Little Stars School for Parents

Who are we?

Little Stars boy playing with a straw hat | Bexley SNAP

Little Stars School for Parents is one of a national network of about 30 groups. We were set up to introduce the principles of conductive education to parents of young children with physical disabilities or delayed motor development.

Conductive education is a system of learning developed at the Peto Institute in Hungary designed to help children and adults with neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy and other motor disorders. It works towards helping children to meet the challenges they face more independently, with an emphasis on developing the whole child through active learning.

Our philosophy promotes a partnership between parents, children and professionals, which recognises the crucial role that parents play in the education of young children.

When do we meet?

Little Stars School for Parents runs 3 sessions per week for children of varying abilities, ranging from infancy to nursery age. Children attend for one weekly session with a parent/carer. Sessions run during term-time and we have regular parties where all parents can come together. Funding is provided by the London Borough of Bexley and Bexley Snap and no charge is made to individual families.

Little Stars boy playing in a sparkly hoop | Bexley SNAP

What do we do?

Little Stars girl helping to create airplane art | Bexley SNAP

The group aims are to improve:

  • General mobility
  • Communication
  • Eating, drinking and dressing
  • Purposeful play
  • Attention skills
  • Self-esteem

Each group has a planned task structure with topics linked to the Early Years Curriculum. 

The aim is for all children to develop their potential and to be as independent as possible.

Where are we?

Little Stars School for Parents meets at Shenstone Early Years School, St Andrews Road, Sidcup, DA14 4PX.

Telephone: 07926 375 887


Little Stars girl walking between parallel bars | Bexley SNAP



What really helped me was to discover that I was not alone and that there were many other parents/carers just like me, with one or more disabled children to care for.


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