Daycare & Therapy Centre
Our centre provides holistic care for children, aged 2-18, with moderate to severe disabilities who are unable to attend mainstream schools.
The children follow a structured activity and educational curriculum and are grouped in 4 classrooms according to age rather than disability. Class leaders and care staff adapt the daily activities to meet the individual needs of each child enabling them to reach their full learning potential.
Our dedicated team of therapists provide specialised paediatric Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech & Language Therapy and Audiology according to the individual goals of each child.
Children are transported to and from the centre daily and are provided with nutritious meals and snacks throughout the day.
The centre provides essential Early Intervention and Outreach Services to children who do not attend the centre but are part of our Community Programme. It is also a vital hub for the community providing a base for parents to meet, learn and gain support in their journeys with their disabled children.
Nationally, we are recognised as a Centre of Excellence and we strive to provide the best care
and services to our children and their families.
Our OTs provide therapy to the children at the centre, in children’s homes and at school. They work on a wide range of skills to help each child reach their milestones and participate in daily activities independently as possible.
Our physiotherapist helps our children improve and maintain their physical skills. She also heads up our Staff Wellness Programme, sports activities and Horse-riding Therapy (Hippotherapy).
Speech and Language Therapy
Speech and Language Therapists address our children's individual communication needs, swallowing and feeding difficulties. They also screen for hearing loss and fit hearing aids and take the lead in implementing all ACC (Augmentative Alternative Communication) strategies.
Our therapists are trained in the specialised area of seating children with complex disabilities.
Our therapists make splints to provide support, prevent deformity and promote function in regular splinting clinics
Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC)
We use alternative symbol systems to communicate with children who have difficulty with speech and language skills
South African Sign Language (SASL)
We have 2 Deaf Learner Facilitators working with Deaf and hearing impaired children in the Foundation. Our whole team and all the children are learning to sign and we have even started a Staff Signing Choir. Watch this space!
Using the natural gait and movement of the horses, our children receive specialised therapy that improves their neurological function as well as their emotional well-being.
Warm water-based exercises and movement improves physical functioning and overall emotional wellbeing. We also run learn-to-swim sessions to teach basic water safely.
Our children follow an adapted curriculum, tailored so that all are able to access stimulating activities and learning.
Healthy breakfasts, snacks and lunches are provided throughout the day. We are emphatic about servicing high-energy, low sugar recipes that support the vulnerable health of our children.
Afternoon clubs include art, crafts, sports and fitness, dance and movement and sign language activities.
We introduce functional skills at an early age so that our children can contribute in their homes and communities. Functional skills include cleaning, baking, cooking, self-care and gardening.
Throughout the year we have many celebrations with our children and their families, including Casual Day, Sports Days, End of Year Concert and our Christmas Party.
Sabrina Love buses, driven by our 2 amazing drivers Nel and Michael, transport the children between their homes and the centre.
Children impacted by Sabrina Love
Family members supported
KM travelled by our two busses
Nutritious meals provided
* Stats & figures for 2022