• Kathryn Hill

Baby & Toddler classes in and around Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire

Updated: Jan 23

Mobile newborn & baby photographer

As a Mum to two girls & working as a photographer across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire & Sheffield, I tend to get about a fair bit ;)

One of the best parts of my job is meeting lovely mums and dads. Chatting during our photoshoots I get to know a fair bit about the local area & what activities they get up to with their little ones. So, I thought I'd share the love with you all! Scroll down for some top rated baby classes available across Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire.

Baby Sensory Mansfield, Ollerton & Southwell

As you may know, I share my studio space with the lovely Emma from Baby Sensory (Mansfield, Ollerton & Southwell). So I'm pretty hot on my Baby Sensory class knowledge and I even pop in a few times a year to do some fun photoshoots with the little ones.

Sneak a peek, it’s all amazing! Our multi-award winning classes will introduce you and your baby (or babies) to a world of sensory delights, where you can relax, spend quality time with each other and enjoy meeting other new parents.

Specifically designed from birth, to aid your child's development, the classes are packed with an incredible variety of sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, dance, singing and more - plus you'll never experience the same class twice.

Classes run weekly for babies aged 0-13 months, a full class timetable can be found here

Story Time with Beth

If you're looking to fill an hour & fancy a quick coffee, why not pop in and see Beth.

A free story time session for under 5's at Costa Coffee in Matlock. With Beth, qualified Early Years teacher and local Usborne Organiser the stories are fun and engaging. Drop in or stay for the hour - it's a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and your little one will be welcome whether they can sit still to listen or not! The session is free to attend, just please make sure you buy yourself a drink in Costa. It's an opportunity to drink one whilst it's hot while Beth reads the stories!

For great Christmas present inspiration, why not check out Beth's facebook page here

Blossom and Bloom Babies

Baby Pregnancy Relaxation, Massage & Yoga

Based in Melbourne, Derby, Keeley offers a great range of classes for Mums, Dads and babies. From Pregnancy Relaxation & Yoga, Baby Massage, Dance and Teething Workshops.

Meeting lots of newborn babies, I often hear how beneficial massage has been for babies struggling with wind, reflux and colic.

If you're interested in baby yoga or massage, follow the link here and have a look at Kelly's website for a huge choice of classes

First Steps Into Parenting

Run by Kelly, her aim for creating First Steps into Parenting is to provide classes which will support you on your parenting journey.

"I hope together we can instil confidence and empowerment within you in your new role as a parent and you will be able to share these experiences alongside other parents who are going through their own journey. New parent & baby classes that enable you to experience and take part in a variety of activities which will promote your babies development."

At each class we will be joined by a specialist in a variety of important areas for guidance, support & advice

Kelly can be found on facebook by clicking here

Wiggle and Giggle Music and Movement Classes

Our classes are in various locations over the Nottinghamshire area, and are for children 0-5 years together with their parents/carers. They are a social activity involving family and friends. The activities will help the children work off excessive energy, become creative and develop a love of music. The classes develop communication, physical and listening skills. Our classes also compliment the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage).

At Wiggle & Giggle, we understand just how important music, discovery and sensory toys are crucial in the development of your children during their early years. - our classes aim to help your kids play, learn and grow into their playful personalities in a safe and welcoming environment.

Classes are available across Nottinghamshire, have a look for your local class by following this link to the Wiggle and Giggle website.


Colourful, creative (often messy!) art, craft and creative play sessions for babies, toddlers and children as well as workshops, parties and events!

Run by Stacey, ARTVenturers has classes available in Mansfield, Southwell and Sutton-In-Ashfield. Check out her class timetable to find out when to visit with your little one.

Follow the link to the ARTventurers website

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A friend and fellow photographer, Claire Butler from Belfast is writing about her Maternity Photos this week, why not pop along and have a look at her beautiful work!

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