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Simply letting children bee

The Mission

Learning through play is one of the most important aspects of child development. As children move through the education system, unfortunately, play is lost in many educational settings due to our societies obsession with assessment and grading. 

Here at The Messy Hive, we are keen to ensure that children learn at their own pace, in their own time, on their own terms, through play. We are passionate about letting children  be children; young, carefree and having fun!

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"We didn't know we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun"

The 10 fundamental concepts that underpin our mission

- Winnie the Pooh


Messy play is a key contributor of helping children to build fine motor control.

Motor skills

It develops both fine and gross motor skills simultaneously.


Messy play introduces foundational numeracy and scientific concepts.


It improves children's speech, language and vocabulary.


It can help to solidify social and emotional skills.


Messy play invites children to explore different materials, shapes, colours and textures.


It promotes creativity among our children.


Messy play is a layer of sensory development that provides an opportunity to use the five senses.


It provides an opportunity to open up your child's sense of wonder through research.


Messy play, above all else, provides and anchor for the most important construct of childhood, fun!

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