Promotes healthy exercise in babies and children.

Encourages exercise through games and teamwork.

Develops motivational skills and builds confidence.

Stretch Activities

Stretch Activities was founded in 2006 and delivers a range of activity classes for babies, toddlers, children with parents/carers. We pride ourselves on finding talented and dedicated teachers to deliver classes to a wide range of organisations in and around London.

All our teachers are fully checked and certified and references are available on request. We work primarily in Schools, Children's centres and Nurseries in London.


Stretch Activities arranges and co-ordinates a variety of classes for schools, nurseries and children’s centres:

Dance Activities

Ballet
Our combined classes consist of teaching our pupils stretches, warm ups and mime combined with learning a variety of ballet steps and coordination skills, grace and elegance alongside the music. We use a variety of different props including scarves and ribbons.

Benefits
Helps with control, balance and co-ordination
The children learn the disciplines of classical free movement and character
Ballet is good for developing coordination, listening and observational skills
It is very great for strengthening the muscles, bones and is a fun exercise to learn

Street Dance

Street dance is a very energetic style, children get a workout without even realising it and learn how to exercise safely and effectively whilst being kept focused, learning new moves and routines to pop and dance music. They learn how to think creatively, choreographing elements on their own

Benefits

Learn to interact with each other, as a team as well as work on their own
Learn to be part of a structure, to be disciplined
Gain confidence in demonstrating moves in front of peers
Sessions suitable for boys and girls

Fitness & Gym

Fitness & Gym
Depending on age….we begin with warm up game involving gymnastics shapes
stretching and working towards splits bridges and flexibility moves. We move on to line work where we learn acrobatics skills like jumps, forward and backward rolls.

Gymnastics helps school children learn co-ordination, balance and agility skills
Encourages children to gain in mental confidence
Gymnastics helps to promote fitness whilst having fun
Learning how to control the body correctly and exercising in a fun way
Aim for the child to satisfy his or her need to move, climb, swing and roll in a safe and supervised environment

Yoga

Stretch Yoga
We make the classes fun and varied each week by incorporating the yoga exercises alongside telling stories, using themes and playing games to illustrate our classes. We also include props such as feathers, bean bags and visual aides.

We play games and singing songs, to tone up their muscles and strengthen their bones.

These exercises can promote sleep, and encourage the children to use their imagination and be more creative. Most importantly they can help to improve their listening and observation skills through listening and following instructions and copying the yoga poses from the instructor.

Languages

Spanish

The teacher Interacts in Spanish with the children as they are led through different fun workshops which are especially adapted to the language development of this age group. Dynamic teaching includes Songs, rhymes, dances, sensorial activities and puppets. We cover colours, numbers, greetings and learn about the Spanish culture.

French
In a happy atmosphere French is taught to the children through play,,using a wide variety of stimulating language activities and games. The lessons are planned around diversity of themes and projects which are practical, interesting and …great FUN including pictures puppets and other visual materials.

Benefits
Encourages children to learn a new language through movement, games and fun songs.
The children learn about a different culture
Helps to improve children’s listening and communication skills
The teacher follows the curriculum taught in the school if required

Drama

Drama
Our drama classes focus on the development of the children’s speech and language skills encouraging them gain in confidence in the classroom and outside school life. We the stories captivate the children’s imagination and transport them to another world. Each week the children dive in to the interactive story and come up with ideas to solve the mystery through imaginative play and make-believe! Our classes can be tailored towards Key Stage 1 in Primary schools.

Benefits
The classes boost the children’s self esteem
Improves Speech and communication skills
Encourages the children to work as part of a team and use their imagination through sharing ideas
Helps them gain in confidence and self awareness

Baby & Toddler Activities

Baby and Toddler Movement, Sensory and Massage Classes
3 months up to 3 years old

Classes are tailored for the carers to attend with the babies and toddlers to help follow gentle movement and relaxation exercises derived from yoga poses.

Imaginative story telling used to guide them through the session and massage techniques.

A combination of songs games, nursery rhymes and sensory materials including scarfs, bubbles and visual aides are used to engage the children.

Benefits
Helps the children gain in confidence
The classes enable the children to enjoy doing exercise which is fun and exciting.
Can promote sleep for babies and toddlers
Helps to aid wind, colic and constipation.
The children learn important listening, communication and observational skills

Music and Movement
3 months up to 5 years old (Children's Centres and Nurseries)

Our instructor guides the children to work together on basic motor and social skills. Together, they will practice a variety of gentle moves, new songs actions and traditional nursery rhymes finishing with relaxation time. Classes are combined with accompanying music, instruments and puppets.

Benefits

Helps the parents and children to strengthen balance, body awareness and co-ordination
Learning new rhythms and music skills helps stimulate parts of the children’s brains involved in reading and maths.
Helps to calm and relax active children who need lots of stimulation
The children learn important listening, communication and observational skills.

All Our Teachers Have:

Current CRB/DBS Certification
Public Liability Insurance
Relevant Qualifications
References On Request

About Us

Stretch Activities is a family business, run by Annabel Seares and Georgina Mitchell. As a team we offer our Nurseries, Children’s centres and Schools a reliable, creative and personal service enabling you to benefit from a range of well co-ordinated and tailored activities.

We pride ourselves on our excellent and friendly customer service with many happy clients in and around London.

Annabel Seares

Activities Co-ordinator

Annabel Seares is an experienced baby, toddler and pre-school activities co-ordinator and trained children's yoga teacher. She is the Stretch Activities organiser and business manager. Annabel has first-hand experience of teaching in Nurseries, Childrens’ Centres and Pre-schools since 2006 and has a real passion for teaching young children.

Georgina Mitchell

Office & Accounts Administrator

Georgina Mitchell started as a primary school teacher in London and is in charge of administration and accounts in the Stretch Activities Office.


Testimonials

  • The children and staff have a fantastic time during all their classes and your teachers have been amazing.
    — Manager of Central London Nursery Feb 2015
  • I cant thank Stretch Activities enough as our nursery children have benefited so much!
    — Emma - Manager, North London Nursery
  • We have been very happy with the services provided by Stretch Activities. Many thanks for sending us your Dance teacher. She is always cheerful, her classes are well prepared, appropriate for the children’s abilities, and executed with enthusiasm. The children really enjoy their sessions and Stephanie engages with them beautifully
    — Carol - Nursery Manager
  • Thanks again for all your support and the wonderful classes you have taught here in the school and look forward to working with you again next term.
    — Primary School West London
  • Thank you on behalf of the team for all your hard work and effort in making yoga such a success with our children.
    — Jane, Children's Nursery Manager, North London - March 2017
  • I thoroughly enjoy teaching as part of the Stretch Activities team. As a company the staff conduct themselves in a very professional manner ensuring they maintain good communication links with all teachers and settings in order to provide the best possible sessions. Stretch Yoga Ltd have provided me with training opportunities to help me to grow as an individual and enhance my current sessions and they have also been happy to take on board my comments and information to help them better understand my area of expertise within dance which makes me feel very valued as a team member.
    — Stephanie, Stretch Activities Teacher
  • Stretch Yoga has given me some excellent opportunities to expand my teaching of mothers and babies, and small children through Children’s Centres and Primary schools across London. Annabel’s enthusiasm and organisation is supportive and it’s been nice to share ideas in the field. I feel like a more confident, flexible teacher for the experience.
    — Catherine, Stretch Activities Teacher
  • I would like to thank you for all of the support you have given me over the past three years I have been working with you, you have both been absolutely fantastic and I couldn\'t think of a better company to work for.
    — Stefanie, Stretch Activities Dance Teacher

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Annabel Seares
Activities Co-ordinator and Teacher

annabel@stretchactivities.com
07737 699832

Georgina Mitchell
Office and Accounts Manager

georgie@stretchactivities.com
01984 624466
07720 046641

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