We have now put in our registration paperwork for our 5th Children's Home, Church View Farmhouse and are now waiting on a registration visit. This new home will be registered for up to 4 children with Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, providing nurture and care based on the principles of The PLACE Model.
At the same time we have also entered registration paperwork for an Upper School to expand our remit at The PLACE Independent School, enabling us to take pupils from the age of 14 - 18 years. This site will be based within minutes of our current school site and ensure we can continue to work with young people until they reach adulthood.
Our Specialist Services Team have been busy confirming training with a number of excellent consultants including Marina Gough who will be providing Autism Training, Jo Stockdale who will be working us on a series of training events centred around brain development, attachment, resilience and self-esteem and we have also booked in training with Karen Hazard so that we our teams can benefit from up-to-date research and knowledge around Sensory Integration Disorders and Attachment Interventions.
We welcomed two new Directors at The PLACE this month; John Steward and Andy Brookes. With the addition of John and Andy we are hoping to move The PLACE forward as it expands it's services and supports more children.
Congratulations to the team at Muston Gorse Farmhouse who had their second full inspection with Ofsted and received GOOD in all areas.
Congratulations to all at The Farmhouse who had their first inspection and received GOOD in all areas.
We are working to open up a brand new Short Breaks service for young people aged 6- 14 years, working hand in hand with our Independent School to provide boarding and short breaks for families during term time. An advert is out currently for an experienced Registered Manager to take on this project with us.
Our annual newsletter has gone out to all those who work with us; our round up highlights for 2018 included:
Our first outstanding rated home with Ofsted, High Leys Farm
All of our children with >95% school attendance
A new, more rural Head Office in the Vale of Belvoir
Opening our Specialist 16+ Service in November 2019
Transitioning students from our Independent School back into mainstream education
Congratulations to the team at High Ley's Farm who have received Outstanding at their recent OFSTED Inspection.
As a business we strive to recognise the hard work done on a daily basis by all those involved in looking after our children within our therapeutic homes.
As a result, we have reviewed our salary structures from entry level care worker up to deputy manager level. All basic salaries for entry level care worker were increased in April 2018 but we have now also increased all other levels to recognise flexible and weekend working, with an additional enhancement to recognise diploma awards. A retention element is also in place to reward all staff who continue to work for the company for each year of service. In addition, we have also added a employee benefits package for all of our staff.
We hope that with support and hard work we can continue to reward our employees and the fabulous progress they help to achieve for the children in our care.
As the summer holidays come to an end Croxton Park Cottage staff have now moved the home into the new property in Woolsthorpe, The Farmhouse. All children moved after a weekend holiday and are settling into their new home.
For new contact details and information on The Farmhouse please contact Head Office.
We are pleased to confirm we are facilitating a DDP Level 1 and DDP Level 2 course hosted by Dr Philip McAleese. These courses are being run in Nottingham City with the Level 1 course in November 2018 and Level 2 in March 2019.
To discuss external bookings please contact Carys or see further details on the DDP Network website
The PLACE Independent School underwent it's first Ofsted Inspection and received a rating of 'Good' in all areas!