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The UK’s Leading Messy Play Franchise has landed in Australia!

Would you like to run your own successful franchise offering award-winning messy play classes, parties and events in your local area?

Would you like a flexible job which fits around family life?


We want to let you know about a brilliant opportunity to be the first to join our amazing messy play franchise in Australia – with the potential to earn a significant income – available today through a Little Messy Learners Franchise! We are currently looking for passionate individuals to join our growing team of franchisees internationally!

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Join us at one of our Franchise Discovery Sessions:

ONLINE WEBINAR – Tuesday 30th August – BOOK NOW


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A multi award-winning Messy Play Franchise..

Little Learners was ranked at NUMBER 37 in the TOP 100 UK Franchises!! The Elite Franchise 100 recognises the sector’s brightest businesses and ranks them according to a broad range of criteria from their financial performance and heritage in the industry to their contribution to the community and the way they embrace innovation.

A multi award-winning UK brand!

In 2016 Little Learners UK was a finalist in six national UK awards, including achieving ‘Highly Commended’ for Franchisor of the Year in the mumandworking Awards and Best New Children’s Activity in the What’s on 4 Junior Awards in June 2016!

In 2017 we went on to win Business Growth of the Year in the Networking Mummies Awards, New Woman Franchisor in the EWIF Awards, Best Newcomer in the Top Franchise Awards and three of our franchisees were up for Franchisee of the Year in the workingmums awards!

This year we have already won Highly Commended Best Franchised Pre-School Activity 2018 in the What’s on 4 Kids Awards. We’ve also been shortlisted for Best Franchisor, Best Woman working with Children, Young Entrepreneur and Small Business Entrepreneur!

So what’s it all about?

Little Messy Learners is a unique and exciting mark making class devised by a qualified teacher. It is designed for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers to learn to write through play. Its aim is to develop children’s pre-writing motor skills, as well as their physical development.

Physical development and mark making are vital skills to obtain in order for children to begin to grip objects, hold a pencil and eventually write. Little Messy Learners classes help to prepare little ones for nursery and school by strengthening gross and fine motor skills, core strength and coordination.

A simple pre-writing program is followed which involves learning four types of ‘mark’. These four marks appear in letters, numbers, shape & pattern. Children develop their mark making skills every session by learning and practicing the ‘mark of the week’. In addition to classes, you can also offer parents bespoke Little Messy Learners parties and themed events.

Our mission

What our UK franchisees think…

I’ve been a Little Learners Franchisee for just over a year now and can honestly say it’s been the best year of my working life! After 21 years of teaching I needed a change and a job that would give me more time with my family. Little Learners has given me this and so much more! I thoroughly enjoy working for myself, choosing my hours to fit around the school run etc. What I didn’t expect was to be part of such as amazing and supportive team who are there with you every step of the way! To say Little Learners has changed our lives, as a family, would be an understatement. I only wish I’d done it sooner!

Karen, Little Learners Aire Valley

I am a year into my Little Learners franchise journey and it has completely changed my life. I now have my own little business which I LOVE and a job that fits around my family life for a change. My 4 year old comes to “work” with me although it never actually feels like work! Every day is different and it has opened up so many new doors and experiences to me. The network of franchisees is truly amazing and one of the main reasons I love it. I thought I’d be lonely being a sole trader but I talk to the other girls every day. Rachel is always on the other end of the phone and I’ve met so many gorgeous mums and families. You get out of it what you put into it and if you’re like me and determined to have a job which suits your life and your family, then it really is perfect. If you’re considering buying a franchise then please go to a class and see one of us in action! It will be love at first sight I guarantee it!

Holly, Little Learners Southport

Key benefits for the Little Messy Learners franchisee include:

  • Flexible, family-friendly working hours. You choose when you work and how many classes you run

  • Comprehensive start-up package including equipment, stationery, marketing materials and uniform

  • Extensive, exclusive territory in which to operate

  • Online training in all aspects of the business. Ongoing support from head office and current Little Learners Franchisees – we are a close and supportive group!

  • Low overheads

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The journey is everything

Is this made for you?

Would you enjoy working with children and helping them learn and develop? Are you passionate about early years education?

If you can answer “Yes!” then you could be just who Little Messy Learners are looking for! We will offer you training and support but most important is that we want to work with people who are committed to delivering excellence.


  • Keen to run your own business and be your own boss?

  • Sociable, friendly, self-motivated and enthusiastic?

  • Hardworking and reliable?

  • Ready for a new challenge?

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