Services for 5-12s
Whoopsadaisy offers free group sessions to children aged 5-12 after school from Tuesday to Friday in term time. The one-one and a half hour long sessions are held in Preston Park, Brighton and are led by our qualified Conductors with the support of a team of trained volunteers.
In these sessions we work with a maximum of four children per group with a 1:1 child-helper ratio, providing a safe learning environment to everyone.
The groups are built around the children’s needs and abilities and the service focuses on building life skills and helping to integrate these new skills into the children’s everyday life.
This service is mainly for children with cerebral palsy and similar motor disorders who are able to follow verbal instructions to complete tasks. Joining the 5-12s service is subject to a free initial assessment.
If you are a professional working with a child who attends Whoopsadaisy and you would like to come along to meet us, learn about conductive education and observe a session, please get in touch with Nora, our lead Conductor for the 5-12s services.
What To Expect
The children who attend sessions in the 5-12s service work towards the following goals:
- building self-esteem and confidence
- developing a can-do attitude
- finding creative ways to solve everyday challenges, using their skills
- creating and encouraging an active lifestyle
- building motivation for self-improvement
- encouraging social interactions
- achieving greater independence.
We run a week long Holiday Club in the Easter holidays and two weeks during the Summer holidays. On the last day of the Summer Holiday Club we invite the children’s family members for an inclusive activity day with us.
Holiday Clubs are a chance for your children to make new friends and to have fun while building on their existing skills to support them in their home environment and at school and help them become more independent.
A team of experienced and qualified Conductors work with the children alongside trained volunteers. Up to 6 children can attend the Holiday Clubs each day, either for a morning session or for the whole day, depending on their needs.