Weekly Classes & Groups (0-5 years) York

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Baby & Toddler Classes & Groups

York and the surrounding areas are a fantastic place for bringing up children and there is plenty going on for pre-school age children.

Below is a list of all the children’s activities and classes available across York. Please contact the organisers directly if you would like to find out further information or to confirm class times or costs.

If you know of any other classes or groups which are not already listed, then please contact us here. Basic listings are free. For details of how to get featured listings or how to advertise click here.

Featured Listing

ARTVenturers

Hi, we’re Sarah and Michelle and are excited to bring ARTventurers to York and the surrounding areas. Award winning art and creative play classes for babies, toddlers and children, we squidge, squish, paint, explore, sing and dance!

An exciting new theme each week inspires free flow art, messy play, structured art projects, songs and dance to ensure a fun colourful sparkly time. So, leave the messy paints and glitter, the glue and splatter, the squidge and spills for us to clear away and come and join us having fun with your little ones.

At ARTventurers we know the benefits to getting children involved in art from an early age are numerous, in terms of coordination, motor skills, development, social interaction and tons more! We aim to inspire and encourage children to have lots of colourful, creative fun! By providing the opportunities, guidance, inspiration and materials to explore experiment and express themselves through colourful art, craft and sensory activities. All our pre-school age classes support the Early learning goals and are in line with EYFS.

We are offering a 3-week introductory trial for just £18

We would love to see you there!

Mondays
Haxby Memorial Hall
Baby ARTventurers class – (6-18 months) – 10am
Little ARTventurers class (18 months -5 years) – 11.15am

Fridays
The Poppleton Centre, Main Street Nether Poppleton, York yo26 6JT
10.30-11.30 Family ARTventurers class 6mths-5years

Sarah: 07902 828756
Michelle: 07957 619721

E: york@artventurers.co.uk
FACEBOOK
WEBSITE


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Baby Ballet

Hi! I’m Miss Lauren and I’m delighted to bring the magic of babyballet to children in the York area.

My babyballet class timetable can be found by following the link here where you can register for a three week introductory trial for just £15.

Babyballet is a fun, award-winning pre-school dance concept for girls and boys from 6 months to 6 years. With schools right across the UK, babyballet dance classes allow babies, toddlers and young children to enjoy the physical and social benefits of ballet, song and dance in a safe, caring, positive and informal environment.
With a real focus on learning through play, the unique babyballet syllabus offers four key stages of ballet and tap classes where every child can build their confidence and social skills, learning manners, discipline and respect while developing their basic ballet technique, coordination, musicality, balance, posture and rhythm.

See more at including our time table on the WEBSITE

I look forward to welcoming you and your little stars to the magical world of babyballet very soon!

T: 07572756316
E: york@babyballet.co.uk
WEBSITE
FACEBOOK


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Baby Bumpkin Yoga

Our fun baby bumpkin yoga-inspired classes combine storytelling, music and simple baby yoga movements that give babies from 10 weeks through to toddling a great physical foundation to development.  We include a few warm up stretches for grown ups too but don’t worry if you have never done any yoga as these classes are predominantly aimed at little ones.

Classes are age appropriate and are split between Non mobile babies and Crawlers/Wobbly Toddlers.
Possible new class Mondays/Tuesdays or Thursdays TBC: Crawlers/Wobbly Toddlers    Please register your interest

Tuesdays: 10 weeks to Pre-Crawling 13.30 – 14.30 York Yoga Studio, Acomb Road  (Cost £6.95)
Wednesdays: 10 weeks to Pre-Crawling 11.00 – 12.00 LGR Tadcaster Road, York (Cost £6.95)

Sessions are booked in terms of usually 6 or 7 weeks that follow the school calendar. New starters can join at any point in the term, providing there is availability.

Join us on a journey!  Story, music, simple yoga-inspired moves and fun !

T: 0845 6803786 / 07715 325662
E:  york@tattybumpkin.com
WEBSITE
FACEBOOK


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Baby Swimmers

image010Come Swimming, Be Safe, Have Fun!

Sing and play through our structured awards programme and see your baby progress to a confident little swimmer. From 6 weeks old to 12 years old.

Babies can start at Baby Swimmers as soon as you and baby are ready and happy to do so and through fun and games we progressively develop your babies  natural reflexes to encourage voluntary swimming movements in the water which will build a foundation for your baby to swim unaided.

Baby Swimmers benefits both parents and babies as whilst you are interacting and bonding in the water together, you are also benefiting from learning water safety and increased water confidence. It is also physically and mentally beneficial for your baby and enjoyable for you both.

Research has shown that early swimming can benefit your baby by helping to develop water confidence, strength, co-ordination & alertness, whilst also learning water safety and having fun.

We follow the Starfish Awards through the STA and once children are aged over 2 they progress on to the Stanley Awards.  Once your child reaches 5,  they progress onto Swimmers Academy, where we develop swimming techniques and build stamina, classes here are for beginners as well as children that have been through the Baby Swimmers courses.

Kilima Hotel, Holgate Road on Mondays
Roko on Tues, Wed and Friday for pre schoolers
New Earswick on Tues and Thursday for pre schoolers
Emperors Gym on Thursday for preschoolers
Robert Wilkinson School on Saturday for all ages and abilities
Pocklington School on Saturday for all ages and abilities and Wednesday after school for 4 years plus
Stamford Bridge on Saturday for all ages and abilities and Thursday after school for 4 years plus

Please contact Baby Swimmers for more information on;

T: 0808 1 33 44 55 (Landline Free phone) / 0333 8008 345 (Mobile Friendly)
E: info@babyswimmers.co.uk

WEBSITE



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Baby Sensory York & East York

baby sensoryAward-winning, sensory-rich development classes designed to support you and your baby from birth. Regular exposure to an incredible range of sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, dance, signing and massage all help rapidly develop the brain in your baby’s first year. We’ve done the research; so you can enjoy the fun…

Mondays
Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, YORK, YO23 1BW

Wednesdays
Haxby Memorial Hall, 16 The Village Haxby, YO32 3HT

Thursdays
Sutton upon Derwent Village Hall, YO41 4BN

Fridays
All Saints Hall, The Green, Upper Poppleton, YO26 6DF

For your local class leader’s contact details and to book a trial visit our website

WEBSITE
FACEBOOK


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diddi dance

diddi dance is a fun and funky 45 minute dance session that suitable for boys & girls 18 months up to reception age, however if they’re younger but steady on their feet it is worth coming along for a try.
diddi dance classes change themes every half term exploring 16 different dance styles including salsa, bollywood, hip hop and disco!

Classes are booked for each half term through a booking system and are £5.50 per class. Sibling discount is also available.

Please see my timetable for details of classes.

Taster sessions are also available so please get in touch if you would like to try a class and join in the diddi dance fun!

E: hayley.evans@diddidance.com
WEBSITE
FACEBOOK


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Dream Time Baby Massage York/Selby

Dream Time is like no other Baby Massage Class you will ever go to.
Since its creation over 18 years ago, Dream Time has won awards, gained CPD accreditation and holds Level 3 qualification with Open Awards. Dream Time teachers are among the UK’s most highly qualified baby massage therapists.
Dream Time combines gentle song, yoga, dance and massage. Our classes provides the perfect combination of baby time and parent time, leaving everyone feeling relaxed, bonded with baby and open to talk about anything and everything.
Now Dream Time has come to the York area. Located just 8 minutes along the A19 from the Designer Outlet , with free parking, the classes run from the brand new Dream Time Space. In a beautiful location, close to a nature reserve, the Old Granary at Riccall is the perfect setting for a relaxing and nurturing time with your baby. Each session followed by a leisurely drink and homemade cake.
Remember, touch is the first means of communication and a regular massage can help with colic, sleeplessness and muscle tone.
Booking essential.
£8 taster. £60x6wk block

Contact Katie:
T:07909 445737
E: ktgray28@hotmail.com
FACEBOOK


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Energi Toddlers

PrintEnergi Toddlers is the ultimate place in York to bring your 2 – 5 year olds. With dozens of interconnecting trampolines, foam blocks, Disney soundtrack and our super friendly staff, your little one will be grinning ear to ear. Best of all, we let you jump for free, so the fun’s not limited to your little ones!

Energi Toddler runs every weekday at 10am and Saturdays at 9am. Our huge café is the perfect place to refuel after your session with our freshly brewed coffee, Ringtons tea and delicious homemade cakes and sandwiches.

Sessions cost £4.95 per toddler and adults get to jump free of charge, so what are you waiting for?!

Book your slot on the WEBSITE

like us on FACEBOOK

TWITTER and INSTAGRAM


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Football Tots

Football Tots is a fantastic football class for children aged 2-6 years.

At footballtots, every child loves to learn new skills. Our sessions are filled with fun games and activities designed to maximise learning development.
Children attending footballtots learn football skills from passing2 and dribbling, to stepovers and throw-ins!
The footballtots programme also helps to develop a number of key skills to give every footballtot a fantastic head start before starting school.
The footballtots programme is structured according to the different ages and stages of a child’s development.
Each session is delivered using specialist equipment by qualified staff, trained to ensure everyone
has great fun!

Our classes run on a:
Monday AM at Clifton Moor Community Centre
Tuesday AM at Haxby Memorial Hall
Thursday AM at Bishopthorpe Village Hall, Acomb Parish Church Hall & Heworth Church Hall
Friday AM at Poppleton Road Memorial Hall & Southlands Methodist Church
Saturday AM at Fishergate Primary School

Taster sessions available

T: 0330 660 1116
E: info@footballtots.co.uk
WEBSITE
FACEBOOK


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Hoglets – Storytelling and Drama classes for babies and toddlers

Hoglets classes bring storytime to life, taking drama performance skills and applying them to the telling of tales.
Classes begin with a story performance, followed by crafts, songs games and imagination to bring the story to life.

Hoglets classes are designed to help towards the key prime areas of learning set out by the Government Early Years Curriculum – communication and language, physical development and personal, social and emotional development.
We run weekly classes across York. Due to limited class numbers, places have to be booked in advance

Every Monday
10am Babies (Birth – Walking) at The Micklegate SOCIAL
11am Toddlers (Walking-5’s) at The Micklegate SOCIAL
1PM Toddlers (Walking – 5’s ) at St Mary’s Church Hall, Haxby (Starting 6th August )
2pm Babies (Birth – Walking) at St Mary’s Church Hall, Haxby (Starting 6th August )

Every Tuesday
9.15am Babies (birth – walking) at Knavesmire Children’s Centre.
10.00am Toddlers 1 (walking – 5 years) at Knavesmire Children’s Centre.
11.00am Toddlers 2 (walking – 5 years) at Knavesmire Children’s Centre.
1.30pm Toddlers (Walking – 5 yearss ) Osbaldwick Children’s Centre

T: 07596 705171
E: gemma@hoglets.org.uk
WEBSITE


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Kindermusik with Cath Smithson

KindermusikWhere Music and Learning Play!

Cath provides Kindermusik music & movement classes in and around York for children and their parents – right from brand new babies through to 7 year olds.

Kindermusik classes include singing and vocal play, musical instrument & object exploration, creative movement and dance and listening purposefully in a small, friendly setting.

Come and join our unique Kindermusik Community. Trial class £5 (£8/two siblings).

PRE BOOKING ESSENTIAL!

FOUNDATIONS: Cuddle & Bounce (0-1s), LEVEL 1: Sing & Play (1-2s), LEVEL 2: Wiggle & Grow (2-3s), LEVEL 3: Laugh & Learn (3-5s), LEVEL 5: Young Child (5-7s), MIXED AGE: Family Time (0-7s)

MONDAY: St.Clement’s Church, Scarcroft Rd, YO23 1BG
9.30am Level 2: Wiggle & Grow (2-3 yr olds)
10.30am Level 3: Laugh & Learn (3-5 yr olds)
11.30am Foundations: Cuddle & Bounce (0-1 yr olds)
3.00pm Level 1: Sing & Play (1-2 yr olds)
4.15pm Level 5: Young Child – Semester 1 (5-6 yr olds)

WEDNESDAY: Clifton Parish Church, Clifton, YO30 6BH
9.30am Level 2: Wiggle & Grow (2-3 yr olds)
10.30am Foundations: Cuddle & Bounce (0-1 yr olds)
11.30am Level 1: Sing & Play (1-2 yr olds)

THURSDAY: St.Clement’s Church, Scarcroft Rd, YO23 1BG
2.00pm Level 3: Laugh & Learn (3-5 yr olds)
3.00pm Foundations: Cuddle & Bounce (0-1 yr olds)
4.15pm Level 5: Young Child – Semester 3 (5-7 yr olds)

FRIDAY: St Clement’s Church, Scarcroft Rd, YO23 1BG
9.30am Level 2: Wiggle & Grow (2-3 yr olds)
10.30am Level 3: Laugh & Learn (3-5 yr olds)
11.30am Foundations: Cuddle & Bounce (0-1 yr olds)
2.00pm Level 1: Sing & Play (1-2 yr olds)

SATURDAY: First Saturday of the month – VARIOUS LOCATIONS
10.00am Mixed Age ‘Family Time’ (0-7 years)
Saturday 1st September 2018
Saturday 6th October 2018
Saturday 3rd November 2018
Saturday 1st December 2018

Cath Smithson
Licensed Kindermusik Educator & York Primary Teacher
E: cathsmithson@live.com

WEBSITE
FACEBOOK


Featured Listing

Mini Swimmers

Swimming lessons for babies, toddlers,  pre-schoolers & Primary School age children.
Get in touch to book a FREE trial lesson!
At Mini Swimmers our lessons are highly structured and use progressive practices to teach you how to teach your little one to swim.
We are passionate about promoting water confidence along with techniques to develop the core skills which could save their life.
We reward the children through the STA’s internationally recognised Starfish & STAnley Award Scheme.

Classes are held at Emperors Gym, Skeldergate, York on:
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays (Primary school age on Saturdays)

T: 07825 997999
E: info@miniswimmers.co.uk

WEBSITE
FACEBOOK
TWITTER


Featured Listing

Minster School – Activities for Toddlers

Mini Ballet Classes for 2 – 4 years (Mondays @ 9.30)
To get your week off to an energetic and invigorating start, we are very pleased to be able to host ballet classes with Sarah Dickinson for our very youngest dancers each Monday at 9.30am in our new award-winning Nursery building.
Sessions work out at £3.50 each; to register for the classes, or to request further details, please contact Sarah directly on 07917 176418

Mini Yoga Classes (Wednesday@9.30)
If you want to learn and practise your yoga moves alongside your baby or toddler, Emel’s classes are just the thing for you. In a calm and relaxed atmosphere, Emel will guide you through, whether you are experienced or a total beginner.
Sessions work out at £3.50 each; to join the class, or for further details, contact Emel direct on 07835 410447.

Mini Football sessions (Thursdays@11.15)
To build confidence, skills and to just have great fun, this early introduction to ‘the beautiful game’ will be just right for your youngsters, both boys and girls.
Paul Burke is a hugely respected youth coach who works with Premiership clubs, both as a youth coach and as a talent scout. He has been a member of the PE coaching staff at the Minster School for a number of years now, and we are happy to host one of his very successful mini-football sessions here at the school.
Sessions work out at £3.50 each; so,if your youngster wants to let off some steam and learn the basics of ball control and generally have a whale of a time, contact Paul direct on 07765 883412 for further information.

The Minster School, Deangate, York, YO1 7JA


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My Baby Can Dance

MY BABY CAN DANCE/ NEWBORN CAN DANCE is an award winning movement to music pre school activity class which follows the development stages for the little ones. Ideally suited from birth up to 4 years old. For children with additional needs there is no upper age limit.

We run weekly interactive fun classes combining movement, singing, musical instruments, numbers, colours, shapes and phonics.

The sessions achieve a proven learning and development path for little ones using a repeatable format which is shown to increase learning and memory.

Classes run throughout school term time with payment being made in set blocks of 5. Subject to availability people can join at any time and just pat for the weeks remaining in that current block.

MONDAY
Edward the Confessor Church, Tadcaster Road YO24 1QG
9.30-10.15 & 10.30-11.15 My Baby Can Dance (from walking to age 4)
11.30-12.15 Newborn Can Dance (from birth to walking)

TUESDAY
Piglets Adventure Farm, Towthorpe YO32 9ST
10.45-11.30 My Baby Can Dance

WEDNESDAY
Clifton Moor Community Centre, Rivelin Way YO30 4WD
9.30-10.15 My Baby Can Dance

THURSDAY
New Earswick Folk Hall, Hawthorne Terrace, YO32 4AQ
11.15-12.00 My Baby Can Dance

FRIDAY
St Andrews Church Hall, Church Lane, Bishopthorpe YO23 2QG
10.00-10.45 My Baby Can Dance (from walking to age 4)
11.00-11.45 Newborn Can Dance (from birth to walking)

SATURDAY
Millfield Fitness, Devonshire Court (off Green Lane) Rawcliffe YO30 5PQ
10.30-11.15 My Baby Can Dance

KATHERINE PEAK
T: 07714 210814
E: katherinembcd@gmail.com
FACEBOOK

My one year old loves My Baby Can Dance, nice mix of traditional toddler songs and pop songs for them to boogie to.

LI,  Nov 16

Brilliant group, really friendly and fun for the little ones.

ES, Nov 16


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PramFit

Pramfit is a supportive fitness community for mums and babies. We know you are trying to get back to normal but normal now is a new kind of normal.

We’ve been helping mums for over 5 years, helping them getting fitter, stronger and live without pain! We know you’ll be in safe hands when it comes to exercising.

We have a 30 day trial for £9.99 for you where you can get to any and all of our classes at 1100am Monday to Friday!

Just Mention Mumbler to receive an extra discount.

Monday to Friday 11am to 1150am/12pm
Compello Fitness
Clifton Moor

Contact us
T: 07534689575
E: Pramfit@gmail.com
WEBSITE


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Puddle Ducks – pre-school swimming

puddle ducks Puddle Ducks are one of the UK’s leading providers of swimming lessons to babies, toddlers and pre-school children.

Our classes are designed to promote bonding, water confidence and water safety in a fun and loving environment. We take your little ones through a structured programme designed to develop their natural affinity with the water and encourage them to learn to swim independently.

And although we have spent many years carefully developing our progressive lesson plans to develop swimmers, our teachers adapt every activity to suit each child. Our approach ensures that your child’s needs are expertly fulfilled – never forcing development, but rather nurturing it to ensure a positive experience and love of swimming.

Our baby and pre-school programme is offered through five levels:
Floaties (0-6 months), Splashers (6-15 months), Kickers (15 months – 2.5 years), Little Dippers (2-5 years) and Dippers (2-5 years)

We run classes at the following locations in York:
New Earswick, Archbishop Holgate’s School, Energise hydrotherapy pool, Robert Wilkinson, Willow Lodge (Bubwith) and ROKO Health Club

T:07825 269146
E:york@puddleducks.com
FACEBOOK

We also run Aquanatal classes, so you can start your journey with Puddle Ducks before your baby arrives!


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Rhythm Time Baby and Toddler Classes

FUN, MULTI-SENSORY Baby and toddler music classes in York

Here at Rhythm Time, our fun, award-winning baby classes will help your little one’s development through specially created musical activities.

You’ll enjoy 30 minutes of fun together including lots of exciting, multi-sensory activities such as bubbles (to help strengthen baby’s eye muscles), dancing (to help co-ordination and balance), exercises (for muscle development), massage, exploration, hand/eye co-ordination and speech development.  Plus, you’ll enjoy some great social time together with other parents and their little ones!

Rhythm Time are founding members of the Children’s Activities Association and we also have GOLD accreditation, so you’ll be sure that our classes are the BEST quality!

Come and join in the fun! We have classes right across York.
Mondays @ Piglets Adventure Farm, Strensall
Toddler class 10am
Baby/Young Baby 10.45am

Wednesdays @ TheCentre@Burnholme, Heworth
Toddler class 9.45am
Baby/Young Baby 10.30am

Thursday @ Dunnington Reading Rooms
Toddler class 9.45am
Baby 10.30
Young Baby 11.15

Friday @ St Aelreds Community Centre, Tang Hall
Toddler class 9.45am
Baby 10.30am
Young Baby 11.15
Spaces limited so don’t delay!

T: 07847 717403 (Rachel)
WEBSITE


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Rugby tots

Start your child’s sporting journey with our high energy, fun packed classes that use the fundamentals of Rugby to develop core ability and build confidence. These structured play sessions take boys and girls on a journey of sporting imagination with engaging and energetic coaches supporting them every step of the way whilst teaching how to catch, pass, kick, run with the ball and play as part of a team.

Monday
Heworth Church Hall
10:00am Age 2 – 3.5, 10:40am Age 3.5 – 5

Friday
Haxby Memorial Hall
10:00am Age 2 to 3.5, 10:40am Age 3.5 to 5
Francis Scaife Sports Centre – Pocklington
10:45am Age 2 to 3.5, 11:20am Age 3.5 to 5

Saturday
The Mount School
09:00am Age 2 – 3.5, 09:40am Age 3.5 – 5, 10:35am Age 5 – 7, 11:30am Age 3.5 – 5
Fulford Comprehensive School
9:00am Age 2 – 3.5, 9:40am Age 3.5 – 5, 10:35am Age 5 – 7
Joseph Rowntree School
09:00am Age 2 to 3.5, 09:40am Age 3.5 to 5, 10:35am Age 5 to 7

Sunday
The Mount School
09:00am Age 2 – 3.5, 09:40am Age 3.5 – 5, 10:35am Age 2 – 3.5, 11:15am Age 5 – 7
Joseph Rowntree School
09:00am Age 2 to 3.5, 09:40am Age 3.5 to 5, 10:35am Age 5 to 7
Pocklington School (The Old Station Building)
09:00am Age 2 to 3.5, 09:40am Age 3.5 to 5

For more details, just call, email or visit our website:
T: 0345 313 6716
E:  york@rugbytots.co.uk
WEBSITE


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Sing and Sign

Courses Begin Week Commencting January 21st

Help your baby communicate before speech with our award winning music programme!
Babies typically use all kinds of gestures as a natural part of learning to talk. Encouraging them with extra signs such as ‘milk’, ‘more’, ‘ change nappy’ or ‘tired’ helps babies communicate more effectively and allows parents to understand their needs, thoughts and ideas.

Sing and Sign classes combine action songs, props, pictures and toys in musical activities designed to stimulate speech and language development. It’s natural, it’s easy and it’s also great fun! Our small classes and weekly themes give you the skills and confidence to sign with your baby, as well as providing some lovely together time, and songs and rhymes that you will still be singing in years to come!

Monday – Belfrey Hall, York Centre
Stage 1 – 10.15am, Sing & Sign Babes 11.30pm

Tuesday – Pocklington Methodist Church
Stage 2 – 10.15am, Stage 1 – 11.30am, Sing & Sign Babes 12.40pm

Thursday – Shipton-By-Beningbrough CC
Stage 1 – 10.15am, Sing & Sign Babes 11.30am

Friday – Acomb Methodist Church
Stage 1 – 10.15am, Stage 2 – 11.30am, Sing & Sign Babes 12.30pm

E: annagibbeson@singandsign.co.uk
T: 07811 651720
www.singandsign.co.uk
FACEBOOK


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Sounds Right Phonics Classes For Kids

Are you keen to give your child a good foundation in early literacy?
Do you want to give your child a head start before school?
Would you like to know what phonics is and discover ways that you can support your child on their phonics journey?

Come along to one of our 45 minute weekly classes which are run by a qualified primary school teacher and are based on the current Early Years curriculum.

Super fun, high-energy and fast-paced sessions, aimed at pre-schoolers between 1-4 years, which focus on developing confidence, turn-taking and listening skills.
Come and groove down to our doh-disco, shake your Pom-poms and meet our mascot Robot Reg who shows children how to blend the sounds for reading!

Our PRE-SCHOOLER sessions (2.5 – 4 year olds) include sound recognition and oral blending & segmenting, which are foundations for learning to read.
Our MINIs sessions (1 – 2.5 year olds) develop speech & language skills, vocabulary and explore a range of nursery rhymes.

Activities which help to develop gross and fine motor skills ready for writing.
Classes are SO MUCH FUN, children don’t even realise they are learning!

I look forward to welcoming you to one of our classes. Please feel free to contact me for more details.

Monday – Clifton Parish Church
Tuesday – The Gateway Centre, Acomb
Thursday – Tesco community room, Askham Bar, Dringhouses

E: sam@soundsrightphonicsclasses.co.uk
WEBSITE
FACEBOOK


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Swimming with Linzi

Swimming with Linzi is all about having fun in a safe environment, from gaining water confidence to great stroke technique.

I offer baby, toddler and Pre-school lessons, on Monday, Thursday and Friday morning from 1 month – 4 years at Carr Junior School in Acomb, York.

Classes also run on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 -10 years at Robert Wilkinson School, Strensall, York, from 3.30-6.30 pm.

Children can go in by themselves at any age, when they are confident enough, I do not have a starting age limit. I treat every child as an individual and they progress happily at their own pace , with this in mind, all swimmers receive an STA certificate and woven badge each term, which are included in your fee.

Classes are fun based and relaxed with only 7 children in each class and the whole pool to ourselves, with only one lesson running at a time, which offers little distraction from other swimmers and lots of space. Children really enjoy their lessons and thrive learning to swim. I get to know all the children individually and adapt my teaching accordingly.

With over 10 years teaching experience, including my own 3 children, I am fully qualified STA Swimming Instructor, STA baby and pre-school teacher, lifesaving and recently completed Level 3 Diploma in Aquatic Teaching for Baby and Pre-school. Do check out my recommendations on Facebook!

T: 07583 936246
E:linzifitness@gmail.com
FACEBOOK
BOOKING WEBSITE


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Toddler Sense

PrintAward-winning, sensory-rich toddler development programme, where structured play goes hand in hand with imagination, adventure and the freedom to explore. Each week has a unique theme, with activities carefully constructed to stimulate your child’s brain, co-ordination and physical development. We’ve done the research, so you can both enjoy the fun…

Mondays
St Olave’s Church Hall, Marygate Lane, York, YO30 7BJ
Wetherby Sports Association (beside Leisure Centre), LS22 5HA

Thursdays
Haxby Memorial Hall, 16 The Village Haxby, YO32 3HT
Dance Expression, Bowling Lane, MALTON, YO17 8EG

Fridays
St James the Deacon Church Hall, Woodthorpe, York, YO24 2SE
Beacon Lodge, The Mile, Pocklington, YO42 2HA

Visit www.toddlersense.co.uk for your local class leader’s contact details and to book a trial.

Baby Sensory Yorkshire (https://www.facebook.com/babysensoryyorkshire/)


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Tumble Tots

13233103_525414854319368_3129724139736134928_nTumble Tots from 6 months to 4 years
Gym Bobs from 4 to 7 years

A programme that has been going for over 37 years! Tumble Tots and Gym Bobs sessions use unique equipment and are run by staff specially trained to get the best out of your child, structured according to the different ages/stages of a child’s development.

Sessions include climbing, balancing, agility and coordination as well as song time for language development.

Child psychologists/educators agree that a structured programme in movement should be part of every child’s education.

Enjoy quality time with your child teaching them ‘skills for life’.

Class information is as follows:
Monday – The Regen Centre, Riccall
Tuesday – Huntington Memorial Hall
Thursday – The Poppleton Centre
Friday – Acomb Parish Hall
Saturday – St Wulstans, Fossway

T: 01904 412381

WEBSITE
FACEBOOK

 


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Turtle Tots

turtle tots

Turtle Tots North Yorkshire is a unique Swimming School starting with Mummies-to-be with Aqua Natal Yoga through to Baby, Toddler and Pre-school classes and School age children, so your child’s swimming journey doesn’t need to end at Pre-school stage with us, they continue into our Academy classes where they can feel safe and happy with familiar surroundings.

We pride ourselves on being a very different and holistic swim school and class emphasis is on nurturing the parent & child bond in the water at all stages. We start with gentle water massage and closeness with your baby in the early stages, whilst also teaching through play/word association. Our toddler and pre-school classes we teach them water safety skills, basic stroke skills, while keeping their attention span stimulated with lots of fun activity play and progression into independent swimming, but most importantly at their own pace. Our Turtle Swim Academy classes are suitable from 3.5 years old (confidence and ability assessed) open to existing swimmers from the Turtle Tots programme, children starting for the first time with swimming classes or transferring from other swim schools.

Our York Classes:
Monday: York- Novotel (am)
Tuesday: York- Kilima (am)
Wednesday: York- Alwark manor (am) Novotel (pm)
Wednesday: Aqua Natal – York – Principal Hotel (8pm)
Thursday: York – Kilima (am)
Friday: York – Novotel (am)
Saturday: York – Archbishops School (pm)
Sunday: York – Kilima (am)

We also deliver classes on a Friday & Saturdays in Harrogate and Saturday & Sunday in East Leeds.
Free taster classes are also available and a 10% first term discount when you mention Mumbler.

Contact: Paula Stewart
T: 01423 210214
E: northyorkshire@turtletots.com

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Water babies

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Baby swimming with Water Babies is an exciting, enriching experience for both you and your little one. suitable for little ones from birth up to school age.  As the UK’s leading swim school, not only do we teach vital lifesaving skills but we always incorporate lots of bonding, fun and socialising, so you can be sure that a Water Baby is a happy one! Our number one priority is to make sure you feel both happy and safe in the water.

Mon: 10:30 – 13:00 New Earswick, Haxby Road, York, YO32 4AQ
Mon: 10:00 – 12:00 Weighton Wold, Market Weighton
Tue: 09:00 – 11:30 Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1QQ
Tue: 13:00 – 15:00 The Pheasant Hotel, Harome, Helmsley, YO62 5JG
Wed: 10:00 – 11:30 Weighton Wold, Market Weighton
Thu: 10:30 – 11:30 Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1QQ
Thu: 13:00 – 14:00 New Earswick, Haxby Road, York, YO32 4AQ
Fri: 09:30 – 12:30 The Pheasant Hotel, Harome, Helmsley, YO62 5JG
Fri: 10:00 – 11:30 Weighton Wold, Market Weighton
Fri: 13:00 – 14:30 Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1QQ
Fri: 16:00 – 18:30 Energise, Cornlands Lane, York, YO24 3DX
Sat: 09:00 – 14:30 Energise, Cornlands Lane, York, YO24 3DX
Sat: 10:00 – 12:30 Best Western Kimila Hotel, Holgate Road, YO24 4AZ
Sat: 13:30 – 16:30 Robert Wilkinson, West End, Strensall, York, YO32 5UH
Sun: 09:00 – 14:00 Energise, Cornlands Lane, York, YO24 3DX

Mention Mumbler Offer: For any MUMblers that book onto a course, just quote York MUMbler and we will send you a free Splashabout Happy Nappy (required for the lessons) with your starter pack worth £10.99!

For further information, please contact us.

T: 01904 607110
E: littlefish@waterbabies.co.uk

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En Pointe Classical Dance School

At En Pointe we teach dance to infants, children and adults with passion. We’ve got fantastic facilities at our dance studios in York. We are renowned for our multi award winning classes in RAD Classical Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Musical Theatre, Commercial Dance, Pointe Work and Lyrical Dance.

T: 07557 355562

EnPointe Studios, Rose Ave, York, YO26 6RU


Katie Ventress School of Dance

A small, friendly dance school for children from 18 months – teenagers. Classes: ISTD Ballet, Tap, Modern Theatre Dance and Musical Theatre. 

Classes run Monday to Saturday. Get in touch for times.
Venues are: James St, YO10 3DW & York Railway Institute, Queen st, York YO24 1AD.

T: 07919 008078 (Katie Ventress)


O’Connor Academy of Irish Dance

The O’Connor Academy of Irish Dance teaches children age 3+, in a safe and friendly environment. Classes are held from beginner to championship level, whether they want to compete or just dance for fun, it’s a great way to keep fit and make new friends!
Monday – English Martrys Church Hall YO244DA – 5pm
Thursday – St. Joseph’s Church Hall YO306JX – 6pm

T: 07506868448


Paper Planes and Daisy Chains

Our classes are perfect for your little cherubs, fun, colourful and most importantly creative. Each lesson your monkey can expect an adventure into the world of different books, and together we will dance, sing and craft our way through the adventure, using theatre skills to enhance their experience. Booking Required.

Mondays Little Green Rascals, Tadcaster Road
14:30 – 16:00 for ages 3-5
16:15 – 17:45 for ages 5-8
£5 per session.

Wednesdays Piglets Adventure Farm
10:15 – 11.00 for ages 3-5
£5 per session.

Thursdays Kidzplay Boroughbridge. 3-5yr olds.
10:15 – 11:00 – Fidgety Feet, a dance class for mini toes
11.00 – 11:45 – Crafty Theatre workshop
£5 per session

T: 07500 069412 (Roxanna) or 07812 088658 (Hannah)


Ready Steady Mums

RSM York is a free walking group for mums and their babies. Pregnant ladies also very welcome.
Monday at 10am Millennium Bridge entrance of Rowntree Park (starts again on 3rd Sept 2018)
Tuesday at 10.30am Tang Hall Explore Library YO31 0HA
Term Time only
It’s a great chance to meet other new mums and chat about what’s been happening with your little people whilst getting some fresh air and gentle exercise. We’re a really friendly bunch and it’s a great way to start the week!
We’re completely volunteer led so if anyone has any free time and a heart to support other mums whilst enjoying some fresh air yourself then we’d love to hear from you or just pop along on a Monday morning!

Find us on Facebook at Ready Steady Mums York


Song Box music groups.

Why have hundreds of York families signed up to Song Box music groups every term, for over 20 years? Book a session and find out! Groups all over York.

“I’ve made fantastic friends. Song Box is a highlight of my family’s week”

T: 07855 126408


Starbrite Studios

Providing fun and inspiring performing arts sessions. Based in Shiptonthorpe.
We celebrate individuality and versatility in our students and this can be seen from our success stories. We are professionally qualified, vibrant, and recognised as a fun and inspiring environment for people to be in.
Based in Shiptonthorpe and Upper Poppleton
Units 13-15 Brookfield Business Park, Clay Lane, Shiptonthorpe, York, YO43 3PU
T: 01430 803170


Story time and Rhymetimes at York’s Libraries

Acomb
Thursdays 10.30am – 11am

Bishopthorpe
Thursdays 10.30am – 11am

Clifton
Tuesdays 10.30am -11am
Fridays 10.30am – 11am
Under 5’s Play morning: Wednesday 10am – 11am

Copmanthorpe
Thursdays 10.30am – 11am

Dringhouses
Thursdays 11am – 11.30am
Saturdays 11am – 11.30am

Dunnington
Thursdays 2.15pm – 2.45pm

Fulford
Tuesdays 2.30pm – 3pm
Saturdays (University term time only) 11 – 11.30

Haxby
Fridays 2.30 – 3pm

New Earswick
Tuesdays 10am – 10.30am

Poppleton
Fridays 2.30pm – 3pm

Strensall
Tuesday from 11-11.30am

Tang Hall
Every weekday 10-10:30am and Saturdays 10:30-11am

York
Story and Play: Monday 10am-10.45am
Storytimes: Tuesday 10.30am-11am, Thursday 1.30pm-2pm
Rhymetimes: Wednesday 1.30pm-2pm, Friday 10.30am-11am


Term time activities at the Web Adventure Park

Exciting activities for Babies and Toddlers every weekday during school term time – included in admission price!
Each weeks’ sessions have a different theme and include movement, song, crafts, sensory experiences and more to help your child’s development. No need to book, just join in on the day!

T: 01904 692221


Tiny Stompers

Monday’s 10:30-11:15
A relaxed, pay as you go music and movement group for you to enjoy together.
Lots of exciting resources to explore, with bubbles, sensory play, ribbon stick dances, cooling down under the parachute …..all aiding in your child’s development.
Beautiful Tiny Stompers Baby Massage Classes are available too

Shipton by Beningbrough Community Centre
T: 07739 960910 (Becky)


Wild Things Family Forest School

Wild Things Family Forest School offers a range of outdoor play and exploration opportunities – using real tools, bug hunting, den building, mud kitchen, campfire cooking…. Sessions run during term-time, (monthly)Saturdays and holidays. Sessions start at £8.50, from 18 months old, at Millthorpe School.

“Emma recently ran a forest school birthday party for my 5-year-old daughter, and it was really lovely. Highly recommend.”

RH, June 17

“We have been to several parties and loved all of them. Emma is fantastic with the kids. You can even have campfire with hot choc and marshmallows.”

JB, Nov 17

T: 07968 060182


Yorkshire Rose Academy of Dance

Yorkshire Rose Academy of Dance provides dance classes for children and adults in and around the York area that are FUN, FRIENDLY and DISCIPLINED. There are a wide range of classes to choose from including: Ballet, Acro, Musical Theatre, Commercial, Street Dance, Contemporary, Tap, Modern, Zumba

Free trial classes available.

T: 07891 004850 (Kerry Whitfield )