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Early Years SEND Keyworker (0-3) - additional resources and information

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Some parents need a helping hand to find the right care for their child who may have complex disabilities.

Children aged between birth - 3 years who have complex disabilities, may be entitled to receive our support to arrange and coordinate services across health and education as well as to access their free entitlement to early learning.

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Further information on the role of SEND Keyworker


Referrals to the SEND Early Years Keyworker will not usually be accepted by families directly but we will accept referrals from key professionals (with signed parental consent) involved with the child through the Early Years Coordination Team (EYCT)

How do you refer to the Early Years Co-ordination Team (EYCT)?

The Referral form for the Early Years Co-ordination Team should be completed by the referrer for each child after discussion and signed agreement with his or her parents.

The completed referral form must contain details of all professionals involved, and their reports, a summary of the child’s current difficulties, background information and parent’s views. Supporting information may also include

•           Targets- reviewed/ current

•           Setting report/ SALT / CP/ OT/ Physio/ etc reports

•           Setting reports or EYFS Tracking

•           Risk Assessments

Ideally evidence should be provided of targeted short-term support over and above that provided routinely as part of universal services and as part of the settings general practice in meeting the needs of all children in their setting, demonstrating that you have implemented strategies to support the child and the outcome of this support. 

Once completed the Early Years Co-ordination Team referral form should be sent to the administration team at the address below.

Child Development Centre, Administration Team, Early Years Co-ordination Team (EYCT) Single Point of Access Team, Memorial Hospital Shooter’s Hill, London SE18 3RG        Telephone number: 020 8294 3118 

Or email: 

Any professional can refer a child subject to the following:

  • Children aged between 0 to 5 years of age and is resident in the borough of Greenwich.
  • The child has complex health, developmental and/or learning difficulties
  • The child needs to be known to two or more professional services represented on the team.
  • The child needs a joint approach or plan and there is not already one agency in ‘firm management’ of the case.
  • The purpose of the Early Years Co-ordination Team is to ensure that pre-school children have equity of access to services as early as possible and ensure that their needs are identified prior to starting formal education.

 The EYCT is represented by several services including the following:

  • Community Paediatrics
  • NDC
  • Early Years Inclusion Team- comprising of Area SENCo’s/ Inclusion Workers/
  • SEND Early Years (0-3yrs) keyworker
  • Educational Psychologist Service
  • Music Therapy
  • Paediatric Occupational Therapy
  • Paediatric Physiotherapy
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Sensory ServiceOr email: 
  • ASD Outreach

WORD version of the above referral form is available from the Downloads tab

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust currently offer a drop in service for families with Children Under 5 who wish to receive further advice or assessment for Speech and Language, Physiotherapy and/or Occupational Therapy.

Find out more about the current service offer from Oxleas Integrated Therapies here

Easy Read - How to contact the Integrated Therapies Team 

Easy Read documents - for parents and professionals

Activities to do with your child- for parents

Spending special time together with your child is good for your child’s development and wellbeing. That’s because it builds your relationship and boosts your child’s confidence. Special time with your child is a chance to:

  • give your child your full attention and send the message that she’s the most important thing to you
  • see the world from your child’s point of view
  • find out more about your child’s likes, dislikes, worries and frustrations
  • give your child some guidance, talk to her and listen to her.

Time spent with you can help your child feel happier, be more relaxed and build resilience for years to come