Barnsley Early Start and Family Services

Supporting inclusive practice

The Including Me toolkit is for Early Years settings in Barnsley and has been produced by a range of professionals from health, social care, education and inclusion. It includes information about supporting children with individual needs to make sure they're able to participate fully in the setting, are safe and can achieve the best possible outcomes.

The toolkit provides information on the processes to follow and who to contact if more support is required. It also includes template forms, care plans and risk assessments, as well as good practice and statutory guidance to make sure a setting is prepared and able to meet the individual needs of a child.

Remember, children with individual needs and complex health needs have the same rights to attend a setting as any other child.

The child as an individual

Introduction to supporting children with SEND in Early Years

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Meeting the needs of a child

Identifying and preparing to meet a child's individual needs

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Making reasonable adjustments

Adjustments to make sure every child is included

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Early help

The support available for children and their families where they have additional needs

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Training for staff

Essential inclusion training for Early Years staff

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Role of the SENCo

The importance of the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator role

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Care plans

Planning the level of support a child needs within a setting 

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Supporting children with asthma

What Early Years providers need to know

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Transition in Early Years

Advice for when a child moves to another setting or school

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Risk assessments

Risk assessments for children with individual needs

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Resource bank

Further support and resources

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