Childcare for children with special needs and disabilities
The East Sussex Local Offer provides information about children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). This includes advice on how to find the most suitable childcare, and what you can expect.
The East Sussex Community Information Service (ESCIS) directory gives information about how each childcare provider supports children with additional needs.
Coram are a charity that works with families. They provide detailed information on how to find a suitable nursery and what to expect. You can find out more when you visit the Coram website.
Childcare providers are required by the Equality Act 2010 to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ including ‘auxiliary aids and services’ to ensure that disabled children are not disadvantaged.
Early years providers and schools may use their Pupil Premium funding to support additional activities for children with special needs, such as breakfast or after school clubs.
The Early Years’ Service (EYS) supports pre-school aged children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). This may include complex needs, including pre-school aged children who have English as an Additional Language where those needs create a barrier to learning and inclusion.
Short breaks, also known as respite, are a range of services that support children, young people and their families. These allow children and young people some time away from their families, while enjoying new experiences.
- Email the Family Information Service