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messy monkeys was founded by two mums waaaay back in 2010 in response to their own kids’ exploration into the wonderful world of messy play!  There’s now a fantastic team of franchisees running their own messy monkeys classes, spreading our unique brand of messy play far and wide 🙂 

If you’d like to learn about running a messy monkeys business or have any other questions please contact us and we’ll be sure to help.

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Hi!  I’m Helen, co founder of messy monkeys.  I’m absolutely passionate about free and creative play in childhood and love spreading our fab brand of messy play far and wide!  Contact me if you are interested in joining the team
”I began messy monkeys when I was on maternity leave from the school I had worked in for 12 years and my son and I attended another franchisee’s sessions. I was so happy there watching my son grow and learn in a positive environment that I didn’t want it to end when it was time for him to start nursery and me to go back to work. So that’s when I decided to buy my own franchise!
The messy monkey team are so friendly and supportive, we help each other out daily!!
I feel so strongly about messy play as children learn so much through the different textures and materials that they are playing with and which child doesn’t love making a mess!!!!
I try to chose themes that are relevant to what’s going on in the year such as Easter, Christmas, valentines etc, to teach children all about different events that happen during the year as well as changing weather and climates.
Our classes have a super relaxed atmosphere and we try to give children free rein as much as possibly to be able to use and grow their own imaginations with very little rules or limits!!
We currently run classes in Thackley and Farsley with a view to opening a session in Shipley soon too!”
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Harrogate and Craven
Amanda is a BTEC and NNEB qualified nursery nurse with over 20 years experience of working with children from birth – 13 in various childcare environments, such as nannying , nurseries, schools and playgroups!
Amanda loves the freedom of messy monkeys sessions and loves the ethos of allowing children the choice and freedom in their play …. her mantra at session is ‘ process not product ‘ … everything in a messy Monkeys session is a learning opportunity!!
Amanda has one grown up monkey of her own who helps Amanda with clear ups and some sessions….. in between homework and studying for exams
(she is a budding vet!! )
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Dudley and Kidderminster
“I’m a mom of 2 and ever since I had my eldest 10 years ago I decided I wanted to run a baby and toddler group with the aim to develop little ones. Back then messy play wasn’t really a thing but when I had my youngest I found messy monkeys and used to attend when I could, then when the time was right my local franchise was up for sale, I thought it’s fate!
The thing I love about messy monkeys is the variety of materials used and the different themes each week! I love the team and the support we all give each other.
If you would like to come and join our messy family we operate from The Health Factory in both Sedgley and Kingswinford.”

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Newcastle and North Tyneside
Hampshire North
Bristol and Bath

If you’d like to learn about running a messy monkeys business or have any other questions please contact us and we’ll be sure to help.