Bringing the magic of storytime to life…

What are “The Sensory Storyteller” classes?

Committed to sharing the magic of reading, The Sensory Storyteller shares favourite nursery rhymes and classic children’s stories using a multisensory approach, early communication strategies (including Makaton signing) and termly themes, to engage babies and children of all ages and abilities!





Hi, I’m Hayley!

 As a qualified and experienced Primary and SEN teacher, I have been passionate about learning through play for as long as I can remember!

I also know how important early communication skills and early learning goals are, particularly Post-Covid, and how important inclusivity is for all children. 

After leaving full time teaching when I became a mum myself, I realised just how valuable community classes are, not only our little ones, but for our own mental wellbeing too.

So I made it my mission to develop effective but relaxed, enjoyable classes for both parents and their little ones to engage and learn in, across Staffordshire, Stoke and Cheshire.

Since then, I have also delivered workshops in a variety of settings, including nurseries, Mainstream and Special Schools, charity groups, childminder groups, libraries and festivals and I plan on delivering ‘Sing, Sign and Storytime’ classes as well as my ‘Sensory Storytelling’ classes very soon too!

 Click the button below to find out more information on how to book onto a baby/ toddler class near you.



the staby/ Toddler Classes

Relaxed and baby led, these classes are as much about supporting new parents as they are about your baby’s development.

They provide a small, no pressure community to catch up with other parents and to share your new baby experiences with them! Hot drinks and biscuits are also always provided at every class.

But of course, it is about the little ones too!

Planned around the early learning goals, we explore a new theme each term/ block and every week we will dive into a brand new story, using sensory play and exploration, bubbles, music, signing and puppets to bring the story alive! 

Bespoke Nursery/ School Workshops

Did you know, reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success, more than their family circumstances, parents’ educational background or income?

I am passionate about developing reading for pleasure from birth and believe that every child should believe in the magic of reading and feel that it is accessible to them.

Sensory Storytelling is so much more than reading for pleasure too – it is a tool to develop social, emotional, communication, interaction, physical skills… the list really is endless!

As well as being fully trained in Level 1 and 2 Makaton, and Makaton Signing for Babies and Families, I have received training in Attention Autism, Story Massage and Helicopter Storytelling, as well as a variety of other teacher based training.

Please get in touch to discuss how I can create a bespoke package for your setting.


Other Events

Whether it is supporting charities, sharing stories at hospitals, homes or festivals, or delivering sessions in childminder settings, I am more than happy to deliver my sessions wherever I am needed! Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you feel that I can help you.



I have loved bringing my little girl along to this block. She has loved all of the sensory elements, (particularly the food during The Hungry Caterpillar week.. well, actually trying to eat any and all resources 🙈) the bubbles and, of course, Sid! Hayley is SO lovely and makes you feel so at ease, ready to offer a welcome cuppa and chocolate treat to start the session. She joins in with conversations and can relate to us due to her having her own little beauty. The time at the beginning and end to chill and talk to other mums is something that I love. These sessions are so different to anything else out there and gives you great ideas to use at home. I have genuinely loved coming along and can’t wait to start the next block 🤍


Me and Kendrick have just finished our 6 week Fantastic Fairytale group… we have had an absolute blast. Hayley is amazing with the kids, the stories and props are so entertaining for the little ones and us mamas get to sit back for five, have a hot cuppa and a treat!! (I swear that’s not why we go 🙈😂). The whole set up is so relaxed and there’s no pressure for the little ones to join in if they are timid or if they need to sleep or feed. It’s been so much fun, we are so sad we can’t come to the next block! Thank you so much Hayley! I will be recommending you to every person I come across with a little one! 💖💙


Me and my little girl love attending the classes with Hayley, we look forward to them every week. We have been to lots of baby classes and this is definitely our favourite as it is different from any other class and very engaging. I love to see how much my little girl enjoys herself and really enjoy the relaxed and friendly atmosphere for us parents. Hayley also makes us feel very welcome with tea and chocolate 🙂.
Can’t wait to come back for another term, Laura & Nova.


Me and my little girl come to Hayley’s class every week and we absolutely love it!
It really is such a relaxed atmosphere for us as parents/carers to interact with others & for the little ones to learn and explore with a variety of different things each week!
I must add that Hayley makes a brilliant brew and the chocolate bar hits the spot every time! I can’t thank you enough & would recommend to anyone!! ♥️♥️


Atticus and I absolutely love our Wednesdays at Sensory Storyteller! We go to quite a few groups, but this is definitely our favourite! There is so much time and effort put into the preparation for every activity, with a nice bonus of a hot drink and chocolate for the mummies. It’s a lovely setting to meet other mums and learn ideas for story time at home throughout the rest of the week. Hayley is passionate about what she does and this really shines through; she makes us feel such a valued members of the group and I would 100% recommend coming along for a really fun time with your baby x

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