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Early Years Outreach Services

Special schools in Cardiff​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window provide a range of outreach services, to share their specialist knowledge and experience with other schools. The aim is to support inclusion and good quality support for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) in all nurseries and schools. 



This service is provided by The Hollies Special School​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window


The Social Communication, Interaction and Play Service (SCIP) can offer advice and support on how to support children with social communication needs. The service may also carry out assessments or make observations to help build up a clearer picture of the child's needs and how best to support them as they make progress. 


SCIP also offers training/modelling/sharing good practice in partnership with the Early Years Inclusion Team to settings and schools throughout Cardiff.


Referrals are through the Early Years Forum and the focus is on Nursery and Reception-aged children, and on pre-school children on the Flying Start Programme.   



This service is provided by Riverbank Special School​​​​​​Link opens in a new window


ASPIRE can offer advice and support for Nursery or Reception-aged children with developmental delays. They will provide advice on how to adapt learning activities, and on which resources and activities will help them make progress. They may help the school to set learning appropriate targets in an Individual Play Plan (IPP) or an Individual Education Plan (IEP).


ASPIRE also offers training/modelling/sharing good practice in partnership with the Early Years Inclusion Team to settings and schools throughout Cardiff.


Referrals are through Early Years Forum and the focus is on Nursery and Reception-aged children. 



This service is provided by Meadowbank Special School​​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window


Early Communication & Language Intervention Programmes (ECLIPS') provides advice and support to schools or nurseries in promoting speech and language skills for particular children.  The service may also make observations or carry out assessments to help build up a clearer picture of the child's needs and how best to support them as they make progress.


ECLIPS' also offers training/modelling/sharing good practice in partnership with the Early Years Inclusion Team to settings and schools throughout Cardiff. 


Referrals are through Early Years Forum and the focus is on Nursery and Reception-aged children. 


This service is provided by Ty Gwyn Special School​​​​​Link opens in a new window .


The service is designed to advise and support Early Years settings, including Flying Start settings, who have a child who requires a more multi-sensory approach to learning and play.  The service may also work with schools including an older child with complex needs including, for example, children in Welsh Medium Schools. 


Referrals are through Early Years Forum and the focus is on Nursery and Reception-aged children.


This service is provided by Ty Gwyn Special School​​​​​​Link opens in a new window


The Manual Handling Outreach Worker is a qualified Manual Handling Trainer, who trains teachers and teaching assistants working with children with limited mobility.  She may also help the school to carry out risk assessments and set up care plans. 


If a child needs specialist equipment in school, such as a hoist, the service makes sure everyone using the equipment is properly trained, and also that there are regular safety checks of any equipment. The service may also advise on adaptations and mobility access in specific schools. 


The Manual Handling Service provides training and advice in relation to children  from 3 - 19 years.


The service operates an open referral system and responds to direct requests from Early Years settings, schools, SEN casework team or other specialist teams, Occupational Therapists and SEN Health Visitors.  


If you think your child may need support from this service please call the SEN casework Team on 029 2062 9800 to find out more.  


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