Debutots: Story, Music & Drama


Debutots is a blend of interactive storytelling, music and dramatic play sessions for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers in Totterdown and Emerson’s Green.

Classes introduce young children to a magical world of wonderful characters and beautiful music and also improves communication, language and listening skills, and boosts confidence.

The sessions are run by Geri McKenna who has been formally trained in drama.

In a Debutots session children speak, listen, imagine, observe and do! They also have lots and lots of fun!

Sessions stimulate language development, ignite imagination and improve concentration and nurture creativity so that each child can participate in their own way, becoming more confident in themselves and working with others.

Sessions include coffee and chat time giving parents and carers the chance to meet others, plus arm parents and carers with ideas to explore stories imaginatively with their children at home too.

Debutots Classes in Emerson’s Green:

There are regular Family Story Play session at Emersons Green Village Hall on Fridays, 9.35 – 10.25am, during term time.

Classes are very inclusive and suitable for parents, carers and their little ones from 6 months to 4 years. Every child can have fun and participate at their own level. There is also time for coffee and a chat afterwards, which is lovely.

The Family Story Play sessions start with a warm up to music, interactive and fun language games, bubble time and puppets. There is a unique interactive story, and then an imaginative group re-telling of the story. After our cool down we have some time for coffee, tea and a chat.

Debutots Classes in Totterdown:

There are regular Debutots sessions in term-time at The Saltcellar in Totterdown Baptist Church and offer Baby Story Play Sessions for ages 6 months – 2 years and Early Years Drama Sessions for ages 2 – 4 years.

  • Early Years Drama, for 2-4 yrs: 10.40-11.30am – children experience the world of story through dramatic play and music, and have the freedom to take these stories where their creativity leads them.
  • Baby Story Play, for 6m-2yrs: 11.40-12.30pm – a multi-sensory blend of storytelling, puppets, bubbles and movement to music.


To find out more about Debutots and organise a free Debutots taster session for your little one, please contact Geri via phone – 0117 325 7801, or email –, and also through Facebook – @DebutotsBristol

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