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Early Steps provides group-based services to families, preschools and schools looking for additional support. 

Our groups are designed specifically for children with emerging social communication difficulties.

We are experts in helping children learn important skills such as communicating their needs, making friends and regulating their emotions.
Whatever your child's current level, we can help them progress!


We work with children aged 18 months to 5 years in our parent-assisted groups, and can also offer social skills groups for school children on request.
Courses run on a six-weekly rolling basis during term time.  You are welcome to sign up for a single six-week block, or continue for as long as you like!

Click on the button below that best suits your situation: 

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For Parents

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For Schools

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Bespoke Services (coming soon)

Just choose the group you think most suits your child's needs or get in contact and we can advise you


What Parents Think

“We have been put on the right path. Early Steps is a life changing course. I highly recommend this to anyone – we are a new family now”

“I honestly haven’t looked back.  It helped our family so much. My son is now getting the right support he needs that I was too afraid to ask for - I would have struggled without Early Step’s support. My twins still miss their Early Steps sessions – they often ask when they can go back – it was our safe place. “

“The Early Steps Course is invaluable – it really helped us as a family. Thank you

“He wouldn’t be in a mainstream school if we hadn’t attended the Early Steps programme.”

Family of 4 Year Old

Mum of Twin Boys

Parent of Boy now in School

"fantastic sessions with great practical and emotional support"

Mum of preschooler