SENDIASS guidance for early years
The framework and standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old.
Early years standards
The Early years foundation stage statutory framework sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. Early years providers and reception classes follow this framework.
You may become aware from an early age that your child may have special educational needs or disability (SEND) or your Health Visitor or your childcare provider may raise concerns.
Providers of early years education, funded by a local authority, are required to have regard to the SEND Code of Practice
The SEND Code of Practice states that ‘Providers must have arrangements in place to support children with SEN or disabilities. These arrangements should include a clear approach to identifying and responding to SEN.’
Below are links to details of the services and support available to parents and families in both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. These websites include further information on:
- Specialist Services
- Holidays, play and leisure (Respite, short breaks and activities)
Herefordshire- Educational support for early years
Worcestershire- Early years, birth to starting school
Starting Well Worcestershire- support for parents and families
Contact for families with disabled children are a national charity for families of children with additional needs. Their website has information, advice and details of family workshops and events
Also in this section
- SEND, Support and EHCPs
- Education Otherwise Than at School (EOTAS)
- Early years
- Make the most out of meetings
- Guidance for meetings when they are online
- Resolving disagreements or making a complaint
- Guidance for mediation and tribunal