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Monkey Music Baby & Toddler Classes Music Classes in Bromley, Chislehurst & Hayes

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Welcome to Monkey Music Bromley, Chislehurst and Hayes! Our talented and experienced teachers Helen, Lyndsey, Nicola and Sarah are passionate about early years music education and all it does to support your little one's development. Your first class is free and you can join at any stage. Please get in touch if you need any help with your booking. We hope you will enjoy music more in 2024, with your little one....with us! X

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Monkey Music classes have been running for 30 years, and for over 25 in Bromley, Chislehurst & Hayes.

Our classes are deliberately small and make full use of the 30-minute sessions to captivate and educate, through structured, social, and music-making. We use over 500 original and traditional songs, musical games and exciting movement ideas throughout the curriculum.

Our specialist teachers are selected not only for their evident musical talent but also for their natural ability to communicate with and entertain young children and their families.

And grown-ups love Monkey Music as much as the children! We welcome parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles, nannies and childminders. We know that many lasting friendships are formed in our classes. Special memories are made at Monkey Music, as parents share precious time with their baby, toddler or pre-schooler, watching them develop and grow in confidence. How we teach at Monkey Music in this safe and structured environment helps prepare children for nursery, kindergarten and school.

As teachers, we love to witness and share in the many milestones your little ones make. It is an absolute privilege for us to enjoy first claps, waves & steps in Rock’n’Roll and Heigh-Ho. Then in Jiggety-Jig and Ding-Dong, their solos, little compositions, and confident turn-taking in a group. Monkey Music teaching truly is a unique and rewarding way of life.

Please read more about our talented team by clicking the “Our Team” tab.

Take a good look at the class timetable below to find the best day and time for you and your little one!

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Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!

Monkey Music near you

BOOK YOUR FREE CLASS HERE!

Monday

Hayes Free Church, Hayes Free Church, 111 Pickhurst Lane, Bromley, Kent, BR2 7HU

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:15am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:00am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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Bromley Youth Music Trust, BYMT, Bromley Youth Music Centre, Southborough Lane, Bromley, Kent, BR2 8AA

9:30am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
10:15am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:00am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:45am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book Online

Tuesday

Chislehurst Methodist Church, Chislehurst Methodist Church, Prince Imperial Road, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 5LX

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:15am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:00am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:45am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
12:30pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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Wednesday

Chislehurst Methodist Church, Chislehurst Methodist Church, Prince Imperial Road, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 5LX

9:30am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:15am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:00am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:45am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book Online

Thursday

Hayes Free Church, Hayes Free Church, 111 Pickhurst Lane, Bromley, Kent, BR2 7HU

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:15am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:00am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book Online

Chislehurst Methodist Church, Chislehurst Methodist Church, Prince Imperial Road, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 5LX

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:15am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:00am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:45am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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Friday

Bromley United Reformed Church, Bromley United Reformed Church, 20 Widmore Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1RY

9:45am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:15am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
12:00pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book Online

Bromley Youth Music Trust, BYMT, Bromley Youth Music Centre, Southborough Lane, Bromley, Kent, BR2 8AA

9:30am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
10:15am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:00am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:45am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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Monkey Term Dates

Spring Term 2024

Term Starts:
Friday 5th January
Half Term:
Monday 12th February - Friday 16th February
Term Ends:
Thursday 28th March

Summer Term 2024

Term Starts:
Monday 15th April
Half Term:
Monday 27th May - Friday 31st May
Term Ends:
Monday 22nd July

Bond with Baby and discover how music supports early development. This 5-part musical programme for newborns up to 16 weeks old is a mix of in-person classes and pre-recorded sessions delivered by our specially trained teachers and is designed to compliment Monkey Music's progressive 4 stage curriculum.
Each booking includes a kit bag with instruments and a sensory scarf to be used at home.
Book now and make new friends!

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"Thomas loves the classes. He's normally such an active boy but during the classes he actually sits still to pay attention!"

Monkey Music Mum

"Rae enjoys her Ding Dong sessions and likes lining up all the musical props in readiness. It's so good to stay connected - keep up the good work!"

Monkey Music Grandma

"We really enjoyed the session - all super! At the end we get the blanket out and I blow bubbles over the girls like we used to do in class - they love it."

Monkey Music Mum

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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Kate made Spencer's 1st birthday so incredibly special. It was lovely for him to share Monkey Music with all his friends and family. Kate did a great job at entertaining all the children from 12 wks to 3 yrs!

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Holiday fun for all with our Holiday Workshops!

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.

Book your Workshop here!

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Fabulous fun at Monkey Music Workshops - thank you!

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Monkey Music Events!

Join us at one of our Monkey Music Events and find out what happens at Monkey Music! Since they began, in 1993, over 4.8 million classes have entertained hundreds of thousands of families across the UK!

Book your space for some magical music making with your family. Suitable for babies and young children. Be quick! Places are limited.

Monkey Events


‘Music and Your Baby’ Event

Wednesday 21st February, 10:30am
Bromley Youth Music Trust
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The Monkey Team

Helen

I have a music degree and over 20 years experience teaching Monkey Music! I love the way that our classes enable children to learn through having fun, and look forward to seeing everyone at class.

Lyndsey

A Musical Theatre Performer, having performed in various West End shows & over 10 years Monkey Music Experience! My monkey music classes are a highlight of my week!

Nicola

With a background in primary education, and a passion for the Early Years, I love to see the developmental leaps babies and children make as they move through the progressive Monkey Music Curriculum.

I look forward to welcoming you and bringing fun and music to your little one's day X

 

Sarah

With a degree in education and a love of music and dance, being a Monkey Music teacher is my perfect job! I love getting to know families and seeing little ones develop and grow in so many ways. Before pre-school, it was also the highlight of my son's week. Look forward to seeing you soon.

How old does my newborn baby have to be to join the Beautiful Noise programme? Parents and carers can join our Beautiful Noise programme with their newborn baby anytime from birth up until their baby is 16 weeks old (taken from the date of their first face-to-face class).
Can my partner and I both bring our baby to Beautiful Noise? Yes, our Beautiful Noise programme is perfect for parents who attend on their own or with a partner.
How long is each Beautiful Noise face-to-face class? Each Beautiful Noise face-to-face class is an hour long. This gives everyone lots of time to settle/feed/change before the class begins and at the end of the class before leaving.
Can I feed my baby during Beautiful Noise? Yes, of course. We understand that you will want to make yourself and your baby as comfortable as possible during your Beautiful Noise class and you may feed/change/sleep whenever you feel like it!
What happens if my baby sleeps all the way through the class? Beautiful Noise has been created so that you and Baby can share precious time together whilst enjoying the class for mutual reasons and for different reasons. Our teachers understand that our youngest babies need their sleep so if your baby sleeps peacefully during your class then you will be encouraged to join in whilst they sleep close by.
Where can I find my local Beautiful Noise programme? You can click this link https://wwwapi.monkeymusic.co.uk/Beautiful+Noise/ and enter your postcode to find Beautiful Noise programmes near you. If there are no programmes happening in your local area then email hello@monkeymusic.co.uk for an update on programmes which may be opening soon.
How and when do I receive my Beautiful Noise online sessions? Our Beautiful Noise online sessions are sent via email to all members of our face-to-face classes immediately after their first and second classes. Both sessions have been created so that you can practice at home what you and Baby have learned in class.
What is in my Beautiful Noise Kit Bag? Inside your Beautiful Noise Kit Bag (a linen tote) you will find a Monkey Music wave drum, Monkey Music maracito and a sensory scarf. You will be encouraged to use these instruments and the sensory scarf at home when joining in with the online sessions.
Is there any social distancing at Monkey Music Classes? Our class set up ensures that our families participate at a comfortable social distance from each other.
Will it be necessary to wear a face covering to a Monkey Music session? Face Coverings are no longer required at Monkey Music. However, if you wish to wear one, please do so.
What is your Health and Safety plan around Covid-19? Please see our Monkey Music Covid-19 Health and Safety plan <a href="/monkey-music-covid-19-health-safety-plan">here</a> which details the measures we are putting in place to keep everyone safe at Monkey Music.
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 ones sing, dance and play musical instruments. Grown ups join in the fun too!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
What if I miss my usual class? Should you miss a class you are invited to contact your teacher to book a catch-up class at a later date in the same term. These are subject to availability. If your teacher is unable to teach, you will be contacted to be offered a make-up class at a later date in the same term.
What do I need to bring with me? Everything you need to enjoy our classes is made available by the teacher, however, should you prefer not to use the Monkey Music instruments provided at class (these will have been freshly santised for each customer prior to use), you may bring your own Monkey Music approved instruments purchased from our online shop or identical items bought elsewhere. You may also bring along your own small blanket for your child to sit on.
Can I bring a newborn baby too? Babes in arms accompanying older siblings are welcome in our classes free of charge, please speak to your local classes for more information.
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.
Do I have to be musical? No! Our teachers will make you feel welcome whatever your musical ability.
Do I have to sing along? We love it when families sing along and your children will benefit from hearing the sound of a familiar voice, no matter how good or bad! But – there is no pressure to sing because listening, watching and playing the instruments will keep you and your child busy enough! Customers may enjoy our songs at home by purchasing our class specific download albums or books - all available from our online shop
Can I bring an adult friend/relative to class? This is usually possible, but we do ask that you contact your local teacher to ask permission beforehand. This is because some of our teaching rooms have maximum levels of occupancy and our teachers need to know who is attending each session, thank you.
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 and is a popular go-to places between classes to enjoy making Monkey Music at home.
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.
Why pay a membership fee? When enrolling in Monkey Music for the first time, a child becomes a member of our online Monkey Music Club. New members receive a Welcome Pack, including a Monkey Music T-shirt, beautiful sticker pack and milestone card 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.
How do I cancel my class booking? You can cancel your booking at any time within 15 calendar days from your booking confirmation date if you have not had face to face contact with your franchisee when making that booking. To exercise your right you must inform your franchisee in writing of your decision to cancel within the cancellation period. Notice can be provided by emailing the email address or writing to the address provided to you in the booking confirmation email, including your name, home address, details of your booking and, where available, your phone number and email address or you can print off and post or email to the email or postal address shown in the booking confirmation email a completed model cancellation form, a copy of which is available from your franchisee.
In addition to the above you can end your enrolment for terms of regular classes with Monkey Music on giving at least one month’s prior written notice to be received by your franchisee by 1st day of the month prior to the month your next payment is due.
For those paying termly: If you have opted to pay for classes termly this means that notice must be received by your franchisee by 1st day of the month prior to the month the next term is due to start. If you seek to terminate the contract before this date your franchisee will try to fill the place(s) you have booked with other customers but if your franchisee is unable to do so then you may not be entitled to a refund.
For those paying monthly. If you have chosen to pay monthly then notice must be received by the first day of the month prior to the month your next payment is due.
Provided your notice to terminate has been received by your franchisee by the 1st of the month before the next payment is due then the contract will end and you will not be required to pay the next payment.
Where can I buy Monkey Music merchandise? Please click <a href="/shop">here</a>.
How do I become a Monkey Music franchisee? For more details, please click <a href="/franchise">here</a>
What happens at a Monkey Music Birthday Party? See <a href="/more-fun">More Fun</a> on the main website.
Do classes just run during term time? Regular classes run during term time. Many areas also run seasonal Holiday Workshops during school holidays.
How many children are in a class? During our transition to classes due to Covid-19, places are limited and will vary from venue to venue. Our maximum capacity is 15 children per class.
Do I have to pay in advance? Yes. After your first complimentary class you reserve your place and you may choose to pay for our regular weekly classes either monthly or termly.
Monthly payments will be due on the 1st of a month for classes booked in that month. Customers joining midway through a month will be charged for the remainder of classes in that month. Customers booking prior to the start of term will be charged for classes in the first month of booking.
Termly payments will be due on the 1st of the month that each term commences. Customers joining midway through a term will be charged on booking for the remainder of classes in that term.
Customers booking prior to the start of term will be charged for the term on the day of booking.
How much does a class cost? Please ask at your local Monkey Music Office.
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.
At what age can my child start Monkey Music? From 3 months old.
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.
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.
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
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.

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