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Support for children with special educational needs in early years settings

Any Early Year’s setting that a child attends must have arrangements in place to support children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).  These arrangements should include a clear approach to identifying and responding to SEN.

All early years settings in North Somerset will have identified an Inclusion Co-ordinator (INCCO), or in the case of maintained schools, a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO).

Where any setting identifies a child as having SEN they must work in partnership with parents to establish the support the child needs. If special provision is made for a child with SEN the parents must be informed

Useful documents for Early Years settings:-

Inclusion support

Financial Support in Early Years Settings

Inclusion Link Programme

The purpose of the programme is to support pre-school children with SEND into school and to give them the best possible start to school life through:

  • Parent, early years setting and school working together to plan a transfer programme that meets individual children’s needs.
  • Sharing knowledge and information.
  • Ensuring a smooth and effective transfer to school

 Funding for the Inclusion Link Programme is allocated on a year by year basis.

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