Early Years Advisory Service for SEND

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Supporting Early Years Settings in supporting children with SEND

  • Meetings with settings and parents about their child's SEND
  • Training Courses for professionals
  • Network Meetings for Early Years SENCOS
  • Advice to families & professionals
  • Observations of children in the setting and advice.
  • Advice on applying for additional funding and EHCP

The Family Information Service provides information on the SEND Local Offer on behalf of Brighter Futures for Children, which is contracted to deliver the SEND/Local Offer service. Brighter Futures For Children - Website

From May 2024 settings can contact their SEND advisor on Tuesdays

1st and 3rd Tuesday – Samantha Smith on 07970725152

2nd and 4th Tuesday – Angela Smith on

Tel:  0118 937 6726 (x76726) or Mobile: 07973 689426


Who to contact

Contact Name
Early Years SEND Advisory Service
0118 937 4981 0118 937 4981
[Aimee.Trimmer@brighterfuturesforchildren.org, samantha.smith@brighterfuturesforchildren.org, angela.smith@brighterfuturesforchildren.org]
Brighter Futures for Children
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Where to go

Brighter Futures for Children
Civic Offices
Bridge Street
Directions to RG1 2LU


Charges for Training Courses


Referral required
Referral Details

Referral for observations of children in the setting require parents permission


Please see parents permission form attached.

Other notes

Please note I have a hearing impairment and may not be able to answer the phone straight away due to background noise. Please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible, Thank you in advance.


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This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.


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Contact the Team

Family Information Service

fis@reading.gov.uk 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2

SEND Local Offer

localoffer@reading.gov.uk 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2

Adult & Carers Support

CSAAdvice.Signposting@reading.gov.uk 0118 937 3747 0118 937 3747
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