Magical first activities

The very first experiences shared with your baby are extra special and a time to make magical memories.

It's also a safe place for you to meet other local parents and carers that can go on to become life long friends as you share these early months.


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Babies learn and grow from the second they are born and activity groups are a fun and easy way to help stimulate your infant's progress. Group activities such as sensory and water play or play-based music and singing classes are all fantastic ways to develop a baby's cognitive and social skills.

Morton Michel are delighted to be a founding member of the Children's Activities Association and recognise the importance that kids' activity providers bring to a child's learning and development. They provide a specialist insurance package tailored to meet the requirements of children's activity providers which includes additional benefits to support their business. Click here to find out more.

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Baby Bliss

Spend quality time with your baby.

Experience the joy of seeing your baby achieve a new skill

Programmes should be built on your baby's natural play-rest-play-cycle, to ensure they are not over stimulated.

A safe place to meet new parents, ask questions and share magical experiences together.

Baby Beats

Many programmes for babies incorporate music-making and singing and there are good reasons for this!

Singing simple songs to your baby will help develop their speech and language skills. (Your baby will sing before they speak.)

Songs with actions are great fun but they also stimulate your baby’s auditory development and the actions will help them gain understanding and the meaning of the words.

Moving and rocking to music will help develop their vestibular system, inner ear and sense of balance.

Using various props will help stimulate their vision, eye tracking, co-ordination and motor skills.

Using simple percussion instruments will help develop their listening, small motor skills, co-ordination, sensory awareness, and determination as they try again and again to master playing the instrument.

Shaking small instruments, such as a maraca, will stimulate your baby’s auditory reflexes and help develop a sense of rhythm and pulse which is very important for language development and creative expression.

Exercising to music will help strengthen and develop their muscles, while at the same time instilling a sense of pulse, (which is like the heartbeat your baby was listening to in the womb).


Find out more about
Baby Sensory

Baby Sensory was the first (and original) baby programme to offer a complete approach to learning and sensory development from birth to 13 months. Each baby class as part of the Baby Sensory programme is designed to stimulate, educate and provide precious memories during the all-important first year of life. Baby Sensory has won multiple awards both nationally and internationally since 2008 as delivering exceptional classes, for babies and parents to learn, grow and develop together.

What makes Baby Sensory unique is that every activity has been carefully designed to stimulate your baby's senses, moving their development and learning forward.  Behind every Baby Sensory session, there's an incredibly detailed lesson plan backing up everything your baby touches, sees, hears, smells and feels!

Baby Sensory provides ideas for creative play, massage, tummy time, movement and music in simple practical ways that can be easily repeated at home. We also use a combination of original and traditional songs and rhymes to develop early speech and language skills, and sensory signing activities to help you and your baby communicate from birth.



Find out more about
babyballet

babyballet® is an award-winning programme offering an exciting educational movement to music programme for both pre-school boys and girls aged from 6 months to 6 years. The syllabus is designed to encourage babies and young children to enjoy the benefits of song and dance within a nurturing environment, whilst helping to develop confidence, physical and cognitive ability and freedom of expression. We firmly believe that every child irrespective of background or ability should have access to our fun filled classes which provide a fantastic mix of education and enjoyment.

babyballet® is a high quality children’s activity, with exceptional teaching standards and children’s development at the top of our list of priorities. Our aim is to instil a high level of confidence in each child and enhance their natural development, through the imaginative syllabus we deliver, but with the main emphasis being on FUN!



Find out more about
Rhythm Time

Rhythm Time was founded in 1995 and it’s since become the UK’s number one pre-school provider of developmental music classes. We deliver award winning, age appropriate music sessions for babies, toddlers and pre-school children across the UK.

Rhythm Time offers quality music courses specially written by a music teacher created to enhance and nurture a child’s development. We start with our Young Baby Courses for new-borns to 6 months and then we progress by providing classes for older babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers so we able to provide continuity for children throughout the early years until school age.

Rhythm Time are also founding members of the Children’s Activities Association and have been awarded the gold accreditation which means we have met the highest standards in our industry.

At Rhythm Time we’re passionate about music and how it can help enhance a child’s development. Our dedicated family of franchisees will show parents how to make music fun for their little ones and how they can help to unlock their potential by singing and making music together.  All of the content of our class is in line with the government's Early Years Foundation Stage so people know they are getting a great service.

The classes are 30 minutes long so that they fit in well with a busy parent’s routine. They provide an excellent opportunity to meet new parents and hopefully make some great friends too.


More baby classes and groups happening across the UK!

Baby and Child Development & Health Newborn to 1 years Lancaster (LA1 4XT)

Baby Sensory is the only Baby Development programme with classes specifically designed for babies from birth. Baby Sensory classes provide hundreds of simple activities that are fun for babies from birth to 13 months. Our baby classes include baby activities ranging from signing to fibre optic light shows, amazing light balls, bubbles and bells; there is always something different. Many of these activities are set to our own Baby Sensory music which is av...

When?

Classes run for a full hour and are separated into either 0-6 months, 6-13 months or mixed 0-13 month classes

Baby and Child Development & Health Newborn to 1 years Northampton (NN7 3AS)

Our multi sensory activities will stimulate your baby in every way, babies have an amazing ability to absorb information during their very precious first year & we will not waste a single moment. Activities include music, baby signing, light shows, water play, puppet shows, bubbles, themed sessions & lots more. Even the activities that seem very simple have all been scientifically tested & proven to aid babies progress & development.

When?

1030 - 7-13 months 11.50 - Birth - 6 months 1.15 - Mixed Birth - 13 months

Dance 6 months to 6 years Guiseley (LS20 8LY)

At babyballet, we make learning to dance an unforgettable and magical experience – for you and your little star. From six months to six years, our babyballet classes will give your child the chance to dance, gain confidence and shine, in a fun, caring and supportive environment. At babyballet, we offer four stages of ballet dance classes, for young children aged 6 months to 6 years, plus a tap dancing class for children over 3 years. Our classes are a gr...

When?

Running classes 7 days a week. Timetables vary depending on area


Dance 6 months to 6 years York (YO30 4WT)

At babyballet, we make learning to dance an unforgettable and magical experience – for you and your little star. From six months to six years, our babyballet classes will give your child the chance to dance, gain confidence and shine, in a fun, caring and supportive environment. At babyballet, we offer four stages of ballet dance classes, for young children aged 6 months to 6 years, plus a tap dancing class for children over 3 years. Our classes are a gr...

When?

Running classes 7 days a week. Timetables vary depending on area

Baby and Child Development & Health Newborn to 4 years Brighouse (HD6 3RN)

Baby, toddler and Pre school music classes around Bradford and Calderdale Do 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? And what about YOU? Don’t you deserve to make some fabulous new friends, relax, sing, dance and spend some quality time with your little one every week? Welcome to Rhythm Time....

When?

Classes run in term rime, 6 days a week. Mondays & Fridays - Brighouse Tuesday & wednesday - Queensbury Tuesday, Friday & Saturday - Halifax...

Music Newborn to 6 years Frodsham (WA6 6QL)

Give your child a GREAT start! FUN, EDUCATIONAL & AWARD-WINNING music classes across Warrington, Lymm and Frodsham for babies & toddlers. We’re back in most venues but running ONLINE classes too! Your little one’s confidence, creativity and co-ordination will flourish with our fun, quality music sessions. This is a crucial time in your Little One's early development, so it's the perfect opportunity to enjoy the benefits of our multi-sensory music...

When?

From September we’ll be running classes in: Monday – Sankey Tuesday – Grappenhall Wednesday – Frodsham Thursday – Birchwood Friday – Lymm

Music Newborn to 6 years Warrington, UK (WA4 2XT)

Give your child a GREAT start! FUN, EDUCATIONAL & AWARD-WINNING music classes across Warrington, Lymm and Frodsham for babies & toddlers. We’re back in most venues but running ONLINE classes too! Your little one’s confidence, creativity and co-ordination will flourish with our fun, quality music sessions. This is a crucial time in your Little One's early development, so it's the perfect opportunity to enjoy the benefits of our multi-sensory music...

When?

Monday – Sankey Tuesday – Grappenhall Wednesday – Frodsham Thursday – Birchwood Friday – Lymm

Baby Signing 6 months to 3 years Kettering (NN15 6NQ)

You can now enjoy Sing and Sign classes in your own home! We're bringing you 10 weekly classes, (following the same format as our venue-based classes) so that you still learn baby signing the fun way! Each class is released at 10 am on Monday morning, starting from 27th April 2020. You'll meet lots of different Sing and Sign teachers from across the UK through out the 10 week term, learn some new songs especially written for Sing and Sign, enjoy some we...

When?

You can view each weekly class as many times as you like during the week of its release. At any time of any day.

Music and Movement Newborn to 5 years Pudsey (LS28 7BR)

Rhythm Time Leeds is an award-winning provider of multi-sensory, fun and educational music classes for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. We are passionate about music and the amazing developmental benefits it has on young children. Our award-winning classes are fun for everyone and include a variety of multi-sensory musical activities designed to enhance the development of your child. ...Fun for everyone!!! Classes currently running in... Al...

When?

Classes run around the district all week! Call or text Philippa on 07426 869985 for up to date information on classes near you.

Baby and Child Development & Health Newborn to 4 years Kilsyth Kirkintilloch & Cumbernauld (G65 0PF)

Baby & toddler development classes in Kilsyth, Kirkintilloch & Cumbernauld suitable from birth - approx 3 years Pick a class that’s right for you: •Baby Development Course (birth - 6 months) •Discovery Tots (approx 8 weeks - actively crawling) •Social Tots (actively crawling - approx 3 years) •Action Tots (2-4 year olds) •Saturday Tots - monthly Saturday morning class • Available for parties for all occasions up to age 4 Baby Development Cours...

When?

Tuesday - Kilsyth • Action Tots 9:30am • Social Tots 10:30am •Discovery Tots 11:30am • Baby Development Course 12:20am Thursday - Kilsyth •...

Baby and Child Development & Health Newborn to 4 years Denny & Larbert (FK6 5HJ)

Baby & toddler development classes in Denny, Larbert, Kilsyth, Kirkintilloch & Cumbernauld suitable from birth - approx 3 years Pick a class that’s right for you: •Baby Development Course (birth - 6 months) •Discovery Tots (approx 8 weeks - actively crawling) • Available for parties for all occasions up to age 4 •Social Tots (actively crawling - approx 3 years) **COMING SOON •Action Tots (2-4 year olds) **COMING SOON •Saturday Tots - monthly Sat...

When?

Monday Dobbie Hall Larbert • Discovery Tots 10:30am • Baby Development Course 11:30am Tuesday Fankerton Hut Denny • Discovery Tots 10:30am • Ba...

Music and Movement Newborn to 5 years Morley (LS27 0JF)

Rhythm Time Wakefield, South Leeds, Gomersal and Mirfield is an award-winning provider of multi-sensory, fun and educational music classes for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. We are passionate about music and the amazing developmental benefits it has on young children. Our award-winning classes are fun for everyone and include a variety of multi-sensory musical activities designed to enhance the development of your child. ...Fun for everyone!!...

When?

Classes are run in term times and around the district all week! For more info on other locations and times call or text Lauren on 07725 574900

Gymnastics 3 months to 12 years Hampton (TW12 1NY)

⁠ The time has come! Calling skills thrill seekers, fossil finders, bird watchers, super heroes and mythical creatures! The Little Gym is returning for a summer not to be missed! ⁠ ⁠ We are very excited to announce from Monday 20th July we will be running 6 weeks of Summer Camps for ages 3-12 years.⁠ Spaces are LIMITED! Don't miss out on this exciting time. Email us on hampton_teddington@thelittlegym.eu or call 02089770099 to book your space.⁠ We cannot...

When?

4 days a week - Monday to Thursday (3-12 years)

Baby and Toddler Group Newborn to 4 years Sandhurst (GU47 0TF)

Music with Mummy (and Jolly Babies) is a structured programme of pre-school music education designed specifically for children under the age of 3. These are such lovely classes, and are a fantastic place for even very young babies to come to, as it encourages their early listening skills and promotes a routine at the same time. In Jolly Babies, all classes are structured and follow a pattern each week that they become accustomed to. I swap in a fe...

When?

Tuesday 2pm = Music with Mummy Friday 9:10 = Music with Mummy (walking to 4) Friday 9:45 = Jolly Babies (6 weeks - approx 1 year) Friday 10:20 = Mu...

Physical/Active Play Newborn to 5 years Sevenoaks (TN13 2UE)

Award-winning learning through play classes for children aged 0-5 years and their carers including the only classes dedicated to new born babies. Classes are held in our bright, colourful, safe site in Dunton Green. At Gymboree Play & Music, your first class is free so contact us today to book your free trial class.

When?

Classes run Monday to Friday 9:30am-4:15pm. Classes are age specific, so please contact us for a full timetable to be sent to you.

Family Entertainment 1 years to 5 years Sevenoaks (TN13 2UE)

At Gymboree Play & Music, no two children – or Gymboree Play & Music parties – are exactly the same. Allow us to turn your child’s passion into an unforgettable birthday party guaranteed to be a celebration of fun. You let us know your child’s favourite games, songs and activities and we’ll create a custom made party you can call your own. Guaranteed to be 100% fun with zero clean up! Choose from a wide range of parties including Play, Music and Art. W...

When?

Parties are held Saturdays and Sundays starting any time from 10am, finishing by 5pm on Saturdays and 4pm on Sundays. On-the-Go parties may also be...

Baby and Child Development & Health Newborn to 9 months Sevenoaks (TN13 2UE)

Exciting new sensory classes designed specifically for pre-mobile, new born babies. Classes introduce small babies to new sights, sounds, textures, smells, movement and even tastes through fun engaging activities. Babies are encouraged to familiarise themselves with their new surroundings and grown-ups are given the opportunity to meet other parents in a safe, welcoming atmosphere. Classes are held in our bright, colourful, safe site in Dunton Green...

When?

Our full timetable runs Monday to Friday 9:30am-4:15pm. Classes are age specific, so please contact us for a full timetable to be sent to you.

Baby and Child Development & Health Newborn to 1 years Sevenoaks (TN13 2UE)

The 5-week course is designed to help equip parents with the skills to help calm, soothe and bond with baby through gentle, nurturing touch and is led by a fully qualified IAIM Infant Massage instructor. Each weekly class is 75 minutes long, and week-by-week teaches parents the strokes which incorporate influences from Indian and Swedish massage techniques as well as yoga. Massaging your baby can aid relief from discomfort such as teething, growing pai...

When?

On-site courses are held on Thursday at 12:45pm. Off-site private group or 1-1 courses are also available on other days


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