News and real-life stories

We’re here for children and young people with special education needs and disabilities, young carers and families. ​We’re on a mission to create a world where all kinds of kids have all kinds of opportunities. ​

Hamza is crouched on the floor, playing with trucks in a sand tray.
Early years
9 Oct 2023

Hamza’s story

Hamza is three years old and attends the Kids Family Group in Birmingham. Read his story.

Three children are sitting around a kids table with a staff member. They are pretending to have lunch with toys.
Early years
9 Oct 2023

Zack, Zayn and Zander’s story

Hear from Emma, whose three boys have gone to our Kids Family Centre Nursery in Birmingham. 

A child is photographed from behind, hugging a staff member who is kneeling on the floor.
Early years
9 Oct 2023

Zach’s story

Zach is four years old and has ASD, GDD, sensory issues and learning difficulties. Read his story.

A girl is photographed from the side. She is putting a fake baby into a baby bathtub.
Early years
5 Oct 2023

Freya’s story

Freya has suspected ASD and sensory difficulties. Her parents Natalie and Ayrton reached out to Kids for support.

A child is playing with sensory toys at Basingstoke Nursery.
Early years
5 Oct 2023

Oliver’s story

Oliver is three years old and shows signs of autism. His dad, Josh, talks about how Oliver has grown since attending our Family Group in Birmingham.

Children are sitting on the floor. Lights are projected on the ground for them to look at.
Early years
5 Oct 2023

Logan’s story

Logan is three years old and attended the Kids Family Group from January-March 2023. His mum Lisa writes about his development during that time.

A boy is inside a playground playhouse. He is sitting by the window, his back to the camera.
Early years
5 Oct 2023

Kian and Kylo’s story

Sarah and her boys attend Kids' Family Group in Birmingham. Read their story.

A child is photographed from behind, playing with sensory toys on a table.
Early years
5 Oct 2023

Isacc’s story

Isacc is four years old and attends our Family Group. His mum, Leanne, tells us about the improvements she's seen in Isacc's communications skills.

Two boys are playing with toys attached to a board on the wall.
Early years
4 Oct 2023

Franco and Luciano’s story

Read about Franco and Luciano, two boys who attended our Basingstoke Nursery.

A staff member is helping a child drink water from a water bottle.
Early years
4 Oct 2023

Izzy’s story

Izzy has Global Developmental Delay and attends our Birmingham Family Group. Read her story.

Jenson is sitting on a car seat and is holding a blue water bottle.
Early years
13 Aug 2023

Jenson’s story

Jenson is three years old and has just started attending our Kids Family Group. His parent, Rhian, shares their story.

Photo of a boy's profile. His head is turned slightly to face the camera.
Early years
20 Jul 2023

Our vision for early years and SEND

We believe it’s vital that babies and young children with SEND have access to quality early years support. Read more.