The Ladybird Group
The First Roseisle-News Coffee morning of 2018 will be in aid of the Ladybird Group Lossiemouth
Wednesday 7th 2018 11 am – 12 am. All are welcome to come along and support this local charity
The Ladybird Group was established in 1985 by the late Dr Iain White and his wife, Ann. They recognised the need for a local provision to care for pre-school children who required additional support in their development, from the Lossiemouth and surrounding area. The centre is managed by a voluntary committee and is registered as a SCIO (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation).
Happily, most parents can take the health of their child for granted, but a small percentage of children are born with or acquire a disability such as cerebral palsy, autism, Down’s Syndrome or other condition. Children may have need of early additional support on a short/long term basis because of speech/language difficulties, social/behavioural problems, sensory impairment or some degree of physical or learning disability. These children are referred to Ladybird by Health or Education agencies for extra help and support.
Ladybird is committed to providing and maintaining a quality service for the children within the group in a stimulating and safe environment, which conforms to the relevant health and safety legislation and meets the standards set out by the Care Inspectorate.
There are currently 13 children attending and the centre can care for up to six children at each session, offering a high level of support, mainly on a one adult to one child ratio. We try hard not to have children waiting for a place following referral but sometimes this is unavoidable due to space and staff restrictions.