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Parent and Child Development Team

This service provides Specialist Play Sessions for children with emerging social and communications difficulties, Family Support and a Toy Library for children aged 0-5 with developmental difficulties linked to a disability, who live in Wandsworth.

Many of the families accessing this service have not been able to attend mainstream activities because of their child’s social & communication difficulties. The service can help with strategies for managing behaviour, modelling how these strategies can work within the group sessions and exploring what the children might be expressing through their behaviours. They help to set up routines, explore feeding issues, toileting, and communication needs.

They offer:

  • Specialist Play Sessions: these sessions are not just about play, although play is important. They are for children (aged 0-5) and their parents together. The aim is to support parents through a process of understanding their child’s needs, developing their play and social skills, and managing some undesired behaviours. Parents also can meet other parents in similar circumstances.
  • Family support: families are introduced to other relevant services, statutory and voluntary, and the service will refer them if needed. Parents can be accompanied to other settings or agencies if that would be helpful.
  • Toy Library: the service has a well-resourced toy library and can offer advice and support with appropriate play activities if needed.

Please contact Vicki Hall for more information and to refer to this service.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Vicki Hall
Parent Organisation
Early Years SEND Support Services

Where to go

Early Years Centre
1 Siward Road
SW17 0LA
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday - Friday 9.30 - 5.00


Free to Wandsworth families


Age Ranges
0 -5 years for play sessions & family support
Other notes

Complaints, compliments and comments: Any complaints about this service should be directed to: Susan Reid, Deputy Manager Early Years Intervention Support Service on 020 8871 8789 or

Local Offer


What is Wandsworth’s Local Offer ?

To use this service, children need to be referred through the Multi Agency Complex Needs Panel (MACNP) (formerly Single Pathway). Children are referred to the MACNP by Health Professionals. Children do not need to have had an assessment or a diagnosis, but there needs to be concerns around their development to access this provision.

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Last updated: 17 Nov 2021