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The Peter Pan Centre for Children with Special Needs

Founded as a playgroup for disabled children in 1969, we are a charity devoted to giving children the best start in life and their families the support they deserve.

Through our weekly Education, Care and Development Sessions for 0-5 year-olds with special needs, we: 

  1. Provide exceptional care, support and education to enable children to make rapid progress towards learning, life skills and independence
  2. Support families to meet their children’s needs and provide them with respite
  3. Liaise with health, education and social welfare professionals to ensure a coordinated package of support and consistency of care throughout the early years
  4. Work hard to help children transition successfully to school

Ofsted stated in their most recent inspection (2015) that children make significant and rapid progress with us.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Catherine Cook
Contact Position
Chief Executive
01782 715219
Secondary E-mail
The Peter Pan Centre for Children with Special Needs

We can support children with a variety of needs and disabilities, from conditions such as Down's syndrome and autism to children with medical requirements, or those who have no formal diagnosis but have a complex collection of needs and symptoms

We have high ratios of adults to children, usually 1:1, as we tailor our service to each child’s individual needs. Our sessions provide children with the opportunities to explore and experiment through play, which includes structured group and 1:1 activities and unstructured free play. Learning through play promotes the development of a child and it is through play that children develop their imagination and creativity. Our sessions aim to give every child with an additional need the best early support to enable them to continue their journey into education, whether that is mainstream or special.

Where to go

The Peter Pan Centre for Children with Special Needs
Hoon Avenue
Newcastle under Lyme

Our centre is purpose built with a large, multi-purpose sensory room with ceiling-mounted interactive floor projection system, large and spacious sensory garden, lots of specialist seating and mobility equipment and a hoist throughout.

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
17.50 Per session
We are a charity, and we accept Early Years funding, so please contact us about costs and funding for individual advice.


Referral Details

A referral is not required. Please do give us a call and we can chat about services and how we may be able to help you. We support children and families from right across Stoke and Staffordshire.

Other notes

Our early years team are highly experienced with a combined 80 years of experience supporting children with special educational needs. Two are qualified to degree-level and others all have level 3 qualifications with specialist training in communications systems such as picture exchange and Makaton, sensory integration, physiotherapy, behaviour, toileting and feeding and specific medical training.

We support children with a range of needs including but not limited to:

  • Autism spectrum
  • Speech & Language Difficulties
  • Medical Disabilities
  • Physical difficulty
  • Hearing or Visual Impairment
  • Learning difficulties
  • Emotional, behavioural and social difficulties.


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