This group is run by staff from Sandgate School . It was set up to offer early support to families and carers which include children with additional needs. We welcome all such families, regardless of whether Sandgate School will be their final destination. 

The group aims to be a supportive and welcoming space for parents to get together and for children to play. It is designed to support families and carers by providing a friendly face, a safe space and a welcoming environment.  

The emphasis is on helping families grow their own support networks, both by meeting other families who might be facing similar challenges and through professional support and advice, should you wish to access it.  

The group runs from Sandylands Methodist Church every Friday.

There are two sessions: 

  • Morning – 9.30am – 11.45am 
  • Afternoon – 1.00 – 2.45 

If you would like to access the group or know a family who might benefit feel free to pop along, or contact Rachel Canwell at Sandgate School on 01539 792100 or