Medway Community Healthcare (MCH) provides a wide range of high quality community health services for Medway residents; from health visitors and district nurses to speech and language therapists and out of hours urgent care.
The special needs nursery at Snapdragons is staffed by qualified and support staff to provide a supportive nursery environment for children with additional needs including conditions such as; cerebral palsy, autism, global development delay associated with chromosomal conditions, degenerative disorders. Placement in the nursery will be for a time limited period to enable inclusion and smooth transition into a mainstream provision. In addition to this provision the specialist nursery also contributes to assessment of children in the Indigo Pathway for diagnosis of Autism and supports complex needs groups in the Violet pathway. The introduction of an outreach service will support mainstream nurseries to manage additional needs of children and include them in their settings.
If you are a parent seeking advice please contact the duty desk on 0300 123 3444.
Alternatively please speak to your health visitor, GP or Nursery/School who may consider a referral to our service.
Following referral you will be invited to attend either a parent education training session or an assessment screen.
Phone lines are open between 8am – 5pm Monday – Friday