Starting at KCA

About starting at KCA

We understand that choosing activities and support is important for your child’s life and development and we are here to help you on this exciting journey.

child and support worker having fun

Here at KCA we are always eager to provide a happy, smooth and memorable transition into our activities for every child and young adult when they start with us. That’s why we offer time to visit our centre and meet our team. We complete a comprehensive assessment of needs and offer new starters bespoke settling sessions tailored to each individual child and family, completely free of charge.

During your assessment of needs meeting and settling in sessions, we aim to understand everything about your child. This includes their current routine, how they like to be comforted, if they have a favourite story or activity they enjoy, how to support their communication needs and set goals to fulfil their aspirations..

Throughout your child’s time at KCA, their key person will always consider their needs and interests and provide activities that promote learning through play and development of independent skills. They will develop their personal plan “All about me” and other relevant assessments. Our team has access to Twinkl which is an innovative and exciting learning resource. Our staff have embedded in their practice that children and young adults:  

  • are Included
  • can make Choices and Decisions
  • are treated with Dignity and Respect
  • Are supported with Kindness and Ambition for their physical, emotional and social development

How to make a referral

To refer a child or young adult for our play and young adult activities please complete our referral form by clicking the link below:

Once we receive your referral a member of our children & young adults team will contact you. This will usually be within a few days to book a visit and assessment of needs. There is usually a waiting list especially for school holidays.   We are an Ofsted registered provider. We are accepting children aged 5 from the 1st of  September following their 5th  birthday for our activity clubs and 1:1 support.

child having fun singing into a microphone
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