About Us

Playing on swing in outdoor area

KCA is a charity with 20 years experience supporting children and their families with disabilities in Harrow

Our Vision:

Our vision is to provide engaging, inclusive, and innovative play and experiential opportunities, which enable learning disabled children and young people to develop their social and emotional resilience in readiness for an active and fulfilling adulthood.

Our Values:

  • Inclusion – you are a valued part of your community
  • Consultation – You are asked questions about what you want and need. We listen to you
  • Choice – You are a valued part of your community
  • Respect – You are treated as a valued individual
  • Achievement – You are supported to do the things you always wanted to do and the things that you never thought possible.
  • Quality – You have the right support to lead a full, happy and healthy life

History

KCA was formed it 2002 by a group of local parents. It was formed to support local children and young people whose needs were not being recognised and there was an absence of understanding and suitable provision.

Since these beginnings KCA has grown rapidly and has become influential and respected among both statutory and voluntary agencies and most importantly the families who access our services.

Our staff

Our staff are experienced and trained in working with children with a wide range of needs including complex and challenging behaviours.  Our play leaders and managers all hold Level 3 NVQ in childcare, all staff members undertake regular safeguarding training.  Staff are also trained in variety of things including Team Teach, First aid, epilepsy training, medication, PEG feeding, Makaton etc.  We hold regular staff training sessions to ensure our team are equipped with the right skills and knowledge to provide the best support possible.

Our Centre

Our building is specially designed and adapted to meet the needs of children with disabilities.  It is fully accessible. Our building consists off a large activity room, music room, sensory room, soft play room and snack room as well as a large outside play area. 

Our outdoor area features an accessible swing, mud kitchen, play houses, sand and water play as well as a bike / scooter track running through the garden. We are constantly updating our garden with new and exciting sensory play opportunities.

We also have a youth side of the building which has a main activity room, sensory room and quiet/ chill out room.   Our toys and equipment support the development of our children and encourage fun and interactive play. 

Watch our virtual tour of our centre

Keeping safe during the pandemic

We continue to operate robust infection control measures. KCA follows DfE and Public Heath guidelines. We regularly review our risk assessments and policies to ensure protection for all stakeholders.

Our measures include; regular weekly testing for our team, good hand hygiene and cleaning of the environment and equipment, good ventilation of all spaces and use of PPE by our team.  All our staff members have received covid19 vaccinations and we promote vaccination to our families and their children.

To help keep everyone safe we are asking parents to follow our “ Let’s work together guide”.

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