Vera Hayward Child Development Services

Vera Hayward Child Development Services


The Child Development Service provides individual developmental programmes and assessments for children with disabilities or children at risk of developing a disability. We are a family focussed early intervention service for children aged 0-5 years and occasionally children up to 16 years of age.

We provide a developmental follow -up surveillance for some of the babies from Neo Natal Intensive Care.

We work closely with the Paediatricians who are the lead clinician, to provide assessment and ongoing intervention for children either centre based or community based as required.

Staff members include

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Speech-Language Therapists
  • Social Workers

Service coverage includes

  • Greater Dunedin
  • North Otago region
  • South Otago region


Vera Hayward Centre, Castle St Dunedin

  • Entrance and limited patient parking off Castle Street,  behind the Physiotherapy Pool

(location map available on request)


Contact Details

Ph: 03 470 9377

Fax: 03 474 7041