An innovative and award winning programme for pre-school children is being launched in Thornton Heath.

The Creation Station’s hands-on art and craft exploration sessions give even very young children the chance to safely experiment with a wide range of materials, tools and ideas.

Mishalle Deepchand is leading the weekly, term-time programme for youngsters and their parents/carers at The Salvation Army,  at 66 High Street.

Launched at the end of September full term sessions will commence from October 2 from 9.45am to 10.30pm for the Baby Discover class and 11.15am to 12.05pm for the Little Explorers class.  Please book direct or via the website as places are limited.

Mishalle said: “Our aim is to inspire children’s imaginations through our specially designed art and craft activities and products. As well as being terrific fun for both child and adult the sessions encourage positive parenting skills through practical creative play. Creating their own piece of art each week also helps develop a child’s thinking and creative skills. Another plus point for parents is that even when we get messy using paints and clay they don’t have the worry and stress of cleaning up like they would at home.”

Creation Staton is also running a family fun Christmas card making workshop on Saturday October 14 and Saturday October 21 at St Paul’s Church. The workshop is £8 per family and includes two card designs, a ‘thank you’ card design and all the materials to help to create the prints.

For further information please contact Mishalle on 07388 320060 or visit