At the heart of Oasisplay
Inclusion is at the heart of all Oasisplay services. We believe inclusive play spaces offer a wide range of social opportunities and rich experiences that benefit disabled and non-disabled children alike.
Our team of playworkers are trained to support disabled children and young people across all four sites to ensure they get the most out of what we have to offer.
Oasisplay understands that finding suitable, exciting and safe provision for disabled children can be challenging so we’ve developed the Inclusion Project around what children and their families need. Our aim is to provide a quality service that’s as flexible and responsive as possible.
What we provide
Short Breaks Service – we run a Short Breaks Service, including After School Clubs, Saturday Clubs and Holiday Playschemes, for children and young people referred to us by Lambeth Children with Disabilities Service.
Stay and Play – This service allows parents/carers to bring their child/young person to Oasisplay during any of our play sessions. Parents/carers have the opportunity to play with their child/young person within a fun and exciting play environment. The best thing about Stay and Play is that it requires no referral, and it is FREE!
We do ask families to contact us for Stay and Play during school holidays as it can get extremely busy on site. We will do all that we can to make space for you.
The Short Breaks Services and Stay and Play are available at both our Adventure Playgrounds and the Nature Garden, whenever they are open. Opening times for both playgrounds are below; please see the Nature Garden page for more information on their opening times.
After School Clubs – Tuesday to Friday during term time. Times: 3.30pm to 6pm.
Saturday Clubs – Every Saturday in term time only. Times: 10.30am to 4pm.
Holiday Playschemes – Monday to Friday throughout all school holidays (except Christmas). Times: 10.30am to 4pm.
Children/young people wishing to come to Oasisplay sites for regular sessions with support from our Playworkers will need to be referred by a Lambeth Children with Disabilities social worker for Short Breaks. For more information, please see Lambeth Children With Disabilities’ website on Short Breaks here.
For more information about our Inclusion service, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office on 020 7622 8756 and ask for Maura, Short Breaks Manager.
This includes support with: play and social opportunities, personal care, behaviour, independence, staying safe, medication and eating and drinking.
1:4 young people are often more independent so require less support from Playworkers. They still receive support from a member of the team but will mostly play independently during a session.
We encourage siblings of disabled children and young people to access Oasisplay at the same time. This allows siblings the opportunity to engage in play opportunities together but to also allow them to engage with other siblings of disabled children and young people who will have shared life experiences.
Oasis is proud of its small and dedicated Supported Volunteer programme. We offer Volunteering opportunities across all 3 sites to young disabled people aged 15-25. Volunteers are supported throughout the day by an experienced support worker on a 1:1 basis.
If you’re interested in finding out more about inclusion at Oasisplay then contact us via:
Telephone: 020 7622 8756