Newborn to Pre-School

Music & Sensory

Details are subject to change, and there may be a waiting list for some activities. Please check for the latest updates directly with providers.

From 1st Nov 2021

Fun, energetic, friendly and educational play-based music classes. Each class is carefully planned to support early development, with Nursery Rhymes and Action Songs enhanced by fantastic props and sensory resources. Each session is different and you will get lots of ideas to use at home to support learning and development!

πŸ‘‰ Β£5 per session for a 6 week bookingΒ (50% discount for extra child).
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Baby: approx 8 weeks-walking/confident crawling | Family: aimed at toddlers/preschoolers, with younger siblings etc welcome
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A wide variety of activities specifically designed to promote early development with 3 stages of classes from birth to 2 years, including music and sensory play, baby massage, baby yoga and Makaton signing, plus Paediatric First Aid sessions.

πŸ‘‰ FromΒ  Β£32.50 for 5 weeks. Book here (selected trail sessions Β£6.50).
Birth to 5 months | 2-13 months | Crawlers/walkers up to 24 months

07972 159 226
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Winter term from 1st Nov 2021

Multi-award winning baby development classes, also supporting postnatal well-being! The Caterpillar Class is a fun creative session with gentle multi sensory, baby development and massage. Busy Bees is a highly interactive, musical class for older babies with a range of songs and activities, bright props and treasure baskets.

πŸ‘‰ From Β£39 for 6 weeks. Book here.
Caterpillars: 6 weeks-6 months | Busy Bees: 6-14 months
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Three stages of classes available from newborn to pre-school. Baby classes focus on bonding and confidence, with friendly puppet characters, props and parachutes and elements of yoga, massage and calming techniques. The fun-filled, highly interactive toddler class involves creative play, dance and movement all set to a soundtrack of remixed nursery rhymes, funky, original kids songs and familiar lullabies.

πŸ‘‰ From Β£6 per session, booked termly hereΒ (may be waiting list).
Newborn to Sitting | Sitting to Toddling | Walkers to Pre- School

07794 363 780
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Three stages of classes: introducing little ones to movement through the use of song, play and sensory props, followed by fun classes for walkers with singing, dance and play, then ‘moving on up’ for ages 5+. A great way to meet other parents/carers.

πŸ‘‰ From Β£5 per session, booked termly here.
Birth-crawling | Walking-4 years | 5-7 years

πŸŽ„πŸŽ…Book here for our Christmas Party Special!!πŸŽ…πŸŽ„
Come and celebrate all things Christmas at my 1st ever Saturday class, with singing, dancing, games and loads of Christmas fun! Why not make a day of it and visit the ice-rink and indoor snow storm!
πŸ“† Sat 4th Dec, 10am: Baby Movers – birth to crawling.
πŸ“† Sat 4th Dec, 11am: Little Movers – walking to age 5.
πŸ“Œ Metrocentre Community Hub

07979 955 135
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πŸ“† Tuesdays, 9.45am & 10.45am
πŸ“Œ The Salvation Army Gateshead Community Church, Felling, NE8 3EY
1st Nov – 13th Dec 2021

Each session focuses on fun music-making and live accompaniment with activities including action and movement songs, lycra/parachute activities, rhythm development and percussion instruments.

πŸ‘‰ From Β£4 (sibling discounts available). Book here.
PAYG booking – sessions must be booked in advance but no need to commit to a block.
Birth – 5 years


πŸ“† Tuesdays, 10-10.30am & 11-11.30am
πŸ“Œ Birtley Library
πŸ“† Tuesdays, 2 – 2.30pm
πŸ“Œ Blaydon Library
πŸ“† Thursdays, 9.30 –Β 10am
πŸ“Œ Crawcrook Library
πŸ“† Fridays, 10 – 10.30am
πŸ“Œ Central Library

Songs, rhymes, rhythm and movement for little ones and their adults

πŸ‘‰ Free. Please book as places are limited*. Visit the library to book, or callΒ 0191 433 6101 – Birtley Library, 0191 433 6201 – Blaydon Library, 0191 413 8164 – Crawcrook Library.
Booking recommended up to 2 weeks in advance for some sessions.
Suitable for under 5s
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Baby & Mini M+Ms (The Baby Hub Gateshead)

πŸ“†Β Mondays, 9.45am – 2pm
πŸ“Œ Raven Valley Gym Club, Metrocentre
πŸ“†Β Tuesdays, 9.45am – 12.45pm
πŸ“Œ Ryton Community Centre

πŸ“†Β Wednesdays, 10am – 1pm
πŸ“Œ Derwent Valley Gymnastics Club, Consett
πŸ“†Β Thursdays, 9.45am – 12.45pm
πŸ“Œ Raven Valley Gym Club Metrocentre
πŸ“†Β Fridays, 9.45am – 2pm
πŸ“Œ Ryton Community Centre
Term time only, 6 week block from 1st Nov 2021

A movement, music and sensory play class focusing on learning through play – with sing-a-long songs, props, activities and music. There will be bubbles, ribbons, sensory materials, mirrors, musical instruments, play parachutes and much more!

πŸ‘‰ From Β£6.50 per 1h session (sibling discounts available).
Termly booking required.Β For more info visit @thebabyhubgateshead
Baby M+Ms: 6 weeks – 1 year | Mini M+Ms: 1 – 3 years

Baby Sensory (Baby Sensory Gateshead)

Tues, 9.30-10.30am (0-13 months)
Tues, 11.15am-12.15pm (0-7 months)
Tues, 1-2pm
(0-13 months)

πŸ“ŒΒ Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, The Crescent, 557 Durham Road, NE9 5EY

Wed, 9.30-10.30am (6-13 months)
Wed, 11.15am-12.15pm
(0-7 months)
Wed, 1-2pm
(0-13 months)
πŸ“ŒΒ Sunniside Social Club, Hollywell Lane, Sunniside, NE16 5NJ

Thurs, 11.15am-12.15pm (0-13 months)
Thurs, 1-2pm
(0-13 months)
πŸ“Œ All Saints Church, Rowanwood Gardens, Lobley Hill, Gateshead

Term time only, from 2nd Nov 2021

Classes are packed with an incredible variety of sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, dance, singing and more – plus you’ll never experience the same class twice.

πŸ‘‰ Termly booking, taster available (may be waiting list).
For more info visit @babysensorygateshead
Newborn – 13 months

Dance – <1 year+ (Tappy Toes Newcastle & Gateshead)

πŸ“† Mondays, 4pm-4.30pm
πŸ“Œ Blaydon Youth and Community Centre, Gateshead

πŸ“† Wednesdays, 9.30am-11.45am
πŸ“Œ Dunston Activity Centre, Gateshead
πŸ“† Fridays, 10am-11.15pm
πŸ“Œ St Andrew’s Church Hall, Lamesley, Gateshead
Autumn term 27th Sep-17th Dec 2021

Tappy Toes classes are welcoming, sociable, supportive and most importantly so much fun for children and parents! Our 30 minute sessions are suitable for boys and girls, with classes split into three age ranges. Classes follow EYFS guidance to support your child’s early years development, and involve sensory props, catchy tunes, action songs and basic dance movements, finishing with bubbles.

πŸ‘‰ Β£15 for 3 week trial, then termly booking available.
For more info visit @tappytoesgateshead
6 months to walking | walkers to 2.5 years | up to 5 years

Family Sessions (Sage Gateshead)

Baby Love (0 – 12mths)
πŸ“† Thursdays, 11.45am | Fridays, 1.15pm
The Kids Are Alright! (0 – 5 years)
πŸ“† Thursdays, 1.15pm | Fridays, 9.45am & 11.15am
πŸ“Œ Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, NE8 2JR
Term time only, from 1st Nov 2021

Fun, relaxing and high quality music making sessions with welcoming specialist musicians. Musical fun with singing songs and playing instruments, then moving on to learning new musical skills and games. Sessions are just over an hour long, giving time for a relaxed start (never worry about running late!), social time and lots of music.

πŸ‘‰Β Β£5 per session (parent & child inclusive; Β£1 for any additional children/adults).
Booking recommended, for more info visit @sagegateshead
0-12 months | 1-5 years

Little Movers (Little Movers Chester Le Street & Durham North)

Three stages of classes: introducing little ones to movement through the use of song, play and sensory props, followed by fun classes for walkers with singing, dance and play, then ‘moving on up’ for ages 5+. A great way to meet other parents/carers.

πŸ‘‰ From Β£5 per session, booked termly. For more info visit @littlemoverschesterlestreetanddurhamnorth
Birth-crawling | Walking-4 years | 5-7 years

Music and Movement (1st Sensations)

πŸ“† Mondays, 10:30am – 11:15am
πŸ“Œ Blaydon Winlaton Children’s Centre, Shibdon Bank, Gateshead, NE21 5EZ
Term-time only, from 1st Nov 2021

Music and movement from birth to pre-school supports language, physical and social and emotional development through song and rhymes and resources. All groups will include some British Sign Language signs, sensory equipment, puppets, instruments etc. Comfy clothes are ideal for this session.

πŸ‘‰ Β£20 for 5 week block booking.
For more info visit 1st Sensations
Babies – walking