Classes at Play Café

Classes at Play Café

Classes and Workshops

You can use PayPal to register for classes using a credit card or PayPal account below – Please add your phone number in comments section.

(Please call/email us first regarding availability)

or Contact us to register:  705 874 3517 / Credit, Cash/Debit in store, and EMT accepted.


Little Art Explorers – Craft time! – 2 – 4 yrs

Join us for a weekly art project! Painting, cutting, and pasting are just a few of the ways in which our young artists express their creativity and develop fine motor skills. Adult participation is required. Cost is included in Play Pass. Wednesdays at 10:30am. 


Infant Massage Workshop:

March 21st from 1-3pm

Cost: $40 + HST  Pre-registration is required.

This session includes a full body massage, group discussion, powerpoint presentations, review of baby states and cues, baby soothing techniques (gas, sleep) and more. It is suited for any caregiver that would like to learn or review baby care basics, massage and connect with other parents. We will review the Family Triad Model as the base of this course, including touch, communication and environment.  

Powerpoint offerings include Brain Development and the Need for Touch, States and Cues and Triad Model and Epigenetics. Breathwork for parents is a grounding component to this unique offering. This class is taught by certified infant massage instructor Sonja Martin. Participants should bring baby (no matter the state), a blanket and extra clothes. Oil and handouts provided.


Parent + Child Family Paint Nights

DATES: April 5th, April 12th, April 26th

Cost: $40.00 plus HST for 1 adult/child pair. extra siblings $10
Ages: 4 years +

It’s all about fun, creativity, and spending time together! No artistic talent required! Step by step instructions from our fantastic art teacher. Paint and learn together with your child. You will both bring home a masterpiece! Pre-Registration is required to book. Payment must be provided in advance to hold your spot. Event is non-refundable but can be transferable.



Wednesday’s from 1:30pm-2:30pm   **FULL**

Next Session starts April 17th 2019 – $72.00 + HST (6 weeks) Pre-registration is required, space is limited. Register now!

Join us at the Play Cafe for a group just for you! Sit back and relax with your babe and a beverage as we chat, get to know, and cheer each other on. Recommended for parents with babies newborn to pre-crawling.

The group is facilitated by Sarah Susnar who owns/operates Play Cafè and is a birth and postpartum doula and early childhood educator. So you will get some new friends plus support from a doula all in one group <3

We will have  guest speakers and discuss various topics each week!

Topics Include:

Welcome + Birth Stories                                                                                         Infant Massage
Intro to Solids
Pelvic Floor                                                                                                                 Mama Nutrition/Wellness
Baby Sign Language
….and sometimes a fun Mama and Baby Craft project!


Musical Baby Signs: 

Cost: $65 + HST for 6 weeks

Tuesday’s at 10am – Next Session: Starts March 19th – Register now!

Together we will explore American Sign Language vocabulary using songs, play, and family and baby connection. This class is a mixture of Sign Language as well as musical Mother Goose program.

Pre-registration is required. Limited space. Classes are geared for families with children up to 18 months (older children would be fine too! We are flexible)

 Baby Picasso: 
Wednesday’s at 11:30am  starting March 20th (4 weeks)

Limited spots for babies 7 months and up. Pre-registration is required. Play before and/or after class!  Come and make a craft with baby! Make 2 take home canvases made by you and babe and 2 sensory experiences that are fun and messy! Wonderful opportunity to have fun and help with fine motor and brain development! Pre-registration with payment required. Limited to 4 spots.  Cost: $58 + HST

Baby Sensory: 
Friday’s at 11:30am starting March 8th
Limited spots for babies 6 months and up. Pre-registration is required. Play before and/or after class! Sensory play is important for babies development, not to mention super fun! We will discover paints, foods, and more with hands, feet, and bodies!
Pre-registration with payment required. Limited to 4 spots. Email or call 705 874 3517
Cost: $58 + HST (4 weeks)

Yoga Play:

Loved yoga with your baby? What do you do now that your baby is moving into toddlerhood? This class is the next step. This class includes some gentle stretches for parents and more activity for your explorer. Class includes massage, activity stations, songs, stretches, stories and fun props. Class is suitable for children ages 1 to 4. No previous yoga class required. Limited spots!

Dates: Starting April 18th 9:30am (6 Weeks) 

Cost : $84 plus HST, additional siblings $10 *Stay n’ Play After Class – Incl.

Having fun at our toddler yoga class

Parent +  Baby Yoga Connection: Tuesday’s 2pm starting March 19th            (6 weeks – $72+HST OR  Drop in $13 + HST)

This is a gentle, safe, yoga, song and stretch class for new parents. It will focus on parent baby connection through gentle stretches, breath work and massage. It will be a time to honour this important transition time while supporting the needs of new families. This is geared for babies newborn to age two.  Facilitated by Sonja Martin of Rooted Lavender. RYT 500. Pre-Registration is required.

Gentle Hatha Adult Yoga: Tuesday’s 7pm starting March 19th (6 weeks + Bonus Class $65+HST)

Pre-registration is required.
This is a gentle yoga class suitable for those brand new to yoga or those with added experience. Students will be guided in this time of renewal through a series of gentle postures, breath and mind work aiming to calm the mind and increase alertness. It will be enjoyable for everyone regardless of body type or fitness level. Students will be safely guided through the asanas (postures) and relaxation techniques as we stretch and strengthen our being. Teacher : Sonja Martin, RYT 500




 Monthly Supports:

Baby and Me Circle of Support: Friday’s 1pm-2pm  This new offering is for parents with babies needing weekly support with feeding/sleep or simply need out of the house! This meet up is facilitated by the Serenity Doula Care Doula’s as well as from Peer Support. Older children are welcome to play at a discounted rate of $5.00 + HST.  Please no outside drinks. Our business has a cafe and we appreciate your support.


Special Events/Workshops:

Easter Slime and Play: Saturday April 6th  2:00-3:30pm

Join us for a spring slime workshop to make EASTER SLIME! We will make our slime, play with it, and get to take it home in our own decorated containers! Other spring/easter crafts will also be available and younger siblings can play!                                                                                        

 Cost: $15 + HST Per Child. Younger Siblings can play for free while older siblings create!  Pre-registration with payment is required. Ages 4+ recommended for slime activity. 

Egg Hunt & Spring Crafts:

Join us Saturday morning for a fun Egg hunt, followed by a story telling, books and spring crafts!
During the registration process, you’ll have the opportunity to choose a Spring book that will be wrapped and waiting for your child.
Registration is only $25, add a sibling for only $12.50. Registration fee includes book, egg hunt, all craft supplies and taxes.


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CPR – AED Training with All Heart CPR (Amy Dechaine)

Dates:  March 24th 9am-1pm, May 4th 2-6pm 

Fee: $55 + HST (includes Student Work Book)
Course Duration: 4hrs
Pre-registration please contact Amy:

“What do I do if my baby stops breathing or what if my child chokes?” These are the most common questions I get from parents and caregivers.

Becoming a parent is an amazing event full of miracles happening every day but it also makes us feel vulnerable and full of new responsibilities. It is all part of this wonderful journey!

There are many things we can do to prepare ourselves and learning how to keep our family safe in the event of an emergency is definitely one of them! 
Join me and learn a skill that will save lives!! With our CPR class you will learn:

• To understand CPR and how best to handle an emergency
• CPR for an adult, child and infant
• CPR with the help of others
• How to use an AED (automated external defibrillator) on an adult, child and infant
• When and how to help a choking adult, child and infant

My classes are interactive and full of fun! We are a breastfeeding and child friendly class and we can be as flexible as you need. Dress comfortably and be ready for a hands on experience!

*Upon successful completion of the course the student will receive a certification valid for 1 year.

Infant and Child CPR and Choking 2 Hour Workshop

When: April 24th from 1-3pm                                                                                     Cost: $30.00

Life is busy, don’t I know it!!
No time for a full class, no problem.

Join me at Play Cafe for a 2 hr CPR WORKSHOP. Learn Infant/Child CPR and Choking Relief techniques as well as how to use a public defibrillator.

As a former Paramedic and a mom of 2 young kids I know how important it is to learn these life saving skills!

Bring your little ones along, there will be lots for them to do while we learn!

Pre-registration is required. For registration please contact Amy at:





Try to show up 5 minutes early or slip in quietly if you are late.
No refunds if a class is taught and you are unable to attend.
Please set personal items (bags, coats, etc.) at the front or to the side of the class.
For Yoga class cancellation (poor weather) ONE make up class will be added to the end of the session.
Please inform the teacher of any concerns or if you are unable to attend, Please call 705 874 3517.
If the teacher in unable to attend every effort will be made to find a qualified supply teacher.
Class cancellations will be posted on the Facebook Page at LEAST 2 hours before the start.
Pre-registration with payment is required for all series (unless drop-in) by the deadline posted.
Classes have a cut off for registration – 1 week prior to the start date.
Classes require a minimum of 4 participants to run as scheduled.




*Class Prices Subject to Change 2019*

Peterborough Summer Camp at Play Cafe

Summer Camp at Play Cafe

Registration has started for our best camp year yet!
Weekly camp rate is $200 + HST.

(Week One is $160 + HST)
Single Days will be available upon request based on availability.
Single Day Rate: $45 plus HST.

Each week will feature free play, outside time, movement, sensory exploration, S.T.E.M.( Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) activities, crafts, opening and closing circle, routines (snack, sunscreen, washroom break, clean up), fine and gross motor activities and social skill and emotional development. We will focus on growth mindset activities as well as self-regulation skills. At the start of each week students will be given buckets to be filled for the week with positive statements and growth potential ideas from others. Each day the children can explore creative colouring with mandalas, quotes etc. We will read social skill building stories daily.
Camp is run by Sarah Susnar, Early Childhood Educator and Sonja Martin behaviourist, and yoga and meditation teacher.

The following are planned activities:

Week #1: Theme: Space Explorers
We plan to: use the parachute to create a space shuttle, make galaxy play dough with marbles, make alien painted rocks, make moon button craft, a marble art project and galaxy slime. We will use red cups to make space ship towers and create a gratitude mobile. We will colour space themed colouring sheets. We will make space “calm down “ jars.
Week #2 Theme: Nature Kids
We plan to make a nature mobile. We will do an outdoor nature scavenger hunt and make nature bracelets. We will do yoga in the park and make leaf print water colour paintings. We will make a “coping strategies” wheel. We will make a mason jar lid sun catcher. We will do a bok choy science experiment.
Week #3 Theme: Art and Movement
We will make an art piece with string to classical music. We will do a daily yoga class. We will explore movement with instruments- doing a sensory game. We will have a dance party, create a branch collage mobile hanging, play a yoga board game and make clay and leaf imprint ornaments. Children can create their own natural paint brushes. We will play the movement activity dice game and Twister. We will play a balance game with Kleenex and bean bags on heads to music. We will play the “Control” movement game to music. We will play charades. Play the yoga dice game. We will do an “anxiety and my body” activity. We will play the “feelings and needs” games for self-regulation. We will do the self- regulation intervals game.
Week # 4 Theme: Pirates and Mermaids,
We plan to search for gold/treasures in the sand at the park. We will walk the plank balance beam, fly a pirate kite and do a mermaid sticker free play activity. We will try mermaid pose/stretch. We will make mermaid slime and make twig boats. We will use a problem solving activity card game. We will play children’s version of “minute to win it”. Mermaid and pirate dress up will be included in free play.
Our ideas grow each week. This gives you an idea of our offerings. We look forward to hearing from you.
Please e-mail the Play Café with any questions.

Important Info:

You will get an email closer to camp dates but here is some info to keep in mind.
Campers are required to bring:

2 snacks for full day (1 snack for half day campers)
A packed healthy lunch (No nuts/peanuts please)
Water Bottle
Change of clothes (weather appropriate)

Safety is very important to us, and we always strive to accommodate a 8:1 ratio*.

All of our camp counsellors have many years of experience working with children and training in First Aid and CPR.

Our camps are not intended for children who require one-on-one camper to teacher support. Our activities are group activities which require that all children are able to safely participate in the planned curriculum including off-site park activities. Please contact us before registering if you are unsure if your child can safely participate.