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.
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 Chowdene Children’s Centre, Waverley Rd, Harlow Green, Gateshead, NE9 7TU . 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
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 Chowdene Children’s Centre, Waverley Rd, Harlow Green, Gateshead, NE9 7TU . You may choose to attend both Baby Yoga and Massage back-to-back (please still complete separate booking forms). Book now.
11.15am – 12.15pm
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
Boogie Bairns sessions are held by Children North East, and are a fun mix of music, singing, dancing and bubbles! You can watch an example class here. These standalone sessions are a great way to get your baby moving and enjoying lights, sounds and other sensory stimulation. Choose from online or face-to-face classes this term, or feel free to choose both!
Face-to-Face classes take place 1.00pm – 2.00pm at Children North East Cowgate Centre, Houghton Avenue, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE5 3UT.
Book here for Face-to-Face classes.
Online classes take place via Zoom, 10.00am – 10.45am.
Book here for online classes.
As the autumn and winter months draw in we have replaced our Buggy Walks with a new Saturday morning fortnightly Stay & Play session in partnership with the Little Pioneers Cooperative Nursery. We know how hard it is for new parents who have left Ward 35 being unable to meet up face-to-face with other parents who understand the neonatal experience.
The Stay and Play sessions provide an opportunity to meet other parents with a similar experience, Tiny Lives staff and our Peer Supporters in a relaxed and friendly environment while your little ones play.
Places are limited to 8 families (up to 2 adults, one baby or multiples) you can drop in anytime between 10.00am – 12:00 noon but you will need to book to ensure we know who is coming and can keep socially-distanced.
Saturday 9th October
Saturday 23rd October
Saturday 6th November
Saturday 20th November
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.