Nottingham City Early Years Settings Provision Maps

The Children and Families Act 2014 requires the Local Authority (LA), schools and Early Years settings to publish information about the educational provision that is available to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

To fulfil this requirement Nottingham City LA, settings and other partners worked together to develop Provision Maps for Early Years Settings. These maps reflect the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and of the 2014 SEND Code of Practice

Based on recognised national good practice, the maps provide a framework for provision in settings across the city to meet the needs of children with SEND.The range of interventions is not exhaustive. Nor is it expected that all settings will provide all interventions included on the maps. Each settings provision will vary year on year to reflect the changing needs of the children in the setting at the time.


PVCI Provision Map Induction 2015 (currently being reviewed and updated)

Nottingham City Early Years Provision Maps

Developing Individual Provision Maps:

S.E.N provision is provision that is additional to and different from that made generally for other children of the same age by schools and relevant (funded) early years providers. (SENCOP2015 pg 16 xv) Individual Provision Maps (IPM) is a central part of the graduated approach to supporting children with Special Education needs.

When your Targeted Support Plan has been implemented and the child is not making progress it is important that you work in partnership with the child's parents and agree as to the next steps.

An Individual Provision Map (SEN Provision)

  • will identify the child's strengths and areas of need. It should also identify the strategies that all staff will be implementing to support the child.
  • will identify very specific targets that are SMART, these will be carefully planned and monitored to see what progress the child is making
  • will clarify what support and specific activities and arrangements are in place to support the child throughout the day /week
  •  will include the advice and suggestions from other agencies if they are involved

This IPM would need regular reviewing on a 4 monthly basis. This would include

  •  inviting everyone involved with the child to a meeting in the setting with the parents
  •  reviewing progress against the targets
  •  discussing the progress reports from the other agencies involved
  •  setting new challenging targets, identifying the support and activities the child needs to be involved in
  •  planning for transition, referring to other agencies (inviting the next placement to the meeting when this is  known)

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