Movement, Dance and Music Classes for Babies, Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers with Cath Smithson in York, England

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Information and Class Policies

Register Early

Although you may join classes at any time throughout the programme, you are encouraged to register early since class sizes are strictly limited and may fill quickly. Registering and paying before classes are scheduled to begin also ensures your child's required 'At Home Materials' are ready for you at your first class and your direct 'Zoom' link (for virtual lessons) received in time to join your live class.

Catch-up Classes

Classes will be made up in the event of teacher illness or inclement weather. You will be notified of the cancellation and the scheduled make-up day.

Non-enrolled Siblings

For age-determined programmes, it is ideal for a parent to bring only the enrolled child(ren) to class in order to give full attention to that child and fully participate in class. Emergency exceptions are considered; please call your teacher in advance for approval.
** NB. With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it is understood that older/younger siblings may be joining in with any virtual classes. It is your duty as a parent to be fully present during the class and to keep your child safe in your own home during the session. **

Introductory Visits

I am happy to schedule introductory visits to classes for prospective families and friends of those families currently enrolled in class. These 'one-off' tasters cost £5/child or £8/two siblings. Please call me on 01904 636760 or 07982 607674 for availability.

Refund Policies

Refunds may be requested due to an unexpected family move or serious illness necessitating withdrawal from class. I regret that refunds cannot be offered for accessed digital 'At Home Materials' or non-attendance at individual class sessions. In some situations a credit voucher for a future session of classes may be given instead of a cash refund or your place gifted to a friend. Any refund requests will be considered on an individual basis.

Payment Options

Fees cover in-person or live, online tuition and the required 'At Home Materials' via Kindermusik Online.
Kindermusik Online class resources include all class music, lyrics, e-book, activities & parental information.

Cuddle & Bounce, Sing & Play, Wiggle & Grow, Laugh & Learn, Mixed Ages

**JAN/FEB 2022** £45 for a five-week theme delivered 'in person' outdoors.

Young Child (5 - 7)

60 minutes
16 week programme:
Includes physical 'At Home Materials'
Semester 1 - £185 (with glockenspiel + music bag)
Semester 2 - £165
Semester 3 - £180 (dulcimer)
Semester 4 - £170 (recorder)

**September 2021 - Please enquire about class arrangements and fee reduction.**
Payments may be made in 2-3 instalments.

Payments may be made by BACS transfer (preferred method).
Cheques or cash are also accepted in a named envelope at your first class.

Late Fees

Fees that are over one week late would mean you and your child would be unable to attend that and any future session.

Sibling Discount

If you register your child and their sibling/s in the same Kindermusik class, purchasing just one set of the required 'At Home Materials' you are eligible for a discount on one child's tuition fee.
JAN/FEB Outdoors: extra participating sibling pays just £2.50/class.

If you register them both in Kindermusik programmes but their age determines different classes you will receive a 10% discount on both children's tuition fees.

When to Arrive

Please plan to arrive 5-10 minutes before the class is due to start. If you are late, please join the class as quietly as possible to avoid disruption.

What to Bring

Outdoor Classes: Bring your picnic blanket to set up your socially distanced 'base camp', along with a selection of sound makers or instruments.
Please dress appropriately for the weather - strong sunshine, wind, short rain showers. An umbrella might come in handy!
Remember, there is a fair amount of movement, so wear casual, comfortable clothing and suitable footwear.
Contact Cath if you wish to view or enquire about risk assessment and site arrangements for any venue.

Please try not to bring a lot of things to class; toys and drinking cups can be a distraction. (Hide them from little eyes during class!) However, if you are attending the Cuddle & Bounce class, you will need a changing bag for baby and a towel, blanket or mat.

Children's Kindermusik Music-and-Movement Classes with Cath Smithson in York

Kindermusik International is the world's leading publisher of music-and-movement curricula for babies, toddlers and young children.

Taught in more than 70 countries by over 5,300 educators, Kindermusik programmes provide the foundation for all musical learning and fun for your child - and your whole family.

Enrol today for an unforgettable experience.

Kindermusik with Cath Smithson, York, England Kindermusik classes with Cath in York for 2022

Winter Classes continue with new 5-week themes from 10th January. now open for enrolment.

Musical bullet point Theme 3
Mon 10th Jan - Fri 11th Feb

Musical bullet point Theme 4
Mon 28th Feb - 8th April
(NO classes 5th-9th March)

Please be sure to contact Cath and reserve your place today.

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'Cuddle & Bounce' (0-16 months+)

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FOUNDATIONS: Cuddle and bounce with your baby in Kindermusik's newest curriculum.

'Sing & Play' (Walking 1s & 2s)

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LEVEL 1: Get ready to sing, play, and move with your little one in this high-energy music class.

'Wiggle & Grow' (Nearly 2s & 3s)

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LEVEL 2: This music-filled class celebrates the unique joys of your growing child.

'Laugh & Learn' (3s & 4s)

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LEVEL 3: Combine your pre-schooler's natural love for music, story-telling and imaginative play.

'Young Child' (5-7 years)

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LEVEL 5: Introduce your young child to a first experience with musical symbols and instrument discovery.