Along the way, she collected toys, books, costumes, puppets and musical instruments, all with the aim of using them to educate and enrich the lives of children back home.
Mia started Culture Kids in 2004 and the company now has over 500 pupils a week. Venues are noticeably better than the average for pre-school classes and three are located in Kensington and Chelsea.
Courses are for a maximum of 12 children and are overseen by a qualified, experienced and CRB checked member of staff. The atmosphere is easy and relaxed; the aim is always to ensure that the children have fun and make friends as they learn.
As Mia says "A child's brain is like a sponge, the more information you fill it with, the more it will absorb. You are never too young to learn through fun! We dance, sing, dress up, read stories and do role-play which all adds up to a fun packed 45 minute session."
Music classes have a different theme each week e.g. Thailand, Australia or Mexico. Children listen to the music of the country and learn about its animals and people, as well as playing percussion instruments and trying on costumes and masks.
Culture Craft courses allow children to embrace their creative side before starting school. Each session features three creative projects sharing a common theme and providing an introduction to basic art skills like painting, drawing and collage.
Pupils at the cookery classes have successfully prepared dishes from over 60 countries, including sushi from Japan, pukacaps from Bolivia and Australian damper.
These 1hr20min courses also feature an art or craft project relating to the country.
Art and craft workshop on Wednesday 12th and 19th August.
To be held at 1 Chelsea Manor street and suitable for children between the ages of 2-8.
Class times will be at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm and will last for 55 minutes.
The cost will be £15 per child. There will be over 20 different projects to chose from with everything from making an African drum, an elephant mask, a dream catcher, sunflower, Japanese hanging koi fish plus much more. Booking is essential as places are limited. You do not have to be a Culture Kids member to join these classes.
Contact Culture Kids today.
Tel: 0208 540 4203
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Mia organised my son's 5th birthday party and I can honestly say it was an absolutely stress free experience. Mia is calm, organised and professional She contributed a host of original and fun ideas...
Mia, thank you for the wonderful entertainment you provided for Dillon's party. I wanted you to know that your singing, dancing and spectacular props really were the life of the party! Thank you.
Max and I attend the Hampstead culture kids on Tuesdays at 3pm and have done since Max was 9 months (he's now nearly 20). Anyway, we are now leaving London to head to leafy Hertfordshire and I just wanted...
Mia, just to say how brilliantly Lucy ran the party today - all the children enjoyed it SO much, and Lucy was completely lovely with them all, and so energetic and enthusiastic. She was also really hands...