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Dingley Child Development Centre

Welcome to Dingley Child Development Centre. Dingley Child Development Centre brings together a team of specialist who assess and treat children and young people who need help to overcome a developmental issue or complex illness. Services we offer include: physiotherapy, newborn hearing services, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, paediatric psychology, wheelchair services, dermatology, orthotics, genetics, community midwifery, BCG vaccines, continence and specialist consultant clinics (including neuro disability and epilepsy).

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What to bring to your appointment
  • If your child is under five years old, bring their red book with you.
  • Baby feeds, nappies and other essentials.
  • Snacks or drinks, especially if your child has a special diet.
  • Any medication your child is taking.
  • Your child's favourite toy, book or comforter.

Please do not attend if you or your child has had or has been in contact with chickenpox, diarrhoea and/or vomiting, Covid-19 or any other infectious diseases.

If you need the help of an interpreter (foreign language and BSL signers), they will attend the appointment via a video link. Please call and arrange any of these services, if required, at least 48 hours before the appointment.

Please don't hesitate to call ahead of your appointment if you require any further assistance or advice.

Getting here

If you are travelling by car...

Dingley Child Development Centre is based at Erlegh House, Earley Gate, Whiteknights Road, University of Reading Campus, Reading, RG6 6BZ.

There is a free parking outside Dingley Child Development Centre including a number of disabled spaces.

If you are traveling by bus...

There is a regular bus service that stops at the University entrance. The 19 and 17 bus service stops here. Timetables for the services can be found on the Reading Buses website.

Please ring the doorbell when you arrive and a member of our team will let you in.

 

Appointment self check-in using kiosk and mobile app

We are providing alternative ways for patients to check-in to their appointments:

  • You can now check-in for your Paediatric appointment at the Dingley site by using your mobile phone.

    Download and set-up the app before you arrive. When you arrive on site open the app to check-in for your appointment.

    Refer to How to check in on your phone for more information.

  • You can also use the kiosk in the Dingley reception waiting area to check-in for your appointment as well as review and update contact information.
Facilities

On-site

  • Disabled toilets and changing areas with a hoist if required.
  • Children’s play area (currently closed due to COVID restrictions)

Facilities nearby

  • Café/refreshments
    • The One Café can be found in the Enterprise Building - next door to the Dingley Child development centre.
    • There are additional facilities and walks on the University campus.
    • Tesco and Coop in the central area of the campus.
      Parking.
Services we provide
  • Physiotherapy
  • Newborn hearing services
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech and Language therapy
  • Paediatric Psychology
  • Wheelchair services
  • Dermatology
  • Orthotics
  • Genetics
  • Community midwifery
  • BCG vaccines
  • Continence
  • Specialist consultant clinics (including neuro disability and epilepsy)
Further information

Play team

On your child's visit you may meet a member of the Play Team. Our play leaders help your child during their time in hospital through play and distraction. This can be very helpful for reducing anxiety, and soothing when an uncomfortable test may be needed.

Delays

Departments can be very busy, and if this is the case, appointment times may run late. Please speak to a member of staff who will be able to keep you up to date with any delays.

Sometimes it may seem as though others are being called in before you, but this is likely due to due to the nature of other visits.

Thames Valley Children's Healthcare Passport

This patient/parent held passport is a collaboration between Oxford University Hospital, Oxford Health and Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trusts. It aims to provide NHS staff with all necessary information about your child when you use community, ambulance or hospital services. The Thames Valley Chidren's Healthcare Passport can be downloaded here for completion by parents and carers. Please let staff know if your child has a healthcare passport.