FREE CHILD CARE AT SHAMANA
we provide a safe, open-concept, montessori-inspired workspace for your child(ren) to thrive. currently, we welcome children from ages 12 weeks to 6 years old. our facility is complete with privacy to nurse or pump if desired, a koala care change table and complimentary tea, coffee + water. we invite you into our space with open arms and ask that you treat it like home.
first time? read our FAQ’s before making a booking.
WHAT TO EXPECT
due to our location street parking is the best way to get as close to the studio as possible. alternately you can park at #1 car shed (in front of HSBC) or #5 car shed beside Pier 6.
we are a 3rd story walk up, without an elevator. you are more than welcome to store your push chair in the studio. our front entrance is very narrow - you cannot leave your push chair at the bottom of the stairs. some parents have found it the easiest to park close by and carry their kids up.
you will be greeted by our child care worker upon entering the studio. they will show you around, connect with you and your child and make sure you are comfortable before leaving and attending class.
don’t sweat it if your child cries during class. THIS IS NORMAL. our child care provider will come and get you if they cannot manage to soothe your child in a timely manner. Sometimes it takes 2 or 3 classes for your child to get comfortable with our provider, and get used to you leaving.
there is a curtain that goes across the shared door between the studio and the child care room, so your baby won’t be able to see in and get distracted by you!
CLASS + CARE FAQ
HOW DO I MAKE A BOOKING?
click “SCHEDULE” and find the class you would like to attend. you will be prompted to buy a pass (choose class + care pass) this action will only sign you up for the movement class you chose. you must then sign in to the corresponding “CHILD CARE” class (use your account, do not make a separate account for your child).
WHAT IS YOUR BOOKING AND CANCELLATION POLICY FOR CLASS + CARE?
you must sign your child up before coming to class. we have a 3 child maximum due to government regulations. we must adhere to this. please sign up to avoid disappointment.
DO I HAVE TO FILL OUT A REGISTRATION FORM?
yes. we require your child’s information on file before their first visit. you will find the form at the bottom of this FAQ page.
CAN I DROP MY CHILD OFF AND RUN ERRANDS?
unfortunately not. you must be on site taking class in order for your child to be minded.
WHAT AGES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR CLASS + CARE?
12 weeks to 6 years old.
our MOM + BABY class is for birth to pre crawling. your child must be with you next to your mat.
WHAT ARE YOUR CLASS + CARE HOURS?
please see “SCHEDULE” for live class hours
ARE YOur CHILD CARE WORKERS CPR/FIRST AID CERTIFIED?
yes. every employee is required to be up to date with CPR/FIRST AID training for infants and children.
HOW MANY TIMES CAN I TAKE CLASS PER DAY WHILE MY CHILD IS IN YOUR CARE?
twice per day. your child may only be in our facility up to 2 hours per day, as per the Children’s Act 1998.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME?
pack your child’s knapsack or diaper bag the way you normally would for that time of day on an outing (diapers, wipes, snacks, water/bottle etc). we will take it from there!
A NOTE FROM OUR DIRECTOR
I have been asked COUNTLESS times…why?
my simple answer is this, it was not available for me.
after the birth of my son, I felt very isolated. with my family in Canada and my husband working shifts, it was very hard to find connection with like minded people. I was desperate to get to class, but I could not afford to hire a nanny or a babysitter PLUS the cost of class.
so, here we are. this space is for every parent that needs support, needs encouragement and WANTS to get back to moving their body with the security of knowing their child is close by.
child care and movement should be accessible to everyone who needs it. we welcome energy exchange in place of class fees. if you are interested in giving energy to the studio and have the time, we would love to have you.
LOVE, nat xo
IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US: firstname.lastname@example.org