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Early Years (0 - 5)

SEND Groups for 0 - 5 years

  

Buds@Express is a small structured Parent/Carer and Child group for autistic preschoolers, including those who may not yet have a diagnosis. Activities are based on the highly-regarded Attention Autism programme, focusing on attention, communication and play development through clear structure, engaging activities and plenty of sparkle!

The group is led by Sue Goldman, an experienced Specialist Teacher (Autism) and Early Years Professional.
 
Sessions run for 1 hour on Wednesday and Friday mornings at express for blocks of 5 weeks each half-term and continue throughout the school year. Express CIC support this project and have donated the space to help lower ticket costs for attendees. 
 
For more information, details of cost and to book please contact Sue via www.suegoldman.co.uk

Small Steps (opens in new window) was founded in 1998 to provide specialist help and support to parents with physically disabled children. At Small Steps, pre-school children work on all areas of their development, using the principles of conductive education. Children attending Small Steps sessions have cerebral palsy, other forms of motor impairment, syndromes or sensory impairment.​

*Tuesday Special Club is a support and activity group for parents and children aged 0 to 5 years with disabilities.

Come and enjoy a morning of fun and activities for your child and a coffee and chat for you. Includes ‘Sing and Sign’ session
The Moor Lane Centre has a purpose built centre with a sensory area, soft play and accessible garden and playground.

*COVID 

Tuesday Club is not running at the moment. It will restart in December. 

Growbaby - Parenting children with sensory processing disorder (opens in new window) is a course for parents and carers (3 part course).  Does your child have difficulties processing sensory information? Is parenting your sensory child challenging? 

Please call/email Tanya (tanya@van-dalen.net) on 07810643470 to discuss if this course is suitable for you.

Zakariyahs Friends (opens in new window) is a new charity for children with special needs and their families. A weekly meet for children with special needs (aged 0 to 18 years) and their families. We offer advice and support and hold play sessions in a mosque and work hard to raise awareness in minority communities and promote equality for all. We also offer help with forms and advocate for families too.

Skylarks (opens in new window) is an independent parent-led charity covering the Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames and surrounding areas, which aims to help children and young people with additional needs and their families.

They welcome children any additional needs and disabilities including autistic spectrum disorder, Down’s syndrome, hearing or visual impairment, cerebral palsy, developmental delay, ADHD and rare or undiagnosed syndromes. 

Yorda Playhouse and Forest Adventures (opens in new window) - exclusive playhouse fun for all SEN children and forest session for children aged 1 to 5yrs with parents and carers

Marble Hill Inclusive Play Project (opens in new window)

Age Range : 0 to 15 years

Running every Saturday morning throughout the year, the Inclusive Play Project offers children with disabilities or additional needs time to explore the Adventure Playground with their families.  No bookings are required and the sessions are completely free.