The nights are drawing in, there’s been ‘Back to School’ promo up since June and the mince pies are in at the local supermarket, yes, it’s nearly September! It’s time to get back to a routine and part of that routine is to sign little ones up to pre-school classes starting in September.
A question that gets asked regularly on Barnsley Mumbler Chat Group is ‘What’s there to do in Barnsley for little ones?’. That’s where Mumbler can help.
We’ve put together all you need to know about some of the best pre-school classes in Barnsley for babies and toddlers. So whether it’s sensory play, music and movement, creative play, or something a little more active that you’re after, we’ve got it covered here (in alphabetical order)…
Please contact the class leader directly if you want any more details or to book onto classes for your little one!
Are you looking for something new and exciting to do with your baby?
Creating a relaxing and stimulating environment for you and baby to enjoy, Baby Sensory is an award winning international company with CAA (Children’s Activities Association) Gold accreditation.
Suitable for babies from birth, you can attend with your newborn as soon as you’re ready. Many parents do so and stay until their baby turns 1!
Classes take place weekly in Cawthorne Village Hall & Penistone Scout Hut
Monday – Cawthorne
9:30-10:30 (7-13 months)
10:50-11:50 (0-6 months)
12:15-1:15 (0-13 months)
Tuesday – Penistone
9:30-10:30 (7-13 months)
11:00-12:00 (0-6 months)
12:30-1:30 (0-13 months)
At Baby Sensory you can expect:
– magical bonding moments
– bubbles, balloons, balls
– shakers & bells
– petals & pom poms
– ideas for creative play & homemade toys
– amazing light & puppet shows
– baby signing
– over 40 different plans so you will never ever see the same session twice!
It’s worth popping along for a nosey to see what all the fuss is about!
Follow this link to view class details or book your place online
or contact Claire on 07803 121888
Facebook – Baby Sensory Barnsley
Calm Babies – Baby Massage and Baby Yoga
At Calm Babies we are in the business of building and enhancing bonds between parent and babies, along with some smiles and giggles. A great way to meet other parents and make new friends.
Benefits of Massage and Yoga include:
– Increased/better sleep
– Colic and constipation relief
– Less fussy babies
– Brain/Sensory/Body awareness
– Improved bonding and attachment
– Songs and themed sessions
– Enhance the little ones early years with benefits that will last a lifetime.
Tuesdays and Thursdays. Some weekends and evening 121 sessions available on request.
Facebook – Calm Babies – Baby Massage/Yoga Barnsley
Baby Yoga 14th September 10:30am Thursday
Baby Massage 14th September 12:30pm Thursday
Baby Massage 19th September 10:30am Tuesday
Baby Yoga 26th September 1:00pm Tuesday
The Creation Station
Inspire your child with fun weekly creative classes to create journeys of exploration, discovery and development.
Baby Discover- Monday’s 10:00am @ Kiddy Winx Play Café S630JF
Create treasured memories, keepsakes and friendships. Designed to inspire you and your baby aged 6 to 15 months.
Little Explorers – Monday’s 11:00am @ Kiddy Winx Play Café S630JF
Help your child develop essential early learning skills through fun, educational creative activities. Designed to inspire child aged 15 months to 5 years
Our fun creative sessions are £6 per session, discounts apply for termly bookings, siblings and childminders. Booking only via www.thecreationstation.co.uk/claire-lyon or contact Claire directly on 07531852115.
The Mini Kicks programme offers a high energy, fun, age-appropriate introduction to physical activity through football.
Our programme has been carefully designed for both boys and girls aged 2-8 years. Our innovative curriculum emphasises both the physical and social development of our children.
Our goal is simple: To have a positive impact on every child we serve!
Sessions available on
Kirk Balk Academy, West St, Hoyland, Barnsley, S74 9HX
Sunday 9:00-11:00am and Monday evenings 4:30-5:10pm
Greenacre Academy, Keresforth Hill Rd, Barnsley, S70 6RG
To book a place and for more information please visit our website www.minikicks.org and also check us out on Facebook Minikicks Barnsley #minikicksfamily #morethanjustfootball
Magical music classes for children aged 2+ years to pre-school at The Kim Frost School of Dance Barnsley 1pm Thursdays beginning 14th September. Interactive, educational, fun sessions building confidence, co-ordination, motor skills and developing good skills for learning – preparing them for the next stage of their exciting lives at nursery/school.
Each week has a fun relevant theme which is introduced visually, often through the use of storytelling with books, pictures or puppets. The children are given the opportunity to be more independent by choosing their own instruments, mastering playing techniques, copying simple actions, making their own movements to music and then being encouraged to tidy away their own equipment – all whilst having lots of fun! Their grown-ups are welcome to take part in the sessions as little or as much as they feel is right for their child.
Classes for 3m-2y also available Thursdays 1.45pm.
Our active sessions are jam-packed full of wonderful fun and interactive activities, action songs, games, puppets, instruments and so much more! But what makes us different from many other toddler classes is our fabulous free-play/exploratory adventure area (the perfect place for a young child to explore). From giant foam modules to bouncy castles, tunnels, balancing beams, ball pools….the list is endless! And it is not only a great place to play, but also encourages a wide variety of skills from social (making new friends) to physical (climbing, rolling, bouncing) to emotional (it’s so much fun!) to cognitive development (“How do I get over this obstacle course?”) plus lots more!
Adventure play is followed by structured, themed activities, which provide a wealth of ideas that can be continued at home. Each week is set up differently and the equipment for the session has been specifically selected to match the theme from giant dinosaurs (Dinosaur week) to space rockets (Space week). This is your chance to share a multi-sensory adventure with your toddler. Suitable from age 13 months to 5 Years.
Classes are at the Huskar Community Rooms, Silkstone on Monday or Thursday mornings (times vary depending on age). We are also running weekend specials for Halloween (28th Oct) and Christmas (17th Dec).
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Contact Rachael with any questions: Email Barnsley@toddlersense.co.uk or Phone: 07792126927