Identifying and supporting SEND

SEND support for early years providers

Our early years teams offer inclusion support for education providers and childminders.

We will help to identify the needs and disabilities of children aged 0 to 5.

How we can help

Our early years specialist teachers can provide support to help:

  • improve results
  • build links between education, health and social care
  • ensure appropriate provision for children with SEND and their transition into school

What support is available?

We need signed parental consent to involve an early years specialist teacher. They can provide:

  • advice about identification, assessment and intervention within the SEND Code of Practice 
  • regular support for setting-based SENDCos
  • arrangements to support children 
  • guidance on what works well
  • training for individual settings and on a broader basis 
  • links with SENDCo networks and support smooth transitions between providers  

Parents and carers can discuss this level of support with their early years provider.