Children

Children/Activity/Dance

Boogie Beat – Music and Movement: every Tuesday during term time: 2pm to 2.45pm at Tring Community Centre, Silk Mill Way HP23 5BA. Advance booking essential – contact Wendy on 07926 353684 or wendy@boogiebeat.co.uk

Children’s Street Dance Classes – Tring Community Centre, Silk Mill Way. Contact Lindsey on 07709818669 or e-mail: info@lindseypollarddance.co.uk

Dinky Dancers – Contact: Janine Bennett Location: Baptist Church Hall High Street Tring Tel: 01442 874154. Dance, music, action classes and P.E. Summer holiday specials – operate during school holidays. 2-4yrs. Email: janine@dinkydancers.com. Web: dinkydancers.com

Jo De Souza Dance Centre – in Langdon Street Tring. Contact Jo De Souza. Tel – 07809 125257. Term time and holiday courses in dance and pilates. Ages: 3 years to adults. contact@jodesouzadancecentre.com or visit the website for more details www.jodesouzadancecentre.com

The Challis School of Dance – Contact: Jenny Challis Location: Old Church House Western Road Tring Tel: 01296 580580. Exams for Royal Academy of Dance & Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, exam work or just for fun for children of 2.6 months upwards. Also, freework street jazz.

The Claddagh School of Irish Dancing – Contact: Mrs Margaret Hertford Location: Red Cross Hall Faversham Close Tring Tel: 01442 381241. 4-16yrs. Classes at Red Cross Hall on Tues. 4pm – 6pm

Children/Activity/Drama

Acting Up – Contact: Julia Clark Location: Red Cross Hall Faversham Close Tring Tel: 01442 890042/07786 555200. Devise, explore, imagine & perform. Wed.4.30 – 5.30pm 6-8 years. 5.30 – 6.30 9-12 years.

Tring Showstoppers – Contact: Kate Turnley Location: n/a Tel: 01296 661389/01442827038. Web: tringshowstoppers.co.uk. For drama, contact 01296 661389 email kate@tringshowstoppers.co.uk; for singing, musical theatre or Showpoppets pre-school workshops contact 01442 827038 email: jane@tringshowstoppers.co.uk

Children/Activity/Language

La Jolie Ronde Languages for Children – Contact: Marie Austen Location: n/a Tel: 01442 891761. French language classes held at Grove Road School in Tring on Tues. 3.30 – 4pm & 4.10 – 4.40pm for 5-8yrs.

Children/Activity/Music

Jacqu’in the Box – Contact: Ms Jacqui Tomlin. Location: n/a Tel: 01296 589335. Web: jacqinthebox.com. Creative play, music, dance and drama at Berkhamsted Town Hall.

Music Box – Contact:Claire MayoLocation: Corpus Christi Church Hall Langdon Street Tring Tel: 01442 823260. Songs, instruments and playtime for children aged 0-4.Tues & Fri. 10.00 – 11.15am at Langdon Street Catholic Church Hall £4.00 per session.

Musical Theatre Classes & Bijoux Ballet – Contact: Jane Bishop Location: 54 High Street Tring Tel: 01442 827038. Term time summer workshops for all ages + Bijoux Ballet 3-5 years – pink tu-tu’s provided.

Tick Tock – Music – Contact: Ms Nada Ryan Location: 49 Granville Road Northchurch Berkhamsted Tel: 01442 874529. Web: ticktockmusic.co.uk. Music sessions held at High Street Baptist Church, High St., Tring – Tuesdays 9.30am

Little Signers Club – at Orchard Children’s Centre. 10wk course. Contact: Anna Foster 07779 643849 anna@littlesignersclub.co.uk

Children/Info Service

Bumps to Crawling – Contact: Andrea Kelly Location: Orchard Children’s Centre, Dundal Primary School Silk Mill Way Tring Tel: 01442 426922/07595 204350. Web: hertschildrenscentres.org.uk/orchard. Come and meet other new and expectant parents every Tuesday 10.00 – 11.30am at the Children’s Centre, information and advice available.

Young in Herts (Childcare Info) – Contact: n/a Location: n/a Tel: 01438 737502. Web: hertsdirect.org/younginherts. Helpline gives info and advice on local childcare and children’s services. The Children, Schools and Family Unit at HCC St Albans handles After-school clubs, breakfast clubs, childminders and carers.

Children/Support

National Childbirth Trust (Tring) – Contact: Kerry Flanagan Location: n/a Tel: 0844 243 6301. Support and advice during pregnancy (ante natal classes), childbirth (breast feeding counselling) and with pre-school children: http://www.nct.org.uk/branches/tring Further support may be found on: – http://mom-health.com

SEND Friends – a local group to support parent carers” – make initial contact via Facebook by looking for “SEND Friends”, by email to: s.lindars@hobbshillwood.herts.sch.uk or by calling Sam Lindars (School Family Worker) on 07598 329823.

 

Nursery

Heirs and Graces – Contact: Mrs Holly Jones Location: Florence House 2 Christchurch Road Tring Tel: 01442 891818. Web: heirsandgracesdaynursery.co.uk

Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery – New Mill – Contact: Amanda Campbell Location: The Old School House, Gamnel Terrace, New Mill Tring Tel: 01442 822255. Web: monkeypuzzledaynurseries.co.uk. Newly converted Victorian school house with purpose built facilities catering for children aged 3mnths to under 5yrs. Fully equipped outside play area. Open 07:30 – 18:30. Ofsted approved.

Tring Park Day Nursery – Contact: Mrs Carol Ball Location: Tring Park Cricket Club London Road Tring Tel: 01442 822584. Web: tringparkdaynursery.com. Full & part-time places for 2-5yrs. Ofsted approved. Green field location.

Playgroup/Pre-school

ABC Playgroup – Contact: Mrs Heather Nash Location: Baptist Church, Akeman Street, Tring Tel: 01442 824418. Web: akemanstreet.org. Mon. Tues. Wed. & Fri. 9.10 – 12.10 noon. Email: playgroup@akemanstreet.org at Akeman Street Baptist Hall, Akeman Street, Tring

Aldbury Pre-School – Contact: Miss Emily Short Location: Aldbury Club Tom’s Hill Road Aldbury Tel: 01442 851533. Children 2.5 yrs to 5yrs. 09.00-12.00, lunch club 12-.00-1.00. Ofsted registered. PLA accredited.

Forget-Me-Nots Pre-School – Contact: Leila Eaton Location: Tring Community Centre Silk Mill Way Tring Tel: 01442 890192/07958 261539. Web: forgetmenotspreschool.co.uk. Ages 2.5 yrs school age. Mon-Fri. 9-12 term time only. OFSTED registered. Lunch club Monday & Friday 12 – 1.15pm Mon – Fri. 9.00am – 12.00, term time only, £8.00 per 2.5 hr. session & £9.60 per 3 hr. session.

Pre-school (First Steps) Long Marston – Contact: Mrs Teresa Gidding Location: Village Hall Long Marston Tring Tel: 07925 185311. Web: sites.google.com/site/firststepslongmarston. Mon. Tues. Thurs. & Fri. 09.00 – 12.00. Lunch Club Tues. & Fri. 12.00-13.30.

Pre-school Marsworth – Contact: Mrs Sarah Crombie Location: Marsworth Millennium Hall 1-7 Vicarage Road Marsworth Tel: 07506 179658. Web: marsworthpreschool.org.uk. Mon, Wed, Thur and Fri 9am – 3pm inc. lunch club. See website for full details £7.50 per session – morning or afternoon £3.00 per session lunch club (bring packed lunch) Contact Addr: The Old Post Office, Vicarage Rd, Marsworth

Tring Stepping Stones Pre-School – Contact: Mrs Julia Orme Location: Anglican Church Hall Sutton Court, Church Yard, Tring Tel: 07963 982576. Tuesday – Friday, 09.20 – 11.50 “… safe, bright and stimulating environment” – Ofsted, Oct 2003 Members of the Pre-School Learning Alliance.

Wigginton Pre-School & Toddlers – Contact: Mrs Becky Sawyer Location: Village Hall, Chesham Road Wigginton Tring Tel: 01442 828879. Tuesday to Friday 9.30am – 12.00 during term time. £8.25 per session for those not funded by the local authority.Oustanding Ofsted report rec. 2007. “Extremely happy and caring environment for children to develop securely as individuals”.

Toddler Group

ABC Tots – Contact: Mrs Heather Nash Location: Baptist Church Akeman Street Tring Tel: 01442 822331. Web: akemanstreet.org. Thursdays 9.30 – 11.15 & 1.00 – 3.00, £1.20 per family. A friendly and popular group for mums, dads and other carers with children from 0-4yrs. We sometimes have a waiting list so please contact Heather for more details.email: abctots@ntlworld.com

Aldbury Mother & Toddler Group – Contact: Mrs. J. Rouse Location: n/a Tel: 01442 851474. Friday mornings fortnightly in member’s homes. Alt contact: Kate Rudin 01442 851029.

Cheddington Baby & Toddler Group – Contact: committee@cheddingtontoddlers.org.uk  Cheddington Village Hall, Church Lane, Cheddington LU7 0RU. Every Friday in term time 9.30-11.30am. £2.00 for first child, £2.30 for two or more children 0-4 years. Refreshments provided.

Creative Toddlers – Mondays 9.30am-11.30am during term time at the Nora Grace Hall, Faversham Close, Tring HP23 5BA. Tel: 01442 828920. Cost: £3 per session for one child, £5 per session for two children. For 1-5yrs. Arts, crafts, singing, stories & free play. Run by parents & carers, non-profit making. Smaller play area for younger siblings who are welcomed.

Long Marston Baby & Toddler Group – Contact: Mrs Sally Smith Location: Village Hall Long Marston Tring Tel: 01296 661689/07850 157 586. Wednesday mornings 10.00am – 11.30am £1.50per session,+50p per extra child. All welcome; check before attending as hall not always available.

Marsworth Mother & Toddler Group – Contact: Tracey Kennedy Location: Marsworth Millenium Hall Vicarage Road Marsworth Tel: 07841 861507. Tuesday mornings 9.30am – 11.30 am. £1.80 for 1st child and 50p for extra child/children 0-5 years

Mother & Toddler Group High St Baptist – Contact: Ms Natasha Gething Location: 93 Highfield Road Tring Tel: 07791 526934. Wed & Thur 9.30 – 11.30, £1.50 per family, no waiting list.

The In-betweeners – 6 months to crawling (NCT) – Contact: Donna Mcnaulty-Rickard Location: Tring Community Centre Silk Mill Way Tring Tel: 0794 900 8887. Tuesday 10:00 – 11.30 am

Tring Tots – Contact: Jackie Chainey Location: Church House Western Road Tring Tel: 07948 399585. Tues. 9.30 – 11.15 & Fri. 9.30 – 11.15. Friendly group of local mothers & toddlers. Refreshments avail. Term time only. All welcome.

Tumble Tots – Contact: Amanda Stephenson Location: n/a Tel: 01296 394709. Classes in Aylesbury, Berkhamsted, Leighton Buzzard & Hemel Hempstead. Active Physical Play programme for the development of motor skills in the pre-school child.

Toddler Worship

Aldbury Mother & Toddler Worship – Contact: Rev Jane Banister Location: n/a Tel: 01442 822170. 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month at 2.15pm in the Chapter House, Aldbury Church.

Mother & Toddler Worship St.Marthas – Contact: Mrs Marion Dickinson Location: St Marthas Methodist Church Park Street Tring Tel: 01442 824900. Alternate Friday mornings 10.15 – 11.00 in term time.