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About the role…

This role is working across two nursery settings, supporting managers and their teams in successfully offering SEN support to children who need it. The role is also responsible for all administrative compliance for SEN children as well.

The special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO) is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the settings SEN or inclusion policy to ensure that the children with SEN are fully included into the early years setting.

The SENCO should be a leading example in SEN best practise, role modelling support and take a leading role in the teams CPD SEN development delivering basic training sessions and giving direct feedback.

This is a part time role, working 30 hours a week. Ideally this will be 4-5 days a week, however there is flexibility with this.

Main responsibilities

    • To keep the SEN register up to date across sites
    • To observe and support children as appropriate on the SEN register
    • To support and advise key workers as appropriate on how to include children’s needs in the setting
    • To liaise with settings and school during transition periods (e.g. reception)
    • To liaise with external professionals from outside services and external agencies supporting visits and collating professional reports.
    • To arrange, organise and review support for individual children, updating SEN plans and reviewing targets every 4-6 weeks
    • To complete referrals as needed, including EHCP applications and ASD assessment referrals
    • To meet with parents regularly in order to maintain good relationships and update the SEN plan accordingly
    • To take the lead in managing provision for children who have a SEN plan or EHCP
    • To have an overall understanding and ability to review financial support for SENIF or DAF, effectively managing the childs individual budget.
    • To respond to changes in legislation / practise from the government and local authority


    • Level 3 SENCO qualification – essential.
    • 1-2 years prior experience working with children with additional needs – essential.
    • Experience completing Educational Health Care applications.
    • Familiarity with DAF – essential.
    • 1-2 years previous experience in a similar role – desirable.
    • Further training in specific areas; autism, speech and language, etc – desirable.


  • 30 hours a week with flexible shifts


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