Giant Steps Sensory Room

Welcome to our Giant Steps Sensory Room

Thanks to the Big Lottery Fund a brand new fully equipped sensory room has been lovingly created within our Giant Steps Haswell site. The new ‘Zone of Tranquillity’ complements our bespoke learning environment and is free to use to all children registered at a Giant Steps Nursery.
Giant Steps Nursery Sensory Room
  • Free Sessions

    Our bespoke learning Zone of Tranquillity environment is free to use for all children registered at a Giant Steps Nursery.

Dutch psychologists initially developed the concept as a therapy for individuals with severe disabilities.

These days, the rooms are more commonly used to benefit a broader range of individuals including children and adults with learning difficulties, such as, autism, cerebral palsy, intellectual and multiple disabilities, people with brain injuries, dementia sufferers, and people with mental health issues, including stress or anxiety problems.

As a community interest company, however, the ultimate goal is to benefit our community by way of making our sensory room accessible and accommodating to anyone else in need ………. (schools, local families with children/adults with additional needs, other early years providers) etc.

Please speak to a member of our team for further details on 0191 5171013 or email

The benefits of sensory rooms are countless and their therapeutic efficacy must be seen to be believed.

As well as stimulating the senses, they offer several advantages over other types of therapy for certain individuals in certain Circumstances. Here are some of the main benefits of sensory

Stimulate the Senses

Encouraging individuals to explore and engage with their senses can heighten their ability to interact with the world around them.

Improve Balance Movement and Spatial Orientation

Sensory rooms can help develop users’ visual processing abilities as well as their fine and gross motor skills, facilitating day-to-day living.

Enhance Learning and Play

Sensory stimulation can be used to engage different areas of the brain, helping children absorb and retain more information and better meeting the educational needs of each individual.

Promote Emotional Well-Being

As well as helping individuals cope with physical and developmental impairments, sensory rooms can also increase relaxation and motivation, promoting greater levels of happiness and well-being.

Tackle Behavioural Problems

Sensory environments can be highly absorbing, providing a moment of comfort and calm for overactive and distressed individuals, and helping inactive individuals to feel better engaged. This improves focus and prevents users from displaying frustrated behaviour.

Provide a Safe and Effective Therapeutic Environment

By tailoring the sensory environment to the individual rather than forcing them to adapt to their surroundings, you can encourage exploration and engagement within a therapeutic setting without making the individual feel overwhelmed. This helps them develop a sense of empowerment and increases their confidence, resilience and independence.

Improve Child-Adult Communication.

The sensory approach can encourage better communication between the child and their key person or adult, improving the child’s language and social skills and promoting a better quality of care.

A Child-Centred Approach

Focusing on the individual enables them to better accommodate their unique mechanisms for learning, communicating and overcoming challenges, and can even improve sensory processing over time.

A Low Risk Therapy With No Know Side Effects

Sensory rooms have even been known to help reduce reliance on medication, especially in the case of dementia sufferers with high levels of anxiety and agitation.

Giant Steps Sensory Room - Zone of Tranquillity

Sensory Room - Zone of Tranquillity Price List

Schools and Settings

  • £30 Per Hour

    0 – 2 years – Max 6 children 2 adults
    2 – 3 years – Max 8 children 2 adults
    3 – 5 years – Max 8 children 2 adults

  • Bespoke sensory sessions £10 per person per session.

Adult (Send) Sessions

  • £6.50 Per Person Per Hour (not carer)

    Maximum 3 adults and 3 carers

  • £15 Per Hour Sole Use of Room

    1:1 session 1 carer with 1 adult


Community Members

  • £5.50 Per Person Per Hour Session Per Person

    Maximum 4 children and 4 adults

  • £20 Per Hour Sole Use of Room

    1:1 session 1 carer with 1 child / adult

  • Bespoke Sensory Processing Sessions.

    Sessions £6 per person per session

Children & Families Registered With Giant Steps

  • Voluntary donation if used outside of child’s allocated nursery session.