EY The role of the early years SENCO

Audience Early years practitioners
Course Level 3
Hours 30

Learning criteria

  • Identify the principles
  • statutory guidance and legislation underpinning the \u2018Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice'
  • Explain the role of the SENCO in private
  • voluntary and independent early years settings in actively engaging with all involved in supporting a child with SEN
  • Identify the principles underpinning Education
  • Health and Care (EHC) plans
  • Explain which records should be maintained and used to track progress and achieve the best possible educational and other outcomes for children
  • and how this should be done
  • Reflect on practice
  • assessing own skills and competencies
  • identifying gaps by using the Reflective Practice (RP) model for analysis
  • Identify and use professional development opportunities
  • including training and other sources of support
  • to address own development needs.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the early years SENCO in the context of Early Years (EY) legislation
  • policies and procedures within the setting
  • Be able to develop effective skills in reflective practice as an early years SENCO