Suffolk Local Offer

Education in early years

Identifying SEND in a child's early years can be key to helping them to access education and fulfil their potential.

How do I know if my child has SEND?

All children grow and develop at different rates, and so it can be hard to know if they have special educational needs in their earliest years, or what the extent of these needs might be. If you have concerns about your child, we would encourage you in the first instance to speak to those who know them well, such as their childminder, nursery staff, doctor or health visitor, to see if they share your concerns.