CHIPS – Pre-School Children with Hearing Impairment

CHIPS (Children with Hearing Impairment Play and Stay) is a play and stay communication session led by Teachers of the Deaf and Sensory Support Specialists. It is for families of pre-school children who are supported by Teachers of the Deaf.

The Play and Stay sessions encourage communication and language through:

  • sing and sign
  • music
  • free play
  • craft activity
  • stories

It also gives parents and carers the opportunity to meet other families from your local area with a young deaf child.


Who the service provides for

Pre-school children with vision impairment who are being supported by Essex County Council’s Hearing Impairment Service.


Operational locations

  • Essex