Early years education settings for children under 5 with SEND include:
- day nurseries
- registered childminders
Most children with SEND will have their needs met in a mainstream setting. All early years providers have to make sure children with SEND receive support, and must follow the SEND Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years.
Places for children with complex needs
Children with more complex needs may be eligible for a specialist nursery place.
If you are worried about your child’s development you should contact your GP or health visitor first.
The Local Offer also has more information about identifying SEND and diagnosis and how our Early Years Inclusion Support Team (EYIST) supports the inclusion of young children with SEND in early years settings.
Brent SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) is on hand to offer independent, confidential help and advice if you need it.