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: http://cumbrialscb.com/professionals/earlyhelp/earlyhelpassessmentforms.asp
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 at specific pages on the Specialist SEND Support - Education page: http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/childrensservices/schoolsandlearning/ils/specialeducationalneeds/
Specific early years information/guidance can be found in the Cumbria SEND Handbook: https://search3.openobjects.com/mediamanager/cumbria/fsd/files/full_document_send_handbook_2017.pdf
For general information about early years provision: eg 2 year old funding, 30 hours provision, SEN funding, etc: http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/childrensservices/childrenandfamilies/cfis/default.asp
Glossary of terms/abbreviations can be found in the SEND Handbook: https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/eLibrary/Content/Internet/537/3953/17338/4321910151.pdf
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: