Hi, I’m Cath and I am the proud owner of Little Learners Burnley and Rossendale. I live in Newchurch, Rossendale with my husband Garth and our children, Charlie and Bella.
I am a qualified Primary School teacher with 10 years experience and before entering teaching I managed a Private Day Nursery. As a result of my passion for all that is ‘early years’ I decided to join the Little Learners team. Now I can use the experience, knowledge and skills I have gained during my many years working with children in early years to deliver these award winning messy play and mark making classes where I live and in the surrounding areas.
I strongly believe that children learn best through play when they are having fun, are happy and feel comfortable. My aim is that each child makes their individual mark whilst getting messy, exploring, stimulating their senses and being creative. Mark making is the first step in early writing skills. As a parent myself I would have loved to have taken my own children to these friendly, fun, exciting and educational classes. These sessions can also develop children’s fine/gross motor skills, core strength, coordination and importantly their social and communication skills. All of this with you by their side to encourage and support them throughout the session…..perfect!
So why not come and join us for some messy mark making fun in Burnley and Rossendale and I’ll do the cleaning up! I look forward to meeting you and your ‘Little Learners’ soon!
Did you know I host Little Learners birthday parties?! We can tailor our parties to your child’s interests and favourite characters/theme!
You arrange the venue and I do the rest! I bring all the equipment, lead the session and clear away afterwards! What could be better? As an extra I can also offer our popular ‘cake smash’ trays. These trays make fabulous photo opportunities to mark your little one’s birthday!
We can also offer a home party package too! This can be as messy (or not!) as you want!
“My boys had a great time at the Little Learners workshop. They loved the expanding soap foam and have been asking when they can go again. I would highly recommend this to anyone interested!” Janine (mum of Daniel and Joseph)
“Catherine at Little Learners did a session as a get together for our children and parents @JuliesChildcare. It was fantastic we all got involved even my 12 yr old ! Lots of different stations for different ages, dry mess, wet mess, sparkles, colour and lots of options to choose from. We met the different mark makers and we can’t wait to learn the marks in our up and coming sessions. Highly recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️” Julie (mum of Oliver and Adam, owner of Julie’s Childcare)
“Frankie absolutely loved his first Little Learners session!!! So many messy stations he didn’t know where to start!! Looking forward to next week!! Thank you Cath x” Emma (mum of Frankie)
“We went to one of Catherine’s Little Learners sessions and it was amazing. The best set up I’ve seen with so many different activities. Our children who are 6, 5 and 13 months were engaged fully for two hours with everything from sensory play to drawing pictures to painting each other! Would definitely recommend.” Helen (mum of Henry, Hugo and Martha)
“First session today and we loved it! Amazing group with plenty to do. I love that not only are you doing messy activities you ensure that the children are gaining a learning experience through your activities. We will be joining your groups every time xxx” Nicola (mum of Harry)
“We love our weekly Little Learners class! Catherine is fab and comes up with amazing, fun ideas each week for us both to enjoy! (me sometimes more than Cammie-Lei 🙊) It’s even better knowing that our babies are learning without knowing through the fun that we have!
Cannot recommend enough! “ Lindy (mum of Cammie-Lei)