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children with Down syndrome.

We are a North East education charity for children with Down syndrome, based in Newton Aycliffe and Hexham.

National Lottery Awards

Check here to find out what our volunteers and fundraiser's have been getting up to.

Recent Events

We offer a range of training opportunities to help those who want to learn more about understanding and working with children with special needs, with particular emphasis on Down syndrome.

Training Opportunities

All of our Aycliffe and Hexham Spring and Summer 2014/15 term dates are now available online

Term Dates

Click here for useful information and links.

Useful Links

ECCDS receives funding from the National Lottery Big Lottery Fund and Children in Need

A big thank you to all our supporters and fundraisers.
We could not do this without you!

Support for New Parents

We offer support to expectant or new parents of a child with Down syndrome.


We have a number of volunteers who assist with the running of our sessions and also many volunteers who give their time to assist with fundraising events...

Speech and Language

Speech is very difficult for most children with Down syndrome. Saying the speech sounds and putting them together into words is a big hurdle..

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What We Do

BBC  Look North filmed a clip on us for Children In Need.

If you would like to view this, please click in the link below.

Thank you for all your support!

BBC Look North

Craft Fair 15 November

 Darlington Lions Club  

Christmas Craft  Fair

Our 10th Anniversary Charity Ball

Read the write up in our Recent Events page or view the pictures in our Gallery

Important Dates For Your Diary

Saturday 28th November 2015:

Visit to Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre:  

For Newton Aycliffe KS1, 2 + Lifeskills Children.

Meeting at the centre for 10.00am (DL8 3TH)

Please note because of this outing there will be no group running at the PCP.


Friday 11th December 2015:

Christmas Party for the Newton Aycliffe Friday Children + Babies - further details to follow.


Saturday 12th December 2015:

Christmas Party for the Newton Aycliffe Saturday Children

(KS1, KS2 + Life Skills)

At the PCP, Carers Way, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 4SF

 From 10.00am.