The Early Years and Childcare team deal with all work relating to inclusive practice in early years settings. We provide information, advice, guidance, forms and links to support children in your setting and the quality of your inclusive practice.

Contacts to this team should be via

All childcare providers are required to offer an inclusive environment and to respond to individual children's needs. The Local Offer website has information on specialist and targeted services across education, health and social care in Portsmouth.

Please see the Portsmouth SEND Pathway for Early Years Settings.

If you wish to apply for SEND Inclusion Fund (SENDIF), please email

Useful website links can be found below and additional documents at the bottom of the page:

Contact about training, workshops and other workforce development matters should be via

Referral forms and guides

Children's therapy service - referral pack

Early Years Panel description

Early Years Panel referral form

Early Years Panel Nursery Update request form

Ethnic Minority Achievement service referral form

Ethnic Minority Achievement Service parental consent for referral

Ethnic Minority Achievement Service translated parental consent for referral

Ethnic Minority Achievement Service guidance pathway for referrals

Family Development Programme referral form

MABS Early Years Request for Support form

My Personal Education Plan

My Personal Education Plan Review

Portage only Referral Form 2017

Portage PLUS (ASD) Referral Form 2017

Portsmouth SEN Support Partnership - Letter to Head Teachers September 2017 

Portsmouth SEN Support Partnership - CPD/training request form

Portsmouth SEN Support Partnership - CYP support request form

Portsmouth SEN Support Partnership - operational protocols

Portsmouth SEN Support Partnership - menu of services

Portsmouth SEN Support Partnership - service flowchart

Portsmouth SEND Pathway for Early Years Settings 2018-19


Assessment documents

Early Years Request for Education Health and Care (EHC) Needs Assessment

Profile of needs for SEND



Supporting children learning English as an additional language - Guidance for practitioners

Ordinarily Available Provision: Cognition

Ordinarily Available Provision: Communication and Interaction

Ordinarily Available Provision: Sensory and Physical

Ordinarily Available Provision: Social, Emotional and Mental Health

EYAC SEND and inclusion

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