Service Development Fund Report – Summer Transition 2015

This programme has been developed to Act Plan Study Dosupport the more vulnerable nursery children of Cockenzie and Prestonpans Infants Schools and their families as they move into P1. It is aimed at supporting children who fall into one or more of these categories

  • at risk of non attendance
  • have additional support needs
  • are in families facing stress or asking for additional support
  • are in private nurseries and don’t know many other children coming into P1and are unfamiliar with school settings
  • The programme will consist of 3 play and learning sessions, led by a group of staff, for identified families who have agreed to take part. It will include a Family Learning funday at Pilton Retreat Centre in Ratho. We will invite 25 of the 135 families starting in Prestonpans P1 and 10 families from Cockenzie Primary this year to participate in the programme. We anticipate 75% uptake.We are offereing the programme on a targeted basis this year as the numbers of families are so great, we couldn’t manage to support all families to be part of this programme.

This programme has been developed to Act Plan Study Dosupport the more vulnerable nursery children of Cockenzie and Prestonpans Infants Schools and their families as they move into P1. It is aimed at supporting children who fall into one or more of these categories

  • at risk of non attendance
  • have  additional support needs
  • are in families facing stress or asking for additional support
  • are in private nurseries and don’t know many other children coming into P1and are unfamiliar with school settings
  • The programme will consist of 3 play and learning sessions, led by a group of staff, for identified families who have agreed to take part.   It will include a Family Learning funday at Pilton Retreat Centre in Ratho.  We will invite 25 of the 135 families starting  in Prestonpans P1 and 10 families from Cockenzie Primary this year to participate in the programme. We anticipate 75% uptake.We are offereing the programme on a targeted basis this year as the numbers of families are so great, we couldn’t manage to support all families to be part of this programme.

 

Service Development Fund – Blether with your Bairns

Act Plan Study DoStatistics indicate that 13.5% of children who presented in East Lothian’s 27 – 30 month check showed developmental concerns in Speech, Language and Communication. This was higher than any other area of developmental concern. The Early Development Insthttp://www.edubuzz.org/supportfromthestart/wp-admin/edit.phprument carried out in East Lothian in Jan 2012 showed that Communication and General Knowledge Skills were the most vulnerable component of readiness for learning in the Prestonpans Cluster P1 population. A multi-agency team will support a Nursery Nurse from Prestonpans Infant School to lead weekly groups with families of vulnerable 2 years olds using a new Speech, Language and Communication programme THE GREAT BOX OF TOYS. The multi-agency team will consist of a Speech and Language Therapist and a nursery practitioner from each specific setting of Prestonpans Infant School, Camperdown and Seahorse Partner Provider Nurseries and the headteacher of Prestonpans Infant School. Stage 1 A 2 wk course in 3 settings in June for 15 families. Stage 2 A 12 wk course or 2 x 6 wk courses between early September & end November 2015. Stage 3 Evaluation and Reporting. Stage 4 To come!

 

Act Plan Study DoStatistics indicate that 13.5% of children who presented in East Lothian’s 27 – 30 month check showed developmental concerns in Speech, Language and Communication. This was higher than any other area of developmental concern. The Early Development Insthttp://www.edubuzz.org/supportfromthestart/wp-admin/edit.phprument carried out in East Lothian in Jan 2012 showed that Communication and General Knowledge Skills were the most vulnerable component of readiness for learning in the Prestonpans Cluster P1 population.  A multi-agency team will support a Nursery Nurse from Prestonpans Infant School to lead  weekly groups with families of vulnerable 2 years olds using a new Speech, Language and Communication programme THE GREAT BOX OF TOYS.  The multi-agency team will consist of a Speech and Language Therapist and a nursery practitioner from each specific setting of Prestonpans Infant School, Camperdown and Seahorse Partner Provider Nurseries and the headteacher of Prestonpans Infant School.           Stage 1 A 2 wk course in 3 settings in June for 15 families. Stage 2 A 12 wk course or 2 x 6 wk courses between early September & end November 2015. Stage 3 Evaluation and Reporting. Stage 4 To come!

 

Service Development Fund – Beach Wheelchairs North Berwick

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North Berwick Community Centre Management Committee wishes to support a group to develop a community led scheme to loan paediatric and adult beach wheelchairs. Beach wheelchairs could be made available to people with restricted mobility who can’t at present get onto the beach. The group have carried out a local survey (over 100 respondents) and organised a ‘Come See, Come Try’ Day which attracted over 70 people. The group is preparing an operational plan including booking system, risk assessments to ensure health and safety. They have organised a public awareness event to attract more volunteers and interest in the scheme. The ‘Come and Try event’ was very successful generating enthusiasm, drive and passion for the project (BBC Radio covered the event). The project will include volunteer training to ensure protection of children and vulnerable adults, safe usage of the chairs, maintenance and storage. They wish to purchase 2 beach wheelchairs (1 adult, 1 paediatric) to test the scheme in North Berwick and provide insurance cover for storage and usage of beach wheelchairs.

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North Berwick Community Centre Management Committee wishes to support a group to develop a community led scheme to loan paediatric and adult beach wheelchairs.  Beach wheelchairs could be made available to people with restricted mobility who can’t at present get onto the beach.  The group have carried out a local survey (over 100 respondents) and organised a ‘Come See, Come Try’ Day which attracted over 70 people.  The group is preparing an operational plan including booking system, risk assessments to ensure health and safety.  They have organised a public awareness event to attract more volunteers and interest in the scheme.  The ‘Come and Try event’ was very successful generating enthusiasm, drive and passion for the project (BBC Radio covered the event). The project will include volunteer training to ensure protection of children and vulnerable adults, safe usage of the chairs, maintenance and storage. They wish to purchase 2 beach wheelchairs (1 adult, 1 paediatric) to test the scheme in North Berwick  and provide insurance cover for storage and usage of beach wheelchairs.

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Service Development Fund Report – Go Mad with Dad

Act Plan Study DoFollowing the successful ‘go mad with dads’ project in the Prestonpans community, partnership working between Dadswork and Wallyford Community Centre is going to pilot an event (specifically for Fathers/Male Carers and their children (age 0-12yrs) in the Musselburgh community.
The morning event from 10am – 12pm will be held in Wallyford Community Centre nevertheless, the event will be open to the wider Musselburgh Community. A wide range of interesting activities will be linked to the EDI Readiness to Learn domains with the aim of:
• Celebrating male carer and dads’ relationships with children
• Giving Musselburgh Cluster fathers and male carers a quality play/activity experience to share positive moments with their children
• Building awareness of what makes children healthy and ready to learn through sharing the EDI domains
• Building up the opportunities for dads and kids’ activities in Musselburgh in partnership with community partners
Proposed date for event : 21st Feb 2014, 10-12noon

Go Mad with Dad

Service Development Fund Report Form – Sandcastle Playgroup

Act Plan Study DoSandcastle Playgroup aims to enable the development of individual children through offering a safe play and learning environment and to provide each child with a sense of belonging within our community. We would like to offer funded places for children referred by the health visitors who would normally be unable to attend playgroup.

Sandcastles Playgroup

 

 

 

Service Development Fund Report Form – Fisherrow crèche

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Fisherrow Centre provides a range of courses and groups for adult learners including ALN, ESOL and groups for parents. The centre has a stock of crèche toys which are old and now need replaced. Funding is requested for a new stock of toys and containers to store them.

Fisherrow creche

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Fisherrow Centre provides a range of courses and groups for adult learners including ALN, ESOL and groups for parents. The centre has a stock of crèche toys which are old and now need replaced. Funding is requested for a new stock of toys and containers to store them.

Fisherrow creche

Service Development Fund Report form – Musselburgh Congregational Church

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Our Sunday School has been running for many many years, the Church having been founded in 1789. In recent years, after having been under threat of extinction, it has returned being one of the largest in the area, catering for a wide range of children from toddlers to teenagers, providing moral guidance, classical teaching and life benefits.

It is often difficult to breach the age gap, but we manage in a very effective and engaging way throughout the church, between the elderly congregation and young children. Music is a big part of this.

We often hold cross church events- parties, picnics, fundraising events that enable all ages to come together and close the breach.

Congregational Sunday School

 

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Our Sunday School has been running for many many years, the Church having been founded in 1789. In recent years, after having been under threat of extinction, it has returned being one of the largest in the area, catering for a wide range of children from toddlers to teenagers, providing moral guidance, classical teaching and life benefits.

It is often difficult to breach the age gap, but we manage in a very effective and engaging way throughout the church, between the elderly congregation and young children. Music is a big part of this.

We often hold cross church events- parties, picnics, fundraising events that enable all ages to come together and close the breach.

Congregational Sunday School

 

 

Service Development Fund report – TaSK

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TaSK is a social group for children who have been diagnosed as autistic or ADHD, and their families. It offers support and information for the families by providing social opportunities through play and where parents can share ideas and concerns.

The group allows the children to play freely and helps siblings feel less isolated about having a brother or sister who has a diagnosis.

TaSK

Act Plan Study Do

TaSK is a social group for children who have been diagnosed as autistic or ADHD, and their families. It offers support and information for the families by providing social opportunities through play and where parents can share ideas and concerns.

The group allows the children to play freely and helps siblings feel less isolated about having a brother or sister who has a diagnosis.

TaSK