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Our original Baby College® parent and baby development classes help parents gain an insight into their baby’s development from birth onwards and learn a carefully designed range of physical, multi-sensory and cognitive games and exercises which can be enjoyed together in class and at home.
Classes include a carefully designed mixture of physical, multi-sensory and cognitive games, exercises and activities including music, dancing, signing and much more – all designed to cover every aspect of your child’s development. Book in advance for term.
Infants (0-9 months) – offer an insight into baby development to increase your confidence and understanding of your growing baby. All our fun activities are suitable from birth with the exercises progressing as your baby grows.
Toddlers (9-18 months) – your older baby is now fascinated with the world around them so in this group additional learning themes are introduced and new skills are practiced. Activities promote language and social skills and body awareness.
Juniors (18-36 months) – our special Junior programme is even more active, more emphasis is placed on encouraging confidence in physical and social skills and in supporting increased independence with fun and stimulating games.
Class venues and times:
Mondays – St Alban’s Hall, Charles Street, East Oxford, OX4 3AH
Tuesdays – WOCA, Botley Road, Botley, OX2 0BT
Wednesdays – NOACC, Diamond Place, Summertown, OX2 7DP
Thursdays – St Anthony’s, Headley Way, Headington, OX3 7SS
Fridays – Botley Dean Court Community Centre, OX2 9DG
Visit the Baby College website to check availability, see venue details and book a class.
Our monthly Arts Club sessions are great for 3-8s – A messy feast of colourful materials, with a dash of paint, one scoop of glue and a pinch of creativity – who knows what could be created? £8/£6. Once a month on Saturdays.
Age 3-5 – 10.00am
Age 5-8 – 11.30am
Arty Crafty is the perfect opportunity to encourage your toddler’s creativity without having to worry about having any mess to clear up at home. Each week we have a different activity which your pint-size Picassos, mini Monets and little Lowrys can enjoy.
Thursdays: 11.00-12.00 (term-time only)
Snakes and Ladders Soft Play, Audlett Drive, Abingdon, OX14 3NJ
Baby Sensory is a magical world, full of light shows, puppets, bubbles and balloons, baby instruments and musical fun, exercise, baby signing, massage, parachutes, rainbows and so much more! Everything we do is carefully designed with your baby’s development in mind. Book in advance for term.
10:30-11:30 (5 to 13 months)
12.00-1.00 (birth to 7 months)
1.30-2.30 (birth to 13 months)
Silver Band Hall, Cowley, Temple Road, Temple Cowley, Oxford, OX4 2EZ
Fun art classes where young children can explore and create to their hearts content. Children 1 year+ can get creative with paints and crafts (overalls provided) all supervised with an expert art teacher. Term-time only. No booking necessary, pay as you go.
Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Rd, Frilford, OX13 5HB
Sensory playgroup for kids all ages. Arts&Crafts / Role play activities / Games etc! Handmade cakes & teas for everyone too 🙂
West Oxford Community Centre, Botley Road, OX2 0BT
Baby Ashmoles – singing and sensory play for babies with a different object story for adults each week. For babies under one. Booking essential. £4 per adult. Fridays: 10.30-11.30.
Little Ashmoles – explore, play and learn together with a different theme each month. All welcome but particularly suitable for 3–5 year olds. £1 suggested donation. Thursdays: 10.30-11.15.
The Ashmolean – in a different gallery each month
We provide multi-sensory messy play experiences for children aged 6 months (or sitting unaided) to 5 years old. With lots of activities to explore, including our famous painting wall, the little ones can squelch, pour, mix and splat until their hearts are content. Sessions run in Kennington, Witney, Harwell, Abingdon, Bicester and Banbury.
Mini Professors classes provide a welcoming environment in which children can explore and marvel at science. Book in advance for term. We cover everything from polymers to dinosaurs and much, much more.
Tuesdays: 10-10.40 (2-3.5 years) and 11-11.50 (3-5 years) – South Hinksey Village Hall, OX1 5AS
Saturdays: 10-10.40 (3-5 years) and 11-11.50 (2-3.5 years) – Littlemore Village Hall, OX4 4PY
Classes also run in Didcot, Abingdon and Wallingford.
We are a Cutteslowe Community Association and Cutteslowe Primary School joint venture, providing fun groups, activities and support for children under 5 and their families. Sunnymead Minnows is committed to the continuation of free open access Children’s Services in North Oxford, based in the Cutteslowe area, following the closure of the North Oxford Children’s Centre (NOCC).
We now provide 5 drop-in groups:
Rhyme Time for under 5s – Mondays 9.00-9.30
Aquarium Room at Cutteslowe Primary School. Term-time only.
Bumps to Babies – Mondays 9.30-11.00
A FREE interactive session for expectant parents and under 1s. Term time only.
Aquarium Room at Cutteslowe Primary School
Stay & Play with hot lunch – Thursdays from 9.45am
FREE drop-in Stay & Play for under 5s, followed by singing and a hot lunch (small charge for lunch). Operates through the school holidays.
Cutteslowe Community Association, 31 Wren Road, OX2 7SX
Messy Minnows – Fridays 10.00-12.00
A FREE messy and active play session for under 5s. Drop-in session. Term time only.
The Pavilion in Cutteslowe Park (next to San Remo Café)
Family Fun – 3rd Saturday of the month, 10.00-12.00
A monthly family group with toys and activities – older siblings welcome. Drop in.
Cutteslowe Community Association, 31 Wren Road, OX2 7SX
We are an award winning multi-sensory programme, which combines structured activities with adventure play! Each week offers a new theme, so there’s always something different to look forward to! Tuesday mornings at Littlemore Village Hall and Thursdays at The Pine Lodge in Little Milton.
New Explorers – 13 months to 1 year 8 months
Adventurers – 1 year 8 months to 3 years
Rangers – 2 years 6 months to 5 years