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 25th April 2022

We’re not your typical baby or toddler class! Our classes:
πŸ˜ƒ are full of fun, simple activities, backed up by years of research by early years experts.
🧠 include an insight into your baby’s development to help increase your parenting knowledge and confidence.
🏠 can be replicated easily at home without any fancy kit so you can continue the fun.
πŸ’ͺ have everything in one place for a full developmental workout for little ones! From baby classes with singing, multi-sensory activities, Makaton signing and tummy time, to toddler classes with music, dancing, action songs, learning games and more!

πŸ‘‰ From Β£5.64 per 45 min session, booked monthly or termly here (trial sessions also available).
Infants: 0-9 months | Toddlers/Toddlers+: 9m to 18/24m | Juniors: 18m – 3 years


07935 645 042
abi@babycollege.co.uk
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From 25th April 2022

Classes for little ones from 6 weeks-walking!
Sensory lights✨, music🎢 and dancing, parachutes with rainbows🌈 and stars⭐! Perfect for bonding with baby πŸ’šπŸ’œ and a new theme each week to explore, capturing those precious memoriesπŸ“Έ

πŸ›Caterpillar ClubπŸ› is a gentle multi sensory class, focussing on baby development and finishes with a Bloom baby massage (6 weeks to 6 months/sitting).
🐝Busy Bees🐝 is a highly interactive, musical class with a range of songs and activities, bright props and treasure baskets (6 months to toddling). 

πŸ‘‰ Β£7 per 45 min session, booked termly here.
Caterpillars: 6 weeks-6 months | Busy Bees: 6-14 months


maura@bloombabyclasses.com
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πŸ“† Mondays, 10-10.30am & 11-11.30am
πŸ“Œ Pelaw Library
πŸ“† Tuesdays, 10-10.30am & 11-11.30am
πŸ“Œ Birtley Library
πŸ“† Tuesdays, 2 – 2.30pm
πŸ“Œ Blaydon Library
πŸ“† Wednesdays, 10-10.30am & 11-11.30am
πŸ“Œ Leam Lane 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.
To book a place visit the library or contact by phone (details here). Booking recommended up to 2 weeks in advance for some sessions.
Suitable for under 5s


libraries@gateshead.gov.uk
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Baby Bees & Family Bees (Bumblebee Beatz South Tyneside, Gateshead & Chester-le-Street)

From 25th April 2022

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, booked termlyΒ (FREE sibling places available!).
For more info, visit @bumblebeebeatzsouthtyneside
Baby: approx 8 weeks-walking/confident crawling | Family: aimed at toddlers/preschoolers, with younger siblings etc welcome

Baby & Mini M+Ms (The Baby Hub Gateshead)

πŸ“† Mondays, 9.45am – 2pm
πŸ“Œ Raven Valley Gym Club, Metrocentre
πŸ“† Tuesdays, 9.45am – 12.45pm
πŸ“Œ Ryton Community Centre
πŸ“† Wednesdays, 10am – 12pm
πŸ“Œ Derwent Valley Gymnastics Club, Consett
πŸ“† Thursdays, 9.45am – 12.45pm
πŸ“Œ Raven Valley Gym Club Metrocentre
πŸ“† Fridays, 9.45am – 12.45pm
πŸ“Œ Ryton Community Centre
From 25th April 2022

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. For more info, visit @thebabyhubgateshead
Baby M+Ms: 6 weeks – 1 year | Mini M+Ms: 1 – 3 years

Baby Sensory (Baby Sensory Gateshead)

πŸ“† Tuesdays, 11.15am – 2pm
πŸ“Œ Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, 557 Durham Road, NE9 5EY
πŸ“† Wednedays, 9.30am – 2pm
πŸ“Œ Sunniside Social Club, Hollywell Lane, Sunniside, NE16 5NJ
πŸ“† Thursdays, 11.15am – 12.15pm
πŸ“Œ All Saints Church, Rowanwood Gardens, Lobley Hill, Gateshead
From 25th April 2022

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‘‰ 1h sessions with termly booking (taster available).
For more info, visit @babysensorygateshead
Newborn – 13 months

Baby & Toddler Development Classes (LullaBaby Gateshead)

πŸ“† Tuesdays, 11.15am – 1.30pm
πŸ“Œ Chopwell Childrens Centre, NE17 7HS
πŸ“† Wednesdays, 11.30am – 3pm
πŸ“Œ Blaydon Winlaton Childrens Centre, NE21 5EZ
πŸ“† Thursdays, 1.15 – 3pm
πŸ“Œ The Elgin Centre, NE9 5PA
πŸ“† Fridays, 10am – 2pm
πŸ“Œ The Elgin Centre, NE9 5PA
From 25th April 2022

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. Sessions 45 min to 1 hour.

πŸ‘‰ From Β£6.50 per session, booked termlyΒ (selected trial sessions available).
For more info, visit @LullaBabyGateshead
Birth to 5 months | 2-13 months | Crawlers/walkers up to 24 months

Bloom Baby Classes (Bloom Gateshead Central & South)

πŸ“… Tuesdays, 10 – 11.45am
πŸ“Œ Dunston Activity Centre, Ellison Road, NE11 9SS

Multi-sensory and multi-award winning classes in Gateshead!
πŸ’‘Lots of sensory lights 🎢Music and dancing πŸ’šPerfect for bonding with baby πŸ’œA new theme each week 🧠EYFS planned activities 🎨Explorative and messy play πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ€β€πŸ‘©πŸ»Welcoming and friendly.

Our classes for babies aged 6 weeks to walking and are split into two age groups:
πŸ›Caterpillar Club includes a gentle multi sensory class, baby development activities and a relaxing massage.
🐝Busy Bees is a highly interactive, musical class with a range of songs and activities, bright props and treasure baskets and parachutes.

πŸ‘‰ From Β£6.50 per 45 min session, booked termly (PAYG single sessions also available).
For more info, visit @Bloomgatesheadcentralandsouth
Caterpillars: 6 weeks-6 months | Busy Bees: 6-14 months

Bloom Baby Classes (Bloom Newcastle & Gateshead West)

πŸ“† Mondays, 9.45 – 11.45am
πŸ“Œ Blaydon Winlaton Children’s Centre
From 25th April 2022

Classes for little ones 6 weeks-walking! Lots of sensory lights, music🎢 and dancing, parachutes with real life rainbows🌈 Perfect for bonding with baby πŸ’šπŸ’œ and a new theme each week for cute photosπŸ“Έ

The Caterpillar Classes include gentle multi sensory, baby development and massage. Busy Bees is a highly interactive, musical class with a range of songs and activities, bright props and treasure baskets.

πŸ‘‰ From Β£6.25 per session, booked termly or PAYG single sessions available.
For more info visit @bloombabyclassesnewcastle
Caterpillars: 6 weeks-6 months | Busy Bees: 6-14 months

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

From 23rd April 2022

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
Teeny: 6 months to walking | Toddle: walkers to 3 years | Tots: 3-5 years

Family Sessions (Sage Gateshead)

πŸ“† Thursdays, 11.45am – Baby Love
πŸ“† Thursdays, 1.15pm – The Kids Are Alright!
πŸ“† Fridays, 9.45am & 11.15am – The Kids Are Alright!
πŸ“† Fridays, 1.15pm – Baby Love
πŸ“† Saturdays, 1.15pm – We Are Family
πŸ“Œ Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, NE8 2JR
From 25th April 2022

Fun, relaxing and high quality music making sessions with welcoming specialist musicians. Musical fun with singing songs, playing instruments, games and developing new musical skills. Baby and Kids sessions are 1h 15min with a relaxed start (never worry about running late!) and some social time. Family sessions are 1h 30min.

πŸ‘‰ Β£5 per session (parent & child inclusive; Β£1 for any additional children/adults).
Booking recommended, for more info, visit @sagegateshead
Baby Love: 0-12 months | The Kids Are Alright! 0-5 years
We Are Family: 4-7 years (older & younger siblings welcome)

Hartbeeps (Hartbeeps Gateshead, South Shields, Sunderland & Chester Le Street)

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.
For more info, visit @hartbeepssouthoftyne
Newborn to Sitting | Sitting to Toddling | Walkers to Pre-School

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

Little Movers (Little Movers Gateshead Central & East)

From 25th April 2022

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 @LittleMoversGateshead
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
From 25th April 2022

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£4 per session, booked termly.
For more info, visit 1st Sensations
Babies – walking

Tots β€˜n’ Tambourines (The Nest)

πŸ“† Tuesdays, 10.30am
πŸ“Œ Durham Rd, Low Fell, Gateshead NE9 5AN
From 25th April 2022

Fabulous free music class for ages 0-5.

πŸ‘‰ Free, no booking needed. For more info, visit @TheNestLowFell
Newborn-preschool

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