Weekly Classes & Groups (0-5 years) York

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Baby & Toddler Classes & Groups

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

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

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

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A Gentle Beginning

Pioneering Gentle group support. For Parents and children from birth to two years.

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
Dorothy Marlen

E: dorothy@dorothymarlen.net
T: 01904 612683
www.agentlebeginning.co.uk


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Baby Bumpkin Yoga

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Baby Swimmers

image010Come Swimming, Be Safe, Have Fun!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please contact Baby Swimmers for more information on;

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

WEBSITE



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Baby Sensory York & East York

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

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

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

Thursdays
Sutton upon Derwent Village Hall, YO41 4BN

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

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

WEBSITE
FACEBOOK


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Derwent Danceworks

Derwent Danceworks was established in 2009 by Principal Miss Kate Womersley in Thorganby (near Wheldrake). From humble beginnings the school has grown to include classes in Escrick and at Knavesmire Primary School, South Bank, York. Our IDTA timetable includes Ballet (for children, adults and even a beginners’ class for teens!) Tap, Modern Jazz, Freestyle, Streetdance, Musical Theatre, NATD Contemporary Dance, as well as Acro-batics Arts classes and Drama.

Our Ballet classes are from ages 2+ in Thorganby with other subjects from ages 4 or 5+, we have something for everyone – including Adult Ballet, Tap and StreetFit. Miss Kate has Distinction level teaching qualifications in three IDTA Faculties and all of our staff are qualified and DBS checked with many years’ experience and talent.

Our students can take exams and medal tests and we are proud of our 100% pass rate. We hold bi-annual shows, local performance opportunities, holiday workshops, trips and sessions with guest artists from across the industry. Derwent Danceworks has a strong reputation for inclusivity and aims for all our students to realise their potential. Classes start at £3.50 per week.

T: 07985687807
E: derwentdanceworks@hotmail.com
WEBSITE
FACEBOOK


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diddi dance

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

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

Please see my timetable for details of classes.

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

E: hayley.evans@diddidance.com
WEBSITE
FACEBOOK


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Dream Time Baby Massage York/Selby

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

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


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Energi Toddlers

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

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

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

Book your slot on the WEBSITE

like us on FACEBOOK

TWITTER and INSTAGRAM


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Football Tots

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

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

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

Taster sessions available

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


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Kindermusik with Cath Smithson

KindermusikWhere Music and Learning Play!

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

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

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

PRE BOOKING ESSENTIAL!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WEBSITE
FACEBOOK


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Little Cricket

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

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

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

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

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

Our weekly classes run in York on:
Thursdays at Huntington Memorial Hall:
12.30 – 1.15pm: Maxi (3-4 year olds)
1.30 – 2.15pm: Minis (2-3 year olds)

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

Fridays at Poppleton Road Memorial Hall:
12.30 – 1.15pm: Maxi (3-4 year olds)
1.30 – 2.15pm: Minis (2-3 year olds)

We look forward to seeing you at a class soon!

T: 07511 046890
E: info@little-cricket.co.uk
W: www.little-cricket.co.uk
FACEBOOK


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Minster School – Activities for Toddlers

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

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

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

The Minster School, Deangate, York, YO1 7JA


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Minster School Stay & Play

We host a free ‘Stay & Play’ session on Thursday afternoons throughout the term:

Mums, Dads or carers can come along with their toddler and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and meet-up with other parents and children in our award winning new Nursery building.

Our staff will supervise exploration and creative play with the little people, while their parents manage to grab a rare moment to draw breath and chat!
If you would like to sign-up or make further enquiries, please contact us today.

T: 0844 939 0000
E: school@yorkminster.org
WEBSITE
The Minster School, Deangate, York, YO1 7JA


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Music at Heart Suzuki Music Classes 

Music at Heart 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.

 0-3 Years: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9.30 and 11am

 3+ Years: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 1.45pm

 To find out more, and to book your free taster, visit www.musicatheart.co.uk

T: 07974 710307
E: heather@musicatheart.co.uk

2, Minster Court, YO1 7JJ


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My Baby Can Dance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LI,  Nov 16

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

ES, Nov 16


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PramFit

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

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

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

Just Mention Mumbler to receive an extra discount.

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

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


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Puddle Ducks – pre-school swimming

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Read & Paint at Bish Bash Pot

Thursday 11am & 2pm
Read & paint drop in sessions £11 or £12 a session depending on figure that week.

Today we visited Bish Bash Pot on Walmgate for the first time. We had 3 preschoolers and a baby with us and they all had an amazing time! We went to the ‘Mog’ Story and paint a pot session. Once there they jumped in the play area having lots of fun before the story began. Whilst the story was being read they painted their pots, lovely bright colourful cats. Once the story was over they went between finishing off their pots, colouring on huge paper and bouncing in the soft play area. It was brilliant!! They also got juice and biscuits whilst the 2 mummies had a cup of tea and actually relaxed!! If you haven’t been check out next week’s sessions.

CP, Sept 17

64 Walmgate, YORK, YO1 9TL

T: 01904 654114 / 07929 455130
E: bishbashpot@gmail.com

WEBSITE


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Rhythm Time

see_child_progress_boostDo 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!

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

Thursday
Spotlight Dance Academy, Green Lane Trading Estate, Clifton.
10am Toddlers
10.45am Babies
11.30am Young Babies

Acomb Methodist Church
1.30pm Babies
2.15pm Toddlers

Friday
Acomb Methodist Church
10.20am Pre School
11am Toddlers
11.40am Young toddler
12.20pm Babies

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)

WEBSITE
FACEBOOK

 


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Rhythm Time Baby and Toddler Classes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

T: 07847 717403 (Rachel)
WEBSITE


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Sing and Sign


FREE Taster Session: Pocklington Methodist Church – December 4th, 10.15am

FREE Taster Session: Acomb Methodist Church – December 7th, Midday

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

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

Monday – Belfrey Hall, York Centre
Stage 1 – 10am, Stage 2 – 11.15am, Sing & Sign Babes 12.30pm

Tuesday – Pocklington Methodist Church
Stage 1 – 10.15am, Stage 2 – 11.30am, Sing & Sign Babes 12.45pm

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

Friday – Acomb Methodist Church
Stage 1 – 10.15am, Stage 2 – 11.30am, Sing & Sign Babes 12.45pm

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


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Sounds Right Phonics Classes For Kids

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

E: sam@soundsrightphonicsclasses.co.uk
WEBSITE
FACEBOOK


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Swimming with Linzi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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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!
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!!!

South Bank, Clementhorpe Community Centre . Tuesday, 10.00 – 11.00am
Acomb, Gateway Church . Thursday, 10.00- 11.00am
Haxby, St Mary’s Church Hall. Friday, 10.00am – 11.00am

Cost – £3.50 per session. Pay as you go.

E: nicolabetts@yahoo.com 
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TinyTalk Baby Signing

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
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

T: 07756 702071
E: rachelst@tinytalk.co.uk
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Toddler Sense

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Tumble Tots

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

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

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

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

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

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

T: 01904 412381

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Turtle Tots

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

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

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

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

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

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Water babies

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

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

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

For further information, please contact us.

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

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Yoga For Modern Life

Yoga For Modern Life Logo RGBFriendly down to earth yoga classes that are the perfect antidote to the stresses and busyness of modern life. Yoga strengthens the body, improves flexibility and range of motion whilst clearing the mind and helping relaxation and sleep. It’s all good!

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

Mondays – 7.15pm – 8.30pm Pregnancy Yoga | Manor Studios, 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

T: 07954 238424
E: yogaformodernlife@outlook.com

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Becalm Babies, Massage and Yoga

These classes are perfect for new parents to develop the bond with their babies while making new friends along the way. Baby Massage and Baby Yoga classes run over 5 weeks and lasting up to an hour.

Classes on Thursday and Fridays
1-1 and dads sessions are also available
T: 07879 231455


Daisy Foundation – Daisy Baby Tinies and Wrigglers

Daisy Baby Tinies combines baby massage, yoga, reflexology and calming techniques, alongside educational themes relevant to the babies’ developmental milestones, suitable from 6weeks to 4months. Babies older than 4months can then move on to the livelier Wrigglers classes. Classes run on Thursdays in Monk Fryston, and Tuesdays in Garforth.
T: 07743232656 (Kayleigh)


Museum Monkeys – Early years Explorers

10.00am – 11.00am

Activities for children aged two to five year olds which includes songs, stories, games and craft 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). Booking Essential via Eventbrite)

T: 01904 650333


En Pointe Classical Dance School

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

T: 07557 355562

EnPointe Studios, Rose Ave, York, YO26 6RU


Everyman Cinema

Baby Screening are held on alternate Tuesday/Thursday mornings (please check with the cinema before you attend) and tickets can be purchased online or at the venue direct. The price is £11.50 for each adult and the child/baby is free. The price includes one admit for the film, a hot drinks and cake.

“Sofas, blankets, cushions, drinks, pizza, waiter service. Treat yourself to a date night!”

Mumbler JR, Feb 18

“definitely worth every penny”

Mumbler NBH, Feb 18

Everyman Cinema, Blossom Street, York, YO24 1AQ
T: 0872 436 9060 (Booking line)


French and Spanish classes for children

Start young to learn languages at our parent and child classes.  Children learn phrases and vocabulary useful for visits abroad through songs, rhymes, role-play, games, craft activites and visually appealing resources. The popular snack and story time give extra language practice.

FRENCH
Thursday 2pm (age 2-5) at West Thorpe Methodist Church, Dringhouses, York YO24 2PW
Saturday morning 9.15 (age 2-5), 10.15 (age 4-9), 11.15 (age 4-9) at West Thorpe Methodist Church, Dringhouses, York, YO24 2PW
SPANISH
Saturday morning 9.30 (age 2-4), 10.30 (age 4-8), 11.30 (age 4-8) at West Thorpe Methodist Church, Dringhouses, York, YO24 2PW

To try a class contact:

T: 07807 051788 (French – Pierrine (York Petits Amis)
T: 07729 871033 (Spanish – Rachel  (York Little Amigos)


Katie Ventress School of Dance

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

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

T: 07919 008078 (Katie Ventress)


Little Bites Cookery School

Award winning cookery school & social enterprise for 2.5 years and upwards.

Our vision is ‘Making Nutrition Fun’.
Each term has a focus on different food groups to ensure kids learn about a variety of foods and ingredients as well as maximizing exposure to new foods. They get to learn vital cookery skills using kid friendly equipment, with nutritious recipes to take home. Classes are fun and educational taught by a qualified Home Economist and Nutritionist.

 

T: 07768 207839


Nurture – York Baby Massage

Learning Baby Massage with us is easy, friendly and fun. All classes are baby led. Massage can help babies sleep better, fuss less and soothe tummy troubles. Small classes in a home environment, oil and guide included. 5 week course £40. Contact us to find out more.
Tel: 07703 405033


Nurtured Nippers Baby Sessions

5 Sessions combining baby massage and baby yoga, songs and relaxation in your home for groups of 4+.
Cost: £35 per baby/carer, host pays £17.50
Take turns being pampered and caring for each other’s babies:
Ayurvedic Yoga Massage (£10 per 15 minutes)
Neal’s Yard mini facials (£10).
Available Tuesday mornings, Wednesday’s 9-3 and Thursday mornings (flexible).
T: 07429 269154


O’Connor Academy of Irish Dance

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

T: 07506868448


Paper Planes and Daisy Chains

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

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

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

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

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


Song Box music groups.

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

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

T: 07855 126408


Spotlight Dance

Mini Movers
ages 2 1/2 – 5 years
A great introduction to dance with ballet, tap and jazz. Confidence building fun class for your little one
Tuesdays – 3:45-4:30
Saturdays – 9am – 9:45
At Spotlight Dance Academy, Green Lane

Mini Street
For those little movers age 4+ wanting to learn the latest dances, have fun and play games.
Fridays 3:45-4:30

For a full list of classes please contact us:

T: 07565 96199


Starbrite Studios

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


Story time and Rhymetimes at York’s Libraries

Acomb
Thursdays 10.30am – 11am

Bishopthorpe
Thursdays 10.30am – 11am

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

Copmanthorpe
Thursdays 10.30am – 11am

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

Dunnington
Thursdays 2.15pm – 2.45pm

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

Haxby
Fridays 2.30 – 3pm

New Earswick
Tuesdays 10am – 10.30am

Poppleton
Fridays 2.30pm – 3pm

Strensall
Tuesday from 11-11.30am

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

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


Term time activities at the Web Adventure Park

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

T: 01904 692221


Yorkshire Rose Academy of Dance

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

Free trial classes available.

T: 07891 004850 (Kerry Whitfield )