Butterflies Clubs

Activity Clubs for children with disabilities across Essex


FUN * FRIENDSHIPS * EXPLORATION * ADVENTURES *

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Club Logos

The Children and young people chose and voted on the colours for their groups badges! 

Caterpillars Club

Caterpillars Club is for 3-7 year olds

We currently have Caterpillars Clubs in

Basildon  * Writtle

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Butterflies Club

Butterflies Club is for 8-14 year olds

We currently have Butterflies Clubs in

Basildon * Chelmsford * Colchester * Writtle * Canvey Island

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Butterflies Youth

Butterflies Youth is for 12-18 year olds

We currently have Butterflies Youth in

Basildon * Canvey Island * Writtle

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Personalised Activity Packages

Since starting in 2018 Butterflies has evolved from a monthly club in each area to providing personalised activity packages to every member.  This has helped us to identify what each family wants their child to gain from attending Butterflies. Some families want to attend a range of hall sessions, Community based activities and also full day trips every month and other  families want their child to have a monthly meet up with their friends in the hall and that’s all. 

By making every child their own personalised activity package we can ensure every activity they do is planned for them as an individual, whether that activity be to make lunch together and increase their independence skills or to manage a day trip and the social skills they use throughout the day.  This also enables us to over a wrap around service where the children and young people can grow confident and independent with the comfort of being around the staff they know at the clubs.

Personalisation

All our clubs and activities are personalised to meet the needs of the children attending. We come and meet every child prior to attending the club to ensure the activities we plan are suited to both their interests and their needs.

Child centred

We use a range of methods to ensure every child has a chance to voice their opinion on their activity packages  and to shape the future of their clubS. Every session ends with reflection time and future sessions are built upon this feedback.

Staff and Volunteer

All staff and volunteers are DBS checked, receive regular safeguarding training and have up to date first aid certificates. All staff receive relevant training opportunities to their position held.

Club sessions

Our club sessions are hall based sessions where the children take part in various activities such as arts and crafts and social skills are supported to grow into friendships. We also support all children to increase their level of independence at a level suitable for their maturity and ability.

Club trips

We have a programme of trips that run on weekends and school holidays throughout the year for each club. These trips have been voted for by the children who attended the pilot scheme and are based on the interests and suitability for each club.

Club Celebrations

The children work on various skills on both the club sessions and trips, these skills are recognised by our rewards scheme where the children earn badges for their achievements. We will have celebration events throughout the year to celebrate these achievements, the celebration of the pilot scheme was private hire of a soft play centre where all Butterflies families were invited to join us.

Founder Jen Cormack

Founded June 2018

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07586842345

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