Out & About | Our Favourite Classes in London 

It’s that time of year again.. the start of the new term. London has a whole host of classes and clubs for children, so if you still haven’t decided which classes to sign up to our post today may just help. We’ve put together a list of our favourite classes that we (and friends) have taken children to.

Playball

We started Playball for the Summer term, it’s the first time I’ve taken any of my charges to Playball and I would thoroughly recommend it. My little one, aged 2, absolutely loves the class. He has become very independent, learnt to wait his turn, and has already gained a lot of ball skills and an increased hand eye coordination. I’m amazed at how quickly he’s taken to the class – it helps that he’s very fond of his teacher and the class is fun. We look forward to the new term starting next week.

Here’s a little more about playball from the experts themselves. ‘At Playball, we don’t just coach. We Educate! Using sport as the means, we provide children with a sound base from which to develop every aspect of their lives. The aim of Playball is to introduce young children to constructive and enjoyable movement through a multi-activity program. We, at Playball, believe that creating a positive attitude towards sport and physical activity at an early age is the key to lifelong participation’.

Find out more here

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Artbarn 

Situated just up from Gloucester Road tube station this class is brilliant. Even if you are a proactive arts and crafts at home parent or nanny we still think this class is great. Our little ones loved it. Classes last 45-90minutes and they do drop off classes for older children and drop off holiday clubs. Each class follows a theme, the children work on one project each class as well as having 4 or 5 different work stations for when they are waiting between parts of the project. There is usually a 5 minute story half way through or at the end of the class. Breaking up the project stops the children from getting restless. This class is very child led and they really try and get all the children to complete as much of their project themselves. They don’t strive for perfect end products which is very refreshing. It means each child’s product is completely unique and the children come out with a huge sense of pride that they did it all themselves.

A little bit about Art Barn from themselves.  “The Art Barn team has created a programme which is fun, exciting and stimulating for each age group. We do follow a weekly programme but we strongly believe that each child should be given the opportunity to explore their creative mind and imagination. This means that our programme is always flexible and that the child’s own ideas are celebrated and encouraged at all times“.

Find out more here.

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Pippa Poppets

It was nice to find a music class that was uncommercial and individual.

I have always enjoyed taking my charges to Pippa Poppets music classes – the teachers are usually musical theatre trained so very passionate about the classes. The props and mascot which accompany the music are always anticipated by the children.

For the past 6 years as Nanny in Central London I have always looked forward to Pippa’s weekly relaxed and jolly music classes.

From Pippa Poppets themselves: Classes are made up of well-known nursery rhymes as well as original songs written by Pippa to challenge vocabulary and improve language skills. We use music to enhance physical and emotional development and playing percussion instruments introduces rhythm and coordination at an early age. Watch as your child learns the basics of rhythm, pitch, melody and singing, whilst interacting with other children and building confidence week by week.

Find out more here.

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What classes would you recommend?

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