OFSTED registered childcare, is available in Reading for children with special educational needs and or disabilities (SEND).
Reviewed September 2021
Using OFSTED registered childcare ensures children and young people will be looked after by trained staff, and the setting meets regulations set by OFSTED.
Parents and carer can reduce the cost of childcare by using
2 Year Old Education & Childcare Funding - This includes children who receive Disability Living Allowance or have either a Statement of Special Educational Needs or and Education Health and Care Plan.
You can also visit the the Childcare Choices website to find out more about help towards childcare costs.
If you are looking for childcare for a child or young person with special educational needs and/or disabilities, then visit the childcare section Childcare Many of the childcare providers listed on the Family Information Service website will have had experience with children with SEND, and will have stated on their record the specific needs they can cater for.
Many of the childcare providers have completed their Local Offer where they have provided additional information on how they can provide support to children and young people with send, childcare providers who have completed their local offer can be found at Childcare Providers - Local Offers
If you are having difficulty finding suitable childcare, please contact the Family Information Service, our experienced staff can provide a Brokerage Service to help families find and secure a childcare place.
Aimee Trimmer is the Early Years Advisory Teacher for SEN - to find out more about the service visit -
Graduated Approach Document for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities aged 0-5 years
Find out more about the graduated approach.