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.
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Junior Gateway
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Who? 5-15 year-olds with learning disabilities

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

Costs: £10 per session
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Junior Gateway Dates

(Spring 2021).

To all parents/carers.
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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 Old8-11 Years Old12-16 Years Old
Saturday 6th MarchSaturday 13th March
Saturday 20th MarchSaturday 27th MarchSaturday 3rd April
Saturday 17th AprilSaturday 24th AprilSaturday 1st May
Saturday 8th MaySaturday 15th MaySaturday 22nd May
Saturday 12th JuneSaturday 19th JuneSaturday 26th June
Saturday 3rd JulySaturday 10th JulySaturday 17th July

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Contact Junior Gateway

For further information about Junior Gateway, please contact us.
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Office Telephone01622 670 464

Office Manager – Tina Adams
office@maidstonemencap.org
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Child and Young Person Welfare Manager – Liane Morris
manager@maidstonemencap.org
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Junior Gateway Supervisor – Beckie Massbery
juniors@maidstonemencap.org
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Address: Cobtree Hall, Willington Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 8EB