Kids First UK comes under the umbrella of Words First Uk. Kids First is based in Kenley, between Croydon and Caterham and has been open since 2017 following a growth in the company. We recognised a need for us to have a base for our expanding team and to offer individualised intervention for families and schools within the local area.
Kids always at the centre of our intervention.
Informal, relaxed setting.
Dynamic, experienced team of professionals.
Friendly, Fun and functional sessions.
Interactive and inclusive.
Research based programs designed specifically for our company.
School links and sharing of information.
Tailored therapy to your child and family’s need’s.
Being a converted house, Kids First UK has a true “home from home” feel. We have 2 large beautifully decorated therapy rooms, a comfortable waiting area for parents to sit and relax in, a kitchen with tea and coffee making facilities and a stunning landscaped garden. When you come to Kids First you may also meet Chester, our therapy dog who enjoys nothing more than being stroked, being invited to play or read to.
Words First has been providing high quality services for children experiencing spoken and / or written language difficulties in mainstream and special schools for over 10 years. The company, set up by Amanda Davis, has grown year on year and we now support over 80 schools across London and employ a dedicated team of over 35 therapists. At Words First, we believe that spoken and written language are inextricably linked and that (with additional training) speech and language therapists are in an ideal position to address all language areas (including many aspects of written language and social communication).
Our work across Universal, Targeted and Specialist levels in schools can therefore extend well beyond traditional speech and language therapy and into the realm of reading, spelling and reading comprehension. To support our ever growing team and to ensure we are always evolving, we develop a range of uniquely designed resources that link current research with the needs of our clients. Our team of graphic designers work closely with our speech and language therapists to create outstanding resources that are free to our schools and clients. Please visit the Words First website for more information and to request access to these resources free of charge.
All our therapists are fully trained, certified and registered Speech and Language Therapists who have additional training in Literacy. All of our therapists split their time working within mainstream primary / secondary school settings through Words First and therefore have a current knowledge of the curriculum and SEN. Within Kids First we have therapists who have specific interests in stammering, speech sounds, Autism, learning, Dyslexia and Developmental Language Disorders (DLD). Being part of the wider Words First group we have access to an even greater range of knowledge and expertise.
All our Speech and Language Therapists at Kids First are experienced, fully qualified and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council UK and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy. Our SaLTs have up to date DBS checks and complete regular safeguarding training.