Local Services - Children


Jo De Souza Dance Centre – in New Mill Baptist Church, 21 New Road, Tring (HP23 5EY). Contact Jo De Souza. Tel – 07809 125257. Term time and holiday courses in dance and Pilates. Ages: 3 years to adults. Contact: desouzadancecentre@gmial or visit the website for more details www.jodesouzadancecentre.com

The Challis School of Dance – at the  Old Church House Western Road Tring. For further detail, visit the website: Challis School of Dance


Acting Up (Children’s Creative Art) – Contact: Julia Clark.   Location: Red Cross Hall Faversham Close Tring  Devise, explore, imagine & perform. Wed.4.30 – 5.30pm 6-8 years. 5.30 – 6.30 9-12 years. Tel: 07786 555200 or e-mail: julia_m_clark@hotmail.co.uk


Jacqu’in the Box – Contact: Ms Jacqui Tomlin. Location: n/a Tel: 07948371615. Web: jacqinthebox.com. Creative play, music, dance and drama.

Music Box – Contact: Claire Mayo at 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.

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

Singalong – Contact: Gwen Brignall: singinggwen83@gmail.comwww.facebook.com/SingingGwen.  Wingrave Community Centre, Term-time Wednesdays 10am (all) or 11.15am (non-mobile babies only)   Music and movement for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.

Sign with Anna (previously Little Signers Club South Herts) – whether you’re new to baby and toddler signing, or are keen to enhance your knowledge, you’re in the right place for fun, friendly and engaging baby and toddler classes! Signing with your baby or toddler is the most rewarding thing – it is an incredible communication tool, as well as being huge fun and a brilliant way of connecting with your little one. Classes take place online, and are suitable for little ones from 3 months to 3 years. www.signwithanna.co.uk 07779 643849

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


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

Marmalade Cat Day Nursery – New Mill – Contact: Amy Rolfe, Nursery Manager. Location: The Old School House, Gamnel Terrace, New Mill, Tring HP23 4JH Tel: 01442 822255. Website: www.themarmaladecatdaynursery.com A  converted Victorian school house with purpose built facilities catering for children aged 3 months to under 5yrs. Fully equipped outside play area. Open 07:30 – 18:30. Ofsted approved.

Pendley Day Nursery at the Grassroots Stadium, Cow Lane, Tring (HP23 5NS) – a day nursery in Tring, providing quality day care and development opportunities for pre-school children aged 0-5 years old. For more information e-mail: info@pendleydaynursery.com or telephone: 01442 967140


ABC Playgroup and Pre-school – at The Baptist Church, Akeman Street, Tring. For details contact: Mrs Heather Nash on 01442 824418/ 07510 372073 or via the website: www.akemanstreet.org/groups/

Forget-me-nots Pre-School @ Tring Community Centre – Silk Mill Way, Tring (HP23 5EP) – for further details, phone Sarah Gallagher on 07927 413089 or visit their website: Forget-me-knots or their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Forget-me-nots-pre-school-107064447788296/

Pre-school (First Steps) Long Marston – at the Village Hall, Long Marston. For further details, contact: Mrs Teresa Gidding on 07925 185311 or visit the website: firststepslongmarston.

Pre-school Marsworth – at Marsworth Millennium Hall, Vicarage Road, Marsworth (HP23 4LN)Contact: Mrs Sarah Crombie Location:  Tel: 07506 179658. For further details phone: 01296 661164 or e-mail: enquiries@marsworthpreschool.org.uk or visit their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/marsworthpreschool

Tring Stepping Stones Pre-School – at Tring Parish Hall, Sutton Court, Church Yard, Tring. For more details, contact Sharon Hockey or Lucy Brittain  on 07963 982576 or via the website: tringsteppingstones

Wigginton Pre-School & Little Stars – at the Village Hall, Chesham Road, Wigginton. For further details contact: Mrs Tracey Pike on 01442 828879 or e-mail: info@wiggintonpreschool.com or visit the website: wiggintonpreschool

Toddler Groups

Aldbury Toddler Group – Contact: Rev Michelle Grace  Tel: 01442 851200. Meets fortnightly in Aldbury Church please get in touch to ask about dates and timings.

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 – Location: Village Hall Long Marston Tring. 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


Toddler Groups

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.