Each child and young person has individual goals which include working towards staying safe, being healthy, enjoy and achieving, making a positive contribution and working towards economic well-being.
Education is incredibly important for the children and young people who reside at Mayfield Children’s Home. The importance of education and learning is emphasized by staff and we place much emphasis on encouraging the young people to reach their optimum potential. The children and young people that reside at Mayfield Children’s Home attend local schools and colleges as appropriate and are encouraged to achieve academically by all staff.
Mayfield Children’s Home supports referrals to local schools for new children and works with local authorities, parents and schools to make the process as smooth as possible.
At Mayfield Children’s Home we recognize how hugely important it is to prepare for the future and equip the young people with the necessary life skills to lead a happy and fulfilled life. Staff and mentors teach the young people how to cook, clean, do laundry, how to shop, and use public transport, as well as emphasise the importance of environmental issues via the implementation of a recycling programme. In conjunction with a Consultant Nutritionist, the children and young people learn invaluable skills to help eat healthily and lead healthy lives.
In partnership with Starjumpz Children’s Centre, Mayfield Children’s Home is able to access specialist therapy facilities and therapies, working closely with experts from the Starjumpz paediatric team who provide a full range of therapies such as speech and language, occupational therapy, sensory integration therapy, behavioural support and play therapy as well as paediatrics and nutritional programmes