We offer classes for children from newborn to five years old. Find out more below...
When I became a new mum, I found the choice of baby classes available slightly overwhelming. Should I choose baby signing? Music? A sensory class? Messy play? I found it hard to leave the house in under three hours, let alone find time to fit in multiple classes! What's more, at the start, all I really wanted (aside from obviously spending time with my son and making it through the day without falling asleep in my lunch) was to socialise with the new friends I had met along my journey into motherhood.
I hope that in choosing to come to an ExploraTots class, you will find those problems a little less daunting - although I'm afraid we sadly can't do much to help the sleep deprivation! We offer expertly designed, fun and engaging classes that encompass music, sensory activities, baby signing, messy play and more! Our classes not only give your little ones a chance to learn and spend time with their favourite person, but will give you the time to socialise with your friends and meet new ones! We use 'grown-up' music as well as those nursery rhyme classics and children's songs, so you will find 'Row, row, row your boat' alongside Rudimental and 'Twinkle twinkle' mixed in with Tina Turner. There are always lots of bubbles and the parachute makes an appearance each week. We especially love turning down the lights and getting out the fibre optics, light projectors, torches and pretty much anything else that lights up! What's more, there is always a friendly ear to listen or an extra pair of hands to help you with all those bags you now have to carry.
Our baby classes are suitable from newborn up to approximately 1 year old and offer changing themes each week to engage both you and your little one and give you lots of ideas for at-home fun too.
Our unique and inspirational preschool classes offer 45 minutes of jam-packed, play-based learning each and every week. Based around the fundamental principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, each class will take curious young minds on a journey of imagination and discovery. Every activity has been carefully planned to encourage fine and gross motor development, investigation and exploration, early phonics and number skills and scientific enquiry. As always, there is lots of classic ExploraTots fun, with bubbles, lights and parachute games a-plenty. Our preschool classes also offer an element of child-led learning, with high quality resources set out to encourage imaginative play and investigation. What better way to spend quality time, playing and discovering alongside your child, safe in the knowledge that each week will help them on their journey to prepare for starting school.
Our preschool classes are suitable for children from around the age of 2.5/3 to 5 years old. We know that all children develop at their own pace and as such, we do not stick to rigid age groups for our classes. If you are unsure about which class is right for your child, contact us or come along to a free taster session.
Whether you are a stay-at-home parent or have recently returned to work, we know that the quality time you spend together with your little one is precious. Maybe your toddler is now cared for by a grandparent or nanny and you would like a class they can both enjoy? Whatever your situation, our toddler classes are action packed with fun for little ones and their grown-ups. Expertly designed to suit your child's age and stage, no two weeks are the same, with different topics and themes to inspire. You will find sensory activities, music, signing, mark making, messy play and more. Each and every activity has been carefully planned to encourage fine and gross motor development, investigation and exploration, listening skills and to engage little minds, and of course, you will find classic ExploraTots fun, with bubbles, lights and parachute games a-plenty. Where else can you find children's music alongside feel-good, grown-up classics? Fancy parachuting to Primal Scream or popping bubbles to The Beatles? Then look no further!
Our toddler classes are suitable for walkers from around the age of 1 year to approximately 2 and a half. We know that all children develop at their own pace and as such, we do not stick to rigid age groups for our classes. If you are unsure about which class is right for your child, contact us or come along to a free taster session.