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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
  • £6.50
  • classes follow term times
  • 45 mins per class
  • different focus each week
  • Teddy Neuron leads the sessions for his Buddies
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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
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
Cubbington Village Hall, CV32 7JR

Broadway, Cubbington, Leamington Spa, CV32 7JR
13.30
14.15
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
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

Blog

 

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1 day ago

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We embrace the rain ☔️ and made it a fun part of the Outdoor Learning Class! We will be going on a treasure hunt on Monday’s Class, book a place via toddle.club/teddy-cation

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3 days ago

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Teddy-cation Outdoor Learning on Friday and Monday 10am in the grounds of The Warwickshire Leek Wootton. Book via this link toddle.club/teddy-cation
We will be doing a scavenger hunt 🐻

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4 days ago

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Summer Holiday Outdoor Learning Sessions are fully booked. There are spaces on this Friday if you fancy joining us for a scavenger hunt.
Limited spaces available on the Teddy-cation Summer sessions on Tuesday 30th 10am and 11.15am sessions and Tuesday 13th 10am and 11.15am all held at Hatton Park Village Hall. Book now to avoid disappointment
www.facebook.com/1200920659941954/posts/2584570971576909/🏖Booking is now open for Summer Holiday Teddy-cation family sessions🏖.

These sessions are for children up to Year 1 age as well as Teddy-cation aged children! We are so excited as we have lots of fun activities lined up for you!

Two Teddy-cation Classes will run
🐻Tuesday 30th July 10am &
☀️11.15am
🐻Tuesday 13th August 10am &
☀️11.15am
Hatton Park Village Hall £6.50 per child
Please note that the later session is the repeat of the first.

It will be first come first served, I have had a number of enquires already so comment below, message or email me to book a place. Please indicate date and time when booking.

🏖As well as the indoor Teddy-cation sessions I will be running 2 Outdoor Learning sessions for the same age range in the grounds of The Warwickshire.🏖

These classes will be running on:
🐻Monday 5th August 10am
🐻Monday 19th August 10am
You can book a place via toddle.club/teddy-cation please make sure you read the terms and conditions of the booking. £4.50 per child.

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5 days ago

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We had a lovely afternoon making our own hungry caterpillars 🐛 some great cutting/sawing skills! The Buddies also made some lovely symmetrical butterflies and threaded some beads to make its body! Looking forward to tomorrow’s class 🐻🦋

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6 days ago

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar is the theme this week. We will be learning about: days of the week, counting, metamorphosis, health eating and working our fine motor skills to make a butterfly. Love this week 🐛 🦋

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1 week ago

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We had a great day and met some inspirational women at the Woman Who Achieves Awards.
Well done to Holly Nixon for winning a highly commended award – well deserved 🥰
Thank you to everyone who has sent me positive messages of support, I am so grateful to know/work with such lovely people 😍

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1 week ago

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We are off to lunch tomorrow at Coombe Abbey for the Women Who Awards so sadly no Outdoor Learning tomorrow – ditching the wellies for kitten heels (long gone are the days of high heels 😂)!

I am really looking forward to meeting lots of other amazing business women and listening to their business journeys and celebrating their achievements.

I am proud of my business even getting to the interview stage, I had some interesting questions based on how successful my business is, the size of it and how much money I earn. To me, setting up my own business was to earn a living based around my family, giving me the flexibility to continue doing what I love – working with children! I am really lucky that I love what I do! 🐻👍🏻

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1 week ago

Teddy-cation

🏖Booking is now open for Summer Holiday Teddy-cation family sessions🏖.

These sessions are for children up to Year 1 age as well as Teddy-cation aged children! We are so excited as we have lots of fun activities lined up for you!

Two Teddy-cation Classes will run
🐻Tuesday 30th July 10am &
☀️11.15am
🐻Tuesday 13th August 10am &
☀️11.15am
Hatton Park Village Hall £6.50 per child
Please note that the later session is the repeat of the first.

It will be first come first served, I have had a number of enquires already so comment below, message or email me to book a place. Please indicate date and time when booking.

🏖As well as the indoor Teddy-cation sessions I will be running 2 Outdoor Learning sessions for the same age range in the grounds of The Warwickshire.🏖

These classes will be running on:
🐻Monday 5th August 10am
🐻Monday 19th August 10am
You can book a place via toddle.club/teddy-cation please make sure you read the terms and conditions of the booking. £4.50 per child.

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2 weeks ago

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The sun shone for our bug hunt today and we found a great range of mini beasts! We also made some colourful insects and spiders 🕷

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2 weeks ago

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Both classes today went on a mini beast hunt, we found a butterfly, dragon flies, ladybirds, snails and lots of different types of beetles. We learnt about what an insect is and how it is different to a spider! We then made our own insects or spiders. The outside learning class made their own bug hotels – I am looking forward to finding out where they were put when they were taken home 🐻

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2 weeks ago

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🐻Come and join us tomorrow morning 10am in the grounds of The Warwickshire, where we will be going on a bug hunt and making a simple bug hotel! Book a place via toddle.club/teddy-cation
Weather looks good 🌞

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2 weeks ago

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On our way home now after a lovely few days! We can’t wait to be back next week, in fact you could say we are head over heels with excitement! 😂
🐛Don’t forget to join us for Monday’s bug hunt toddle.club/teddy-cation
☺️Please note there will be no outdoor learning on Friday as I will attending the Women Who Awards 🐻❤️

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2 weeks ago

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I hope everyone enjoyed the sunshine, it is my birthday today 🎂 so enjoyed spending it with my family 🐻

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2 weeks ago

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Cycling 🚴🏻‍♀️ the Tarka Trail today, I hope you have been enjoying the sunshine! Don’t forget to book on to our Monday Outdoor Learning Class where we will be bug 🐛 hunting 🐻
toddle.club/teddy-cation

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Contact Us

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

 






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