Our family centred Sleep Support service is available nationwide

The School OT - Occupational Therapy for Children

Proud to be a Paediatric OT!

I am passionate about Paediatric Occupational Therapy, and feel very privileged to be in the position to support the learning and knowledge of Occupational Therapy students, by offering them a placement where they can learn about Paediatric OT and importantly put theory into practice.

Practice Placement EDUCATOR of the Year 2019!

I am so proud to be given this award! It is hard work having a student for 12 weeks - teaching them the knowledge they need to work with the children, whilst still doing my day to day job. My main focus is that the student not only learns but ENJOYS their placement, as this will have a huge impact on their opinion of Paediatric OT. This is a specialised field and is a HUGE learning curve.

University of Northampton Practice Educator of the year Award 2019

You have been recognised as someone who has gone over and above the role of practice educator, giving generously of your time to share your knowledge and expertise in a specialist area of Occupational Therapy Practice. Your organisational and planning skills have been noted, together with your efforts to create learning which have enabled students to develop their knowledge base and apply theory to practice more readily as a result.

In essence, you provided the "best experience possible" are an " amazing and inspiring educator who has opened eyes to the range of places that OT'S can work"

Occupational Therapy for children - meet the School OT

Ellie Clarke (BSc Hons)



I am a Paediatric Occupational Therapist  and Certified Sleep Practitioner who is passionate in supporting children to reach their full potential and to participate in daily age related tasks as successfully and independently as possible. 

I have 15 years experience of supporting the learning, development and participation of children within the mainstream school environment; as a Teaching Assistant, Assistant SENCo and Paediatric Occupational Therapist. I have a specialist interest in sleep and hold an accredited qualification as a Sleep Practitioner. 

I am registered with the HCPC and am a member of the RCOT . I am enhanced DBS cleared (online) and have liability insurance in place.

Professional Training



ADHD - Support for School

Attention Autism workshops

Attachment Theory

Do we need to still teach handwriting? (Lois Addy)

Eyegaze, I-pads and Assistive Technology

Downs Syndrome - Inclusion in Primary Schools

P4C ( Partnering for Change)


Safeguarding Children

Certified Sleep Practitioner  (Children's Sleep Charity)

Sensory integration in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

Somnex - The Sleep Show

Why Sleep Matters

Sensory Attachment Intervention (Eadaoin Bhreathnach)

Working Memory ( Bekki Docherty Educational Psychologist)

Clicker 7 - Removing The Barriers to Handwriting

FASD - Are we getting it right? ( Dr. Ges Gregory)

For in - school support The School OT Covers:


Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and East Midlands. Mileage will be charged at 45p per mile after 15 miles from PE6 0DJ. A £20 per hour travel rate is also applicable.

Our Sleep Support packages are available nationwide

Professional Registration




OT support for Schools


We asked Ellie to come into school to work with pupils who had been identified as having Occupational Therapy needs in school.  Ellie was able to provide tailor made programmes for pupils and carried out  a class observation on another child to identify the types of equipment that really worked for them.  With regular visits Ellie was able to review progress of these pupils, talk to staff running the programmes and make further suggestions to help.  Ellie also reviewed our sensory circuits and handwriting skills in lower Key Stage 1, again making suggestions to improve each area further.  Ellie is very personable, she provides really useful information and working in a school herself understands the pressures/constraints of classroom practice. 

Nicola, SENCo


Sensory Circuit Training

Feedback received after a sensory circuit training session with a local academy trust, supporting the set up of sensory circuits within both primary and secondary school settings.


"Thank you again for your fantastic training on sensory circuits. It was incredibly useful and I know everyone found it easy to apply into their own setting."

SENCo, Peterborough





Handwriting Training

" Thank you so much for your Handwriting training session. Staff have commented how they found the knowledge you provided within the session to be so beneficial in supporting children with their handwriting." 

SENCo , Peterborough