Join Natasha from NV Stylist to learn how to organise your wardrobe, to discover and understand current trends, to identify this season's staple items to have in your wardrobe for 2018 and explore better shopping habits. You are welcome to bring your baby or toddler with you. Tickets £20.
If you have a child aged between 2-4 years old and plan to sit the 4+ assessment, Dr Maya Cara's workshop is a must for you.
Being a Professor of Strategy at the University of Sussex, Maya has developed an effectively structured approach for parents on how to work with their children to help them flourish academically and socially.
The approach proved to work extremely well as both of her own children successfully passed the assessment process at all the top academic schools they applied for (one even being a summer baby!). Now, Maya is also developing an app for the parents, runs private consultations for parents and holds informal pre-assessments for children to identify areas parents need to focus on. For more information, you can refer to her website www.TutorMeNot.com.
The two-hour workshop on 4+ assessment will cover:
1) How to work with the child;
2) What areas to work on and which material to use;
3) How to prepare for the assessment day.
The sessions are £120 per person or £160 for couple. The talk has a greater benefit if all the carers of the child take part in the preparation process. Advanced booking only. Please sign up here. Places are limited to 10.
Please notice NO CHILDREN can be brought to the session.
What parents say who attended a previous workshop:
"The seminar of 4+ assessment was great! Very informative, detailed, honest and to the point. I liked the fact that Maya emphasised that all activities you do with your kids are for their own development and not just for the sake of the 4+ assessment. I will certainly make the most of her suggestions". Francesca, mother of 2 years old.
Get together for local pregnant women and the opportunity to listen to a
guest speaker, Jana Phillips, give an introduction to HypnoBirthing.
Jana Phillips is a certified HypnoBirthing practitioner who teaches private and group classes throughout north London. After utilising HypnoBirthing techniques for the birth of both her daughters, she trained with the Marie Mongan HypnoBirthing Institute and she now helps other expectant parents to have calmer, more positive birth experiences. HypnoBirthing is an evidence-based programme that teaches a range of strategies - including relaxation, breath work, visualisation, physiology and massage - to give pregnant women and their birth partners the confidence and knowledge to approach labour without fear or tension.
How to teach your child to take care of their nails?
Nail Beauty master class will be taught by Olga Zaglada - world class nail care specialist, winner and judge of numerous professional nail competition and author of nail care programs.
Olga will be teaching juniors the importance of nail hygiene (address the problem of nail biting), how to look after nails at home, safe clipping / filing techniques and of course some pre-festive manicures and nail polish application with their own designs.
Undoubtedly it's going to be fun event and by the end of it your child will have lots of knowledge and experience on how to look after their hands.
We will provide refreshments and goody bags for kids to take home.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
We believe that the minimum age should be no younger than 7 years old.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can contact us via email email@example.com
or via Facebook page @urbantwins.uk
What's the refund policy?
Unfortunately we cannot offer a refund on our masterclasses.
Age: Year 1-3 (5-8 yrs old)
This will be a day for talking, reading, writing, making sculptures and drawings...all about YOU! Who are you really? What do you want to do with your time? What do you want to achieve in the future and what skills will you need to succeed?
Age: Year 3-5 (7-10 yrs old)
A day of fun and games, challenges and puzzles, designed to build your skills, confidence and application when working with numbers and the important functions in maths. Learn to cooperate with others as well as work on your own to find the solutions, through a whole range of tasks, hands-on puzzles and challenges which will boost your mathematical skills.
Not a textbook in sight! You will be amazed how new skills will develop which will make you an even better ‘maths practitioner’.
You will soon be able to design your own maths games and puzzles and challenge the rest of the group to solve them: 2D or 3D, it’s up to you. Challenge yourself to learn more about number, shape, time, dimension, even simple algebra. The sky’s the limit. Let the fun begin!
Led by Philip Callaghan-Wright
Age: Year 2-6 (6-11 yrs old)
Surrealist artists took inspiration from dreams, the unconscious mind, and memories of childhood. We shall make artworks inspired by the Surrealists’ images and by drawing our own experiences and memories. We shall use elements of chance and randomness to create our own surrealist works in a variety of media.
Led by Tania Gil Horta
Join us and learn how you can safely and effectively use doTERRA's Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils to naturally support your family’s physical and emotional well-being. In this workshop we will focus on how the natural power of essential oils can be used to support immunity, focus, end emotions.
This workshop is for you if:
You are concerned about seasonal threats and want to support
your children’s immune system naturally
You are worried about toxins in your home and want to keep you
home clean and bacteria free naturally with resorting to chemical
bleach products and other nasties
You are seeking a natural way to support your family through
emotional challenges at school or at work
Come along to discover how essential oils can support you in leading a
natural and holistic life.
We cannot wait to share with you!
A great opportunity to select a meaningful Christmas present for a friend or just learn the natural way to support you and your baby's wellbeing. Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join us.
We are proud to introduce a free parenting course which will be run once per week over four weeks by Potential Plus.
The course will run from 6pm – 7.30pm on Wednesday 28th February, 7th March, 14th March, 21st March.
We have 10 places which we will allocated first come-first served basis. Please email info@3HouseClub.com to RSVP.
21st Century Skills Short Course Outline
Week 1 – What are 21st century skills? How do we prepare our children for an uncertain future?
This introductory session is a chance to foster a sense of community within the group. Participants share what has brought them along to the workshop; where they come from; how old their children are and their values. This is an important chance to create a familiar and welcoming atmosphere and indirectly, the group becomes a safe space in which to share experiences and ideas and to learn from each other and from the course leader. This also strengthens the community between parents at your school.
This session also introduces the aims of the course, which are:
1. To understand the challenges and opportunities that we face in the 21st century.
A group discussion about the challenges and opportunities that we face today, framed as: what fears and hopes do you have for your children’s future. A discussion about the unique challenges of today and why we need innovative solutions for unpredictable problems. We are currently preparing students for jobs and technologies that don’t yet exist… in order to solve problems that we don’t know are problems yet. Our children will not only need to be problem-solvers – they need to be innovators!
2. To understand what is meant by 21st century skills.
What kind of skills do we need in order to thrive today and in the future? It is not just the skills for work that we need to nurture, but the skills necessary to build strong citizens. Participants write down the most useful skill they have ever learnt on a post-it and then share with the group.
3. To understand the unique role you have as a parent or carer in the education of your child.
“Preparing young people to thrive in a tricky world is not just the job of schools and teachers. Parents are educators too.” Guy Claxton and Bill Lucas, Educating Ruby.
4. To appreciate the joy of learning and to learn how to model that joy to your children.
As a group, we realise as a result of our discussions that we are all lifelong learners!
5. To feel more confident in your own abilities: to come up with ideas, to work with others, and to express your ideas.
In order to nurture our children’s potential, our parents need to realise their own.
6. To enjoy yourself!
A discussion will revolve around the following:
- What are the unique challenges of the 21st century?
- What are your hopes and fears for your children?
- What is the most useful skill you have ever learnt?
- Share what your child wants to be when they grow up and how you can support them.
- An overview of the challenges of the 21st century and the key skills our children need in order to be successful, according to the latest educational research.
- An introduction to creative thinking and self-reflection.
By the end of the first session, participants will understand the importance of parental modelling: we will have concluded that in order for our children to succeed in the 21st century, they must be lifelong learners but we cannot expect our children to be constantly learning if we are afraid to learn ourselves! The first session closes with a fun introduction to creative thinking, which the parents are then challenged to try with their children at home and compare their child(ren)’s answers with their own.
Week 2 – Creative Thinking: why now is the time to think creatively!
This workshop follows on from the end of the first workshop with another creative thinking challenge, which demonstrates just how hard it can be to think outside of the box as adults. This activity enables collaboration and even demonstrates how important resilience and perseverance are.
This session is not only about encouraging creativity, as most children are innately creative, rather, it is about nurturing creativity and valuing it. For example, we, as parents, can model creativity by coming up with creative responses to the tricky questions our children pose us e.g. Why do I have to go to school? It is surprisingly easy to resort to a tired response, which leads us, as adults, to develop and model a “because that’s the way it is” mentality, which stops us from questioning and coming up with new ideas. Instead of saying, “because you have to!”, try reframing the question: “Why would you not want to go to school? What would you do if you didn’t go to school? Why do you think you have to go to school? What are the benefits and what would you miss if you didn’t go to school?”
1. An introduction to creativity: what is it and why is it vital?
Creativity is essential for ideas, breakthroughs and innovations. In short, without creativity, there can be no progress!
2. A discussion about why and how we lose our creative confidence as we grow up.
The importance of valuing our children’s passions and interests.
3. A discussion about what education is for.
The aims of education are to enable students to understand the world around them and the talents within them so that they can become fulfilled individuals and active, compassionate citizens. In short, the most important thing, is for our children to know themselves.
4. What we can do.
Take an interest in our children’s interests; value their individual passions and nurture them.
You, as a parent, are so lucky because you get to spend time with children and are exposed to their playful spirit, straight-talking and pure and simple ideas.
Have you noticed how open children are to ideas and how curious they can be?
5. Your children can help you!
Next time you have a problem, talk to your child about it. Yes, their ideas might be simplistic, but there might just be an exciting and unusual way of seeing things hidden in their answer.
When we talk to children, we often have to simplify things. Sometimes, just explaining a problem is enough to solve it as all we need is to clarify the problem in our own minds!
6. Why now is the time to be creative.
Following on from the ideas raised in the first session regarding the particular challenges of the 21st century, we will discuss what will happen if we’re not creative. Technology will have been one of the fears raised in the first session, and this is the point in the course that we reframe that fear as an opportunity.
7. What is stopping us from thinking creatively?
Quite simply, it’s the fear of failure and the fear of looking silly.
8. How we can work with our children and learn with them and from them:
This is where we flip the idea of parental modelling on its head. Not only do our children learn from us, but we can learn from them! Ultimately, learning is a relationship, a two-way exchange.
9. How to be creative:
In this session, and in the student booklet, a range of activities, tips and tasks are covered, including group activities and ideas to take away and try at home.
Week 3 – Curiosity: How to encourage an inquisitive mind.
Curiosity, in its truest and simplest form, is taking an interest and engaging with others. To illustrate this, we open this workshop by asking everyone to share where they come from and what matters to them. “An essential part of the process of enabling students and piquing their curiosity is understanding where they come from and what is going on in their lives.” Ken Robinson. As parents and educators, we can model curiosity simply by taking an interest in our children’s interests, in asking questions or even just listening and asking them to tell us more! By taking an interest in each other, we are forming a connection, which is essential for learning. “The key to raising achievement is to recognise that teaching and learning is a relationship. Students need teachers who connect with them. And above all, they need teachers who believe in them.” Ken Robinson.
As we saw in the previous workshop, creative problem-solving is all about getting to the crux or core of an issue, it’s all about examining the essence of the problem: what is the real challenge, or what is the thing that is actually bothering us? For example, let’s take the title of this course,21st century skills…
In order to be creative, we need to be curious! Questions like:
- What if…?
- I wonder…?
- Is it possible…?
Curiosity is the ability to ask questions and explore how the world works. The activities in this session will explore this idea. For example: think about something you don’t understand, but would like to know more about. Write a question starting with Why...? or What…? This is a much harder task that it sounds because it challenges us to reframe what might be a criticism or a complaint, as an intent to know more.
Children are naturally curious and stimulating their learning means keeping their curiosity alive. This is why practical, enquiry-based learning can be so powerful. In place of offering answers to questions they haven’t asked, we, as parents, can provoke questions in our children so that they are inspired to explore them.
The key messages of this workshop are:
- Being curious involves having an open mind.
- Harnessing curiosity empowers children’s learning. Young children already have a ready appetite to explore whatever draws their interest. When their curiosity is engaged, they will learn for themselves, from each other, and from any source they can lay their hands on.
- Curiosity is fundamental to problem-solving. Questions feed knowledge, but they also help us find solutions when we’re stuck.
- Our job is to learn how to nurture and guide our children’s curiosity.
Week 4 – Joining the Dots
In this concluding workshop, we bring together everything we have learnt during the workshops and we incorporate any key concerns the group might have, be it strategies for positive parentingor how to harness the internet and gaming to support our children’s learning.
By this point in the course, participants will have a greater understanding of their unique role as parents in their children’s learning and will have gained confidence in supporting their children to learn and to pursue their interests at home and at school.
December 3, Sunday, 16:00 to 17:30
To say thank you and wish Merry Christmas to our clients, we invited Santa to 3 House Club to greet the children. We will run some seasonal craft activities for the little ones. Open to all current and previous clients of 3 House Club and NW8 Mums. Please RSVP at info3houselub.com or sign up via 3 House Club app by Nov 29 if your child would like to join.
December 3, Sunday, 10:00 – 15:30
The Egg Carrier Challenge (laws of physics)
Age: Year 3-5 (7-10 yrs old)
Have you ever considered how laws of physics impact on our daily lives? Have you ever thought about the shapes we see around us in all the objects we use every day? Why are some shapes seen more often than others? Do some have different strengths? What are forces? And why must they be thought about when making a product? What are the different types of motion that make some things move?
We will look at shapes to see which are strong or weak and look at some of the forces that have to be considered when making an object. Then, we will construct some things using different shapes and, by testing them to destruction, discover which shapes are the strongest.
Now to the challenge! Working in teams, you will construct a simple cart or capsuleand compete with the other teams to see which one can safely carry an egg, without breaking it, over the greatest distance. You might even be daring enough to launch a capsule into the air. But remember you mustn't break the egg.
When you get home, if your parents agree, you might have a competition with them or local friends to see who can safely carry an egg the furthest.
Led by Philip Callaghan-Wright
December 3, Sunday, 10:00 – 15:00
Monsters and Surrealist Art
Age: Year 2-6 (6-11 yrs old)
In our increasingly globalised world, artists break away from tradition. They embark on explorational journeys of their own fragmented identity. On our own journey through the Tate, you will explore some of their most exciting works and try some of their ideas to create your own soulful sketches!
Led by Tania Gil Horta
December 3, Sunday, 10:00 – 14:30
Age: Year 1-3 (5-8 yrs old)
Can one small mathematical Minion solve a huge problem? Have you heard of strength in numbers, the power of numbers and taking away problems?
The little Minions need your help. Their beautiful land by the sea has been attacked by the Giant Gnomes of Gnaw. Gnomes are mean and green and they double in size every day - and they want Minion land for themselves. Bring your maths head and join the Minions. Learn about the power of numbers and be strong together. Begone Gnomes!
(This class employs a creative approach to maths. Children will use creative thinking skills and logic to apply numerical concepts to story and model making.)
Led by Tracey Martin
Come and join Kerry Secker from Kerry Cares Parenting to talk all about sleep or perhaps the lack of it! The aim of this friendly and relaxed sleep session is to meet other parents and a qualified sleep consultant, share experiences AND take home some tailored sleep advice for YOUR family.
Kerry Secker is a qualified sleep consultant and former Nanny and has over 16 years’ experience working and supporting families to get more sleep, the gentle way! Kerry is passionate that every family is unique and her approach is holistic, gentle and tailored totally to your family.
Her support and advice is non-judgemental, logical and simple but most importantly genuinely gentle. Kerry has never her self-used controlled crying nor will she advise parents to, instead she meets your family’s emotional needs so that your little one feels settled and secure so sleep can follow!
The sleep session will cover:
What to expect through the sleep stages covering newborn, baby and infant sleep.
How to have realistic Sleep expectations
Understanding your child's bedtime behaviour
How you can establish healthy and happy sleep habits at any age
Regressions and how to support them
And much more!
If you would like to find out more about Kerry Secker before the session please visit the website: www.kerrycaresparenting.com
Babies and toddlers are welcome!
If you require more information please email us at email@example.com
Or call us at 02075869871
November 28, Tuesday, 13:00 to 15:30
A group of paediatricians at St Mary's Hospital in London is inviting parents with 2-5 yrs old children who have recurrent wheezing episodes join into the discussion group. Free Christmas art activities will be organised for the children. If you would like to join, please contact Heidi here.
November 27, Monday, 9:15 to 10:45
Holistic Monday with Laura. We are introducing double bliss for mummies and toddlers (18 m to 3 yrs old). Start with yoga for both of you at 9:15 and finish with healthy cooking session at 10:15. If you like to sign up for both classes - special offer £180 for 20 sessions (10 yoga and 10 cooking sessions or £9 per class). Available here.
November 23, Thursday, 10:30 to 11:30
Meet the only local dentist studio focused exclusivity on children
Happy Kids Dental will have its leading dentist around to answer any questions about the children dental hygiene and explain what the practice offers for children and families.
Thursday, November 16, 11:30-12:30
3 House Club and NW8-MUMS are organising a panel of different childcare providers such as an online service for family care Nannuka, nanny share company KoruKids, the babysitting service KidSitter, babysitting app Bubble as well as Bright Horizons which has a network of nurseries not just in the UK and also worldwide. They will present their companies and talk about what they offer in terms of childcare. There will also be time for Q&A. Toddlers and babies are welcome.
POP-UP SHOP with Rue des Petits (ruedespetits.co.uk)
Thursday and Friday, November 9-10, 9:30 to 16:30
Rue des Petits (gifts for babies, children and mums) will offer you a unique opportunity to browse through a curated selection of young, up-and-coming but also more established designers such as Moulin Roty, Annabel Kern or Merci Maman. Celebrate a birth with our newborn essentials (handmade sleeping bags, liberty bibs, comforters, soft blankets, pretty dolls, personalised gifts or skincare for babies) and make sure their bedroom looks unique with our cherry-picked home decors (musical mobiles, wall stickers, cushions, baskets, garlands or posters). But also, don’t forget the mums! For her, you can succumb to our handmade in France pouches and washbags, jewellery, travel bags or home decoration! For toddlers and children we have a pretty choice of toys, books and accessories such as sunglasses, backpacks, hair clips or enameled brooches. We hope you will enjoy the selection as much as we enjoyed curating it. RSVP if you plan to attend to info@3HousClub.com
AGE: Year 1-3 (5-8 yrs old)
A story of long, lost beasts and towers in the clouds
Now lost, destroyed and shrouded in mist
Silent birds, frozen lakes and light swallowed in shadows
Can you save Wonderland?
A map of clues. A mystery
Choose your mascot before your journey
For you will face mighty challenges
Only you can write this story
A roll of a dice; it's all in a number.
Think smart and tread carefully
Led by Tracey Martin
November 5, Sunday, 10:00 - 16:00
It’s Maths, but not what you’re used to!
Age: Year 3-5 (7-10 yrs old)
Age:7-10 yrs old
These maths workshops are for children who are already excited about mathematics and want to see and do, more than they have the opportunity to do in school. The focus is on logical reasoning, "thinking like a mathematician" and problem solving, together with mathematical acceleration. We will get together and carry out exploration of many topics from algebra, geometry, number theory, probability and number logic plus other areas of the curriculum.
The contests are enjoyable, spurring interest in mathematics and offering challenging problems of a different nature than those you may encounter in a math class.
You will develop your number skills and manipulation, and your application of the functions of maths, through solving many exciting challenges, maths games and puzzles.
Join us and develop your maths skills confidence and understanding and learn new techniques, without a textbook in sight.
Led by Philip Callaghan-Wright
November 5, Sunday, 10:00 -15:00
Fire in the Soul! (art of Painting with Matisse, Miro, Picasso, Leger and Kandinsky)
Age: Year 2-6 (6-11 yrs old)
Fire in the Soul!
Kandinsky: “Each colour lives by its mysterious life (…) - to create an artwork is to create the world.” Painting with Matisse, Miro, Picasso, Leger and Kandinsky you will gain an insight into their techniques, use of shape, colour and composition; as well as the ideas behind the artworks. Inspired by their thoughts and works – which according to Miro “must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness” - you will create your own colourful portfolio of masterpieces and ideas!
Led by Tania Gil Horta
FREE YOGA TASTER SESSION
Thursday, November 2, 10:30 – 11:30
For mother and child (8 month to 3 years old) with Laura McBride
Laura is a strong believer in a holistic wellness approach and she combines teaching yoga and working as a macrobiotic chef and consultant. She has benn practicing yoga for over 15 years and teaching since 2012. Laura is passionate about sharing yoga with children and believes that incorporating yoga and mindfulness techniques into daily life from a young age helps children to express themselves with confidence, reduces anxiety and and develops strength and flexibility both in body and mind. Most importantly, yoga with little ones is great fun and also facilitates a beautiful connection between parents and children when practiced together. Laura will teach a mums and toddlers class on Thursday morning at 1030 which will also include some gentle yoga for mums and carers as well as lots of singing to introduce children to yoga and a lovely savasana for all.
As we are planning to have a regular course with Laura on Thursday, this week we invite everybody to try it for free. Please RSVP to info@3HouseClub.com by the end of Wednesday, November 1.
Join our Halloween fancy dress party on Saturday, October 28th from 11:00 to 12:30!
Here's what you can expect:
- We'll be singing spooky songs,
- Decorate pumpkins,
- Facepainting and
- Eat lots of yummy treats
Tickets are £25 per child.
This event is appropriate for kids aged from 2-6 years old.
October 26, Thursday, 9:30 to 15:30: Scratch Coding for 7-12 yrs old
October 27, Friday, 9:30 to 15:30: Python Coding for 8-12 yrs old
with Theen Hussain, founder of www.learncreativeonline.com
Scratch workshop full details
Python workshop full details:
Children should bring their laptops and instruction/requirements will be sent to the participants prior to the workshop. Hot lunch will be provided. £75.
Join Nassima Saidani for art and artist exploration inspired by Picasso. Ms Saidani studied"Nouveau Réalisme" at the Modern Art Museum of Nice, France as well as completed a course on "Painters of the 20 century from 1900 to 1999" at the MOMA of New York. Currently she is a teaching assitant running after-school club in a local prep girls' school. The workshop is £40 and lunch will be provided.
If you are an expat mum with a young child in London, you would enjoy meeting Isabella Davidson and read her just published book The Beta Mum: Adventure in Alpha Land.
Together with NW8 Mums, we are proud to present this book which is a fun, contemporary fish-out-of-water story set around one of the exclusive nurseries in West London full of celebrities, rich and beautiful expats.
Isabella Davidson is the author of the popular blog Notting Hill Yummy Mummy. Through the blog she has written features for The Times, The Saturday Times Magazine, Corner Magazine and has been interviewed by the Financial Times, The Spectator, Daily Mail, Harper’s Bazaar, Tatler, and The Times.
Prior to starting her writing career, she worked as a divemaster, for a humanitarian organization in public education and public awareness and as a doctor for the National Health Service. She has lived in seven countries on four different continents. She now lives in west London with her husband and their two children. The Beta Mum, Adventures in Alpha Land is her first novel.
RSVP to info@3HouseClub.com if you would like to join us October 12 from 13:00 - 14:30 for book reading and signing over some nibbles. You can buy the book on the day at the club.
Join us for a free coffee morning with Poornima Nair , a life coach and mentor who specialises in empowering women to live an authentic and meaningful life, with working women and home makers who want more balance in their lives, and with managers and leaders who want a greater sense of fulfilment in their life.
RSVP info@3HouseClub.com if you would like to join us.
Are you a new family in London? Do you have a friend who is moving from abroad with young children? This is the event for you!
Together with a group of local businesses, we hold a welcome morning to families that have just arrived to the area. For those with pre-school children in particular, this morning will be a great way to get to know each other. On the day, we will have an orientation talk about how to organise your life in London with young children and will include:
· A brief overview of the London childcare system from KidSitter (www.kidsitter.co.uk), the on-demand childcare service. KidSitter will also provide a complimentary creche for participants attending with their children.
· An overview of nurseries and the British school system from educational consultancy Magus Education (www.maguseducation.com);
· Presentation of fun things to do with the children locally from Perfect Cuppa English(www.perfectcuppaenglish.co.uk), who helps to settle expats into life in London through personalised English language, British culture and orientation programmes for individuals;
· Review of online and social media communities and useful apps for parents with young children by NW8-Mums (https://nw8-mums.com/), a community group that connect parents;
· A review of the main London sightseeing attractions for children under 10 years old by The Little PA (www.thelittlepa.co.uk), a personal assistant to organise your children’s free time; and
· An overview of free and paid regular activities and classes for babies, toddlers & pre-school children from 3 House Club (www.3HouseClub.com), a private family club for parties and classes for children under 8 years old.
If you are interested to join this FREE event, please RSVP via info@3HouseClub.com by September 18.