KIDS Summer Nursery

KIDS Summer Nursery runs Monday – Friday 5-23 August inclusive with healthy eating and physical activities.  Further details on the flyer below.   (more…)

Free Play for Children Facing Social Exclusion

Birmingham Freedom Project and Parks for Play are cooperating to provide free summer play for children who are at risk of being socially excluded at St Bede’s church, Brandwood as part of Birmingham’s Healthy Happy Holidays. program.  The sessions run on Tuesdays 6, 13 and 20 August 10.30am – 1pm and offer fabulous free play and…Read moreRead more

ATHAC Summer Sessions in Short Heath

ATHAC (Access to Heritage, Arts and Culture) is delivering sessions for children and young people with additional needs this summer as part of Birmingham’s Happy Healthy Holidays program.  ATHAC – a social enterprise which is a member of the Children’s Quarter Co-operative – has more than 15 years experience of breaking down the barriers facing…Read moreRead more

Extended Summer Sessions at Baskerville School

Baskerville School students have an opportunity as part of Birmingham’s Happy Healthy Holidays program to attend extended summer sessions where they can enjoy sports, games and healthy food.  The scheme runs 22-26 July at the school in Harborne. Baskerville School is a special school for students aged 11 to 19 years, with autistic spectrum disorders…Read moreRead more

Parks for Play Summer Sessions

Summer Play at Uffculme School, Moseley has been organised by local charity Parks for Play as part of Birmingham’s Happy Healthy Holidays program.  Parks for Play was set up to provide opportunities for children and young people who are disabled or who have additional needs and has been organising inclusive play in parks, schools, streets,…Read moreRead more

As many as 1 in 10 children experience Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia is a lifelong condition relating to how the brain processes information; resulting in messages not being properly or fully transmitted.  It is a lifelong condition which may affect fine and/or gross motor coordination in children and adults. It may also affect speech.  It occurs across the range of intellectual abilities. Estimates put the number of…Read moreRead more

More than 6 million people in the UK have dyslexia

An estimated 6.3 million (about 1 in 10 ) people in the UK have dyslexia, a learning difficulty which makes it hard to read and spell.  It is identified as a disability in the Equality Act 2010.  Dyslexia cannot be cured or prevented, but can be managed. About 4% of people have severe dyslexia; they may also…Read moreRead more

In the ‘Average’ Classroom of 30 Children…

3 children would be living with limiting long-term conditions 8 children have a parent with mental health problems and 1 child would be living in a household where both parents have serious mental health problems 3 children would have relatively serious mental health issues themselves 1 child would be caring for their parents or siblings…Read moreRead more

Inclusive Health – 13 September Digbeth

If you care about how children and young people – including those who are disabled or who experience mental illness – are served in Birmingham, then please come to this open event on Inclusive Health organised by Children’s Quarter (and stay on for some lunch and to join us as a supporter).  Inclusive Health Children…Read moreRead more

1 in 4 Children Vulnerable to Social Isolation

About one in four children and young people are vulnerable to social exclusion as a result of disability, mental ill-health and other factors.  Analysis of figures by the Children’s Commissioner for England supports Children’s Quarter’s claim that a quarter of the next generation is being failed. The report by the independent watchdog set up to promote and protect the rights of…Read moreRead more