Our Young Carers group includes children who help to look after a grown up or a sibling at home. Gemma meets with the children each week in the Tree House. The children in the group get the opportunity to chat to Gemma and to the other children, about anything that might be worrying them. However, the focus of the group each week will be fun! The children take part in fun activities of their choice, together, ranging from painting to outdoor learning. This gives the children the opportunity to be relaxed and be themselves, without worrying about having to look after anyone else.
We have also just started having Young Carers Coffee Mornings or Afternoon Teas, to chat with parents and families about how we can offer support to the family and children.
Even if you don't think that your child would fit the criteria for the Young Carers group, do ask. Even if your child is a temporary carer, for example a parent has broken their leg, we can offer support! Pop in the the Tree House and chat to Gemma or visit the school office to have a word with me. We are always here to help.