Under 5s with SEND

At Brighter Futures for Children, we are committed to ensuring that all Early Years settings in Reading are able to support children with special educational needs & disabilities (SEND).


If your setting needs advice on how to be inclusive to children of all abilities, or for a particular child’s additional needs, contact our Under 5s team for guidance at early.years@brighterfuturesforchildren.org.

You can also find information on our SEND Advisory Service on Reading SEND Local Offer web pages.

Key documents

Transition from Early Years to primary school for children with SEND - guidance for professionals

For guidance and downloadable documents to help you support a child to prepare for the move up to a nursery or primary school, visit our Under 5s transition to school and nursery page.

Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN)

Our speech and language roadmap is designed to illustrate a child’s journey through speech and language support, from birth to 5 years old. Click on the image on the right to open the full two page document.

For information and advice for families, visit our dedicated page here.