11:53 am, Monday, 8th January 2024

Early Years Team Update: New referral system

The Early Years Team is expanding.

We are now pleased to inform you that Emma Riddle, specialist EY teacher, has moved over to work alongside the Portage Team and Area SENDCos under the EY Team umbrella.

To ensure we can support you in an effective and efficient way, we are introducing a referral system. If you feel you need support from the EY team, please complete the referral form, Referral form for Early Years support, and return it to earlyyearsnelc@nelincs.gov.uk.

The referrals will be triaged weekly. The team may ask for further information or may offer you an online consultation. Following this, a plan will be made with you as to the best next steps, e.g., a setting/school visit, observation, or meeting with managers/teachers.

We appreciate this is a new process, but we have endeavoured to provide a service in-line with other services e.g., the Specialist Advisory Service. Any existing commitments/dates etc that are already in the team’s diaries will be honoured.

NELC SEND Local Offer | Early years – NELC SEND Local Offer (nelincs.gov.uk)