Kate’s passion for music started at an early age when she secretly dreamed of performing on the stage and becoming famous! Even though fame never found her she played the viola for her county orchestra and played the piano up to grade 8. She also studied music A level along with Maths and Physics which is when she made a complete change and went on to study Electrical and Electronic Engineering!! After obtaining her degree she moved into IT and started a high flying career in Sales. She won the coveted Sales Professional of the year in IT award in 2002 and moved into a management role.
In 2005 she had her first child Freddie and decided that she wanted to spend time bringing him up and that is when she found MAD! She would take Freddie every week to a MAD class and found that she loved it as much as Freddie did! So when the opportunity came to train and run her own classes she jumped at the chance. When Kate first started running classes her then 2 year old daughter misheard and thought she worked for MAD – a – cuddle – with – mummy!! Which Kate thought very apt!
Kate believes the MAD ethos of being free spirited is a wonderful way for children to develop and learn. It also gives the parent and child that space to enjoy each other in a safe environment and also have a huge amount of fun. Kate looks forward to sharing the fun with you in class. To find a suitable class, visit Kate’s timetable.
My daughter started MAD Academy with Kate when she was 18 months old and being quite shy I wasn’t sure if she would like it but Kate was amazing with her and made her feel so welcome and relaxed that it didn’t take her long to come out of her shell and she absolutely loves all the singing and dancing now. Kate pays special attention to all the children and makes everyone feel at ease and all the children seem to adore her. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough.
I have been taking my (now) 4 year old to MAD classes every week since he was about 6 months old, I also bring my 2.5 yr old. Both of my children love these classes and look forward to attending each week. Kate has incredible energy and builds an instant rapport with the children. She really understands what activities each individual child seems to enjoy the most, and makes sure she draws everyone in. Kate’s enthusiasm is infectious – you can’t help but enjoy her sessions!
A really big THANK YOU for Raya’s 1st birthday party. All the mummies and daddies as well as all my party guests really enjoyed the MAD slot and thought you were great!. I am sure Raya will look back on her birthday video and be really happy to see how much fun she had! It was lovely to have someone she was familiar with too. It will also be a great memory.
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for doing such a fantastic job at my Birthday party on Saturday. I had a brilliant day and all my friends loved MAD and thought you were great! In fact Daddy has been singing ‘Ralph says where’s your head’ and its been driving us crazy all week! Looking forward to many more classes (and parties!) with you.