We absolutely adore both Sophie and her class. Thursday is our favourite day of the week with the boys arriving at 8am excited as it is our MAD day. Her classes are inspirational, she is so enthusiastic, miraculously ALWAYS remembers the children’s names in her class, even the new ones. Her topics are current with curriculum and help to expand on my work with them at home. She goes out of her way to help me on the days that she can see I have my hands full.

Lucy, childminder

Just wanted to say, of all the classes we have been to, you were our favourite teacher! You are really engaging and have a really warm, welcoming energy which makes everyone relax and get into it. You also have loads of enthusiasm and are really smiley and fun so I thought you were the perfect leader for this group- you remind me of a cbeebies presenter! I also loved the range of music you used and the moving around and different props kept us all engaged and interested. My baby definitely smiled more at MAD Academy than any other one.

happy mum

We’ve been to a few different baby classes but this is definitely the best. Thomas loves running around and listening to music and so this is the perfect class for an active toddler! Elaine is great with the children and I love the way she always individually praises the children.


Charlie is loving the classes and I really love seeing him learn and be exploratory in a creative environment. Plus it’s really fun and we both have a good afternoon nap afterwards. It’s a keep fit class for me too 🙂