We celebrate the children we work with, no matter their ability, to show parents and the wider world everything they can do.
We help children under 5 with cerebral palsy and other motor learning impairments make the best possible start in life – and give families the support and skills to continue their development at home.
Children with cerebral palsy struggle to learn fundamental skills – they do not have the typical early experiences of their peers because of their disabilities; often excluded from everyday activities in their communities and unable to attend mainstream nursery provision, limiting their opportunities for socialisation and integration. They are at risk of isolation and early intervention is crucial.
We provide an early intervention service based on the methodology of Conductive Education.
- Parents and children work together in a supportive environment.
- We focus on improving a child’s physical, social and emotional skills.
- Sessions are hand-on structured and one-to-one or small group.
- No formal diagnosis or referral is needed to access our services.
- All of our services are offered to families free of charge.
Our transdisciplinary team includes a Session Lead, Conductor, Child and Family support staff, Speech and Language Therapist, Outreach and Portage Accredited professionals, Music Therapist and SEN Swimming instructors. Children also have access to assistive technology, such as a white board and ‘magic carpet.’ We have a dedicated sensory room with bubble tubes, fibre optics and soft furniture which parents are welcome to use.
Specific services include:
- Small group Conductive Education Sessions.
- Music Therapy.
- Sensory sessions and Messy play.
- Portage Home Play.
- Parent Support.
Everything we do is for a purpose. Each child has learning goals that we track and monitor regularly and that focus on the following key areas:
- Fine motor skills.
- Gross motor skills.
- Social skills.
- Emotional wellbeing.
- Self-care skills.
- Support at home.
Our Impact page highlights the steps we are following to support children and families in each of these areas and the impact we are having.
Click below to find further information about all of our services.