The Child Development Centres (CDC) themselves are resource buildings containing a number of rooms used by clinicians working with Children for clinics and groups. One of the core service running out of these buildings are the Child Development Centre groups, run by Specialist Nursery Nurses with support, intervention and supervision from other professionals such as Speech and Language Therapist and Occupational Therapists.
- Service Contact: Fiona Totney
- Service hours: 09.00 to 16.00
Redditch and Bromsgrove
Scott Atkinson Child Development Centre
Tel: 01527 488520
South Worcestershire Child Development Centre
Tel: 01905 681860
Wyre Forest Child Development Centre
Tel: 01562 68295
About the service
Specialist Nursery Nurses provide group courses to pre-school children within the Community Development Centres. There are now 2 types of groups offered:
Modelled Intervention Groups (MIGs)
Parents or carers are able to practice skills identified by their therapists (Physiotherapist, Speech and Language or Occupational Therapist) with their child. As the parent, you will be asked to set a goal when you start which you can measure at the end. The aim is to empower parents in a nurturing environment whilst offering support from their Peers and the Specialist Nursery Nurses.
The groups are 1 – 1 1/2 hour sessions for approximately 6 weeks.
The Additional Assessment Group is a 2 hour session which runs for approximately 6 weeks, when the child attends without their Parents or Carers. The aim is for a focused assessment of developmental skills by the Specialist Nursery Staff. This may include a diagnostic assessment for example social communication or Autism Spectrum disorder. Following the assessment period there is a Community Development Team meeting to discus further needs or so a diagnosis can be made.