Day Respite

Day Respite Service

For parents of children and young people.

Running Deer’s Day Respite service is for parents of children and young people with additional needs, siblings, and mainstream children.

Our sessions can include woodland games, fire lighting, den building, green woodworking, camp arts and crafts, animal tracking and other bushcraft activities as the day allows. Suitable for eight years of age and upwards.

Children and young people will need to wear suitable outdoor clothes including long trousers, coats and wellies, and bring a packed lunch if they are not having our bushtucker lunch. A change of clothes is recommended. 

Our staff

All our staff working directly with children and young people have the following certificates and training:

  • Enhanced DBS certificate for children and adult workforce.
  • Safeguarding Children Level 2.
  • GSA Physical Interventions and De-escalation 3 day course.
  • First Aid in the Workplace Level 3.
  • Activity (Outdoor) First Aid Level 2.
  • Child protection training.
  • Health and Safety training.

Day Respite Service

For parents of children and young people.

“I love the fact I learn skills that I wouldn’t otherwise like making fires and stinging nettle rope. The marshmallows are an added bonus”

Children and young people will need to wear suitable outdoor clothes including long trousers, coats and wellies, and bring a packed lunch if they are not having our bushtucker lunch. A change of clothes is recommended.

Our respite service operates during half terms and school holidays throughout the year except at Christmas time.

We charge under the following price plan (10am to 3pm):

  • £45 a session for a child or young person who may need some personal care or support at points in the day.
  • £60 a session for a child or young person who may need some 1:1 support at points throughout the day, but not for the whole day.
  • £70 a session for a child or young person who will require 1:1 support at all times during the day.
  • £150 a session for a child or young person who requires 2:1 support at all times during the day.

Whats more:

  • If the child comes with an enabler or respite worker attached, then the cost would be £55 a session.
  • If a sibling wishes to attend at the same time the cost for the sibling is £20 a session.
  • For a bushtucker lunch there is an additional charge of £3.50 per child.

All our staff and volunteers are enhanced DBS checked and are Level 2 Safeguarding Children trained.  To find out more about Running Deer’s Day Respite Service please contact us.

Day Respite

£45.00Starting from £45.00
For further information please contact us via email or click on the enquiry button.

Testimonials

What you say about our Day Respite services...

  • "Thanks Running Deer for giving my two a wonderful day."
    Lisa Mum
  • "Yesterday at Running Deer was great fun! I was allowed to help out in the woods."
    Isaac Young Person
  • "Isaac (and his dad) haven't stopped talking about the adventures they had, what a wonderful day for them both. Thank you."
    Sarah Mum