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Creation Station STEAM classes to bring arts into all areas of learning

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths and has developed from STEM to now incorporate Art as a key component.  As the market leaders for creativity, The Creation Station team are at the forefront of inspiring imaginations and nurturing creativity and we are bringing the arts into all areas of learning.

Creativity is too often squeezed out of education. Whilst the focus moves onto Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) in education, a creative approach to learning about STEM can enhance children’s engagement and understanding to develop for future learning. 

Creation Station STEAM classes to bring arts into all areas of learning

Why are we including a STEAM focus in the Little Explorer Classes?

When young children are involved in first concepts of STEM such as matching, sorting, building, experimenting, using tools etc, they can develop their thinking and problem-solving skills.

This is why at Creation Station we have taken steps to nurture creativity and help to bring a creative process into all areas of learning including STEM. The Creation Station is supporting parents and childcare organisations to nurture their children’s amazing creativity.

Dr.Amanda Gummer, founder of Fundamentally Children said “Creativity underpins a lot of STEM skills so it is great to see such forward thinking from The Creation Station with their Little Explorer programmes, combining STEM learning with creativity and arts to promote holistic development in young children. The clever use of creative activities with STEM based learning outcomes helps all children engage with science and see it as a fun way of exploring our fascinating world. Age appropriate topics that children can relate to are a great way to introduce these concepts”.

Families attending the Creation Station Little Explorer classes will still be able to enjoy the award-winning hands-on creative fun classes that are underpinned by the government Early Years Foundation Stage. Now children will ALSO benefit from some of the classes being linked to understanding simple STEM concepts in a fun and creative way.

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What are the benefits of STEAM for my child?

  • Prepare your child for upcoming technological innovations: Your child will explore a range of tools and will develop their hand and eye-co-ordination and confidence when trying new activities and techniques.
  • Enhance problem-solving skills: Making mistakes is the backbone of problem-solving and building self-esteem. The activities help your child feel ok with making mistakes and trying again. I the safe and nurturing environment of a weekly class, your child will soon feel confident to try new things.
  • Increase understanding of concepts: Simple concepts sorting, matching, building, freezing, melting and counting will be explored and discovered through a fun and creative way.
  • Application of knowledge: Your weekly classes are designed to spark curiosity and help your child create their own journey of learning and discovery. The weekly activities are all play-based with real-life links where appropriate. This gives you ideas to do with your child outside of classes and helps your child apply to learn in real-life situations.  
  • Instil creativity and innovation: Creative activities enables your child to see challenges in new ways and to think outside of the box. 
  • Teach teamwork, collaboration, and communication: STEAM activities provide fun opportunities for your child to connect with others.  This collaborative approach helps children of all ages and ability to play, learn and have fun together.
  • Encourage managed risk-taking: Your child will learn to have pride in their ideas, confidence Io make things happen, and if it fails, to learn and try again. FAIL is the ‘First Attempt in Learning’ and gives your child a way of working through a challenge rather than focusing on the final-outcome. This approach helps your child build a growth mindset, confidence and self-esteem from a young age.
  • Build perseverance and determination: Activities where your child is working out what they need to do, rather than being ‘told’ exactly what to do, gives your child confidence to create goals and take measurable steps to achieve them. 

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The Creation Station Little Explorer classes include a wide range of fun learning opportunities.

 Find what’s on in your local area by visiting www.thecreationstation.co.uk and pop in your postcode. If you would like to book The Creation Station for creative activities in your childcare setting or organisations, please email your Creation Station team and we will b happy to help with our award-winning creative fun.

What people say

Excellent 9.6/10

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Parmjit
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26th Jun

My 6 year old looks forward to every…

My 6 year old looks forward to every session with Mrs Virdi and is very excited to share with us what they have been making in class.

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26th Jun

What a lovely afternoon

What a lovely afternoon. The children throughly enjoyed themselves. Not only a party but great crafts to take home. And, best of all, especially for a home party. They were so absorbed in their task. All you could her is them humming along to the music!!!

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25th Jun

excellent party with Sarah

We had a wonderful party with Sarah from Sunbury Creation Station. She calmly and smoothly ran the party for 15 five year olds and kept them all engaged. The activities were lovely and the kids were thrilled with the lovely treasure boxes and model animals that they got to take home. Sarah made everything very easy for me and was super professsional. Thanks very much!

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25th Jun

My daughter really enjoyed her party

My daughter really enjoyed her party. Sarah was great at advising on activities in advance, she was organised on the day and she engaged very well with the children. It was a success, thank you!

Melissa
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25th Jun

Always a pleasure and treat to craft…

Always a pleasure and treat to craft for an evening! Great ideas that I seem to pull off!! Great instructor, clean and always there to help!

Roz
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25th Jun

Happy customer!

Love Creation Station! It amazes me every week how much we do in one session.

Claire
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25th Jun

Fantastic class!

Fantastic class!

Helen
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25th Jun

Not like any other babygroups we go…

Not like any other babygroups we go too. Very organised messy play for little ones and fun for the parents too making mess somewhere away from home!

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24th Jun

Totally brilliant arty party

Totally brilliant arty party for my 5 year old son. Mel had the kids thoroughly engrossed in decorating their party bags, painting and decorating a treasure chest, and making a clay model. So much fun. So calm!!! And so little effort on my part. Highly recommend

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24th Jun

Very professional and well organised…

Very professional and well organised and most important of all my daughter and her friends loved every minute of it.