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Pre-schooler Classes Near Me

First day at school is a huge landmark in any child’s life. All decked out in their baggy new uniforms and with a bright new backpack teeming full of shiny new stationary; they are as cute as a button set for the big day. It’s a photo moment that no parent, carer or grandparent wants to miss. And so, they are fully kitted out and raring to go.

School Ready?

But are they ready for the rigours of learning and fully prepared for this whole new routine and environment? Through play and learn activities at our centres, our expert-led programmes nurture children to be school ready from day one.

Child Development Experts

Gymboree Play & Music has been fostering creativity and confidence in children ages 0-5 for over 45 years. And today, there are over 700 locations in over 40 countries, including lots in the UK, making us the global leader in early childhood development programmes.

Designed by experts in both education and in play, our age-appropriate activities develop the cognitive, physical and social skills of children as they play. Also, our programmes are also recognised for their unique approach to parent involvement. This helps encourages participation in and understanding of each child’s development.

Classroom Familiarity

In Pre-school steps (2-3 years) classes children will experience gentle separation from parents and take their first steps to school readiness. This includes children being taught by expert teachers in social activities and brain games like puzzles, playdough, and storytime.

Then, older children progress to our School Skills classes (3-5 years). This is where they experience a classroom type of environment to build social skills for school and beyond.

And so, children are challenged to work together as a class on collaborative games and activities. They will learn about decision-making and build their creativity during our art and science activities.

Throughout the class they will also develop key social skills needed for school and beyond. We help prepare children for a lifetime love of school, classrooms, and learning! So, if you’d like to join in the fun, why not enquire now and come along to Gymboree Play & Music!

Pre-schooler classes include:

N.B. Not all centres offer all types of classes.

Explorers
Explorers

use creativity and imagination

Explorers

Explorers Advanced
Explorers Advanced

learning to play independently and as a team

Explorers Advanced

Family Play
Family Play

adventures come to life through imaginary play

Family Play

School Skills
School Skills

learn decision-making skills

School Skills

Music
Music

learn musical techniques, styles, and about different instruments

Music

Art
Art

a space to be creative

Art

Theatre Arts
Theatre Arts

develop confidence, self expression and concentration

Theatre Arts

Explorers Plus
Explorers Plus

improving balance and co-ordination skills along with building strong muscles and bones

Explorers Plus

Play Lab
Play Lab

this S.T.E.A.M. inspired class is great for the young maker and thinker

Play Lab

LEGO
LEGO

develop academic, social, and cognitive skills through building activities, role-playing and idea-sharing

LEGO

Pre-school steps
Pre-school steps

imagining, creating, and becoming independent learners

Pre-school steps

Open Gym
Open Gym

free play for all members, come as often as you like, open gym classes are held throughout the week!

Open Gym

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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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