KIDS’ Early Support and Learning Provision (Birchwood Children's Centre) Learning sessions, once a week, at Birchwood Children's Centre, for disabled children and those with complex health needs. How does the service work?Learning sessions last for just under two hours, with additional parent support for an hour, either before or after the learning session. KIDS’ learning 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 learning environment. 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. Our staff are highly trained in order to meet the individual needs of children attending. 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.Who can attend?Parents/carers and families of pre-school children (aged 0-5 years) with disabilities and additional needsWhat does the service provide?The learning sessions enable parents to have a short break, some time for themselves and their children to have some fun, cared for by our qualified staff. Our staff 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. When are the learning sessions? Day Time Monday Closed Tuesday Closed Wednesday 9.15-12.15 Thursday Closed Friday Closed Saturday Closed Sunday Closed TransportKIDS staff have liaised with Children’s Centre colleagues to arrange transport for families to the learning sessions, if required.How to access the serviceFamilies can self-refer directly to KIDS using the contact details below. This service is free of charge although there is a discretionary parental contribution of up to £5.00 per learning session. ContactKIDS' Senior Practitioner: Lorraine McCall on 07793 777295Regional co-ordinator: Ruth Smith on 01522 542937 or 07818 594256The service is managed through our regional office in Hull. KIDS, 182 Chanterlands Avenue, Hull, HU5 4DJ Booking for this event has now closed.