Activities at the Croft

On every day except Friday children join one of the Croft groups:

Art Group

Children spend time in the Art Room drawing, painting and making things. You will see many examples of the children's work on walls throughout the Croft.

Tuesday Group

In this group we talk about how to stay safe and healthy, nd take part in activities such as yoga, playing games, tasting different foods and doing experiments.

Wednesday Group

In this group we talk about our feelings and friendships, and about problems like bullying, anxiety and anger. The Croft staff talk about how they can help the children deal with problems such as these.

Recreation Group

Every Thursday afternoon or Friday morning we take the children out. For example, we go swimming, ten-pin bowling, flying kites in the park, visiting garden centres and an animal sanctuary. Sometimes we go to the supermarket to buy ingredients to cook and eat. Parents, carers and staff join in the fun too.

From 3.30 pm onwards

From 3.30 pm the children spend time with their family. We ask all children to make a plan for the evening - staff will help the child and family to do this in the first couple of days.

Children and families can choose from a very wide range of activities. As well as watching TV and videos children can play on the Nintendo Wii, listen to music, play pool, read books, do jigsaws and play all sorts of games for all ages. There’s Lego, Scalectrix, a doll’s house, dressing up clothes and much more. Activities are supervised where necessary.

Before dinner children can use the art room, soft room, music room, playroom, lounge or their own room to do activities or justrelax. If the weather is good they can go outside in the playground or go for a walk with an adult.

All children have to be in their bedroom by 8.30 pm and at 9 pm the night nurses come on duty to look after everyone until the morning.