Who the early years inclusion team helps
The early years inclusion team (EYIT) offers support, help and advice for children with special educational needs aged 0 to 5 years.
They also offers training and advice to nursery provisions.
The service works with families and pre schools to:
- assess educational needs and track progress
- provide educational programmes to help children's development
- form a link with the Inclusion and Early Intervention Team at the education department
- ensure effective transition into an educational placement
You know your child. The service builds on your knowledge so that you can teach your child step-by-step with confidence.
Specialist teachers make regular visits to families and nurseries to design, check and review individual learning programmes for children.
The programmes help to stimulate the development of children using a variety of activities based on development through play.
Children are discharged from the service once their needs are met or when they begin school.
Referring your child
If you would like your child referred then contact the Inclusion and Early Intervention Team.
Referrals are made via the pre-school forum, a multi-agency group of people involved in early years work, who meet every 6 weeks.
The group includes:
- health visitors
- educational psychologist
- consultant paediatrician
- speech and language therapists
- paediatric occupational therapists
- paediatric physiotherapists
- Children’s Service
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
Early Years Inclusion Team Leaflet for Parents