Are you struggling for childcare over the Summer?

Fill in a simple online form stating your details and what your childcare requirements are. This is then allocated to an Early Years Consultant, who will contact you to establish your needs i.e. times/ days/ transport/ preference etc. The EYCC then contacts PVI childcare providers to find suitable childcare placements, and co-ordinates a suitable place.

https://my.kirklees.gov.uk/en/service/Schools_and_education___Covid_19_education_and_childcare_enquiry

Children with a Disability Summer Holiday Activity Information 2020

Shabang will be uploading new films on to YouTube especially for the school holidays. These will feature singing and signing including greeting songs, action and energising routines for keeping fit plus soothing lullabies for calming down. Join buccaneers Barnacle Bill and Barmy Bess for some pirate adventures plus Bud and Blossom with their gardening grooves.
Link to Shabang’s YouTube channel : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItgO5XJfB6E

For children who have a disability and live in Kirklees, Shabang will also be sending postal arty kits and challenges directly to them throughout the summer. Details of these and how to sign up to the “Ideas on a Postcard” scheme will be posted on Shabang’s Facebook page @shabanghuddersfield, or get in touch to be part of their emailing list if you are not a Facebook user by sending your details to info@shabang.org.uk

Live performances will be taking place on Facebook LIVE – check Shabang’s Facebook site for details

Do you Want to Have Fun ? Then Timesteps new PossAbilities activity group could be for you.

Timestep are offering a great opportunity for children with a disability aged between 8 and 17 (up to
their 18th birthday) to come along and help us develop a play about how children with a disability are
often unfairly treated.
There are lots of things to do, maybe you want to have a go at acting, tell us what we need to put in
our play or help build our set by getting involved with some arts and crafts activities.
We would like to show our play to lots of people, this will help them understand how people with
disabilities are treated.
We want to be as inclusive as possible, so please give us a ring to discuss if this project is right for
you.
Because of Coronavirus Covid-19, our first sessions will be online via Zoom and will take place at the
following times;

  • Every Monday starting 20th July 3:45 p.m. -4:45 p.m. for 8-12-year olds
  • Every Thursday starting 23rd July 5:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m. for 13-17-year olds

Please ring 07950 325836 for more information about how to access these sessions or, alternatively
email timestepstudio@gmail.com

Endorphis Online

Our new Endorphins club is running friendly online activity sessions every Wednesday and Friday
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. throughout the summer holidays.
Children who have a disability and are aged between 8 and 17 (up to their 18th Birthday) will have
the opportunity to talk to friends in a safe secure online environment as well as take part in lots of
fun activities.

Sessions start on Wednesday 29th July 2020

Here are some of the fun things we will be doing;

Bingo
Quizzes
Baking
Arts and crafts
Singalongs
Dance routines

To enquire about how to register for these sessions please telephone 07936 083200 or email lesleyann@
endorphins.uk

Important Guidance for Parents and Carers of Children Accessing Online Activity

“The best way you can protect your child is to establish a positive relationship with them around
their life online. Talk to them – not just once but have ongoing conversations as part of your family
life.” CEOP

Please note Endorphin and Timestep Online Activity Sessions can only be accessed with parental
consent, please contact the relevant activity provider for further details

For further online safety advice please see the following guidance

ThinkuKnow.co.uk An Introduction to Parents and Carers
Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board Online Safety