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Pegasus Playscheme

Pegasus Playscheme provide Good Quality support and services for children with a variety of severe and complex disabilities. We operate a 3 week summer playscheme, offering activities for children with disabilities and severe learning difficulties. Each child is supported 1-1  by an local able bodied teenager.


We go out on minibuses each day.  Taking part in a full day's activities, eg Sailing, Swimming, Dover Castle, Dover Sea Safari, Dover SmartArt, Canoeing and Howlett's Zoo, Bowling


We take children from Dover/Deal and surrounding areas on a first come first served basis.  If we do have any places towards the start of the scheme we will offer them to children from Folkestone and surrounding areas.


 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Kim Bladon
Contact Position
Chair
Telephone
01304201151
E-mail
pegasus1986@btinternet.com
Website
https://www.pegasusplayscheme.com

Where to go

Name
Sue Clark
Address
Astor College for the Arts
Astor Avenue
DOVER
Kent
Postcode
CT17 0AS
Notes

We Only hire the facilities at Astor for 3 weeks. We are totally independant of any school facility. 

Please contact Pegasus. DO NOT contact Astor College.

We are a voluntary led group. 

Ofsted reistered:

Charity 299301:

When is it on?

When is childcare available
School Holidays
Carescheme Age Range:
8 year(s), 0 month(s) to 18 year(s), 0 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 09:30 15:30
Tuesday 09:30 15:30
Wednesday 09:30 15:30
Thursday 09:30 15:30
Friday 09:30 15:30
Other Availability
School Holidays - only 3 weeks of the summer
Mon-Fri 9.30am-3.30pm for the first 3 weeks of the summer holidays

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£30.00 Per day
ECD Type
Holiday Club
Offers pickups
No
Cost(s)
Cost details
This cost is subsidised by Pegasus. Actual cost's are well in the region of £120 per day per child.
Total vacancies
30
Vacancies Details
To apply to Pegasus check out our website for further details https://www.pegasusplayscheme.com
Immediate vacancies?
Yes
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
No
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
09/03/2020
Facilities
Music, Computers / It, Swimming, Dance, Team Games, Outdoor Activities, Themed Sessions, Trike, Tv/video/dvd, Parks/playgrounds, Quiet Room, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Pool, Walks, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Healthy Living, Air Conditioned, Refreshments, Books, Internet Connection, Ball Pit, Bike, Car Parking, Soft Play Area, Songs, Life Skills, Sports
Other facilities information
We go out on Mini buses each day. Taking part in a full days activities
Notes

We take children from Dover/Deal on a first come first served basis. If we do have any places towards the start of the scheme we will offer them to children from Folkestone and surrounding areas. 

We now have a Youth Forum with monthly meetings for the Young Adults aged 18yrs and over. All must attend Pegasus prior to jioning the YF. 

Currently recruiting for Staff 2020:

Places available for children:

Places available for teenage volunteers aged 14yrs and above:

Languages Spoken:
Sign Language Makaton, English
Wheelchair Access
Yes

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY445818
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer

Description

We provide short breaks for children with severe and complex needs. Aged 8yrs to 21yrs.

Links
Pegasus Playscheme

Special Needs Support

The groups are supported by a number of leaders and volunteers, all are very experienced in working with young children and young adults with special needs. Our aim is to make your child’s summer one to remember. The staff & volunteers do change yearly, so it is vital that you supply us with as many details as possible to ensure the staff knows enough about your child to ensure their health & well being.
Incomplete forms will be returned and may jeopardise your child’s place on the scheme, as we operate on a first come first served basis.
It is our intention to ensure your child is fully involved at all times, and that they enjoy the whole experience of the scheme. To ensure your child is safe during their time on the scheme, each child is allocated a specific leader, whose primary responsibility it is to ensure that your is child safe at all times, that they are happy, and not afraid to fully engage in the scheme.

At the end of the summer scheme, your child will receive a fantastic photo collage showing all the wonderful experiences your child has enjoyed during the scheme. To guarantee no memories are forgotten!
We hope that you and your child are happy at every point along the way, should you have any concerns at all during the scheme all our staff are very approachable and always happy to help.
The application form is ready to download from this page. It is a word document that can be completed and emailed or posted back. 

At the end of every day, your child will leave the scheme with a “home contact book”, detailing the activities your child has taken part in during the day.

Criteria for all Children / Young Adults attending Pegasus Playscheme

  • The children should have severe learning difficulties not confined to physical disabilities. Children with severe behavioural problems cannot be accepted.
  • The children should live in the Dover/Deal or surrounding area.
  • Any child must have reached their 8th birthday prior to the commencement of the scheme and must also not have reached their 22nd birthday prior to the completion of the scheme. (At the discretion of the committee)
  • The children should attend a specialist school, life skills course at least three days a week or attend a mainstream school (1-1 support). They should have an EHC plan or be in receipt of high needs funding (IPP will need to be provided)
  • The children should NOT require more than ONE TO ONE supervision.
  • It is the parent’s responsibility to transport the children to and from the venue.
  • Each child will be individually assessed for their care needs. If it is considered that these needs cannot be met safely within the scheme, the child will not be eligible.
  • Children in a wheelchair must be able to be assisted by a single staff member on and off the bus. They must be able to weight bear. Both the staff and the child’s safety must be paramount at all times.
  • Pegasus will take full responsibility for the children during the hours of the scheme. These times must be strictly adhered to.
  • All children new to the scheme will be accepted on a 3-day trial to assess their needs and that they fit the eligibility of the scheme.

Please ensure your child is signed in and out each day and collected promptly

Please ensure Pegasus have CORRECT emergency contact details

Exceptional circumstances and conditions will be dealt with at the discretion of the officers and committee of Pegasus.

Any problems arising from the above criteria should be raised with the Pegasus committee who will then explain the reasons for setting these criteria.

Staffing

Each group will consist of a suitably qualified/trained and CRB checked Group leader, two Assistant leaders and each child/young adult will have 1:1 support from a teenage volunteer buddy.

Lunch

Please ensure your child has a packed lunch every day unless stated in their home contact books or on the first-day lunch will be provided. If your child cannot eat a particular food type please supply a packed lunch.

Summer Ball

Tickets will be sold for the Summer Ball during the scheme. A responsible carer MUST accompany ALL Children and Young adults. Pegasus committee, staff or volunteers are not responsible for your child after 3:30 on Friday 9th August

Behaviour Management Policy

Pegasus Playscheme believes that children and adults thrive in an ordered environment in which everyone knows what is expected of them. They are free to develop their play and social skills without fear of being hurt or hindered by anyone else.

In order to achieve this:

  • All staff will try to provide a positive model for children with regard to friendliness, care and courtesy.
  • Playscheme staff will praise and endorse desirable behaviour such as kindness and willingness to share.

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