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FIG Summer Playscheme

FIG provide playschemes during school holidays for disabled children aged 5-18 living in Havering. Playscheme operates during all school holidays except Christmas, typically 3 weeks in the summer, 1 week at Easter and for 2 days in each half term holiday. 

FIG Playgroup provides places for local children, and seeks funding to enable children with disabilities and additional needs to play and learn alongside their peers. Places are funded by Early Education Entitlement for 2, 3, and 4 year olds, or through the payment of fees. FIG also provides a Speech Project for children who attend the playgroup who have speech difficulties funded by BBC Children in Need. FIG Playgroup operates in our purpose built playroom and garden. 

FIG Playscheme is also based in our premises in Harold Hill and provides fun activities for children with disabilities aged 5-18 years old. Children are cared for on a one to one, or two to one ratio. We provide trips to places such as Diggerland, Willow Farm Village, Sea Side, Maldon and Outdoor Pursuit Centres, as well as onsite days, when art and craft activities, sand, water, games and outdoor play is provided. Entertainment such as a magician, wild animal visits and bouncy castles may also be provided. The activities provided help to build confidence and independence. Each year parents and children are asked to provide feedback, and the scheme has been adapted each year based on these views.

Please contact the FIG office for further information on 01708 378141. You may also email office@familyinformationgroup.co.uk. FIG has a website, www.familyinformationgroup.co.uk and a Facebook page, FIG Playgroup and Playscheme which can also be accessed.’

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sharon Hinds/Joanne Kent
Contact Position
Chief Executive Officer/Office Manager
Telephone
01708 378141
E-mail
office@familyinformationgroup.co.uk
Website
familyinformationgroup.co.uk/.../index.html
Notes

For further information  please contact Sharon Hinds or Joanne Kent at FIG on 01708 378141, or email us office@familyinformationgroup.co.uk  We also have a Facebook page which we use to notify parents of when information has been sent out, or of any other news. You can find this is 'FIG Playgroup and Playscheme'.

Where to go

Address
The Family Information Group (FIG)
Taunton Hall
90 Taunton Road
Romford
Postcode
RM3 7SU

Time / Date Details

When is it on
The scheme is open from 10 am to 3 pm, Monday to Friday when operating. 
Time of day
School Holiday
Session Information
10am to 3pm Monday to Friday during Summer Holidays

Other Details

Availability

Referral Details

Our premises are on the ground floor and fully accessible. We have automatic entrance doors and a hoist and changing table in our bathroom for the use of disabled children and young people. Car parking is available in our large playground. 

Other notes

For further information  please contact Sharon Hinds or Joanne Kent at FIG on 01708 378141, or email us office@familyinformationgroup.co.uk  We also have a Facebook page which we use to notify parents of when information has been sent out, or of any other news. You can find this is 'FIG Playgroup and Playscheme'.This service is commissioned by London Borough of Havering

Childcare Information

Funded Places

3/4 year olds - 15 hour Universal Offer
Yes
2 year olds - 15 Hour Offer
Yes
.

Ofsted

Ofsted URN
EY432527
Latest Ofsted Report
Latest Ofsted Report
Inspection DateRatingPublication Date
04/06/2019 17/10/2019
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Local Offer

Description

9.2 Supporting children with special educational needs

 Policy statement 

We provide an environment in which all children with special educational needs (SEN) are supported to reach their full potential.

 We have regard for the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice (2014).

  • We have in place a clear approach for identifying, responding to, and meeting children’s SEN[1].
  • We support and involve parents (and where relevant children), actively listening to, and acting on their wishes and concerns.
  • We work in partnership with the local authority and other external agencies to ensure the best outcomes for children with SEN and their families.
  • We regularly monitor and review our policy, practice and provision and, if necessary, make adjustments.

 Procedures 

  • [For group provision: We designate a member of staff to be the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) and give her name to parents. Our SENCO is:

Janice Giles

  •  The SENCO works closely with our managers and other colleagues and has responsibility for the day-to-day operation of our Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs Policy and for co-ordinating provision for children with SEN.
  • We ensure that the provision for children with SEN is the responsibility of all members of the setting.
  • We ensure that our inclusive admissions practice ensures equality of access and opportunity.
  • We provide a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum for all children.
  • We apply SEN support to ensure early identification of children with SEN.
  • We use the graduated approach system (assess, plan, do and review) applied in increasing detail and frequency to ensure that children progress.
  • We ensure that parents are involved at all stages of the assessment, planning, provision and review of their children's special education including all decision making processes
  • We where appropriate, take into account children’s views and wishes in decisions being made about them, relevant to their level understanding.
  • We provide parents with information on local sources of support and advice e.g. Local Offer, Information, Advice and Support Service.
  • We liaise and work with other external agencies to help improve outcomes for children with SEN.
  • We have systems in place for referring children for further assessment e.g. Common Assessment Framework/Early Help Assessment and Education, Health and Care (EHC) assessment.
  • We provide resources (human and financial) to implement our Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs Policy.
  • We ensure that all our staff are aware of our Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs Policy and the procedures for identifying, assessing and making provision for children with SEN. We provide in-service training for practitioners and volunteers.
  • We raise awareness of our special education provision via our promotional materials.
  • We ensure the effectiveness of our special educational needs provision by collecting information from a range of sources e.g. action plan reviews, staff and management meetings, parental and external agency's views, inspections and complaints. This information is regularly reviewed.
  • We provide a complaints procedure.
  • We monitor and review our policy annually.

 Further guidance

 Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework (DfE 2014)

  • Working Together to Safeguard Children (DfE 2013)
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice (DfE & DoH 2014)


[1] This includes disabled children with special educational needs

Local Offer Age Bands
0-5 years
5-11 years
11-16 years
Needs Level
Low
Medium
SEN Provision Type
Universal
Targeted
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