Skip to content

Email us

Hertfordshire's SEND Local Offer

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in the Early Years

If your child is under 5, there are a number of ways to get support.

Childcare

Choosing the right childcare can be a difficult decision for every parent, particularly if your child has a special educational need or disability (SEND). We have childcare providers who are committed to helping children with SEND.

 

How we expect early education providers to support children with SEND - our Quality SEND Offer

The Family and Childcare Trust give guidance for families who have children with SEND to get childcare that meets their needs.

Children's centres

Our children's centres offer a fully inclusive service for all families with children under 5.

Early years specialist development centres (SDC)

These provide support to young children aged 0–3 years with SEND, and their families.

Speak to your health visitor or doctor to be referred to a centre.

There are 5 specialist development centres in Hertfordshire:

Redbourn

St. Luke's School
Crouch Hall Lane
Redbourn
St. Albans
Hertfordshire
AL3 7ET

Letchworth Garden City

Garden City Academy and Chestnut Tree Children's Centre
Radburn Way
Letchworth Garden City
Hertfordshire
SG6 2JZ

Hoddesdon

Rye Park Nursery and Three Parks Children's Centre
Walton Road
Hoddesdon
Hertfordshire

Watford

Westfield Children's Centre & Preschool
Croxley View
Watford
Hertfordshire
WD18 6AE

Welwyn Garden City

Ludwick Nursery School and Oak Tree Children's Centre
Holwell Road
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire
AL7 3RP