Early Years Inclusion

About the early years inclusion service

Children who are known to Worcestershire Pre-school Forum will be offered support as part of the core (free) offer, and referrals will be received via the Pre-school Forum. ;If a child in your care has been referred by a health professional, a member of the team will contact your setting as soon as the child is referred to the team by the Pre-school Forum.

If you require support for a child who is not known to the Pre-school Forum please contact the team directly on 01905 843099 to discuss purchasing an inclusion consultancy visit.

The Area SENCOs and SENCO Support Advisors, along with all early years and education support services transferred to Worcestershire Children First (WCF) on the 1 June 2020.

The Inclusion team now sit within the SEN Support Services team, allowing us to work more closely with our colleagues in the Sensory Impairment, Complex Communication, Learning Support and the Educational Psychology teams. We will continue to work closely with the Early Years Improvement Advisors, the Nursery Education Team and the Business Support Officer on all relevant aspects within the early years sector.

There are three routes into accessing the teams support and they can be downloaded on the following link:

Download: Early Years Inclusion Team Referral Routes (PDF)

Download: Early Years and School Inclusion Forum: Terms of Reference (PDF)

The team are developing a range of free inclusion webinars that will be available for all practitioners to view on the early years You Tube playlist (opens in a new window)


Referrals to pre school forum by early years settings (schools, private, voluntary, and independent settings)

Download: Pre School Forum - Referrals from Early Years Settings
A flowchart for SENCO's to follow when considering whether a child meets criteria for a referral to Worcestershire Pre School Forum, a multi-agency panel that monitors progress of children with SEN and considers referrals to specialist services.
For an copy of this download email eyinclusion@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk

Graduated response

Download: Graduated Response recommended paperwork
Contains all recommended paperwork (observation, identification, tracking, individual planning) to fulfill the Graduated Response of the SEND Code of Practice (2014).
For a copy of this download email eyinclusion@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk

Download: The Graduated Response (SEND Support in Early Years Provision)
Designed to form the basis of your setting SEND folder, The Graduated Response provides guidance of the assess, plan, do and review cycle and includes recommended paperwork and signposting to other useful resources.
For a copy of this download email eyinclusion@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk

Local inclusion fund guidance - Ordinarily available in early years 2019 to 2020

An overview of the funding available to support children with SEND within Early Years Settings. In provides guidance on the Local authorities expectations of the Graduated Response and the support to be given to children with SEND.
To get a copy of this guidance please email: eyinclusion@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk