Accreditations & Awards
We pride ourselves in delivering an excellent service for all of our customers. We are passionate and dedicated in what we do and strive to provide a provision that meets our professional ethos and provides all of our clients, be it adult or child, a beneficial long lasting experience.
We have endeavoured to comprise classes and training that are of the highest possible standards. These are thoroughly thought out with care and propelled for our potential students and attendees to achieve their very best. Through the knowledge and experience with Sensory Time UK and Little Slingers Teams, this is achievable and accessible to all who share the same passions.
Children's Activity Association Gold Members
Sensory Time UK is one of a select few that are fully Accredited Gold members of the Children’s Activities Association. Within this we have met specific compliances, have relevant qualifications, quality staff training, policies and procedures and provide an excellent customer service.
About The Children's Activities Association
The CAA is an industry body who are community driven for the safety and the service that children’s activity providers offer. There is currently no legislation in place that insists children’s activities providers must meet crucial standards and guidelines, to ensure the service they are providing is adequate. The CAA therefore, help parents in choosing an activity provider that has achieved the set bench marks giving parents peace of mind. See Website
The Children's Activities Associate Sam Willoughby, Managing Director of the award winning ‘What’s On 4’, led the team of founders of the CAA which also include, to name just a few:
- Dr Amanda Gummer-A research psychologist specialising in child development
- Morton Michel- The leading childcare insurance specialists in the UK
- Sid Sloane- popular children’s TV presenter.
By becoming an accredited member, we agree to meet and continue to meet the CAA Code of Practice
Why we have chosen the CAA
Sensory Time UK has completed all compliances in order to achieve the maximum Gold accreditation with the CAA and continues to uphold these.
At Sensory Time UK, we endeavour to provide a service that is the very best it can possibly be. Providing, setting and maintaining the best and highest standards we are driven by the satisfaction and success of our attendees. With this in mind, we sought to become a fully accredited member of the CAA, reassuring our customers that we take every effort to ensure we are delivering an exceptional provision. #ParentsPeaceofMind
Members of Kallikids
KalliKids is the UK’s leading community for parents to find and access children’s activities that have been tried and tested.
KalliKids assists children’s activity providers in demonstrating how good their service is. This in turn helps parents find trusted and reputable activity providers. By doing this KalliKids helps parents to choose on behalf of their children with the reassurance that they have made an informed decision.
Why we have chosen KalliKids
Not only do KalliKids provide us with the opportunity to reach a wider range of potential customers, they support us in promoting and growing our business in order to prove to parents just how good and how dedicated we are. Furthermore, they provide us with a tick of approval which demonstrates to parents that the service we provide is credible. See Website
More about the founders
KalliKids was founded in 2012 by Karen Bach, a mum who became frustrated with spending time and money over and over to find a suitable club for her child. After having to use a trial and error method to find a provider that was beneficial, she sought to put together a facility whereby like-minded parents could find children’s activities that had been recommended by others.
In order to do this Karen developed a system in which enrolling companies must:
- Have relevant training, qualifications, DBS and insurance, which must be uploaded to the site to prove this.
- Provide referees- these are contacted directly in order to obtain accurate, first hand references from the people who use the service.
The Association of Breastfeeding Mothers
The ABM is a voluntary organisation that educates mothers on both the physical and psychological benefits of breastfeeding both for the mother and the child.
They are a registered charity, who offer counselling, training, advice and support.
Why we have chosen ABM
Sensory Time UK and Little Slingers support all types of feeding and intend to be able to offer reassurance and informative advice to parents who attend our classes. We aim to be able to provide a group that can contribute to the knowledge of parents and offer signposting for further guidance and support. By subscribing to the ABM, we are providing valuable funding which allows them to continue to advocate the value of breastfeeding for all concerned.See Website
More about the founders
The ABM was founded by a group of experienced breastfeeding councillors in 1979. It was awarded charity status in 1980.
Continuing Professional Development
The CPD are a certification service who provide support, advice and recognised accreditation for learners. They support individuals and organisations in obtaining and increasing skills and knowledge to continue professional development. The CPD work alongside City and Guilds.
Why we have chosen CPD
The CPD allows us to provide a unique training service to our customers. It shows that the training we provide is substantial, sufficient and is recognised as such in the form of an official vocational qualification.
As opposed to just providing in-house training, we can ensure that what we offer a unique opportunity to obtain certified training with accreditation to validate this.
For more information about our unique training opportunitiesSee Website
More about the founders
The CPD was established in 1996 and provides certification upon successful completion of a rigourous and impartial assessment process.
Baby Carry Industry Alliance
The BCIA provides support to the world of Babywearing in conveying safe carriers to the market and highlighting the value and importance of Babywearing. Their aim is to increase awareness of quality slings and carrier and to support others in doing do.
Why we have chosen BCIA
The BCIA supports us in choosing and supplying our customers with reputable carriers. We have chosen to be a part of the BCIA. As an international organisation, they assist us in providing current information regarding research, safety and recommendations. It allows us to access and share information and resources regarding regulations, compliance and any other Babywearing business concerns.See Website
More about the founders
TThe BCIA was established in 2010 Kristi Hayes-Devlin with the support of 12 other founding members, all who have substantial knowledge and experience in the Babywearing industry and are dedicated in educating and support others.
The What’s on 4 Little Ones Awards 2016
Sensory Time UK was a finalist in the What’s on 4 Little Ones awards at The Chessington World Adventures 2016. To be nominated was amazing and to be a finalist gave us immense pride and recognition in what we do and what we have achieved.
Image: Hayley Azzopardi of Sensory Time UK, national finalists at The What’s on 4 Little Ones Awards 2016, presented by Sid Sloane