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The Five and More Senses Club

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The Five and More Senses Club provides activities through multisensory stories, play, music and sensory art to learn having great fun.

The provision is suitable for children with Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities. We also provide support for children that may require a higher level of support including those with complex medical conditions. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Diana Petre
Contact Position
Coordinator
Telephone
07984617255
E-mail
info.thefiveandmoresenses@gmail.com
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/The-five-and-more-Senses-Club-101241842185081/
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Parents/Carers can contact us by email: info.thefiveandmoresenses@gmail.com for more information about our activities.

Where to go

Name
Viables Community Centre
Address
The Harrow Way
Basingstoke
Hampshire
Postcode
RG22 4BJ
Accessibility
Sensory adaptations, Sensory area, Accessible changing, Wheelchair access, Level access, Accessible toilets, Disabled parking

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Open every Saturdays including Holidays from 11:30-13:00
Time of day
Morning
Session Information
During our multisensory sessions
we present a wide range of experiences
stories
music and activities that children can respond to by using their five and more senses.

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.00 per session

Availability

Referral required
No

Local Offer

Local Offer
Description

The Five and More Senses Club offers multisensory activities including stories, music, art and craft, playing, sensory games all at children's with SEN own pace.

Our club activity located in Viables Community Centre in Basingstoke is suitable for children with special educational needs aged 2-17 in Basingstoke and surrounded area.

Contact Name
Diana Petre
Contact Telephone
07984617255
Contact Email
info.thefiveandmoresenses@gmail.com
What does your service do?

The Five and More Senses Club provides activities through multisensory stories, play, music and sensory art to learn having great fun. During our multisensory sessions, we present a wide range of experiences, stories, music and activities that children can respond to by using their five and more senses.

Who does your service provide for?

The provision is suitable for children with special educational needs including children with profound or severe or complex learning disabilities.

How can I start using the service?

Our service is open to children with SEN who a have a Gateway Card.

Where is it located and what areas does it cover?

Our club activity is located in Viables Community Centre in Basingsoke. It cover children with SEN living in accessible area from Viable Community Centre, defined as less than 30min driving distance or by public transport as commutable from their schools location. 

How are decisions made about who can use your service?

The Club will have a fair policy to encourage new members and we will respect the children and parents choices with absolutely no obligation to continue or to come on regular basis

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

We fully understand that Parents/Carers and families play a vital part in the development and delivery of the Club activities. This will ensure that The Five and More Senses Club is developed reflecting local needs and hopes and supports families to access the service.

First of all, we request the Parents/Carers to fill in our Feedback Form sheet at the end of the session to let them tell us their opinion and any comments.

Secondly, from the club, we send a follow up email at the same day of each session to give our feedback for their children, too.

As for children, we are taking in serious their wishes and views as an integral part of monitoring and evaluation processes. Listening to children helps to ensure that they are valued and feel valued, they are responded to caringly and attentively, their physical, emotional and cognitive needs are met, their interests and experiences are developed in appropriate ways.

Understanding listening in this way is key to providing an environment in which all children feel confident, safe and powerful, ensuring they have the time and space to express themselves in whatever form suits them.

In order to listen the children, we are ensuring that we know their levels of understanding so that we can present information in an accessible way and how they communicate so that we can provide a range of opportunities for their contributions that include their chosen method.

We also understand that the speech is not the only way of communication, so we are paying attention of children’s body language, gestures, behaviour and their facial expressions, we are using Makaton signing and symbols.

Is your service fully accessible?

The provision is suitable for children with Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities. We also provide support for children that may require a higher level of support including those with complex medical conditions. 

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

We have been trained in: health and safety, food safety and hygiene, eating and drinking, medication administration, epilepsy awareness, safeguarding, manual handling, positive behaviour support, speech and language, PEG and much more.

How will I know my child is safe?

Staff are DBS checked, Safeguarding Trained and follow the Club Safeguarding Policy Statement. 

Which of the following applies to your setting?
Secure environment
Sensory adaptations
Our service is delivered in the community
Accessible changing
Disabled parking
Accessible toilets
Wheelchair access
What communication methods are you familiar with?
PECS
Signs and symbols
Makaton
AAC
Does your service include children and young people with:
PECS
Signs and symbols
Makaton
AAC
Who can I contact for further information?

Diana Petre

Email: info.thefiveandmoresenses@gmail.com

Mobile: 07984617255

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