SPECIAL NEEDS AND DISABILITIES
Children who have Special Needs, Disabilities and the parents that love and care for them are a huge priority for us at The Hideaway. We know that during lockdown many children have suffered in all kinds of ways, and those that already struggle with recognised additional needs have often been impacted even more.
As we re-open from day 1 we plan to continue supporting parents and children in every way we're able.
Young children with covid anxiety
It's been an immensely difficult time for almost everyone. For a young child the world is weird and confusing and some they've naturally picked up on some of our anxieties.
Helping young children to make sense of the new world is a priority for us. Our Hideout sessions run at specific times during term time to support children who are finding things especially tough during these difficult times. It's for Key Stage 2 children (those in year 3-6 at primary school) and provides chance for children to meet with others and look at a particular topic each week.
Keep an eye out for our next round of Hideout sessions.
After school session for SEND
Children with SEND often prefer the Hideaway when it's a little quieter, and we're able to make the space slightly more friendly for particular needs.
We will be running regular SEND sessions during the week. The sessions will feature PECS to assist with using the space, turning off the music and hand dryers and having a range of special themed activities each week. Visit us on Monday afternoon and Wednesday after school for our SEND sessions.
Our parents drop in is a space for parents of children with SEND to meet together in the classroom for a brew, a chat and mutual support.
(Currently not running)
Experts from various fields sometimes join the group to offer additional support and advice. The group meet in the classroom and are able to use the cafe as well. Lisa leads the group and is friendly and always available to listen.
The group meet on Thursday mornings from 9.30am - 11.30am. Simply turn up or for more information speak to Lisa.
Please note if your children wish to play, they will need to be supervised. We recommend pre-booking the 11.30am slot after the meeting for them.
6 week exploring feelings courses
We will shortly be running 6 week exploring feelings courses for primary school and infant children. These will be free after school sessions.
Many children are struggling with the effects of the coronavirus situation. We're shortly going to be running free after school courses with small groups for any children who are particularly emotionally effected and would benefit from additional support. More information on this coming soon.
Social Stories are a fantastic tool to help prepare children for changes such as visiting the Hideaway whilst it looks a little different.
We have prepared a new social story for you to read before visiting us at the Hideaway.