Meet Cat Bateman, I was lucky enough to meet her a few years back ...
Our children were all taking swimming lessons at our local pool known as the "Spa", a definite misnomer it was a sweaty, stressful zone full of tetchy, tiger Mums, tantrums and toddlers..... but up rocked Cat, with her crazy trolley, eccentric pigtails and bright smile.
She has an infectious aura of cheerfulness and as such I was so pleased to learn that she was the creative force behind 'little folk nursery rhymes' (a toddler music group) which she set up to earn a few pennies around bringing up her boys.
The job suits her well and it shows - "I never get tired of seeing little people wigging out to a jolly old nursery rhyme. No one is telling them to do that - it happens naturally because the music makes them happy. It is so adorable".
Five years on she holds lots of weekly groups in SE London check details here. Plus she has just released her first nursery rhymes CD. She worked with brilliant musicians and talented designers to make it the best sounding, best looking, best quality nursery rhymes CD.
It has been a labour of love, but she has been getting lovely feedback from parents who say it keeps their little ones completely entertained. Equally importantly however, is that adults like it too....anyone who has suffered the saccharin sounds of most kids' CDs will totally understand what I mean.
Cat is delighted that 10% of each sale will go directly to JDRF, the amazing charity that funds research to cure, treat and prevent Type 1 Diabetes, along with providing support to people who live with it. She is very passionate about raising awareness of Type 1 Diabetes, as her eldest son was diagnosed with this serious auto-immune life-long condition at the age of 5.
So, if you’re looking for something for your own bundles (& toddlers of joy) to enjoy, or a unique present we're delighted to announce - you can buy it here!