Worcester’s leading new centre for art and culture has launched a series of parent and baby classes.

Royal Porcelain Works – which has been developed to showcase the county’s artistry and craftsmanship – has welcomed mother and daughter duo, Anne Bradshaw and Lydia Healy, to deliver all of its parent, baby and toddler activities.

Royal Porcelain Works expands it's offering with a series of parent and baby classes.

The classes are as follows :

  • Antenatal - for women of 28 weeks pregnant and more - held once a month on a Sunday from 10.00am to 5.00pm at a cost of £80.00 which includes an artisan picnic from The Nest;
  • Baby massage - for babies aged from 6 weeks to 6 months, every other Thursday from 12midday to 12.45pm, at a cost of £5.00;
  • Baby Yoga – for babies aged from 16 weeks to 9 months, every other Thursday from 12midday to 12.45pm, at a cost of £5.00;
  • Parent and Baby Sensory Musical Sessions – for newborns to toddling babies, every Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 10.30am, at a cost of £5.00;
  • Parent and Toddler Sensory Musical Sessions – for strong walkers to 3 years, every Thursday and Saturday, from 10.45am to 11.30pm, at a cost of £5.00;
  • Baby & Toddler Cake & Coffee Morning - for parents to be able to sit down and chat about the ups and downs of parenthood, every Thursday and Saturday 10:30am to 11:30am, free to attend.

“We are absolutely delighted to be delivering our classes at the Royal Porcelain Works.  Offering help and support at this stage in life is absolutely crucial.  We believe firmly in attachment parenting and a woman’s ability to give birth given the right support, the right information and the right environment.”

Anne Bradshaw of Mindful Massage and Stand and Deliver.

Anne, who lives in Worcester, is a childbirth educator and pregnancy massage therapist, and runs her two companies – Mindful Massage and Stand and Deliver – from the Royal Porcelain Works.  With more than 25 years experience, Anne has been involved with more than 4000 parents and 4500 babies. Having experienced the pain of miscarriage – losing two babies, one at 12 weeks and another at 21 weeks – she was delighted when Lydia arrived in her 41st year.

Anne received a first class honours degree in Healthcare at the age of 52, is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Member of the Federation of Antenatal Educators.

Lydia – a qualified nursery nurse – has been teaching contemporary singing and musical theatre performance to children and young adults for 10 years and is currently studying to be an antenatal teacher. Having suffered from post natal depression and obsessive compulsive disorder after her daughter was born, Lydia is passionate about creating sessions that are child led, concentrating on what is best for baby.

“We are providing a one stop shop for families in a beautiful environment.  As a mother and daughter team we have so much experience both personally and professionally and are sure our classes will help both parents and babies develop into confident, competent and happy individuals.”

Lydia Healy of Stand and Deliver.

Sara Matthews, General Manager of Royal Porcelain Works said: “It is part of our ethos to ensure that we offer some of the very best activities and initiatives locally.  We are therefore delighted to welcome Anne and Lydia.  Delivering a full package of help and support to parents and babies in such a remarkable setting will bring many benefits to all those involved.”

For further information please contact Sara Matthews, General Manager, Royal Porcelain Works on 01905 677399 or email her at sara.matthews@royalporcelainworks.co.uk.