Dartford Children's Centres
Speech & Language and Additional Needs
Little Stars - for children aged 0-5 years with an additional need
Every Wednesday from 9:30a.m. until 11:00a.m
At Temple Hill Children's Centre
A drop-in group open to all families, within the Dartford area, who have a child that has any additional need. The group is run by professional, qualified staff that all have experience of working with children with additional needs and can draw on the expertise of other members of a larger multi agency team.
Little Stars generally tends to cater for small numbers
of children, which allows more space for them to move around freely in and allows the staff more one-on-one time with each family that attends. This allows each family to feel supported by staff and as parents feel more comfortable, they start socialising with other parents, which opens up a wider support network.
The hall lay out is the same every week, to allow children to feel confident and secure and this offers them some familiarity. Within this set up there is a mixture of stimulating free play activities, as well as some planned structured activities, facilitated by the staff. The outdoor area is used regularly, as long as weather permits it. The children are also offered a snack during the session, when staff encourage parents and children to sit down together.
There are lots of exciting and fun toys accessible to the children, which are aimed at using one or more of the child’s senses. All the activities and toys are ideal to help your child develop.
For more information regarding Little Stars please call 01322 223979
The Parents Consortium is a charitable company who provide services to families, schools, hospitals, children's homes and other organisations who need their support. Membership is open to all parents and carers who have a disabled child aged nineteen or under in the Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley area.
The children and young people who use the Parent's Consortium services are those with any form of physical, learning or sensory impairmen.They provide appropriate activities for children of all abilities, including full-time one-to-one support for some children and cater for parents and siblings to join in too!