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Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy

The Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy (SaLT) service supports children and young people, aged 0 - 19 years-old, who have difficulties with speech, language, communication, stammering, social interaction skills, feeding and swallowing difficulties. 

Our Locations 

The child will be offered an appointment in the most appropriate setting which meets the needs identified for the patient during the referral process. This could be:

  • Community Clinics
  • Children's Centre
  • Mainstream Schools
  • Special Schools 
  • Resource Bases
  • Patient's Homes
  • Preschool Settings


In order to access the service, you must have a GP within the catchment area covered by South Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) or Vale Royal CCG. 

If you are considering making a referral, please look at one of the following checklists: 

We also operate an open advice line on Tuesdays, 12pm - 4.30pm. 

Tel: 07825 103893

If a referral is appropriate, please complete the referral form (opens in new window) in full with parental consent. Please then click 'Submit'.  


Please complete the separate feeding and swallowing referral form, with full parental consent, then click 'submit'.

In the meantime, see our tips for preschool children and tips for school children (see links above).

If your child's referral has been accepted, please see the information outlining 'what to expect at your first appointment'. (opens in new window)


For Appointments:

Therapy Booking Service

Flat 50 

ME Block 


Leighton Hospital 

Middlewich Road



Tel: 01270 278310

Email: CCICP.TherapyServices@mcht.nhs.uk

For all other enquiries:

Crewe/Nantwich and Vale Royal Speech and Language Therapy Base:

Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy Service

Bevan House 

Barony Court




Tel: 01270 826312


Commissioned time is when a setting buys in SaLT time which is over the time entitled from NHS and Local Authority contracts. 

It might be direct time spent with children, group programmes for children at risk of speech and language delay, teaching, staff coaching and whole school approaches.

We work with you to create and measure Key Performance Indicators for the contract and evaluate this annually. 

You can see the Commissioning Brochure here (opens in new window).

If you want to get in touch to enquire about commissioned services you can contact: 

South Cheshire

Jill Cooper - jill.cooper@mcht.nhs.uk

Una McIntyre - una.mcintyre@mcht.nhs.uk

Vale Royal

Sara Caldwell - sara.caldwell2@mcht.nhs.uk

Sarah Evans - sarah.evans2@mcht.nhs.uk

or Telephone 01270 826312


Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we are redesigning our training package offers. We will be sending further information out as soon as possible. 


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