Spring Term 2017
Monday 9 January
13 - 17 February
End of Term
Friday 7 April
Summer Term 2017 (11 weeks)
Monday 24 April
(Friday 21 April Hungerford ONLY)
29 May - 2 June
End of Term:
Monday 17 July
My name is Val Stephenson and I am delighted to offer Monkey Music classes for babies and toddlers in Newbury, Hungerford, Henley-on-Thames, Thatcham, Bradfield and Mortimer. It is wonderful to watch young babies start their musical journey, being captivated by singing and activities, through to making music on their own. Both my teachers and I feel incredibly privileged to be a part of this journey to help them develop their musical abilities.
We create an encouraging, creative and welcoming environment for Mums, Dads, family members and of course your child at our local children’s music activities classes. With songs, activities and resources based around our established curriculum, the classes are full of smiles, fun and laughter for all the family.
Knowing how important ‘nap time’ is, especially for babies, we offer sessions at different times to fit around nursery schedules and hope we can offer classes to suit everyone.
If you have any questions about Monkey Music in West Berkshire or the unique musical learning experience we provide for babies, toddlers and pre-school children, please get in touch. You can also visit our Facebook page for more information on classes.
We look forward to meeting your little one and for the fun to begin.
Award winning children’s music activities in Newbury, Hungerford, Henley-on-Thames, Thatcham, Bradfield and Mortimer
We have specialist teachers in our area who are dedicated to providing babies, toddlers and children with the highest quality of pre-school music classes.
Many studies have shown that babies who attend regular interactive music classes with their parents/carers communicate better, smile more and show earlier brain responses to music. Studies also suggest that children attending pre-school music classes find it easier to master language and reading skills when beginning school. At Monkey Music we have a very interactive and social curriculum which teaches babies from an early age to listen, to question and “track” sounds, to share and to associate certain sounds with certain actions. The format of our classes provides a secure environment for children by offering a consistent structure which helps them to understand and anticipate when particular activities are coming. The classes are also a wonderful way for children to interact socially with other children and parents.
Monkey’s musical story in West Berkshire
Since we were founded nationally in 1993, Monkey Music has been awarded the Best National Toddler Development Class and the Best National Pre-Schooler Development Activity Award. Locally, we received the Customer Service Award in 2012 and continue to maintain this excellent standard.
Developed by our founder and Managing Director Angie Coates, our pre-school classes for babies and children began at numerous venues, nurseries and kindergartens in London. With growing popularity, the parental company became franchised in 1998 and today more than 50 franchises offer children’s music activities around the UK. Thousands of children are able to experience our fantastic classes and find joy in singing.
Monkey first came to West Berkshire in 1994. Since then we have expanded our classes, teaching in community centres, nursery schools, health clubs, children’s activity centres and halls. We can also host Monkey Music parties in any suitable venue.
“What’s in a class?”
At Monkey Music we understand that music is fundamental to a pre-school child’s development. We will support your child in four key areas; social and emotional development through thought, feeling and understanding, physical development through movement and activities, language through parental communication with family members, listening and singing and creativity through musical resources and songs.
Within each class, elements of listening, learning, playing, singing, moving, dancing are incorporated into the songs to provide an exciting variety of children’s music activities. The songs are based around the theme of our beloved Monkey and help teach your child topics, such as; colours, animals, weather, rhythms, instruments and seasonal celebrations. In combination with the music, our teachers have a talent for crafting interesting new props to engage learning and complement the classes.
Our musical resources are ever expanding with a wide array of exciting hand-held percussion instruments, drums, bells, maracas and more unusual sounds such as boom-whackers, energy chimes and spring drums. The classes are tailor made for four age groups encouraging your child to progress in a fun learning environment.
Family and friends
We welcome parents and family of course and anyone special to your child. Whether you are musical or not, come along to the classes, join in with the songs, activities and see your little one in action. Often this becomes their special activity of the week meaning that, unlike nursery and kindergarten, it can be shared together. Many family members and carers have made lifelong friends through Monkey Music and it is not only a fantastic musical education for your child, but a real social event. “It is the highlight of my child’s week.”
Why choose Monkey Music?
We recognise there are many different activities to choose from for your baby and child in West Berkshire, from nursery to specialized groups. What we offer greatly nurtures early stages of development, combining fun with a new learning experience and enabling parents, carers and children to share these memories. We have built up a wonderful reputation over the years and you can be assured that your decision to come to our classes will be one of the best you will make for your little one.
With our excellent resources, fantastic songs and a curriculum that is tried and tested, we inspire fun and learning in a nurturing, family-oriented environment.
Finding out more
At Monkey Music Newbury, Hungerford, Henley-on-Thames, Thatcham, Bradfield and Mortimer we offer everyone a complimentary class before signing up for the term, so do get in touch and we will be delighted to welcome you. There are classes for babies, toddlers, 2-3 years and 3-4 years in our area, so something for everyone. It will be an investment in your child’s musical ability and learning and what’s more it is great fun for everyone!
If you would like more information about any our venues and the classes we offer or have any questions, please contact me and I will be happy to help.
Apologies, but due to illness there will be no Monkey Music classes in Henley today Tuesday 21 March.