Hi there! My name is Sian. I am based in the south of Hampshire and live with my husband and little girl. For the past 14 years I have worked as a primary school teacher, spending just over a decade in Early years education and I deliver Messy Play classes in Fareham and Eastleigh.
After having my daughter over two years ago I wanted a new challenge that would fit in with family life but still give me the opportunity to work with young children. I came across ‘Little Learners’ in an internet forum and as soon as I looked into the company, I knew it was exactly what I was looking for!
As a passionate Early years practitioner who understands the importance of investigative pre writing skills, I could really see the benefits of the companies aims, goals and ethos. Learning through play is such a key part of Early child development. I love watching how children discover new skills and develop their self confidence to see what else they can achieve. To enable a child to be a confident writer, they need quality experiences to develop their fine motor skills and mark making, which is exactly what Little Learners provides.
I will bring my knowledge and experience to my Little Learners sessions and provide fun and exciting classes which allow your child to make their own discoveries. There will be a warm welcome to all parents, families and carers and I will provide a safe, purposeful environment for all to enjoy.
I look forward to meeting you all at my Little Learners events, parties and messy play classes in Fareham and Eastleigh and helping your little ones to ‘make their mark‘.
We can cater for allergies for any class, event or party! Just tell us your requirements and we will plan the rest.
Currently, classes and events are being held at Priory Park Community Hall, Locks Heath and Fair Oak Village Hall, in Fair Oak Eastleigh.
Here’s a summary of the changes you will find at our classes and events.
-Awarded the ‘Good to go – visit England’ certification
-As the class teacher, I have completed ‘Infection Control for Childhood Settings’ training – provided by Daisy First Aid
-Specific ‘Covid secure’ Risk Assessments completed for each venue
-Covid-secure room set up with hand sanitising/ washing stations and floor markers at 2m spacing from neighbouring families
-Socially distanced (2m) individual family ‘stations’
-Face coverings are worn by all adults throughout each session at each venue
-Individual stations include a large messy tray,
4-5 separate materials to use provided in sealed sanitised tubs,
Individual sealed mark making toolkits and mini bath bowl and towel for clean up time
-Hand sanitiser and antibac wipes available at each station
-NHS track and trace QR Code Scanning at each venue
-Online booking/payment only
-Cashless /card payment pop up shop full of exciting messy play and mark making products
We are all spending a lot more time at home at the moment and keeping the kids entertained on some days are harder than others. We can offer a range of solutions to beat the boredom for your little or big ones with our Messy Bundles, Lucky Dip Boxes and Home Hire packs. Take a look at what we have to offer below.
Do you fancy having some messy place fun at home but don’t have the equipment or resources to do it?
The pack includes hire of a tuff tray and 8-10 tools PLUS some messy play resources for you to keep to use again and again!
You can hire the pack for one week for just £20, or for longer if you wish, for an additional charge – just let me know. Local non-contact delivery available in Whiteley and surrounding areas with a small extra charge for other areas around Fair Oak and Eastleigh.
All resources will be deep cleaned before and after hire. Also included are free colouring sheets and activity ideas to use with your play pack. If you would like to book a pack, please message me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the current situation of COVID-19 and Government restrictions, we are unable to provide our usual party packages for more than 6 people at the moment. There is some good news though.. we are able to offer our new ‘Mini Messy Garden Party’ packages.
Have you got a special occasion coming up? Perhaps your little one is celebrating their birthday and isn’t able to have a usual party with their friends? Why not book one of our mini messy play parties.
I’ll come to your garden or home and set everything up. The whole set-up can be themed to your child’s interests, e.g. Peppa Pig, Dinosaurs, Transport, Unicorns -whatever you like! You keep tray contents/play dough to re-use as you wish.
Just put all items back in a box and I will collect trays/tools/pens/floor coverings the following day and take home to clean. There’s even an extra option to add a messy play bundle for an additional charge that you can keep.
CURRENT COVID -19 REGULATIONS INFORMATION
Please remember that current government regulations only allow 6 people from more than one household, indoors or outdoors at any one time. (England – October 2020)
Prices start at £70. Let us create a fantastic mini messy play party for your close family to remember.
We can provide a fantastic Little Learners party for your little one’s birthday as well as any other occasion.
Once you have decided on your venue of choice, the room would be set up with messy trays based on your chosen theme and lots of sensory play, drawing, playdough and painting. I will bring all the resources needed for the fun to begin, set up each area and lead the session and clear away at the end – taking all the stress away so you can sit back and enjoy spending time with your little one on their special day!
Whether you have a young Peppa Pig fan at home or a dinosaur explorer, I can tailor the party to meet your own child’s interests and wishes. We have a range of party packages to suit different budgets and needs. Party packages can be booked for up to 20 children.
For that extra special treat, how about adding a cake smash messy tray or having a cake smash party? These are great fun for everyone and extremely popular!
In October 2020, our franchise ‘Little Learners UK’ held their annual awards ceremony and I am so proud to say, that I received not one but three awards!
Thank you to everyone that voted for me in the ‘Teacher of the year’ category – it means so much to know that my customers are enjoying my sessions with their little ones.
We are delighted to be a part of this fantastic new ‘shop local’ app created by the wonderful Susi at Small Treasures Photography.
Not only can you get your hands on a great discount to spend on our vouchers to spend on our classes or messy play products, there’s also plenty of other amazing offers from lots of other local small businesses too in Portsmouth and surrounding areas.
Follow the link in the post below to get the app on your phone- happy shopping!