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Monkey timetable

AUTUMN TERM 2017

(13 weeks)


Term starts:

Mon 11 September

 

Term Ends:

Friday 15 December

 

Half Term: 

23-27 October

SPRING TERM 2018

(12 weeks)


Term starts:

Mon 8 January 

 

Term Ends:

THURSDAY 29 March* 

 

Half Term: 

12-16 February 

 

* no class on Friday 30 March (Good Friday) 


Bababoom, 255 High Road, Loughton IG101AD

MONDAY

9.35am

10.10am

10.45am

11.20am

Jiggety-Jig

Heigh-Ho

Heigh-Ho

Rock'n'Roll

2 & 3 year olds

Toddlers from 12 months

Toddlers from 12 months

Babies from 3 months


Hallmark Hotel Prince Regent, Manor Road, Woodford Bridge IG88AE

MONDAY 

10.20

11.00

11.40

Jiggety-Jig

Heigh-Ho

Rock'n'Roll

2 & 3 year olds

Toddlers from 12 months

Babies from 3 months


All Saints' Church, Inman's Row, Woodford Green IG80NH

TUESDAY

9.40am

10.15am

10.50am

11.25am

Heigh-Ho

Jiggety-Jig

Heigh-Ho

Rock'n'Roll

Toddlers from 12 months

2 & 3 year olds 

Toddlers from 12 months

Babies from 3 months


Woodford Methodist Church, Derby Road, South Woodford E182PU

WEDNESDAY

9.40am

10.15am

10.50am

11.25am

Heigh-Ho

Jiggety-Jig

Heigh-Ho

Rock'n'Roll

Toddlers from 12 monts

2 & 3 year olds 

Toddlers from 12 months

Babies from 3 months


The Bridge Church, 29 Princes Road, Buckhurst Hill IG95EE

THURSDAY

9.40am

10.15am

10.50am

11.25am

Heigh-Ho

Jiggety-Jig

Heigh-Ho

Rock'n'Roll

Toddlers from 12 months

2 & 3 year olds

Toddlers from 12 months

Babies from 3 months


Bababoom, 255 High Road, Loughton IG101AD

THURSDAY

9.40am

10.15am

10.50am

11.25am

Heigh-Ho

Jiggety-Jig

Heigh-Ho

Rock'n'Roll

Toddlers from 12 months

2 & 3 year olds

Toddlers from 12 months

Babies from 3 months


All Saints' Church, Inmans Row, Woodford Green IG80NH

FRIDAY

9.35am

10.10am

10.45am

11.20am

Heigh-Ho

Jiggety-Jig

Heigh-Ho

Rock'n'Roll

Toddlers from 12 months

2 & 3 year olds 

Toddlers from 12 months

Babies from 3 months


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Welcome to my classes in

South Woodford, Loughton and Buckhurst Hill

Kate Panayi

speech bubbleEmail Kate   phone0208 989 7017

As an actress with over 20 years experience I am extremely passionate about the performing arts and especially, teaching music to babies and toddlers. 

 

Since having my own children I have seen the enormous benefits music has had on them and it’s something which is very close to my heart.  Monkey Music’s local music groups for babies and toddlers encapsulate everything that’s important about music for pre-school children and wraps it up in a big bundle of fun!  I love teaching our baby and toddler music classes and I am passionate about how valuable these are in assisting children develop their co-ordination and confidence.  It makes me want to smile all day long!  We run our children’s music classes in South Woodford, Woodford Green, Buckhurst Hill and Loughton but we welcome mothers, babies, toddlers and families from all over Essex too!

 

Monkey would love to meet you, so book your FREE Monkey Music class today – we look forward to meeting you and your family very soon. 

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Baby Music and Activity Groups in Essex – South Woodford, Woodford Green, Buckhurst Hill
and Loughton

Our team of trained music teachers love working with preschool children; from babies as young as
3 months, right up until aged when they go off to school – there is no job like it!  Through our progressive, award-winning curricular our little ones develop their social and musical skills – all in a stimulating, friendly and positive environment.  And it is a great way for carers to make lifelong friends at the same time!  We have a wonderful array of musical and percussion instruments for the children to use (drums, maracas, tambourines, castanets, boom-whackers, finger cymbals – to name but a few) and as they progress through the classes the children become confident about how to play these instruments independently and confidently – it is wonderful to see.  We also use a variety of visually stimulating and exciting props.  Classes are small in size – babies, toddlers and older children are grouped by age, so that they’re with kids of a similar developmental stage.  And don’t forget our bright pink Monkey too – what more could you ask for?!

 

Our Musical Story

Monkey Music’s unique curriculum was created and composed by Angie Coates, Monkey Music’s Founder and Managing Director – a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.  Monkey Music started in kindergartens, nurseries and venues in London in 1993 and its overwhelming popularity led to the group being franchised in the late 1990s – there are now more than 50 Monkey Music children’s musical activity franchises operating throughout the UK – from church halls to coffee shops, kindergartens, play groups and nurseries. For our Monkey Music play groups in South Woodford, Woodford Green, Buckhurst Hill and Loughton we have a great mix of specially chosen venues that are perfect for babies and toddlers activities and convenient for mums, dads and carers to get to too. We hope that many of our musical classes will be in walking, and children’s buggy distance, for many of our families.

 

Our Monkey Music teachers are selected very carefully – we take great pride in finding people who have a natural connection with children, who can communicate and entertain them (and their families!) while gently encouraging learning in a stimulating, warm, encouraging and friendly environment.

 

Music Groups and Learning

Babies are born to relate to music and sound.  It is amazing to think that baby’s ears are the first organs to develop in the womb – in fact they can take comfort in the music of their mother’s voice from just 11 weeks old, which is incredible.  All babies are born with an in-built musicality and if, as we fully understand at Monkey Music, if this is explored and brought on early enough, then that child will be able to develop their maximum musical potential.

 

There are huge benefits to babies, toddlers and very young children learning music – particularly when this is in a play group environment.  Early exposure to music (whether it is singing, listening to or playing music) can enhance a wide range of baby’s educational skills – including language and numeracy skills (through action songs and rhymes), fine motor skills (playing hand held percussion instruments), awareness of space (with movement songs) and a social awareness of each other and their surroundings.  It is wonderful to see their confidence blossom as their participation in the musical group increases.

 

Monkey Music and Parents

We are delighted to say that we are often told that Monkey Music classes are the highlight of our families’ weeks – and that isn’t simply for the babies and pre-schoolers – carers love it just as much!  So many of our carers tell us that it is so refreshing to encounter new and catchy songs, and the fact that our classes have a limited number of children in each group means that carers get to know each other well and form good friendships – it is a social event for them as much as the children.  We recognise the importance of the social side of our music group classes – it is a whole family affair and the sharing of song, movement and music is an uplifting and positive experience for everyone.  It certainly keeps us smiling!

 

More about our Mother and Baby Music Groups

We recognise that there is a wide range of activities and groups for babies and toddlers in Essex – especially in our South Woodford, Woodford Green, Buckhurst Hill and Loughton

areas – but we hope that the wonderful reputation of Monkey Music, which has been running award winning musical classes for babies and toddlers for 20 years and more, will help you to give us a try.  Come along – see what you think of our original songs, dances, rhymes, instruments and props – and decide for yourself if our unique mix of fun and musical learning to right for you and your little one.  We take pride in the fact that we have a unique musical curriculum and our own special brand of musical fun.

 

Get in touch with Monkey Music. Children’s Music Group in South Woodford, Woodford Green, Buckhurst Hill and Loughton

We would love to hear from you – so if you think that the activities and fun musical, learning experience we offer at Monkey Music is something you would like to try for yourself, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.  If you’re looking for a friendly baby and toddler group in Essex – South Woodford, Woodford Green, Buckhurst Hill and Loughton please give us a call. 

We would be delighted to introduce you to our friendly team of teachers and to bring Monkey Music into your family.  So get in touch today! 

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