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07803 457278

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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.

Longer terms can be paid in 2 instalments, the first at time of booking and the second, one week before the holiday (half term) break. Details of how to pay will be on your booking acknowledgement email. 

Trial sessions are £7.00.


These are Baby Sensory booking terms and conditions. Please read before booking a place in a class.
  • You can join a class at any time in the term if there is a place available.
  • Bookings are non-transferable in most cases but Baby Sensory may be able to split your booking across two venues if spaces become available. 
  • Regretfully Baby Sensory is unable to offer concessions for sickness or holidays but you are welcome to give your place to a friend if you know you will be away one week. Please contact our office to inform us of a change in person attending including their name, baby's name, date of birth and a contact number.
  • If you have a prior hospital or doctors appointment and are unable to make your usual session we may be able to fit you into another class that week in an alternative venue. Please contact the office to inquire.
  • You are usually able to move to another venue when the term comes to an end. Once you have a place in a class you will be informed when Baby Sensory start taking bookings for the next term.
  • Baby Sensory classes are for babies up to 15 months of age. Regretfully we cannot accommodate older children within the class. 
  • Regretfully you are unable to carry missed sessions over to the new term.
  • Please note cancellations made within 2 weeks of the starting date will incur an administration charge of £10.00. Regretfully we are unable to refund class fees 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 of cancellation by text or phone call. 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 full 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 (snow or ice) which would pose a risk to our class leaders and parents if they ventured onto the roads. On these occasions Baby Sensory would endeavour to offer a 'catch up' class at the end of the term but if this wasn't possible Baby Sensory reserves the right not to refund due to the exceptional nature of the circumstances.
  • Twins. We offer a discount for twins. Please inquire at the office for terms and conditions.
  • When you have reserved a place in your class you will receive an acknowledgement email which includes the venue, term dates and the class fee. Payment of the class fee is due at time of booking. If your payment hasn't be received within 5 days of your booking your place will be cancelled.  
  • If your term is 10 weeks or longer you may pay the class fee in two instalments. Details will be on your acknowledgement email.
  • Once your payment has been received you will receive your confirmation email.


  " 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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Lots of exciting activities designed especially for little ones. Please contact Baby Sensory for more information.
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 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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