Our Stowmarket and Area Opportunity Group sessions are held on Tuesday mornings at Stepping Stones.

Tuesday  9.30 – 12.00

Please call to book

Price: £3.50 per family per this includes a hot drink for the adults and a snack for the children

(Our suggested donation for the Opportunity Group is £3.50 per family. However, we realise that this may not be possible for some families. Rather than not attend we would like you to call us to discuss, as we may be able to help)

For more information please see our prospectus Click Here


What Is An Opportunity Group?

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The Opportunity Group is here to support families/carers who have children with additional needs.

The session welcomes children, their siblings and their families/carers.

We help children under the age of 9 who, for whatever reason, and are in need of a little bit of extra help and understanding.

This may be due to many different reasons, for example: chronic illness, disability, behavioural problems, developmental delay, family bereavement, social, emotional or communication difficulties. This list is by no means exhaustive, your family is always welcome with no need for explanations.

We are also here to support carers/parents who may have illness/disabilities or problems themselves, and just need a short respite break and some understanding.

It doesn’t matter if your child doesn’t yet have a diagnosis, our staff and families are here to give help and share experiences, offering valuable support and understanding that is so often not available at other groups.

Children are supported and cared for by experienced staff whilst parents/carers can enjoy a short respite break with their children close by.

Many of our families say this group is a ‘life-line’ to them, ‘a safe haven’ for their family, somewhere they can come to where people ‘understand’ and never judge.


What To Expect

The children will enjoy some playtime with our highly experienced staff, staff who are very used to helping children with a variety of additional needs. We plan activities to suit various needs and are always happy to try something that your child may like if you just let us know.

We have a sensory room, specialist seating and staff that are trained in Makaton and PECS. Please see our facilities page for full details of what we offer.oppg

Included in the session is snack time. This is a time when all the children can come together to enjoy a healthy snack and drink that we have prepared for them to enjoy with their friends.

There is a parents kitchen area with free tea and coffee. This is a place where you can enjoy a short break, meet other families, but still see your child happily playing and making friends.

Please call us is you require any more information, and to book your place.

We look forward to seeing you.