The ‘Mini Explorers Sensory Group’ offers specialist support to families and children in Barnet

A pre-school group in Barnet, which provides life-enhancing play activities and support to children aged up to five, with impairments, has been heralded as a success.

The ‘Mini Explorers Sensory Group’, run by disability charity Sense at the Sense Family Centre in Barnet, launched in April and has offered families the opportunity to access a range of different experiences for their children. This includes messy play, sensory stories, music and massage. It enables families to learn new skills to support their child’s play and exploration development.

Natalie Cabrera, Children and Family Support Worker for Sense, said:

“We’re really pleased with how successful the group has been. Children from the area have experienced different sensory experiences each week and it has helped them to develop through play, which is essential for emotional, social and physical development.”

The pre-school group runs every Thursday during term time, from 10.30 – 12pm and is free to attend. To book a place or learn more about ‘The Mini Explorers Sensory Group’, please contact Natalie Cabrera on 07866986411 or email


About Sense

Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs, including those who are deafblind, to be understood, connected and valued. Sense supports children, young people and adults in their home and in the community, in their education and transition to adulthood and through its holidays, arts, sports and wellbeing programmes. Sense campaigns passionately for the rights of the people it serves, and offers practical help and support to families and carers, including information, advice, short breaks and family events. For more information please visit