Across Lincolnshire as a commissioned provider of Lincolnshire County Council, we offer a wide range of services for children and young people, children and young people with disabilities or complex health needs and their families from birth to 18 years old. 

The 91ɫƵ offers a wide range of services to support all children, young people and their families' recognising the value of parents and caregivers as their child’s first and most enduring educator. 

Children can come along with Dads, Mums, grandparents, or any member of the family or caregivers. Our services run Monday to Saturday flexibly to meet your needs of all families all year apart from Bank Holidays.  

Understanding the rurality of the County our services are offered in a range of local venues to support easier access to our services. The teams of Educators and Practitioners are friendly, qualified, experienced and understand the joy and challenge of being a parent or caregiver.  

We are proud to support RAF Waddington serving military families by providing a weekly term time stay and play group that is supported by the Royal Air Force Benevolent fund. 

This runs on a Tuesday from 10am to 11am at RAF Waddington. 

For more information please contact John Ferguson Community Development Officer John.Ferguson733@mod.gov.uk 

The dedicated workforce across all our services are supported by volunteers and students, if you feel you have the skills to support our dedicated teams in a volunteering role or a student looking for development opportunities please contact lincolnshire@eyalliance.org.uk for more information. 


“Putting Children First – everyone working together for all children, young people and families to be happy, healthy, safe and the best they can be.” 


If you have serious safeguarding concerns about a child or family then contact Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership:   

  • Safeguarding children - 01522 782111 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm) 

  • Safeguarding adults - 01522 782155 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm) or 01522 782333 (outside office hours) 

If you would like more information or want to get in touch, please email lincolnshire@eyalliance.org.uk or Susan Hagan, Business Manager at susan.hagan@eyalliance.org.uk

 

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Early Support Learning Provision

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Early Learning Support Provision and Targeted Positive Activities are commissioned services by Lincolnshire County Council aiming to ensure Children and young people with Disabilities receive the right support at the right time to help maintain their quality of life, access high quality education, remain living at home with their family, and access their local communities so they can go on to live as independently as possible. 

Our support services offer parents and caregivers a short break with the knowledge their children are cared for by a dedicated, qualified and experienced team in a safe and enabling environment.  

Early Support Learning Provision 

The Early Support Learning Provision (ESLP) service provides families with children who have a disability or complex health condition in their early years up until they transition into full time education (Reception Year) provides social and learning opportunities for children as well as offering parents/carers a suitable break from their caring responsibilities at the ‘Time to Play’ (previously named KIDS creche) sessions. 

Time for parents and carers and to Play for children 

In the FREE Time to Play sessions children in their early years will be supported by our highly experienced and qualified Practitioners who understand your individual situation and who will encourage your child’s development and independence and support the transition to be ready for pre-school and reception helping them to achieve their full potential. . 

Our skilled and experienced Practitioners who understand have a shared responsibility with parents and carers to ensure children are safe at home, school and in their community and will support access to other services and navigate the local offer with tips and advice. 

Time to Play are planned to the Early Years Foundation Stage and in an enabling environment where they can thrive and be the best they can be. 

It will operate for 1 hour and 59 minutes with time before and after for you to safely handover.

To access the Early Support Learning Provision, you will need to be registered with your local Children Centre, we can support you to do this if you are not already.  

 


Coming soon! Little Explorers Plus session for families who have a child age 0-5 with a disability or complex health need. 

Little Explorers Plus is a play session for children, parents and carers, providing learning through play opportunities. It supports forming connections and relationships with other children and adults, children can develop a positive sense of self – growing in confidence at their own abilities.  

Children and families are supported within rich, safe and enabling environment which is made accessible for the children. 

The sessions are facilitated by a qualified and experienced Practitioner providing a child-centred and enjoyable, using high-quality resources to focus on sensory, messy and tactile play both indoors and outdoors, with a particular emphasis on the benefits of outdoor play for learning and development.  

There is also a range of more specialist resources to support children who need it, and adjustments are made to the layout and provision to accommodate individual children’s needs. It is a group where families can meet others with similar issues in a friendly space.  

Please note, at Little Explorers Plus parents and carers are responsible for the children. 

  

“My child's social skills have improved as well as his confidence and ability to explore.” 

“Putting Children First – everyone working together for all children, young people and families to be happy, healthy, safe and the best they can be.”  

 

We can also help you to apply for funding and grants, if you are eligible, such as McCain Family Fund supporting 150,000 families with disabled or seriously ill children.   

To request a place or for more information please contact CWDLincolnshire@eyalliance.org.uk 

If you want any more information please email CWDLincolnshire@eyalliance.org.uk or contact the Claire White – Service Manager at claire.white@eyalliance.org.uk 

Here are the Senior Practitioners contact details if you want to get in touch, please not the Seniors have varying working patterns and are not available all the time, so please leave a message and they will get back to you. 


Timetable of Time to Play

Early Support and Learning Provision: providing opportunities for children with disabilities or complex medical needs to learn and explore through play.

(This operates over 46 weeks a year, so please check with your local centre timetable) 

Day 

Time 

Notes 

Mon 

9.15am – 12.15pm 

Lincoln City North Children Centre, Welbourn House 
Welbourn Gardens 
Ermine East 
Lincoln 
LN2 2DD 

9.30am – 12.30pm 

Belton Lane, Grantham 

Tue 

9.15am – 12.15pm 

Gainsborough 

9.15am – 12.15pm 

Boston 

Wed 

9.15am – 12.15pm 

Skegness 

9.15am – 12.15pm 

Lincoln City North 

9.15am – 12.15pm 

Birchwood 

9.30am – 12.30pm 

Stamford 

Thu 

9.30am – 12.30pm 

Sleaford 

9.15am – 12.15pm 

Spalding 

9.30am – 12.30pm 

Binbrook 

Fri 

9.15am – 12.15pm 

Birchwood 

9.15am – 12.15pm 

Holbeach 

 


If you have serious safeguarding concerns about a child or family then contact Lincolnshire Safeguarding Childrens Partnership:   

  • Safeguarding children - 01522 782111 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm) 

  • Safeguarding adults - 01522 782155 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm) or 01522 782333 (outside office hours) 

 

If you need any further information, please contact us:

CWDLincolnshire@eyalliance.org.uk

 

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Targeted Positive Activities

 

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Targeted Positive Activities offer a range of sessions being Community Groups, Youth Groups, and Holiday Clubs held at a variety of local venues across Lincolnshire offering a range of suitable activities in a safe and welcoming environment and giving parents and carers a short break for them caregiving time. 

  • Community Groups are for children with disabilities aged 5-18yrs. 
  • Youth Groups, for CWD aged 11-18yrs. 
  • Holiday Clubs, for CWD aged 5-18yrs. 

At the range of sessions children with disabilities and their families will be supported at the right time to help maintain their quality of life, access high quality education to encourage and support children and young people to remain living at home with their family, and access as many services in their local communities so they can go on to live as independently as possible. 

Each group is different with the children and young people getting to say what they want to do. With caring, experienced and skilled Practitioners who will enable those attending to socialise, join in and try new activities at a pace that is comfortable for each child and young person.  

The cost for our service is Term time groups: £7.50 Holiday groups: £25 

 

Timetable of services: 

Town 

Venue 

Day / time 

Boston 
(1st & 3rd Mon of the month) 

Endeavour Academy 
PE21 9PX 

Mon 3.30pm – 5.00pm: 
Community session (5-12yrs) 

Mon 5.00pm – 6.30pm: 
Youth session (12-18yrs) 

Grantham 
(1st & 3rd Tues of the month) 

Earlsfield Youth Centre 
NG31 7XG 

Wed 5.00pm – 6.30pm: 
Community session (5-12yrs) 

Wed 6.30pm – 8.00pm: 
Youth session (12-18yrs) 

Horncastle 
(2nd & 4th Sat of the month) 

The Wong  Centre 
LN9 6EB 

Sat 10.00am – 11.30am: 
Community session (5-12yrs) 

Sat 11.30am – 1.00pm: 
Youth session (12-18yrs) 

Lincoln 1 Saturday Club (am Club) 
(1st & 3rd Sat of the month) 

Birchwood Children’s Centre 
LN6 0JE 

Sat 9.30am – 11.00am 
Community session (5-12yrs) 

Sat 11.00pm – 12.30pm: 
Youth session (12-18yrs) 

Lincoln 2 Saturday Club (pm Club) 
(1st & 3rd Sat of the month) 

Birchwood Children’s Centre 
LN6 0JE 

Sat 1.00pm – 2.30pm 
Community session (5-12yrs) 

Sat 2.30pm – 4.00pm: 
Youth session (12-18yrs) 

North Kesteven 
(2nd & 4th Fri of the month) 

St Columba’s Church (Temporary venue) 
LN5 8SE 

Fri 5.00pm – 8.30pm: 
General session (5-18yrs) 

Spalding 
(1st & 3rd Thurs of the month) 

The Tulip Academy Spring View Campus 
PE11 1QF 

Thu 3.30pm – 5.00pm: 
Community session (5-12yrs) 

Thu 5.00pm – 6.30pm: 
Youth session (12-18yrs) 

Holiday Club 

Holiday sessions are longer. They run from 10.00am – 3.00pm and give us the chance to get out and about.  

Each child gets the choice of one day per week during the holidays, determined by age or activity. 

 

Venues for Holiday Club are: 

  • Boston (Monday):  Endeavour Academy 

  • Grantham (Friday): Earlsfield Youth Centre (venue can be  subject to change) 

  • Lincoln 1 (Monday) : St Francis School (venue can be  subject to change) 

  • Lincoln 2 (Tuesday): St Columba’s Church Brant Road (venue can be  subject to change) 

  • Louth (Tuesday ): The 13 Plus Project 

  • Spalding (Tuesday): Tulip Academy Springview Campus 

  • North Kesteven ( Thursday) : St Columba’s Church Brant Road ( Temporary venue) 

 

If you have serious safeguarding concerns about a child or family then contact Lincolnshire Safeguarding Childrens Partnership:   

  • Safeguarding children - 01522 782111 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm) 

  • Safeguarding adults - 01522 782155 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm) or 01522 782333 (outside office hours) 

 

We can also help you to apply for funding and grants, if you are eligible, such as McCain Family Fund supporting 150,000 families with disabled or seriously ill children.  

To request a place or for more information please contact CWDLincolnshire@eyalliance.org.uk 

If you want any more information please email CWD Lincolnshire using the email address above, or contact the Claire White – Service Manager at claire.white@eyalliance.org.uk 

If you need any further information, please contact us:

CWDLincolnshire@eyalliance.org.uk

 

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Find out more about the support available for you and your child in Lincolnshire by visiting the Local Offer  

 

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Lyndsey Hostwood - Service Manager for the Early Years and Family Service Contract in Lincolnshire
lyndsey.horstwood@eyalliance.org.uk 
01392 304573

  

 

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