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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

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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

33 minutes ago

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So where do you think Mini Teddy Neuron is jetting off to on his hols? #easterbreak #familytime #sun #pinacoladas #beach #teddycation #bearonholiday #lotsofeating

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2 days ago

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We hope you are all enjoying the sunshine ☀️ we love being outside -so good for the soul! Currently enjoying a gin and tonic, cheers 🥂

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4 days ago

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Beautiful day on Croyde beach 🏝 couldn’t catch any crabs 🦀 but collected lots of shells 🐚. We love being by the sea, we hope you are all enjoying the Easter 🐣 sunshine ☀️ #croyde #northdevon #seaside #freshair #sunshine #greatoutdoors #rockpooling #familytime #easterholidays

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4 days ago

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Teddy Neuron and I are visiting my parents in Devon at the moment, we are enjoying the sunshine and eating Hocking’s Dairy Cream Ices – Official the best ice cream in the world FACT! ☀️🍦

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6 days ago

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Challenge how many can you spot?

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7 days ago

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Thank you for the lovely pressies and cards, not expected but gratefully received. We really love working with all of the children and parents and look forward to the Summer term. Don’t forget to book up, we have so many great classes planned including bread making, sports day, bug hunting and graduation 👩🏼‍🎓

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1 week ago

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Look 👀 at these gorgeous little people enjoying their first time at Teddy-cation Outdoor Learning and rocking the Easter Crowns they made! Lovely to see how much they enjoy being outside 🐻❤️

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1 week ago

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Easter Egg 🥚 hunt and Easter Crown 👑 parade – that is how we rock on a Friday morning!
Monday 10am and Friday 10am Outdoor Learning classes will start back after Easter. The booking system will be open soon. Have a fantastic Easter everyone 🐣🐻

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1 week ago

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Easter Egg Hunt and Easter crown parade – how else would you spend a Friday morning!?!🐻

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1 week ago

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Last Outdoor Learning class before Easter and we will be going on an Easter 🐣 Egg Hunt and then making our own Easter crowns (out of natural material) and ending with a parade!!
I love this little video of one of our cute Bear Cubs teaching her older brother some of the Bear Cub promises we make at the start of our Outdoor Learning classes! It is amazing what they take in from each class!!

We also have some fab news that after Easter we will running a Monday 10am Outdoor Learning Class and depending on the take up of this, potentially a Thursday pm one too 🐻

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2 weeks ago

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As it didn’t rain yesterday Tuesday’s class managed to get outside to do our Easter egg hunt which was great fun!
I am always so impressed with the crafts and art the children make as they are so much better than my examples. 🐣

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2 weeks ago

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Lovely afternoon making Easter craft, taking part in an Easter egg hunt and making a bird feeder.

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2 weeks ago

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Great news, we are fully booked for Friday’s Outdoor Learning Class! Please bring with you something to collect the eggs in! Can’t wait, the Easter Bunny has been very busy dropping eggs everywhere in the woodland ready for the Bear Cubs to collect 🐰

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2 weeks ago

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Easter theme this week, including an Easter egg hunt and craft. Can you please bring an Easter basket/bag/bucket to collect the eggs in? Please ❤️this post if you have seen this 🐻

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2 weeks ago

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I hope you are having a lovely weekend. As promised, I thought I would share with you a poster of some common garden birds. If you have hung your bird feeders up from our outdoor learning session, see if you have any of these birds visit your garden or bird feeder. Let us know which birds you spot!!

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Contact Us

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

 






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