Clive was delighted to open a new Parent and Toddler group run by the Royal London Society for Blind People. The group is specifically for blind toddlers and helps them to understand the world around them, communicate with their family better (85% of learning when you are young is done via sight) and improve their mobility. It’s a service which supports mums and dads too, who often feel very anxious and lonely when trying to bring up a child with a visual impairment.
RLSB already has a nursery in Sevenoaks, but it was only one of three in the entire country so we wanted to expand our service so more families could benefit from it.
The new nursery is at the Toy Library, Newhaven Annexe, Newhaven Gardens, Eltham SE9 6HQ.
The group is a weekly service running from 10.30 til 12.30 and provides bespoke support for all the family. Children up to the age of five, play and learn with outcomes focussed on:
- Knowledge and understanding of the world
- Communication and social skills
- Ease of movement and mobility
- Self help skills
- Confidence and creativity
Find out more at www.rlsb.org.uk/nursery or call the Nursery Manager Maggie on 01732 592691.