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SEND information and guidance for Early Years Practitioners

This section aims to provide useful information and guidance about SEND matters for professionals in the Early Years sector:

Concerns about a child: what to do

SEND toolkit

Identifying children with SEND: information and guidance

Guide for Childminders

EY SEND audit

The four-part 'graduated approach'

Pen Green SEND assessment
in the EY

EY ASD checklist

EHC Needs Assessment

EHC Plan

WellComm information
and training video

Referrals pathway and related information:

Early Years SEND 0-5 Pathway

Early Help Service

Child Development Service

Educational Psychology (EP)

Speech and Language (SALT)

Occupational Therapy (OT)

Autism EY Intervention Team

Hearing support

Visual impairment

Children's physiotherapy

Early Intervention Service team
(formerly Short Breaks)

Bi-Borough Inclusion Service

Supporting speech, communication and language:


Speech and language monitoring tool and videos

Supporting children to communicate

SALT resources

Other useful information and resources:

SEND funding

SEND support flowchart

SEND pen portrait

Inclusion passport and exemplar

Additional resources and guidance

For SEND related training opportunities, visit the Training for Early Years Professionals page.

If you have any queries, please contact the BBEECS Team: Bi-Borough Early Education and Childcare Service team.

Last Updated 10/03/2023

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