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Useful resources for practitioners

A range of other resources to support good practice when working with children with SEND in your setting.

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Icon for pdf A Celebratory Approach to Working with Children with SEND - Pen Green Centre [8MB]
Advice and practice for working with children with additional needs in the Early Years.

Icon for pdf Areas of Concern Handout [273KB]
A tool for highlighting areas of concern in certain areas of development.

Icon for doc Early Years SEN Register Example Table 1 [52KB]
Icon for doc Early Years SEN Register Example Table 2 [26KB]

Example SEN Registers for monitoring children identified with additional needs.

Icon for pdf Early Years: Guide to the 0-25 SEND Code of Practice - Department for Education [270KB]
Guidance from the DfE to help managers and staff understand their statutory duties and responsibilities under the Children and Families Act 2014.

Icon for doc Emotions Parents May Go Through Information Sheet and Talking with Parents of Children with SEN: Check List for Meetings - Chris Dukes and Maggie Smith [122KB]
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.

Icon for doc Example Graduated Approach Plan (GAP) [26KB]
An "assess, plan, do, review" chart for planning provision for children with additional needs.

Icon for doc Graduated Response Flow Chart Handout [60KB]
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.

Icon for pdf Graduated Approach Document for Children with Special Educational Needs Age 0-5 - Brighter Futures for Children [284KB]
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.

Icon for doc Good Practice in Providing Differentiation Information Sheet [63KB]
General advice about how to differentiate effectively for a range of abilities and needs.

Icon for pdf Ordinarily Available Provision in the Local Offer Presentation - Council for Disabled Children [1MB]
What is "Ordinarily Available Provision" and why is it important?

Icon for pdf Potty Training Policy - ERIC [2MB]
An example Potty Training policy, including assessment flowchart and table.

Icon for pdf SEN and Disability in the Early Years - Council for Disabled Children [7MB]
Advice on how SEN and Disabilities legislation (i.e. Equality Act 2010) apply in Early Years settings.

Icon for doc Strategies to help at Early Years Inclusion Information Sheet [158KB]
Strategies to try for a range of additional needs. Please note—some of these strategies may be outdated relative to current practice.

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