Eastbourne Mum Gemma Henson set up Tots Play only last year. ‘It was a big decision for me, I had two young children and a secure job as a teacher but I really wanted my own business, so that I could work hours around spending more time with my young family. I took the plunge and although it’s been scary I haven’t looked back.’
Tots Play Eastbourne is a local company that provides multi- activity play classes for babies and toddlers (suitable from birth) offering baby massage, baby yoga, baby signing and sensory play experiences that can all be replicated in the home.
‘I had worked very hard to set the business up and I was just beginning to make real progress when the pandemic struck. I knew I had to do something and it was also very important for my parents and their children to have familiarity and continuity too. We can’t meet for classes now in Eastbourne so I am running my sessions online. Some are free to all, including weekly bedtime story & songs, weekly yoga bursts & workshops for new parents etc & some are paid sessions for a reduced fee.
I am also offering my current customers, who are working on the front line, free classes to help them spend quality and structured time with their children.
Before lockdown I’d started running some inter- generational classes at local care homes which were really successful and loved by all generations. We are all keen to really grow these precious relationships now more than ever. My Tots Play families are now creating little online care packages- video messages, postcards & photos to send to the residents and I am hoping to invite the Care homes to join our online Zoom sessions in the next week or so.’
If you have a young one and would like to join Gemma’s sessions then please get in contact via email firstname.lastname@example.org
or by visiting https://tots-play-eastbourne.class4kids.co.uk