Solihull

Solihull

Following government guidance, Gymboree Play & Music Solihull will be closed from 31st December 2020. Please keep checking back for further updates, we can’t wait to welcome you back in 2021!

 

Gymboree Play & Music Solihull is based at Notcutts Garden centre and offers fun and educational play & learn and art classes for children mobile to 5 years, as well as our unique Sensory Baby Play classes for pre-mobile infants.  Please see our classes section for details and download our timetable for class times.

As local mums with we truly understand the importance of fun quality classes for pre-school children and along with our friendly and dedicated team of teachers, we are committed to ensuring that your children not only have lots of fun but are learning important skills too.

We’re easy to find, in a fantastic location, with loads of free parking so why not book a free trial session and find out for yourself why Gymboree Play & Music is one of Solihull’s most popular classes for pre-school children and babies.

For more information and to book, contact us on 07853 998 566 or e-mail solihull@gymboreeclasses.co.uk.  We look forward to meeting you soon.

Sally & Lesley

For regular updates and news of events happening at Gymboree in Solihull you can follow our facebook page by visiting www.facebook.com/gymboreeclassessolihull

FREE TRIAL CLASS available in all sessions

 

SENSORY BABY PLAY (Level 1)  classes are offered to pre-mobile babies and are suitable from birth to approximately 9 months depending on each child’s development. . Each session is theme based and is full of exciting sensory exploration using a variety of props, musical instruments, fibre optic light shows, puppet dances, bubbles, parachute play baby signing and more.  Class duration 45 minutes.

Our Gymboree PLAY & LEARN classes (levels 2-6) are developmentally appropriate classes featuring loads of fun activities, fantastic equipment, songs, bubbles, parachute play and much more.  These classes are 45 minutes in length and will help your child build strength, balance, co-ordination, social and early language skills and are suitable for mobile babies to age 5.

OPEN GYM – is a FREE session that you can attend as many times as you like to enjoy our colourful and fun play equipment. This is offered to active Gymboree Play & Music members only.  * Please note Open Gyms are temporarily suspended due to the current restrictions in place with the Covid 19 pandemic.  We hope to reinstate open gym sessions soon

MAKE-UP CLASSES – if you are unable to attend a class, phone and let us know and you can book a replacment session (SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY)

For our most up to date timetable please click on the link below

solihull timetable sept 2020

PLEASE NOTE TRIAL SESSIONS MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE.

 

 

 

We run fun-filled birthday parties at our site at Notcutts on Saturday afternoons and on Sundays for children up to the age of 5 years We have a variety of party options to suit all requirements and budgets.

Full details of party packages can be found on the link below

solihull party ebrochure

 

For more details including pricing and to check availability please e-mail  solihull@gymboreeclasses.co.uk

 

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  • Gymbo @ Home Again!

    19. January 2021

    Now that we’re back into another national Lockdown we’re planning Gymbo @ Home again on our national Facebook page!

    Gymbo @ Home is short live-action or pre-recorded classes delivered to you online in the comfort and safety of your own home.  Gymboree Play & Music classes bring a unique combination of music, movement, props, and imaginary play, all to create a fun and magical world where children learn, thrive and most importantly have fun.

     

    We have 3 free 30 minutes sessions planned for you so far:Gymbo on a sledge in the snow

     

    So jump over to Facebook, click ‘going’, and put them on your calendar!

    We’ve shared some cool ideas for fun activities you can do with your little ones around the winter theme for the first event.  Why not have a go at making penguin bottles?!

    You can also enter our competition to win some wonderful Bubble Ooodles by getting involved with our hysterical game of hide and seek with Steph during Gymbo’s Winter Party.  Join in live to find out more.

    After the event you can still watch again, along with all our previous Gymbo @ Home sessions, via our Facebook page.

     

    Some of our centres are running regular Gymbo @ Home sessions via private Facebook groups so get in touch with your local centre to find out more.

    Thank you for your continued support, and stay say everyone 🙏💗

  • Lockdown

    5. January 2021
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    Another day, another update!  As you will not doubt have noticed, we have had to close all our centres across the UK due to the national Lockdown announced yesterday.

    Once again we are devastated not to be able to see you and your little ones in class, but we know lockdown is the best way to stop this virus once and for all.

    Please keep an eye on your local centre’s Facebook page for updates on Gymbo @ Home, a combination of short live-action and pre-recorded interactive videos delivered via closed Facebook Groups.  Some, but not all, centres will be offering Gymbo @ Home to current members.

    Contact details for all our centres via the links below:

    If you’re not sure which is your nearest centre check out the map here.

    Bearsden & Milngavie

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    Bristol

    Chiswick

    Docklands

    East Dulwich

    Edinburgh

    Glasgow

    Hackney & Islington

    Hampstead

    Kensington

    Norwich

    Putney

    Sevenoaks

    Solihull

    St Albans

    Tunbridge Wells

    Watford

    Wimbledon

    It’s possible easing of lockdown will happen at different times across England and Scotland so again, please keep an eye on your local centre’s social media in the coming weeks for the latest news.

    Many thanks for your continued support, and stay safe everyone, we miss you 🙏💗

  • Tier 4 update 31st December 2020

    30. December 2020
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    Unfortunately more of our centres are moving into Tier 4 from tomorrow, 31st December 2020, so will be closed for now.  This includes our centres in England and Scotland.

    The only Gymboree Play & Music centre in the UK still in Tier 3 is Gymboree Play & Music Bristol and they are open!  But we do advise you to check with them before attending your classes in the coming weeks in case the situation changes.

    As always we will monitor the guidelines and legislation carefully and open our doors elsewhere as soon as it’s safe to do so.

    Wishing all our Gymbo families a very happy new year, and please stay safe everyone 🙏

     

  • Get your Christmas Jumpers On!

    9. December 2020
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    It’s Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 11th December so get your Christmas jumpers ready!

    If you’re coming to class on Friday please put your Christmas jumpers on and help us to raise money for Save the Children.  You don’t even need to go out and buy one if you don’t have one already, just put an old onechristmas jumper promotion on and decorate it with stickers, tinsel, tin foil, or anything sparkly.  This is about more than just wearing silly jumpers, it’s about seeing the world as little ones see it and making it way better.  So have fun dressing up and decorating your jumper, we can’t wait to see you in class!

    We have some templates for penguin, snowman, and robin decorations to help you get started!

    Save the Children do amazing work to transform the futures of children in the UK and around the world.  They make sure children are kept safe, healthy and learning, and change the future for good.

    We’d really appreciate your support to make Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day a success – it’s a great cause, so together at Gymboree Play & Music, we’ll be helping to create a brighter future for children, we can make the world better in our sparkly, silly sweaters!

    You can donate £2 by texting TEAMGYMBO to 70050, or via our Just Giving page.

    And don’t forget to tag us @gymboreeclassesuk and @savechildrenuk and #ChristmasJumperDay in your pix on social media so we can see your sparkly skills!

     

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  • A Warm Welcome Back

    26. November 2020
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    Wishing you a very warm welcome back to Gymboree Play & Music!

    UPDATED – Further to the Government’s latest announcement we can confirm that all our centres in England have reopened after lockdown from Wednesday 2nd December.

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    Our centres in Glasgow South and Bearsden & Milngavie are in Scotland’s tier 4 and are currently closed, please get in touch for the latest information. Edinburgh is still open.

    Now the legislation for England has been published it’s clear there are specific exemptions to cover parent and child groups so we can’t wait to see you back in class!

    All of our centres are Covid secure having previously implemented new play policies with smaller ‘bubbled’ classes, one way systems, face coverings, sanitising stations, and no sharing of toys.  So you can continue to feel safe and relaxed at your Gymboree Play & Music classes and enjoy a little bit of normality!

    As always please don’t come to your class if you or your little one have any of the symptoms of Covid-19, we’ll welcome you back with open arms when you’re all better.

    Of course if you’d rather not come back to class right now, that’s perfectly fine, we understand everyone has their own set of circumstances and family members to consider.  Please get in touch with your local centre to discuss your options.

    Thank you all for your continued support and stay safe everyone 🙏🏼💗

  • Give the Gift of Play and Support Local

    18. November 2020
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    With Christmas fast approaching and uncertainty all around, now is the time to give the gift of play and support local with Gymboree Play & Music gift vouchers.

    Although Gymboree Play & Music is proud to be part of a global brand with a 44 year history, all our centres are small businesses in their own right owned by families like yours.  Like many businesses they’ve been closed for about half pic of baby and bubblesof this year with very limited income.  We’ve all been overwhelmed by the love and support we’ve felt from our members and fellow small businesses in our communities, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you’ve done.  We’ve been particularly thrilled to see so many of you back in class in your droves (when rules allow)!

    Now with some light at the end of the tunnel we’re hopeful 2021 will bring better times, where we can move on from lockdowns, new normals, and one way systems!

    In the meantime, for this Christmas, why not give the gift of play and support local all at the same time, with our gift vouchers.  They’re valid for 12 months and can be redeemed at any of our centres across the UK against classes and merchandise.  They make the perfect gift for a new parent, pre-school children, or an existing Gymboree Play & Music member.

    All our teams across the UK really appreciate you supporting them during these unprecedented times, and buying our gift vouchers is one small way you can help.

    Thank you 🙏🏼

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  • We’re staying at home

    5. November 2020

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    Gymboree Play & Music are staying at home 🏡 this lockdown (in England) 👨👧👦👩👧👦👨👩👧👦👨👦👦 

    There has been much speculation as to whether we can continue to operate our classes throughout this second ‘lockdown’, if we could fall into the Government Guidelines for either ‘support groups’ or ‘supervised activities for children.

    Whilst we definitely support the families that come along to our classes, fundamentally we are not a ‘support group’.  Although we do provide ‘supervised activities for children’, this is not so parents and carers can go to work. We feel these are the intentions of the guidance and therefore we don’t feel we fit in the exemptions.

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    The news that specific ‘support groups’ and ‘supervised activities for children’ are able to remain open is brilliant for the families who rely on such services. We are so happy to know that families will still be able to access them 🙏 .

    As business owners this is our livelihoods and we are completely devastated to close our doors again, we ask you to please continue to support your local centre in anyway that you can throughout this ‘lockdown’. 

    We will remain closed until the end of ‘lockdown‘ on 2nd December. We would love nothing more than to still be running our COVID-secure classes and seeing you, our Gymboree Play & Music families, but the instruction is to ‘stay home’ 🏡🌸, and the safety of you, your little ones and our team will always come first.  

    As always thank you so much for all your amazing support. Stay safe everyone & hip hip hooray for another Gymboree day just 4 weeks away ✨😌 

  • Closed for 4 weeks

    2. November 2020
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    Dear Gymboree Play & Music families,

    Further to Boris’s latest announcement it’s with a heavy heart we must once again temporarily close our doors in England. Having you and your little ones return to our classes has been truly wonderful and we already can’t wait to welcome you back soon

    💗 From this Thursday 5th November in compliance with the latest Government Guidelines all our centres will be temporarily closed for 4 weeks.

    💗 Please wait to hear from your local centre on how they will support you with your membership questions, as you can imagine we will be very busy at this time and will be doing our utmost to manage this situation as efficiently as possible so kindly bear with us

    💗 The safety of you, our members, your little ones, and our staff continues to be our number one priority.

    🙏🏼 Thank you for choosing Gymboree Play & Music and for your continued support. Once the time is right we will welcome you back with ooodles of bubbles and three BIG Gymbo cheers!

    Stay safe and healthy.

    Please note the guidance for our Scotland centres is different but they will be in touch if anything is altering with your membership at any time.

     

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  • 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 opportunity to remind everyone of the new Play Policies put in place to keep our teams and members safe.  We have only been allowed to open by the powers-that-be because we’ve put these policies in place, ensuring a Covid-secure environment for your classes.  Therefore it’s vital that everyone follows the rules and allows our teams the time and space to manage the increased admin and cleaning. Please help us to keep you safe.

    We know it feels a little bit different in class at the moment, we know some of you would rather not wear face coverings, and we know you miss Gymbo stamps and kisses, and seeing your little ones play closely with their friends; but to keep us all safe this is the way it must be for the time being. In order to keep your classes running in our Covid-secure venues you may also see an increase in your membership price.

    Most importantly please can we remind you not to come to class if you or your little one are unwell or have any of the main symptoms:

    • a high temperature
    • a new, continuous cough
    • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

    We have a generous make-up policy and you’ll be able to come back to class when you’re both better.

    Of course, if you’d rather not come back to class right now with these policies in place, that is also fine.  We will welcome you back with open arms when you feel ready.

    Thank you again for helping us to keep you safe!

  • We’re in the Finals!

    10. September 2020

    We’re thrilled to be in the finals of the What’s On 4 Kids Awards 2020!In the finals of What's On 4 Kids Awards 2020 logo

    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 Aaron from Gymboree Play & Music Chiswick has made it through to the finals of:

    • Most Loved Activity Leader or Business Manager, London

    Congratulations Aaron, you deserve it! 🥳🎉👏

    We’re so grateful for all your votes, we understand thousands of you voted and many categories were really close!

    So thank you so much for all your support in 2020, it’s been such a difficult year for us all and we’re thrilled to know you’ve enjoyed your face-to-face and online classes.  We loved producing Gymbo @ Home for you during Lockdown, but we must admit, it’s great to be back on the playfloor 😍

    Hip hip hooray!!

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At Gymboree Play & Music your safety is always our top priority and we want all our customers to be able to play healthy and stay healthy. Having our own purpose built site means we can be in complete control of our cleanliness and hygiene routines but as with any other setting  we cannot completely guarantee a completely risk free environment during a pandemic.  You can, however,  be assured that we continually work very hard to mitigate all risks to staff and customers. To help us keep the site as safe as possible we have implemented changes to our operations and classes in accordance with the Government and CAA guidelines as follows:-

  • Use of wipe clean props only – each child will have their own props which will be sanitised before your class
  • Adaptation of lesson plans.
  • Multiple hand sanitising stations particularly at entrance/exit points
  • Smaller class sizes
  • Longer breaks between classes for even more stringent cleaning of equipment, reception, and bathroom areas
  • Socially distanced changing stations in reception.
  • Touchless hand drying in the bathroom
  • Teachers will use radio mics to avoid raising voices
  • Bubbles will be blown via use of a machine.

We ask our customers to assist by agreeing to the following:-

  • Not arriving until close to your class time – you will be unable to enter reception until invited to do so to ensure all previous class members have departed and cleaning procedures have been carried out.
  • Wearing face coverings unless exempt from doing so when moving around – face visors are available to purchase
  • Leaving buggies in the buggy park to avoid overcrowding in reception (detachable car seats can of course be brought in)
  • Leaving all belongings (except valuables) including all outdoor shoes and coats in the reception area – under no circumstances can outdoor footwear be worn beyond the white gated entrance to the playfloor
  • Leaving the site swiftly after your class – we regret no snacks can be consumed on site after class in our reception area
  • Not attending class if you or your little one is unwell and in particular has any Covid 19 symptoms (a high temp, persistent cough , loss of taste and smell)
  • Only having one adult per paying child attend each session.
  • Younger siblings attending must remain in car chairs or a baby sling due to strict numbers allowed on the playfloor
  • Older siblings who are absent from school or nursery for any reason cannot attend.
  • Let us know if you will not be attending so your space can be offered as a make up for someone else

Our full Covid-19 policy can be viewed by following the link below:-

solihull covid policy