Early Years Miniguides

 

A library of useful handbooks

Four miniguide resources aimed at early years settings to help them meet the needs of children in their setting. To access these free resources you will need to be a registered nasen member atleast at a bronze level.

These free miniguides aim to:

  • Explain what SEND is and summarise the legal requirements for early years settings
  • Support you in working with children, parents and families
  • Suggest what effective practice for children with SEND in the early years might look like

 

 

 

Children with medical needs: What schools and settings need to know

This guide aims to:
  • Summarise legal requirements for supporting children with medical needs
  • Provide case studies on what effective practice for supporting children with medical needs might look like
  • Provide practical strategies to help you in your setting
  • Develop your understanding of the impact that having medical needs can have on children and young people
  • Explain some of the key terms and language used including the different types of provision

 

 

Identifying and Supporting Children with SEND in the Early Years: PVI and governing body-led early years settings

This guide aims to:
  • Explain what SEND is and summarise the legal requirements for early years settings
  • Support you in working with children, parents and families
  • Suggest what effective practice for children with SEND in the early years might look like

 

Identifying and Supporting Children with SEND in the Early Years: Childminders

This guide aims to:
  • Explain what SEND is and summarise the legal requirements for childminders
  • Support you in working with children, parents and families
  • Suggest what effective practice for children with SEND in the early years might look like

 

 

Identifying and Supporting Children with SEND in the Early Years: Reception classes

This guide aims to:
  • Explain what SEND is and summarise the legal requirements for Reception classes
  • Support you in working with children, parents and families
  • Suggest what effective practice for children with SEND in the early years might look like

 

Other Early Years resources

Early Years Face-to-face training materials

Early Years Face-to-face training materials

These materials, split into 5 sessions, have been designed to help you facilitate training in your own setting. Sessions include: The role of the SENCO, high quality inclusive teaching, and working together with parents to support all children.

Early Years Miniguides

Early Years Miniguides

Four handy mini-guides are now available. The guides look at how to identify and support children with SEND in the early years for: PVIs and governing-body led settings, childminders, reception classes and maintained nursery settings

Early Years Webcasts

Early Years Webcasts

20 useful webcasts to help you support children in the Early Years. Titles include: the role of the key person, the four broad areas of need, social and emotional well-being in young children, and many more.