Yoga for children and young people is accessed via Child First PLUS.
In addition to the services commissioned directly by Child First Trust, the Trustees are committed to increasing access to high quality provision for member schools. To make this possible the Child First PLUS initiative was developed.
Child First PLUS enables trusted and respected individuals and companies to offer their services to member schools at a pre-agreed ‘discounted rate’. Schools are able to access a Child First PLUS partner confident in the knowledge that they have
- An excellent track record and reputation in their chosen field.
- A current, clear Enhanced DBS Certificate. (This will be either verified against the portability service or provided by the individual company directly, as a freelance provider).
- Provided certificated copies of their key qualifications.
- Returned at least 2 satisfactory references and
- Have recently (within the last two years) have completed safeguarding training.
Critically, work can be commissioned very simply. Schools just complete the simple CHILD FIRST REFERRAL FORM. This should be emailed DIRECTLY to the consultant/company concerned. All referrals require the approval of the Headteacher. The Consultants will get back at their earliest convenience to confirm availability/waiting times etc. At the end of each month, all Child First PLUS consultants will invoice Child First for work undertaken with any Member Schools in a single invoice – and schools will, in turn, be sent a single invoice for the services they accessed.
This service is available to Child First Member Schools for £33 per hour.
Yoga is offered to Child First Schools via Kimberly Hammond of Emerging Butterflies Ltd. Kimberley is also a qualified and experienced Play Therapist.
Through the calming effects of yoga therapy, either one to one or in groups, our Play Therapist can help children to develop balance, coordination, focus and mindfulness. This in turn helps with anxiety, stress and emotional difficulties. Yoga can be run alongside play or art therapy and LSA staff can be trained to implements these techniques during the school day if required.
For more information in relation to Yoga please call Kimberley Hammond on 07890 181893. Or via the Child First Plus Referral Form.
REFERRAL FORMS should be emailed to Kimberley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please make sure you are clear that you are accessing the service via Child First.