Isle of Wight Council

Learning and Development

Learning and Development Resource Centre

The Learning and Development Resource Centre provides a wide range of resources to assist with the continuing professional development of teaching and support staff, governors, childminders and social workers.

The resource centre holds resources in the following areas:

  • special needs, behaviour management, inclusion, child development and the curriculum
  • childcare and early years (including childminders and pre-school staff)
  • classroom activities and artefacts to support learning
  • family support, social work and safeguarding
  • health care and extended schools
  • Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE), citizenship and emotional literacy

Also available are:

  • a varied assortment of puppets for use in the classroom and to assist with social and emotional development
  • many big books, both fiction and non-fiction
  • artefacts and hands-on teaching resources
  • students reading lists tracked and resourced
  • study area with internet access, available for bookings

You can search our resources library online. You can also read the latest term newsletter containing information about new resources.

Location and opening times

Learning and Development Resource Centre, Learning Centre, Westridge, Brading Road, Ryde, PO33 1QS


Telephone: 01983 823346

Opening times:  
Monday to Wednesday 8.30am to 5pm
Thursday 8.30am to 6pm (5pm in school holidays)
Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm