Is my baby too young to join?
Our classes are appropriate from birth to the age of 4 years. You can attend with your baby whenever you feel you are both ready to take part in a group. Your baby is likely to be very sleepy for the first few weeks, only waking up in short bursts. Our classes are fun, friendly and relaxed for both you and baby to enjoy sensory activities and make some new friends.
My child is walking but unsteady. Which class is best to join?
If your child is just starting to walk, you are able to join either group. The baby class is designed to be sitting on the floor to interact with your little one. Whilst the older class is more active and better suited to walkers, you may want your child to be more confident on their feet as this group can have children up o the age of 4 years. If you are unsure, contact the class leader to help with your decision.
What if my child doesn't stay at the front to engage with the story?
We always encourage everyone to start the story together at the front of the class. Your baby or toddler may love an activity one week and decide they don't want to do one another time. There is no pressure for you to keep your little ones at the front of the class...we tend to find they soon come back to join us when they are ready!
How many children are in a class?
Our class sizes are kept to a maximum of 15 children.
How long does the class last for?
Each class lasts 1 hour. The first part of the story lasts 25 minutes. We then take a 10 minute break where you can interact with the toys at the back of the room. The second half of the story lasts a further 25 minutes.
Can my partner/friend/mum come with me?
Yes! Here at Story Sense everyone is welcome and we know others love to see the little ones enjoying themselves so definitely bring them along! There are always spaces to sit if they want to watch and always space for them to join in too!
How much is a class?
Here at Story Sense, we take bookings in half termly blocks. A half term is generally 6 weeks which costs £30 (occasionally there is a 5 week block as we run alongside school terms). This includes one messy week each term. So each session works out at just £5. Sometimes we run free taster sessions so keep an eye out for these or feel free to ask.