Training for Early Years Practitioners is available from the Bristol Early Years Teaching School who offer a range of courses specifically relating to inclusion and children with special educational needs and disabilities.
Bespoke Training is available for early years settings at Inset Days or Team Meetings provided by the Early Years Portage and Inclusion Team or the Bristol Autism Team.
Training is available to:
- develop early years providers skills to include children with disabilities and/or special educational needs
- empower early years practitioners to support children with disabilities and/or special educational needs in the longer term from within their own resources
SENCO Cluster Meetings
Early Years SENCO Cluster Meetings take place six times a year during each of the half term periods on an area basis: North, South and East/Central. All SENCO’s working in early years settings are invited. The focus for the meetings include Funding Applications and Transitions. The remaining meetings focus on the individual needs of the group as identified at the meetings. Details of these Cluster Meetings can be found here.
More information about the support available from the Early Years Portage and Inclusion Team can be found here.