Safeguarding children is at the heart of everything we do at Springboard. We are deeply committed to taking a multi-agency approach to meet the special educational needs (SEN/D) of children aged 0-5 in North Wiltshire. This includes safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All Springboard staff and volunteers are expected to undergo safer recruitment screening including references from previous organisations and an enhanced DBS (Disqualification and Barring Service) check.

Our full safeguarding policy can be viewed in the policy section of our website.

Mission Statement

Springboard Chippenham provides a high quality care and learning environment for young children with additional needs and their families.

This is achieved by

  • Valuing all children as unique.
  • Working in partnership with parents and professionals to provide timely and appropriate support.
  • Ensuring that the children access enriched and individualised learning experiences through play.
  • Developing a professionally committed workforce that continues to meet the needs of the children and families.
  • Creating a sustainable and cost –effective approach to service delivery.

Maximising ability; minimising disability

Springboard Chippenham is an independent charity based in Chippenham working for children aged 0-5 with a special educational need and/or disability (SEN/D). We operate as the District Specialist Centre (DSC) for North Wiltshire offering a range of activities for children and their families. We work in partnership with Wiltshire Council.

Children attending Springboard need additional support to develop skills that help overcome the challenges they face because of their developmental delay or disability. Parents can access support to help them learn about approaches that help their child to develop.

As with all early years settings the children’s learning and development is promoted through play. From the age of two, children can be eligible for up to 15 hours of government funding which can give them access to a place at Springboard. Many children also attend their local mainstream settings.