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

Autumn 2021

5-7 Years Old8-11 Years Old12-16 Years Old
Saturday 11th SeptemberSaturday 18th SeptemberSaturday 25th September
Saturday 2nd OctoberSaturday 9th OctoberSaturday 16th October
Saturday 23rd OctoberSaturday 6th NovemberSaturday 13th November
Saturday 20th NovemberSaturday 27th NovemberSaturday 4th December
Saturday 11th DecemberSaturday 18th December

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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