Who comes to classes?

At Twistin Tots sessions, we have a wide range of ages from newborns to those just about to go to school and classes offer something for everyone. Some children come with their mummy, some with daddy, some with carers, and many with grandparents who often have more time to bring them. All are welcome and the feedback we receive about classes is very positive. We also get a number of child-minders who come with other people’s children.

At Twistin Tinies, it is mainly new mums or dads who are currently attending, and it is at this market that classes are predominantly aimed. Babies have attended so far from 3 weeks old to 15/16 months and all have benefitted – according to parental feedback.

Twistin Tikes is aimed at any age where the child can follow instructions – and the content of the classes reflects this; however, we currently have some babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers attending and feedback is great – parents tell us that all ages enjoy this class. These classes are also run in Care Homes as Twistin Tikes Golden combining our Tikes with elderly residents.

Do I drop off my child at sessions?

No, children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times at all classes and are your responsibility for the duration of the class.


How many children attend classes?

Numbers at Twistin Tots classes vary.  Some locations are busier than others and afternoon sessions tend to be quieter than morning sessions. We may have 12 children at a class one week and 35 the next – it’s very unpredictable depending on the time of year (colder months are busier than summer months), the weather on the day and location, because these classes are Pay As You Go (PAYG).

Numbers at Twistin Tinies are restricted to 20, which is why booking is essential, and demand for these classes has been high since their introduction.

Twistin Tikes classes are popular and we usually get about 20 attending our session in Belper on a Monday morning. Nursery sessions may range in number from 8 – 30.

Do you run age-specific classes?

Twistin Tots classes are designed to suit all ages 0 – 5yrs and all are welcome.

Twistin Tinies is for those parents/carers with children aged 0-18 months.

Twistin Tikes is for children of any age who can follow instructions and classes have been designed specifically to develop skills that children are expected to have mastered by the time they start school. However, younger children are welcome and to date, those attending are enjoying classes.


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