News

Here you can see all the exciting things Talking Tots has been up to. For media enquiries, please contact the press office at press@talkingtots.info or 01253 735355.

8 September 2017
Introducing ...
We are thrilled to introduce our latest three franchisees, who are all launching classes this term ... Aimee in East Hamshire, Rachel in Rhyll and Jess in Redditch. Good luck ladies, we know you'll be amazing! To find out more about th...
11 April 2017
Happy Easter!
We're all looking forward to Easter here at HO..........hoping for lots of Easter eggs too! We hope everyone has a good Easter break! We can't believe that it's term 3 already........you can find a class here....
24 March 2017
Award time!
We are delighted that Claire from Talking Tots Southend, Chelmsford & Maldon has been shortlisted for the Working Mums 'Franchisee of the Year' Award. Claire's journey and link to vote can be found here. Closing date for...
13 March 2017
Animal fun day in Karachi
Zara is our wonderful franchisee in Karachi. She received her professional training from the Association Montessori International (AMI), where she was awarded the AMI Montessori Diploma. Her journey into professional pre-school teaching...
10 March 2017
Talking Tots Southend back on TV!
Following the success of Talking Tots Southend in Sam Faiers' Mummy Diaries Series 1, we were thrilled that Claire was asked to return for Series 2 to visit Sam's home, for a one-to-one session with Sam and Baby Paul. Watch...
9 February 2017
Time for a career change? What about owning your own business?
We all want a career we love, but for some of us it can take a long time to get to that point, especially if you’re hanging on to your job as the safe and familiar option. A New Year is a great time to take stock and decide what you want...
6 February 2017
Southern regional meeting
On Saturday, we travelled down to London from Head Office, to meet up with the Southern team of Talking Tots franchisees. Lots of great ideas and information sharing...........exciting times ahead! A big thank you to all who were ble to atten...
24 January 2017
Car wash fun day in Karachi
Zara is our wonderful franchisee in Karachi. She received her professional training from the Association Montessori International (AMI), where she was awarded the AMI Montessori Diploma. Her journey into professional pre-school teaching...
15 November 2016
Superworm Day success!
Talking Tots West Sussex held an outdoor event in partnership with a local nature reserve. The event was themed around the popular book, Superworm by Julia Donaldson, and the purpose was to get children outside enjoying nature in a way that celeb...
14 November 2016
Back to Books winner!
We have a winner in our Back to Books week competition. It's Emmy from Lancashire, who has won a fabulous prize of a Rose Petal Cottage and accessories, worth IRO £150.00! We hope you have lots of fun with your prize Emmy!...
8 November 2016
Onwards and upwards in Basingstoke!
A BIG well done to Debbie in Basingstoke, who has got off to a flying start since she joined us in September. Classes are filling up nicely and the early years contracts are piling in. Some great feedback too..........onwards and upwards!...
7 November 2016
It's Back to Books week!!
Talking Tots National Back to Books Week 7th-13th November 2016 It's Talking Tots Back to Books Week this week! It's not too late to vote for your favourite picture. Click here to see the album on Facebook. There&#...
28 October 2016
Back to Books 2016
We love books at Talking Tots! Reading stories with your children is a great way to bond, but did you know it's also one of the best ways of boosting your little one's communication skills? Through books, children learn to l...
11 October 2016
Superworm Day in West Sussex
Talking Tots West Sussex and Warnham Local Nature Reserve present............... Superworm Day........this is a fun day of outdoor activities for families with children aged from 2 to 6 years. There are lots of fun things to do on the day,...
5 October 2016
BabyTalk classes
Our fantastic BabyTalk classes are interactive and informative focusing on early development of communication skills. It's a delightful opportunity to learn with your child through group activities, interactive play and relaxed discussion. C...
26 September 2016
More great feedback.........
Yet more fantastic feedback about our Talking Tots classes. This time, it's Sarah from East Hampshire. Well done Sarah!! "I would highly recommend Talking Tots to anyone looking for a friendly, educational and fun group to take their...
23 September 2016
Room on the Broom!
Having established a partnership with Essex Country Parks, Talking Tots Southend are absolutely thrilled at the response to their next outdoor event at Hadleigh Country Park. With tickets not even on sale yet there are a staggering 1600 people int...
20 September 2016
Classes have started in Basingstoke!
We're delighted that Debbie is bringing Talking Tots classes to Basingstoke and surrounding areas! For the past 16 years Debbie has been working in education, first as a Portage Home Visitor and then an Area Inclusion Co-ordinator...
14 September 2016
Another fantastic testimonial!
Well done to Jeanette, who runs Talking Tots classes in West Sussex. She has secured a long term contract at Barns Green Playgroup, after running a short course and impressing all the staff. The testimonial is superb.............. 'We...
12 September 2016
Award time!
We're delighted that Talking Tots Southend are finalists in the Community category of the South Essex Business Awards. A big well done to Claire and her team! The winner will be announced on 30th september, so watch this space!...
9 September 2016
New classes
We have more new classes starting this September, including Stockbridge in Edinburgh, a Monday morning Sparklers class in Crawley and a Wednesday morning Sprinters class in Crawley. New classes are starting up all the time, so click here to ke...
7 September 2016
Back to classes!
Here at Head Office in Lytham we're excited that term starts again tomorrow.Our Sprites will be playing with the ribbons, making shapes and animals. Our Sprinters will be playing the matching the colours to the objects game and our Sparklers w...
29 June 2016
Competition winner!
We love books at Talking Tots and so we were doing a free draw to give away a £50 book bundle! Through books, children learn to love language and reading helps them to communicate confidently using spoken and written language. The...
15 June 2016
It's time to acheive Success and a Work Life Balance with a Talking Tots Franchise!
Do you want to run your own exciting and rewarding business? Do you love working with children? Then a Talking Tots franchise could be the perfect opportunity for you! Owning a Talking Tots business means you can enjoy the freedom a...
25 May 2016
Win a book bundle!
We love books at Talking Tots and so we're giving away a £50 book bundle! Through books, children learn to love language and reading helps them to communicate confidently using spoken and written language. These skills are vital to a...
14 December 2015
We have a winner!!!
Back to Books 2015........we have a winner! We all had a wonderful time during our Back to Books week on 2nd – 8th November, the third year we have done this campaign, to raise awareness of how communication & literacy is at th...
9 December 2015
Keep the votes coming!!
Back to Books 2015........keep voting!! The top 3 pictures of children reading books in unusual places need your votes........there's a £100 toy/book bundle prize to the one who gets the most likes on FB by midnight on Saturday...
7 December 2015
Voting time!!!
Back to Books 2015........the top 3 pics have been chosen! We all had a wonderful time during our Back to Books week on 2nd – 8th November, the third year we have done this campaign, to raise awareness of how communication & li...
2 November 2015
It's Back to Books 2015!!
Back to Books 2015 We're excited to be doing our Back to Books week 2nd – 8th November for the third year, to raise awareness of how communication & literacy is at the heart of Talking Tots. There will be lots of fun a...
7 October 2015
Enter Our Prize Draw to Win a Bundle of Children's Books
We're excited that it's nearly time for our annual Back To Books Campaign. The campaign will take place between 2nd - 8th November. Keep checking back for updates or follow us on Facebook TalkingTotsUK and Twitter @TalkingTots We&#...
30 September 2015
We're 10!!
How exciting...........we're 10 today!!! Happy Birthday to us! We would like to thank everyone for their continued support and say a huge thank you to our wonderful team of franchisees. Lisa & Tracey xx...
14 September 2015
BabyTalk is here!!
What a wonderful day's BabyTalk training on Saturday! Get ready Southend, Chelmsford, Medway, Bromley, Nottingham and Colchester...........they're heading your way! This is a delightful and informative 6 week course for babies from...
21 July 2015
We're thrilled to announce the launch of BabyTalk classes this Autumn!
BabyTalk 4m+ ... babbling babies (subject to availability) We're really excited to be launching our new BabyTalk classes! This is a delightful and informative 6 week course for babies from 4 months to around 12 months and is a won...
6 May 2015
Show us your BabyFace: researchers appeal for help from new parents ...
A new app launched by The University of Nottingham is offering parents of newborn infants the chance to play a crucial role in research that could save the lives of premature babies in the developing world. BabyFace will ask parents of babies up t...
28 April 2015
Meet one of our winners....
Talking Tots took part in I CAN's Chatterbox Challenge 2015 and raised money for I CAN, the charity that is all about building confident communicators and helping children with speech and language difficulties. Most of the money raised was...
27 April 2015
Horsham Baby and Toddler show
Jeanette from Talking Tots West Sussex will be at the Horsham Baby and Toddler show on Sunday 10th May, 11am-3pm. It's at Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre, Horsham...............come and say hello!! Click here for more details....
24 April 2015
Baby classes are coming......
We're busy creating Talking Tots baby classes here at Head Office and what a lovely time we're having practising on some delicious local babies!! Watch this space!!...
20 April 2015
The great feedback just keeps coming........
We are delighted to have received lots of fantastic feedback about Talking Tots Southend’s newest Class Leader, Claire Cook, all within the space of the same week! “I have been very impressed with the work that Claire d...
9 April 2015
Park Partnership in Chelmsford & Maldon
Talking Tots Chelmsford and Maldon is delighted to be working in partnership with Essex Country Parks and looking forward to the latest event today, Thursday, 2nd April, at Danbury Country Park...Stick Man! 90 children will be gathering w...
7 April 2015
Video competition in Coventry!!
Talking Tots Coventry is having an Easter competition.......... Click here to check out these fantastic video entries!! Think Bridget may have some future class leaders in training!...
30 March 2015
Nominations needed for Talking Tots Team Essex.......
After their wonderful success in last year’s Essex Mums awards, Talking Tots Team Essex are asking for nominations again for 2015! Last year they won :- Best Group for Young Children Best Support Group Outst...
27 March 2015
More Success for Southend.
We are delighted that, following a 10-week pilot programme at Prince Avenue Primary School & Nursery, Talking Tots Southend have been asked to continue next term. Running three sessions to Reception and Nursery children the sessions...
24 March 2015
Award nomination for South Manchester!
A BIG well done to Siân, our franchise in South Manchester!! Talking Tots clases in Cheadle, run by Siân have made it through to the final of the Mums in the Know Awards 2015, as voted for by the readers of Mums in the...
23 March 2015
Colouring Competition winners!
Talking Tots took part in I CAN's Chatterbox Challenge 2015 and raised money for I CAN, the charity that is all about building confident communicators and helping children with speech and language difficulties. Most of the money raised was...
18 March 2015
Catherine in Bristol and North Somerset is in the news!
Catherine, our franchisee in Bristol and North Somerset, featured in the North Somerset Times recently when she participated in I CAN's Chatterbox Challenge. You can see the article here....
17 March 2015
The I CAN total is in
Around the country Talking Tots raised over £700.00..........well done to all who took part!! We are delighted that once again we supported I CAN’s Chatterbox Challenge #CBC2015 and their theme of “Garden Adventures wi...
16 March 2015
Classes coming to Ryton...
Anna, our franchisee in Newcastle, Gateshead and Tyne Valley is starting classes in Ryton on Thursday 19th March. Come and join the fun!! Click here to contact Anna....
13 March 2015
Great feedback for Talking Tots!
We love to get great feedback about our classes and it keeps coming............... My 3 year old girls love their Talking Tots Classes. The classes are a great way to encourage communication, language, listening and attention skills in a fun,...
12 March 2015
Talking Tots is coming to Crawley Down!
Jeanette from Talking Tots West Sussex is really excited to welcome Marian James to her team as a class leader. Marian, who has a two year old son, is a great addition to Talking Tots and can't wait to start running her new classes....
11 March 2015
Boost your child's development...........
Parents can boost children's early years progress by almost half a year. Children whose parents take an active interest in their education from an early age are likely to make more progress than their peers. New research from the Education...
10 March 2015
New Franchisees.....
We're thrilled to welcome two new franchisees to the Talking Tots' team........... Jane, who will be running classes in East Lancashire and Sarah, who will be running classes in Hampshire. We had lots of fun during training last week!...
21 January 2015
Talking Tots supports I CAN's Chatterbox Challenge 2015
We are delighted to once again be supporting I CAN’s Chatterbox Challenge #CBC2015 and their theme of “Garden Adventures with Ben & Holly”. #CBC2015 www.chatterboxchallenge.org.uk @icantalk What better w...
7 January 2015
Happy New Year!
Classes are back this week. Looking forward to hearing all about your holiday adventures. Find a class near near you ...click here. Many of our classes have New Year special offers for new starters ... contact your local class leader for...
15 October 2014
Back to Books 2014 - Competition time!!
We love books at Talking Tots! We at Talking Tots are excited to be doing our Back to Books week 3rd – 7th November for the second year, to raise awareness of how communication & literacy is at the heart of Talking Tots. There...
24 September 2014
Talking Tots launches Back to Books 2014
We love books at Talking Tots! Reading stories with your children is a great way to bond, but did you know it's also one of the best ways of boosting your little one's communication skills? We at Talking Tots are excit...
17 September 2014
See our latest blog for I CAN
We've done a guest blog post for I CAN, have a look here We're excited that we're going to be involved with the next Chatter Box Challenge for I CAN 9th - 15th February 2015. The theme is 'Garden Adventures with Ben & Holl...
12 September 2014
Awards for Team Essex!
The parents of Essex have spoken and decided that Talking Tots Team Essex are one of the things that they love best! Team Essex.........Amanda, Claire, Lorraine and Mary........have won awards in the following categories: Best Group/Cl...
5 September 2014
Exciting times for Talking Tots Southend!
Exciting times for Talking Tots Southend! Having enjoyed a fun-filled Summer Holiday, Talking Tots Southend are all set and raring to go for the new September term! We are delighted to welcome Claire Cook to the team of S...
16 July 2014
Talking Tots Billericay, Brentwood and Upminster will be at the Brentwood Festival!
Talking Tots Billericay, Brentwood and Upminster will be at the Brentwood Festival running lots of fun Talking Tots activities on Sat. 19th and Sun. 20th July, throughout the day in the specila Children's Area. Although the festival has be...
9 July 2014
Join us at Danbury Country Park in Essex for a 'Billy Goats Gruff' Day!
Last Year Talking Tots Chelmsford and Maldon held an end of year Picnic in the Park which was so well attended by parents from each of our venues that we have decided to run a similar event this year. We are delighted to announce that on 1s...
1 July 2014
What's happening in class this week?
This week Totsy has some more exciting new games for our Tots .... Our Sprites (1+) will be playing with Sunflower and her bug friends who can make her sneeze - learning lots of new words and doing great listening and story tellin...
30 June 2014
Talking Tots Southampton is for sale!
Are you looking for a new professional challenge? Would you like to be your own boss and work around your family and other commitments? Owning a Talking Tots Business means you can enjoy the freedom and flexibility of running your o...
20 June 2014
What's Totsy up to next week?
Next week in class Totsy will be playing some great games with our fabulous Tots. Our Sprites (1+) will be waving & shaking their ribbons - learning lots of new words and doing great listening Our Sprinters (2+) will be...
11 June 2014
Great feedback for Talking Tots in schools.......
We are thrilled that Talking Tots Southend have been running sessions for nursery and reception children at Eastwood Primary School & Nursery since January and have been asked to continue for the next academic year. The feedback from the...
11 June 2014
What's Totsy been playing this week?
Totsy has been having great fun in class this week with our fabulous Tots. Our Sprites (1+) have been playing colour sorting & matching. Our Sprinters (2+) have been making 2 step stories. Our Sparklers have been playing compound...
9 June 2014
Summer fun in Edinburgh!!
Jen, our franchisee in Edinburgh, has lots of exciting activities planned this summer. Get in touch to book a place...... http://www.talkingtots.info/edinburgh/#Extras Colour Chaos - encourage your little one to have fun with colours! Join us...
23 May 2014
Talking Tots training is a serious business!
We always have a great time at our training days ... hilarity always sets in by the afternoon! Our initial franchisee training is a 5 day training, but for a couple of reasons we split this in to a 3 day training...
14 May 2014
Festival Fever for little people!!
TT Team Essex will be at the 3Foot People Festival in Chelmsford this year again for the 5th year! As well as offering taster sessions throughout the 3 day festival, they will also be having a stand in the " Information Tent" to prov...
12 May 2014
In classes this week ...
Looking forward to our Talking Tots classes tthis week ... Our Sprites (1+) are playing action card matching Our Sprinters (2+) are playing with our narrative night & day sorting game Our Sparklers (3+) are playing out Wizard...
7 May 2014
Talking Tots Edinburgh are recruiting class leaders.......your chance to join the TT team!!
..TALKING TOTS EDINBURGH ARE RECRUITING CLASS LEADERS!.. Are you enthusiastic and motivated? Do you have experience with pre-school children (either as a parent or in a work environment)? Are you passionate about language development and comm...
25 April 2014
You could be running your own Talking Tots business by September!
Come and Join the Talking Tots Team! Are you looking for a new professional challenge? Would you like to be your own boss and work around your family and other commitments? Can you inspire and nurture a group of pre-schoolers? Ye...
10 April 2014
Quiet or chatterbox? Shy or more outgoing? Fun for everyone!
Talking Tots is Fun for Every Child Don’t worry if your child is one of the 10% of children with a speech or language delay, as the Talking Tots programme has been designed to support all children. Our friendly class leaders will h...
9 April 2014
Our Easter Tots Sessions are underway!
We're excited that lots of our franchisees around the country are holding our fantastic Easter Tots sessions. We're having fun with our lively Easter Actions listening and looking game, making yummy hot cross buns with our action finge...
30 March 2014
Happy Mother's Day ... time for a new you!
Talking Tots® Pre School Franchise Is your passion helping children to learn and develop ? Do you agree that communication is life's most important skill ? Do you want to run your own business with the support of a friend...
24 March 2014
This week at classes ....
This week we will be: Building early narrative skills in Sprites with our 'Animals in the Water' game (age 1-2), Learning about opposites with our bags of treasure in Sprinters (age 2-3) and Using our rhyming skills in our &...
21 March 2014
New Talking Tots School Package!
Talking Tots Team Essex have now finalised the Talking Tots School Brochure, promoting the school package for Reception & Year 1. With a core focus on skills needed in the classroom - listening, attention, social interaction, confidence,...
17 March 2014
Franchisee Update Training
It was great to see some of our lovely franchisees last week for update training ... there were a lot of laughs!...
11 March 2014
We're thrilled to launch our new look website
Hope you like it ... find a class near you! Find a class.Get in touch with any speech & language questions here...
17 June 2013
Fancy running your own business ...
If you′re considering running your own flexible, rewarding business … then there′s no better time to consider a Talking Tots Franchise. Talking Tots is the UK′s original and favourite provider of fun, interactive classes th...
18 April 2012
World Voice Day
The aim of this awareness day is to promote the importance of us all having a healthy voice! Here are some of our top tips for looking after your voice. Voice problems - vocal nodules & strain Causes of nodules & strain Voice str...
14 December 2010
Franchise - Let’s talk business in the Year of Communication!
Franchise - Let’s talk business in the Year of Communication! If you´re considering running your own flexible, rewarding business ... then there´s no better time to consider a Talking Tots Franchise. One of the main rec...
28 July 2010
The National Literacy Trust’s Tell Me a Story campaign
Normal 0 0 1 348 1986 16 3 2438 11.1282 0 0 0 Tell Me a Story Did your parents read with you when you were growing up? Sharing stories and reading together as a family are vital to the development of a child’s literacy...
17 June 2010
Lisa talks about language development and games for babies and toddlers
Lisa talks to Melitsa from Raising Playful Tots about language development and games for babies and toddlers. She gives practical ideas to do if you suspect your child needs speech and language help. Plus advice on who to compare your child to and...
21 October 2009
Dummies - Our Top Tips
There´s always been a heated debate about the use of dummies. Click here for our thoughts & top tips http://tinyurl.com/yfhks34...
15 October 2009
Are you looking for a new flexible way of working?
Talking Tots is the UK´s fastest growing children´s activity franchise, and we´re offering you the opportunity to join us at this exciting time. Our next training is at the end of November and we have 2 places left. If you´d...
12 October 2009
Talking Tots Toy Awards 2009 - Finalists announced!
The Talking Tots Toy Awards panel will be looking for toys that excel in developing skills in the following categories: Communication: toys that promote language skills, nurturing social confidence. Motor Skills: toys that develop fine and gross...
1 September 2009
New term starts at Talking Tots
September is here ( what happened to the summer?) and we´re looking forward to welcoming Tots old and new to our classes around the country. Check out our classes page to find a class near you. Places do fill quickly - so get in touch!...
23 July 2009
Talking Tots First Annual Conference
We are thrilled to have hosted our first ever Talking Tots Annual Conference. It was so exciting to see 16 of our fabulous franchisees in a sea of blue Totsy T-shirts. We did miss the 11 franchisees who were unable to attend and we can´t wait f...
21 July 2009
Come and join us for Summer fun!
It´s that time of year again when lots of pre school activities stop for the Summer. Local mums who want to keep the kids entertained should sign up for the latest summer activity club for children, from Talking Tots. Summer Tots is an activity...
13 January 2009
Talking Tots Announces Winners of Great Toy Guide Competition
To celebrate the publication of our first ever Great Toy Guide in December 2008, Talking Tots ran a competition offering the chance to win hundreds of pounds worth of Great Toys, including a fantastic FunPod, which lets little ones safely get invol...
26 November 2008
Talking Tots is hiring!
Could you inspire and entertain pre-schoolers? Do you want a great job that´s also family friendly? Due to high demand for classes, Talking Tots franchisees are now looking for fun, lively class leaders in several areas to help them expand th...
12 November 2008
Parents Spending Less on Everything Except their Kids, Survey Finds
Britain might be in the middle of a credit crunch, but 80% of parents would rather spend less on new clothes or eating out than cutting back on pre-school activities.A survey of 1,000 parents conducted by Talking Tots found that half of parents expec...
22 September 2008
Talking Tots News Update
This month we have been busy telling the world what mums told us about their favourite bedtime stories. Our survey of favourite bedtime stories was covered by the Daily Mail, My Child, the Scotsman, Scholastic Magazine and many more. Lisa was...
1 September 2008
Talking Tots Reveals the UK´s Favourite Bedtime Stories
This summer, Talking Tots asked 1500 parents around the UK about their favourite bedtime stories. According to our survey, The Gruffalo, by Julia Donaldson, is the favourite bedtime story of UK parents. The Gruffalo is a perfect bedtime book, with c...
11 July 2008
Talking Tots Hits the Headlines!
Running a pre-school franchise such as Talking Tots offers a unique, flexible business opportunity that can fit in around the hectic demands of your family. Operating a successful franchise offers all the benefits of running your own business with...
11 July 2008
Talking Tots Welcomes Bercow Review
Talking Tots welcomed the publication this week of the Bercow Review into services for children and young people. John Bercow MP found that 50% of children starting school don`t have the communication skills needed to learn effectively. He urged the...