About Us

 

What is Little Discoverers (WNSfP)?

We provide early education for pre-school children with movement difficulties and delayed development.

We aim to develop children's abilities and confidence in the pre-school years to prepare for life at home and for the next stage in their education.

We put parents at the forefront of their child's learning and development and acknowledge that parents know their child best.

We promote a three-way relationship between parent, child and specially trained Little Discoverers staff, to help each child's potential.

 

What does Little Discoverers do?

We provide a unique and holistic form of early education inspired by methods used at the Peto Institute of Conductive Education in Hungary. This form of education is designed to stimulate the child's senses and encourage self-learning through activities and experiences that are fun for both children and their parents.

Our specially trained staff work together in groups of up to seven children with their parent/carer during weekly sessions. Each session lasts approximately two hours including a short break for a drink and snack.

The sessions are carefully planned to involve the children in programmes that address all aspects of their development (physical, social, emotional and understanding). These are chosen to make these sessions fun. Development is encouraged through play, songs, art and craft.

 

Who is Little Discoverers for?

Little Discoverers is primarily for pre-school children within West Norfolk and the surrounding area who have movement difficulties and delayed development.

A child can be referred to Little Discoverers (WNSfP) in a variety of ways; through a GP, a Health Visitor, Therapists or by Parents themselves. On first contact, the parent and child will be invited to visit the group. Parents are then given time to consider whether this is the right service for their child. If a Conductive Education approach is not the most appropriate for the child, staff will make alternative suggestions and offer support.

Currently our service is provided free of charge.

To view extracts from a Little Discoverers session and hear about WNSfP from the parents and staff, please click here.

 

Meet the Team

 

Kat - Team Leader

Kat is the newest member of the team and has a very exciting background in music. Kat achieved a first class honours degree in Music Performance, during which she focussed her final year on studying music therapy for children with additional needs. Kat also gained great experience when working in a complex needs school and is very much full of energy and inspiration.

Kat also completed her intervenor training in 2015. This course is centred around communication for children with multi-sensory impairments and informs the learner how to better support a child when attempting to access their surroundings and education.

Sarah - Team Member

Sarah is an exceptionally friendly and enthusiastic member of the Little Discoverers team. Sarah not only has a Level 3 in Childcare and Education and an NVQ Level 3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development but she is also the parent of a child formerly at Little Discoverers.

Sarah knows first-hand the difficulties a parent can face and worked exceptionally hard with her own son whilst attending the group, thus giving her a fantastic knowledge base to further help our current attendees.

Liz - Team Member

Liz has been an invaluable member of the Little Discoverers team for many years and is experienced in working with children with additional needs. Liz is incredibly passionate about working with children and is always very welcoming and open to all families.

Prior to Little Discoverers Liz achieved a BA Honours Degree in Community Nursing and is a huge asset to the team.

Liz has invaluable knowledge and experience of working with families and provides professional and understanding advice for our parents and children. Liz brings many skills to the Little Discoverers Team, including her Level 2 in British Sign Language.



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