Baby sensory workshops to use vacant space in Fylde Road Industrial Estate in Preston

Plans for a baby sensory unit are being tabled for an industrial estate in central Preston.

Friday, 21st December 2018, 2:05 pm
Updated Friday, 21st December 2018, 3:08 pm
Baby sensory workshop

It will allow applicant Ellie Bateson, who runs workshops at about eight different venues now, to hold her classes out of a more permanent venue.

The two empty storage units at Fylde Road Industrial Estate, which are earmarked for the baby sensory unit, have been vacant for a number of years.

Planning documents from agent Iain Scales of Scales Architecture state: “Baby Sensory is a franchised learning and development programme for parents and babies aged from birth to 13 months.

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“The applicant currently runs classes from a total of eight remote venues but the business model has now given the applicant confidence to seek a more permanent venue which will allow for both weekly classes and further programmes from ante-natal stage through to pre-school.

“It is envisaged that 17 Baby Sensory and Toddler Sense classes per week will be offered from the Fylde Road venue.

“A class consists of a one hour period of structured activities and free play, with a maximum of 20 children per session.

“Children are accompanied by a parent or carer at all times – a mandatory requirement of the business insurance.