We are able to accommodate children sometimes from six weeks of age, children with complex medical needs, Autism, ADHD as well as those that are awaiting diagnosis. Core services for our children and families are available five days a week, 51 weeks of the year. The Y Bont team are experienced, highly qualified and are caring specialists and our child-centred services are regularly inspected by regulatory bodies such as Estyn, CIW and Environmental Health. Our children are able to play and learn in a happy, safe and stimulating environment and our goal is to enable local disabled children to achieve their full potential – our core value is empowerment. Being a charity, we achieve all this through fundraising, donations and from supporters.
The Sensory Room provides a learning environment which stimulates all 5 senses. Fords Bridgend employees designed and fitted the room to meet the needs of all children with sensory needs. Additional funding was by some of our incredible fundraisers, Nicola Loveluck-Jones and The Round Table, Bridgend, who raised in excess of £5,000 to fund sensory toys and equipment for the room.
The playroom was painted through monies from a grant from the Santander Discovery Foundation and working with South Wales Police volunteers, Boxing Division and Young volunteers. The Playroom team follow the Foundation Phase for all children and the zoned spaces provide a hub for a wide variety of sensory and therapeutic experiences ranging from construction, maths, literature, role play, music, cooking and gymnastics as well as creative pursuits and gardening.
The soft play area is used by the children to provide a safe break-away space from the activity hub of the Playroom.
The Quiet Room has multiple uses, providing the Team with a space for babies, to conduct baby massage, as a ‘chill-out’ zone for all, a location to carry out 1:1 observations with the children as well as a quiet and relaxed space in which the children can enjoy reading either on a one-to-one basis or in a group. Also the quiet room is home to the Techno Tots project. A bespoke digital interactive system purchased through a grant from Global Make Some Noise. This system allows all children to learn through tailor made digital packages and encourages physical interaction.
Our Parent’s Room provides a communal space where parents and staff can meet in an informal manner to share their concerns, hopes and dreams. The room can also be hired by outside agencies providing a valuable source of income for Y Bont.
The Meeting Room is another room available for hire. It can be used for small meetings in Board, or Theatre style. It houses a central table which can be extended to seat in excess of twelve people. For information about hiring any of the rooms contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The playground was funded by global company, Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies Ltd. who were asked to choose a local charity to support from a list of charities provided by Heidi Bennett, CEO of BAVO. Following a successful application, Y Bont received a grant of £54,000 and the support of employees from their Port Talbot branch who gave up many weekends to volunteer and complete the work. Y Bont would also like to thank Bridgend Rotary Club, Prescott Jones Insurers Ltd and Rob at BDS Paints who provided the extra money and supplies to enable the front garden to be completed. The playground and garden were designed and built by specialist play company - Pentagon Play.
We worked with Bridgend’s Youth Offending service who, in 2015, constructed an exciting Ark and Beach Hut in which the children are able to play and be creative. Through funding from Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies Ltd, Payton Jewell & Caines, Tondu Men’s Shed and the Rotary Club we were able to create a stimulating sensory garden in 2018. The stimulus for this space revolves around touch, sounds via chimes and drums.
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