Meet, Chat, Learn – 2021 Schedule

Open exclusively to Ward 35 parents, Meet, Chat, Learn sessions are a great way to meet other Neonatal families, learn new skills and spend some bonding time with your little one. The classes are organised by Tiny Lives and provided by our delivery partners, so they are always free-of-charge to Ward 35 parents. Please find the latest schedule and booking instructions below.

Tiny Lives are delighted to have received funding to resume our face-to-face classes, which for the next year are funded by a generous grant from the National Lottery Community Fund.

 

Baby Yoga (6 weeks – sitting unaided)

Held by Kalmababy Gateshead, Baby Yoga is for babies from 6 weeks to sitting up unaided. The class incorporates music, song and sensory props, as well as traditional yoga poses too!

This is a 5 week course, and we recommend that you attend all of the sessions in order to get the most out of them for you and your baby. The classes will be taking place at the Vertu Motors Arena, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7AF. You may choose to attend both Baby Yoga and Massage back-to-back (please still complete separate booking forms). Book here.

10.00am – 11.00am

  • Monday 21st June
  • Monday 28th June
  • Monday 5th July
  • Monday 12th July
  • Monday 19th July

 

Baby Massage (6 weeks to sitting unaided)

Held by Kalmababy Gateshead, Baby Massage classes are suitable for babies aged between 6 weeks to those that can sit up unaided. The sessions are wonderful, calm classes and give you the opportunity to bond with your baby through relaxing touch. These sessions also feature developmental techniques, as well as traditional baby massage.

This is a 5 week course, and we recommend that you attend all of the sessions in order to get the most out of them for you and your baby. The classes will be taking place at the Vertu Motors Arena, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7AF. You may choose to attend both Baby Yoga and Massage back-to-back (please still complete separate booking forms). Book now.

11.30am – 12.30pm   

  • Monday 21st June
  • Monday 28th June
  • Monday 5th July
  • Monday 12th July
  • Monday 19th July

 

 

FULLY BOOKED: Movement, Music and Sensory Class (6 weeks – 2 years)

Held by The Baby Hub Gateshead, these award-winning classes feature a mix of sensory fun! Each week, there will be a theme such as Farm, Garden and Weather.

This is a 5 week course, and we recommend that you attend all of the sessions in order to get the most out of them for you and your baby. These classes are taking place at Raven Valley Gym Club, Unit 2a, Riverside Park, Gateshead, NE11 9DJ. Book here.

1.00pm – 2.00pm

  • Thursday 10th June
  • Thursday 17th June
  • Thursday 24th June
  • Thursday 1st July
  • Thursday 8th July

 

Online Boogie Bairns (6 weeks to 2 years)

Boogie Bairns sessions are held by Children North East, and are a fun mix of music, singing, dancing and bubbles! These standalone sessions are a great way to get your baby moving and enjoying lights, sounds and other sensory stimulation. At the moment, these classes will remain online. Book here

11.30am – 12.00pm.

  • Tuesday 8th June
  • Tuesday 13th July

 

 

 

Online Baby Massage and Baby Yoga (6 weeks – sitting unaided)

Online versions of the above Baby Massage and Baby Yoga classes, for parents who may live further afield, who aren’t ready to go face-to-face, or who can’t make the live classes. You’re welcome to book both of these session back-to-back, or to choose one. To book online sessions, please email meetchatlearn@tinylives.org.uk.

Baby Yoga – 10.00am – 11.00am

Baby Massage – 11:15am – 12:15pm

  • Thursday 10th June
  • Thursday 17th June
  • Thursday 24th June
  • Thursday 1st July
  • Thursday 8th July

 

Riverside Buggy Walks

Our Buggy Walks give recently discharged Ward 35 Mams the opportunity to meet up for a Riverside Buggy Walk with Tiny Lives staff and our Peer Supporters. It’s a great way to meet other Mams who understand the neonatal experience. The walks will take place from 10.30am – 11.30am and will start from outside the Tiny Lives office. Find out more and book here.

 

  • July 14th
  • July 28th
  • 11th August
  • 25th August

COVID Safety and Risk Assessments

Please rest assured that all classes have had vigorous risk assesments and we will be undertaking strict measures to ensure you can enjoy the class safely, including additional sanitising of the rooms and equipment, limited group numbers for social distancing, and a track and trace policy. Risk assessments are available upon request.