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Little Hillbrook Early Years ASD Resource Base at Hillbrook School

Little Hillbrook is a maintained Special Nursery at Hillbrook School, which caters for children between 2-4 years old who have been diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Social Communication Disorders (SCD).

The class size in the nursery (Resource Base) is a maximum of 10 children, with a high adult to child ratio.

The nursery provides all children with access to the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, which is differentiated according to their needs and abilities. All staff are trained in specialist strategies to assist in pupils’ communication, including the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and Makaton.

The school uses structured teaching approaches including TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped
and Attention Autism to support learning and task completion. Pupils have the opportunity to mix with the mainstream nursery classes and participate in an integration programme to further develop their communication skills.

Speech and language therapy and occupational therapy are an integral part of Little Hillbrook. A part time speech and language therapist and occupational therapist work closely with staff in the planning and delivery of the curriculum to support children’s communication and physical needs. Therapists also provide individual and small group support to children, training to parents and an outreach service.

In addition to a classroom, there is a sensory room equipped with a swing and other specialist resources, a covered outdoor area and safe surface playground.

Who to contact


Where to go

Hillbrook Primary School
Hillbrook Road
SW17 8SG
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Age Ranges
From 2 years to 4 years
Referral required
Other notes

Complaints: If you have any concerns about your child’s education please discuss these with the manager Katy Hopkins in the first instance. Please note that any complaints will be taken seriously and recorded. Complaints will be responded to by a member of management within 28 days. If we have not dealt with your concern to your satisfaction please refer to Little Hillbrook Complaints procedure policy, which is available on request. In case the above procedures are unsatisfactory, please find a link to Wandsworth Council's complaints procedure.

Local Offer


What is Wandsworth’s Local Offer ?

To attend this Resource Base, children must be aged between 2 and 4 years with a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder and/or Social Communication Disorder. The nursery caters for children who can access a mainstream nursery curriculum but who need additional support or small group work in order for this to be successful.

For referrals and further information on the admissions procedure please contact: The Early Years Centre (Siward Road, SW17 0LA) on 020 8946 0900.

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Last updated: 21 Mar 2023