About Sensory Matters

About Us

Sensory Matters is proudly an Australian, family owned and run business, who develop, design, locally manufacture and sell activities and toys designed to be beneficial in many areas of a child’s development.  These include fine and gross motor skills, kinaesthetic awareness, core body stability, proprioception, balance, focus and concentration, co-ordination, motor planning, turn taking, tactile discrimination and bilateral movement among others. The product range has been developed and refined over the past 12 years, with new products being developed constantly for use by neurotypical children, as well as children and adults with special needs.  Sensory Matters products are designed and locally made in Melbourne, Victoria.

The owner of Sensory Matters, Julie Baker, previously worked as an Occupational Therapist, before beginning the Sensory Matters business and product range while raising her 3 beautiful autistic children. Julie’s enjoyment of developing developmental activities, sewing and her previous experiences as an OT have combined to create the Sensory Matters business and unique product range. Julie is passionate about using sensory, tactile and educational activities to assist a child’s development through fun activities, and this passion can be seen in her product range as well as her frequent product presentations at a range of developmental and learning conferences, in-services and expos around Australia. She also runs Sensory Integration workshops for mainstream Early Years Educators, parents, carers and family members

We hope that you and your family, friends and those you care for enjoy the Sensory Matters products as much as we did designing and making them, and welcome any and all comments, questions and feedback you wish to share.

-          Julie Baker, Owner