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Hello !! My name is Ade Bilton and I am a 51 year old North Easterner living in Gosforth. I've been married for 29 years and am Mum to two children aged 25 and 21.

I am a qualified NCFE level 2 Teaching Assistant, fully trained in Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene, Equality and Diversity and Safe Guarding Children (as recommended by Ofsted) and have been part of a number of teams helping to run different Parent and Toddler Groups around the country over the last 20 years so have a wealth of experience working with early years aged children.

I started running Brunton Toddlers 20 years ago, adding Brunton Babies 3 years later which quickly became a lifeline to new Mums in the area.

We held the first of our Little Nippers Baby and Toddler Nearly New Sales 8 years ago which have proven to be an overwhelming success.

I am energetic and enthusiastic and believe that my passion and creativity can make a difference to your child . I am caring and patient and have the ability to establish strong relationships with both child and parent. We pride ourselves on our 5 star rated pre school activities and services designed specially for the Early Years age range and have been delighted with the reviews and recommendations on Netmums and Facebook.


Double Award Winner!!


We won the Netmums Mum's Choice Award 2013 for Favourite Toddler group in the Newcastle area.


What they said...

Local Mum Ade Bilton is celebrating after her toddler group Brunton Park Toddler Group and Brunton Babies was named one of the best in the area in The UK’s biggest parenting competition.

The group which runs at St Aidan's Community Centre,Princes Road,  Brunton Park, Gosforth was voted the area’s  most popular in the prestigious competition run by Britain’s largest parenting site

The group, which is open to children aged from birth to five, has been running for 8 years and is a firm favourite with local mums.

Local Mums, Dads and Childcarers praised Brunton Park Toddler Group and Brunton Babies calling it ‘the highlight of our week.’ Parents also told how the group was special to them for its ‘caring staff, great range of activities for kids and for putting a smile on the face of everyone who attends.’

More than a million parents were eligible to take part in the voting to select the best-run toddler groups around the country.

Brunton Park Toddler Group and Brunton Babies will get a special winners certificate to display at the group, along with a winners badge and gold listing on the sites Toddler Group section, used by more than a million mothers each week.

Ade Bilton said: “The Netmums awards are the Parenting Oscars – so we are delighted to have won. It’s an award for everyone involved in  Brunton Park Toddler Group and Brunton Babies from the staff to the parents and carers – and of course the kids. We try hard to make the group the best it can be and are so please to have been recognized for all our work.”

Netmums founder Siobhan Freegard said: “Well done to Brunton Park Toddler Group and Brunton Babies!  We had thousands of Mums voting in the area – but Ade Bilton’s group stood out. Parents love the homely atmosphere and look forward to going every week. It’s people like Ade Bilton that local communities are all about.”


We were also awarded first prize in the category of most outstanding Baby and Toddler group 2009, a National competition, by in conjunction with Organix and Prima Baby Magazine



Reviews and Recommendations




Really enjoyable, well organised & welcoming...thank you Brunton Park at last a group I can actually go to without that 'clicky' vibe going on :) Dads go too so Daddy can get involved :)

This is a lovely group, they have different toys/activities there every week!! There is a good mix of mums, dads, childminders and nannies and everyone is very friendly!!

Absolutely the best toddler group we've been to. Everyone is genuinely friendly and it's all organised by one person- she does a brilliant job. Different toys each week,crafts,painting, and special events. And a parent's night out too!


Ive been to a few different play groups and this one has been the best. My son has been going since he was 10 months old and is 3 next month. He loves it. Lots of toys and activities to keep the little ones entertained. Highly recommended.



This is a really lovely group. Ade who runs it is so friendly and makes everyone feel extremely welcome, especially any newcomers. I was a bit nervous about going on my own but was so glad that I went along and there was really no need to have worried.

There are lots of toys to keep the babies amused and the room is clean, bright and airy, overall it's a perfect environment for little ones.

Highly recommend it to anyone wanting to meet other mums in the area....they are a really down to earth and friendly bunch.

Def a great place to start ur baby's social life! Everywhere is nerve wracking when u have a new baby but this place helps sort that out! A lot of pressure for new mums to do groups that will teach their kid to sign, speak French, give massage, paint like da Vinci! This group gets it right, babies socialise and are happy. My little one has graduated and I have got a brilliant set of friends to take with me too. The Xmas nights out and mummy socials are also brill. Ade is a mum, she's been there! A great mentor and friend

This group is great! Perfect if you just have 1 child under 1 years of age. No older kids running around, lovely toys suitable for their age and Ade often has guests coming in.




Great sale as both buyer and seller. Really well organised from start to finish. Have bought loads and also sold loads. Good range of stalls. Highly recommended on both sides of the counter!


Excellent sale really well organised and attended! I was a seller and made some excellent sales and as a buyer the quality of all the stalls was great! Highly
Recommend to both buyers and sellers


Great sale, very well organised.
Managed to sell lots. Would highly recommend it. Thanks




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