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FREE Early Years training now available!

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nasen is proud to be part of the DfE-funded Early Years SEND Partnership Project led by the Council for Disabled Children (CDC). The other partners are:

  • Speech and Language UK
  • Contact
  • National Children’s Bureau (ncb)
  • Dingley’s Promise

nasen is currently working with Local Authorities from the nine regions across the country to develop their SEND provision at a strategic level through Regional Action Learning Sets and Specialist Action Learning Sets.

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Meeting the needs of every child

The training session will provide practitioners with a thorough understanding of inclusive practice for SEND in Early Years settings, including:

  • Responsibilities of a setting towards children with SEND 
  • The role of the SENCO and the Key Person in PVI settings 
  • The importance of the early identification of SEND 
  • What effective inclusive practice looks like 
  • How to develop positive relationships with parents and carers of children with SEND 
  • nasen’s free Early Years resources to support you in meeting the needs of all children in your setting 

You will be emailed supportive documents before the webinar to use during the training and, on completion of an evaluation after the webinar, you will receive a certificate.






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Early Years SEND Reviewer Training

The review will help Early Years settings better understand what inclusive practice looks like and identify where the strengths and areas for development are within their settings.

The training consists of a 2.5 hour live webinar. You will receive documents in advance of the webinar to refer to during the session. Further supportive documents will be sent to you following the webinar, together with a short evaluation form to complete.

It is expected that you will complete a review or part-review of your setting within four weeks of completing the training.  A simple template will be sent to you to inform your Local Authority Lead/nasen when this has taken place. You will then receive your Early Years SEND Reviewer certificate.

You must be from one of the below Local Authorities to take part:

  • Camden
  • North Northamptonshire
  • Peterborough
  • Plymouth
  • Wolverhampton

If you are a local authority, trust or chain interested in Early Year SEND Reviewer training for your area, please contact 

Contact us

If you have questions regarding any of our early years work, please contact us below.