Children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

All childcare providers will have a SEND policy and should make reasonable adjustments to care for a child or young person with SEND. Many childcare providers will also have some form of SEND training.

You may need to consider your child’s medical needs or look for a childcare provider with specialist training. You will need to think about whether your child carer will need specialist training or equipment. Often carers need specific training to give medication.

If your doctor, nurse or health visitor has shown you how to give medication to your child, you can ask the same person to give this training to your child’s new carer.

Some early years settings and childminders in Warwickshire have a WIncKS Award. The name WIncKS stands for Warwickshire Inclusion Kite marking Scheme. The award recognises high quality SEND provision. Nurseries or childminders need to have a good or outstanding Ofsted rating to get a WIncKS award.

View the current WIncKS award winners