I hope you have had a lovely Christmas and you have managed to see family this year. We have a had a fairly quiet (with a 4 year old!) family Christmas this year and I have tried to re-charge the batteries ready for another Full, Messy, Fun packed year!


We start the year of with some amazing news! We have a fab New Leader for North Birmingham so please say a huge Messy Hello to the lovely Gemma!

Gemma will be covering North Birmingham and Sandwell and is already to meet you all at her launch event on January 15th – and she is starting with an awesome party. Poptastic sees us heading back to the 80’s for some old school messy play!

Gemma has a wealth of experience to bring to Mess Around, having being a Deputy Manager at a nursery for over 10 years, plus being a mum to 3, she fully understands and embraces to importance of Messy Play for your child.

“Hi, my name’s Gemma and I am so excited to be the owner of Mess Around North Birmingham and Sandwell.

I’m a mum to teenager, Yasmine; five year old Jake and baby Amelie as well as having a cat, lots of fish and my partner in crime, Simon!

I’ve always had a passion for working with children from a young age when I used to help my mum prep resources for her play group when I was a child. I then progressed to teaching in various schools around the area and ‘fell in’ to working within nursery. I particularly love working with early years and developed this passion during the last 10 years while working as Deputy Manager within a day nursery.

It’s my philosophy that children learn and develop through play. It’s amazing to see them develop confidence and learn new skills and vocabulary by engaging in activities they may not have experienced before. I also love getting parents involved too!

During my recent maternity leave, I decided that I wanted a new challenge where I could be my own boss but use my creative skills while still working with children and their families – Mess Around has given me the perfect opportunity to do so!”


If you are in the North Birmingham area why not pop into her launch event on January 15th – Handsworth Wood and see for yourself how awesome we are! Grab your ticket here!


If you are heading back to work today with a heavy heart, why not download our prospectus and check out why we are the leaders in Messy Play Franchisees. If you like what you read (and I know you will!) then drop me an email and let’s chat further with a no-obligation discovery call! Get your 2022 started with a BANG like Gemma!