Support for children with additional needs

The Sensory Room

Our Sensory Room is a safe and calm space for children up to the age of 11. The room is equipped to provide either gentle stimulation or relaxation through touch, sound, smell and a range of visual features.

Sensory rooms are particularly useful for babies and children with sight or hearing problems, or for children with varying degrees of attention deficiency disorders.

Colourful bubble tubes, glitter balls, tactile panels and interactive sound and light panels encourage hand and eye coordination, and the development of social and language skills.

A water bed and projected moving images with sounds and music promote relaxation.

The Sensory Room can be adapted to suit the needs of each individual child and is open 9.00am-4.00pm Monday to Friday. Booking is advisable to ensure that the room is available and to allow us to set up the room to suit your child’s requirements.
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Speech and language support

Support and advice from a speech and language therapist available every month.
See Specialist Advice for more information.

Little Diamonds

A smaller monthly group for children with additional needs and their parents and carers. Led by one of our Outreach Workers, the sessions offer fun activities, sensory resources and a chance to chat with other families and share ideas and experiences.
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Me Time

We understand how important it is to parents and carers with children with additional needs, to have a safe and special place to play. We offer access to the playroom and garden for 1-hour sessions to enjoy the peaceful Children’s Centre for children with additional needs.
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All of our play activities are inclusive and children with additional needs are welcome.