Helping Children (aged 0 - 5) With Additional Needs and Their Families

'He has such great support here and so do I. He is making such a lot of progress'

Parent reporting to Ofsted

About Us

Helping Children (aged 0 - 5) With Additional Needs And Their Families

We are a registered charity (1095448) established in 2001 to provide structured play sessions for pre-school children with additional needs. 

WHERE

HARDMOOR EARLY YEARS CENTRE

Leaside Way, Bassett Green, Southampton SO16 3EP


THORNHILL SURE START CENTRE

Byron Road, Thornhill, Southampton SO19 6FH


Registered Address

Southampton Opportunity Group

Hardmoor Early Years Centre

Leaside Way

Southampton SO16 3EP

Email: admin@southamptonopportunitygroup.org




COME AND JOIN US

Short Term Structured Play Sessions Providing Support and Short Term Breaks For Parents and Carer

 

We  are an independant, Ofsted registered group (URN 131559 for Hardmoor and  EY434577 for Thornhill) and in 2016 were rated 'Outstanding' at  Hardmoor and 'Good' at Thornhill.


Our staff are a mixture of qualified professionals and dedicated volunteers, all of whom are CRB/DBS checked.

Children  come to Opportunity Group from all over Southampton. They, or their  family, may have been referred by professionals or simply have heard  about us through the grapevine. There could be learning, physical,  emotional or health difficulties within the family - we provide support  for just about every area of need.

Parents/carers may stay during  the session or leave their child with our staff as an opportunity for a  valuable short break and they often value the opportunity to meet  others in similar, difficult circumstances. Therefore, some stay on site  and chat to others who understand what they are feeling.

We also  have good links with health professionals, who visit our groups, giving  advice on issues such as toileting, behaviour, sleeping, communication  etc. and providing a non-threatening environment for parents to meet  with them.