Behind Every Small Business, Is Someone With A BIG Dream...
The Little Sensory Box is a small family run business based in Peterborough. It was created by me; Dee, whilst I was on maternity leave with my son Alfie in January 2019.
As a first-time mum, I threw myself in to joining mum groups to meet new friends and to get out of the house to keep sane (as most new mum's do) and found myself booking us in to our local baby sensory classes. We both loved it and Alfie all through the sessions was curious and mesmerised by all the activities we did.
I could see how much Alfie got from these sessions; how much it benefited his development, how much it benefited me as a mother and how much it helped us to bond. I wanted to be able to continue these activities from the comfort of our own home.
This is what inspired me to set up this business; to provide other parents with the opportunity to recreate sensory play at home at an affordable price. To support their little one’s development and to help mum's and dads who may be struggling after birth to bond with their new babies.
I have now sold thousands of boxes all over the UK (and some overseas) to lots of happy babies, toddlers and mummas. We even have some celebrity fans such as; Beth Tweddle, Lucy Mecklenburgh and Lydia Bright. Since launching, The Little Sensory Box has grown to offer so much more than sensory boxes. We now offer various subscription packages, sustainable wooden toys and various toys and resources all sourced from reputable well known brands.
I have been featured by Made For Mums and My Bump 2 Baby who have also given me their "recommended by" badges and finished in the top 5 for best newcomers for local businesses for an award in Cambridgeshire in 2019.
So far 2020 is shaping up to be an exciting year; we have been featured in several articles by Peterborough matters and featured by Mummy and Me magazine. We have been recognised by Theo Paphitis by being chosen as one of his Small Business Sunday award winners and recognised by Jacqueline Gold by being chosen as one of her WOW awards winner. We have also been nominated as a finalist for best retailer of the year for The Peterborough Small Business Awards.
My little business has gone from strength to strength over the last 15 months and I have BIG plans for the rest of the year... So watch this space!
Thank you to all of you who support me, for your purchases, recommendations, shares and reviews. You are all the reason why this is possible and for that I am truly grateful.
Dee & Alfie x