Welcome to Stepping Stones DS

Supporting children and young people with Down Syndrome and their families, one step at a time

Stepping Stones DS supports children and young people with Down Syndrome in North Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey. The group provides a wide range of support, activities and services for members and their families. All activities are designed to build confidence and support our members in reaching their potential.

We put a high priority on empowerment and provide training for parents, teachers and other professionals to allow them to better support our members. Stepping Stones DS is an entirely volunteer led, self funding organisation. For information on how to join Stepping Stones DS please see our New Parents page

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Welcome to our new website – we hope you like it – please take a moment to look around and then let us know what you think.

You can now sign up for our half termly newsletter using the form in the footer of our website


Stepping Stones DS is a run by parents, for parents and carers of children and young people with Down Syndrome. We are an entirely volunteer led group and would love to hear from you if you would like to support us.

Find out how you can help support us …


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#Fleet Day Nursery held a summer fete earlier this month. The children took part in various activities such as lucky dip, hook a duck, a treasure hunt and plant pot decorating. They were very lucky an...

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Stepping Stones DS added a new photo — with Ladies Only Balls and More and Paul Hampshire. ... See MoreSee Less

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Well done to Charlotte H, Charlotte B, Nicole, Peter and Isla who danced in front of judges and the Mayor at the Farnham In Bloom Festival yesterday!

They are all regular attendees of our SSDS Secondary Dance Activity, provided by Stopgap Dance Company, an inclusive dance company based in Farnham, who we are very lucky to work with.

Six different dance groups put together a piece about the environment and how plants keep us healthy as part of Farnham in Bloom. The performance was arranged by Stopgap and their sister organisation The Dance Movement.

Fantastic effort, everyone!
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Just to remind all Stepping Stones members that this weekend we have our last activity sessions before the school summer break starts

Tomorrow we have a Sensory Suite session taking place, if you would be interested in attending please see your emails for more details and let Rachel or Vicki know.

Then at the weekend we have the following activities taking place, on Saturday morning we have our Dance & Drama activity along with our Dance Workshops for our Secondary aged members

Please see your emails for more details on any of these activities and please remember if you have any questions or need to get in touch about any of our activities please email activities@steppingstonesds.co.uk

Have a great summer break everyone.
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Thank you so much to Alan and the team at Tempcover Ltd who are supporting Stepping Stones DS by giving customers the opportunity to "round up the pennies" as part of their quotation process. Those rounded up pennies really do add up and they have raised an incredible £3534 since January. This is a huge amount for us to have received and will cover the cost of our secondary tennis sessions AND our preschool sensory suite sessions for an entire year. This is a continuing relationship and we are incredible grateful for the ongoing support. ... See MoreSee Less

We were delighted and humbled this morning to receive this lovely thank you note from Sarah and the team at Stepping Stones DS We’d like to say a huge thank you to all our customers for ‘rounding...

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Well done to everyone who completed their Makaton Foundation Stage course this weekend. Makaton is a language programme which uses sign to support our children and young people in communicating. Your donations allow us to provide this training at a subsidised rate making it more accessible to parents, teachers and caregivers. Many thanks for your support. ... See MoreSee Less

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