“The first essential for the child’s development is concentration. The child who concentrates is immensely happy ” – Maria Montessori
Class Descriptions for Paint Pots House
Baby Moves & Music 6-12m – Treasure Basket ACCOMPANIED
Baby Moves and Music is a class for babies from sitting to walking, involving the wonder of The Treasure Basket and woven together in a magical way following the baby’s lead, listening to and echoed by voice and instruments. The treasure baskets are filled to the brim with items offering rich sensorial experiences for touch, smell, taste, sound and sight, and for the sixth sense of bodily movement. There is also time for feeding, chatting and questions
Baby on the Move & Music 12-18m – Heuristic Play ACCOMPANIED
Baby on the Move and Music is for babies who are becoming more mobile. Through a hand picked range of materials the children are able to explore and increase their sensorial experiences. At this age the world is one big experiment and children naturally move on from asking ‘what is it?’ to ‘what does it do?’ and ‘what can I do with it?’. The tone of this class is set by Georgina’s calm manner, gentle aromatherapy, singing and guitar.
Sensorial Explorers 12-18m ACCOMPANIED
Sensorial Explorers (previously known as Sensorial Art & Music) is a stepping-stone between the Heuristic Play and Toddler Art & Music class. This class is best suited for children who are beginning to move around independently. We create an environment that stimulates all senses. The classroom is rich with different textures, scented objects, visual stimulation, and sound-making, all at floor level. This class gives children the freedom to fully explore ‘what does it do?’ and ‘what can I do with it?’ through a variety of objects. This class also includes time for songs and music. Instruments and props are provided during this musical time for both children and adults to join in.
Messy Play 12-18m ACCOMPANIED
A class for babies to explore different textures while learning to walk. Explore sensorial messy play with a carefully selected variety of taste safe materials. The classroom includes a mixture of tables and floor level trays to encourage exploration and discovery. With the opportunity to squidge, splash, drip, pop, roll, shake and much more. This is a perfect class for an active, tactile and inquisitive child. The class includes time for songs and music.
Toddler Art and Music 18m-2.5yr ACCOMPANIED
The children explore colour, shape and texture through arts & crafts. At this age the art of learning is in the doing and not in the end result. Children are encouraged to develop their own creativity through the use of paint, glue and clay. During each class we provide two guided art activities and an art easel for independent painting. This class finishes with an interactive music session with plenty of actions and props.
Cook for Fun 18m-2.5yr ACCOMPANIED
Toddlers explore basic cooking through texture and taste, perfect for fussy eaters. They learn to listen and follow simple instructions in a very hands-on way. We cook two recipes based on a simple theme and a variety of seasonal fruit and vegetables are introduced each week. We can cater for most dietary requirements, please check with the office. The class also includes a time for everyone to join together for music and movement. The food that you cook is packaged up, ready for you to take home for lunch.
Early Montessori 18m-2.5yr ACCOMPANIED
This class is created and guided by Teachers from our Montessori Nursery Schools and is a gentle introduction to a classroom setting. Each child has the freedom to choose from a variety of carefully planned activities and Montessori materials. The children work independently, guided by our teachers and each activity encourages the child’s development. This class is perfect preparation for Nursery School, providing the building blocks for future learning.
Music & Fun 18m-2.5yr ACCOMPANIED
Mr Michael and Miss Georgina’s music class is perfect for children who love to sing, make music and be active. With a wide range of musical instruments and props Georgina and Michael will lead you and your child on a musical journey.
Toddler Messy Play 18m-2.5yr *NEW CLASS* ACCOMPANIED
A new class for toddlers to explore different textures. Explore sensorial messy play with a carefully selected variety of materials. The classroom includes a mixture of tables and floor level trays to encourage exploration and discovery. With the opportunity to squidge, splash, drip, pop, roll, shake and much more. This is a perfect class for an active, tactile and inquisitive child. The class finishes with songs and music. We use a variety of materials and supply all-in-one overalls. At this age children have developed past the stage of wanted to explore everything by mouth giving us more flexibility in the materials we can use in the class.
Art, Craft, Music and Movement 2-3y ACCOMPANIED
This is the age of confidence building, concentration is stronger and children are ready for longer classes. More elaborate art activities and techniques are explored through Collage, 3D and paint techniques. Although using more advanced art techniques than the Toddler Art & Music class, at this age the art of learning is still in the doing and not in the end result. We actively encourage each child’s unique creativity and personal interpretation of our weekly theme and activities. This class ends with time for everyone to join in some music and movement.
Simply Yoga 3 – 6 UNACCOMPANIED
Simply Yoga gives children the opportunity to explore all elements of Yoga such as postures, breath awareness, relaxation and mindfulness and begins to stretch their physical ability. It
enhances strength, coordination and body awareness whilst also encouraging self- confidence, creativity and a calmness within. A child who learns yoga, mindfulness and relaxation will develop essential skills for a lifetime of health and well being in mind, body and spirit. This class is led by Miss Anita our qualified instructor for children’s yoga. Suitable for beginners or those who have attended our First Steps Yoga class.
Art Club 3-6yr UNACCOMPANIED
As your child develops, they are ready to explore more complex art techniques. Our experienced staff encourage the children to experiment with their own ideas, developing their own individual style. This class offers a fantastic opportunity for after school creativity with a wide range of art materials. The age range produces a creative hub of interaction, sharing ideas and developing at their own pace. Come and enjoy the fun!