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Our Speech Therapist


Anna Friend - Speech and Language Therapist (BSc Hons)


I have an honours degree in Speech and Language therapy. I have worked within a range of NHS trusts including; Waltham Forest PCT in London; Heyward, Middleton and Rochdale PCT in Lancashire and currently in Bradford and Airedale Community Health Service.


I have worked within a range of settings including community clinics, Mainstream schools, Special schools, Children’s Centres and Private Day nurseries. Throughout my career I have refined my skills in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children with a range of speech, language and social interaction disorders. I specialise in speech, language and communication disorders with early years children and Autism. My special interest in the development of speech and language within young children and the role of early years educators has led me to pursue my ambition to open a nursery that understands and supports children’s communication. I also feel passionately about providing speech and language service that meets the needs of the children and parents, working as a private therapist has enabled me to achieve this.


At New Moon Nursery we believe that parent partnership is vitally important, and we will discuss your child’s individual routine, including information around feeding and sleeping patterns. We will incorporate this into the planning of our daily activities.