Monkey Music Baby & Toddler Classes Music Classes in Putney SW15, Barnes SW13 and Fulham SW6

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Welcome to our classes

Monkey Music at Home is back! While we are in lockdown, our live-streamed musical sessions offer a safe and nurturing experience which all the family can enjoy at home. There's plenty of fun and learning in our captivating age specific live sessions, with exclusive recorded material for you to enjoy throughout the week too. We hope to see you soon!


Why Monkey Music classes are unique

Having been involved in music education for over 25 years, I know that music is fundamental to a pre-school aged child’s development. It’s such a fun way to learn! 
As a music teacher myself, when I had my first baby, I knew that a baby and toddler music class was the most important class for him to attend.  Children are natural, instinctive music makers, I wanted to find an activity that was tailored to his developmental needs and to introduce music in a fun and interactive way.  Monkey Music fitted the bill perfectly.  Many years on, I still love our classes, they remain fresh and exciting with quality music at the heart.

For babies from 3mths to pre-school children up to four years, our proven and progressive, age appropriate musical curricula has been carefully honed over 25 years.  Children learn best when they are captivated, engaged and enjoying themselves.  With children grouped in small classes according to age, each class is carefully structured, perfectly pitched, and jam packed with learning opportunities, catchy music, great resources, the finest percussion instruments, movement and dance activities and lots of energy and fun!  
Our classes are very deliberately only 30 minutes long. We cover a lot in that period of time, and we know that any longer can be overwhelming for growing brains that are taking in so many new things. 

Parents and Carers love Monkey Music classes too!

We know music is good for babies and children, but it's good for grown ups too!   Our interactive classes are a great opportunity for parents to share precious time together with their child without the distraction of everyday life.  Children are particularly responsive when sharing music with their carer, it’s a great way to develop reciprocal communication.  One of the lovely things about the classes is the lasting friendships made over the years;  all our venues in Putney, Barnes and Fulham have great cafes nearby, perfect for a catch up before or after class!  

Award winning children’s music activity classes for babies and toddlers in Putney, Barnes and Fulham. 

Since classes first started in 1993, Monkey Music’s hugely popular classes quickly became the ‘must-do’ activity for babies and children in London.  Now across the whole of the UK, thousands of families attend Monkey Music classes every week.  Here in Putney, Barnes and Fulham, Monkey Music has become a rite of passage for many babies and nursery age children and their parents!  

Monkey Music has been nominated for and won several important awards including Best National Pre-Schooler Development Activity, Best National Toddler Development Class, and Best London kids class.

Music and child development

Research has found that exposure to music early in life supports a child in almost all areas of development. Children who attend a music class show improved memory, they smile more and develop better communication skills. Music can help your child reach their full potential, and it’s such a brilliant way to learn so many different important skills.  We often have parents saying how Monkey Music has helped prepare their children for starting nursery and school.

Our Team

Our teachers are all actresses, performers and musicians, with boundless vitality and enthusiasm. Mostly parents themselves, they all adore babies and young children, and all bring something special and unique to their classes.  You can find out more about our teachers below.


Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!

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Monkey Music at Home Presented by Amelia on Tuesday, 30 minute live streamed session plus bonus recorded material available to watch all week, London, SW6 4TS

Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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Monkey Music at Home Presented by Jeni on Wednesday, 30 minute live streamed session plus bonus recorded material available to watch all week, London, SW13 9HJ

Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book Online


Monkey Music at Home Presented by Amelia on Thursday, 30 minute live streamed session plus bonus recorded material available to watch all week, London, SW6 4TS

Heigh-Ho From 12 months
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
Book Online


Monkey Music at Home Presented by Jeni on Friday, 30 Minute Live Streamed Session Plus Bonus Recorded Material Available to Watch All Week, London, SW6 3TD

Heigh-Ho From 12 months
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book Online

Monkey Term Dates

Spring Term 2021

Term Starts:
Monday 18th January
Half Term:
Monday 15th February - Thursday 18th February
Term Ends:
Thursday 1st April


Term Starts:
Thursday 1st January
Half Term:
Term Ends:
Thursday 1st January

"We've watched our daughter gain new skills, grow in confidence and learn to listen as well as sing and play. It has been so fun to use the songs and skills from Monkey Music outside of class too"

Monkey Music Parents

"Monkey Music is an amazing class, it's one of the most favourite times of our week. Fun for both parent and child, it's a great celebration of music, done in a really beautiful, clever way"

Monkey Music Mum

"Literally the only thing that has cheered us up this morning! We loved the class"

Monkey Music Mum

"I've particularly appreciated watching my son's physical co-ordination with instruments and clear understanding of a beat develop through each stage. I'd thoroughly recommend it to any parent"

Monkey Music Mum

"He was just SOOOO happy to be back with you and adored the entire thing - which makes me so happy! Thank you thank you"

Monkey Music Mum

"I am constantly amazed at Jeni's enthusiasm, patience and kindness towards all the kids. Thank you Jeni, for taking such good care of us!"

Monkey Music Grandparent

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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"We booked a party for our daughter's first birthday - what a success, everyone had a wonderful time, babies, toddlers and the grown ups!"

Monkey Music Parent

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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"My eldest particularly loved going along to the Monkey Music workshop, sharing the experience with her younger siblings and remembering all her favourite songs. We all had a great time, thank you!"

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 music and child development event was fascinating, I left with lots of activities to try at home and I learnt so much. It was magical to see just how captivating music can be for tiny babies"

Monkey Music Mum

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The Monkey Team

Jeni Eastlake

Jeni has been teaching Monkey Music in Putney, Barnes and Fulham for over 16 years, sharing music with lots and lots of local families  She loves singing and entertaining and educating babies and young children, and thinks she has the best job in the world!  

Pippa Thomson

Pippa joined the team in 2015. She comes from a long line of musicians, is classically trained in piano, and has also sung lead vocals in a rock band. A local mother of three, she loves teaching and adores working with children; her classes are carefully honed to be a really fun learning experience.

Sarah Higginbotham

Sarah is passionate about music education - for all ages! When she's not at Monkey Music she's a school singing teacher and keen trombonist. Sarah says "I love Monkey Music, it sets the foundation for a lifetime of music."  Sarah has been teaching Monkey Music for 8 years.

Jenni Trevor

Jenni's little girls both grew up with Monkey Music, adoring every second, and as an actress and a mum, Monkey Music fits perfectly with Jenni's skills.   Jenni says "I love to watch how each child's confidence grows in class, and my girls love it when I practise at home!"

Fabienne Borget

Fabienne is a professional Soprano, who performs opera and also teaches singing.  Having been introduced to Monkey Music by an operatic friend, she enjoys teaching it so much.  She loves the way even the youngest baby is encouraged to feel the beat. Her favourite song is Peek-a-Boo!

Amelia Parcell

Amelia's talents in acting and singing ensure her classes are a wonderful musical experience.  Her passion is teaching,  she loves sharing music with little ones, and all her sessions are carefully planned and brilliantly executed.

Georgie Wells

Georgie is full of fun and energy.  Her wonderful singing voice makes every class a very special experience, and she has a fantastic rapport with all the little ones in her classes.  As a professional singer/songwriter, she brings a little magic and originality to her sessions!

Joanna Norden

Joanna has been teaching music to pre-schoolers for 7 years. Her background also includes teaching dance, and touring with a band as a singer. As a mum of 3 young children Joanna is passionate about the positive impact of music on children's development and the opportunity it creates for c

As of 5 November 2020, how do the new restrictions in England affect Monkey Music classes? Currently, where possible, all Monkey Music classes at Covid-secure venues in England remain open to continue to deliver the support that our parents and children rely on. We will of course continue to monitor Government guidance closely and this situation may change. Please contact your local classes if you have specific questions about Monkey Music classes in your area as it may not have been possible for all venues to remain open during this period.
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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