Staying at The Croft

When you come to stay at The Croft it's usually for about eight weeks, although sometimes your stay can be a little longer. You'll stay with your mum or dad, or maybe a carer or grandparent, and sometimes brothers and sisters stay, too. Some children go home to sleep, usually because they live nearby and don't need to stay overnight at the Croft to help their problems get better.

What do children do at The Croft?

At The Croft we have a day programme between 9am and 3.30pm.play 07 During this time you will be looked after by the staff at The Croft and you'll do all sorts of different activities. These include going to The Croft school in the morning and taking part in groups in the afternoon. There are also playtimes that happen indoors and outdoors. If you are staying overnight one of your parents or a carer will look after you after the day programme has finished.

There are three playtimes each day apart from Thursday: one during school, one after lunch and one after the afternoon group. After we have put on our coats, we go into the big playground. We can do what we want and sometimes if you are lucky the staff will play with you! There are swings, climbing frame and a slide to play on. We also have a big sandpit and musical poles to run round. There's also space to play football or tag with other children. If the weather is too wet or cold, we will do a fun indoor activity instead. 

class 4

You will have a small care team whilst at the Croft which will be made up of both nurses and health care assistants; this is called your 'key worker team'. Although everyone will be involved in your care, these will be the core people who will help plan things with you and attend any meetings with you. As you will be coming into contact with lots of people it can be helpful to have this core group of people supporting you. You will have time each week with one of your key workers that's just for you: it's a time to talk or play. It helps the staff to think about how best they can help you.

A video about The Croft 

The page was last updated on 27 May 2020 by bdale.

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