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"Laura captivates the children by enriching their imaginations via role play, stories, singing, dancing and bubbles! My now 11 month old has been going for almost three months and we both really enjoy the relaxed, welcoming environment that Laura has created for children and grown- ups to enjoy." Mum to Isla 23 months

"We love Debutots, Laura has great energy and keeps the little ones interested and involved. Anna always talks about the stories after the class! Finding a class to bring a three year old and baby too was really helpful... I met some lovely friendly mums, and after each class there was tea and biscuits! Heaven for a sleep deprived mum"! Mum to Anna 3 and Ben 9 months

"Debutots with Laura is absolutely wonderful class! My two children (3y & 17 months) both enjoy it immensly. The class is very friendly and relaxed and Laura is fantastic with kids and always happy. Also, the WGC venue is great-clean,warm,with nice facilities and there is always time to socialise at the end of the class which makes it extra special.
Laura has gone extra mile to add a special Christmas session today which turned out amazing! Kids had a lovely time with surprise from Santa sack and super tasty lunch brought together by all the parents and Laura. Thanks Laura, you are doing a wonderful job!" Mum to Emily adn Charlie

"We have been going to debutots for a term now and my 21 month old twin girls love it. Laura is lovely and wonderful at engaging the little ones with her story of the week and the other fun activities. It's a very friendly and warm class, making everyone feel comfortable and at ease especially helpful for a twin mummy!" Mum to Aaria and Elaylah 23 months

"My daughter has really enjoyed Debutots. We started when she was 15 months old and she is now 2. It has been great watching her join in more and more. She loves listening to Laura's story and finds her very captivating. Laura is great at engaging the little ones and including everyone in the class." Mum to Olivia 2.5

"Laura's Debutots class is fantastic! My 1 year old daughter absolutely loves it! Laura has a great flow for the session of music, storytelling, movements and calm time. She manages to capture the attention of all different ages, including the parents! I would highly recommend this class." Mum to Carmelina, 1.

Mum to Isla, 1

I have been a fan of Debutots Storytelling and drama classes since I became a practitioner for Jennifer’s North London franchise 6-years ago! The Debutots ethos, the wonderful worlds and characters in the stories and the way the children are given creative freedom to explore the theme and story in the retelling is just so special! 

I saw how quieter children would gain confidence and start to speak more words clearly over the term or how children with so much energy would learn to focus and concentrate better and how they all so brilliantly worked in a group to share the world of the story! 

I always used to say that running Debutots sessions each week was“good for my soul”. Now I get to bring those sessions to Hertfordshire and I couldn’t be more thrilled about it! 

I have always been passionate about how children and young people can develop their self-confidence, communication skills and creativity through the arts - particularly drama. That is why since graduating with a drama degree in 2003 I have been a drama practitioner and worked for a charity dedicated to using the arts for social development for disadvantaged children and young people.  

When I became a mother, I took my daughter to Debutots parent and child classes and experienced the other side of the class – connection and fun with my baby as we explored imaginary worlds, became imaginary characters and made real new friends in the sociable atmosphere.

The best thing about Debutots is that as the children grow, so does the capacity for learning - exploring important themes, emotions, interactions, communication and even traditional festivals in an imaginative, actively involving way. 

Debutots is a fantastic addition for children’s centres, nurseries and schools. Each session is carefully planned to link to the EYFS, Key Stage 1 and 2 with accompanying creative learning packs to continue the fun. 

Speak to me about our themed parties – tailor-made for the special birthday Boy or Girl and full of activities that they will always remember!

I’m looking forward to sharing the Debutots magic with you soon! 

Laura x

Debutots classes are supporting nurseries, schools and children's centres across the region.

The following settings enjoy the benefits of Debutots:

"Laura's lessons are fun and interactive and she always has the children's undivided attention! Her songs are catchy and easy for the children to remember and her ability to captivate each child in her storytelling is remarkable! Debutots is a fantastic way to engage children through music, movement and imaginative play and has proved popular with all our children with special educational needs."  Attimore Barn Preschool
  • Barn Close Preschool
  • Attimore Barn Preschool
  • Sherrardswood School
  • Stepping Stones Nursery
  • Willowbrook Nursery
  • Bestfriends Nursery
  • Riverview Nursery
  • Grasshoppers Nursery
  • Little Hands, Little Feet, Birkhampsted
  • Orchard Children's centre, Tring
  • The Priory Nursery

Term Dates: w/c Tuesday 18th April to Monday 24th July

Half Term: (No sessions on Monday 1st May or w/c 29th May for half-term)

Term Time Classes

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 Quaker Meeting House
109 Handside Lane
Welwyn Garden City

Hertford Theatre 
The Wash, 
SG14 1PS


10.30am - 11.30am

10.30am - 11.30am
 Family Story Play: 6 months - 4 years

Family Story Play: 6 months - 4 years



Latest News
Ben and Holly visit Debutots!!! 

In July we were very lucky to get a special visit from Ben and Holly as part of the Charity ICAN Chatterbox Challenge! 
The Welwyn Garden City family story play class and Barn Close Preschool children absolutel loved them (and us adults did too!).

ICAN Charity Chatterbox Challenge.
On Monday 29th February in our Monday parent and Child class, we will be having a special Elf and Fairy session to raise awareness and fundraise for the ICAN Children’s Communication Charity. If your little ones (or you!) would like to dress up as an Elf or Fairy to enjoy the day, that would be wonderful! We will be doing some extra activities and there will be a wonderful Fairy-tastic story and fairy-cakes too! If you or your friends/relatives would like to make a donation on the day, that will also be much appreciated and will go towards a fantastic cause!
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