SEND sessions to be launched at Ramsgate’s Little Seaside Town

Little Seaside Town

Little Seaside Town – a family run play village in Ramsgate High Street – will start weekly SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) sessions from tomorrow (February 22).

Little Seaside Town promotes imaginative role play in a stimulating play “town” environment and they want all families to feel welcome and included and be able to access the space.

Little Seaside Town opened in 2020 and has a wealth of adventures for children to explore from Grandma’s House to a museum, police station, vets, hospital, café and hairdressers.

There is also an ice cream van, a construction site and a tree outside nan’s house. An adult sized café is available for parents and carers.

The fantastic seaside-themed business is a family effort with mum Tracy Harris and daughters Jade and Leonie running the business while talented dad Tony created all the sets.

In collaboration with Holly Sutcliffe – a local neurodivergent advocate – Little Seaside Town is introducing the regular, weekly slot to enable families to enjoy a dedicated SEND time in a relaxed session.

Each session will run 12:30pm – 2:30pm, and Holly will be at all sessions through February and March. Regular after-school sessions and a fund for families who struggle financially to attend are planned for the near future.

Photo by Rebecca Douglas Photography

Holly (pictured above) will be attending sessions to provide support and guidance such as specific support/signposting or simply an ear to listen.

Holly works locally and online with neurodivergent parents and families to create more opportunities for connections. She also teaches yoga and offers somatic therapy. Any local businesses looking to expand their SEND provision are invited to get in touch via the website.

If you have questions or suggestions of how Little Seaside Town can best accommodate your visit, get in touch on 01843 838079 or by email [email protected].

Family pitches in to create role play seaside town and cafe in Ramsgate High Street

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