SEND resources for education settings (early years)

This page outlines available support for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The guidance and resources on this page are targeted at schools, early years providers and other educational settings.

Early Years Advisory Teacher or Area SENDCo referral SHOW


Training SHOW


Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans SHOW


The Early Years Panel SHOW


Early years profile of need SHOW


Support for SENDCos SHOW


Early Years SEND Review SHOW


Educational Psychology Telephone Consultations SHOW


Ordinarily Available Provision Guidance SHOW


SEND funding for early years education settings SHOW


Support for children starting or moving schools (transitions)

It is expected that schools and early years providers plan a careful transition for their children leaving to start school. 

Transitions for children in Southampton are continuously reviewed and evaluated to ensure they are smooth, effective and that all involved understand their role in the process and principles. Transitions should take a co-ordinated and consistent approach.

The child is at the centre of the process and transition is everyone’s responsibility. Parents must also be supported through the process, and their contributions are sought and valued. 

Transition templates SHOW


Principles for transitions SHOW


The Early Years Advisory Teachers are also involved in the Dingley's Promise transition programme, which is a nationwide initiative to ensure every child transitions into the best educational setting for them.

When transferring child protection records between providers/Local Authorities, it is essential that paperwork is transferred securely and in line with setting policy and procedures. See guidance on the retention and transfer of Child Protection records.