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Training for parents/carers

Following feedback that parents/carers wanted to have one place which listed all the training available to them, we are pleased to launch our new monthly training page on the Local Offer. This page will be regularly updated as we become aware of more training available so…

Triple P Spring Term Dates

PARENTING DURING AND AFTER COVID-19 WE'LL GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER The current pandemic has raised new parenting challenges for everyone. Children and teenagers have experienced disruptions to their daily life and increased worries about their safety and that of their family and friends. Children can…

"You Said, We Did"

We want this Local Offer website and the information on it to be helpful and meaningful to you. Parents/carers, young people and staff worked together to design this website, and to test its content and layout to ensure that it worked for those people who…

Document Library

Please find our Documents Library which we hope will support parents/carers, SENDco and any others working in SEND to find the information they need quickly. If you would  like a document in a different format please email Local.Offer@bedford.gov.uk   Documents related to individual services will remain attached to…

Early Years SEND Funding Available

Most early years settings can support children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) by following the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), and most children’s needs are met without additional funding. Bedford Borough has coproduced with a range of key stakeholders 'Guidance on meeting Special Educational…

SEND Specific Activities 2022

Following the success of Lockdown Activities, Summer Holiday Provision and October Half Term provision, we are delighted to be able to fund some more FREE activities for children and young people with SEND. See below for more details on some of the activities available across…

Sensory Room

We will have 2 families per 30 minute time slot. Families can be in groups of up to 4. The parent(s) must stay throughout your time in the sensory room.  Venue: SSG Services Alexander Sports Centre, Sidney Rd, Bedford MK40 2BQ There is free car…

Family Swim

Please arrive to the venue with your swimwear on, ready to swim. You will have access to the changing rooms after your swim. Each session will be 30 minutes in length. The sessions will be lifeguarded.   Unfortunately, there is no hoist or ramp available at this…

SEND Family Forest School Sessions

A variety of outdoor and engaging activities for families to take part in. It will be held in the woodlands for families to enjoy to get back to nature and enjoy the great outdoors. The families will do activities such as treasure hunts, den building,…