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  • Alphabet Child-Care Agency - - Specialists in Professional Child Care Across Hampshire and West Sussex. Tel: 02392 790083.
  • Aquatots - - we teach Adult & Baby Aquatics using the STA syllabus to infants from birth up to the age of 4 years. All our instructors are fully qualified and CRB checked. We also run Underwater Photography (available to non-Aquatots customers), Dads only classes and Family classes for 2 children over the age of 2 years up to the age of 10 years, accompanied by at least 1 adult. We run classes in Portsmouth and Cosham. Courses start from £65.00/child for 6 weeks. Private tuition also available. Visit, email us at or call 07580 351058 for more information. New customers receive 1st course discount with this code NCT010 (quote in Service Number box on online booking form).
  • Boogie Mites - - Boogie Mites writes songs and compiles music programmes to support learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. You can purchase parent CD packs for children from 0-5 years from our website. For information about private courses running in the area please contact
  • Cuddledry - - Cuddledry, makers of the original baby apron towel, shot to fame after an appearance on BBC's Dragons' Den, and have gone from strength to strength ever since, making bathtimes simple and stress free for parents everywhere. Their range of extra absorbent towels for babies and toddlers are all made with pure cotton and natural bamboo fibre, giving them a super softness that lasts wash after wash. You can now get 10% off everything on the Cuddledry website, with the promotional code NCT10.
  • Hands On Gardening - - Make the most of your garden without spending a small fortune! - Maintenance, landscaping, clearance and tidy-ups. Contact Hirum Hands for a free estimate - 07816 604230 / 02392 343185 or at
  • Joyful Family Doula Service - - want to have a positive experience of birth? A doula can help you. Whatever the perfect birth would be for you, from planned c-section to home water birth and everything in between, having a positive consistent supporter can help. For more information please call 07970 918518 or read more on my website.
  • Puddle Ducks - - Puddle Ducks offers baby, toddler and child swimming classes in warm pools in Portsmouth and the surrounding areas. The classes, which can be joined at any time, have a maximum of 8 in a class and we are currently offering a  10% discount for your first term if you mention the NCT site when you book. Puddle Ducks is a fun and friendly swimming programme with lots of music and rhyme. Babies and children can join our swimming classes at any age from birth, developing from water babies to confident swimmers without even realising they are learning to swim. Children learn lifesaving, swimming and underwater skills whilst having fun! Please contact us on 07552108062 or to join one of our classes or see our website . You can also keep up to date with information about our classes by “liking” our Facebook page We look forward to welcoming you to Puddle Ducks!!
  • Southsea Community Garden - Love Southsea? Love to grow healthy, local produce? Want to contribute to your community? Southsea Greenhouse is a local Community Co-operative.  We grow, create and sell local produce, plants and crafts, and provide volunteering opportunities.  We are opem Thursday to Sunday 11-3pm - come along and join us for digging, planting, watering and cultivating - and we also need help in the shop, serving customers and chatting to visitors about what the Community Garden and Southsea Greenhouse are all about.  You can find us at  Our contact number is 07530913211 
  • The Little Swim Academy - - We work with babies and toddlers, introducing them gently to the joy of the water whilst teaching important water safety skills. We welcome babies from 4 weeks old as children this young have a natural affinity with water and we can build on their innate swimming reflexes. If you are joining our classes with a child under 3 years, you or a suitable guardian will be accompanying them in the water and growing in confidence together as you follow their every splash of development and success. At Little Swim academy we have developed a programme that combines our specialist baby and toddler programme with the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) Ducklings awards. We work at your baby’s pace, introducing essential building blocks for future swimming skills as well as essential safety skills: returning to the side, holding on, floating on back and, above all, confidence in the water. Contact 0845 0000 462 /
  • Waterbabies - - We are the UK’s leading baby swim school, teaching a core skill to hundreds of babies and children every week which could potentially save their life. Our instructors are some of the most highly skilled instructors in the world and incredibly passionate about what they do. We only swim in warm water & hydrotherapy pools so your baby can join us from birth. However we are always happy to welcome children to waterbabies up to 5 years old. Our unique courses are fun and innovative but carefully structured with progressive lesson plans for each week. We’ll give you all the skills and support you need to become your babies own instructor. We also hold regular underwater photoshoots where you’ll have a chance to own a lasting memento of this special time in your babies life. We hold regular free taster sessions so you can come and see exactly what we are about! Please give us a call we would love to hear from you! Contact us on 02392 231007 or email;
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