Early Years Area SENCOs are advisory teachers with high level of experience of working with young children with special educational needs and their families. We support early years providers to develop effective inclusive practice for children aged 0 to 5.

We provide advice and practical support to Early Years providers about early identification and support for young children with special educational needs and facilitate their transition to compulsory schooling.

Through visits to settings, training and local cluster meetings, we provide initial training and ongoing support the SENCOs in Early Years settings.

Our team works closely with the specialist Early Years Educational Psychologists and other professional colleagues from within Education, Health and Social Care within the "Multi Agency Identification and Support in the Early Years" (MAISEY) process.

We work in partnership with parents/carers through our visits to Early Years settings and multi-agency meetings for individual children, such as Family Service Planning meetings.

We are the designated teachers for Early Years children who are looked after (in care) and we attend Personal Education Plan meetings for children in preschool settings.

Type of providerTargeted - This is for people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families
Age range0 to 5

Accessibility and adjustments

Wheelchair access No


Address Somerset Early Years Area SENCO and Maisey, B3 South, County Hall, Taunton TA1 4DY

Contact details

Telephone 01278 446445
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