Below is a list of all the classes and groups in York that are suitable for newborn babies and pre-walking babies.
Most of the classes below are pre-book and follow a structure (see individual listings for details) , if you’re looking for playgroups in York which are more informal and you can just turn up (like the ones in church halls etc) then check out the Playgroups Page Here.
Gentle Beginnings – popular, small, calm and supportive groups for parents and babies up to toddling
These highly regarded groups, which I have run for 11 years now in York, offer a calm supportive space for mums/dads and infants from birth to 18 months old. The groups provide a place where you can gain confidence and trust in your abilities as a parent, learn about the amazing Pikler approach, the benefits of slow parenting, and make new friends. Parents usually stay with the group for a year to 18 months and make deep friendships that last way beyond the group life. You can find out more about the groups and my experience and other work on the website link below.
Come and join us for a free first session!
I also offer online one to one support sessions to new mums and dads if this would be helpful.
And please email me or phone me if you would like more information.
“I would never have thought that a yoga class could be so welcoming, friendly and helpful – and the fact it’s been virtual during such a difficult year is totally amazing.”
Hi, I’m Alison, I’ve been teaching Pregnancy Yoga for 14 years. Creating connection and community is really important to me and I’m here to support you every step of the way. Yoga helps you enjoy a healthy pregnancy, easing aches and pains and feeling great in your body, with time and space to reflect and prepare. You might be planning a hospital birth, home birth, maximum pain relief, minimal intervention – all are welcome here. I also offer lovely nourishing post-natal yoga for you and your little one, to support you through your first year.
We can adapt all the practices to suit individual needs, or come and sit, lay down, breathe and be in the company of other mums and mums to be. Everyone is welcome to take what they need.
Why not book a £5 trial week – a Sunday and Wednesday, consecutive classes, via zoom.
Wednesday, 11am – 12.30pm.
Tuesday, 7.30 – 8.45pm
Sunday, 6pm – 7.30pm
Baby Band music classes offer a safe, supportive and fun musical experience for you and your little people.
Baby Band is all about playing real instruments, learning musical elements and experiencing great examples of music from a huge variety of genres, not just singing along to basic nursery rhymes (although we do love some of the classics). We have a team of live musicians who regularly join us with their various instruments to give our Baby Band members a taste of live music because there is nothing as magical as seeing and hearing music being created in front of your very eyes.
Classes are available for children from around 3 months to when they start school and are bookable all year round, not just term time. Visit the website for more details on locations, the team, the musicians, the music and how to book. You can find us on social media too @babybandmusic.
There are stacks of research papers proving how beneficial music is to the early development of language, emotional understanding, motor skills and so much more. Join us at Baby Band and give your little one a musical head start in life.
Baby Sensory is an award-winning, sensory development programme specifically designed for babies from birth to 13 months. Each week is a different theme and full of fun, sensory experiences! We have a vast range of sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, movement, baby signing and singing to help with baby’s brain development. We’ve done the research; so you can enjoy the fun…
Baby Sensory and the WOW Group are founding members of the Children’s Activities Association and are proud of our GOLD level accreditation. We take the safety and quality of our programmes seriously to ensure you get the BEST experience!
Baby Sensory is running classes in various locations around York:
Mondays – Clements Hall, York, YO23 1BW
Tuesdays and Wednesdays – Haxby Memorial Hall, Haxby, YO32 3HT
For your local class leader’s contact details and to book a class please visit our website:
At Baby Swimmers we follow the Starfish Awards, so little ones can gain water confidence and build a foundation to swim unaided in the future. We play games and sing songs which are skill related and also teach water safety skills so they can learn to swim back to the side, hold on and climb out when they are strong enough.
Our structured classes work towards this and are also fantastic for bonding with your little one, as well as enjoying yourselves in a fun relaxed atmosphere, which we always ensure is at your little one’s own pace including underwater swims. Babies use their natural reflexes when they are in water, so it is always a good idea to start as soon as you can, as swimming is a great workout and helps to strengthen their muscles and also increases alertness.
For toddlers we follow the STA Stanley Awards, so again little ones can gain water confidence and build a foundation to swim unaided. For this age group we still sing songs and have fun with games and also start to teach the basic strokes, continuing with water safety skills and teaching your toddler to hold on, turn, then push off the side to swim to you independently. Classes will focus on floating, learning to tread water, rolling, push and glides, diving for sinkers and more.
Swimmers Academy is for our older swimmers where we focus on stroke technique and stamina, classes run for any age from Beginners and go through to Gold also incorporating Lifesaving Awards.
All teachers are fully qualified with specialist training for your little ones. Our classes are child led to ensure each child is taught and developed at their own pace.
We Swim at Best Western Kilima Hotel, New Earswick Pool, Pocklington School, Robert Wilkinson Primary School, Roko & Stamford Bridge Junior School
Come and join Helen your post natal exercise specialist for a fun and effective Buggy Workout session in West Bank Park Holgate.
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 £6 and are booked in blocks of four at a time.
Look forward to seeing you there!
I also offer pre and post natal personal training sessions.
For more details please contact Helen
Mention Mumbler for a FREE try out class.
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 and massage. Our classes provides the perfect combination of baby time and parent time, leaving everyone feeling relaxed, bonded with baby and open to chat over a cuppa and homemade cake after the session (vegan/dairy and gluten free cake and drink options available).
Located just 8 minutes along the A19 from the Designer Outlet , with free parking right outside, the classes run from the purpose designed 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.
Remember, touch is the first means of communication and a regular massage can help with colic, sleeplessness and muscle tone.
£8 taster. £60x6wk block
Thursday 10am and 1pm
For Modern Mothers specialises in supporting your journey to and through Motherhood. A specialist in yoga for fertility, pregnancy yoga and yoga for mums and babies. Classes are super 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 complete (and no BS) Antenatal 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 – 7.30pm to 8.45pm | Pregnancy Yoga | York Yoga Studio, Holgate – In person & Livestreamed options
Tuesdays – 11.15am to 12.30pm | Baby Massage | Poppleton – In person & Livestreamed options
Tuesdays – 1pm to 2.30pm | Mum & Baby Yoga | Poppleton – In person
Tuesdays – 7pm to 7.30pm | Pregnancy Yoga | Breathe & Relax – Livestreamed only
Wednesdays – 11am to 12.30pm | Mum & Baby Yoga | York Yoga Studio, Holgate – In person
Wednesdays – 1pm – 2.15pm | Baby Massage | York Yoga Studio, Holgate – In person
Thursdays – 5.50pm – 7pm Pregnancy Yoga | York Yoga Studio, Holgate – In person & Livestreamed options
Thursdays – 7.30pm – 8.45pm | Pregnancy Yoga | York Yoga Studio, Holgate – In person & Livestreamed options
Saturdays – Group Complete Antenatal & Hypnobirthing Courses, run every month (ln person)
Saturdays – Pregnancy Mini Retreats (run every few months throughout the year)
Sundays – Slow Sunday Yoga Workshops | York Yoga Studio, Holgate – run once a month (In person)
One to one yoga and antenatal & hypnobirthing sessions, and birth trauma and birth injury support also available.
Mention MUMBLERFREE for one class free when booking a term of yoga classes.
** Awesome Autumn in the Great Outdoors! **
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.
Classes include singing and vocal play, musical instrument & object exploration, creative movement and dance, and listening purposefully in a small, friendly group.
FOUR Covid Secure Locations – Rowntree Park, West Bank Park, Homestead Park, Museum Gardens – and 4 more in the pipeline – watch this space!
Baby (newborn–18 months)
Wobbly Walkers (1s & 2s)
Toddlers (rising 2s & 3s)
Mixed Ages (0-5s)
Big Kids (4-6s)
Age groups are a rough guide only.
Check website for new outdoor schedule coming soon for classes 13th Sept– 22nd Oct.
Each 5 week theme includes a wonderful set of digital resources to download and enjoy as a family at home – your class music, lyrics, e-book, activities, parent resources – all for £45.
We’ve even got a Kindermusik App! ** If space allows, single introductory class £5. **
Pre-booking and pre-payment essential as numbers limited.
Contact Cath to book your place or simply register your interest.
Licensed Kindermusik Educator & York Primary Teacher
Looking for a mum and baby group where YOU matter?
Looking to do something fun for yourself where you can bring your baby along too?
Wanting to meet like-minded mums and have a giggle?
Scared about showing up alone to a class?-We have got you, you will become part of our MGM family as soon as you walk in.
Mama’s Got Moves is the place for you!
A baby-wearing dance class for all parents/carers (BUMPS AND OLDER CHILDREN WELCOME TOO!)
8+ week vaginal birth/12+ week C-section -until you are comfortable carrying them (suggestion around 20kilos.)
It’s a 45-minute dance class, where you will get to dance to some ’90s/ early 00’s Pop classics, some Dancehall, Reggaeton, Salsa, Bachata, Cha-cha-cha. You name it, we will probably dance to it one day! With 15 mins at the beginning or end to meet other like-minded carers and their little ones.
Mama’s Got Movz is a chance to bond with your baby, connect them to the world of music and dance from a young age, meet other parents, do something for you, have fun, and dance!
You do not need any dance experience to join this class. It’s not about being an expert, it’s about having a good time.
Baby carriers are available to borrow.
Monday 10am-11am Rowntree Park amphitheater area (until end of Sept)
Monday 10am-11am St Chad’s Church (Beginning Oct)
Monday 11.30am-12.30pm York Dance Space
Tueday 10am-11am HEART Headingly LEEDS
Wednesday 11am-12pm Spotlight Dance Academy
Friday 11.30am-12.30pm, St Olaves Church
£7 drop-in £30 block of 5
Due to the arrival of my second baby there are currently no Moo Music sessions while I am on maternity leave. Moo Music York will be back in January 2022 every Thursday at Tang Hall Community Centre. Please feel free to message or email me if you would like details closer to the time or if you would like to be added to our mailing list. Alternatively keep an eye on my Facebook page for updates and posts. I look forward to being back and seeing lots of lovely Moovers in the new year. Best wishes, Farmer Karyn.
Moo Music is a great fun and interactive music session for 0 to 5 year old children and their parents, grandparents or carers too, where the children sing, dance and play. Music is an essential part of every child’s development and the 125 original Moo Music songs used at the sessions are positive, uplifting, fun and educational. The interactive sessions will help your child gain confidence and develop memory, language and coordination skills in an exciting, enjoyable and multi-sensory way. It’s a great way to make new friends – both for the children and the adults too!
The first session is free so there is no need to pay anything up front. However, you do need to book in order to attend as spaces are limited due to covid restrictions. To book just visit my Facebook page, Moo Music York and click on the ‘book now’ button.
A place for new mums to learn, laugh and connect in a meaningful way. Weekly mum and baby (0-12months) classes offer new mums a unique opportunity to learn from local experts, sample products, take part in taster session and socialise with other mums at the same stage. In a fun, low pressure, inclusive environment. At Mummy junction our mission is to connect new mums with one another and to the amazing products and services available to them in their local area.
Fun and unique sessions where you can socialise, try new activities and experience what local businesses and services have to offer.
All while bonding with your baby.
Each week will feature a fun interactive activity for you and your baby to share and / or a discussion / demonstration / product show case, led by local businesses.
Sessions may include:
• My Baby Can Dance
• Family photographer
• Usborne Books
• Baby Sensory
• First aid (for baby)
• Introduction to swimming lessons
• Sleep consultant
And many more!
All this in one place! What’s not to love!
MY BABY CAN DANCE/ NEWBORN CAN DANCE YORK is a multi award winning movement to music 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 shakers, numbers, colours, shapes, phonics and much more.
The sessions achieve a proven learning and development path for the little ones using a repeatable formal which increases learning and memory in a safe, caring, positive and informal environment. The little ones can build their confidence, social skills and discipline all within the fun and fast paced sessions.
Classes run throughout school term times with payment being made in advance in half termly blocks. Subject to availability people can join at any time and just pay for the weeks remaining in that current block.
For the time being social distancing will continue with individual sanitised kit bags for each participant.
For up to date class information contact me:-
Panda’s Playtime is a music and sensory group for babies and Toddlers.
£5.00 per child
9.30 – 10.10 – Mixed Sessions
10.30 – 11.10 – 0 – 18 Months
Heworth without community centre
Each week we have a different theme using a variety of props making the sessions fun, enjoyable and unique. Our intention is to allow the children to feel relaxed in an environment which your child and you can feel comfortable to join in as much or as little as you like. Our Panda’s Playtime hello and goodbye songs allow the children to feel secure through repetition by starting and ending each session in the same way. We also have our regular bubble popping time before we sing goodbye.
Our classes are a fantastic way to support the bond with your child, have fun and create a happy and positive feeling.
Through Music, Sensory and dancing our classes encourage motor skills, communication and language skills, brain development, imagination and social interaction. The Music in our classes can be a natural way to learn about rhyming and counting.
Our classes provide opportunities for both children and adults to interact throughout the class as well as at the end.
Puddle Ducks are award winning providers of swimming lessons to babies, toddlers, pre-school and school age 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 7 days a week at the following locations in and around York:
Kilima Hotel, New Earswick, ROKO Health Club, Archbishop Holgate’s School, Willow Lodge (Bubwith), The Crown Hotel (Boroughbridge), Energise hydrotherapy pool and Robert Wilkinson,
We also run Aquanatal classes, so you can start your journey with Puddle Ducks before your baby arrives!
PureSwim Yorkshire are proud to provide gentle and fun swimming lessons for little ones aged approximately 8 weeks to 12 years. Our baby and pre-school lessons focus on water confidence, parent and child bonding and important water safety skills.
Once Children are ready to be on the pool by themselves (approximately age 4) we work through the STA award scheme including rookie lifeguard classes for our older children. Our Class sizes are small (maximum 5 in a beginners group and maximum 6 with our advanced swimmers) and until the advanced stage our teachers teach from in the pool.
Saturday pm Archbishops’ School (age 4+)
Sunday am -Archbishops’ School (Age 6 months +)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday Mornings – Novotel York (Baby, Toddler and Pre-school only)
Book on with a friend to our Novotel lessons and you will both receive a 10% discount.
Welcome to Rhythm Time where little minds develop through our stimulating and fun Music classes.
Here at Rhythm Time, our exciting, multi-sensory and educational baby and toddler classes will help your little one’s development from birth to pre-school. Our specially created music-based activities will stimulate all their senses AND help develop their COMMUNICATION, SPEECH, CONFIDENCE, LITERACY, LISTENING SKILLS, PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT and SOCIAL SKILLS – all whilst having fun to music!
Join Rat-a-Tat and his friends Arabella, Melody & Carlos as they take you and your little one on a journey of FUN & learning through hands-on musical activities.
We offer 30 minutes, age-specific musical sessions all cleverly designed to aid learning and development:
***PLUS*** with every class booking, you will receive FREE access to our online classes too!
All activities and venues are fully COVID19 risk assessed and all appropriate measures have been taken to ensure a safe & clean environment.
For more information or to book your place visit the website or contact Rachel on the e-mail address or number below.
Monday – Sand Hutton Village Hall
Wednesday – TheCentre@Burnholme, Heworth
Thursday – Dunnington Reading Room
Thursday – Spotlight Dance Academy, Clifton
Friday – St Aelreds Community Centre , Tang Hall
Friday – Acomb Methodist Church
What Would Your Baby Like To Say?
Babies use all kinds of signs and gestures as a natural part of learning to talk; think of the delight we have when they learn to point, wave or blow a kiss! Encouraging your baby with extra signs like ‘milk’, ‘more’, ‘change nappy’ or ‘tired’ will help your baby communicate more easily. Developed with the help of Speech and Language professionals, Sing and Sign classes utilise music and songs, props and rhymes in fun sessions that makes learning to baby sign both easy and fun!
Autumn 2021 classes, starting w/c September 20th, are now open to book. Our courses are designed over three developmental stages that broadly equate to:
Sing and Sign Babes – 0-6m
Stage 1 – 6 – 13m
Stage 2 – 13 – 24m
Have twins? They attend two-for-one!
Autumn Term 2021 – Timetable:
Monday – Wilberfoss Community Centre – All Stages
Tuesday – live @Home via Zoom
Wednesday – Belfrey Hall (York CC) – All Stages
Thursday – The Poppleton Centre – Sing and Sign Babes / Stage 1
Friday – Acomb Methodist church – All Stages
Swimming with Linzi is all about having fun in a safe environment whilst gaining water confidence and developing great stroke technique.
I am a small independent STA swim school; I live in Sheriff Hutton and I set up my swim school after training and teaching my own children to swim many years ago. I realised then that the whole goal to swimming success is fun!
I offer baby, toddler and pre-school lessons at Carr Junior School in Acomb, York, from 1 month old to 4 years from nurturing baby classes right through to stroke development: Monday, Thursday and Friday mornings from 9.30-12.00 pm. At this same location I also offer all abilities classes for 2-9 years, Sunday 1:00-5:00 pm.
I also run after school classes at Robert Wilkinson School, Strensall, York, for beginners through to more advanced, once again encouraging water confidence which leads to improved stroke technique: Monday , Tuesday and Wednesday3.30-6.30 pm.
I like to get to know all the children individually and adapt my teaching to suit every child. Your child will be enabled to happily progress at their own pace. All swimmers receive a STA certificate, as well as a woven badge, these are included in your fee.
Classes are fun based and relaxed with only 6 children in each class, only 1 lesson running at a time and the whole pool to ourselves, so we have lots of space. In this environment I find my swimmers really enjoy their lessons and thrive learning to swim following the progressive STA guidelines and being COVID safe.
I have over 15 years of swimming teaching experience and I am a fully qualified STA Swimming Instructor, STA baby and pre-school teacher. I hold a Level 3 STA Diploma in Aquatic Teaching for Baby and Pre-school, STA lifeguard certificate and have DBS clearance. I’ve also recently received STA COVID-19 Safety Officer Certificate.Do have a look at my facebook page for more info or get in touch.
The Little Gym York based in the new amazing York Community Stadium at Monks Cross is now open Tuesday to Sunday!
Join us to secure a space in your chosen class and join for just £62 per month (*enjoy unlimited classes each week for under 3’s .
We offer a 20% sibling discount if you have other children you wish to enrol!
Flexible block bookings are available for under 3’s .
Our non-competitive gymnastics programmes teach children that they don’t have to be the best, they just have to try their best! We provide children with a safe, clean, inspiring space to burn energy, build confidence, and develop key skills. We are now offering both beginner and NEW advanced classes to 6-12 year olds!
As well as our seriously fun classes, we’re open for party bookings too! If you’d like to secure your membership, or have any questions, reach out to us by email on the address below.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING SERIOUS FUN WITH YOU SOON!
Tiny Diggers is back – Archaeology-themed meet-up and play at DIG!
One of York’s most exciting meet-and-play opportunities for parents, babies and toddlers is back – and has been extended into the summer! Tiny Diggers, run at DIG: An Archaeological Adventure in St Saviourgate, is an exciting way to learn and play with other children, offering sensory play fun for 0-4 year olds – and a chance for parents to socialise – with exclusive morning access before the award-winning attraction opens to the public.
Dedicated sessions run for babies and toddlers – given tiny archaeologists who can walk their own space – with guided themed activities during each session, as well as free coffee and biscuits so that parents can recharge their batteries, too!
Babies (pre-walking 0-2) – Mondays 9am – 10am
Toddlers (walking/2-4) – Fridays 9am – 10am
The sessions will not be taking place during half-term or Summer holidays
Sessions are £5 per child (an accompanying adult goes free), booked in blocks of four, with tea, coffee and biscuits available for parents as their young ones play. Parents can mix and match days and sessions according to what suits their needs. Each hour-long session gives children a chance to play in a safe, tactile environment which uses textures found in archaeology to introduce touch-based play.
For more details, including the timing of sessions, visit the website below!
Tiny Toes Music
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!
Teeny Tiny Toes Music
Teeny Tiny Toes Music is a brand new music and singing group for new parents and pre-mobile babies from newborn.
When we sing to our babies, the following wonderful things happen – we bond, we play and have fun, we develop language and listening skills, we learn to recognize names and ease transitions e.g. you will learn songs for waking, sleeping, eating and even pooing!
All the above boils down to using your singing voice, doing actions, signing and making music as a way to express love and joy. Your baby will not care in the slightest if you are a great singer or not. They only care that you are singing to THEM! In their eyes and ears, you’ll be a super star!
Come along to Tiny Toes Music and experience for yourselves the many wonderful benefits that music and singing brings, whilst making new friends within the wider community.
Thursday’s at The Gateway Centre in Acomb
Tiny Toes Music Classes: 10-11am & 11.30-12.30pm
Teeny Tiny toes Music Class: 2-3pm
· Pre-booked places only
· Cost: £6 per session, to be paid online and in advance of a 4-week period
Please email Nicola for further information or book on the link below.
We’ll teach you to teach your little one to swim. from lesson one we’ll get your little one used to the sensation of water, developing their natural instincts and transforming these into core aquatic skills. By the end of our programme your little one will be swimming freely using different strokes and be able to keep themselves safe in and around water.
Throughout our programme we use lots of song, games, toys and sensory activities suitable to each child’s stage of development, ensuring both you and your little one are having lots of fun whilst having precious time together and developing new skills.
With classes suitable from birth through to 6 years to find out more just get in touch!
For further information, please contact us.
Wild Things Forest Babies for parents with babies and toddlers (up to 17 months)
Forest Babies run on Monday afternoons. It’s a chance to immerse you & your baby in nature. There will be lots of sensory play, mindful activities to help us slow down and enjoy nature around us, and creative activities using natural materials.
It’s also a group for parents to come together to meet others and to enjoy some nature based crafts. A hot drink for adults is enjoyed near the end of the session, and most weeks we have a campfire snack.
Explorer Club – for children aged 18 months to 5 years
These run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. During the sessions there are lots of explorative play, child-led activities and that all important connection with nature. Children learn about nature, learn how to take (managed) risks, develop resilience for being outdoors in all weathers, and develop their creativity and imagination. We end with a campfire and hot chocolate.
Booking is essential and spaces are limited.
All sessions run in a wooded area, in the grounds of Millthorpe School (Nunthorpe Avenue, YO23 1WF).
York Mother Nurture recognises that pregnancy, childbirth and becoming a mother are some of the most profound and meaningful experiences of adulthood and we are passionate about supporting and nurturing women, educating and empowering them to have a positive experience. As well as ‘hands-on’ services such as specialist pregnancy and postnatal massage, head, neck and shoulder massage and collaborations to offer maternity reflexology and baby and toddler relaxology we offer online emotional and practical support and signposting, workshops and self-care advice. Once Covid 19 restrictions are lifted we will also be re-offering our ‘Honouring Motherhood’ days and day retreats.
Michaela Scott who set up York Mother Nurture has been a Medical Herbalist for 12 years and a massage therapist for over 20 years. She has specialist training in pregnancy massage and is a birth doula.
T: 07801 071641 (Michaela)
York Suzuki Early Childhood Education offers weekly music classes for children aged 0-3, with their caregiver. They are a chance to come together to celebrate the unlimited potential of every child. Our classes offer a calm, structured, nurturing space to engage with your little one through music.
The classes are run by trained SECE teacher, Laura Wingrove, who has over 10 years’ experience of teaching through the Suzuki method. Class sizes are small to allow each and every child to flourish and caregivers are supported at every stage of the journey. We use the beautiful SECE curriculum of nursery rhymes and action songs which is based on the teaching philosophy of renowned pedagogue Shinichi Suzuki. Although many musical concepts are mastered within the classes, it was not Suzuki’s primary aim to create master musicians, but rather ‘human beings with beautiful, harmonious minds and high sensitivity’. We believe that by using the highest quality musical instruments, children are given the earliest opportunity to appreciate beauty, to treat the instruments with respect, and to play them properly, creating a beautiful sound themselves.
Tuesday 9.45 – St Olave’s Church Hall, Marygate
Tuesday 11.00 – St Olave’s Church Hall, Marygate
Thursday 10.00 – Online, via Zoom
York Swimming Academy is one of York’s leading swimming lesson providers and is dedicated to delivering high quality swimming lessons for great value.
Children can start in our ‘Discovery Ducklings’ Classes from new-born. Whilst those children aged 4yrs and over can begin in our first of seven progressive stages.
We implement Swim England’s Learn to Swim Framework, an all-inclusive programme designed to take the non-swimmer from his or her first splash to full competence in the pool. The framework has clear progressions between each stage and children are awarded a variety of certificates on their journey to becoming fully competent.
Our teachers are Swim England (ASA) qualified, and classes are limited to 8 children per class. Our beginner classes have 2 teachers, teaching from inside the water.
Spaces are available now for an immediate start!
New Earswick Swimming Pool:
Monday 13:30 – 15:00 (Pre-School Lessons 0-4yr)
Tuesday 14:30-15:30 (Pre-School Lessons 0-4yr)
Wednesday 09:15 – 10:15 (Pre-School Lessons 0-4yr)
Thursday 15:00-16:00 (Pre-School Lessons 0-4yr)
Thursday 16:00 – 18:00
Friday 15:30 – 16;00 (Pre-School Lessons 0-4yr)
Friday 16:00 – 16:30
Saturday 15:30 – 18:30
Sunday 10:30 – 11:30
Sunday 15:30 – 16:30
Stamford Bridge Swimming Pool:
Monday 10:00-11:30 (Pre-School Lessons 0-4yr)
Sunday 09:00 – 12:00
Carr Junior School:
Sunday 08:30 – 12:00
The Mount School:
I am a qualified pre and post-natal coach; currently running postnatal classes.
I also offer 1-2-1 & small group coaching, and online programming
Kids’ Club Saturdays, 11.15
Autism-Friendly screenings – second Sunday of the month, 11.15
Big Scream for parents/ guardians with babies under one – Wednesdays, 11.00
Toddler Time 30 minutes of favourites for pre-schoolers and their parents/carers – every other Friday, 11.30
Coney Street, York YO1 9QL
Ready Steady Mums is a weekly walking group which meets on Thursdays at 10am by the bottom of millenium bridge for a walk by the river followed by a coffee in cycle heaven cafe. A friendly group and a great way to meet local mums and babies. All welcome!
Find us on facebook ‘York Ready Steady Mums’
Calling busy mums looking to improve their health, wellbeing and get fitter. We offer small, more personal Mummy Fitness and Post natal Pilates classes every Monday. Tuesday and Friday 11.15-12.00pm. 45 minute classes where you bring your baby classes especially for mums and their little ones. Taught by post natal specialists Lucy and Katie you will work hard, have a great workout and your little one will enjoy being in a fun environment around other children. Pay as you go or a lol they pass available.
Mention Mumbler for your first session free of our Mum & Baby/Toddler Sessions.
5 Devonshire Court, York, YO24 3HD
T: 07874 872722 (Lucy)
Song Box family musical play groups, mixed age sessions, welcoming babies to pre-school, with mum, dad or carer, to share musical fun and friendship. All Covid secure and compliant.
Ring Thea on T: 07765574564
Baby Massage (Tuesday and Friday) courses are offered in the comfort of your own home or within hired venues. Covers Thirsk, Easingwold, York and surrounding villages.
Music and Movement (Monday and Wednesday 10:15 – 11:00 or 11:15 – 12:00) classes are for under 5s. The activities are aimed at 12 months+ but teeny tiny stompers are always welcome too. £6.50 per child. Twiggy’s Play, Unit 2, Concept Business Park, Allendale Road, Thirsk, YO7 3NY
T: 07739 960910