Early Years Project

Our Early Years project has been providing support to children and families across North Tyneside since 2012, funded by Children in Need. We support children to learn and develop through play, and bring families together.

Our groups and activities are designed for children from birth to 5 years who have learning and/or physical disabilities, communication difficulties, complex health needs or life limiting conditions.

We know that families often find it difficult to access mainstream services or opportunities for play and learning. Our support is inclusive and tailored to individual needs.

Our current activities include:

  • Weekly Mum & Baby and Mum & Toddler playgroups

  • Inclusive Sign & Play and Sign & Splash sessions

  • Water confidence in a hydro pool

  • Holiday activities and trips for the whole family

  • Support at meetings and liaison with health and care professionals

  • Hospital support/visits

  • Support to attend community paediatrician clinics

  • Transition support into mainstream nursery/childcare settings

  • Peer support

For further information please contact Gillian on 0191 2622261 or at gillian.richardson@ldne.org.uk