Houghton-le-spring Messy Play

Lewes & Brighton

messy play classes lewes and brighton
Help your child make their mark

Kate Richardson


Brighton Messy Play and Mark-making (Funplex) - Jan/Feb term
Monday, 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Uckfield Messy Play and Mark-making - Jan/Feb term
Thursday, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Cooksbridge Messy Play and Mark-making - Jan/Feb term
Tuesday, 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Ringmer Messy Play and Mark-making - Jan/Feb term
Wednesday, 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

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About me

Hi, I’m Kate, I’m 43 and live in Ringmer, East Sussex with my husband and 2 children, aged 10 and 8.

I run classes in Ringmer and Cooksbridge but in January there will be NEW CLASSES beginning in Brighton and Uckfield. My classes are friendly and welcoming and suit children of all abilities.

I am an experienced and qualified primary school teacher and have taught children aged 2-11 years old throughout my 15 years of teaching. For the last 9 years I have pursued my main passion of teaching children with a range of special educational needs, developing not only their educational skills, but also their social, emotional and physical development.

Recently, however, I have been looking for a new challenge, which gives me more time to spend with my own family, whilst still using my teaching skills. I was so excited to discover little learners, an ideal way that I can use my knowledge and skills to help children develop their mark making and pre-writing skills. These fab classes also stimulate children’s sensory and social development through messy play and most importantly having fun! I have always been a strong believer that children learn best through play.

These classes not only benefit the children, but it is also a great way for parents/carers to meet other parents, chat and share experiences, in a relaxed environment. All in the knowledge that you are helping to develop important gross and fine motor skills in your children, with the bonus of none of the clearing up at the end!

I look forward to meeting and welcoming lots of new families and having great messy fun with mark-making!

Party Packages

Little Learners Birthday parties are great fun! Did you know we can tailor our parties to your child’s interests and favourite characters/TV shows?  We also offer our popular ‘cake smash’ trays which make fabulous photo opportunities to mark your little ones Birthday!


The party room typically will be set up with (themed) messy trays, sensory play, painting and drawing stations, play dough, crafts and dance area.  Our party packages start from £120 for up to 20 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?

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Reviews & Recommendations


“My 9 month old daughter and I love our Messy Play sessions with Kate! She’s so friendly and welcoming, actively encouraging the children whom are all different ages to explore their senses and get MESSY!! It’s our favourite class and has given me the confidence to try out different messy play activities at home! We went to the session on The Green in Ringmer and now attend weekly sessions in Cooksbridge- if you and your little person haven’t tried it then you’re missing out!! I’ve already got three friends interested in next term so let’s hope my daughter and I still get a space!!”

Jodie (Little Learners Cooksbridge class Sept ’18)


“What a fab time we had at Little Learners messy play this morning! My 11 month old loved getting covered in beans, crazy soap & paint! Kate who run’s the group is absolutely fab & gets everyone involved! Would highly recommend, we can’t wait to go again!”  Rachel (Little Learners Cooksbridge class Sept’18)


“Thank you for a lovely morning! Toby & Elsie really enjoyed discovering different types of textures using their hands and feet trying to make marks. It was lovely and relaxed the twins were able to potter around discovering different types of messy play!
My eldest had a wonderful time in the cake mixture. Thank you & look forward to many more sessions.”

Andrea (Little Learners Cooksbridge class Sept ’18)


“Was really good I hope it’s on again 🙂”   Lisa (Little Learners on the Green Aug ’18)
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“My son and I loved the Little Learners event on the green. He got thoroughly stuck in! We’ve been to a few ‘messy play’ sessions before but this was even better as it introduced different mark making and the use of fun characters really grabbed his attention. A great way to incorporate some education into an amazing play session giving them free reign to make as much mess as they like! We can’t wait to attend again!”  Jenny  (Little learners on the Green Aug ’18)
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