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SEND Support

At Noah’s Ark we pride ourselves on being a fully inclusive setting with a high knowledge of the Early Years SEND framework and fully trained SEND staff to ensure all our children receive the opportunity to play, have stimulation and interact with other children while receiving the correct additional support they may need.

Our policy, Early years practice procedures 09.13 Identification, assessment and support for children with SEND, gives the details of how we offer appropriate support and intervention and promote equality of opportunity for children that we care for.

Where a child appears to be behind expected levels, or their progress gives cause for concern, we will consider all the information about the child’s learning and development from within and beyond the setting.

There are several agencies that support children with SEND and their families, please see below some of the support available for you and your child, if you would like to speak to our SENDCO directly or require further information or support, please get in touch.


This service is delivered by Nottinghamshire County Council, within the Early Childhood Services group in the Children and Families Department.

The Children's Centre Service provides early help and targeted services for parents to be and families with children under five years old

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"The Local Offer brings together useful information across education, health and social care within one website where you can find information, advice and guidance and a range of provider services listed who support children and young people with SEND."

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Healthy Family Teams are part of the Healthy Families Programme.

This brings together care provided by the Specialist Public Health Practitioners and their teams. These used to be known as Health Visitors and School Nurses. It also includes the Family Nurse Partnership Programme for young parents and the National Child Measurement Programme.

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