SEND Network

This is a network to facilitate thinking about how we do our best for ALL children.

Evidence is increasing our awareness about the different learning pathways that young children are on when they arrive in our settings. We know more about neurodivergent traits, complex learning needs, behaviour as a communication of need and attachment patterns. We have a responsibility to engage with and connect to the possibility of different brains needing different things in order to learn.

This network aims to inspire you to be celebratory in the way you support children, built on the premise that each person’s strengths are the place to begin our professional enquiries.

It will provide provocation and things to consider, from many different perspectives, but mainly support you to be courageous in adapting your practices to enable every unique child to thrive in every context.

View our Local Offer below.

Join the Bristol & Beyond SPH SEND Network

Join our Send Network to receive notifications of upcoming events, along with useful blog posts, links and resources.

Regional Offer

Our Regional Offer, which can be accessed by all childminders in our 8 Local Authorities, will include training and input from inspirational speakers or information sharing around relevant themes. It’s a fabulous opportunity to connect together and consider big-picture thinking.

Local Offer

We encourage you to contact your local authority early years team to find out what SEND support they offer.

If you think the SPH could add value or support to any local SEND Network, we invite you to email us.

What’s Coming Up Locally

Coming Soon

Dingley’s Promise

Dingley’s Promise is a charity that supports children with SEND in the Early Years and their families. In addition to operating five specialist early years settings, the charity provides training across 40 local authorities in England, and 99% of learners would recommend its courses.

Do you want to enhance your support for children with SEND and their families?

The Bristol & Beyond Stronger Practice Hub is funding 20 places on each of the modules below, and it is open to all Early Years practitioners in our SPH region: Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset, Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire.

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