The Peterborough Child Development Unit assesses and manages children (0-5 years) who live in Peterborough city or north Cambridgeshire who have significant problems with development

How this service can help you

We assess and provide treatment programmes for children (until school admission age) who have significant developmental problems - for example, physical problems, learning difficulties, social communication.

We do not see children with pure visual or hearing impairment. Such children are referred to the visual impairment or hearing impairment services.

Facilities available

Clinics are held at the City Care Centre, Thorpe Road, Peterborough PE3 6DB. Medical clinics are held on Monday and Tuesday mornings. Therapy programmes take place at the City Care Centre, in families' own homes or in pre-school settings as appropriate.

The City Care Centre has a large car park. (With pay machine inside the Centre.)

We can refund transport costs for families who receive Family Income Support or Working Families Tax Credit. Interpreters are available if needed.

How do I access this service?

We accept referrals from GPs, social care and other professionals and organisations working with young children and families (eg Portage, Early Years Service) for children registered with a GP in Peterborough, Yaxley and Whittlesey.  We also accept children who live in the Peterborough City Council area but who are registered with a GP in Stamford and Market Deeping.

Where are we?

Child Development Centre, City Care Centre, Thorpe Road, Peterborough, PE3 6DB.

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Contact the service

  • T 01733 777937
  • F 01733 777938 (secure) 

Who provides the service?

The service is provided by the consultant community paediatricians and multi-disciplinary team of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust Children’s Business Unit.

Who is this service for?

Services at the Peterborough Child Development Centre are available for children aged 0-5 years provided they are not in school.  Children must live within the Peterborough City Council or North Cambridgeshire boundary and have a significant problem with development (whether diagnosed or undiagnosed).  This includes, but is not exclusive to:

  • Physical problems
  • Learning difficulties / disabilities
  • Social communication difficulties including autism


The page was last updated on 30 April 2018 by andrea.bateman.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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