I have over 15 years experience working with children in mainstream settings and children with special needs and learning disabilities. My career began working in a residential home and school for children with severe Autism and Learning disabilities. This led to my interest in Occupational Therapy. I graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) as an Occupational Therapist in 2002. My work with children has also led to working with specialist organisations overseas in place such as Nepal and Vietnam. In 2009 I became a Mommy myself to Billy and then to Harry in 2012 . . . . . And then the real hard work (and fun) started!
I have 7 years experience working with children both in mainstream settings and children with special needs and learning disabilities. I graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) as a Speech and Language Therapist in 2011. Since then I have worked with mainstream preschool and school age children and children of all ages with special needs. Most recently I have been working in a communication team of a special needs school. I have also had opportunity to work overseas - In 2010 I spent six weeks at a medical college in South India. Since my nephews Billy and Harry have come along, I have tried to spend as much time doing auntie duties as possible!! It's my favourite time of the week! I have always enjoyed working with preschool age children as their rate of development and capacity to learn at this age is incredible!
We both felt we wanted to do something new with our careers which incorporated our passion for children's development and their education and Claire wanted find something that fits in with looking after a young family. So the search began. . . . . And then we found Toddler Sense! The rest as they say is history! We can promise you will have a wonderful time each week meeting new mums, bonding with your precious little one and watching them develop in an amazing way! We look forward to seeing you into our classes where you will receive a warm welcome from ourselves and other like minded mums!
B.Sc.(Hons) Speech & Language Therapy, RCSLT, HPC, ASLTIP
B.Sc.(Hons) Occupational Therapy, SROT, HPC, COTSS-IP
D.N.N. (Dip Natural Nutrition)
We run classes in:
- Kidderminster, Jubilee International Church - Monday mornings
- Stourbridge, Holy Trinity church hall, Amblecote - Wednesday mornings
- Chaddesley Corbett, Chaddesley Corbett Village Hall - Thursday mornings
- Dudley, The Storehouse, Brierley Hill - Thursday afternoons
- Blakedown, Parish rooms - Friday mornings
Here at Toddler Sense we are pleased to announce that we offer Award Winning Party Packages suitable for children up to 5 years of age. If you have experienced one of our award winning Toddler Sense sessions then you will know all about some of the exciting experiences that are in store for you and your child. If not, we can suggest a range of activities and songs to suit the occasion.
Our Toddler Sense Party Planner will work with you to plan an exciting party that is suitable for the children, your theme and the venue.You can be sure that we will help you design a party that is right for you.
Our parties are jam-packed with wonderful sensory games and activities to delight, excite and captivate your child such as: parachutes, inflatables, soft foam play, light shows, discos, games, dance, instruments, puppet shows, ribbons, bouncers, pom-poms plus lots more!
We have several price packages to choose from - please contact us for details.
If you would like to book a party please contact our Party Planner, Kara Lucas, at:
07756730759 or www.facebook.com/partyadventures
Our fees are £7.00 per session
(same as ALL Baby Sensory, Toddler Sense & Mini Professors classes in the Midlands)
We can only confirm places in our class on receipt of payment. If we do not receive Payment within 24 hours of making a booking we will cancel your booking and re-open the space unless you contact us.
Block lengths may vary so please see the timetable for current block dates. We do not normally run classes during school holidays but look out for seasonal specials and parties during weekends and summer holidays!
They cost the normal session price of £7.00 to cover the cost of insurance and materials used in your session - you are under no obligation to book the remainder of the block. If you choose to book more sessions at the end of your taster session, let us know and we will book you in for the remaining sessions!
We do offer a 50% discount on the second child. Please contact us to book as we have manually apply this discount.
Parents are asked to keep their toddlers at home if they have a serious infection or may be contagious and to inform the setting as to the nature of the infection so that other parents can be alerted.
Refunds/Cancellations of classes:
Toddler Sense will endeavour to run classes during bad weather e.g. treacherous snow conditions. However, should classes need to be cancelled you will be notified ASAP. Toddler Sense has the right to cancel classes without refund in exceptional circumstances beyond control (fire, flood, serious illness, treacherous snow etc.) but if possible we may run a catch up class at an alternative time or offer the session in credit towards future bookings.
Please note that parents are responsible for the safety and security of their property and their children and themselves within our classes. We do understand on the odd occasion siblings both under 13 months or over 5 may attend classes with their sibling and they are very welcome! However, PLEASE BE AWARE that we are NOT insured to have children over the age of 5 year use our equipment so may be asked not to use it and will need to be supervised.
The information on your registration form contains personal data. Toddler Sense will record, process and keep your personal information secure in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Information will not be passed/sent out to a third party.
Toddler Sense prides itself on creating original and unique ideas to ensure and deliver a top quality service. Certain content and information provided throughout our classes are copy written and under ownership of Toddler Sense. Toddler Sense grants you a limited, personal, license to use ideas for home use only. Toddler Sense kindly asks customers not to copy, reproduce, create derivative works of, reverse engineer, alter, enhance or in any way exploit any of the Toddler Sense materials in any manner, such as use of ideas in a public place, promotional event without permission from the copyright holders.