Dingley’s Promise

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0118 327 7424

Dingley’s Promise supports children in the Early Years with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) to achieve their full potential. 

From our specialist Early Years centre in Reading, we deliver life changing support to children under 5 with SEND, and their families. We aim to develop greater inclusion, enable more children to access mainstream settings and ensure every child transitions into the best educational setting for them.

Dingley’s Promise also provides outreach support to families in the local Reading area through our dedicated Family Support Offer. This is available to all families in Reading with children aged 0–5 that with SEND or developmental delay. You do not have to be attending a Dingley’s Promise Centre to access support. Download a leaflet with more information about sessions in Reading. 

Please contact us using the details above to find out how we could support your family.

What we do

Our Reading Centre offers:

  • Learning Through Play: stimulating and structured sessions tailored on the individual learning and development needs of each child. Term time only.
  • Inclusive Holiday Play-schemes sessions for children with SEND, and their siblings, outside of term time.
  • An environment that is accessible to all.
  • A friendly team of experienced staff and volunteers.

Our Reading Family Support Offer includes:

  • 1:1 support and advice to families. 
  • Online and in person information sessions.
  • Stay and Play activity sessions for children and parents/carers.
  • Access to home learning resources and advice via our website and youtube channel.
  • A Parent Support Group community on Facebook.

How to refer

A child can be referred to Dingley’s Promise by Health or Education professionals: such as their GP, Physiotherapist, a Health Visitor, Preschool teacher, or portage service. Parents/carers can also self-refer. 

Please see our website for a referral form: dingley.org.uk/reading or contact the Centre directly.


The following sessions are term time only.

Morning Sessions (Monday to Friday): 9:15am – 12:15pm

Afternoon Sessions (Monday to Thursday): 12:30pm – 2:45pm

All Day Sessions (Monday to Thursday): 9:15am – 2:45pm

Sessions are subject to availability and must be pre-booked.


Type of organisation
Voluntary organisation
Primary interest
Main activity
Education and learning
Disability (any or all)Developmental disabilitiesChildren (0-5 years)
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RVA member

Address line 1
Kennet Walk Community Centre
Address line 2
Kenavon Drive
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