Chiswick

Chiswick

Hello from Gymboree Play & Music Chiswick – welcome!

Gymboree Play & Music Chiswick offers our fun and educational Play & Learn, Music and Art classes, as well as our unique Sensory Baby Play classes for pre-mobile infants. We also offer the official IAIM Infant Massage course, and Makaton Signing for Babies. Please download our timetable for details of all classes:

Summer 2018 Timetable – Gymboree Play Music Chiswick

Or in day-to-day format:

Summer 2018 Day-to-Day Timetable – Gymboree Play Music Chiswick

All of our classes run at the beautiful and centrally located Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, London, W4 4JN. Please contact us to book your free trial.

We look forward to meeting you!

Emily & Louisa

SENSORY BABY PLAY: NEWBORN – 6 MONTHS

Sensory Baby Play classes use song, movement, infant signing, puppets, fibre optics, bubbles, musical instruments and baby-sized apparatus. In every class we enjoy group activities, as well as exploration of our “Sensory Stations” which include hands-on props to provide endless amusement for the babies – and adults too!

PLAY & LEARN: MOBILE BABIES – 5 YEARS

Encourage learning and development with our unique apparatus-based classes, designed to support your child’s growth at his or her own individual pace. Our fun and energetic activities are structured and curriculum-based, yet flexible enough to allow children to explore and express themselves fully. From imaginary play to games and storytelling, our classes use play-based activities to stretch the body and mind.

MAKATON SIGNING FOR BABIES & TODDLERS: ALL AGES

Makaton Signing training is a series of sessions designed to encourage the development of communication and language skills in babies and toddlers. All the sessions are fun and interactive for you and your child. You will learn approximately 100 signs and symbols using songs, games and activities

MUSIC: 6 MONTHS – 5 YEARS

Enhance your child’s development and love of music through song, dance, movement games and instruments.  Our Music classes are high energy and full of life, allowing children to express themselves freely and to move about when the mood strikes!  A new musical style is explored every three weeks – from African to Classical, Jazz and Disco, R&B to Asia – introducing children to a variety of new sounds and rhythms from all over the world, and from past to present!

ART: 18 MONTHS – 2.5 YEARS

Inspire your child’s imagination and self-expression with a world of hands-on art activities. Through painting, printing, sculpture, drawing, collage, dramatic play and more, our art classes encourage confidence and support artistic potential.  Take home two finished art masterpieces each week.

IAIM INFANT MASSAGE

Come and bond with your baby with the International Association of Infant Massage’s official five week course. Massage has numerous health benefits for you and your baby as well as being a lovely way to connect with your new arrival and meet other parents in a relaxed and loving environment.

Please see Page 2 of the timetable for a brief outline of our membership options and pricing.

Does your little one have a birthday coming up?

We have options to suit all budgets, but most importantly each and every one of our parties are tailored to your requirements and sprinkled with our unique blend of Gymboree Play & Music Magic!

Chiswick Party Price List 2018

Choose from a wide range of activities including musical games, arts & crafts and imaginary stories where children and parents play along and join in the fun. Themes include Farmyard Fun, Ocean Adventure, Trains & Planes, Princesses & Super Heroes, Dinosaur Adventures, Jungle Safari and many more—or let us know what you would like!

Chiswick Party Leaflet

Email us for all the details on our fantastic parties!

NEW! Sensory Open Play for our littlest members! Mondays 11.15 – 12.15: lots of sensory stations to explore plus refreshments for the adults. 0 – 12 months only.

NEW! Sensory Art! Thursdays 2pm for ages 6 – 16 months. An introduction to the world of Art through messy play!

 

  • Join on your Trial Day and we’ll pay your Joining Fee for you.  SAVE £45

 

  • 50% discount on your second, third or fourth class!

 

  • 50% discount for a Twin or Sibling in the same class

 

  • 30% discount for Sibling a in separate class

 

  • Sign up for one class or buy a Fun Pass and get access to UNLIMITED Open Play EVERY DAY!

 

  • 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

    Little London Awards 201728. 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!