Weekly Classes & Groups (0-5 years) York

Newborn & Baby Classes

Baby groups and classes for newborns in York.

Below is a list of all the classes and groups in York that are suitable for newborn babies and pre-walking babies.


Pioneering Gentle group support. For Parents and children from birth to 18 months.

These popular groups offer a calm supportive space for mums/dads and infants from birth to 18 months 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.

First session is a free taster.

Please contact me if you would like more information
Dorothy Marlen


01904612683
dorothy@dorothymarlen.net
www.agentlebeginning.co.uk

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.


0333 8008 345
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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Come and join Helen your post natal exercise specialist for a fun and effective Buggy Workout session in West Bank Park Holgate

Friday 10.30-11.30am

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 £5.50 and are booked in blocks of four at a time.

Look forward to seeing you there!

For more details please contact Helen

Mention Mumbler for a FREE try out class.


07974 966109
helen_clarkson@hotmail.com

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City Screen is located in the heart of York, on the main shopping street, overlooking the River Ouse, and is easily accessible by public transport. The Cinema has various screenings suitable for families alongside its normal films.

Big Scream
For parents and guardians with babies under one year old, every Wednesday morning at 11am. Membership is free and valid until the baby’s first birthday.

Toddler Time
For preschool children and their parents and carers, every Friday morning at 11.30am. Tickets are £3 for children, free for accompanying adults.

Kids’ Club
Our popular Kids’ Club screenings are every Saturday morning, for children aged 3 – 12. There are activities in the cinema screen from 10.30, followed by a film at 11.15. Tickets for children and accompanying adults are £2.50 each.

The cinema will open at least 15 minutes before the start of the first film each day.
Our telephone lines are open from 9.00am to 8.30pm, seven days a week. Please telephone or visit the website to book.

13–17 Coney Street, York YO1 9QL


0871 902 5747
enquiries@picturehouses.co.uk
www.picturehouses.com/cinema/York_Picturehouse/Whats_On

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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 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, treats baked fresh by Melk, 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. £8 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 and £5.50 for any additional pizzas for your party.

On alternative Fridays 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, treats baked fresh by Melk, gorgeous toys for the Stompers to play with and a craft activity for you to do together. £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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Join our fun new mummy with baby workout class, held at Fitness Space York on Layerthorpe in the city every Tuesday and Friday morning from 9.30am-10.30am.

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.

For further info or to book your free slot please contact the studio.

Fitness Space York, 43 layerthorpe, York, YO31 7UZ


01904404488
yorkgm@fitnessspace.com
fitnessspace.com/york

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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 (2.5-4 yr olds)
10.30am Foundations: Cuddle & Bounce (0-walking)
3.00pm Level 1: Sing & Play (walking-2s)
4.00pm Level 5: Young Child – Semester 1 (5-6yr old)

TUESDAY: St.Clement’s Church, Scarcroft Rd, YO23 1BG
4.15pm Level 5: Young Child – Semester 3 (6-7 yr olds)

WEDNESDAY: Clifton Parish Church, Clifton, YO30 6BH
10.00am Foundations: Cuddle & Bounce (0-walking)
11.00am Level 2: Wiggle & Grow (18m-3yr olds)

THURSDAY: St.Clement’s Church, Scarcroft Rd, YO23 1BG
2.00pm Family Time: Laugh & Learn (0-4 yr olds)
3.00pm Foundations: Cuddle & Bounce (0-walking)

FRIDAY: St Clement’s Church Vestry, Scarcroft Rd, YO23 1BG
1.00pm Level 1: Sing & Play (1-2yr olds)
2.00pm Level 2: Wiggle & Grow (18m-3yr olds)
3.00pm Level 3: Laugh & Learn (3-5yr olds)

SATURDAY: Occasional – 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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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)


07825 997999
info@miniswimmers.co.uk
www.miniswimmers.co.uk

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10am – 11am Fridays (in blocks of 5 weeks during term time)

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).


01904 687633
enquiries@ymt.org.uk
www.yorkmuseumstrust.org.uk/education/museum-monkeys-under-5s-activities/

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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.

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


07974 710307
heather@musicatheart.co.uk
www.musicatheart.co.uk

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My Baby Can Dance (1-4 years) and Newborn Can Dance (birth to walking) are award winning movement to music activity classes (voted Best Music class ‘17 ‘18 & ’19 in the Little Vikings awards). Closely linked to the early development stages and ideally suited for children from birth to 4years.

No upper age limit for special needs.

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

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

Classes run during school term time with payment being made at the start of each half term. Subject to availability people can join at any time and just pay for the weeks remaining in that half term. Catch up classes are available if classes are missed. Discounts available for siblings attending the same class and child minders with multiple children.

Fun and relaxed Classes and above all else have a warm inclusive atmosphere for everyone attending.

Details of the timetable can be found HERE


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

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Learning baby massage with us is easy, friendly and fun.  Our small, baby led classes take place in a relaxing home environment, where you can feed, change and cuddle baby as you need.

Baby Massage gives you the opportunity to strengthen your bond with your baby in a nurturing, engaging way.  Studies show massage can help babies by improving sleep, reducing crying and stress, encouraging development and soothing colic and tummy troubles.  Parents increase their confidence and get to enjoy a special bonding time with their baby.  We learn techniques you can use now and continue to adapt as your little one grows and develops.

5 week courses run every half term on Thursday mornings at my home near Acomb Green.  £40 including booklet and high-quality massage oil to keep, plus a certificate at the end!

Suitable from 4 weeks to pre-crawling.

I can also offer private classes in your own home, either 1:1 or learning in a group of your friends.


07703 405033
liz.blount@nurtureyork.co.uk
www.nurtureyork.co.uk

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Pramfit is a supportive fitness community for Mums and Babies.
We are Pre and Post Natal qualified and have plenty of experience in everything postpartum. We know how much pregnancy impacts mums which is why we place a lot of empathise on mums getting professional, qualified coaching.
We’ve been helping mums for over 5 years, with over 130 mums trusting us in that time. We’ve helped them get fitter, stronger and get their confidence back! You know you’ll be in safe hands when it comes to exercising.
We have an introductory 30 day trial for £14.99, this entitles you to 10 session.
Our classes run….
0930am at Unit 17c Monday to Friday.
Unit 17c
Forrest Park
Malton Road
Yo32 9TN
11:00am at Compello Fitness Monday to Friday!
Compello Fitness
Auster Road
Clifton Moor
Yo30 4XA
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!

Contact us to book your place. 4 classes for just £18!


07340 048804
rhythmtime.net/franchisee/32

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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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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
swimming-with-linzi.class4kids.co.uk

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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.


07725 534080
nicolabetts@yahoo.com
www.tinytoesmusic.co.uk

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Follow a weekly theme with songs and sensory activities to learn signs that can help your little one to speak before they can talk!

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
10:40am-11:40 Baby Signing
Wednesday – Knavesmire Children’s Centre
1:45-2:45pm Baby Signing
Thursday – Hob Moor Children’s Centre
1:30pm-2:30pm Baby Signing


07756 702071
rachelst@tinytalk.co.uk
www.tinytalk.co.uk/natb

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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.

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
www.turtletots.com/en/northyorkshireandneleeds

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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: 10:00 – 12:30 New Earswick, Haxby Road, York, YO32 4AQ
Mon: 9:30 – 12:00 Weighton Wold, Market Weighton, YO43 4NF
Tue: 09:00 – 11:30 Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1QQ
Tue: 12:00 – 15:30 The Pheasant Hotel, Harome, Helmsley, YO62 5JG
Tues: 9:30 – 11:00 Willow Lodge, Bubwith, YO8 6DQ
Wed: 10:00 – 11:30 Weighton Wold, Market Weighton, YO43 4NF
Thu: 10:00 – 11:30 Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1QQ
Thu: 13:00 – 14:30 New Earswick, Haxby Road, York, YO32 4AQ
Fri: 09:30 – 12:30 The Pheasant Hotel, Harome, Helmsley, YO62 5JG
Fri: 9:00 – 11:00 Weighton Wold, Market Weighton, YO43 4NF
Fri: 13:30 – 15:00 Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1QQ
Fri: 16:00 – 18:30 Energise, Cornlands Lane, York, YO24 3DX
Sat: 11.00 – 13:30 Weighton Wold, Market Weighton, YO43 4NF
Sat: 09:00 – 15:00 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/lp/baby-swimming/yorkshire-north-and-east

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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.

Mention MUMBLERFREE for your first class free.


07954 238424
yogaformodernlife@outlook.com
www.yogaformodernlife.com

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Foxwood Community Centre Drop In

9:45-11:15am
0-5 year olds
£1 donation

‘Absolutely fab group everyone is so friendly.’

LS, Jan 2019

‘Really friendly group we go every week xx’

LS, Sept 2018

Foxwood Community Centre, Cranfield Place, York, YO24 3HY
T: 07928 486040

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

‘Just had a great time at Hoglets. We did the story of Peter Rabbit. Love the variety of activities in the class. Definitely recommend

HA, August 2018

‘Hoglets is a lovely little story and drama group, where you stay and join in with your child x’

EH, Jan 2018

T: 07596 705171

Messy Beans

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 11amNew Earswick Methodist Church HallPay as you go £6 per session5 sessions pre paid £27.50 (£5.50 per session)10 sessions pre paid £50 (£5.00 per session)

T: 01904 422457

‘My 14 month old and 3 year ten month old both love it!’

LK, Feb 2018

‘It’s really good!!’

CP, Feb 2018

Mini Munchkins

Mini Munchkins baby massage is a calm and tranquil class where you learn massage techniques to sooth and relax your baby. After each session we relax with refreshments whilst the babies enjoy sensory play. I run group classes and 1:1 sessions. See our Facebook page/call for more information.

T: 07810 543774

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
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!

Ready steady mums have a walk from millennium bridge. Worth a meet up with them.’

CS, April 2019

Ready Steady Mums walking groups are great.’

HG, June 2019

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

‘Really lovely sessions.’

GP, March 2019

Safe Healthy Happy

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.

T: 07769308736

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.

‘I have been taking my 3 year old to these Songbox 4G sessions – bringing the old and young together in a Fulford residential home. We sing, dance, role play, and generally have a good chat and laugh with the ladies and gentlemen who live at the home.’

JB, Nov 2018

‘We’ve loved Song box.’

HA, Jan 2019

T: 07855 126408

York newborn mums

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.

£2 a session. The group will run every 6 weeks so get in touch to find out about dates.

T: 07854801442