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 each child that attends has a volunteer 1:1 Helper. We recruit and train the volunteer Helpers. Training includes Safeguarding, Communication Skills, Positive Behavioural Support and supervisors also have First Aid qualifications and are trained to administer emergency epilepsy medications and to do PEG feeding.
We offer various activities at the club including cooking, art and crafts, Wii, toys, 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