About Us


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



We  are an independant, Ofsted registered group (URN 2498853 for Swaythling, 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.