As a charity that supports children from across the Southeast, we appreciate it is not always easy for families to come to us.
Our Outreach worker provides support for families in their own home, on a 1-2-1 basis. Ensuring that all children are involved in play and supporting them on their journey.
Ways Outreach Helps
- Supporting the whole family to access play in their own home – many of the families who attend services at the Centre spend a lot of their time travelling to hospital appointments or other therapies, so to have someone come to their home and give them time to play as a family is invaluable.
- Workers are able to take a wide range of specialist equipment to the family home
- The Outreach team are able to demonstrate practical way in the family home of was to continue supporting the child’s development, using the learning goals which have been set by the Conductor and Physiotherapist.
Benefits of Outreach
- Sessions are dictated by the family’s need, they can either be focused on giving the parents and hour to complete housework, or fill out forms while safe in the knowledge that their child is not only being looked after but they are learning through play at the same time. Or the sessions can be used to demonstrate play and support the parents to help their child to access play.
- For families where there is a sibling of the child with a disability the play sessions can encourage relationship building between the siblings, the Outreach Worker can use play techniques which encourage the children to play together.
- Families are able to talk with the Outreach Worker about issues they are having in a non-judgemental, 1-2-1 situation which the parents might not feel able to talk about in a group setting.
We are able to offer our outreach services to those who would otherwise struggle to get such support. If you would like to book an in-home session please contact a member of our team.
We are delighted to be the first early years setting in West Sussex to have been awarded the National Portage Association Stamp of Approval. This award is given to early years settings that demonstrate they deliver inclusive early years education based upon Portage Principles for children with additional needs.