Meet the Sensory Land team
Casey Downie - Campbell
Creator, Founder, Baby Massage instructor, Baby yoga instructor, Messy play Activity class leader.
Casey’s background in child care comes from her time spent working as a Nanny, Maternity Nurse, Creche and Children’s Centre assistant. She began working with children when through her love of dance and performing she trained to be a Ballet teacher in 2009. She loved working with the children but due to an injury was forced to stop Ballet.
With an adventurous childhood playing out in the garden making mud pies and perfume from her mums flowers she had always found pleasure in stripped back simple games. With limited access to technology an empty cardboard box or washing basket could provide hours of entertainment for her active imagination.
Today she thinks technology is a great tool and allows for much fun and entertainment as well as education for today’s modern children. However, in creating Sensory Land she really wanted to explore the idea of imagination, make believe and sensory play. With the help of the Princes Trust she trialled Sensory Land (at the time referred to as Sensory Station) as an imaginative sensory story telling company in 2015. After carefully tweaking at that idea she officially launched the business in 2017 as Activity classes. She has gone on to expand the business and bring elements that are really important to the character of the business drawing from her experiences working closely with families as a nanny and maternity nurse.
Messy Play Activity class creator and assistant.
Jadie’s career in childcare began at the early age of 16, inspired by her mother who was a childminder, Jadie loved being around children so trained as a children’s sports coach. She went on to develop her childcare skills as childminding assistant, creche and nursery worker and later on as a nanny.
Who else is involved?
Luckily for us we have a large family most of whom have worked in some form of childcare, head teacher, early years teacher, family support officer, nursery assistant to name a few. Between us we have a wealth of knowledge in our sector ensuring we provide fun, safe, educational classes.