About Us!

Alison and Melissa

Little Learners Online

Welcome to Little Learners Online. We are so glad you are here to join us on an early years journey full of fun, creativity, magic and sparkle.

I am Alison and I absolutely love teaching in the Early Years! One minute you are getting messy with paint, glitter and glue and the next you have taught a little person how to read and write! No two days are the same, and fly by in a frenzy of sand, water and conkers. What better job could there be?

I am a mum of two children and a dog. I have taught in a number of schools and advised private nurseries and childminders. While I have ventured up the corridor to Year 1 and Year 2 on occasion, to see how the other half live, I always return to the Early Years.

Little Learners Online
Little Learner’s Books

I started teaching many years ago and have seen lots of ideas come in and out of fashion while the basic principles of teaching remain the same. The job is no doubt very rewarding but is also a labour of love and one that can take over your life if you are not too careful. Many times I have burnt the midnight oil, planning and making resources, not wanting to compromise on quality no matter what the time.

I am Melissa and I am a reception teacher with a passion for early education. My fire for teaching began when I was a child, where I would play school and force my friends to be my pupils, and of course I had to be the teacher! I would make hand made registers and use my wardrobe doors as display boards. Little did I know that teaching would become my love and my life?  If I am not in my classroom working on my next big project, I am scouring charity shops or car boot sales for my next classroom treasure.

The learning environment is very important to me and I believe that children have the best opportunity to flourish in a planned, purposeful environment. I love to bring Little Learners Online alive and give you real life examples of our resources being used in my classroom. When setting up my continuous provision, I spend time looking at the details and using my creativity to envisage the activities through the children’s eyes. Check out our Instagram page where you can find lots of lovely ideas to support your little learners and make learning fun.

Repeating patterns EYFS
Repeating Patterns

We have created Little Learners Online to share some of our knowledge, ideas and resources to help the little learners of today reach their full potential and be successful in the future. We firmly believe that if we can give children a good start to their school career it will impact on their future progress and little learners will become lifelong learners. Parents also have a significant part to play and children make most progress when everyone works closely together. We also believe that you can’t do a good job if your job is all you do, so decide what’s worth your energy and leave the rest to us!

Matilda monkey from Monkey Trouble
Give up the dummy with Matilda monkey!

We have a number of activities available to buy on our teacherspayteachers and TES store as well as a number of free resources and information on our blog.