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Pre/Post natal and family organisations based in Folkestone

We are so proud our town is home to some excellent groups and businesses that specialise in working with families, parents and children. Whether it's guidance through a pregnancy or finding ways to entertain your toddlers, we want to make these organisations as accessible as possible for you.

This handy directory has been set up to showcase the support and creativity that Folkestone has to offer.

Babies and Biceps

Pre & postnatal Fitness & Well-being Studio

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My Little Pickle

My little pickle courses are designed to support and prepare parents to be for birth and the postnatal period. We want parents to feel informed, excited and empowered through their pregnancy, birth and post-natal period. The courses take elements from hypnobirthing, mindfulness and neuroscience to equip parents with the skills and knowledge to give them the best possible chance of a positive birth and postnatal period.

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Birth Positively

I'm Kelly, the founder of Birth Positively. Birth Positively offers birth preparation courses, which will provide you and your partner with evidence based, logical information to help you have a positive birth experience. You will feel empowered to make confident choices about the birth you want (even if you're not sure what that is yet!). Birth Positively has a course for everyone. From group and private Complete Hypnobirthing Courses to an Essentials Workshop and Positive Caesarean Workshop, plus more. We will look at all aspects of birth- from where to have your baby, the ways you can make your labour more comfortable and ultimately to finish the course feeling excited about giving birth and meeting your baby!

Birth My Cub

I am Hollie, the founder of birthmycub and local Folkestone hypnobirthing teacher. I love teaching hypnobirthing...there really is no better job than helping to empower women and birth partners to feel prepared and excited about birth! My course is a complete birth education and toolkit for labour with super practical skills and tips to take away and use in pregnancy, birth and motherhood. All even more important for birthing in a pandemic! I teach both virtually and in person (121s).

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An Invitation to Play

A pop up toddler and preschoolers group operating from several popular Folkestone establishments. I'm Sarah a part-time primary school teacher specialising in Early Years and I plan and lead themed, open-ended play and crafting for the under 5's. Parents are invited to join in with their children and socialise in an inviting, relaxing space.

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Blue Kangaroo

Bumps to 6 Months: is for pregnant mums and parents with babies up to 6 months. It’s an informal session allowing parents to chat between themselves and gain friendly support. Baby Massage: a 5 week course where parents are taught how to confidently massage their baby. Paediatric 1 st Aid: shows parents and carers how to handle an accident or emergency involving a baby or child. Starting Solids: gives parents and care-givers up to date guidelines on starting solid food and confidence in how and when to introduce solids to your baby. Infant Sleep: gives current information on safe sleep guidelines and tips on how to improve a baby’s sleep

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Emma Deery

In Folkestone I run Pregnancy & Postnatal Yoga classes, Mama Dance - a dance-based exercise class for mums who can bring their babies along and monthly in-person Motherhood Circles - a safe space to connect, share, relax & be nurtured (babes in arms welcome). In addition I offer online Holistic Motherhood Wellbeing Programmes and support mothers in their self-healing and wellbeing journeys. My mission is to help mothers heal from trauma and reclaim themselves in the swamps of motherhood. www.emmadeery.com Facebook & Instagram: @emmadeerylifestyle

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Tiny Talk

TinyTalk offers baby signing classes, newborn communication workshops and toddler talking courses across the South East, with classes online and in-person at a variety of times to suit you. Support your child’s communication development before they can talk, at the same time as enjoying songs, stories and communication themed activities. With social time to chat with like-minded families and make friends, TinyTalk has a real community feel, offering an invaluable skill while everyone has fun! Come and see for yourself! www.tinytalk.co.uk/debh or find us on Facebook or Insta: @TinyTalkKentDowns

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Folkestone's cloth nappy library.

Cloth nappy libraries are run by volunteers and give people the opportunity to try out cloth nappies and share knowledge

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Mama Meets

Twins Hollie and Laura run pregnancy relaxation evenings and pregnancy social events for mamas to be. We are passionate about connecting women with each other in pregnancy and the postnatal period. It is SO important to find your tribe! We launched 'Mama Meets' this summer and will be advertising events for pregnant women and mums with babies/pre schoolers as soon as we are allowed!

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Sleep Tight Baby

I am a fully qualified infant and child sleep consultant but more than that I am also a mummy myself. Our first little boy really struggled with sleep when he was younger and that meant that we all struggled with sleep deprivation. In Sleep tight Baby I pride myself in offering an unique, personalised service. My clients tell me that they love that I don't judge decisions they've made as parents and that I take into account their parenting philosophy and their child's personality. Take a look through my website or get in contact to find out how I can work with you to create a gentle and supportive plan so that you and your family can get the sleep you need. UPDATE! I now have three children - it seems than the natural sleep gene is not part of our make-up! Rebecca, based in Kent, UK but I work nationally and internationally

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Led BY the Wild

Engaging children and adults in nature-led learning, creativity and wellbeing activities, Led by the Wild, a ‘not for profit, organisation, brings together forest, farm and meadows, providing group sessions for the local community. Led by the Wild will give you the freedom and opportunity to explore your curiosities, unlock your imagination and nurture yourself in nature’s great playground.

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The Contented Child, Child Wellbeing Consultancy

The Contented Child is a Kent-based company that offers parents and professionals a wide range of training, consultancy and resources-based packages on nurturing the whole child. The Contented Child was founded by Niki Green and Kerry LeCore Simpson while both were working within the Kent Specialist Teaching and Learning Service. Sharing both a talent and passion for developing nurturing and inclusive practices within the educational, work and home environments. They now aim to transfer this passion to a wider audience. We offer specialised training for parents and schools around ASC Awareness, Behaviour/Emotional Management delivered by skilled professionals. Any queries you may have about our service, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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