All childcare providers are required to offer an inclusive environment and to respond to individual children's needs. The Local Offer website contains information on specialist and targeted services across education, health and social care in Portsmouth.
When visiting childcare providers it is important to ask how your child's needs can be met and to work with the provider to ensure they fully understand any specific resources or equipment that your child will need.
Every early years provider should have a named SENCo or INCo (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator) who is responsible for overseeing the inclusive environment and co-ordinating the SEND practice and provision. They will have regard to the SEND Code of Practice and will support staff to meet each child's needs where possible, building a positive partnership with parents.