Children with disability

Childcare Services we offer children with disability

 Whippersnappers offer both inclusive and specialist childcare settings for children with disability. Our age range is  currently from 5 – 15 years  however this may be extended to 18 in 2018. We do offer provision for 16 – 18 year olds when we receive funding for specific projects.

We offer an after school club and  holiday play scheme provision. (Please see after school club page for term time childcare) Our afterschool club and inclusive play schemes are non funded however our specialist settings are commissioned by Lambeth and Southwark children with disabilities team and are open to children and young people with disability living in the borough of Lambeth or Southwark. Children and young people living outside these boroughs can apply for non funded places. (Please scroll down to see Specialist playscheme info)

Here’s what we were up to in our inclusive and specialist summer play schemes 2017:

Specialist Playscheme

 For children and young people with disability

Mon 9th April to Friday 13th April

 5 – 15 year olds

  •  Children must have turned 5 by the 31st August before they start  due to Ofsted regulations.
  • Children and young people are grouped together through ability and age. All activities are child/ young person led.
  • Funded places are available for young people living in the borough of Lambeth and Southwark who fit our complex needs criteria.
  • Funded places are available through referrals from parents/ carers/social workers and schools.
  • 1 week during Easter Holidays
  • 3 / 4 weeks during summer holidays
  • Play scheme runs from 10am – 3pm and home transport is provided for some eligible children.
  • Venues: The Livity School, Cherry Gardens School, Brockwell Lido and College Lodge in Dulwich Park.
  • Activities on offer: Drumming circle, arts and crafts, bouncy castle and soft play area, messy play, sand and clay play, dressing up, theatrical storytelling,, music and singing, playground, cooking, trips out, talent shows. dancing, face painting, balloon modelling, outdoor sports. Although this is a specialist play scheme setting it is inclusive. The children do joint activities and go out on trips with children from our inclusive playscheme which is based at Brockwell Lido.
  • Parents/carers must provide their child with a packed lunch. As Whippersnappers is a nut free zone, parents are not to provide any food with nuts.

 Inclusive Holiday Playscheme: 

Tues 3rd April to Friday 13th April


5 – 15 Year olds

  •  Venue: College Lodge in Dulwich Park & Brockwell Lido in Herne Hill.
  • Hours 10am to 5pm, with additional hours for working parents (9am to 10am and/or 5pm to 6pm with an additional £5 an hour cost).
  • Sessions cost £25 – £30 for a 7 hour  day depending on number of days booked
  • Parents/carers are encouraged to use funds from their care package to cover support worker costs for children with disability.
  • Children must have turned 5 by the 31st August before they start  due to Ofsted regulations.
  • Limited subsidised places available for families who are not in receipt of Lambeth Direct payments. These places are funded by BBC Children In Need and Young Lambeth Co – operative.
  • Activities on offer across different sites include Acrobatics, Forest school camp, arts and crafts, cooking, garden and sensory play, trips out, football and outdoor sports, drumming, drama and free play.

To register or for more information email:Dolly Biscuits
Tel: 0207 7386633
Office opens:
Monday to Friday