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Helping providers understand the development of children with English as an Additional Language (EAL), cultural differences and Special Educational Needs and Disablilties (SEND).

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The resources on this page will help providers understand how children with English as an Additional Language (EAL) develop when first attending a setting, celebrate cultural differences and access Special Educational Needs and Disablilties information:

Find an outline of the development of young children’s learning of English as an Additional Language (EAL):

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For providers to support families where English is not the childs first language:

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Alternative languages posters for providers to display in their settings:EAL welcome posters

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Guidance for practitioners to use as a tool for them to reflect on inclusion within their practice and to enhance their provision, ensuring that each child’s entitlement is met during their time in childcare settings including those delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), out of school clubs (OOS) and holiday play schemes:

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The Building Futures: Developing trust booklet has a focus on provision for children from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller backgrounds in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

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This gives information about Leicestershire's Local Offer for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and how providers can ensure they keep their information upto date. There is also information on additional early years and out of school funding that is available on our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer page.

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