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Kindergarten

SEND & EARLY YEARS

From assessments to diagnoses, explore Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) and additional support in this section.

Early Years Local Offer

The Northumberland Early Years Local Offer is based upon six ‘key values’ that summarise the entitlement all children and their families can expect from Early Years providers across the county. 

Click on each principle to learn more: 

  1. Ethos 

  2. Understanding the child and their unique needs 

  3. Partnership with parents and carers 

  4. Building staff knowledge and skills 

  5. Providing additional support 

  6. Partnership with other professionals and sources of support 

 

The following document outlines the guidance and practice early years providers follow, in order to help children and young people with SEND, and their families. Click here to view the Northumberland Early Years Guidance on delivering the Local Offer 

 

Click here to view more about Early Years support and information on the Northumberland SEND Local Offer.

Explore more support services for children with additional needs and/or disabilities

Support Group Session

WAITING FOR ASSESSMENT

Information when you are waiting for assessment or diagnosis

Speech Therapist

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE

Key play activities to develop your child’s speech development

Kindergarten

SEND & EARLY YEARS

Find out what SEND support you can expect from Early Years providers 

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INFORMATION & SUPPORT

Find out more about organisations that can help with specific conditions 

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LEARNING TOGETHER THROUGH PLAY (AND)

Free Learning Together Through Play (LTTP) sessions for children with additional needs 

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SENSORY SUPPORT SERVICE

For hearing impairment, visual impairment and multi-sensory impairment 

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SEND LOCAL OFFER

The Local Offer supports families of young people with Special Educational Needs/Disabilities

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FAMILIES INFORMATION SERVICE (FIS)

Access the Northumberland Families Information Service 

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