We gave advice and support. We had some amazing sensory items to sell. We try to find items that are readily available in local shops so parents can access resources that are cost-effective and easy to locate.
We had great fun singing and dancing.
We relaxed with rainforest music and animal sounds.
We were commissioned to create a transition document to give parents a voice during the transition from Primary to Secondary school. The document collated information about SEN and Pastoral issues.
Feedback from parents and school staff included: "Excellent support tool for tutors" "It meant my daughter was able to access support immediately without a getting to know you period" "I would recommend the process to any parent".
Parents engaged in practical experiences, discussion and presentations. We had fun, laughter, serious discussion, tears and hugs.
" Easy to understand and lovely trainers"
"Brilliant knowledge and experience delivered in an informal and concise manner"
We had a great time chatting to members of our local community. Sienna was a fantastic little helper, selling our sensory resources.
Celebrating after becoming finalists of the 'Community Impact Award' at The East Midlands Chamber business awards.
So excited to receive our finalists banner!
We were interviewed by the judges panel, fingers crossed for the finals!
We held our second coffee break in Mansfield at The Hive on Monday 3rd June.
It was great to chat with parents and professionals . Details of our next one to be shared soon.
This morning we have spoken to our local Labour councillors Jane Yates and Kathryn Salt along with Dennis Skinner MP about improving SEND provision in our local community.
It was a very positive and encouraging chat with lots of avenues and funding opportunities to explore.
Please support us to provide free coffee break events for families of children of special needs.
We are fundraising to purchase resources for our events.
All donations are gratefully received.
Join us for a coffee and a chat and the chance to meet other parents and carers of children with special needs. Your child does not need to have a diagnosis to attend. We will introduce ourselves, our services and share sensory resources that you can make at home. Children are welcome to stay and play! We aim to hold monthly coffee mornings with a different topic each month such as Sensory Stories, Behaviours that challenge and Communication. Attendance is free and refreshments will be available. Hope to see you there.
We have confirmed plans for a SENDsational parents and carers information event with Special Needs Circle - East Midlands, presented our Family SOS project to the Rolls Royce Rotatives Community board who have offered their support to enable us to provide more subsidised sessions for families. We have become members of the East Midlands Chamber and Derbyshire Local Offer. All the hard work and sleepless nights are paying off, our dream of making a difference is becoming a reality and we are loving every minute!
We want to say a huge thank you to our family and friends for their encouragement, Sarah Smith for her amazing guidance and support and our financial backers including Darren Hedigan and the team at Hedigan Construction, Tanbry Construction and Rolls Royce for helping our dreams come true!!
Christmas is over! Some children will have found it really difficult to cope with, the house looks different, visitors arriving, different sights, sounds and smells. Has a difficult festive period made you think that it's time to seek some support for your family? We are here to help, we can provide you with the strategies to support your child and reduce their anxieties.
We can announce that the winners of our 5 free hours of support are: Sara Lund, Christy Price and Rachel Mellor. We were overwhelmed with the amount of nominations received. - thank you to all who contacted us. We will be announcing two families who were nominated that we would like to offer two hours of free support, later this week
Our fantastic offer of just £10 per family session ends tomorrow. Book your first session by the end of Tuesday to secure this special price. Usually £35 so grab yourself a bargain!