Our CEO, Karen Leigh is the founding member of Sensational Kids. Having experienced lengthy waiting lists and a lack of affordable and accessible occupational therapy services for her own children, Karen founded Sensational Kids in 2007 with the help of family and friends with the aim to be the leading provider of accessible and affordable developmental and educational services to help the 1 in 5 children with special educational needs to realise their potential. After two years of fundraising almost €100,000, we opened our doors to our first children in 2009. Since then Sensational Kids has grown from employing one full time and one part time person to employing nine people.
Karen is passionate about the ethos of Sensational Kids and has led the charity since its foundation around a kitchen table in 2007 through its development to providing multi disciplinary services to over 3,000 children from all around the country which have also saved families over €500,000 in therapy fees.
Sensational Kids receives no government funding. All of our work is dependent on our supporters goodwill and donations from the public and corporate partners.
Subsidised Services for Children at Sensational Kids
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech & Language Therapy
- Educational Psychological Assessment
- Reading Teacher
- Wipe Out Worries Group
- Transition To Secondary School Group
Child Development & Learning Store
In addition Sensational Kids runs a child development and learning store which stocks a range of skill building toys and therapy products and books. The shop is available online at www.sensationalkids.ie and at Unit F2 Kildare Business Park, Kildare Town. Phone orders 045 520900. All proceeds from sales help towards funding occupational therapy & speech and language therapy services for children at Sensational Kids.
Professional Development Training Workshops
Sensational Kids is also committed to providing high class training services for those who work with children with special needs and runs high caliber training workshops for therapy professionals, teachers and parents. All proceeds from the training workshops are ploughed back into the charity to help subsidize the cost of therapy services for children who attend our clinic
Sensational Kids, Unit F2 Kildare Business Park, Kildare Town
Phone: 045 520900
Registered in Ireland Company Number 432465 Sensational Kids Ltd
Registered Charity No CHY 17477 New Charities Regulatory Authority Number 20065133