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Hartbeeps Gateshead, South Shields, Sunderland and Co Durham

Frances Woodrow
Frances Woodrow - Session Leader
Frances Woodrow
Frances Woodrow

Hi! I'm Frances and I am a mum to the most adorable little boy in the planet, Liam.

When we had Liam, I searched for and signed up to every single baby classes I could find.

In my search I came across Hartbeeps and fell in love with it within the first few minutes of the session.

I enjoyed seeing my little boy amazed with the songs, the colours, the toys, the props, the lights and of course, the other babies.

It was just the right balance of everything, creating a magical experience that takes my son and I to the enchanting world of babyland where we could both explore, learn and play.

It is definitely a session like no other.

Liam and I absolutely loved our Hartbeeps experience and are overjoyed to share this with others.

I look forward to welcoming you all to the magical world of Hartbeeps.

Magic Sprinkles to everyone!

Frances x

Emma Cullen
Emma Cullen


I'm Emma!

I live in Gateshead with my husband James, our gorgeous 1 year old daughter, Alice and two fluffy cute bunnies.

I have been attending Hartbeeps classes since my daughter was 4 Months old and when the opportunity arose to join the team I jumped at the chance! We attended many (and I mean MANY) baby classes and Hartbeeps was the only one that we have always stuck with.

I have always worked with children in many different roles. Watching them grow, change and learn is so rewarding and Hartbeeps certainly encourages all of that and let their little personalities shine through.

I look forward to meeting you all and your lovely little ones in the magical world of babyland ✨

Magic sprinkles,


Shelley Pounder
Shelley  Pounder

Hi Grown Ups :-)

I'm Shelley! Originally from Hebburn, I'm now Mam to Paige aged 2 as well as Stepmam to Demi aged 8 and Leoni aged 10.

I've attended Hartbeeps sessions in South Shields since Paige was around 12 weeks old (she's 3 in December) and having always wanted to work with children, thought for a long time that running sessions myself might be something I'd love to do, so am delighted to now be part of the team.

Our weekly visits to BabyLand have given some of my most precious memories with Paige and I feel blessed to be part of helping you make the same with your little ones.

Magic Sprinkles

Jessica Irving
Sarah Hutchinson
Sarah Hutchinson

Hi! I'm Sarah, mammy to two beautiful little redheads.

I first took my eldest to Frances' hartbeeps classes 3 and a half years ago and they have always been my favourite of the groups we went to. I was always that mam who was very into the songs (Grand Old Duke of York rave reminded of nights out!) so when the chance came to join Frances' team, I jumped! Very different to my background as financial services QA (and before that being called to the bar) but I've always loved babas and little ones and have been lucky enough to spend the last 4 years being a full time mammy to mine.

I can't wait to meet you all & your gorgeous babies and help create babyland magic and memories for you to treasure together ✨

Erin Brady
Erin Brady
Hello boys and girls, I'm Erin and I'm so excited to be joining the Hartbeeps South of Tyne Team.
I'm a new Mammy, my little one Flynn just turned one. He's a lockdown baby, born just 3 weeks before the world was turned upside down. Like many of you, I was so looking forward to starting baby classes with Flynn and having the opportunity to meet other new parents. We didn't get to go to our first Hartbeeps class until he was 6 months old, but wow it was worth the wait. Frances was so welcoming and it felt so good to be able to do something normal with my baby and other humans, hurray! When I was asked to join the team, I was so excited, this is right up my street.
I'm a qualified Drama teacher and I've worked with kids at a Performing Arts School for the last 10 years. Hartbeeps classes are fun, relaxing and full of
magic sprinkles, it's as beneficial for us grown ups as it is for the little ones so I'm very excited to see you all in BabyLand very soon.

❤️ ❤️ ❤️

Erin x

"Amazing classes! My little boy is an absolute fan of the babybeeps classes. ore and more smiles every week!"
"Started taking my baby along to our local session and she absolutely loves it."
"What a magical experience! For both baby and me.. My group organiser … is absolutely lovely and is so in tune with the mums and babies. you can tell she really loves her job too"