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Early Steps stay-and-play groups

Our Parent and Child Groups

These stay-and-play classes are for children age 18months to 5 years to attend with their parents.

​Some children who attend have a diagnosis, for example of Autism or Down Syndrome, other children are waiting for referral to specialists. 


Some families may simply have concerns themselves or their preschool has suggested their child may benefit from extra support                                          

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What we do:


We develop:

  • Communication

  • Play

  • Joint attention (sharing enjoyment)

  • Joining in

  • Getting along with others

  • Waiting and taking turns

  • Sharing 

  • Friendship skills

We also support parents with behaviour that challenges


What do sessions look like?

Parents and caregivers attend our sessions with their child.  We help you learn techniques to encourage your child to engage in activities with you and begin communicating their wants and needs

Each session involves a mixture of group activities and child-led play.  Our team will work with your child on a 1:1 basis and guide you in the techniques we are using

Parents will be given access to our WhatsApp group where we keep you up to date with information and creates a community of support for you and your child

Support can also be given with EHCP and DLA applications

 Pre-Course Info:

When you have been in touch and decided that Early Steps is for you, we will send you a brief registration form and questionnaire to understand a bit more about your child

You will then be able to come along to a free trial, to see if the group is what you are looking for

We ask that parents book for the whole 6-week course (free trial plus 5 weeks) to maximise the benefit to their child, although exceptions can be made for prebooked holidays or appointments.

Younger siblings are welcome to attend too at no extra cost

After the initial 6 weeks, many of our families continue coming for subsequent courses

Initial 6 week course (including trial session): £60 per family

Subsequent courses: £70 per family

Financial assistance available - please contact us for more details

See our Facebook Page for current session information

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