Dingley Offer The Following:
Learning Through Play Sessions
Our Learning Through Play sessions run from our three centres, they are term time only and we are overseen by Ofsted. These sessions provide your child with the opportunities to explore and experiment through play, which includes structured group and 1:1 activities and unstructured free play. Learning through play promotes the development of a child and it is through play that children develop their imagination and creativity. Our sessions aim to give every child with an additional need the best early support to enable them to continue their journey into education, whether that is mainstream or special.
Stay and Play Sessions
Our Stay & Play sessions run at least once a month at each of our Centres. It is an opportunity for you and other parent/carers to meet each other and exchange experiences. It is also a great way for your child to make new friends. These sessions provide an opportunity to gain useful strategies and support from our Family Support Worker and experienced staff team that can be put into place straight away. When your child is referred to us we will invite you to attend our Stay & Play sessions whilst waiting for a space in our learning through play.
Our coffee mornings run at least once a month at each of our centre areas, some are held in local community buildings, all within walking distance from the centres. Coffee mornings are an opportunity for you to meet other parents and carers and enable you to talk about issues that you may be facing or share successes. We also invite key agencies to come in and offer support and information about services available to you in the local areas. These sessions are run by our Family Support Worker.
When your child has reached the part of their journey with us whereby they are ready to transition into a mainstream or other specialist setting, we provide support and advice to ensure that they have the strategies in place to best support your child. This support could be over the phone, through our staff visiting the setting, or through staff from the setting visiting our Centres. The aim is to ensure every child has the best chance to succeed in their new environment.
Our Family Support Worker makes home visits where they are able to support you to use the strategies we use in the centres with your child, in their own homes. Our Family Support Worker will visit every family that we start working with alongside a staff member from the centre they are attending. They also support our Stay & Play sessions and Coffee Mornings, and are available for advice and support any other times.
Inclusive Holiday Playschemes
Our holiday play scheme sessions are for children with additional needs and their siblings (if under 8 years old). These play schemes offer fun activities for all the children that attend, whilst giving you the break you need during the school holidays. Your centre will provide you with details of our play schemes and how to book onto these.
Dingley Offer The Following: