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Childcare for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities in Wandsworth

Childcare registered with Ofsted, is available in Wandsworth for children with special educational needs and or disabilities (SEND) up to 13 years old, from  childminders, nurseries, nannies ( or "homebased childcarers") , after school centres and breakfast clubs and holiday playcentres. After the age of…

Single Pathway

The Single Pathway is a way of ensuring that children with complex and significant needs can access appropriate services in order to receive suitable support. A team of experienced professionals from Wandsworth education and Early Years and Intervention Support Services (EYISS), therapies, community paediatric service…

Supported Internships

Supported internships are a structured study programme based primarily at an employer. They enable young people aged 16-24 with a statement of SEN, a Learning Difficulty Assessment or an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP),  to achieve sustainable paid employment by equipping them with the…

Mainstream schools in Wandsworth

Most children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) will attend mainstream nurseries, schools and colleges or universities.  Wandsworth Council provides a range of specialist advisory services which will support nurseries, schools and colleges to meet a child’s or young person's needs.  If a child or…

Identifying and assessing Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Concerns about difficulties and additional needs may become apparent from a very early age or at any point in a child or young person’s life. Medical needs may be identified from birth and picked up by hospital professionals while other developmental concerns may become apparent…

Accessibility Strategy 2016 - 2019

This Accessibility Strategy, which is part of the over-arching SEN, Inclusion and Disability Policy, sets out how the Wandsworth will work with its partners to remove barriers that might impede children and young people from achieving their aspirations and participating fully in school life.  This can…

Why choose a childminder?

Childminders must be registered with the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) if they look after children from 0 - 8 years of age. Childminders can look after older children but they do not have to be registered. All childminders are…

Education Health and Care Plan Documents

The education, health and care working group has worked together with parents to review and refine key documentation about assessing and identifying special educational needs. These are under "Useful Downloads". The education, health and care needs assessment forms have been revised and a SEND Information handbook produced…

SEND reforms Key Working e-Learning from the Council for Disabled Children (CDC)

These free online modules from the Council for Disabled Children (CDC) are designed for a multi-agency group of professionals from across health, education and care and will empower professionals to implement these key working functions when working in partnership with young people and their families as…

Becoming a Wandsworth Childminder - Childminder Briefing Sessions

Thinking of becoming Wandsworth childminder? You need to attend two free Childminder briefing sessions. At these sessions you can find out more about childminding and start the registration process. The latest set of dates can be found below. Childminders are self-employed and must be registered with Ofsted if they look after children…