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.
PLEASE NOTE FROM JANUARY 2019 THIS SERVICE IS SUBJECT TO REVIEW, INFOMRATION WILL BE UPDATED AS APPLICABLE.
SHOULD YOU REQUIRE ANY FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT Lead for Pre-school Specialist Support and Disability Service:
Other education services children of preschool age with SEND may access include:
Early Years SEND information Reports
Early education providers are required to provide information about the support they can offer to children with Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND) available to parents and other professionals, this information is called an SEND information Report. To find out more about individual settings please refer to their website.
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.
For a very few children support from our service in the first term at school may be offered to provide some continuity of support.
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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