About Us

BeyondAutism Early Years is an educational service for children with autism and/or related communication disorders aged 15 months – 5 years. It provides families support and empowers parents/carers to be more confident in their own and their child's ability.

Our Early Years' service focuses on creating positive outcomes in social, emotional, cognitive and speech development. Each family begins from their own starting point and every intervention is individualised.

  • Nursery will run on Mondays and Tuesdays during term times (38 weeks per year) from September 2022; (9:30am – 4pm). This service provides specialist early education for children with special educational needs. Guided by behaviour analysis the service focuses on each child’s individual journey and developing appropriate outcomes.
  • The Early Years’ Group runs Tuesday to Thursday during term times; mornings (9.30am – 12.00pm) and afternoons (1.00pm – 3.30pm). This is a free service developed for parents/carers to attend with their children aged 15 months – 5 years. The programme focuses on communication, self-help skills, behaviours, relationships and developmental play, underpinned by behaviour analysis. Our Thursday afternoon pre-school group focuses specifically on essential skills that children need to access learning in a mainstream classroom.
  • The School Readiness Group will run one day a week during term time. Children attend in the mornings with their Teaching Assistant with the afternoon reserved for training. These sessions are aimed at upskilling Teaching Assistants and positively supporting behaviours that challenge to aid the successful transition into mainstream primary school. The opportunity to attend the School Readiness Group is also available for children attending Early Years’ Group sessions as their next step towards transitioning to a mainstream primary school. If you are interested in working with us and setting up a hub, get in touch.

To find out more about any of the groups above, contact us on earlyyears@beyondautism.org.uk or 020 3031 9703.

The section also has information on the admissions process and safeguarding practices.