Our Space (Additional Needs)
Our Space is a safe and welcoming environment for families who care for children with a range of additional needs. It’s a place to meet, have fun together and to enable these families to have the opportunity for support and encouragement.
With DBS-checked helpers from Christ Church and other nearby churches, we offer a safe, happy and pressure-free environment where the children and their siblings are able to choose to play with suitable toys; enjoy sensory-based craft activities; join with a short interactive storytime reflecting Jesus’s values of love, care and acceptance or relax in the sensory room – without the constraints of a packed, busy schedule. Parents can play alongside their children, or relax in a parents’ area with a full view of the room, with coffee, newspapers and home-made cakes. We also use the church hall for siblings to enjoy table tennis, snooker, remote control cars and safe balls games, supervised by Our Space helpers – parents/carers are also welcome to join in of course!
Currently Happy Tots is not meeting – however in non-Covid times we meet in the church on the first Saturday of each month from 1.30 to 3.30 pm and families are welcome to pop along and try it out. We ask for a voluntary fee of 50 pence, with no charge on your first visit.
The Our Space team:
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