Children & Under 18s

Children & Under 18s


Westerham Parent & Toddler Group

A voluntary run Playgroup for families with babies and preschool aged children.

Every Monday 10.00-12.00 drop in during term time, to the Congregational Church Hall, on Fullers Hill. £1.50 per family includes activities, drinks and snacks for all.

For more information call Emily on 07919 488408

Term dates are:
March 6, 13, 20, 27; April 24; May 8, 15, 22, 29; June 5, 12, 19, 26; July 3, 10


Go Ride

British Cycling

Westerham Cycling Club has become a British Cycling accredited Go-Ride Club -this is British Cycling’s development programme for young people. Interestingly 60% of riders on the Great Britain Cycling Team started out at Go-Ride clubs so who knows one day Westerham could have its very own Bradley Wiggins.

Contact Westerham Cyclery : Tel 01959 561747 Email:mark@westerhamcyclingclub.co.uk


Dancing Days

kidsDancing Days offers “Dancing Dots” – fun and energetic dance classes for children from 16 months to 4 years old. Watch your little one grow in confidence each week as they dance with bubbles, ribbons, batons and pompoms, whilst exploring a a variety of themes. Our Street Dance class, “Street Stripes” is for children age 4/5 and is a relaxed and informal, fun class involving warm-up, technique and dance routines, all to the latest pop and dance music.

Contact: Email Jo@dancingdays.co.uk or read more at the website


Musical Bumps

Music classes, singing and fun for babies, toddlers and pre-school children with their parents and carers. Experts agree that music benefits all areas of learning, and we all know that music is vital to our well-being! Our classes focus on the use of music to support development of speech, language and communication – along with social skills – through fun sessions lead by experienced and well-trained teachers and musicians. Classes also include time for a drink, biscuit and chat!

You are warmly invited to join us for a free trial class at Westerham Hall on Friday mornings 9.30am for toddlers and 10.30am for babies. Please contact us at Sevenoaks@musicalbumps.com, call 07736 244142 or visit our website 


Fortitude Taekwondo Academy

TaekwondoFortitude Academy offers Taekwondo classes in Westerham Hall on Wednesdays. If you would like to try Taekwondo and see all the benefits that you can gain from it then feel free to sign up for our months free unlimited taekwondo classes.

Wednesdays – Ninjas 4.00-3.30; Dragons 4.30-5.15; Juniors 5.15-6.00

Contact: Tel: 08701 662 568 Read more


Westerham Youth Club

Westerham Youth ClubWesterham Youth Club (9- 18 year olds) operated by Playplace on behalf of Westerham Town Council.

We meet at The Pavilion, King George V Field,  Mondays 6-8pm (9-12years) Thursdays 7pm – 9pm (Seniors 11+) during term time

Weekly children & Youth Club sessions: activities are all decided by the Young People in discussion with their Leaders, and reflect the issues and interests of those growing up in Westerham today.

Contact Tel: 01689 867358 or 07966966090


MoorEnergy Kids’ Boxing Sessions

MoorEnergyAll Ages and Abilities Welcome
Boys aged 8 – 13 Tuesdays and Wednesdays 5pm
Teenagers aged 14 – 17 Thursdays 6pm
MoorEnergy Fitness Club
Fullers Hill
London Road
Westerham TN16 1AA

Contact: Tel Nigel 01959 561622 www.moorenergy.co.uk


Apollo Youth Choirs (Crockham Hill)

Park ViewFor ages 11-16 and 6-10 Based in the Kentish Hills on the Kent/ Surrey/Sussex border Directed by Graham Dinnage GTCL, LTCL, LGSM Senior Choir (ages 11-16): Saturdays 10.00 -12.15 Junior Choir (ages 6-10) Saturdays 10.00 – 11.15 We have two divisions now for different age groups.

Contact: Tel Graham Dinnage on 01732 866372 / 07976 221803 www.apolloyouthchoir.org.


St Mary’s Junior Church Choir

chWe meet each Friday at 6.10 – 6.50pm in the John Fryth at St Mary’s Church for a rehearsal. Children learn important musical skills such as harmony and rhythm and sing with the full church choir in services. They can even earn a small amount at weddings!

If your child is aged 8 or above and you would him/her to join or want to know more please

Contact: Mrs Jeannie Pearch, Junior Choir Leader T 01959 564518 or Japearch@aol.com or come along on a Friday evening with your child and see what goes on.


Sing Rainbows

Sing RainbowsSing Rainbows music and movement classes is an exciting music course for children aged 3 months to 7 years. Classes provide a carefully structured balance of activities designed to stimulate and aid development. Many colourful props are used throughout all classes; such as, maracas, bells, claves,  percussion instruments, coloured scarves, bean bags, pom poms, balls etc.

Westerham Hall Thursday mornings during term time.

Contact: Helena Craig Tel: 07905 750966 to book your place.
Helena Craig BA PGTC LTCL(Mus Ed)
www.singrainbows.com


Westerham Sure Start Children’s Centre

Westerham Sure Start Children’s CentreWe provide Sure Start Children’s Centre services for families with children under 5 in an area that covers 54 square miles within the Sevenoaks District. Unlike many other Children’s Centres we do not have a fixed Centre base from which services are delivered, but offer outreach services throughout the Westerham Children’s Centre catchment area.

We work closely with midwives, health visitors, pre-schools, parent & toddler groups as well as agencies that can help families with housing, employment, and training queries. Working together we aim to support families in giving children under 5 the best possible start in life.

If you would like to get involved or find out more about what we do, please contact me.  I look forward to meeting you soon!

Ann Pearce, Family Support & Outreach Worker, Westerham Children’s Centre.
Write to me at: Westerham Village Hall, Quebec Avenue, Westerham
Contact: Email: annpearce@springhouse.org.uk. Call me on: 07900 920441


Eden Nursery School is a lovely day nursery run by two Norland Nannies. We operate from Westerham Hall, in Quebec Avenue Monday to Friday, taking children from 2 to school age. Please contact owners Beth Silcox or Hannah Heath on 07513 681560 or edennurseryschool@gmail.com for a prospectus or more information We are also on Facebook, please search ‘Eden Nursery School Westerham’


Westerham Day Nursery

Day NurseryWesterham Day Nursery has been established since 1994. We are located in the grounds of Churchill Primary School. We are a full day care setting; registered by Ofsted to care for up to 50 children each day, under the age of 6 years.

We pride ourselves on our highly qualified and experienced team of nursery practitioners that creates a fun and caring environment for children to learn and develop through play. Key workers plan activities in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage to support and develop each child at their own individual level.

Amanda Morgan, Manager

For more information visit Westerham Day Nursery Website or telephone 01959 565969.


 

Churchill CE Primary School

Churchill Primary schoolWe seek to develop an environment which encourages high achievements whilst retaining a caring and respectful approach towards others, one of mutual trust. This is fundamental to our school ethos, and the school team of staff, governors, parents and children are committed to this.

We have strong links with our local church St. Mary’s, and together we encourage the children to develop a positive and self-disciplined approach to their work in a happy enjoyable environment. Our school motto is ‘Others’ and we always remember how much this means to us all.

Open Days for Prospective Parents

Contact: Tel: 01959 562197 Email:office@churchill.kent.sch.uk
Read more at Westerham Churchill School website.

Ofsted Report December 2013


Valence School

Valence SchoolValence School is a well established centre of excellence offering high quality learning opportunities and excellent social and health care to children and young people who have physical disabilities and complex medical needs. The School has both day and residential places and has many outstanding specialist facilities.

The School is an exciting, innovative and dynamic place – we are proud of our specialist work in which students’ achievements, progress and development is at the heart of everything we do. The School works hard to have close and productive relationships with parents and carers and we are grateful for the support that they provide. Our ‘can do’ approach aims to give our children and young people the skills and understanding, together with the confidence and independence necessary for them to participate in and contribute to society in the way each chooses.

Valence School website.


Westerham Schools Music Festival

Music FestivalSt Mary’s Church holds an annual Festival Concert for primary aged children. Held in the historic Church each year, schools in and around the North Downs combine to perform in this Concert

The Director Jane Maxwell works with the Guild Committee and acts as Conductor and Musical Director. She inspires, rehearses and conducts children’s choirs, with the aim of staging a high quality concert.


Stagecoach Theatre Arts School

Stagecoach DramaPerforming Arts for 4-18 year olds. The Oxted branch of Stagecoach meets regularly at Hazelwood School and offers a lively and inspiring forum for learning the disciplines of dance, drama and singing in a very safe and happy environment.
The skills learnt by our Stagecoach students don’t disappear when the curtain falls – they are skills for life.

See main Stagecoach website. For specific details of the Oxted branch, click here.

Contact: Melinda Cherrett, the Principal of Stagecoach Oxted, on 01342 892225.


Judith Essex School of Dancing

Judith Essex Dancingis registered with:

  • The Royal Academy of Dancing
  • The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing
  • The International Dance Teachers Association

and has been teaching dance for some 25 years in the local area, supported by a team of qualified teachers. We are delighted to announce we have begun Pre School Ballet classes in Westerham Hall on Thursdays, early afternoons, during term-time.

Contact: Tel: 01959 564565 For more information click here


Crockham Hill Youth Choir (age 6-16)

Crockham Hil ChoirWebsite

Crockham Hill Youth Choir is a choir for children in and around Crockham Hill in Kent (including the surrounding towns and villages) aged between 6 and 16 to learn new songs and develop their vocal technique in a fun, relaxed environment led by a professional choir trainer. In their first year, the choir has already given five public performances. All ages and abilities are catered for, with opportunities for singing in harmony, music reading and solo singing for the more advanced. The primary aim of the choir is to have fun and enjoy singing.

Currently, the choir runs on Saturdays, 11.30 – 12.45 normally in Crockham Hill Village Hall (when it is available). Parents / child carers are welcome to join in the singing at rehearsals.
Contact: Katy on 01732 866381 / 07906 806529 or email Katy or call Graham on 01732 866372 / 07976 221803 or email Graham


Jam Dance Company

Jam DanceWesterham Hall

Established since 2000, Jam Dance Company teaches and develops students in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Street, Breakin and Singing. Passionate about dance and teaching we want anyone we teach to have fun, gain confidence and become the best dancers they can be.

Contact: Telephone: 07968 103512 Email: jane@jam-dance.co.uk
Visit our website.


Football Rascals

Football RascalsNot running at present

All coaches are CRB checked and qualified.
Junior Rascals – (2 – 3 1/2 years) Sundays 10.00 till 10.45
Mighty Rascals – (3 1/2 – 5 years) Sundays 11.00 till 11.45
Mega Rascals – (5 – 7 years) Sundays 12.00 till 12.45

It’s £6 per session or £50 for 10 weeks. First session FREE OF CHARGE! Including that it works out  works out £4.50 per session for 11 weeks.
To book in or any other questions feel free to contact Jordan Bradley on:

T: 07540253870 or E: footballrascals@hotmail.com
Venue – Westerham Hall, Quebec Avenue, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1BG

Its every Sunday…


Junior Football Club

Junior FootballKing George V Playing Fields

The commitment and passion of local volunteers has unified the Westerham and district community and grown the playing membership from 40 to over 170. The Club has been successful in encouraging girls to join the Club and play regular football and has forged links with local schools and other community groups. Over 90% of the volunteer coaches have official FA qualification coaching badges and most have voluntarily undergone First Aid and Child Protection courses.

This Charter Standard club offers a clubhouse, floodlit training, FA qualified coaches and a dedicated goalkeeping school.

The club has entered 14 teams in the Tandridge league. The Under 5s & Under 6s train on Saturday mornings. The Goalkeeping School is on Saturday mornings.

We are always on the look out for new players in all age groups (from age 4 -18) irrespective of their totalling ability. We are particularly interested in hearing from parents of children in school years reception & Year 1 who would be interested in joining the colts section for a fun introduction to football on Saturday mornings.

Contact: Paul Carter on 07770 801584 or e-mail westerhamjuniorfc@btinternet.com.

More information…


Air Cadets

Air Cadets Logo

Are you aged between 12 (school year 8) and 17? Are you interested in making new friends? Are you interested in Aviation? Then the Royal Air Force Air Cadets could be for you.

2427 (Biggin Hill) Squadron, Air Training Corps is your local Squadron. Based on the site of the historic Royal Air Force Station, we parade on Mondays and Wednesdays between 1900hrs and 2145hrs. Although we are partly sponsored by the Royal Air Force, there is no commitment to join the RAF, but if you are considering a Service career it could help. Many cadets go on to fly as a profession in both military and civil life, of course, others may not go on to fly at all, but at least they have a good grounding in citizenship and leadership.

Biggin Hill squadron recruit on a bi-monthly basis and is current taking down names for our next intake. We welcome all potential cadets and their parents to come along for a visit to see what we have to offer.

Contact the squadron on 01959 570426 during parade hours, or E: oc.2427@airacdets.org


Westerham Scouts

Scouts

The Scout Association is an international organisation that helps over 573,000 young people in the UK enjoy new adventures; to experience the outdoors; interact with others, gain confidence and have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Working alongside our youth members are thousands of adult volunteers, with a huge variety of roles and opportunities available.

The Westerham Scout group is split into three sections for boys and girls,

Beavers (6-8 years) meet Wednesdays between 5.15 – 6.30pm, Cubs (8-10 ½ years) meet on Mondays between 6.30 – 8.00pm and Scouts (10 ½ – 14 years) meet on Fridays between 7.30 – 9.00pm. All meetings take place at the Scout hut in Hortons Way (By the Aqualisa Car park on the edge of King George V Playing Field).

 We run a Tea and Cake stall at Hosey Hill every Sunday afternoon 14.00 – 17.00 May –July (Weather and Camp permitting) which provides homemade cakes and drinks to walkers and passers by.

Please contact us by email at info@westerhamscouts.co.uk, or www.sevenoaksscouts.org.uk for further details.


Westerham Sea Cadets

Sea CadetsThe Westerham Sea Cadet Corps meet on Tuesday and Thursday in the Drill Hall in the High Street. It is a registered Charity and part of a nationwide voluntary youth organisation for young adults aged 12 – 18. We also recruit Junior Cadets aged 10 – 12. Cadets will learn valuable skills and have the opportunity to gain qualifications that future employers view in high regard, such as first aid, DofE and BTEC. Training is based around a nautical theme, with cadets experiencing both indoor and outdoor lessons, in a variety of subjects. During the summer, cadets get the chance to go boating, whereas in the winter, cadets tend to work more towards their chosen specialisations and proficiencies, such as cook steward, seamanship and shooting. Westerham Sea Cadets is one of the newest units having been started in 2005. They currently have around 25 cadets and juniors, and have participated in local and community events such as the Jubilee Celebrations, Scarecrow Festival and Remembrance Day. If you’d like to join, or to help, the Westerham Sea Cadets Group would be delighted to hear from you. Contact the unit on 01959 565006 or email on westerhamscc@hotmail.co.uk. Ana Hughes Chair Unit Management Committee

Just go along or visit Westerham Cadets website.


Rainbows & Brownies

Rainbows and BrowniesMeet on Thursdays 6:00 pm – 7:30pm at Churchill School.
Rainbows are ages 5 – 7 and Brownies are for ages 7 -10.
We have a range of activities with lots of badges to do from agility to watersports. The Brownies usually spend a week away in August at a farm near East Grinstead with lots of outdoor activities like archery, bungee trampolining and abseiling. Brownies are adventurous, helpful and up for a challenge! Try games, activities, advice, badges and find out more about Girl-guiding! For more information see www.girlguiding.org.uk/brownies/

New members warmly welcomed!
Email sam.marsh5@btinternet.com

for more information… or call 01959 562796 / 07712 730389


Girl Guides

Girl GuidesNot running at present

Meet on Tuesdays 6:30pm – 8:00pm at the Evangelical Church, Westerham
Guides are aged 10 – 14 and there are loads of fun badges to try. You’re very welcome to join us!
Contact Lisa Howard on 01959 564197
Visit website…


Westerham Amateur Dramatic Society YOUTH

WADS YouthWesterham Amateur Dramatic Society YOUTH is revived! This is going to be a fresh and slightly wacky birth of a youthful version of WADS, with a fun and quirky approach.

Contact: visit WADS website at http://www.wads-web.net/.


Brasted Chart and Toys Hill Cricket Club

Youth Cricketis looking to recruit more young people!

The ground at Foxwold on Brasted Chart has hosted cricket for nearly 80 years and is in one of the most picturesque settings in the area. We are a typical village team, playing for fun and the love of the game.  It is an ideal opportunity for younger players who would like to turn out for the odd game. We don’t charge an annual sub, but players pay a match fee to cover costs.

Contact Chris Bailey on 01959 562676 or David Renton on 01959 564749.


Limpsfield Lawn Tennis Club

Youth Tennisis a friendly racket sports club located in the attractive village of Limpsfield, just off the A25.

A large members club with not only sixteen tennis courts, but also six Squash & Racketball courts and two sports halls for Badminton & Table tennis – it welcomes players of all ages and abilities.

Coaches in all our disciplines offer support and our extensive sports and social facilities are much appreciated by our members. During the week we host various outside activities including bridge, pilates, circuit training, indoor bowls and ballet. School holiday camps, coaching and fun for our juniors nurture a love of all our sports.

Do come along for a chat and to look around.

Tel: 01883 714079
Email: manager@limpsfieldtennis.co.uk

More information…


Baby Sensory

Baby SensoryClasses are running in Westerham and are based at the Westerham Hall on Quebec Avenue, and courses follow term times.

Baby Sensory is the perfect way to encourage your baby’s early development in their first year and gives you the vital information about their development – all through fun and vibrant activities that you can also try at home.

It is also a great place to meet other new parents in a relaxed and informal setting. The sessions are open to any parent or carer with a baby from birth up to the age of 13 months and each class runs for 60 minutes.

Contact Samantha Burton on tel 07988427837 or email: sevenoaks@babysensory.co.uk
For more details see www.babysensory.com.