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Tresham Play Service - Saturdays

Dietary needs catered for
Toilet suitable for wheelchair users
Parents and young people can buy this service as part of their SEND personal budget
Sensory Play Opportunities
Outside Play Opportunities
Qualified first-aider on site
Service/Activity is chargeable
Sensory toy library available
Changing room with changing bench and hoist
Suitable for children and young people with SEND
Communication aids, such as Makaton, are used
Wheelchair accessibile venue
Suitable for an individual with hearing impairment
Changing room with changing bench

This service provides inclusive Saturday play activities during school term times to provide short breaks to families of disabled children and to ensure they have opportunities to mix with peers, make friends, have fun and gain new experiences and skills according to their EHC plan.

Tresham is a new purpose built play centre on the Lisson Green estate and play places are provided to support children with disabilities to be able to play, develop and have fun alongside local mainstream children accessing the service.

Tresham has a safe outdoor back area, a large multi purpose sports hall and a versatile play space offering art and craft, cooking, music and other creative play opportunities. The building has security to ensure that entering and exiting is closely monitored.

There is a team of staff available on site at all times and staff are experienced in and trained to understand and meet the needs of disabled children.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Contact Position
Service Manager for Play and Youth Services
 020 8206 5929
Social Media
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Related Service
Tresham youth club (evenings)
Tresham - Youth Holiday Scheme
Tresham Play Service - Holiday Scheme
Tresham Play Service - After School Club

Where to go

Tresham Crescent

Other Details

Local Offer

Local Offer Record `
Who is this service available to?

The age group for Saturday places is for 5 to 16 year olds. This service is available to young people who have been assessed and found eligible by the Westminster Disabled Children's Team. Extra places can be purchased through parents/carers self funding.

When is this service available?

The service is open for 39 Saturdays a year during school term times and runs from 10 am to 4 pm.

Children will be referred for a minimum starting offer of every other Saturday.

How do you access this service?

Currently these places are only available following a Social Work assessment by the Westminster Disabled Children's Team, however parents/carers can choose to purchase places directly from the service where they wish to self-fund.

Commissioned places

There are a fixed number of places commissioned for disabled children to use at Tresham.

How do we ensure the quality of this service?

The Tresham play service is Ofsted registered and inspected to ensure standards, safety and safeguarding standards are met.

There are regular monitoring meetings and visits from workers within the Council to ensure that standards are being maintained and any complaints and compliments are fed back to ensure continuous improvement.

We are always seeking to listen to the families, children and young people who use our services to ensure that we are getting things right and that we are seeking to improve what we offer.

Training, supervision and appraisal systems are implemented for all staff. DBS, references, and safer recruitment practices are followed. Parents are involved in all recruitment

What to do if you have a complaint?

Please advise the manager or leader in charge immediately if you have any concerns, complaints, suggestions for changes, or compliments.  You should be given an opportunity to talk to someone in charge and any immediate issues should be addressed as quickly as possible. Your details will be taken and your complaint will be investigated more fully by Iqbal or the manager on duty and you should expect to receive a response within 7 days.

Written complaints can be sent by letter or email to the above contact details.

Should you not be happy with the response that you have received to your complaint you can contact 020 8968 2690 and ask to speak to Fran Smith the Head of Children, Youth and Family services, or to Shona Duncan the Director of Children, Youth and Family Services.

Can parents and young people buy this service as part of their SEND personal budget?

Families can purchase play places directly from the service at a cost of £24.74 per hour for children who need 1-1 support.

All other specialist places can be purchased at a cost of £12.37 per hour.

Local Offer Age Bands
Secondary (11-16 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Needs Level
SEN Provision Type

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