Post Lockdown, our classes will run as follows:
Twistin Tinies – Belper, Darley Abbey, Horsley Woodhouse, Little Eaton & Matlock
Twistin Tots – Belper, Darley Abbey, Little Eaton and Matlock.
Do you run classes in the school holidays?
Twistin Tots and Twistin Tikes face to face classes only run in the school term times – check out our Term Dates for the full schedule.
Twistin Tinies and Twistin Tikes Golden both run throughout the summer break.
All of our classes are now available as Online Only throughout the year.
We are still available for Birthday Parties and Nursery sessions in the school holidays however.
Over the Summer months, we also run our free Musical Picnics, which is essentially Twistin Tots in the park, to raise money for worthy causes. Click here for details.
How long are your classes?
Twistin Tots classes will run for 45 minutes of musical fun.
Twistin Tinies classes run for an hour and consist of approximately 40 minutes of magical musical baby bonding activity and 20 minutes of sensory activity for baby in our Natural Exploration Area where you can chat with other like-minded parents.
Our Twistin Tikes classes are not currently running.
Do I have to book for classes?
All of our classes must now be booked and paid for in advance. you must book a half term at a time. Due to Covid-19 and social distancing requirements. class numbers are currently being capped at 10 families.
Twistin Tots classes are now £7 per family. Click here for a Twistin Tots taster session. If you wish to sign up for our new Online Only option, you can do this for £4 a week (also payable in advance per half term).
Twistin Tinies sessions, are now £8 per session. Click here for a free Twistin Tinies taster session.If you wish to sign up for our new Online Only option, you can do this for £4 a week (also payable in advance per half term).
How structured are your sessions?
Twistin Tots classes follow a similar pattern each week and there are some songs that we do perform weekly as children of this age respond best to repetition and familiarity. We do have a number of different themes – from On the Farm, to Under the Sea, Jungle and Desert Island, which our children love. However, pre-Lockdown, we didn’t make children sit on their parents’ lap for the session (although some did and this was fine!) – they were free to run around and interact with other children as they wish. Neither did we make parents join in.
However, post-Lockdown, we will be observing social distancing so classes will run differently. We are hoping that this will encourage parents to join in with their children and lots of fun will be had by everyone! New songs and props are introduced intermittently to keep things interesting for parents/carers and children.
Twistin Tinies classes are more structured and cover a 45-minute baby bonding and musical sensory session followed by a 15-minute chat session giving parents the opportunity to ask questions and make new friends. There is a lot of repetition at these classes as this is essential to the learning and development of very young babies and you will also learn a selection of activities and songs to do at home with your child.
Pre-Lockdown, we had a ‘break out’ activity at Twistin Tinies classes – our Natural Exploration Area – which provided a sensory experience for baby and the opportunity for parents to have an informal chat with other like-minded parents.
Twistin Tikes classes – when they are running – cover a number of themes, ranging from Food, Jungle, Places, Farm, Transport, Under the Sea, and People (to name but a few!)) which are rotated weekly. These classes include more complex songs and with more actions and instruction, but children are still free to run about as they wish and we actively encourage parents and grandparents to join in at these sessions.