Nurseries and Playgroups

Arties is a local pre-school dance, music and art group , we have been working with toddlers and young children sharing our exciting, fun and educational programme through our weekly classes in our main base ,Manor Drive ,N20 and local nurseries and playgroups for over 17 years.

Arties is owned and run by Cathy, a professional actress and dancer and qualified drama teacher who has worked with children for many years in local schools, playgroups and nurseries and in our premises in Whetstone! Her aim is to provide a nursery class that is challenging, inspiring, educational and most importantly fun yet also works within the ever changing government EYFS guidelines (early year’s foundation stage)

We have a few options available to our local nurseries

  1. Arties nursery/playgroup visit! (Priced from £35 for 45 minutes).
    This can be weekly, fortnightly or even monthly throughout the year. Each visit will bring a new adventure for your children to enjoy, previously we have worked alongside nurseries to develop specific themes their children have been looking at-pirates, princess and superheroes, under the sea, jungle animals to name a few!

    We bring all our music, props, dressing up, instruments, teddies, finger puppets, pom-poms and of course our multi-sensory equipment feathers, beanbags balls, ribbons and our favourite Arties parachute!

    We teach our Arties tots to learn how to warm up their bodies safely and how to move freely, to experiment with their physicality in a fun choreographed dance, to indulge in role play through music and drama with our favourite nursery tunes, to vocalise their ideas confidently in our interactive storytelling and above all to gain the confidence to be inquisitive and learn about their voices and bodies in a safe and caring environment with their key workers or parents present.

  2. Arties Special One Off Parties! (From £100).
    We specialise in Art and music/dance parties for pre-schoolers and bring all our favourite equipment and party dances and games to entertain your little ones. These last for an hour or more and we tailor it to your settings requirements and needs. In a large setting such as your nursery our music and dance parties are more popular but if there is room to create a quieter area than we can introduce our amazing Art tables and crafting fun so everyone gets a chance to take their own creations home.
    This is particularly popular at celebration times, Christmas, Hanukkah, sports day, graduation etc.

  3. Nursery visit to our premises in Manor Drive Church Hall. (Priced from £55).
    This is a great late morning or afternoon trip for your older children, we have use of the two rooms upstairs in Manor Drive and you will receive a very warm welcome both in our music room and our art room. We start in our music room and warm up with lots of fun, interactive songs using our wide range of props, fancy dress and instruments, after which we go and explore our art room which has different areas set out for your toddlers to explore- play dough, painting, puzzles, drawing/stencils and an individual craft activity which your little ones can make and take home proudly each week! For larger groups of 20+ we will split into 2 groups and use each room for half an hour than swap!

    This is a new and exciting venture for Arties and will work well for mobile children aged 18 months and older.