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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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parent playing with child

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.

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.

Two parents crawling on floor with baby

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.

dad playing with child

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.

two adults and a child sitting on grass

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.

Three early years children playing with plastic balls

Cognition and Learning in the Early Years

  • Webcasts
  • 23 Nov 2023
£50.00
Webinar
inclusive provision

This hour-long webinar explores the identification and provision for children with Cognition and Learning Needs in the Early Years.

This resource is FREE with SEND CPD on Demand

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

10 Top Tips for Inclusion in Early Years Settings

  • Webcasts
  • 23 Nov 2023
£50.00
Webinar
inclusive provision
SENCOs

This webinar looks at systems and practices that will make your early years setting more inclusive of all children and changes you can make to the environment and routines in your setting which will make it more accessible to all children.

This resource is FREE with SEND CPD on Demand

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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.

baby playing on the floor

Sensory Needs in the Early Years

  • Webcasts
  • 01 Nov 2023
£50.00
Webinar
inclusive provision

This 30 minutes long webinar webinar explores the identification and provision for children with Sensory Needs in the Early Years.

This resource is FREE with SEND CPD on Demand

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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.

Supporting SEND - Observing Learners in Northern Ireland

  • General
  • 24 Oct 2023
Free
early years
Northern Ireland

Thanks to Lois Totton (Senior Lecturer, Stranmillis University College) and Dr Brenda Montgomery (Chair of the nasen Northern Ireland Advisory Group); this “Observing Learners” resource has been adapted to support educational professionals and practitione

Man reading a book to an early years child

Early Years Case Study: Supporting a Child with Communication and Interaction Needs (South West)

  • General
  • 23 Oct 2023
Free
early years
case study
Communication and interaction

In this case study we hear from Louise Hewings, a Manager at First Steps Day Nursery in Bath and North East Somerset (BANES). Louise describes how she has worked to support a 3-year old child in her setting who has cystic fibrosis