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Inclusive Practice and Equality of Access


The team at Pen Green share a vision that respects each child’s right to be viewed as an independent and autonomous individual with a fundamental right to a fair and equal education.


Children of any level of need are welcome in our nursery and early years provision and families are invited to visit to discuss individual needs with our SEND team or apply directly.


This page holds information on supporting SEND in our nursery and early years provision. For details on SEND across the whole centre, please click here.


SEND in nursery and the early years provision


Our inclusive provision offers families with SEND a range of options to meet their specific support needs. We always try to find a way to engage and support children and families as best we can. Children with SEND in are supported by their Family Worker, members of the SEND team and where appropriate, external professionals and agencies. Some children will also received a 1:1 support worker.


All children in our provision have individual planning and documentation that reflects their personal interests and curiosities. Children with SEND also have a need specific action plan, which uses a small step approach to support their learning. This is reviewed on a regular basis with parents. We also create a 'one page profile' for each SEND child. This gives all staff and external colleagues vital information about the child, improving their understanding of the child's unique needs, helping to ensure high well-being.


We also support families by:


  • Working closely with the Portage Out Reach Team
  • Completing the Portage Development with parents
  • Working collaboratively with health colleagues - speech and language services, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, community paediatricians and health visitors
  • Consultations with the Education Psychologist Service
  • Applying to the High Needs Funding block for money to provide 1:1 support for those children who need extra support.
  • Applying for an Education Health Care Plan with parents.
  • Supporting parents to attend appointments
  • Supporting parents to complete applications for Disability Living Allowance
  • Supporting families with the Early Help Assessment
  • Signposting
  • Publicising the Local Offer


If you would like to speak to a member of team about any concerns, please contact the SENDCo Worker on 01536 400068.


Please click below for more information on the SEND process in nursery.


For more information on the new SEND reforms see the Children and Family Act and statutory guidance on SEND in England and Wales can be found in the national SEND Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years.

Contact the SEND team

The Pen Green Centre for Children and their Families offers outstanding integrated early years services and education for the families of Corby.