ABOUT US

ABOUT US

Kids Blossom offer activity sessions for children with additional needs. Our aim is to support children and families in a safe and secure environment in our community. At Kids Blossom we pride ourselves in giving everyone equal opportunities to enrich and enhance their lives.

Our sessions are adaptable to fit each child’s individual needs allowing parents and carers to have some respite with confidence.

Kids Blossom offer activity sessions for children with additional needs. Our aim is to support children and families in a safe and secure environment in our community. At Kids Blossom we pride ourselves in giving everyone equal opportunities to enrich and enhance their lives.

Our sessions are adaptable to fit each child’s individual needs allowing parents and carers to have some respite with confidence.

OUR STORY

The inspiration behind the company itself all came from my younger sister Blossom. Blossom had a variety of different health issues from birth including epilepsy, partial deafness and she also had difficulties with her vision. Blossom was told she would never be able to walk.

Blossom was in and out of hospital for the majority of the first few years of her life undergoing several painful tests without any diagnoses. I created a very close bond with Blossom throughout this time and played a big part in her up bringing. Blossom is now 14 years old and to this day no official diagnosis has been made apart from the suggestion of Blossom being on the Autistic Spectrum. Through structure, consistency and patience Blossom has exceeded all expectations and continues to grow and ‘blossom’ into a beautiful, happy young lady. I went on to work with both disabled children and adults in a variety of different care settings and would now like the opportunity to support other families and carers in similar situations to have some respite care with confidence.

Poppy Fuller | Manager & Founder of Kids Blossom

Poppy has a wide variety of experience coming from a large family with lots of children. Poppy supported her younger sister from birth through many difficult years in and out of hospital with a complex range of disabilities that took over a decade to diagnose. Poppy found she had a natural ability to care, and when she took some work experience at Palatine primary school she knew what she wanted to pursue. Poppy went on to working with both adults and children with some of the following; Autism, Aspergers, Downs Syndrome and many more complex diagnoses. Poppy provided domiciliary care, alongside administering medication in a number of settings, supported living for adults with Learning Disabilities, therapeutic residential care for emotionally challenged children and support work. She has developed and embraced different skills and knowledge throughout each job role which has given her the determination and aspiration to start and continue this journey and support families in similar situations.

Stacey Fuller | Deputy Manager

Stacey has an innate understanding of people and children’s needs after an emotionally challenging start to her own life. She started her career in care, child minding at the age of 14, going on to live in with the family at 18 for a further 2 years. She then moved from Lancashire to go to University in Brighton and continued her love for care work. Stacey has been a Personal Assistant for many years while working alongside her shift work a respite and residential care setting for children and young adults with complex needs, age 8 - 18 as a Child Care Officer. Stacey achieved her City and Guilds Health and Social Care to level 4, enjoying her role as a ‘Key Worker’. She completed many developmental courses around brain development, child behaviour and how food and environment can influence behaviour, while bringing up her own family. Working with so many different children and young adults with physical, emotional and challenging behaviour, on various ends of the Autistic spectrum.

Jill Hutchin | Activity Support Worker

Jill Qualified at the National Nursery Examination board in 1979 and then went onto work in the field of childcare for 40 years. Jill was a deputy manager in a day nursery which she thoroughly enjoyed. She had 3 children of her own and whilst they were young, she was a child minder. After this time, Jill worked at Camelia Botnar Children’s Centre in Goring-By-Sea for 25 years gaining a tremendous amount of experience caring for children with Autism, Severe learning delay, C/P, Global developmental delay and seizures. During her time at Camelia Botnar, Jill underwent several training courses including; First Aid training, Lifting & Handling and Team Teach training and left being a Supervisor. Jill is now involved in respite & support families with children who have Autism & Down’s syndrome.

Katie Burling | Activity Support Worker

Over the years Katie has worked closely with a wide range of children with hugely differing needs including, Autism, Down’s Syndrome, ADHD, Asperger’s, Cerebral Palsy, and children with extreme physical and mental needs requiring close personal care and Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) feeding tubes. Katie’s passion and enthusiasm for working with children all began when she participated in two eye opening charity trips to Romania, Kenya and Africa. Katie worked in orphanages and schools delivering full activity programmes for vulnerable children aged 4-16. Alongside Katie’s college course she worked as a ‘Contact Supervisor’ overseeing meetings between children and their estranged family members offering support to all involved. Katie was also a Personal Assistant providing 1:1 care, Play Leader/PE Assistant working closely with groups of children with Special needs, and is currently studying a BA HONS in Education, Special Needs and Disability at Chichester University.

Poppy Fuller | Manager & Founder of Kids Blossom

Poppy has a wide variety of experience coming from a large family with lots of children. Poppy supported her younger sister from birth through many difficult years in and out of hospital with a complex range of disabilities that took over a decade to diagnose. Poppy found she had a natural ability to care, and when she took some work experience at Palatine primary school she knew what she wanted to pursue. Poppy went on to working with both adults and children with some of the following; Autism, Aspergers, Downs Syndrome and many more complex diagnoses. Poppy provided domiciliary care, alongside administering medication in a number of settings, supported living for adults with Learning Disabilities, therapeutic residential care for emotionally challenged children and support work. She has developed and embraced different skills and knowledge throughout each job role which has given her the determination and aspiration to start and continue this journey and support families in similar situations.

Stacey Fuller | Deputy Manager

Stacey has an innate understanding of people and children’s needs after an emotionally challenging start to her own life. She started her career in care, child minding at the age of 14, going on to live in with the family at 18 for a further 2 years. She then moved from Lancashire to go to University in Brighton and continued her love for care work. Stacey has been a Personal Assistant for many years while working alongside her shift work a respite and residential care setting for children and young adults with complex needs, age 8 - 18 as a Child Care Officer. Stacey achieved her City and Guilds Health and Social Care to level 4, enjoying her role as a ‘Key Worker’. She completed many developmental courses around brain development, child behaviour and how food and environment can influence behaviour, while bringing up her own family. Working with so many different children and young adults with physical, emotional and challenging behaviour, on various ends of the Autistic spectrum.

Jill Hutchin | Activity Support Worker

Jill Qualified at the National Nursery Examination board in 1979 and then went onto work in the field of childcare for 40 years. Jill was a deputy manager in a day nursery which she thoroughly enjoyed. She had 3 children of her own and whilst they were young, she was a child minder. After this time, Jill worked at Camelia Botnar Children’s Centre in Goring-By-Sea for 25 years gaining a tremendous amount of experience caring for children with Autism, Severe learning delay, C/P, Global developmental delay and seizures. During her time at Camelia Botnar, Jill underwent several training courses including; First Aid training, Lifting & Handling and Team Teach training and left being a Supervisor. Jill is now involved in respite & support families with children who have Autism & Down’s syndrome.

Katie Burling | Activity Support Worker

Over the years Katie has worked closely with a wide range of children with hugely differing needs including, Autism, Down’s Syndrome, ADHD, Asperger’s, Cerebral Palsy, and children with extreme physical and mental needs requiring close personal care and Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) feeding tubes. Katie’s passion and enthusiasm for working with children all began when she participated in two eye opening charity trips to Romania, Kenya and Africa. Katie worked in orphanages and schools delivering full activity programmes for vulnerable children aged 4-16. Alongside Katie’s college course she worked as a ‘Contact Supervisor’ overseeing meetings between children and their estranged family members offering support to all involved. Katie was also a Personal Assistant providing 1:1 care, Play Leader/PE Assistant working closely with groups of children with Special needs, and is currently studying a BA HONS in Education, Special Needs and Disability at Chichester University.

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