The Early Years Team
The Early Years team is made up of a range of staff who have expertise in various areas that ensure the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS
) is delivered by all early education and childcare providers to the standards required in the Early Years Code of Practice.
There are also two Early Years Inclusion Consultants (Area SENCO’s) who provide advice and support for pre-school children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), their parents/carers and early years setting staff.
All providers have access to a range of tools and resources
available that can support children within their provision. This includes the Northumberland Early Years Inclusion Toolkit which provides an opportunity for staff and parents to plan a range of actions, strategies and interventions together to offer a consistent approach.
The Early Years team describe below the Local Offer, which is the minimum all parents/carers of children with SEND should expect from their child’s provider. The approach is based on the principles of inclusion. By working in partnership with others we aim to provide high quality care and education for all children in their local community.