About Us

The Log Cabin in Northfield Avenue, Ealing provides a setting where children and young people with additional needs or disabilities can socialise, grow and have fun alongside their mainstream peers

Children and young people with additional needs and disabilities often remain isolated from others and excluded from mainstream facilities. The Log Cabin is inclusive, welcoming mainstream siblings and local children and integrating everyone so that they socialise together, make new friends and form friendship groups, regardless of ability and of whether they have emotional, physical, behavioural or learning disabilities.

Children come to After School Club, Holiday Playschemes, Saturday Club and Start2gether - Stay and Play sessions. We also offer a counselling service to young people aged 11+ and to parents and carers.

The importance of Play

Play is vital to the development of all children. It is essential for physical, emotional and spiritual growth and intellectual, creative and educational development. It helps children to develop a sense of identity, self-respect and confidence, and an awareness of their own worth and to acquire social and behavioural skills.

The Log Cabin offers a stimulating range of activities, with a choice between indoor and outdoor play and opportunities for rest and quiet times. We have a policy of free play so that children can choose the activities they wish to participate in.

For further information see the Facilities page

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

At the Log Cabin we work within the framework of the EYFS

The EYFS is statutory for every provider who cares for children aged five years and under; this includes out of school providers who cater for young children. It is also good practice to know and understand the benefits the EYFS can offer to young children’s enjoyment, learning and development. Although out of school providers are not required to meet the learning and development requirement stated in the EYFS framwork, the Log Cabin are still required to meet the welfare requirements.