Activities, Services, Toys, Products and Holidays for Children with Special Needs
British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy
The Rose Walton Centre
For cerebal palsy children and associated disabilities. The centre provides pre-school education for children 0-5 years. We belong to scope's network of schools for parents using methods inspired by those of the Peto Institute in Hungary. Programmes are designed to stimulate and awaken the child's senses and encourage self awareness through activities which are fun for both parent and child.
From April to October inclusive, “Symphony” takes 26 people on day trips (including weekends), “Serenade” takes 10 people on 3/4 night holidays, and narrowboat “Melody” is available for weekly hire by a family or group with at least one disabled member. Charges are kept to a minimum so as not to exclude any groups. The remainder is raised in donations.
Aspire National Training CentreWood Lane, Stanmore, Middx HA7 4LP
We do all sorts of sports parties including swimming, football, basketball, cricket, netball and rounders. Can't decide which party to have? Try a 'Megamix' party!
Dave Martins School of Martial Arts and FitnessFamily Martial Arts and Fitness Centre, Wharf Road, Maidstone, Kent ME15 6RR
The methods include Feuerstein’s Instrumental Enrichment programme (IE) a structured thinking skills programme taught individually or in groups and is designed to complement and underpin a regular school curriculum and Mediated Learning Experience (MLE) which develops the learner’s cognitive functions. Mediated Learning involves the child as an active participant in the learning process, making the child consciously aware of how he is thinking. The Centre works as a multi-disciplinary team and actively encourage parents to become mediators with their own children and are invited to participate in teaching sessions.
We are not resourced to provide advice or support directly to families with disabled children or children with SEN. We signpost families on to relevant organisations. Visit our website for information on national policy that impacts upon disabled children and children with special educational needs (SEN) and their families as well as details of organisations that provide advice and support.
Mr PinschofClinical Psychologist
37 years experience of clinical psychology with children and parents including 32 years within the NHS. Face to face one hour appointments in London and Bristol.
Please contact us on the above number.
A member of the Federation of Small Businesses, Care Standards and Best Bear, we pride ourselves in the quality of our service.
All consultants are trained professionals and most are qualified Nursery Nurse or carers.
(01883) 722322 for Sussex, Surrey and London areas.
(020) 8686 1766 for South London area.
- Panic Attacks
The David Mulhall Centre was opened in 1995 and has since successfully treated thousands of children and adults. Please phone, write or e-mail for an initial consultation.
Ursual Matthews - Craniosacral Therapy
Does your baby or child suffer:
- Crying, Irritability
- Feeding Difficulties
- Sickness, Colic
- Sleep Disturbance
- Ear Infections
- Sinus and Adenoidal Problems
- Behaviour Problems
- Hearing Difficulties
- Headaches and Pains
- And More.
Craniosacral Therapy helps the body's inherent healing ability to release stresses and strains, caused by enormous forces the baby is subjected to during the birth process. It will help the system to resolve the problem and work in a more balanced way.
For further information please call the number above.
Grooms HolidaysAffordable, Accessible, Memorable
Discover new places, new faces in beautiful Britain. With its golden beaches, rocky shores and lush, green countryside there’s sure to be somewhere just right for you. What takes your fancy? We offer a select choice of hotels and self-catering accommodation around the UK. There are a variety of attractive coastal and countryside holiday choices to suit different tastes. We have personally selected the accommodation for its suitability to provide the facilities needed and access for those with various degrees of disability.
Grooms Holidays is part of John Grooms charity, the UK’s largest provider of accessible holiday properties.
Penniwells RDA Group
Gymnastics for all from 18 months to adult in the Luton & Bedfordshire areas. All abilities welcome.
British Gymnastics Association qualified coaches in General Gymnastics, Pre-School, Sports Acrobatics and Special Needs. We also run daily Playgym sessions for preschoolers, Classes for Home Educated Children and also have the only dedicated Youth Fitness Gym in the county.
Established for over 30 years as private tutors, Top Tutors is one of the largest providers of private tutors in London and the South East of England.
Top Tutors is wholly owned by the national educational charity Academy of Youth started by Sir Tim Brighouse. They run a wide range of education and leadership programmes for young people
- All our tutors are checked through the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service, previously called CRB)
- High quality tutor registration and evaluation process to ensure we have the Top Tutors with degree level qualifications or above.
- No registration fee or commitment for course of lessons – pay as you go
- Offer ALL subjects at ALL levels
- A personal approach from our team to discuss all your tutoring requirements. (We are not a call centre)
- Successfully matched over 150,000 children with tutors over the past 30 years
- Over 2,000 high quality tutors in London and the South East
Backed by a national education charity, University of the First Age committed to developing potential. Develop their true potential with the help of a one to one private tutor.
BIBIC- British Institute for Brain Injured ChildrenKnowle Hall, Bridgwater, Somerset TA7 8PJ
BIBIC exists to maximise the potential of children with conditions affecting their social, sensory communication, motor and learning abilities by teaching parents exercises and techniques which can help improve the quality of life for the whole family. A doctor and an interdisciplinary team address issues such as behaviour problems, understanding, mobility, speech and communication. Methods are compatible with school and serve to increase learning opportunities for children with problems.
Fairley House School
We emphasise the development of the whole child, helping him or her to gain confidence and self-esteem through an encouraging and nurturing ethos. The children have plenty of opportunities to develop sound academic and social skills and to become independent.
30 Causton Street
(020) 7630 3750
220 Lambeth Road
(020) 7630 3789
Funtastic Fantasy Golf3 St Andrews Way, Deans, Livingston EH54 8QH
Our exciting and fun interactive mini-golf courses have been designed so all ages and abilities can join in. Our themed courses include Dinosaur/Jungle and Atlantis/Underwater and include 3D models, sounds and interactive props.
Reasons for visiting Funtastic Fantasy Golf:
- Value for money
- Excellent Party Packages
- Café offering a wide range of healthy meals
- Fun for everyone!
- Controlled sensory input stimulates exploration of the environment.
- Practicing fine and gross-motor movement develops and retains skills.
- Responsive equipment aids self-awareness, a stepping-stone towards responsibility.
- Positioning devices and swings help coordination, confidence and self-regulation.
- Participation in turn-taking games encourages socialization.
- Interactive Equipment empowers the user, leading to independence.
Sylvia Knight Dip.C.G., Dip A. Psych.93 Byng Drive, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 1UJ
Retired teacher offers private or paired tuition for children aged 4-11. Preparation for SATS and selective tests. Special programmes for specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia or dyspraxia using tapes and varied educational materials.
Gentle support encourages confidence and steady progression. Being a qualified teacher, counsellor and psychodynamic psychologist Sylvia Knight offers understanding therapy and a way forward for all members of families under stress, often marked by children's difficulties at school. Poor results, bullying and absenteeism may follow moving home, bereavement or relationship problems.
The World-wide Education Service (WES) is one of the leading providers of home education courses worldwide. We supply accredited comprehensive, up-to-date learning courses for children aged 4-14 years. No previous teaching experience is required.
WES is designed to create a school in the home, this is particularly beneficial where education facilities are limited or, where there is a need to "top up" local school education.
Our service includes:
- An initial assessment of your child’s educational level.
- Courses tailored to the individual needs of your child, based on the National Curriculum of England.
- All necessary books and materials to support the subjects.
- An introduction from your WES personal tutor who will advise and support you in your role of teacher.
- Regular assessments of your child’s progress.
- A final report detailing your child’s educational level to hand on to future schools.
- A Certificate of Completion
WES is also able to offer a home schooling package for special needs children. Coursework can be adapted to accommodate specific requirements.
My Baby Massage
I am highly qualified and experienced, with an MA in Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and a Certificate in Counselling Skills. I have been practicing in schools and privately since 2007.
I am accredited with UKCP and a registered member of BACP. I also have regular supervision.
Through my work I create a warm, safe, nurturing and non-judgmental space; helping people of all ages gain insights into themselves and find ways to manage difficulties such as anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, sleep problems and bereavement; in turn helping them discover their true selves and fulfill their potential in life.
I am trained to use different techniques such as Play Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Art Therapy amongst others. I am also Person-Centred, meaning I see us as equals and highly value the thoughts feelings and experiences you, or your child, may bring to the therapeutic process.
Please see my website for more detailed information.
Surrey County Arts
- Music Lessons on a wide range of instruments and voice
- Workshops and Residential courses
- Music Therapy and teaching support for Special Needs
- Classroom support related to national curriculum, GCSE and 'A' Level
- Surrey County Youth Theatre
- Dance and Drama opportunities.
And more …. Log onto the website for full details.
The Parent Support Service also provides psychological therapy for children and adolescents, using brief, evidence based techniques to address emotional concerns such as: anxiety; fears & phobias; depression; low self-esteem; obsessive thoughts & compulsive behaviours and post-traumatic stress. Assessment for social communication difficulties and autistic spectrum disorder is also available.
Russells Equitation CentreNew Place, Allington Lane, Westend, Southampton SO30 3HQ
Group lessons and Private Group lessons, ‘Ride With Your Mind’ Coaching and exam training. We also work with special needs individually, offer tutoring in caring of your animal and we are a Pony club centre.
Russell’s Livery offers full facilities. We can look after your horse or pony for you.
Epona Trust is a non-profit making organisation that re-habilitates horses and ponies. Horses and ponies available for loan.
The emphasis of our resources to promote the acquisition of language through play for both verbal and non-verbal children.
SenseToys was set up by parents of two children with special needs, one with a language delay and one with autism. The carefully selected range of resources aim at helping children acquire language through play by helping to make learning fun and rewarding. Even the most ordinary toys can help your child if you know how to use them effectively.
The range includes thick wooden jigsaws with simple non-stylised pieces, lovely fabric beanie bags to teach shapes and colours, threading activities with large holes and chunky pieces, cause and effect toys and a great selection of tactile and sensory balls for lots of squishy bouncy fun. We also now include basic games and actvities to help with alphabet, counting and language concepts such as prepositions, opposites, small medium and large and we have a new range of toys to facilitate construction play.
Tel: 0845 257 0849 for a catalogue
Choosing which discipline to pursue when you're new to watersports can be a real dilemma, so why not try them all? The summer camps and multi-activity programmes include taster sessions in Windsurfing, Dinghy Sailing and Kayaking from our experienced and qualified instructors. And with a full programme of social activities and team games, we'll ensure the week results in non-stop action. Discos, Iron Man competitions, dragon boating, raft-building and lots more are added into the mix for spice and variety.
It's a great way to make new friends, explore new watersports, and ensure those long summer holidays pass with fond memories you will look back on for the rest of your life. Interested? Check our website for more information.
We provide a unique combination of curricular and pastoral support. Every pupil is seen as equal with individual talents and abilities. Developing these talents is central to the education we provide. Our experienced team, most of whom have specialist dyslexia training, will do all they can to help pupils overcome their problems in the way that best suits the individual child and help them fulfil their full potential. We maintain average class sizes at below six, and one to one mentoring is available when needed.
Frewen College is one of a few schools which is a charity run by an independent educational trust.
I run workshops for both parents and carers teaching the wonderful art of massage in a beautiful environment in Muswell Hill, North London. Massaging your baby can promote a feeling of wellbeing therefore resulting in restful sleep... a happy baby and parent!
I arrange home visits to groups and couples and am based in North London. Call me on the above number or email for further information and next workshop dates.
Break provides a range of specialist care service for children and young people in need. This includes fully supported holidays and respite care for children with learning disabilities, including those with high level needs and behavioural difficulties. While on holiday at Break, guests enjoy a full range of activities and daily outings, all supported by a skilled and professional staff team. There is a soft play room, sensory room, heated swimming pool and each bedroom has it’s own wash basin and tv/video for guests.
Break also has adapted self-catering chalets which provide a low cost base for a wonderful family holiday in Norfolk.
Please call us for more details – and you can enjoy a holiday to remember with Break.
Greenbank Sports AcademyGreenbank Lane, Sefton park, Liverpool, Merseyside L17 1AG
Whatever your tutoring needs, London's Learning has the answer, with qualified, experienced home tutors in all areas of London.
We teach all ages, levels and exams - primary, 11+, secondary, GCSE, AS, A2, degree. We teach all subjects, including English, Maths, Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Accounting, Business Studies, Economics, Computing and ICT, Psychology, Sociology, History, Politics, Law, French, Spanish, German and Italian.
You pay as you go for the tuition, and have as much as you want, when you want it. Unlike many agencies, we have no registration fee.
For top quality, flexible and value for money tuition, London's Learning can't be beaten.
Aspirations Wellbeing is a sports, leisure and cultural trust that manages the Pemberton Centre and Splash Leisure Pool, both in Rushden and the Nene Centre in Thrapston.
We aim to provide a variety of great value for money events and activities to assist a full and healthy lifestyle.
Activities for children and young people, activities for people living with a disability, a wide variety of Group Fitness Classes, help with healthy lifestyles, swimming lessons, racket and team sports, SPIN® cycle group classes, venue hire plus entertainment all come within the range of what we do.
Our aim is to work co-operatively with partner organisations to offer the best range of leisure and cultural facilities for local communities.
To see the detail of what our Centres deliver, and the full range of what we offer, please log on to our website and have a look:
Nene Centre, Cedar Drive, Thrapston, NN14 4JY
Pemberton Centre, H E Bates Way, Rushden, NN10 9YP
Splash Leisure Pool, Station Road, Rushden, NN10 9SJ
Fun HouseWhitney Road, Daneshill Ind Est, Basingstoke, Hants RG24 8NS
Wonderful entertainment for children up to the age of 12. Have fun on the Giant Slides, Aerial Runway Rope Nets, Ball Pools and more. Parents room and coffee lounge. Facilities for disabled children and adults. On-site parking. Parties catered for to include party bags, invitations and birthday tea. Please contact us for full details.