Seedlings (formerly Stretch & Sing) is a gentle nature-based music & movement course specifically for babies aged 0 to 6 months. Learn songs, rhymes, lullabies, gentle stretches and holds to soothe, settle & stimulate your baby. Discover the magical effect that music and nature can have on your baby!
Each session combines gentle holds & stretches - to boost growth, rhythm & coordination, ease colic, reflux & wind - with enjoyable songs, rhymes & lullabies that nurture communication, language, bonding, brain development and.. a life-long love of music!
There is 15 mins of social time before each 40 min session - a great way to meet and chat with other local parents & babies.
Each 40 min class is relaxed & baby-led: you are welcome to feed or change your baby whenever you need, and remain in the class whatever your baby's mood. There is plenty of recapping throughout the course, enabling you to catch up if your baby has any 'off-days'!
Sessions cost £9, paid in advance in a 5-6 week block (depending on current term length).
Sessions take place OUTDOORS in a lovely grassy private outdoor space surrounded by mature trees. In the event of rain, sessions move INDOORS to our spacious, ground floor Hall with easy access for buggies. Indoor toilets are available at ALL sessions. There is also plenty of free parking available.
Being outdoors provides a uplifting and calm environment that helps to boost overall wellbeing, stimulate the senses and soothe emotions.
Participants are advised to dress for the weather. In Autumn and Winter, warm layers are best with a waterproof out layers and waterproof footwear for all adults.
There is plenty of gentle movement e.g. walking, sways and dips using safe baby yoga holds, to keep everyone (big and small) nice and warm!
There are waterproof groundsheets, padded jigsaw mats and foam mats to provide dry and padded seating. Chairs can also be provided.
Cost & booking
A place at Seedlings costs £9 per 40 min session paid in advance in 5-6 week blocks (depending on term dates). You will also receive song words & song recordings via email. There is also a WhatsApp group for extra info and communication between participants.
To book your place, please get in touch providing your baby's name & DOB. We will reply with booking info, available dates & payment details.
"A friendly & knowledgeable instructor. A great way to meet other local mums & babies" - Claire & baby Georgia
"It gave me lots of great ideas to interact with my baby. Brilliant! I didn't want it to end" - Yumiko & baby Oscar
"We have tried a number of different baby classes and Stretch & Sing was by far our favourite. The atmosphere was lovely...and the tea and biscuits were an absolute bonus!" - Anett & baby Bazil