Bolton Children's Opportunity Group
Bolton Children’s Opportunity Group (COG) is a local registered charity, whose initial aim was to provide a stepping stone between home, playgroup and/or nursery, for under-fives with disabilities and or special educational needs. Over the years COG has become a leader in the field of inclusive provision for under 5s.
COG gives parents the chance to meet others with similar problems, so they can be of mutual help.
COG has a mini-bus, offering a door-to-door service, to families who would otherwise be unable to attend the group.
COG has input from Speech and Physiotherapists, Health Visitors, Social Workers and Educational Psychologists.
COG is registered with Early Years OFSTED.
BLUE ROOM HIGH NEEDS BASE
This is a small nursery unit for children with
Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC) aged 2 – school age. Catering for up to 4 children in either the morning or afternoon sessions
The children work to a structured programme of activities, using pictorial timetables and the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) They join the inclusive play sessions for some activities.
The Blue Room receives funding from BMBC
Is a service that offers support to young children, with challenging behaviours, who are finding it difficult to access the Foundation Stage Curriculum.
Children can spend 6 weeks with us on an assessment basis, or 3 to 4 terms on a permanent placement, whilst still maintaining links with their mainstream Primary School.
BOLTON INFORMATION & ADVISORY SERVICE (SEND)
(Formerly Bolton Parent Partnership Service) offers advice on E.H.C.Plans , reviews and transition plans for children and young people with special educational needs up to the age of 25 years.
The service also provides information on the options and support services available, both locally and nationally, as well as advice on specific areas of learning disabilities.
This service is commissioned by the Local Authority.