From our 15 years of experience we know that some of our children love to get involved with group activities such as sensory stories, cooking, arts and crafts or singing while others are happy to explore the forest, chill out in the sensory room or bounce around on the trampolines. To meet this variety of need, Yorda Playworkers work one-to-one with the children. No matter what your child enjoys, our Playworkers are here to share in their play and to support them through any challenges they may face in day-to-day life.
We offer specialist childcare, for ages 5+ until they leave school, and a range of play and care projects. This is for children who have significant learning disabilities and need a one-to-one Playworker for support. There is an assessment process in order to access our specialist childcare.
The term ‘severe learning disability’ is open to misunderstanding and can cause a lot of confusion as children are unique individuals and often labels can be misleading as to their needs.
In order to make it clear we use a guide of 3 different categories and classify a child on their need for adult support in these areas.
A child is eligible if they meet two of the areas of significant support needs.
|1. Communication and Interaction||A child who has limited or no verbal communication with|
limited understanding of verbal communication.
A child who requires adult support to engage with peers.
|2. Personal Care and Independence||A child who requires full adult support with the tasks of feeding, toileting and /or moving physically due to a physical or learning disability|
|3. Challenging Behaviour||A child who may present behaviour whilst happy or sad which requires an adult to keep themselves or others safe.|
|Additional Health Conditions||Conditions such as Epilepsy which require one to one support from an adult|
To discuss whether your child is eligible please get in touch with Steph and Dani:
To meet the Playleading team, click on our Contact Us page
We work closely with our Yorda families. We will always contact you to let you know of any changes we are planning. The range of our specialist childcare includes projects such as After School Club, Supper Club, Playscheme and Adventure Holidays. Once you are registered with us you will be informed of the details of these projects and more that you can access.
You do not have to be eligible for our specialist childcare to access our family play projects.
Adventure Holiday gallery