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Yeovil Opportunity Group

- providing respite care and special provision for families and children with additional needs

The Opportunity Group has a clear duty of care, embedded in the very beginnings of the group, to offer appropriate therapy through play to young children with additional needs and to support their families within a safe environment, with skilled staff and multi-agency planning. In addition, the Opportunity Group offers the opportunity for the therapists, audiology team and Paediatrician to engage with the children on one site.

·       Targeted intervention

·       Therapy through play

·       Family support

·       Specialist staffing and high ratios

What is the Opportunity Group?

Yeovil Opportunity Group was started in 1970, it was amongst the first of its kind in the country

It was founded by a paediatrician and a social worker who saw the need for therapy through play and family support for children with special needs, 0-5 years

The group accepts all children, however high their care levels

Referrals to the Opportunity Group always came direct from General Practitioners, Health Visitors, Paediatricians, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech Therapists. 

Yeovil Opportunity Group operates as a voluntary, committee run specialist pre-school provision. It is a registered charity

Yeovil Opportunity Group

The Balidon Centre

Preston Road



BA20 2BX

Tel: (01935) 384157

Registered charity