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Support for the Early Years Foundation Stage

Below are links and resources to support Early Years staff when supporting children with Speech, language and communication need challenges.

Please refer back to the Annex Section 2: Early Years Foundation Stage: ‘Ordinarily Available Inclusive Provision’ guide and specifically Early Years Communication and Interaction (ordinarily available) section for a wealth or strategies and links to further resources.

Developing practice:

Information to share with families:

Key information to support the needs of individual children:

Speech and Language Setting Support (SaLSS):

The Speech and Language Therapy Service and SaLSS therapists liaise with the Early Years and Childcare advisors to ensure appropriate support is available to Early Years settings.