About Us

About Us

Sensory Beginnings provides training and mentoring for everyone interested in neonatal and early childhood development.

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Our Vision

For all to understand the role of sensory processing in early human development. Sensations underpin our earliest occupations of regulation, relationships, sleep, feeding, playing, moving and learning.

Our Training

Helping you to understand sensory development and how to create nurturing environments to support early human development from conception to 2 years. Training is available via live face to face courses or online.

Our Mission

To support you to learn through live or online sensory training with comprehensive and accessible modules. Our sensory resources and mentoring opportunities also help you connect early human and baby sensory development.

Please feel free to download our Sensory Beginnings free resource PDFs below or visit our online training course page or live training page for more information and to enrol today.

Sensory Beginnings

Meet the Team

Emily Hills

Emily Hills is a Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist. She graduated from Brunel University in 2001 with a BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy. Emily graduated from Southampton University in 2018 with a MSc in Neonatal Studies.  Emily works for both the NHS and in private settings.

Emily currently runs a small private practice in London and works in a level 2 and level 3, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), in London.

In the NICU Emily leads on developmental care, neurobehavioral and neurodevelopmental assessments and developmental interventions including follow up after discharge.  Emily is passionate about family-centred care and creating the optimal sensory environment for the preterm baby and their family.

Emily is a certified neonatal therapist (CNT).  She has completed Newborn Individualised Developmental Care Assessment Program (NIDCAP), Advanced Prechtl General Movement Assessment, Neonatal Behavioural Assessment Scale (NBAS) and Newborn Behavioural Observation (NBO) certification.  She is a lecturer for both the Brazelton Centre in Great Britain and The Family and Infant Neurodevelopmental Education (FINE).  Emily is an Advanced Practitioner in Sensory Integration (SI), she is Neonatal Touch and Massage Certified (NTMC) and is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI).

Lindsay Hardy

Lindsay Hardy is Director of Clinical Services at Pace, a therapy and education centre for children from birth -18 years. At Pace Lindsay leads a team of occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech & language therapists who provide Early Intervention Services for ex-preterm infants and those at risk of developmental delay, therapy for children with cerebral palsy, Autistic spectrum and other learning difficulties and emotional-behavioural challenges.

She provides clinical supervision and mentoring to a number of therapists working within the NHS and privately and has developed a number of courses on child development, neurodevelopment and sensory processing.