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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




1 day ago


Who’s up for a lunchtime mission? Watch the video to find out what to do? 🐻
Let us know how you get on 👍🏻

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2 days ago


We decided to add to our existing fairy garden by making 2 more houses. We made our houses out of a squash bottle and a soup carton, stones from our path and grout (old stuff found in our shed). The roof was made from lollipop sticks. I am pretty impressed with them, kept my two entertained for most of the morning. We will now be making accessories like one of our Buddies who posted me a photo earlier today!! Let me know how you get on. If you would like to join us this week for a craft session follow our Facebook page!! #familytime❤️ #lockdown #fairygarden #fairyhouse #easterholidays2020 #teddycation #warwickshire #preschoolclasses #earlyyearsideas #imaginativeplay #creativityforkids

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2 days ago


🐣Who is up for Easter craft 10am Friday morning?
I picked Friday as the weather doesn’t look as good and it might be a nice way to kill some time.
I will probably video it rather than going live to see if the sound is better and I will post on my main page.
Going forward would you like me to continue posting activities? Spring term finished last week and I wanted to honour those classes first but if there is enough interest I will continue posting activities.
Let me know your thoughts 💭
For our Friday craft activity we will be making an Easter Bunny. You will need:
🐰 scissors
🐰 pva or pritt stick glue
🐰 an old CD or paper plate or alternatively draw around the CD onto card (stiff card like cardboard box material)
🐰one of these options cotton wool/white tissue paper/screwed up kitchen roll or anything that would be good for bunny hair
🐰pink pompom for its nose (or a button/small circle of card coloured in pink with pen or pink card)
🐰brown/black pipecleaners or cotton buds or wool or colour thin strips of card for rabbit whiskers
🐰white and pink card for ears (again you could colour the card pink with crayons or pen)
🐰ribbon/wool/string to hang it
🐰googly eyes or buttons or draw your own on card

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3 days ago


Some of my Buddies inspired by my post below, have made their very own fairy garden! They are fab, we are super impressed! Apparently kept the wee ones entertained for a good while 😉

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4 days ago


Love this idea, plastic bottle, pva glue if you haven’t got grout and stones 👍🏻DIY FAIRY HOUSES – So easy to make and they’re super cute!!


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6 days ago


Ooo love this 🥰

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1 week ago


Here are some more beautiful examples of our flower pictures made on Tuesday by two of our Buddies. I love the extra details – the butterflies and blue skies 🐻

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1 week ago


Wow! Have you seen this?!? We love Lydia Monk ❤️

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1 week ago


I thought this looks good, after Joe Wicks on Friday a 4 week first aid course for children.


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1 week ago


Teddy-cation buddies are just amazing, look how talented they are! Thank you for joining us for a live class, we hope you enjoyed it! Creative Easter craft to brighten up a Tuesday 🐻#teddycationclass #preschoolclass #eastercraftsforkids #lockdown2020 #liftyourspirits #creativityforkids #earlyyearsideas #spendqualitytimetogether #warwickshire #lifelonglearners #learningisfun✏📝 #easterflowers💐

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1 week ago


Look at these two cuties enjoying our live session today!

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1 week ago


Tomorrow’s live Easter Teddy-cation at home session will be taking place at 10am, don’t worry if you cannot join us live watch us later on! You will need to join the Teddy-cation at Home page to take part.

You need to prepare a few things before the session:
🐣 egg boxes
🐣 glue
🐣 paint
🐣 scissors
🐣 something to make the stems of the flowers so either pipe cleaners/straws/green paper/green pen you don’t need all but one of the above would be great
🐣 card (preferably white but could be the inside of a cereal box which you could decorate later) this will be used to stick your flowers on.

One last thing you need to do is to write one letter on each post-it-note to spell the word Easter. I suggest you write this in lower case because your child will be more familiar with the letters. Once you have done this, you can either hide them inside a plastic egg around the room or stick them to various surfaces. Your child can collect them in an Easter
Egg basket or bucket when I tell them to during the session so we can spell this out later.

Looking forward to tomorrow, we hope you can join us 🐻

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2 weeks ago


🐻Live Session Tuesday 10am🐻
Collect egg boxes or yogurt cartons ready for our Easter craft session this week! If you have any of the following- straws, pipe cleaners, green paper or a green pen. You will also need a piece of card to stick the flowers on, this could be the inside of a cereal box or a cardboard box. Oh and paint and glue 🎨

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2 weeks ago


Starting in 10 mins on our Home Group outdoor Learning – you need a mallet (or hammer head covered with material), a strip of cloth and the plants I showed you to collect in the video. See you in a bit x

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Contact Us

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


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