Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch

Help your child make their mark

Alex Milligan


Christchurch Messy Play and Mark Making (April Term)
Thursday, 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Branksome Messy Play and Mark Making (April Term)
Tuesday, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Southbourne Messy Play and Mark Making (April Term)
Friday, 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Moordown Messy Play & Mark Making (April Term)
Monday, 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Branksome Messy Play & Mark Making (Feb Term)
Tuesday, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Christchurch Messy Play & Mark Making (Feb Term)
Wednesday, 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

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About me

I’m Alex and I’m really excited to be bringing these multi-award-winning educational mark making classes to Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch.

I’m a primary school teacher with a specialism in Early Years. Teaching children from reception age has given me first-hand knowledge of the whole new world that mark making brings to children. Mark making supports skills needed for early writing, as well as having many other physical and emotional benefits.

Having 2 boys of my own means that I’ve attended many activities during their baby, toddler and pre-school years. When I read about Little Learners, I was instantly drawn to the franchise for its fun and focussed sessions and its unique, educational programme. Sessions are fun, engaging and MESSY!

Children’s fine-motor skills and hand-eye coordination are nurtured (essential for writing). They also learn the 4 basic marks that underpin writing letters and numbers and drawing shapes.

The sensory fun combined with learning pre-writing skills is what makes Little Learners so outstanding and unique. On top of this, your tots’ imaginative, creative and communication skills are developed.

By making marks that are meaningful to them, children have access to a whole new way of expressing their thoughts and feelings without relying solely on verbal communication. Mark making can also provide new insight for you into your child’s thoughts and feelings.

Tools, materials and activities are differentiated so they are appropriate and fun for both your baby AND your pre-schooler. So come along and join in the messy fun! Sibling discounts available.

*Party Packages*

How about something a bit different for your little one’s birthday, christening or any other celebration?! Did you know we can tailor our parties to your child’s interests or favourite characters?  A ‘cake smash’ party is very popular and we can cater to themes such as Peppa Pig, Unicorns, football, Marvel Superheroes and many, many more. Alternatively, a ‘Super Messy’ includes all our class favourites. You can be as creative as you like or leave it all to us!

The party room would typically be set up with a variety of themed messy and dry trays, sensory play, painting and drawing stations, play dough, crafts and a dance area.  Our party packages start from £120 for up to 15 children and your party can be set up at a venue of your choice – we bring everything required, deliver the session and clear up all the mess afterwards – what could be better? For an additional £25 we can provide a ‘cake smash’ tray and photograph it all for you too!

For Messy Play Classes Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch

Email me for more information or to chat about your little one’s big day: