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SEND Outreach Service - Early Years

SEND Outreach Service - Early Years

All requests for advice and support in relation to children aged 0 to 5 are made through the Newcastle SEN Advice and Support Allocation Panel (SEN ASAP). Requests can be made for help with children experiencing a wide range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.


Hazel Newstead: SEND Early Years Lead


Mobile: 07554459229




Supporting your Child's Early Play

Ideas for play - Anticipation Games

Ideas for play - Bead Threading

Ideas for play - Blocks or Bricks

Ideas for play - Bubbles

Ideas for play - Click Clack Track

Ideas for play - Inset Puzzle

Ideas for play - Mark making

Ideas for play - Nursery Rhymes

Ideas for play - Picture Matching Games

Ideas for play - Play Dough

Information for Parents and Carers

General information

Foundation Years

Contact for families with disabled children: Early years support | Contact



Click here for National Autistic Society 


Speech and Language:

Click here for ICAN’s Talking Point  


Down's Syndrome:

Click here for Down's Syndrome Association

Click here for Down's Syndrome North East 

Useful Resources for Early Years Practitioners and SENCos


Early Years Support Plan Template

Universally Available Guidance

Early Years Assessment Screen ages 1-3

Early Years Assessment Screen ages 2-5

SEN ASAP Application Form and Guidance

Record of review meeting





Information  for Early Years Practitioners and SENCos

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Transition Advice

All About Me

Checklist for Transition

Rainbow Borrowers Toy Library Information

Additional Needs Toy Library Leaflet

Rainbows West Walker

Rainbows Fawdon

Rainbows Galafield

Rainbows Riverside