Angela Kennedy: Owner and class leader (B.Prim.Ed)
Angela is a Regional Franchisee for the Guildford, Guildford South, Chichester, and Portsmouth regions. Angela was trained by Dr Lin Day, Baby Sensory’s Founder, in 2009. In January 2013, Angela opened her own venue: Baby Sensory Barn, in Grayshott.
At university Angela studied a four year, full time teaching degree, specialising in Junior Primary Education. Once qualified, she taught for seven years at an excellent preparatory school. She was absolutely passionate about her teaching, and she taught children between the ages of five and eight. During her teaching years, she worked closely with paediatric occupational therapists and child psychologists, which enabled her to further support the pupils in her class. She gained further knowledge of the benefits of sensory activities to enhance learning and the positive effects they have on the development of a child. Angela developed a particular interest in early childhood development and how these formative years lay the foundation for learning. Since starting a family, she has had the joy of being a mum to her two boys, Matthew and Hugo.To Angela and her husband, their children are the greatest gifts they could have ever received. She cherishes the time she spends with them. Angela has been fascinated by each stage of their development, knowing that each new 'first' would contribute to fundamental building blocks in their future learning and development. There have been many occasions when she wished she could 'press the pause button,' as these early years pass all too quickly. Baby Sensory appealed to Angela, as it enabled her to return to a vocation she loved, to run her own business, and she could still have the flexibility to be available for her own family. When Angela first observed one of Dr Lin's classes, she found Lin to be an inspirational teacher. She knew she would gain so much from Lin's expertise. Angela feels proud to be associated with Dr Lin's Baby Sensory program and she is delighted to be able to provide such unique, high quality classes to our local community. Angela says, "It is incredibly touching to watch parents and babies interacting and spending quality, special time together. I consider it a real privilege to share in these special moments, and to work with babies in their precious first year. I look forward to warmly welcoming you and your baby, to Baby Sensory Barn."
Charlotte Symington: Class Leader
Charlotte joined our team in 2015. She has extensive experience in early years education, and she has taught children aged from 2-5 years, in two local preparatory schools.
Charlotte's Baby Sensory journey began when she had her children. She is a mum to two beautiful little girls, and she attended a full year of classes at the barn, with both of her daughters. We were delighted to welcome her to our team at the barn.
Charlotte is dedicated to delivering classes to the highest of standards. Her warm, caring personality, her knowledge of infant development, and her fabulous sense of fun make her a real asset on our team. She looks forward to welcoming you to our classes.
Janet Conway: Class Assistant
Janet has been a member of our team, since we launched our classes in 2009. She is our teaching assistant on Thursdays and Fridays.
Janet is a mum to three children, and a grandmother to beautiful Maisie.
She plays an active role in our classes, and helps to organise and prepare our equipment for each week's theme.
Janet has a fabulous sense of humour, and her fun antics often result in lots of laughter, during class. She genuinely cares about our families, and is loved by all those who meet her.
Sarah Maude: Class Assistant
Sarah is a mum to two wonderful adult children.
She brings a wealth of experience in early years, to our classes. She was a teaching assistant for many years at a lovely, local nursery school. She also lead our classes at the Sure Start Centre in Petersfield and in Bordon. As a volunteer, she also used to host the mother and baby support group at Bordon's Sure Start Centre.
Sarah's gentle, warm and caring nature enables her to offer wonderful support to our clients.
She is a class assistant on a Monday.