Brighter Beginnings - Early Years Inclusion Award
The Early Years Inclusion Award is an outstanding achievement that settings can receive once they have demonstrated they are an inclusive setting to all children including those with additional needs. This award validates that settings are meeting the requirements for the SEND Code of Practice
Early Years settings must submit evidence to demonstrate that they have met the standards and competency framework of the Inclusion Award to gain this status.
Settings are supported by the Early Years Team, Portage Team, Autism Advisor and Educational Psychology service to work towards meeting these standards.
This award will:
Settings that have achieved the Level 1 and 2 award, will then provide support to other early years settings, who are working towards achieving the Brighter Beginnings Inclusion Award.
We are currently 1 of 10 Reading childcare settings taking part in the award, these include day nurseries, maintained nursery, pre-schools and a childminder.