Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust - Dingley Child Development Centre

Services is available in Reading, West Berkshire, Wokingham and South Oxfordshire

We are an acute inpatient and outpatient Paediatric Department seeing children of all ages with neuro-developmental concerns.  This includes the following:

  • Developmental Delay
  • Epilepsy
  • Genetic conditions/Syndromes
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Spina Bifida
  • Visual Impairment
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Movement Disorders.
  • School Clinics (Addington, Castle, Avenue, Brookfields, Bishopswood, Priors Court)

Dingley Child Development Centre is a hub resource providing Community Paediatric care to children in the West of Berkshire.  We also hold clinics at West Berkshire Community Hospital and several of the specialist schools in the area.

We are co-located with Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists and some Speech and Language Therapists covering this area (see separate sheet for referral details). We provide seamless care with our acute Paediatric colleagues. 

We accept referrals from the child’s GP or Hospital Consultant.  We see children where there are concerns about neglect and abuse at the request of Social Services.  We see children undergoing a multiagency assessment as part of the Statementing/EHC process.

We have several specialist services, for example Botulinum toxin service for children with Cerebral Palsy; specialist visual and hearing clinics.  We host Genetics and Neurology clinics outreached from Oxford.

Single level modular accommodation with wheelchair access.  Hoist is available if required.  Translators are used where required, including British Sign Language.

Children are seen at other locations to aid professional communication, and reduce transportation.  For example, at West Berkshire Community Hospital, or at a number of Specialist Schools.

Information sheets on a number of services are available in our Parents Room.

Where a parent has a learning Disability, we have the option to use the adult LD nurse to assist the consultation, upon request.

The Posture Management Clinic aims to ensure that children are receiving 24 hour posture management from a co-ordinated team of experts. For more information please see leaflet.

Who to contact

0118 3227531 0118 3227531
Website ~ dingley-child-development-centre
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Where to go

Erlegh House, Earley Gate
Whitenights Road
University of Reading Campus
Directions to RG6 6BZ

Specialist schools: Avenue, Addington, Bishopswood, Brookfields, Castle, Priors court

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday, 9am-5.30pm, 52 weeks of the year.


Age Ranges
0 to 16 years - follow up only for 16 to 18 years
Referral required

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Secondary (11-16 years)
Needs Level
SEN Provision Type
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