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And welcome to KIDZ#1, where learning and fun go hand in hand!

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The past year has been super hard for children. One minute, they’re in school, the next, they are being homeschooled and being taught via zoom. Trying to establish a successful routine is paramount to ensuring they feel relaxed and ready to go back into the classroom, so parents, we’ve got your back! Take a look at some of our top tips to get your kids out the door without a hitch. 

Bedtime routine

Restoring your child’s sleep pattern is vital. Ensuring they are well rested for the week ahead is so important for their concentration in classes and also, helps them stay awake in class! Set a strict routine for the evening. Whether that’s having a bath, reading a book and going to bed at a reasonable time to ensure they get their minimum of eight hours. Don’t forget to limit screen time too. Research shows that looking at your screen before bed is detrimental to your sleep.

Get your school bag and uniform ready

No one wants a last minute dash hunting for a missing part of the p.e kit, so make sure their school bag and uniform is laid out the night before. This avoids any drama in the morning and will ensure everyone is nice and relaxed, parents too!

Make their lunch extra special

If your kids take a packed lunch to school, why not make it extra special? Pack their favourite sandwiches or sweet treat or why not add in a special note for them to read? Giving them something to look forward to during their school day will help keep them motivated and happy. 

Talk to their teacher about any worries

There’s no denying that your little ones will have worries about going to school. They’ve been through a lot! If something significant has happened during lockdown, such as a family illness or a change of circumstance, make sure to keep their teacher informed. Teachers are there to help and knowing about any significant changes will help them support your child.

Do something enjoyable

Give your kids something to look forward to when they come home from school. Whether that’s going to the park, watching their favourite TV show, making one of their favourite dinners or even booking a session here at KIDZ#1!  It’s super helpful to have something to look forward to after a long day and week.

Be enthusiastic about going back to school

Children will pick up your emotions, so if you’re worried about them going back to school, they will be worried too! Keep enthusiastic and remain positive about them going back to school.

Explain new rules 

Schools will inevitably have changed. Make sure your children know that schools will look different, explain social distancing and discuss mask wearing if they have to. Remember to keep an eye on all of the latest government guidelines and speak to the school to discuss the new measures they have implemented. 

Back up plan

We’ve all been there, running late for school picks ups or the car breaking down as soon as you’ve left the house! Having a back-up plan in place will help to deter lateness and panic stations. Get in touch with some other parents to see if they can pick your child up from school or drop them off if such a situation should arise. 

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Meet the team!
January 27th 2021

At KIDZ#1 we pride ourselves on having some excellent team members and class teachers that offer an inspirational and fun experience to all of our guests. Don’t just take our word for it, read on to learn all about our fabulous and talented team. 

 

Anjali Mahtani

Anjali Mahtani is our baby and toddler sensory teacher and is here to give your little ones to some fun playtime to help them get off to a great start in life. Anjali has two children herself and has been working with children in Morocco and London. She loves seeing the little ones learn and develop in her classes and all of the activities are designed to stimulate your child’s senses, physical development, creativity and much more. Anjali provides classes that encourage interactive play sessions for each parent and child. 

Ella Williams

Ella is our fun loving music and singing teacher who knows how to hold a powerful tune. Ella recently graduated with a first class degree in musical theatre, impressive! She has been a music and singing teacher at renowned Stagecoach for nearly two years with experience teaching in groups and private 1-2-1 singing lessons. She has chaperoned various west end and UK tours such as MAry Poppings, Billy Elliot, Nativity the Musical and Wind in the Willows. Ella is here to nurture, teach and help create children’s love for music and singing.

 

Megan Metts

Megan’s dance training began at the age of three and in 2015, she took over as principal and creative director of a growing dance school in the heart of Ealing Broadway. Megan’s classes are run with the purpose of inspiring students to explore the exciting world of music, movement and creativity, with the aim of developing children’s love and understanding for the art of dance.

 

Lani Calvert

Lani is a professional actor and teaches our drama classes at KIDZ#1. Lani is a recent graduate from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and has a whole host of teaching experience both in England and oversees. She can’t wait to share her love for drama with all of our guests! 

 

 

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KIDZ#1 is a new innovative 12,000 square foot soft play area, combining play and education for kids aged 0-12. We are nestled in the vibrant Dickens Yard, Ealing, which is bursting with public spaces and leisure activities for the whole family to enjoy.

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Soft Play

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Baby Sensory

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VR Zone

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We’ve teamed up with Los Angeles’ finest pizza makers to serve you with 4 scrumptious choices - so kids, parents and guardians can all enjoy at Kidz#1

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For the parents & guardians!

You can leave your kids in the hands of our capable, fully qualified and DBS-checked staff at our classes while you stay and enjoy the interactive tables or even while they play. Grab a coffee, read a book, or get in touch with your inner child and join in with the fun!

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*Children aged 0-3 must be accompanied by a parent or carer