Local Information :: childrens

1st St Margarets Scout Group

The 1st St Margarets Scout Group (a.k.a '1stmar'), founded in 1919, was the first and remains the only Scout Group in St.Margarets.

Currently they have three sections - Beavers (6 to 8 year olds), Cubs (8 to 10½ year olds) and Scouts (10½ to 14½ year olds). They are a very active Group and meet each Wednesday evening in St Stephen's School Hall. (Entrance on the A316)

Bright Horizons Oak Lane Day Nursery and Preschool


The brand new Oak Lane Day Nursery and Preschool is the located in close proximity to Twickenham station and a short walk from St. Margarets.

The nursery offers five home-bases each tailored to the children's different age groups. Each age group will have access to an external play area allowing them to play, discover and learn in a natural environment.

The nursery will be opening Spring 2016.

Brook House Nursery


Brook House was set up in 1991 in a spacious family home. We care for 32 children aged seven months -- five years.

Our children play in two gardens and learn about how food is grown on a plot on a nearby allotment. They take part in additional activities like ballet and music, and French lessons are also available on request.

If you would like to to have look around, please call 020 8892 4853 to fix a visit.

Gymboree Play & Music and The Toy Shop - St Margarets

Looking for something to do with your little one? Living in the local areas of St Margarets, Richmond, Whitton, Hampton, Isleworth, Teddington or Twickenham? Why not come along for a free trial of any of our exciting classes -- we offer Sensory Baby Play classes, Play & Learn classes, Art and Music. Themed children's birthday parties are hosted on the premises or can be delivered off site.

The Toy Shop - St Margarets is stocked with a range of traditional, educational toys, gifts and art and craft products. Pottery painting, Decoupage and seasonal art and craft activities are always available and this is a perfect place to hold creative children's parties.

Our site offers

  • Buggy park
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Baby feeding areas
  • Baby bottle warming facilities

Getting to us

We are located four doors down from St Margarets station

  • Buses include 33, H37 and R70 which stop just outside Tesco (next door)
  • Pay at Meter and Voucher parking are available in adjacent roads (vouchers can be purchased from the newsagents or Post Office a few steps away)

HalfBacks Rugby for Kids


Halfbacks Rugby is a fun and exciting new concept designed to teach children aged 2 - 7 the values of rugby union, enabling them to develop their confidence, physical and social skills, and ultimately be kids! Our coaches are at the top of there game providing innovative and outstanding rugby games every week. We will have rugby based play sessions provided by RFU recognised coaches who will plan and deliver effective, fun and educationally effective sessions.

Humming Bee Music


Humming Bee is a weekly Music and Movement class for preschool children, based on the Kodály principles of teaching musicianship.



Kiddikicks wholeheartedly aims to keep children playing sport long into adulthood by giving them a positive introduction to sport using the Kiddikicks syllabus of super-fun football developing real football skills and life skills in a safe, creative environment. The Kiddikicks syllabus is constantly evolving to keep up with the latest thinking and children's bodies and minds.

Latino Bambino


Lively and unique Salsa/fitness classes for new mothers with their babies.

Latino Bambino is an energising dance/keep fit class wearing your baby in a sling. It is an opportunity to bond with your baby whilst dancing to uplifting Latin music in a safe and sociable fiesta atmosphere!

Our classes allow mothers to burn calories, improve cardiovascular endurance and posture, and shed-off their post-natal weight whilst building intimacy and trust with their baby - all whilst having a lot of fun!

Classes for Toddlers (1-3 years) and Birthday Party Entertainment also available!

Little Kin Photography


Polly is a West London family photographer specialising in modern photography of babies, children and families. With her natural and light style she captures the beauty in real moments and connections, the love between families and the unique, magical spirit of children. Polly shoots at your home or on location in some of the beautiful green spaces around St Margarets including Richmond Park. As a mother herself, she has a gentle approach to working with children, she spends time helping everyone to feel relaxed and comfortable in order to capture genuine, raw moments that are moving and timeless.

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Little Love - Motherhood Yoga & Massage


Little Love Yoga - For Pregnancy, Mum & Baby and Toddler

Yoga is so helpful when we need to slow down and enjoy the precious moments of parenthood - the before the baby is born and for many years afterwards.

Doing yoga with our little ones is so lovely and fun as well bond building in the important formative times. Babies enjoy the gentle stretches, hearing mum's voice and the scientifically developed moves help them reach milestones more comfortably. Toddlers need the repetition, movement and freedom for fun expression at a time when they are branching out to more independence. Yoga is a great way for them to do explore and have fun with mum or dad by their side.

  • Mum and Baby Postnatal Yoga runs Wednesday 1.30pm-2.30pm and is suitable for around 2 months old to walking or very mobile.
  • Toddler yoga runs Wednesday 2.30pm-3.15pm and is suitable for mobile/walkers up to pre-school age.

Mandarin Ducklings Marble Hill Park


Mandarin Ducklings Nursery Marble Hill Park is a Montessori nursery for children aged 2 to under 5 years. Situated in the beautiful Marble Hill Park, our nursery offers an outdoor learning programme. It also provides bilingual teaching of English and Chinese Mandarin in conjunction with its Montessori curriculum.

Marble Hill Dance Studio


Marble Hill Dance Studio for Ballet, Tap, Classical tuition of both children and adults.

Marble Hill Playcentres

Marble Hill Playcentres is based in the grounds of Marble Hill Park and offers stimulating play opportunities to children from 0-15 years in its two award winning facilities.

The Adventure Playground is open for outdoor adventurous fun on fabulous rope swings, aerial runway, nest swing and trampoline. The fun packed play programme will include arts and crafts, karaoke, sports and games, BBQ's, sports, music and drama.

No need to pre book-just turn up! For children and young people aged 5-15 years.

Mini Musica


We sing, we move, we play!

Preschool music and movement education for children from 18 months, Mini Musica promotes musical culture among children through the sessions children learn about music and shape musical taste.

Fun and engaging activities are led by an experienced QTS Music Teacher. Mini Musica program follows music education methods developed by Dalcroze, Kodaly and Carl Orff approach. During the session, children have the opportunity to play percussion instruments and experience activities with a colourful parachute.

More Information

  • Sessions are Tuesdays, starting on 17 January 2017 from 13.15 to 13.45 at the ETNA Centre
  • Prices: £3 each for a 5 - 10 pass ticket and £4 - 'pay as you go' option - siblings - 50% discount

Pickle Pie Parties


Vibrant children's entertainment and party planning company for all occasions! Summer fun, weddings, birthdays, Christmas — where there are children — Pickle Pie Parties will come to create the fun!

We have a professional and versatile selection of incredible entertainers, face painters, magicians, balloon modellers and more!

Call us today so we can wave our magic wands and deliver you your very own special party!

Pretty Polly Face Painter


I am a trained and insured professional face painter. Only EU and FDA approved paints, (Snazaroo, Diamond FX, Mehron) are used; clean sponges for every face and frequent water changes.

Girl and boy designs: princesses, fairies, tigers, monsters, spiderman, batman, miss kitty, etc... I also do themes like Halloween and Christmas. monsters and princesses, Frozen, etc... Children of all ages, and adults too!

Smaller designs for hands, arms or cheeks for those who don't want their faces covered. For Health and Safety Reasons, it is advisable that children under two do not have their faces painted, nor children/adults who have a skin infection Shop openings, corporate events, hen parties, christenings

Singing Hands


Signing Fun for Little Ones! Come and join our sign and sing-along sessions. Learn key signs to help develop your child's communication skills. Our classes teach signing (Makaton) in a fun and lively way through games, stories, songs and rhymes. Baby signing (6m+) and toddler signing (18m+) classes available in Teddington, Twickenham and East Twickenham. Sessions at the Crossway Centre on Monday mornings.

St Margarets Dance Academy


St Margarets Dance Academy is a small local company teaching dance to children from 5 to teens. The style of dance is Jazz/Modern and Musical Theatre incorporating exercise routines to help improve and maintain children's fitness whilst also exposing them to the art of dance.

Susan Sharples - Maths Tutor

Up to date and qualified with over 15 years experience of exam boards and general numeracy.

GCSE , A/S and A Level

Tempo Tots


Tempo Tots offers LiVE music making as a developmental tool for little ones aged between 3 months to 4 years.

Tiny Tunes


Pay As You Go song, dance & rhyme drop-in sessions for pre-school children (3 months - 5 years)

little floribundas baby massage and baby yoga


Little floribundas- offering baby massage and baby yoga classes in a relaxed, friendly environment. Massage and yoga are hugely beneficial to your child's development and can help relieve the discomfort of teething, colic and other digestive difficulties as well as improving bonding between parent and child.