An 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. Our fun interactive classes combine movement, singing, musical instruments, numbers, colours, shapes, phonics and much more.
Social distancing will be adhered to so class sizes will be smaller and there will be no shared equipment. All equipment is thoroughly sanitised before and after class. Click here for more info.
These are fun, multi-sensory music classes designed to help your little one’s development through specially created activities. You’ll enjoy 30 minutes of fun together including lots of exciting, multi-sensory activities such as bubbles, dancing, exercises, massage, exploration, hand/eye co-ordination and speech development.
Classes from £20.37 per month and includes access to our online classes as well! For more info about classes in East York please click here and for classes in North and West York please click here.
Sing and Sign
Learning to sign with your little one can smooth communication when s/he is tired, hurt or frustrated, and give you insight into their wider needs and thoughts. Sing and Sign classes are fun and gentle, promoting responsiveness to your child. Classes combine action songs, props, pictures, musical instruments and a special cat called Jessie. Each week centres around a theme with clear signs of the week that are revisited often so that you are able to consolidate your learning.
Sing and Sign Babes classes are aimed at 1-6 month olds with other classes available as your baby becomes a toddler. Classes are being offered in-person and online. Click here for more info.
Tiny Toes Music
Tiny Toes Music provides a fun, sensory, engaging and stimulating environment of live music for not only babies, but for their grow- ups too. 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! Babies and children love songs, rhythms and music and benefit greatly from a musical environment.
Nicola, who runs Tiny Toes Music, was delighted to receive numerous Love Local Awards for creatively engaging and helping to lift the spirits of the local community during lockdown, and now she is particularly excited about Tiny Toes Music re-opening. Click here for more info.
These award-winning, sensory-rich development classes are designed specifically for babies from birth to 13 months. Every week is different and full of fun! There is an incredible range of sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, dance, signing and massage to experience which all help with your baby’s brain development.
Classes run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays in various locations across York. Click here for more info.
Kindermusik classes include singing and vocal play, musical instrument & object exploration, creative movement and dance and listening purposefully in a small, friendly setting. Kindermusik now brings you ‘Garden Specials’ which are in-person, socially distanced classes taught in small bubbles of 5 children with their carer, in Cath’s Secluded Garden in York. Heavy rain or gale force winds forecast? We’ll revert to Virtual via Zoom.
Baby classes are aimed at 0-16 months and take place Mondays-Thursdays. Each theme includes a wonderful set of online materials to download and use as a family at home. Click here for more info.
Wild Things Family Forest School
Mini Wild Things sessions are suitable for 0-17 months and take place on Wednesday afternoons. These classes are a great 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.
All sessions run in a wooded area, in the grounds of Millthorpe School. Click here for more info.
For full information about swimming classes in York take a look at our dedicated blog HERE.
Water Babies leading swim programme has been developed to build water confidence and skills throughout your little one’s first six years. We work closely with Swim England, the national governing body for swimming, and we’ve woven their learn to swim framework through our programme. You’ll love nothing more than seeing their progression as your little one moves from fun floating, kicking and splashing to swimming independently. Click here for more information.
Swimming with Linzi
Teaching your little one to gain water confidence with songs and games so they love the water and have fun going underwater and swimming. Swimming with Linzi is all about having fun in a safe environment, gaining water confidence. I get to know all the children individually and adapt my teaching accordingly to suit every child.
I am a small independent STA local swim school set up with the love of teaching children to swim whilst having fun. Click here for more info.
Puddle Ducks want every child to love swimming, respect the water and swim beautifully. That’s why our standards are the highest and our approach is unique.
At Puddle Ducks, our highly trained and qualified teachers are experts at identifying children’s levels of ability and adapting activities to the individual, nurturing confidence and encouraging natural ability. Click here for more info.
Dinosaurs Love Fairy Cakes
This groups meets every Monday at 10am to create a friendly community for those with babies under 1. Children are provided with lots of toys and there’s a hot drinks and sweet treats for the parents. We have plenty of space for buggies and lots of windows for good ventilation.
Sessions will be limited to 12 spots initially for social distancing and each baby will have their own toys. Click here for more info.
Yoga for Modern Life
Yoga For Modern Life offers yoga for mums and babies as well as Baby Massage classes to help you connect through loving touch. Classes are friendly, relaxed and down to earth – using yoga as the perfect antidote to the stresses and busyness of 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.
Baby classes take place on Mondays and Wednesdays. Click here for more info.
Mums Who Meet
This group is for anyone wishing to meet new mums/mums to be within York City! Whatever age your baby/bump may be everyone is welcome. We will split into groups of 3 mums and 3 babes and spread out to adhere to social distancing.
Meet up dates, times and locations are posted weekly on their Facebook Page. Click here for more info.
This playgroup is aimed at parents, carers, babies and toddlers aged 0-3. We offer space to play, talk, listen to a story/Bible story, enjoy a drink/snack and end with a prayer. With cover our plans are ever changing so please call ahead to check.
We meet Monday mornings at Clifton Methodist Church and small donations are welcome. Click here for more info.
Please remember that classes will require prebooking. We hope you find a class that’s right for you and your child. You can find more classes suitable for newborns here and we’re busy updating this as more classes are restarting.