Smallwood Short Breaks Holiday Playcentre
The Smallwood short breaks offer is provided by Wandsworth Borough Council’s Early Years and Intervention Support Service (EYISS). It is primarily for Wandsworth resident children aged 3 – 11 years who attend a Wandsworth Resource Base. If places are available other Wandsworth children with SEND can attend if they have an EHCP and are referred by a SENCo. EYISS will then assess whether the short breaks provision is suitable and the child’s needs could be met within a 1:4 staffing ratio and they have a similar profile of needs with the other children attending.
The short breaks provision is held at Smallwood School, Smallwood Road, Tooting SW17. This can be usedwhich can be used whenever the inclusive holiday playcentre at Smallwood School is open. This is 48 days a year, made up of Easter 9 days, Whitsun half term 4 days, summer 25 days, October half term 5 days and February half term 5 days. Transport to and from the centre is not provided.
Bookings need to be made at least two weeks before the holiday starts. This will make sure EYISS have the correct and appropriate staffing required to meet each child’s needs.
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Who to contact
Where to go
- Smallwood Primary School
- SW17 0TW
- Get directions
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- 10am to 4 pm up to 25 days per year.
- Time of day
- £12 per day or £5 per day if family gets income support or job seekers allowance. Children need to bring a packed lunch each day. Additional hours can be purchased. Please contact EYISS for further details.
- Age Ranges
- From 3 years to 11 years
- Referral required
- Referral Details
Children who attend a Resource Base in the Wandsworth Borough and are aged 3-11 years are eligible to attend the short breaks provision at either Smallwood playcentre or Christchurch playcentre. A member of the EYISS team will confirm that the children attend a School Resource Base in the Borough of Wandsworth. When confirmation is obtained the parent/carer will have to complete an EYISS ‘all about me form’ and if they have an EHCP this will also need to be submitted. This information will then be forwarded to the Service Lead for assessment as to whether the Short Breaks provision would be suitable.
If it is agreed that the service is suitable for the child/ren the parent/carer will need to register on the EYISS booking website www.wandsworth.gov.uk/psbo. The parent/carer will then have to email EYISSchildcare@wandsworth.gov.uk to make the booking and a member of the EYISS team will respond to the parent/carer and complete the booking. If they state they are entitled to the concessionary rate proof of this will need to be provided prior to the booking being confirmed. If the evidence of this is not forthcoming the parent/carer will be charged at the full rate of £12 per day.
IMPORTANT: the deadline for the parents and carers is two weeks prior to each holiday week beginning date to ensure the most suitably trained or experienced staff are employed.
Priority for places at the Christchurch and Smallwood short breaks schemes will be given to children who attend Resource Bases. Wandsworth children with SEND can attend if they have an EHCP and are referred by a SENCo. EYISS will then assess whether the short breaks provision is suitable and the child’s needs could be met within a 1:4 staffing ratio and they have compatible needs with the other children attending. A SENCo referral can be made by emailing the child’s latest EHCP to EYISSchildcare@wandsworth.gov.uk. The email must be titled ‘PLAYCENTRE REFERRAL’ and include a short description of the child's needs, including any diagnosis described on their Plan. This information will then be forwarded to the Service Lead for assessment.
IMPORTANT: the deadline for any referrals from the Senco is two weeks prior to each holiday week beginning date to ensure the most suitably trained or experienced staff are employed.
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
- Inspection history
Inspection History Inspection Date Inspection type Inspection Outcome 12/12/2005 Care Satisfactory 15/12/2008 Inspection (Early Years Register) Satisfactory 21/03/2012 Inspection (Early Years Register) Satisfactory 13/11/2014 Inspection (Early Years Register) Requires Improvement 13/09/2016 Re-inspection (Early Years Register) Good
- This is a specialist holiday playscheme for children aged 3-11 years who have special educational needs or disabilities.
- It is for children aged 3 - 11 yrs who attend a Resource Base within the borough of Wandsworth or children with an EHCP with a similar profile of need with a SENCo referral using the process outlined above.
Last updated: 23 Jan 2020