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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 Inclusion Link Programme is to support children with SEND to have the best possible start to school life through a smooth, supported and effective transfer from early years setting to school by:

  • Promoting positive partnership working between parents/carers, early years setting, schools and other professionals/agencies.
  • Facilitating information sharing to support an effective and smooth transfer from early years setting to school.
  • Sharing knowledge and expertise about the child.

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

 

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