KeepaBeat: First Aid Classes

Thank you North Hants Mum for letting us tell you a little bit about what we do!

KeepaBeat is a new, local paediatric first aid company looking to provide everyone who has any responsibility for children that all important, life saving skills they may just need one day, be it parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles, friends…everyone!  We want to spread the word that first aid isn’t scary and that you can make a big difference in those first few vital moments.

Consider these facts:

  • 44% of parents have not learned basic first aid in preparation for the arrival of their baby
  • A third of parents have had to rush their children in to hospital at some point.
  • And 82% of parents would not know what to do first if their child fell over, started to choke, or was burnt.

After dialing 999, the operator will talk you through the actions you need while waiting for the ambulance. Wouldn’t it be better if you had already practiced and the operator was just coaching you?

What do we cover?

Our 2 hour First Aid for Parents course is aimed at anyone who has contact with children including parents, aunties, uncles, grandparents, friends, neighbours, anybody!  We cover the basics such as Baby and Child CPR and Recovery position and Baby and Child Choking sequences but also Head Bumps, Burns, Temperature (including Febrile Convulsions) Croup and Meningitis.

What makes us unique?

  • Facts – nobody leaves our class with the wrong advice and if we are unsure of the answer to any question you pose, we will contact our industry experts and have an answer within 14 days, guaranteed.
  • More Manikins – We ensure there are no more than 2 people per manikin giving you more time to practice life-saving techniques.
  • Over Trained Trainers – All KeepaBeat trainers have attended the KeepaBeat training course and hold a First Aid at Work Qualification and a Level 3 award in Training and Education.
  • Reassurance – we are ofqual regulated, unlike many other providers.

Who Are we?

The Basingstoke team consists of Deputy Sister Ashley who qualified as a nurse in 2008 who has three wonderful children of her own, and a familiar face to you many of you and Baby Sensory and Toddler Sense Class Leader Claire.  We are both very excited to share this invaluable program with you.

What Our Delegates Have Said..

“Brilliant and professional, relaxed classes run by Ashley she was more than happy to answer questions throughout the session.  All ages were made to feel comfortable and welcome”

“Very Informative – feel more confident knowing signs to look for and how to react in certain situations.”

“Thank you, the course was very good and gave simple instructions to follow”

Where are we?

We hold course all over the Basingstoke and North Hampshire area including Burghfield, Alton, and Crondall.  We can also cater for private groups in your own home at a time that suits you, please contact us for further details.

To book on simply pop along to KeepaBeat Basingstoke Region to secure you space.  Spaces are very limited.

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New Parent and toddler group in Winklebury

Coming soon to the Sycamore Centre Winklebury.

Monday and Tuesday mornings from 8th may.

Email shcawinklebury@gmail.com or https://www.facebook.com/sycamoresaplings for.more information

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Baby & Me Course – PND

“Baby and Me” FREE course. Open to parents with baby/babies under 1 ideally, although open to being flexible on this.

This is really for anyone who perhaps is struggling with their emotional health. You don’t need a PND diagnosis, we all know lots of people are un-diagnosed. This is also open for anyone who is generally just finding things difficult.

This is FREE currently (donations for refreshments appreciated).

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New Class!!! Saturday Art Club in Basingstoke

NOW BOOKING: SATURDAY arts and crafts club for kids aged 5-11 (at Hatch Warren Community Centre) from 10am to 12pm. 
  • 15 April: Fabric Painting
  • 13 May: Personalised Candles
  • 10 June: Salt Painting
  • 15 July: Collage & Mosaics

More info and how to book at http://www.homeedhub.com/saturday-club 

Limited Places Available.
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Review 2017: Messy Play

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The Spotlight centre in Popley are running a new messy play session on Thursday (term time only) from 10:30 – 12:30. For the bargain price of £1 your little one gets the opportunity to get as messy as possible, and you don’t have to clean up!!  So far we’ve played with cereal, sand and water, paint, playdough, noodles, jelly and rice. There are small vehicles to drive through the mess and make tracks with aswell.  At the first session there was a suggestion sheet for other messes that could be made so expect a lot of different opportunities over the oncoming weeks. There has been soft play for littler ones available too, but it is not out every week.

Tips

It goes without saying but just incase i’ll say it anyway; dress children and yourself in old clothing and bring a complete change of clothes, wipes and a towel, you will need them. Don’t forget a plastic bag for the messy clothes. If you’re like me and you take your shoes off at every opportunity bring yourself a spare pair of socks. A tub of water for washing off messy feet/hands is available in the messy room. Consider a carrier for little siblings so you’ve got your hands free to help the messy ones.

Facilities

The facilities are very good, in the baby change there is a changing table, toddler toilet seats, steps, potties and disabled access. More toilets are available elsewhere in the building. You can bring buggies into the messy play room as there is plenty of space available. Benches and chairs are available for a sit down and the centre is breastfeeding friendly.  There is plenty of free parking available on site.

Food

Tea, coffee and bottled water are available to buy for £1 and water/squash and biscuits are provided for the children. You can bring snacks and eat in the room, which is advisable as the session certainly runs into our lunchtime.

Small J thoroughly enjoyed getting messy, and I thoroughly enjoyed not cleaning it all up afterwards! The Johnsons would give messy play a 5/5.

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New Class!!! Buggyfit

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Good for Mums launches Buggyfit classes in Basingstoke which are run by a friendly local mum who is a qualified fitness instructor and specialises in pre and postnatal exercise. 

Why a Buggyfit Fitness Instructor not just like any other Trainer……. I gained a lot of weight before falling pregnant and couldn’t diet once i knew i was expecting. Once my son was born I had around 7 stones to lose to bring me to a healthy weight but going back to an office job didn’t help matters and its only in the past year that I have lost four of the seven stones. 
 
I started a local running group for mums and rediscovered my love for exercise. I found that I really enjoyed running with mummies and love the support other women can bring to each other when going through similar life events. I tried some buggy fit classes while on maternity leave and enjoyed them so much I decided to become a trainer. 
 
I’m just a normal mum, who has sleepless nights, wobbly bits, enjoys a glass of wine but knows how important it is to take time for yourself as a new mum. Buggyfit works so well because the little one comes too but you get the social aspect of being with other mums and the support and skills a specialist pre and postnatal fitness instructor can offer. Classes are designed to be safe no matter what your postnatal stage but also challenge you in the right way.
In addition to Buggyfit I run a baby free circuit class for mums (postnatal and beyond) in St Peters Church, South Ham on a Tuesday evening at 7pm. Please see my website for more information and updates. 
 

Buggyfit classes run all year and at weekends too ! So whether your a working mum, juggling a school run, toddlers, babies or just the chaos that is modern life, there should be a class which suits your busy schedule.

Classes run in all weather so its important to wear layers you can remove if you get hot while working out however, the little ones are not moving around so snuggle them up in a buggy with blankets, hats and gloves to keep them snuggly and warm. 

Its important to remember that your body has been through a lot to carry your precious baby, so treat it kindly, bring water and a snack for both you and the little one. All mums are welcome to join a class as long as you’ve had your six week check with your GP (eight weeks post c’section) and have been given the all clear. 

More information, tips, what to wear, what to bring and what to expect can be found on the Buggyfit Basingstoke Facebook page or www.goodformums.co.uk
Classes are filling up fast so if you want to secure a place please contact via the website or Facebook page to check availability.
Hope to see you at a class soon! 
Helen
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New Class: Kids Yoga Club!!

Kids Yoga Club in Beggarwood Basingstokestarting Wednesday 16th November. Booking essential.

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Hi,

I bet you have heard a lot about the benefits of Yoga! Yoga is great for adults and kids alike, it helps with flexibility, concentration and stress relief.

I am a Yoga Alliance certified instructor and I regularly teach adult classes. I have 2 kids myself and I have seen first hand how yoga can help children be the best they can be.

I have wanted to start a Yoga club for a while and since I have a small studio at home  in Beggarwood) and I am now DBS checked I would love to open this wonderful world up for as many kids as possible.

Classes are small (4  kids at the most ), they last around 40-45 minutes and they are structured as follows :

  • Breathing exercise
  • Ice breaking game
  • Warm up
  • Main postures
  • Partner work
  • Closing Relaxation

Courses are 5 weeks long and a payment of £25 is due at the first session.

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The next club starts Wednesday 16th November at 4.30 PM and it’s for kids 7-8 years of age:

You can book here: https://cherry-yoga.yogaclassnearyou.co.uk/offers.php?offer=10908  or contact me at marzia@cherryyoga.co.uk  or 07879 339305 for more information.

NAMASTE

Marzia

Talking Tots – New to Basingstoke! For children aged 12 months – 5 years

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My name is Debbie and I am really excited to be bringing Talking Tots classes to Basingstoke and surrounding areas!

For the past 16 years I have been working in education, first as a Portage Home Visitor and then an Area Inclusion Co-ordinator supporting children with additional needs. I am also a Regional Makaton Tutor.

I am very passionate about the importance of being a good communicator. To be able to communicate confidently we need to have good concentration, listening and attention skills, social skills and high self esteem.

Talking Tots is the UK’s original and favourite provider of fun, interactive classes that gently boost preschool children’s communication and social skills. Our friendly and exciting classes can help all children develop some of life’s most important skills:

  • Concentration and attention, making learning easier
  • Self-esteem and social confidence, vital for making new friends
  • Pre-literacy skills, helping pave the way for reading and writing
  • Communication skills, helping little ones express themselves
  • Sharing and taking turns, helping everyone get along better

Classes are £5.50 per week and are booked half termly.  Special introductory offer – 4 classes for the price of 2!! One sibling may attend free of charge.

Currently we have a 2 classes running in Basingstoke as follows:

Monday 9.30am in Brighton Hill

Wednesday 9.30am in Chineham

We are looking into starting a class specifically for children starting school September 2017.

We also have an Early Years programme for schools, pre-schools and nurseries.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about any of the classes please contact me.

debbie@talkingtots.info

07392 297869

www.talkingtots.info/Basingstoke

Like us on Facebook – Talking Tots Basingstoke

Follow us on Twitter –  @talkingtotsdg

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Debbie.

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New Class!! Debutots

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NEW Family Story play Classes starting at Viables Craft Centre from Monday 7th November at 10 – 10.45am for children from 2-4years.

We at Debutots love stories and want to bring your childrens imaginations alive with our unique interactive stories.

Join us for our family story play class where we dip tiny toes into the world of stories, words and sounds.Children delight in a multi sensory blend of storytelling, puppets, bubbles and music. They are inspired every week with ,magical tales giving them the chance to share their own ideas and feelings as they creatively explore the characters, scenery and sounds together.

Classes cost £5 per session and are booked in term blocks. 25% off for siblings
Term dates 7.11.16 – 19.12.16 The last session of this term is our christmas party session.
Contact Rosanna to book your place today rosanna@debutots.co.uk 01635 592 513

Come along and try Debutots for free for our special Halloween session at Basingstoke Discovery Centre.

Join Fat bat and Skinny Skelly as they go to their own halloween party and find out that being different isn’t so bad after all!

I will be running two sessions one at 10am and 11am. Even though this is a free event please book your place by contacting Rosanna rosanna@debutots.co.uk 01635 592 513

To keep up to date with all our events please like our facebook page Debutotsnewburyandthatcham.

You can also find more details at our website: www.debutots.co.uk

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Thula Mama singing group for mums!

Rebecca sent me a lovely email asking me to let you know about Thula Mama

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Thula Mama singing group for mums!

I’m a mother of a 2 year old – Elliott – and I live in Bramley. I’ve just started a new career path as a singer and singing teacher and as part of my new ventures, I’ve become a franchisee of Thula Mama (pronounced ‘Tula Mama’).

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Thula Mama is an alternative and inspirational singing group for mums of bumps and pre-crawling babies. Unlike most musical singing groups for babies and toddlers, this one is all about the mothers and giving them an hour and a half to relax, unwind, meet up with friends and enjoy singing beautiful but simple harmonies together.

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We learn lovely songs and lullabies from around the world – not a ‘wheels on the bus’ in sight! The babies really benefit from hearing the sound of their mother’s voice singing to them and the soothing harmonies created by the group.  There is absolutely no experience necessary and it’s an extremely inclusive and gentle process, with all songs and learning taken at an appropriate pace for the group.

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I’m starting my sessions on Wednesday 2nd November from my home in Bramley and will be running them every Wednesday at 10am. The introductory price will be £5 with everyone’s first session being free.

You can find out more on my facebook page www.facebook.com/ThulaMamaBasingstoke and also on the website www.thulamama.co.uk

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