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Yeovil Opportunity Group - core costs (360G-SomersetCF-A414334)

Core costs


15 Jul 2016

Grant details
Amount Applied For 2475
Amount Awarded 3850
Award Date 2016-07-15T00:00:00+00:00
Beneficiary Location: Country Code GB
Beneficiary Location: Geographic Code E01029246
Beneficiary Location: Geographic Code Type LSOA
Beneficiary Location: Name South Somerset 016C
Grant Programme: Code Growing Futures Match Funding Challenge
Grant Programme: Title Grants to Groups
Impact Category Maximise ability to strengthen community cohesion and build social capacity
Last Modified 2017-10-19T00:00:00+00:00
Planned Dates: Duration (months) 12
Planned Dates: End Date 2017-09-01T00:00:00+00:00
Planned Dates: Start Date 2016-09-01T00:00:00+00:00
Primary age group Early Years (0 – 4)
Primary beneficiary Children and Young People
Primary ethnicity White British
Primary issue Education, learning and training
Recipient Org: Charity Number 304693
Recipient Org: Description Yeovil Opportunity Group is a registered Charity established in 1970. We are governed by a Constitution which was revised and accepted by the Charity Commission in 2010. Specialist education settings in early years are not recognised in Somerset and in order to continue to provide our unique service to children and parents we have to rely on additional funding from donations and fundraising. Quote from a parent: " Thank you to all the team at YOG for your support in the last year. You have all proved highly professional in your expertise dealing with our son and his additional needs. But I think it is also worth mentioning the emotional support you have provided me and my husband during a very stressful , difficult period of diagnosis, EHCP, reviews etc. I think you all deserve credit for the input into our sons life since Sept which has seen him grow in confidence, independence and develop communication skills which a year ago we could have never anticipated. The fundamental aim of the Group is to provide early intervention to support and enhance the development and education of children, irrespective of their race, culture, religion, means of ability and in particular those with additional needs by offering specialised play, education and care facilities. We also play a major role in supporting parents/carers through what can be incredibly difficult and challenging times. The children we work with have a range of additional needs ranging from physical, sensory disabilities, speech and language and/or learning disabilities, a variety of very complex needs and more recently reaching out to those children who have not been able to thrive in mainstream settings and vulnerable families and children, and those needing respite. We provide two core services: Pre-School Sessions:- We are open 5 mornings per week during term time and cater for children aged 18 months to 5 years. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, however the majority of our children follow the Development Journal method which is more suited to smaller individualised steps in their learning journey and a cause for celebration when each step is achieved. We also encourage, when it is in the best interest for the child, to access main stream settings and work in partnership to provide dual placements. We have an excellent relationship with the many professionals who support our children and their families and it is our aim to ensure a smooth transition into whichever school is the best route for our children, either mainstream or specialist. Rainbows Time Together:- This Group is a very special Group where parents/carers with children with additional needs, probably for the first time, are able to meet each other, the team at YOG and therapists. The Group is kept small to enable parents to have 1:1 discussions with the team and therapists. The Group is led by our Senior Nursery Nurse. The sessions focus on singing, sensory activities, including the sensory room and tactile play. Children and their parents enjoy activities including finger painting, water play, messy paly and lots of other activities without the worry of having to clear up after. There is no charge for this Group and referrals come from the paediatric team at YDH, Health Visitors and other specialists. Children from Dorset and Somerset are welcome to come to Rainbows. We work with an enormous number of professionals in Somerset County Council, the NHS and Health & Social care and are eternally grateful for their continuing support in such challenging times.
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Alternate Recipient Name The Yeovil Opportunity Group