Disability Support and Information Page

Welcome to Dingle Lane Children Centre disability support and information page. Here at Dingle Lane we try to ensure that all our services are fully inclusive. We try to support a range of services for children with disabilites or with Special Educational Needs. We also have a SEN and Disability Link worker in post.

We work alongside the Neighbourhood Early Year's Service (NEYS), an early years service for children with special needs and or disabilities. It brings together people from health, education and social work services to work together in a team to give support and help to children and families.

For information on improving services for families with young disabled children, you can also visit the Early support website at www.earlysupport.org.uk


Motor Skills Group’ (is to replace the additional      needs group)


When is it on-

A weekly group commencing Wednesday 2nd March 2016 from 1-1.45pm.


Who is it for-

It is aimed at children who would benefit from extra support with their physical development.

With a community physiotherapist and SEN and Disability Link Worker offering guidance around physical activity.


Do you need to book-

Please phone to book a place.


Speech and Language Support


What is it • A child led group with a range of motivating activities for each child to support interaction

and play.• Run by SEN and Disability Link Worker Corrine Lloyd and Speech and Language Therapist Rebecca Sarker.

Date • 4 week course, starting Tues9th Feb 10-10.30am .Who is it for• Targeted at children who have limited attention/

listening skills and where their play may be limited.


To help parents to become aware of their child’s communication level and respond with appropriate strategies.

• To begin early turn taking.


What is it • A targeted language enrichment group for both parents and children • Designed by speech and language therapy. Date • 5 week course, starting 9th Feb 11-12am .Who is it for • For children aged 2-3 with delayed speech and/or language skills.

• For children who are able to sit for a short time for stories/songs

• For children who do not struggle in group activities and can attend to adult led activities.

• For children who are not yet being seen by a speech and language therapist.


• To provide parents with the knowledge and confidence to develop their child’s communication skills

• To begin early turn taking.


What is it • A fun and easy way to learn to sign with your baby. Date • Rolling  • 6 week course

Who is it for • From baby’s aged 3 months- non verbal • Babies who may benefit from signing to support language due to a disability.


• To encourage the development ofcommunication and language skills

• To reduce frustration and to help you tounderstand your baby’s needs and wants.


Limited availability/targeted


What is it • Traditionally a home based education approach for children with SEN and Disabilities  Liverpool are now trying a new model which involves and recognises parents/carers as the first educators of their children • 6 week course for parents • Limited crèche may be provided.  Date • Starting March (keep a look out for dates) Who is it for• Parents of children with an SEN or Disability who could benefit from the small steps approach to celebrate their child’s successes.


• To Skill parents up to use the portage model within the home with their child

• To further support their child’s development within the home




Additional Needs Soft Play and Multi-sensory 

We now offer an additional Soft Play session every Friday morning from 9.30-10.30 aimed at children with additional needs. The soft play room gives a chance for children to develop their physical skills and co-ordination amongst the ball pool and soft play area, in a welcoming environment for disabled children and their carers.

We will also be offering an additional needs Multi-sensory session every Friday morning from 9.30-10.30am.

Both of these sessions are for children aged from birth to 4 years, although the multi-sensory sessions are aimed at the younger age range only. Both sessions need to be booked via the centre team.

If you would like to attend this session, please contact the children centre to book a place.

Additional Needs Parent Support Group

If you are a parent or carer of a child with a disability, or concerned about their development, then you may find these sessions helpful.

We are running a group for children with additional needs. Children awaiting diagnosis are also welcome. This group offers the opportunity to meet with other parents who mat share similar experiences and feelings as you.

This group will run the first Wednesday of the month, from 1.30-3.00pm. It will be led by our SEN and Disability Link Worker (Corrine Lloyd). It will give a chance for parents to meet, and on occasions we will invite in professionals from specialist services, which will give you the chance to get advice and guidance from people who may be able to support you and your child. Hopefully it will also be a fun afternoon for your child, in a safe and stimulating environment.

Over the next few months we will have some special visits to our sessions. 

Here at Dingle Lane we want parents to receive a service that is effective and supportive. That’s why your ideas are essential! If you have any suggestions how to develop this group further please contact the centre team. 

For further information please contact any of the children centre team on 0151 233 4930.

PVI SEN Support Meetings.

The settings we currently support are listed: MAPS Nursery,, St Johns Pre-School, The Florrie Tots, Toxteth Tabernacle, Lark Lane Family Pre-School, Eastfield Day Nursery and Auckland House Day Nursery, Dukes and Duchess, we also offer support to local primary schools including,Matthew Arnold, St. Micheals in the Hamlet, St . Charles and Holy Family.

If your child attends one of the above settings and you would like to know more about how this support could benefit your child please contact Corrine Lloyd(SEN and Disability Link Worker).

Autism Pathways

The Liverpool Autism Spectrum Pathway is providing a series of drop in advisory sessions across a number of Children Centres. These drop ins will run throughout the year. Full details are available from the centre team, or you can ring the Autistic Spectrum Training Team on 0151 225 6632. We have in the past run sessions in this centre but currently there are no dates for this centre. Watch this page for any new dates and information. More details from the centre team.

Community Physiotherapy

Reshma is to attend the little treasures session commencing 4th March 10.30-11.30.  Then the first Friday of every month 9:30 - 10:30am thereafter.

She will be present to offer advice to any parents who may have concerns about their child’s physical development.


Alder Hey Hospital are now running  sessions each week here in Dingle Lane,  Wednesday 1.00-4.00pm. All appointments are made via  Alder Hey Hospital.

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