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Early Years Inclusion Officers

See below for areas covered and contact details.  

The EYIO’s involvement can be requested at any time by early year’s settings for children aged 0-5.


The EYIO is able to offer advice and support around early help and identification.  Early identification and appropriate intervention could significantly help reduce the need for statutory or specialist services and interventions at a later stage.  Listening to families and young children is central to the role.  EYIOs promote interagency working and engage with other professionals to ensure the best outcomes for children.   

Some examples of EYIO support; 

  • Co-ordinating and/or supporting a Team around the Child (TAC) meeting.  Giving consideration as to whether it would be more appropriate to undertake an Early Help Common Assessment Framework (CAF) (Early Help Strategy, 2014-17) or for the setting to complete a My Support Plan
  • Establishing the child and family’s needs alongside those of the early year’s setting(s), liaising with other professionals when appropriate
  • Support early year’s settings to ensure that all children have access to a broad and balanced EYFS curriculum and encourage practitioners to use a range of early intervention tools such as Speech and Language Matrix and the Wiltshire Indicators and Provision Document (WIPD)
  • Advocating timely interventions such as implementing BLAST or use of SPARKEY within the setting
  • Supporting transitions e.g. from home to early years setting and from setting into primary school
  • Making referrals to other agencies/professionals and working closely with partners such as Health Visitors, Children’s Centres, SALT and SEND service
  • Acting as Lead Professional if appropriate
  • Contributing to up-skilling and empowering the early year’s workforce so that early years practitioners are able to meet the statutory requirements of the EYFS and the new SEN Code of Practice (2014).

Children attending an early years setting or about to start in an early year’s setting with; 

  • Complex family background which may be contributing to a developmental delay
  • Emotional and behavioural difficulties that regularly and substantially impact on child’s learning and/or that of others
  • Medical/health care needs but with no clear SEN needs
  • Looked After Child (LAC) or part of a Child in Need (CIN) plan or at Child Protection level where there is a developmental concern
  • Children with additional needs aged 0-5 including transition to school

Name and detailsAreas covered
Early Years Inclusion Officer
Sasha Brown
07884 118241  
  • Warminster
  • Westbury
  • Trowbridge
  • Bradford on Avon
  • Melksham  And surrounding villages

Early Years Inclusion Officer
Sue Maginess
07909 832368  

  •  Amesbury
  • Salisbury
  • Downton
  • Wilton
  • Mere
  • Tisbury And surrounding villages 

Early Years Inclusion Officer
Mary Mulvihill
07917 071464

  • Corsham
  • Chippenham
  • Calne
  • Malmesbury
  • Wootton Bassett And surrounding villages 
Postal address and office contact  
EarlyYears Inclusion Officers  
Early Help Service (IYS)
Children’s Services Wiltshire Council
County Hall Bythesea Road
BA14 8JN
01225 718230

Emotional development and mental health

Sensory needs

Supporting children on the autistic spectrum 

SWASS document PDF (1.2mb)

Healthcare plans

Risk assesment PDF (409kb)
Medcons pack PDF (2.8mb)

Supporting speech language and communication


Working with parents

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Last updated: 3 July 2017 | Last reviewed: 3 July 2017