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Michelle Madders

Welcome to Little Learners Derbyshire North East. We run Messy Play & Mark Making classes and events across the area. We also offer Little Learners birthday parties! Please get in touch if you have any questions or scroll down to book a class.

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About me

Hello, I’m Michelle and I’m so excited to be running award-winning mark making classes in North East Derbyshire!

I’m a first time mum to my son, Joshua, and I’m loving my new role.

Having previously worked as a maths teacher, an 11+ tutor and, most recently, a public sector accountant, I’m thrilled that Little Learners allows me to combine my love of working with children with my passion for educating and helping develop others. I’m loving having a creative career, and one that my very own little learner can share in!

Not only are Little Learners classes amazingly fun, but they are designed to help encourage early writing skills through messy play and mark marking. Each class includes a range of activities, specifically designed to develop your child’s fine and gross motor skills as well as their core strength and co-ordination. Our aim is help every child make their mark.

My classes are welcoming, friendly and packed full of messy fun! And, best of all, I do all the cleaning up so you don’t have to!

We currently have classes running in Duckmanton and Newbold and will be launching classes in Dronfield in January 2019!

I look forward to meeting you and your little ones.

Michelle x


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Our Little Learners parties are so much fun! We can tailor our parties to your child’s interests or even their favourite TV show or film. A messy ‘cake smash’ party is really popular and we can also provide other extras such as party invites and party bags.

We’ll travel to a venue of your choice, do all the setting up and, best of all, clear up all the mess afterwards! Our party packages start from £80 so why not get in touch today to find out more!


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Reviews & Recommendations


“We attended the 5 week mark making & messy play class in Newbold and it was fantastic! I DO NOT do messy play so I was really apprehensive about it at first, but Lily and Josiah really embraced it and, while neither of them would go near the super-messy stuff like the spaghetti or baked beans, they loved all the other messy play activities. And they especially loved the water play at the end (ok so it was actually the getting clean part, lol). Michelle was a superb group facilitator, really warm and friendly and the kiddos really took to her enthusiasm. Well done Michelle, thanks so much for having us.” -Rainy


“We love this session! Plenty to do and different themes … the kids don’t even notice they’re learning! Would definitely recommend.” -Jennie


“My daughter had a messy play party today done by Michelle and it was fantastic!! Everyone really enjoyed it. Will definitely recommend to anyone who wants something different
Thank you” -Sarah


“A wonderful class!” -Katie


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