S4M-07360: Play-time Inclusion of Children with Additional Needs

That the Parliament congratulates Children with Special Needs in Pre-School (CSNIPs) on being awarded an £8,740 Awards for All grant from the Big Lottery Fund; notes that the Fife-based charity aims to enable and support the inclusion in safe and satisfying play of pre-school children with additional support needs; understands that the grant will help CSNIPs fund the sessional fees for two playfriends for 38 weeks, and encourages the involvement of all children in pre-school activities, which it considers will help develop better social skills before starting school.

Supported by: Angus MacDonald, Dennis Robertson, Richard Lyle, Mike MacKenzie, Bill Kidd, Colin Keir, Nigel Don, Colin Beattie, Clare Adamson

Date Lodged: 30/07/13

Fife children’s charity receives Awards for All funding

Big Lottery FundCSNIPs (Children with Special Needs in Pre-School), based in Comrie, Fife, has received £8,740 from the Big Lottery Fund. The charity enables and supports the inclusion in safe and satisfying pre-school play of Fife children with additional support needs.

Bill Walker, MSP for Dunfermline, welcomed the news: “I’m very happy CSNIPs has secured such a substantial Awards for All grant from the Big Lottery.

“The charity fulfils an important role in helping pre-school children in Fife who require additional support. The positive impact of CSNIPs can be life-changing for families, not only by helping to teach children social skills, but also by giving parents confidence that their children are receiving the correct care.   Read more of this post