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.
Who? 5-15 year-olds with learning disabilities
When? Term-time only: Saturdays, 10am – 12pm
Costs: £10 per session
Junior Gateway Dates
(Spring and Summer 2020).
|11-15 Years Old||5-11 Years Old|
|Saturday 18th January||Saturday 25th January|
|Saturday 1st February||Saturday 8th February|
|Saturday 15th February||Closed|
|Saturday 29th February||Saturday 7th March|
|Saturday 14th March||Saturday 21st March|
|Saturday 28th March||Saturday 4th April|
|Saturday 11th April CLOSED||Saturday 18th April|
|Saturday 25th April||Saturday 2nd May|
|Saturday 9th May||Saturday 16th May|
|Saturday 23rd May||Closed|
|Saturday 6th June||Closed|
|Saturday 20th June||Saturday 27th June|
|Saturday 4th July||Saturday 11th July|
Contact Junior Gateway
For further information about Junior Gateway, please contact us.
Office Telephone – 01622 670 464
Office Manager – Tina Adams
Child and Young Person Welfare Manager – Liane Morris
Junior Gateway Supervisor – Beckie Massbery
Address: Cobtree Hall, Willington Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 8EB