If you are thinking about booking with but are unsure about a few things, here are my most frequently asked questions

Q. How long is the class?

The class is 1 hour long with 30 minutes activities followed by a 30 minute social time with refreshments included.

Q. Is it ok for Siblings to attend?

Yes of course, I am more than happy for siblings to join in & even offer a sibling rate.

Here is what my customer Lynzi said about bringing siblings to classes: " Bop Tots classes are perfect for mixed ages, my two are 4 & 2 and both equally get so much enjoyment from the singing & dancing & also enjoy mixing with smaller ones at class too. In our opinion boptots is ACE."

Q. How much are classes?

Pay as you go bookings are £6 with siblings £3.50 (non-participating siblings under 1 are free), if you would like to pay for the half term upfront then you receive a 10% discount.

Q. Do I need to book?

Yes, spaces are limited to 15 children each class so booking is essential to ensure there is a space for you on the day.

Q. Do I have to commit to a block booking? What if I come once and don't like the class?

I offer 2 booking options so you are welcome to book into 1 class as pay as you go to see how you get on. I do also offer a half term course at a discounted rate of 10% if you would like to book a block of classes.

Q. How do I book onto a class?

Please book online via my booking system, a card payment is required to complete your booking.

Q. I can no longer attend, how do I cancel?

We understand at Bop Tots you may be unable to attend a class you have booked onto – my cancellation/refund policy per ticket type is as follows:

Any Refunds are given via Credit Notes to use against future classes.

Pay As You Go Tickets can be transferred or cancelled & refunded up to 24 hours before the class commences. Transfers may only be made once per ticket and within the current Half Term.

No shows at classes can not be refunded or transferred so please be sure to cancel/transfer your class in advance as stated above.

Course Tickets may be cancelled up to 24 hours before the first class commences to receive a full refund.

Refunds can not be given for any unused class dates of the course ticket after the 1st class commences. Transfers are not available for Course Tickets.

Please ensure you cancel/transfer your class via the link in your confirmation email, by logging into your account or emailing [email protected].

Q. Where are classes held?

All Classes are held at Lincoln Hall, The Fairland, Hingham, NR9 4JG

Q. Is parking available at the venue?

Yes, there is a large car park at the hall for plenty of cars & it is free to park.

Q. Do classes run in school holidays?

No, classes stop during the school holidays but I do run Family Fun Workshops during the Easter, Summer & Christmas holidays. For more information of my workshops, pop over to my Workshop page.

Q. Can you cater for dietary requirements for the refreshments?

Yes, please inform me of any requirements when booking but as standard I offer the following at the refreshments bar:

  • Tea & Coffee
  • Water
  • Milk
  • Biscuits (Including Dairy Free)
  • A Selection of Fruit
  • Raisins

Q. What if no-body talks to me?

Bop Tots is relaxed & everyone is welcome to attend classes, it isn't just for mums but dads, grandparents & other carers too.

Here is what my customer Laura said: "I worried about no-one talking to me but Bop Tots was so friendly & Karen always makes new people few comfortable."

Q. What if my child doesn't take part in the activities?

Bop Tots is very active & is not your typical sit down in a circle class so most of the time the children are fully engaged as the activities move on quickly but I am understanding & very relaxed if the child wants to let off some steam & run around (at the end of the day they are still little and should be able to run around if they would like).

The hall is very safe so if they would like to run off around the hall, it is fine to let them without the need for chasing after them.

Q. Will I be presurised in to doing things and making a fool of myself?

Absolutely not! I am the one at the front prancing around encouraging the child and probably making a fool of myself (but I love it!), however I do encourage you to participate in the activities are they are great fun & your child will get the most out of Bop Tots if they see you joining in.

Also I have had a lot of the adults say it is brilliant for them too & is like an exercise class it is so active so you can use the time keep active & fit too!

 

If you have any more questions, please feel free to Get In Touch.

Q. How long is the session?

The session is 30 minutes & very active. We have fun jumping & dancing around to a variety of genres of music using instruments & props.

Q. What happens in a session?

Each session is run as follows:

  1. Hello
  2. Warm Up
  3. A Selection of songs/music with action, instruments & props
  4. Bubbles
  5. Parachute
  6. Relaxation
  7. Goodbye
 

Q. Is each session set around a theme?

No, in general the session is not planned around a specific theme to ensure the children experience a variety of music genres & have the opportunity to develop skills such as to express their emotions through movement, follow instructions & learn their colours, counting etc through songs. Occasionally a session may be set around a theme coming up to a celebration such as Christmas.

Q. How much space do the children need?

As my sessions are very active each child must have enough space to make a large circle & also reach their arms out turn around in a circle without bumping another child or into furniture.

Q. Do you need us to provide any equipment or a power supply?

No, I provide all of the instruments & props used in session & bring my own equipment for the music which is battery operated & does not require a power supply.

Q. What is the maximum amount of children you can run a session for?

I have enough instruments & props for 27 children to take part in the session.

Q. Are the class teachers required to join in with the session?

Yes, certain activities will require staff to participate and help with the activities such as the parachute & the children will benefit more from watching their teachers join in & enjoy the session too. It is the early years setting’s responsibility for the supervision of the children during the session. Ensuring the required staff:child ratios are in place and staff must not leave children unattended with The Bop Tots Leader.

Q. Do you offer one-off sessions?

Yes, Bop Tots can come into your setting as little or often as you would like – once a year, once a half term or more often if you would prefer. I am also happy to run multiple sessions at each visit if you have more than one class/room.

Q. How much is a session?

A 30 minute session is £30 & if multiple session are run at each visit on a regular basis then a 20% discount is applied to the session fees. Sessions will be billed via invoice on 1st of each month in arrears. Payment must be made within 14 days and can be accepted via Bank Transfer or Cash.

Q. How do we book a session?

Please email hell[email protected] to discuss availability.

Q. How long is a party?

A party is 2 hours & is as follows:

  • 15 minutes – free play with the balls, hoops & bean bags while the guests arrive
  • 30 minutes – music & movement activities
  • 30 minute – snack bar break, happy birthday song & cake ( not included in package)
  • 10 minutes – free play with bubbles, balls, etc
  • 30 minutes – music & movement activities
  • 5 minutes – goodbye & party bags hand out
 

Q. Where is the party venue?

All parties are held at Lincoln Hall, The Fairland, Hingham, NR9 4JG at either 10am til 12pm or 2pm to 4pm.

Q. How many children can we invite?

A maximum of 25 children 1-7 years can participate in a Bop Tots party.

Q. How much is a party?

Bop Tots party package is £300 for up to 20 children & £5 extra per child up to a maximum of 25 children.

Q. What is included in the package?

All parties include the following:

  • 2 Hour Party
  • 90 Minutes of Entertainment
  • Hall Hire @ Lincoln Hall, Hingham
  • Hall Decorations
  • Snack Bar for Children & Adults plus Tableware
  • Party Favours
  • Gift for the Birthday Child
 

Q. Can you cater for dietary requirements for the refreshments?

Yes, please inform me of any requirements when booking but as standard I offer the following at the snack bar:

  • Tea & Coffee
  • Water
  • Milk
  • Squash
  • Biscuits (Including Dairy Free)
  • A Selection of Fruit
  • Crisps
 

Q. What do we need to bring?

As your party leader I will do all the work & bring everything for the party so all you need to do is send the invitations & then turn up on the day with the cake.

Q. When can we access the venue?

You can access Lincoln Hall 20 minutes before the start of the party.

Q. Are the parents required to stay?

Yes, as your Party Leader I am not responsible for the supervision of the children & are still the responsibility of the parents. certain activities will require staff to participate and help with the activities such as the parachute & the children will benefit more from watching their teachers join in & enjoy the session too.

Q. When is payment required?

A £100 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is required to confirm the booking, with the remaining amount due on arrival at the event.

Q. What is your cancellation policy?

You may change your party date & package up until 2 weeks prior to your event. Parties cancelled with less than 2 weeks notice will be charged the full amount .

Q. How do we book a session?

Please email [email protected] to discuss availability.

Q. How long is the workshop?

1.5 hours of fun with crafts, a social time with refreshments followed by music & movement activities.

Q. How much is a workshop?

A workshop is £7.50 per child & £5 per sibling (non-participating siblings are free)

Q. When & Where do workshops run?

My workshops run during the Easter, Summer & Christmas school holidays at Lincoln Hall,

The Fairland, Hingham, NR9 4JG

Q. How messy are the crafts?

The crafts we make in the workshop are used in our music & movement part of the workshop so most crafts are relatively mess free & use pens, stickers, sticky tape and glue sticks.

Q. Will my 1 year old be too young?

Your 1 year old may need a lot of help from you to make the crafts but they will still get lots of enjoyment out of the activities.

Q. Are older siblings welcome?

Yes, the activities in the workshop are suitable for children up to 7 years old.

Q. Can you cater for dietary requirements for the refreshments?

Yes, please inform me of any requirements when booking but as standard I offer the following at the refreshments bar:

  • Tea & Coffee
  • Water
  • Milk
  • Biscuits (Including Dairy Free)
  • A Selection of Fruit
  • Raisins
 

Q. I haven't attended a class, can I still come to a workshop?

Yes, I would love to see you at 1 of our workshops.

Q. I can no longer attend, how do I cancel?

I understand at Bop Tots you may be unable to attend a workshop you have booked onto – my cancellation/refund policy is as follows:
 
  • Any Refunds are given via Credit Notes to use against future classes/workshops.
  • Tickets can be transferred or cancelled & refunded up to 24 hours before the workshop commences. Transfers may only be made once per ticket and within the current year
  • No shows at workshops can not be refunded or transferred so please be sure to cancel/transfer your class in advance as stated above.