Bookings for Easter Essex ActivAte clubs will go live on Wednesday 16th March at 5pm via their website.
Clubs are Government funded and aim to be inclusive with SEND and Mental Wellbeing Hubs also on offer.
To find out more and to book a place (from Wednesday 16th), visit their website (linked below).
Wickford memorial Park
Woodland Warriors is an outdoor company, that helps children of different age groups and from different backgrounds to learn basic life skills through outdoor play. These sessions ran in conjunction with Takiwatanga are specifically designed for autistic children and those with social anxiety issues.
Throughout the sessions, children will be able to participate in a wide range of activities from balancing and using core muscles on the tree swing, to climbing rope ladders and trees. They will develop problem solving skills, learn about the creatures and their interesting lives in the undergrowth and above the canopy, and there will be opportunities to make tools, craft items, learn how to safely make fire, and identify animal tracks. No two sessions are the same, with different activities each week.
For further information, or to book tickets use the link below:
Activities available include:
Yoga Grovettes: for girls between the ages of 8-12 with SEND
Drama Club: for boys between the ages of 8-12 with SEND
SNAPtastic: a group for families with children in Primary School who have SEND and their siblings
Stay 'n' Play: for families with children in Primary School who have SEND and their siblings
Sensorise: for families with children with complex SEND needs and their siblings
Parent Yoga and Coffee Mornings (grandparents are also welcome)
For younger siblings who may have their own SEND activities include:
SNAP on a Monday
Diddlies Holiday Sessions
Provide Speech and Language Therapy Team have introduced 'Communication Stations' across Mid Essex. These are drop-in sessions for parents and children aged 2-5 who have concerns around their Pre-School child's speech, language and communication.
A qualified speech and language therapist will listen to concerns, assess your child and give advice. See the poster above for dates and locations in 2020. You can also visit their website for further information:
Teach Your Monster to Read app
Teach Your Monster to Read has been approved by the Department for Education! The Hungry Little Minds Campaign is part of the UK government's drive to help parents make informed choices about the use of technology in creating a positive learning environment.
There are no subscriptions or in-app purchases.
Every Monday join the casual social club for children with Autism, parents, families and carers.
Access free-to-play board games and fidget toys, colouring sheets and have the chance to meet other children, parents, families and carers.
Visit the 'Geek Retreat Chelmsford' Facebook page for more information.
The Essex Local Offer has a whole section on 'Entertainment and Leisure' listing lots of different sports clubs, youth groups, drama and dance classes, plus lots more!
Click the headings on the right hand side of the page to select the activity you are interested in. Each club or activity will tell you which area of Essex they take place in.
Reach Out, Speak Out
The Multi-Schools Council have developed a programme to allow children to talk about what matters to them and learn from older children.
Further details can be found on the poster below:
The young farmers club aims to deliver informative sessions in a relaxed, fun environment for individuals between the ages of 8 – 16 who can work independently at a 1:12 ratio, are reliable, can follow instructions and understand the importance of health and safety in and around the farm (particularly around the animals and using farm equipment or tools); all whilst improving their knowledge on farming, confidence and social skills. They are equipped with a fully working farm and professional members of staff with years of experience in farming and outdoor education.