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Welcome to Teddy-cation

LEARN, LAUGH, AND GROW TOGETHER

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

WHAT'S OUR GOAL

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.

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Activities

THINGS TO DO

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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.

 

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

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

Testimonials

WHAT PARENTS SAY ABOUT US

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Gallery

Photos taken by Lynne Gougeon and David Fawbert

Membership

PRICES & PACKAGES
  • FOR 1 CLASS
  • £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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Schedule

DO NOT MISS ANYTHING
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10.00
Hatton Park Village Hall, CV35 7TR

Barcheston Drive, Hatton Park, Warwick, CV35 7TR
10.00
10.45
Warwick Gates Community Centre, CV34 6DZ

Cressida Close, Heathcote, CV34 6DZ
10.00
10.45
Warwickshire Gym, CV35 7QT

Leek Wootton, CV35 7QT
10.00
10.45
10.15
10.30
10.45
11.00
11.15
11.30
11.45
12.00
12.15
12.30
12.45
13.00
13.15
13.30
13.45
14.00

Monday

Tuesday

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

Thursday

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

Friday

No events available!
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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

Blog

 

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1 day ago

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Why not encourage your child to carry out an act of kindness, just a small gesture to make someone smile. Send me a photo or a story of a random act of kindness and I will enter you into a draw for 5 weeks free classes for the summer term 🥰🐻

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3 days ago

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It must be heartbreaking for the family & friends of Caroline Flack to read tributes from some of those who hounded her on social media and the papers. So tragic, words that are spoken or written aren’t harmless they have consequences.

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5 days ago

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Gorgeous George and his Valentine creations! We have had a ‘lovely’ ❤️❤️ week making potions and sun catchers – we now just need the sun!
We have half term off but can’t wait for the start of the second half of the spring term – planting runner beans, bear hunts and so much more!!
It isn’t too late to join us, book a place by contacting me on:
becky@teddy-cation.co.uk
07720446453

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1 week ago

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Valentine’s week – love is in the air! I love 💓 the heart shape sun catchers and love potions that were made today in class! Can’t wait for the rest of the week 🥰

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2 weeks ago

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People who help us is the theme this week in class. We will be visiting the vets, dentist, hospital, fire station, post office and police station. The children made some amazing x-rays and teeth.

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3 weeks ago

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Some very powerful magic wands were made today, the children managed to turn their adults into frogs, squirrels and spiders 🕷 Great fun 🐻 #fairies #magicwands #magical #spell #usingourimaginationisfun #creativityforkids #earlyyearslearning #preschool #warwickshire #teddycationclass

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3 weeks ago

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A magical Monday! The rainbow toast went down well and the wands were very effective – we managed to change our adults onto frogs 🐸, bunnies 🐰 and crocodiles 🐊 Can’t wait for the rest of the week 🤩

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3 weeks ago

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Love this week, fairy 🧚‍♂️ themed activities! We will be making rainbow 🌈 toast (and eating it), making fairy soup and our own wands! Eek, can’t wait!!

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4 weeks ago

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Who’s up for fairy rainbow 🌈 toast? Next week is a fairy theme – fairy soup, rainbow toast and wand making! Not too late to join the fun ❤️
Becky: 07720 446453
Becky@teddy-cation.co.uk

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4 weeks ago

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Beautiful artwork made this week, can’t wait for Thursday’s class to make their own rainbow fish 🐠 #rainbowfish #craftforkids #beingcreativeisfun #imaginativeplay #earlyyearsideas #lifelonglearners #finemotorskillsactivities #finemotorskillspractice #learningisfun✏📝 #preschoolclasses #warwickshire

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4 weeks ago

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Under the sea this week! We are working on our fine motor skills using pipettes to transfer water, using chalk to mark make sea patterns and reading the story of the rainbow 🌈 fish and making our own 🐠. If you fancy joining us please get in contact becky@teddy-cation.co.uk #teddycationclass #warwickshire #preschoolclass #earlyyears #interactive #finemotorskillsactivities #underthesea #markmaking #rainbowfish #springterm

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4 weeks ago

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So proud of these 3 girls and the rest of @eclipsedanceuk Show Team. I am always in awe of these girls, having the confidence to perform on stage to an audience and in front of a panel of judges. So many skills are developed beyond the actual dance techniques – team work, perseverance, commitment and empathy! Thank you Miss Jane for all your hard work, you must feel very proud! If you want to find out more about Eclipse dance classes follow the link below www.facebook.com/eclipsedanceuk/#danceclasses #kenilworth #eclipsedance #redditchdancefestival2020 #skillsforlife #friendship #teamwork #confidence #resilience #commitment #family

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1 month ago

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Jessica and Ben’s birthday party this afternoon! It was a magical theme with potion making and tea lights. We had so much fun celebrating two very special people’s birthdays 🎈 If you would like to find out more please get in touch, we currently have bookings up till May. #teddycation #preschoolclass #birthdaypartiesforkids #magical #makingmemories❤️ #interactive #handson #bookusin #finemotorskillsactivities #lotsofsmiles😊 #waterplay #gluingandsticking

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1 month ago

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Here are some of the masterpieces created today in class! The children loved using their imagination to have a snowball fight when we visited ‘winter’ and definitely enjoyed burying their mums in the sand at the beach, when we looked at the ‘summer’ season.

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1 month ago

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Good to be back for the start of the Spring Term! We learnt about the number 2 (in 2020) and used play dough to make a 2 working our fine motor skills. We explored seasons through drama and then made our own calendar! This is Phoebe’s first piece of work in Teddy-cation, she has been coming with her sister since a baby and is now old enough to attend!! Didn’t she do well!!! #newterm #springterm2020 #teddycationclass #teddycation #warwickshire #preschoolclass #earlyyearseducation #imaginativeplay #learningthroughplay #finemotorskillsactivities #grossmotorskillsclass #2020calendar

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Contact Us

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

 





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