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The Sherwood Children’s Centre is a multi-disciplinary assessment Centre for children from the ages of 3 to 18 years. Our assessment and therapeutic team comprises psychologists, speech & language therapists, occupational therapists and remedial teachers. Birdwood Remedial School, situated on our premises, provides a supportive, individualised educational setting for children with learning barriers and developmental delays ranging from Grades 000 to 7.

We are here to help children through early identification and intervention regarding barriers to learning and learning disabilities and we support parents through this journey by equipping them with the tools to help and support their children.

Our ethos is to prize the uniqueness and complexity of each child while promoting optimal development and acquisition of skills and abilities towards achieving independence and a purposeful wholesome life.

The Children’s Assessment & Therapy Centre Trust was established in January 1973; founded by Sylvia Shearer (Counselling Psychologist), Kay Erskine (Physiotherapist) and Elsie Lucas (Occupational Therapist). From humble beginnings with a very small client load, the Centre grew and developed, increasing the range of services into what it is today and continue to expand and grow each year