Weekly Classes & Groups (0-5 years) York

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Baby & Toddler Classes & Groups on a Monday in York

Below is a full list of classes & groups for babies, toddlers and pre-school age children in York on a Monday.

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.


Award winning, colourful, creative, (often messy) art classes, parties and events, for babies, toddlers and children. Come and squidge, squish, paint, explore, sing and dance with us!

No repetitive classes here! Oh no…it’s an arty world of imagination & creativity in each and every ARTventurers class. From pirates, to space, to the jungle, to the world of the Gruffalo! Our themed classes are sure to inspire and ignite each child.  We love providing creative environments for your little ones to explore new and exciting textures. Letting your little one squidge, squish, swirl and swoosh in new textures helps to connect different parts of their brains and their little bodies.

Our classes are a fab social setting for little ones (and parents/carers too). It’s amazing watching the relationships blossom in our classes and our circle time and free flow structure is a big part of this. There are tons of opportunities to mix and socialise with other parents whilst your little ones get creative!

All our pre-school age classes support the Early Learning Goals and are in line with EYFS, we are trained to administer paediatric first aid and fully DBS checked. We are Whats on 4 Kids winners, three consecutive years for Best Pre School Activity, and ARTventurers is a member of the Children’s Activity Association.

Come and join us at our weekly baby and pre school classes!

Mondays
Haxby Memorial Hall, 16, The Village, Haxby  YO32 3HT
Family ARTventurers class  6 months – 5 years  – 10.15-11.15

Tuesday
The Poppleton Centre, Main Street Nether Poppleton, YO26 6JT
Family ARTventurers class 6 months – 5 years – 10.30-11.30


07902828756(Sarah)/07957619721(Michelle)
york@artventurers.co.uk
www.artventurers.co.uk/York

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

My babyballet class timetable can be found on the website 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!


07572756316
york@babyballet.co.uk
babyballet.co.uk/babyballet-school/york/

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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 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) and Thursdays: Crawling / Wobbly Toddling 12.45 – 13.30 (cost £6)

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 !

Our Tatty Bumpkin Yoga-inspired adventures are also in schools as an After School Club, so if your child (4 – 7 years – Reception/Foundation to Y2) attends Poppleton Ousebank, Copmanthorpe Primary, Acomb or Headlands Primary, please contact us for details.


0845 6803786/07715325662
york@tattybumpkin.com
www.tattybumpkin.com/york

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Come 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
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


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

Award-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
Pocklington Cricket Club, YO42 2HA

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.


07790759333
york@babysensory.co.uk
www.babysensory.com

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Through running my baby massage courses from home, my main aim is to take away some of the concerns you may have about getting out and about with your newborn. I have plenty of room for parking right outside the front door. If you need to change your little one I have plenty of change mats on hand and you’d be more then welcome to make yourself comfy in the lounge (or wherever you’d feel most confident) should your baby need feeding.

Classes are small and intimate held at my home in York, YO32, ensuring a friendly, relaxed atmosphere in a cosy and comfortable setting.

I also offer private courses in the comfort of your own home/chosen venue should you want to form your own group.

My courses run over five consecutive weeks and each class lasts up to one hour. During each session you will learn how to massage a different area of your baby’s body (including a special routine to help with colic, constipation and/or wind). I will provide massage oil, mats, hand-out sheets and refreshments.

I am a fully qualified IAIM infant massage instructor and mum of 3, with almost 10 years experience of working with parents and their babies.

Classes are held on Mondays @10.30am

To enquire about the next course contact Alex.

 


07825869754
bondwithbaby@gmail.com
www.bondwithbabymassage.co.uk

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Hello mumblers! My name is Hayley and I run diddi dance in York – a fun and funky award winning dance class, suitable for boys & girls  from 18 months (or confident walkers) to 4 years old.
diddi dance classes explores 16 different dance styles including rave, bollywood, hip hop, disco and many more! Each class is jam packed with action songs, dancing games, fun exercises, hoops, ribbons and much more all to our own original, funky music, to help children’s coordination, rhythm and both gross and fine motor skills. Our classes also enhance the EYFS framework with body part awareness, language development and social skills.
Classes are booked each half term through a booking system and are £5.50 per class and we now offer PAYG (subject to available places) for £6.60 per class. Sibling discount is also available.
diddi dance is also suitable for Nursery/After School settings and is available for Birthday Parties! Please see my FB page for more information/prices.
For details of all my classes please see my timetable.
I also offer FREE TRIALS to see if diddi dance is a class that’s right for you and your little one!
To book your FREE TRIAL or for any other information please get in touch!

07825 139457
hayley.evans@diddidance.com
www.diddidance.com

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Dinosaurs Love Fairy Cakes is now serving up regular eats, treats, roarsome play and opportunities to meet new friends across York!

On alternative Mondays you can find us hosting Little Stompers from 10.00 until midday. A group specifically for children under 2 at Spark:|York. £6 entry gets you hot drinks, vegan and gluten free cakes and snacks baked fresh by Coffee, Cake and Stuff, gorgeous toys for the Stompers to play with and a craft activity for you to do together. £3 for every additional child.

On Tuesdays we run the Babes In Arms Elevenses Club at Spark:York from 10.00 until midday – this is for babies under 1 and their carers. £6 entry covers hot drinks, vegan and gluten free cakes baked fresh by Coffee, cake and stuff, gorgeous sensory toys for the babes to play with and a craft activity if you fancy it.

On Wednesdays we’re bringing you Pizza & Play at Ask Italian on Blake Street from 10.00 until midday. £6 entry gets you toddler and pre schooler play time and pizza for everyone plus hot drinks and home made lemonade. £3 for every additional child.

For more info, and to book a place on any of these events visit our website.

Roars & Sprinkles!


07971 130611
dinosaurslovefairycakes@gmail.com
www.dinosaurslove.co.uk

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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


07909445737
ktgray28@hotmail.com
www.dreamtimebabymassage.co.uk

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Energi 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?!


01904 360 500
info@energiyork.com
energileisureparks.com/york/sessions/energitoddlers/

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Where 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. Introductory 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 2/3: Wiggle & Grow (2-4 yr olds)
10.30am Foundations: Cuddle & Bounce (0-walking)

TUESDAY: St.Clement’s Church, Scarcroft Rd, YO23 1BG
4.15pm Level 5: Young Child – Semester 2 (5-7 yr olds)

THURSDAY: St.Clement’s Church, Scarcroft Rd, YO23 1BG
2.00pm Level 3: Laugh & Learn (3-5 yr olds)
4.15pm Level 5: Young Child – Semester 4 (5-7 yr olds)

FRIDAY: St Clement’s Church, Scarcroft Rd, YO23 1BG
1.00pm Foundations ‘Cuddle & Bounce’ (0-walking)
2.00pm Level 1: Sing & Play (1-2 yr olds)

SATURDAY: Usually once a month – VARIOUS LOCATIONS
10.00am Mixed Age ‘Family Time’ (0-7 years)
Contact Cath for details of the next dates for these.

Cath Smithson
Licensed Kindermusik Educator & York Primary Teacher


01904 636760/07982 607674
cathsmithson@live.com
www.kindermusikwithcath.co.uk/

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Little Cricket is a fun NEW cricket activity class for girls and boys aged 2-4, but it’s more than just bats and balls!

Cricket develops nine of the ten Fundamental Movement Skills, more than any other sport, and Little Cricket classes cover all nine. They are throwing, catching, running, jumping, batting, bowling, balance, agility and coordination.

When a child is confident and competent in the Fundamental Movement Skills they can more easily develop other sport specific and complex movement skills that allow them to enjoy broader sports and physical activities as they grow.

Each Little Cricket session focuses on a different Fundamental Movement Skill, using a combination of fun games and cricket activities to engage and teach the children.

Each session lasts for 45 minutes and is delivered by trained coaches to ensure that every child gets the most that they can out of every class.

Our weekly classes run in York on:
Mondays at St Andrews Church Hall, Bishopthorpe:
12.45 – 1.30pm: Maxi (3-4 year olds)
1.45 – 2.30pm: Minis (2-3 year olds)

Thursdays at Piglets Adventure Farm:
10.15 – 11am for Maxis (3-4 year olds)
11.15 – noon for Minis (2-3 year olds)

Fridays at The Poppleton Centre
11.10 – 11.55pm: Minis (2-3 year olds)

We look forward to seeing you at a class soon!


07511 046890
info@little-cricket.co.uk
www.little-cricket.co.uk

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‘Magical Adventures’ is an active adventure class for 13 month – 4 year olds. Jump on board the ‘Magical Adventures train’ for a different adventure destination every week, incorporating sensory activities, dance, music, imaginary play and structured games.

Separate classes for 3 – 4 year olds give them the opportunity to build their confidence and independence in a more challenging class, whilst still having lots of fun! These classes have a greater emphasis on communication skills, partner / team work and creative problem solving. They build on key concepts already introduced in the younger class including shapes, counting, sorting, colours and time.

Book a 3 week trial for an introductory special offer of £15.

Monday:
Bishoptho​rpe
10:00 – 10:40 – 13 month – 3 year olds
10:50 – 11:30 – 3 and 4 year olds
Strensall
13:00 – 13:40 – 13 month – 3 year olds
13:50 – 14:30 – 3 and 4 year olds

Tuesday:
Haxby
13:00 – 13:40 – 13 month – 3 year olds
13:50 – 14:30 – 3 and 4 year olds

Wednesday:​
York – St Olave’s Church Hall
10:00 – 10:40 – 13 month – 3 year olds
10:50 – 11:30 – 3 and 4 year olds

Thursday:
​Huntington
13:00 – 13:40 – 13 month – 3 year olds
13:50 – 14:30 – 3 and 4 year olds

For more information and to book your place visit the website.


07983 465691
lyndsay@magicaladventures.co.uk
www.magicaladventures.co.uk

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


07835 410447(Emel)/07765 883412(Paul)
school@yorkminster.org
www.minsterschoolyork.co.uk

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MY BABY CAN DANCE (1-4 years)/ NEWBORN CAN DANCE (Birth to Walking) 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, Dringhouses, YO24 1HE
Baby –  9:30-10:15am & 10:30-11:15am
Newborn – 11:30am-12:15pm

TUESDAY
Oaken Grove Community Centre, Haxby, YO32 3QW
Baby – 10:45-11:30

The Gateway Centre, Front Street, Acomb, YO24 3BZ
Baby – 1:30-2:15pm

WEDNESDAY
Clifton Moor Community Centre, YO30 4WD
Baby – 9:30-10:15am
Newborn – 10:45-11:30am

THURSDAY- New Earswick Folk Hall, YO32 4AQ
Baby – 11:15am-12:00pm

FRIDAY- St Andrews Church Hall, Bishopthorpe, YO23 2QG
My Baby Can Dance (age 1-4) 10.00
Newborn Can Dance (birth -1) 11.00

FRIDAY
St Andrew Church Hall, Church Lane, Bishopthorpe, YO23 2QG
Baby – 10:00-10:45am
Newborn – 11:00-11:45am

Costa Community Room, Haxby, YO32 3SA
Newborn – 1:45-2:30pm

SATURDAY- Millfield Fitness, Rawcliffe, YO26 6PB
Baby – 10.30-11:15am


07714 210814
katherinembcd@gmail.com
mybabycandance.com/katherine-peak-york/

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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 11:00am Monday to Friday!

Monday to Friday 11am to 11:50am/12pm
Compello Fitness
Clifton Moor

Mention Mumbler to receive an extra discount.


07534689575
Pramfit@gmail.com
www.pramfityork.co.uk

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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

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


07825 269146
york@puddleducks.com
www.puddleducks.com/local-teams/york-hull-east-yorkshire/our-pools-classes

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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 10.45am
Young Baby 11.25am

Wednesdays @ TheCentre@Burnholme, Heworth
Toddler class 9.45am
Baby 10.30am
Young Baby 11.15am

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!

Mums2Be preview offer – expectant parents can book to come and watch one of our young baby sessions for free


07847717403
rachelm@rtfg.co.uk
www.rhythmtime.net/rm29

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Do you want the best start for your little one, no matter what their own individual needs are? Do you want to watch them grow and develop fantastic new skills whilst having the most amazing musical fun? Welcome to Rhythm Time!

Fun, quality classes that help develop a child’s confidence, creativity, listening skills, language, numeracy and co-ordination. Courses are specially written by a music teacher and created to enhance every child’s development.

A holistic, musical and multi-sensory approach to baby development, where we do lots of activities which encourage brain development through eye-tracking, listening and experimenting with sound and textures.

We have fun with bubbles, hoops, mirrors as well as learning listening skills with Ratatat, our Rhythm Time rabbit!

Every baby, toddler and pre schooler is an individual with great potential. We’ll teach you how to make music fun for your child, and show you how you can help to unlock their potential by singing and making music together.

We have new classes in York and would love you to join us!

Monday
Spotlight Dance Academy, Green Lane Trading Estate, Clifton.
11am Toddlers
11.45am Babies

Tuesday
Easingwold,  St John’s RC Church Hall
10am Toddlers
10.45am Babies

Thursday
Spotlight Dance Academy, Green Lane Trading Estate, Clifton.
9.30am Pre School
10.15am Toddlers
11am Babies
11.45am Babies

Acomb Methodist Church
1.45pm Babies
2.30pm Toddlers

Friday
Acomb Methodist Church
10am Pre School
10.40am Pre School
11.20am Toddlers
12pm Babies
12.40pm Babies

Contact us to book your place.


07340 048804
rhythmtime.net/franchisee/32

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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
10:15am Age 2 to 3.5, 11am 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
Fulford Comprehensive School
08:55 am Age 3.5 to 5, 9:50am Age 3.5 – 5, 10:45am 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
Driffield Leisure Centre
09:00am Age 2 to 3.5, 09:40am Age 3.5 to 5

Sunday
The Mount School
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, 10:35am Age 5 to 7


0345 313 6716
york@rugbytots.co.uk
www.rugbytots.co.uk

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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!

‘Sing and Sign Babes’ 0-6 months, ‘Stage 1’ – 6-14months, ‘Stage 2’ – 13-24months

Monday – Belfrey Hall – 10.15am – Stage 1 (6-13m)

Tuesday – Pocklington Methodist Church – 10.15am – Stage 2 (14m-24m)
11.30am – Stage 1 (6-13m)
12.45pm – Sing and Sign Babes

Friday – Acomb Methodist Church – 10.15am – Stage 1 – (6-13m)
11.30am – Stage 2 – (13-24m)
12.45pm – Sing and Sign Babes (0-6m)

Sing and Sign Babes = £43 for five weeks which includes a songbook and double CD

Stage 1 and Stage 2 are £60 for 10 week courses.


07811 651720
annagibbeson@singandsign.co.uk
www.singandsign.co.uk

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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


sam@soundsrightphonicsclasses.co.uk
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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 from 1 month old to 4 years from nurturing baby classes to independent swimming at Carr Junior School in Acomb, York :
Monday 9.30 – 11.30
Thursday 9.30 – 11.30
Friday 9.30 – 11.00

I also run classes after school times for complete beginners to Improvers from water confidence to stroke development at Robert Wilkinson School, Strensall, York :
Monday 4.00-6.00 pm
Tuesday 3.30 (parent and child class 2-5 years)
Tuesday 4.00 – 6.30 pm
Wednesday 4.00 – 6.00 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!


07583 936246
linzifitness@gmail.com
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Award-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
Thursdays
Haxby Memorial Hall, 16 The Village Haxby, YO32 3HT
Fridays
St James the Deacon Church Hall, Woodthorpe, York, YO24 2SE

Fridays:
Pocklington Cricket Club, Burnby Lane, Pocklington, East Yorkshire

Mention Mumbler for 3 taster sessions for £15.


07762525599
york@toddlersense.co.uk
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Tumble 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

Mention Mumbler for a free taster session.


01904 412381
tumbletotsyork@googlemail.com
www.tumbletots.com/york

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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.

Mention Mumbler for a 10% first term discount.


01423210214
northyorkshire@turtletots.com
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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.


01904 607110
littlefish@waterbabies.co.uk
www.waterbabies.co.uk/contact/yorkshire-north-and-east?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0NmGnPTP4gIVirvtCh3M8wZjEAAYASAAEgLqD_D_BwE

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Yoga For Modern Life is a specialist in yoga for fertility, yoga for pregnant women and yoga for mums and babies. Classes are friendly, relaxed and down to earth – using yoga as the perfect antidote to the stresses and busyness of pregnancy and motherhood. We also have brilliant Birth Preparation and Hypnobirthing courses, and help mums and baby’s connect through loving touch in Baby Massage classes too. All this is to help empower women to have a positive and confident pregnancy, birth and motherhood.

Everyone is warmly welcomed – regardless of fitness level, age, shape or size. In a busy world take some time to reconnect with yourself, and with your baby.

Mondays – 7.15pm – 8.30pm Pregnancy Yoga | Manor Studios, Poppleton
Mondays – 1pm to 2.30pm Mum & Baby Yoga | All Saints Hall, Poppleton
Tuesdays – 10.45am – 12.15pm Mum & Baby Yoga | All Saints Hall, Poppleton
Thursdays – 1.15pm – 2.15pm Baby Massage | York Yoga Studio
Thursdays – 7.30pm – 8.45pm Pregnancy Yoga | York Yoga Studio
Saturdays – Monthly Hypnobirthing & Birth Preparation Courses

One to one and bespoke yoga, hypnobirthing and baby massage classes are also available.


07954 238424
yogaformodernlife@outlook.com
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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.

‘En Pointe in York is excellent.’

SN, June 2019

Visit our website for more info.
EnPointe Studios, Rose Ave, York, YO26 6RU

Football Tots

Football Tots is developed by Primary PE teachers! For children aged 2 to 5 years old.
Developing social skills as well as football ones!
We have places during the week and at weekends in York and Thirsk!

‘The guys that run it (primary school teachers) are so, so great with the kids and my little girl is getting so much out of it.’

AH, April 2019

T: 0330 660 1116

Hoglets – Storytelling and Drama classes for babies and toddlers

Hoglets runs exciting drama and storytelling classes for babies to Preschoolers.

Hoglets classes bring imaginations to life, turning stories into adventures. We take drama and performance skills, mix them with some games, craft and songs and boil them up into a bubbling bowl of delicious creative fun.
Classes run in venues across the city on Mondays and Tuesdays

T: 07596 705171

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)

Little Bites Cookery School

Our vision is ‘Making Nutrition Fun’ for 2.5yrs upwards
They learn vital cookery skills using kid friendly equipment, with nutritious recipes to take home. Classes are fun and educational.

MONDAYS (2.5 – 5 yrs)
Derwenthorpe – 10 – 10.45/11am (Starting in Sept)

SUNDAYS – 2nd Sunday of month
(NEW parent and child classes – 2.5 -9yrs)
Derwenthorpe – 10.30 – 12pm

Home educated children welcome – email to book a place.

T: 07768 207839

Mini Dance

Total Sports mini dance – 2 to 4 year olds – York RI and Huntington Monday and Tuesday mornings.
Dance is perfect to get your little one excited and moving. Littlies just love to dance!
Our dance classes are about encouraging, developing confidence and learning to love being active.
T: 03444 14 13 13

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. £5 per session

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

Wednesdays Piglets Adventure Farm
10:15 – 11.00 for ages 3-5

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

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 10.30am Millennium Bridge entrance of Rowntree Park
Tuesday at 10.30am Tang Hall Explore Library YO31 0HA
Wednesdays at 10:30 meeting at the YHA Water End in Clifton.
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

Relax Sessions for Babies, Kids, Teens, Adults & Pregnancy

Relax Kids offer sessions from 3yrs to teenagers to parents. Using a fun programme it teaches to relax/ mindfulness, manage emotions and boost self esteem.

Timetable
All classes at Costa Coffee in Haxby
Mondays12:15- 1:00 Baby Mindful
1:00-1:45 Just Relax In Pregnancy
3:45-4:45 Relax Kids (Magical Adventures) 5-11’s
4:50-5:50 option of Relax Kids or Charge Up tbc

Once a month Sunday mornings…Charge Up and Just Relax

Song Box music groups

Song Box musical play groups: Mixed age sessions welcoming babies, toddlers and talkers with mum, dad or carer; sharing songs, rhymes, movement, sensory play, lovely instruments and creative props. All live music; great ideas to enjoy throughout the week. All over York, Monday to Friday. Price/family. Low income concessions.

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
Story and Rhyme times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10.30 – 11 am
Playtimes: Tuesday and Thursday 10.30 – 11 am
Playdough sessions: Every weekday morning 11am – 12 noon in the Cafe.

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

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

‘Tiny stompers baby massage are brilliant.’

EB, Feb 2019

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

Web Adventure Park Baby and Toddler Sessions

Every day, Monday to Friday during Term Times
Included in admission price!

Friendly adult and child sessions around different theme each week for babies (sitters or crawlers) or toddlers (walkers or talkers). The exciting programme of movement, song, crafts, messy play and sensory sessions are fun and designed to help your child’s development. All materials and equipment are free so you don’t need to bring anything with you – simply turn up and join in! Full programme on website.

Web Adventure Park, Wigginton Road, York YO32 2RH

T: 01904 692221

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 Hill who runs it is amazing.’

JB, June 2019

T: 07968 060182

York City Gymnastics Foundation

We are a charitable organisation focused on recreational gymnastics and trampolining for the ages of 2-18. Classes run from a dedicated facility at St John’s Walk, Heworth Green, York, YO31. Our Pre School Classes run Monday – Friday during term time, with 5 classes running per day.
For further information please contact us
T: 01904 611111

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.

Mention Mumbler for a free trial.

T: 07891 004850 (Kerry Whitfield )