SEN and Disability in the Early Years Toolkit

Written by Council for Disabled Children and 4ChildrenDate 24 Jun 2015

This toolkit supports early years providers in implementing the SEN and disability reforms.

It's based on the statutory requirements and the guidance from the Early Years Foundation Stage and the SEN and the disability frameworks; draws on a range of practice guidance; and includes useful tools and reflective tasks for early years practitioners.

Each section of the toolkit focuses on a different aspect of SEN and disability in the early years. There are 10 sections covering: FAQs; statutory requirements; universal inclusive practice; first concerns and early identification; SEN Support in the Early Years; the role of the early years SENCO; how to involve parents and carers; working with other professionals; EHC needs assessments and plans; and transitions for children with SEN and disabilities.