Musical Bumps classes in North West Kent
During the Covid-19 crisis I am running a condensed timetable of “Musical Bumps @ Home” classes until I am able to return to the usual venues. These will live, interactive classes lasting 30 minutes. All booking enquiries are to be sent via email, and fees have been reduced by 20%. Siblings are welcome to participate at no extra cost. All those booked on will also be able to access a private Facebook group which will provide additional resources including activities and pre-recorded video sessions.
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Monday Live Stream via Zoom
11:00 Mixed Age (1-4 years old)
Wednesday Live Stream via Zoom
09.15am 2 years+
10.15am 1 year+
11.15am Babies (0-12 months)
Musical Bumps is already well established in the South East and I’m delighted to now be delivering classes in North West Kent – with classes in the Cyclopark in Gravesend and New Ash Green. Please click on the location name below for venues and directions.
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Hello from Helen
Hello, I’m Helen and I am excited to be delivering Musical Bumps classes in North West Kent! As a child, I learnt to play the piano and was a member of the school madrigal choir. My interest in music was reignited when I joined Musical Bumps classes as a parent where I enjoyed learning new songs and made new friends. I also bonded well with the teacher so when, in September 2012, she informed me of the chance to become a teacher myself, I snapped up the opportunity to begin teaching Musical Bumps to children at my local nursery. Since then I have taught many classes all over Kent but am thrilled to now have my own Musical Bumps business.
Through Musical Bumps classes, I want to share my passion and enthusiasm for music education and all the benefits it brings! I look forward to sharing this experience with you.
All of our classes support the Early Years Foundation Stage and are carefully planned to enhance early speech and language development with music, fun and games for both child and carer. Adults are encouraged to participate fully – children are more engaged and involved when they see their special adult joining in too. You need to allow an hour for each class which includes time for refreshments and socialising.
Our 2+ classes are for children aged two years and above. These classes are gently structured, and learning is through play and fun. We cover a variety of topics, with puppets and props as an integral part of each class to encourage children to join in and start to use their singing voices. With carefully chosen games and songs, musical skills and concepts are introduced and practised using a wide variety of percussion instruments. Children learn to listen, to take turns and even to tidy up!
Our under 2s classes are for children from birth to two years old. We do our best to ensure that the content of the class covers this age range. Babies are welcome to feed, be walked, rocked – their individual needs come first. Sometimes babies sleep during the class but much of what we do is to give you ideas for activities to share at home with your baby and it won’t be long before they are are very alert throughout the class, watching, listening and taking in everything that goes on around them. Toddlers in this class benefit from joining in with actions, clapping, singing and dancing! There are instruments and puppets for everyone (we don’t expect them to share resources at this stage!); the classes are relaxed and child-led, although following the same structure every week, which small children find reassuring and increases their confidence.
This class is for children aged from 0-4 years old. Elements within the class will be adapted for different ages – in the same way, that fitness classes contain different movements for different abilities.
Find out what fun we had in the Spring term and what the Summer term will bring!
If you are ready to sign up, or want to renew for another happy and musical term, then…….
Download our Spring term’s booking form here
Registration and GDPR
In order to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, May 2018), please can you complete and submit this Registration and Permissons Form. To comply with Musical Bumps Safeguarding policies, we need to receive the completed registration form for each child before enrolment and prior to attending your first paid class. Many thanks, Helen
Musical Bumps North West Kent can create a bespoke programme of learning for your school or nursery’s specific needs. From one-off workshops or parties, clubs and choirs right through to a full music curriculum for EYFS and KS1. You can rely on Musical Bumps to provide stimulating, ambitious, practical and musical classes and clubs!
I currently teach an after school music club at Cedar Children’s Academy in Strood.
I also work on an ad hoc basis with The Owl Pre-School in Northfleet, Young Risers Per-School in Istead Rise and Culverstone Green Nursery in Meopham.
Dates for Sumer Term 2020
All locations are currently suspended. Musical Bumps will come to you instead – easy location, no parking issues (but please bring your own snack for after class!!)
Cyclopark, DA11 7NP
Cyclopark, The Tollgate, Watling Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 7NP.
Classes take place in the first room on the left of the entrance to the building – just before the café. The Cyclopark is located next to the A2 to the south of Gravesend, Kent. Take the A227 junction, (Gravesend Central) and follow the signs for Cyclopark. There is a £1.20 parking fee at the venue. There is a fabulous playground and cafe at this venue.
New Ash Green Youth & Community Centre, Ash Rd, Longfield DA3 8JY
New Ash Green Youth & Community Centre, Ash Rd, Longfield DA3 8JY is located in the shopping centre in between New Ash Green Primary School and the library. Parking is plentiful and FREE! The closest spaces are located via North Square. Please enter the building through the main front door. Classes are held in the meeting room to the left of the entrance.