Early Years Service

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The service provides a range of advice, guidance and training to Early Years providers and professionals in Buckinghamshire to ensure compliance with Government requirements, including advice and support about the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

The Early Years Service also offers SEND and Inclusion information, advice and training to existing and potential Early Years providers to ensure that outcomes for all young children are improved and inequalities reduced.

We offer support to new providers wishing to set up a business, guidance on Ofsted registration, regulation and inspection, legal requirements, and business planning.

We are responsible for undertaking Childcare Sufficiency Assessments and managing the childcare market in the county to ensure parents have access to a range of quality childcare to meet their needs.


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Email or Phone: 01296 383 293

Who to contact

Early Years

Where to go

Buckinghamshire Council
Walton Street Offices
Walton Street
HP20 1UA
Geographic Area Covered

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Cost Description

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Age Ranges
16 years and up

Local Offer


We provide SEND and Inclusion information, advice and training to Early Years Providers (pre-schools, nurseries and schools) to ensure the needs of children with SEND are effectively met and providers have regard to the SEND Code of Practice.


Contact Name
Hayley Abel
Contact Telephone
Contact Email
Local Offer Links
Local Offer
Local Offer Age Bands
16 to 18
25 plus
19 to 25
Needs Level
Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
SEN Provision Type
Universal service (No referral required)

General Local Offer Response

What needs does your service or activity aim to meet for children and young people with SEND and their families?

We advise and support early years providers – pre-schools, nurseries and schools to meet the needs of the children attending their provision with a range of special educational needs and disabilities.

What outcomes does your service or activity aim to achieve for children and young people with SEND and their families?

We aim to support early years practitioners so that individual children’s needs are met and they reach their full potential.

How can children and young people with SEND and their families start to use your service or activity?

Early years providers request our involvement. If they wish to discuss a named, identified child they have to request permission from the child’s parent’s first.

How is your service or activity fully accessible to children, young people with SEND and their families, for example, facilities, support from staff?

We work directly with the early years providers in their settings and therefore you can access our service from your child’s setting (pre-school, nursery or school)

How do you communicate with children, young people with SEND and their families?

We are always willing to talk to parents when we visit providers. We can also be contacted by phone or email.

What training have your staff and/or volunteers received to support children and young people with SEND and their families?

We are all qualified and experienced in the field of early years SEND and continuously seek further professional development.

What future plans does your service or activity have for developing its SEND provision, for example, training, facilities?

We are developing the advice we can provide and web information available to ensure all early years practitioners are fully aware of the SEND Code of Practice.

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