Enjoy creative and fun journeys of exploration and discovery with your 6 to 17-month-old baby.

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Baby Discover

Your Baby Discover classes run weekly during term times and often in the holidays as well.

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SHARE CREATIVE JOURNEYS WITH YOUR BABY TO HELP THEM DISCOVER THEIR WORLD. 

Share a wonderful learning and development experience with your six months to seventeen-months-old-baby.

Your Baby Discover classes provide your baby with essential early years learning and development experiences. Plus there are lots of journeys of creative play, treasured keepsakes and new friendships created too.

The copyrighted educational Baby Discover programmes have been carefully developed in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework for the Curriculum and for Excellence 4 Capacities in Scotland. 

Creative play with your baby provides them with a strong foundation, develops bonding and helps your baby discover their world.. and much, much more!

There are seven areas of learning and three key ways for your baby to engage in these interactive, educational and fun classes. 

Please swipe down to read more about the educational benefits of your baby attending their Baby Discover classes.  

Why choose our baby discover classes

Explore

Explore

Your baby will safely explore ideas, materials and tools.

Discover

Discover

Your baby will learn about their world in a safe, nurturing and relaxed environment.

Develop

Develop

You and you baby will treasured bonding times and create treasured keepsakes and friendships ,

What our customers think...

"I attended today for the first time with my little girl to the Baby Discover group in the Johnston Institute. At first I wasn't sure how she would take to it. I can most definitely say she absolutely loved it from the second she put that overall on! I will definitely be paying for the block sessions! I felt so comfortable from the moment I walked in; it was so relaxed and everyone was really friendly and welcoming especially the leader! Thank you so much and see you next Monday! I don't know who's more excited xxx"

Claire - Inspired Mummy

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HOW THE BOOKINGS AND PAYMENTS WORK  

Your Baby Discover classes run during term times and often in the holidays as well. 

In some locations, as well as the option to pay in advance for classes, you now have the option to pay with a NEW Pay Monthly option. Your monthly amount is calculated based on the number of classes running in a year divided by twelve months. (Please note - you can cancel your pay monthly plan anytime).  

This new pay monthly plan option provides you with the following: 

  • Spread The Cost - Rather than paying all upfront, you can now build this into a manageable monthly budget.
  • Best Value - You receive a special 10% discount
  • Priority Booking - Your child is automatically booked into the next programme so you never lose your space
  • Hassle-Free - You don't have to plan, organise or remember to book your child classes. As they graduate from one class, we will automatically enrol your child in their next class

HERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE AWARD-WINNING BABY DISCOVER PROGRAMMES YOUR BABY CAN ENJOY.

Each week your baby and you will enjoy journeys of discovery, exploration and development, in a safe, nurturing and supportive environment.  

Each programme of classes have been carefully developed, tried and tested to give your baby and you shared fun, educational and bonding experiences that you will both LOVE! 

The programmes run during term times with additional activities running in holidays in some locations. During the classes, your baby will experiment and play with a range of safe and suitable art and craft materials.  All your classes are delivered by our friendly, DBS checked, First Aid and Health and Safety trained leaders.     

SCRUNCHY CRUNCHY BUMPY HANDS-ON DISCOVERY

 (Running from Sept to Dec ‘21 in England and Wales. Running from August to Dec ’21 in Scotland)  

Help your baby explore and discover the wonderful world of textures. Your baby will enjoy lots of creative journeys in this fun hands-on programme. Activities may include the following…

  • Splodge & Splat – Create a life-size painting and collage of your baby together.
  • Sparkle & Crackle - Paint and print on different textures to create a very unique and personalised baby-safe mirror.
  • Cold & Frosty - Explore the stars at night and create a hand-print star mobile
  • Soft & Bubbly - Explore see-through tubes of bubbles and create your own Baby on Board sign
  • Creative Christmas - Create and treasure your baby’s hand and foot-prints on Christmas name tags and Christmas cards

... and much much more! When your baby completes the programme they will receive their own ‘Scrunchy Crunchy Bumpy Hands-On Discovery’ Baby Discover certificate. 

COLOURFUL CREATIONS 

(Running from Jan ’ 2 to March/April ’22)

Give your baby this a hands-on colourful creative journey filled with colourful explorations of scrunching, painting, drawing and model making. Activities may include the following… 

  • Explore Blue - Get creative under-the-sea with ice and water painting. Paint and create your own flag
  • Explore Colour Mixing - Transform red to pink and create special printed Valentines day cards for those you love
  • Explore Sunshine Colours - Paint, print and play with reds, yellows and organise and create your own printed car shade
  • Rainbow Colours - Create your own rainbow coloured sensory gloop and make your own colourful tickle stick
  • Explore Bright Easter Colours - Make your own colourful Humpty Dumpty and help to put him back together again

 ... and much much more! When your baby completes the programme they will receive their own ‘Colourful Creations’ Baby Discover certificate.

Super Shimmy Shapes 

(Running from April ’22 to July ’22)

In this award-winning hands-on and toes-on programme your baby will explore and discover a whole world of wonderful shapes. Activities may include the following… 

  • Explore & Discover Squares – Explore, paint and print squares with cubes, and create your own fluttering shape mobile
  • Explore & Discover Semi-Circles – Create funnels and enjoy pouring lots of different materials. Create your own hat or pop up puppet
  • Explore & Discover Circles – Help the balls get covered in paint to create your own rolling paint artwork and make your own collaged circle friend
  • Explore & Discover hearts – Create a special heart artwork for fathers day or for people your baby loves

 ... and much much more! When your baby completes the programme they will receive their own ‘Super Shimmy Shapes’ Baby Discover certificate. 

My Wonderful World 

(Running from Sept to Dec ‘22 in England and Wales. Running from August to Dec ’22 in Scotland)

  • Splodge & Splat – Create a life-size painting and collage of your baby together.
  • Sparkle & Crackle - Paint and print on different textures to create a very unique and personalised baby-safe mirror.
  • Cold & Frosty - Explore the stars at night and create hand-print star mobile
  • Soft & Bubbly - Explore see-through tubes of bubbles and create your own Baby on board sign
  • Creative Christmas - Create and treasure your baby’s hand and foot-prints on Christmas name tags and Christmas cards

... and much much more! When your baby completes the programme they will receive their own ‘Awesome Animals’ Baby Discover certificate.   

AWESOME ANIMALS

(Running from Jan’ 23 to March/April ’23)

Enjoy exploring and discovering awesome animals with your baby. Activities may include the following… 

  • Dinosaur Swamp  - Create your own fossil clay dinosaur footprints and your own safe edible mud swamp.
  • Commotion in the Ocean – Explore and discover the animals in the ocean and create your own fun bouncing jellyfish
  • Farmyard Frolics - Discover the animals down at the farm. Make your own safe farmyard gloop! Create Farmyard footprint puppets to play with at the farm
  • Rumble in the jungle  - Create a roar-some lion frame and wriggly bubble snakes as you explore the jungle.
  • Once Upon a Time – Magical Mythical Creatures – Create slippery shiny artworks and your own special mythical feature frame

... and much much more! When your baby completes the programme they will receive their own ‘Awesome Animals’ Baby Discover certificate. 

Three key ways for your baby to engage in these interactive, educational and fun classes.

Active Learning

Active Learning

Your baby will be learning how to concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties and enjoy achievements

Creating And Thinking

Creating And Thinking

Your baby will develop their own ideas, make links between their ideas, and develop new skills

Playing And Exploring

Playing And Exploring

Your baby will be able to have fun experimenting with safe art and craft materials and tools

MAGICAL ME 

Your baby and you will be able to explore and discover more about how awesome your baby is ♥. 

  • Home Sweet Home – Painting and print your own home and get creative with crazy foam.
  • My Gorgeous  Garden   - Explore colour mixing to create green and make your own edible soil
  • Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside  -  Take part in our baby beach collage and create a floating kite
  • Marvellous Me – Get creative with paint and create a very special family tree
  • Toy-tastic - Create your own soft toy and join in our tea-party picnic

 ... and much much more! When your child completes the programme they will receive their own ‘Magical Me’ Baby Discover certificate. 

Here are the seven areas of learning your baby will be able to take part in their Baby Discover Classes.

1.Communication and Language Development

Your baby class will give your baby the opportunity to experience a varied language environment. This will help to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.

2. Physical Development

Your baby will be able to enjoy being active and interacting with safe tools and materials. They will begin to develop their coordination, control, and movement. 

3. Personal, Social And Emotional Development

We will support you to give your baby a positive sense of themselves and to develop have confidence in their own abilities.

4. Literacy Development 

Your baby will learn to start making marks, enjoy getting creative alongside storytelling and experience a range of sensory experiences to ignite their interest.

5. Mathematics 

Even at a very young age, your baby will start to become familiar with counting, they will start to understand and use numbers and identify and sort shapes.

6. Understanding Their World

Your classes will help your baby to begin to make sense of their physical world with opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, things and the environment.

7. Expressive Arts And Design

Your baby be able to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities to move and dance.

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