Craighalbert Centre
1 Craighalbert Way
G68 0LS

Craighalbert Centre

Our Services - Information for Parents

The Centre provides comprehensive educational and therapeutic services for children with a range of conditions that cause motor impairments (i.e. difficulties with movement and/or co-ordination) with the aim of enhancing the child’s movement and awareness. Children attending the Centre on a full time basis are provided with a holistic programme that includes assessment, education, therapeutic programmes and evaluation, addressing all of the child’s educational and therapeutic needs.

Our Programmes and Services

The SCCMI’s programmes and attendance patterns include:

Early Intervention Programme

Addressing the needs of children from birth to 5 years across the range of disability severity and complexity spectra, attending with parents/carers, incorporating assessment, therapeutic intervention, cognitive ability development and parental instruction.


Nursery/Primary Class 

Addressing the needs of children between the ages 3 - 12 years, across a wide range of the severity and complexity disability spectra, with children normally residing 45 minutes travel from the SCCMI’s operational base at the Craighalbert Centre. 

Attendance Pattern - Maximum of 9 sessions per week

Monday - Thursday  9.15 - 3.15
Friday 9.15 - 12.15

Secondary Class

As Primary class, but addressing the needs of children up to 14 years.          

Access to Education Programme

Designed for children/young people between the ages of 3 and 19 years at the ‘more able’ and ‘less complex’ aspects of the disability spectra, resident in any part of Scotland.  The programme facilitates access to education within their mainstream school through developing physical abilities and life skills.


Admission to Programmes

As a national centre established to provide education and therapy for children from all parts of Scotland affected by disorders of movement, co-ordination, communication and learning, caused by cerebral palsy or other related neurological conditions, SCCMI aims to engage with as many children and young people as possible who may benefit from such engagement and welcomes enquiries from professionals and parents/carers regarding the possibility of a child/young person accessing its services. 

In order to determine whether the SCCMI offers the most appropriate environment to address the particular needs of the individual child/young person, a comprehensive assessment of each child/young person is conducted and extensive consultation with parents/carers and with other appropriate professionals is undertaken.  A range of general criteria are employed to determine admission, including:

  • A diagnosis of a neurological disorder which has resulted in the child/young person having motor and learning difficulties.
  • In cases where a diagnosis is not confirmed, a clear neurological disorder as evidenced by e.g. substantial delay in meeting developmental milestones which has resulted in the child/young person having evident motor or sensory difficulties.

Specific citeria for the engagement of children with specific prgrammes are detailed and include

  • The engagement of a young child with the EIP requires that one of the parents, a close relative or carer attends with the child at all sessions. 

The Nursery/Primary classes can accommodate a wide range of abilities, therefore children who would not have the ability to attend mainstream school could have their needs met within the SCCMI Nursery/Primary classes.  The abilities of children admitted to the Nursery/Primary classes are therefore wide-ranging and currently include children positioned towards the most severe and complex aspects of the disability spectra, including those with exceptional health care needs. 

In considering the admission of a child/young person to the AEP, the child/young person would normally be required to demonstrate the ability to:

  • communicate a level which would have an impact on movement and posture;

  • engage with their immediate environment;

  • interact with others;

  • operate within a group environment as individual therapy intervention is not appropriate within this programme;

  • benefit from short and regular placements.

Should you require further information or to arrange to visit the Centre please contact Alison Philipps on 01236 456100 in the first instance.

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