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SEND Early years provision and free places

Early education and chidcare providers are registered by Ofsted and include private day nurseries, playgroups, childminders, school nursery classes and out of school clubs. 

All early years providers are expected to identify and support children with special educational needs to make the best possible progress. Providers who offer free places for 2, 3 and 4 year old children have to describe what their own individual local offer of support looks like. Go to a provider's listing to find their local offer report.

The complexity of some children’s needs may mean their needs are best met within a specialist setting. This will be discussed with parents as part of an Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessment or as part of an annual review of an EHC plan. Trafford has 2 special school nursery classes.

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