geraldine mannion
islington group
nada ryan


Geraldine Mannion started Tick Tock in May 1992 in Islington London. It is a children's music group for under 5's run by professionally trained and highly experienced actors and singers operating 36 weeks of the academic year.

In each 45-minute session we sing a selection of nursery rhymes and songs old and new, with a different programme each week. The songs and rhymes are dramatised and linked by a narrative thread. The children are invited to act out some of the characters in the songs, or interact with props and animals.

As well as Islington N1 there are groups at Crouch End N8, Muswell Hill, Tring and Berkhamsted, Hitchin and St Albans Herts.

See the full schedule and locations.

Take a look at our short film to give you a flavour of what happens at Tick Tock Music

Tick Tock Tea-Time

Tick Tock Tea-Time an after school activity tailored specifically for 4 to 7 year olds

Each session provides a rich mix of Music, Movement, Drama and Comedy designed to entertain and stimulate your child.

Children can settle down, relax with their carer and enjoy performances by our professional cast, who also warmly encourage the children to take part in the action.

Tuesdays at 4pm-5pm
St Stephens Church Hall N1


There are many reasons for using music and rhymes with young children.

There are a variety of visual aids, numbers, colours etc. to stimulate the children. Some children who sit quietly through a session may seem to participate little but will go home and sing the songs that they didn't appear to know in the group.

Everyone can join in at their own level and pace, whether it is just listening, clapping hands or doing simple actions.We would like mums, dads, carers, nannies and grannies to sing along and encourage their children to join in our unique blend of music, drama, movement, poems and participation.

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