Early years settings

Early years settings provide a great opportunity for the early identification of special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) due to the rate of development during these years. Our education and health professionals work with early years settings to provide onsite specialist services.

What services do we provide to early years settings?

Our multidisciplinary team provide services in relation to the following:

Services are bespoke according to your early years setting, the children who attend and your staff. Our services are available on an individual, group and systemic level for all levels and types of need.

How do we work with early years settings?

We work in partnership with children, staff and professionals to provide a comprehensive, specialist service. In addition to onsite services we run regular offsite CPD events around our services and specialisms. Service level agreements facilitate flexible working when you need us, and allows you to use multiple professionals and specialist services.

How can early years settings commission our services?

Our services can be commissioned by early years settings through a service level agreement or on a standalone basis. If you would like to learn more about a service level agreement with us then please get in touch and we can create a bespoke package that suits your early years setting.

How can early years settings refer to our specialist education and health services?

Referring to our specialist education and health services can be done online , via email or over the phone. To refer via email contact us on and to refer over the phone please call 0330 088 8408.


Our services can be funded through a variety of ways.

What are the benefits of using EHP?

Using EHP brings many benefits to children, education staff and early years settings. A range of benefits comes with each of our services, including:

  • Early identification of needs
  • Early interventions
  • Support from specialists in child development
  • Increase in children reaching expected levels of development
  • Bespoke services
  • Multidisciplinary provision and support

A lower proportion of children with SEN and disabilities achieve the expected levels of development in the EYFS than children with no additional needs. In 2016, 72% of children with no identified SEN achieved expected levels of development in all five areas of learning compared to 25% who were accessing SEN support and just 5% of those with Education,
Health and Care plans in place.

Early Years Workforce Strategy (2017)

Which children do we work with?

We work with the children you would like us to support. Our open referral policy means that we accept all levels of need. Usually in early years we work with children who are not reaching developmental milestones, or who are causing concern for other reasons.

Where do our services take place?

We provide our services onsite at your education setting. We have clinic spaces over Greater Manchester which are available if appropriate. Providing our services onsite reduces absences caused by attending appointments, and increases the opportunities to share good practice.

When would an early years settings require input from EHP?

An early years setting could require input from EHP for an individual child, for group work, or for systemic work. Reasons why we may provide input to an early years setting include:

  • Nurture groups
  • Early needs identification
  • Provision reviews
  • Training
  • Helping children to reach expected levels of development

Our professionals provide a broad range of specialist education and health input to early years settings. If you have a requirement and are not sure how we could help then please get in touch to talk to a member of our team.

Get in touch

If you would like to find out more about the services we offer or to book a free initial discussion then please contact us on email

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