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Welcome to Mess Around Northamptonshire!

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Hi, Catherine here, your Mess Around Northants leader! I am one of the youngest in the team and hope to be an example that you can achieve your career dreams at any age.

I am a trained Nanny and have spent some years working overseas. My journey with Mess Around started early 2019 when I returned from overseas looking to start my own business doing what I love the most – working with children and getting creative! To wake up each day, promote my business, shop for fun materials and get messy in my kitchen preparing for events is a dream come true for me.

I have attended many baby classes in different countries and I have never experienced anything quite like a Mess Around event. I understand how monotonous classes can be when they are the same every week and un-inspirational or ‘clicky’ when the classes are very small. At Mess Around, we provide large themed sessions with the ultimate goals of friendly fun and mess.

We can’t wait to meet you and hope that you enjoy the messy play sessions as much as we do. I hope that you will come and ‘get messy’ with us soon. Find out the upcoming Messy Play events here.


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