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Childcare for Children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities in Reading

OFSTED registered childcare, is available in Reading for children with special educational needs and or disabilities (SEND).  Reviewed September 2021

Special Needs Support

Support available to Parents, Families and Carers and Young People with SEND. In this section you will find a range of information including: Local Services and Charities National Services and Charities Support Groups Where to get help and advice. If you want some specific help and advice, you…

SEND Guide for Parent Carers

A quick and easy guide for parent carers of children and young people with special educational needsand/or disabilities (SEND). This guide has been put together with parent carers, in partnership with other services, to help families access information on local SEND services for children, young people with…

Employment Training & Education

Employment, Training and Education can be accessed by anyone living or working in Reading. Young children can access 15 hours of free childcare/education from the term after their third birthday, a limited number of 2 year olds can access 2 year funded places (meeting the…

SEND Process Transitioning Through School Years & Beyond

Transition from pre-school through to adulthood Updated May 2022  

Parent Carers Needs Assessment & Support

If you are the parent/carer for a disabled child, or you provide unpaid care and/or support to a Reading adult (18 years +), or if you are a young person with caring responsibilities, you may be eligible for support. To find out more, please follow…

Early Years Inclusion Funding

Early Education and Childcare Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities places a requirement on all local authorities to establish an Early Years Inclusion Fund to support 3 and 4-year olds, however in Reading this has been extended to include 2-year-old children. The EYIF is for 2,…

SEND Definitions - Areas of Special Educational Needs/Disabilities

The related links on this page will provide guidance of some of the SEND definitions that are commonly asked about by parents/carers and professionals. Updated May 2022

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer

Welcome to Reading’s SEND Local Offer Winners of the National Association of Family Information Service (NAFIS) Coram Family & Childcare award for 'Best SEND Local Offer' 2021 The Family Information Service provides this information on behalf of Brighter Futures For Children which delivers children’s services in Reading.…

SEND - Support in school and further education

Children and young people with SEND may find it harder to learn than most children of the same age.  Some children will need extra or different help from that given to others of the same age. If you think your child may have special educational needs, speak…