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(UK) Co. Down, N.I.: First daycare in Northern Ireland for kids with complex needs opens

Sept 26, 2017, The Irish News: First of its kind nursery provides specialist day care for kids with complex needs http://www.irishnews.com/lifestyle/2017/09/26/news/first-of-its-kind-nursery-provides-specialist-day-care-for-kids-with-complex-needs-1142941/ Finding quality and inclusive child care for children with disabilities and special healthcare needs can be almost impossible. But thanks to the vision of Co Down nurse Kathryn Brown, parents of little ones with complex health needs are now being given the opportunity to return to employment or have some valuable respite from their role as a parent and full-time carer. … It is the first facility of it's kind in the UK and Ireland, providing specialist daycare for children aged from birth up to three years old, with and without complex nursing needs. ... Staffed by paediatric nurses, working alongside childcare nurses, Nana G's can provide for children with such specialist feeding requirements, as well as ventilatory or oxygen support and colostomy and tracheotomy care. Currently caring for children who are blind, deaf, have cerebral palsy, charge syndrome, speech and language delays, Nana G's is registered with social services for 12 children a day, including three children who don't have any particular medical needs…. … "The sensory room, with it's various lights can be so calming for them. We put music on in the background – whether that’s baby Mozart or music specifically designed for cerebral stimulation. Some dance to it, others sleep to it."…