text from a wall display at hatherton childrens centre explaining how babies learndisplay text from hatherton children's centre explaining how babies learn about the world Although I was working with a group of parents at Hatherton Children’s Centre in Walsall, I couldn’t help but notice the photos and text displayed on the wall.

There were images of very young children having a whale of a time, up to their eyeballs in gloop, shredded paper and paint. The display reinforced how crucial these sensory experiences are for babies and their parents – something I value greatly when working with clay within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Oh, and the parents I worked with made some wonderful coil pot creations. Check out this fabulous cat fashioned using the coil pot technique.