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Crawlers (6-14 months)

Focus: Equipment

Where they are:
These babies are on the move! Crawling, cruising, rolling, sitting and ready to explore anything and everything.

What to expect in class:
We boogie with our babies, give them baby massages, sing them songs and explore new physical challenges every week through teacher-led activities on the equipment. Explore tummy time from a new perspective or on a new texture, slide down slides on soft lambskins, or take a ride in a gentle swing. Play as a group and socialize with others. Sing songs, learn a routine, and PLAY!

Tummy time, crawling, and physical activity stimulate gross motor development, problem solving skills, and spatial awareness.
Cognitive: Songs, rhymes, chants and routines support language development, memory and communication skills.
Social: Our classroom environment promotes social and emotional learning.
Adults: Learn ways to play with your busy crawler. Enjoy games and activities you can repeat at home, chat with other caregivers, and get some uninterrupted time with your little one.

Frequently Asked Questions


Unable to find a local, age-appropriate playgroup for herself and her young children, Joan Barnes did what any mum with an entrepreneurial streak would do – she opened her own play centre in a church basement. More than forty-five years later, Gymboree Play & Music is a globally-recognised early childhood development specialist with over 700 locations in more than 40 countries.

Since 1976, Gymboree Play & Music have been fostering confidence and creativity with our research-backed programmes. We offer iconic child development classes for young babies and children aged from as young as two months old right up to five years, where your child can learn through play. Today, the mission of Gymboree Play & Music is to discover the power of play and prepare young children for a lifetime of learning with the foundations they need to flourish and grow.

Your play experts

Gymboree Play & Music’s globally-renowned programme has been researched, designed and put into practice by the world’s very best child development specialists. We understand how experiences and relationships can impact a child during their early life – with 80% of the human brain’s neural connections made by age three, a child’s early years are the most important in determining their future.

As a result, we’ve designed and shaped our programmes with your child’s future in mind. That’s why our programme focuses on building your child’s skills and self-esteem, which can help them to grow into confident, happy and successful learners. Created with school readiness in mind, we give babies, toddlers and preschoolers the opportunity to learn through play. Parents and caregivers also provide a vital role in the success of our programme and are encouraged to participate through adult-child interactive play which is essential for nurturing your child’s development.

Child development through play

At Gymboree Play & Music, we believe the best learning happens through play. Our teacher-led classes encourage exploration and self-expression through play – an essential component to the brain development of your child, as well as their social, cognitive and physical growth. Your children will conquer new challenges and reach developmental milestones.

The importance of community

At Gymboree Play & Music, we believe hugely in the importance of community – not only for children but for their caregivers and parents as well. By building and strengthening personal connections, children can discover the world around them and develop their social skills. We are committed to inclusivity, and strive to ensure our classes are inviting, comfortable and safe.


At Gymboree Play & Music, our programme is jam-packed with our trademark child development classes. Our early childhood classes are designed for young babies and children, from just two months of age all the way up to five years. We offer classes at every stage of development, from babies just learning to crawl to pre-schoolers getting ready for school. We aim to bring children and their caregivers together for learning, socialisation, play, music, dance, art and of course, plenty of fun!

Learning through play is a fundamental component of early childhood education and is the cornerstone of every one of the classes here at Gymboree Play & Music. Through play-based learning, your child will be challenged physically, cognitively and socially through a number of engaging activities.

The activities you and your child will enjoy will depend on their age and what class you’d like to enrol in. For more information about Gymboree Play & Music, including which classes would best suit your child, get in touch with our team today.


At Gymboree Play & Music, we believe it’s never too early to start learning! That’s why we offer classes at every stage of development. Our classes are available for babies as young as two months old all the way up to preschool age.


Baby classes are designed to stimulate your baby’s sensory development through creative play, massage, tummy time, movement, visual development, textures and music. They will help your little one’s social and physical development as your baby begins to understand the world around them.