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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




  • £6.50
  • 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
Cubbington Village Hall, CV32 7JR

Broadway, Cubbington, Leamington Spa, CV32 7JR



  • 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
Radford Road Church, Leamington Spa: 52.284246, -1.527006
Cubbington Village Hall: 52.313706, -1.500611
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Hatton Park Village Hall

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Warwick Gates Community Centre

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Radford Road Church, Leamington Spa

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Cubbington Village Hall




11 hours ago


At my mum and dad’s house at the moment, a little competition for you which one is me? If it is any consolation, I didn’t know the answer until I asked 😂

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Do you find that there are very few photos of yourself with the kids? I am the one normally behind the camera so it is rare that I am in it – plus I am not keen on having my photo taken. We are enjoying a bit of family time at the moment so will be slightly slower in responding to emails and messages. I hope you are enjoying half term too 🐻

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2 days ago


Running free!! Isn’t it great just to be outside and enjoying the fresh air! Roll on Spring!! #learningoutside #outsidelearning #freshairclub #freshairgang #wellbeing #runfree #greatoutdoors #halfterm #familytime #rollonspring #mentalhealth #teddycation #croyde #croydebeach #northdevon

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2 days ago


🐻I need your help!🐻

I am considering moving my Monday class (Radford Rd Leamington Spa) to Acre Close Whitnash Community Hall. It is only an extra 5 mins down the road from the current venue – approx 2 miles away.

I think it is a great venue as there is plenty of parking and a lovely large park area. We might have to start a little later at 1.45pm.

If you could spend a few seconds completing the poll or comment below that would be a great help!

Thank you 🐻

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3 days ago


Look at the beautiful treasure we found on the beach! The children call them mermaid 🐚 shells! Can’t wait to collect treasure from our woodland habitat! What are you up to this Tuesday morning? #beachtreasures #croyde #croydebeach #halfterm #shellhunting #mermaidshells #greatoutdoors #freshair #wellbeing #happiness #treasurehunt #woodlandtreasures #warwickshire #teddycation #preschool

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3 days ago


Twin power!! I may have dislocated a hip doing this (if that is even possible 😂) but it was great fun!! Enjoying sunny Croyde! #twinsister #enjoyingthesunshine #twinpower #jumpforjoy #croydebeach #croyde #northdevon #lovenorthdevon #familytime #halfterm

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5 days ago


Wild drumming! Sticks and a rock is all you need, can’t wait for our outdoor learning classes to begin! We will definitely be making woodland music! Just working on the parental consent forms and then we can get the children booked in! I hope you have had a sunny day wherever you are. #outsiderocks #musicmaking #beachtime🌊 #sunshine #seaside #familytime👪 #makingmemories❤️ #drumminglife #funtimes😎 #lucky #teddycation

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5 days ago


Teddy Neuron’s new allotment. He would love to have some Buddies come and help him plant a few things..🤔

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1 week ago


When you wake up to a hug and these cards ❤️ Happy Valentine’s Day! 🐻🥰

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1 week ago


Teddy-cation had a lovely morning at Jack In The Box Toddler Group, Warwick Gates Community Centre. The group is so warm and friendly and we met so many lovely children and parents. The group runs from 9.30-11.30am on Wednesday term time only. Pop along one week, there are so many activities to do! #valentinesart #toddlergroup #warwickgatescommunitycentre #friendly #welcoming #forfamilies #community #finemotorskills #mums

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1 week ago


Looking forward to spending the morning at Jack in the Box Toddler Group where we will be running a mini class session and making some Valentine’s craft. Here are some examples beautifully modelled by Tuesday’s class ❤️💛💚💙

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1 week ago


A sneak peak of where the Outdoor Learning classes will take place! So many places to explore and investigate! Can’t wait to run the classes here! I will post how to book a place later this week 🌿🐻#thegreatoutdoors #outdoorlearning #woods #outsideclassroom #grossmotorskills #wellbeing #learningoutsidetheclassroom #educationalbenefits #cantwaittogetgoing #warwickshire #warwickshiregolfcourse #thewarwickshiregolfandcountryclub #teddycation

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1 week ago


🌼Some exciting news…🌼

Teddy-cation is setting up a new class … a Teddy-cation Outdoor Learning Class run in the grounds of The Warwickshire Golf and Country Club, Leek Wootton.

The classes will follow the ethos of existing Teddy-cation classes but every activity will take place outside, whatever the weather and focus on different themes each week! So you could attend both classes and get something different from each of them 🐻

There are so many proven benefits of outside learning:

🌿• outdoor environments and surroundings act as a rich stimulus for creative thinking and learning.
🌿• the multi-sensory experience outdoors helps children and young people to retain knowledge more effectively. There are opportunities for pupils to learn with their whole bodies on a large scale
🌿• being outdoors can be a more relaxing learning experience for many learners
🌿• allow children to become more able to identify hazards and risks
🌿• provide positive health benefits – both physically and mentally – and assist gross and fine-motor development
🌿• develop a lifelong love of the outdoors
🌿• devlop a love, appreciation and respect for nature and all that is living

Classes will be pay as you go £4 but places will need to be booked and paid for in advance. Numbers will be restricted to 15 and forms will need to be completed before attendance.

I would like Teddy-cation classes to be very sociable too, so The Warwickshire has kindly allowed us to use the Pulse Bar for drinks and food if we would like to go after the class!

I hope you are excited as I am about the new Outside Learning Classes – this is something I have wanted to do for a long time 🐻🥰
Outdoor Learning classes will start Friday 8th March 10am. Details on where to meet and booking will follow soon!

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2 weeks ago


Our love potion! Filled with love, petals, sequins and a dash of glitter! Can’t wait to make this with the children tomorrow. We will be working our finger muscles using pipettes to fill these bottles – great way to work on certain skills and having lots of fun at the same time. Who will be the recipients of the love potion this week?!? ❤️#valentinesday2019 #love #rubyred #glitterandsparkles #magicpotion #havingfunwhilstlearning #earlyyearsideas #lovelearning #earlychildhoodeducation #havingfun #petals #earlyyearsideas #teacher #learningnewskills #preschoolclass #warwickshire #warwick #leamingtonspa #mumsofwarwickshire #teddycation #teddycationclass

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


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