Monday Baby and Toddler classes

MONDAY

Toddler and baby classes, playgroups and activities in Woodford Green, Wanstead, Buckhurst Hill and the local West Essex area held on a Monday.

Many classes are term time only so you may want to check with the organiser for confirmed dates.

9.30AM, 10.30AM, 11.30AM, 2PM JO JINGLES, GANTS HILL

A 45 minute music, singing and movement class for babies and young children. Different educational themes are introduced weekly, such as colours and numbers, using action songs and well known rhymes. We also have a wide range of visuals and props to help explain the theme. Children play with percussion instruments, get a chance to meet Jo Jingles the doll as well as interacting with bean bags, streamers and bubbles

9.30AM: Jingle Toddlers, suitable for walking – 2 years
10.30AM: Jo Jinglers, suitable for 2 years +
11.30AM: Jingle Babies, suitable for 3 months to walking
2.30PM Jingle Juniors, suitable for 3-5 years

Price: **Awaiting price**, You need to book a term of classes
Address: St Augustine’s Youth Hall, Cranbrook Road, Gants Hill, Essex IG6 1AU
Website: Jo Jingles website
Contact: Elaine 0208 551 7788 or email Elaine

9.30AM, 10.30AM & 11.20 MINI MUSICIANS, WANSTEAD HOUSE

A lovely music class taught by early years specialists for babies and toddlers including singing, dancing, stories and instruments. Run by Redbridge Music Service during term time.

9.30AM- 10.15AM Babies – (birth-15 months)
10.30AM- 10.45AM & 11.20AM-12.05PM Toddlers (walkers to 4 years)

Price: £70 per term
Address: Wanstead House, 21 The Green, Wanstead E11 2NT
Website: Redbridge Music Service
Contact: 020 8501 3944

9.40AM, 10.15AM, 10.50AM, 11.25AM MONKEY MUSIC, BABABOOM LOUGHTON

Music classes where children are encouraged to experience music and join in with percussion instruments.

9.40AM Rock’n’Roll –  Babies from 3 months
10.15AM Jiggerty Jig – 2 & 3 year olds
10.50AM Heigh- Ho – Toddlers from 12 months
11.25AM Rock’n’Roll – Babies from 3 months

Price: cost tbc, booking required and classes booked by the term
Address: Bababoom, 255 High Road, Loughton, IG10 1AD
Website: Monkey Music website
Contact: Kate Panayi, 0208 989 7017, southwoodford@monkeymusic.co.uk

9.45AM SLING SWING, WANSTEAD

mums dancing at a Sling swing class

A fun  5 week class where you learn simple, gentle dance routines while wearing your baby in a sling. This is a friendly session run by Sally who is a qualified baby-wearing consultant. Even if you don’t usually use a sling or own one, Sally can provide one and offer advice. You don’t have to be a good dancer (I’m pretty rubbish!) but it’s a lovely way to do something different with your baby and they all seem to find it very relaxing.

The next course starts on the 27 March 2017.

Price: £35 for 5 week course (£30 earlybird price or for returning clients)
Address: Wanstead United Reformed Church, Nightingale Lane (just off Wanstead High Street), E11 2HD
Website: Buddha Baby website
Contact: Sally Martin info@buddhababywanstead.co.uk 07723 389 294

9.45AM, 10.45AM, 12.45PM, 1.45PM TUMBLETOTS, BUCKHURST HILL/WOODFORD

child doing Tumble Tots class

Sessions that allow your children to use special Tumble Tots equipment to develop their coordination, balance, agility and climbing skills. Sessions are structured with activities matched to your child’s age and ability and involve parent participation.

The circuit class at 12.45pm is geared up for siblings of various ages with various activity stations to focus on different skills.

9.45AM Walking to 2 years
10.45AM 2 to 3 years
12.45PM Circuit fun – walking to 5 years
1.45PM 3 Years to school age

Price: £7, free trial class
Address: Roding Valley Hall, Buckhurst Hill/Woodford, IG9 6LN
Website: Tumble Tots website
Contact: 020 8559 0617 or 078 4990 3035 or contact Eszter Schmaler via the website

10AM & 1.30PM ALL SAINTS TODDLERS, ALL SAINTS WOODFORD GREEN

An extremely popular toddler group at the All Saints Church hall (which also has a great coffee shop in the atrium that you can use any time). There’s activities and toys, craft and singing for children aged 1 to 3 years old and tea and coffee for the grown ups. The sessions are so popular that there is a waiting list so its best to turn up to a session and chat yo one of the organisers so that they can add you to the waiting list. Session times are 10AM-11.30AM or 1.30PM – 3PM on a Monday and they also have a Thursday session.

Price: TBC
Address: All Saints’ Church, Inmans Row, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 0NH
Website: All Saints Website
Contact: 020 8504 0266, contact@asww.org.uk

10AM PICCOLO SINGING, WANSTEAD

Piccolo music Wanstead

Extremely popular singing and music class with bubbles, puppets and musical instruments. There’s no need to book as it’s a drop-in session but it can get very busy so best to get there early.

Price: £5 per family including tea and cake
Address: Christ Church Hall, Wanstead Place, E11 2SW
Website: http://www.piccolosinging.co.uk
Contact: Lisa O’Connell, lisaoconnell@aol.com, 07971 401769

10.30AM HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE, LOUGHTON

Interactive music fun full of nursery rhymes for pre-school children run by Suzanne with some help from Daisy Diddle the cow. Classes are 45 minutes long and as well as musical instruments different props are also used such as a parachute and the always popular bubbles.

Everyone is welcome, there is no need to book and also no registration fee.  Just drop in and see us at £5 per child and £2.50 for siblings.

Price: £5 per child & £2.50 for siblings. Drop in classes so no need to book and no registration fee
Address: Wesley Hall, Loughton Methodist Church, Loughton, IG10 1RB
Website: Hey Diddle Diddle website
Contact: Suzanne Coyte 07768 262 509, Hey Diddle Diddle facebook page or via  Twitter @HeyDidDid

10.30AM – 12 NOON NCT COFFEE MORNING, COSTA BUCKHURST HILL

Friendly drop in coffee morning for mums with newborns up to pre-schoolers. You don’t have to be a member to attend.

Price: Free, no need to book
Address: Costa, 48 Queen’s Road, Buckhurst Hill, IG9 5BY
Website: NCT Redbridge branch website
Contact: Claudine at ParentSupport.Redbridge@nct.org.uk or NCT Redbridge Facebook page

11AM – 12.30PM NCT COFFEE MORNING, MANOR HOUSE WANSTEAD

Weekly drop in coffee morning for mums with newborns up to pre-schoolers. You don’t have to be a member to attend. There is space for buggies and there are a few steps but staff are happy to help.

Price: Free, no need to book
Address: The Manor House, 129 High Street, Wanstead E11 2RL
Website: NCT Redbridge branch website
Contact: Claudine at ParentSupport.Redbridge@nct.org.uk or NCT Redbridge Facebook page

11.45AM GYMBABES, BUCKHURST HILL/WOODFORD

Gymbabes

Suitable for babies from 6 months to walking these sessions are the baby-friendly version of Tumble Tots. Parents get involved in the 40 minutes sessions which focus on encouraging babies to use their senses and play, explore and crawl.

Price: £7, free trial class
Address: The Roding Valley Hall, Buckhurst Hill/Woodford, IG9 6LN
Website: Tumble Tots website
Contact: 020 8559 0617 or 078 4990 3035 or contact Eszter Schmaler via the website 

Baby being massaged at Buddha baby class
The Buddha Baby massage (5 week) course teaches you massage strokes and techniques and includes the IAIM guidance on relieving colic and digestive problems. Most parents come along when their baby is approximately 3 months old, but you can attend with a younger baby. The atmosphere is very relaxed and there is plenty of time for discussions and informal chat.  Everything you need is provided including baby mats, towels and tissue, guidance booklet and organic massage oil to take home.  Refreshments, including tea and coffee and fresh fruit are served as part of the session as well as her traditional homemade cakes.

The next course starts on the 27 March January 2017.

Price: £85 for 5 week course
Address: Sally’s house, just off Wanstead High Street.
Website: Buddha Baby website
Contact: Sally Martin info@buddhababywanstead.co.uk 07723 389 294

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