Early Years

Early Years

In response to the current school closures due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the SCIL specialist teaching team have suggested some resources and activities to support children and young people with Special Educational Needs in the home.

These resources are specifically designed to support children in the Early Years.


50 things to do with a cardboard box

Big Box Fun

Fun Ideas to practise fine motor skills

 Top 10 toys for the development of communication skills

Breathe, Calm, Connect; Kids Yoga

Makaton Programme for Home

Making Play Inclusive; A toolkit for Parents

Picture Social Story for school is closed

Playing with bubbles

Rainy day play indoors

Recipes for sensory play

Sensory Fun

Sensory Play

Song time pictures

What to look for outside

Websites to use with young children


Submission dates

#Contact us


Referrals for Early Years children

Schools and Private, Voluntary and independent (PVI) settings can now access an early years offer of support for children with SEND in their school or setting by completing a  0- 25 IES referral form

Referrals are considered at monthly triage meetings and may be allocated to either an Early Years Specialist Teacher or Access and Inclusion Officer, with access to a 2 session offer*.  *This will include a visit to observe and assess the child’s learning and development and a written report.

Submission of Early Years referrals

All 0-25 IES Early Years referrals should be submitted  via Galaxkey secure email  to Inclusive.Education.Service@bradford.gov.uk  

Early Years submission dates 2019-20 

Referrals received after the given deadline will be submitted to the next Early Years allocation meeting the following month.

Education Advice 1 (EA1) notifications

The monthly panel also receives Education Advice 1 (EA1) notifications from health to notify the local authority that a child may have SEND. EA1s are usually allocated to either an Early Years Specialist Teacher or Access and Inclusion Officer, as appropriate, with access to a 2 session offer*.  

Contact us

For further information contact 0-25 IES on 01274 439500 or email inclusive.education.service@bradford.gov.uk

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