Hello and welcome to Sensory Play Shop. My name is Chloe and here’s a little something about myself and how Sensory Play Shop started.
I’m a full time mum to Leo aged 7 and Ollie whose 4, I live in Derby with my partner Matt (who designs the website). My youngest son Ollie was diagnosed with Autism when he was 3 and he suffers from sensory processing difficulties, so I can understand all the challenges us mums and dads can face. I thought it would be a great idea to put together some fun sensory items which may make life easier and fun!
This had all just been an idea of mine for about a year until in January 2017 I was diagnosed with cervical cancer at the age of 24 following a routine examination. I decided I was going to fight this and start up Sensory Play Box which helped me take my mind off what I was going through and work towards something I had always wanted to do!
I've since had the all clear and i'm really enjoying building up Sensory Play Box and now Sensory Play Shop with the help from all you wonderful people. There’s been so much amazing feedback, I can’t tell you how rewarding it is, hearing how these item’s have really helped some of your children.
My Mum, Sue, also has a lot of input by managing the online store alongside myself too. She's been working with children for the past 18 years in a primary school as a teaching assistant so she has lots of experience working with children with special needs and also helping with Ollie and sharing the problems we sometimes face.
We really hope that you enjoy Sensory Play Shop and thank you for visiting our website.
Please feel free to contact us anytime, we'd love to hear from you.
Thank you everyone.