Supporting Children

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Assisted Places

Every child has the right to flourish and develop to their full potential. Caerphilly Early Years has developed a new Assisted Places Scheme for children with emerging needs. The purpose of the scheme is to provides funding through the Families First Grant for pre-school children with additional needs and disabilities to help access community based play settings, in particular the play and learning environments, where the parent would be unable to fund the sessions themselves.

This time-limited support is only available for pre-school children living in non-Flying Start areas.  Children identified with emerging needs, developmental delays or identified disabilities will be considered by the scheme.

 

Suported Places

The Supported Places Scheme provides funding through Families First Grant for pre-school children with additional needs, disabilities and emerging needs. This allows them to access a community based play setting, in particular the play and learning environment, where it has been identified that they would be unable to do this without additional support.

This time limited additional support is available for pre-school children living in non-Flying Start areas.  Children identified with emerging needs, developmental delays or identified disabilities will be considered by the scheme.

 

Criteria may include:-

·         Children underperforming in Schedule of Growth Skills (SOGS)/Developmental

          Journals in 2 or more areas of development

·         Children who have one or more health agencies working with them

·         Children with speech and language delay

·         Children with behavioural difficulties where parents are accessing a Parenting

          Programme

·         Children with emerging disabilities

·         Children with diagnosed disabilities

 

Referrals to Assisted Places Scheme need to go via ISCAN Panel.

Referrals to Supported Places Scheme need to go via the ISCAN Panel.

Parents need to sign referral form giving their permission to referral.

For more information please contact the Childcare Placement Officer on 02920 760767