Teeny Tumblers class follows the British Gymnastics FUNdamental scheme. It’s a parent and child class for 2-4 year olds held at Beckfoot School on Saturday mornings.
I’ve heard great things about this free play sessions for under 5s (£3 for adults) and there are snacks afterwards too! Details below.
Bingley Mums would like to welcome a brand new site sponsor – Hands on Babies – who have several classes in the local area.
As a mum of a young toddler I know how important it is to find a class that really understands and supports the bonding between the parent and baby and also provides something for Mum and or Dad too. Hands on babies provides Baby Yoga, Toddler Yoga and Baby massage classes in the Bingley and surrounding areas.
The style of Yoga that I teach is based on Hatha yoga – the union of balance of the body and mind and incorporates massage, soft stretching and gentle movements to make it appropriate for babies, ensuring a fun and rewarding experience for both the carer and the baby.
After the class I encourage parents to stay for as long as they like, to have a drink eat some delicious cake and have a chat. The Hands on Babies Baby Massage and Yoga classes provide the ideal opportunity to meet new friends and share your own personal experience in a friendly environment.
Hands on Babies is accredited by the Royal Collage of Midwives. I am a fully certified Hands on Babies Massage and Yoga instructor with a diploma in anatomy and physiology. The classes run for a 6 week block and are priced at £36.00 this includes as much coffee and cake needed!!! If you would like more information on pricing then please contact me on 07896053823 or find me on Facebook – Hannah Hands on Babies.
If you are looking for a baby massage class where your baby gets fluffy white towels each week and after you get to meet new friends with coffee and delicious cake then give me a call. If you are a parent of twins or more then you will only pay for one baby.
Class Times and NEW Locations
Monday – The Glen Public House Gilstead
9.15am till 10.15am Baby and Toddler Yoga
10.15am -11.15am – Baby Massage
11.15am – 12.15am – Baby and Toddler Yoga
Sure Start Children’s Centre – Tree Tops Children’s Centre Haworth
1.45pm – 2.45pm Baby and Toddler Yoga
Wednesday – Sure Start Children’s Centre Keighley (Rainbow Centre)
10.00am – 11.00am Baby and Toddler Yoga
Thursday – Sure Start Children’s Centre Silsden
1.00pm till 2.00pm – Baby and Toddler Yoga
2.00pm till 3.00pm – Mini Movers
For three or more friends I am more than happy to do private baby massage classes in the comfort of your home – For more information please give me a call on 07896053823.
We’ve been to many classes and groups over the years, but I have to say that babyballet® is one of my favourites. Many years ago, we used to attend classes with Miss Brianne at Jimmy Gs in Saltaire, and I love the structure of the classes and how interactive they are. So I was pretty pleased to hear that classes are starting up again in Bingley with Miss Heather, and we attended today. Miss Heather has a strong background in dance and is great with little ones – she gets that they sometimes want to run around, and the setting is ideal for that too!
The class times are:-
9:15 – 18 months to 3 years. £4.75
10am – 3 years+ £4.75
10:45 – 6 months to 18 months. £4
The classes are 35 minutes long and take place at St Wilfreds Church Hall in Gilstead. There is on road parking.
We went along today and there is plenty to keep little ones occupied including bubbles, teddy bears, instruments, dance moves and great songs. Unfortunately my little girl spent the session running round like a lunatic so I was unable to get many good photos!
Heather says, “babyballet® is running award winning classes across Bradford North, why not book a trial and come and join in the magic?
With a real focus on learning through play, the unique babyballet® syllabus offers four key stages of ballet and tap classes where every child can build their confidence and social skills, learning manners, discipline and respect while developing their basic ballet technique, coordination, musicality, balance, posture and rhythm.”
Visit their website https://www.babyballet.co.uk/@mobile/Find+a+Class/outlet/bradfordnorth/
To sign up either call or text 07584 084101 or message via facebook here.
Sign up now while places are available!
Bumps and Beyond! We are a brand new friendly baby group whose aim is to help you with all those questions you have as a new parent such as how should my baby develop? when should I wean them? Are they getting enough sleep?
Marion and I are both experienced Health Visitors who want to support families at this exciting time.
We would like to invite both new and expectant parents to a free introductory session to tell you what we are all about!
The group will take place on Monday 18th July at 1:30- 2:30pm at Holy Trinity Church, Bingley (located behind Trinity and All Saints Primary School).
We look forward to seeing you all there, refreshments will be provided!
Please get in touch if you would like more information by facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Like many parents in Bingley, my two sons have been having lessons with Swim Stars for many many years. To be honest, it’s the one thing I don’t mind spending money on – swimming lessons really are a right of childhood, and there was no way I was going to wait until my children were in year 5. Having accompanied many year 5 classes myself to swimming lessons as a teacher, I always felt sorry for the children floundering in the water because their parents weren’t able to have them attend lessons from an earlier age (I’m not judging – some people I guess genuinely can’t afford it).
Aside from the embarrassment factor of not being able to swim, swimming is clearly really good for us all for a variety of reasons – health, fitness, that feel good factor as well as simple survival if the need ever arose! Although I learned to swim as a child, I’m still not really a strong swimmer, and I know if my children got into trouble in the water I would probably struggle to rescue them safely. Another good reason for them to learn to swim to a good standard! We chose Swim Stars because of its good reputation locally, and also due to the simple fact that it was our nearest provider. We did try the council run lessons for a while, but I didn’t think that the boys were making any progress due to the large class sizes so we moved – a good decision!
So a little bit of info about Swim Stars…
“The Swim Stars story started in 2000 when we were known as ‘C.A swim school’ we started with just 5 swimmers, and have gone from strength to strength, we now have over 800 pupils across our 3 pools…..and we are still growing!
We pride ourselves on having some of the best teachers in the area, who are devoted to giving all our swimmers personal attention whilst developing excellent relationships with both children and parents.
From the first lessons as a beginner where time is spent encouraging confidence in the water, to mastering the perfect stroke with our more experienced swimmers- we aim to make each lesson as fun and rewarding as possible.
Our lessons are carried out with no more than 6 pupils per lesson. (4 at our Hazelbeck and Cragg Vale pools) with water based instructors at all pools. Private 1:1 lessons are also available as well as adult lessons on request.”
It’s worth knowing that lessons also take place at Bingley Grammar school if you prefer. The pool at Hazelbeck is a hydro pool which means it is quite a warm pool and atmosphere – great for the swimmers but worth knowing for parents as you’ll need to wear a thin t shirt during the session for sure!
My boys both started at Swim Stars being unable to swim at all – my second son particularly has made really good progress and even though he’s only 5 (Swim Stars take children from 2.5 years old though), he can swim a length under water unaided and is really water confident. My older son has struggled a bit more (it’s just the way he is!) but under the guidance of Louise, he has really focused down to learning his strokes properly to make him a more effective swimmer. As well as teaching children the correct swimming techniques – children also get to have some free swim and jumping in at the end. Though the lessons themselves are “fun” based – unlike the lessons we as parents perhaps remember as children ourselves! The groups are really small – usually around 4 in each group, so each child gets personal attention from the instructors, and they are taught according to their own ability, rather than the ability of others in the group – although the groups are put together according to age and ability.
The instructors are really “child friendly” though know when to be strict when it’s appropriate – to ensure that the children make progress. The lessons seem to build on the children’s skills each week so that children clearly progress through a range of skills and strokes. There are badges and certificates when children achieve certain things which I think is a nice motivation!
My boys both really enjoy their lessons and have really bonded with their instructors – which is really cute to see! They really look forward to their lessons and as a parent I get a real sense of satisfaction from knowing that we’ve provided something for them that is going to last a lifetime.
Swim Stars also run crash courses during the holidays which we’ve attended a few times. With this, children attend each morning for a week – I have to say that the progress during that week is incredible, which just goes to show how important regular swimming is.
Lesson places are now currently available, and if you’re not signed up already, I really urge you to think about it. If you just pay for one thing for your child – this should be it.
Contact Swim Stars on:-
Or visit their website over at http://www.ukswimstars.com/
Swim Stars are a site sponsor of Bingley Mums, but all thoughts are my own.
Come and experience all the fun of the farm in our Toddler Sessions!
Includes all day access to the farm plus all the activities on offer (egg collecting, lamb & calf feeding and animal encounters).
TERM TIME ONLY. From 10am.
£5 per toddler, 1 adult goes free. Includes farm fun & daily activities (from free pony rides to music classes). Visit our website for more details:
For more information:
Thornton Hall Country Park
Thornton-in-Craven, near Skipton
North Yorkshire, BD23 3TJ (for Sat Nav use BD23 3TS)
Website is here.
Cafe, gift shop and baby changing facilities.
Specially for the little ones! We read a story and then paint a piece of pottery.
Wednesday mornings 10.30 till 11.30 am.
Book by calling 01274 270 210.
97 Bingley Road, Saltaire, West Yorkshire, BD18 4SB