Useful resources for practitioners
A range of other resources to support good practice when working with children with SEND in your setting.
Advice and practice for working with children with additional needs in the Early Years.
A tool for highlighting areas of concern in certain areas of development.
Example SEN Registers for monitoring children identified with additional needs.
Guidance from the DfE to help managers and staff understand their statutory duties and responsibilities under the Children and Families Act 2014.
Advice for professionals working with parents and carers of a child who has recently been identified with additional needs. May also be useful for the affected families themselves.
An "assess, plan, do, review" chart for planning provision for children with additional needs.
A chart setting out a graduated process for meeting need. Please note—this is an example and different settings may choose to follow different processes for monitoring.
Advice from Brighter Futures for Children about how to apply a gradated approach to meeting a range of different needs in the early years. Please note—we do not advocate this specific approach, but practitioners may find useful resources and guidance in this document.
General advice about how to differentiate effectively for a range of abilities and needs.
What is "Ordinarily Available Provision" and why is it important?
An example Potty Training policy, including assessment flowchart and table.
Advice on how SEN and Disabilities legislation (i.e. Equality Act 2010) apply in Early Years settings.
Strategies to try for a range of additional needs. Please note—some of these strategies may be outdated relative to current practice.