Nexus Multi Academy Trust Extended Services – Short Breaks
Short Breaks are activities that give children and young people with disabilities or additional needs a chance to:
- Have fun
- Try new things
- Make friends
- Join activities
- Gain confidence and independence
How does the service work?
Nexus MAT has been commissioned by Rotherham Council to provide after-school and holiday short breaks provision, enabling Rotherham children and young people with special educational needs to access a varied extended services (ES) offer since July 2017.
We believe that children/young people with special needs should have the same opportunities to participate in social and leisure activities as do their peers. We aim to support each child and young person to successfully access activities, venues and trips alongside both SEN and mainstream children.
Who is it for?
Nexus MAT offer a range of weekly after school clubs, monthly Saturday clubs and school holiday provision to meet the needs of children and young people aged 2-19 with Special educational needs.
After School, Weekend and Holiday Activities
Activities include soft play, creative arts and music, arts and crafts, sports and games, multi-sensory room, outdoor learning and computers. Sessions will encourage communication and social interaction, sharing spaces and new experiences, positive choice making and learning new skills. Sessions are designed to be fully inclusive
All sessions are staffed by a Lead Worker and trained support staff and have an up to date DBS check.
How much do sessions cost?
After school clubs cost £5 per session and Holiday clubs are variable prices
What about Transport?
Transport costs £5 per session and this must be requested at the time of application. There is no transport available for Saturday clubs. Please contact the office if you wish to discuss transport issues.
Who can I contact about this service?
For more information, please contact the office between Monday and Thursday:
Extended Services Coordinator: ESC@Nexusmat.org
Extended Services Manager: ESM@Nexusmat.org
Alternatively, you can speak with your child’s school or your child’s social worker for details of how to access Nexus MAT short breaks.