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Early years SEND inclusion

Early Years SEN Inclusion Service (EYSENIS)

Specialist advisors and practitioners working to support Leicestershire children from birth until their entry into school who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

SEND Code of Practice   

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  • Practitioners 

    Information for early years practitioners, childminders and public health nurse.

  • Extra help for pre-school children 

    Settings of pre-school children with SEND can use the Early Years Panel Referral Form to request home visits and extra teaching to help with child development.

  • 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 additional staff support.

  • 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 

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