Early Years Masterclass

nasen are offering a DfE funded Masterclass in the form of a 90 - minute live webinar hosted by Jennifer Staunton and Yvonne Sutton from School Improvement Liverpool. Based on COVID-related themes, the purpose of the webinar is to explore issues including increased demands from children returning to settings, potential falling capacity of the workforce due to illness and changes in parental or workforce attitudes and to consider the relative merit and risks of different approaches. The webinar is ideal for Early Years SENCOs, Early Years practitioners, LA EY Leads and parents of children in Early Years with SEND but everyone from the Early Years sector is welcome to attend! Please register for the webinar via the nasen website.

This free virtual interactive masterclass is aimed at Early Years SENCos working in the PVI sector. It is also open to anybody who cares for young children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), including families, LA colleagues and other Early Years professionals.

Discussion will include:

  • Consideration of the increased demands on the Early Years sector in relation to meeting the needs of children with SEND
  • Changes in the confidence of parents/carers ensuring their child’s needs are met safely returning to their setting
  • Supporting practitioners’ confidence in delivering an inclusive Early Years offer under the changing circumstances
  • On-going challenges returning after lockdown including delay of EHCP process/reviews


Who would benefit from these DfE funded sessions?

  • Early Years SENCOs
  • Early Years professionals
  • Local Authority Early Years and SEND Leads
  • Parents/ carers of children with SEND in Early Years

Please note, you only need to attend one session and DO NOT need to attend all five sessions available. 

Dates and times of available sessions: