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Getting a diagnosis

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Children can be born with a disability or medical condition for many reasons. Parents often worry that this may be their fault. It is important to remember this is rarely the case. Diagnosis is the formal process for identifying a disability, learning difficulty or health…

Early years foundation stage

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The early years foundation stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to five years for all Ofsted-registered early years providers including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes.   Your child will mostly learn through indoors and outdoors play.  The areas of learning are:  communication and…

Education other than at school (EOTAS)

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Alternative provision or ‘Education Other Than at School (EOTAS)’ is arranged by local authorities for children who are unable to attend mainstream school for reasons such as exclusion, medical conditions or significant mental health needs. Page contents: Local authority education other than at school   Education in hospital Alternative provision Local authority education other than at school  …

Choosing childcare

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Before you decide on a childminder, pre-school, nursery or other childcare provider for your child, it is important to understand certain factors. Page contents Children's needs Parental involvement and communication Availability Fees How nurseries or pre-schools and out of school providers are managed Questions for childminders…

Learning disabilities

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Children with learning disabilities do not learn certain skills as quickly as other people. They may, therefore, need extra help in certain aspects of their lives. The skills in question will depend upon the type of needs they may have. Page contents: The difference between…

Involving your child in their care and reviews

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Involving your child as much as possible ensures that they have some say in their care and support, wherever possible. This is known as ‘person-centred planning’.    Person-centred planning (PCP) is a way of helping someone to plan their own life and support, focusing on what is important to them.    Further reading for education settings around person…