Early Years Access and Inclusion Team

The Early Years Access and Inclusion Team can support parents with finding suitable childcare for children under 5 or children and young people up to 25 years of age with a special educational need or disability (SEND) and in education.

The officer can discuss availability of different types of childcare and suggest options.

If your child has a special educational need or disability the officer can arrange to discuss your needs in more detail, to offer advice and guidance with finding suitable provision.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Access and Inclusion Team
Telephone
E-mail
brokerage@buckinghamshire.gov.uk
Website
Childcare Brokerage Service

Where to go

Name
Buckinghamshire Council
Address
4th floor Walton Street Offices
Walton Street
Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire
Postcode
HP20 1UZ
Geographic Area Covered
Buckinghamshire

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday | 9am to 5:30pm
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon

Other Details

Cost Description

Free

Age Ranges
0 to 16 years in education
Young people up to 25 years of age with SEND and in education

Referral

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Parents may self-refer

Local Offer

Description

The Early Years Access and Inclusion Team can support parents with finding suitable childcare for children and young people up to 25 years of age with a special educational need or disability (SEND) and in education.

Contact Name
Access and Inclusion Team
Contact Telephone
Contact Email
brokerage@buckinghamshire.gov.uk
Local Offer Links
BFIS Choosing Childcare
Local Offer Age Bands
16 to 18
12 to 15
19 to 25
2 to 4
0 to 1
8 to 11
5 to 7
Needs Level
All Needs Met
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 offer help to families who are unable to find suitable childcare themselves, particularly if they have a child with Special Educational Needs or a disability or complex medical needs, or have additional needs themselves. We can support with finding an Early Education Funded childcare place; or before school, after school or holiday childcare.

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

Finding a childcare solution where children are happy and safe and the needs of the family are met. This could be with a childminder, Early Years provider, Out of School or Holiday Club.

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

Please indicate if access to your service requires a referral and/or assessment of need and who will undertake this. Can families self-referral? Families and professionals can contact us directly and our service is free, although families will have to pay for the childcare we introduce them to unless it is an Early Education Funded Childcare place.

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

We can help find childcare providers able to meet children's individual needs.

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

We have extensive experience working with families with disabled children and have accessed a range of inclusion training from a number of agencies. We can support childcare providers preparing for the inclusion of a child with SEND by signposting to relevant training, helping to prepare the childcare environment, and ensuring the involvement of appropriate support agencies.

Last Updated
30/03/2020

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