Edinburgh South, Mid & East Lothian

Help your child make their mark

Emma McNicoll


SOLD OUT! Dalkeith Messy Play & Mark Making
Monday, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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About me

Hi Everyone, I’m Emma and I’m the proud owner of Little Learners Edinburgh South, Mid & East Lothian. I am delighted to be bringing these multi award-winning children’s classes to Dalkeith, Midlothian. I hope to bring them to surrounding areas in the near future.

I am a Mummy of two children, Harrison who is 5 and Ruby who is 3. I am a part time Early Years Teacher so playing and getting messy is absolutely my thing!

I have been teaching for 14 years and I love being part of children’s education. Being a Little Learners Teacher gives me a new challenge and the flexibility to spend more time with my children.

Teaching children to learn through play feels so rewarding and it’s fabulous to watch as they explore, create and have fun whilst they are learning the life long skill of writing!


What is Little Learners all about?

When I first heard about Little Learners I absolutely fell in love with what it stands for:

Every Child Makes their Mark!

Children learn best through child led, exploratory and unstructured play and we offer exactly that! I encounter many preschool children finding writing overwhelming and I’m certain that nursery and school would seem more manageable and enjoyable having experienced our mark making programme previously.

I feel privileged to be part of a company who deliver such a unique and meaningful experience for children. Hey, who wouldn’t love to go to work everyday to make glittery rainbows and gloopy monsters? My classes have a friendly and welcoming atmosphere where this is YOUR time to spend with your child, having fun and learning together in a relaxed environment. PERFECT!

Party Packages

I love hosting Little Learners Parties! It is a more unusual way to celebrate your little one’s birthday than a normal soft play or leisure centre and yet more creative, fun and engaging. We tailor the party to your child’s interest so whether it is Peppa Pig, Disney Princesses, Dinosaurs or Marvel Superheroes that they are into, we can match their party exactly to a chosen theme making it feel completely personalised. A ‘Cake Smash’ is very popular and a really fun way for the birthday child and their friends to celebrate.

The party room would be set up with a variety of themed messy and dry trays, painting and drawing station, fine motor skills station, play dough and a dance area. Our Party Package starts from £110 for up to 15 children at a venue of your choice where we set up, deliver the party and clear up too. What could be better?



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