Early Years SEND CPD

Getting it right for children with SEND in the Early Years is crucial – early identification and support can make a huge difference to children’s and families’ quality of life and longer-term outcomes. nasen is delighted to be able to offer a comprehensive range of Early Years SEND training and support packages, both for individual practitioners and settings, and to enable Local Authorities to develop their strategic work in this area. 

 

Local Authorities

 

Local Authorities 

Local Authorities are key to the long-term, strategic development of effective provision for young children with SEND. nasen works with Local Authorities to help them to plan, develop and implement approaches to the improvement of outcomes in the Early Years. We have a range of targeted training and support packages and are able to work with you to develop a bespoke approach.

 

Early Years SEND Review: A Whole Setting Approach to SEND

Brief overview:

The EY SEND Review will help you as a Local Authority to improve practice across your EY settings for children with SEND by enabling your EY leaders and managers to review provision in their own and other settings, thereby supporting the development of a Whole Setting Approach to SEND.

There are three ways for you to implement the EY SEND Review across the LA:

  • Our experienced EY SEND consultants conduct EY SEND Reviews in nominated settings; this could include further work on the analysis of the outcomes of these Reviews
  • We train your staff (LA and settings) to become EY SEND Reviewers
  • We train a small number of LA staff to become EY SEND Review trainers themselves

Potential benefits/outcomes of a strategic approach to implementing the EY SEND Review:

  • Narrow or close gaps in attainment between children with and without SEND in EY
  • Increase access to and participation in EY education for children with SEND
  • Support consistency of practice across settings
  • Support settings to work more effectively with parents/carers of young children with SEND
  • Develop the skills and confidence of your EY SENCOs
  • Support the early identification of needs
  • Improve transition to school for children with SEND
  • Inform future planning for SEND support in EY
  • Contribute to your Local Area SEND Inspection outcomes/recommendations

Early Years SEND CPD: Upskilling your workforce

Brief overview:

Improving outcomes for children with SEND in the Early Years is dependent upon having a well-trained and skilled workforce. We offer three courses which enable you to make sure that the whole of your EY workforce has an understanding of effective inclusive practice for children with SEND:

  • Meeting the needs of every child: SEND for leaders and managers: this one-day course gives leaders and managers an overview of the requirements around SEND, and an introduction to effective inclusive practice. It introduces access to free training materials that can be used to develop practice across the setting
  • Meeting the needs of every child: SEND for EY practitioners:this half-day course provides practitioners with an overview of their responsibilities for children with SEND, including how to identify needs and work together with parents, building confidence and supporting reflective practice
  • The broad areas of need: SEND for EY practitioners: this half day course provides a more in-depth understanding of the range of needs you may meet in EY, and how to effectively support children with these needs

Potential benefits/outcomes of a strategic approach to developing inclusive practice in your EY settings:

  • Narrow or close gaps in attainment between children with and without SEND in EY
  • Increase access to and participation in EY education for children with SEND
  • Support consistency of practice across settings
  • Support settings to work more effectively with parents/carers of young children with SEND
  • Support the early identification of needs
  • Improve transition to school for children with SEND
  • Contribute to your Local Area SEND Inspection outcomes/recommendations

 

 

Contact us to discuss how we can work with you to implement one of a range of different training models that we offer. We can also offer a bespoke package of support. Email the education team to find out more on: education@nasen.org.uk 

Settings and practitioners

 

Settings and practitioners

Whether you are an individual EY practitioner with a particular interest in SEND, a nursery manager, or the CEO of a chain of independent settings, you will be interested in the courses we offer for SEND in the Early Years. Training dates and locations will be set to suit demand – let us know where you are and what you are interested in (by completing the ‘Register your interest’ form), and we will contact you as and when a training day is running in your area.

Meeting the needs of every child: SEND for EY leaders and managers

Brief overview:

This one-day course gives leaders and managers in EY settings an overview of the requirements around SEND, and an introduction to effective inclusive practice. It introduces access to free training materials that can be used to develop practice across the setting.

Potential benefits/outcomes for you and your setting:

  • Ensure that your setting is meeting requirements under the Equality Act and the SEND Code of Practice
  • Develop your leadership skills
  • Provide you with materials you can pick up and use to deliver SEND training to practitioners in your setting
  • Improve early identification of needs and more effective support for parents because upskilled staff will be better able to implement effective inclusive practice

Meeting the needs of every child: SEND for EY practitioners

Brief overview:

This half-day course provides practitioners in a key person or room leader role with an overview of your responsibilities for children with SEND, including how to identify needs using the graduated approach, effective inclusive practice, and working together with parents.

Potential benefits/outcomes for you and your setting:

  • Develop your skills in relation to SEND so you can support children’s needs
  • Help you to work effectively with the setting SENCO
  • Support you to reflect on and develop your own practice
  • Help you to identify and meet all children’s needs and be more confident in discussing needs with parents
  • Increase your portfolio of professional development

 

The broad areas of need: SEND for EY practitioners

Brief overview:

This half-day course provides practitioners in a key person or room leader role with a more in-depth understanding of the different needs that children in their setting may have, including autism and speech, language and communication needs; you will also learn what effective practice for different areas of need includes.

Potential benefits/outcomes for you and your setting:

  • Develop your understanding of some of the most common needs in the Early Years
  • Learn about how to identify and support some of the barriers to learning that children may have
  • Improve outcomes for children with a wide range of needs
  • Increase your portfolio of professional development

 

Register your interest in our Early Years SEND CPD courses

A member of the education team will contact you if any courses become available in your local area.