Classes

Dreaming

M+Ms is a movement, music and sensory play class for little ones with age specific groups ranging from 6 weeks up to 5 years old.

Linked to the Government’s Early Years framework, this programme focuses 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! It is also a great opportunity for parents/carers to get together and share experiences.

Classes cost £5 per session and are run as a 4 (£20) or 5 (£25) week block programme dependent on the time of year. We currently run classes in Jesmond and Ponteland, with North Shields coming soon.

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Baby Massage

Baby massage offers a wonderful opportunity to enhance communication and bonding with your little one through nurturing touch and massage in a relaxed and welcoming environment.

The programme is certified by the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM), and has been developed over many years and is based on Indian and Swedish massage, yoga and reflexology. Four main benefits include: Interaction and bonding, relaxation, relief and stimulation. It is also a great opportunity to socialise with other parents and there is always time to share experiences towards the end of the class.

During the 5 week programme, the parent/carer will be shown how to use rhythmic strokes and gentle movements on different areas of the body. Parents can attend the sessions with babies aged from 6 weeks old. Whilst the upper age limit of this course is 12 months old, it is recommended to attend prior to your baby crawling. For older babies, the sequences can be modified and massage can continue to be enjoyed as long as you and your child wish.

The cost of the programme is £35.00 with recommended oil, handouts and refreshments being provided.

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Girl

We have a range of fun and interactive packages for you to include as part of a birthday party or event.

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Kid

Why Baby Massage?

Benefits for Baby:
– Interaction: promotion of bonding, promoting secure attachment, one to one quality time, pre-language communication skills, using all senses, imitation ad feeling respected.
– Stimulation: circulation, digestion, hormones, lymphatic system, nervous system, respiratory system, mind / body awareness and language development.
– Relief: support the relief of gas / colic, constipation, excess mucus, muscular tension, teething discomfort, sensitivity to touch and softening of skin.
– Relaxation: support improved sleep patterns, increase flexibility, regulation of behavioural states, release of relaxing / anti-stress hormones such as oxytocin and serotonin.

Benefits for the parent/carer:
– Feeling closer to your baby
– Gaining a deeper understanding of your baby’s behaviour, crying and body language
– Providing an enjoyable opportunity to spend one to one time with your baby
– Feeling the relaxing effects of giving your baby a massage
– Increased confidence in your ability to care for and nurture your baby
– Learning a life-long parenting skill
– Opportunity to meet other parents/carers within a group and share experiences

Dreaming

Research suggests that play is a key part of a child’s development and is very effective in building a child’s confidence, interest, logic and social skills.

In addition to this, the Department for Education are keen to highlight the different ways a child can learn. Our Movement, Music & Sensory (M+Ms) programmes are designed and structured to provide a range of activities to ensure a holistic approach to children’s learning and development in a group environment. Involvement in group activities is important, as they promote development through interaction and communication. This benefits the child through promoting inclusion, playing with others, sharing and taking turns. The range of activities included in the programme promotes decision-making, physical movement and the use of senses in a fun and relaxed environment. This can develop independence, exploration skills and confidence. Also included in the programme are activities to support the development of bonding and relaxation. For children, risk taking forms part of their development.

The M+Ms programme facilitates the parent/carer to guide the child to try new things and push their personal limits. Risk taking can provide benefits such as; learning how to use something in the correct way, taking responsibility, discovering what they can and cant do and with that start to manage coping with successes and failures effectively. In 2014, the Department of Education published an updated set of standards (Early Years Foundation Stage – EYFS) for the learning, development and care of children from birth to five years old. The ethos is that high quality early learning can contribute to children making the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.

Within these standards, seven areas of learning and development are identified and these have been incorporated into The Baby Hub M+Ms programmes. The areas are: communication and language development, physical development, personal, social and emotional development, literacy, mathematics, understanding the world and expressive arts and design.