Family services at RNIB Sunshine House School

We run family services with The Eden Academy in Middlesex, giving parents, carers and families the chance to support each other and have fun. These sessions, which cater for babies through to children in secondary school, are detailed here.

Timetable for play sessions and costs

Our varied programmes of activities run during the school term and over the holidays.We have to charge for these activities, but in some cases your local authority may contribute towards the costs. We're happy to chat through options with you.

Upcoming play sessions

The sessions here will run through until various dates so please check with us when booking. Our contact details are below.

Stay and splash family swim

Bring swimming costumes and little swimmers to make a splash at a family swim session in our hydrotherapy pool.

Monday afternoons, 1pm to 3pm (preschool children) and Saturday mornings, 10am to 12pm (all).

  • For the family
  • Held at RNIB Sunshine House School, Northwood, Middlesex
  • £3 per child.

After school clubs

Our after school clubs means the fun and friendship can carry on once school has finished. Activities differ for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. For instance on Tuesday, they include cooking, art and craft and write dance (movement to music), plus time in the sensory theatre. Please contact us for further information on these sessions. See details below.

Tuesday evenings, 3.15pm-7pm.

  • For RNIB Sunshine House School pupils 
  • Held at RNIB Sunshine House School, Northwood, Middlesex
  • £25 per child.

Wednesday evenings, 3.30pm to 5.15pm.

  • For children with additional needs and high activity levels
  • Held at Grangewood School, Pinner, Middlesex
  • £6 per child.

Thursday evenings, 3.30pm to 7pm.

  • For children who attend Grangewood or Sunshine House School
  • Held at RNIB Sunshine House School, Northwood, Middlesex
  • £25 per child.

Activity days

Focused activity days during the school holidays to give children the opportunity to get together over a common interest.

Selected days during Easter and summer holidays, 11am to 2pm:

  • For children with additional needs and high activity levels
  • Held at Grangewood School, Pinner, Middlesex or Sunshine House School
  • Cost varies. 

Sibling support groups

This free, fun and supportive environment gives young people who have brothers or sisters with a disability the chance to get together and share experiences.

  • Tuesday evenings for 10 weeks, 4.30pm to 6.30pm:
  • For siblings of children who have disabilities
  • Held RNIB Sunshine House School, Northwood, Middlesex
  • No charge.

Making changes parenting course

This free 10-week course for parents/carers of children with disabilities provides a support network where people can learn from each other. The course is led by a child psychotherapist and also offers specialist advice from speech and language therapists, nursing staff and experts in areas of child disability.

  • The course runs for 11 consecutive weeks and times vary.
  • For parents/carers of children with disabilities
  • Held at various locations in Middlesex
  • Free of charge.

How to book a place

To book a place on any of these activities or to find out more:

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