Early years support services

Early Years support services


Early Years support services

Special Needs Under Fives Support (SNUFS)

Special Needs Under Fives Support is a registered charity whose main objective is to promote the inclusion of children between the age of two to five years with any form of special educational needs or disabilities, into mainstream pre-school provision.  SNUFS recruit, train and support a team of volunteers to support children in this objective.

Bolton Toy Library

Bolton Toy Library aims to improve outcomes for children, young people and vulnerable adults by providing therapeutic play and specialised resources.

The team of staff and volunteers provide welcoming ‘drop-ins’, encouraging children (0-11 years) and their families to interact in a safe play space, modelling good practice, whilst building their skills.

They loan quality, learning resources and specialised resources for families, childcare settings and practitioners across Bolton, and have a multi-sensory room offering a therapeutic calming space where children can regulate their emotions and explore their environment.

Children's Learning Disabilities Team 

The Paediatric Learning Disability Service (PLDS) works in partnership with parents and carers to provide specialist healthcare to children and young people aged between 0-19 who have a learning disability or global development delay* and an additional health need.

The service aims to reduce barriers, enable and support children and young people with learning disabilities and global developmental delay, and optimise their health and wellbeing.

*Where two or more milestones in all areas of development have not been reached.

Find out more via Bolton NHS Fountation Trust - PLDS.

Bolton Start Well Family Hubs

Bolton Start Well Family Hubs are places where families with children under the age of five years and beyond can share the joys and challenges of parenthood. They offer a range of activities and integrated support services to help you with every aspect of parenting, so your child gets the best possible start in life.

Early Years

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Start Well SEND Team