We provide a wide range of activities to help your child or young person develop key skills
These activities provide the opportunity to build friendships within peer groups and often provide a chance for parents to get to know one another and meet other families. You can read more about our activities below.
Additionally, we provide a number of support services including our monthly Stay and Play, training courses for parents and professionals, preschool therapy groups and a school outreach service. We also organise other events such summer and Christmas parties, social get togethers for Mums and Dads and a trip to the panto!
Stay and Play Sessions
We run a monthly ‘stay and play’ session for pre-school aged children on the first Friday of each month (excluding school holidays) from 9.45am – 11.45am at The Acorn Centre which is on the site of Church Crookham Junior School, Tweseldown Road, Fleet, GU52 8BN, please click here for a map. Our Stay and Plays are open to all members, children are welcome until school age and all parents and carers are invited to come along and support new members and have a chat and catch up. This is a drop in session where there are toys, books and an outside area, and refreshments are available.
NB: we sometimes move stay and play if the first Friday falls in school holidays – please check our What’s On page for details.
Eligible children are invited to attend our Therapy groups which take place once a month. The scheme runs September to July each year. Our groups focus on early development and then developing appropriate communication and speech and language skills. Our groups are run by a qualified speech and language therapist and tasks to try at home will be set during the sessions. Although we make no charge for the sessions there may be times when parents will need to make or purchase resources to support their child’s development.
Ad hoc sessions, mostly in the school holidays, for our members with additional or more complex needs, who may struggle to attend our other activities.
Outreach support for schools
A termly outreach service is provided to schools (for eligible children)