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Early years SEND inclusion

Early Years SEN Inclusion Service (EYSENIS)

For specialist advisors and practitioners who support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) from birth until they start school.

SEND Code of Practice 

Early years provider SEND report

All Early Years providers should have a SEND report available on the 'Find a childcare provider' pages of the Family Information Service.

Please complete the following form to generate your provision's Early Years SEND report:

Early years Local Offer for providers

  • Practitioners 

    Information for early years practitioners, childminders, and other professional colleagues, with a focus on the graduated approach of assess, plan, do, review and early identification.

  • Apply for Inclusion Funding for children with high needs 

    Inclusion Funding may be available to early years settings when children with very complex needs would benefit from enhanced provision.

  • Extra help for pre-school children 

    Settings of pre-school children with SEND can use the Early Years Panel Referral Form to request support to meet the needs of a child with additional needs.

  • Support with SEND from the local authority 

    The Early Years SEND Inclusion team supports children with additional needs.

  • SENCOs 

    Every childcare setting has a SENCO who will work with staff, children, and parents to develop appropriate strategies to support a child's learning.

  • Information for parents 

    For parents of pre-school children with special educational needs or disabilities.

  • Toolkit 

    Practical toolkits and information to help you support children with SEND within your setting.

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