We support all practitioners and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCOs) working with children with special educational needs and/or disabilities in early years settings in Torbay.
Inclusion support takes the form of training, advice and guidance around individual children’s needs and inclusive practices.
SEN Early Years Resources are also available.
Activity Led Funding in Early Years (ALFEY)
Early Years settings are invited to apply for activity led funding to help support individual children with needs who have been referred to the service by completing the Funding for Support form.
|Final Submission date||ALFEY Panel||Effective from|
|Friday 17 July 2020||Tuesday 4 August 2020||Start of autumn term|
|Friday 25 September 2020||Tuesday 13 October 2020||After October half term|
|Friday 13 November 2020||Tuesday 1 December 2020||Start of spring term|
|Friday 22 January 2021||Tuesday 9 February 2021||After February half term|
|Friday 5 March 2021||Tuesday 23 March 2021||Start of summer term|
|Friday 30 April 2021||Tuesday 18 May 2021||After May half term|
You can make a request for activity led funding for supporting Individual children by downloading and completing the Activity Led Funding in Early Years (ALFEY) parts 1 and 2 forms and sending them to us.24901
Activity Led Funding Early Years (ALFEY) Panel
ALFEY Guidance on requesting funding for supporting individual children.
ALFEY change of hours form
Disability Access Fund (DAF)
In addition, Early Years settings may be able to receive DAF for eligible children attending their setting. The Disability Access Fund is money that is available for eligible children to a nominated childcare provider once per year to aid access to Early Years places for children with special educational needs (SEN) or disabilities.24776,24775
Information including eligibility criteria.
SEND and Vulnerable Children’s Forum Bulletins46497,47911,50116,50591
This bulletin will replace the SEND and Vulnerable Children’s Forum planned for 21st May 2020.
This edition of the SEND and Vulnerable Children’s Bulletin is focusing on the support available to help you welcome the children with SEND back into your settings.
This edition of the SEND and Vulnerable Children’s Bulletin focuses on welcoming young children with SEND back into their settings.
This edition of SEND and Vulnerable Children's Bulletin offers some tips and reminders for you from a local perspective as well as national developments in SEND
This practice guidance aims to support all practitioners working with children in the Early Years who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)
Guidance for Setting SENCOs
Nasen offers a range of training opportunities and resources specifically for leaders and practitioners, working in the Early Years (EY).
Forms and records downloads
You can download the relevant forms and record keeping templates and guidance documents below.
You can download the relevant forms and record keeping templates and guidance documents below.18543,18544,18545,18546,18547,18548,18549,31614,32962,41915
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