Suzi

Owner and Farmer of

Moo Music Stowmarket Debenham and Needham Market and Owner of

Moo Music Bury St Edmunds

suzi@moo-music.co.uk

07944033723

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Frequently Asked Questions

Specifically about our musical sessions

What Moo Music session would be best for my little one? 

Baby Moo is designed to be a calmer shorter session specifically for babies from birth until they actively Moove. With Baby Moo you will be sat down for most of the session helping and encouraging your little moover to do a range of actions, play with instruments, having a lovely snuggle and playing with sensory based props. Please note that Baby Moo at Haughley and Claydon are until they walk as Stowmarket and Needham Market are until they start to crawl. 

Mini Moo is designed to be a shorter session specifically for babies on the moove until they are confidently walk. With Mini Moo you will be sat down for some of the session helping and encouraging your little moover to do a range of actions, play with instruments, and mooving about for the rest allowing your little one time to explore.

Mixed Moo is designed for all ages, with movements and props covering the full age range. By nature it is more active then Baby Moo but smaller babies gain so much from the older ones and everyone joining in. Whereas with Baby Moo you might be sat down for some of the session, mixed involves dancing around the room, playing with musical instruments and playing games with adaptations to enable all ages to take part.

Do you offer trial sessions?

Yes, we offer three trial sessions for £10. We offer three sessions as this give you and your little moover a chance to settle in and see if you both enjoy the sessions. We suggest that by session three you will have a firm idea of what Moo Music is about and how the sessions are run.

Is Moo Music a block course or can we keep coming once we have started?

Your attendance does not have a defined end date, it is up to you, we hope you never wish to stop coming. To support this on sessions which are fully booked, those in attendance the previous half term have preference for spaces the next half term, however to enable the spaces to be secured payments will need to be made by a set date which you will be notified and reminded of.

When can I start to bring my newborn along to Baby Moo?

When you feel ready, most start once their Moo-born is around 8-10 weeks old, although you are welcome earlier. We have had babies round 6 weeks start and by the time they are 12 weeks they smile straight away at Maggie Moo, recognising her and the music.

Do you repeat sessions plans?

We tend to use a session plan for two to three weeks. This could be with the same or different props and actions, this is mainly to support the children to learn the song. The start and end songs are the same, to enable the children to know what to expect and learn the actions and words plus they are such good songs as well. However, we do not repeat the same session plan every half term or full term.

Are children with disabilities welcome and able to join your session?

Yes of course, Moo Music is an inclusive group and we welcome all children with disabilities and special educational needs. Whilst we do our best to meet these needs, we ask if you could let us know prior to session so any adaptations can be made.

 

I have twins can I come along by myself?

Yes as long as you feel comfortable. We have no issues or concerns with you coming by yourself or bringing an extra pair of hands.

 

Specifically about our Mooborn Massage sessions

How old does my baby have to be to join Mooborn Massage?

The minimum age is 4 weeks at their first session. 

Are children with disabilities welcome and able to join your session?

Yes of course, we are an inclusive group and we welcome all children with disabilities and special educational needs.Whilst we do our best to meet these needs, we ask if you could let us know prior to session so any adaptations can be made. We also ask that you check with the relevant medical specialist to check whether there are any adaptations to massage strokes or routines to be avoided. 

 

What do I need to bring to the first Massage session?
Please a clean nappy and wipes to session with you. Massage oil and a towel will be provided, however if your child has a skin condition you can use a prescribed cream from your doctor.

What if my child is poorly?
Massage should not be carried out if a baby is poorly as it can make symptoms worse and raise body temperature. Don’t worry about missing a session, we will recap the massage in each session.

What if my child has their injections close to the Massage session?
Massage should not be carried out after your baby has received their injections, please wait 48 hours after injections to massage your baby. If you still want to come to class we can provide a doll for you to carry out the massage on.

 

What if my baby needs a feed during the Massage session?
Babies shouldn't be massaged directly after a feed so please make sure your baby has been fed before arriving for their massage session. Massage will send the blood supply away from their digestive system and to the area being massaged, preventing them from properly digesting their feed. If you need to feed your baby during class, please carry on watching the demonstration, lie your baby down when settled and we can provide a doll for you to continue with.

 

What if my baby cries during session?
Sometimes babies are a little unsettled by the feel of fresh air on their skin, new surroundings and new expectations. However, they quickly learn to accept new challenges if we offer them appropriate containment. If your baby is unsettled pick them up in the towel, offer kisses cuddles etc. then when you have settled them try again. The training room is very different to your home environment; therefore we recognise that not all babies enjoy their massage as much as they do in their own home.

If your baby is unsettled by the massage environment do not worry as we can provide a doll for you to practice on, you can then carry out the massage you have learned in the comfort of your own home. Massage classes are an environment where you can talk to other parents swap tips and share concerns.

I have twins can I come along by myself to massage?

Yes as long as you feel comfortable. We have no issues or concerns with you coming by yourself or bringing an extra pair of hands.

 

General

Do you provide party or event entertainment?

Yes, for more information please visit: https://www.moo-music.co.uk/have-a-moo-doo or click here for pricing and more information

How can I pay?

As you book online our booking system will direct you to pay for the ticket and event you've selected. We offer trial sessions however there are discounts for block booking a half term before the half term starts and a discount for booking the 'rest' of the half term where more than 3 sessions, as well as sibling and childminders with multiple children discounts are available.

Mooborn Massage courses are paid for in courses. This includes a massage starter kit and a sensory Baby Moo taster session on the last session. These must be booked as a course, missed sessions can not be refunded however we will cover the missed session massage in a future session.

Messy Moos are charged are charged per child and sibling. Our booking system will direct you to pay upon booking.

Moo Doos require a deposit of £10 to secure the date, the balance is due 7 days before the party.

We accept cards and bank transfer for parties.

When you make a bank transfer, payment please inform us you have done so, so we can more easily keep track.

Do you provide sessions for nurseries and preschools?

Yes. For further information on this please click here

Does Moo Music fit with the early years foundation stage statutory framework?

Yes, your children can enjoy our fantastic original songs developed by Early Years Educators and professional musicians whilst engaging in imaginative role play, sign language, sensory play and parachute games to name just a few of our activities.

Do you have a safeguarding policy?

Yes and it is available at every session if you would like to read it please just ask.

Do you have a current DBS check?

Although one is not required as parents/carers are present and responsible for their children whilst at all Moo Music Stowmarket, Debenham and Needham Market regular sessions, I do hold a current DBS check to enable me to meet the requirements for nurseries and preschools.

Do you have risk assessments in place for your sessions?

Yes, again these are available for viewing at every session.

Do you have valid insurance?

Yes.  If you would like further information please contact us.