St Albans

St Albans

FLEXIBLE SUMMER MEMBERSHIP ON SALE NOW

The perfect ad hoc membership has landed!

Are you looking for something to do over the summer months with your little one but don’t want to commit in case the weather changes? Well, Gymboree Play & Music St Albans has the perfect solution!

Purchase a 10 CLASS PASS and receive 10 fun-filled, educational classes as well as UNLIMITED access to open gyms for three months!

Start your Gymboree journey today!

“BEST FOR CREATIVE FUN”  2019

“YOUNG WOMAN IN FRANCHISING OF THE YEAR”  2018

“BEST KID’S CLUB, GROUP OR CLASS”  2017

“BEST TOY” 2016, 2015

 “BEST NATIONAL PRE-SCHOOLER DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY” 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009.

Celebrating 40 years of Gymboree Play & Music

…40 year’s young and we’ve only just begun…

Here at Gymboree Play & Music St Albans, we run award-winning and fun-filled classes for babies and children from 0-5 years, and are based in a gorgeous brand new site in the centre of St Albans. There is something for every child here at Gymboree Play & Music St Albans! We have a full timetable of Classes and Open Gyms (free-play), with varied options so that you and your little one can make us part of your busy schedule.

Gymboree is a fantastic way to have great fun with your child and encourage learning and development through play. Based around our custom designed equipment, our sessions use music, song, dance and imaginative play to create a wonderful learning experience for all your little ones. You’ll also find that we are more than just a toddler group! Our baby play and toddler classes are structured and you’ll find each activity to be specifically tailored to a developmental goal. All classes are led by highly-trained and enthusiastic teachers.

We offer a FREE TRIAL for any of our classes, call or email us NOW!

stalbans@gymboreeclasses.co.uk  01727 831551

For regular updates and news of events happening at Gymboree in St Albans you can follow us on social media

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CREATIVITY, CONFIDENCE, FRIENDSHIP…IT ALL STARTS AT GYMBOREE

Gymboree Play & Music St Albans Timetable 2019

Class breakdown

To book a FREE TRIAL, please call us on 01727 831 551 or at stalbans@gymboreeclasses.co.uk

10 CLASS PASS

The perfect ad hoc membership has landed!

Are you looking for something to do over the summer months with your little one but don’t want to commit in case the weather changes? Well, Gymboree Play & Music St Albans has the perfect solution!

Purchase a 10 CLASS PASS and receive 10 fun-filled, educational classes as well as UNLIMITED access to open gyms for three months!

Start your Gymboree journey today!

Terms and conditions:
*10 class Pass can be purchased between 1st June – 31st July 2019 only
* Classes need to be pre-booked and age appropriate
*10 class pass will last for three months from day of purchase
*Only valid at Gymboree Play & Music St Albans

 

 

Gymboree St Albans staff member

STEPH

Franchisee

Steph always knew she wanted to work with children so became a qualified Montessori Teacher specialising in child development from birth – seven years. She also has a degree in Theatre Direction.

Steph started working at Gymboree Play & Music St Albans part-time in 2012 when it opened and can’t believe how far she has come in just a short few years! In 2013 Steph was voted Semi-Finalist for “What’s on 4 little ones” prestigious award ‘Most Outstanding Activity Leader for the under 5’s (South)’. Steph took over the Franchise in December 2016 and In 2018 Steph made it to the final three of EWIF (encouraging women into franchising) for “Young woman in franchising of the year“.

Steph is also a certified Infant Massage instructor under the IAIM (International association of infant massage) and offers 5-week courses on-site or in your home/hired venue.

If you would like to contact Steph directly please email her on stephanie@gymboreeclasses.co.uk

Rachel

RACHEL

Play & Music Teacher/ Administrator

Rachel is a classically trained musician (having learnt flute from a young age and later on piano).

She went on to study Musical Theatre at Edge Hill University, later realising she could combine her love of music with working with children and adults to help them discover the joys of music too.

From the age of 14 Rachel volunteered with local Rainbow and Brownie units so she could experience what it was like to run sessions for children, and is working on expanding her knowledge to include even younger years too.

ASLIHAN

Play & Music Teacher

Aslihan has a degree in Drama which has equipped her with the skills for leading workshops and exploring Lecoq’s concept that all theatre is essentially play.

Aslihan has developed a knowledge of sensory needs in the early years through working with puppets and projection during her degree.

Aslihan has also worked as a tutor, teaching Drama, Music and English lessons to children from KS1-4.

Fascinated by the impact that language has on early development, Aslihan is currently learning Turkish, Korean and British Sign Language.

CATHERINE

Play & Music Teacher/ Party Leader

Catherine is studying for a Masters in Music Therapy with Nordoff Robbins.

When she is not at Gymboree Play & Music St Albans, Catherine works in a primary school as a music therapist – Catherine plays Violin, Piano and loves to sing.

Catherine loves working with children, and helped set up a Mother & Toddler group in her local community in Enfield.

She is thrilled to have recently become an auntie and loves to dote on her little niece, Evie.

JEMIMA

Play & Music Teacher/ Party Leader

Jemima has always had a passion for working with children and has been involved with a Theatre group for 7 years.

Jemima is still studying and wants to work with the early years making this the perfect place for her to expand her knowledge and love for teaching.

Gymboree Play & Music St Albans is the perfect place for Jemima to grow into the teacher she hopes to be in the future.

SENSORY BABY PLAY (Newborn – 6 months)

Classes are offered to pre-mobile babies and are suitable from newborn to 6 months.  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.Using Gymboree Play & Music’s specially designed apparatus, physical activities are incorporated to help develop balance, co-ordination, and neck and upper body strength.

Come bond with your baby today!

Check out this great blog on our Sensory Baby Play classes by Mama says… Gymboree “Our Favourite class”

Check out our latest blog on Why Sensory classes aren’t just for new-borns

We also offer IAIM Infant Massage courses on-site. Click on the tab for more information.

IAIM INFANT MASSAGE (newborn – 1 year)

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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 1 hour in our beautiful studio.

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 practicing the different massage strokes with our fully qualified IAIM instructor Steph.

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Check out our latest blog Baby massage from a mum’s perspective

Course dates:

Wednesday 3rd July – Wednesday 31st July 2019

2:30pm – 3:30pm

 

 

 PLAY & LEARN (6 months – 5 years)

Our Gymboree Play & Learn classes are developmentally appropriate classes featuring lots 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.

Check out our latest blog on Play A Serious learning technique or just for fun?

Check out our latest blog on play-based activities: They’re called Schemas

Classes are split into various levels to help with your little ones developmental needs.

Play & Learn, Level 2: 6 – 10 months

Acting with purpose and attention

Play & Learn, Level 3: 10 – 16 months

Becoming skilled in back and forth communication

Play & Learn, Level 4 – 16 – 22 months

Figuring out how the world works

Play & Learn, Level 5 22 – 28 months

Imaginary play: Using words and symbols to express ideas

Play & Learn, Level 6 28 – 36 months

Imaginary play: Connecting ideas using concepts and vocabulary

SING & LEARN (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 two 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, from past to present!

Check out our latest blog on musical behaviour in young children: Receptive Vs Expressive learning

Check out our latest blog written by Mama Do It  Family Music at Gymboree Play & Music

SENSORY CREATE & LEARN (6 months – 18 months)

Our 5-week Sensory Create & Learn course will introduce your little one to all of the senses through a mixture of homemade, edible, non-toxic and hypoallergenic products.

Our Sensory Create & Learn course is stress free for you and there’s NO clean up – plus, you even get to take home a pressed painting of your little ones creation’s each week.

 

 

Course dates:

Thursday 27th June – Thursday 25th July 2019

2:30pm – 3:15pm

 

CREATE & LEARN (18 months – 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 art masterpieces each week!

Read our blog on surviving an art class with your little one:How to do Art in the early years

 

 

 

DROP-OFF THEATRE ARTS (3 – 5 years)

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We are pleased to offer Drop off Theatre Arts Workshops this SUMMER for children aged 3 to 6 years.

Our 4-day workshops, based on a chosen theme, help develop confidence, self-expression, concentration and interaction with others by using Drama, Music, Art and Dancing.

Plus, you get to enjoy watching your child in a short performance at the end of the week!

Tuesday 6th – Friday 9th August 2019: ZOG

Tuesday: 12:30pm Wednesday 3pm Thursday 3pm Friday 12:30pm

Monday 12th – Thursday 15th August: Dear Zoo

Monday 3:30pm Tuesday 3:30pm Wednesday 3:30pm Thursday 3:30pm

Tuesday 20th – Friday 23rd August 2019: The Tiger who came to Tea

Tuesday: 12:30pm Wednesday 3pm Thursday 3pm Friday 12:30pm

In both Key Stages 1 and 2 of the UK Schools’ National Curriculum, music, dance and drama are seen as a way to develop control, coordination, poise, expression of feelings, expression of moods, expression of ideas and response to music. Our Drop-Off Theatre Arts programme develops all of these important skills and in doing so promotes independence and school readiness.

4 -day workshop costs just £65 

Places are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis.

For more information or to book your place email stalbans@gymboreeclasses.co.uk or call 01727 831 551

FAQ:

How long does each class last?

Each class is one hour thirty minutes long and the course lasts for 4 days.

What’s included in the price?

Each class offers Create, Play and Sing & Learn – We also provide squash and water for each child as well as free play. You also have the opportunity to stay for TWO open gyms during the week. Don’t forget you get to keep all their artwork and they will receive a certificate at the end of the week along with a balloon too!

What should my little one wear?

Anything they are comfortable in. Please note we will also be using paint and other materials during the sessions so please dress appropriately.

How long does the show last and can more than one person come to watch it?

Our performance’s last around 15/20 minutes. We only have limited seating so can offer up to 4 seats per child.

Can i take photo’s?

With prior permission from other parents/carers of course you can.

We don’t know which themed week to choose?

Choose them all! – it really doesn’t matter too much, over the 4 days your little one will become extremely familiar with the theme, a professional in it – and yes, they will have lines to learn!

How do i book?

Drop us an email, give us a call or pop in to reserve your little one a space. The courses fill up quite quickly and spaces are limited!

 

 

Multi-Level (6 months – 5 years)

Bring all your children to the same class and enjoy fun, physical and cognitive learning activities created for groups of siblings and friends. With classes devoted to supporting multi-aged learning, children 0-5 years are encouraged to socially interact and learn from each other. Activities provide fun new challenges for every developmental stage!

Check out our latest blog on Attachment styles and the Adult’s role

We offer family classes in:

  • Play & Learn
  • Sing & Learn
  • Create & Learn

Turn your child’s special day into an unforgettable birthday celebration… Come and join the fun at Gymboree St Albans!

 

photo-class-birthdayOur dedicated teachers will create a unique and fun-filled party for you and your guests. Your magical party will include music and dancing, stories and adventures, bubbles and singing, and parents and children will have a fantastic time playing together at our beautiful site.

Let us help you have a stress-free and wonderful day to remember. You bring the food (finger food & drinks) while we provide everything from invitations, to paper plates, cups and napkins, to balloons and party bags.

We also run parties On-The-Go meaning we can come to your house or hired venue and provide 45-minute age appropriate, themed Art, Music or  Play & Learn for all to enjoy!

 Parties ON-SITE are held on Saturdays and Sundays

 

**We also offer Christenings, Christmas, Baby Showers and corporate events**

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Gymboree Play & Music St Albans News & Events

 

FATHERS DAY PARTY

CALLING ALL DADS🎤🎤

Leave work early on FRIDAY 14th JUNE and make your way straight to us for some FATHERS DAY fun! 4:15-6pm 💪🏻

Pizza and Beer for all ⭐️

Non-members welcome so bring your friends too!

#stalbansmums #stalbans #gymboreeclassesstalbans

10 CLASS PASS

The perfect ad hoc membership has landed!

Are you looking for something to do over the summer months with your little one but don’t want to commit in case the weather changes? Well, Gymboree Play & Music St Albans has the perfect solution!

Purchase a 10 CLASS PASS and receive 10 fun-filled, educational classes as well as UNLIMITED access to open gyms for three months!

Start your Gymboree journey today!

Terms and conditions:
*10 class Pass can be purchased between 1st June – 31st July 2019 only
* Classes need to be pre-booked and age appropriate
*10 class pass will last for three months from day of purchase
*Only valid at Gymboree Play & Music St Albans

Matojo Suckerbibs

 

HOOP AWARDS 2019

 

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who voted for us!

We are runner-up, Best For Creative Fun 2019!

Congratulations to the Hertfordshire Library who took first place!

 

UNLIMITED MEMBERSHIP

 Does your little one LOVE Gymboree Play & Music St Albans?

Our new unlimited membership will give you the chance of coming to a class EVERYDAY!

For Just £69.50 per month come to unlimited classes and open gyms, WOW!

T&C’s apply, please contact us for more information.

 

 

 

 

Gymboree Play & Music St Albans News!

40 Years Young & Still Having Fun!

 

  • Piccolo’s new look and new launches!

    Piccolo’s new look and new launches!28. May 2019

    Continuing their mission of making 100% organic, balanced and nutritious food inspired by the Mediterranean, Piccolo’s new products are designed with busy families in mind.

    The stylish new pouch packaging design launching this month accentuates the ingredients within and clearly communicates the brand’s ethos of helping families enjoy life’s adventures to the full. The ingredients, dietary information and nutritionals are even more clearly labelled and the new packs are the first UK baby food to include a QR code, linking through to more detailed information on the Piccolo website – so parents can find out exactly where those delicious, organic ingredients come from.

    But that’s not all; Piccolo are also launching several new ranges – including a new cooking at home range featuring stock cubes and stir-in sauces, specially developed for little ones. They are low in sugar and salt, and the stir in sauces are one of your babys’ 5 a day; meaning one less thing to worry about.

    That’s not all – there’s also snacks – Piccolo’s new snacking range includes Italian inspired breadsticks and tasty teething wafer Squares handily packed in on-the-go packets.  

    Cat Gazzoli, founder of Piccolo says: “At Piccolo we are always looking at new ways to help families enjoy nutritious meals and snacks without the worry or hassle. Our new pouch meals, healthy snacks and cooking range aim to take away the stress of finding food that’s delicious and convenient for cooking at home or when you are on the go – leaving you with more time for what really matters.”

    “With balance and variety absolutely key to babies’ health and development, we’re excited to offer growing families an even wider range of ingredients, flavours and textures for their little ones to try developed by our in house infant nutritional therapist Alice Fotheringham.”

    picture of Piccolo's new design pouches

    Piccolo’s new design pouches

  • Matojo Suckerbibs

    22. May 2019

    Gymboree Play & Music St Albans have partnered up with Matojo Suckerbib to promote weaning with less cleaning!

    “It’s amazing how much mess a baby can make with an innocent banana” – Victoria, Creator of Matojo Suckerbib

    Matojo Suckerbib cuts down the clean-up operation by covering the tricky gap between the high chair and your baby’s mouth.

     

    • Less washing: No more squashed strawberries on baby’s trousers
    • Less germs: No more putting food onto mucky highchair trays and tables in restaurants
    • Less waste: No more food straight on the floor when baby’s learning to grab
    • Allergy friendly – No contact between your baby and the high chair tray (important when you’re out)

    You might even get to enjoy your own food for once.

    The Matojo Suckerbib is a one piece waterproof bib that suctions onto tables and high chairs.

    • Catches every bit of food
    • Built-in hygienic surface that’s safe to eat from
    • Less washing, less germs, less waste
    • Safety tested

    And it’s versatile:

    • Works for any style of weaning: Baby Led or spoon feeding and finger foods
    • Works on any highchair – with or without a tray
    • Easy to clean – machine washable & dries quickly ready for the next meal

    Gymboree Play & Music St Albans customers will receive 10% off their purchase when bought on-site!

     

  • 10 CLASS PASS

    17. May 2019

    10 CLASS PASS

    The perfect ad hoc membership has landed!

    Are you looking for something to do over the summer months with your little one but don’t want to commit in case the weather changes? Well, Gymboree Play & Music St Albans has the perfect solution!

    Purchase a 10 CLASS PASS and receive 10 fun-filled, educational classes as well as UNLIMITED access to open gyms for three months!

    Start your Gymboree journey today!

    Terms and conditions:
    *10 class Pass can be purchased between 1st June – 31st July 2019 only
    * Classes need to be pre-booked and age appropriate
    *10 class pass will last for three months from day of purchase
    *Only valid at Gymboree Play & Music St Albans

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  • Children’s Activities Week 13-17 May 2019

    Children’s Activities Week 13-17 May 20198. May 2019

    Once again the Children’s Activities Association is working together with Caudwell Children’s charity on Children’s Activities Week to promote the crucial benefits of children’s activities, clubs and classes; as well as raise funds for both organisations. Caudwell Children transform the lives of children with autism throughout the UK by acting as a safety net for families who are unable to gain the help they need. An estimated 2.5 million people are directly affected by autism every day in the UK.

    Gymboree Play & Music members will be seeing how many bubbles they can catch in 1 minute to raise funds and win prizes!

    With your help we can provide the support children need to reach their full potential, please donate anything you can.  Thank you ❤

    https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/GymboreePlayandMusicUK

    #CAW2019

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    Join our sponsored bubble catch to raise money for Caudwell Children

     

  • 50% off in our Spring Sale, 29th April – 3rd May!

    25. April 2019

    Now that spring is well and truly here (sunshine one minute, rain the next) why not join Gymboree Play & Music!

    Because we all know you can’t rely on the British weather, we’ve a very special offer to ensure you always have that indoor option for playtime with your little ones.  All next week we’re giving new members a huge 50% discount off their first month’s membership*.

    Gymboree Play & Music are the world leaders in early childhood development programmes because

    • we’ve been around for over 40 years
    • there are branches in over 40 countries
    • classes are for babies and children from newborn to age 5
    • our customers love us – check out our 4.78/5 and 96% rating on Reviews.co.uk
    • from sensory stimulation to problem solving games and storytelling, our classes use play-based activities to stretch body and mind.

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

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

    This offer ends at close of business on Friday 3rd May so get in touch soon!

    50% off first month

    50% off first month

    *T&Cs apply. Sale opens 29th April 2019. Participating sites only, valid for new customers only, subject to availability, not valid in conjunction with any other offer, minimum spend may apply.

  • Red Nose Day at Gymboree Play & Music!

    13. March 2019

    On Red Nose Day, Friday 15 March, people across the UK will be coming together to do things big and small, that will add up to something massive! So we are very excited that many of our centres will be hosting events to raise money for this fantastic cause! Contact your local Gymboree Play & Music to find out what’s happening in your area.

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    Gymbo’s taking part in Red Nose Day on Friday 15th March!

     

  • Does unlimited really mean UNLIMITED…It does at Gymboree Play & Music St Albans!

    9. March 2019

    Does your little one love Gymboree Play & Music St Albans? Do you wish you could come EVERYDAY…Well here’s your chance!

    We are now offering unlimited membership which entitles you to attend a class every day!

    At Gymboree Play & Music St Albans 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.

    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.

    Why settle for less?

    Book in your free trial today!

     

  • St Albans nominated “Best for Creative Fun” Hoop Awards 2019

    28. February 2019

    Gymboree Play & Music St Albans are very excited to let you know we have been shortlisted for this years Hoop Awards.

    Nominated “Best for Creative Fun” 2019

    Please vote for us, voting closes on 27th March 2019!

    One lucky voter will receive £500 to spend on classes/activities for children, courtesy of Hoop.

    VOTE HERE

     

    For more information on Gymboree Play & Music St Albans or to book in a free trial please follow this link:

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  • Why Sensory classes aren’t just for your newborn!

    5. January 2019

    baby massage Written by Stephanie Gross, Director Gymboree Play & Music St Albans.

    Bubbles, colours, lights…It’s all so beautiful for our new-born’s, but what about for us?

    Although a daunting prospect, attending that 45-minute class each week can help you make friends, keep you sane and help you learn how to play with your baby.

    I remember reading Emma Barnett’s article on the BBC news app Why maternity leave can be harder and lonelier than you imagine and felt so sad for her. she said and I quote “It’s just surviving really”. Shortly after the article broke a national survey suggested that 47% of women with a new born felt lonely and 40% of women were affected by post-natal depression.

    In early 2018 researchers announced that Singing “Speeds up” recovery from post-natal depression Finally – the research we have all been waiting for!

    Here at Gymboree Play & Music St Albans our Sensory Baby Play classes are all about being calm, attentive and interested in the world around them – We help you bond with your little one through singing, signing, kisses, cuddles, parachute play and physical apparatus too – the skies the limit in our classes!

    Take the first step by booking yourself into a free trial today.

  • January Sale – 50% off!

    January Sale – 50% off!2. January 2019

    If you’ve been wondering whether to sign up to any of our classes, now’s the time, it’s our January sale!

    To celebrate the new year we have a very special offer starting on Monday 7th January 2019; we’re giving new members a huge 50% discount off their first month’s 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

    (Not all branches offer all classes and courses)

    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 at close of business on Friday 11th January so get in touch soon!

    50% off first month

    50% off first month

     

     

     

    *T&Cs apply. Sale opens 7th – 11th January 2019. Participating sites only, valid for new customers only, subject to availability, not valid in conjunction with any other offer, minimum spend may apply.

 

 

 

 

 

Here are just a few of the wonderful things people say about Gymboree Play & Music St Albans!

“One of the best classes in Hertfordshire! Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to develop their child in a fun, safe and clean environment. The teachers are great, make every session entertaining and interactive for the children. Also great for new mums to socialise with other parents in the area.”.

“My son has enjoyed his 3 years at Gymboree and it has been lovely to see him develop into an active child with a vivid imagination. He shares what he has been doing at Gymboree with his Dad at home and often role plays based upon the activities in the classes. Now he is ready to move on as he begins school in September”.

“My 8 month old son loves his sessions at Gymboree St. Albans and we regularly go to the free play sessions, great to burn off some energy with a change of scenery. Rachel and Steph are really friendly and accommodating.”.

“We held our daughter’s birthday party there and it was an absolute pleasure. The staff were amazing, great fun, and the children really enjoyed themselves. Our daughter was made to feel very special and she loved every minute especially because she was a member of Gymboree St Albans since she was a baby. Steph and her team of Kelsey and Niamh are fantastic!”

“The classes are really well led and I can see my child developing through them. I would want to give particular mention to the energy and enthusiasm provided by Steph and Holly who led most of the classes we attend. They have been excellent and my daughter responds to them both as they are so engaging”. 

Review us here

 

All your questions answered here!

What is ‘Play and Learn’?

Play and Learn is Gymboree Play & Music’s signature, equipment-focused, physical and cognitive, child development programme; offering a wide range of classes for little ones aged 0 – 5 years. Each class is structured and teacher-led, with themes designed to support the growth of children throughout those early developmental stages.

Each theme is developmentally appropriate according to that age group, with each class an exciting fun-filled adventure, and all of this with the help of our amazing purpose-built equipment and props. There’s Fun to be had by all!

How does membership work?

Everyone is entitled to one free trial to see how you get on in the session and whether its right for you and your little one – There is absolutely no obligation to then join a class after. We also want to remind you, this is a preview class to what your little ones will achieve in the future!

Should you wish to join us after your free trial, you will be asked to sign our Gymboree Play & Music agreement which states that we ask you to sign up for a minimum of 2 months, with a 1 month cancellation policy; notifying us of your request to cancel your membership in writing.

How do I pay for classes?

Gymboree Play & Music St Albans works on a monthly direct debit as we are open all year round!

Membership is on a rolling contract and depending on which membership option you decide, you will be entitled to at least one teacher-led class per week and unlimited access to Open Gym sessions. We offer lots of discounts for siblings, multiple classes and weekend memberships so please do get in touch if you have any further questions regarding pricing.

Do you offer Pay As You Go/ Drop-in?

If a weekly class isn’t convenient for you we offer a “Fun Pass” which gives you flexible classes. Ask us for more information today.

What is a ‘Freeze’ of membership?

A freeze of membership allows you to take a break from Gymboree Play & Music for up to 3 months at one time. With one month’s notice a freeze of membership suspends your payments and classes until you are ready to come back. Of course, you are welcome to come back early too!

What is a ‘Makeup’ Class’?

When your little one has missed a class you are entitled to book a makeup class; this class can be booked into any class (age appropriate) with space. You have four weeks to book in this makeup class or it becomes void.

Do you offer any discounts?

Yes, we offer a number of discounts for twins/siblings and second or third classes –  We even have discounts for those of you who can only attend at the weekends! please check our timetable or call us on 01727 831551 for more information.

What is Open Gym?

As members, you will have unlimited access to Open Gym sessions at various times throughout each week; allowing you free play with the use of our specialised props and patented apparatus. There is no obligation to attend these sessions nor is there any extra charge, should you attend. Its an added bonus to being a member with us – You can do as many or as little as you wish, every week.

Do you have parking?

Unfortunately not however, if travelling by car there are a few parking spaces on Upper Marlborough Road which are free for 1 hour between 10am and 4pm. Alternatively there is also pay & display parking on Bricket Road, Clifton Street and Essex Street. All of these are round the corner from Gymboree and no more than a one minute walk away.

Why do i need socks but my child is bare foot?

We kindly ask that adults are in socks during classes for hygiene reasons, we then ask that children have bare feet due to health and safety.

What do I do with my buggy?

We have lots of space inside for buggies and an over flow buggy park just outside our front door, although If you can collapse your buggy or leave it at home/ in the car that would be greatly appreciated!

What do I need to do if I want to book a free trial?

There lots of ways to get in touch with us!

You can fill out a form at the top of this page, you can call us on 01727 831551 or drop us an email stalbans@gymboreeclasses.co.uk you can even pop in and say hello!

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us