Event Information

Come and paint with a spaghetti paintbrush, fingerprint with yoghurt or splash in the water-bath in a friendly and stimulating environment for younger children to investigate a range of resources and creative activities with accompanying adults.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for children aged 4 months to 24 months accompanied by their families. It is open to all levels, those who have no experience of creative play and those who may have attended similar courses before.

The course is accessible for children of all abilities as we provide a learning support worker, parents or carers assist their children and all classes are planned to meet the specific needs of the group. The room is wheelchair accessible

Age ranges are set carefully to take into account key age developments, materials being used and course stimulus. It is very important that age ranges are not too large or across key stages and therefore need to be adhered to.

What will you learn on this course?

This course provides a range of creative play based sessions designed to provide a friendly, relaxed but stimulating space for young children to investigate. A range of activities are set out around the room - such as water play, jelly play, mobiles, balloons and bubbles - and in this relaxed environment you and your baby can play together.

The weekly carousel of sensory play activities are designed to encourage your baby’s development and fine motor skills.

This is an informal class with numerous activities set up around the room. You are encouraged to let you child set the pace and spend as much, or as little time as they wish at any particular activity. Sensory stimulation is provided through touching, play, sight and sound. There are also simple creative activities for the older age range where they can explore materials with more meaning and outcome such as simple printing or imaginative play.

While engaging in this process-based exploration parents will be made aware of the key areas of learning and development that are being covered. Social skills, sharing, confidence building, fine motor skills, visual development, auditory stimulation, knowledge of materials and their uses and language development will all benefit.

All activities involve child friendly materials. This may include foodstuffs so the tutor should be informed of any allergies or religious needs.

Come and explore, play and interact with your child at their pace in a friendly space with other young families.

Any outcomes produced as a result of the child’s exploration can be taken home at the end of the session.

Do you need to bring anything?

Please bring an old towel and a change of clothes.

Wipes and adult aprons are provided. Children must be dressed for messy play, preferably in old clothes. All other materials and resources are provided.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs.

Who teaches this course?

Claire Leggett