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Coronavirus

Due to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on here are still in the process of posting service updates. Many phone lines and websites are still available, but some contact details have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through.

If you have any queries, please email us at dos@reading.gov.uk or fis@reading.gov.uk

Early Years Advisory Service for Special Educational Needs

Supporting Early Years Settings in supporting children with Special Educational Needs

During covid-19 you can contact the Early Years SEND Advisors, they have also produced an "Early Years Updated COVID-19 Outreach SEND" leaflet which has their contact details and fun activities to try. Please see attached document in Downloads.

  • Meetings with settings and parents about children with additional needs.
  • 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

Who to contact

Contact Name
Early Years SEND Advisory Service
Telephone
0118 937 4981
E-mail
[Samantha.Smith@brighterfuturesforchildren.org, Angela.Smith@brighterfuturesforchildren.org]
Website
Brighter Futures for Children

Where to go

Name
The Avenue Centre
Address
Conwy Close
Tilehurst
Postcode
RG30 4BZ

Other Details

Costs

Is there a charge for
using this service?
No
Details
Charges for Training Courses

Availability

Referral required
Yes
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.

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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