Pre-School Classes

Music classes for children aged 6 months to 4 years

Calypso Kids music classes are adored by children and their grown-ups alike. Our classes introduce children to music and instruments in a fun and friendly environment. We build on the songs and nursery rhymes that you sing to your little ones at home and place a great emphasis on exploring real percussion instruments.

Where to find us

Wednesdays New term starts 9th January 9.30am / 10.15am / 11.00am Townsend Hall, Sheep Street, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 4AE

£3.75 per class when booking a half termly block (6/7 weeks) £4.75 per class to pay-as-you play Discounts for childminders, twins and siblings. There is NO charge for siblings under the age of 6 months.

  • "Calypso Kids is something we both really enjoy together and it gives us songs to sing at home and ideas for making up our own songs which is always great fun! I think so highly of Calypso that I have recommended it to a lot of friends with babies and we can't wait to bring them in September to introduce them to Calypso. Luke is very lucky that he has a big sister as it means he has been enjoying the music from about 2 months old!!" Ali, Kayla & Luke.
  • "Calypso Kids is something we both really enjoy together and it gives us songs to sing at home and ideas for making up our own songs which is always great fun! I think so highly of Calypso that I have recommended it to a lot of friends with babies and we can't wait to bring them in September to introduce them to Calypso. Luke is very lucky that he has a big sister as it means he has been enjoying the music from about 2 months old!!" Ali, Kayla & Luke.

A Calypso Kids Class

Each week there is a new adventure — helping Calypso on the farm, going on a bear hunt, digging in the garden — the structure of the classes remain the same:

The anticipation of finding out what instruments are in the lily pad

Exploring the instruments with their grown-up

Actions songs with an array of props including unique ,engaging musical mats, puppets, ribbons and scarves

The final goodbye song, cuddle and sticker.

Why Choose Calypso Kids?

Classes are delivered by Emma-Jane, Lucy, Judith & Rebecca who all have a natural empathy with children.

Classes are carefully planned to be fun and educational and designed for everyone to enjoy making music together.

All classes are mixed age to cater for families and child minders with children of different ages.

Real instruments as well as baby-safe versions are available for child AND grown-up to explore and play together.

The classes are relaxed with realistic expectations allowing the children to learn and develop at their own pace.

Family Fun during School Holidays

Calypso Kids offers fun-packed classes for the whole family during school holidays. These sessions are based around popular stories such as The Hungry Caterpillar, We're Going on a Bear Hunt and The Gruffalo.

Two Activities during One Class

Younger Calypso Kids
6 months- 4 years

Look in the lily pad to discover which instruments will help them retell the story

'Big Kids' From 4 years +
Craft activity based upon the day's story ranging from gluing, colouring, painting, sand art, salt dough, collage…

And for the grown-ups, Calypso's Pop-Up Cafe opens to sell refreshments!

  • "My son's face lights up when he walks into a Calypso class - and as a mum I love the fact that he is learning so much whilst simply having fun!

    I'm not sure who enjoys it more - me or my Son!!!"
    Lisa & Lewis.

  • "My son's face lights up when he walks into a Calypso class - and as a mum I love the fact that he is learning so much whilst simply having fun!

    I'm not sure who enjoys it more - me or my Son!!!"
    Lisa & Lewis.

Class Guidelines

Grown-ups are a child's first role model so your involvement during class is very important. The more you join in, give encouragement and praise, the more your child and you will benefit from such positive interaction.
Our guidelines are in place to enable all members of the class to have an enjoyable, relaxed and safe session so please follow them when you attend Calypso kids. Thank you.

  • Parents and carers must take full responsibility for the children in their care during the class.
  • Calypso Kids give children, from an early age, the opportunity to explore and play real instruments as well as 'baby-friendly' ones. Help your child to hold and play the instrument as taught in class. Our younger children will enjoy listening and watching their grown-up play the instrument as well as being fascinated by the older children in the class.
  • To avoid collisions when collecting & returning instruments, guide your child to wait until a space becomes available.
  • Discourage your child from placing instruments or props in their mouth. If they do, as they naturally will, please return these separately to the teacher to be cleaned.
  • Apart from collecting and returning instruments, children must sit down with the instruments unless directed by the teacher.
  • Children should not wander around with an instrument or prop; adults must hold on to the item until their child is happy to return.
  • Please silence mobile phones once the class starts.
  • Please can parents avoid chatting so as not to distract or disrupt other members of the class. Remember it's time to have musical fun with your child together.
  • Where possible have food and drink after the class.