Information for Parents

Local Offer

The Local Offer is Online information about what’s available for children and young adults with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) up to the age of 25, and their families and a way to give feedback to help us improve the information and services.

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Help in the Early Years - for children with special educational needs


Communication and Language

A Children’s Centre Early Communication Support Worker (ECSW) can help with early speech, language and communication development. The ECSWs are not Speech and Language Therapists but they do have a special focus on speech and language.
The ECSWs run Toddler Talk sessions across the Children Centre clusters to support families who have concerns about their child’s speech, language and communication. The ECSWs give parents support in developing their understanding of their child’s speech and language development by completing language checkers and giving families speech and language development leaflets and home learning ideas.
You can contact an Early Communication Support Worker at your nearest Children’s Centre.

Parent Advice

3 months old
6 months old
12 months old
18 months old
2 years old
2.5 years old
3 years old
4 years old

Language Checkers (with translations in different languages)


Physical Development

Birth - 6 Months (EBook)
6 - 12 months (EBook)
12 - 18 months (EBook)
18 months - 2 years (EBook)
2 - 3 years (EBook)
3 - 4 years (EBook)


Social and Emotional Development and Well-being

(Work in progress - content to be added)


Transition to School

Good practice guidance for transition to school


Search Engine for Children

'Kiddle' is a child-specific search engine supported by Google, which prevents the appearance of things that are not suitable for them.


50 Things to Do Before You're Five

50 Things to Do Before You're Five


Parent Partnership

Partnerships with Parents: fun-filled ideas