under fives

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.

education for under 5s with SEND 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.

Brighton & Hove Inclusion Support Service (BHISS) Early Years

East Sussex ISEND Early Years Support Service

Choosing a mainstream nursery or pre-school setting
Early years funding for children with SEND
Specialist early years settings
Other support for pre-school children


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