Despite the heart palpitations many parents face when confronted with the words ‘messy play’ we know a wide range of these sensory experiences make an enormous contribution to babies and young children’s cognitive and creative development but don’t worry…we’ve got it covered!
Messy play helps children in so many ways, be that to relax, express their feelings, experiment with different materials, learn about texture and develop hand-eye coordination or practice the skills of pouring, measuring and mixing. Ultimately our experience has taught us that children love getting their hands dirty while exploring the world around them.
In each of our nurseries you will find messy play ranges packed with paint, sand, water, aromas, cornflakes, soap flakes and other safe materials for early years play. Our babies love to experience bubbles, reaching out for them and watching them disappear provoking many a puzzled reaction whilst three year olds experiencing the powers of cornflower can provoke a similar reaction. We encourage our children to set their own challenges in messy play enabling them to problem-solve, plan and see things through to completion.