Dingley’s Promise in Bournemouth

Introducing our Bournemouth Centre

Our Bournemouth centre opened its doors in April 2024, and is situated in Moore Avenue on the site of Kinson and West Howe Children’s Centre. The purpose of the assessment centre is to holistically review the development of a child who may have emerging SEND needs and to identify the intervention and support necessary for the child and their wider family. The centre aims to compliment the early years support offered in Bournemouth by providing specialist learn through play sessions to accelerate the development of children in the area who are identified as having SEND. Children are referred to the centre by a system that goes to the local authority panel; click here to complete the Early Years SEND Request for Support form.

The centre is bright and airy, with 4 rooms offering a vast amount of space for children and families, whether accessing the centre sessions or family support service. These consist of a fully equipped and inclusive playroom, another playroom to hold family support sessions (stay and play, information sessions, individual family meetings), a purpose built sensory room and a family support office large enough to hold 1:1 play sessions.

The centre is equipped with sensory resources, communications aids and visuals, specialist equipment, a welcoming and inclusive environment to support the children’s diverse needs, alongside a specialist team trained to provide tailored support, all essential for ensuring every child gets the best start and reaches their full potential.

Our Bournemouth Centre Provides:

  • Dedicated family support for centre children and those in the community.
  • Stay and play sessions for families to enjoy the resources and equipment with their children.
  • Playschemes throughout the holidays to provide respite for families, and engaging child-centred activities with the support of our specialist staff.
  • A welcoming and inclusive environment, where every child is valued and celebrated.


Families who would like more information about the Bournemouth centre and the referral and admissions process, please email [email protected]


Meet the Bournemouth team!

Centre Manager : Amy Treglown

Amy has been working in childcare for over ten years, in a variety of roles. She is passionate about ensuring children with additional needs have the best possible outcomes and she works hard to give them the same opportunities as their peers. A great lover of the outdoors, Amy enjoys creating play opportunities for children in a variety of environments and helping them to explore their communities. She prides herself on being an advocate for SEND and ensuring that children’s wants, wishes and dreams are valued and listened to. Strong relationships with children, families and professionals are important to Amy, and she is always learning, completing her honors degree in Early Childhood Education. She is excited and honoured to be part of the Dingley’s Promise family, and is eager to support her community as centre manager.

Deputy Manager : Carly Clear

Carly has over 10 years experience in childcare, starting off in mainstream settings with children aged 0-5. She changed career path for 2 years but realised that working with children was always going to be her passion. For the last 2 years, Carly has worked in a respite centre for children with complex needs which, while night work, was very rewarding to support the children and ensure their needs were met. Carly has a passion for supporting children and families who need support and who need their voices heard, and she is very excited to see what Dingley’s Promise will bring to Bournemouth.

Family Support Worker : Phillipa Harvey-Blissett

Phillipa is a qualified level 3 early years practitioner with 10 years in early years settings, including leadership roles. She has also volunteered and worked in youth support work for over 10 years. Phillipa’s passion has always been to support the inclusion of all children and young people, helping them to thrive and reach their full potential. She qualified as a Level 3 SENDCO in 2022 to enhance her knowledge and boost her ability to be able to fight for, and get the right support for families in early years education. Phillipa is a mum to children with SEND and supports her brother who lives with a physical disability. She is passionate about supporting children and their families through the barriers they face and helping them to enjoy life.

Early Years SEND Support Bournemouth

At Dingley’s Promise, we support children in the early years with SEND to achieve their full potential. For parents and teachers, we provide additional support, working closely with families to understand their unique challenges and barriers.

Through our specialised practices, we aim to:

  • Develop greater inclusion and enable more children with SEND to access mainstream settings.
  • Help families access the appropriate support services for their child’s needs, such as working with our family support workers.
  • Ensure every child with special needs transitions into the best educational setting for them. We value the importance of early identification and diagnosis criteria, enabling us to create tailored EHC Plans for each child.
  • Seek excellence in our specialist early years intervention.

Understanding the needs of our early years children has never been more important. From perfecting motor skills to deepening emotional engagement, every child must be supported in reaching their full potential. That’s why we’ve tailored SEND support services to fulfil the specific needs of our early years children. We actively promote collaboration through SEN support groups, where families can connect, share experiences, and provide mutual encouragement. Our commitment to working with families and offering a nurturing environment makes us a trusted partner in every child’s early learning journey.

We value the importance of understanding areas of difficulty as well as creating targeted interventions and activities to overcome them. With this approach, we ensure that our youngest learners are equipped with the necessary tools to reach their highest potential.

To enquire about places at the Bournemouth Centre, please email [email protected] 

Volunteering and vacancies:

If you are interested in a career with Dingley’s Promise or would like to volunteer at one of our centres, please visit our vacancies webpage to see our current openings.

To express interest in volunteering at our Bournemouth Centre specifically, please email [email protected]. You can also take a look at our volunteering webpage to learn more about volunteering at Dingley’s Promise!

Our Frequently Asked Questions:

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Do you have any spaces at the centre for my child?

To enquire about places at the Bournemouth Centre please email [email protected]

Can I see a virtual tour?

We hope to be able to provide a virtual online tour of our Bournemouth centre in the near future. Watch this space!

Do you have any volunteering opportunities or vacancies?

If you are interested in a career with Dingley’s Promise, or would like to volunteer at one of our centres, please visit our vacancies webpage to see our current openings.

To express interest in volunteering at our Bournemouth centre specifically please email [email protected]. You can also take a look at our volunteering webpage to learn more about volunteering at Dingley’s Promise!

Session TimesMonday – Friday
Mornings: 9:15-12:15

Monday – Thursday
Afternoon 12:45-2:45

Contact UsCentre or Family Support Enquiries:
[email protected]
Our AddressDingley’s Promise Specialist Early Years Centre
Moore Avenue
West Howe
BH11 8AU