jelly tots

Jelly Tots is a pre school art club led by artists and designers, for children from 18 months to up to 5 yrs. With over 20 years combined experience between them and creative skills ranging from fine art to fashion design and textiles to theatre, our fantastic team run a programme of creative workshops that encourage your child (and you) to join in, learn, make, be creative and play together.

Every week there is a different theme – join our mailing list to find out what you will be making or join our Facebook ‘jellytotspreschoolartclub’(

These sessions happen all over Reading and for 2017 we are delighted to be working in two NEW locations. 


NEW for 2017

Jelly Tots – TUESDAYS

10.30am to 11.30am

St Lukes Church,

Erleigh Road, Reading, RG1 5LR

This fantastic large space is easily accessible by public transport and also has limited on road parking restricted to maximum of 2 hours.

Jelly Tots – THURSDAYS

10.00am to 10.45am

Nomad Bakery,

10 Prospect Street, Caversham, RG4 8JG

The wonderful Nomad Bakery is home to our new Caversham based session. Space is very limited so it is advisable to prebook.

Buggies can be left at the rear of the cafe in the courtyard garden. Car parking also available behind the cafe.


Sessions can be paid on the day or for discounts book for our 13-week sessions. These include the half term workshop and are great value for money.
Sessions at St Lukes last for 1 hr and cost £4 per session (drop in price) or book 13 weeks in advance for £39.00 (3rd January until 28th March inclusive)
Sessions at Nomad Bakery last for 45 minutes and cost £3 per session (drop in price) or book 13 weeks in advance for £32.50 (5th January until 30th March inclusive)

Older siblings can be booked on during half term for £5 per child age 5 and older.


BOOK via our events page:

Our artists:
Emma is lead artist at Nomad Bakery. Emma has volunteered with jelly since 2001 and more recently she has been a part of jelly’s educational programme to engage and inspire young budding artists. Emma graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Knitted Textiles. She loves making and is passionate about crafts being passed on through the generations. It’s a joy for Emma to witness this in action during the jelly tot sessions where mums, dads, carers, grandparents and toddlers come and create together.



Katie is lead artist at St Lukes. Katie who is also known as Squirrel Ink studied fine art BA. She went onto gain an MA in Drawing from Wimbledon Collage of Art UAL. Her art stems from a love of drawing but has taken many final forms including paintings, festival sculpture/installations, illustration and printmaking. She just loves making things! Now a mum of 2 she still spends all her spare time creating work under the name – Squirrel ink. It is her printmaking/illustration adventure, all produced while her little one’s snooze.


Half term workshops feature guest jelly artist such as Julie Bunker, Kate Powell and Carli Jordan.


All our artists have DBS and trained Arts Award assessors.