Monkey Music Baby & Toddler Classes Music Classes in Eltham, Mottingham, New Eltham, RA Woolwich, Plumstead & Welling

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We're back in class and loving seeing so many Monkey Music families! We really appreciate you helping us to return safely and adhering to the social distancing guidelines and, of course, we're doing everything we can with cleaning, wiping and spraying. Most classes are almost full, but get in touch if you'd like to join in with Monkey. We'd love to meet you!

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I’ve lived in Eltham for  almost 20 years and  spent 7 years taking my children to Monkey Music classes close by . After 18 years managing the classical recording schedules of EMI and Warner Classics, I realised it was time to start nurturing some of our younger budding musicians instead. 

Coming to Monkey Music is a fabulous way to have fun with your baby or toddler while knowing everything they are doing, seeing and hearing will aid their development.  Music plays such an important role in the early development of a child.  Babies were born to love music after all! Our interactive classes and quality instruments engage the children in music-making in a fun and sociable environment.   They absorb so much without even realising they are learning!

We run classes on almost every day of the week and try to offer customers a 'catch-up' session if classes are missed due to illness, so you won't miss out. 

As parents we naturally use music to sooth and calm our children, and research has shown that music can help with all areas of child development.  Our baby and toddler music classes contain action songs and rhymes to build language and numerical skills; playing along with hand-held instruments develops fine motor skills and co-ordination, and movement works on spatial awareness.  Our age-specific classes mean that your child is always experiencing a class appropriate for their development and enjoyment.   

Rock’n’Roll (for babies from 3 months) Babies spend quality time with their carers learning to make sounds, moving their bodies in time to the music and developing their fine motor skills and co-ordination, whilst giving both adult and child some valuable social time! Our Magic Sounds and colourful props and puppets will captivate and delight our youngest little monkeys.  And grown-ups can be confident that everything is safe for their babies to use as we make sure everything is cleaned after each use. 

Heigh-Ho (for toddlers from 12 months) By the time your little explorers reach their first birthday they will be looking for something more upbeat and fast-paced.  It's a very busy age! Learning how to respond to the music and then how to copy and practise what they hear, all the while practising their fine motor skills.  Our themed classes, interactive songs and fabulous percussion instruments are sure to grab their attention while helping to develop self-discipline and listening skills.

Jiggety-Jig (2 & 3 year olds).  By now, your little ones are likely to be more independent and want to play for themselves! We develop their sense of rhythm through dancing and singing in the class, playing with the percussion instruments and even composing for themselves.  They learn important lessons about boundaries, sharing and the social skills required for nursery or pre-school. 

Pre-school 3 & 4 year olds love our Ding-Dong classes.  Fine tuning their ears to hear and understand musical patterns, using their eyes to recognise written music and growing their knowledge by learning about instruments of the orchestra. Often children are also at nursery or pre-school and we compliment all they are experiencing there by following the Early Years Foundation stages in our progressive curriculum.

Monkey Music Eltham operates in and around Eltham, Royal Arsenal Riverside in Woolwich, Welling, Shooters Hill and around New Eltham, Mottingham and Sidcup. 

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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Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!

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Monday

Shrewsbury House, Shrewsbury House, Bushmoor Crescent, London, SE18 3EG

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

Eltham Park Methodist Church, Eltham Park Methodist Church, Westmount Road, London, SE9 1XX

9:45am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
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Wednesday

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Thursday

Under 1 Roof, The IO Centre, Skeffington Street, Royal Arsenal Riverside, London, London, SE18 6SR

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

Falconwood Community Centre, Falconwood Parade, The Green, Welling, Kent, DA16 2PG

9:40am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:25am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:15am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
12:00pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
1:00pm
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
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Monkey Term Dates

Autumn Term 2020

Term Starts:
Monday 28th September
Half Term:
Monday 26th October - Friday 30th October
Term Ends:
Friday 18th December

Term

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

I loved the first class, you managed the COVID regulations with such ease, thank you. It didn’t impact on the class at all.

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We absolutely loved the session. I still know all the words to the familiar songs [and] was really nice for R, and F loved joining in too. Will definitely be signing up to next term. Thank you.

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"It's the highlight of the week and the best children's activity I've done in my 5 years of being a Mum. When they're not at classes they are often doing monkey music role play games at home."

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"Great class! Kerry is brilliant and gets the kids engaged with the class. My daughter looks forward to going each week"

Monkey Music Mum

Thank you so much for our Monkey Music Class today - it was great!! R had the biggest smile when she saw you and the Monkey Music song came on. We’re both looking forward to next week!

Monkey Music Mum

"My 5 month old son and I love Monkey Music with Kerry. I’m really enjoying watching his developmental changes from one week to the next. Thoroughly recommend this class"

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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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My son has been attending monkey music for just under a year and he truly loves the class. He loves it so much we asked his teacher to provide a monkey music 1st birthday and I can't express how happy we were"

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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.

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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.

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The Monkey Team

Kerry Hill

Hello from Monkey Music!  With more than 20 years' experience in the music industry, I can't wait to meet you and your child to show you how much fun music can be when you're a baby or toddler!

As of 15 October 2020, how does the new 3 Tier alert level affect Monkey Music classes? Currently, all Monkey Music classes at Covid-secure venues across the UK remain open to adult carers who bring children who live in the same household or who are in the same bubble. We will continue to monitor the situation closely. Please contact your local classes if you have specific questions about Monkey Music classes in your area
What is your Health and Safety plan around Covid-19? Please see our Monkey Music Covid-19 Health and Safety plan here 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? During our transition back to classes due to Covid-19, should you miss a class, or your teacher is unable to teach, you will receive a link to a special Monkey Music class to join in at home. You may enjoy this class as many times as you would like to over the week! Please speak to your teacher for more details.
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 our customers join in and your children benefit from hearing the sound of a familiar voice, no matter how good or bad! However, current Government Guidelines don't allow for sing-along activities so for the time being our classes are directed and sung by the teacher only. 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? Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions, we ask that only one adult accompanies the child/children to Monkey Music classes.
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 here.
How do I become a Monkey Music franchisee? For more details, please click here
What happens at a Monkey Music Birthday Party? See More Fun 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. You will be notified by email ahead of each payment taken and also when payment has been taken.
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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