“We both get so much out of every session – much of my son’s knowledge of colour, texture (sometimes unintentional taste), and even character role play has stemmed from his time at messy monkeys”
“We thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and I was very pleased by how well organised and professional they were”
“Imaginatively planned, v. well organised, a real contribution to my son’s development and fun!”
“We’ve had a fantastic time, it’s lovely to take crafts home to share with family!”
“I think this class is amazing. We really enjoy the friendly personable atmosphere. The whole experience is wonderful. THANK YOU!”
“It’s our favourite class… thank you for helping my daughter have confidence to try new things.”
“He’s absolutely loved every session and it’s the best baby class we have signed up for!”
Messy Play is not for every child, or every parent. Everyone has their own comfort zones regarding mess and babies will pick up on your worries if you aren’t relaxed in a messy environment.
It is important that you consider the timing of the session and ensure that your baby has had enough food and sleep before the session in order that he/she gets the most out of it. messy monkeys is very stimulating for a young child and so please try and avoid any other activities straight before they come to us!
Baby classes are for 6 months onwards and then we move up to Toddler classes when monkeys are starting to walk steadily.
Toddler classes are for monkeys who are walking about and they are welcome to come for as long as they like – up until they are sick of getting messy – usually about 3 and a half when they fancy doing something a bit more focused and they might be ready for some messy science 🙂
Obviously if your child is off school because of illness they can NOT attend a class!
Babies will be fine in an old vests and nappies but feel free to bring an old pair of trousers if you want to cover up their little legs. Toddlers are welcome to wear an old t-shirt and pants/nappies but again, old trousers will be a good idea for those who wish to remain fully covered up! We try our very best to ensure that we use materials that won’t stain however we can’t promise that your child’s beautiful, white, linen trousers will survive a messy monkeys session so old clothes only please! Children will be bare foot so don’t worry about old socks or shoes.
We advise that you wear old clothes too. There are toilets on site so if you need to get changed before and/or after you can do so – we will be more than happy to look after you child while you are doing so. We want you to have fun with your child so don’t want you to worry about getting splashed or glooped in the process!
Your class leader will ‘roll over’ your missed classed to the next term and discount the price accordingly for up to 2 missed classes per term.
Unfortunately because we have to purchase materials and book venues in advance we cannot offer refunds for missed messy monkeys sessions without notice, so please let your class leader know at least 2 hours beforehand please!
It is also possible to swap between days / venues during a term so chat to your group leader and see what they can do! We want to make sure you get all the mess you’ve paid for!