• Paint Pots

Toddler Art & Music for 18m-2yrs6m (Accompanied)


  • Age group: 18 months – 2 ½ years
  • Days: Wednesday
  • Time: 9:30am - 10:30am or 3pm - 4pm
  • Venue: St Mary The Boltons Church Hall
  • Cost: £275 per term
  • Term Dates: 9th September - 13th December
  • Half Term: 28th October - 1st November

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Children are encouraged to develop their own creativity through exploring colour, shape and texture. There is a different theme every week with an ‘invitation’ of how the craft resources might be used. However, at this age the art of learning is in the doing and not in the end result. Children are encouraged to explore simple art materials, such as pens, pencil, paint, glue and playdough, to develop their creativity and independent expression of self. The class also develops key practical skills for future learning as our teachers gently guide children to handle the tools (i.e. spatula or paintbrush) in a way which supports later writing skills or to paint at the easel to refine gross motor movement and core strength. We start off the term working on a flat paper surface and as the term progresses we work towards introducing some 3D activities. The class finishes with an interactive music session with plenty of actions, props and instruments.

Classroom Setup: Our classroom is arranged to allow the children free exploration of the environment while always having that reassuring line of sight with their parent/carer. We have a number of stations setup around the room for playdough, collage, the easel for painting, a sensorial tray (lentils, sand etc), the main art table, as well as mini music and book corners. The free flow classroom enables your child to practice their independence, social skills and further develop their skills through which ever schema is currently captivating their attention.

  • My daughter has been attending the Baby Moves & Music classes, and both she and I have loved them. She has loved meeting other babies and slowly interacting with them, whilst I have loved to see my daughter flourish with the independence that these classes encourage in our children. The singing is always fun and the little duckies are a huge hit - we can’t wait for our class every week!

    Meeri, mother of S aged 10 months
  • 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 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