Reading, Earley, Woodley, Emmer Green, Burghfield, Purley, Arborfield

Welcome! I am Trish Nawacki and I run MAD Academy in Reading and the surrounding areas. As well as running fun, high energy classes for children and parents, I also provide sessions in nurseries and children’s centres and can bring a touch of MADness to children’s birthday parties!


It was lovely to see so many of you back again after our Easter break.  We have been working really hard on our new format lessons, don’t forget to like my facebook page in order to get all the lovely free activities and downloads each week  We are looking forward to seeing you all again in the week commencing 28th April for lots more MAD Fun.

Our new class on Thursdays  at 9.45 at The Lodge School of Theatre Dance RG6 7BH, Holmes Road is going from strength to strength but we still have room for some more.

Don’t forget that we now run a pay as you go class at the Mad House Play and Party World Reading.  The class will runs every Friday morning at the inclusive price of £8.15 for a Music and Dance class with softplay or £6 without.

Once again we will be running Summer Holiday workshops this year. The themed workshops at Lady of Peace Church, Earley on Friday mornings from 1 Aug-5 Sept, 3-week courses (pick and mix three from any six dates and themes from Pirates, Superheros, Numbers, Animals, Transport and Holidays) £18 or do all six for £33. Click Summer Course Earley for booking form

Come and join us for lots more singing, dancing and exiting things to dance and interact with like our bouncy balls, parachute, bubbles, pom poms and much much more, and of course lots of instruments and noisy things too!   

Summer Term 2014

Dates (not inc half term) 29th April 14 to 26th July 12 week term. No classes will operate during half term week, commencing 26th May 14.  There will be no class on Monday 5th May due to the Bank Holiday.  You are welcome to join us at any point in the term. It will be great to see you. 

If you would like more details about any of my classes and parties, please contact me. If you would like to book a particular class, please complete the quick on-line form. Alternatively you can print, complete and return my Registration form Summer 2014.  I will get back to you as soon as possible to confirm availability.

Class Timetable

Age Day Time Location
Babies to Crawlers Monday  11:25 – 12:00  Emmer Green – St. Barnabas Parish Church (please book)
Monday  11:45 – 12:20  Burghfield Village Hall
Wednesday  11:25 – 12:00  Woodley – Christ Church
Walkers to Four Monday  12:30 – 13:15  Arborfield Village Hall
Tuesday  9:45 – 10:30  Purley – The Barn
Thursday  9.45 – 10.30  The Lodge School of Dance, Earley
Friday  10.15 – 11.00 The Mad House, Play and Party Centre
Walkers to Two Monday  09:30 – 10:15  Emmer Green – St. Barnabas Parish Church
Monday  09:45 – 10:30  Burghfield Village Hall
Wednesday  10:30 – 11:15  Woodley – Christ Church
Friday  09:45 – 10:30  Earley – Lady of Peace Hall
Saturday  09:30 – 10:15  Earley – Lady of Peace Hall (please book)
Two to Four Monday  10:30 – 11:15  Emmer Green – St. Barnabas Parish Church
Monday  10:45 – 11:30  Burghfield Village Hall
Wednesday  09:30 – 10:15  Woodley – Christ Church (please book)
Friday  10:45 – 11:30  Earley – Lady of Peace Hall
Saturday  10:30 – 11:15  Earley – Lady of Peace Hall

note – classes marked (please book) are either full or have a waiting list so it will be necessary to contact us prior to turning up

Class Prices

  • £5.50 per class – For classes block booked in advance £5.50 for 12 weeks – Note, to take advantage of this rate, you must pay for the entire term’s lessons, or remaining term’s lessons if the classes have already started. This rate is not available for less than 8 lessons block booked.
  • £6.00 per class – When paying up until the next Half Term or trying a single class. If you wish to continue the classes you will then need to either block book until the next half term, or if there are more than 9 lessons remaining in the term, book the remainder of the term at the discounted rate of £5.50 per class.
  • Siblings charged at an extra £3 per child per class

Children’s Birthday Parties

MAD Academy specialise in bringing music and dance to children’s birthday parties throughout the Reading area. To find out more, visit my birthday party page.


I regularly run MAD Academy classes in nurseries, children’s centres and preschools. You can currently find me at the following nurseries and Childrens Centres and Pre schools:  East Reading Children’s Centre (Hamilton Road site Monday AM), (North Reading Children’s centre), (Wednesday Afternoons) Tilehurst and Area Childrens Centre (Fridays – check with centre for dates) , Southcote Childrens Centre (Tuesdays),  , Little Tots Reading (Wednesday Afternoons), Brightstart Day Nursery Theale (Thursday mornings), Checkendon Pre School (Thursday afternoons) and Little Tots Burghfield (Thursday afternoons), Meadow View Nursery, Spencers Wood.  If you wish to attend any children’s centre classes then you need to book direct with the children’s centres themselves. If you are would like to find out more about what I can do for your organisation, visit my nursery page or contact me for more details.


"Edie still loves MAD. Last week we pulled up in the car park and she said “let me out, I’m sooo excited!!!!"

Edie's mum

"Great fun, Sam really enjoys coming. The classes have helped him to develop into a confident 2 year old."

Sam's mum

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Trish is available for children’s parties and events. Please contact her for more details.

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