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 funded 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 below. If you’re interested in attending any of these classes, or would like more information, please email meetchatlearn@tinylives.org.uk

Baby Massage (6 weeks – 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. At the moment, all of these classes will be online. 

10.00am – 11.00am   

  • 18th January 2021
  • 25th January 2021
  • 1st February 2021
  • 8th February 2021
  • 15th February 2021

 

PLUS a bonus pre-recorded 4-week course, starting 18th January 2021. Flexible viewing to fit you and your baby’s routine. Please email meetchatlearn@tinylives.org.uk for more information. 

 

Baby Yoga (6 weeks to sitting unaided)

Held by Kalmababy Gateshead, this session of 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. At the moment, all of these classes will be online. 

All sessions are held 11.15am – 12.15pm.

  • 11th January 2021
  • 18th January 2021
  • 25th January 2021
  • 1st February 2021
  • 8th February 2021

 

PLUS a bonus pre-recorded 4-week course, starting 18th January 2021. Flexible viewing to fit you and your baby’s routine. Please email meetchatlearn@tinylives.org.uk for more information. 

 

Movement, Music and Sensory Class (6 weeks – 12 months)

Held by The Baby Hub Gateshead, these award-winning classes feature a mix of singing, music, action songs and themed sensory fun. Singing with your baby has been proven to help strengthen your bond, and this is the perfect class to try out a few songs! Each week, there will be a theme such as Farm, Garden and Weather.

Class videos will be online from Monday 11th January 2021 until 8th February 2021, with a new video uploaded every Monday. You can view these videos at anytime between these dates, and enjoy a class with your baby at your convenience. Please email meetchatlearn@tinylives.org.uk for more information and to join. 

 

Boogie Bairns (6 weeks to 12 months)

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

All sessions are held 11.30am – 12.00pm.

  • 12th January 2021
  • 27th January 2021
  • 9th February 2021
  • 24th February 2021
  • 9th March 2021
  • 24th March 2021

 

 

 

Don’t just take our word for it!

Our Ward 35 families have this to say about their Meet, Chat, Learn experiences:

 

“These sessions have been fun for both of us and we have looked forward to each session”

“It was a great way to meet other parents who understood what you have been through”

“These online sessions have been the only way I have been able to connect with other parents since lockdown, it’s really helped me.

“I find the groups inviting and have a lovely atmosphere. The classes are fun and lovely to meet other mums.”