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Early Years Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND) Information

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Early Years Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND) Information

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For further information please click this link Early Years Special Educational Needs & Disability (S.E.N.D) Information

All settings must have regard to the SEN and disability code of practice. The SENCO supports practitioners in understanding their responsibilities to young children with SEN and disabilities, as set out in the Code. A shorter Early Years Guide to the SEND Code of Practice is published on the Department for Education website.  

Bury’s Early Years SEND Pathway has been revised in order to provide greater clarity and consistency for parents, early years providers and professionals, as to how young children up to the age of 5 with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) are identified early, supported, and funded across the different levels of need.

We appreciate that the numbers of children with SEN and/or disabilities are rising. The pandemic has had an impact on children’s development, particularly around speech and language and social interaction. We appreciate the early years sector in Bury has worked and continues to work incredibly hard to support families and we want to continue working with you to support all early years children.

Therefore, we are being more creative in our approach in finding ways to support the early years sector.  The Early Years SEN Model will enable early years settings in Bury to support a wider range of children with both low level and high-level needs.

The changes to the model will enable providers to request advice, guidance and funding in a more holistic way given the present climate and ongoing economic challenges.


Contact Details


Joanne Ash SEN Strategic Lead (Early Years)

Telephone Number

0161 253 6066

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