Category Archives: Special Needs

Social Skills Camps: School holidays

Social Skills groups in the school holidays at Kids First Children's Services in Brookvale

This January, help your child make a confident start to finding and keeping friends in 2020!

Across 4 dynamic morning sessions, children aged 5 to 8 will learn and practice their social skills with Kids First Children’s Services’ professional social skills educator, Kirsty Gale.

Each session will include games, stories and other fun activities that focus on helping your child to think, speak and act in a positive way.

Scroll down now to give your son or daughter a chance to build the social skills needed success in their classroom and playground this year.

Social Stars: For 2020 school starters

Social Stars Social Skills groups for children starting school at Kids First Children's Services

Preschool is over and ‘big school’ starts soon for our 2020 Social Stars. If your child is starting Kindergarten at the end of January, this program of four consecutive mornings of interactive activities will not only support school readiness, but provide your child with valuable practice as they move into a new chapter in their life.

Each day, between 9.00am and 12 noon, your child will mix with same aged peers to build play and communication skills. In a fun, supportive and understanding environment, the focus will be on helping your child to develop important social skills like:

  • being part of a group,
  • following other people’s leads
  • sharing
  • waiting
  • turn-taking
  • having conversations


Tuesday 14 January – Wednesday 15 January – Thursday 16 January – Friday 17 January

Times: Daily 9.00am to 12.00pm

Cost: $600 for four sessions (12 hours total)

Social Detectives: For ages 6 to 8

Social Detectives social skills groups for northern beaches kids aged 6 to 8

For children aged 6 to 8 it’s great to get back into the social swing of things before Term 1 begins. During four mornings of January fun, our Social Detectives will be encouraged to put their thinking, listening and speaking skills to good use as they learn to look for their peers’ ‘social clues’ and make connections with other kids.

Each day, between 9.00am and 12 noon, your child will mix with other early primary students as they learn and practice social skills like:

  • Managing personal space
  • Listening and looking with their eyes
  • Negotiating ‘the rules’ within play
  • Predicting what their peers are thinking or feeling


Tuesday 21 January – Wednesday 22 January – Thursday 23 January – Friday 24 January

Times: Daily from 9.00am to 12.00pm

Cost: $600 for four sessions (12 hours total)

School holiday social skills groups

Who are these groups for?

Kids First’s school holiday social skills groups are best suited to children who attend (or will attend) mainstream schools and whose learning and social differences impact on their ability to make and keep friends. It caters well for children who experience difficulty in the playground due to conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and emotional regulation challenges.

NDIS Participants

If your child receives self or plan managed NDIS funding, you may receive rebates for these programs. Please consult your NDIS plan for your child’s

New clients

If your child is not a current Kids First client, you will need to attend a preliminary appointment with Kids First’s Early Learning Support Specialist prior to the confirmation of your child’s enrolment. This is to ensure that your child’s needs and goals can be catered for in the program and that this group is in your child’s best clinical interest.

Download a brochure to share with friends and family here

Terms & Conditions

  • Places are limited to 6 children per group
  • A $150 non-refundable administration fee is required upon enrolment. (This amount will be applied to your child’s program fee upon attendance at his/her first session)
  • Partial enrolments will not be accepted. Children must attend all 4 sessions in order to gain maximum benefit from this program

To enrol your child, or to find out more about Social Skills Camps at Kids First in the school holidays, call our friendly team on 9938 5419

Contact Kids First Children's Services here

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