Chiswick

Chiswick

NEW! Unlimited Membership – as many classes as you like for £69.50 per month*

*T&C’s apply, this is a pilot scheme and subject to change

 

Do you live in Chiswick? Acton? Hammersmith? Shepherd’s Bush?  Looking for fun developmental classes for under 5’s in West London?

Gymboree Play &Music Chiswick would like to invite you and your little ones for a free trial class today! Every day we run award-winning and fun-filled classes for babies and children from 0-5 years, and are based in the centre of Chiswick!

CHECK OUT OUR FULL TIMETABLE OF CLASSES, INCLUDING BABY MASSAGE and makaton signing  IN THE TAB ABOVE.

Member Feedback

Just see for yourself the impact our classes & teachers have on our members!

‘Gymboree is the highlight of our week and my toddler has gained so much confidence from coming to these sessions!’

‘It has been the best place for my daughter to play, learn, bond with me and other kids.’

‘A genuinely caring group of teachers who make every effort to create an interesting, fun and friendly environment for the children and their carers. They go the extra mile to try and get to know the kids and the carers and build a relationship.’

‘I have been taking my son to Gymboree Chiswick for several months now and I would highly recommend it. From the range of the equipment, toys and activities, to the flexibility of the classes, it is simply brilliant on every aspect. The classes are always fun, lively and engaging and my son absolutely adores Louisa and Emily whose passion for the job and love for the kids really comes across. It is the highlight of our week and I am so glad we joined.’

 

To book a free trial and start your very own Gymboree Play & Music journey please follow this link!

 

We offer the UK’s highest quality classes available for 0-5s

Gymboree Play & Music’s commitment to quality is unsurpassed and every day thousands of parents and carers across the UK choose Gymboree Play & Music because they want the best for themselves and their children. Gymboree Play &Music classes utilise a unique and impressive combination of music, movement, props, imaginary play and custom-designed and patented apparatus, all to create a fun and magical world where children learn, thrive and most importantly have fun.

We are the experts in early childhood development

At Gymboree Play & Music we are often told by parents, “You are the only class that manages to engage my child.” This is not a coincidence! It is a reflection of the fact that Gymboree Play & Music are the experts in early childhood development and as such, we know children; we know what works, what engages, and what is appropriate for the many different developmental stages between birth and age 5. Gymboree Play & Music has published its own best-selling books on “learning through play” and develops its class curriculum with the involvement and input of experts from around the world.

We actively involve parents and carers in our classes

Gymboree Play & Music classes are recognised for our unique approach to parent/carer involvement which encourages adult participation in and understanding of all class activities. Research has shown that young children learn best – and have the most fun – when parents and carers enter their world of play and imagination. At Gymboree Play & Music, every adult is an active participant and play partner, making your time at Gymboree Play & Music all the more fun and enjoyable.

We are world leaders with almost 40 years of experience

Gymboree Play & Music began in 1976 when Joan Barnes, a mother from
California, tried to find a safe, fun place featuring age-appropriate activities for parents and young children to play together. Unable to do so, she did what any enterprising person would – she started her own! Gymboree Play & Music has been proudly inspiring parents and children ever since. Today, with classes in over 700 locations in over 40 countries, Gymboree Play & Music is the global leader in early childhood development programmes. Why settle for less?

Gymboree Play & Music Chiswick also offers IAIM Baby Massage courses for parents and babies and Baby Signing classes too! See our Timetable tab above for more information on what we have to offer.

 

Found at our site:

  • A buggy park
  • Toilets
  • Baby changing station
  • Baby swing chair for tiny siblings
  • Ample car parking in the area using public car parks and street parking

Getting to us:

  • Gymboree Play & Music Chiswick is based in the Council Chamber of Chiswick Town Hall.
  • For those driving there is metered parking on the forecourt of the Town Hall and all surrounding streets.
  • If coming by bus you can take the following routes and get off at the stop for Turnham Green Church which is opposite the town hall: 27, 237, 267, 391, 440, H91, N9; or the 272 or E3 which stop directly outside.

We offer a range of award winning classes throughout the week for newborn babies and up to children of 5 years! 

Please download our current timetable to see what Gymboree Play & Music classes we have on offer and contact us to book your FREE trial class!

Autumn 2018 Timetable

Not only do we offer Gymboree Play & Music sessions, but we teach baby massage and Makaton signing too!

 

Baby Massage in Chiswick (IAIM)

Next Course: week commencing 14 January 2019iaim_logo

We are passionate about the importance of touch and bonding with your baby and massage is a great way to introduce this to you both! Research shows that the first 1000 days of a child’s life are highly influential on their life-long mental health, and we want to help you along that crucial journey. Our Baby Massage course consists of 5 sessions each lasting 90 minutes in our beautiful venue in Chiswick.

We invite babies (under 1 year) and their parents along to learn all about the importance of touch and hope you will use this course as an opportunity to bond with your baby whilst learning and practising the different massage strokes with our fully qualified IAIM instructor Emily. Email us to register your interest for the next course.

Or to learn more about Infant massage please follow this link!

 

Makaton Signing in Chiswick

Next Course: 14 January – 18 February 2019

Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order.

We teach the special Makaton Signing for Babies course, available to parents, family members and carers who wish to sign with the babies and children in their care. Signing while speaking, has been show to encourage the development of communication and language skills.  It can also give carers a greater understanding of a baby’s wants and needs, which can help reduce frustration.

Come along to our six week course and learn over 150 Makaton signs and how to use them with our fully qualified Makaton instructor Emily. Our sessions take place on Monday afternoons from 3 – 4pm.

Please click here to book your space.

Or to learn more about Makaton signing please follow this link!

 

OPEN PLAY SESSIONS We also offer drop-in free play sessions for our members at least once a day. Members can simply come along and play for free for a full hour! Our amazing indoor activity Playfloor offers a chance to stay in the warmth whilst giving you and children things to do! Stuck at home or been out in the cold all day? Pop in and have some fun at Open Play.

 

MAKE UP CLASSES We have a unique ‘catch-up’ policy – any missed class can be made-up with an extra class to be taken within two months. Make-ups must be pre-booked and are subject to availability – please email or call to book in.

GYMBOREE PLAY & MUSIC IS A SHOE-FREE ZONE. THIS MEANS ADULTS MUST WEAR SOCKS AND CHILDREN MUST HAVE BARE FEET IN OUR CLASSES AT ALL TIMES.

 

 

Here at Gymboree Play & Music Chiswick we run fun-filled bespoke parties every weekend at our site, as well as parties on the go in your home or hired venue. Whatever you’re celebrating Gymboree Play & Music Chiswick has the party to suit your needs!

 

See our parties in action by CLICKING HERE and let us help you have a stress-free, wonderful day to remember!

CLICK HERE to download our party packages flyer or get in touch below to book.

 

PARTY ENQUIRY FORM

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‘I knew Gymboree would be the perfect place to have my daughter’s 3rd birthday party as she and her sister love it there so much. The staff took care of everything and had endless patience on the day with lots of overexcited 3 year olds! The kids had so much fun, playing on the equipment, dancing & singing whilst the mums, dads & grandparents could relax & catch up. Just like regular Gymboree but more festive :-).’

 

Call us on 07967 835 059 

or email chiswick@gymboreeclasses.co.uk 

 

for more information on booking your own bespoke Gymboree Play & Music party!

SATURDAYS ARE HERE!

We are now open every Saturday morning with a Multi-Level Play & Learn class at 9.30 then TWO HOURS of open play from 10.30 – 12.30!

NEW! Sensory Art! Thursdays 2.30pm for ages 6 – 16 months.
An introduction to the world of Art through messy play!

 

  • Black Friday Flash Sale!

    15. November 2018

    This Black Friday we’re launching a special offer giving new members a massive 25% discount off their first 2 months membership*

    Gymboree Play & Music are the world leaders in early childhood development and we would love to show you why! With classes for babies and children from newborn to age 5 we have something for everyone.

    • Sensory Baby Play- 0 – 6 months
    • Play & Learn – 6 months – 5 years
    • Gymboree Music – 6 months – 5 years
    • Gymboree Art -18 months – 5 years
    • Baby Massage courses -0 – 12 months
    • Makaton Signing for Babies courses -3 – 12 months

    If you’ve already been for a free trial get in touch with your local Gymboree Play & Music and sign up now!

    If you haven’t, just fill in the free trial enquiry form here and we’ll get back to you asap to book you in for a free trial.

    Offer ends on Cyber Monday so get in touch soon!

    *T&Cs apply. Sale opens on Friday 23rd November. Participating sites only, valid for new customers only, subject to availability, not valid in conjunction with any other offer, minimum spend may apply.

  • Gymboree Play & Music and Piccolo Team Up!

    Gymboree Play & Music and Piccolo Team Up!20. October 2017

    Big News!!! We are very excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Piccolo, the organic, Mediterranean, baby food brand that has taken babies taste buds by storm.

    We all know that a healthy baby needs the very best nourishment, as well as plenty of cognitive developing and confidence inspiring activities. Get that balance right, plus plenty of love and you’re well on your way to give your little one a golden start in life. With healthy yummy food and plenty of Gymboree Play and Music activities, it’s a match made in heaven – help your little one refuel with a nutritious Piccolo pouch, whether it’s before or after playtime. That’s why we are partnering with Piccolo to give parents an extra treat when they come to your centres and classes.

    Across the UK and Europe, award-winning company, Piccolo, is shaking up the baby food world with its delicious Mediterranean inspired family recipes and 100% organic ingredients. Launched in 2016, Piccolo is the fastest growing baby food company in the UK.  They are passionate about children enjoying the healthiest and most nutritious food from the very start of their weaning journey, and so have created an unrivaled range to help encourage baby’s taste buds to learn flavour from natural means and promote a lifetime of healthy eating. So, it is very exciting that Piccolo will be providing plenty of samples at every single Gymboree class!

    To find out more about Piccolo, check out their website: www.mylittlepiccolo.com

    Stay tuned for more exciting things to come from Piccolo and Gymboree Play and Music!

  • Gymboree classes win the Little London Awards 2017!

    Gymboree classes win the Little London Awards 2017!19. October 2017

    Gymboree Play & Music UK were delighted to win the “Best Kids’ Club, Group or Class” category at the Little London Awards last night. We were also delighted to be runner-up in the  Best Children’s Toy category with our world famous Gymboree Bubble Ooodles. The awards are voted for by parents, and we’d like to thank all the parents that voted for us.

    The Little London Awards were created to champion excellence in pregnancy, baby and children’s brands. Now in their third year, the Awards have swiftly become the most respected and relevant Awards in the industry. For more information about the awards visit Little London Awards

     

  • Jumping Gymbo raising money for The Rainbow Trust!

    1. October 2017

    On Saturday 14 October 2017 Gymbo will take to the skies as Colette from Gymboree Play & Music Sevenoaks and Emily and Louisa from Gymboree Play & Music Chiswick battle their fear of heights and skydive to raise funds for the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity (registered charity no. 1070532).

    Swapping their usual parachute for a different kind they will jump from a plane at over 10,000 feet, reaching speeds of up to 120mph!

    The girls say: “It might sound like madness but we wanted to do something big that represented a huge personal challenge to contribute to all the life-changing work that Rainbow Trust does. Having worked with young children and families for so many years we know how devastating it can be when a child becomes ill and a family has to face a life-threatening or terminal diagnosis.”

    To donate and support Gymbo’s latest adventure please visit our Just Giving page:

  • Scribblings of a Sleep Deprived Mama

    Scribblings of a Sleep Deprived Mama6. July 2017

    We loved this blog post from Scribblings of a Sleep Deprived Mama.

  • Little London Awards 2017

    28. June 2017

    We are totally delighted to have been nominated for the Little London 2017 awards once again!

    This year we are in ‘Best Children’s Toy’ with our amazing Bubble Ooodles and ‘Best Kids Club, Group or Class’. Anyone that has attended a Gymboree class or has bought the bubbles will know how special these are…..

    Unlike other bubbles, these amazing oodles float slowly and last for hours if not days without popping. They are educational and fun …. think hand-eye coordination, tracking and hours of laughter.

    We really need your vote so if you think we deserve it please follow this link and vote ….

     

     

  • How to survive your child’s Birthday Party: Planning, Celebrating and Beyond

    How to survive your child’s Birthday Party: Planning, Celebrating and Beyond21. June 2017

    By Lucy Gill, Business Development Manager, Gymboree Play & Music UK

    The special day has finally arrived after what seems like months and month of planning and preparation. The three tiered ‘Pepper Pig’ cake is in the fridge, the ‘Paw Patrol’ balloons are filled with helium and the entertainer is armed with all three verses of your little one’s favorite ‘Mr. Tumble’ song.

    What could possibly go wrong?

    Shock, horror, it’s the morning of the party and your darling child tells you that; Pepper Pig is no longer cool, they now hate Paw Patrol and have apparently never heard of Mr Tumble! In fact, they now want a Superhero party just like Sally had last week!

    How do you react?

    Full on panic and a crazy dash to the supermarket? A last minute Amazon Prime Now order to try and make sure your little one has everything they could possibly want? Or take a breath, smile and think ‘actually, none of that really matters’.

    Yes you’ve spent a small fortune to make this party ‘the best one yet’ but remember, with all your friends and family in one place, your child surrounded by presents, cake, food, balloons and a day dedicated just to them; this is definitely more than enough love, fuss and attention they need.

    Having worked as a Gymboree party leader for many years, I am going to give you my top tips on how to survive your child’s birthday party.

    • Send out your invitations in plenty of time. The competition for that Saturday afternoon slot can be tough; don’t risk leaving it to late and being disappointed.
    • Consider sharing the day with a friend. Birthday parties can be expensive and lots of planning, why not share the load?
    • Don’t focus too strongly on one theme. Children tend to change their minds very quickly. Think of a theme that can be easily adapted, example’s are Jungle Safari, Football, Pirates & Princess or Under the Sea!
  • Play: A Serious learning technique or just for fun?

    Play: A Serious learning technique or just for fun?21. June 2017

    By Katie Johnson, Manager, Gymboree Play & Music Surbiton

    It’s no secret that Gymboree Play & Music places a lot of importance in ‘Play’ as a major learning process and here’s why:

    When we play, in many cases, we place our undivided attention in our actions. For example: An actor is trained to be present, most famously a ‘Method’ Actor is trained to be nothing but their character. Of course, they understand that what they are ‘playing’ isn’t the truth, but that doesn’t detract from their dedication to the process of ‘Play’ in this instance.

    From one perspective, this is how children live their everyday life, very rarely preoccupied with thoughts just in the present, forever reacting to the information around them.

    If you place yourselves in a child’s shoes we can begin to understand why Maria Montessori states that ‘Play is the work of the Child’, as “Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.” (Fred Rogers)

    Unfortunately, when we look at the definition of Play it seems to paint a different picture:

    Play: (verb) To engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose.

    To someone that works with or has children this definition is just crazy. Yes, playing is fun, but that doesn’t take away from its importance in our development and how we learn and understand the world.

    Play has purpose!

    • Ball games teach cause & effect, problem solving and even conversation skills where turn taking is involved.
    • Peek – a – boo teaches object permanence and develops confidence and trust.
    • Even just singing nursery rhymes builds our little ones’ memory. We have all seen how easy children pick up nursery rhymes due to repetition – this literally teaches your little one to learn new skills through practicing, a process that they will use their entire life to master new skills.

    But play isn’t just about learning new skills, it’s also a great way to understand the world around us. When children engage in role play games such as ‘mummies & daddies’ or ‘doctors & nurses’ they are exploring the world by mirroring experiences they may have had or heard of. They understand that it isn’t the truth, but much like the Method Actor it doesn’t detract from their dedication to the game.

    Playing is never a waste of time so try your best to invest in a little bit of play every day. Dedicate some time have some purposeful fun and teach your little one how the world works – after all you are their favourite play mate!

  • We’ve partnered with All by Mama

    We’ve partnered with All by Mama21. June 2017

    We wanted to share some exciting news…
    We’ve partnered with All by Mama to bring you offers, competitions and exclusives – watch this space!

    All by Mama are offering 10% off their range at

    allbymama.com with the code GYMBOREE!