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
To all parents/carers.
Having spoken with our staff and volunteer teams for the Saturday Juniors club, we are now in a position where we can re-open and offer safe “supervised activities for our eligible children to attend” meeting the conditions when it is safe to leave home.
Our first date will be Saturday, 6th March for 8-11-Year-olds. We look forward to seeing you all again!
|5-7 Years Old||8-11 Years Old||12-16 Years Old|
|Saturday 6th March||Saturday 13th March|
|Saturday 20th March||Saturday 27th March||Saturday 3rd April|
|Saturday 17th April||Saturday 24th April||Saturday 1st May|
|Saturday 8th May||Saturday 15th May||Saturday 22nd May|
|Saturday 12th June||Saturday 19th June||Saturday 26th June|
|Saturday 3rd July||Saturday 10th July||Saturday 17th 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