nature and leads to better connections with the world around them. The mixture of structured and incidental play not only teaches critical life skills such as resilience, team work and creativity but it is central to children’s enjoyment of childhood. Dirt is our Friend. These classes are pay as you go!
❤️10am in the grounds of The Warwickshire Leek Wootton.
Book a free trial via this link:

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7 days ago


Quick! Award winning Dandy Development has only a couple of spaces left in their Stage 2 classes – they are like gold dust!! I can personally highly recommend them as my twins attended these classes when they were little and we all loved them! There is a good reason why they have won so many awards, check out Dandy Development page to find out more 🐻
www.facebook.com/131472460263404/posts/2341417209268907?sfns=moWhat does ‘award winning’ actually mean?

So many baby and toddler classes say that they are award winning but it DOESN’T ALWAYS mean that the class you are joining has won awards. If big franchises win awards then every class in the country can use that logo even if they were not involved in the nominations or voting. You may be joining an ‘award winning’ class when actually the teacher themselves haven’t won any awards at all.

Dandy is independent, not a big franchise, and ALL of the awards won have been WON BY ME, here in Warwickshire. These awards are your guarantee of quality and include…

THREE TIME International What’s On 4 Juniors WINNER
(Including Best Leader West Region and FINALIST Best Leader Nationwide)
THREE TIME Family Network Awards WINNER
WINNER Mumpreneur Top 100
WINNER Netmums’ Favourite Pre-school Class
WINNER Netmums’ Favourite Class For You

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1 week ago


Morning, next week is the start of the new Teddy-cation term, as ever we have lots of exciting subjects and themes planned. If you would like to come along for a free trial or book a place for the new term please follow the link below!
Classes run at:
🐻Monday 1.30pm Whitnash Community Hall
🐻Tuesday 10am Hatton Park Village Hall
🐻Thursday 10am Warwick Gates Community Centre
🐻Friday 10am Outdoor Learning Class The Warwickshire Leek Wootton

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1 week ago


I am willing to post this most unattractive photo of me after I ran 8.25 miles in training for the Birmingham Half Marathon, in order to try and get some more sponsorship! A Half Marathon is going to be a real challenge (my legs and hips are telling me this already) as I have never run further than 10k before. All the money I raise will go to TAMBA – Twins and Multiple Birth Association, a charity that supports so many families. Their support ranges from bereavement counselling to supporting children with special needs – read my story below to find out how much they do. Any donation will be gratefully received – if all my Facebook following donated £1 I would have a total of nearly £1000!
Thanks for your support.
#halfmarathon #training #charity #tamba #supportingfamilies #twins #triplets #thanksforyoursupport #challenge #mylegshurt #ran8.25miles

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1 week ago


So we met Mr Stink, if you are a David Walliams fan you’ll know who we are talking about! Many of the classes we deliver our based around story themes. Stories help to develop a child’s imagination by introducing new ideas into their world – ideas about fantastical worlds, other planets, different points in time and invented characters. It’ll encourage the children to realise that they can, and should, imagine anything they want.

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2 weeks ago


When you get involved in our Teddy-cation classes we believe you will experience many benefits for both you as a parent and your child.

Teddy-cation Promotes Bonding

Children build relationships through time spent interacting and playing with others. When parents interact with their children during the classes it gives them an opportunity to see things from their child’s perspective. Together through pretend play you explore different environments, build problem solving skills, and have fun doing this.

Teddy-cation is fun

Parents have time in class to enjoy their children, laugh with them and make memories.

Teddy-cation Develops Skills

Children work on developing their social skills, gross motor skills, fine motor skills and they learn about the world around them. We work on building self-esteem and whatever they want to contribute in the class they are made to feel valued.

Children grow up in what seems like a blink of an eye, why not spend some of that precious time in our Teddy-cation classes.

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2 weeks ago


Well my two ‘monkeys’ start back to school today for the Autumn Term. This was our last trip of the holiday to Twycross Zoo, so many cute baby animals – the orang-utans were our favourites. What was your favourite family day trip?

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Contact Us

Email: becky@teddy-cation.co.uk, Tel: 07720 446453


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