ARTY CRAFTY LITTLE HANDS

A very warm welcome to Arty Crafty Little Hands, where our aim is for you and your child to have fun through experiencing a wide range of arts and crafts together.

My name is Carrie, I have two young children, and I have always loved sharing my passion for arts and crafts with them. They love the exploration of making things, its amazing to watch their imaginations blossom, and fantastic to see their proud little faces when they have created something.

SESSIONS

The sessions are aimed at 2 to 5 year olds and their parent / carer.

At each session there will be around 6 different arts and crafts for your little one to try out with you. Each activity is set up on a table with everything you need to complete that activity ready for you. When you are finished with an activity just put your finished work on one of the empty tables at either end of the hall ready for you to collect at the end, then choose the next activity you want to try.

The sessions are wholly child led and very relaxed, so please don’t worry about your child not wanting to do something / having a melt down / needing a snack, we have all been there! It’s simple, no-one has to do anything they don’t want to, you and your child do whatever you want or need to do. The most important thing is that you and your child enjoy yourselves.

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BENEFITS

Creative activities help make vital connections between the different parts of a child’s brain. Here are some of the ways that doing art and craft when you’re young can promote mental wellbeing, and help children’s physical and intellectual development…

  1. Enables brain developmentChildren make millions of new brain connections (called ‘synapses’) in early childhood as they make sense of the world. Having lots of opportunity to be creative helps link all the different parts of their brains and bodies.
  2. Creates a shared learning experienceGetting crafty or enjoying art and music with your child can be a great shared experience. Learning together helps your child feel that you’re taking them seriously – that you ‘get’ they’re not just messing around when they play. This really builds their self-esteem.
  3. Helps children express themselves.Being creative provides a way for children to show you what’s really important to them right now, even if they don’t quite have the words to tell you.
  4. Unlocks problem-solving skillsBeing creative early in life can make you more resourceful and resilient when you encounter obstacles as an adult. Making or painting their wildest ideas teaches children to imagine possible solutions and find different ways to approach problems.
  5. Builds confidenceMaking art is a safe way to discover that it’s okay to make mistakes, and that getting things ‘wrong’ can lead to a whole new idea. It gives little ones the confidence to experiment and take risks.

COST

There are three payment options for you.

You can pay on the day in cash at the session of your choice at a cost of £6

However, spaces are limited so if you would like to guarantee your place you can either call, email or complete the ‘Get in Touch’ form below stating which day and time you would like to attend, and then pay online up to 48hours before the day of your session at a cost of £6

If you pre-book a group of 4 sessions in advance the cost is reduced to £5 per session, total of £20. These sessions are to be taken consecutively. Unfortunately refunds cannot be given for missed sessions.

COST

There are three payment options for you.

You can pay on the day in cash at the session of your choice at a cost of £6

However, spaces are limited so if you would like to guarantee your place you can either call, email or complete the ‘Get in Touch’ form below stating which day and time you would like to attend, and then pay online up to 48hours before the day of your session at a cost of £6

If you pre-book a group of 4 sessions in advance the cost is reduced to £5 per session, total of £20. These sessions are to be taken consecutively. Unfortunately refunds cannot be given for missed sessions.





LOCATIONS

We run sessions at two lovely locations around Chelmsford, both with onsite parking.

The maps below have the following legend: PINK – road, ORANGE – car parking, BLUE – the centre.


Monday Sessions

10am – 11am
(These sessions do not run on the first Monday of each month)

Monday sessions are held in The Christian Centre, next to All Saints Church, Church Lane, Writtle, CM1 3EN.

You can approach the centre from either side of Writtle Green, follow the road along the green to the far corner and turn into the corner, the road then forks, take the left hand fork into Pump Lane, follow this lane which leads directly into the car park. Parking here is free. In addition to this car park there is free parking along side the green itself, and also in Writtles’ free public car park shown on the map.

Once at the centre, enter through the main doors, follow down through the foyer on the right, enter into the ‘small hall’.

Wednesday Sessions

10am – 11am
(These sessions run in school term time only)

Wednesday sessions are held in Little Smarties Nursery, Five Tree Works, Bakers Lane, Chelmsford, CM2 8LD.

The nursery is found just 2 minutes drive from the Galleywood junction of the A12, between Galleywood and Stock. You will turn into Bakers Lane from the B1007. Follow the lane down and you will find the nursery on the left hand side. There is a car park to the front of the building. The door to enter through is on the right hand end of the building, just ring the door bell.

COST

There are three payment options for you.

You can pay on the day in cash at the session of your choice at a cost of £6

However, spaces are limited so if you would like to guarantee your place you can either call, email or complete the ‘Get in Touch’ form below stating which day and time you would like to attend, and then pay online up to 48hours before the day of your session at a cost of £6

If you pre-book a group of 4 sessions in advance the cost is reduced to £5 per session, total of £20. These sessions are to be taken consecutively. Unfortunately refunds cannot be given for missed sessions.




Peace of mind

For your peace of mind I am DBS checked, and have Public liability insurance in place.



Get in touch

Please feel free to contact me by phone, email or completing the form below with any questions / queries / or to book your place, thanks