We are The Sensory Hive
We are a not-for-profit community organisation offering services in occupational therapy, sensory integration and education for individuals living with sensory processing difficulties.
Our community includes individuals who are neurodivergent (Autism, ADHD, SPD, Dyspraxia), and those Learning Difficulties, PMLD, and neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy and brain injury.
The Sensory Hive started as a seed of an idea for us back in 2017 and has since grown into an organisation offering valuable therapeutic and educational services for our disabled community in Merseyside, UK.
We are Sharon and Hayley, professionals in the fields of health and education but more importantly, parents of children with additional needs. We have neurodivergent children and have first-hand experience of how sensory processing conditions can profoundly affect a loved one and their families.
Living with a sensory processing condition can be challenging.
Many families are socially isolated because our modern world is a busy, overwhelming place and there are few spaces for our sensory sensitive children, young people and adults to safely access.
Additionally, sensory processing and integration is an area still very misunderstood and we want to change that!
Our specialist sensory integration therapy centre, based in Whiston, Knowsley, is a hive of activity offering a sensory gym, immersive and interactive room, occupational therapy, LEGO-based therapy, rebound therapy, hobby clubs, and infant and child sensory development classes for all of our community, and we offer a warm welcome to you all!
Hayley and Sharon x
Meet The Team
Director & Teacher
Hayley is an English and Drama teacher who has worked in secondary education for 15 years. She has extensive skills and experience of working with neurodivergent and disabled children and young people, and is qualified in Infant Massage, Aromatouch and Lego-based Therapy. She is mum to Daisy and Poppy.
Director & Occupational Therapist
Sharon is a qualified OT who has developed a specialty in neurology and is skilled in the assessment and treatment of sensory processing and integration difficulties.
She has an advanced postgraduate qualification in Sensory Integration.
She is mum to Joe and Katie.