Some children can be identified as having additional needs when they are very young. Staff will be required to make reasonable adjustments in order to meet their learning needs.
If there are concerns about a child's development then the Early Years Process should be started. This can be done by any professional that is involved with the child
This will be discussed at an early years panel meeting where it will be allocated to an area SENCO or a Specialist Advisory Teacher depending on the level of need.
Further information and guidance about specific needs could also be found by looking pages on the Specialist SEND Support Education web pages.
Specific early years information/guidance can be found in the Cumbria SEND Handbook.
Here you will find general information about Early Years Provision: eg 2 year old funding, 30 hours provision, SEN funding, etc.
Parent and toddler groups provide a meeting place for adults while their children play together and take part in activities.
Groups provide an excellent support network. They can also be a great place to make new friends, swap ideas and share parenting experiences. Groups usually meet once or twice a week, during school term-time. Please download our Parent and Toddler Group leaflet below for further information:
Parent and Toddler Group Leaflet [pdf 394kb]
|1.||Parent's Guide to the Early Years Foundation Framework [pdf 998kb]|
|2.||EAL Guidance - Information Section [pdf 2292kb]|
|3.||Early Support Early Years Developmental Journal [word 377kb]|
|4.||Guidance for Completion - My Early Years SEN Support Plan [pdf 172kb]|
|5.||My Early Years SEN Support Plan - Parent Guidance [pdf 319kb]|
|6.||My Early Years SEN Support Plan - Guidance [pdf 172kb]|
|7.||My Early Years Support Plan [doxc file 467kb]|
|8.||Example - My Early Years SEN Support Plan [pdf 564kb]|
|9.||Planning SMART Targets [pdf 191kb]|
|10.||Speech and Language Monitoring Tool [docx file 56kb]|
|11.||Autism Booklet [pdf 7926kb]|
|12.||Support for SEND Children in Early Years [pdf 1156kb]|
|13.||Early Years SENCO Toolkit [pdf 1341kb]|
|14.||Joint Health and Early Years 2 Year Old Review [pdf 215kb]|
|15.||1001 Criteria Days [pdf 3295kb]|