** ANNOUNCEMENTS **
AUTUMN TERM dates are now available to book !!
We will be having lots of exciting sessions this term including a Beach Party and an extra special Baby Pumpkin class.
Tuesday 6th September at North Cheam Sports and Social Club
Thursday 8th September at Banstead Cricket Club
Friday 9th September at 1st Wallington Scout Hall (Carshalton)
The term will run for 11 sessions, ending in November. There are no classes in October half term.
The cost for the full 11 week term is £88. Space is limited as always so please secure your place as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please feel to contact Suzie: - 07957 226560 or email: - email@example.com
We are looking forward to seeing you all in the new term!! xx
TUESDAY CLASSES - Venue and parking: The classes take place at North Cheam Sports and Social Club, London Road, SM3 9BY. This is the next entrance on the right after Sainsburys if you're coming from N Cheam crossroads. It’s the building on your left as you drive in, it has a ramp for buggies to the left of the front door. You go in the main door, through swing doors, then we are the door on the left. Also on that site is Scola, Goals and Kids Unlimited nursery - you can park anywhere for free.
THURSDAY CLASSES - Venue and parking: The classes take place at Banstead Cricket Club, Avenue Road, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 2PP. The club has a free car park, which you access by driving up De Burgh Park just left off Avenue Road, then through an opening at the end that says Banstead CC and along a gravel track. Avenue Road is the road in between Barclays and Waitrose (Waitrose on the right), and the cricket club is across from the Pistachios in the Park café (it is the white and wood low building in the park next to a white wooden building).
FRIDAY CLASSES -Venue and parking: The classes will take place at 1st Wallington Scout Hall, 30 Ruskin Rd, Carshalton, SM5 3DE. You just walk up the slope to the left and can bring buggies inside. Parking is free on the local streets.
Please note Baby Sensory Sutton cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage caused to your pram / buggie, or any other personal belongings, whilst you are attending the classes.
FAQ's about Baby Sensory:
Is my baby too young?
It is never too early to introduce your little ones to a variety of sensory experiences.
Babies have begun learning from inside the womb already and as they come into this world they hit the ground running!
A newborn’s brain contains more than 100 billion brain cells (neurons). Some of these neurons were wired in the prenatal period for specific functions such as breathing and heartbeat. However, the majority of synaptic connections for vision, language, hearing, smell, taste, movement and learning will be formed in the first three months of life.
Stimulation from birth increases neural growth and whilst we certainly do this in our classes, it is also important to mention that touching, talking, singing, reading, smiling, signing and playing with babies from birth, nourishes the brain and develops potential for a lifetime.
Our classes provide a rich environment full of interesting sights, sounds, smells, taste, colours, textures and language, which builds a foundation that will make all subsequent learning easier.
Reference: Dr. Lin Day. Baby Sensory
What do we do in class and why have an Exploratory Play?
The structure of the class is divided into 3 parts and reason behind this is because your baby has a natural play-rest-play cycle, which lasts about an hour.
The first 25 minutes we “Say Hello to the Sun” followed by a number of stimulating activities varying from; puppet shows, baby massage, traditional rhyming and visual activities to sing and sign, texture exploring, messy play and making music (to name but a few!)
We then break for 20 minutes, where the babies can rest and explore the Exploratory Play under their own steam or Free-Flow Play.
During the Exploratory Play there are no set rules or guidelines. Your baby decides what toys interest him/her the most, how he/she explores them and how long the play will last. Free-flow play enables your baby to entertain himself/herself for short periods, which will become a beneficial life habit.
The Exploratory Play also provides a social setting for the parents. Here you can meet new Mum’s, try out equipment and materials, gain ideas for home use and spend quality time with your baby.
We then head back to the Sensory Area for the remaining 15 minutes for more stimulating activities before “Waving Goodbye”
Reference: Dr. Lin Day. Baby Sensory
No obligation trial sessions are available in class by prior arrangement. We also run free taster sessions and classes periodically throughout the year. Please enquire for details.
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"Class leader Suzie is friendly, bubbly, approachable and above all, great with the little ones. With Leo breastfeeding every five minutes and Toby just learning to walk, Suzie approached us at the beginning of the class to assure us that it is perfectly fine to let the babies do what they needed to do during the session, be it feed them, let them sleep, crawl or walk. This instantly put us at ease. As soon as we put the boys down on the padded mats, they were instantly taken with shiny foil pom poms, which introduced the theme of the days’ class; SPARKLES. This was followed by other visual sparkles including shiny fabrics, foil blankets, bubbles, dim lighting and balloons as well as musical sparkles including chimes and instruments. All props given were exceptionally clean - very important as babies tend put them straight into their mouths. Although there are lots of similar baby classes around, the structure of the Baby Sensory course and the fact that each class provides a new experience, makes it one of the best we’ve tried."
Claire & Jardine from TotsOn.co.uk
"I've been attending Baby Sensory classes in Carshalton since my baby was 3-months-old. She was so smiley throughout the taster session I decided straightaway to sign up for the classes and am really glad I did. It's a great opportunity to bond with my baby and to get ideas for ways to interact with her at home. I love watching her reaction to the different sounds and textures and experiences. As she's grown older she's become increasingly aware of her surroundings and appreciates the classes more every week. This is a really great class. It's also a good way to meet mums. It's well organised, friendly and flexible. Definitely recommended! :)".
"I have been taking my son to this class for the last couple of months and have to say I would really recommend it! He enjoys all the activities and the fab toy area. There is something different every week to stimulate the baby's senses and it's amazing to watch their little faces light up when they see all the different effects. The under the sea week was a particular favourite for my son. The best baby class I have been to and have just signed up for the second term! Excellent value and a fantastic thing to share with my son on during my only valuable non-working day!"