Parents- are you worried that your child won't be ready for school in September 2024?
Did you know:
You can delay your child starting school!
If their birthday is between 1st April 2020 and 1st July 2020 you can apply to do this!
If your child is due to start Nursery but you feel they will not be ready for September 2024, you can also delay their start.
If their birthday is between 1st April 2021 and 1st July 2021 you can apply to do this!
Go to eani.org.uk/parents/admissions/deferral-of-school-starting-age for further information!
Would you like to be able to help your child more with Maths?
People First's Work It Out programme will help you become more skilled and confident with basic Maths!
Below is a link to the programme where you can learn more. We will have flyers in school for next week- ask your child's teacher for one when you come for your interview!
Cathy Norris of Work It Out will be coming here to chat to interested parents in the Board Room (beside the Library) on Tuesday 10th October at 9:10am. There will be tea, coffee and biscuits1
RISENI website update
RISENI have a brilliant website with advice, tips and courses for parents on all sorts of issues for children of all ages.
Reluctant to speak? Anxious? Behavioural difficulties? Speech difficulties or word finding difficulties? Pencil grip?
There are too many to list- have a look for yourself!https://view.pagetiger.com/RISENI/parents
Courses for parents!
The EANI Autism Advisory and Intervention Service (AAIS) have some exciting courses for parents!
The Belfast Warm and Well Project is coordinated by National Energy Action (NEA) and is supported by Community Planning Partners from across Belfast.
The project is available to vulnerable people who are finding it difficult to keep their home warm. Vulnerable refers to a number of different groups including:https://www.nea.org.uk/communityengagement/belfast-warm-and-well-project/
• People aged 65 years or older;
• People living with a disability or a long term physical or mental health condition;
• Pregnant women;
• Households with a young child/children (from new-born to school age); and
• People on a low income.
Signs that a person may be finding it difficult to keep their home warm could be, for example:
• The home is cold – you may have to keep your coat on when inside;
• There is condensation on the windows; or
• There are signs of damp on the walls or ceilings.
Belfast Warm and Well, will be coordinated by National Energy Action (NEA) who will work with local community and voluntary groups, to provide helpful independent and confidential advice and practical support.
If you or someone you know is vulnerable and finding it difficult to keep your home warm, contact NEA on 028 9023 9909 or firstname.lastname@example.org to see if they can help.
Is toilet training a nightmare?
Here are some great resources from the Autism Intervention and Advisory Service!
Some of you may find this link to Parentline of use: