From bouncing around in your tummy during your pregnancy to being rocked as a newborn, your baby has a natural instinct to unify their sensory experiences through an emotional interaction with their parents or trusted carers. Baby yoga allows babies to be handled in a way that brings them enjoyment and comfort, as well as promoting physical, developmental and psychological benefits.
Babies are very flexible, making basic yoga poses easily achievable for little ones. All the stretches are achieved with the guidance of an instructor and with the gentle care of the parents or carers. This exposure to yoga and its gentle movements promote more regular sleep intervals in babies, as well as helping develop and nourish a baby’s motor development, meaning that there is a sense of ease for them as an infant when they start to crawl and walk. It has also been suggested that the main benefits of baby yoga can include aiding digestion, relieving symptoms of colic (acute, frenzied crying that is connected to digestive problems) and helping prevent constipation.
Mother & Baby Yoga
Another main benefit of baby yoga even includes creating and fostering deep emotional connections between a parent and baby. During yoga poses and exercises, a parent touches and embraces their baby which prompts a child’s maternal and paternal bonds allowing a baby to develop a sense of safety and comfort with their parents. There is also a sense of calm and relaxation that is prompted by baby yoga, allowing a parent and baby’s blood circulation to be gently boosted.
When enrolled in a mother and baby yoga class, mums can enjoy the experience just as much as their baby as they are given the opportunity to socialise with other new parents who are all encountering the same experiences that come with having a newborn. This benefit even extends over to the babies in the class, as it allows them to meet other newborns and start develop an idea of social skills!
Joining a mother and baby yoga class is a fantastic way to develop elements of flexibility, strength and calm mindfulness for both parent and baby. By combining elements of touch, music, communication and joy, the main benefits of baby yoga are undeniable and provide a wonderful setting for you to create a strong bond with your new little one.
Baby Yoga at Little Angels
We hold weekly yoga classes for all age groups at Little Angels nursery. Our wonderful yoga teacher, Stephanie, has been practising yoga for over 20 years and delivers the classes in a fun and enjoyable way. Stephanie is a mother of two and has been a primary teacher for over 15 years and so knows how important it is for children to enjoy peaceful quiet time.
The yoga classes are different for the children depending on their age. For babies, the yoga classes are a sensory experience using touch, music and colours. Stephanie focuses on tummy time and active play such as swings and dips. The gentle movements in the yoga class help develop balance, coordination and encourage regular sleep intervals.
As your baby turns into a toddler, the classes develop with the introduction of yoga poses. Stephanie uses animal picture books to teach new yoga poses. This is a fantastic way for the children to earn as many yoga poses are named after animals.
Our yoga classes have proven to be a wonderful way to increase children’s coordination, self-awareness, confidence and self-esteem while they stretch and strengthen their bodies. By combining elements of touch, music, communication and joy, our weekly children’s yoga classes stimulate the children’s bodies and minds in a fun and engaging manner. Watch our video below for more information on yoga classes at Little Angels:
From the moment I met Azi I knew Little Angels was the place for my boy. For me it was about finding a place that aligned with my values. I wanted a fun and loving environment where my son could develop through a joy in play and where important qualities such as kindness could be reinforced. He joined at 7 months, and now at 15 months I can honestly say Little Angels has exceeded expectations in every way. The Little Angels team act like a family and the love they have for their children is unparalleled, I say ‘their’ children because that’s how they treat them and what more could any parent ask for. And as if that isn’t enough, they serve the most varied and delicious sounding food (he definitely eats better than I do!) and have such a broad range of fun development activities on a weekly basis. The best part of my day is when I go and collect him and see the smile on his and all the little and big angels faces. Thank you Azi and team.
08:45 31 Jul 19
Little Angels 24/7 is very much a "home away from home" kind of nursery. The staff are the sweetest people with a smile on their faces rain or shine. My LO did not make it easy for them to keeps their smiles on during the settling-in weeks but was won over with lots of TLC and now loves it there.
16:07 16 Jul 19
I have been bringing my 15 month old daughter here for 3 months now and I could not be happier. She has found it extremely difficult being away from me but they have been exceptional during the settling in process to accommodate her separation anxiety. The staff are caring, attentive and always smiling. Azi, the manager, takes real pride in her work. The premises are always immaculate and the activities provided for children are educational and stimulating. The new interior renovations on the ground floor have made the premises feel much bigger and lighter. I plan to have my daughter here for years to come. as parent you always want the best for your children. with sending my daughter to Little Angels I feel I achieved the part of the first steps of learning and disciplining her. I am so happy with their service and higen. it made me feel confident and sure that she being well look after while I being at work for almost three years.
14:33 15 Jul 19
As the proverb goes: “It takes a village to raise a child…” and we feel very lucky that Little Angels nursery forms part of “our village”. Our heartfelt thanks to Azi and her fantastic team for welcoming us into their lovely nursery. Grace (now 9 months) has settled in so well and we couldn’t be happier! Picking a nursery for the first time is super hard and I was seriously anxious about leaving my daughter anywhere when I return to work. From the moment I walked in the door, I felt this is the right place and that is so important when you are leaving your most precious possession somewhere. My mind is always at rest when my daughter is with them. The settling-in process was such a gentle, warm and nurturing process that very soon the nursery team has become an extended family. At the very knock of that green front door, there is joyful, genuine and positive energy that exudes from all the staff. You can immediately tell that there is a great working relationship and chemistry between the team members. Communication with parents is impressive, ranging from daily sheets to ad-hoc progress feedback and with the door always wide open to pop in for a chat. Parents’ concerns are never ignored, never belittled; always taken seriously and addressed immediately with the utmost professional and sensitive balance of care. (Azi continued to respond to my emails while on her dreamy holidays far away; thank you again for this!)The management goes above and beyond to ensure that both her and our needs are accommodated and offer flexibility, which is essential for working parents. The staff are helpful and passionate and always go the extra mile to make you and your child feel supported and well looked after.The facilities are well maintained and immaculate, with the highest food hygiene rating. This all allows educational, supportive and fun environment. Overall, I couldn’t recommend this nursery enough!!Joanna, mother of current Little Angel Grace ☺
06:14 25 Jul 19
I am so glad an ex-colleague has recommended to me the Little Angels nursery when my office got moved to London Bridge. At first I was hesitant to transfer my 2 year old daughter from her old nursery, but I was so pleased with the staff and their treatment as after 2-3 weeks, it was a smooth transition. My daughter loves it in Little Angels and she's always looking forward to going to the nursery. The staff are always friendly and helpful and I was impressed that as my daughter comes to nursery on a part time basis, they can accommodate and are flexible when I sometimes make requests to swap her agreed days. My daughter shares happy stories when I pick her up from the nursery and it's a bonus that she and her clothes are always clean compared to her old nursery!
17:04 21 Jul 19
My daughter has been attending Little Angels for coming up to a year now. Since attending she has developed amazingly and is becoming a confident and articulate little girl. Azi and her team are incredibly supportive and have been extremely helpful to me, looking after my daughter during times of emergency and at short notice. The relationship the staff have with my daughter is genuine and caring and they put the welfare of the children first. I feel very fortunate to have found Little Angels.
11:08 02 Jul 19
Little Angels has a friendly, family feel about it which we love. Azi and the team were incredible during the settling in weeks and have kept up this high standard since. The staff are always happy and smiling. They are caring and supportive which fills me with confidence when I drop my little one off. They have created a loving, stimulating and educational environment. I would highly recommend this nursery!
19:46 21 Jul 19
I am so happy that I found Little Angels 24/7. Since the first day of our visit, I knew my little one will be happy in here. Lovely staff, attentive and loving. They make children feel loved, happy, confident and they make me feel relaxed knowing that my daughter receives the best care. French lessons, sign language, and the keep fit activity are just plus, thoroughly enjoyed by my little girl. When my child is happy I am happy, and Little Angels are just amazing 100%!! It's super clean, offers a varied menu to kids and each child has a diary, so parents know when they slept, what they ate, when they have been changed etc. SUPERSTARS!!
14:54 28 Jul 19
Little Angels offers a small, informal family environment for children which suited our little one who was a little timid when I first returned to work. Two years on, our child’s confidence has developed fantastically well, making important first friendships with peers. He’s speech & counting is excellent and his imagination has developed too . The range of food is fantastic and our little one has thrived in the preschool area particularly.
08:23 16 Jul 19
We've put both of our children through Little Angels and have used their services from 2012 right the way through to 2018. We loved the home environment they provided, convenient location, and fresh/diverse food and close relationship that we got with the owners. Our son went from 8 months old right through to reception age, and he was more than prepared for school - he was practically reading & writing at age 4, and we will always thank Little Angels for playing a huge role in his development. We also send our second child who has now also started school more than ready for reception. The other huge convenience is that they provide 24/7 care, so my wife and I were able to leave the kids overnight when we needed our own time together as a couple. Would highly recommend Little Angels!!!
13:22 27 Sep 18
We love the nurturing, extended family environment at Little Angels. Azi and her team have worked with us over the years to ensure our daughter is happy, well behaved, well nourished and confident to start school in September this year. We will miss Little Angels and their lovely staff!
15:08 15 Jul 19
I was really impressed with the facilities at Little Angels. The staff are fantastic & they have created a really inclusive environment so that all the kids can have fun together, as well as learn new things each day.
09:41 11 May 18
We have used Little Angels for both our children and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them again. Both my children loved their days there, and would come home with lots of things to show what they had learnt and all the things they had done!
10:07 14 Oct 18
Little Angels 24/7 is a wonderful nursery. The staff is super attentive, kind and always coming up with different activities to keep the little ones entertained and learning new things at the same time. It is clean and yummy organic food is cooked fresh on site. My boy truly flourished there and loved going everyday. It makes going back to work so much easier when you know that your child is happy and safe and I cannot thank Azi and the staff enough for taking such a good care of him!
17:16 31 Jul 19
Spent a long time researching between a nanny or nursery for my kids. Since making the decision to go with Little Angels we couldn't be happier with the nursery and recommend highly. My children love the staff, other kids, and the facilities. Really inclusive, fun, safe, and clean environment. The empathy and emotion the staff have for the kids gives me confidence that my kids are in a loving and stimulating environment.
20:14 26 Sep 18
The close ‘family like’ environment at Little Angels was the reason we chose to have our daughter attend this nursery and we couldn’t be happier. From 1 years old our daughter has continued to develop her confidence, social and intellectual learning and she just loves spending her time at nursery. Sometimes we even have conversations at home in French & sign language from her teachings which will be the perfect for when she starts school later this year. I know my daughter has enjoyed all her time here and will certainly miss the Little Angels team.
11:08 19 Jul 19
Our little angel has been developing fantastically at this nursery since he was 7 months. Every morning, he is very happy to go and meet his favorite carers and peers. I trust Azi and her team to take care of my baby boy. We like the small environment and family feeling of the place where the staff really cares about him and monitors closely his development. The French, and even the Sign Language classes, plus all the other daily learning and fun activities make this place unique and create a very stimulating environment for all children.
14:27 17 Jul 19
I’ve been sending my child to Little Angels for almost a year since she was 8 months. I was so nervous and anxious when I first started sending her there, but Azi and her staff are beyond lovely and so caring and reassuring. The staff are very professional and you can really tell they care about your child. My child is very happy when I drop her off and when I pick her up and she loves the staff and daily activities! I cannot recommend this nursery enough.
20:15 16 Jul 19
Little Angels are brilliant, dedicated and so caring. We were recommended this nursery by our neighbour and it was the best decision that we made. Our child is a really fussy eater and the team at Little Angels were able to cater to our child’s needs with ease. I don’t normally write reviews but the Little Angels team deserve seven stars!
22:20 16 Oct 19