We provide our PASS service for early years
  • Dingley Offer The Following:

    • Learning Through Play Sessions

      Running through the academic year these sessions are run under Ofsted standards using the Early Years Foundation Stage, and aim to give every child with an additional need the best early intervention support and education.

    • Stay and Play Sessions

      These run at least once a month at each of our Centres and give family members the chance to see their children in our Centres and the strategies we use with them. It also gives parents the chance to meet each other and exchange experiences.

    • Coffee Mornings

      Our coffee mornings are arranged periodically at our Centres to bring families together and enable them to talk about issues they are facing or share successes. We also sometimes have pamper evenings and other social activities for parents.

    • PASS Service

      At Reading and Wokingham we provide a service for early years providers to help them include children with additional needs. We provide support over the phone, through our staff visiting the setting, and through staff from the setting visiting our Centres.

    • Home Visits

      Our Family Support Workers make home visits where they can help families to use Dingley strategies in their own homes. We provide a home visit to every family that we start working with.

    • Inclusive Holiday Playschemes

      We run inclusive holiday sessions for children with additional needs and their mainstream siblings (if under 8 years old). These are a really important break for families during holiday periods and we make sure the activities are fun for all the children.

  • Advice to Settings

    Dingley’s Promise is passionate about spreading good practice and building wider inclusion in the early years!

    How do we do this? PASS (Providers Advisory Support Service) If you work for a nursery and are finding it difficult to support a child with an additional need or disability in your setting, maybe PASS can help!

    We offer:

    – telephone support and advice

    – visits to your setting to understand the situation and the child, providing a written report tailored for your situation and needs.

    – visits to one of our centres so you can see good practice in action.

    Get in touch and see what PASS can do for you.

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  • For Professionals

    At Dingley’s Promise, we are committed to working in partnership with other professionals to make sure every child has all the support they need.

    If you are a professional who would like to link up with us, please call the Centre you are closest to.

    We can:

    – make sure simple therapeutic activities take place on a regular basis

    – provide a place for assessment or therapy to take place

    – host meetings between different services around particular children

    – provide high quality early intervention for children, giving them the best chance to transition to mainstream education

    – facilitate transitions from our provision to mainstream settings, ensuring long term success

    If you would like to refer a child to us, please fill in our referral form and we will follow up with you as soon as possible. 

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  • Resources

  • Would you like information to help you support a child with additional needs?

    Dingley’s Promise is committed to making sure as many people as possible can benefit from the expertise we have developed in our Centres. We hope parents, relatives, carers and professionals will find our resources useful and ultimately help more children.

    Please take a look at our list of resources and download any of them for free!

    All we ask is that you fill in a short form about yourself and how many children you support so that we can see the impact of our resources.

    If there is information you would like that you cannot see below, please contact us and we will see if we can address your needs when we produce new resources.

    • Social stories – what are they and how can they help a child?
    • Social story example – wearing shoes
    • Social story example – potty training
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