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SEND childcare and early years

Local early years help for SEND

Other help for parents and carers of children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) includes:

Family centres

There are family centres across Buckinghamshire that offer:

  • free advice and support for parents and carers
  • universal health services for children and young people with SEND aged 0 to 25

Universal health services are free and available to everyone, not just children with SEND.

Search our directory to find a family centre near you:

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SEND and Inclusion team

Our SEND and Inclusion team runs the National Autistic Society EarlyBird Programme, which works with parents and carers to help them:

  • understand autism
  • develop their child's communication skills
  • support their child's behaviour

Register for EarlyBird by filling in an online application form.

Buckinghamshire Portage Service

The Buckinghamshire Portage Service is an early years home visiting education service for children aged 0 to 3 years with SEND.

The service offers:

  • Support to children with a delay in two areas of their development by a minimum of six months.
  • Various portage packages depending on the needs/age of your child.

There is an open referral system so parents and carers can request the service themselves.