Basingstoke Jiggy Wrigglers 

From 5th October 2017

⭐️Jiggy Wrigglers is an award winning, fun and affordable musical activity group for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.  A place for you and your child to meet and make new friends.

We sing bounce wriggle and jiggle to upbeat music with puppets musical instruments and bags of surprises followed by free play with our toys and FREE refreshments.

  • YOU DONT NEED TO BOOK
  • NO block bookings
  • Pay weekly as you go
  • Siblings go FREE
  • FREE hot and cold drinks and refreshments for all.
  • NEW customers always welcome

Groups running are

THURSDAY

Hill Rise Community Hall, Brighton Hill      Jiggy Mixed 10.00-11.00
Jiggy Baby 11.15-12.00

Jiggy Mixed is £4.00 per family
Jiggy Baby is £3.00 per family

A special introductory offer which will run until Christmas is 3 for £10 for Jiggy Mixed and 4 for £10 for Jiggy Baby!!

There will be a very special guest to welcome you all to our first session!

Childminders are welcome.

Please check regularly for new groups starting soon.

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Get Water Confident with Swimming Nature

Get Water Confident with Swimming Nature

If you or your child wants to learn to swim, improve on skills or simply become more water-confident, you’re in luck! Swimming Nature, the UK’s market leader in delivering premium and bespoke swimming tuition, is now available across the Hampshire area. We will be offering sessions at the Hampshire Lakes retirement village in Yately and the Hampshire Court Hotel in Basingstoke.

With over 20 years of experience in teaching babies, children and adults to swim, our experience is just like a Personal Trainer in the water, as we only teach on a one-to-one or one-to-two basis.

Our instructors are world-class. We work with all-ages of students and provide an experience unlike any other type of swimming programme. Our dedicated sessions ensure you will learn quickly with instructors focused exclusively on you or your child. We don’t just coach you to swim – we coach you to swim beautifully!

For children, we offer a unique training method with seven stages. Each swimming stage is represented by one of our colourful animal characters from crabs to crocodiles.  Each character has been designed to capture the student’s imagination and encourage development of special skills, from jumping in at frog level to racing dives when you progress to the penguin group.

We also use the latest technology to track the progress of all students, both children and adults. Our instructors measure improvement and record achievements, so that as a parent you can easily track your child’s progress from home.

Prices for children’s start from just £20, whilst our adult program starts at £40.

At Hampshire Court, we will be offering sessions on the following days and times each week:

  • Sunday: 9:00 – 12:00
  • Monday: 15:00 – 18:00
  • Wednesday: 15:00 – 18:00
  • Friday: 15:00 – 18:00

At Hampshire Lakes, we will be offering sessions on the following days and times each week:

  • Sunday: 13:00 – 19:00
  • Monday: 13:00 – 19:00
  • Tuesday: 13:00 – 19:00
  • Wednesday: 13:00 – 19:00
  • Thursday: 13:00 – 19:00
  • Friday: 13:00 – 19:00
  • Saturday: 13:00 – 19:00

If you want the best for you and your child, there is no better choice on the market than Swimming Nature. Book your free, no-strings trial session for yourself and/or your children to judge our experience for yourself. From there, you’ll be able to enjoy 20% off your first term if you decide to join us!

To find out more, or to book your free trial, message Philip on 07483 125 868 or email philip.wheeler@swimmingnature.com

Visit us at www.swimmingnature.com

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Caterpillar Music Fleet and Hook – September Launch

Caterpillar Music arrives in HART!

You are never too young to start learning and thanks to new classes starting in Hook, Odiham and Fleet babies and toddlers will be banding together and learning to make fun music.

Offering under fours a fun filled environment to enjoy music classes Caterpillar Music class leader Katharine Slater aims to ensure there is lots of learning through the routines where each child is given instruments and puppets to help them interact during each session.

The weekly sessions run by the UK’s fastest growing network of children’s activity classes will be 40 minutes designed to encourage language development, listening skills, co ordination, confidence and social skills through the use of puppets, songs, actions, stories and various themes.

From September Katharine will be running two morning sessions at three locations in Hart – Monday classes with be at the North Warnborough Village Hall Odiham, Wednesdays at the Hook Community Center and Thursdays at the Willis Hall Crookham Fleet.

For further details contact Katharine at:

kathy.slater@caterpillarmusic.com

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Saints Foundation Football for ages 5-11

We are starting a coaching centre for 5-11 year olds at Everest Community Academy on Saturday Mornings.

The purpose of a coaching centre is to offer a safe and enjoyable environment for players of all abilities to develop within Football.

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New Class!! Drama Tots Classes in Basingstoke

My background is in acting and theatre and a good friend of mine has developed the Drama Tots programme with themes related to the EYFS curriculum.

Having attended several different classes with my own children as well as having taught preschool sessions before, I am delighted to be bringing this new programme to our area. Drama Tots harnesses imaginary play, music and movement in fun interactive sessions.

We use original music recorded and written by our creator, making each session completely unique.

I am saddened by the removal of many of these kind of activities from the curriculum in school. I feel Drama Tots fills a gap in the market and has been doing really well in Coventry where it originated.

More information can be found on our website, www.dramatots.co.uk and I will be updating my Facebook page regularly, Drama Tots Basingstoke.

Classes will be held term times only on Monday mornings at St Mary’s church room in Old Basing and Thursday mornings at Lychpit village hall, starting the week of the 25th September.

I am also planning on visiting nurseries and preschools on a regular basis so please contact me for more information.

Best wishes,

Kate

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Jiggy Wrigglers is coming to Hartley Wintney! TODAY!!!

EXCITING NEWS !! JIGGY WRIGGLERS IS COMING TO HARTLEY WINTNEY.

Come and join in the fun at our first taster session on Monday 14th August 10:30 -11:30. Special offer of £3.50 per family No need to book ☀️Older siblings are welcome and go FREE at the mixed age group ☀️FREE refreshments for all including tea, coffee, biscuits and snacks. ???? We will be Wriggling jiggling and bouncing with puppets musical instruments and bags of sensory surprises on our adventure ???? ????So why not pop along and join in the fun at. Edward Hall, Victoria Halls, West Green Road, Hartley Wintney, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 8RQ

 

Jiggy Wrigglers Leader Vacancies – Hartley Wintney and Fleet Are you or do you know someone looking for fun and rewarding part time work that you can fit around your family? Jiggy Wrigglers offer excellent rates of pay, full training and all kit will be supplied.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

• People who are cheerful and good fun.

• We need people with bags of energy and the confidence to get up and entertain a hall full of people.

• You need to be naturally loud

• Having your own child or experience with little ones is a great advantage.

• You will need to be able to drive and have your own transport.

• Full training will be given and September starts are available.

If you or someone you know is interested please email kelly@jiggywrigglers.com or call 07793756116 for more Information www.jiggywrigglers.com


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New Pregnancy Yoga course in September 2017

Pregnancy Yoga is an ideal form of exercise during pregnancy to keep you and your unborn child healthy and safe. Exercise together to safely stretch and stay fit during pregnancy, take time to relax and connect with your unborn baby as well as learning lots of different techniques to help ease labour and childbirth when the time comes.

New Pregnancy Yoga course is starting on Saturdays 10-11.15am in Basingstoke. This six week Course begins on 2nd September – places are limited and must be paid for in advance to secure a place. Cost is £50 for the full 6 weeks course.

Check out my website for more details www.yogawithgloria.co.uk

Contact yogawithgloria@gmail.com    Tel 0758 462 1857

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Ready Steady Mum’s – FREE Buggy Walk

We run 3 in different areas of Basingstoke. City centre, Tadley and Beggarwood.

More details are available on the posters below. Even though the classes have already started, you can still join them using the contact details in the posters.

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Rock & Pop Foundation Owner and enrolled parent Steve Sammut

Look out for details below about the half price taster sessions!!

Rock & Pop Foundation

My personal journey began at the age of 8 where I was desperate to play the guitar and had encouragement from a father who was a professional full time percussionist enrolled in the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst for over 13 years.

Being the youngest of 7 children my other brother and sisters said I was the spoilt one as by the time I started to play mum and dad could just afford to pay for lessons.

Guitar lessons were offered at my middle school St Joseph’s Primary in Guildford where the option was either classical or folk lessons which seems strange now as we teach the guitar and cover a combination of both.

Because I had good finger picking technique behind me and quick chord combinations, I was taught how to read music and went straight in at Grade 2 classical guitar Trinity College of Music passing with a merit within 9 months of starting the classical guitar.

Fast forward, at 14 years old I was studying for grade 8 classical guitar and went through the usual teenage transition of becoming an adult. My father was convinced I was going to the Army Kneller Hall of Music, demanded a military style to practice (an hour a day) and constant nagging with phrases like “When I was in the Army I had to………. and so the story goes!! By 15 I quit playing the guitar!

Secondary school was not inspiring for me as if you didn’t play football your weren’t considered one of the crowd and me loving cooking and guitar meant I wasn’t one of the lads. A similar story rings true of a legend by the name of Ed Sheeran.

After choosing a path in Hotel and Management at college I started working in the Hotel trade and was offered a position with a Caribbean Cruise Line.

On one of my ships there was a crew talent show where crew were invited to play or perform. I switched back into performance mode and wowed the cruise director with my playing so much so that I was offered auditions to play in the show band. Fast forward 5 years later at the age of 28 I left my final ship, performed literally around the world as a professional musician with some very big names in a 6 star environment.

Having returned to the UK I got my first teaching position working for a county service music organisation that taught music lessons in schools. The first observation for me was a lack of personal service, syllabus, framework and common standards – the lesson delivery was poor and there was no consistency in the delivery. Some music services started guitar lessons using recorder books!! You would turn up to deliver a first guitar group lesson and 3 out of 6 children had a guitar and only half of them had remembered to buy books.

After training I eventually started my own schools and thought I needed to raise the standards in music education –  where there was no framework or syllabus I decided to write one. Within 9 months I wrote the first of the Guitar Trainer Series Books  using sports as a theme. Going back to my childhood of athletics and  sports training  my students were happy to call me coach, enjoyed their guitar training and worked hard to improve on their technique. After a while I had teachers coming to view my lessons and they soon bought into my schemes of work.

When I tried to standardise the concept to the county music service all my fresh ideas like, buying and hiring guitars for first lessons, delivering books direct to schools and even attending exam centres to tune and accompany kids, were not taken on board.

It was a frustrating time and I eventually left and 6 schools soon followed as well as other teachers who wanted to join me. Within the first year I had 4 teachers, 300 children all using my schemes of work and this was all operated  with a small home office and one Pentium PC.

Within 3 years we had 1000 children and expanded from guitar into keyboard, piano and drums. Finally in 2000, my scheme of work got nationally accredited by Rockschool who then worked alongside us to make sure our schemes of work had a meaningful qualification and pathway.

Some 40,000 children later we continue with the same principles we started with 20 years ago. A uniformed approach, Industry professional tutors, excellent customer service standards, an accredited scheme of work and now – the icing on the cake, we have college status with Farnham 6th form College to deliver Level 3 diplomas with Pathways to industry which brings me back to you as mums and dads who are building on your child’s skills and experiences for their future.

The Rock and Pop Foundation continues to grow from strength to strength and our online brochure has a range of activities and services to suit all your contemporary music needs as a school, parent or company. We now have a blueprint school in Germany as well as providing solutions for home school learners. The motto is “ the answer is yes , now what’s the question”

If you as a parent are not happy with the level of music education in your school, or looking for music lessons please call us for a meaningful chat and we can hopefully work with you as a parent or member of the school to find a solution to keep your children motivated. We always work from recommendation and hope to see you all soon.

These sessions are for ks2 and above aged children and sessions are based in Aldershot.

You can also find out more about the rock and pop foundation at: https://www.facebook.com/rockandpopfoundation/

Half Price Taster Sessions

The rock and pop foundation are doing some half price taster session on the 24th and 25th July 2017:

Guitar lessons

Drum Lessons

Keyboard Lessons

Piano Lessons

Ukulele Lessons

The Code is ( all upper case) RPFTRIALHQ

Link is: https://www.rockandpopfoundation.com/trial.

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