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. These sessions for Term 1 in 2018 run as combined mixed age and baby classes, out of our Paddington venue at the end of Term 1, during the two week school break. Session times will be at 9:30am and 11am.
Wednesday 4 April
Friday 6 April
Monday 9 April (11am session only)
Tuesday 10 April
Thursday 12 April
Venue addresses: https://www.makingrainbows.com.au/contacts/
To qualify for your courtesy make up classes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org ideally, prior to missing your scheduled lesson 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 email@example.com.
Absolutely! Little ones often put instruments and toys in their mouths so to limit the spread of germs we disinfect our resources between classes.
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 (current), Monday 22 January – Thursday 29 March
Term 2 2018, Tuesday 17 April – Friday 29 June
Term 3 2018, 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.
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 casual class ($20) to trial before committing to the rest of the term. After that, we only accept term enrollments. We do not offer casual attendance or “drop ins”.
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 can not 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 1 of 2018 starting week commencing Monday 22 January are Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Easter and Baby Career Day. See below for the theme dates at your venue! We will also be hosting a very special Grandparent’s Day in Term 2 and Term 4 of 2018, both in week 5.