These popular groups offer a calm supportive space for mums/dads and infants from birth to two years old. There is time and peace in my groups to nourish a pleasurable and reciprocal relationship with your new child, observe and enjoy their self-initiated and natural motor development, gain confidence and trust in your abilities as a parent, and make new friends. There are only 7/8 parents in a group and we meet once a week for 1 ½ hours. Parents usually stay with the group for a year to 18 months and make deep friendships that last way beyond the group life. The groups run on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings 10.30-12 and Thursday afternoons 1.30-3pm.
I am a free lance early childhood trainer living in York. I have 20 years training and experience in running groups and workshops for parents and have been running these very successful groups for 8 years in a beautiful room at York Steiner School. Please contact me if you would like more information
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.
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;
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…
Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, YORK, YO23 1BW
Haxby Memorial Hall, 16 The Village Haxby, YO32 3HT
Pocklington Cricket Club, YO42 2QB
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
Baby Massage is a lovely way to enjoy time your baby and can help relax you and your baby. Bobotime Baby Massage classes are a relaxed baby lead class that allows you to learn techniques and strokes to help soothe and settle your baby whilst enhancing your bond with your baby. All Baby Massage courses include handouts, oils and online resources.
Bobotime Soothe, Settle and Sleep sessions are lovely sessions for you and your baby. Using holistic approaches and movements from Yoga and Massage to help relax and settle your baby.
Bobotime Baby Yoga is a gentle class for you and your baby to stretch, play and sing together. Incorporating gentle stretches, coordination movements and development exercises for your baby.\
Baby Massage – Tuesdays
Soothe Settle and Sleep – Tuesday
Messy Play – usually Wednesday’s (but vary!)
Colic and Reflux seasons – Wednesday
We offer 1:1 coaching session in the comfort of your own home, along with private parties tailored to your needs.
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:
Free, weekly parent, baby and toddler group, supported by our Early Years Team, an opportunity to try simple games, musical activities and crafts.
Age Range: Birth – 3 years
Fridays 9am – 10:30am (Term Time)
Known for friendliness, a warm welcome is guaranteed!
Rawcliffe Lane (off Clifton Green)
T: 01904 655021
The class focuses on improving your cardiovascular fitness, strength and resistance training, core work and pushchair posture. The sessions are designed specifically with new mums in mind and cater for all fitness levels. Baby comes too so there’s no need for childcare. Working out in the great outdoors is beneficial for both yourself and baby. Classes cost £5 and are booked in blocks of four at a time.
Mention Mumbler Offer: Why not come along for a FREE TRY OUT CLASS and kickstart your fitness with other mums in your area!
Look forward to seeing you there!
For more details please contact Helen:
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 cakes baked fresh by Lotte the Baker, gorgeous sensory toys for the babies 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. £2 for every additional child.
On Fridays you can find us hosting Little Stompers from 09.30 until 11.30. A group specifically for children under 2 at 2 Oxford Place on Gillygate. £6 entry gets you hot drinks, gluten free treats and loads of great toys for your Little Stomper. £2 for every additional child.
For more info, and to book a place on any of these events visit our WEBSITE
Roars & Sprinkles!
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.
£8 taster. £60x6wk block
Designed as a safe and gentle reintroduce to fitness following childbirth, classes are fun, engaging and post-natal focused, led by our expert post-natal qualified instructor Sarah. Take the first step back into fitness with your little one by your side. Suitable from post natal check and doctors sign off. For further info, or you have any questions, please contact below.
Ample free on-site parking. First session free.
Block book classes thereafter 10 sessions – £50/ 20 sessions £80.
Fitness Space York, 43 layerthorpe, York, YO31 7UZ
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 2/3: 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)
WEDNESDAY: Clifton Parish Church, Clifton, YO30 6BH
9.30am Level 2/3: Wiggle & Grow (2-4 yr olds)
10.30am Foundations: Cuddle & Bounce (0-walking)
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)
THURSDAY: The Chocolate Works Care Village, Bishopthorpe Rd, YO23 1DE
10.30am Level 2/3: Wiggle & Grow (2-4 yr olds)
FRIDAY: St Clement’s Church, Scarcroft Rd, YO23 1BG
11.30am 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.
Licensed Kindermusik Educator & York Primary Teacher
Come and join us for fun, messy and sensory sessions.
Messy beans provides messy and sensory experiences for 0-4 year olds. At each stay and play session there will be a variety of resources and activities for you to explore with your child. Messy play gives children the opportunity to explore objects and materials such as sand, water, pasta, gloop, and much more in an unrestricted way. There are no set rules or end product so the children are given open ended experiences.
Children learn through play. Messy play enhances many areas of children’s developments.
Both you and your child will get messy so please wear appropriate clothing. Warm water will be available towards the end. Please bring a towel and flannel/wipes.
Tuesday 10am till 11am
New Earswick Methodist Church Hall
Pay as you go £6 per session
5 sessions pre paid £27.50 (£5.50 per session)
10 sessions pre paid £50 (£5.00 per session)
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:
Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays (Primary school age on Saturdays)
T: 07825 997999
Moo Music is a fun interactive music group for 0-5year olds. We sing, we dance, we learn and have lots of fun! Moo music songs used at the sessions are positive, uplifting, fun and educational. The interactive sessions help children gain confidence and develop memory, language and coordination skills in an exciting, enjoyable and multi-sensory way. It’s also a great way to make new friends-both for the children and the adults.
MOO-BORN is aimed at babies from birth to crawling.
BABY MOO babies from birth to confidently walking.
MIXED MOO is aimed at all ages from 0-5 years
MONDAY – Spearhead Hall, Strensall, York – 10.15 Mixed Moo, 11.15 Moo-born
MONDAY – 1st Clifton Sea Scouts, Clifton, York, Mixed Moo at 1.15 , Baby Moo at 2.15
TUESDAY – Willow Farm, Wigginton, York – 10:15 Baby Moo, 11.15 Mixed Moo
0-2 years. Baby sessions linked to exhibitions, including storytelling, songs, and sensory activities.
Sessions run during term time and rotate between York Art Gallery, York Castle Museum and the Yorkshire Museum.
Sessions are now FREE! (Museum admission applies for adults, free entry with a YMT Card).
Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE) – Music classes for children from birth using the internationally renowned Suzuki Method
Everyone experiencing these sessions comments on the sense of calm, the children’s focus and the incredible range of skills they develop, both musical and personal.
Music at Heart is fast gaining a reputation for providing something that is refreshingly different from typical baby and toddler music groups offered in the locality – immeasurably more than just music lessons.
“I was a bit apprehensive that my newborn might be too little to get much out of the class, but it has been brilliant. I have loved seeing how much she has enjoyed it and how interested she is in the instruments and the other children.”
“All three of my children have developed hugely, not only in terms of their music, but as people too.”
The Suzuki approach introduces children to music the way they are introduced to language – from birth. With both, for the best outcome, this early start is crucial. We talk to a baby because s/he is beautiful and because we feel affection, whether or not the baby understands. To underline this, Music at Heart offers free classes to newborns for the term in which they join.
0-3 Years: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9.30 and 11am
3+ Years: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 1.45pm
2, Minster Court, YO1 7JJ
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, Dringhouses, YO24 1HE
My Baby Can Dance (age 1-4) 9.30 & 10.30
Newborn Can Dance (birth to moving c12 months)
TUESDAY- Oaken Grove Community Centre, Haxby, YO32 3QW
My Baby Can Dance (age 1-4) 10.30
WEDNESDAY-Clifton Moor Community Centre, YO30 4WD
My Baby Can Dance (age 1-4) 9.30
ACOMB coming late February
THURSDAY- New Earswick Folk Hall, YO32 4AQ
My Baby Can Dance (age 1-4) 10.30
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- Costa Community Room, Haxby, YO32 3SA
Newborn Can Dance (birth -1) 1.45
SATURDAY- Millfield Fitness, Rawcliffe, YO26 6PB
My Baby Can Dance (1-4) 10.30
KEEP AN EYE OUT AS CLASSES IN DERWENTHORPE AND ADDITIONAL CLIFTON MOOR NEWBORN COMING SOON
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
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
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!
Just Relax In Pregnancy – Mondays, 1:00-1:45
For pregnant ladies to just pause, breath and take time to connect on the unborn baby. Focus on relaxation techniques such as stretching, self massage, breathing, and some time to listen to a meditation
Baby Mindful – Mondays, 12:15-1:00
Sessions beneficial for babies (0-6m) and parents too. These calm and peaceful sessions are designed to give space to interact with baby but also just to hold and bond. Gentle stretches and strokes for baby to relax, song/movement and sensory play to stimulate and interact and aid development. Breathing exercises and listening to a lovely baby friendly guided visualisation help relax mummy or daddy too.
Relax Kids (Magical Adventures) – Mondays – 3:45-4:45- full until after Easter. Option of extra class added 4:50-5:50
Sessions for 5-11’s to explore emotions and learn skills to aid relaxation and manage these emotions and build self confidence. There are different themes every half term…the new theme will be ‘Happiness Adventures’. The sessions incorporate fun games, yoga based stretches, self/peer massage, breathing exercises, positive self talk and affirmations and listening to visualisations/meditations with a fluffy blanket!
Chill Skills- Survival Sessions (for Yr 6’s) – Monday, Haxby Costa Coffee.4:50-5:50
These sessions will help children how to beat test and exam stress. To give tools and techniques to keep calm, concentrate,reduce anxiety and have self belief.
Charge Up (tweens and teens) Mondays, option of class at 4:50-5:50 (dependant of numbers) Also once a month on a Sunday Morning
Sessions designed to help young people understand the brain, how it reacts to anxiety, anger and other big emotions and how relaxation techniques can benefit and help manage with these feelings and emotions. Covers stress relief/emotion management, identity, healthy sleep and mindfulness.
Just Relax (Adults) – Mondays, 1:45-2:45 Once a month on a Sunday Morning
Take time and space to experience relaxation and explore elements of mindfulness. Learn some tips and suggestions for how can calm down that busy brain when at home and work.
All classes at Costa Coffee in Haxby
12:15- 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
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 and toddler 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!
Easingwold, St John’s RC Church Hall
Spotlight Dance Academy, Green Lane Trading Estate, Clifton.
11.30am Young Babies
Acomb Methodist Church
Acomb Methodist Church
10.20am Pre School
11.40am Young toddler
We go to the group on a Friday it’s fab!
MB, Jan 17
My 2 year old goes and really enjoys it. There aren’t many things that hold his attention but this does.
JC, Oct 16
Contact us to book your place.
T: 07340 048804 (Ami)
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
Young Baby 11.25am
Wednesdays @ TheCentre@Burnholme, Heworth
Toddler class 9.45am
Young Baby 11.15am
Thursday @ Dunnington Reading Rooms
Toddler class 9.45am
Young Baby 11.15
Friday @ St Aelreds Community Centre, Tang Hall
Toddler class 9.45am
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
SHH Safe Healthy Happy is here to offer you natural solutions to today’s problems and build happier and healthier tomorrows. Through the therapeutic power of touch and the versatility and benefits of essential oils, you will be empowered and learn the necessary skills to help you and your family
Need extra support?
I work part time as a health visitor and can bring any of these services to your home.
Need help with Sleep?
Try massage with babies and children or the Aromatouch Technique for you or your child
Baby massage 1 to 1 and small groups in your home 0-crawling
Child massage 1 to 1 and small groups in your home 2+
Story massage- all ages, great for individuals, family workshops and nursery/school groups
Aromatouch technique- gentle essential oil massage for ages 8- adult
(Classes demonstrating the technique and teaching about the oils also available)
Essential oil make and take workshops- make sets of 5 or 10 blends, different ranges available.
Intro to essential oil class in various venues York, Stamford Bridge and East Cottingwith
Host a class in your home and invite friends and get an Aromatouch massage FREE
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)
‘My daughter loves the classes…it’s amazing how many signs she has! Anna’s classes are fun and engaging, and I would recommend them to anyone who has a little one’. VB – Nov ’18
‘The ability to be able to understand my son before he can talk…has been invaluable! Anna makes you feel confident and is so gentle and kind with the babes.’ GS Mar’19
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.
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!
11am at City Screen, Coney Street.
For parents and guardians with babies under one year old. Membership is free and valid until the baby’s first birthday. Tickets are at the price of £8.40 for adults and £6.40 for Members); babies come free. Only customers with babies will be admitted. Feeding, changing and playing in the aisles all okay!
T: 0871 902 5747
Tiny Toes Music is all about you and your baby, toddler or child playing and making music together and enjoying the magic of being surrounded by live music. Babies and children love songs, rhythms and music and benefit greatly from a musical environment. Music affects the physical, emotional, and intellectual development of babies and children and strengthens cognitive and sensory development. But most of all, Tiny Toes Music is fun for all!
As a musician and mum, I founded Tiny Toes Music to share my passion for music and singing and the amazing benefits that it brings with friends and other families within the wider community. Tiny Toes Music is not a franchise, but an independent small York based business that only uses live music. There isn’t a CD in sight!!!
Acomb, Gateway Church . Thursday, 10.00- 11.00am
Haxby, St Mary’s Church Hall. Friday, 10.00am – 11.00am
Cost – £4 per session. Pay as you go.
Fun and relaxed sessions for you and your little one.
TinyTalk classes are gentle. They are designed to help your little one focus on you, what you are saying, singing and signing. With sensory and music activities built into the session your little one is kept engaged while developing their fine motor skills and non-verbal communication skills.
Biscuits are a staple in most families’ social time and at TinyTalk it’s no different!
After a full half hour of signing fun, you can relax and get to know other families with a drink and plenty of biscuits to keep you going.
£5 per session.
Tuesday – Westfield Children’s Centre
9:20am-10:20am Baby Signing – Movers Class
10:40am-11:40 Baby Signing
Wednesday – Knavesmire Children’s Centre
1:45-2:45pm Baby Signing
Thursday – Hob Moor Children’s Centre
2pm-3pm Baby Signing
“This is by far my favourite weekly class. She smiles through the whole class and sleeps for ages after! I’ve loved learning BSL as it gives my baby brain something new to learn, which is nice!”
EJ-D, May 2018
“Tiny Talk is the best baby class I’ve been to. It is also so much more than signing, it’s full of songs, dances, shakers and sensory experiences.”
L-S June 2018
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.
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
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.
“Susan is wonderful, very knowledgeable in so many areas of pregnancy and birth and I loved the structure of the class which allowed time to reflect on your week and get to know the other mums to be.”
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.
This is a small 6 week group programme based in York where we will focus on supporting one another through the transition to motherhood.
Each week we will discuss a different topic including:-
It’s starts 10th May 10am at Spark York and is £2 a session. The group will run every 6 weeks so get in touch to find out about alternative dates.
0-5 year olds
Foxwood Community Centre, Cranfield Place, York, YO24 3HY
T: 07928 486040
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
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
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