• Summary
  • Contents
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Fully up to date with the SEND Code of Practice this book explores all the key contemporary issues relevant to supporting children with special needs in an early years context. Combining theory with practice, it demonstrates how to ensure children’s individual needs are at the heart of early years provision. Key topics covered include: • The history and current climate of SEN provision • Working with Parents • Models of special needs provision • Leadership and inclusion • Professional ethics • Multi-agency working • Early intervention • International perspectivesx This core textbook is an essential read for early years students at all levels, and early years practitioners who wish to gain a greater understanding of the core issues affecting special needs provision.

CPD Opportunities for Staff Working with Children with SEND in the Early Years
CPD Opportunities for Staff Working with Children with SEND in the Early Years
Ruth HuntAnna Newbold
Chapter Objectives
  • How have on-entry to profession qualifications of a range of staff working with children with SEN in early childhood education and care settings changed over time?
  • What are current continuing professional development opportunities for different staff roles?
  • What factors influence settings and schools when allocating continuing professional development amongst staff?

This chapter will discuss continuing professional development (CPD) for staff in schools and settings working with children with SEND. The range of entry-level qualifications for staff working with children with SEND are highlighted through an exploration of how these roles, and the qualifications required for them, have changed over ...

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