Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland

Messy Play Classes in Middlesbrough
Help your child make their mark

Chelle Waddington


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About me

Hi, My name is Chelle and I am delighted to offer Little Learners educational Messy Play Classes in 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.

Upcoming Classes

As some of you know I’m currently expecting my third Little learner so the new few months will be focused on me and my new little squish.

Don’t forget to join our waiting lists here for updates and priority booking for when classes return and if you’re interested in a specific location, day or time to attend classes please feel free to let me know.

Messy Play Classes in Middlesbrough

Continue the fun at Home

Don’t forget you can also purchase your own activities to continue the fun at home!

We have Gelli baff, Crazy Soap, Paint sticks, Coloured rice, Playdough packs and more!

For something extra special for your little ones we can create your own personalised mark making bundles perfect for Halloween, Christmas, Easter and Birthdays!

Contact us at to find out more!

Let’s Party!

Did you know? We provide fun and exciting Little Learners parties 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 will be set up with an activity theme of your chose. All of our usual Little Learners activities:  sensory play, messy play, playdough, painting and more! I set up the party, 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.

Messy Play Classes in Middlesbrough

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 with prices starting from £100.

Bookings are being taken from April 2022 onwards.

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)

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 Messy Play Classes in Middlesbrough, 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 Messy Play Classes in Middlesbrough, 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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