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Early Years Consortia

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Overview of the Early Years Consortia

In October 2013, a decision was made to establish an “Early Years Consortia” with the support of the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA). In April 2016, the SEND Early Help Team was developed with the responsibility to continue to support and further develop the Early Years Consortia.

 The primary purpose of the consortia is around inclusion and the ability for ALL FUNDED children to access their free nursery/childcare entitlement namely:

  • 2 year old offer of 15 hours
  • 3 & 4 year old offer of up to 30 hours

The support is targeted for those children with emerging and lower level SEND and complex health needs.

The majority of children may not require any additional support throughout their early years, but where there is an identified need it is vital we respond and intervene as early as possible.