Chelm Holmes

Chelm Holmes

Friday 20 November 2020

Chelm was nominated as a Community Hero by Natalie, who said…

“When you have a young one-year old lockdown was unimaginable! How do I stay indoors with her all that time? Chelm helped so much with that.

“Her Baby Sensory South Liverpool classes went live on zoom from her spare room. Not only did she offer you the class you paid for, but you could come back to any of her classes. She worked at the weekends, allowed grandparents to attend so they could see their special little one. She also helped with equipment for classes from your own household objects.

“The kindness she offered really helped me get through lockdown.”

Chelm, what inspires you to help others?

At home or at class I aim to educate, stimulate and provide precious memories to parents and babies in the all-important first year of life. This year has been a journey all right, as always, Baby Sensory has been my escape, my reason for routine and purpose and my happy place.

My journey began back in 2012 with my eldest daughter when I found out about Baby Sensory classes. 4 years later, much to our surprise, came along darling daughter number 2 and straight back to Baby Sensory I went! For me and my second baby it was such precious time together after, what was a very difficult first few months.

I knew Baby Sensory meant a lot to me, it gave me purpose and reason, made me smile and made me a better, happier parent. I just knew it was where I was meant to be and 4 years later I have a business to call my own – Baby Sensory South Liverpool.

Never did I imagine what 2020 what bring to us all and that my business would be on Zoom in what was my dressing room! I am so grateful that I am able to continue to share our wonderful programme with so many families in South Liverpool and their families all over the country and the world, Ireland, Abu Dhabi, Philippines and the USA!! In such unprecedented times, I will cherish our sessions forever.

What can people do to ‘light up Christmas’, and bring a smile to someone’s face this year?

This year may have been so different for us all, so challenging for so many and especially new parents with their lockdown babies, it’s been such a difficult and lonely time. If lockdown has taught us anything it is how much the people in our lives mean to us, so it is so important to spread some festive cheer where you can this Christmas.

Our babies’ first Christmas is so special and at home or in class we will be creating memories to last a lifetime together and I encourage everyone to do the same. As we sing at the beginning of each session in our signature song “Say Hello to the Sun” because each day is a new start and we are grateful for each and every one. Merry Christmas to all.

Thank you, Chelm!


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