🌈 Welcome to Borders Sensory Hub CIC, the first and only purpose designed sensory venue in the Scottish Borders. 🌞
A wonderous intimate playground of engaging explorative and creative sensory equipment, Borders Sensory Hub has been designed to ignite authentic child-led play. 🎈
Founded on the belief that every child has a right to play at all ages, stages, abilities and backgrounds, we provide inclusive social play opportunities to families throughout the Scottish Borders and beyond with our sensory stay and play sessions and our development and wellbeing centred play workshops. ✨
At Borders Sensory Hub we are proud to be disability-led and so with a passion for disability and additional needs acceptance, we welcome all children from 0-15 years and their caregivers to enjoy the hub during our integrational early years and childhood sessions and workshops. 🤗
Whilst we highly value the promotion of acceptance, we also understand that for some children such integration may not be comfortable and so we also offer sessions that specifically support additional needs play. ⛅
We can't wait to invite you all to play very soon! ⭐
I'm Abby, and you will find me living and loving life in the stunning Scottish Borders with my partner and our three wildlings, Zander (7), Sami (2) and Poppy (1).
Aged 16 I found myself homeless, alone, struggling with my mental health and my finances and raising and new baby. I had very little support from my family and was experience prejudice from involved services. I completely lacked confidence in my ability to support my child's wellbeing and development and felt unable to access opportunities to better this due to the hardships I was facing.
As a new mother I did not understand the importance of play or how to facilitate it beyond toys, and so when I gave birth to my second child and attended our first music and sensory class I was utterly enthused by the opportunities for play and so ignited my passion.
In the years since, I have gone on to study early years play facilitated by movement, touch, sight, sound and smell with practices including yoga, massage, mindfulness, messy play, developmental play and nature play. I also studied a number of early learning approaches, infant and perinatal mental wellbeing and a number of practical supports such as child led potty training.
I wanted to be able to confidently make choices on my own parenting styles and approaches whilst also being able to empower and support parents to connect, explore and nurture their child and themselves.