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Hello, my name is Katie and I run Hartbeeps 'Wallington, Chessington & Molesey.' Wallington classes launched in January 2018 and Its been my pleasure to share Hartbeeps adventures with so many of you in SM6 and surrounding area already. A huge thankyou for all your support and welcome to we have received from the community so far..... if you still haven't heard of us yet read on find out what Hartbeeps is all about or better yet come and experiance a taster class!
My journey started with Hartbeeps in 2015 when I laid eyes on an exciting looking job advertisement via the Stage website as I eagerly hunted for performance opportunities.As a performing arts graduate from Roehampton University and a Musical theatre graduate from The Brit School I was looking for a job that would allow me to exercise my performance skills and keep me in tune with a live audience for auditions. With previous experience in nannying roles, running holiday clubs for children and as a teaching assistant I already knew that I had a real love for little ones and watching them learn and develop through play and performing arts; their fast growing minds are just so fascinating!
Before launching my own Hartbeeps venture, I started leading sessions and birthday parties for the South West London branch and was blown away with the structure and variety of sessions that Hartbeeps have to offer. The babies, the parents and myself were all having a great time in the sessions creating a real uplifting atmosphere between us! Furthermore, if I wasn't already completely sold, the cherry on the cake arrived in February 2017 when I became a mummy! From then, I saw first-hand as a parent/participant how lovely the sessions were. To bond with my son and do something that was really enjoyed by us both was something we looked forward to eagerly every week. It was OUR time out of reality to have fun hanging out in baby land. Fletcher has now just turned 1 year and is still a regular Hartbeeper!
Best wishes & Magic sprinkles
X Katie X
Welcome to Hartbeeps. Designed by experts, fuelled by magic, delivered with love!
At Hartbeeps we put your child at the heart of our magical, musical adventures. We offer original and super fun, developmental baby classes, toddler classes and pre-school classes, as well as educational sessions, stay & play with baby discos, and fabulous children's parties.
Since 2003 Hartbeeps has been delivering its unique blend of original music classes and mini productions to 1000's of babies and children. Challenging accepted definitions of 'baby and toddler' music classes; we create innovative, multi-sensory and highly interactive productions for the very young. By transforming everyday environments into colourful, tactile 'wonderlands' we invite our participants to join us in a world of the imagination. Using clever state of the art music production, original music composition, sound effects, songs and sound plays, lighting effects, innovative props and puppetry together with a vast array of multi-sensory techniques, we create original and highly specialised experiences for our young Hartbeepers.
What goes into the Hartbeeps mix...
Repetition and Variation are built into programmes to offer young children reassurance of continuity, along with variation on a theme opening the world of the imagination and the opportunity to explore one's own creativity.
Everything in life has a rhythm……
Hartbeeps identifies rhythm as an important educational principle. A baby grows within his or her mother's womb accompanied by the pulsing beat of the heart.
A young baby will respond to rhythmic movement, an older pre-walking baby is highly (and astoundingly) tuned into the rhythm within language, whilst toddlers and younger children will deeply and wholly connect with rhymes, songs, number games and more, if set to a rhythm.
The seasons offer a cycle of life, the ebb and flow of the sea can lull you, the ticking of a clock give you a sense of peace. Have you ever tapped your fingers on a surface as you aim to re-organise your thoughts?
Well it is a scientific fact that rhythm helps organise the brain; add movement and you have a powerful platform for communicating with young children by engaging both hemispheres of the brain.
A blend of every day and make believe: pretending, or imaginative play, is one of the cornerstones of a young child's world. Almost anything can spur a child's imagination; everyday objects for example such as a bowl and spoon will be used by a child as symbols, thus supporting their learning that one thing can stand for another thing.
Using this ability to pretend, can transform the bowl and spoon into a drum, or a hat…we add some further 'noise maker' ingredients such as egg shakers and our original upbeat song 'mix it up' and the whole experience becomes enriched with sound, creative movement, song, rhythm and play.
Great class, Preston has really enjoyed this term I feel he has learnt a lot by coming along. Deffo recommend. Big thanks to Katie. See you next term Kellie and Preston x - Kelle via Bookeo said:
Brilliant class with so much for my little man to enjoy. And he naps so we'll afterwards, winning! - Denise on Facebook said,
We know Katie and Hartbeeps from the classes we’ve attended in Balham and couldn’t recommend them highly enough. The babies always have such a great time and Katie is the perfect class leader - very fun, enthusiastic and always lots of energy! - Holly on Facebook said:
Both kids love Hartbeeps (3yrs and one 6mo) and Katie is amazing with the children of both ages! x - Jodie on Facebook said: