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Movers and Shakers moves into Wanstead

I am very excited to announce the launch of our first Movers and Shakers class in Wanstead!

It takes place on Wednesday mornings from 10–10.30am at:

Wanstead United Reformed Church
Nightingale Lane
London E11 2HD

The class will be taught by the marvellous Holly Elmes.

For now, I will be administering the class from Barnet and Southgate. However, demand in the area is high, and we plan to start classes in Woodford, Walthamstow and the surrounding area. When several classes are up and running, we will open a separate branch.

Booking for Movers and Shakers is essential. Classes fill up quickly, so don’t hesitate to reserve your child a place using our online booking system. For more information about this class or anything related to Movers and Shakers, please contact me.

Easter Holidays 2015

Dear Parents,

I just wanted to give you an update of classes running over the Easter holidays, as there are a few classes cancelled. All classes will be running as usual over the easter Holidays except for the following dates:

Friday third of April – No CLASSES RUNNING
Sunday fifth of April – No CLASSES RUNNING
Monday sixth of April – No CLASSES RUNNING

Sunday twelfth of April – Harris and Hoole Southgate 9:30 and 10:30am classes are cancelled

Tuesday fourteenth of April – Harris and Hoole Barnet 9:45am and 10:45am classes are cancelled

Between eighth April and twentysixth April all classes will be taught by Rosie, Ruth and Helen. Have a lovely Easter and I will see you in a few weeks.

Many thanks Erica

Christmas holidays

Movers and shakers classes will be closed from monday the twenty second december until sunday fourth january for the christmas holidays, we wish all our children, parents and carers a very merry christmas, happy holidays and a wonderful new year.

Looking forward to seeing you all again in the new year!


On first November 2014 barnet and southgate movers and shakers franchise turned one years old, we celebrated with a fabulous party at one of our venues The Kings Head Pub in winchmore hill. Lots of our regulars and some new faces came along and we moved and shaked to the songs of the last year and had a fantastic time.

With great food, face painting, a snow machine and songs from frozen we danced, sang and played throughout the day. Thank you so much to all your support over the last year, it was fantastic to see all those who attended the party and celebrate. I’ve had a wonderful year and Benjy has been a fantastic companion at many great classes, birthday parties and events.

Running movers and shakers has been the best job I’ve ever had I love the classes, celebrating at birthday classes and introducing young children to all the songs, parachute and instruments. Here’s to the next year and many more to come!

Fee Increase

Those of you who have been coming to Movers and Shakers for a while will know that this is the first time we have put up prices for nearly 4 years. Unfortunately with all our costs increasing we can’t delay it any more. We pride ourselves on being cheaper than our competitors and maintaining the high quality of our classes. I hope you will agree that this is still the case!

New prices as follows:

Single session: £4.50
Pre-pay card: £22.50 (6 sessions, don’t need to be consecutive)

No change to sibling prices:

Sibling: £3 for a single session; £15 for a pre-pay card

Still free for siblings under 6 months!

Movers and Shakers Shortlisted for Award

We are delighted to announce that Movers and Shakers has been shortlisted for a Loved by Parents Award. We have a chance of being named Best Baby/Toddler Group 2014!

Winning this award would mean a great deal to us at Movers and Shakers. Could we possibly ask you to take a few minutes to show your appreciation for us by visiting the Loved by Parents website and voting for Movers and Shakers? We will be grateful for every vote we receive. As we are one of only five groups on the shortlist, we have a real chance of scooping the top prize.

The voting form is at this page on the Loved by Parents website.

There are only five steps to placing your vote:

  1. Enter your full name
  2. Enter your email address
  3. Choose “Special Awards” from the drop-down list of categories
  4. Type “Best Baby/Toddler Group” in the category name box
  5. Type “Movers and Shakers” in the company name box.

Finally (unless you want to vote in other categories) scroll down to the bottom of the form to submit your vote.

Voting closes at midnight on the 29th of June. It would be simply lovely if we could start July by announcing that Movers and Shakers had won a Loved by Parents Gold Award!

Movers and Shakers really is loved by parents. We keep our prices low and offer flexible class-by-class booking. Our discounted six-session loyalty cards can be used at any class at any time within your home area. Our online booking system is easy to use and guarantees your child a place at the class of your choice.

We know that babies and young children instinctively like to play and explore; at Movers and Shakers we give every child the opportunity to sing along, play a musical instrument, explore the parachute and get lost in a world of bubbles. Sessions take place at libraries, social clubs, cafés and other family-friendly venues.

Loved by Parents is a family-focused online parenting magazine offering features, reviews, recipes and advice on all things loved by parents. Here’s where you can find the full list of nominees for the awards.

Christmas Holidays 2013



Movers and Shakers is having a break over Christmas and New Year 2013/2014.

There will be no classes from Sunday 22nd December until Saturday 4th January inclusive. We’ve now removed all these sessions from our bookings timetable. Last class will be friday 20th December and first classes will start on Sunday 5th January 2014.

Outside of these dates classes will run as usual. If you have already booked for classes during our Christmas break then you should have received an email from us letting you know that those classes aren’t running!

If your little ones would like to Move and Shake during the Christmas break, then why not get together with some friends and book us to come and do a special Christmas party for you? It’s only £80 for up to 20 children, and we’ll come to your home or any venue of your choice.

New Franchise up and running!


Hello from Erica and Benjy! Barnet and Southgate’s newest music and movement groups for under 3s is officially up and running! Lots of fantastic new classes are now taking place in the area, we have 12 classes running currently and the franchise is growing all the time.

I decided to start working for Movers and Shakers as I was a huge fan of the classes and thought what incredible fun they would be to teach on a regular basis. I love working with children and believe Movers and Shakers is a fantastic mix of a performance and interactive class for young babies and toddlers. My aim is to deliver friendly;fun;exciting and educational classes which delight and intrigue young children and their adults too. This class gives a unique opportunity for children to connect with others in the group and grown ups to get involved too. Looking forward to you and your child joining us soon!