Additional Needs (SEN)
At The Hideaway we welcome all children and aim to make the centre as accessible as possible for all children. We recognise that children with some additional needs such as autism may find it difficult to access the centre on a busy day. For this reason we run special sessions for the families of children with ASD and other similar needs on a Wednesday afternoon at 4:30pm. At these sessions we try to create a calmer environment with no music, a PECS timetable where needed and picture menu.
We are also starting a support group for parents and families of SEND. The group is led by a local SEND parent and is held in our Ark Classroom on Thursday mornings. For more information Click Here.
If your child has ASD and finds a social story helpful, we are beginning to produce a range of resources to help your child feel more comfortable visiting us. Below you will find a social story complete with photographs and PECS to go through with your child in advance of a visit. A PECS only, word only and image only version will be available shortly.