If your baby or child has been diagnosed with a condition such as cerebral palsy, has physical developmental delay, or a rare genetic disorder – we are here to help.
Whoopsadaisy offers free Conductive Education sessions for disabled babies and children who live in Brighton & Hove, or anywhere in Sussex.
Conductive Education is a life-changing system of learning that we tailor to meet the needs of your child. Working in small groups organised according to ability, and with one-to-one support, our programme combines learning and play with rhythm and repetition enabling your child to build both their confidence and communication skills alongside their physical abilities. Very young children make amazing progress at Whoopsadaisy and most are able to leave aged five to go to mainstream school.
Sessions are hands-on for parents and carers too, as you learn to help your child become more confident and independent at home. You can also meet and share experiences with other families in similar situations.
All our sessions are held at Whoopsadaisy Pavilion, Preston Park, Brighton
Babies and children attend our fun and friendly under-fives sessions, once or twice a week during term-time.
Suitable for children aged 5 -12 our Saturday sessions are designed to ensure children continue to build their confidence once they have started school.
Also for children aged 5 -12, we run a one-week club at Easter and two-weeks in the summer. There is also a one week of special summer sessions for children under-five.
A word from our families
“Whoopsadaisy received us with open arms without asking for any financial contribution, at a time when we were lost and feeling completely stressed out by the diagnosis. They just completely embraced us and said yes ‘he is going to flourish here…we are going to get your son more mobile and independent than you ever imagined he could be” – Lizbeth, Adam’s mum
What our volunteers think!
“The children are absolutely fantastic. Each one is so different and they all bring such joy to a session. It’s great to notice their development over time and to see how my work can contribute to that. I’m learning so much from the experienced conductors in a totally new world. I enjoy all of it!” – Jo, project manager from Brighton