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Roman Hill @ Village Rise Children’s Centre - Lowestoft

Children's centres offer a range of services for families with children from birth to five in Suffolk, in a location that is handy for them. As part of the North Lowestoft Children’s Centre’s we offer a wide range of services and activities for families and for expectant mums and dads in the area.

Who to contact

Name
Jenny Carter
Position
Children's CentreManager
Telephone
01502 533570
Email
villagerise@suffolk.gov.uk
Website
http://www.suffolkchildrenscentres.com
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Where to go

Name
Roman Hill @ Village Rise Children’s Centre
Address
Blyford Road
Lowestoft
Suffolk
Postcode
NR32 4PZ
Area served
Lowestoft

Days & Times

Open Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm.

Other details

Cost Details
Children's centre services are free, however there may be a small cost towards some activities for equipment, food or drink.
Age Groups
Pre-school, Adults

Accreditation details
Sure Start Children’s Centres are places where children under 5 years old and their families can receive seamless integrated services and information, and where they can access help from multi-disciplinary teams of professionals.

Notes

The services we can offer include family support, advice on health & well being, play & learning, opportunities for volunteering, training & employment, and daycare is provided by Rainbow Day Nursery just a few minutes walk away. Our friendly staff team organizes regular groups, workshops and 1-1 sessions which are free. We strongly encourage parents to give us their views on how we can improve services through our 'Parents' Voice' forms which are available to complete on reception. Please drop in to the centre or call us to find out more.

 

Ofsted
View the latest Ofsted Inspection Report
Last Updated
21/01/2019

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

Children’s Centre Name and Address:

North Lowestoft Children’s Centres

 

The Ark                               Village Rise

Water Lane                         Blyford Road

Lowestoft                            Lowestoft

NR32 2NH                          NR32 4PZ

Contact Details:

The Ark – 01502 502230

Village Rise – 01502 533570

 

Email Address

theark@suffolk.gov.uk

villagerise@suffolk.gov.uk

Named SEND Contact for our Centres:

Clare Besley

How does North Lowestoft Children’s Centre cater for children and families with special educational needs and/or disability?

 Children's Centres are for families with children under five.  

At North Lowestoft Children’s Centres, we are committed to promoting and providing high quality learning and play opportunities.  We believe in valuing and respecting each individual in a welcoming, accessible and inclusive environment.  The centre has an equal opportunity policy which is reviewed as a minimum yearly.  We offer a range of universal and targeted support and services which are designed to meet the needs of all users.

 

Where possible, all our group activities are planned to meet individual children’s needs.  We work within the Early Years Foundation Stage framework, and will capture evidence of your child’s progress as she/he attends the centre.  Play sessions will offer activities which can be arranged on different heights including floor level and we can adapt sessions to meet individual’s needs. All our toys and equipment are suitable for children aged 0 to 5 years and we have a range of specialist resources, including sensory equipment.

 

We offer a range of parenting courses to help support parents in managing challenging behaviours.  Please see our timetable for  a full lists of groups and for more information.

 

How will staff support my child's needs?

 

Staff are on hand during our activities and can offer help and support as required.  One-to-one support is available for families in the home and we will work in partnership with you and other agencies in meeting your families and child’s individual needs. Your child is at the heart of our service, and should you require additional help, we will work with you to help identify any areas of concern, ensuring your child’s wishes and feelings are at the centre of the support. We are trained to use the Common Assessment Framework to ensure that we are able to undertake a good assessment of your child’s needs, recognising and building on their strengths.

Information, advice and guidance is available and we can help to signpost you to other relevant local services and support as required.  These can include

 

The Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) which provides information, advice and support to young people and children with SEN or disabilities aged 0-25 and their parents, about education, health and social care

Suffolk Early Learning Together Service

Speech and Language Therapists

Behavioural Support Services

Specialist Services

 

When it is time for your child to start attending nursery or school, we can support you in the transition period as we know this can be both challenging and an emotional time.  Together, we can develop a transition passport which will help ensure that there is a smooth transition for you and your child.

 

 

What arrangements are in place to ensure that North Lowestoft Children’s Centres are accessible for children and families with special educational needs and/or disability?

 

 

Our Centres are fully wheel chair accessible from all entrances. 

 

Our outdoor play areas are at ground level and consist of some concreted areas. The outside area at Village Rise has some grass and covered areas.  Gardens in both centres have a mixture of high and low level beds, where children can dig, plant and watch things grow.

 

Within the centres we have accessible toilets with baby change facilities which include emergency alarms.   All the rooms have non slip flooring.

 

The furniture within both centres is entirely moveable and adaptable allowing us the flexibility of creating and moving spaces if required. All resources and equipment are displayed at child-height, and are fully accessible, allowing children to make independent choices about their play.

 

 

What training or experience do the staff supporting children and young people with SEND have?

Both The Ark and Village Rise Children’s Centres are an inclusive setting with staff experienced and trained in early years care and education. 

Staff Training undertaken includes

 

ECAT – Every Child a Talker

Autism Awareness and supporting families

Makaton

Relationships build brains

EYFS

Build and maintain relationships

Characteristics of effective learning

Children, trauma and violence

Boundaries

Helping parents who misuse substances

Solihull

 

 

 

Contact
Clare Besley - Lowestoft and Waveney Team Manager
Telephone
The Ark Children's Centre - Telephone 01502 502230

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