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Little Explorer

Give your child fun journeys of exploration, discovery and development. Your Little Explorer award-winning and educational classes are designed for children aged 17 months to 5 years.

Enquire about the availability of a taster class. 

Share your child’s journey of exploration, discovery and development through fun, creative adventures.

Enjoy creative adventures with your child to spark their natural curiosity and to develop their own journey of exploration and discovery.

Every week you can inspire your child’s imagination and nurture their creativity and potential with fun, hands-on arts and crafts creative Little Explorer classes.

Our exclusive, educational and safe activity programmes engage your child’s senses, so they can join in at a rate and pace that suits them.

 What’s more, the classes are social, educational and great fun for both of you!

Foundation for Early learning 

The benefits of children sharing creative play with their parent or carer are well documented and creative play can enhance their early years foundation skills. However, it can be tricky providing your baby, toddler or preschool child with hands-on arts and crafts activities at home.

As busy parents we can all struggle with ideas, time or energy and the thought of the clearing up afterwards can feel anything but fun! Also it’s often the case that by the time you’ve set something up, they’ve already finished!

We totally understand this. In fact, that’s precisely why The Creation Station was established – to give you quality, fun, creative experiences with your child in a safe, nurturing and friendly environment.

Our award-winning ‘Little Explorer’ toddler art classes for toddlers and preschool children, provide the perfect solution for all your child's creativity needs, with no stress or mess for you!

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Find Your Nearest Little Explorer Classes

Why choose one of our Little Explorer classes

Explore

Explore

Your child will explore new ideas, safe materials and tools.

Discover

Discover

Your child will discover how things work by practical hands-on fun.

Develop

Develop

Your child will develop essential skills and you'll both create treasured shared memories and friendships

Your award-winning Little Explorer classes have been developed in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework for the Curriculum and for Excellence 4 Capacities in Scotland. 

We are one of the first organisations to bring the arts into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics  ( S.T.E.M) for preschool children across the UK. 

This means that your child can build a solid foundation of early learning to help them with their future learning. Swipe down to see more details on the educational benefits of your child attending LittleExplorer classes.

HOW THE BOOKINGS AND PAYMENTS WORK  

Your Little Explorer 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).  

The monthly plan option provides you with the following benefits: 

  • 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 Little Explorer programmes your child can enjoy. 

Each week your child and you can 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 child 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) 

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

  • Rough and Smooth – Explore how different textures feel and make your own texture teddy or turtle!
  • Scrunchy and Crunchy – Discover how different textures sound and create a framed scrunchy painting
  • See Through Silliness – Explore how you can see through some objects! Create your own fish tank and awesome sea creatures
  • Squishy and Squashy – Sort and paint different 3D items and make your own sensory paint bag
  • Lumpy & Bumpy – make your own salt dough, share with friends and create a festive wreath

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

Colourful Creations 

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

Enjoy this hands-on colourful creations journey as you scrunch, paint, draw, collage and model all the colours in the rainbow. Activities may include the following… 

  • Explore Red - Explore and paint red in time to the beat. Create your own Chinese fire breathing dragon!
  • Explore Blue - Get creative under the sea with ice and water painting. Design your own under the sea hanging artwork  
  • Layering Colours - discover how colours change and  make your own scrunchy colourful bag
  • Mixing colours - Make your own green to create a beautiful floral bouquet
  • Discover brown - Find out how to make brown on purpose! Make your own lifesize teddy and create your own 3D clay teddy bear  

 ... and much much more! When your child completes the programme they will receive their own ‘Colourful Creations ’ Little Explorer certificate.

Super Shimmy Shapes

(Running from April ’22 to July ’22) 

Your child will explore and discover a world made up of different shapes. Activities may include… 

  • Explore & Discover Circles – Create your own rolling paint artwork and your very own collaged circle friend
  • Explore & Discover Hearts – Go on a heart search and find hearts to give to your friends. Explore symmetry and create your own hearts and transform them into butterflies
  • Explore & Discover Crazy shapes - make your own shapes and create crazy shapes mask
  • Explore & Discover Diamonds – Match shapes to make diamonds. Create your own suncatcher and swirling kite
  • Explore & Discover Desert Island Shapes – Go on a treasure map shape hunt.  Make your own telescope and your very own treasure

 ... and much much more! When your child completes the programme they will receive their own ‘Super Shimmy Shapes’ Little Explorer certificate.

My Wonderful World

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

Explore and discover more about our wonderful world.  The fun, creative and educational activities may include the following…

  • Warm and Wonderful  - Explore how we keep warm and create your own mini person and snuggly bed for them.
  • Building Bonanza – Create the tallest tower and use scrape art techniques to  own make your own city
  • Beep Beep –  Explore how cars and trucks move and the special marks they make when driven through paint. Build your own car and take it for a spin.
  • Wild and Windy – Explore the power of the wind and  create your own blow paintings and windsock
  • Diwali celebration – Celebrate this festival of lights by exploring colour mixing Make your own lantern.

... and much much more! When your child completes the programme they will receive their own ‘My Wonderful World’ Little Explorer certificate. 

Little Explorer Awesome Animals.

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

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

  • Farmyard Frolics – create your  own weighing scales to weigh the animals and have fun making your  own animal masks
  • Dastardly Dragons – spray paint like a fiery dragon and make your own dragon puppet
  • Munching Minibeasts – make your own Beetle drive game and explore symmetry as you make your own minibeasts
  • Rumble in the Jungle – Discover the different  sounds and movements of the animals and make your own super long wriggly bubble snake
  • Once Upon a Time: Magical Mythical Creatures – create your own flying mythical creatures. What will you call yours?

... and much much more! When your child completes the programme they will receive their own ‘Awesome Animals’ Little Explorer certificate. 

Magical Me 

(Running from April ’23 to July ’23)

Your child will be able to explore and discover more about how awesome they are. 

  • Marvellous Me  - Create your own slippery portrait and an I’m special mirror
  • Special People – Create your own family tree with all those you love and a £D painting or the people and places you love.
  • Brilliant Bodies – Create, paint and collage a life-size picture of you!
  • My Gorgeous Garden – Help the local fairies and create a fantasy garden
  • Toy-Tastic – Make your own soft toy and join in our toy picnic

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

What our Customers say...

"Excellent! Couldn't recommend Creation Station highly enough! Our local Creation Station is fantastic, all activities are based around a particular theme which changes every term. Very creative and fun! Our little boy started going when he was 18 months, and has definitely progressed with his motor skills and imagination, he loves going and practices the little songs and we love singing them at home!"

Julie - Daniels Mummy

The Benefits Of Your Child Attending Regular Little Explorer Classes. 

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

Supporting Your Childs Development

Your award-winning Little Explorer classes have been developed in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework for the Curriculum and for Excellence 4 Capacities in Scotland. 

We are one of the first organisations to bring the arts into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics  ( S.T.E.M) for preschool children across the UK. 

This means that your child can build a solid foundation of early learning to help them with their future learning.    

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

PLAYING AND EXPLORING

PLAYING AND EXPLORING

Your chid will explore materials and concepts, develop their own ideas, make links between their ideas, and develop new skills and techniques in their classes..

CREATING AND THINKING

CREATING AND THINKING

Your child will explore a wide range of safe tools and materials, discover how things work and develop their own ideas, new skills and techniques as they progress through the programmes.

ACTIVE LEARNING

ACTIVE LEARNING

Your child will develop their concentration over time. They will learn how to keep on trying if they encounter difficulties and enjoy their wonderful achievements.

Here are the seven areas of learning your child will be able to take part in their Little Explorer classes.

1. Communication and Language Development

Your Little Explorer class will give your child 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 child will be able to enjoy being active and interacting with the safe tools and materials. They will develop their coordination, control, and movement. 

3. Personal, Social and Emotional Development

We will support you and your child, to provide experiences that give your child a positive sense of themselves and to have confidence in their own abilities.

4. Literacy Development 

Your child will learn to start making marks, get involved in stories and enjoy a range of sensory experiences to ignite their love of learning.

5. Mathematics 

Your child will have the opportunity to become familiar with counting. They will start to understand and use numbers. Your child will also learn to identify and sort and match shapes and objects.

6. Understanding Their World

Your Littel Explorer classes will help your child to make sense of their physical world . There are lots of opportunities for your child to explore safely, observe and find out about people, things and the environment too.

7. Expressive Arts And Design

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

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