Best Baby Classes and Groups in Derby and Derbyshire

Our Guide to the Best Baby Classes and Groups in Derbyshire is here to give you the low down on Derby’s best baby classes and activities so that you can get out and about, meet friends and have fun with your new baby!

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Sensory learning and development from birth to 13 months

Transporting your baby to a magical world of sensory learning packed full of wonder, exploration and extraordinary delights, Baby Sensory classes provide an incredible variety of sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, dance, singing and more. Each week brings different activities and themes, providing new experiences for your baby every time!

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Parent and baby development classes

Developed with 15 years of research into child development to give a complete neurological workout for your little one, Baby College classes offer a well-balanced mixture of physical, language, multi-sensory and cognitive games, exercises and activities, to cover every aspect of your child's development, including singing, dancing, signing, and much, much, more!

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Derby based drama and dance classes for babies!

Action Academy run fun and unique performing arts workshops for your baby including Baby Bollywood Boogie and Tiny Tots Dance! Action Academy baby classes are full of colourful props, rhythmic music and themed lessons which encourage learning and development, at the same time as being lots of fun.

For Action Academy class locations, times and costs click here

Little Starts Gift Cards can be used with all of these classes and make the perfect gift for mum-to-be and their babies

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Communicate with your baby

Tiny Talk’s interactive baby signing classes teach everyday sign language signs and hands-on sensory activities to delight your baby. Classes develop all round communication skills, teaching them to communicate before they can talk, stimulating their senses and encouraging tracking skills, hand eye coordination and fine motor skills.

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Baby massage courses in Derby

Loving Hands run baby massage courses spanning 5 weekly sessions, covering a full body massage routine for you and your baby to enjoy in a relaxed and friendly environment.

The massage routine includes strokes to help relieve symptoms of colic, wind, constipation, congestion and teething, which can be very stressful for both parent and baby. Sessions also include an element of sensory play for the babies and leave plenty of time for mummy or daddy to relax with refreshments and some adult conversation.

For Loving Hands Baby Massage class locations, times and costs click here


Teaching independent swimming from birth

At Puddle Ducks, highly trained and qualified teachers teach swimming to babies from birth and are experts at identifying children’s levels of ability and adapting activities to the individual, nurturing confidence and encouraging natural ability.

Lessons are taught in specially selected pools with limited class sizes. Classes incorporate rhyme (with bespoke songs written by professional musicians) and movement based on extensive child development research.

For Puddle Ducks class locations, times and costs click here

Little Starts Gift Cards can be used with all of these classes and make the perfect gift for mum-to-be and their babies

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Derbyshire based music group for babies

Twistin Tots classes offer a fun mix of rhymes, songs actions and props to educate young children and keep them entertained, as well as helping them to develop language, communication and social skills.

All classes help to promote learning, co-ordination and movement in young children. Classes include many children’s favourite songs, including Dingle Dangle Scarecrow, Music Man and Horsey Horsey and are great if you have a toddler or pre-schooler to bring along too!

For Twistin Tots class locations, times and costs click here


The ultimate fitness class for mums in Derby!

Ok so perhaps not a baby class, but a fitness class you can take baby along to, Buggybabes classes will give you a great workout as well as being lots of fun! Suitable for all levels of fitness, Buggybabes classes are the perfect way to help you adjust to the physical demands of looking after a new baby, regain your fitness and generally just feel great about yourself!

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Award-Winning Educational Messy Play for Under 5s

Little Learners is a multi award-winning pre-school company which offers educational messy play classes for babies. Their classes are designed around an innovative mark making programme following the journey of four fun characters – ‘The Mark Makers‘.

Messy play, painting, play dough, scribbling, dance and more are used to encourage children to mark make and learn early writing skills through play.

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Fun and social buggy fitness classes in Derby

Bump to baby fitness run outside fitness classes you can take baby along to in Ockbrook.

Classes are designed for all fitness levels and are fully inclusive for your baby to enjoy alongside. In addition to a weekly class held on a Wednesday, Bump to Baby Fitness run fun filled family boot camps at weekends.

For Bump to Baby fitness class locations, times and costs click here


Baby Play Programme

Tots Play run award winning and unique multi-activity developmental play classes for babies.

Tots Play classes combine music, massage, physical play, baby sign language, sensory play, yoga and much more, so you can enjoy all these experiences under one programme and make some special memories with your little one.

For Tots Play class locations, times and costs click here

Need a gift idea for a friend having a baby? Why not buy them a Little Starts Gift Card that can be used with all of these classes and help them make some special memories with their new baby…

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