Useful Links

Wildern Opportunity Group is a member of the Pre-school learning alliance,which is national body set up to improve standards of early years childcare.  Further information about the Pre-school learning alliance can be found here

Early Education and Childcare in Hampshire Services for Young Children who support parents, carers and everyone working in childcare and early education.  There aim is to ensure that Hampshire’s young children have access to everything they need for the best start in life.  Click here.

Hop-a-Long Children’s Centre, is a Sure Start Centre run by Action for Children. They offer services and activities for families and carers with children aged 0-5 living in Hedge End St John’s and Botley.  They offer a variety of activities at the Centre and out in the community and can also provide support to other groups within the community and home visits where appropriate.  To find the website click here

The Nest Children’s Centre, is a Sure Start Centre run by The Children’s Society. They offer services and activities for families and carers with children aged 0-5 living in Hedge End.  They offer a variety of activities at the Centre and out in the community and can also provide support to other groups within the community and home visits where appropriate.  To find the website click here.

Parent Voice is a Hampshire wide network of parents and carers of children and young people with additional needs aged 0-19. Parent Voice provides local information and advice through its weekly updates, newsletter, website and  Parent Participation Officers.  To find the website click here.

Many children experience difficulties with learning to speak clearly and often parents are stuck with how to help them. Fiona Ashford is a private pediatric speech therapist with many years experience, she is happy to liaise with the pre school or opportunity group to put in place a program that can help your child with whatever speech difficulty they may have, no matter how mild or severe. For further information about the services and clinics she offers please click here.

Register for a Gateway Card for free and you can get access to activities, play schemes and buddy schemes available to children and young people who have disabilities and/or additional needs.  The is available through Hampshire County Council short breaks programme.  Click here to register.

All our staff are trained in Makaton which is used to promote speech skills in children, it is also used by BBC’s popular “Mr Tumble” to find out more information about Makaton and training courses available in the area please view their website here or to go to the cbeebies site which has details and demonstrations of signs and symbols please click here