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Developmental Play

We are passionate about Play!

During the early years, children develop and discover their world through Play. In addition to an abundance of love and connection with their caregivers, they need ample opportunity to experience movement, sensation, exploration and modelling. Our specialist Developmental Play Program beautifully fuses structured, schematic, messy and open-ended play to help develop children’s cognitive, social, emotional, motor and sensorimotor skills.

At Calmababy, we have an in-house team of fully qualified Developmental Play Practitioners who design and lead our Developmental Play Program. Sessions are bespoke and tailored around the components of healthy development including;

  • Postural control, stability and orientation
  • Balance and vestibular processing
  • Motor planning and coordination
  • Midline crossing and bilateral integration
  • Body awareness and proprioceptive processing
  • Eye/hand coordination and visual perception
  • Fine motor and prewriting skills
  • Attention, concentration and executive function

“Our mission is two-fold: provide children with an opportunity to experience Power in Play while empowering parents to play with their children at home.” We offer two different sessions in empowering play for children aged walking to under 4-years old.

Develop’mental’ Mondays

In this session, we take over Selina’s cafe and use the whole space – indoors and outdoors – to create educational, interactive learning and play experiences for children. Suitable for all children, especially those energetic ones who love space to roam, interact with the environment and socialising.

Chilled Tuesdays

This session is better for children who prefer a quieter pace of Play. This session takes place in our Training Room upstairs and is limited to only eight children.

For more information about our Developmental Play Program, please contact the Centre and speak to a member of the team.

Our play practitioners are expertly trained by the Carly Budd Academy.

Bookings & Class Availability

Both sessions are for children who are walking to under four years old. Non-mobile babies and crawling siblings are welcome to attend free of charge and must be supervised at all times due to small parts.

During messy play, any edible materials are gluten-free. If your child has any other allergies, then please make us aware 24 hours before the session so we can ensure they are accommodated.

Before making a booking, please ensure you read our Terms & Conditions.

Payment options:

Develop’mental’ Monday – £6 per child. £4 for each additional sibling

Chilled Tuesday – £7.50 per child. £5 for one additional sibling (please contact us if you wish to attend with more than two children).

If no classes are showing in the timetable below, please select a future date in the calendar.

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