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.

The Advisory Teacher for Early Years Inclusion can be contacted on 01803 208261 or 07789 923 782.

SEN Early Years Resources are also available.

Funding

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.

ALFEY Panel Dates
Final Submission date ALFEY Panel Term
Friday 23 September 2022 Tuesday 18 October 2022 - 1pm Autumn 2022
Friday 18 November 2022 Tuesday 6 December 2022 - 1pm Autumn 2022
Friday 20 January 2023 Tuesday 7 February 2023 -1pm Spring 2023
Friday 3 March 2023 Tuesday 21 March 2023 - 1pm Spring 2023
Friday 28 April 2023 Tuesday 16 May 2023 - 1pm Summer 2023
Friday 7 July 2023 Tuesday 25 July 2023 - 1pm Summer 2023

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.

Terms of Reference
Activity Led Funding Early Years (ALFEY) Panel
Part 2 - Form guidance
ALFEY Guidance on requesting funding for supporting individual children.
Part 2 - Checklist of what to include
ALFEY checklist
Change of hours application form
ALFEY change of hours form

  Download Activity Led Funding in Early Years (ALFEY) form - Part 2 (child information)

  Download Activity Led Funding in Early Years (ALFEY) form – Part 1 (setting information)

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.

Application information including eligibility criteria for the Disability Access Fund

Enhanced Transition Support

Enhanced Transition Planner
Enhanced Transition Planner for Pre-school Children with SEND
Enhanced Transition Plan
Enhanced Transition Plan for Pre-school Children with SEND

SEND and Vulnerable Children’s Forum Bulletins

Bulletins from previous years can be found in the archive at the bottom of this page.

SEND and Vulnerable Children’s Bulletin No 14 - September 2022
Updates and news for Early Years setting SENDCOs, SEMH and SLC Leads in Torbay Early Years settings
SEND and Vulnerable Children's Forum Bulletin 13 - May 2022
Updates and news for Early Years setting SENDCOs, SEMH and SLC Leads in Torbay Early Years settings
SEND and Vulnerable Children's Forum Bulletin 12 - March 2022
Updates and news for Early Years setting SENDCOs, SEMH and SLC Leads in Torbay Early Years settings
SEND and Vulnerable Children's Forum Bulletin 11 - January 2022
Updates and news for Early Years setting SENDCOs, SEMH and SLC Leads in Torbay Early Years settings

SENCOs

Making a request for Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment

Forms and records downloads

You can download the relevant forms and record keeping templates and guidance documents below.

You can download previous copies of the forum bulletin.

SEND and Vulnerable Children's Forum Bulletin 10 - November 2021
Updates and news for Early Years setting SENDCOs, SEMH and SLC Leads in Torbay Early Years settings
SEND and Vulnerable Children's Forum Bulletin 9 - September 2021
This edition of the SEND and Vulnerable Children’s Bulletin focuses on welcoming young children with SEND back into their settings.
SEND and Vulnerable Children's Forum Bulletin 8 - July 2021
Updates and news for Early Years setting SENDCOs, PSED and SLC Leads in Torbay Early Years settings
SEND and Vulnerable Children's Forum Bulletin 7 - April 2021
This edition of the SEND and Vulnerable Children’s Bulletin focuses on transitions for our young children with SEND, starting school in September 2021
SEND and Vulnerable Children’s Forum Bulletin 6 - March 2021
The latest edition of the SEND and Vulnerable Children’s Bulletin
SEND and Vulnerable Children’s Forum Bulletin 5 - January 2021
The latest edition of the SEND and Vulnerable Children’s Bulletin
SEND and Vulnerable Children's Forum Bulletin 4 - November 2020
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
SEND and Vulnerable Children's Forum Bulletin 3 - September 2020
This edition of the SEND and Vulnerable Children’s Bulletin focuses on welcoming young children with SEND back into their settings.
SEND and Vulnerable Children’s Forum Bulletin 2 - July 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.
SEND and Vulnerable Children’s Forum Bulletin 1 - May 2020
This bulletin will replace the SEND and Vulnerable Children’s Forum planned for 21 May 2020.