Baby & Toddler Classes

Are you looking for your tribe?

  • Are you a first-time Mum?

  • Is being Mum making you feel a little isolated?

  • Do you need to be with like-minded parents in a place where you and your child have equal importance?

If you’re also interested in Respectful Parenting, Independent Play or Natural Child Development, First Playtime is definitely for you!

First Playtime Classes sow the seeds for essential life skills, including socialisation, self-motivation and resilience, in children aged between birth and three years.

In small Classes, we interpret child development through the medium of self-chosen play.

With many demands on your time and attention each week, it's easy to miss your child's subtler accomplishments. We offer your little one a YES SPACE, where they're allowed to do (almost) everything, and we offer you a PARENT SPACE where you have the freedom to sit and enjoy quality time with your child, away from the pressures of having to do many things at the same time!

While your little one plays, you relax in the knowledge that First Playtime is a non-judgemental space for parents and carers and for their little ones. The emphasis is on sitting back and allowing your child to ‘unfold’ - taking their time to do what they need to in the present moment. I am on hand at all times to model and teach respectful care while answering queries and sharing many years’ experience.

If you’d like to know what to expect from a class, and what’s expected of you, please click HERE for a copy of my Class Leaflet. If you’d like to ask me any questions before coming, please give me a CALL, or EMAIL ME. I’ll be happy to hear from you.

YES SPACE for the Children

When play is self-chosen, an infant or child can explore freely, sometimes playing for prolonged periods with the same plaything or group of playthings. Almost everything is allowed, with guidance given for how to handle the trickier situations. 

PARENT SPACE for Parents & Carers

Having an experienced Class Leader on hand, to intervene and guide where necessary, means parents may relax and take the time to observe how their child interacts with others, and the surroundings. What can they already do?

More than 10 Years' Experience

Every unique child is honoured and respected, each encouraged to follow their own individual path of development, both physically and emotionally, whilst learning to play alongside others. 



Wednesday - Padworth - 9.45 - 12.00

Birth - 3 years


Thursday - Padworth - 9.45 - 11.00

6 - 24 months approx


Friday - Padworth - 9.45 - 11.00

18 - 24 months approx