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Kid's Cot is a native English-speaking school located in the heart of Milan. The nursery can accommodate up to 60 children aged 6 to 36 months and the Kindergarten up to 70 children aged 3 to 6 years. Kid's Cot haS developed an educational program completely in English that follows the British Early Years Foundation Stage. All teachers are mother-tongue English speakers. Kid's Cot on-site kitchen prepares the children's daily meals.There is an indoor play area, as well as an outdoor play area complete with swings, slides, tunnels, houses and planters for the older children to use for gardening. Kid's Cot also organises extra curricular courses open to everyone, such as English, swimming, dance (3-5 year olds) and art workshops.English courses are aimed at children aged 18 months to 8 years old and involve play, music, movement, art and story telling.The art workshop allows children to play with materials such as clay, salt dough, playdough and more! Using their hands and simple tools they are able to make the most of their innate abilities and their creativity to produce works of art! This course is suitable for children from 3 to 5 years.Swimming courses are for children aged 4 months to 5 year olds as well as pregnant mothers. Please see Kid Cot's website for further details. Kid's Cot will also host and arrange your child's birthday party. 
Via Orti, 18 20122 Milan
info@kidscot.it
02 36592694
ludum
Ludum has recently re-organised and added yet more jewels to its crown. Ludum is now divided into Ludum Educational, Ludum After School and Ludum Adulita' (acqua gym courses).Ludum Educational offers a bilingual: Nursery School; Preschool and Elementary School (opening September 2013).The Nursery School is for children aged 3 to 36 months and combines English and Italian so that children have a natural and spontaneous introduction to the English language. Ludum ensures that there an even number of both Italian and English mother tongue teachers.The Preschool is for children aged 3 to 6 years old and encourages the Mediterranean culture, creativity and innovation in a bilingual environment.September 2013 will see the opening of Ludum's bilingual Elementary School where subjects will be taught in either English (e.g. Maths) or Italian (e.g. History and Geography). Ludum After School offers swimming courses for mother and babies aged 3 to 36 months as well as older children. Ludum also gives the opportunity for anyone to book a 30 minute slot in the pool on Sunday afternoons. Ludum After School also organises the Ludum English Club where children can spend the afternoon learning English; Parent and Child Club and Creative Laboratories for children.Ludum also rents out its swimming pool for parties as well as its large indoor play area complete with slides, ramps and tunnels. The play area can get very noisy but children love it. My sons are particularly lively so I wouldn’t let them go until they were 4 years old for fear of them hurting themselves.
Via Pietrasanta, 14 20141 Milan
info@ludum.it
02 56816429
This multifunctional space in the heart of Milan offers a wide range of services aimed at mothers-to-be, new mothers and children. bhu-m holds pre-natal, gymnastic, yoga and massage courses as well as therapy sessions for mothers in their 3 month of pregnancy until birth. While pilates courses are aimed at helping new mums get back into shape, and pediatricians and midwives are brought in to hold breast feeding sessions as well as baby massage courses.A large number of courses are also available for children such as, kindermusic (a combination of music and English), creative art classes, cooking courses and gymnastics. See bhu-m's website for further details. bhu-m also rents out its large indoor space for children’s parties every Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon. You can cater the party yourself using bhu-m's kitchen or they will organise everything you need. It is ideal for smaller children as they provide mats, cushions and toys. 
Via Bianca di Savoia, 7 20122 Milan
info@bhu-m.it
02 45546958
This little treasure trove of stamping and printing materials is tucked away out of sight in the pedestrian area behind the Colonne di San Lorenzo. Part of an Italian chain of stores, Impronte d'Autore sells all different types of rubber stamps and ink pads that you can use to make small and large things on your own.  You can also find Rollagraph™ products, moldable foam, embossing powders, pigment and dye inks, Polyshrink™ and a huge variety of paper, card ribbons, cord, card decorations etc. Impronte d'Autore also offers a series of historical rubber stamps, made out of original hand carved metal cliches and their intechangeable lead hand composed text.Here you can find everything you need to make mail art and tag art as well as decorate wood, material, glass and plastic. Upstairs there is a wide selection of Cordenons paper in all shapes and sizes as well as Indian handmade paper. If you don't have time to go to this trendy part of town, most Impronte d'Autore products can also be purchased on-line at http://www.stamping.it/page.php?sez=R .Impronte d'autore also offers different courses which will introduce you to the joys of cardmaking, calligraphy, scrapbooking, tag art etc or help you perfect more difficult aspects of this art form. For further details regarding courses contact the store or go to http://www.stamping.it/page.php?id=21 . 3 hour courses for adults cost Euro 38.00 and courses for children under 10 cost Euro 25. Children over 10 can usually join the adult classes.Opening times are Tuesday to Friday 10:00-14:00 / 15:00-19:30 and Saturdays 10:00-19:30.
Via Pio IV, 3 Milan
negozio-milano@stamping.it
02 8378416
Spazio Street Studio is a great location for children's parties as well as hosting events such as product launches, photo shoots, theatre performances and adults' parties. Spazio Street Studio also organises art, theatre, digital, hobby and cinema courses for adults and children. Take a look at their website under "Corsi" for further details. 
Via Gaetano Sbodio, 30/6 20134 Milan
spazio@streetstudio.it
02 78625830
Kikolle Lab offers a wide range of activities for children aged 0 to 8 years old.Mornings (9.30 to 12.00) are reserved for children aged 10 months to 3 years old accompanied by an adult, so that they can enjoy the host of activities that vary daily and are specifically targeted at their age group. Children aged 2 and above are welcome to come without an adult. Little ones can also participate in an English language workshop aimed at children aged 18 to 36 months (ABC English & Me). Kikolle also organises baby massage courses. Cooking, art, gym, dance, story telling and music combined with English sessions aimed at older children up to 8 years old take place between 16.00 and 18.00. For further details, please consult Kikolle's website. Kikolle is also a great place to host your child's birthday party and they will organise everything you need, from party games to refreshments in its spacious premises. Kikolle will also organise your child's party at your home, in a park, the countryside or outside of Milan should you so wish. They will provide make-up artists, gigantic bubbles and entertainers for the little ones, and treasure hunts, sack races and tug o'war for older ones. Kikolle will also entertain children at christenings, weddings and holy communions. Every third Friday of the month, Kikolle organises Kikolle Night Out - Pizza Party for children aged 3 to 7 years old. At the Pizza Party, children can enjoy board games, dancing, karaoke, bubbles and much more. Kikolle will also organise this as a private event as well as private "merende" or snack times.  
Via Fratelli Bronzetti, 18 20129 Milan (entrata in Via Archimede)
info@kikollelab.com
02 36696950
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