• Paint Pots

Baby Art & Music 12m-18m (Accompanied)

$356.00

  • Age group: 12 months – 18 months
  • Days: Tuesday
  • Time: 9:30am-10:20am 
  • Venue: St Mary The Boltons Church Hall
  • Cost: £275 per term
  • Term Dates: 18th April - 1st July 
  • Half Term: 27th - 31st May

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Baby Art & Music

Babies are gently invited to step into the world of exploratory first art. Using a wide variety of simple materials such as paper and card of different colours. At this age the world is one big experiment so we introduce new art materials or equipment each week, giving time and freedom for children to explore ‘what is it?’ to ‘what does it do?’ and ‘what can I do with it?’. At this age the art of learning is still in the doing and not in the end result. Each week will build on previous weeks so while an area may start with homemade playdough as the weeks progress, we can introduce psyllium husk slime or clay; early mark making that starts with crayons will progress onto chalk and charcoal; and the easel area introduces a variety of textured paintbrushes and paper throughout the term and that paint is often one of the first steps to discover primary colours and mixing. After washing hands and perhaps a story we move into a music circle with props and simple instruments to close the class.

Classroom Setup:

Our classroom is arranged to allow the children free exploration of the environment. Moving between floor-based art activities, low tables & the easel. You can support your baby by moving from the different stations of materials to explore together. The free flow classroom enables your child to practice their independence, social skills and further develop their gross motor skills while always having that reassuring line of sight (and assistance when needed) with their parent/carer. All our art materials are taste safe, but this class is not food based, so we will redirect oral exploration to discovering with our hands and eyes instead.

  • B enjoys the classes so much that she often keeps singing the songs she learnt at Paint Pots throughout the day. She was thrilled by the idea of having a snack with other children whilst sitting in a circle. I could see her confidence growing and sense of belonging increasing after each class. Miss Priscilla and Miss Nadia are just brilliant.

    Kate, mother of B aged 2 years 4 months
  • Both my daughters have had such a special time at Paint Pots. Thank you for all that you do, and all the happy memories – I will always cherish circle time singing all the beautiful Paint Pots songs, and seeing all the positive influence you have had on my children’s development.

    Annabel, mother of A aged 7 years and M aged 4 years
  • We have been so happy for R to be at Paint Pots. The teachers have all been very kind and patient with R and really helped him settle in and gain confidence as a result.

    Martina, mother of R aged 2 years 8 months
  • I would like to thank you all for the wonderful time my children and I had over the past four terms at Paint Pots House. My older son very much enjoyed his art class and absolutely loved cookery, his younger brother especially fancied the music part of his class. As I have had the joy of accompanying my children to these classes, I accumulated quite a lot of hours spent at Paint Pots and I loved every minute of it.

    Angelika, mother of B aged 2 years 7 months and T aged 19 months
  • I know that we will have fond memories of our happy days at Paint Pots, from those first wonderful classes in The Boltons, to the cheerful daily school life C enjoys now.

    Hannah, mother of C aged 3 years old
  • Thank you so much for the wonderful time that you gave my daughter A over the Summer Fun camp. It has been absolutely brilliant for her - A was completely comfortable with your staff and the other children from Day 1. The welcoming and calm atmosphere you create is absolutely amazing, and she was reluctant to leave at the end of each day! She woke up looking forward to it the next day, and since the end of the programme she has missed going every day

    Angie mother of A aged 3 years
  • V loved the Sensorial Explorers class - it was the perfect introduction to a Montessori experience, fostering independence through play. He especially adored the music sessions at the end of each class.

    Lisa mother of V aged 21 months
  • Paint Pots is an inspiringly supportive and open environment, where our daughter’s development has been a joy both to observe and discuss calmly with the caring, gentle and non-judgmental staff.

    Monica, mother of A aged 14 months