Hello! I am Laura and I love running music classes in Englefield Green. I am a mummy, with a 1 year old and 6 year old, who both attended Music with Mummy before I started leading classes myself. I have also been a primary school teacher for 15 years and love bringing creativity into all I do. Child development and learning is a real passion both in my career and in my parenting. Music has also always been important to me and I have been in choirs throughout my life. I grew up in Englefield Green and now live here with my young family, along with much of my extended family – we know and value this community and providing music to parents and their young children here is so wonderful!
About My Classes
Classes are currently offered in 2 stages. Jolly babies from newborn and Music with Mummy for confident walkers and toddlers.
Our Jolly Babies enjoy exploring music in many ways. Each class includes action songs, bouncing, dancing, and rocking as well as lots of opportunities to play instruments. We love the listening time and incorporate gentle sensory experiences into this section. Adults relish this shared one to one time with their babies and also benefit from the company of other parents and carers. Welcome from newborn to confident walkers (around 15 months).
Music with Mummy
Our toddlers are very busy learning and enjoying so many elements of music in our Music with Mummy classes! Each half term brings a new theme, anything from Transport to Our Home, Christmas to Colours. Each class is carefully structured to allow the children to access all parts of it at their own level. There are plenty of actions, dancing and props to keep little ones engaged in the music and, of course, wonderful musical instruments to play!
We absolutely loved coming to Laura's sessions each week. My son rarely stayed still and I found myself singing the songs when we were in the car! Laura found a wonderful balance between structure which helped build confidence and creativity - music will always feature in our house now!
My daughter LOVES Laura's Music with Mummies session in Englefield Green, in fact we both look forward to Fridays. As a mother of a young family herself and former teacher Laura knows exactly how to keep little ones engaged. My girl hangs on Laura's every word for the entire session and is encouraged to play, explore, and interact. As for us parents, Laura is warm and welcoming, and really relaxed. Music with Mummies is not only a session loved by my little one, but somewhere that I've been able to make new friendships too. I couldn't recommend Laura's classes enough.