Play and Explore (Southcourt)

Coronavirus status: CLOSED

A session for families and carers with children aged 0 to 5 years. Children can explore and learn whilst playing with a range of activities.

Booking is essential, please email to book.

Who to contact


Due to currentĀ Coronavirus (COVID-19) Government guidelines this session is postponed untilĀ the new year

All sessions must be booked in advance. Sessions will run with reduced numbers and

additional measures will be in place during sessions to ensure we are operating to meet
Coronavirus (COVID-19) secure rules.

Please email to book.

Please only book for one session we are unable to take advance bookings for future sessions.

Parent Organisation
Southcourt Family Centre Plus (Aylesbury)

Where to go

Southcourt Family Centre Plus (Aylesbury)
Aylesbury College Campus
Oxford Road
HP21 8PD

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Fridays | 10am to 11:30am
Time of day

Other Details

Age Ranges
From 0 to 5 years

Local Offer


Our provision provides support services for all families with children aged 0 to 19 years and up to 25 years for those with a SEND. 

Our aims are to improve parenting, health and children’s development and to provide a safe and stimulating environment for children, young people and their families to flourish, develop and learn.

Local Offer Age Bands
2 to 4
0 to 1
5 to 7
Needs Level
All Needs Met
SEN Provision Type
Universal service (No referral required)

General Local Offer Response

What needs does your service or activity aim to meet for children and young people with SEND and their families?

Encouraging and supporting families to attend the Centre services. To enable parents and children to socialise with other children and families (especially those groups who are hard to reach/engage, Outreach Families. To enable parents to receive signposting, support, advice and encouragement from the Centre and other parents To enable the children to experience different forms of play, creative activities, sensory experiences. Children to develop through experiencing fun, play and learning To enable parents and children to interact with each other and engage in meaningful play. Outreach support in the home for families with particular needs such as the holding hands parenting programme.

What outcomes does your service or activity aim to achieve for children and young people with SEND and their families?

Parents provided with good information so they can make decisions, which will have a significant effect on their children’s life chances. Parents to know, what support and services are available to help them bring up their children, and how to access them. Families signposted into support as appropriate feel confident to provide good life chance for their children. Children to develop social skills in preparation for starting pre-school, nursery or school. Children to enjoy a variety of fun activities and play and learn through this participation. Parents to feel confident in parenting and picking up parenting skills and support through attendance. Personal, Social and Emotional development. Physical development. Communication and Language development. Outreach support, action plan to specifically help family with individual needs. Emotional and practical support from Outreach Worker.

How can children and young people with SEND and their families start to use your service or activity?

Families can attend our services and register by completing a Family Centre Membership form. Outreach support can be provided by self-referral or by referral from a health visitor or other professional.

How is your service or activity fully accessible to children, young people with SEND and their families, for example, facilities, support from staff?

We welcome all families to all of our services, staff are dedicated to supporting families using our centre and its services. Our building is fully compliant with the disability requirements. We provide a warm, welcoming and fun learning environment for children and their families. Large and inviting outdoor play environment. Sensory equipment available during sessions. Disabled toilets.

How do you communicate with children, young people with SEND and their families?

Via email, Facebook, by telephone and/or post.

What training have your staff and/or volunteers received to support children and young people with SEND and their families?

Safeguarding First Aid Early Language Development Programme Hey Programme (Healthy Eating in Young Children)

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