Early Years Specialist Support Service & Cleveland Unit Child Development Centre
Local Authority Service for early identification, assessment and intervention for children aged 0-4 years with special educational needs and/or disabilities.
The EYSSS provides outreach support (for staff) & inclusion support (for children) in mainstream early years settings as well as training.
The EYSS Service includes the Cleveland Unit Child Development Centre (CUCDC) which provides identification and assessment, specialist teaching, intervention and therapy for children with the most complex special educational needs as well as support for their families.
Who to contact
Where to go
- The Cleveland Unit Child Development Centre
James Cook University Hospital
- TS4 3BW
Access via the South entrance at James Cook Hospital. The hospital has a charge for visitors parking.
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- Term Time Only: Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 3.00pm
- Session Information
The CUCDC Assessment Nursery runs Monday
Thursday & Friday. Early Intervention Groups run on Wednesdays and Tuesdays.
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type No costs - specialist referral only service
- Age Ranges
- 3 - 5 years
- Referral required
- Referral Details
Open referral using a single referral form to access all services. Form is available on our website.
- Other notes
We are a specialist service for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities.
The Early Years Specialist Support Service (incorporating the Cleveland Unit Child Development Centre) is a specialist service.
We provide identification of need, assessment, specialist teaching, interventions and therapy for children with special educational needs and disabilities and support for their families. EYSS services include general support for mainstream early years settings in meeting children's special educational needs, specific outreach support for practitioners, inclusion support for children and training for practitioners. The EYSS Service also monitors the use of specific funding such as 'Disability Access Fund' and 'Inclusion Fund'. The EYSS Service is based in the Cleveland Unit Child Development Centre (CUCDC).
CUCDC services are for children with the most complex/high level needs and include Multi-Disciplinary Assessment, Portage, Joint Education Therapy Groups for Early Assessment, Intervention and support, Assessment Nursery, Inclusion Support, Outreach Support, parent and carer support and training.
Children and settings access the services by a single referral form which is considered by the Early Support panel who meet twice every half term.
Children are offered a service with the Cleveland Unit CDC if the Early Support Referral Panel agree that their special needs can be best met by CUCDC services. Usually this refers to a child having significant delay/difficulty in more than one area of learning and development e.g. learning and communication or learning and physical skills and a child who has or is likely to require support from more than one secondary agency eg speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy.
We support children with a wide variety of needs including autism, autistic spectrum disorder, downs syndrome and other learning disabilities, learning difficulties, learning delay, cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities, visual impairment, hearing impairment, sensory integration difficulties, communication difficulties, social emotional and mental health difficulties including challenging behaviour and global developmentl delay.
- Contact Name
- Jennie Kitchen
- Contact Telephone
- 01642 854288
- Contact Email
- Local Offer Age Bands
- Pre-Birth - 5 Years
- Needs Level
- SEN Provision Type