Gateshead East

messy play classes east gateshead and south tyneside
Help your child make their mark

Emma Maddison

Welcome to Little Learners Gateshead East! We run Messy Play & Mark Making classes and events in Gateshead & at The Baltic. We also offer Little Learners birthday parties! Please get in touch if you have any questions...

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About me

I’m Emma and I own Little Learners Gateshead East. I’m 31 and live in Low Fell with my husband Richie and our two children, Issabella & Hudson. I first took Issabella to Little Learners Messy Play classes when she was just 5 months old – she loved it and still does now. Hudson began his Mark Making journey when he was 8 months old and so far, so good 🙂

I am a qualified Early Years Practitioner and worked in a private nursery before going on maternity leave. I have good knowledge of the EYFS and understand the importance of learning through play. I have always had a passion to work with children. To be a part of their development and see them gain skills and knowledge is something I find so rewarding.

Witnessing firsthand the outcome of the classes helped my decision to join the Little Learners team.

My aim is to deliver warm, fun, friendly and educational classes, where both children and adults feel welcome and valued.

I look forward to meeting lots of new Mark Makers in Gateshead East!



Party Packages


We can tailor each party to your child’s interests and provide a range of resources to suit your needs and budget. I’ve had tonnes of fun throwing many different themed parties. These have included, Peppa Pig, Frozen, Paw Patrol, Farm themed and many more! The party room typically will be set up with (themed) messy trays, sensory play, painting, drawing stations &  play dough. All you need to do is find a venue  – I then bring everything required, set up your messy play party, you all have tonnes of messy play fun then i do all the cleaning!!




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Reviews & Recommendations


Just started this class this term and it’s amazing. Very well organised and my little girl loves it. Will definitely be continuing with this class. Nice to see some Daddies go to it as well which shows how welcoming Emma is. – Kerri


Emma is lovely, she’s brilliant with babies/toddlers so glad we came across little learners. my daughter loves it and glad to get her messy without been in your own home. We have even booked for next term too � Thank you x – Vikki


Took Lola to Little Learners at Low Fell for the first time. She loved it that much we’ve put her down for the outdoor session and another term. Emma is great with the children and very down to earth. It was a very welcoming atmosphere. Was nice to see Lola standing in the circle copying Emma’s marks/actions which shows her confidence is growing. Every week without fail she was first in line for the sticker! Would 100% recommend. Was great to see men with their children there too as a lot of groups are always just women! Keep up the good work! Xx – Lisa


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