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Ideas to develop a book area in your early years provision

Take a few minutes to stand back and look at your book area. Now consider the following: Is it being used? Is it being used by both boys and girls? Is it cosy and inviting? Is it a calm space? A designated book/story area is…

Identifying Young Children with SEND

Many children and young people have special educational needs (SEN) at some time during their education. A child or young person with SEN may find it harder to learn than other children of the same age. Special educational needs may include: behavioural or social, for…

Independent Living

From year 9 onwards, when young people start planning for their future, they should be given information about the support available to help with housing.  This includes benefits and funding available to support people with SEND to live independently, as well as personal budgets, community…

Information for Professionals

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Information Service Leaflets, Newsletters and Posters

A range of information produced by the Children and Families Information Service to help parents and carers learn more about Early Years and Childcare

Lancashire and Cumbria Autism Support Hub

<< Go Back Free advice, support and guidance for autistic children The Lancashire and Cumbria Autism Support Hub is a brand-new dedicated space that brings autistic people, clinicians, and like-minded parents with real experiences together to share knowledge, ideas and experiences.  Created by leading mental…

Lancashire and Cumbria Sensory Education Session

Cumbria were invited to attend a sensory education session which was developed in conjunction with parents/carers and Occupational Therapists. If you would like to understand more about your child's sensory needs and how to meet them, then this video session will be useful for you.…

Local Offer Guidance for Settings

To assist settings to develop their Local Offer, each establishment may wish to use the downloadable prompt as responses to the questions.  The responses should be able to relate to parents/carers and young people especially in relation to participation, clarity of language and information about where to…

Mental Health Support for Families

We all have mental health, and life is full of ups and downs for us all. Here you will find expert advice, practical tips, and plenty of help and support if you're stressed, anxious, low or struggling to sleep – or get Your Mind Plan and discover…
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