WINNER: HELEN WHITING, BABY SENSORY
Helen Whiting has been running popular Baby Sensory classes in Dunmow, Halstead and Braintree since 2012. Founded on over thirty years of university research and practical theory, Baby Sensory is a unique programme that cannot be missed. All activities are accompanied by useful information help parents to lead their baby’s learning forwards at each stage of development.
As well as running the classes, parents have commented that they enjoy the sessions so much because Helen makes them feel welcome to classes when they find the newborn days daunting, as well as reaching out to often overlooked Dads by offering Daddy&ME sessions monthly for dads to attend so they can enjoy the fun. She also supports local businesses by bringing them into sessions and making it easier for mums to shop and browse without having to brave the High Street!
Helen offers sensory sessions to disabled babies at home when they miss a session in the week after being poorly, even going so far as to visit a child with a serious bed bound injury at his hospital bedside on her own time to support the family having to live at his bedside. At the other end of the spectrum, she offers sensory sessions to residential care homes at christmas to give the elderly something to smile about, seeing babies and their mummies having fun.
Highly Recommended: Kristy Kerry, Sing and Sign Tendring
Kristy runs the Sing and Sign franchise for Tendring. Sing and Sign enhances your babies speech and language development through this multisensory, musical class. Suitable from 2 months to 30 months.
Highly Recommended: Carmen Sanders, Baby Sensory, Colchester
Carmen runs Baby Sensory classes across Colchester and Clacton. Baby Sensory classes are a multi-award winning sensory development classes designed for all babies from birth-13mths. Every week there is a new theme to enjoy with baby from **Space Adventure, Rock & Roll, Pirates, Jungle Jitters **and many more!
Highly Recommended: Katherine Robinson, Water Babies
Katherine is a teacher at Water Babies Essex. Water Babies has an outstanding reputation as the world’s biggest, most professional baby and toddler swimming programme, welcoming over 41,000 children (and their parents/carers) into warm water at around 560 local pools every week.
2016 Winner: Rebecca Oliver, Tiny Tempos
2015 Winner: Helen Whiting, Baby Sensory
2014 Winner: Amanda Smith, Talking Tots Maldon & Chelmsford