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Early Years Access and Inclusion Team

Who are we?

  • The Access and Inclusion Team are part of the Early Years Team at Hull City Council
  • We are a team of
  • 4 Full time equivalent Teachers (Area SENCOs)
  • 2.5 Inclusion Support Officers
  • 1 Quality Improvement Officer

How will we Support your child in their setting?

  • If your child is not yet in a setting we can come and see them at home before they start
  • We can plan a meeting/visit at the setting to make sure they have as much information as possible to ensure everything is in place for your child before they start
  • We will help the setting plan a supported transition into nursery which suit the needs of your child
  • We will monitor your child’s progress and how they have settled through regular meetings, observations and reviews
  • If your child needs more intensive support we can provide funding to give a higher staff ratio and support referrals to other agencies
  • We will support your child’s transition into school.

How can we help?

  • We can undertake home visits, sometimes they may be with other professionals eg Health visitor, nursery staff, Portage worker, physio, etc.
  • We will work alongside other agencies to ensure that your child has individual support e.g Portage Service, KIDS and Early Help
  • We can support transition into the nursery to ensure the setting know and understand your child’s needs as much as possible
  • We will arrange a “Team Around the Family” (TAF) meeting with all professionals involved to ensure that everyone is working together to support your child
  • Work with other professionals to deliver the right support for your child whilst at a nursery setting
  • We will support the setting/staff to enable them to provide the care and support your child needs whilst they are in attendance through observation and recommendations
  • We can provide additional resources/ funding where a child requires intensive support and interventions in the setting
  • We provide a range of specialist training to upskill staff working with children with a wide range of difficulties
  • We will monitor your child’s progress and provision through regular reviews to ensure that their needs are met and any changes required are made
  • We follow closely the code of practice for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (2014)
  • We will support any referral process that is required including a request for an ‘Education, Health and Care needs assessment’, which may result in an Education Health & Care Plan  (EHCP)
  • We will support your child’s transition from nursery into school
  • We work very closely with Health Visitors to make sure that any difficulties are picked up as early as possible to support early intervention
  • Due to the Covid 19 pandemic meetings are being held virtually through Microsoft Teams or through calls to parents and settings

Early Years SEND Strategy

Last updated: 11/18/2021