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Money Matters

Financial difficulties are common and can be distressing for many families. There are several charities and services offering support and advice to help you take back control and manage your finances efficiently. For information and advice on saving money, budgeting, benefit entitlements, debt management and…

NASEN (National Association for Special Educational Needs)

NASEN (National Association for Special Educational Needs) is a charitable membership organisation that supports all education practitioners by providing relevant Continuing Professional Development (CPD), resources, advice, information and much more to enable staff to meet the needs of all pupils including pupils with learning differences.

Pre-schools

A Pre-school Is an early years setting where young children under statutory school age have the opportunity to learn through activities, play and social interaction. Offers short sessional care on a term time only basis. Some provide wrap around care or extended hours for a…

Preparing for Adulthood

West Berkshire Council want all their young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and disabilities to make a successful transition to adulthood, including Paid employment, wherever possible Living as independently as possible Having good physical and emotional health Being part of their community Having friends and relationships…

SEN Support and EHC Plan Survey

We would like to ask for your help in finding out how SEN Support and Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP), are working for children, young people and families in West Berkshire. An organisation called In Control, with the help of children, young people, families…

SEND Strategy

The SEND Strategy was co-produced by a range of professionals and families in 2018 over a series of co-production and consultation events. Subsequently, 5 working groups were formed in 2019 to co-produce an action plan for each of the 5 strategic objectives. These groups were…

Special Provision Fund

Special Provision fund plan, please see the download in related documents below. The special provision fund is to support local authorities to grow and improve provision to benefit pupils with EHC plans. The fund can be used to create new places and improve facilities for…

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Travelling With Your Child

Traveling with children can be daunting, and even more so when you travel with a child who is autistic and requires organised structure. Venturing out into unfamiliar surroundings can increase their levels of anxiety, how you prepare your child depends on their age and how…

What is a Childminder?

Childminders: Look after children in their own homes, Required to register with Ofsted Can look after 6 children under the age of 8 years, 3 of which can be under 5 and 1 of which can be under 1 at any one time (permission can…

What is a Day Nursery?

Day Nurseries are: Open between the hours of 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday all year round (excluding Bank Holidays). Required to register with Ofsted. Access free entitlement funding for 2,3 & 4 year olds. Offer part time and full time care. Inspected by Ofsted to ensure…

What is an Out of School Club?

An Out of School Club: Provides out of school care for school aged children They are required to register with Ofsted if they provide care for children under 8 years of age, for more than two hours per day and more than 6 days per year. They can…

Youth Clubs

Youth clubs are places where young people can go to meet their peers and participate in activities such as music, football, basketball, table tennis, or video games, or religious activities. Some youth clubs can have a particular focus, such as music, spiritual/religious guidance and advice…
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