Early years targeted and specialist services
The majority of young children with special educational needs and/or disability (SEND) can have their needs met in the wide range of inclusive nurseries, pre-schools, child-minders or universal pre-school clubs and activities available in Bromley.
Bromley pre-schools and nurseries can access advice and training from a range of professionals to support them to be fully inclusive such as the Area Special Educational Needs Coordinator (Area SENCO) and the Sensory Support Teachers (Visual Impairment & Hearing Impairment).
Early years education support services for young children with special educational needs and/or disability work with other services in health, early years education, social care and the voluntary sector to ensure quality, timely, coordinated access to support and early intervention for children and their parents & carers. High quality family friendly services, information and support are offered with a particular focus on children with more severe or complex disabilities.
Early Years Targeted and Specialist Local Offer
For children who are resident in the London Borough of Bromley with severe or complex SEND, a range of targeted or specialist education services/provision is available.
Parents and their children who have been referred through ESPSP also benefit from support given in a variety of parent/child groups.
The group sessions aim to support children to learn, be part of a group and empower parents to meet their child’s needs.
Groups currently available are:
- Stay and Play for children under 2 years with complex SEND - find out more by downloading a leaflet [PDF, 277KB]
- SCIPS (Social Communication Interaction Play Skills) for children with social communication needs - find out more by downloading a leaflet [PDF, 279KB]
- Sensory Group for children with more profound sensory needs e.g. profound and multiple learning difficulties or profound Autism - find out more by downloading a leaflet [PDF, 386KB]
- SPARKLES for children with a wide range of SEND - find out more by downloading a leaflet [PDF, 273KB]
- Mini Griffins for children with visual impairment
- Sing & Sign for children with hearing impairment
All children who receive a service from any early years specialist support service will be allocated an Education Keyworker link to leaflet, who is the central point of contact for the family and early years setting in relation to educational services and provision.
Transition to School
All children known to the above services will be offered a supported transition to school.
The Education Keyworker will discuss with parents/carers the support options available to their child once they have started school.
Special Educational Needs Assessment and Statutory Assessment
More information on Special Educational Needs Assessment can be found on the Assessment for Special Educational Needs page of this website.
A small number of children may require a formal Statutory Assessment known as Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment. More information on Education, Health and Care planning can be found on our Education, Health and Care Plan page.
Need more help?
Find out who to talk to
Contact the Information, Advice and Support Service for free, impartial information, advice and support for parents and carers of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Support is also offered to children and young people with SEND. They can also help provide information in a non-web format.
Call: 020 8461 7630
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