Children’s Occupational
Therapy Service


The children’s Occupational Therapy service works with children aged 0-19 who have a range of functional difficulties which impact on their daily life. These may include: dressing, toileting, feeding/using cutlery, handwriting, fine and gross motor skills. We provide assessment, advice, and where appropriate individual or group intervention.

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This service is for children and young people (up to 19) who are in full-time education and registered with a GP in the NHS Mid Essex area or attend a special school inside this area.

Our team

The Occupational Therapy team includes qualified Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants

Where you can Find Us

Our children’s centre is based at Stapleford House in Chelmsford. We are able to offer, where appropriate, visits in schools/nurseries and home visits and work in partnership with the child’s wider support network including teaching staff and family/carers.

How to refer to Children’s Occupational Therapy

Your child must be referred by a healthcare professional, such as a community or acute paediatrician, GP, health visitor or education staff.

If your child lives out of area but attends a special school within our area, they may be seen at school premises.

Contact Children’s Occupational therapy

Please contact the Care Coordination Centre by calling 0300 1310 111, please select option 5 followed by option 1.

Useful contacts:

Royal College of Occupational Therapists:
020 3141 4600

Related categories:



Movement & Coordination

Looking after themselves