November 16, 2018

This is the second post in our series of blogs on the amazing mums who come along to my sessions who are bossing it in the self employed world and either running their own businesses or freelancing in the most amazing way... meet Rachel, mum to super lovely Fred and ow...

October 1, 2018

I set up Lilypad Designs because I was frustrated by the prices many bigger companies charge for personalised prints and stationery, and wanted to create affordable, bespoke designs.

March 5, 2018

Baby milestones... there's lots of them, but perhaps one of the most exciting ones is helping your baby learn to sit. Suddenly the world opens up when you're a sitter! It's exciting and engaging and there's a new found sense of freedom and independence that sitting ind...

January 26, 2018

Babies learn to see over a period of time, much like they learn to walk and talk. They are not born with all the visual abilities they need in life. The ability to focus their eyes, move them accurately, and use them together as a team must be learned. Also, they need...

November 14, 2017

Okay, so none of us are perfect singers (hmmm, well maybe some of us, but definitely not me, which you'll well know if you've been to a Spark session recently!) So why then is singing and music central to what we do?

It's National Nursery Rhyme week this week and a...

October 15, 2017

So we're a month into our sessions and it's been a whirlwind of fun and activity. It seems the right time to add in a bit of theory to back up what we do. If you've been to a Spark Sensory baby or toddler session you'll know they are a hive of activity and the time fli...

July 16, 2017

From the moment our children are born, they use their senses to explore and try to make sense of the world around them. They do this by touching, tasting, smelling, seeing, moving and hearing. This exploration is crucial to brain development – it helps to build nerve c...

July 3, 2017

For any of you who like me did a teaching degree you may well have come across the name Jean Piaget, an influential 20th century Swiss psychologist who was known for his work looking into child development and specifically cognitive development.  One of his key finding...

June 27, 2017

Without wanting to start with a cliché (kind of what I'm doing anyway) I've always had a desire to teach and that was exactly the route I took. Teaching has been my life for the past 15 years and for 10 of those years I've held senior positions in Primary schools, incl...

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