Practitioner zone

A woman showing a little boy a tiger puppet Nottinghamshire has excellent support and training available for practitioners, including; free training, additional sold services, free networks and a language lead accreditation scheme.

Support and advice is readily available from Children’s Centres, which all have language leads and speech and language therapists linked to them. Your early years specialist teachers will also be able to help.

Referral information

The Nottinghamshire Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Service now has a telephone advice line, which has replaced the old referral system. Staff can make referrals as well as getting advice about children’s communication skills.

The advice line is open Tuesdays 1:00pm - 4:30pm and Thursdays 9:00am- 12.30pm.

  • County Mid Notts - Mansfield, Ashfield (excluding Hucknall), Newark: 07976 863617
  • County South - Rushcliffe, Gedling, Broxtowe, Hucknall: 07795 953718
  • Nottingham City:  07392 286847

Home Talk and Children's Centres (NCFP) Speech and Language Therapy

NCFP SLT and Home Talk referral guidance [doc] 2MB

Referral Form to NCFP Speech and Language Therapy.doc[doc] 1MB 


Contact us


Team leaders

  • Jane Young, Speech and Language Therapy Service Manager: email tel 07815494540
  • David McDonald, Speech and Language Therapy Service Manager/Gedling and Broxtowe Speech and Language Therapy Team Leader: email tel 07920138129
  • Helen Hegarty, Speech and Language Therapy Team Leader, Ashfield: tel 07921368674
  • Sue Hillier, Speech and Language Therapy Team Leader, Newark and Sherwood and Rushcliffe: email tel 07920082152
  • Rachel Dillon, Speech and Language Therapy Team Leader, Bassetlaw: email tel 07816851301
  • Jane Marr, Speech and Language Therapy Team Leader, Mansfield: email tel 07795355376