early years (0-5s)
Early years (0-5s)
Most children with special educational needs will be able to begin their education in the same mainstream playgroups, pre-schools and nurseries as other children.
All pre-school education settings must have a special educational needs policy and a member of staff who is identified as the SENCO (special educational needs coordinator). The SENCO can get advice and support from specialist SEND early years services that are run by your local authority.