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Anita Andrews

Welcome to Little Learners South Colchester! 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

Hello, my name is Anita and I am excited to be bringing lots of messy play fun to South Colchester!  Living on West Mersea, I enjoy an active, outdoor life as well as spending as much time as I can with my 2 young nephews.  I have also been a Cub Leader for 6 years here on the island.

I am a qualified teacher with 19 years of experience and know the importance of supporting children to develop their fine and gross motor skills.  Little Learners does this in such a fun and engaging way and that is exactly why I chose to run my own business with them.  My role is to support you and your child as they begin their writing journey.  I really look forward to working together to see your child achieve.


My sessions will teach your child to create the 4 main marks needed for writing through engaging in activities that include paint, spaghetti, gloop and more!  These award-winning sessions have all been devised by a qualified teacher and will help your child to make their mark.  As well as this, I aim to support parents and carers to build supportive friendships within the classes.  My intention is that you have as much fun as the children…!


Schools and Nurseries

Please reach out to find out how I can support you to deliver mark making sessions that your children will love.  I can link these to your handwriting scheme if desired (schools).

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Little Learners parties are great fun! Our party packages combine all the exciting elements of our award winning mark making and messy play classes with a personalised birthday theme for your little one. Our ‘cake smashes’ are very popular for babies parties too.

The party room will typically be set up with (themed) messy trays, sensory play, painting and drawing stations, play dough and more.

Your party can be set up at a venue of your choice (including your garden!) and it would be my pleasure to work with you to come up with a personalised party plan for your little one.

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