As we are Ofsted rated we complete the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) on all the children who fit into this age range.
As a wraparound service we do not usually complete the full framework as this will be done by the child’s main setting but if
the child only access PARC then the full framework will be completed with parental input along the way. If your child already has
access to another setting then our Family Activity Club team, with permission, will contact your child’s other setting to ensure the
same targets are being worked on to guarantee consistency amongst settings.
PARC SUPPORTS THE WELLBEING OF CHILDREN
At PARC we work as a team to ensure the children are provided with the best possible care.
We have a number of policies and procedures that are compiled with reference to the EYFS and are regimentally followed
to ensure thesafety of the children at all times. These documents can be accessed via our website or hard copies can be given
out on request.
Due to the nature of the children we care for behaviour and medical plans are often needed to ensure the safety of those children
and others. If the children do not respond to our general behaviour rules then we will implement behaviour plans in
conjunction with parents and nurseries or schools to ensure a consistent approach. Medical care plans and administration of
medicines are common practice within PARC. Staff are supported by the Specialist Health Care Task Team and we undergo
extensive training to ensure any medical needs such as Epilepsy and Gastrostomy Feeding are able to be done on site without
the need for parents to stay. Being trained to complete these tasks ensure that the child is properly cared for whilst
accessing PARC and the parents can have a complete break whilst their child is here.
COMMUNITY BASED ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN
WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
During the holiday period especially we ensure the children are able to access community provision.
Planned outings are arranged to suit their needs such as swimming, activity centres, farms and zoos as well as allowing
agencies into the centre to provide fun activities such as sensory story readings, animal encounters and African drumming.
AN ACCESSIBLE ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL
The PARC centre is a purpose built building for children with disabilities. We have a designated parking area for our
families and staff and the centre is completely wheelchair accessible as well as all of our play equipment. We have disabled
changing and toilet facilities which include an electronic changing bed and hoist.
We have in the past had parents whose first language is not English. To ensure communication was not an issue we looked
for volunteers who would come into the centre and translate between the staff and parents. This worked well and they were
also able to translate our policies and procedures and any letters when needed. This is something we would happily
do again if we had other families in the same situation.
HOW WE PREPARE & SUPPORT CHILDREN WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS,
WHEN FIRST JOINING PARC
As there is no formal referral process and parents can contact us direct, we first ask all new families to attend our Family Activity Club
and meet our Family Support Manager. She will be able to inform the family of all the services we offer
and what may be best for the child. The parents are then asked to fill out an in depth registration form and provide us with
any medical details to ensure all help and support is in place before the child access their first session.
These details are then updated twice a year to ensure all the information on the children is relevant.
For further information please contact Paula Ross (Family Support Manager) at or call the centre direct on 01376 528999.
As all of the children accessing PARC have a disability of additional need, all our resources and activities are already geared up for the children's individuality.
Our team leaders plan sessions in advance and then once children are booked into their sessions they will ensure the activities are tailored to the individual needs to ensure they get the most out of the session.