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'Enhanced Childrens Centre'

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Lascarina, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    This morning I popped into the playground of a local primary school for a quick look round the farmers' market there. I noticed a small building with a notice saying 'Enhanced Childrens Centre'(sic) and wondered what its purpose is and in what way the children are enhanced. Are they being genetically modified perhaps or maybe given cosmetic enhancement with rouge and eye shadow. Could it possibly be a paediatric tattoo and piercing parlour? Any ideas?
     
  2. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    Maybe it's the centre that's enhanced. Perhaps it's had a cosmetic decorative makeover a la those TV programmes. Or have they extended the rooms? That would enhance them surely?
     
  3. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    Going into primary schools these days is like stepping back into the Soviet era, with all the sloganeering and daft sounding phrases on display.
     
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  4. wanet

    wanet Star commenter

    It got rediculous - the solution a many problems seemed to be stick a poster in every classroom. So much so that all of the walls were full. I wonder if any of them got read.
     
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  5. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    It sounds a bit sinister to me. I doubt it's for the really lovely children though, probably a kind of holding cell for those who don't know how to behave in the classroom.
     
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  6. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    I wondered why the man on the pie stall said 'dosvedanya' to me as I left.
     
  7. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    To me too!
     
  8. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    Yep! That'll be it. They always have Orwellian double-speak for 'time-out' places.
     
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  9. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    I suspect it's a centre designed to support children with disabilities and special needs.
     
  10. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Maybe Camila Batmanghelidjh and has set up shop there with Diana Robinghelidjh in her latest and improved version of KidsЯus?
     
  11. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    But it did look a very small building so I don't think there would have been room.
     
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  12. NellyFUF

    NellyFUF Lead commenter

    It may be that it offers some kind of group work or other support facility directed at under fives. Obviously such initiatives are well known in your area not.
    Tick those boxes everyone.
     
  13. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

    A quick look on Google reveals:
    The Enhanced Children’s Centre (ECC) is a specialist setting established to support all families with children aged 0-5 years with a disability, special need or medical need.
     
  14. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    They take a far more consumer-driven approach in the reception class where my daughter is currently on a teaching placement: the TA has them all lined up outside on their trikes and yellow plastic sit-in cars and they go through "Drive-Thru McDonald's".

    Britain: building a healthy nation from the word go...

    :eek:
     
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  15. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    I think Lascarina knows what it is and is having a laugh at the punctuation. ;)
     
  16. finisterre_277

    finisterre_277 Established commenter

    Teehee!
     
  17. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    I was having a laugh at the name which I thought to be ridiculous. But I honestly didn't know what the centre was for, though it did cross my mind it might be for G and Ts
     
  18. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    Everything in education seems to have a ridiculous name now. I always liked the 'inclusion' room at school which actually meant 'seclusion'. Double-speak.
     
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