Do you have a child-led, play-based nursery, Reception or KS1 setting?

Would you like to become child-led or more open ended or are you interested in planning ‘in the moment’?

ExploraTots delivers 5 star rated, Reggio Emilia-inspired sessions for nurseries, early years and key stage one settings that will fully immerse your children into the wonderful world of discovery through play and provocations.  Created by an Early Years Leader and contributor to Nursery World, TES, Teach Early Years and Teach Primary magazines, and with over a decade of experience in working with young children from nursery through to KS1.

Perfect to launch or celebrate topics or interests (be those concrete or more abstract) or simply to inspire children and practitioners alike. Sessions can be tailored to your children’s needs and will include multi-sensory, interactive and storytelling activities, along with open-ended play provocations that will encompass all areas of the curriculum! Perfect for indoor or outdoor learning environments.

Would you like ExploraTots style learning in your classroom year-round? Let us know your children’s interests or topics for study and we will help you to create wonderful, open-ended, Reggio-inspired provocations that you can keep and re-use again and again!

BOOK your workshop or provocation consultation today and help to create lifelong learning memories for your children and staff. Prices start from just £40! 

Praise for ExploraTots:

“The sessions are a wonderful way to develop the naturally curious minds of babies, toddlers and preschoolers…Highly recommended!”

(Headteacher and ExploraTots customer, 2018)

“This is the best class we have attended. Every session has been excellent with stimulating activities appropriate for babies at different stages of development. This is a challenge and where Sophie’s Early Years teaching expertise shows.”

(ExploraTots parent, 2018)

“The highlight of our week.”

(Year 1 teacher and ExploraTots customer, 2018)


We know from experience that our exceptional approach to learning enables children to develop outstanding skills across the breadth of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and beyond.

In one setting following this way of learning over the course of two years, the percentage of Reception children achieving an ‘expected’ or ‘exceeding’ judgement across the seventeen areas of the EYFS curriculum, was 97% and 99% respectively. This compares to a 2016 national average of 67.3%. These phenomenal results reflect the outstanding quality of learning that can take place when allowing children autonomy over their learning, combined with a well-planned and resourced learning environment.

Praise for our Early Years settings:

“Children are afforded the rich opportunities needed to initiate ideas and activities, so they can develop the learning characteristics supporting lifelong learning.” (Moderation report, 2017)

“Children demonstrate resilience, collaboration, creative thinking, problem solving and perseverance.” (Moderation report, 2017)


Contact us to start your journey TODAY! 

Whether you would like to book a session or consultation, or simply enquire about how we can tailor a session to your needs, contact us and we will be thrilled to help. 

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