FAQ

Yes! We understand that families get sick, go on holidays and have other appointments that can’t be changed. That is why we offer the 2 courtesy make up lessons per child per term. In Brisbane, all make-up classes operate from our Paddington venue at the end of every term during the two week school break.

Sessions run at 9:30am, 11am & 12:30pm as combined mixed age and baby. All ages are welcome. 

Dates for Term 3, 2018 as follows:

  • Monday 24 September (9:30am, 11am & 12:30pm)
  • Wednesday 26 September (9:30am & 11am)
  • Friday 28 September (9:30am & 11am )
  • Tuesday 2 October (9:30am, 11am & 12:30pm)
  • Thursday 4 October (9:30am & 11am) 

Click here for venue addresses.

To qualify for your courtesy make up classes, please email admin@makingrainbows.com.au and we shall try to arrange a reserved space for you in any of those times and dates provided. As spaces fill fast, we cannot guarantee there will be availability in all classes for a make up. Please be advised that make up lessons do not carry over to the next term and no credit is available for classes missed.

We also offer the option to “gift” any of your missed sessions to a family member or friend who might also have a little one. If you cannot attend your usual session, you can ask another person to attend in your place! Please ensure you provide details of this in advance, to admin@makingrainbows.com.au.

Absolutely! Little ones often put instruments and toys in their mouths so to limit the spread of germs we disinfect our resources between classes.

Please read the following thoroughly, as this is our cleanliness policy:

Whenever a group of children are together, there is a chance of spreading infections. This is especially true among infants and toddlers who are likely to use their hands to wipe their noses or rub their eyes and then handle toys or touch other children. We have put in place a number of prevention measures, but it is likely that some infections may still be spread in our sessions because of airborne viruses. For many of these infections, a child is contagious a day or more before he has symptoms.

Children, by their nature, are more susceptible to infectious diseases. Frequent hand-to-mouth behaviours, still learning appropriate hygiene skills (keeping fingers out of nose, covering coughs, proper hand-washing) all lend themselves to the spread of germs and ultimately disease. Children also have close physical contact and do not practice much social distancing. Children also cough and sneeze, releasing germs into the air and onto other children and share items that may be mouthed or touched by another child.

At Making Rainbows we stay updated on best management practices for infection control by doing the following:

Daily/Between Classes

Cleaning: When required, using detergent and water to remove visible dirt from shakers and mouthed toys then rinse with clean water.

Sanitising/Disinfecting: Applying an additional sanitiser solution to reduce the number of germs likely to cause disease. Milton Antibacterial Spray is EPA approved as a sanitiser/hospital grade germicide. Milton Spray kills 99.9% of germs and is bleach, alcohol and toxic free. This product is sprayed on shakers and mouthed toys between and after all classes.

We use Glen20 lightly sprayed over cushions, mats, drums, Lycra or any resources not susceptible to end up in a baby’s mouth. Glen20 disinfectant spray kills 99.9% of germs and viruses on hard and soft surfaces.

Weekly Cleaning

Cleaning: Using detergent and water to remove visible dirt from shakers and mouthed toys then rinse with clean water.

Sanitising/Disinfecting: After the wash, applying an additional sanitiser solution to reduce the number of germs likely to cause disease. Milton Antibacterial Spray is EPA approved as a sanitiser/hospital grade germicide. Milton Spray kills 99.9% of germs and is bleach, alcohol and toxic free. This product is sprayed on shakers and mouthed toys between and after all classes.

End of term full “car wash”

All resources used in that period are collected for repair and treated with the same process as our Weekly Cleaning, ready for the next upcoming term. 

Is your child Walking? Running? Yes? Well, we suggest the mixed age class. It’s designed for toddlers and older children to sing, dance and learn together. If your little one is still crawling, you could do one last term in the baby class. We are flexible and happy to find a class you’re comfortable with. 

Our classes go for approximately 40 mins. Afterwards we encourage parents to stay and have a cuppa and a chat so you may like to set aside an hour in the morning to make rainbows! 

We run with the Queensland State School terms.

Term 1 2018, Monday 22 January – Thursday 29 March

Term 2 2018, Monday 16 April – Friday 29 June  

Term 3 2018 (current), Monday 16 July – Friday 21 September

Term 4 2018, Monday 8 October – Friday 14 December 

No they aren’t. If your class falls on a public holiday, you will not be charged for that week. We only close during state wide public holidays (we do not include local days off i.e Ipswich Show Day).

Absolutely! That’s the whole idea! The mixed age class will be perfect for you! We love seeing older children with their little brothers or sisters enjoying music together as a family. Please note, younger siblings are not charged until they are 9 months old. 

We sure do! When enrolling more than one child into our program, each subsequent child will receive 20% off their fees! 

We offer just one trail class ($20) before committing to the rest of the term. After that, we only accept term enrollments. We do not offer casual attendance or “drop ins”. The only exception, is when an existing client already enrolled in a session, would like to bring their sibling and/or relative along for a special occasion. Then their attendance is charged at $20 (and pending available spaces).  

No way! Your child is never too young to hear and respond to music and language! Babies listen to and respond to music, language and other sounds for as much as half their lives BEFORE BIRTH. Hearing develops in utero around 4 months! Babies are wired to discriminate between pitch, volume and melody. That’s how they learn the native language spoken around them during the first 6 months of life.  Using musical play with your baby is also an easy way to strengthen your relationship. Moving to music triggers the release of oxytocin — the “bonding” hormone! 

Our program also has a strong emphasis on sensory play.

Providing your young baby with a wide range of sensory experiences will help develop strong brain pathways. This increases the capacity for intellectual development and form the foundation for all future learning.

We cap our baby and mixed age classes at 15.

Stay and have fun! Our program is designed to enhance the parent/child bond so we encourage you to participate with your little one! Remember, you are your child’s first teacher!

We’d love you to! It’s so nice for family members to see their little person enjoying their class! We also run every second term a special Grandparent’s Day, especially for your family members to attend with their Grandchildren. Details of dates can be found in this FAQ section under ‘themes’.

We cannot allow drop-ins unfortunately. Please contact us to book a class! 

Of course you can enrol in two classes per week! We would love to see you! Please remember, our fees listed include one class per week and our programs run on a weekly cycle (your two classes may be include the same content!) At MR we hope to foster friendships between parents and children and many of our families follow up their MR class with a play date each week as well.

No problem! We all know that babies cry for whatever reason. Besides, you are surrounded by mums in the exact same stage of life! So just do whatever you need to comfort your baby and join in again when you can. This isn’t just a baby music class, it’s a support group! You will find lifelong friends which is so special!

Themes for Term 3 2018 at Brisbane are Super Hero, Enchanted Garden and Disco! (*Toowoomba will have Down on the Farm). Dress up and have fun (we’ll take care of the rest). 

Not at all! Of course you are more than welcome to bring along your usual baby bag and snacks, but mostly, you just come to have fun and enjoy and we’ll take care of the rest! 

Not yet! But this is something we are working on and have in the pipeline! We do hope to one day, have our very own Making Rainbows Music album, so watch this space!

Yes! We understand that families get sick, go on holidays and have other appointments that can’t be changed. That is why we offer the 2 courtesy make up lessons per child per term. In Toowoomba, all make-up classes operate from the venue at the end of every term during the two week school break.

Sessions run at 10:30am combined mixed age and baby. All ages are welcome. Dates for Term 3, 2018 are Monday 24 and Friday 28 September. 

Click here for venue addresses.

To qualify for your courtesy make up classes, please email admin@makingrainbows.com.au and we shall try to arrange a reserved space for you in any of those times and dates provided. As spaces fill fast, we cannot guarantee there will be availability in all classes for a make up. Please be advised that make up lessons do not carry over to the next term and no credit is available for classes missed.

We also offer the option to “gift” any of your missed sessions to a family member or friend who might also have a little one. If you cannot attend your usual session, you can ask another person to attend in your place! Please ensure you provide details of this in advance, to admin@makingrainbows.com.au.