Frequently Asked Questions

When are the classes?

Day Time Location Parking
Wednesday 10:00–11:00 am Monster Moverz Wobbly Monsterz Edwalton Church Hall, Vicarage Green, Edwalton, Nottinghamshire NG12 4AP
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Private car park
Friday 10:00–11:00 am Monster Moverz Wobbly Monsterz Edwalton Church Hall, Vicarage Green, Edwalton, Nottinghamshire NG12 4AP
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Private car park

Do I stay with my child during the class?

Yes you stay and explore with your child. As parents or carers of your child you are wholly responsible for your child at all times during the class. Messy play is a fun an interactive experience to share with your child and a great relaxed way to get to know other parents and carers too!

What should my child wear?

All our materials are safe and non-toxic but we cannot guarantee they won’t stain we therefore recommend that you dress your child in something old that you don’t mind getting messy.

You will also need to bring a spare change of clothing for your child to change into after the class.

What should I wear?

We recommend that parents or carers also wear old clothing that they don’t mind getting messy as we cannot guarantee that the materials will not stain.

We have adult splash resistant overalls for you to borrow if you are not heading straight home and don’t want to be out and about in your scruffs! Alternatively the hall has toilet facilities in which you can change should you also wish to bring a spare change of clothing.

What should I bring to the class?

Most importantly a positive attitude towards mess! Remember you don’t have to clean it up and it’s not in your home so MESS IS GOOD!

On a more practical note bring a spare change of clothing for your child (and yourself if you so wish!), a waterproof bag to take your messy clothing home in and a snack and drink for your child. We don’t include a snack and drink in the class and messy play can be thirsty work!

We provide towels so you won’t need these!

Can I bring a younger sibling along?

Of course! Younger siblings are always welcome. We do not charge for babies but as soon as they are old enough to join in siblings are charged at the discounted rate

Do you offer a free trial?

Sorry, we do not offer free trials or trials as messy play can take a few sessions for your child to really relax into it so we recommend committing to a term to really find out if your child likes it. However, you can always book onto one of our Saturday one off sessions. These normally occur on a monthly basis.

Can I just drop in or do I need to book?

Yes you can as long as the term is not fully subscribed, your child has no allergies we need to be aware of to ensure safe play and you have already completed one term with messy monsterz. Please use the online booking facility to book and check availability. The price for drop ins in £6.00 for the first child and £3.50 for additional children

How do I know if my child will enjoy messy play?

There is only one way to find out if your child likes messy play… try it!

Messy Play is not for every child, or every parent. Everyone has their own comfort zones regarding mess and children will sense if you aren’t relaxed in a messy environment.

We would recommend attending a few sessions to really determine whether your child likes messy play or not that is why we ask for a termly commitment and don't offer trials. Messy play like all new classes can be very overwhelming for your little one to start with and it’s a completely different attitude to mess than what they may have previously experienced so they may be a little shy at first!

Do I need to sign up to a term?

New to Messy Monsterz or to guarantee your space yes you do. Our terms roughly follow Nottinghamshire school terms and holidays, for exact dates please see our booking page.

What happens if Messy Monsterz cancels a class?

In exceptional circumstances we may have to cancel as class. If such an event occurs we will either book you onto another class on an alternative date or issue a full refund.

What happens if I can’t make a class?

Messy Monsterz Limited regrets that they are unable to provide refunds for non-attendance. However, a customer who has paid for a term that is taking holiday or who is absent due to sickness is entitled to roll over a maximum of one (1) session to the following term.

How do I book?

Please book by completing one of our booking forms which can be downloaded here and send to info@messymonsterz.co.uk

My child has an allergy what do I do?

There is no standard answer as it depends on your child’s sensitivity to the allergen. For example if your child has a nut allergy we can ensure none of the messy play materials contain nuts but we can’t promise they are prepared in a nut free environment.

Please contact us if your child has a known allergy we can then discuss how we adapt our practices to enable your child to participate safely. We will make every effort to adapt were it is possible to do so we believe every child should experience messy play.

What ages do you cater for?

The classes are aimed at children from 6 months to 4 years.

Younger siblings are welcome at all times. The hall has room for pushchairs and car seats. There is no charge for a younger sibling who is not participating in messy play.

What happens in the class?

You will find our class very unstructured compared to other pre school classes this is deliberate. Messy play is focused on exploring the environment without any end goal, there is no pressure to build or produce anything. It is all about the process.

We gather everyone for a group 5 minute activity at the start of the class, we have a welcome song, then its free play until 10 minutes before the class is due to finish at this point we encourage you to get cleaned up. We then gather to sing songs or read a book before our goodbye song.

Do you do parties?

Yes! Please visit our parties page for more information, you can access it here.

Do you offer a sibling discount?

Yes, siblings are charged at £3.50.