Hey Diddle Diddle
Tuesday 30th March
As the date draws near and we look forward to returning to face to face classes from April, we have had to make a temporary relocation of our Tuesday class in Wanstead to The Woodford Methodist Church on Derby Road, South Woodford E18 2PU. The distance between the Youth Centre and Derby Rd is 1.5 miles (a 4 minute drive or a 25 minute walk door to door). Parking is readily available opposite the church on Derby Road too.
Whilst I understand this is not ideal for some, this is a necessary change for the short term whilst the Youth centre is still being used as a Covid testing centre. I’m sure you’ll all agree this is a great solution for the interim so we can keep our Tuesday class running. Rest assured we will be back in Wanstead as soon as we possibly can.
Sunday 28th February
Following last weeks government announcement, we are excited to be returning to face to face classes from (all being well 🤞) Monday April 12th at all our usual venues across the West Essex Area. This is such positive news, we have waited so long to be together again and it can’t come soon enough for everyone especially all your little ones.
This does mean if you have a class booked for the upcoming 3 weeks from 8th March to the 26th March, these will need to be transferred to a date after the Easter break from 12th April or alternatively a class credit will be issued for you to rebook at your convenience. Sue will be in touch regarding this, please bear with use as it will take time to get to everyone in date order.
Once again we thank everyone whole heartedly for their continued support and understanding, we are so close now, stay positive, we can almost hear the music ringing out from all our venues once more! 👍🎶🤞🐮
Tuesday 5th January
In light of the governments latest lockdown announcement and the well being of all our friends, with immediate effect all classes will stop for this time. 😢
For everyone who has a booking during these weeks you will either be offered a class credit code used in the same way as a gift voucher, you simply pop it in the payment field in the booking system when you’re ready to rebook. These will be valid for any class at anytime in the future or I will rebook your classes for you from after February half term. I’m sure you can all imagine the enormity of this task so please bear with me, I will work my way through each week class by class and be in touch by email either with new class dates for you or class credit codes. *Please regularly check your emails for all changes, if you feel the email entered when booking is incorrect please do get in touch ASAP so we can keep you dated.*
I have temporarily suspended online bookings whilst I do this and will reopen it again soon.
We are excited to be jumping back online for a weekly Zoom class every Monday morning at 10.30. This will be bookable through our usual Bookwhen site, Dougie and Daisy can’t believe they’ll be back on your TV!
Don’t forget you can use your class credits against our Zoom classes too. 🎥
Rest assured when we are able to, we will be back out with fun filled classes for all your little ones. Hopefully it won’t be too long. So for now, take care of yourselves and your loved ones and let’s see you all online for a bit of Zoom fun to start each week!
Love Sue and Daisy 🐮🐶🎶
Saturday 2nd January
Happy New Year to all our Diddle friends! We hope you had a lovely Christmas break.
Here at Diddle we have been following all the latest government guidelines very closely as they have changed and changed again over the holiday period. 🙈
As a parent and child group we will still be able to offer you a class for your little ones and we therefore ask if you have a class booked within the next week you please check your emails throughout the day as we will be sending you an email with all the relevant information regarding some important changes and further restrictions we must follow.
Latest Government Guidelines for Parent and Child Groups
Exception 14: parent and child groups
(20) Exception 14 is that the gathering is of a parent and child group which is organised by a business, a charitable, benevolent or philanthropic institution or a public body for the benefit of children under the age of five and—
(a) the gathering consists of no more than 15 persons, and
(b) the gathering takes place at premises other than a private dwelling.
(21) In determining whether the limit in sub-paragraph (20)(a) is complied with, no account is to be taken of any child who is below the age of five.
At Diddle we understand how important it is for your little ones to continue to grow with the love of music and nothing is more important to us than being able to bring this to you especially at this time 🎶👍
For a limited period we will run some of our classes once again from Sth Woodford. Please check your emails to confirm if this applies to your class booked.
We understand that not everyone will be able to attend during this time and class credits can issued, please contact me if this is your preference. The 24 hour notice period will still apply here.
Feel free to contact us directly with any questions you may have.
Rest assured your safety and well being is our top priority, let’s pull together and start the New Year with some well needed cheer!
Love Sue & Daisy 🎶👍🐮
Wednesday 23rd December
Here at Diddle we want to wish all our friends a very Merry Christmas.
It’s been a hugely challenging year for everyone and we are so grateful of your continued support through each hurdler we’ve encountered, whilst we have tried our best to offer classes throughout we couldn’t have managed this without everyone’s support, help and understanding and we are very thankful to everyone for this.
The New Year seems certain to continue with its ongoing challenges and once again we will try to battle through and support everyone by bringing the joy of music and singing to all your little ones.
If you have classes booked for January we will watch the government announcements closely and hope that will be able to run at least some of our classes. Rest assured we will keep in touch with you every step of the way.
For now though, we wish you all a lovely Christmas, stay safe and well and we look forward to seeing you back at Diddle, fingers crossed, in the New Year.
Love from Sue & Daisy 🎶🐮👍Xx
Wednesday 2nd November
GREAT NEWS…..All Diddle classes will return to their normal venues throughout the week, Loughton on Mondays, Tuesdays in Wanstead, Sth Woodford on Thursdays and Fridays in Buckhurst Hill.
Classes are still restricted in numbers so all places need to be booked in advance through our booking site www.bookwhen.com/heydiddle-diddle
We look forward to keeping the continued support of all our little ones going through these times. Don’t forget that all strict COVID safe restrictions still apply for all classes!
See you soon.
Love Sue & Daisy 🐮 🎶 Xx
Here at Diddle we are excited to be back out in the community bringing you all our usual musical fun with Sue, Daisy and friends!
For now (due to Government Guidelines) Diddle will look slightly different, but still with all the fun attached!
The biggest change will be our new booking system, this allows you to book your little ones place at any of our classes on a first come basis. Payment will need to be made at the time of booking (no cash allowed currently) but it will still be on a pay as you go basis. Numbers will be limited per class to each venues safe maximum for social distancing so booking is essential to avoid disappointment. Please no extra adults popping in at this time, sorry!
Don’t worry, if more classes are needed, Sue & Daisy will try to add more to the schedule where possible.
As soon as we physically can, Diddle will of course return to its usual drop in pay as you go, until then lets work together to keep making music, fun and laughter a big part of our children’s day… we’ve missed you all and can’t wait to see you all again!
So here’s the boring bit, we ask that you please read and digest our important stuff for ensuring everyones safe return…
Please make sure you have booked a place at class to avoid disappointment.
Each venue has a maximum number allowed per class this includes every adult and child. Click on sibling booking options if applicable. Please no extra adults allowed at this time.
Please arrive in good time for your class, every class will run on time to allow for cleaning time between them.
Social distancing will need to be maintained from arrival to departing the halls, floor mats will be provided but must be kept on their spot to maintain social distance, adults only the children can still dance!
Adults will be required to wear a face covering from arrival to leaving the class, however they are not required when sitting with the children during the class.
Please continue to wash or sanitise hands throughout your time with us.
Strictly no food on the premises and drinks must be kept to a minimum.
Children will be offered several instruments to use in the class. These are single use and must not be shared (acompanying adult to facilitate this) please feel free to bring your own if you prefer.
Daisy will be strictly ‘Air kissing only!’
This may be our new normal for sometime yet but Sue and staff will greet you with a big smile (underneath a mask) and our promise to you is your welfare and safety at all times whilst you’re with us and of course our usual load of tremendous fun!
So go on, get booking!
Please make sure you know which day and class location you would like to attend before booking, they are;
Monday – Loughton
Tuesday – Wanstead
Thursday – Sth Woodford
Friday – Buckhurst Hill
Love Sue & Daisy Diddle 🐮🎶
Hey Diddle Diddle is a nursery rhyme based music group for pre-school children based in West Essex.
With a proven history that nursery rhymes encourage speech, we have a one class suits all feel. So, if your children enjoy music then come and join us for fun, singing and dancing.
Our 45 minute classes are full of interactive nursery rhymes and musical instruments with the added fun of different props like a parachute, bubbles and Daisy Diddle the cow.
Everyone is welcome, just book your place via our new booking system. Theres no registration fee and each class is still pay as you go at;
£6.50 for 1 child, £11 for 2 siblings and £16 for 3 siblings, adults are free!
Sue Coyte launched Hey Diddle Diddle after spending 5 years singing and teaching nursery rhymes to her own children Ruby who’s now 15 and Joe who’s 13. She brings with her many years of musical and theatre experience both playing instruments, singing and acting.
The classes have gone from strength to strength in the 12 years that Sue began Hey Diddle Diddle now taking in 6 venues across the W Essex area.
So come along and see us soon!