07957 356 218

Unless stated, all sessions last for 45 minutes

Days Times Locations
Monday 9:30am
St Stephens, Canonbury Road N1 2DF
Tuesday 9.45am St Stephens, Canonbury Road N1 2DF
Thursday 9:45am St Stephens, Canonbury Road N1 2DF
Friday 9:30am
St Mary’s Neighbourhood Centre, Upper Street, N1 2TU

Fees and Information

Fees are payable in advance for each half term

Children Price
One child £8.00 per session
Siblings over 1 year £6 per session
Siblings aged 7 months to 1 year £5 per session

There is a membership fee of £10 for your first year at Tick Tock and a charge of £5 for every subsequent year you attend.

Your first session:

Please book your first session by phone or email.

You can pay on the door and see how your child responds to the session before you decide to join the group.


Autumn Term (b) begins Monday the 29th October to Friday the 14th of December

Spring term (a)

Monday the 14thJanuary – Friday 15thof February (5 weeks)

Half term break – 18thFebruary – 22ndFebruary

Spring term (b)

Monday 25thof February – Friday the 5thof April (6 weeks)

Who we are


Geraldine Mannion

Tick Tock Director

Geraldine started the original group and has built it up, developing a unique format that has become Tick Tock.

Geraldine trained at Dartington College of Arts and The Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art where she was awarded a diploma in acting. She worked as a professional actress for 20 years, appearing in repertory and the R.S.C. Her West End credits include the original cast of Jesus Christ Superstar and Happy As A Sandbag. The birth of her daughter in 1989 prompted a change in her career and sowed the seeds of Tick Tock.

Tel: 020 7359 9495

Shelley Nelson

Shelley Nelson

Session Leader for Islington

Shelley joined Islington Tick Tock in 2005, having performed as a singer and songwriter from an early age. In 1998 Shelley went into the UK Top Ten as the featured vocalist on the Tin Tin Out version of the song Here’s Where the Story Ends.

Featured as a singer and writer on many records since then, including the UK Garage anthem Something in your Eyes, Shelley is known as a “singer’s singer” and is highly regarded by many in the music industry. Shelley plays guitar and keyboards and recorded and produced the popular Tick Tock Christmas CD as well as Tick Tock ‘Summer Holiday’ and ‘Grand Day Out’.

Telephone: 07957 356 218

Lizzie Mannion

Lizzie Mannion

Assistant for Islington

Lizzie studied music at King’s College London and graduated with a 2.1 BMus. She achieved her PGCE in Music from the UCL Institute of Education and is now a qualified music teacher. Lizzie has been a member of the Tick Tock team since 2011, with a 2 year gap during her studies. When not at Tick Tock, Lizzie can be found teaching music in north London primary schools, or singing and playing guitar in venues around Islington!


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