Baby Sensory business finds new home with WDH in Knottingley

Karen, James and Navy Bingle celebrating opening their Baby Sensory business in one of our Commercial units.

A Pontefract mum is taking the exciting next step with her Baby Sensory business after moving into one of our commercial units on Ferrybridge High Street in Knottingley.

Karen Bingle, 31, fell in love with Baby Sensory classes after attending them with her own son Ezra. The classes help babies from three months onwards learn new skills through their senses. It also helps parents bond with their babies and meet new friends. 

Karen started her business two years ago by hosting classes in hired event spaces, which meant she had to set up and pack away her equipment after each class. She was also limited in how she could change the temporary spaces. 

Since her business started, Karen had her eye on moving into the WDH commercial unit in Ferrybridge to create a central hub for families.

Karen said: “I looked at the unit a few years ago when I started out but I wasn’t in a position to take that step yet. I have passed it many times since then and always dreamt about how much of a good space it would be in the future.”

As her business grew, Karen felt ready to take on her own premises and spoke to   Vicci Gibbons, our Property Management Officer, to see if the move was feasible.  

Karen said: “Vicci and the commercial team have been brilliant from enquiry to now. They’ve been really responsive, and the decorating has all been completed to a high standard. Vicci has been incredibly efficient and kept me up to date during the process of securing the lease. It’s great to have this support for my small business taking this next step.” 

Vicci added: “We are so pleased to support another small business as it continues to grow. It’s great to see that Ferrybridge High Street is now full of shops for the local community to enjoy. I can’t wait to see what the next chapter holds for Karen and Baby Sensory!”

Now Karen is set up in the new unit she has been able to start advertising her classes and her launch event sold out. 

She said: “My goal is to expand the classes we offer and to become a space where families can come together and build lasting connections. I am also looking forward to using the space for those important moments like first birthdays. I can’t wait to see where the future takes us!”

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For more details about Baby Sensory, go to Baby Sensory Classes in Pontefract.