Support from healthcare services
The Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides services to children under 5. This includes:
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Support with diet and nutrition for children who aren't able to eat enough nutrients orally and might require help by feeding through a tube
Visit the Berkshire Healthcare Children and young people's integrated therapies (CYPIT) website for information about these services.
For information and advice related to children’s development go to the Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust children, young people and families services website.
Further information on health related services can also be found on our healthcare services and support web section.
Dingley’s Promise Early Years Centre
Dingley's Promise provides a specialist nursery setting for children under five with additional needs and disabilities and their families. Visit the Dingley Promise website to find out more.
Wokingham Borough children’s centres
All children's centres are free to use for all children unborn or under 5, as well as their parents, grandparents and any other carers, including professional home carers
They provide a friendly environment, confidential advice and help on matters ranging from child development to benefits to getting back to work or going to school.
Find the timetable of your local children's centre by visiting our children centres page.
Stay and play sessions for children on the autistic spectrum
If your child has been diagnosed or referred for diagnosis as being on the autistic spectrum there is a stay and play sessions called Wiggly Worm which is run at the Brambles Children's Centre.
Play Buds - Support for children with complex needs and their families
The Play Buds sessions give parents and carers of children with complex needs an opportunity to mix with other families in similar situations. The group is structured to allow time to discuss topics of interest, socialise with each other, observe and engage with play based activities, baby massage, group singing and sensory story.
To find out how to access this service go to the Play Buds directory listing.
To find further support services got to:
Independent advice for parents
You can get independent advice from the: