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Ragdolly Annas Milton Keynes

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Anna Everington
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Anna Varone-Johnson

Monday

Start Time
10:30am
Duration
30mins
Session
FACEBOOK LIVE CLOSED GROUP
Team Location
Milton Keynes
Description

20th July - 14th August - Come and join us for as many sessions as you can like in our Closed Facebook Group - Just £5 one off fee to access Monday and Friday sessions.
£5 One Off Charge - Access to all 8 sessions 2 days a week

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Friday

Start Time
10:30am
Duration
30mins
Session
FACEBOOK LIVE CLOSED GROUP
Team Location
Milton Keynes
Description

20 July to 14th August - Come and join us for as many sessions as you can like in our Closed Facebook Group - Just £5 one off fee to access Monday and Friday sessions.
£5 One Off Charge - Access to all 8 sessions 2 days a week

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Meet the Ragdolly Annas Milton Keynes Team

Anna Everington
Anna Everington

Prior to Ragdolly Annas, I spent my days working in IT Service Management. I loved my job and the experiences it gave me. Then came my beautiful children, Austin was born in 2007 and then Milly followed in 2009. My whole outlook on life changed, as did my priorities and I was lucky enough that I didn’t have to go back to work. After a couple of years as a stay at home mum, I needed to do something for me. I had met Anna VJ in my last role and as well as being a great work team, known as ‘The Annas’, we become great friends too. I had the idea of running my own business for a while as I wanted the children to remain my priority and decide my own working hours but I couldn’t do it on my own. When Anna VJ called me to say she had decided she had, had enough of the ‘corporate world’ I told her of my plan. Within hours she had sent me a list of her ideas too and then, as they say, the rest is history!

I now work part-time, choosing my own hours and have the best of both worlds being at home for my children as and when they need me, attending their school events, having their friends over for play dates after school and having my own career. I am very privileged to be able to go to work doing something I love with one of my best friends and we want to share that experience with as many other parents as possible, not just in them attending our sessions but also in the franchise opportunities that we offer.

Being a parent can be very lonely sometimes, especially if none of your friends have children of a similar age or live far away. We wanted to create an environment that the adults could enjoy as much as the children. From my own experience, I know that children love music, whether it is to listen to, sing along to or dance to, even if they are a bit shy at first! I wanted to ensure that Ragdolly Annas would be a place which would nurture that simple enjoyment whilst aiding key learning and development areas for each child.

Since launching in 2011, I have met some incredibly wonderful children and lovely parents/carers who make my job the best in the world. Who could ask for more!

My old working life in the IT services industry seems like a distant memory now. May 2011 everything changed for me, I left the world of suits, deadlines, meetings, high heels and with my good friend Anna E we created Ragdolly Annas. Life is just as busy don’t get me wrong, however now with a job I love, that fits around my children, I never miss a school assembly, am always there to pick up my boys from school and no longer have the sense of dread that the weekend is over on a Sunday night.

There is not one day where I get that feeling that I don’t want to go to work. Running our own business has been challenging yet hugely satisfying. Working with children and being a part of their development whilst watching them grow in confidence, learn new words and bust out the dance move makes all the hard work worth it! Seeing the delight in their faces when their favourite song comes on and in some cases seeing their first steps, has been more rewarding than any job I have ever done. I love it!

Anna Varone-Johnson
Anna Varone-Johnson

Ragdolly Annas South Bedfordshire

Mel & Sharon

Saturday

Start Time
10:30am
Duration
30mins
Session
FACEBOOK LIVE CLOSED GROUP
Team Location
South Bedfordshire
Description

6th June - 18th July - Come and join us for as many sessions as you can in our Closed Facebook Group - Just £5:00 for seven sessions! Click on the link to join us.
£5:00

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Meet the Ragdolly Annas South Bedfordshire Team

Mel
Mel

Hi all! My name is Mel and I have bought the Ragdolly Annas South Beds Franchise with my mum, Sharon in October 2019.

I am a mum to two boys, Luca who is 5 going on 15! And Isaac who is 1. They really enjoy music and have to witness my wonderful dancing on a daily basis, but now I get to share it in public with all the lovely South Beds families too! I love nothing more than spending quality time with my little family whether it be a wet and muddy walk around the woods or making a paw patrol town in the front room!

Previously I have worked in retail and childcare but I have always enjoyed giving children a laugh by making myself look like a wally so this this is pretty perfect for me. I have always had a great and positive time at Ragdolly Annas when I brought Isaac to sessions and I am so excited that I now get to do this as a ‘job’. I hope you all find my sessions just as welcoming and friendly and leave feeling like you have had a great time and hopefully make some friends along the way!

See you soon. Mel x

Hello I’m Sharon, and with my daughter, Mel, we are proud and so excited to have bought the Ragdolly Annas South Beds franchise in October 2019!

With my husband, Franz, we have raised 3 fantastic children, Mel, Nathan and Matthew and of course Max, the cat, who likes nothing better than finding a warm, cosy spot to sleep.

I may be a 50 something Nana to the amazing Luca and Isaac but that doesn’t stop me from doing the things I love, which includes cruises, Florence is my top destination and Norway a close second, spending time in the garden and reading.

With over 14 years experience working with school aged children I am so excited to be running Ragdolly Annas sessions. I am so passionate about making the sessions a warm, welcoming place to be while having lots of fun and laughter while we enjoy some music and rhyme.

I look forward to seeing you soon!

Sharon
Sharon