MAD Academy Dorking

Welcome! I am Laura Wandrag and I run MAD Academy in Dorking and the surrounding areas. As well as running fun, high energy classes for children and parents, I also provide sessions in nurseries and children’s centres and can bring a touch of MADness to MAD Academy classes are fun, energetic time dedicated to you and your child. Developing different areas like Musicality, Senses, Physical awareness & Phonics. We introduce children to different genres of music as well as traditional nursery rhymes and songs.  Class time is  a great opportunity for social interaction for both you and your child and activities progress in-line with your child's milestones; all the way up to pre-school and incorporate the Early Learning Goals

Spring Term Booking now OPEN!

Monday 8 January 2018 to Thursday 29 March 2018 (1/2 term: 10 Feb to 18 Feb 2018)

To book on a class please complete the booking form and I will be in touch, via email, to confirm your booking, final payment due and payment details.


I have a new venue for my Thursday Redhill classes – we will now be having classes in the !7th Reigate (St Joseph's) Scout Hall, 122 Ladbroke Road, RH1 1LF (behind St Joseph's Church). There is plenty of FREE parking and I hope you will find the new venue a positive change.

Age Day Time Location
Walkers to 2 years Tuesday 9:45 – 10:30 Hookwood Tesco Community Room
Walkers to 4 years Wednesday 9:45 – 10.30 

Colman-Redland Centre, RH2 0NA

Thursday 9:45 – 10:30 The 17th Reigate (St Jospeh's) Schout Hall, RH1 1LF
Friday 9:45 – 10:30 Dorking – The Christian Centre

More classes planned please email to express your interest.

 2017 – 2018 Term Dates

Autumn Term: Monday 11 September 2017 to Friday 15 December 2017 (1/2 term: 23 Oct to 29 Oct 2017)

Spring Term: Monday 8 January 2018 to Thursday 29 March 2018 (1/2 term: 12 Feb to 16 Feb 2018)

Summer Term: Monday 16 April 2018 to Friday 13 July  2018 (1/2 term: 28 May to 1 June 2018)

You are welcome to join a class at any point during the term subject to place availability. It will be great to see you!

If you would like more details about any of my classes and parties, please contact me ( or complete the quick on-line form and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you would like to book a particular class, please complete the Booking Form (new & old customers)/ Email  me as soon as possible so I can confirm your place and required payment.

2017/18 Class Prices

  • FULL term    (Note, to take advantage of this rate, you must pay for the entire term lessons)
    • Walkers+: £5 per class (£70 for 14)
    • Babies & Crawlers: £4.00 per class (£56 for 14)
  • HALF term    (Note, to take advantage of this rate, you must pay for the entire  1/2 term lessons)
    • Walkers+: £5.50 per class (£38.50 for 7)
    • Babies & Crawlers: £4.50 per class (£31.50 for 7)
  • Pre-paid CARD (buys you 10 classes and is valid for 14 weeks)
    • Walkers+: £55
    • Babies & Crawlers: £45
  • Siblings are charged  at the folloiwnig rates: 
    • Under 1 year: FREE
    • Non-walkers/early walkers up to 18 mths: £1
    • Walkers: £3
  • Trial Class – You are very welcome to pay for a single class (£6/£5) before committing to the term or half-term. If joining after the start of the term, the balance of the term fee can be paid in order to benefit from the discounted fee.

If you cannot make a week’s class then you can join a different class (depending on available space) for that week. Please discuss this with me to check availability.

**Holidays & 1/2 Terms: there will be classes so look out for them on Facebook,Twitter, Website, Class Notice board and announcements**

Social Networks and Newsletter

Follow MAD Academy Dorking on Facebook and Twitter. Let everyone know your favourite songs, receive weekly 'Fun @ Home' ideas, follow 'Ralph's Blog', make requests, give feedback and read all the latest MAD Academy news as it happens!


I regularly run MAD Academy classes/parties in nurseries, children's centres and preschools.

Past/present Nurseries:

Steppingstones Surestart Children's Centre, Horley Surestart Children's Centre at the Horley Baptist Church Charlwood Pre-School, Horley Amber Preschool, Horsham Cranbrook Nursery: Ivy Cottage, Horley South Nutfield Pre-School, South Nutfield If you are would like to find out more about what I can do for your organisation, contact me for more details.

Offers & Accrediatation

Children's Activities Association Accreditation

Childrens-Activities-AssociationActivities, classes and clubs are a valued and much-loved part of most children’s pre-school and extra curricular leisure and learning time, but until now, there has been no formal guidelines to assist parents in choosing how to invest their time and money in popular pastimes.

The Children’s Activities Association is a community interest company founded by experts who want to help parents and all children’s activities providers by raising the standard of children’s activities as well as give more families access to these excellent activities.

Parents no longer have to ask dozens of questions when choosing an activity.  They can just ask one: “Are you a member of the CAA?”  And already over 180,000 parents across the UK attend a CAA member activity


MAD-Academy-Ralph-Birthday-portrt As well as running fun and funky music and movement classes for toddlers and preschoolers, Laura Wandrag is available as a party entertainer. Children’s birthday parties are all about music, dancing, games and lots and lots of fun! That’s what MAD Academy specialises in providing! We are experts at leading music and dance parties for toddlers and preschool children and bringing our birthday magic to even the youngest baby.  We also pride ourselves in getting everyone involved in the fun, even if ages are mixed, so brothers and sisters, friends and family all enjoy the party entertainment too!

Children’s party entertainer 

Laura-WandragLaura Wandrag runs MAD Academy Dorking. She is a highly experienced party entertainer and can bring that extra sparkle to toddler’s birthday parties. She provides her special brand of fun and funky party entertainment throughout the Dorking area, including Reigate and Redhill, etc. Laura is a trained and CRB checked party leader and will come to the venue of your choice. She will lead the children in a fun-packed hour of singing, dancing and party games and come fully equipped with:

          • loads of exciting props, such as parachute and bubbles
          • sound system, party songs and funky dance routines designed to get even the youngest child bopping away
          • fun games with prizes
          • instruments for all to play

Themed birthday parties

Ralph-party-group-smallDoes your child want a special party theme? We have lots of great party games, songs and dances for pirate parties, princess parties, superhero parties, sports parties, and fairy parties. If there is another theme that your child would love, then let Laura know and she will try to create a birthday party plan just for you! So if you are trying to organise a kid's birthday party and want to make it special, call Laura today on 01293 200707 / 07795664389 to find out more about how she can make your child’s party a day to remember!


Shea thoroughly enjoyed his party, you certainly made his day special – thank you so much. I will most definitely be recommending you to others. Thanks again – Helen and Pat Laura and The MAD Academy were a great addition to our party.  Laura  was brilliant at entertaining the kids from a wide age range  from 1 to 10.   They were kept engaged, active and an hour whizzed by! Thanks Laura – Richard Prideaux