What age children is Charlie’s Chimps suitable for?

Regular classes in Blandford are for babies of 6 months up to little ones aged 4 years with their accompanying adult.  Regular mini workshops at Castle Court School’s Badger Cubs Club are for little ones aged 3 months to 3 years.  Charlie’s Chimps also offers one off and regular workshops for children in nurseries, pre-schools and schools (up to and including year 2).

My child is at school – can I bring them to weekly Charlie’s Chimps classes?

Classes are for little ones before they reach school age but if your little one is in reception, or year 1 or 2 they needn’t miss out on the Charlie’s Chimps fun – why don’t you ask the Headteacher if there is the possibility of the school booking a Charlie’s Chimps workshop?!  In a similar way – Charlie’s Chimps workshops can happen at any local pre-school or nursery.  If you would like a workshop at the pre-school or nursery your child goes to – why not suggest it to the pre-school or nursery Manager so your child can experience Charlie’s Chimps there!

Where/when are classes held?
Charlie’s Chimps runs at Blandford URC Hall on Whitecliff Mill Street on Friday mornings (please see ‘Key info’ tab for class dates).  The class is for children aged 6 months up to 4 years and the session runs from 10.55am until 11.30am.
If your child is not yet walking, they will still benefit tremendously from being part of Charlie’s Chimps – YOU can fly them high in the sky into the bubbles and towards the puppets, jig them gently as we mime being chased, swoop them from side to side as we jump over squelchy mud etc.  Imagination is the key!
There are only 16 places available in each class – so it is advisable to book your place for your £3 taster class ASAP so you don’t miss out.  Don’t delay – book today!  Phone Megan on 07713 883642.  After your taster class, you can sign up for Charlie’s Chimps membership by clicking on this link to set up your convenient direct debit:     https://pay.gocardless.com/AL000162NGF6GC        Please see ‘Key info’ for full info re fees.
Please note – classes do not run during the holidays.
How long are classes/workshops?

Classes are designed to fit a 35 minute slot in order to maximise concentration and enjoyment for the children, workshop timings are by arrangement of mutual convenience.

Who might the child’s accompanying adult be?

The accompanying adult might be a parent, Grandparent, childminder, relative or friend.  All are welcome!

Is it alright to come to class if my child or I are unwell?

Please don’t come to class if you or your child have an illness that is contagious as we want to help everyone to stay healthy.  Thanks 🙂

NEWSFLASH!  Charlie’s Chimps often runs Wednesday morning mini workshops (lasting 20/25 mins) at 11am as part of Badger Cubs Club at Castle Court School. These mini workshops are for little ones aged 3 months to 3 years, and after the session you are welcome to stay on for a cup of coffee and a play in the delightful grounds.  More details available from Castle Court School on 01202 694438.