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Early Years Inclusion Team


Service Description

The Early Years Inclusion Team consists of four Area Inclusion Coordinators who support private, voluntary and independent (PVI) early years childcare settings to develop their inclusive practice and identify and plan for children with additional needs and SEND.

Each PVI setting has a linked Area Inclusion Coordinator providing advice and support to the setting. They liaise with the named practitioner (Inclusion Coordinator) in the setting who has responsibility for developing the settings practice to ensure arrangements are in place for supporting children with additional needs and SEND.

Additional Information

Additional Information

The Inclusion Team provides a range of advice, training and support for early years childcare settings. Where support is required for specific children, an initial contact form is required which provides information from the setting and parents and gives parent permission for the Area Inclusion Coordinator involvement.

Support includes:
- visiting settings to provide advice, observe children and contribute to person centred planning/review meetings
- online person centred planning and review meetings
- transition planning and advice
- advice on SEND processes and procedures
- liaison with a range of support services and referral process to services
- telephone support
- training, workforce development sessions and support groups for the setting’s Inclusion Coordinators

The Inclusion Team support settings to work closely with parents to identify children’s needs, plan interventions to address needs and review children’s progress. Support is provided through a person centred approach which facilitates information sharing and joint planning with families.

Advice is also provided for parents on assessment and support services, referral pathways and SEND processes to support children with additional needs and SEND.

Suitable for ages

Age of Users
From 0 To 5



Questions & Answers

Can Families Self-Refer To The Service?
Do You Have A Waiting List?
Do You Have Child Protection Policies And Procedures
Do You Offer Specific Support For Children With Additional Needs?
Eligibility - Can The Service Be Accessed By Extended Family Members Or Carers
Has A Service Description?
Is There A Waiting List?

Further Information

Provider Type
Early Years
Suitable For
Challenging Behaviour Downs Syndrome Motor Impairment Visual Impairment Social, Emotional, Behaviour Difficulty (SEBD) Long Term Medical Conditions Cerebral Palsy Mental Health Neurological Conditions Degenerative Conditions Multi-Sensory Impairment (MSI) Physical Disability Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) Severe Learning Difficulty (SLD) Speech, Language & Communication Needs (SLCN) Complex Needs Epilepsy Moderate Learning Difficulty (MLD) Hearing Impairment and Deafness
Delivery Channels
E-Mail In Person Telephone Other