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Nurturing Beginnings | Hatherley Scout Hall

Groups & Classes

Welcome to Nurturing Beginnings, high quality baby & toddler classes, parenting support & workshops in Cheltenham. 

Our well loved classes are relaxed, friendly and child centred for you and your little one to make the most of your time together from birth to pre-schooler. All our classes offer hot drinks & homemade chocolate brownie for adults!

We offer three days of classes ranging from Baby Massage, Story Explorers, Baby Yoga, Nurturing Beginnings Postnatal, Baby Makaton, Nurturing Beginnings Explorers, Daddy Explores and Storytime, Stretch and Sing. Please see below the days that our classes are on and follow the links to book:

Wednesdays:

Musical Explorers - A fun interactive baby & toddler music class in Cheltenham to combine old favourites and new songs to get your little one off to a great start! A much loved class which will delight parents & little ones alike using songs, musical instruments and sensory play.
Musical Explorers (7months-2years) 9:30-10:30am
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Story Explorers -  Immerse your child in the magical experience of storytelling, imagination and movement with Cheltenham’s well loved children’s entertainer Phil. Enter a world of creativity, fun, music and sensory experiences bringing your child a wealth of learning opportunities:
Story Explorers LITTLIES (1yr-2.5yr) - 9.30am - 10.25am.
Story Explorers BIGGIES (2yrs - 4yrs) - 10.35am - 11.30am.
Click here to book! 

Baby Massage - Our course builds up a variety of rhythmic strokes carefully designed to soothe and calm young babies with the use of organic sunflower oil. Baby massage is entirely baby led and we follow the babies’ cues to ensure it is an enjoyable experience for you and your baby.
Baby Massage Course - 11.00am - 12.00pm.
Click here to book!

Thursdays:

Nurturing Beginnings Explorers - NB Explorers is our popular Baby & Toddler Group, come and enjoy all your favourite toys and songs alongside friends old and new. With hot drinks & homemade cakes available throughout, the perfect place to meet friends and have fun!
NB Explorers (0-4yrs) - 9:30 - 11:00am. £6.50 per family
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Baby Makaton - Baby Makaton is our exciting baby sign class teaching a fantastic communication style that helps deepen connection and comprehension between parent and child. Sessions are fun, interactive, and designed to equip families with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to use Makaton signs and symbols in everyday life.
Baby Makaton
(0-12months) - 10.00am - 11.00am.
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Storytime, Stretch & Sing The best baby class in town combining: stories, baby yoga, songs, actions, natural heuristic play, sensory play and of course ending with hot drinks & homemade cake!
Storytime, Stretch & Sing (3-9months) - 11.30am - 12.30pm

Storytime, Stretch & Sing (2-9months) - 1.00pm - 2.00pm
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Baby Massage - Our course builds up a variety of rhythmic strokes carefully designed to soothe and calm young babies with the use of organic sunflower oil. Baby massage is entirely baby led and we follow the babies’ cues to ensure it is an enjoyable experience for you and your baby.
Baby Massage Course 
- 11.30am - 12.30pm.
Click here to book!

Fridays:

Nurturing Beginnings Explorers - NB Explorers is our popular Baby & Toddler Group, come and enjoy all your favourite toys and songs alongside friends old and new. With hot drinks & homemade cakes available throughout, the perfect place to meet friends and have fun!
NB Explorers (0-4yrs) - 9.30am - 11.00am. £6.50 per family
Click here to book! 

Nurturing Beginnings Postnatal - NB Postnatal is our welcoming community for new parents to come along, enjoy a hot drink & homemade cake and allow their baby to explore in a safe & nurturing environment. With tasters & pop ups we have something of interest every week for non mobile babies!
NB Postnatal (0-9 months)
- 11.30am - 1.00pm. £3 per family
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Baby Yoga - Baby yoga empowers you with the skills to deliver over clothes massage, breathing techniques, stretching and movements for your baby; alongside a selection of songs, rhymes, actions and sensory play.
Baby Yoga (2-8months) 
- 1.30pm - 2.30pm.
Click here to book! 

Saturdays:
Daddy Explorers - Open to all dads with children aged new-born to preschool, Daddy Explorers provides a wide range of toys, books, and interactive activities tailored to the age of your Little One to support their social and emotional development.
Daddy Explorers - 10.15am - 11.30am.
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For details about these classes, plus other venues and days visit the Nurturing Beginnings website.

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