Peterborough Paediatric                                   

Psychology Service

The Peterborough Paediatric Psychology Service is part of a multi-professional team which assesses a child's (up to the age of 5) abilities across a range of areas to determine how best their additional needs can be described and supported.
NOTICE:  Due to the national crisis with COVID-19 we are currently running a virtual service, with appointments held over the telephone or video call.  If you have any queries about your child's care, please contact us:
Phone: 0300 555 5965                     Email:

For advice and resources to support your child at home please click on the following links:

Challenging Behaviour Toolkit 

Play Toolkit 

Eating difficulties Toolkit 

Sleep and Bedtime routines Toolkit 

Toileting Toolkit 


FACEBOOK: We have now joined the Peterborough Children's Therapies NHS (Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy) Facebook page to provide useful tips and resources. 


For further advice and how to support your family during this difficult period please access:   

Autism: Self Isolation. Guidance and Resources for Parents  

Peterborough SEN and Inclusion Service - COVID-19 support  


How this service can help you

The Peterborough Paediatric Psychology Service works closely with the specialist speech and language therapist because both professions are interested in how a child communicates, interacts and plays. The psychologist may look at a child's cognitive (thinking) skills and their ability to adapt to social situations and also talk to parents/carers about how the child reacts at home and in other settings.

After a multi-professional assessment, the psychologist and the Specialist Practitioner may be involved in supporting the child's communication, behaviour and learning in conjunction with other professionals.

Psychology is the study of people: how they think and act, and how they react and interact with other people. A child psychologist is particularly interested in applying psychology to help children and young people.

Who is this service for?

The Peterborough Paediatric Psychology Service at the Child Development Centre is for children (aged 0-5 years), registered with a GP in Peterborough, who have difficulties in more than one developmental area including learning, social interaction and behaviour. We offer early intervention in conjunction with other professionals to ensure the best possible outcome.

How do I access this service?

Referrals to the Paediatric Psychology Service are via the Early Help Team and Child Development Centre, Community Paediatrician's

How do I refer to the Peterborough Paediatric Psychology Service?

We do not accept GP or other professional referrals to this service.  Referrals may only be made by the Consultant Community Paediatrician in the Peterborough Child Development Centre.

Facilities available

The Paediatric Psychology Team usually carries out assessments at the Child Development Centre, City Care Centre where children can be observed playing with a variety of toys. 

Further intervention maybe offered in clinics and sometimes in families’ own homes.

The City Care Centre has a large car park. (Pay machine in reception.)

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

Interpreters are available if needed

Who provides this service?

The service is provided by the Paediatric Psychologists of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust Children’s Business Unit.

The team consists of Clinical Psychologists, an Assistant Psychologist and Specialist Practitioners, of whom work solely with pre-school children.

Where is it?

Winchester Place
80 Thorpe Road

Contact the service

Monday to Friday (09:00-17:00)

  • Telephone: 0300 555 5965
  • Fax: 01733 777938

The page was last updated on 03 September 2020 by paediatricpsychologicalservices.

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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