Early Years SEND Partnership resources

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Local area strategic planning tools

EYSEND Self-Review Tool: This tool has been developed to help local areas consider how to improve access and inclusion for disabled children and those with special educational needs (SEND) in the early years. These are used by local areas to inform action plans (see below). Click here.

EYSEND Action Plans: The self-review tool (above) should inform an action plan. Click here.

Whole Setting SEND resources

nasen EYSEND review guide: This Early Years (EY) SEND Review Guide, developed by Achievement for All (AfA) and funded by the Department for Education, is the latest addition to the Review ‘family’. You can access the review here.

SEND and Inclusion Pledge poster: For settings to display to show what actions they are taking to ensure that their setting is inclusive. Click here

SLCN resources

SLCN Commitment Declaration: A tool for settings to monitor and share with parents and staff what they are doing to support the development of communication and language skills. Click here

SLCN Strategies Declaration: For settings to display to parents and staff what strategies they are using to develop communication and language skills. Click here

SLCN Intervention Record: For sharing detailed information about a child’s identified needs and the interventions being used to support those needs. Click here

SLCN Quick Review Checklist: A comprehensive RAG rating tool that allows settings to assess their current practice and make a plans for developing practice. Click here

SLCN Needs Calculator: A quick way for settings to work out their levels of SLCN. Click here

Visual SLCN Pathway Tool: An introduction to what an SLCN pathway looks like. Click here

Visual timetable resource from I CAN: A document explaining how visual timetables can support children with speech, language and communication needs in the early years. Click here

Transition and intergration resources

Early Years Transition Webcasts: nasen have now released three new webcasts and supporting documents for Early Years practitioners, SENCOs, teachers, teaching assistants and parents. These resources will support with the transition for all children, particularly those with SEND who are moving from nursery to Reception and Reception to Year One. Click here

SEN and disability in the early years: A toolkit: A toolkit provides a briefing on particular aspects of the SEN and disability reforms as they apply to early years providers. See section 10 for a briefing on transitions for children with SEN and disabilities. Click here

Changing places in the early years from I CAN: A transition resource to support young children with speech, language and communication needs. Click here


EYSEND partnership Covid-19 Survey: Summary Report. Click here