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Speech and Language Drop-In

Who can attend the speech and language drop-in?

The drop-in is for PRE-SCHOOL children.  Children MUST be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Children MUST be registered with a GP in Thurrock, Basildon or Brentwood (including Billericay and Wickford).

What happens at the drop-in?

When you arrive you will be asked to register.  You may have to wait whilst people who arrived before you are seen.  You and your child will be seen by a speech and language therapist in a room set up for children to play.  You will be asked about your child's communication skills and development.  The therapist will then observe your child playing and discuss these observations with you.  Advice will be given and where appropriate further support will be offered.

Session Information

 Aveley Children's Centre - 9.30am to 11am- 4th Thursday of the Month

Tilbury Children's Centre - 1pm to 2.30pm - 3rd Thursday of the Month

Corringham Health Centre - 1pm to 2.30pm - 2nd Thursday of the Month

Thameside Children's Centre - 9.30am to 11.00am- 1st  & 3rd Fridays of the Month

 Purfleet Children’s Centre – 9.30am to 11.00am – Termly

 Chadwell Children’s Centre – 9.30am to 11.00am - Termly

If you would like any further information please contact us on 0300 300 1544 or email us at

Aveley Children’s Centre

Stifford Road Aveley RM15 4AA Tel: 01375 413936

Tilbury Children’s Centre

The Flagship Centre London Road Tilbury RM18 8EA

Tel: 01375 858243

Corringham Health Centre

Giffords Cross Road Stanford SS17 7QQ

Tel: 0300 300 1544

Thameside Children’s Centre

Thameside Infant School, Manor Road, Grays RM176EF

Tel: 01375 387894

Purfleet Children's Centre

Centurian Way Purfleet RM19 1PF

Tel: 07912 781447

Chadwell Children's Centre

Claudian Way Grays RM16 4QE

Tel: 01375 840433

Who to contact

Contact Name
Early Years Speech and Language Team
0300 300 1544

Where to go


Taking place at Children's Centres.


Age Ranges
Pre-School age
Other notes

This service is run on a first come first served basis - No appointment necessary

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
SEN Provision Type


Last Updated

Last updated: 17/02/2020


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