When your child is first diagnosed with a special educational need or disability, it can feel as if you’ve been dropped onto another planet. Whether your little one is diagnosed prenatally, at birth, or at some point prior to starting school, you can suddenly find yourself in a world where everything that was familiar is turned upside down. There is a whole new language to learn, experts to speak to whose job title you can’t even pronounce, and more appointments to attend than you would ever have thought possible.

Through it all, it is easy to lose sight of the little things: the importance of friendships – for you and your children;  the opportunity to do ‘normal’ things; and the chance to relax with a cup of coffee…which someone else makes for you…whilst your children play and learn.


Little PACSO is our weekly support group for parents and carers having a child aged 0-5 with a disability or special educational need. Bring all of your pre-school children along and meet other families in a similar situation to yourselves, in a warm and relaxed setting.


We meet on Wednesday morning the school term from 9.30-11.00 a.m. at Chichester Nursery School, Children and Family Centre, St James Road, Chichester, PO19 7AB.


We also meet on Wednesdays in term time from 1 pm – 2.30 pm at Bognor Nursery School & Children’s Centre, 85 Victoria Drive, Bognor Regis, PO21 2TB.


Admission is free, and you are welcome to stay for as little or as long as you wish. Please see our Little Pacso poster for our latest information on our sessions this term. Our summer programme is also available here.


We also provide family days during the year, to give everyone the opportunity for a lovely day out. These trips do incur a charge, but we aim to keep them as affordable as possible. You are also welcome to bring your pre-school children to:

  • Half-term Stay & Plays    Easter Stay and Play   Weds 11 April  9.30-11.30 am  @ Chichester Nursery School, Children and Family Centre.
  • Family Fun Days     C.Y.E. Family Fun Day     Monday 7 May. Book now with admin@pacso.org.uk
  • Princesses and Superheroes Family Fairytale Ball at Chichester Assembly Rooms     Sat 12 May 5-7 pm.   Everyone welcome! Tickets coming soon.
  • Summer Picnics and the Christmas Party


If you would like to find out more, please contact Emma Kennedy on 01243 533353 or 07875 601157.

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