Children’s Occupational Therapy Service – North East Essex

Occupational therapists (OTs) work to help children to participate in their activities of everyday life.

For a child or young person this may include:

  • self-care (washing, dressing, eating a meal, toileting, preparing a snack/meal)
  • taking part in school or nursery (handwriting, PE, play skills)
  • taking part in activities of interest (hobbies, doing sports, leisure activities)

Who the service provides for

Children aged 0 – 18 years who meet the referral criteria into the service

Hours of operation

9.00 - 17.00

How the service is accessed

Completion of referral form by referrer

Health Professionals both within and external to ACE e.g. Paediatrician, GPs, AHPs, CAMHS

Educational establishments e.g. nurseries, pre-school placements, mainstream schools, colleges, special schools,
Educational Psychologists & other local authority staff

Social Care

Phone number

01206 588100


Anglian Community Enterprise (ACE), Colchester Business Park
910 The Crescent