LISTINGS: Children - May 5 - May 12

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

Young Cinema Saturday Club, activities for children followed by a family film, Showroom Cinema, every Saturday from midday, with the film starting at 1pm (£6 for under 15s, includes club activity, packed lunch and movie, £4 entry to movie for accompanying adults).

Rugby, launch of training sessions for ages three to six at Abbeydale Sports Club, Abbeydale, Saturday, before the Yorkshire v Cheshire senior county rugby match, 2pm (£8 for adults, kids free). The first session proper will then be held the following Sunday at the same venue from 10am (£6 a child).

Free Basketball Ttraining, provided by Activity Sheffield, Richmond Park, every Saturday, 1.30pm-3pm until June 11, meet at the old tennis courts (07930730729, www.sheffield.gov.uk/activitysheffield).

Dance Dynamique, new dance school for ages 3-11 years in ballet, tap and street dance , Worrall Memorial Hall, Towngate Road, Worrall, Wednesday evenings (places must be booked with Fiona 07707112358, email fiona@dancedynamique.co.uk).

Sheffield Greek School, teaches the Greek language, culture and traditions to children aged four to 18, all levels of Greek language are welcome from absolute beginners to the advanced. Provides tuition and preparation training for Edexcel’s GCSE and A-Level qualifications in Modern Greek. King Edward VII School, Glossop Road, every Saturday during term time, 10.30am to 2.30pm ( 2666253 / 07803048334).

Arts and Crafts Club, for ages four to 14, with experienced Art teacher Liz Wensley, Fulwood Tennis Club, Slayleigh Lane, Saturdays, 9.30am-11am in term time (£7, all materials and a snack included, Lizwensley14@aol.com or 0798 894 5277).

City of Sheffield Basketball Club, is looking for new players to join their highly successful Junior Sharks and Junior Hatters teams and inviting boys currently in Y6 to Y10 to come to open sessions every Saturday, 10am to noon and girls in Y5-Y8s every Tuesday, 5pm-6.30pm, Y9 onwards, every Thursday 5pm-6.30pm; Also for boys and girls in Y3 to Y5 the ‘Hotshots School of Basketball’ is suitable for players who are beginners or have played before (cost £2.50). Boys and girls open age, Tuesdays 5pm-6pm, term time only (£2.50,) All sessions are held at All Saints Sports Centre (GOALS), Norfolk Park Road.

Kindermusik with Elaine, fun music and movement classes for babies and young children, separate groups for newborn to 18 months and 18 months to three years. Kindermusik International has developed these courses over a period of 30 years with each age-appropriate module helping with all-round child development as well being fantastic for musical development, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays in Ecclesall (Elaine, 2499705, www.kindermusikwithelaine.co.uk).

Cheermania Cheerleading, classes for ages 4-18 who will be taught all there is to know about stunts, gymnastics and pom pom dance routines, no experience neccessary, Totley All Saints Church Hall (Philippa Matkin 07990 883660, www.cheermania.co.uk).

Stars Theatre Arts School, ballet, tap and free expressive movement for ages 3-5, Nether Edge/Millhouses, Saturdays, 9.45-10.30am (2555310 or email stars-theatre-arts@hotmail.com to book a free trial).

Kids In Harmony Club, musical activity classes for children aged three to six where musical skills are developed through games and fun, with time to play with numerous instruments. Each child is taught, rhythm, pitch, musicality and instrument understanding, Hillsborough Pavilion, Middlewood Road Hillsborough, Saturdays, 10am to noon (£8.50 per session, book on 2576780 or email info@harmonymusicschool.co.uk, www.kidsinharmony.co.uk).

Lords School of Dance, wide range of classes for children including ballet, tap, street dance, modern jazz, theatre craft, drama and singing, Eyre Street, city centre (2727286).

Soccer Kids, children’s football training for boys and girls ages four to 14 of all ability level, Tapton School, Darwin Lane, Crosspool, Saturdays, 9am-11am (£3.50-£4, first session free, just turn up and register).

Free Football Training, weekly sessions organised by the Friends of Richmond Park in association with Sheffield Wednesday FC for ages five to 16 (under eights must be a accompanied by an adult), Richmond Park, Saturday, 10.30am to noon, meet at the pavillion, Hastillar Road South entrance.

Children’s Art Club, for ages 7-12, drawing, painting, design, papier mache and clay, with artist Gill Gathercole, Planet Pot, Hangingwater Road, Nethergreen, Mondays, 4.30pm-6pm (£42 for six weeks, 2818835,, 07941 013307, ggpaint@yahoo.co,uk). Planet Pot is open Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10am-5pm, Sundays, 11am-4pm, every day during school holidays (2306479, www.planetpot.co.uk).

Kids Arts Academy Saturday Club, craft activities for 4-11 yr olds run by experienced teacher and artist Hannah Pearson, King Edward VII Lower School, Saturday, 1-3.30pm (2295932, 07967 653946, emailhannah@kidsartsacademy.co.uk, www.kidsartsacademy.co.uk).

Children’s Fitness Fun, with born2move trainers Nina Hartley and Ali Crawford, Abbeydale Tennis Club, Saturdays, 8.15am-9am, 5pm-6pm, and Mondays, 5pm-6pm (£4 per session, email ali@born2move.co.uk, 07940 729087, www. abbeydaletennisclub.com).

Yoga for Kids and Teens, teaching yoga through a mixture of play, story telling and creative arts, Saturday, 10am-11.30am; suitable for children aged between five and 12 accompanied by an adult; class specifically for ages 11 to 18 to enable them to learn the skills to identify emotions and not loose control through a series of yoga postures and sequences, Thursday, 4.45pm-5.45pm.(Jo Bertzeletos, 07816 540 261, jo@yoganaturesheffield.org.uk, www.yoganaturesheffield.org.uk).

Broomhill Music, small groups for children aged 4+, led by a qualified and experienced teacher. Children develop musical skills through a variety of activities and games. Mini Musicians (4-6), Musicianship Skills (6+), Play the Keyboard, new beginners’ group for children aged 7+, Saturdays 11.30am (Helen Gaunt 05601 611 627, www.broomhillmusic.co.uk).

CAPA, drama classes take place at weekends, ages eight to 11, Saturdays, 11am-12.30pm, 12-15 years, Saturdays, 12-2pm, 16-18 years, Saturdays, 2pm-3.30pm (£126); 18 plus, Saturdays, 9am-11am and 3.30pm-5.30pm and Sundays, 10am-12, Carney Performing Arts Academy (07956 870516, email info@carneyacademy.co.uk).

Air Training Corps, 13 to 17 year olds can join 370 (North) Sheffield Squadron, meets Crowder Avenue, Southey Green, Tuesdays and Fridays, 7pm - 9pm.

Sheffield Youth Circus, kids can learn juggling, trapeze, stilts and more with expert and friendly tutors, Greentop Circus Centre, Holywell Road, Tuesdays, 8-12 years, 5.30pm-7pm, 13+, 7pm-8.30pm ( £3.50); trapeze class, friendly class teaching warm up, and moves on the trapeze bar, Saturdays 9.30am-11am (£6/ £5)

All Saints Children’s Choir, lots of singing fun including music games, rounds and part songs for boys and girls from Y2 to Y6, everyone welcome, no auditions, All Saints Church, Ringinglow Road, Wednesdays, 4.30 to 5.30pm in term time (Sally, 2016203).

Concord Youth Music, invitation to try exciting and unique performance ensemble for brass, rhythm section and dancers which undertakes a busy schedule of interesting gigs at a variety of events, no age limit, no experience required, all instruments provided, Croft House Settlement, Garden Street (off the foot of Broad Lane), Thursdays 7pm-9pm and Sundays 2pm-5pm (2491460 or email : rcs@crofthouse.org.uk for more details).

Concord AllStars, new musical activity for young people aged between eight and 12 offering facilities to learn to play brass and percussion instruments with regular performance opportunities, no previous experience necessary, all instruments and tuition provided free, rehearsals Wesley Hall Methodist Church, Crookes, Saturdays, 10am to noon (2491460).

Sheffield Ski Village, children’s ski and snowbard lessons available at weekends and selected weekday evenings for children aged five to 10, ten pin bowling, tobogganing or snowtubing sessions and parties available, Outdoor Adventure Play area opens daily from 10am for children five to 11, lessons and activities should be pre-booked., Vale Road, Parkwood Springs (www.sheffieldskivillage.co.uk or 2769459).

Foundry Climbing, children’s climbing sessions for a fun way to learn climbing in a safe environment. Sessions make use of the national achievement scheme. Weekend sessions in the morning for children of all ages and Thursday evenings for secondary school age children (email foundrymountain@btconnect.com, www.greatadventures.co.uk).

The Edge Climbing Centre, runs a large variety of young peoples climbing clubs providing an interesting and fun way for all children aged seven and over to develop fitness levels, taught in a low key style designed to let children develop at their own pace. Beginners and advanced clubs are available at weekends, after school starting at 4.30pm, and during all school holidays (www.sheffieldclimbing.com).

Kiveton Park and Wales Fencing Club, tuition in foil, epee and sabre is available for ages 7+, equipment provided, just bring suitable clothing and a pinch or two of energy, Kiveton Park and Wales Village Hall, off Wales Road (B6059), Kiveton Park, Tuesdays, 7.30pm- 9.30pm including school holidays (0789 0579127).

Westend Wendies, theatre/dance workshops and insight into performing in professional theatre to be offered by West End dancer who has relocated back to Sheffield from London. Also Westend Wiggles for confident walkers up to four years old, introducing song and dance through popular nursery rhymes, encouraging parents to join in (inquiries to westendwendies@hotmail.com).

Reach Musical Stage School, are now recruiting for their next show, Disney’s Camp Rock The Musical, being performed in late June at the Montgomery Theatre. Reach, which provides tuition in drama, dance and singing for six to 18+ year olds, meets Saturda yafternoons on Ecclesall Road (www.reachforthestage.co.uk or 07983403375).

The Boys’ Brigade, activities for young people age six to 18 in and around Sheffield (details of a Company near you at http://sheffield.boys-brigade.org.uk/ or contact Mark on 07952000567).

Sheffield Young Singers, open to boys and girls who enjoy singing and is led by Helen Cowen. New singers are welcome to come along and try it out. Endcliffe Methodist Church Lower Hall (Neill Road entrance), Thursdays in term time, 4pm-5pm for ages 8-11, 5pm-6pm for ages 11+ (£2.50).Helen 07807741976).

Singingskool, high quality vocal training for children in a fun environment (2301300).

Sheffield Sword Club, six-week, one hour fencing courses for juniors, English Institute of Sport (Sheffield), Coleridge Road, Attercliffe, Thursdays, 6-7pm (national registered, CRB checked coaches, latest safety equipment, ring Howard 07990 556823, email yfence@aol.com, www.sheffieldswordclub.co.uk).

Tutors for Key Stages 1, 2 & 3, (ages 6-16) for English, Maths, French, German & Dyslexia Support (2551930).

Homework Club, run by Iraq Women’s Community Association, Everyone Centre, Broadfield Road, Heeley, Tuesdays, 5pm-7pm, Sundays, 2pm- 5pm (£2, Siddira 07900907380).

Stagecraft Class, acting, singing and dancing tuition for five to 18-year-olds, Jackie Collins Stage School, Dore and Totley United Reformed Church, Totley Brook Road, Fridays, 3.30pm-7pm (2367564).

Kids Kickboxing Mixed Classes, for girls aged five to 13, boys up to eight years old, with fully qualified, insured female instructor, Grimesthorpe Islamic Institute, Grimesthorpe Road, off Lyons Road, Pitsmoor, Sundays, 11.30am to 1pm (£2.50, al_nisasportandleisure@yahoo.co.uk or call 07752094070).

Thomas the Turtle’s Family Trail, ages five to 12 can meet some of the animals hiding in the displays and explore some of the objects on display through drawing and quizzes, Metalwork Gallery, Millennium Galleries, daily, Mondays-Saturdays, 10am-5pm and Sundays, 11am-5pm (£1 per trail, drop in),

Discovery Time, storytelling, crafts and puzzles suitable for ages four to 11 and linked to the museum displays, Weston Park Museum, Saturdays and Sundays, noon–12.45pm and 2pm–2.45pm (free, places which are limited to 15 children can be booked 30 mintues before each session and are allocated on a first come first served basis).

Activity Cart, creative fun suitable for ages four to 11 moves around the building, Weston Park Museum, school holidays and weekends, 11.30am–3.45pm (free, drop in).

Art Class, small friendly classes for ages seven to 14 with lots of individual attention from experienced teacher Pamela Marshall who will show basic drawing and painting skills in a fun and easily-understood way, all types of subjects covered from cartoons to countryside pictures, Beauchief, Mondays and Thursdays, 6.30pm-8pm (2748635).

A Level Revision, one-to-one and group intensive revision sessions in Economics, Politics, Sociology. from experienced professional tutors, PEG Education (2321607, info@policyevaluation.co.uk).

Kutamba! Kids, Kutamba! School of Contemporary African Dance runs weekly sessions for ages five to 10, Burngreave Ashram Dance Studio, Hallcar Street, off Spital Hill, Pitsmoor, Saturdays, 10.30am to noon, and Ranmoor Parish Centre, Saturdays, 10.30am to noon (£3 per session, 2437899).

Middlewood Rovers Junior Football Club, soccer school for all ages five to eight, both boys and girls, Waverley Lane, Handsworth, Saturdays, 9am-11am (David Young, 07990 828084 or 2698926).

Weekly Football Training, run in association with Sheffield and Hallamshire FA on the football pitches with the main focus on making sure the children have fun while teaching them about the tactics of the game as well as the importance of fitness and nutrition, Westfield Sports Centre, Mosborough, Mondays, 5.45pm-6.45pm for five to eight-year-olds, and Saturdays, 10am-11.30am for ages nine to 13 (£3.50 per week, 2513962, www.westfieldsportscentre.co.uk).

Book Aloud, reading group for young people aged 13-18, Central Children’s and Young People’s Library, Surrey Street, alternate Wednesdays, 5pm-6.30pm (2506843/ 07754 091014).

Free Music Lessons, on brass or percussion - all instruments provided - from age 12 upwards. Come along and check out the opportunities at Concord Drum and Bugle Corps open rehearsals, Croft House Settlement, Garden Street (off the foot of Broad Lane, West Bar), Thursdays, 6.30pm-8.30pm and Sundays, 1pm-5pm (2491460 or email rcs@concord.org.uk).

Children’s Judo Academy, various classes for different ages between five years and 14, The Source, Meadowhall, Sunday mornings (contact Philip 2561114 or 07952 846287).

Jump Theatre, children’s drama classes and youth theatre for 5-17 year-olds provides an opportunity to learn a wide range of theatre arts skills, take part in performances and work creatively with others, come to first session free, St Andrew’s Hall, off Psalter Lane, 13-17 year-olds, Mondays, 3.30-5.30pm; 9-12 year-olds, Wednesdays, 3.30-5.30pm 5-8 year-olds, Thursdays, 3.30-5pm (sessions can start a little later to allow for travel from schools and will include a food break; course fees £6-10 a session, paid half termly; contact David Wheeler, 2555962, jumptheatre@bigfoot.com, www.jumptheatre.com).

Drama Classes, Tuesdays, 5pm-6.15pm (teenage girls); Wednesdays, 5pm-6.15pm (mixed teenagers); Thursdays, 6pm-7.15pm (boys 12 and under), Thursdays, 7.30pm-8.45pm (16+); Saturdays, 9.45pm-11pm (girls 12 and under); Joy Reynolds School, Kenwood Park Road, Nether Edge (call 2553197 for free prospectus).

Act One Drama Studio, weekly drama and acting classes and holiday workshops for children aged four 19. LAMDA examinations, production classes, directed by professional actors, CRB checked with First Aid certificates, Ecclesall Parish Halls, Monday, Tuesday, Friday evenings and Saturday daytime (£8 per two- hour session, 07904 339024, email: info@actonedramastudio.co.uk, www.actonedramastudio.co.uk).

Babble and Speak Language Classes, fun activities to promote language learning skills and cultural awareness, open to ages five to 11, Endcliffe Methodist Church, Saturdays, Spanish 10am-11am, French 11am to noon (£5 a session, 2555598).

French Breakfast Club, children five to 10 years can have fun learning French, Saturday mornings, 10am-11am near Psalter Lane (2631779).

Sheffield Portuguese School, open to children with Portuguese language background or an interest in learning it through speaking, listening, reading and writing, plus songs, rhymes, drama, arts and crafts and other activities, pre-school to GCSE level, King Edward Vii School Language College, Glossop Road, ongoing classes Saturdays, 10.30am to noon (£10 per half term, £2 per session, 2553580).

Sports Clinic, run by community sports coaches under the Active Brightside/ Shiregreen Development Project, and multi-sport activities on offer include football, tag-rugby, kwik cricket, and rounders, open to ages eight to 16 or under eights accompanied by an adult, Lower Hinde House Recreation Ground, Saturdays, 10am to 12 (meet at Concord Junior School at 9.45am).

Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz and Disco, classes for ages three and upwards, Ecclesfield and Grenoside, Tuesdays-Saturdays (Lindsay Slater IDTA, 01909 509189).

PRE-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

Mother of God Baby and Toddler Group, Mother of God Church, Abbeydale Road (entrance on St Ronan’s Road), Wednesdays, 10.30 am-12, term time only (all welcome, £1 per family).

Jack-in-a-Box Music Group fun singing and music classes for parents, carers and their babies and children up to 4+ years taught by qualified nursery/primary school teacher. Interactive music with percussion instruments, puppets & pictures, singing a variety of songs from traditional nursery rhymes, action and movement songs. Half hour classes + half hour play & refreshments. Classes held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings in newly refurbished premises in Fulwood, close to Forge Dam Park (for free trial session phone Jillian on 07712 463424 / 2301516).

German-Speaking Playgroup, all German-speaking children welcome, Walkley Community Centre, Fir Street, Tuesdays, 3.45pm-5.15pm (Jutta, 2668416 or juvogt@yahoo.de).

Little Dancing Divas, for ages five and under (accompanied by an adult) with Branching Out Dancing, Valley Pentecostal Church, Manchester Road, Stocksbridge, Saturday, 9.30am-10am (£2, www.branchingoutdancing.co.uk).

Potty Pre-Schoolers, paint a pot from a selection including Christmas decorations, hot drink and a juice just £4, great place to meet friends and let children get creative, Planet Pot, Hangingwater Road, Nethergreen, Tuesdays-Fridays, 10,30am-12 during term time. Planet Pot is pen Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10am-5pm, sundays, 11am-4pm and every day during school holidays (2306479, www.planetpot.co.uk, email jon@planetpot.co.uk or kate@planetpot.co.uk).

Pauline King’s Baby Sensory Classes, award winning baby development classes (www.babysensory.com, email: sheffield@babysensory.co.uk, 07922595414).

Antenatal and Postnatal Classes, with qualified body control pilates instructor, exercises to strengthen abdominal, pelvic floor and back muscles to support the pregnancy, prepare for the birth and regain core strength after the birth, focusing on posture, breathing, relaxation and co-ordination to increase the well-being of both mother and baby, The Stillpoint Practice, Nether Edge, Mondays, 9.30am-10.30am (Caroline 0781 7220324, email caroline1north@btinternet.com).

Free Cranial Osteopathy Treatments, all initial baby treatments are free before their first birthday, but donations invited for Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity (2664786 or email enquiries@theosteopathicpractice.com).

Potty Preschoolers, paint a pot from a selected range, juice for children, hot drink for adults, all for £4. Planet Pot, Hangingwater Road, Nether Green, Tuesdays-Fridays, 10.30am to noon (2306479, www.planetpot.co.uk, email jon@planetpot.co.uk or kate@planetpot.co.uk).

Gymnastics Pre School Club, structured sessions for 18 months to 4 years, Burton Street Foundation, Hillsborough. Mondays term time only. Sessions limited to 8 participants and must be booked in advance (£4 for a 45 minute session, Emmalouise on 07974957330 / emmalouisebennett@yahoo.co.uk).

Discodisco, Mum/Dads and baby/toddlers no-frills disco, Everyone Centre, Broadfield Road, alternate Mondays 11am (07931343854).

Endcliffe Playgroup, friendly playgroup with play and fun activities for children aged two to four led by qualified staff. Children may attend the session without parental supervision once they are comfortable in the environment, Endcliffe Methodist Church Hall, Ecclesall Road, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9.15am to 11.30am (Nicola 2669578 or Gina 2670630 to arrange a visit).

Music and Motion, music and dance class for toddlers, Constance Grant Dance Centre, Psalter Lane, Nether Edge, three to four-year-olds, Thursday afternoons and four to six-year-olds, Friday teatimes (Carolan, 2218914).

Happy Baby Massage, five-week baby massage courses in Crookes. Fun and informal sessions where you will learn a valuable skill and spend golden time bonding with your baby. For babies 0-6 months, on Mondays and Wednesdays (Abi 07983 411790, email abi@happybabymassage.co.uk, www.happybabymassage.co.uk).

Tuneful Tots, fun music group for babies to pre-school children, classes run in Millhouses area on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings in large play space for unlimited play with 30-minute session singing with puppets, pictures, action songs, and new action songs, helping children to develop, bond with parents and have fun with their carers (£4, 2509381, www.jubalacademy.com).

Sheffield Baby Massage, completely baby led, informal, relaxed classes taught by a mother and experienced Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI) with the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM) over five weeks on Tuesday mornings showing how to give your baby a soothing and bonding massage plus gentle exercises - oil, nappies/wipes, refreshments and handouts included. All babies welcome, including multiples, from age newborn to around one year/ very mobile (Charlotte, 2706288, email info@sheffieldbabymassage.co.uk, www.sheffieldbabymassage.co.uk).

Infant Massage Course, informal five-week course giving carer the opportunity to get actively involved and spend more quality time with their baby, Devonshire Villas, Hunters Bar, Fridays, noon, starts early May (£37.50, Nicola Harpin, 07739490143, email pregnantyogini@hotmail.com or www.pregnantyogini.com).

Rocking Horse Music Group, weekly fun music and singing sessions for parents or carers and their children at classes containing lots of different types of songs from action songs and nursery rhymes to movement songs and those with puppets, separate classes for six months to two years and ages two to four, Hunters Bar, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Walkley, Fridays (ring to book free trial session, Denise 2676418, www.rhmusicgroup.co.uk).

Under 4s Explore, youngest visitors can enjoy toys and story books from the activity boxes specially selected to help families explore the Museum and Metalwork Collection, Weston Park Museum and Millennium Gallery, daily (free, drop in).

Music Makers, toddler music sessions including one hour’s play in Megakidz Playzone, Megakidz, the Megacentre, Bernard Road, every Monday (Info hotline: 213 2070 www.yourelookingmega.co.uk).

Jellytots Parent/Carer and Child Drop In Centre and Playgroup, toddler group for parents and carers of children from birth to five with toys and books, occasional craft activities, social environment for parents, pushchair access, changing facilities, food warming, highchairs and baby swings for use, breast feeding friendly, Lower Ground Floor, Victoria Methodist Mission, Chapel Walk, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1-3pm (£1 with £5 annual membership or £1.50 without).

TinyTalk, babysigning classes incorporating useful everyday signs and props with nursery rhymes, action songs and books, refreshment and social/ playtime included, no extra cost for more than one child (pay in blocks or per class, for classes in Sheffield and Chesterfield or Nursery & Childminding Workshops, Dawn Leader 2697194 or dawnl@tinytalk.co.uk). Website: www.tinytalk.co.uk.

The Best Start Club, age-appropriate baby signing classes in Sheffield from birth. Stage 1 (0-8 months) is gently paced, quiet and settling and includes a gentle massage of baby, calming for both mum and baby, also settling the atmosphere for the class. Stage 2 (9 months +) is more active, focusing on weekly themes with lots of musical adventures (Shelley Healy, 07747 803971, shelley@thebeststartclub.com, www.thebeststartclub.com).

Meersbrook Playcentre and Toy Library, all babies and toddlers welcome, Meersbrook Park Pavilion, Meersbrook Park Road, Mondays-Fridays, 9.30am-11.30am (£1 per family includes healthy snack and drink, and hot drinks for grown-ups, 2203576).

Playmates, a new informal group for parents/carers with babies and toddlers, St Gabriel’s Church Hall, Dobbin Hill, Greystones, Fridays, 9.45am-11.15am from today and every week during term time (2682594 or 2660037).

Jolly Totz Funtime, structured fitness / music / art & craft classes for ages six months to five years and their carers in Crookes and Hillsborough in newly refurbished venues, Friday and Saturday mornings (2340405 or 07864 869285, jollytotz.co.uk).

Bumps and Babies Group, Sheffield and Rotherham National Childbirth Trust initiative for mums-to-be and new mums, St Andrew’s Hall, St Andrews Road, Nether Edge, every Tuesday, 10am to 12.

Post Natal Tummy Tightener, class taken by experienced pre and post natal instructor and designed to tone abdominals gradually (a check will be performed to determine which exercises individuals can safely do when joining the class), bring baby along as it’s a great opportunity to meet other new mums, Wednesdays 10:45-11:45am (www.sheffieldpilates.co.uk, Jeni Hancock 07899846805 or info@sheffieldpilates.co.uk).

Post Natal Exercise to Music with Baby, led by midwife and aerobics instructor, Ecclesall Parish Hall, Ringinglow Road, Mondays, 12.15pm-1.45pm (2303177, katecampbell75@yahoo.co.uk).

Ante Natal Exercise to Music, led by midwife and aerobics instructor, Trinity United Reformed Church, Ecclesall Road, Tuesdays, 7.30pm-9pm (2303177, katecampbell75@yahoo.co.uk).

Sheffield HypnoBirthing , antenatal classes to learn how to have a safer, easier, more comfortable birth through Gold Standard in Childbirth education (free presentationsmonthly, Beth 2309114, beth@sheffieldhypnobirthing.co.uk Sheffield HypnoBirthing.co.uk).

Early Signs, baby signing classes to learn how to communicate with your baby using fun songs, rhymes and baby sign language. Classes held in Walkley (2309114 beth@earlysigns.org.uk EarlySigns.org.uk)

Sing and Sign, learn baby signing in a relaxed and fun way with the UK’s original baby signing programme (Liz Harrison, 01246 432784, e-mail lizharrison@singandsign.co.uk or visit our website, www.singandsign.com).

Action Kids, structured toddler class for six months to three and a half years, Ecclesall area, Thursdays, 9.15am (2664963).

Music Zone, for ages one to five with action songs and other musical activities, St Mark’s Church, Broomhill, Fridays, 10am-11am (£3/ £2, 2670362).

Share a Story, pre-school sessions of stories and craft to share together, Central Children’s and Young People’s Library, Surrey Street, Mondays, 10.45am to 12 (during term time).

Baby and Infant Massage, five week courses in your own home with qualified CIMI instructor, weekdays or weekends (Donna 07904 888638).

Baby Reflex, reflexology for babies and young children created to assist parents with the well being of their child, boosting the immune system, ease colic, wind, reflux, constipation, tummy upsets, teething pains and ear congestion, and to strengthen the loving bond. Easy to learn techniques in fun, one-hour hands-on workshops (Gail, 2507617 or info@pampered-studio.co.uk).