• Paint Pots

Toddler Messy Play for 18m-2y6m (Accompanied)


  • Age group: 18 months – 2 ½ years
  • Days: Tuesdays 
  • Time:  11 -11.50am 
  • 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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A class for toddlers to explore different textures. Explore sensorial messy play with a carefully selected variety of materials. With the opportunity to squidge, splash, drip, pop, roll, shake and much more. Including dry messy play activities such as oats, lentils and flour to wet messy play through including chia seeds, water and taste-safe paint. This is a perfect class for an active, tactile and inquisitive child. They are encouraged to interact with as much or as little between each tray depending on their interests. The class finishes with songs and music with props and instruments. We use a variety of materials and supply all-in-one overalls. We start the term with taste-safe materials and as the children have developed past the stage of wanting to explore everything by mouth we use more flexibility in the materials we choose adding in non-edible materials such as sand or conkers.

Classroom Setup: The classroom includes a mixture of floor level trays and activities on low tables to encourage exploration and discovery. The classroom includes two dry activities, a water activity and a wet messy play activity. 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.

  • 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