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Area SENCO

Description

The Area SENCO provides advice and guidance through the delivery of training /visits/emails/telephone contact to support private, voluntary and independent early years settings within East Riding of Yorkshire to:

  • recognise when a child may have additional needs and ensure that appropriate interventions are in place
  • implement a range of strategies to support the learning and development of children with additional needs
  • make requests for Early Years Support and referrals to appropriate services
  • Facilitate Early Years Support Next Steps and family meetings
  • develop and implement Individual Support Plans for children with additional needs
  • identify Additional Inclusion Support (AIS) needs and make requests for AIS funding
  • plan and manage transitions within and between settings
  • submit Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) assessment requests
  • put in place relevant SEND policies which reflect current legislation and the ethos of their setting
  • early years setting must discuss with parent/carers before they access support relating to individual children.

Additional Inclusion Support (AIS)

If you have a child accessing Pre-School setting with a level of SEND support that requires over and above what the setting can reasonably provide within their own means you may be eligible to apply for AIS funding.

If you think you may be eligible to apply for AIS funding please contact your Area SENCO for advice and further information.

Children must be open to Early Years Support prior to making a request to Early Years Support.

For further information about making a request to Early Years Support please follow the link to the page below:

Local Offer - Early Years Support

AIS Settings Flowchart - June 2020 (word 87kb)

AIS FAQs - June 2020 (word 25kb)

Support Plan (word 132kb)

Early Years Developmental Journal Profile (word 52kb)

Local Offer - Additional Inclusion Support Request


Transition

Area SENCOs will support early years settings with all transitions including between rooms within your setting, transitions to other settings and into school.

You may find the template below useful in supporting you in transition meetings.

For further advice and support with transition please contact your Area SENCO.

Transition meeting notes template (word 39kb)


How to access

  • Early years setting must discuss with parent/carers before they access support relating to individual children
  • A parent carer will need to give their permission prior to the early years setting provider contacting the Area SENCO team
  • If you are an Early Years Setting staff member and would like more information on our training courses, please contact the Area SENCO team.

Who is this for?

Private, Voluntary and independent Early Years settings in the East Riding of Yorkshire

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Service provided at school
Staff training and experience

All staff are qualified as a minimum to degree level, have undertaken recognised training and are experienced in supporting children with additional needs and disabilities.

Contact
Area SENCo team
(01482) 392238
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
County Hall
Cross Street
Beverley
HU17 9BA
Downloads

For information about support in childcare settings and templates for Providers, please visit the Childcare page.

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Description

The Area SENCO provides advice and guidance through the delivery of training /visits/emails/telephone contact to support private, voluntary and independent early years settings within East Riding of Yorkshire to:

  • recognise when a child may have additional needs and ensure that appropriate interventions are in place
  • implement a range of strategies to support the learning and development of children with additional needs
  • make requests for Early Years Support and referrals to appropriate services
  • Facilitate Early Years Support Next Steps and family meetings
  • develop and implement Individual Support Plans for children with additional needs
  • identify Additional Inclusion Support (AIS) needs and make requests for AIS funding
  • plan and manage transitions within and between settings
  • submit Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) assessment requests
  • put in place relevant SEND policies which reflect current legislation and the ethos of their setting
  • early years setting must discuss with parent/carers before they access support relating to individual children.

Additional Inclusion Support (AIS)

If you have a child accessing Pre-School setting with a level of SEND support that requires over and above what the setting can reasonably provide within their own means you may be eligible to apply for AIS funding.

If you think you may be eligible to apply for AIS funding please contact your Area SENCO for advice and further information.

Children must be open to Early Years Support prior to making a request to Early Years Support.

For further information about making a request to Early Years Support please follow the link to the page below:

Local Offer - Early Years Support

AIS Settings Flowchart - June 2020 (word 87kb)

AIS FAQs - June 2020 (word 25kb)

Support Plan (word 132kb)

Early Years Developmental Journal Profile (word 52kb)

Local Offer - Additional Inclusion Support Request


Transition

Area SENCOs will support early years settings with all transitions including between rooms within your setting, transitions to other settings and into school.

You may find the template below useful in supporting you in transition meetings.

For further advice and support with transition please contact your Area SENCO.

Transition meeting notes template (word 39kb)


How to access

  • Early years setting must discuss with parent/carers before they access support relating to individual children
  • A parent carer will need to give their permission prior to the early years setting provider contacting the Area SENCO team
  • If you are an Early Years Setting staff member and would like more information on our training courses, please contact the Area SENCO team.

Who is this for?

Private, Voluntary and independent Early Years settings in the East Riding of Yorkshire

Age
0-5
How to access
  • A parent carer will need to give consent
Who is this for?
  • Anyone within East Riding of Yorkshire, Private, voluntary and independent