Footprints is a Nottingham based charity which transforms the lives of children with mobility and communication difficulties across the East Midlands. At our centre and through our support, babies and children develop the skills they need to thrive and achieve their potential.
Our work is inspired by the principles and practices of Conductive Education, a holistic education approach developed to help children with disabilities consciously learn the life skills that come more naturally to others. Our work encourages the development of physical, communication, social, sensory, self-help and thinking skills, such as sitting, standing, touching, listening, looking, eating and playing.
We work closely with the child and their family in a safe, positive and supportive environment to encourage and motivate each child's desire to achieve tasks. At the same time, we give families the knowledge, confidence and strength to cope with the disabilities their child lives with and understand how they can help.
The age range of children attending our service is between 6 months to 11 years of age and our Education Team, together with children and families in group sessions, ensure a collaborative partnership working approach.
"Without our Footprints' sessions, I don't think our son would be developing as beautifully as he is. The team are absolute experts, and we're grateful for their input into his development from the bottom of our hearts."Family feedback
"This is an absolute lifeline for parent carers and their children in Nottingham. My child has blossomed thanks to their intervention."Family feedback
"The ability to access a combination of therapies on a regular basis with clear goals that we are working towards. It is also invaluable to gain a different perspective on ways that a child can be supported. It is also lovely that the children have the opportunity to make new friends."Family feedback