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Stamford KIDS' Early Support and Learning Provision

KIDS is a national charity providing a wide range of services supporting disabled children, young people and their families. All of our services are driven by an overarching commitment to a more inclusive society and our passionate belief that disabled children and young people have a right to be included on an equal basis.

KIDS have been commissioned by Lincolnshire County Council to deliver creche facilities for disabled children and those with complex health needs across the county.

Creche sessions last for 1hour and 59 minutes, with an additional parent support hour either before or after the creche.

KIDS' Early Support and Learning Provision sessions bring parents and carers together with their pre-school children, so that they can benefit from the advice and support of other parents, professional and KIDS' staff.

We will ensure that young children feel safe and are warmly welcomed into the creche. They will be supported to participate in both structured and free play activities, that will assist with communication, concentration, learning, physical, imagination and social skills.

The sessions will cater for the individual development needs of each child. Sessions will follow a similar format so that children become familiar with the routine and they will include music and songs, creative, sensory, imaginative and exploratory play activities.

Children will be offered different tactile and sensory experiences to help them develop a range of skills and they will be able to choose activities for themselves.

Staff are highly trained in order to meet the individual needs of children attending.

KIDS is committed to working in partnership with parents. Parent and carers will receive a warm welcome to the creche facilities and will be invited to join the parents' support hour, at the beginning or end of each session.

Our staff will be available to offer emotional and practical support, including advice on how best to support the development of children through play and to build the confidence of parents in their own abilities as primary educators.

The sessions enable parents to a have a short break, some time for themselves and their children to have some fun, cared for by our qualified staff team.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Diane Short
Contact Position
Senior Practitioner
Telephone
07760309309
Website
KIDS Website
Parent Organisation
Stamford Children's Centre

Where to go

Name
Stamford Children's Centre
Address
Stamford
Lincolnshire
Postcode
PE9

Time / Date Details

Time of day
Afternoon
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Wednesday 12:15 15:15

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
0-5 (toddlers)
Referral Details

Referral to KIDS' creche can be made by parent carers or professionals currently supporting the family.

Other notes

Who in your service should be contacted re: compliments, concerns or complaints?

Ruth Smith
KIDS' Area Manager
Lincoln KIDS' Office
Commerce House
Outer Circle Road
Lincoln
LN2 4HY

Inclusion Information

Special Needs

Experience with
Universal Disability Provision

Languages Spoken

Languages
Makaton
Local Offer

Local Offer

Description

KIDS also facilitates extended KIDS' Early Support and Learning Provision to enable parent carers to participate in the Early Support Parent Carer Workshops which focus on:

1. Understanding this unknown world
2. Changing relationships
3.The child beyond the disability
4. Ordinary Lives

KIDS will ensure that young children and their families feel safe and are warmly welcomed into the accessible creche.
 
KIDS' staff are highly trained in order to meet the individual needs of children attending the creche e.g.
Moving and Handling, Makaton Signing, Paediatric First Aid and are supporting/ receive bespoke training from the Specialist Nursing Team.

The service is aimed at improving outcomes for young children under 5 who have significant disabilities and/or complex medical needs, including:

  • children with physical and sensory impairments, significant learning difficulties, emotional and behavioural difficulties and social and communication disorders
  • children with complex health needs, including epilepsy, tube feeding, oxygen dependency
  • a high proportion of children likely to require additional support to meet their individual personal care, supervision and learning needs.
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
SEN Provision Type
Specialist

The Family Information Service maintains the list of Ofsted-registered childcare in the county, although any information provided by us does not constitute a recommendation and you should satisfy yourself of the quality and standard of any service or childcare provider you contact so that it meets the needs of your family.

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