Welcome to Child Development

Child Development works on a consultancy basis at different International schools in North and South Holland. We provide occupational therapy (OT), sensory integration and psychology services for children who need extra support in their concentration, attention span, fine (writing skills) or gross motor control, sensory challenges, emotional balance, self esteem etc.


In line with the RIVM and the Dutch government’s COVID-19 recommendations we are applying rigorous safety measures as we return to face-to-face therapy sessions in June. 


Online and Phone appointments will continue to be available for ongoing safety and/or convenience.


The health and safety of our clients, families and our team are paramount, and we will continue to adjust our practices accordingly with RIVM and governmental regulations.

Our Mission
Our practice is called Child Development, due to our teams’ dedication to supporting your child develop the skills they need to reach their potential and achieve their dreams.

Child development refers to the sequence of physical, language, thought and emotional processes which occur from birth to the beginning of adulthood. During this complex developmental journey, a child becomes increasingly independent. Child development is strongly influenced by genetic factors and events during prenatal life. It is also influenced by environmental factors and the child’s learning capacity. Child development can be actively enhanced through individualised therapeutic support and ‘just right’ challenges.

What does child development include?

Child development covers the full scope of skills that a child masters over their life span including development in:

  • Physical skills – fine motor (finger) skills and gross motor (whole body) skills

  • Cognition – the ability to learn and problem solve

  • Social interaction and emotional regulation – interacting with others and mastering self-control

  • Sensory awareness – the registration of sensory information for use

  • Speech and Language – understanding and using language, reading and communicating

Why is child development important?

Child development forms the foundation of all adult skills; therefore, it is vital to maximise their well-being as adults. Optimizing children’s early development strengthens their brain development, physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development for their future success. The earliest possible detection (and early intervention if appropriate) of developmental challenges can be helpful in minimizing the impact these may have on your child’s skill development and subsequently their confidence. At Child Development our team sees your child’s unique skills within the context of your family and community, validate your concerns, and design individualised support plans so your child can become successful in their own way.

Problems in Child Development

Problems in child development can be linked to life events, temperament, genetics, prenatal circumstances, the presence of a specific diagnosis or medical factors, and/or the lack of opportunity or exposure to early learning opportunities. Specific assessment can provide clarity about your child’s strengths and developmental challenges. This information is used by our therapy team to develop individualised and child-centred support plans to help your child achieve their goals. Due to the complexities of child development, our therapy team works in a collaborative way to simultaneously (as required) to support your child, family and their school.

Please contact us if you are concerned about your child’s development or if you need any advice or support.

Our services are offered in:
  • English,
  • Dutch,
  • German
  • Spanish.
Occupational therapy
Occupational Therapy (OT) focuses on the child's "occupation" which may include activities that are related to school performance, home performance or play. Fine motor skills such as cutting, colouring, handwriting, buttoning, other self-care skills, or processing of sensory information are often OT goals. Learn more...
Educational Psychology
Educational Psychology tackles the problems encountered by children in education, which may involve learning difficulties, social problems or emotional problems. We also focus on difficulties children may face when moving to a new country. These may include having to learn a new language, adjust to a new school and environment, and make new friendships. Learn more...
Sensory Processing
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Group Therapy
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Information & Contact

Want more information?

Feel free to apply for an information package about our services.

Do you need help?

You can always message us through our contact form or give us a call.


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Registered with the Dutch Occupational Therapy and Educational Psychology Association: Nederlandse Vereniging voor Ergotherapie (number 14979; registration number: 29901493690) and Nederlandse Vereniging voor Orthopedagogiek (number 7612).

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Child Development

Achter Sint Pieter 9

3512 HP Utrecht

Phone +31(0)624144875  

E-mail info@childdevelopment.nl



Registratie nummer: 29901493690  

Nederlandse Vereniging voor Ergotherapie (NVE: nr. 14979)    

Nederlandse Vereniging voor Orthopedagogiek’ (NVO: nr. 7612)    

AGB-code: 99-001060/ 88-051023

IBAN: NL41ABNA0415337623

NL41 ABNA 0415 3376 23


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