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

(Spring and Summer 2020).

11-15 Years Old5-11 Years Old
Saturday 18th JanuarySaturday 25th January
Saturday 1st FebruarySaturday 8th February
Saturday 15th FebruaryClosed
Saturday 29th FebruarySaturday 7th March
Saturday 14th MarchSaturday 21st March
Saturday 28th MarchSaturday 4th April
Saturday 11th April CLOSEDSaturday 18th April
Saturday 25th AprilSaturday 2nd May
Saturday 9th MaySaturday 16th May
Saturday 23rd MayClosed
Saturday 6th JuneClosed
Saturday 20th JuneSaturday 27th June
Saturday 4th JulySaturday 11th July


Contact Junior Gateway

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

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