Early years support for parents

Early Years support for parents


Early Years support for parents

Home learning support for children with SEND

The Start Well SEND team have put together a range of activities and resources to support parents in promoting their child’s learning and development at home. These include ideas of how to implement the strategies and approaches used by your child’s setting, so that they have continuity in their learning at home and in nursery.

Home learning ideas cover themes, including:

  • Sensory home learning
  • Sensory diet
  • Communication and interaction
  • Physical development
  • Early Years Music
  • Internet safety

Strategies to support daily life, include:

  • Countdown
  • Now and next
  • Positive strategies
  • Reward charts
  • Traffic light systems
  • De-escalation strategies.

SEND Stay and Play Sessions

Special Educational Needs Disability (SEND) Stay and Play sessions are designed to give parents, carers, their children and siblings the opportunity to meet other families, and to gain information about services and support available for children in early years in Bolton. All children are welcome to join these sessions.

Sessions are free of charge

For more information, please contact Liane Fishwick, the SEND Stay and Play Coordinator by e-mail: FishwickL@TheOrchards.bolton.sch.uk or telephone: 01204 338149

Additonal support for parents and carers

Further details about support can be found on the Start Well Family Hub website.

This includes support from iThrive, who can provide family support for expectant parents and carers, and other support services for those with babies (0-2 years).

Find out how to access services by emailing ithrive@boltontogether.org.uk

Early Years

Contact us

Start Well SEND Team


01204 338149