Home Based Learning is a service for pre-school children with a disability or developmental delay. The Portage trained Practitioner visits the child weekly at home to plan activities that will help with the child’s development. We aim to look at what the child needs and can do, and in partnership with parents/carers, plan fun activities that will take the child onto the next step of his or her development. More information about Portage can be found on their website www.portage.org.uk
KIDS Home Based Learning
- Contact Name
- Karen Rodrigues-Ayers Rodrigues-Ayers
- Contact Position
- Home Learning Coordinator
- 020 7359 3635
- N1 8HX
- Last checked date
- Record ID
- Local Offer Age Bands
- Children under 5
- SEN Provision Type
- Where is the service located and what areas does it cover?
Our temporary office is at 7-9 Elliot’s Place, London N1 8HX, we hope to be based in a Camden office soon. We cover the whole borough of Camden.
- Who does your service provide for?
Our service provides for families who have a pre-school child with a disability and or complex needs and reside in the borough of Camden.
- How can a child or young person start using the service?
The child should be known to Camden MOSAIC, the integrated service for disabled children and be referred to our service by them. Referrals are made to MOSAIC through a single point of referral (SPOR).
- How are decisions made about eligibility for your service?
The service is provided to children under five who are not in an early years setting or have a part time place. After receiving a referral from MOSAIC Child Development Team an appointment will be made, usually by telephone, to visit the family at home. The KIDS Home Learning Coordinator will talk to the family and discuss the child’s needs with them. If both KIDS and the family feel this would benefit their child then a home learning practitioner will be allocated to the family.
- How do you communicate with service users and how are they involved in decision making/planning?
When a Home Learning practitioner works with the family she/he will listen to the family’s concerns about their child and together with the practitioner’s observations of the child will decide on developmental goals and plan activities around these together. At the end of each visit the Practitioner will leave a written report (activity sheet) for the family to keep and refer to. Parents/carers are also given an end of service questionnaire so that they are able to comment on their experience of receiving home learning for their child.
- Is your service fully accessible?
Our office is fully accessible. However, we would usually visit children in their own homes.
- What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had/or will be they be getting?
All practitioners are PORTAGE trained and have a good knowledge of child development as well as disabled children. They have regular ongoing training as appropriate to their role. Staff all attend safeguarding training.
- Who should a service user contact if they want to raise a concern or complain about something?
If a service user wants to raise a concern or complain, they may talk to their Home Learning Practitioner if appropriate or contact the Home Learning Coordinator: Margaret Connolly KIDS Home Learning Coordinator 020 7359 3635 If this does not resolve the concern they can contact the: Regional Director KIDS London 7-9 Elliott’s Place London N1 8HX 020 7359 3635
- Who can a parent carer/young person contact for further information?
For further information, please contact: Margaret Connolly KIDS Home Learning Coordinator 020 7359 3635
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