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Why Us?

Our Play-osophy

Gymboree Play & Music’s mission is to discover the POWER OF PLAY to prepare children for a lifetime of learning. Our custom curriculum is uniquely created around three key elements to early childhood development: Social/Emotional, Cognitive, and Physical.

From 0 to 5 years of age, Gymboree Play & Music is the global leader in early child development programmes that have been fostering creativity and confidence for over 45 years.

Your Play Experts

The Gymboree Play & Music programme is designed by child development specialists.
We know that the relationships and experiences children have in the early years of life have a profound impact on their future. 80% of the brain’s neural connections have been made by the age of three.

Our programmes are created with school readiness in mind for infants, toddlers, and pre-schoolers to learn through the discovery of play. Parents and caregivers provide a vital role in the success of our programmes through participation and adult-child interactive play that is essential for nurturing a child’s development. Our programme focuses on building children’s skills and self-esteem, helping them to grow to be confident, happy, and successful learners.

Child Development
At Gymboree Play & Music, we encourage exploration and self-expression through activities where children will learn to conquer new challenges and reach developmental milestones. The best learning happens through play! Play is essential to brain development and a child’s social, cognitive, and physical growth.

At Gymboree Play & Music, we create a sense of community not only for the children, but for their caregivers as well. Through relationships, children discover the world around them. Building and strengthening personal connections provides an opportunity for children to develop social skills. Our classes provide an inviting space for everyone to feel comfortable and safe.

To get an idea of our class experience, please go to our classes page!

Innovative Playscapes

We provide an environment where children are free to move, play and explore safely. Our proprietary equipment was designed by Jay Beckwith, an internationally respected playground designer with more than 30 years of experience, who created every structure with the needs of children in mind. Our play environments are designed to deliver the high-quality standard parents expect for their children.

Our Innovative Playscapes equipment is designed for your little one to try, learn, play, fall, and try again! We reconfigure our modular proprietary playscapes every two weeks where children experience new challenges in an ever-changing environment.

Researched, tested, and expertly executed, Innovative Playscapes open children up to new discoveries every day at Gymboree Play & Music!

Above all, our members love what we do!

What's On 4 Kids Awards winner logoWe won Most Loved Sport or Physical Activity at the What’s On 4 Kids Awards 2021 and were finalists in the Most Loved Baby Activity category! We’ve also been nominated for the 2022 Awards.  These are decided by parent votes so we’re super excited to have done so well!

Have a look at recent customer feedback from Reviews.co.uk for more reasons to choose Gymboree Play & Music.

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Both of my children (3.5 years and 11 months) go to Gymboree Play & Music and love it. My toddler goes to their drop-off Lego class which she raves about. It's very creative, working not only on Lego skills but also painting, drawing etc. My infant son loves his Gymboree Play & Music Crawlers class - particularly loves crawling all over their props, through the tunnels, etc. Great way to get the infant crawling over obstacles! Gymboree Play & Music is part of our weekly schedule for both kids and we look forward to participating every week. Invaluable!

Gymboree Play & Music was a lovely and positive experience for my son Leo. We started when he was 9 months and he is now 3 years old, I wish we had started sooner.
He loves the songs (which is part of our daily singing at home), the freedom to explore and he was happy there. He looks forward to class every week and once class is over he will tell everyone about Gymbo and what he did.
For me, I liked that it taught him how to get down safely from a height, how to learn to use his body, and touching on different topics every 2 weeks. It gave me confidence in other environments to trust that he has the ability that he learned from Gymboree Play & Music and to trust him.

Absolutely amazing place! Especially Aaron from the Chiswick branch, always makes us feel very welcome there. He is extremely passionate and professional. His warmth and enthusiasm are precious. I would recommend that place to everyone! So happy we found it in our community. My son loves going there.

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