PARENT & TODDLER GROUPS

From counting songs, bubble machines, themed parachutes, soft building blocks to play with a range of percussion instruments, and sensory props, these are lively sessions where your child can explore and learn in a multi-sensory, stimulating environment. Booking essential.


LOCATION: Uppingham, St.Peter & St.Paul Church Rooms

DAYS/TIMES: Mondays:

10.00 Mini Bugs - 6mths - 2yrs

11.00 Baby Bugs - 0 - Crawling

LOCATION: Oakham Voluntary Action Rutland, Oakham LE15 6RB   

DAYS/TIMES: Fridays

9:30  Family Bugs - Mixed Age

10.30 Mini Bugs - 6mths - 2yrs

11.30  Baby Bugs - 0 – Crawling

13.00 Baby Bugs - 0 – Crawling

14.30  Mini Bugs - 6mths - 2yrs


MORE DETAILS: Rutland@musicbugs.co.uk

RHYMETIME - RUTLAND

Great for babies and toddlers, 30 minutes of songs, rhymes, and music all for free. There’s a full programme including traditional nursery rhymes, counting, and action rhymes. These sessions are good for speech and language development.  The social integration is good for children and adults too! No bookings required. 

LOCATION:  Oakham Castle

DAYS/TIMES: Fridays 10.30 – 11.00


LOCATION: Uppingham Town Hall DAYS/TIMES: Tuesdays 14.30 - 15.00

     

LOCATION: Visions, Oakham (next to Oakham Library)

DAYS/TIMES: Wednesdays 14.30 - 15.00

LOCATION: Ketton Village Hall

DAYS/TIMES: Fridays 13.30 - 14.00

BILINGUA SING - OAKHAM

Bilingual singing, music and movement classes for babies and young children.

There are fun Spanish singing classes. Your first class is free, and there’s no need to know a foreign language, all songs are sung in English too.


LOCATION: Mini Monsters, Oakham

DAYS/TIMES: Wednesdays, 10.30 am 


MORE DETAILS: sarah@bilinguasing.com

Baby massage and yoga for parents is one of the ways to get quality time for yourself and your baby. Baby Nomad offers a range of courses in Stamford and Uffington. Booking is required, check with Julie Bickerton to confirm availability. *Dates for Sept and Oct are shown below. 


LOCATION: Stamford Children’s Centre (SCC) or Uffington Village Hall (UVH)

DAYS/TIMES: Outlined below.

Diastasis Recti Workshop (every 3 months)           Sept 19th (SCC)

Family Yoga (once a month, from birth to 6 years) Saturdays 10.30 - 11.30 (UFF)

Birthlight Pregnancy Yoga (from 14 weeks to birth)   Tuesdays, 18.00 - 19.30 (SCC)

Baby Massage & Nurture (from birth to crawling) Fridays 11.30 - 12.45**(SCC)

Mum & Baby Yoga (from 4 months to cruising) Fridays 9.45 - 11.00 **(SCC)


(*courses cited as available in Sept, and Oct. ** except for the 6th Sept.)


MORE DETAILS: julie@babynomad.net

BABY SWIM SPLASH - OAKHAM

In our Baby Swim Splash classes we teach your baby and child to enjoy, be safe and swim freely in the water.  It is one of the most fun and rewarding activities you can do together. Our classes are purposefully designed with a soft and gentle approach. By building trust and letting your baby and child lead the way, a connection is formed naturally in the water. Our classes start from babies 8 weeks old through to pre-schoolers aged 4 years old.

C of E Primary School, Burley Road, Oakham, LE15 6GY

TINY TOTS - ALL SAINTS CHURCH - OAKHAM

A very friendly welcoming group operating in the space at the West end of the Church but children free to use the play area in the main body of the Church,craft activities on offer when families arrive and then time to play before story and singing towards the end of the session. Craft,toys, story and singing. Refreshments. £1 per family. Age range 0 - school age.


LOCATION: All Saints Church, Oakham

DAYS/TIMES: Thursdays in term time only from 9.45 - 10.45

MORE DETAILS: 01572 722 729 / 01572 756304

LITTLE EXPLORERS - STAMFORD CHILDREN'S CENTRE

A sensory and messy play session providing materials of differing textures, temperatures and consistencies for children to explore, supporting their development and growing confidence. Suitable for children from 0 - 5 years. The environment and activities for this session are aimed at families with children under 5 and older siblings up to 8 years.

LOCATION: Stamford Children's Centre

DAYS/TIMES: Mondays 9.30 - 10.30  (*except on Mon 9th Sept)

Tuesdays 9.30 -10.30

LEARNING THROUGH PLAY - STAMFORD CHILDREN'S CENTRE

Ideal for International Families.

This drop in session provides a variety of activities for children to explore supporting children’s changing needs and interests, the session offers an opportunity for parents, carers and children to discover and explore a wide range of play activities together encouraging children’s independence, confidence and social skills. Suitable for children from 0-5 years.

LOCATION: Stamford Children's Centre

DAYS/TIMES: Wednesdays 9.30-10.30

A song and rhyme session focusing on support children’s early communication skills. During the session children will have the opportunity to sing along to their favourite songs and rhymes using a variety of props and resources. Suitable for children from 0 - 5 years. The environment and activities for this session are aimed at families with children under 5 and older siblings up to 8 years.

LOCATION: Stamford Children's Centre

DAYS/TIMES: Thursdays 9.30 - 10.15 

ANTENATAL CLASSES - STAMFORD CHILDREN'S CENTRE

Free groups sessions provided by Health Visitors, Early Years Workers and Community Midwives. We are offering a programme of 4 weekly meetings before baby arrives. Included in the sessions; are getting to know your baby and becoming a parent, preparation for labour and birth, caring for your baby in the early days, feeding your baby and communicating with your baby.

LOCATION: Stamford Children's Centre

DAYS/TIMES: Wednesday - 4, 11, 18 & 25 September from 13:00 to 15:00.

LEARNING TOGETHER TODDLER - STAMFORD CHILDREN'S CENTRE

Learning together toddler offers a variety of activities including messy play, talk time and songs and stories to support children’s development, by building their confidence as they learn to explore. Suitable for children who are walking.

LOCATION: Stamford Recreation Ground

DAYS/TIMES: Thursdays 13.30 -14.30

TODDLER GROUP - OAKHAM METHODIST CHURCH

A pound per family but includes drinks and biscuits! A very friendly parent and toddler group. 


LOCATION: Oakham Methodist Church, Northgate, Oakham LE15 6QS 

DAYS/TIMES: Tuesdays 10.15  - 11.45: term time only


MORE DETAILS:  01572 723 465

TODDLER GROUP,  KIDDIWINKS - UPPINGHAM METHODIST CHURCH

Activities at this group range from play with small toys, play with building equipment, jigsaws, puzzles, and Duplo to play-dough, water play, painting, and chalking. There's a snack for kids, and adults have a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit. Songs and action rhymes wrap up the session.


LOCATION: Uppingham Methodist Church

DAYS/TIMES: Tuesdays mornings, 10.00  - 11.30  - term time only

MORE DETAILS: 01572 723 465

TWINKLETOTS PARENT AND CHILD GROUP - STAMFORD METHODIST CHURCH

This is a relaxed, informal gathering for all ages of pre-school children and babies. Mums (and dads, grandparents & childminders) can have a cup of coffee and a chat while the kids just have a good time with each other and a host of toys. There is a charge of £1 per family.  


LOCATION: Stamford Methodist Church

DAYS/TIMES: Wednesday mornings, 10.00 until about 11.30


MORE DETAILS: Ruth Pryke 01780 766239

These popular sessions include a number of songs and rhymes and children are encouraged to join in with actions to the rhymes, other activities, and role play. They are meant to be fun, peak imagination, and enhance a child’s development. They have created fun interactive sessions for example: Ugly Bug Ball, 5 Little Aliens, Down at the Bottom of the Sea, 5 Jolly Penguins. 


LOCATION: Wing Village Hall

DAYS/TIMES: Tuesday 14:00 - 14:45


MORE DETAILS: http://www.singingsally.co.uk

Music with Mummy, and Jolly Babies offer classes that are specially designed for children aged 0-5 years, to encourage early social skills between baby and parent and early speech development. Parents need to book. 


LOCATION:   Stamford Children’s Centre

DAYS/TIMES: Wednesday mornings, 10.00 Music with Mummy, 11.00: Jolly Babies

LOCATION: All Saints and St John's Church Hall, Stamford

DAYS/TIMES: Thursday mornings, 9.30 and 10.15 Music with Mummy. 11.00 Jolly Babies

Friday 9.30 and 10.15: Music With Mummy, 11.00: Jolly Babies

MORE DETAILS: musicwithmummysuzie@gmail.com 

These classes incorporate lots of different elements depending on the child’s age, including dancing, balancing, climbing apparatus and so on. For babies Tumbles Tots offers a gentle programme of encouragement to play, explore, and crawl. 

LOCATION: Stamford Arts Centre, Stamford

DAYS/TIMES: Mondays. There are different sessions according to age - as follows: 

9.45 -10.30 (12 months to 2 years); 

10.45 - 11.30 (2years to 3 Years); 

11.45 - 12.30 (3 to school age); 

12.45 - 13.30 (6 months to 22 months). 

MORE DETAILS: tumbletotspeterborough@hotmail.com

TODDLE TALK - STAMFORD & OAKHAM

Sign to learn, learn to sign.

Toddle talk teaches baby signing and can help your child acquire a greater understanding of language. It is for babies and tots age 5 months to 3 years.


LOCATION: Stamford Children’s Centre

DAYS/TIMES: Mondays 9.45 and 11, and Wednesdays, 9.45 and 10.35 


LOCATION: Rutland County Museum Oakham

DAYS/TIMES: Wednesdays at 9.45 and 10:35

MORE DETAILS: sarah.toddletalk@gmail.com

SOUTH LUFFENHAM STAY & PLAY

£2 a session 

For 0-4 year olds and their parents and carers 

LOCATION: South Luffenham Village Hall 

DAYS/TIMES: Mondays 10-11:15am


MORE DETAILS: Contact Tracy: 01780 729006 

Sounds Right Phonics classes are fun, high energy and educational sessions for children aged 1-4. Our preschool classes, for children aged 2.5-4, focus on developing early sound awareness and literacy skills, as well as the fine and gross motor skills essential for writing. Our Minis classes, for children aged 1-2.5, help toddlers develop language and early sound play.

LOCATION: All Saint's & St.John's Unity Centre, West Street, Stamford, PE9 2PR

DAYS/TIMES: Tuesdays 9.45 & 10.45

MORE DETAILS: hannah@soundsrightphonicsclasses.co.uk

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