Complex Needs and Dyslexia Service

The Complex Needs and Dyslexia Service (CNDS) is a team of specialist teachers and Early SEN Years Practitioners who work with universal providers like children centres, early years settings and schools to provide a specialist service to inform personalised outcomes and interventions.

We work with families, schools and settings to support and develop provision for children with significant learning or physical disabilities such as profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), severe learning difficulties (SLD), moderate learning difficulties (MLD) and  specific learning difficulties (SpLD)  ie specific numeracy and  literacy difficulties including dyslexia.

This is a Local Authority service which also works closely with Newham Social Care and East London Foundation Trust  (ELFT) children’s services.

Who to contact

02084752301 02084752301

Where to go

Tunmarsh Lane
E13 9NB
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The team operates on a advisory and peripatetic basis from the Tunmarsh Centre.


No costs for Newham schools or parents for early years and school age children with complex needs. Costs for schools for children with specific learning difficulties. Full costs available under name of Professional Dyslexia and Dyscalculia Service (PDDS) within Professional Services traded offer for schools on Newham Connect website. PDDS is a traded service which offers assessment, intervention programmes for schools, strategies and training packages to schools for students with specific learning difficulties


Age Ranges
Referral required
Referral Details
  • Yes for Early Years Offer - referrals available for parents of disabled children, child development service, therapists, health visitors, community nursing service, social workers, early years.


  • Yes - for School Age Offer.


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