Mockingbirds listen first and then respond. They learn through their curiosity and experience to gain confidence and overcome fears. They are intelligent, playful and have unique abilities.
Our children are all unique with their skills, abilities and personalities. However, sadly one thing they have all had in common is the negativity they have experienced in many aspects of their lives, education, socialisation, and acceptance. This leads to low self esteem and depression. At Mockingbird, the children are celebrated for who they are and actively encouraged to explore their curiosities.
'When a flower doesn't bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower' - Alexander Den Heijer
Mockingbird offer families clinical and practical guidance, along with enabling families to support each other on their similar journeys.
Mockingbird provides an environment where the children feel understood and supported. This enables natural growth and maturity without peer pressure. As our children grow in confidence so does their ability to absorb the skills that they require in life, along with the capacity to make and maintain healthy relationships with their peers.
Mockingbird provide activities such as IT, performing arts, baking, games, arts and crafts, along with excursions to local parks, hot pools, trampoline parks, farms etc. Activities are displayed as optional which allows the children a platform to develop and grow interests when they feel able to and at their own pace. The activities ensure the children have the opportunity to gain life, leadership, and social skills.
We have three mentors who are actively involved with the children, along with our senior children who are great role models and are naturally growing into leadership support roles to our younger children.
Our Behaviour Consultant is pivotal to our success, offering clinical guidance and advice to ensure successful outcomes for our children and their families.
Our age group spans from 5 - 18 yrs.
Mockingbird currently operates Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9.30-2.30 during term time.