Child Development Blog

Help us to keep you safe

30. September 2020

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With all of our centres finally open (hooray!), we want to thank you again for your support over Lockdown and now.  It’s been a very difficult time, and will continue to be for a while to come, so we’re extremely grateful to have many of you back in class. We just want to take this […]

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We’re in the Finals!

10. September 2020

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We’re thrilled to be in the finals of the What’s On 4 Kids Awards 2020! Thanks to your votes we’ve made it through to the finals in the following categories: Most Loved Sport or Physical Activity, Franchisor or Independent with 20+ Leaders Most Loved Baby Activity, Franchisor or Independent with 6 – 30 Leaders And […]

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We’re Back!

14. August 2020

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It’s been such a long time, but after what seems like months and months, we’re back!  But we’re coming back slowly and carefully. Each of our centres has been going through a very thorough process of risk assessments, training, rearranging, planning, cleaning, and general hoop-jumping to get ready for this very exciting time. We were […]

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Please vote! What’s on 4 Kids Awards 2020

10. August 2020

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Please vote for us in the What’s On 4 Kids Awards 2020! The What’s On 4 Kids Awards are very special to us because they’re voted for by you, our customers and friends, so we love it when our efforts are recognised 😍 This year we’re thrilled to be nominated in the following categories: Most […]

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Our new normal

29. July 2020

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As some of our branches get the final nod to open their doors we need to outline what the ‘new normal’ will look like at Gymboree Play & Music. Making sure our customers and staff are safe in a post Covid-19 world is the most important part of this process for us and as such […]

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Why do toddlers become Fussy Eaters?

27. November 2019

Child Development Blog,St Albans

Written by Jacqueline, a Children’s Occupational Therapist and Principal of Magnificent Munchers, Therapy for Fussy Eaters. As parents the first thing we often do is blame ourselves for things that we think are not quite right and involve our children. However, it is very unlikely that a parent has caused their child to become a […]

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Gift vouchers – Give the gift of play week after week!

29. October 2019

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Are you wondering what to give as a gift to a new parent, child or grandchild? Are you keen to give a greener, ethical gift, and reduce the amount of single use plastics in the world? Why not give Gymboree Play & Music gift vouchers which can be used towards any of our classes or […]

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“What if my baby falls asleep during class?”

22. October 2019

Baby Blog,Child Development Blog,St Albans

Written by Stephanie Gross, Director Gymboree Play & Music St Albans “What if my baby falls asleep during class?” 🙋🏼‍♀️ Answer = With many babies attending from just a few weeks old, this naturally happens. However please don’t worry that they aren’t learning from the activities, they still process 60% of their surroundings whilst asleep! […]

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Come along to Playday 2019!

25. July 2019

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Come along to Playday 2019!

On Wednesday 7th August it’s Playday, the UK’s national day celebrating play, and this year’s theme is Play Builds Children.  At Gymboree Play & Music we know all about the benefits of play, for over 40 years we have been sparking a love of learning with millions of families around the world, with research-based play […]

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It all started at Gymboree Play & Music!

18. June 2018

Child Development Blog,Gymboree Play & Music News

It all started at Gymboree Play & Music!

By Susannah Sloman, Director of Gymboree Play & Music UK I had the greatest pleasure of meeting Sophia’s Mum, Becky recently. Sophia is 9 years old and was once a Gymboree Play & Music baby. I don’t generally get to meet the parents of Gymboree children once they leave and head out into the big […]

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