To give the best possible start in life to children under 5 with additional needs and disabilities by providing specialist early learning and interventions and offering support and friendship to their families, across North Somerset.
Springboard was formed in 1986 by a small group of parents living in North Somerset, who all had pre-school age children with special educational needs and could not find the support they required during the early years of their children’s lives.
Since we started, we have worked with thousands of children and their families and we now provide a vital service for over 100 children and their families every week.
We work with a wide range of children with additional needs including those with autistic spectrum disorders, physical disabilities, sensory impairment, emotional and behavioural difficulties, communication difficulties and other learning disabilities.
We benefit from having a strong team of almost 40 qualified and experienced staff and involve over 30 dedicated and hard-working volunteers. Our staff have built up a strong base of knowledge and expertise over many years, which we share with parents and carers and with staff in local authority pre-schools.
Springboard is the only organisation of its kind in the North Somerset area. Our services are tailored to the development needs of each child, enabling them to build the essential strong foundations that will benefit them for the rest of their lives.