Early Years SENCOs

Service Information:

The role of the Early Years Area SENCo is to assist Early Years settings by providing advice and support for children with additional/special educational needs as part of the graduated approach.
We work closely with staff and parents, finding ways to best help the children make the most of the learning opportunities available to them. We may observe the children and offer advice on their play, learning and development. Where needed, we can provide support or help reviewing SEN Support plans for the children. We can also help to access other specialist support, where appropriate.

Service Criteria to include in the EHA:

Criteria to access this service, should be referred to and can be found below and/or on the Support Services for Education website.

To accept an EHA, you will need to make sure you have followed the advice in the Core Standards.

The below information is required in addition to the information already requested in the EHA.

Section 4:

We only require details of the child being referred but you may complete the whole section to provide a wider context

Section 5:

We only require the names, address and contact details of parents / carers

Section 6:

We only need to know practitioners who are directly involved with the child you are referring. You may complete the whole section to provide a wider context

Section 9:

Please use the drop-down menu to select “Early Years SENCOs”

Contact Details:

Email address: InclusionSENSupportServices@somerset.gov.uk

Contact number: 01823 357000

Alternatively please return this form and SEN Support Plan to:

Address: Inclusion Somerset, B2 South, County Hall, Taunton, TA1 4DY

Additional Information:

  • Please complete the Early Years Area SENCO additional information form and attach to the email as this will be required before referral can be considered.
  • Please attach SEN Support plan and review to the email as this will be required before referral can be considered.