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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

 

FACEBOOK FEED

3 days ago

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4 days ago

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Come and join Teddy-cation on Tuesday 30th July 10am (few remaining spaces) and 11.15am (availability) for an Alice in Wonderland Themed class! Classes held at Hatton Park Village Hall £6.50 per child and open to 2.5yrs up to year 2 aged children. We will be doing some craft activities as well as science themed work! Every child will take something they have made home with them! If you would like to book a place please message me or email me on becky@teddy-cation.co.uk

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1 week ago

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What an amazing week we have had here at Teddy-cation. It was lovely to see all the children graduate and celebrate their achievements. Some of our Buddies have been with us for over a year and others a term, however long it is, we are super proud of them all. We were lucky enough to have David Fawbert Photography take photos of these special memories, here is a sneak peak, you won’t be disappointed! Photos will be ready very soon – I’ll email you when they are 🐻

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1 week ago

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Teddy-cation were so lucky to be invited along to Dandy Development Summer Party! We met some lovely children and parents who took part in some turtle 🐢 craft!! We love Dandy Development, my twins went when they were little, our favourite class by far!! Places are always so popular so book now for the Autumn Term!! #teddycation #dandydevelopment #warwickshire #classes #craft #party #singing #signing #havingfun #sensoryplay #lifelonglearners #learningnewskills #bear #lion

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1 week ago

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Last Outdoor Learning Class of the Summer Term. We will be making a treasure map and hiding some treasure in the woods! 10am in the grounds of The Warwickshire Leek Wootton
Book a place via toddle.club/teddy-cation

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2 weeks ago

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Autumn 🍂 Term booking is now open!
Teddy-cation runs classes at:

🐻Monday 1pm Whitnash Acres Close
🐻Tuesday 10am Hatton Park
🐻Thursday 10am Warwick Gates Community Centre

It is a 12 week term starting Monday 16th September.

If you would like to book a free trial or secure your place for September please email me on becky@teddy-cation.co.uk

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2 weeks ago

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Join us this Friday for our last Outdoor Learning session for the Summer Term! Friday 10am in the grounds of The Warwickshire Leek Wootton. Book via the link toddle.club/teddy-cation

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2 weeks ago

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Teddy-cation Graduation Week! We will be celebrating all the Buddies’ achievements this term through a red carpet ceremony – certificates, graduation gowns and mortar boards. We will be making our memory light bottles and playing games! All these special moments will be captured by our photographer @davidfawbertphotography who will be taking natural and studio shots! We are so excited about this week 🐻 #teddycation #preschoolclass #warwickshire #graduation #makingmemories❤️ #lightbottles #earlyyears #havingfun #learningisfun

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2 weeks ago

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We are so excited about next week’s graduation, particularly as we have award winning David Fawbert Photography taking our graduation shots again this year! He took some amazing photos last year and his images proved really popular as they are a beautiful keep sake! Can’t wait 😊🐻

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3 weeks ago

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Geography focus this week in Outdoor Learning where we will be making a map of the woods! We will be walking the route and collecting things we could stick on our map include bark rubbings and mud painting! This is the penultimate week before the end of the summer term! Book a place now via the link toddle.club/teddy-cation

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3 weeks ago

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Beautiful work, the photos really don’t do them justice!!
✨Reminder that next week is the last class of the Summer Term 😢 and you need to bring an empty glass bottle – can you make sure that you have removed all labels please. So that I know you have seen this could you ❤️ the page please?

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3 weeks ago

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Wow look 👀 at these Monet and Van Gogh inspired masterpieces! The Buddies did so well creating them, we are so proud ❤️🐻

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3 weeks ago

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Art theme this week where will be studying artists and artwork through the wonderful Katie stories by James Mayhew. We will be recreating Monet’s Water Lilies and looking at Van Gogh’s Sunflowers 🌻 and painting with cotton buds! Painting galore 👌🏻🐻 Monday pm class as normal just Monday morning class not running (Outdoor Learning)#impressionists #artwork #painting #masterpieces #inspiring #jamesmayhew #teddycation #preschoolclass #earlyyears #warwickshire

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3 weeks ago

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What a wonderful day spent at SCBU Fest, we saw lots of familiar faces and met lots of new lovely little people! The children did so well with their turtles and jellyfish ❤️ A huge congratulations to everyone in involved in setting up and running the event, it was so well organised and ran like clockwork. We hope you have raised lots of money day!!! #scbufest2019 #warwickhospital #raisingmoneyforcharity #raisingmoney #greatfun #teddycation #turtles #jellyfish #preschoolclass #warwickshire #creativity #craft

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3 weeks ago

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Come and join the fun today, so many fantastic things to do whilst supporting such a wonderful cause. We will be there running a craft stall – we hope to see some of you there!
www.facebook.com/248006015870886/posts/342867116384775/The weather tomorrow is looking fantastic, and what better way to enjoy it than at SCBU Fest, guaranteed to be a wonderful day for the whole family.

Head to Jephson Gardens in Leamington tomorrow from 10am for a day of music, food and fun, all in aid of the wonderful Special Care Baby Unit at Warwick Hospital.

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Contact Us

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

 






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