About Springboard Opportunity Group

A little bit about us

Springboard Opportunity Group is a voluntary sector daycare provider in North Somerset, registered and inspected Outstanding by Ofsted. It is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. The charity is managed by a group of elected trustees.

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 at our four centres in North Somerset.

Children attending may have a learning disability, physical difficulties, complex medical needs, communication and interaction difficulties including autism, or sensory difficulties. Some are life limited.

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.

By starting as early (and as individually as possible with a child and their family, we support them through the crucial and often frightening steps of the early years. We give them the tools they need for years to come and help give these young children the very best chance in life.

Groundwork Community Group of the Year Winner 2019
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Our vision

Where every child from birth to 5 years in North Somerset has the care, education, support and opportunity they need to reach their full potential.
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Our mission

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.
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Our values

Inspiring
Positive
Fun
Friendly