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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

Claire Ball
Claire Ball


My name is Claire, wife to Allan and Mam to two gorgeous (and mischievous) boys James, 9 and Elliott, 5.

I discovered Hartbeeps when Elliott was just starting to walk and we absolutely loved the classes. Elliott went from being a quiet and shy boy to a confident singer and dancer.

I left my old job to find something that fit into our life and working with Hartbeeps is an absolute dream come true. I'm so looking forward to watching your babies grow and learn each week in class.

Magic sprinkles,

Claire xxx

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

Melanie Taws
Melanie Taws

Hi! I'm Melanie. Back in 2013 I discovered Hartbeeps when I was on maternity leave with my first little boy.

By 2014 I had set up my own classes within South Shields. I had an amazing 3 years of running classes meeting some amazing Harbeepers and grown ups to. Just as I was due to have my third little boy I decided I needed a little break. It's now 2 years later and I'm back full of Magic Sprinkles and can't wait to journey down the rabbits hole with lots of new little Beepers.

See you all in BabyLand soon... x

Jessica Irving
"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"