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September 2013

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HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY Baby, Toddler & You! Well, there was a point where I didn’t think I’d even get started but one year on and it’s the 5th issue and the magazine is going from strength to strength. This quarter we look at how we celebrate our little one’s birthdays and have a look at the best of the best entertainers/ venues in the area. We also chat to Sue Atkins, a parenting expert about how to save money when having a new baby and what we really need to buy!

Katie Editor & Mummy

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Cover photography by Sian Owen Photography www. sian-owen.co.uk........Cover Star - Amira

Contents

News Update ..........5-6 New Products..............7 Interview ..............9-10 Clubs & Classes....11-17 Feature .................18-19 Events Diary.........22-23 Features. ...............24-27 ‘You’ .....................28-29 Competitions ............33 Class Directory......34-43


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NEW FOR SEPTEMBER Pay As You Go Structured Toddler Gymnastics Lessons Mon-Fri 9.30am -10.30am £3.50 per lesson. Adult Gymnastics Classes Thursday 7.45pm -9.00pm £5.00 per lesson. ALSO AVAILABLE: • Pre-School Gymnastics Classes for ages 3&4 with former British Champion Jason Wink. • After School & Saturday morning Gymnastics Classes. • Teenage Gymnastics. Children work towards the British Gymnastics Awards Scheme and our own Grades Scheme. Experienced, highly qualified, CRB checked coaches. Book now to avoid disappointment as places are limited. Booking forms can be collected from the gym or downloaded from our website.

www.somersaultgym.co.uk 02920 495111 Somersault Gymnastics, Unit G, St. Catherine’s Park Pengam Road, Cardiff, CF24 2RZ


News Update

BT&Y Launches Website

After one year of being in business BT&Y has now gone online with website www. babytoddlerandyou.co.uk. The website will support the quarterly magazine and will include events, features, competitions, news and a blog. There will also be advertising options for those who would like to promote online. If you would like to work online with us contact info@babytoddlerandyou.co.uk

Musical Minis to Celebrate 10 years with Birthday Bash! Musical Minis South Wales are celebrating their 10th anniversary this autumn. To celebrate, Jo, and her team, are holding a very special fundraising party on Saturday 12th October from 3pm at The Highlight Park Community Centre in Barry. The main event will, of course, be Musical Minis which will include songs, bubbles, parachute and instruments and a visit from Mickey Mouse! There will be a variety of stalls providing an excellent opportunity to do some pre Christmas shopping, including Phoenix Cards, Usborne Books, SmallPrint and Canterbury Crafts, along with PlayDuvet, My Car Step and Charlotte’s Cakes who will be showcasing their products. Richard Hobson Photography will also be attending with his mobile studio. Pictures will be printed on the day with prices starting at £4 for a keyring and £6 for a photo. Proceeds from entry fees and the raffle will be donated to the charity ‘Brainwave’. www.brainwave.org.uk Brainwave has been chosen as they provide support and therapy for Ffion, who attends Musical Minis in Barry.

This event is open to anyone who would like to come along and help celebrate. The entry fee is £4.50 per child, (£2 per additional sibling) Tickets can be purchased, and spaces can be booked in advance by calling Jo on 01446 733788, by emailing jo@musicalminis.co.uk or via www.facebook.com/musicalminissouthwales (or turn up on the day)

The Vale BFG launches in Cowbridge We’re delighted to announce the birth of The Vale BFG (Breast Feeding Group). The group, which will meet every Monday, will offer friendly and informal support and information for mums or expectant mums. There will be regular guest speakers and taster sessions from a range of baby classes. If you would like to know more about the group or would like breast feeding support or information, you can contact us in several ways:Facebook - The Vale BFG (closed group) E-mail - thevalebfg@gmail.com Katie - 07854 091 665 Rachel - 07940 975 704

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New Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes Open in Cardif

NEW! Daycare Centre Opens in the Heath

Fitbump is a new pre and post natal fitness business based in and around Cardiff, offering fitness classes, one to one, group personal training and courses for all stages in the ante natal period. The classes are for women who want to regain, start or continue with their fitness goals from pilates to crossfit!

Sweet Pea Daycare is now open due to a high demand for excellent childcare in the Heath. The new nursery setting boasts an enviable location based on Caerphilly Road Heath Cardiff, within only a few minutes walk to the Heath Hospital. The nursery has a brand new feel throughout with a beautiful secure garden area. We offer convenient parent parking and drop off facilities if you are in a hurry! We are a 30 place nursery registered with CSSIW and cater for children from 6 months to 5 years. Our opening hours are currently 7am-6pm Monday- Friday. Are current fee is £48.00 for a full day or £200.00 for a full week. Morning and afternoon sessions are available for £28.00 per session. We are also currently offering a 10% discount if you book 2 or more full days.

New! Monkey Music Classes We have classes running at a new venue opening in September. We will be running classes at Penylan Community Centre on Thursdays from 12th September. We will also be holding an Open Day there on Thursday 5th September with Free sessions for people to come along and find out about us. We also have a partnership set up with La Vita Cafe on Wellfield Road and Monkey Music customers will get a free babyccino or Ribena after their class when grown ups buy a hot drink.

Kidsmarkets ‘Mumpreneur’ takes on the Cardiff Baby & Toddler Show A Cardiff mum who set up a market business helping parents to ‘cash in from clearing out’ is set to expand into larger events, as she takes over running the Cardiff Baby and Toddler Show at Cardiff City Hall on 17th November. Tamsin Davies from Roath set up Kidsmarkets in April 2011 following the birth of her daughter. Kidsmarkets developed quickly into regular events across South Wales, taking place in Cardiff, Cwmbran, Cowbridge and Penarth. When the opportunity to purchase the Cardiff Baby and Toddler Show came up, it seemed a natural progression into bringing larger brands and these local contacts together, in a large scale event for parents at the capital. “The Cardiff Baby and Toddler Show will be in it’s third year this year, and I’m really excited to be taking over what is an established and

Launch of Crafty Doodle Doo

Crafty Doodle Do provides messy and sensory play for babies from 6 months and children up to the age of 5. Messy, arty and fun! Learning through play in a safe and relaxed social environment with no need to worry about the big clear up at the end!All materials are provided and your own unique art work is yours to take home with you! www.craftydoodledo.co.uk professional event. There is such an enormous range out there for expectant parents, babies and toddlers, and I hope we can bring a great cross section of the best products, advice and information to our regular customers, as well as many new ones.” The Cardiff Baby and Toddler Show, sponsored by Swimkidz, will take place on Sunday 17th November from 10am-4pm at Cardiff City Hall. The show will feature up to 60 exhibitors, ‘Ask the Expert’ toddler taming sessions for parents,free taster activities & play areas for children, plus photo sessions with your child’s favourite character courtesy of Venture photography. Tickets are available from www.cardiffbabyandtoddlershow.co.uk


New Products

Spotted on the children of many Hollywood celebrities and taking the US by complete storm, Beatrix New York makes its debut in the UK. Beatrix New York is dedicated to creating ‘too cool for school’ contemporary lunchboxes, rucksacks, backpacks and wheelie travel bags for children on the move. The designs mix a child-like love of imagination with an adult sense of style. All the bags are environmentally friendly and the colourful designs focus on simplicity, humour and quality. Lunchbox Bags (£29)

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Designed by Tiny Love, and distributed by East Coast Nursery is the Classic Mobile designed to entertain your baby and help sensory development as well as eye coordination. Filled with colourful characters to amuse your baby and black and white spirals to aid visual development the Classic Mobile features 20 minutes of soothing classical music and a comforting night light. The Classic Mobile fits easily to the side of a cot and can be converted to a crib side music box as your baby gets older.

Skipper’s Flight School £29.99 For stockists detais visit www.DUPLOLEGO.com

The new Skip-Hop Zoo Straw Bottle helps toddlers move on from sippy cups, but also provides a handy spill proof drinks bottle for outdoor and indoor use, and it matches with the cute Zoo Lunchies and Packs too!With its fun, flip-top lid and straw, the Straw Bottle eases the transition from sippy cups, Available in a choice of the friendly-faced Owl or Monkey characters from the Skip-Hop Zoo range.12 mths+

Little ones will love to join their favourite purple-spotted Monster Sulley for a fun sleepover! The Monsters University Rest and Relax Junior ReadyBed® is the perfect solution for when friends come to stay or kids stay away for a night with family or friends. This all-in-one bedtime solution comprises of a mattress, pillow and cover, making sleepovers simple and lots of fun. Each bed has its own carry case making transporting it to friends or relatives a breeze! £29.99


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Interview

parenting expert,

Sue Atkins

BT&Y spoke recently with Sue Atkins, a parenting expert about the costs that are incurred when having children and what we can do to try and save a few pennies. BT&Y: How can new Mums save money?  The best thing to do is to sit down with a cup of coffee and write down a list of the items you think you really need to start with - that way you will be less likely to impulse buy. BT&Y: Why do you think that a lot of money is wasted?  It’s only natural for parents to get excited and want to buy the very best for their baby, however, this can often lead to parents going out and buying more than they need, purchasing impulse items that they later may not even use.  

BT&Y: Do you think baby showers are a good idea or an over extravagance? Who doesn’t want to celebrate the birth or impending birth of a new baby? I think having close friends and family giving new parents presents is a wonderful idea and can really help take some of the stress off new parents. Amazon’s new Baby Wishlist is a great idea for baby showers, because people can buy you gifts that they know you need, avoiding a situation where you can end up with duplicated items, or things that you won’t use. Encouraging friends or family to buy gift certificates can also really help when buying big ticket items like prams and cots, as spending money on these types of things often cause the most worry for parents when planning for a new baby. BT&Y: So what do babies really need? Things you definitely need: Cot (plus mattress, sheets and blankets) Car seat Pram/buggy/travel system Six sleepsuits/ long sleeved suits Six vests/ short sleeved suits Two cardigans/ jackets Changing mat Nappies Bottles/teats/bottle brush (only needed if not breastfeeding) Nursing bra and breast pads  Loads of bibs Plenty of towels/ flannels/ muslin squares (for bathing and dribbles!)


Things that are handy: Moses basket/ crib (plus mattress, sheets and blankets) Baby bath Baby box or bag Sling Bouncy chair Baby monitor Changing bag Steam steriliser Breast pump Baby lotion Baby wipes Bath thermometer Nail scissors Nappy wrapper

Loads of kitchen roll and cotton wool pads Brush and comb BT&Y: Is it best to wait till your newborn arrives or buy in advance? It’s a balance really - I went out and bought lots of cute baby gro’s only to discover my son arrived 2 weeks early and was much smaller than I had anticipated! I then had to rush out and buy lots more in smaller sizes, so my advice would be to buy some basics and wait and see. BT&Y: If you could buy a gift for the new royal prince what would it be and why? I’d buy a Silver Tooth Fairy box as a treasure for when the baby is older - lots of people will buy all the usual gifts but I think keeping a memory box of special things is really important to celebrate the happy memories and milestones of childhood. BT&Y: Any tips for those with twins or more when it comes to saving? Do you need two of everything?

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Having twins doesn’t necessarily mean having two of everything. The basics like onesies, blankets, sleepers and nappies will need to be bought in slightly larger quantities than if you were having one child. Some of these items, however, can do double duty. For onesies, blankets and sleepers try to stay away from pink and blue if you are having twins. By purchasing neutral colours, your twins will be able to share these items and your purse won’t feel as much of a crunch. One nappy bag is enough, but make sure it’s big enough to hold double the nappies and other supplies. The cot can double up to start with, but as the twins grow you will find that they will need their own space. One thing I do suggest is to invest in a tandem (front and back) style stroller, rather than a side by side as in my experience of speaking to parents with twins, trying to go through shops doors with a side by side can be stressful!   BT&Y: What are the most extreme items that parents have bought for their children that you have heard of? I came across a parent who bought their child a quad bike for his birthday, I did think that was a little extreme! BT&Y: Parents often worry that they don’t have the most up to date and/or expensive toys and clothes and constant comparison to peers can often lead to unnecessary purchases or unhappy children. Have you any words of advice? The best advice I can give is to focus on the love and time you spend bonding with your baby, not worrying about all the material things. Cuddle, hug and talk to your baby, after all, they don’t care whether they are wearing designer clothes so why should you.

Thanks Sue


Clubs & Classes

Rainbow Club Rainbow babies is a special and very unique kind of mother and baby group. All the parents who come along to this group are sadly connected by the death of a previous child. It has helped me enormously to have the support and understanding of the Rainbow babies group while I navigate raising my son while grieving for my daughter. Unlike other groups I’ve attended with my rainbow son, here there are no questions with awkward answers. No-one asks if this baby is their first, or only child because by default, just by attending this group, we know there is at least one other child. No-one feels awkward about how to answer these questions here, because Rainbow Babies is one place where we can openly talk about all our children without fear of making anyone else feel uncomfortable. Here all our children are equal and acknowledged and that is something very special for a bereaved parent. Caroline Morgan, Mum to angel Belle, rainbow Xander and another on the way!

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PERFORMANCE SKILLS FOR LIFE We offer a wide range of performing arts classes for ages three to 26 and representation in our talent agency. Students have opportunities to perform in Big Talent productions and undertake professional work in TV, film and theatre. Wednesday evenings - Penarth Albert Road Methodist Church, Albert Road, CF64 1BY All day Saturdays - Cardiff Bay Aberdare House, Mount Stuart Square, CF10 5FJ Contact us on Full details on website 029 2046 4506 / 07886 020923 shelley@thebigtalent.co.uk FAMILY CHOIR Sing as a family or with friends, all ages and thebigtalentschool abilities welcome in our family choir. @BigTalentSchool Every Saturday 11.30-1pm. www.thebigtalent.co.uk New term starts September 7th.


Building Confidence through Drama By Shelley Norton

A confident child means a happy and successful child. Finding self belief and confidence at a young age can help them achieve goals and retain a positive mental attitude as they face life’s challenges. Drama and the performing arts can develop confidence from a young age. Children as young as three can benefit from a drama class. Warming up your voice and body, playing drama games, sharing stories and taking turns at being an audience are all ways in which a group bonds, and fosters an equality. In this feeling of safety the individual can make mistakes and try new things. Some of the benefits from starting drama at a young age are:

Finding your voice In a safe environment young ones can use their voices in a variety of ways to test how it sounds and the control they have over it.

Increase co-ordination Children learn how they can control their body and how much flexibility they have by dancing and miming activities in drama games.

Use your imagination Using puppets in class gives a child the opportunity to speak out loud thoughts and ideas they may be nervous about saying themselves. Role play is a chance to play out situations that may remain unresolved from school or home.

Trust yourself If a teacher can entrust a child to be leader for a game or take their turn in the circle telling a story then that child will learn to trust themselves. “Wow if teacher trusts me to lead this maybe I’m ok at it”

Self belief Confidence comes from believing in your skills. Performing in class or on stage gets a reaction you see straight away in the audience.

Encouragement Drama gives endless encouragement. An audience of peers listen and cheer when a child acts out a story and then the ritual of taking a bow is the performer accepting the praise for the work they have done. All this can lead to a happy confident child that will embrace all of life’s twists and turns. Big Talent hold regular drama classes in Penarth and Cardiff Bay. Little Big Talent specialises in classes for under 7s with performance opportunities throughout the year. To find out more contact The Big Talent School and Agency on 029 20464506 or visit www.thebigtalent.co.uk


Rhiwbina Baptist Church runs two large but extremely friendly toddler group sessions each Thursday during term time. ‘Little Steps’ encourages the children to play and socialise whilst the parents and carers enjoy a ‘cuppa’ and a chat. There are craft activities for those who like to get creative and we always gather for a song time before the toddlers sit down for their own drinks and healthy snacks. The group is run by church members and is completely free of charge so why not come along and join us from 9.30am or 1.30pm next Thursday?

Sensations & Sensory Experiences from birth - 13ths Baby Sensory, written by Dr. Lin Day (PhD Dip. Ed. BSc. PGCE. M. Phil), has been specifically designed for babies and provides a myriad of colourful sensory experiences and new sensations. Imagine taking your baby on a jungle, water or space adventure, to a winter wonderland or to a world of light and magic?   Baby Sensory launches in Cardiff with the first free taster session on Friday 13th September 10:00 – 11:00 (Birth – 13 months) at Bethel Baptist Church Hall in Whitchurch. Weekly classes start on Friday 27th September. To book please contact Amy Hodgson on 07793206868 / cardiffeast@babysensory.co.uk or book online: www. babysensory.com. Winner of Best National Baby & Toddler Development Activity (newborn to 2 years) - What’s On 4 Junior Awards 2013


“Baby Sensory has been a fantastic bonding opportunity… the classes are always lively and lots of fun and I use many of the ideas at home… this is the best class we have been to”. Parent from Baby Sensory class

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Clubs & Classes

Baby Beans & Little Beans Baby Beans is a friendly mother + baby group for babies 0-12mths. It’s a great place for mums to come and meet with other mums and form long lasting friendships. We meet every Wednesday (during term time) 12pm-2pm. Free refreshments are provided. It’s free to attend and we love to see new faces Little Beans is a fun and creative parent + toddler group for children aged 1-4 years old. We have arts + craft, play time, and sing-a-long time. We meet every Tuesday (term time only) 10am11.30am. Free refreshments are provided.

All Nations Centre, Sachville Avenue, Heath, Cardiff CF14 3NY

Cylch Meithrin Ty’r Cymry Cylch Meithrin Ty’r Cymry located in Roath and runs a 3 hour welsh medium playgroup session every morning taking children from 2 1/2 to school age. Cylch also run a excellent Ti a Fi (you and me) parent and toddler group on Wednesday afternoon 1-3pm. There is now a new generation of new mothers and toddlers that are becoming bilingual. Cylch and Ti a Fi offer an important first step for young children and parents when considering this. The Cylch offer a fantastic opportunity for very young children to be exposed to welsh in a fun and friendly environment before school, giving them a head start. “I certainly didn’t know about Cylch or Ti a Fi sessions until my son was 2 and I looked into a play group place for him while I was on maternity leave, I wish I had found out about it sooner! As a non-welsh speaking mother I was daunted to access the welsh parent groups. Cylch Ty’r Cymry were excellent in giving my son the basics to build on before school, also gave us a welcoming environment to be able to access the language. The central location in Roath makes the Cylch easily accessible. Ty’r Cymry is unlike other Cylchs in that it does not run out of a community hall but has their own venue, with outdoor and indoor excellent facilities.


Come and help your child develop! Fun sessions using movement, positions of play, music and other sensory experiences www.earlymovers.co.uk earlymovers@yahoo.co.uk Tel: 07583 015531

Make ‘Tummy Time’ fun! Work on balance! Improve coordination! Free taster sessions soon! Led by Chartered Children’s Physiotherapists

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Have you got a well adjusted baby?

Lets get ‘back’ to the basics...

by Michelle Bushell

Michelle Bushell is a Chiropractor based in Whitchurch Cardiff, with a special interest in pregnancy and paediatric care. Here she discusses how Chiropractic may help and can often be a solution for those more testing times of parenting. When I tell people I have a special interest in working with babies and children, it is often met with a puzzled look and a surprised tone, “How can a baby have a bad back?!” they say, “quite easily” I reply. Let’s have a think about this shall we....lets first of all think about pregnancy...nine months of development in a pretty small area. How would we feel as adult’s being curled up in a ball in a large suitcase for

several months? Pretty stiff and sore afterwards?! Its very likely. Then to add insult to injury, the poor things are forced out head first through a narrow tunnel. If they have trouble doing that then they’re assisted by big metal tongs (forceps) or a sink plunger (ventouse). Not the greatest welcome in to the world really is it?! This kind of explanation usually soon changes that puzzled look I was greeted with to one of concern and empathy! So why could this be significant for the more testing times of parenting?...Let’s have a little anatomy lesson first. We all know that the brain sits in the cranium (skull) and the brain controls everything our body does. In order to get its messages around the body, the brain uses the spinal cord. This sits in the spine and sends out lots of nerves between each vertebrae of the spine, which run to the rest of the body to get those good messages around. In order for our bodies to work effectively, the cranium and spine must be in good condition, not twisted, not squashed, but nice and mobile and free. Unfortunately in babies this isn’t always the

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case. The journey through the birth canal places external forces on the baby’s cranium, which is designed to move and ‘squash’ to some degree in order for the labour process to occur. This is usually naturally corrected once the baby is a few hours old. However, factors such as the mother’s position during labour for example, or the baby presenting ‘back-back” can place further unnecessary stresses on the cranium and spine. The use of forceps and ventouse instru-


Health ments may also cause cranial distortions. These distortions can then interrupt the flow of good messages from the brain to the rest of the body, and can decrease the natural flow of the fluid which surrounds the brain and spinal cord and plays an important role in

the nervous system and the healthy functioning of the whole body. Now as we all know, babies cannot communicate to us with speech, so there are a number of signs and symptoms that I’m sure many of you can relate to that maybe due to ‘stresses and strains’ on the immature spine and nervous system. Thorough observation of the baby along with consultation with the parents and physical examination all helps me build my case and

usually get to the bottom of what I think could be causing a problem. For those of you who have seen chiropractors yourself, or heard of the treatment techniques, then panic not! The techniques we use on babies are very gentle and very different to those used on adults! I always explain to parents before treating their precious bundle that the strongest pressure I will use on a baby is the same as the pressure I would use to touch my eyeball! Chiropractors use a variety of cranial techniques and spinal mobilisations as well as gentle soft tissue techniques. I also often give special exercises that Mummy and Daddy can do with baby at home. Many babies find the treatment extremely relaxing and many have been known to fall asleep in my arms during the process. Whilst Chiropractic doesn’t solve all problems, it does provide you as parents and expectant parents with another possible option….an option which doesn’t seem to be very widely known about when it comes to healthcare for children. Many people suffer with unhappy babies for a long time

before visiting a chiropractor as their last resort only to then find that’s what helped their baby’s problem. So next time you’re having one of those days and wondering what’s wrong, then stop! Perhaps all baby needs is a little helping hand. If you are unsure we can help you, please call the clinic to ask or you are welcome to book in at the clinic to discuss any questions free of charge. Whitchurch Chiropractic Clinic info@whitchurchchiro.co.uk Armstrong KL, Previtera N, McCallum Rn. Medicalizing normality? Management of irritability in babies. J Paediatric. Child health. 2000. 36: 301-5. Cartwright CC. Assessing asymmetrical infant head shapes. Nurse Pract. 2002. 27:33-39. Douglas PS (2005). Excessive crying and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in infants: misalignment of biology and culture. Medical hypotheses. (2005) 64, 887-898.

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Here to help and provide expecting mums with practical help, knowledge and skills to help you have a great and more comfortable pregnancy. General musculoskeletal aches and pains - Leg pain -Low back and pelvic pain - Pelvic-girdle pain (SPD) At the clinic we use a specially designed pregnancy pillow which enables complete comfort for the mum and baby during treatment. Treatment is extremely gentle and safe for both mum and baby. If you are unsure we can help you, please call the clinic to ask or you are welcome to book in at the clinic to discuss any questions free of charge.


Get crafty this Autumn with... Crafty Doodle Doo Shadow Puppets!

Great for cold rainy days and for adding another dimension to story time and for encouraging young imaginations! An adult will need to cut out the apertures with a craft knife. You will need; Card – cereal box is perfect Scissors Craft knife Sticky tape

What to do; Draw your characters onto the card and carefully cut around them, decide which parts you want the light to shine through and remove by using a craft knife. Using the sticky tape secure a strip of card to use as a handle. Decorate or paint.

Capture a precious moment in time with a unique silver keepsake which captures your little one’s fingerprint, hand or footprint, or doodle forever!

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Events

Events

9:30am Boulders’ invites you to celebrate a series of fun events for their 5th birthday party supporting the Tenovus cancer charity (registered charity 1054015).

There are lots of events going on in Cardiff and the Vale. Here is a list of some key events happening this Autumn.

Date: 27th September Venue: Whichurch Methodist Church Event:. Macmillan coffee morning. All proceeds to Macmillan. 10am -12 £5 entry pet family. Entry fee entitles you to 1 adult drink and cake, 1 child drink and biscuit/cake. Additional refreshments available! FREE FACE PAINTING FOR KIDS! Raffle, guess the number of coffee beans in the jar competition and more.....

Date: 7/8th September Venue: St. Fagan’s National History Museum Event: St. Fagan’s Food Festival 10-5pm This is the perfect recipe for a mouth-watering food festival.From traditional Welsh fare to cutting edge cuisine; Cider to Samosas, Whisky to Welshcakes – there will be plenty to tickle the taste buds.

Date: 28th September Venue: St Paul’s Church Hall, Grangetown Event: Children & Craft Market You will also find lots of lovely crafts all lovingly hand made by local crafters! FREE ENTRY for all buyers! Free goody bags. Come along and have a cuppa and a slice of cake!

Date: 13th September Venue: Techniquest Event: Toddler Day - Falling Leaves Date: 13th September Venue: Cafe Junior Event: Cardiff Sling Meet 10 - 4pm Date: 15th September Venue: Barry Comprehensive School Event: NCT Nearly New Sale 11am-12.30pm (Doors open 10:45am for NCT members with membership card). Entrance / suggested donation £1/adult. Baby/childrens’ clothes, toys, equipment (eg. prams) and maternity wear. Date: 21st September Venue: St. David’s Hall Event: Postman Pat Live It’s Showtime! 12pm & 3pm It’s the day of the Greendale karaoke talent show and a top talent scout will be on the lookout for a rising star. Postman Pat has a new karaoke machine to deliver for the show - but when the machine breaks down it looks like the talent show might be in jeopardy. Can Pat save the day? Suggested age range 3-6 Date: 21st September Venue:: Albany R.d Bethel Baptist Church, Cardiff Event: NCT Nearly New Sale Date: 21st September Venue: Boulders, off Newport Rd Event: Boulder’s 5th Birthday Party

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Date: 5th October Venue: St. Fagan’s National History Museum Event: Leafy Fun 11am, 1 & 2pm Gather autumn leaves, find out why they turn red and make leaf art. Date: 11th October Venue: Cafe Junior Event: Cardiff Sling Meet 10 - 4pm Date: 12th October Venue: Cowbridge Comprehensive School Event: Kidsmarkets 11-12.30pm 35 stalls of great quality new and pre-loved baby and children’s items from local parents, plus crafts and businesses with a family focus.  Stalls from £15.  £1 entry, kids free  www.kidsmarkets.co.uk or call 07760 802088 Date: 12th October Venue: Highlight Park Community Centre, Barry Event: Musical Minis Birthday Bash Free event - come and join in the fun. Lots of stalls and muscial fun. Date: 19th October Venue: Ararat Centre, Whitchurch Event: Kidsmarkets 11-12.30pm 24 stalls of great quality new and pre-loved baby and children’s items from local parents, plus crafts and businesses with a family focus.  Stalls from £15.  £1 entry, kids free. Tea, Coffee & home made cakes. 


Events Date: 26/27th October Venue: Cowbridge Event: Cowbridge Food & Drink Festival A showcase for the finest produce, from Wales and beyond. Champagne marquee, cheese and wine tent and top notch demos and talks from the best culinary talent. Plenty of free entertainment for all the family. Date: 30 October Venue: St. David’s Hall Event: Fireman Sam - Pontypandy Rocks 1:00 PM Age 2-8 The Hero next door is back due to popular demand with his live stage show Pontypandy Rocks! Join Fireman Sam, and all his friends, as Pontypandy hosts its first ever music festival! With great songs, daring rescues, and more adventure than ever before, you won’t want to miss the show! Date: 30/31st October Venue: The New Theatre Event: Peppa Pig’s Big Splash 10a,m, 1 & 4pm Come and join Peppa and her friends for another all-singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games and muddy puddles! Peppa Pig returns live on stage with super cute puppets and brilliant sing-a-long songs in this brand new show that will brighten your day. So grab your wellies and brollies and get splashing! Date: 31st October Venue: The Millenium Cente Event: The Magical Playroom Tickets: £10 | Age guidance: 3+ Bring your little ones along to meet Liberty Rose (Libby to her friends) in this delightful new production written by and starring CBeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell. Libby dreams of becoming a ballerina but after being told to wear a false arm for dancing lessons, she rebels and finds escape in her enchanted playroom. Date: 2nd November Venue: Penarth Leisure Centre Event: Kidsmarkets Date: 2nd November Venue: Cooper’s Field, Cardiff Event: Sparks in the Park http://www.sparksinthepark.org

Date: 2nd November Venue: Rhiwbina Baptist Church, Rhiwbina Event: NCT & Latch on Seasonal Market An exciting Christmas shopping event organised by Latch On and NCT. Start your shopping early at an array of stalls inclusing books, jewellery, handicrafts and home made goodies. Childrens entertainment and Christmas crafts. This event is kindly sponsored by JoJo Maman Bebe. Date: 5th November Venue: Barry Island Event: Barry Fireworks Fiesta Date: 8th November Venue: Cafe Junior Event: Cardiff Sling Meet 10 - 4pm Date: 8/9th November Venue: The Sherman Theatre Event: Corina Pavlova & the Lion’s Roar Mr McAlistair’s Pet Shop is unique, it is the only Pet Shop in the world where the pet chooses you! So when Mr McAlistair promises Corina Pavlova the perfect pet in time for Christmas, Corina can’t wait to find out what it might be. A kitten? A snake? A zebra, perhaps? Join Corina for an exciting adventure filled with animals of all shapes and sizes in a festive treat for all the family, full of singing, dancing and roaring! Ages 3-6 Date: 9th November Venue: Paget Rooms, Penarth Event: BATS Nearly New Sale 2-3.30pm sww.penarthbats.co.uk or penarthbats@yahoo.co.uk Date: 17th November Venue: City Hall, Cardiff Event:: Cardiff Baby & Toddler Show Date: 21st November Venue: City Hall Lawn Event: Cardiff Winter Wonderland Cardiff Winter extravaganza opens. Date: 30thNovember/1st December Venue: St. Fagan’s National History Museum Event: Meet Father Christmas “Deck the halls with boughs of holly”...we’re already singing carols because Santa and Mary Christmas have told us they’re coming to St Fagans this year. Come and enjoy a tea party to remember with the Christmassy couple, listen to their amazing stories and if you’re good, they’re sure to give you a gift.

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“I was not met with love, or joy, just nothing... empty” Rachael Dobson tells her story about suffering with PND (Post Natal Depression), the ups and downs and why she started PANDAS. I found out I was pregnant two days after my first wedding anniversary, and I was not met with the overwhelming joy which I thought was meant to happen. I was met with panic, shock and I was scared. I just held on to the fact people would tell me it will be lovely to hold the ‘bundle of joy’ and I will be met with love I have never felt before. My birth wasn’t exactly plain sailing, emergency caesarean and feeling as if I was being attacked followed by a blood transfusion. Sat in a side room on my own, looking over into a cot, I was not met with love, or joy, just nothing... Empty. More and more people came to see me and my sister said I must be so proud. Everyone was telling me how I should be feeling and all I wanted was to just go back in time to just me and my husband. I knew this was selfish, but I wanted do what other people my age did. I blamed this little vulnerable child for taking this away from me. The first few weeks I would cry when my husband walked through the door. This wasn’t what motherhood was meant to be, the tears, the tantrums, and the anger. One day there was an issue and my son wouldn’t stop crying, I was overwhelmed with tremendous anger and I was then met with sadness and horror. I wanted him gone. How could I feel like this towards a baby?

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I rang my health visitor and as soon as I heard her name, I promptly burst into tears. I literally spent three and half hours crying my heart out, the pain, emotion, and heartache. I could finally tell someone. Sarah was shocked as she thought I was such a laid back first time mum. It was easy for me to just smile and put a mask on. After telling them how I felt, I went into a shell. I didn’t want to do anything with my son. My GP signed my husband off work so he could care for my son. I had a CPN (Community Psychiatric Nurse – Mental Health) come to visit me. I tried to explain that when I get really angry I will pull my hair and pinch my arms and legs and will throw a tantrum like a child but also that I feel detached from it, like I am looking at myself. She questioned whether I heard voices and seemed to suggest I might be suffering from a psychotic disorder, which scared me. I had never heard voices and just wanted her advice on how to get better. I decided to go back to work as a temp after 3 months, and people would say to me, don’t you want to be at home with your son. It’s like I was met by the stereotype of what a good mum was. I just wanted to scream at them. I didn’t want to be at home, I wanted to be out of the house! I wanted to say that I am Rachael and I am not just a mum. In August 2010, I met with my new health visitor and I requested to go to a group for Post Natal Depression. I was advised there was a group but I was two pegs above it and would


Feature bring other people down. I genuinely felt like I had been slapped in the face. I was now able to look after our son the odd day on my own but it was tough. I’ll admit that one day I just lost it. I snapped. Our son would not let me put his trousers on and I know it sounds silly but to me was a big deal. The anger came back, the annoyance, the hatred, and I held him

Now I want to be able to do that for others. I just want people to know that sufferers are not alone. Although each person is different and has a different story to tell, I want to tell people that depression of any kind is an illness. I hope admitting all of this can be a help to just one person or family. This is why along with my husband Stuart, we set up PANDAS Foundation (Pre and Postnatal Depression Advice and Support) to help others so please don’t sit alone, stand together and be supported. PANDAS Foundation now has 24 support groups across the U.K, a national Help Line, email support, an online community, publications and a website.

PANDAS Cardiff

down, hard. He cried. There was no mark on him but I held him tight and balled my eyes out.

‘I’m so sorry Mummy let you down.’ I never told anyone at that time… not even my husband. A week later I told my Sure Start support worker. I then had social services at my door, telling me I was a serious risk to our son and that I wasn’t allowed to spend any time alone with him. I felt like I had let everyone down. It took four and a half months to get Social Services to believe I was not going to harm our son. I was so desperate to meet other people who went through the same. I searched on the Internet and when people on social networking sites replied saying that they felt the same and would describe what it’s like, I cried. It felt so good to hear other people say they felt the same and that it gets better.

delivered by Smooth Starts Tel: 02921 202560 (ext 2352) Email: sam@pandasfoundation.org.uk Tuesdays at ICE, Britannia House, Caerphilly Business Park 13.30-14.30pm & Smooth Starts Plus Integrated Therapy Centre at Walnut Tree FarmPark in St Brides on Mondays at 13.30-14.30 “Last February, I had started to recover from post natal depression and was coping much better with the baby. However, my mood had plateaued; I still had bouts of dizziness, anxiety and some sensory disturbances. The trauma of the depression and its effect on my confidence had left a deep mark. The PANDAS support group proved vital to my full recovery. Meeting with other sufferers was cathartic, because we were able to discuss worries and symptoms constructively in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. We shared tips about things that had helped us get better, such as, exercise, relaxation and complimentary therapies. Understanding the way others were feeling allowed me to perceive the depression as an illness and not a sign of weakness or something self-inflicted. The facilitators of the PANDAS support group were empathetic and calm, providinga great climate for optimum healing.” ANON, Cardiff

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Celebrating your child’s Birthday is such a special moment in the year. Every parent wants their child to have a great time. For some, hosting the event of the year comes naturally however for others it can be quite a stressful time. Just remember there is no need to go over the top as I can guarantee that they won’t appreciate all the effort that is put in! I thought I would pass on a 15 tips to first timers or to those who maybe reluctant to share their house with 20 screaming babies and toddlers!

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Expectations - My first advice is just don’t be too ambitious. Babies don’t know what is even happening and toddlers are just going to be akward whatever you decide to do! Young children can get very emotional on their birthdays and sugar fuelled children can play havoc with even the best laid party plans.

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Numbers- It can sometimes all get a bit too much so keep numbers to a minimum and make sure that you give your child lots of attention. Presents - Expect the wrapping paper to be more interesting than the present itself. Pace present opening and leave some for a few days after. Hint: clothes never go down to well with 3+yrs. Party Games - 0-4yr olds will struggle to play any party games and if they do, expect tears and tantrums. Make sure if you play pass the parcel to have a small gift for everone in each layer (chocolate buttons are a good prize). Timing - Make sure you hold the party when your child is not suppposed to have a nap and find out when the invitees are due naps as well to avoid crying. Decorations - You can decorate the house or venue with so many things and party companies such as www.partydelights.co.uk can send you the whole lot, which is great. However, you will find that this matters more to parents than the children! Avoid balloons. Food - Simple finger food and juice. There is no need for lots. The little ones won’t eat much and as soon as they hit 3, the sweets and chocolate become far


more appealing. Don’t forget the adults especially if the party is over lunchtime! A few nibbles wouldn’t go a miss, maybe a few slices of pizza!

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Cake - Up until the age of 3 children will not really mind what a cake looks like, so don’t go overboard. The local supermarkets do brill cakes or even make your own! Entertainment - there are some great classes which hold parties. Your children may be more confortable with a teacher that they already know.

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Party bags - sometimes a book or a small soft toy would be more appropriate.The 2+ love chocolate and sweets though.

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Venue - Whilst your child is young, perhaps have the party in the house or at a venue that she is familiar with to avoid the child being clingy. Keep the party length to a minimum.

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Safety - If you are having the party at home, don’t forget to put your best china ornaments away and take objects off the floor. Make sure stair gates are up.

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Pets - Keep your pets out of the way. Your children maybe happy with four legged friends but some may not.

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Photos - Don’t forget to get a friend or family member to take photos. Or alternatively you could try a cake smash at your local photographer.

And...most of all enjoy! Children grow up so quickly and before you know it they will just want to celebrate going to the cinema with their friends!


Flexible Working

Know your rights by Emma Del Torto

Thinking of returning to work or making a request to work part-time under the Flexible Working Regulations 2013? Parenthood undoubtedly provides us with a really rewarding job. I think it also provides us with the toughest challenges and requires us to make tough choices along the way. Our work life and home life are often in conflict, leaving mummy (and daddy) pulled in different directions. Whatever choices you have to make as a parent – whether to return to work or take a longer career break or which child care options

you go for – it is important to consider which options are right for you and your family. Statistically women are still the ones taking extended time off, using the maternity leave entitlement and also making use of flexible working policies to return to work part time (if that is a viable option for your employer). More often than not going back to work after having children is not optional – it is quite often a financial necessity. This presents us with the tough choice of

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You choosing between childcare options. The right to request flexible working has been part of UK employment legislation for 10 years now. When the Flexible Working Regulations came into force in 2003 they did so with a lot of negativity surrounding its uselessness and ‘lack of teeth’. Essentially, they really are a fairly limited set of regulations that employers have been able to dodge. A year after they came into force statistics showed that only 10% of applications for flexible working were made by men. No real surprise there for all of us working mums. So flexible working became yet another women’s issue. Ten years on and I do think that there have been some significant changes to attitudes and a considerable shift in favour of greater flexibility. There have been incremental expansions to eligibility for the right to request flexible working (to include carers for example). I don’t really think that the regulations have been the cause of this change of attitude, although they may have paved the way for change. Anecdotally, changes to ICT and the global recession, have assisted our ability (and a necessity) to work more flexibly. Some tips when considering your options: Don’t be afraid to communicate with your employer whilst on maternity leave. Consider all your options – do some investigation into various flexible working patterns.

Take some advice from others if you are unsure. Check out www.workingfamilies.org.uk as a good source of information about your employment rights. Check out www.comparemychildcare. com as a source of information about childcare options. Emma del Torto is a champion of flexible working and is the Managing Director of EffectiveHRM www.effective-hrm.co.uk -


Raw Deal for Children in UK Restaurants Britain’s leading restaurants and pubs are giving children across the UK a raw deal with children’s menus dominated by the usual suspects, like nuggets, burgers and sausages, few fruit or vegetables, and not even the provision of children’s cutlery.

have come out on top of the league table, while Burger King, KFC and Prezzo scored the least points. Although average meal price varied from restaurant to restaurant, this did not determine where chains came in the rankings.

Out to Lunch is calling for the restaurant industry to improve standards and make changes to their children’s menus. The investigation shows 66% of parents think the food provision for children in restaurants is not good enough. 21 popular high street restaurants and pubs were surveyed looking at what’s on the menu for children over a three month period, revealing that: 12 out of the 21 restaurants and pubs have children’s menus dominated by nuggets, burgers and sausages

Joanna Lewis, Head of Policy at the Soil Association comments: “Our investigation reveals that most high street restaurants are not even meeting the most basic standards families should expect when they eat out. Most are still churning out children’s menus dominated by the usual suspects – burgers, nuggets and pizzas –turning the table into a battlefield for any parents wanting their child to eat well. With 1 in 3 children now overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school, it’s time for these popular chains to use their influence in a positive way.”

Out to Lunch league table exposes the truth about 21 chain restaurants and pubs children’s menus. Jamie’s Italian, Wagamama and Wetherspoons

“Restaurants need to raise the bar and listen to parents who are saying they want fresh food not ready meals for their children, and the same kind of variety you’d expect as an adult. In the wake of horsegate, it also rings alarm bells that only one restaurant knows where its meat comes from.” The Out to Lunch campaign is calling on all high street restaurants and pubs to: 1. Offer all young diners the choice of a children’s portion of adult meals 2. Serve freshly prepared food, not ready meals 3. Offer free water to families on arrival. 4. Make breastfeeding mums feel welcome Here are some key findings: Almost half of restaurants do not offer vegetables or salad with a majority of their children’s main meals. Eight out of 21 chains don’t include vegeta-


Where do our local Mums go? Frankie & Bennys in the retail park at Cardiff Bay are fantastic; especially a lady called Cheryl who works 12-12 Friday Sunday. We were chuffed with the service we received - Bryher Cafe Junior is amazing for under 4’s -

lovely selction of food and hot drinks, very safe (you have to be buzzed in and out) and all the play area is right in front of you. They also do bistro nights where you can go for a meal and the children can play (lovely idea for those who struggle with babysitters) - Rebecca

The Secret Garden in Bute Park have a little sand pit and a few kids toys (colouring etc). Perfect to keep them occupied while you enjoy a quick coffee or slice of (homemade) cake x - Lucy bles or salad in the majority of their children’s main meals. 10 don’t include a portion of fruit in any of their children’s puddings Only 11 out of 21 chains were willing to tell us if their food was freshly cooked and where it comes from. Of the 11, only 4 were making and cooking the majority of their children’s food in the kitchen: Jamie’s Italian, Wagamama, Carluccios and Café Rouge. Post horsegate, only one chain could reliably tell parents where their meat comes from. Only 1 offers children’s cutlery as standard. No restaurants have signage welcoming breastfeeding on their premises. Only 2 chains offer a children’s drinks menu free from sweeteners. Anna Rosier, Managing Director at Organix says: “Four out of 10 parents told us they eat out once a fortnight or more with their families. If restaurants and pubs want to ensure business stays strong and see customers return, they need to start improving what they’re serving to children. “We want families – parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles – to help get behind our campaign to see change. Restaurants will only start improving if we start being more vocal about what we’re seeing and vote with our feet.” menu, and I truly believe that we have a brilliant offering that both kids love and parents can trust. www.soilassociation.org/outtolunch.

La Cucina in Barry on Holton rd. is great they are always friendly when I breastfeed in there and the coffee is fab.x - Anna Marie Waffles on Clive rd, Canton is great for kids, the have a little box of toys and books for them and have a nice kids menu x - Sarah

Walston Castle Beefeater offers a

fantastic friendly service in an informal atmosphere. Kids have free breakfast during the mornings and then Mon-Fri between 3 & 5 kids eat for £1. Children are given a fantastic kids pack to keep them entertained. -Sarah

The Ship in Barry, near the island. It’s a

hungry horse chain but they have a little indoor play area for the rainy days & they have a little park for the nicer days also a bouncy castle outside. Reasonable prices and happy service. - Kym

Ikea is a great place to take the children for lunch and a few hours out. The restaurant is very child friendly and the crèche is great too! - Lucy

Harvester is always a good bet. The salad cart is a great idea because it means you can give the little ones something to nibble on whilst they wait for their main meal. It’s also really well priced. - Jo


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Disney’s modern classic ‘The Little Mermaid’ makes its high definition debut as The Little Mermaid: Diamond Edition on Disney Blu-ray on 2nd September 2013. With breathtaking new image and sound restoration, this will be the first time ‘The Little Mermaid’ has been available to own for over five years. To win type ‘mermaid’ to info@babytoddlerandyou.co.uk by the end of November

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Win! Baby Jake Goody Bag worth over £100

Join singing, dancing Baby Jake and his friends in their magical fun-filled world! We’re giving you the chance to win an amazing bundle of Baby Jake goodies courtesy of Egmont UK. www.egmont.co.uk. Simply e-mail info@ babytoddlerandyou.co.uk with ‘Baby Jake’ in the subject line before the end of November.

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Weekly Guide to Classes Monday Class: Baby Ballet & Tap (3-6yrs) Location: Planet Gymnastics, Grangetown Time:1.30-2.30pm Contact: 02920343585 Class: Baby Bubbles (0-1yr) Location:Virgin Active, Ocean Way Time: 2 -2.30pm Contact: 07890909498 Class: Baby Bubbles (0-1yr) Location: Fontygary Leisure Park, Rhoose Time: 10.30-11am Contact: 07890909498 Class:Baby Development Course (Birth - 6mths - Tots Play) Location: St.Isan’s Church Hall, Llanishen Time:11.20am Contact: 01633 897841 Class: Baby Kicks (1-2yr) Location: Virgin Active, Ocean Way Time: 2.30-3pm Contact: 07890909498 Class: Balanced Babes Infant Massage Course Location: Balance the Body, Barry Time:1-2.30pm Contact: 01446 722350 Class: Baby Splash (2+) Location: Fontgary Leisure Park, Rhoose Time: 10.30-1am Contact: 07890909498

Class:Butterflies Baby Massage Location: Funky Little Chickens, Rhymney Time: 12-1pm Contact: 02920 024007

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Class: Crafty Doodle Do Location: Cafe Junior Time: 2.30-3.30pm Contact: 07837289267 Class: Discovery Tots (8wks-crawling - Tots Play) Location: St. Isan’s Church Hall, Llanishen Time: 10.30am Contact: 01633 897841 Class: Discovery Tots (8wks-crawling - Tots Play) Location:Pontprennau Community Centre Time: 1.20pm Contact: 01633 897841 Class: Discotots Location: Scout Hall, Roath Time: am Contact: 07870626318 Class: Discotots Location: St. Augustine Church Hall, Penarth Time: am Contact: 07870626318 Class: FitBumps Antenatal Location: Glamorgan Physiotherapy Clinic, Pencoed Time: 6-7pm Contact: 01656 760130

Class: Buggyfit Location: Roath Park Lake Time: 10am Contact: 07772323829

Class: FitBack & Bumps Antenatal Location: Glamorgan Physiotherapy Clinic, Pencoed Time: 7-8.30pm Contact: 01656 760130

Class: Buggyfit Location: Farmers Market Carpark, Cowbridge Time: 10.30am Contact: 07921813049

Class: Fitmums Location: Morgan Jones Park, Caerphilly Time: 10am Contact: 07730511227

Class: Buggyfit (Kickercise) Location: Lisvane Village Hall Time: 7.30pm Contact: 07772323829

Class: Fitmums Location: Pontypridd Park Time: 1pm Contact: 07730511227

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Class: Gym & Play Location: Fairwater Leisure Centre Time: 1.30-2.30pm Contact: 02920 552210 Class: Helen O’Grady Drama Academy (4+) Location: Llantwit Major Town Hall Time: 4.30 – 5.30 pm Class: Jolly Babies Location: Llanishen Leisure Centre Time: 10.30-11am Contact: 02920 026559

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Class: Little Chefs (pre-school) Location: Pentyrch Village Hall Time: 1.30-2.45 Contact: 07805080208 Class: Little Notes (0-4yrs) Location: Boulders Climbing Centre Times: 9.30-3.30pm Contact:02920 026559 Class: Messy Giraffe Location: St. Catherine’s Church Hall, Pontcanna Time: 10.30 - 11.30am Contact: 07877 276089 Class:Messy Play Location: Plasnewydd Community Hall Time: 9.30-11.30am Contact: 02920 480739 Class:Mini Movers Location: Cardiff Central Youth Club Time: 1.30-2.30pm Contact: 02920 461988 Class: Monkey Music Location: Chapter Arts Centre Time: 10am - 2.30pm Contact: 02920 655794 Class: Monkey Music (VOG) Location: Bridgend St. Mary’s Church Time: am/pm Contact: 01656 649190 Class: Monkey Music (VOG) Location: Penarth Salvation Army Time: am Contact: 01656 649190


Class:Mother & Baby Massasge (Bump into Action) Location: Penylan Community Hall Time: 9.30-11am Contact: 02920 788412 Class: Music & Movement (0-3yrs) Location: Pontprennau Community Centre Time: 1.15-2.45pm Contact: 02920 731686 Class: Musical Minis Location: All Saints Cburch, Barry Time: 10-10.45am & 11-11.45am Contact: 01446 733788 Class: Music with Mummy Location: Heath Park Citizens Centre, King George V Drive East, Heath Time: 9.50-10.20am Contact: 02920 762411 Class: Pay & Play Gym Location: Planet Gymnastics Time: 10-11.30pm Contact: 02920 343585 Class: Performing Arts Academy Wales (Ballet Tots 2-3yrs) Location: All Saints Lesser Hall, Victoria Square, Penarth Time: 1.15-1.45 & 2-2.30pm Contact: www.paaw.co.uk Class: Performing Arts Academy Wales (Dots 4-5yrs) Location: Trinity Methodist Church, Woodland Place, Penarth Time: 4-5pm Contact: www.paaw.co.uk

Class: Sing & Sign (Stage 1 & 2) Location: Cafe Junior, Cathays Time: 9.45am & 10.45 Contact: 01446 760055

Class: Tiny Talk (Baby Signing) Location: Bethel Chapel, Caerphilly Time: 10 & 11.15am Contact: 07584486820

Class: Social Tots (8mths-3yrs - Tots Play) Location: St.Isan’s Church Hall, Llanishen Time: 9.40am Contact: 01633 897841

Class: The Pied Piper Music Group (Toddler Pipers) Location: The Annexe, Old School, Lisvane Time: 9.30-10am Contact: 07933 744094

Class: Social Tots (8mths-3yrs - Tots Play) Location: Pontprennau Community centre Time: 2.10pm Contact: 01633 897841 Class: Somersault Gym (under 3’s) Location: Unit G, St. Catherine’s Park Time: 9.45-10.30am Contact: 02920 495111 Class: Story time Location: Llanrumney Hub Time: 10-11am Contact: 02920 780994

Tuesday

Class: Swimming Lessons Location: Splott Swimming Pool Time: 1.30-2pm Contact: 02920 462548

Class: Pre-School Gymnastics & Dance Location: Planet Gymnastics Time: 12.30-2.30pm Contact: 02920 343585

Class: Swim Stars (Parent & child) Location: Atlantic College, St. Donats Time: 10-10.30am 10.30-11am Contact: 07770879405

Class: Pre-School Gym & Play Location: Eastern Leisure Centre, Llanrumney Time: 1.30-3pm Contact: 02920 796616

Class: Swim Stars (2.5yrs +) Location: Atlantic College,St. Donats Time: 11-11.30am 11.30-12pm Contact: 07770879405

Class:Pre-School Gymnastics Location: Cardiff Central Youth Club Time: 10-11am Contact: 02920 461988

Class: Well Woman Yoga Location: Cardiff Steiner Early Years Centre Time: 7.30 pm – 9 pm Contact: info@sofya.org.uk

Class: Swimming Lessons (5-18mths & 3+) Location: Llanishen Leisure Centre Time: 1.30-2pm 2-2.30pm & 2.30pm Contact: 02920 762411

Class: Swimkidz (0-10yrs) Location: Cardiff Hilton Time: 10-12pm Contact: 01656 862986

Class:Vale School of Dance (Toddler Dance) Location: United Free Church, Cowbridge Time: 4.05pm Contact: 01446 774449 Class: Waterbabies Location: Novotel Time: 10am Contact: 01633 278504

Class: Swimming Course Location: Pentwyn Leisure Centre Time: 4-5.45pm Contact: 02920 549211

Class: Pre-School Gymnastics Location: Planet Gymnastics Time: 11.30-12.30pm 1.30-2.30pm Contact: 02920 343585

Class: The Wonderful Wardrobe Location: Funky Little Chickens Time: 10-11am Contact: 07972115096

Class: Anthea King School of Dance (Let’s Pretend 2-4yrs) Location: The Old School, Sully Time: 4-5pm Contact: 01446 747453 Class: Baby Bonding Massage Location: Chapter Arts Centre, Canton Time: 10.15 -11.15am Contact: 02920 575033 Class: Baby Bubbles (0-1yrs)/ Baby Kicks (1-2yrs)/ Baby Splash (2+yrs) Location: Hebron Hall, Dinas Powys Time: 9.30-10am, 10-10.30am, 10.30-11am Contact: 07890909498

Class: Teddy Bear Paddle (Parent & Child Swimming) Location: Cardiff International Pool,Cardiff Bay Time:11-12am (cake 12-1pm) Contact: 02920 729090

Class: Baby Sling Workshop Location: Pontcanna Time: 10.30am

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Class: Ballet Tots (JPJ School of Dance) Location: Rhws Primary School Time: 4-4.40pm Contact: 01443 231226

Class: Crafty Doodle Do Location: Funky Little Chickens Time: 1.30-2.30pm Contact: 07837289267

Class: Baby Massage (Sheila Littleboy) Location: Ararat Centre, Whitchurch Time: 11am Contact: 02920 481806

Class: Davies School of Dance (Pre-primary 2.5ys +) Location: Scout Hall, Roath Time: 4.30-5.15pm Contact: 07989749414

Class: Baby Massage (Sheila Littleboy) Location: Cafe Junior, Cathays Time: 1.30-2.30pm Contact: 02920 481806 Class: Baby Massage (4wks - 6 mths) Location: The Kymin, Penarth Time: 11.45-12.45 Contact: 07773 278918 Class: Baby Yoga Location: Canton Community Centre Time: 3-4.30pm Contact: 01656 651230

Class: Developmental Baby Massage Location: The Body Clinic, Whitchurch Time: 11am Contact: 02920 481806 Class: Developmental Baby Massage Location: Cafe Junior, Cathays Time: 12.45-1.45pm Contact: 02920 481806 Class: Discotots Location: Radyr Scout Hall Time: am Contact: 02920 706502

Class: Baby Yoga & Massage Location: The Yoga Studio, Roath Time: 10-11.30am Contact: 02920 568195

Class: FitBack & Bumps Antenatal Location: Cardiff Dance Studios Time: 5.45-7.15pm Contact: 01656 760130

Class: Bouncing Bears (walking to 2) Location: Capital Academy, Ely Time: 9.30-10.30am Contact: 02920 552559

Class: FitBumps Antenatal Location: Cardiff Dance Studios Time: 7.15-8.15pm Contact: 01656 760130

Class: Buggyboo (Bump into Action) Location: Penylan Community Hall Time: 10-11am Contact: 02920 788412

Class: Fitmums Location: Tonyrefail Park Time: 10am Contact: 07730511227

Class: Buggyfit (non members welcome) Location: Virgin Active, Cardiff Bay Time: 10am Contact: 07772323829

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Class: CookED.up (Tiny Chef) (6 week course starting 1st October) Location: Whitchurch Methodist Church Time: 1.30-2.30pm Contact: 07702495021 Class: Crafty Doodle Do Location: Bambeans Time: 10.30-11.39am Contact: 07837289267

Class: Fitmums Location: Cowridge Children’s Park Time: 1pm Contact: 07730511227 Class: Fun 4 Families Location: Eastern Leisure Centre, Llanrumney Time: 12.30-1.30pm Contact: 02920 796616

Class: La Jolie Ronde Location: Trinity Methodist Church, Penarth Time: 10.30 (Parents & under 3’s) & 3.15pm (3-4yrs) Contact: 07530500371 Class: Jolly Babies Location: Christ Church Scout Hall, Roath Time: 12.15-1.20pm 1.30-2pm Contact: 02920 766900 Class: Little Kickers (2-3.5yrs & 3.5-5yrs) Location: Scout Hut, Cowbridge Time: 3.45-4.30pm 4.45-5.40pm Contact: 07990584607 Class: Little Notes (6mths-4yrs) Location: Boulders Climbing Centre Time: All Day Contact: 02920 026559 Class: Messy Play Location: Pontprennau Community Centre Time: 1.30-2.30pm Contact: 02920 731686 Class: Monkey Music Location: Radyr Methodist Church Time: 10 - 12pm Contact: 02920 655794 Class: Monkey Music (VOG) Location: WVICC Llantwit Major Time: am Contact: 01656 649190 Class: Monkey Music (VOG) Location: Peterston- Super-Ely Village Hall Time: am Contact: 01656 649190 Class: Musical Minis Location: Pontyclun Community Centre Time: 1.45-2.30pm Contact: 01446 733788

Class: Hei di Ho (Welsh) Location: St Mair Church, Canton Time: 10-11am Contact: 02920 655031

Class: Musical Minis Location: Once Upon A Playtime, Bridgend Time: 10.30-11.15am Contact: 01446 733788

Class: Jolly Babies Location: Christ Church Scout Hall, Roath Time: 12.15-1.20pm 1.30-2pm Contact: 02920 766900

Class: Music with Mummy Location: Christ Church Scout Hall, Roath Time: 2.10-2.50pm 2.30-3.20pm Contact: 02920 766900 Class: Mother and Baby Yoga (12wks-Crawling)

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Venue: The Kymin, Penarth Time:10-11.30 Contact: 07773 278918 Class:Pre-School Gymnastics Location: Cardiff Central Youth Club Time: 10-11am & 1-2pm Contact: 02920 461988 Class:Pre-School Gymnastics Location: Planet Gymnastics Time: 4.30-5.30pm Contact: 02920 343585 Class: Pyjama Drama Location: Penygawsi Community Centre Times:10am (Dewdrops_ 10.45am(Raindrops/Rainbows Preschool) Contact: 01443 888220 Class: Rugby Rascals Location: The Vale Hotel Resort Time: 4.30-5pm Contact: 01443 667 800 Class: Sing & Sign (Stage 1 & 2) Location: The Ararat Centre, Whitchurch Time: 9.30 & 10.30am Contact: 01446 760055 Class: Somersault Gym (under 3’s) Location: Unit G, St. Catherine’s Park, Time: 9.45-10.30am Contact: 02920 495111 Class: Soul Soother Baby Massage Location: Elfred Avenue United Church Hall Time: 1.30-2.30pm Contact: 07870343952 Class: South Wales Soccer School (Pre-school dragons 3-4yrs) Location: Maes y Coed Community Centre Time: 1.30-2.30pm Contact: 02920 618158 Class: Stingray Swim School Location: Fitzalan High School Time: 4pm Contact: 07793000583 Class: Story Time Location: Penarth Library Time: 2-2.30pm Contact: 02920 708438 Class: Storytime Location: Dinas Powys Library Time: 2.30-3.15pm Contact: 02920 512556

Class: Swimming Course 4+ Location: Fairwater Leisure Centre Time: 4.15-5.20pm Contact: 02920 552210

Class: (Little) Big Talent School (3-6yrs) Location: Albert Rd. Methodist Church, Penarth Time: 4-4.45pm Contact: 07886020923

Class: Swimming Course Location: Pentwyn Leisure Centre Time: 4-5.45pm Contact: 02920 549211

Class: Baby Bonding Massage Location: Bambeans, Canton Time: 10-11am Contact: 07974790052

Class: Swimming Lessons (5-18mths, 18mths-3yrs,3-4yrs) Location: Llanishen Leisure Centre Time: 1.30-2pm 2-2.30pm 2.30-3pm Contact: 02920 762411

Class: Baby Bonding Massage Location: Radyr Methodist Church Time:12-1pm Contact: 07974790052

Class: Swimkidz (0-4yrs) Location: Caerphilly Children’s Centre Time: 10-11.30am Contact: 01656 862986 Class: Swimkidz (0-10yrs) Location: Bryntirion,Bridgend Time: 4.30-6pm Contact: 01656 862986

Class: Developmental Baby Massage (Sheila Littleboy) Location: Boulders Climbing Centre Time: 10.30am Contact: 02920 481806 Class: Baby Massage (Bump intoAction) Location: Penylan Community Centre Time: 12-1pm Contact: 02920 788414

Class: The Creation Station (Little Explorers) Location: Jazzy Jungle, Llandaff Time: 10-10.50am Contact: 08448 549300 Class: The Pied Piper Music Group (Toddler Pipers) Location: The Gates Art Centre, Roath Time: 9.30, 10.15, 11 & 1.45pm Contact: 07933 744094

Class: Baby Development Course (Birth- 6mths - Tots Play) Location: Insole Court, Llandaff Time:1.50pm Contact: 02920 731686 Class: Baby Massage Wales Location: The Kymin, Penarth Time: 10.30-11.30am Contact: 02920 701801

Class: Tiny Talk Baby Signing Location: Morganstown Village Hall Time:11.15am Contact: 07775876907

Class: Baby Massage Wales Location: Barefoot Studios, Cowbridge Time: 2.30-3.30pm Contact: 02920 701801

Class: Tiny Talk Baby Toddlers Location: Morganstown Village Hall Time: 9.45am Contact: 07775876907

Class: Baby Yoga and Massage (4 weeks to 6 months - Sofya Yoga Therapies) Location: Llandaff Times: 11am-12.40pm and 2pm – 3.40pm Contact: info@sofya.co.uk

Class: Tumbling Tigers (3-4yrs) Location: Capital Academy, Ely Time: 10.30-11.30 & 1.30-2.30pm Contact: 02920 552559

Class: Bouncing Bears (walking to 2) Location: Capital Academy, Ely Time: 9.30-10.30am Contact: 02920 552559

Wednesday Class: Aqua Natal (Bump into Action) Location: Pentwyn Leisure Centre Time: 8-8.45pm Contact: 02920 549211

Class: Buggyboo (Bump into Action) Location: Maindy Centre Time: 10-11.30am Contact: 029 2052 9230 Class: Buggyfit Location: Llandaff Fields Time: 10am

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Contact: 07772323829

Contact: 02920 026559

Class: Buggyfit Location: Llantwit Major Beach Time: 1pm Contact: 07921813049

Class: Little Notes (0-4yrs) Location: Caerphilly Time: pm Contact: 02920 026559

Class: Buggyfit Bootcamp Location: Lisvane Village Hall Time: 8pm Contact: 07772323829

Class: Little People Sensory Class (5mth-1yr & 1-2yrs) Location: The Ararat Centre, Whitchurch Time: 9.30-10.20am 10.30-11.20am Contact: 07816782924

Class: Butterflies Tiny Toes (Reflexology 6wks - 4mths) Location: Funky Little Chickens Time: 12-1pm Contact: 02920 024007

Class: Mini Movers Location: Cardiff Central Youth Club Time: 1.30 - 2.30pm Contact: 02920 461988

Class: Daisy Baby (Wrigglers & Tinies) Location: Morganstown Village Hall Time: 10am & 11.30am Contact: 07775876907

Class: Monkey Music Location: Cafe Junior, Cathays Time: 10-12pm Contact: 02920 655794

Class: Davies School of Dance, Pre-Primary 2 1/2 + Location: Scout Hall, Roath Time: 4-4.30pm Contact: 07989749414

Class: Monkey Music (VOG) Location: Bijou, Cowbridge Time: am/pm Contact: 01656 649190

Class: Developmental Baby Massage Location: Boulders, Off Newport Rd Time: 10.30-11.30am Contact: 07989749414 Class: Discovery Tots (8wks-crawling - Tots Play) Location: Insole Court, Llandaff Time: 1pm Contact: 01633 897841 Class: FitBack and Bumps Antenatal Class Location: Bijou, Cowbridge Time: 10.00am -11.30am Contact: 01656 760130 Class: Howell’s Stay & Swim Location: Howell’s School, Llandaff Time: 10-10.30am 11-11.30am Contact: 02920 261828 Class: Ice Toddlers (18mth-5yrs) Location: Planet Ice, Cardiff Bay Time: 4-4.30pm Contact: 02920 382001 Class: Kangaboo (Bump into Action) Location: Maindy Centre Time: 5-6pm Contact: 029 2052 9230 Class: Little Notes (0-4yrs) Location: Tiny Tumblers,Church Village Time: am

Class: Pay & Play Gymnastics Location: Planet Gymnastics Time: 10.00-11.30am Contact: 02920 343585 Class: Performing Arts Academy Wales (Ballet Tots 2-3yrs) Location: All Saints Lesser Hall, Victoria Square, Penarth Time: 10.30-11am Contact: www.paaw.co.uk Class: Performing Arts Academy Wales (Dots 4-5yrs) Location: Sea Cadets Hall, Stanwell Crescent, Penarth Time: 4-5pm Contact: www.paaw.co.uk Class: Play Gym Location: Capital Academy, Ely Time: 2.30-4pm Contact: 02920 552559 Class: Pre-School Gym & Play Location: Eastern Leisure Centre, Llanrumney Time: 1.30-3pm Contact: 02920 796616 Class:Pre-School Gymnastics Location: Cardiff Central Youth Club Time: 10-11am & 11-12pm Contact: 02920 461988

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Class: Rhyme Time (Under 2’s) Location: Llanrumney Hub Time: 10-10.30am Contact: 02920 780994 Class: Sing & Sign (stage 1) Location: Christ Church Scout Hall, Roath Time: 10.00am Contact: 01446 760055 Class: Social Tots (8mths-crawling) Location: Insole Court, Llandaff Time: 1.50pm Contact: 01633 897841 Class: Somersault Gym (unstructured play) Location: Unit G, St Catherine’s Park, Cardiff Time: 9.30-11.30am Contact: 02920 495111 Class: South Wales Soccer School (Pre-school dragons 3-4yrs) Location: St. John’s Church Hall, Danescourt Time: 1.30-2.30pm Contact: 02920 618158 Class: Spanishtots Location: Funtastic, Western Industrial Estate, Caerphilly Time: 4-4.45pm Contact: 07590 062422 Class: Storytime Location: Llantwit Major Library Time: 10.30-11am Contact: 01446 792700 Class: Storytime Location: St. Mellons Hub Time: 1.30pm Contact: 02920 780992 Class: Storytime Location: Cowbridge Library Time: 2pm Class: Storytime Location: Barry Library Time: 2.15-2.45pm Contact: 01446 709737 Class: Swimming Lessons (5-18mths & 3-4yrs) Location: Llanishen Leisure Centre Time: 1.30-2pm 2.30-3pm Contact: 02920 762411 Class: Talking Tots Location: Bute Cottage, Penarth


Time: 1.45-2.30pm Contact: carys@talkingtots.info Class: The Creation Station Location: Coconuts, Sully Time: 10.15 -11.05 (Stay & Play) Contact: 08448549300 Class: The Pied Piper Music Group Location: The Annexe, Old School, Lisvane Time: 9.30 & 10.30am Contact: 07933 744094 Class: The Wonderful Wardrobe Location: Penarth Sea Cadets Time: 10.-11am Contact: 07972115096 Class: Tumbling Tigers (3-4yrs) Location: Capital Academy, Ely Time: 10.30-11.30 & 1.30-2.30pm Contact: 02920 552559 Class:Waterbabies Location: Radyr Comprehensive School Time:1, 1.30 & 2pm Contact: 01633 278504

Thursday Class: Antenatal yoga (Sofya Yoga Therapies) Location: Cathays Methodist Church Times: 5.30pm -6.45pm Contact: info@sofya.co.uk

Class: Daisy Baby (Wrigglers & Tinies) Location: Cafe Junior Time: 10am & 11.30am Contact: 07775876907 Class: Developmental Baby Massage Location: 19 Oakfield Street, Roath Time: 11-12pm Contact: 02920 630560 Class: Discotots Location: Bethel Baprist Church, Whitchurch Time: am Contact: 07870626318

I’m New

Class: Little Chefs (pre-school) Location: Cafe Junior Time: 10-11.15am Contact: 07805080208 Class: Little Notes (0-6mths) Location: Penarth Time: all day Contact: 02920 026559 Class: Makaton Baby Signing Location: 19 Oakfield Str. Roath Time: 9.45am Class: Messy Play Location: Pontprennau Community Centre Time: 1.30-2.30pm Contact: 02920 731686

Class: Discovery Tots -Tots Play (8wks-crawling) Location: All Saints Lesser Hall, Penarth Time: 1.10pm Contact: 01633 897841

Class: Messy Play Location: Plasnewydd Community Hall Time: 9.30-11.30am Contact: 02920 480739

Class: Early Movers Location: Radyr Methodist Church Time: 11 & 11.45 Contact: earlymovers@yahoo.co.uk Class: Fahrenheit Dance, Ballet, Tap & Street (3-6yrs) Location: The Beacon Centre, St. Mellons Time: 4.30-6pm Contact: 02920 540766 Class: FitBumps Antenatal Location: Pencoed Time: 9.30-10.30am Contact: 01656 760130

Class: Monkey Music Location: Cafe Junior, Cathays Time: 10 - 12.pm Contact: 02920 655794 Class: Monkey Music Location: Penylan Community Centre Time: 10 - 12.30.pm Contact: 02920 655794 Class: Monkey Music (VOG) Location: Coprthorne Hotel,Culverhouse Cross Time: am/pm Contact: 01656 649190

Class: Baby Massage Location: 19 Oakfield Street, Roath Time: 11am

Class: FitBack and Bumps Postnatal Location: Pencoed Time: 10.00am -12pm Contact: 01656 760130

Class: Buggyfit Location: Llandaff Fields Time: 10am Contact: 07772323829

Class: Helen O’Grady Drama Academy (4+) Location: Llanishen Baptist Church Time: 4.15 – 5.15 pm Contact: 02920 462540

Class: Buggyfit (Pregnancy Aqua) Location: Virgin Active, Cardiff Bay Time: 7.30pm Contact: 07772323829

Class: Helen O’Grady Drama Academy (4+) Location: Radyr Old Church Rooms Time: 4.30 – 5.30 pm Contact: 02920 462540

Class: Calon Yarns Art & Craft (2-4yrs) Location: Calon Yarns Studio, Canton Time: 1.45-2.45pm Contact: 02920 211508

Class: Jolly Babies Location: Christ Church Scout Hall, Roath Time: 10.50-11.20am Contact: 02920 766900

Class: Clap,Tap,Music & Baby Sign Location: Lower Penarth Community Centre, Sully Time: 1.30-2.30pm Contact: 07957999391

Class: Jolly Babies Location: Cafe Junior, Cathays Time: 1.20-1.50pm Contact: 02920 766900

Class: Monkey Music (VOG) Location: BCLC Bridgend Time: am/pm Contact: 01656 649190 Class: Musical Minis Location: Adventure Island, Barry Time: 10.30-11.15am Contact: 01446 733788 Class: Music with Mummy Location: Christ Church Scout Hall, Roath Time: 9.30-10am 10.10-10.40am Contact: 02920 766900 Class: Mums on the Run Location: Penarth Cliff Tops Time: 10am Contact: 07545 553992

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Class:Pre-School Gymnastics Location: Cardiff Central Youth Club Time: 10-11am Contact: 02920 461988 Class: Rubicon Dance, Adults with toddlers 18mths -4yrs Location: Rubicon Dance, Sherman Theatre Time: 1.30-2.15pm Contact: 02920 491477 Class: Rugby Cubs Location: Dinas Powys RFC Time: 4.30pm Contact: 07846 397 535 Class: Shine Creative Arts & Dance Location:Bambeans, Canton Time: 10.30-11.30am Contact: 07545 072890 Class: Shine Creative Arts & Dance Location:Bambeans, Canton Time: 10.30-11.30am Contact: 07545 072890 Class: Sing & Sign (Stage 2) Location: Bambeans, Canton Time: 10.15am Contact: 01446 760055 Class: Soccer School (4-5yrs) Location: Pontprennau Community Centre Time: 4-4.45pm Contact: 02920 731686

Class: Swimming Lessons (Adult & Child 5-18mths, 18mth-3yrs, 3-4yrs) Location: Llanishen Leisure Centre Time:10,10.30 & 11am Contact: 02920 762411 Class: Swimkidz (0-5yrs) Location: Ty Gwynn Hydro Pool, Cardiff Time: 4.15-5.45 Contact: 01656 862986 Class: Theatre Tots Location: The New School Rooms, Radyr Time: 10.15-11am Contact: 07557766702 Class: The Pied Piper Music Group Location: Old School, Lisvane Time: 9.30am & 1.30pm Contact: 07933 744094 Class: The Wonderful Wardrobe Location: Bijou, Cowbridge Time: 10.30-11.30am Contact: 07972115096 Class: Tiny Talk Location: Penylan Community Centre Time: 9.45 & 11am Contact: 07990585374 Class: Toddler Calm (4 weeks course) Location: Plantos Nursery, St.Mellons Time: 7-9pm Contact: 7735 404910

Class: Social Tots -Tots Play (8mths-3yrs) Location: All Saints Church, Penarth Time: 11.10am Contact: 01633 897841

Class: Waterbabies Location: Heath Hospital, CMC Sports & Social Club Time:10 .30 & 11am Contact: 01633 278504

Class: Somersault Gym (Under 3’s) Location: Unit G, St. Catherine’s Park, Time: 9.45-10.30am Contact: 02920 495111

Class: Waterbabies Location: The Marriott, Cardiff Time: 10, 10.30 & 11am Contact: 01633 278504

Class: Stingray Swim School Location: Hebron Hall, Dinas Powys Time:10, 10.30, 11am Contact: 07793000583

Class: Waterbabies Location: The Copthorne, Culverhouse Cross Time: 1.30 & 2pm Contact: 01633 278504

Class: Stingray Swim School Location: Fitzalan High School Time: 4.30pm Contact: 07793000583 Class: Swimming Course Location: Pentwyn Leisure Centre Time: 4-5.45pm Contact: 02920 549211

Class: Well Woman Yoga (Sofya Yoga) Location: Cathays Methodist Church, Time: 7pm - 8.20pm Contact: info@sofya.co.uk Class: Young Yoga Warriers (2+) Location: Boulders Climbing Cenrte Time: 11-12pm Contact: 0759002948

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Friday Class: Anthea King School of Dance (Let’s Pretend 2-4yrs) Location: Victoria Park Community Hall, Barry Time: 4-5pm Contact: 01446747453 Class: Developmental Baby Massage (Sheila Littleboy) Location: Insole Court, Llandaff Time: 12pm Contact: 02920 481806 Class: Baby Development Course (Tots Play - Birth - 6mths) Location: St Isan’s Church Hall, Llanishen Time: 11.20am Contact: 01633 897841

I’m New

Class: Baby Sensory (birth-13mths) Location: Bethel Baptist Church Hall, Whitchurch Time: 10-11am Contact: 07793206868 Class: Buggyboo (Bump into Action) Location: Llanishen Leisure Centre Time: 9.30-11am Contact: 02920 762411 Class: Buggyboo (Bump into Action) Location: Maindy Centre Time: 10-11.30am Contact: 029 2052 9230 Class: Buggyfit Location: Roath Park Lake Time: 10am Contact: 07772323829 Class: Buggyfit Location: Twt Children’s Park,Cowbridge Time: 10.30am Contact: 07921813049 Class: Cardiff Babywearing Slingmeet Location: Cafe Junior Time: 10-4pm (every 2 nd Friday) Contact: https://www.facebook.com/ groups/168283806554717/ Class: Clap,Tap,Music & Baby Sign Location: St. Nicholas Hall Community Centre, Barry Time: 10-11am Contact: 07957999391


Class: Clap,Tap,Music & Baby Sign Location: Wenvoe Community Centre Time: 1.30-2.30pm Contact: 07957999391 Class: Coretastic (Bump into Action) Location: Llanishen Leisure Centre Time: 11-12pm Class: Discotots Location: Heath Citizens Community Centre Time: am Contact: 07870626318 Class: Discotots Location: Old School, Sully Time: am Contact: 07870626318 Class: Discovery Tots (8wks - crawling - Tots Play) Location: St Isan’s Church Hall, Llanishen Time: 10.30am Contact: 01633 897841 Class: Gymnastics (4-5yrs) Location: Pentwyn Leisure Centre Time: 4.15-5.15pm Contact: 02920 549211 Class: Gym & Dance (2-4yrs) Location: Planet Gymnastics, Grangetown Time: 12.30-2.30pm Contact: 02920343585 Class: Hei di Ho (Welsh) Location: All Saints Church, Penarth Time: 10-11am Contact: 02920 655031 Class: Helen O’Grady Drama Academy (4+) Location: Sully, The Old School Time: 4.00 – 5.00 pm Contact: 02920 462540 Class: Jolly Babies Location: Mackintosh Resident’s Community Centre, Roath Time: 11.30-12pm Contact: 02920 766900 Class: Jessica Jones School of Dance, Beginners Ballet 3+ Location: Pontprennau Community Centre Time:3.30, 4pm Contact: 07977578907 Class: Jessica Jones School of Dance Ballet & Tap (2.-3yrs, 3-4yrs) Location: Cafe Junior, Cathays Time:10, 10.45am

Contact: 07977578907 Class: Kangaboo Circuits (Bump into Action) Location: Maindy Leisure Centre Time: 10-11.30am Contact: 02920 259230 Class: Kindermusik (Family Time) Location: Thornhill Community Centre Time: 4pm Contact: 07809649054

Class: Music with Mummy Location: Mackintosh Resident’s Community Centre, Roath Time:10.10, 10.50am Contact: 02920 766900 Class: Parent & Baby Yoga (Bump into Action) Location: Maes-y-Coed Community Centre Time: 1.30-2.30pm Contact: 029 2087 3983

Class: Kindermusik (V of G) Location: Ystradowen Village Hall, Ystradowen Time: 9.30.10.30 & 1.30pm Contact: 01446 775048 Class: Little Kickers (Junior 2-3.5yrs & Mighty 3.5-5yrs) Location: YMCA Hub, Barry Time: 3.45, 4.45pm Contact: 07990584607 Class: Mama Baby Bliss Massage Location: The Village Hotel, Whitchurch Time: 1-2.30pm Contact: 07801814174 Class: Mini Movers (3-5yrs) Location: Planet Gymnastics, Grangtown Time: 1.30-3.30pm Contact: 02920343585 Class: Monkey Music Location: Cyncoed Methodist Church Time: 9.20-1.30pm Contact: 02920 655794

Class: Pay & Play Gymnastics Location: Planet Gymnastics Time: 10.00-11.30am Contact: 02920 343585 Class: Pied Piper Music Group Location: Cafe Junior Time: 11.45am Contact: 07933 744094 Class: Pre-School Gymnastics & Dance Location: Planet Gymnastics Time: 12.30-2.30pm Contact: 02920 343585 Class: Pre-School Gym & Play Location: Eastern Leisure Centre, Llanrumney Time: 1.30-3pm Contact: 02920 796616 Class:Pre-School Gymnastics Location: Cardiff Central Youth Club Time: 10-11am Contact: 02920 461988

Class: Monkey Music (VOG) Location: Bijou, Cowbridge Time: am/pm Contact: 01656 649190 Class: Monkey Music (VOG) Location: Trinity Church,Porthcawl Time: am/pm Contact: 01656 649190 Class: Monkey Music (VOG) Location: Copthorne Hotel, Culverhouse Cross Time: am Contact: 01656 649190 Class: Music and Movement (2 1/2+) Location: Insole Court, Llandaff Time: 9.30, 10.30am Contact: 02920 562757

Class: Musical Minis Location: The Old School,Sully Time: 2-2.45pm Contact: 01446 733788

Class: Pre-School Music Location: Millenium Centre Time:12-1pm or 1.30-2.30pm All must be booked through Ticket Office Class: Rhyme Time (Under 2’s) Location: St. Mellons Hub Time: 1.30pm Contact: 02920 780992 Class: Rugby Cubs Location: Old Pens, RFC Time: 4 & 5pm Contact: 07846 397 535 Class: Sing & Sign (Stage 1) Location: Bambeans, Canton Time: 10.15am

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Contact: 01446 760055 Class: Social Tots (8mths-3yrs) Location: St. Isan’s Church Hall, Llanishen Time: 9.40am Contact: 01633 897841 Class: Rhyme Time (Under 2’s) Location: St. Mellons Hub Time: 1.30pm Contact: 02920 780992 Class: Social Tots (8mths -3yrs - Tots Play) Location: St Isan’s Church Hall, Llanishen Time: 9.45-10.25pm Contact: 01633 897841 Class: Sing & Sign (stage 1) Location: Bambeans, Canton Time: 9.30am Contact: 02920 307385 Class: Swimkidz (Baby Swimming) Location: Cardiff Hilton Time: 10-12pm Contact: 01656 862986 Class: Tiny Tunes Location: Bethel Presbyterian Church, Ely Time: 10-11am Contact: 02920 595000 Class: The Wonderful Wardrobe Location: Boulders Climbing Centre Time: 10-11am Contact: 07972115096 Class: Waterbabies Location: Miskin Manor Hotel Time: 12, 12.30 & 1pm Contact: 01633 278504 Class: Waterbabies Location: Heath Hospital, CMC Sports & Social Club Time: 9.45, 10.15 & 10.45am Contact: 01633 278504

Time: 9.30-10.15 Contact: 07773 278918

Time: 9.10am Contact: 07730511227

Class: Yoga for Toddlers Location: Funky Little Chickens Time: 11.30-12.30pm Contact: 02920 024007

Class: Buggyfit Bootcamp Location: Roath Park Lake Time: 9.30am Contact: 07772323829

Saturday Class: Anthea King School of Dance (Let’s Pretend 2-4yrs) Location: Victoria Park Community Hall, Barry Time: 10-11am Contact: 01446 747453 Class: Anthea King School of Dance (Let’s Pretend 2-4yrs) Location: All Saint’s Church Hall, Penarth Time: 10-11am Contact: 01446 747453 Class: Baby Bubbles (0-1yrs)/Baby Splash (2+yrs) Location: Virgin Active, Ocean Way, Cardiff Time: 12 &12.30pm Contact: 07890909498 Class: Baby Bubbles (0-1yrs)/Baby Kicks (1-2yrs) Baby Splash (2+yrs) Location: Fitzalan High School Time: 2.30, 3, 3.30. &4pm Contact: 07890909498 Class: Babystars Performing Arts Academy (2-5yrs) Location: St. John’s Hall, Barry Time: 11-12pm Contact: 07531814820 Class: Ballet Tots (JPJ School of Dance) 2-3yrs Location: Miskin Manor Hotel, Miskin Time: 9.30-10am Contact: 01443 231226

Class: Waterbabies Location: RadyrSchool Time: 4.15 & 4.45pm Contact: 01633 278504

Class: (Litte) Big Talent School (3-6yrs) Location: Aberdare House, Cardiff Bay Time: from 10am Contact: 07886020923

Class: Yoga (2-4yr olds) Location: The Kymin, Penarth Time: 9.30-10.15 Contact: 07773 278918

Class: Bouncing Bears (walking to 2) Location: Capital Academy, Ely Time: 10-11am Contact: 02920 552559

Class: Yoga (Crawling to 2yrs) Location: The Kymin, Penarth

Class: Buggy Bootcamp Location: Ysynddu, Pontyclun

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Class: Edwards Dance School, Rosette Club (3-5yrs) Location: Edward’s Dance Studio, Whitchurch Time: 10-11am Contact: 02920 616400 Class: Fahrenheit Dance, Street Dance (3-7yrs) Location: St. Alban’s Church Hall, Splott Time: 10-11am Contact: 02920 540766 Class: Fahrenheit Dance, Street Dance (3-7yrs) Location: St. Alban’s Church Hall, Splott Time: 10-11am Contact: 02920 540766 Class: Helen O’Grady Drama Academy (4+) Location: Llantrisant, The Penygawsi Community Centre Time: 10 – 11 am Contact: 02920 462540 Class: La Jolie Ronde Location: Fitzalen High School Time: 9.30am (Parents & under 3’s) Contact: 07530500371 Class: Pay & Play Gymnastics Location: Planet Gymnastics Time: 9.30-10.30am Contact: 02920 343585 Class: Pyjama Drama Location: The Pavillion, Talbot Green Time: 9.30 - Rainbows 10.30 - Rainbows 11.30 - Sunbeams Contact: 01443 888220 Class: Saturday Dance (Age 3) Location: Rubicon Dance, Sherman Theatre Time: 10.50-11.20am Contact: 02920 491477 Class: Swimkidz (Baby Swimming) Location: Bryntirion,Bridgend Time: 8.30-12pm Contact: 01656 862986 Class: Rugby Tots (2-3.5yrs & 3.5-5yrs) Location: Cantonian High School Time: 9, 9.40, 10.15,11.15am


Contact: 0845 3133242 Class: Rugby Cubs Location: Dinas Powys RFC Time: 9.30am Contact: 07846 397 535 Class: Rugby Cubs Location: Barry RFC Time: 11am Contact: 07846 397 535 Class: Rugby Cubs Location: Old Pens RFC Time: 11am Contact: 07846 397 535 Class: Saturn Dance (mix group 3-8yrs - latin, ballroom, disco) Location: Morganstown Village Hall Time: 10-10.45am Contact: 02920 191786 Class: South Wales Soccer School (Pre-school dragons 3-4yrs) Location: Whitchurch High School Time: 9, 10.15 &11.30am Contact: 02920 618158 Class: Swimming Lessons Location: Pentwyn Leisure Centre Time: 8.50-9.55am Contact: 02920 549211 Class: The Vale School of Dance Location: Rhoose Celtic Community Centre Time: 9.05am Contact: 01446 774449 Class: Tiny Toes Ballet (Various classes ages 18mths - 5yrs) Location: Miskin Manor Time: 9.30 - 12.30pm Contact: 07864857920 Class:Tiny Tots Location: Cardiff Central Youth Club Time: 9.45-10.30sm Contact: 02920 461988 Class: Tiny Tots Gym Course Location: Fairwater Leisure Centre Time: 9.30 & 10.30am Contact: 02920 552210 Class: Tumbling Tigers (3-4yrs) Location: Capital Academy, Ely Time: 11-12pm Contact: 02920 552559

Class: Waterbabies Location: Radyr Comp School Time: 8.30am - 3.30pm (classes every 1/2 hr) Contact: 01633 278504

Sunday

Class: Swimkidz (0-10yrs) Location: Cardiff Hilton Time: 9-12.30pm Contact: 01656 862986 Class: Swimkidz (0-10yrs) Location: Copthorne Hotel, Culverhouse Cross Time: 2-4pm Contact: 01656 862986

Class: Antenatal Yoga Location: The Yoga Studio, Roath Time: 5.30-7pm Contact: info@sofya.co.uk Class: Aqua Natal (Bump into Action) Location: Western Leisure Centre, Ely Time: 12.45-1.30pm Contact: 02920 675060 Class: Bouncing Bears (walking to 2)& Tumbling Tigers (3-4yrs) Location: Capital Academy, Ely Time: 10-11am Contact: 02920 552559 Class: Gym (Bump into Action) Location: Western Leisure Centre, Ely Time: 12-12.45 Contact: 02920 675060

Class: Tiny Toes Ballet (Various classes ages 18mths - 5yrs) Location: Copthorne Hotel, Culverhouse Cross Time: 9.00 - 12.00pm Contact: 07864857920 Class:Tiny Tots Location: Cardiff Central Youth Club Time: 10-10.45am Contact: 02920 461988 Class: Waterbabies Location: Radyr Comp School Time: 8.30am - 4pm (classes every 1/2 hr) Contact: 01633 278504

Class: Little Kickers (Junior 2-3.5yrs & Mighty 3.5-5yrs) Location: Fitzalan High School Time: 10 &11am Contact: 07990584607 Class: Soccer Cubs Location: Romilly Park Time: 10.30am Contact: 07846 397 535 Class: Soccer Cubs Location: Penarth Time: 11.45am Contact: 07846 397 535 Class: South Wales Soccer School (Pre-school dragons 3-4yrs) Location: Cathedral School, Llandaff Time: 10-10.45am Contact: 02920 618158 Class: Spanish Tots (3+) Location: Cafe Junior Time: 10-10.45 Contact: 07590 062422

If you would like to be included in our directory for FREE please contact info@babytoddlerandyou. co.uk. Whilst every effort has been made to keep class details up to date, please ring ahead of a class to make sure the details are correct.

Class: Stingray Swim School Location: Fitzalan High School Time: 9 &10am Contact: 07793000583 Class: Swimkidz (Baby Swimming)

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