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Children who have Special Needs, Disabilities and the parents that love and care for them are a huge priority for us at The Hideaway. We know that during lockdown many children have suffered in all kinds of ways, and those that already struggle with recognised additional needs have often been impacted even more.


Hover over the buttons below to see the different support we have available for SEND families. 

Consistent Staff
*available in SEND sessions
Families will see familiar faces every week & staff can become familiar with the individual needs of the children
Visual Timetable
Children can create their own timetable with support from an accompanying adult. Enables structure to the visit and encourages a gradual increase in a range of experiences.
Picture Food & Drink Menu
A Velcro menu that enables children to choose food and drinks in the café.
Now-Next Board*
*available in SEND sessions
For children not yet ready for a visual timetable. the board displays the theme for the session and the activities.
No overhead music or hand dryers

*available in SEND sessions
To reduce sensory overload and anxiety.
Social Stories
We have a social story on our website to introduce children to our setting. Staff are having training in order to write social stories for specific children & contexts when required.
The Hideout
*9-12's on Tuesdays
During SEND sessions we are currently using our classroom as a quiet space for children to use with their adult. There are plans for a purpose built room in the future.
Weekly SEND Sessions
An exclusive session for SEND families with limited numbers and extra provisions.
If you require further support, The Hideaway staff have good relationships with local schools and services and are willing to support families at their request.

Social Story

Social Stories are a fantastic tool to help prepare children for visiting new places. 


We have prepared a new social story  for you to read before visiting us at the Hideaway.


After school session for SEND (Our Club)

Children with SEND often prefer to visit The Hideaway when it's a little quieter, and we're able to make the space slightly more friendly for particular needs.

We run regular SEND sessions all year round. The sessions will feature visual supports to assist with using the space, turning off the music and hand dryers and having a range of special themed activities each week.  Visit us on Tuesdays at 4.30pm-6.30pm for our SEND sessions. It's ideal for children aged 5-9 and can cater for the whole family. 

Our Club Higher

Once children outgrow Our Club, they may progress on to Our Club Higher which uses the Hideout Educational Community space and is great for children aged 9-12 who need a higher level of supervision. This group is invitation only so if you have a child who may benefit, please get in touch with the team and discuss with them. 


Meet the Our Club Team
Here are the staff that you can expect to meet on your visit to Our Club at The Hideaway

Lisa - SEND Worker
Megan - Play Assistant
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Carol - Cafe Team Leader
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Parent Support

Being a parent or carer of a child with special needs can sometimes feel daunting. Lisa is available to support parents as they navigate caring for their child. 

If you need someone to chat to over a brew, share experiences, advice, or would like connecting with further support then contact Lisa.

Local SEND Support

You can find and access further SEND information and support for families on the Trafford SEND Local Offer. Click the button below to visit the website.


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