ARTventurers

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FAQs

Here’s a few of the most frequently asked questions about our weekly classes……
How old does my child have to be to attend one of your sessions?
Our Baby ARTventurers sessions are designed for children who are aged 6 months and over and who can sit unaided, up to around the age of 16 months.
Our Little ARTventurers sessions are for pre school age children and as a guide we suggest that they are suitable for children aged 16- 18 months and above. Our programme of sessions has been carefully developed to provide a range of activities that children as young as 16 months can participate in and have lots of creative fun! However each child is unique – they all develop at different rates and whilst one child of that age may be more than ready to enjoy all of the activities on offer at our sessions, some 16-18 month olds may not yet be ready to gain maximum benefit from our sessions. If you are unsure about whether your child is old enough to join in at our classes we suggest that you come along and try a session with your child on a “pay as you go” basis and see how you both enjoy it before signing up for a block of sessions.
Can I bring more than one child along to the Little ARTventurers sessions?
Yes of course! For those with 2 or more Little ARTventurers we offer a 20% sibling discount for the second/subsequent child. If you have a little one who is younger than the recommended starting age then you’re more than welcome to bring them along free of charge!
Do I need to bring anything along to the sessions?
We provide oversized art T shirts at the Little ARTventurers sessions and at our parties for the children to wear over their clothes to try and minimise any mess as far as possible! There’s no need for you to bring anything else although we do suggest that bringing a carrier or other bag along with you is a good idea to help you to carry all of the masterpieces home in! For our Baby ARTventurers class we suggest bringing along a towel and a change of clothes for your baby to wear after the session.
What is included in the weekly session/class fee?
Everything! The session fees include all art and craft materials and also refreshments for the little ones (Little ARTventurers and holiday sessions only). Unlike some other activity providers we don’t charge a membership fee or insist that you purchase any branded merchandise from us.
Do I need to pre book a session or can I just turn up?
All of our sessions do work on a pre booking basis. This is because, for the safety and enjoyment of everyone, places are limited and we need to know how many children are coming to the session each week to be able to plan and offer high quality activities – and to make sure we have enough materials and resources for everyone! It’s easy to book a place – just get in touch using the contact details on this website.
What if my little one doesn’t want to take part in all of the activities?
That’s fine – our sessions are child led and based on free flow activities. Your little one is free to explore and do as much as he/she wants to and you are both comfortable with. As with all new experiences some babies and young children may be a little overwhelmed during their first visit and want to stick to doing one or two activities. Experience shows that after a couple of visits they will become familiar with the environment and routine and will happily and confidently explore the wide range of creative activities. Similarly, some children who first come to the session just want to run around the room! Again experience shows that they will quickly become familiar with the routine of the sessions and their concentration span and ability to focus on activities will rapidly increase! Children learn by observation and imitation of the other children already engaged in the activities.
How do I pay for the sessions?
Payment can be made by cash, cheque or direct bank payment – all of the details will be provided when booking a space.
Is there anything else I need to know?
We are CRB enhanced checked and have full public liability insurance for your peace of mind. We’re more than happy to answer any other questions you might have about our classes, parties and events – just ask!
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