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 has been a Team Leader at Little Discoverers since July 2017 and continues to bring her upbeat spirit and fun to the sessions. She 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. Kat has also spent some time learning about Conductive Education at Aylesbury's The PACE Centre as well as completing an ELKLAN course in Speech and Language Therapy.

Pauline - Team Member

Pauline was welcomed into the team in January 2019 after attending Little Discoverers as a parent with her son for four years. Pauline's son was born at 23 weeks gestation and therefore Pauline has extensive first-hand experience of the difficulties a parent can face. Pauline worked exceptionally hard with her own son whilst attending the group, thus giving her a fantastic knowledge base to further help our current attendees. From hospital appointments to applying to school, Pauline does her best to help the families through their process.

Pauline is passionate about supporting families and their children; she is an approachable and friendly person who strives to make your experience at Little Discoverers as holistic as possible! Pauline has recently completed the Level 3 Speech and Language ELKLAN course.

Lauren - Team Member

Lauren joined the team in September 2019 and comes from a background of working with children with additional needs in the Residential Sector; in which she has achieved an NVQ Level 3. Lauren has worked in this field for eight years and therefore has so much to bring to Little Discoverers. Lauren primarily worked with children aged 5-18 years and thus can provide parents with the comforting knowledge of what they could expect in the future and the services that are available.

Lauren is passionate and loves to bring new ideas from her background to benefit our young people as well as being open and welcoming to all family members. Lauren uses her smile and chatty personality to make children and adults alike feel comfortable and settled quickly.



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