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GrandNanny has recently expanded into sunny Brighton!  This popular place for families has a considerable demand for affordable and reliable childcare providers. If you’re looking for a childcare solution you should consider GrandNanny. Why? Well, one thing that makes us stand out from the crowd is that we work with a lot of experienced Nannies who have SEND experience. Supporting families is our main priority and offering help to those in need is at the heart of what we do. 

Today, we want to credit the children’s disability charities and organisations supporting children and their families. Continue reading to hear all about the wonderful children’s disability charities in Brighton and the brilliant work they are doing. 

Amaze 

Amaze is an independent charity that provides support to families of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Brighton & Hove and East Sussex. Amaze works directly with young people up to the age of 25. The charity’s vision is for a world where families of SEND children and young people are valued and included in their communities. They want to give everyone the chance to thrive. You can find lots of useful SEND information and resources on their website, including their other services such as the SENDIASS service for Brighton & Hove and East Sussex. SENDIASS is an independent information, advice, and support service for parent carers and young people with SEND. 

Extratime 

Extratime is a charity founded by two parents of children with severe disabilities. Becky Jemmer and Marian Tipler started this charity due to the lack of out-of-school care. They spent two years working voluntarily to develop an inclusive after-school club for special needs children aged 5-16. Extratime is dedicated to providing affordable, accessible childcare to families with severely disabled children enabling parents to raise their standard of living and ease some of the stress involved in taking care of a disabled child.  Extratime has won the Argus Charity of the Year twice and is proud to have become the charity partner of Brighton & Hove Albion FC (BHAFC) in the football season 16/17. It’s also one of the Mayor of Brighton & Hove’s chosen charities for 2019-2020.

mASCot

mASCot is a non-profit, community interest company (C.I.C) founded by Sam Bayley, a parent of an autistic child. The community receives small amounts of independent funding covering administrative and office costs. All of the directors work on a voluntary basis. mASCot is passionate about supporting families of ASC children and young people by providing a supportive and inclusive environment for them to go to. They offer various group activities for parents/carers, families, and children. Parents can join talks and workshops, coffee mornings, 1-1 sessions, and much more. Check all the community’s activities and updates here. 

Chailey Heritage Foundation 

Chailey Heritage Foundation is a charity providing education, care, and transition services for young people with severe disabilities and health needs. The charity runs the Chailey Heritage School, rated as ‘’outstanding’’ by Ofsted. It caters to people aged 3-19 with complex physical disabilities,  health issues, and learning difficulties. The impact of the Foundation’s services is profound. Here are some of the services Chailey Heritage Foundation offers: 

  • Home from Home residential care for both children and young adults
  • A short breaks service
  • The Life Skills Centre and Hub for adults with disabilities
  • Pathways offers support at home and in the community
  • Aquamoves + – is a weekly term-time group for pre-school children with disabilities and their parents. 

Whoopsadaisy

For over a decade, Whoopsadaisy has been providing conductive education to children with physical disabilities. Based in Brighton’s beautiful Preston Park, the charity was founded by Nina Holland who discovered the effectiveness and value of conductive education when her son Christopher was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Nina set up Whoopsadaisy to share her experience of this life-changing educational method with those who would benefit from it.

Conductive Education is a programme combining learning and play with rhythm and repetition. The sessions are done in small groups of up to 4 children so that they are personalised with care available to each individual and their needs. The charity runs Parent and Child Groups and also Saturday sessions and holiday clubs for children with physical disabilities aged 5 to 12.  

GrandNanny cares deeply about helping parents and guardians find the right childcare. The charities mentioned above share our values and belief that every child deserves support with their development and education. As well as the opportunity to play and experience joy.  As well as offering intergenerational services that make a difference, GrandNanny helps families find childcare support that meets their needs. If your child(ren) has special educational needs, then GrandNanny can help you find a Nanny with SEND experience.