Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland

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Chelle Waddington

Welcome to Little Learners Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland! 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...

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About me

Hi, My name is Chelle and I am delighted to offer Little Learners educational Messy Play to Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland.

I’m 31 with a preschooler and toddler of my own who are often the messiest in class so don’t be afraid to let your little one get stuck in!

I’ve attended a lot of local groups myself which has been a god send for my mental health and meeting other mums in the community after moving to the area with a newborn. I have a very creative background so being able to start a class that let’s me involve myself in my childrens education while spending time with them has been amazing!

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

We’re a very inclusive class welcoming you however you chose to parent or how you feed your child. We’re all parents at the end of the day!
If you or your child have a disability, neurological or sensory differences or anything in between we’ll do our best to accommodate you and create an exciting Little Learners experience! With a neurodivergent family myself it’s hugely important to me to create a safe and fun learning space for everyone to enjoy.  


About Little Learners

Little Learners is a unique and exciting messy play & mark making program devised by a qualified teacher. Our classes, parties & events are designed for babies, toddlers and preschoolers to learn to write through play.
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Fun & engaging one hour sessions develop your child’s pre-writing motor skills, as well their physical and social development in relation to the EYFS guidance.

Give your child the best of starts, meet other parents and find out how to continue their learning journey with you at home.

Let’s Party!

We can provide a fantastic Little Learners party for your little one’s birthday as well as any other occasion you’d like to celebrate.

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!

Our “Cake Smash Parties” are hugely popular and go above and beyond the regular ‘Cake smash’ tray included with a birthday party.

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 15 children with prices starting from £110.

Bear Stuffing Parties at Home

We also offer a party at home if you’re looking for something special but low key to enjoy with your little one. These are perfect in the current conditions and include a 16″ Bear to stuff a few organized messy play activity and a framed craft to create. Just like all of other party packages, I’ll come and set up in your home and arrive back to clear up. You’ll even get to keep any tray reusable contents to play with (Coloured rice, Moondough, Playdough etc)


Christmas with Little Learners

Especially for Christmas this year I’ll be adding an extra festive class with all of our mark maker characters for extra christmasy fun! There will be crafts you can take home as a keep sake, a socially distanced visit from Santa who’ll be bringing his sack full of messy play gifts and the option to stuff your own festive elf or reindeer at an additional cost.

We also have an exciting selection of stocking fillers, messy play bundles and christmas eve boxes you can purchase from myself for activities to do at home over the festive period with your little learners.



What to expect in the New Year

After this past year we all deserve to have some exiting to look forward to so I’ve been busy planning lot’s of events and activities from a Teddy Bears Picnic, A certain Tiger Coming to Tea, a DINO-Spectacular party, a Foot print Keepsake Party to Little Learners in The Park and More!


Reviews and Recommendations

Chelle is amazing woman with an amazing imagination and so attentive with the kids. You can’t ask for more from Little Learners.


E had had a lovely time at Little Learners, she has missed attending group classes during lockdown and we stumbled across this class and it has been lovely. Thank you for your time and energy to allow our little learners to grow, explore as develop.



We love Little Learners! There is always a variety of trays and activities, while making things safe and following guidelines at the minute! Sessions are really creative and fun and my little boy loves exploring every week ❤️



We love little learners, it’s the highlight of our week my little girl gets to use different materials, feel different textures and learns to make her marks. And I get to talk to some mums which is a big relief to have some grown up talk 😂

And don’t worry about them getting messy, as a messy child is a happy child



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