About Social Stars

At all of our Saturday Stars groups children are supported to progress towards their own personal goals within 5 areas: relationships, social skills, independence, confidence and mental health/wellbeing. At the end of each term children receive a star certificate to celebrate their acheivements.

At Social Stars children develop communication and fine motor skills through largely seated activities including arts and crafts, storytelling and board games.

Social Stars is split into two sub-groups:

Story Stars: 10am – 11am

Story Stars suits children who are less socially confident, providing extra support to settle in and feel comfortable in the group.

Speaking Stars: 11:15am – 12:15am

Speaking Stars suits more socially confident children, supporting speaking and listening skills and building positive relationships.

To find out more about Social Stars please contact us.

You can apply for a place using our online application form.

Social Stars Details

  • Delivery dates: Saturdays in school term-time only.
  • Times: Story Stars 10am – 11am, Speaking Stars 11:15am – 12:15pm.
  • Venue: Norfolk Lodge, Park Grange Road, Sheffield S2 3QF.
  • Cost: £3 per session. This is charged per term and is payable at the start of each new term.
  • Suitability: We can not provide 1-2-1 support during this session. If your child requires this, or may need support with personal care, we ask that a parent/carer remains on site for the duration of the session.
  • Parent/Carers: Our ‘Parent Carer Room’ is available during this session. Relax and meet other parent/carers of children with additional needs. Refreshments are provided.

Sheffield Mencap & Gateway does not want anyone to be excluded because of the cost to attend our services. Please contact us if you feel this applies to you.