Monkey Music Baby & Toddler Classes Music Classes in Bicester, Kidlington & Witney

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I am Nicola, a former early years teacher and mother of three with a strong love of music and passion for child development. Having attended Monkey Music with my own children and watched them flourish, I am excited to now offer baby and toddler classes of my own. These are currently all held as online live-streamed sessions. Come along and join the fun!

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As a teacher I taught in all years of primary school but specialised in Early Years teaching, covering nursery and reception. I found pleasure every day in watching children develop in all areas and become confident and excited learners.  After having my first child I discovered the joy that comes with watching a baby develop and celebrating all of those little developmental milestones.  I took my son to many baby groups but knew I had found something special when we went to our first Monkey Music class.  The classes are not only energetic and fun but are also deeply rooted in child development and each class aims to develop children in three main areas: Social, Language and Physical.  Not only that but they also have music at the heart of all lessons and activities. 

When the opportunity arose to run Monkey Music classes, I didn’t have to think twice. I have always had a passion for music and singing, and feel very privileged to be able to bring the joy of music to children and their carers.  With the recent outbreak of the Coronavorus it has been necessary to change our classes to online session. These sessions have been a real hit with customers and offer a fun and interactive experience that children can engage with at home. 

What do our sessions offer?

Our youngest members can join our Rock ‘n’ Roll baby sessions from 3 months.  These sessions offer a gentle introduction to Monkey Music and are a calm, engaging and nurturing experience for you and your baby.  We use a selection of instruments (which can be made at home), catchy songs and engaging props specifically chosen to stimulate your baby's senses.  There is also plenty of opportunity for bonding with your baby and enjoying their smiles as they engage with other babies and listen for Monkey’s magical sounds. Our Rock 'n' Roll sessions provide a range of activities you can continue in between sessions with your little one to work on a number of areas of early devlopment

At around 12 months old babies graduate and move on to our Heigh- Ho sessions and following this will move on to Jiggety- Jig sessions. At each stage children will enjoy a curriculum which is specifically designed for them and their level of development and packed with fun learning opportunities. They will enjoy a range of over 500 original songs, written with child development in mind. All sessions include high quality props and instruments and most importantly lots of music, singing, movement and social interaction!

Monkey Music is now over 25 years old and a leading provider of baby and toddler music classes. The curriculum is regularly reviewed and updated to ensure that you are really getting the most out of the precious time spent with your child. 

So what’s in it for you?

Monkey Music sessions for my children and many others are a highlight of the week but they aren’t just all about the babies/children and their enjoyment.  Spending a 30 minute session with your child each week in an environment where you are able to focus solely on them provides a powerful and magical bonding experience. Parents and grandparents often find that they enjoy the sessions just as much as the children.  Singing and playing music as a group is a wonderfully social activity, and it has been amazing to see how this is still the case when running sessions online. Children love seeing each other joining in with the activities and look forward to seeing each other every week on their screens!

What next?

Come and join us at one of our baby and toddler sessions! You can book an individual session or a groups of sessions together. Remember to book a session that is usually run in a venue near to your home- when we are able to run face to face sessions again it will be lovely to all see each other in person! I really look forward to meeting you soon!

 

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Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!

Monkey Music near you

Monday - All classes available to book + watch online with Monkey Music at Home

Tuesday - All classes available to book + watch online with Monkey Music at Home

Wednesday - All classes available to book + watch online with Monkey Music at Home

Monkey Music at Home with Nicola, Bowmont Square, Shakespeare Drive, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26 2GJ

9:40am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:20am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:00am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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Thursday - All classes available to book + watch online with Monkey Music at Home

Friday - All classes available to book + watch online with Monkey Music at Home

Monkey Music at Home with Nicola, Oxford Road, Kidlington, Oxfordshire, OX5 1AB

10:00am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:40am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:20am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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Monkey Term Dates

Summer Term 2020

Term Starts:
Monday 20th April
Half Term:
Monday 25th May - Sunday 31st May
Term Ends:
Tuesday 21st July

Term

Term Starts:
Thursday 1st January
Half Term:
n/a
Term Ends:
Thursday 1st January

Celebrate with Monkey and Mo!

Monkey Music parties are great fun for babies and children of all ages. Parties are tailored to suit every occasion and always include the birthday child’s favourite Monkey Music songs!

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Holiday fun for all!

Monkey Music holiday workshops are a popular way to keep children entertained during the holidays. Unlike our regular classes where children are strictly grouped according to age, the holiday workshops cater for a mixed age group of children.

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The Monkey Team

What do the classes involve? Monkey Music is an interactive award winning musical curriculum. Classes are small and tailor-made for babies and young children who are grouped according to their age. Each child is accompanied by their carer. Little monkeys sing, dance and play musical instruments. Big monkeys join in the fun too!
Can babies relate to music at such a young age? The ear is the first organ to develop fully in the womb. From five months, an unborn baby can hear the world around them. Early exposure to music encourages babies to develop their musical ear which supports all aspects of early learning and development. Just as language skills are developed early in life, so is musical talent. Regardless of the level of music aptitude with which children are born, they must have formal and informal experiences in music to maintain that level of potential.
Are the classes different for each age group? Yes. Our curriculum is structured and progressive. Rock’n'Roll: from 3 months Heigh-Ho: from 12 months Jiggety-Jig: 2 + 3 year olds Ding-Dong: 3 + 4 year olds
Are all the teachers musically trained? All Monkey music teachers are specifically trained on delivering the Monkey Music curriculum. Many of them are professional musicians and teachers.
How long is a class? Half an hour. Each 30 minute class is a significant step in our progressive curricula. Classes are carefully planned to maximise the attention span of a very young child so that they learn from sharing a rewarding, enjoyable and worthwhile experience.
At what age can my child start Monkey Music? From 3 months old.
Can I try a class before I sign up to a course? Yes. You and your child are invited along for a free complimentary class when making an initial booking enquiry.
How much does a class cost? Please ask at your local Monkey Music Office.
Do I have to pay a term in advance? Yes. After your first complimentary class you reserve your place and are invoiced pro rata for the remaining classes in the term. Families who attend our classes will often bond with their teacher and other members of their group. In order to reserve places so that everyone can be together we facilitate a termly booking system. This also encourages our families to attend regularly so that everyone learns new skills at the same pace.
How many children are in a class? Maximum 15
Do classes just run during term time? Regular classes run during term time. Many areas also run seasonal Holiday Workshops during school holidays.
What happens at a Monkey Music Birthday Party? See More Fun on the main website.
How do I become a Monkey Music franchisee? For more details, please click here
Where can I buy Monkey Music merchandise? Please click here.
Why pay a membership fee? When enrolling in Monkey Music for the first time, a child becomes a member of the Little Monkey Club. New members receive a Welcome Pack, including a Monkey Music T-shirt and beautiful sticker pack as well as access to our online club which supports the child in their learning experience at Monkey Music. The membership fee is payable when registering each child in regular weekly classes at Monkey Music and we offer a discount to siblings who join at any stage. Siblings receive their own welcome pack and T-shirt to wear to class. Ask your local classes for more details.
Is it OK for me to take photos or video in class? No, we politely request that you refrain from taking photos or videos at class.
Can I opt out of the membership fee? No, our online club is designed to support the learning experience of children at our regular classes.
Can I bring a sibling? Yes! We offer discounts for siblings, ask your local classes for more details.
Do I have to sing along? We love it when our customers join in and your children benefit from hearing the sound of a familiar voice, no matter how good or bad!
Do I have to be musical? No! Our teachers will make you feel welcome whatever your musical ability.
Why don’t you offer drop-in classes? We value musical education as a fundamental part of early development, and as such our regular weekly classes are progressive to maximise the learning potential of each child.
Can I bring my newborn too? Yes! Newborn babies are welcome in our classes, please speak to your local classes for more information.
What do I need to bring with me? Everything you need to enjoy our classes is provided by the teacher.
What if I can’t make my usual class? You are welcome to catch up with any classes that you miss. Speak to your local classes to book a catch up class.
What makes Monkey Music classes so special? Monkey Music classes are considered a leading light in pre-school education. Come along for a free class to see for yourself what make Monkey Music classes the highlight of the week for so many families across the UK!
Why is Monkey Music more expensive than the other music groups around? Monkey Music has been established for over 25 years and is proud to have a rich musical heritage. We offer a unique and progressive learning experience for your child, which is supported by over 500 original songs and musical activities. Our talented teachers are carefully chosen and trained to offer the highest standard of pre-school music education.
Why are Monkey Music classes 30 minutes long? Our classes have been honed and developed over 25 years and are designed to fully captivate babies and young children for the duration. The very interactive nature of every class means that our little monkeys need to rest again after 30 minutes of magical music making!
What do you expect of the children, do they have to sit down the whole time? Each class is carefully structured and formatted so that every child and carer is encouraged to join in with the fun. Classes are paced according to each age group with the opportunity for little ones to be up on their feet during ‘Time to Move’ and sitting with their carers during ‘Time to Play’ and ‘Time to Sleep’. Most children quickly learn what is happening next and Monkey helps them with friendly encouragement!
Do you offer ‘mixed age’ classes? Because of the progressive nature of our curricula which is age specific, we do not offer regular weekly mixed classes. However, during the holidays, many of our teachers offer mixed age holiday workshops.

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