About Us

About Us

The creators of Craftercise, Aleisha and Amanda are both mum's, in addition to being qualified and experienced primary and secondary health and physical education teachers with a passion for creativity, sensory play and play-based learning. Aleisha and Amanda have won numerous national and international teaching, research and publishing awards.

They have four university degrees between them, including a masters degree in health and physical education and PhD in children’s physical activity and sedentary behavior with a focus on family and school settings. Everything they do is underpinned by the latest international evidence in child development, best practice and a commitment to quality, developmental appropriateness and safety. Becoming mum's and sharing in the joy and excitement of their children experiencing messy play, art and craft, sensory play, movement to music and physical activity at home in conjunction with their professions, inspired the development of the Craftercise program and curation of learning resources.

From mid-year 2021, Aleisha and Amanda are transforming Craftercise into a new sensory adventure gym concept. Their love of creating immersive play spaces and sensory adventures will continue with this new, more sustainable format.

Our educational and sensory play resources and gyms immerse children in rich sensory play environments, empowering them to develop confidence and competence in a range of movement activities and learning opportunities.



The mission of Craftercise is to immerse children in a sensory adventure through the provision of stimulating play/learning environments and resources, which aim to empower and inspire their creativity, play and learning.

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Create | Play | Learn 

Fantastic program highlighting the importance of play in a child's development. Fun, educational games, songs, play equipment, and best of all, messy sensory play and crafts. My son started at 18 months and almost a year on, still absolutely loves it, as do I. I recommend it for everyone. (Anastasia)