The giant air balls in action
"Toddler Sense sets the standard in birthday parties!
We have hosted two. At 2, the guests were delighted with the wide range of activities on offer; there's enough to keep anyone interested for an hour before the brilliant Sam takes over and organises some party fun. With parents encouraging their little ones to have a go on everything it is a great active play experience for all.
At 3, they all arrived in full-on party mode and it was (organised) chaos! Inhibitions gone, the group literally threw themselves into everything on offer and made full use of the space and range of equipment, which you won't find anywhere else in Jersey. Following the free play, Sam's half hour of activities is the perfect way to bring everyone back to order. She is so experienced with groups of young children that she quickly has them all organised for songs, dancing and games and, in particular, those who haven't been to Toddler Sense before are mesmerised by the shapes, colours, sounds and lights. Sam manages to calm everyone down for a chorus of happy birthday before the hosts lead them through to a separate area for tea and cake.
Sam runs the parties for up to 4 year-old birthday boys and girls, and in my experience they are perfect for a range of ages, particularly if your guests have older/younger siblings. For the littlies there are balls, bubbles and balloons, for the older ones the larger equipment is extremely robust and holds up fantastically well to being pummelled by small bodies, e.g. bouncy castle, airflow tunnel, ride-ons.
And Sam herself is the best kind of facilitator – always available but not intrusive, in control but not over bearing. She knows what children enjoy and has a tried and tested party formula, but is also happy to accommodate special requests. And, best of all, she manages to
make each guest, but particularly the birthday girl or boy, feel extra special – and that's why a Toddler Sense party is worth every penny."
"My daughter Ella joined Baby Sensory when she was 8 weeks old, it was a wonderful way in which she could develop and become very enthusiastic and aware of her surroundings. We were delighted that after Baby Sensory, we could continue onto Toddler Sense. Toddler Sense is a great opportunity for your child to interact with other children of their age, play on the safe equipment and enjoy the theme of the day for which Sam so thoroughly prepares. Each week is a different theme, varying from the farm to the secret garden. Loads of fun is had by both parents and children. I can highly recommend Toddler Sense, not only does your child develop in skills and awareness but it also gives the parents a ‘take home tool’ of games, songs and themed activities. This is a perfect follow on from Baby Sensory."
"It's great because the set up changes each time with a different theme - sometimes there is the bouncy castle, sometimes there is the mini trampoline or even an air tunnel (which I think I would love to go in myself!!) and various obstacles set up for the child to roll over/under/climb/slide...and that is just the first half! The next half Sam does organised music/singing..always with great music..the start and end song is always the same but anything goes in between!!! Sometimes there will be puppet shows, bubble machine, sparkly lights exploring. She brings normal nursery songs to life with props rather than just sing it. It's all very structured and the children love it (and her!) Great job Sam!!!"