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The Dingley Child Development Centre brings together a team of specialists who assess and treat children and young people who need help to overcome a developmental issue or a complex illness.
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.
The Centre is based at Erlegh House, Earley Gate, Whiteknights Road, University of Reading Campus, Reading RG6 6BZ.
There is free parking outside the Dingley Child Development Centre including a number of disabled spaces.
Please ring the doorbell and a member of staff will let you in.
As above, you will be welcomed by one of our play leaders or Healthcare assistants who will record your child’s height and weight.
To ensure patients, visitors and staff are kept safe at all times the staff may be wearing clinical masks and aprons during your consultations.
We are providing alternative ways for patients to check-in to their appointments:
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.
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.