Nursery, Pre-School and Childminder Outreach Sessions
Here at Story Sense, we provide engaging and exciting sensory story sessions for nursery, pre-school and childminder settings. Our sessions follow stories which have been written specifically for our classes and are supported by our sensory activities which aid the children's development. We aim to help develop the senses through our sessions using lights, music, movement based activities, instruments, smells, messy play (food based) and much more.
How are the sessions structured? Each session lasts for 1 hour. Within this time, the children will take part in 6 activities linked to a unique story. Throughout the session, the adults at the setting remain responsible for all children. All equipment needed is provided and all rubbish will be cleared and tidied away at the end and disposed of.
What will the children gain from the sessions? Our activities are designed to develop their independence, imagination and creativity whilst supporting the development of key skills within the Early Years framework. They will also:
Develop a love of stories
Improve social skills and friendship
Learn to share
Improve sensory and physical development
Develop language and speech
Get ready to read
What are your options as a nursery, pre-school or childminder setting and what are the costs?
We have three packages for you to choose between, each offering a different experience. As every setting has a different number of children attending, we want to try and reflect this accordingly in our price which caters for up to 15 children in one session. (Please note, there is a minimum of 10 children charged for in each session.)
If you have more than 15 children, please contact me to discuss your requirements directly.
Standard Package - £7.50 per child This package would contain a range of activities that ignite the senses. The activities could include, but are not limited to: lights, colours, parachute, smells, feathers, exploratory baskets and books. (Please note these are just examples and this is not an exhaustive list. We have a vast range of equipment to use!)
Specific Sensory Development Package - £7.50 per child/£8.50 per child for messy play This package works specifically to develop one main area of the senses. We currently offer the following options: Messy play. These sessions are all food based and avoid the main allergens (dairy, nuts and eggs). On booking this type of session, you will be required to inform us of any other food allergies the children taking part have so we can avoid using these in our recipes. Lights. A selection of lights and dark sensory tents and activities. Music. A selection of musical instruments used across 6 activities. Movement based. A lively session filled with songs and dance and other movement-based activities.
Bespoke Package - £9 per child/£10 per child for messy play This package can be tailored to suit your needs completely. I am able to cater to your theme or topic you are focussing on, a story would be created to match this, photos to accompany the story would be gathered and made and activities designed to support it. This could also be based on a selection of activities or as a specific sensory area as described in the package above.