What We Do
Hop Skip and Jump provide immediate and flexible respite care for children and young adults with disabilities and SEN. We are able to cater for up to 60 children a day, providing a variety of groups and activities for them to engage with, indoor and outdoor play facilities, all with an emphasis on self-development and discovery.
Our centres are equipped with sensory rooms, soft play facilities and art rooms in order to provide a safe and secure space that enriches the lives of disabled children whilst their parents receive a much needed break.
We believe not only in helping parents through the difficulties of supporting a disabled child, but also in ensuring that there is a sense of development for their children.
Our approach is therefore very much a holistic one – our centres provide both a play-orientated and creative outlet for children, but also offer a comprehensive support service for their parents. Sometimes a break can be everything – to know that your child is being looked after in a safe, secure environment with plenty of support, encouragement and opportunity makes all the difference. At Hop Skip and Jump, we strive to make that difference.
Our Care Manifesto:
- We provide Cost Effective, Flexible, Immediate and Sustained DAY/EVENING Care for children and adults with special needs, however complex with skilled care workers to interact and care
- Access to professional nursing care
- Alternative education for children who have been excluded or bullied at school
- Extended days to allow parents to return to work or attend to other responsibilities
- After School Care, “Pyjama Time”, Youth Group Evening Care, Adult Group Evening Care
- Sibling Days
- Alternative Education for Post and Pre-operative children excluded from school due to illness
- Groups for visually and audibly impaired parents with seeing and hearing children
- Care for abused children and adults
- Facilities for supervised access (separated parents who can only have access to their children under supervision)
- Facilities for life developing skills such as cooking and interaction
- Newly diagnosed Babies and Toddlers Mornings
- Parents with learning difficulties parenting courses
- Family linking service to provide babysitting, help in the home and advice
- Volunteering and work placement opportunities for young adults with disabilities
- Volunteering opportunities for prospective adoptive parents