Groups/Classes from September 2020

Turtle tots swimming classes are back in Lancaster and Newby Bridge from the 1st week in September!

Baby Sensory is back with in-person sessions!

Rhythm Time returns from 17th September and booking is open now.

Reading Fairy returns on 18th September

Hartbeeps is already back!

Booking is opening this week for diddi dance, who are returning very very soon.

Creation Station will be back with us in October.

Feelgood Parenthood Hypnobirthing have moved all their hypnobirthing courses online, delivered by zoom/skype.

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Hypnobirthing Haven have also moved all their classes and courses online and have discounts running.

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diddi dance have set up a private fb group and are running live online classes (standard classes running too this week, but expected to stop at end of the week). For new customers, you can join the online sessions for either £4 per week per household, or £15 until the end of the Easter holidays (19th April)

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Reading Fairy is starting online classes from Monday 23rd March.

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Pyjama Drama is running online classes with a different adventure every day. You can join for just £2.75 per week per household and do as many online sessions per week as you like, start by requesting to join this group.

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Baby Sensory is getting ready to start online classes and we’ll keep you updated.

logo for The Creation Station Lancaster, art classes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers

Creation Station has made up craft packs costing £3-£4 that you can buy and will be trying to keep her fb page updated with lots of ideas of what you can do at home.

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Gabi at Empower Mums is continuing to work with people to improve your fitness and strength whilst working with your pre-/post-natal body by running online sessions.

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If you need help with a sling/carrier, then Morecambe Bay Slings are offering video calls rather than library sessions to support parents, and do demos. If you have a sling on hire that you wish to renew, message them to renew online. Or to return it or do a new hire, you can arrange to do a doorstep return/hire at either Tamsin’s or Abi’s home (Morecambe/Lancaster). Just message their fb page.

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Mini First Aid has launched an online 2 hour Mini First Aid class for parents and carers. Read all about it here.

Hartbeeps is preparing to go online with daily 20 minute sessions. See video teaser here, plus another different option in the works. More detail to come tomorrow.

Debs is running a Baby Sign group online at 2pm on Wednesdays. See facebook.com/nlancsdsgroup/

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Free Educational Resources

We’ve collated together all the offers for free educational resources that we’ve found. It includes free ebooks, audiobooks, worksheets and more.

Outdoors

The majority of us aren’t yet being asked to stay indoors, and fresh air along with some exercise will be important to both our physical and mental health during this time. We are fortunate to live in an area where there is so much outdoor space that is easy to access. However, the advice has become to do this close to home, and not near others.

The National Trust has closed all its parks and gardens as too many people were gathering.

Although Williamson Park has closed its cafe and zoo, the park gates will remain open for those wanting to walk around the grounds. Please do not gather in groups.

Health visitor clinics

All baby clinics at all venues have closed and the health visitor page has been updated to show that. Advice from the health visitors is to ring the hub on 0300 247 0040, and they will do a home visit if needed. Will keep updating as I hear more.

Breastfeeding support

The FAB groups have all stopped, but their phoneline is still open for support and at the moment, peer supporters are still doing home visits. Find their details on the breastfeeding support page and get in touch. Also, they’ve set up a local facebook breastfeeding support group which has trained peer supporters in it to help and advise.