Meeting Complex Needs with a Good, Old-Fashioned Cuppa

Tea and toast sessions at King’s Stanley primary provide a nurturing setting for vulnerable children to take a time out from the pressures of the classroom while developing important social and emotional skills. Kerryanne Hollis reports.

Every day at 10:15 we have a tea and toast session that runs with a small group of children who have complex needs. Every day at 10:15 these children will enjoy thirty minutes of success. Every day at 10:15 these children will have dedicated time spent supporting their social, emotional and mental health needs. Every day at 10:15 this group of amazing, unique and loving children will have eye contact with adults who care, will have positive body language demonstrated towards them and will have thirty minutes of fun and laughter. But all these things on the surface just look like a slice of toast and a warm cup of PG tips! 

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