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Cornwall Council - Early Years Inclusion Service
Services and organisations that have the Local Offer flash have filled out inclusion information, meaning that they meet the needs of people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)


Every child enjoying, achieving and included.


Working together for positive outcomes through early intervention.

Core Values

  • Child and family centred
  • Inclusive
  • Solution focussed
  • Working together
  • Enabling all

If pre-school children have significant learning, physical, emotional or social needs they may be supported by the Early Years Inclusion Service (EYIS).  The Early Years Inclusion Service becomes involved following a request from a paediatrician, health visitor, speech and language therapist, parent, childminder or early years setting.

Who to contact

Contact position
Early Years Inclusion Service
0300 1234 101
Cornwall Council page link
Parent organisation
Early Help Hub

Other details


Referral required
Referral details

Please visit for information on how to make a referral.

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
How we make our service inclusive
  • Ensuring staff training is kept up to date
  • Applying flexibility to where and when meetings are held
  • Using translators where required
  • Signposting to outside impartial support eg SENDiass
  • Liaising with other support services
  • Support in the setting and the home
Staff SEND experience

The Early Years Inclusion Service is made up of a wide range of professional groups, each with a high level of skill and experience in working with children with SEND. The groups include; Educational Psychologists, Senior Locality SENCOs, Early Years Inclusion Workers and Early Years Autism and Social Communication Workers, all of which have vast experience of supporting the education of children with a wide range of additional and complex needs. Some workers are also trained as Makaton tutors, and deliver Makaton training across the County.

How our service supports providers / schools / colleges

The Early Years Inclusion Service works with Early Years Educational settings and providers by:

Delivering a wide range of training, including SENCo Induction Training, Makaton, Understanding and Responding to Children's Behaviour which includes the importance of positive attachment, visual training, Making Sense (understanding sensory processing) training as well as offering bespoke training packages.

  • Support settings during times of transition
  • Regularly review the provision for the child whilst accessing our service.
  • Support to coordinate multi-agency working in the form of 'Team around the child' (TAC) meetings.
  • Facilitate Network meetings to share information and good practice
  • Support with SEN paperwork and documentation
  • Support settings to access funding if appropriate
  • Support good practice and offer advice on visits
  • Offer consultation visits to offer advice on differentiating the curriculum
Support at key transition points
  • Share information where appropriate
  • Chair meetings to encourage multi agency working
  • Create or advise on transition resources, e.g. communication passports, transition booklets.
  • Support parents to consider all available options for their child
  • Hold caseload meetings to plan for smooth transitions
  • Liaise with setting and professionals to support preparation for transitions
  • Follow up after the transition has occurred
Other local or national support
  • Early Support Materials
  • National Portage Association
  • Our Safeguarding Children Partnership for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
  • The Makaton Charity
Resolving disagreements, mediation and making complaints
  • Contact the person you are concerned about and try to resolve the difficulties directly
  • Contact the line manager of the person you want to complain about
  • Contact the manager of the EYIS
  • Follow the Cornwall Council complaints and compliments process

Last updated: 27/03/2019

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