Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Penrith Drive Children's Centre

Type of service:
Children's Centres
Penrith Drive, off Queensway, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN8 3XL
Telephone number:
01604 361373
Service description:
Children's centres in Northamptonshire offer information, advice, and activities to targeted families of children and young people 01-9 years of age.
Health services, such as ante-natal support and post-natal support (from midwives). Health visitors can also be accessed in children's centres through a booked appointment.

Extra Help for Families

You may also be able to take advantage of a range of services including:
• Parentin
• Confidence building
• Domestic abuse and perpetrator programmes
• Sleep solutions
• Access to sensory room – bookable
• Autism support group - TBC
• One-to-one family support

If you think you might benefit from these ‘extra help’ services, please speak to your health visitor, midwife, family support worker, or social worker.

Dedicated SEND Support

Sensory Room
Monday-Friday, 9am-3.30 pm (Bookable 30min slots) Wednesdays 12.30 to 3.30 pm

Autism Group - please contact the children's centre for more details.

Sleep Solutions
1st Monday of month – invite only.
Twice a month Friday 9-12 and 1-4 invite only, 12-1 consists of three 20 minute ‘drop-in’s (parent needs to ring to arrange one of these times

Specialist Support Service (SSS)
1st Tues every month, appointments only via SSS

Ups & Downs SaLT group
monthly Thur or Fri 9 - 2.30 appointment only

Rowan Gate School
holiday activities - details from school

Sensory Impairment Group

Twinkle Time monthly session Thurs 1-3pm

Twinkle Time

Health Services

• Midwifes Wednesday 12.30 to 4.00pm
• Health Visitor Drop-In weighing clinic
2nd & 4th Monday every month 1.30-3pm
• Health Visitor Development checks - appointment only

Age range:
0 - 19 years
Opening hours:
Monday 09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:30
Thursday 09:00 - 17:30
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - Early Years (0-5)
  • Location-Specific
  • Northamptonshire Threshold level 2
  • Northamptonshire Threshold level 3
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • Professional referral
  • Self referral
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