The Early Years Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Advisory Team

Our Early Years Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Advisory Team provides support to

  • Children
  • Parents and Carers
  • Early Years settings such as Childminders and Nurseries
  • Pre-schools and Schools

The team includes Early Years Advisory Teachers and Specialist Practitioners.
We ensure that your child receives the best support we can offer. We will do an initial assessment with you and your child either at home, or in their early years setting.
When your child is ready to attend an early years setting, we will work with you and the setting:

  • to help them settle in
  • to build on your child's skills
  • to encourage their progress in play, learning and communication
  • to identify any extra support your child may need

We also work with and can receive referrals from other professionals such as

  • SENCO's
  • any Health Professional e.g. Paediatrician, Speech and Language Therapist, Audiologist, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist etc.

We will continue to work with your child until they transfer to school.


Referral required
Referral Details

Referrals can be made by completing the online Single Referral Form

Other notes

Professionals can make referrals to the Child Development Centre (CDC) and the Edwin Lobo Centre (ELC) by completing the online referral form.


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Last Updated

Last updated: 16/11/2023