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Challengers Basingstoke Playscheme EY499989

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Fun and stimulating play scheme for disabled and non disabled children aged 4-12 where their siblings can also attend. Come and have fun on the bouncy castle, mess around in the ball pit, play outside in the large play areas or settling in for story time in the special story book area.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Kim Anfield
Contact Position
Project Manager
Telephone
01483 230930
E-mail
kimanfield@disability-challengers.org
Website
https://disability-challengers.org/
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/DisabilityChallengers
Twitter
https://twitter.com/d_challengers

Where to go

Name
Challengers Basingstoke Playscheme
Address
Kempshott Junior School,
Basingstoke
Postcode
RG22 5LL
Notes
Getting there

Driving away from Basingstoke town centre, head down Winchester Road and then at the roundabout take the third exit onto Heather Way. After a short distance, take the first right onto Jasmine Road and then the second left onto Homestead Road. Drive along Homestead Road until you reach a left turn onto Old Down Close – the school should be on your left.

Accessibility
Sensory area, Accessible changing, Secure environment, Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets, Disabled parking

Costs

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£23 per day
Details
You can find out more information about our prices and payments on our website - https://disability-challengers.org/bookings/prices-payments/

Availability

Other notes

Challengers is an inclusive organisation - we never turn a child or young person away no matter the level of support they may need.  

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Saturdays & Holidays 9.30am - 4pm

Local Offer

Local Offer
Contact Name
Paul Wilson
Contact Telephone
paulwilson@disability-challengers.org
What does your service do?

Challengers is an independent charity that, for more than 35 years, has delivered inclusive play and leisure for disabled children and young people across Surrey, Hampshire and surrounding areas. Basingstoke Play offers a fun and stimulating play scheme with a variety of activities for everyone. There are a variety of activities and games and lots of enthusiastic play staff. We believe that through ‘free play’ children can make new friends and find new ways to express themselves in a safe, caring and friendly environment. Whether you like bouncing on the bouncy castle, or getting creative (and messy!) with arts and crafts there is always plenty to do. Most important of all, Challengers Basingstoke is a place where all children can have fun playing together. This scheme runs every Saturday and throughout the school holidays. Challengers has developed an approach that has established the confidence and respect of families and partners, including local authorities, trusts and foundations and private donors. Our approach is guided by a commitment never to exclude any child or young person and works towards providing fun normal play and leisure experiences for disabled children and young people. We will never exclude a child, no matter how difficult that might be, and all this is done in a positive, intelligent, non-institutional environment.

Who does your service provide for?

Basingstoke Play Scheme is for disabled children and their siblings age 4 – 12. Challengers is an inclusive provider which means they accommodate any young child, no matter the severity of impairment.

How can I start using the service?

Call the Operations team on 01483 230930 to book a first visit. You will be able to meet the scheme leader, see the centre, what Challengers offers and discuss your child’s likes and dislikes to make sure Challengers is the place for them.

Where is it located and what areas does it cover?

Challengers Basingstoke Play Scheme runs from Saxon Wood School, Rooksdown, Barron Place, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9NH Anyone can attend this Play Scheme as Challengers does not operate geographical boundaries. In addition to this scheme, Challengers operates a further 21 play, youth and young adult schemes across Surrey, Hampshire and the surrounding areas.

How are decisions made about who can use your service?

The scheme welcomes all disabled children and their siblings.

How do you communicate with service users and how are they involved in decision making?

Parents are able to make bookings for spaces on line via our [http://www.bookings-challengers.org booking website] or by calling the booking line on 01483 230 939. Parents receive regular updates about schemes and what is happening at Challengers via email and can also visit the [http://www.disability-challengers.org main website] for information. Yearly we conduct engagement sessions where parents are encouraged to give feedback about schemes – good and bad. Decisions for the organisation and schemes are then based on the information gathered during these sessions.

Is your service fully accessible?

Challengers offers a fully inclusive and accessible service, if you have any concerns please call a members of the Operations team to discuss individual requirements on 01483 230060.

What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEN and Disabilities had or are having?

Staff are recruited through group interview sessions before starting an induction training programme which is designed and delivered by the in house Quality team. Staff then attend regular training workshops throughout their employment with Challengers to continuously increase their knowledge and skill set to ensure they provide high quality, safe and stimulating environments for children and young people. On the surface they are fun, energetic welcoming and endlessly enthusiastic, underneath that they are highly trained, calm, in control, empathetic to young peoples needs, professional and equipped to deal with any situations that may arise.

How will I know my child is safe?

Every scheme under goes a strict risk assessment to make sure children and young people are safe at Challengers. Our staff are highly trained and each scheme has a leader and a deputy overseeing the running of the day. Individual requirements of children and young people are discussed on a first visit to understand the level of support they will require while they are at Challengers. As young people develop the level of support is re-assessed on a regular basis.

Which of the following applies to your setting?
Secure environment
Our service is delivered in the community
Accessible changing
Disabled parking
Sensory area
Soft play
Accessible toilets
Wheelchair access
What communication methods are you familiar with?
PECS
Signs and symbols
Sign language
Makaton
Who can I contact for further information?

For more information about Challengers schemes, call the Operations team on 01483 230930 and they will be happy to answer any questions.

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