KIDS have been commissioned by Lincolnshire County Council to deliver Early Support and Learning Provision sessions for disabled children and those with complex health needs across the county. Learning Provision sessions are available once a week from Children’s Centres at the following locations:  Louth, Lincoln, Birchwood, Sleaford, Boston, Skegness, Gainsborough, Grantham, Waddington, Holbeach, Spalding and Stamford.

How does the service work?

KIDS’ Early Support and Learning Provision sessions last 2 hours, with an additional parent support hour either before or after the session. KIDS’ Early Support and Learning Provision sessions bring parents and carers together with their pre-school children, so that they benefit from the advice and support of other parents, professionals and KIDS’ staff. We ensure that young children and their families feel safe and are warmly welcomed into the crèche. They are well supported to participate in both structured and free play activities, that will assist communication, concentration, learning, physical, imagination and social skills in accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Children have the opportunity to explore tactile and sensory experiences to help them to develop a range of skills and they are able to choose activities for themselves. Staff are highly trained in order to meet the individual needs of children attending.

They also offer emotional and practical support, including advice on how best to support the development of children through play and to build the confidence of parents in their own abilities as primary educators. Parents repeatedly tell us that other parents offer the best advice and support. KIDS are happy to facilitate this. The sessions also enable parents to have a short break, some time for themselves and their children to have some fun, cared for by our qualified staff.

Who is the service for?

The service is for all parents / carers with children under 5.


How much does it cost?

This service is free of charge although there is a discretionary parental contribution of up to £5 per session.

 

Availability:

Monday:

Belton Lane, Grantham 12.15 – 3.15pm

Tuesday:

Gainsborough 9:15am-12:15pm

Boston 9:15am-12:15pm

Wednesday:

Skegness 9:15am-12:15pm

Lincoln City North 9:15am-12:15pm

Birchwood 9:15am-12:15pm

Stamford 12:15pm-3:15pm

Thursday:

Sleaford 9:15am – 12:15 pm

Louth 12 -3pm

Friday:

Holbeach 9:00am-12:00pm

Waddington 11.30 – 2.30pm

Spalding 12.15pm - 3.15pm


How to access this service:

Self referral

Contact:

Phone: 01522 542937
Email: ruth.smith@kids.org.uk