Join Australia’s Leading Messy Play Franchise

Are you ready to run a thriving business offering award-winning messy play classes, parties, and events in your community? Are you looking for a flexible career that aligns with your family life?

We are excited to present an exceptional business opportunity with Little Messy Learners! Join our dynamic and expanding franchise network, and unlock the potential for significant earnings. We are actively seeking enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to become part of our successful team of franchisees.


A nationally recognised brand!

Little Messy Learners is a nationally recognised brand, celebrated for its innovative approach to early childhood education. Since 2015, our sister company, Little Learners UK, has received numerous accolades, including Best Preschooler Activity, Most Loved Baby Activity, Best Party Provider, and more!

Our franchisor, Rachel, and our franchise businesses have also been honored with several prestigious awards, such as Young Franchisor of the Year, Top 100 Influential Women in Franchising, the 5 Star Franchisee Satisfaction Award, and The TOP 100 UK Franchises.

In 2021, Little Messy Learners Australia achieved remarkable success, winning SEVEN national awards, including Best Party Provider, Best Children’s Activity, and Best Play & Learn Product for our early writing program, The Mark Makers. In 2022 and 2023, Little Messy Learners Australia, Little Messy Learners Hobart TAS, and Little Messy Learners Kwinana WA earned the People’s Choice and Judged Awards for Best National Preschooler Activity for 3-5-year-olds, Best Local Franchisee Kids Activity, and Best Kids Party Entertainment in the What’s on 4 Kids Australia awards!

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So what’s it all about?

Little Messy Learners offers a unique and exciting mark-making class, created by a qualified teacher, designed for babies, toddlers, and pre-schoolers to learn to write through play. Our program aims to develop children’s pre-writing motor skills and support their physical development. Physical development and mark-making are essential skills for children to master in order to grip objects, hold a pencil, and eventually write. Little Messy Learners classes prepare young children for pre-school/kindy, prep and school by strengthening gross and fine motor skills, core strength, and coordination.

Designed by teachers

A straightforward pre-writing program is implemented, focusing on four types of ‘marks’ that appear in letters, numbers, shapes, and patterns. Each session, children enhance their mark-making skills by learning and practicing the ‘mark of the week’.

Beyond classes, you can offer parents bespoke Little Messy Learners parties, themed events, and collaborate with schools and childcare centres.

What our franchisees think…

“I’ve loved every moment of being a part of a franchise and would recommend to anyone wanting to start a small business if it aligned with the person’s lifestyle and passion. What I’ve enjoyed the most about being in a franchise is running my own business as I wish but also having a team to reach out to talk to and support, you are never alone.”

“Little Messy Learners Canberra not only provide babies and toddlers a fun, engaging environment to get messy and learn to write but to support parents in offering this to their children without needing to worry about the stress of creating ‘messy’ environments at home.”

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

    Operate within your own exclusive area.

  • Online training in all aspects of the business.

    Receive ongoing support from head office and fellow Little Learners franchisees—we are a close and supportive group!

  • Low overheads

    Enjoy the advantage of low start-up and ongoing costs.

Is this made for you?

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

If you answered “Yes!” then you might be exactly who Little Messy Learners is looking for! We provide training and support, but above all, we seek individuals dedicated 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?

Book in a chat with us!

Book a conversation about becoming a franchisee with Little Messy Learners and join our mission to inspire young minds through play. As a franchisee, you’ll introduce our innovative, hands-on educational programs to your community. Our dedicated team will provide you with all the information and support needed to get started. Discover the benefits of joining a nationally recognised brand committed to fostering creativity and early writing skills in children. Schedule your chat today and explore this rewarding opportunity!

“Every great journey starts with a single step.”