What does this service provide?

Who we are 

 Our team at the Child Development Centre may comprise of: 

  • Community Paediatricians 
  • Audiologists 
  • Occupational Therapists 
  • Physiotherapists 
  • Speech and Language Therapists 
  • Orthotists 
  • Psychologists 
  • Visiting Specialist Consultant 
  • Administrative staff 
  • Voluntary Staff 

What we do

What can a child, young person and their family expect from the service?

  • an assessment, which may include investigation, diagnosis and treatment and early intervention based on a child and family's individual needs
  • a flexible and responsive service committed to working in partnership with parents/carers and children and young people
  • high quality information and support at the earliest opportunity, to plan together with families to meet their needs
  • a counselling service for parents and carers of children known to the child development service

How can I access this service?

Parents and carers can ask any health professional or educational setting who knows their child to complete a referral form and send it into the Child Development team.  

Usually the GP, hospitals, School Nurse, Health Visitor or SENCO will refer a child, with the parents' permission. All information given will be treated as confidential, however it is normal practice for staff at the Child Development Centre to share information with professional colleagues who may be able to assist in the correct advice for your child. If you do not wish this to happen, please let us know. 

We can arrange for an interpreter or translator to attend the appointment, if required, provided prior notice has been received.  

We do not currently accept parental referrals when a child or young person first is referred to the Child Development Services. 


How can I contact this service?

Clinic locations are linked to where a patient lives and any correspondence will provide you with contact information for your local centre. 

Brighton and Hove
Area covered

All of Brighton and Hove.

Reception contact details
Telephone: 01273 265 780
Community paediatrics contact details
Telephone: 01273 265 780
Opening hours

We are open Monday to Friday, from 8:30am to 4:30pm. 

Where to find us
Address: Seaside View Child Development Centre, Brighton General Hospital, Elm Grove, Brighton, BN2 3EW

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Chichester
Area covered

Arundel, Bognor Regis, Chichester and Midhurst. 

Contact details
Telephone: 01243 793639
Opening hours

We are open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. 

Where to find us
Address: Westhampnett Centre, 28–29 Westhampnett Road, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 7HH

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Crawley and Horsham
Area covered

Crawley and Horsham.

Contact details
Telephone: 01293 301010

We have a 24-hour answer phone which is accessed each working day.

Opening hours

We are open Monday to Friday, from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Where to find us in Crawley
Address: Crawley Hospital, 2nd Floor, Yellow Wing, West Green Drive, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 7DH

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Where to find us in Horsham
Address: Hilltop Children’s Unit, Horsham Hospital, Hurst Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 2DR

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Haywards Heath
Area covered

Covering Burgess Hill, East Grinstead and Haywards Heath.

Contact details
Telephone: 01444 414100
Opening hours

We are open Monday to Friday, from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Where to find us
Address: Nightingale Primary Care Centre, Mid Sussex Child Development Centre - 2nd Floor, Butlers Green Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4BN

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Worthing
Telephone: 01903 205111
Occupational Therapy
Telephone: 01903  286710
Physiotherapy
Telephone: 01903 787716
SPN
Telephone: 01903 286713
Opening hours

We are open Monday to Friday, from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Where to find us
Address: Worthing Hospital, Lyndhurst Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 2DH

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Where can I find resources for this service?

Autism assessment waiting list support 

We know families may need additional support while waiting for an Autism Assessment for their child. 

Our workshops and drop-in sessions may be helpful for those on the waiting list to be assessed at Brighton Child Development Centre.


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