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Helen Dicks

07803 457278

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Welcome to Baby Sensory - a magical world of sensory learning, wonder and exploration! To find a class near you please select the button for the programme you are interested in and then type your Town/City or Post Code and New Zealand here to find your nearest Class (for example Wellington, New Zealand or 6011, New Zealand)


Magic Garden (Silverdale) - Let's open the little gate and enter the Magic Garden where beautiful flowers glow with mystical light. And when the moon and stars shine bright, you'll discover more magical wonders in the garden at night! details Tutor
SATURDAY CLASSES on 6th of May This is the PERFECT opportunity for Mums, Dads, Grannies, Grandpas, Uncles and Aunts to come along with babies and experience the joy and magic of a Baby Sensory class (this could also be the opportunity for Mum to have some time to herself. Cost per class is $25.00. Booking and payment in advance are essential. Venue:Mount Eden Village Centre, 449 Mount Eden Road 9:45am (0-8months) 11am (6-13months) THEME: JUNGLE JITTERS There will also be a professional photographer in class on the day taking cute family photos. details Tutor
Mother's Day Treat (Silverdale) - We'll be doing everyday jobs around the house, cleaning the car and having a tea party with cup-cakes to make the day really special for our Mums. details Tutor
Circus Time (Silverdale) - Cheer on the clowns, marvel at the magnificent performing horse, walk the tightrope with the baby elephants and play a game in the big top tent! details Tutor

Class details

Helen Dicks

07803 457278

Baby Sensory’s award winning baby development classes are now running in your area. You and your baby will experience different sensory activities designed to support your baby’s sensory development every week and you are welcome to join at any time. Baby Sensory is an extremely popular Baby Development activity and many of our classes are fully booked, it is advisable to book early.

Visitors are always welcome but please call in advance to reserve your place.

To register your interest, please contact your local Baby Sensory Class Leader. If you would like to make an online booking please scroll down this page to the 'Timetable' section where you can book a space online in your selected class.


Helen qualified as a complementary therapist in 1995, specialising in the treatment of pregnancy and postnatal problems. She worked alongside midwives using her skills as a therapist and attended several very memorable births in hospital, midwife-led units and at home. 

After qualifying as an infant massage instructor in 1999 she developed her baby massage classes to include reflexology and yoga-based movements. Parents were always reluctant to leave the classes and as they were only four weeks in duration Helen started to investigate the possibility of introducing ‘movement and music’ too. 

Finding Baby Sensory was a bit of an ‘alleluia moment’ as it offered so much more to parents and their babies. After visiting a couple of classes she was hooked. Helen says, ‘Watching the babies so absorbed in the amazing range of activities was an emotional and quite humbling experience. I had been in the very privileged position of being present when some of ‘my’ babies had taken their first breath. I always felt there was something quite fascinating about them. All the wisdom in the world seems to emanate from a new-born’s eyes. Seeing how clever and attentive these babies in the classes were was quite amazing. I’d taken my husband Alan along for a more balanced and critical opinion, but he said he only had to look at my face to know I’d found what I’d been looking for.’ 

Helen started her Baby Sensory classes in June 2007. Although she no longer works as a therapist she loves being involved with babies throughout that important first year. ‘Being able to share with parents the developmental milestones their babies reach is fantastic. It is very sad when babies reach the end of their time with me, but I have had such fun watching their personalities grow and knowing I have had a part in developing their skills and learning is very satisfying.’ 

Helen has two adult children and has been married to Alan for over 30 years. They have all be involved in Baby Sensory in some way and have been a great support. She has had experience of working with young people as vice-chair of governors and examination invigilator. She has also run workshops teaching Aromatherapy and massage to adults. 

Janice McGranagan is our Baby Sensory Class Assistant in our Chandlers Ford classes. Jan has many years’ experience of working within the early year’s sector.



ITEC – Anatomy & Physiology and Body Massage.
IIHHT – Diploma in Aromatherapy
IHHT – Diploma in Reflexology
 IIHHT – Certificate in Baby Massage Instruction.
 Relevant Certificates:
 Introduction to Counselling Skills.
 Rhythm Kids
 Early Years First Aid


Helen Dick’s Baby Sensory classes run in Hampshire. The Award Winning Baby Development classes are held weekly in Hedge End, West End, Chandlers Ford and Freemantle . These locations are easily accessible for parents living in the local communities including; Botley, Hamble, Bursledon, Netley, Bassett, Shirley, Swaythling, Bitterne, Eastleigh, Rownhams, Millbrook, Portswood, Bishopstoke, Fair Oak, Locks Heath and Warsash. If you are looking for an exciting activity which will be fun for you and will help with your baby’s sensory development call your Class Leader, Helen, who will arrange for you and your baby to visit one of her classes.


Termly class fees vary depending on the length of the term. A typical 10 week term is £70.00. We offer a discount for twins and multiples. You can join a class at any time if there are spaces available and the class fee will automatically be adjusted to how many weeks are left in the term.

Individual trial sessions are £7.00.

Three week trial sessions are £18.00



Baby Sensory Terms and Conditions. Please read before booking a place.

·         You can join a class at any time as long as a space is available.

·         Payment is made at time of booking by debit or credit card.

·         If you would like to pay for the term in two instalments please contact our office for further information.

·         Bookings are non-transferable in most cases but Baby Sensory may be able to split your booking across        two venues within the term.

·         Regretfully we are unable to carry missed sessions over to the next week or term.

·         Regretfully Baby Sensory is unable to offer concessions for missed sessions or holidays. However you are welcome to give your place to a friend if you are unable to attend your class. Please let the office know in advance who will be attending in your place including their name, baby’s name, date of birth and a contact number.

·         If you have a prior doctor’s or hospital appointment and are unable to attend your usual session we may be able to fit you into another class at an alternative venue. Please contact the office to inquire.

·         You can move to another class or venue at the end of your term. All parents are informed by email when the next term of classes is on the webpage and available to book. Please note that all bookings are on a first come, first served basis so please re-book your place in good time to avoid disappointment.

·         Baby Sensory classes are designed for babies from birth – 15 months of age. Regretfully we are unable to accommodate older siblings in the classes.

·          Please note bookings cancelled within two weeks of the term starting will incur an administration fee of £10.00. Regretfully we are unable to refund the class fee once the term has begun.

·         If your class leader is unable to run your class because of illness etc. Baby Sensory will try and substitute an alternative class leader. If this isn’t possible you will be notified by text or telephone call that the class has been cancelled. Baby Sensory will endeavour to run a ‘catch up’ class at the end of the term to replace your session. If this isn’t possible you will receive a refund.

·         In certain exceptional circumstances Baby Sensory may be prevented from running classes due to situations beyond their control. These may include floods or treacherous driving conditions (for example snow or ice) which would pose a risk to our class leaders and parents/babies if they ventured onto the roads. In these circumstances Baby Sensory will post a warning on their Facebook page (Baby Sensory Southampton) and text or phone parents to inform them of cancellation. Baby Sensory will endeavour to run ‘catch up’ classes to replace cancelled sessions at the end of the term. However due to the exceptional nature of the circumstances Baby Sensory reserves the right not to refund cancelled classes if ‘catch up’ classes are unable to be run.

·         Twins – Baby Sensory offers a discount of half price for the second baby. E.g. an average 10 week term would be £105.00.

·         When you reserve a place in the class you will receive a confirmation email detailing the term dates, holiday sessions when classes won’t be running and the address of your venue. Baby Sensory advise you to keep a copy of the email or make a note of the details as they are not responsible for missed sessions or the wrong venue.  

"Just wanted to say how great Baby Sensory is. Both Isabelle and Reuben thoroughly enjoyed the classes, as did I! I can honestly say it is the best group I have been to with both my babies - such valuable learning experience for them! You are a great trainer Helen, your enthusiasm, humour and sense of fun are great, and you have really found your niche!! Keep up the good work and best wishes for the future of Baby Sensory". Karen.

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Celebrate in style with a Baby Sensory party. We provide amazing fun filled parties for you baby's first birthday, naming ceremony, christening and Christmas. Also fun sessions for school fairs, weddings and nurseries.
Lots of exciting activities designed especially for little ones. Please contact Baby Sensory for more information.
Birthday parties for 2 - 5 year olds.
 Please contact Charlene at or 07889 259995. Classes run in Bassett on Mondays, Hedge End on Tuesdays, Chandlers Ford on Wednesdays and Shirley on Thursdays.

Please contact Charlene at or 07889 259995. Classes run in Shirley on Mondays, Chandlers Ford on Tuesdays 
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