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.Close
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 details||Areas covered|
|Early Years Inclusion Officer |
Early Years Inclusion Officer
Early Years Inclusion Officer
|Postal address and office contact ||EarlyYears Inclusion Officers |
Early Help Service (IYS)
Children’s Services Wiltshire Council
County Hall Bythesea Road
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Emotional development and mental health
English as an additional language
Supporting children on the autistic spectrum
Supporting speech language and communication
Working with parents