Welcome to Junior Gateway

Junior Gateway is a leisure group that meets on a Saturday morning in term-time at our hall. We have two age groups that meet on alternate weeks; 5-10 year-olds and 11-15 year-olds. We have 15 children in each age group which is the right number to create a buzz but still enable us to create space for children if they are overwhelmed and need some quiet time.

Junior Gateway a specialist club and offers places to children with a learning disability who have additional needs such as a physical disability, medical need, PEG feeding, behaviour that challenges or communication difficulties.

Due to the high level of need for each child, everyone attending has a 1:1 volunteer helper. We recruit and train the volunteer helpers. Training includes Safeguarding, Communication Skills, and Positive Behavioural Support. Supervisors have First Aid qualifications and are trained to administer emergency epilepsy medications and to do administer  PEG feeding.

We offer various activities at the club including cooking, art and crafts, Wii, toys, and lego. We have a sensory room and soft play area, ball pool and a small garden.

We are based in Mote Park which we take advantage of by going for walks or to the play area.
Junior Gateway
Who? 5-15 year-olds with learning disabilities

Term-time only: Saturdays, 10am – 12pm

Costs: £10 per session


Junior Gateway Dates
(January to April 2019)

5–10 year-olds (Terms 3 & 4)

Saturday 19 January

Saturday 2 February

Saturday 16 February

Saturday 9 March

Saturday 23 March

Saturday 6 April

11–15 year-olds (Terms 3 & 4)

Saturday 12 January

Saturday 26 January

Saturday 9 February

Saturday 2 March

Saturday 16 March

Saturday 30 March

Contact Junior Gateway

For further information about Junior Gateway, please call or email either Liane or Tina.
Office Telephone01622 670 464
Clubs Manager – Liane Morris
Junior Gateway Supervisor – Rebecca Altieri
Address: Cobtree Hall, Willington Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 8EB