A group of parents and their babies come together to learn a unique set of skills to encourage optimum movement, fun and development for their pre-crawling baby.
The focus of each class is to encourage development from an Occupational Therapy perspective using movement and play.
The 5 week course aims to equip parents with:
- Evidence-based advice and strategies on the “8 phases” of assisting baby to move in and out of positions depending on their motor ability and sensory preferences.
- Information on the “why” behind “tummy time” and it’s significance in healthy development.
- The importance of “movement medicine” and how to incorporate movement and play into activities of daily living with your baby.
- Each week will cover different topics related to child development from an Occupational Therapy perspective.
- Tea/coffee, cake and chats while your little one sleeps after a busy morning of movement and fun.
Some of the cost of this group can be redeemed by health insurance companies with a receipt depending on your plan and occupational therapy cover. For details of upcoming dates and times follow Kilkenny Occupational Therapy on Instagram and Facebook.
I decided to book the precrawlers class after attending Helen's baby message class. We thoroughly enjoyed our Friday morning classes. The cup of tea and chat afterwards with the other mammy's was lovely. I learned so much about Grace's development in Helen's classes and found a lot was relevant to my 2 year old also. Helen's knowledge is amazing and her passion for it comes through every moment of the class. Would highly recommend to anyone considering it.” Stephanie and Grace (4 months).
Myself and my daughter Rosie did they baby massage course with Helen which was so lovely we just had to do the pre crawlers club as a follow on, and I’m so happy we did! It has made all the difference in our daily routine, learning the tummy time method making it more relaxed and enjoyable. Helping us achieve milestones and extra support to help with my baby’s tongue tie. We both loved meeting other baby’s and mothers every week!” Dawn and Rosie (4 months old).
Hi Helen, I just wanted to let you know that Tadgh had his 3 month check up with the phn today and she couldn't believe the strength he had and how happy and content he was in Tummy time. I told her all about your class and she said it was a great idea and something that's really lacking at the moment. She took note of your name and will tell others about the pre crawlers class.” Jade and Tadgh (2 months).
Helen is so skilled at what she does. The knowledge she has about children and their development blows my mind. We did a private 1:1 with Helen after I did baby massage with her( also a phenomenal experience) and my little girl was rolling within weeks. As first time parents she gave us the tools and understanding to help our daughter achieve some of her first milestones. When I found out about pre-crawlers I knew I had to do it, Helen has made me so aware of my little girl and her cues and I’m so thankful for that. Go to her class, you won’t regret it!" Ailbhe and Blaithin (3 months).
Where does one begin in describing your classes and what we as parents can gain from them. I have thoroughly enjoyed the tips and advice that was shared from everyone including yourself, in the class throughout the past five weeks. Your classes have been a treasure trove in many different ways to me. Your love and knowledge for this class is beyond words. Wishing you the very best of luck with this new adventure.” Gemma & Caoimhe (4 months).