Early years support for SEND

If you have a child under 5 years with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), we may be able to help. 

If you have concerns about your child's development, we encourage you to discuss with your child's health or education provider first. They will be able to make a referral to us on your behalf. Referrals are welcome from across the voluntary, private and independent sector.

All referrals are then considered at our allocation meetings. Your child will be accepted to get support from us if they meet the referral criteria. Our aim is to identify a child's special educational needs at an early stage and then put in place a bespoke plan of early intervention.

We are a specialist team of 3 Advisory Teachers and 3 Specialist Nursery Nurses.

What type of help you can expect

  • parent and child groups at the Child Development Centre by invitation
  • bespoke training for parents and early years providers on topics such as behaviour, sleep and Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC)
  • tailored support through home teaching
  • advice to early years providers

Early Years Support Team
Child Development Centre
Hill Rise
Bedfordshire MK42 7EB

Telephone: 01234 718123