Getting To Know Our Awards Finalists – 0-6month baby classes in Norfolk sponsored by Cherished Placentas

I love the baby classes in Norfolk category because it reminds me of amazing time I spent with my 1st born … and excites me for the next 6 months with my newborn!

This category is sponsored by Cherished Placentas – a business which I feel very strongly about as I’m currently totally besotted with the magic of the placenta for new 1st/2nd/3rd….. time mums! The business is run my Nikki and she is also a complete darling! I will be covering the start of my placenta consuming journey over the weekend so do look out for this! Nikki is brilliant – personable, friendly and desperate to help new mums feel just a little better.

So …. Let’s hear from our category businesses…

Hartbeeps

Let us know a little about your business

At Hartbeeps Norwich we provide beautiful music based, highly interactive and super entertaining classes for babies and young children. Each week we take little ones on a magical Sound Journey where we explore different themes by meeting friendly puppet characters, sparkly props, funky dress ups, lights effects and much more, all with the soundtrack of the wonderful Hartbeeps music.

What’s your favourite part of the class?

My favorite part of the sessions is our “Quiet time”. At the end of each session the lights go down and with the help of our sensory lights, snuggle kit (with our own Magic Sprinkle Oil, a lovely baby safe scent) and beautiful songs, we get children to enjoy a moment of calm and cuddles with their grown ups, before getting back to their world of busy. This is often children’s favorite part too!

How do babies benefit from joining your classes?

It is well known that music helps children’s body and mind working together, it facilitates early language acquisition, through dance and movement it strengthens their motor skills and gives them a way to express themselves.

Baby Bells class focuses on bonding between young babies and their grown ups through elements of baby yoga, baby massage, tummy time

Baby Beeps class focuses on bouncing, rhythm and sound play, stimulating little one’s sense of balance to help them with crawling and walking and encouraging them to practice making sounds and putting together simple words.

Happy House class is full of energy and focuses on developing confidence and empathy and developing little one’s vocabulary, spacial awareness and early numeracy.

We all have days which are more difficult than others – what is it about your business which motivates you?

Being a Hartbeeps session leader allows me to see babies and children grow and develop week by week. The joy and wonder I see in their little faces is the fuel I need to keep motivated. I’ve had a few babies that had their “firsts” in class, a first crawl, a first clap…being part of this special moments is priceless and always puts a smile on my face and a warm feeling in my heart.

Water Babies Norfolk

Let us know a little about your business

We are Water Babies and we run classes across Norfolk teaching children to swim from new-born up to 6 years old. Our specialised methodology creates a bedrock foundation of Water confidence, ensuring children are confident, happy and safe around water from as early as possible.

What’s your favourite part of the class?

The full 30 minutes, each part of the lesson from the warm up to the cool down is full of fun, energy and most importantly is structured to help strengthen and develop a child’s swimming ability, confidence and enjoyment. I couldn’t single any part out because everything is as important as the next.

How do babies benefit from joining your classes?

Firstly we are all about teaching children to swim and we believe that early introduction to the aquatic environment benefits their long term development as a swimmer. Evidence shows that including physical exercise into your daily and weekly routine sets a child up for a lifelong habit of exercise and promotes healthy living all round. While in the pool a baby will get a full physical work out, especially developing and strengthening their vestibular system and working on hand eye co-ordination, alongside this, spending time with your baby in the water is fantastic for bonding, especially in our increasingly busy worlds. From a safety point of view we teach many techniques which ensure children have a healthy understanding of being safe around water which is so very important for us here in Norfolk with our rivers, broads and beaches.

We all have days which are more difficult than others – what is it about your business which motivates you?

Knowing how beneficial our course is, what a difference it makes for lots of our little swimmers, seeing the children progress and thrive in the water, makes the hard days SO much easier. But not only for the children, the parents too benefit massively from our teaching, and we have had so many mums talk about how coming to our classes has helped them to manage their PND.

Baby Sensory

Let us know a little about your business

Baby Sensory is a complete learning and development programme aimed at babies from birth to 13 months. We draw on years of research and experience to ensure each session is packed full of diverse and creative activities.

What’s your favourite part of the class?

The best bit of the day is when I see the smiles on the faces of the babies and grown ups, especially when someone has achieved something new.

How do babies benefit from joining your classes?

Babies who come to class experience a massive range of activities specifically designed to stimulate their senses and promote feelings of well being – boosting brain power and providing a much needed boost to their immature immune systems.

We all have days which are more difficult than others – what is it about your business which motivates you?

Being around young babies and their parents during the early months is a huge privilege, it can be an incredibly vulnerable time and I get a real kick from providing a safe, welcoming environment for them to come and enjoy together.

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Join us later in the week for a blog on the fab ‘Family Category’ sponsored by Sheringham Cottages!