Stay

Children don’t have to be attending RNIB Sunshine House School to stay with us

We are able to support anyone who is 2-16 and partially sighted with learning difficulties and disabilities.

Statement of purpose

Day and overnight care

We offer a range of flexible options for day care, and overnight and short stays. These are:

After school clubs

These run from the end of the school day until 6.30pm and a range of activities are offered, plus a hot meal. Find out more about the play and support we offer.

Play days

These cover various activities during the school holidays offer access to all our facilities (hydrotherapy pool, adapted playground, interactive fountains and a soft play).  There are also options to combine with a sleepover or overnight stay.

Sleepovers

These are offered to children can stay overnight up to six times a year without the need for an assessment from social services. Great for children wanting to spend extra time with friends and for providing family respite.

Children can stay overnight up to six times a year without the need for an assessment from social services. Great for children wanting to spend extra time with friends and for providing some family respite.

Overnight stays

Extended stay option where children can stay overnight up to four nights per week (Monday to Thursday) for up to 50 weeks per year during the school term and during the holidays.

A home away from home: our accommodation offered

We can accommodate up to 12 children in our two flats connected by a shared corridor. Each flat has four bedrooms - two single and two twin rooms. We promote fun and friendship, seeking to continue a child's learning and development in a relaxed and informal environment. We want our children to feel at home. Children are given the same room every time they stay and they can bring personal items with them so it feels like their space. Families are welcome to pop in or phone at any time.

Full access to all our school facilities

The children's home is able to make full use of the facilities at RNIB Sunshine House School including the hydrotherapy pool, soft play room, library, sensory garden, sensory theatre and playground.

Activities also take place within the local community and beyond with shopping trips, meals out and theatre visits.

Specialist staff

Every child has a key worker that they can get to know and trust and who is a consistent link between a child's education, care and family. Communication diaries are completed so that achievements can be shared, celebrated and built upon.

Night staff

In addition to our day staff, we have waking night staff. They visit the children every 15 minutes, so you can be sure that your child is receiving the specialist care they need within a homely environment.

Although we are unable to provide for emergency admissions, we make every effort to support children who usually stay with us should an emergency situation arise.

 

Related links

For more information check the following sections:

Learn

Play

Ofsted reports

Parents' views

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