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Welcome to The Play Doctors       Winners of Business Excellence Awards  2012
                                                                                                      Winners of the Federation of Small Business Awards 2014
We are a family run company supporting the inclusion of all
children particularly those with SEN, unseen impairments, social communication difficulties, such as autism, or who have English as a second language or are just beginning to talk! 
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 Practical Communication Resources supporting social integration, communication and behaviour.

Our new fan Positive Social Rules Fan using Widgit symbols to encourage positive behaviour has proven popular ... more....


Our new autism resource fan was the best seller at the autism show. More...


We have new

Sensory Play Shop

we are always adding new items



We have lots of resources to support social communication, social integration and social behaviour.  If there is something you want and cannot find, please just contact us - we may know where you can get it from!


Practical inclusion and creative play training for schools and childcare settings including autism awareness



 Excellent training on autism, I have never laughed or learnt so much in one day. I will recommend your training to others.

- Nadeem Milton Keynes


We have a number of books written by Wendy Usher supporting the training including books on positive behaviour, SEN and disabilities.  More....


The sensory resource book has been very well received by the play work team. The activities are very visually appealing, easy to understand.

Playwork Advisor Surrey CC  more...




See us on Twitter - take a look below!


We are a family company, want to know about us and our work  more..   

We are working on a new catalogue to be published in September 2014 with lots of new stock. Our youngest volunteers are giving us design suggestions...







We are thrilled to announce that we won the Federation of Small Business Enterprising Business of the Year Award  for 2014

Lydia went to receive the award and was told that we had been chosen because of our community spirit and our unique product range, especially our augmented communication autism resources. As a small family company we really appreciate the acknowledgement that we want to work hard to support disabled children. We also want to thank our willing volunteers especially Ellie, Les and Nick (all family members)  More...


Take a look at our newsletters, each month we cover a different subject

Our July newsletter is now out lots of ideas for summer activities  more...



 Our new address is:

The Play Doctors Ltd

Unit 10 Manor Farm,

Astwood, Newport Pagnell

MK16 9JS

our new telephone number is

01234 391436


emails remain the same as normal




We have been working with disabled children and young people for over 30 years. 

It is important for us to hear the child's voice, we asked a group of children what they felt play was.... 


Play is what I do when my Mum's not looking - 8 year old

Play is when I hang out with my mates

 - 14 year old

Play has to be exciting, get your heart racing and adrenaline pumping

- 18 year old 

Why should it be any different if the child happens to have an impairment?