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Early Years and Childcare

Your child’s early years are a very important time for their development. All children, including disabled children and those with special educational needs, will be offered the same service at all registered early years settings in Barking and Dagenham. We offer support to ensure your child has what they need so they can learn and play.

There are seven children’s centres and 7 satellite hubs in LBBD offering a range of services for children and their families.

All offer inclusive provision and advice.

The Heathway Centre has a special focus on support for families with disabled children.

For parents of children with additional needs, the centres provide a chance to: •To meet with other parents and carers •To get advice about the other services that are on offer •For the children to take part in fun activities

SEND Code of practice

The new ‘Special educational needs and disability code of practice 0-25 years‘ says all children are entitled to an education. All providers of early years education are required to follow this code.

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