Time to Talk

At St Joseph’s we provide a safe environment for children to discuss their wishes and feelings.

Children are given time during the day to speak openly and safely about their worries, concerns, family events or exciting things they are doing. Time to Talk is provided by the teaching assistants in school, alongside nurture sessions to support children socially and emotionally. This may be short or long term, depending on the children’s needs.

Some of the projects the children have completed are: an erupting volcano, a puppet show and a drama about bullying.




Please find below other support services

available in your area.


Chesterfield  Multi Agency Team.

The team works closely with local schools and other local organisations such as Job Centre Plus, GP's and community groups in supporting local people. The main role of the team is to support children, young people and families who have additional needs, to work with specialist services such as disability teams, and to help children and families become healthier and meet their full potential.

For further information please contact the teams on 01629 533539.


Brimington and Staveley Children Centres.

Children’s centres provide the services you need to make sure you and your family are healthy, happy and safe.

There services are open to all families with young children and we welcome everyone – parents, carers, grandparents, step-parents, uncles and aunts!

 These centers provide the following services:

  • Help to find early education or childcare.
  • Fruit and Veg Co-op.
  • Baby Zone sessions.
  • PEEP’s for 1’s.
  • PEEP’s for 2’s.
  • Getting ready for Nursery sessions.
  • Baby explore sessions.
  • Breast feeding support.
  • Family support and support services in the home or community (known as outreach) for parents and carers.
  • Child and family health services.
  • Job Centre Plus.
  • Opportunities to volunteer.

Click here for further information.



Fairplay supports children and young people with disabilities and additional needs, and their families, across North Derbyshire. For more information click here.


Derbyshire Autism Service Group (D.A.S.G)

This service can be home or community based, its purpose is to provide activities, stimulation and the advancement of self-help skills to young people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions and other disabilities.

For more information click here.



Scope is a charity that supports disabled people, parent and cares to have the same opportunities as everyone else. For more information click here.


Parent Partnership

Derbyshire Parent Partnership is a free, impartial service which provides support, guidance parents/carers of children with special educational needs and exclusion issues.

For more information click here.