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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




21 hours ago


🎄Tomorrow we will be running a craft table at Dandy Developments Seasonal Social and we can’t wait!
🎄It is always so lovely to be invited along, it brings back such fond memories to when my two were little and attended the classes!
🎄We will be offering anyone who attends the social on Saturday, and are thinking about next steps after Dandy, 2 free Teddy-cation classes as an early Christmas Pressie!! Please come and speak to me to find out more! See you all there 🐻
Dandy Development

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2 days ago


I think this sums up today perfectly…

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3 days ago


We have had such a wonderful Autumn Term filled with fun, laughter and learning! Thank you for all my lovely gifts and cards, Teddy Neuron and I will enjoy opening them together! We are very lucky to have such lovely parents and children who attend our classes ❤️

We look forward to seeing you next term, if you haven’t already booked for the Spring Term the link is below:


We are already taking a number of bookings for Birthday Parties 2020, if you are interested please get in contact!

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5 days ago


Last Monday Teddy-cation class of 2019! We had such fun completing the Santa obstacle course and the musical Christmas statues! The children made such beautiful snow globes, here are just a couple! #Christmassy #santaclaus #funandgames #snowglobes #snow #obstaclecourse #allthatglitters #greatendtotheyear #lovelygroupofchildrenandparents #warwickshire

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5 days ago


Last week of the Autumn term and we will be making Christmas Snow Globes. If you could bring a photo or a drawing to go inside the globe that would be amazing, if you can’t don’t worry, we have lots of resources we can use instead! Looking forward to seeing you all later 🐻

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6 days ago


Anyone fancy 4 tickets to go and see ‘Grandpa’s Great Escape Live’? A lovely friend of mine has accidentally bought 2 lots of 4 tickets so has 4 tickets spare!
She paid £52 pounds per ticket but is happy to accept £40/ticket! It is on 23rd December 4pm Arena Birmingham!
If you are interested please message me and I’ll pass on details! I am gutted I can’t go otherwise I would have snapped them up!!
Please share if you can 🐻x

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7 days ago


Family outing to watch the Grinch at the Alexandra Theatre Birmingham, feeling Christmassy 🎄Have a great evening!
Thanks Jacky Martin

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1 week ago


If you are like me and remember you haven’t moved the elf just as you snuggle down in your warm bed, then these helpful ideas may be a real saviour!!

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1 week ago


Thursday 10am at Whitnash Community Hall – Elf Training School! Learn all the jobs an Elf must do at Christmas. Lots of fun making reindeer food, Christmas bauble, wrapping presents and deciding who should go on the nice and naughty list!
Please get in contact if you fancy joining us, last session of the Autumn term 🐻

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2 weeks ago


Teddy-cation Spring Term booking is now open. To book a place please follow this link:


If you have any questions please get in contact.

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2 weeks ago


Such an enjoyable, festive afternoon! The Buddies rose to the challenge to become trainee elves – learning to wrap presents, making reindeer food, checking who is on the nice or naughty list and making Christmas decorations! We just love Christmas 🎄 #Christmas #elftrainingschool #elftrainingcamp #feelingfestive🎄 #wrappingpresents🎁 #naughtyornicelist #baubles #reindeerfood🎄 #glitter #christmasdecorations

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2 weeks ago


Christmas has hit Teddy-cation classes this week! The Buddies will become trainee elves learning to wrap presents, send letters to Santa and make reindeer food. The Buddies will also be making a Christmas Tree bauble decoration to hang on their own trees. Wearing Christmas jumpers are optional! #christmashaslanded #elvesworkshop #baubles #christmastree #glitter #allthatsparklesglitter #festivefun #teddycationclass #warwickshire #preschoolclass #learningisfun

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2 weeks ago


Who’s joining us tomorrow? New class 10am at Whitnash Community Hall! Come a long for a free trial to see what we get up to in our fun and interactive classes! Develop new skills, make new friends and learn something new!
Contact Becky on:
07720 446453
Email: becky@teddy-cation.co.uk

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3 weeks ago


Lovely photo of the light jar! Starting to feel a lot like Christmas 🎄

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


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