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The Club Hub Podcast – Raising Awareness for The Children’s Activities Industry

Published on 30th July 2021 by Tessa Robinson

I am so excited to announce the launch of the Club Hub Podcast. I have always wanted to launch my own podcast to raise more awareness for the Children’s Activities Industry. Letting parents and carers know what goes on behind the scenes, the amount of passion and energy these activity providers put in to their businesses.

Thank you so much to Cerys Keneally for being the first sponsor of the Club Hub Podcast. Cerys Keneally helps children’s activity & service providers to approach schools & nurseries without cold calling, so they can grow their business with confidence and have a bigger impact on children’s lives. You can get in touch with Cerys via her website –

Episode 1 – An Interview with Diane Greenhough from ZukieStyle

Club Hub PodcastZukieStyle offers sewing and textile workshops in Lincoln, Nettleham and Dunholme, Welton, Lincolnshire for both children and adults. They include home education, after school, online courses, school holidays and private tuition.

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Episode 2 – An Interview with Radha Shah Parmar from Science Whiz

From leading a number of drug discovery projects, searching for treatments to cancers and neurodegenerative diseases, Radha is now focusing on educating children. Science Whizz is an extracurricular science club based in London for kids at Key Stages 2 and 3 that supports and expands on the science taught in school.

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Episode 3 – An Interview with Zishaan from My Gym Wallington and My Gym Richmond

After 13 years as a Commodities Trader, Zishaan decided to pursue his other passion, entertaining children! As a father of two daughters, he has always been surprised at the lack of stimulating activities available, especially compared to the USA where he lived for two years. So in 2017 he decided to open a My Gym Franchise in Wallington and he hasn’t looked back since! and

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Episode 4 – An Interview with Jackie Stuart from StageAbility

StageAbility was established in 2008 by Jackie who now oversees weekly drama classes across four centres in Berkshire, musical theatre classes, after-school drama clubs, drama teaching in primary schools, youth theatre shows and holiday drama camps for children aged 5-18.

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Episode 5 – An Interview with Savanna Madden from Madden Theatre Arts

Savanna founded Madden Theatre Arts in 2019 and took on Kathleen in 2020 where they teach LAMDA on a 1:1 & 1:2 basis entering students for exams. Sessions are taught all over Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire & Online. Madden Theatre Arts holds a 100% pass rate with Merit & Distinction for all Exams Grades.

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Episode 6 – An Interview with Joy from BilinguaSing Coventry and Kenilworth, Spanish & Italian

Club Hub PodcastHer work background is in HR, which she’s done for the past 18 years, most recently in retail. Moving to working on BilinguaSing means her focus is changing from training adults to now dealing with little people.

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Episode 7 – An Interview with Georgie Rees from Little Hands Design

Little Hands Design are a charity teaching the next generation of designers, consumers and decision makers. After completing her degree in Fashion and Textile Design at Winchester School of Art Georgie has worked in the Fashion Industry for 5 years. Seeing the effects of the industry first hand made her realise that she wanted to use her skills to bring about change and make fashion more sustainable.

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Episode 8 – An Interview with Jayne Lindsay from Calm Little Minds

Calm Little Minds offers an emotional wellbeing support service to children, young people and their families in the Buckinghamshire area. The service is friendly, private, confidential and affordable. Having worked for 16 years in the public sector with children she noticed the changes to the system and the ever growing waiting lists. She felt that she needed to do something to help change this and help families who were in need of support.

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Episode 9 – An Interview with Leonie Briggs from Amazelab

Amazelab is a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, maths) company with the aim of providing engaging opportunities to people via workshops, video link, activity packs, follow along factsheets, and guidance open to all from educational settings to non -school groups and everyone in between.

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Episode 10 – An Interview with Sue Laidlaw from Laidlaw Education

Sue spent 10 years teaching in both the state and the independent sector, culminating in several significant senior management roles. She founded Laidlaw Education in 1992 and continues to head the team. She is director of education for the Junior Tennis Foundation and FC** Tennis Academy at Dukes Meadows.

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Club Hub PodcastEpisode 11 – An Interview with Frances Donkin from Rhythm Time Cheshire 

Frances saw the benefits of Rhythm Time way back in 1994 when she attended the very first Rhythm Time class with her daughter, Hannah. Having sung in a choir and played piano, and experienced the classes as a mum, Frances was invited to teach Rhythm Time and in 2000 set up the first ever Rhythm Time franchise in Cheshire.

Episode 12 – An Interview with Steve Rawlings from Debutots West London, Mid Sussex and Brighton 

Steve is a performer and educator with more than 25 years’ experience in language and child development. He believes passionately in the combination of storytelling and dramatic play as one of the most effective ways of building little ones’ confidence, expanding their imagination, unleashing their creativity and having a whale of a time while doing so!

Episode 13 – An Interview with Jane Gomez and Danielle Dyer, Co-Founders of  Try Time Kids Rugby

We’re An Outdoor Kids Rugby Club For 2 – 7 Year Olds!! Our highly creative games ensure that every child is entertained and engaged the entire time – that’s also down to the fact we have the most amazing coaches EVER!! Kids rugby teaches multiple sports skills and also all the wonderful, wholesome principles like teamwork, respect, discipline and a bit of healthy competition!

Coming Soon to the Club Hub Podcast

Episode 14 – An Interview with Cerys Keneally – 20th of August

Cerys Keneally has combined 20 years of varied experiences as a primary school teacher & subject co-ordinator, children’s dance company owner and senior business coach in the activity & leisure sector to help 100s of children’s activity providers grow their businesses with confidence through her free challenges, group programmes and 1-1 work.

Episode 15 – An Interview with Hannah from Music Squad – 23rd of August 

Music Squad does things differently and they’re on a mission to make music making accessible and joyful for every child. From their ground-breaking books, fresh approach and their obsession with music making, they are constantly trying to find more ways to make learning an instrument as fun and joyful as it should be.

Episode 16 – An Interview with Lucy Abraham from BilinguaSing Birmingham South – 27th of August 

Languages have always been her passion and, after completing her Spanish Degree she went on to spend two years in Santander where she taught English to all ages. Lucy then came back to the Midlands to study for her PGCE and went on to teach Spanish, French (as well as a little Italian!) in schools for many years.

Episode 17 – An Interview with Laura from The Little Play Village – 30th of August 

Mum of 3 (if you include the dog) and a primary school teacher with over a decade of teaching experience. Plans to open The Little Play Village started in early 2020 while on maternity leave, indoors during the lock down. She rapidly turned to role play as a means to engage and entertain her toddler, realising how much she had always loved creating play set ups for him. She began to dream of running her own role play village and spent hours researching how she could make it a reality. With the support of her family and close friends, The Little Play Village was born.

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