Our experience tells us that certain conditions need to be in place to work successfully with schools and children.
1. A room for therapeutic support
We need a suitable room which will remain the same every week. It should be a quiet undisturbed space preferably with a sink and a non-carpeted floor.
2 Storage for our equipment / toys
We bring a selection of toys / arts materials which need to be safely stored in the room or very near to the room.
3 Absolute privacy
It is essential that no adult or child interrupts the sessions.
We assure the children that we will not discuss what they do or say with their families or schools – this is in order for them to trust and feel uninhibited in their play. However, we do tell them that if we are concerned that if they or another may be at risk or may cause harm to themselves or another, we will tell the school Child Protection Officer.
We maintain close liaison with schools and provide reports as required.