Who we are...

Messy Little Mates is a dynamic playgroup that runs sensory play sessions for children 9 months to 4 years. We embrace getting our hands dirty and learning through sensory and messy play.

Benefits of sensory play

Encouraging children to use their senses through play can help build nerve connection in the brain’s pathways and lead them to complete more complex learning, growth, language development, gross motor skills, social interaction and problem-solving skills.



Messy Little Mates sensory playgroup sessions run for 45 minutes weekly during the school term, where your child is exposed to themed sensory set ups. Our methods use a variety of textures, ingredients and props that come together to stimulate the core senses.

Stations are set up for uninstructed play for your child to explore, make friends and of course get messy! These can include small world play, painting, water play, foam, sand, slime and even edible mud to name a few!


As our name insinuates, it gets messy and although we do our best to try and make all our materials washable, we encourage parents to dress their kids in clothes they don’t mind getting quite messy and stained. We also encourage you to bring a change of clothes for your child so they can go home clean and dry. Children require parental supervision; this is not a child-minding service.