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Our team of education specialists have put together a bank of information, support and resources. This provides you easy access to the most up-to-date knowledge and support which is rooted in research and evidence-informed best practice.

Please note: Our resources reflect the terminology and accepted language of the moment in time at which they were produced, and sometimes, although content remains relevant and valid, as our knowledge and understanding grows, some of the terms may not be what we would now choose to use.

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Time Together with your Toddler

  • General
  • 09 May 2024
Free
early years
guide

This booklet has been produced by nasen for parents, carers and families of all children in the Early Years but particularly those with SEND. It gives ideas for places to look for activities to do with young children from trusted and well-known sources.

An image of an early years child playing with a colourful wooden toy

SEND Code of Practice & EYFS Framework – what they say

  • General
  • 12 Apr 2024
Free
early years

This resource is a quick reference guide which highlights the key messages for SEND in the context of early years. It can be printed out and displayed, used as the focus of a staff meeting or kept in the front of a practitioner’s planning folder.

Three early years children playing with plastic balls

Meeting the Needs of Every Child

  • General
  • 01 Apr 2024
Free
early years

This DfE funded online course is FREE to access and will provide Early Years Practitioners with an overview and understanding of inclusive practice for SEND in Early Years settings.

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Podcasting to build communication skills (Article taken from nasen Connect Spring 2024)

  • General
  • 30 Jan 2024
Free

Young people with autism can find communication challenging. One school’s approach to this was to introduce a sports podcast. Several years and a major award later, teacher Adam Millichimp talks us through the initiative.

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Teacher Handbook: SEND

  • General
  • 22 Jan 2024
Free
Teacher Handbook SEND

The approach we have taken to writing this handbook reflects the approach that is needed to embed inclusive practice across schools - a shared vision and true collaboration, underpinned by professional challenge and respect for everyone’s strengths

two young boys playing with wooden toys

Resilience Development Pack: Top Tips for Parents

  • General
  • 23 Nov 2023
Free
early years
RDP

In the Resilience Development Pack, you will find that each day of the week has a theme, which supports the development of resilience.

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Resilience Development Pack Parent Resource: Daily Activity Sheet

  • General
  • 23 Nov 2023
Free
early years
RDP
template

This activity sheet suggests a way of noting down the things you choose to do with your child from the Resilience Development Pack.

Three early years children playing with plastic balls

Resilience Development Pack Parent Resource: Weekly Diary and Weekly Diary Example

  • General
  • 23 Nov 2023
Free
early years
RDP
template

Use this diary to plan activities or targets for your child to practise each week. This resource includes an example of a completed diary with activities selected, comments added and notes about ‘next steps’ included.

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Resilience Development Pack: 7 days, Many Ways - white label

  • General
  • 23 Nov 2023
Free
early years
RDP

This white label version of a previous document does not contain images. This resource includes a set of 14 fun activities for parents to do with their children and 14 related activities for practitioners to carry out in their setting.

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Information summary for transition

  • General
  • 23 Nov 2023
Free
transition
PfA

An useful tool which you could use to summarise and collate the essential information you need about children and young people with SEND at transition points.

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Inclusive Strategies Game: CPD for SENCOs

  • General
  • 23 Nov 2023
Free
CPD

The resource can be used to support SENCOs in their role in delivering effective CPD for staff.

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Resilience Development Pack: 7 days, Many Ways

  • General
  • 23 Nov 2023
Free
early years
RDP

This resource includes a set of 14 fun activities for parents to do with their children and 14 related activities for practitioners to carry out in their setting.

Group of EY Children reading a book with their education practitioner

Seven pieces to build the resilience jigsaw: Confidence

  • General
  • 05 Nov 2023
Free
RDP
early years
Jigsaw

This is one of a series of additional resources to nasen’s Resilience Development Pack which can be used to support you as a parent, carer or professional working with young children to boost children’s resilience through everyday activities.

teacher with children drawing pictures

Seven pieces to build the resilience jigsaw: Connection

  • General
  • 01 Nov 2023
Free
early years
RDP
Jigsaw

This is one of a series of additional resources to nasen’s Resilience Development Pack which can be used to support you as a parent, carer or professional working with young children to boost children’s resilience through everyday activities.

parent playing with child

Seven pieces to build the resilience jigsaw: Character

  • General
  • 01 Nov 2023
Free
early years
RDP
Jigsaw

This is one of a series of additional resources to nasen’s Resilience Development Pack which can be used to support you as a parent, carer or professional working with young children to boost children’s resilience through everyday activities.

baby playing on the floor

Seven pieces to build the resilience jigsaw: Control

  • General
  • 01 Nov 2023
Free
RDP
early years
Jigsaw

This is one of a series of additional resources to nasen’s Resilience Development Pack which can be used to support you as a parent, carer or professional working with young children to boost children’s resilience through everyday activities.

three children sitting at a table playing

Seven pieces to build the resilience jigsaw: Coping

  • General
  • 01 Nov 2023
Free
early years
RDP
Jigsaw

This is one of a series of additional resources to nasen’s Resilience Development Pack which can be used to support you as a parent, carer or professional working with young children to boost children’s resilience through everyday activities

teacher playing with two children on a slide

Seven pieces to build the resilience jigsaw: Contribution

  • General
  • 01 Nov 2023
Free
RDP
early years
Jigsaw

This is one of a series of additional resources to nasen’s Resilience Development Pack which can be used to support you as a parent, carer or professional working with young children to boost children’s resilience through everyday activities.

young child reading with their parent

Seven pieces to build the resilience jigsaw: Competence

  • General
  • 01 Nov 2023
Free
early years
RDP
Jigsaw

This is one of a series of additional resources to nasen’s Resilience Development Pack which can be used to support you as a parent, carer or professional working with young children to boost children’s resilience through everyday activities.

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Support Staff Observation Tool

  • General
  • 28 Oct 2023
Free
template

An editable document that can be completed electronically, this tool has been designed to help scaffold the observation process.