Debutots - Finchley, Hampstead & Muswell Hill
Hello, I’m Jennifer. I’m a trained actress, director and teacher who’s been using drama to entertain, educate and inspire children of all ages for many years.
Since 2007 my Debutots franchise has grown from strength to strength, and now reaches hundreds of children and families each week, in parent & child classes, nurseries, schools, birthday parties and holiday camps.
I work with a small pool of highly trained, experienced practitioners and we pride ourselves on creating a relaxed and welcoming environment. We always aim to give maximum individual attention – each child really does matter to us! And we make it fun for the adults too…
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Nurseries & Schools
We also run storytelling and dramatic play classes for children in nurseries and primary schools. Our sessions are all linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS – birth to 5 years) and Key Stage 1 (KS1 age 5-7) and we can provide Planning Packs to show how each session meets the objectives in the national curricula.
A visit from Jennifer is the highlight of the week. We have seen a huge difference in the children's confidence – it’s also great for their language and ability to follow stories. Cathy Twomey-Brenner, Owner, Little Tree Montessori Nursery, Crouch End
I have to tell you everyone is so impressed with the classes. The staff have all said how innovative the sessions are and it is wonderful to have fresh new inspiring drama lessons. The children are so engaged. We are all really delighted and looking forward to future sessions. Clowns Nursery, NW11
We run highly popular holiday camps during the Easter and summer holidays, for 4-7 year olds, in Crouch End (N8) and Muswell Hill (N10).
Each day includes drama and themed craft activity, with an extra workshop in the afternoon of either sports, circus skills, mini-Olympics or a disco! There's also lots of time for group games and outdoor play. Adult:child ratios are excellent.
Summer camps: 12th-16th and 19th-22nd August 2019, Tetherdown School, Muswell Hill
You run the most organised and caring programme we have experienced so far. It's a priceless feeling to know that your child is in that environment, thank you. Parent
I enjoyed it so much I tried to dream about it! Tabitha (aged 7)
I just wanted to say thank you so much for a wonderful week. I was a bit anxious about him going as he’s never been before but he absolutely loved it. Parent
He had a wonderful time so thanks. We tried a different camp last Summer and he was not happy at all so we were a bit nervous but no need!! Parent
CHILDREN'S DRAMA AND STORYTELLING CLASSES: PRIVATE SESSIONS AND BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Take the fun home!
We can also run sessions for you and a group of friends in your own home or provide magical entertainment for someone special’s birthday party.
Please get in touch to tell us what you’re looking for.
Not only have both my daughters enjoyed Jennifer’s Debutots classes for four years each, we’ve also had Jennifer for their birthday parties the past three years, as well. I don’t know another person that engages with children as well as Jennifer does. Both her classes and parties get children using their minds and bodies in a way that is fantastic for their development, but also super fun for the kiddos. Highly recommend Jen in any and every way possible! Erin Anderson
I used Jennifer as the entertainer for my son’s 3rd birthday party last weekend. She was absolutely fantastic and had all the children thoroughly entertained, and had their attention without use of the microphone! She is reliable, friendly and is the perfect choice. I would thoroughly recommend her. Belinda Lyons
I’d really recommend Jennifer for parties. She totally captivated all the children at my son’s 5th birthday party last weekend with specially tailored games and stories along with lots of bubbles! They all had so much fun! Both my children also attended Jennifer’s Debutots classes and it was always a real highlight of their week. Thanks so much! Eleanor Munif
Thank you Jennifer for an amazing 3rd birthday party for our daughter - she absolutely loved it as did all her friends! Even now, her friends' mums have been telling me about how much fun it was, both for the children and the grown ups! Your class on Friday mornings are definitely a highlight for our daughter, so it was a no-brainer to ask you to entertain everyone at her party....we're really glad we did! Karnika Raja
Joining Generations With Imagination is a project which partners residential care homes and pre schools or nurseries for intergenerational story sessions.
The impact of the project is incredibly powerful with the benefits for both residents and children visible the second the children walk in the room.
The regular sessions use storytelling and imaginative play to foster and encourage wonderful interactions and friendships between the generations.
That was an inexpressible and irreplaceable joy! This is the cycle of life. Resident at Mary Feilding Guild, N6
Jennifer, I observed the session and it was truly marvellous – you have the magic touch with children and the residents that attended absolutely loved it. Thank you very much indeed Director of Mary Feilding Guild
When the children come to see us I feel alive again, it makes me feel young and so happy. Resident at Perry Manor Care Home
The friendships between the generations are forever building and here at Gold Hill, we are so proud to have joined forces with these incredible children and create memories that will last forever. Manager of Gold Hill Care Home