Children's occupational therapy

Help for children and young people who struggle with daily living skills. This may be due to physical, developmental or sensory difficulties.

We work with children and young people who have trouble doing everyday activities. This may be due to physical, developmental or sensory difficulties. We aim to help children achieve or maintain their independence at home, nursery or school.

We can help your child develop life skills such as getting dressed, eating independently, using the toilet.

We can also help your child take a full part in their education. For example, we can help them to improve their organisation skills or handwriting. Or support them so they are better able to join in with playtime games and PE.

More information on what we do.

Please note that there is a separate social care occupational therapy service for children. This team assesses whether any changes should be made to a family’s home to help the child or young person be safe and more independent. They also organise any equipment necessary.

How to get support from us

Contact your GP or health visitor to discuss any concerns you have. If your child is at school, you could discuss your concerns with the SENCO. Any health or education professional can refer a child or young person to our service. All referrals go to the Seaside View Child Development Centre referrals panel.


  • Seaside View Child Development Service, Edburton Building, Brighton General Hospital, Elm Grove, Brighton, BN2 3EW

Contact information

Opening times

Open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.




  • wheelchair accessible
  • accessible toilets
  • baby changing facilities

If you have any additional needs please contact us to see if these can be accommodated.

Other information

See our website for a map of Brighton General Hospital. This shows bus stops, car parks, and buildings, with Seaside View Child Development Centre's location marked.


Car parking charges will apply at Brighton General Hospital. Please use the patient/visitor car park on your right as you enter. Free parking is available on surrounding streets, however it is restricted to permit holders between 11am to midday and 6 to 7pm. There are disabled parking bays outside Seaside View if you are a Blue Badge holder.

Buses for Brighton General Hospital

There are bus stops located nearby and around the Brighton General site. Buses: 2, 21, 22, 22A, 23, 37B