Lancashire, Derby and Sefton have all bulk purchased copies of this book for practitioners as it offers inspiration and practical advice on inclusion.
'The Keys to Inclusion book is revolutionary and indeed a Bible for the inclusion movement, I hope people professing to be inclusive read it carefully and then put that into practice, The world will be such a more simpler and better place if that happens! '(Quote from a Parent - Feb 2011)
Inclusive Solutions work with practitioners across the UK from all kinds of PVI and LA settings. In this video Sefton practitioners reflect on a day with us thinking about including children with autism.
We work with private, voluntary and independent sector providers of full daycare,
sessional providers of care for children under and over 5, and
childminders caring for children of all ages. We also work with Early Years providers in the maintained sector working in nurseries, Children Centres and the whole range of out of school settings. We provide
inclusive, creative and practical tools that help everyone to belong.
Comprehensive training, planning and consultation
Opportunities for Early Years Teams across the
psychologists who specialise in inclusion
We are currently offering a range of training
in a number of Early Years settings including
NottinghamCity, Derby City, County Durham, Lancashire, Oxfordshire and
of Croydon, Southwark, Merton, Kingston, Haringay and Lambeth.
Lancashire Early Years have just bought a copy of 'Incurably Human', 'Seeing the Charade' and a Magic Wand for all their Registered Childminders and for many of their Early Years workers! Now that's commitment to Inclusion....
Popular Training days enjoyed by Early Years Practitioners:
Early Years MAP graphic featuring a shared vision and nightmare for the future...
We can also...
Provide live community consultation and visioning sessions
Provide you individually designed
training days, key notes and seminars
Arrange consultation onyour difficult
to solve issues
Lead your visioning and problem solving
as you plan for the future with Children Centre Teams and the communities they serve(see our work in Oxfordshire)
Support your policy writing in light
of new Code of Practice, SEN disability rights legislation
Alert you to Research and Publications
relevant to your needs
Link you with others facing similar
issues around developing inclusive practice
Help you build inclusive multi agency
Support Services for families
There are other training resources provided bythe Government and available for use in early years and childcare settings, including the Early Support material to help practitioners review practice and improve the quality and coordination of provision, and the SEN Training Materials pack SureStart SEN Training Pack (circulated to all early years providers in 2004 – and still available from PROLOG). Further information about training that will assist with skills development in working with disabled children and children with SEN can be found in the inclusion (SEN and equality and diversity) resources section of the SureStart website.
Legislation and Strategy
Ten year strategy for childcare: guidance for local authorities
Sure Start 2005
‘Disabled children and their families should have
access to the full range of childcare options that are
open to other families.’
DCATCH did contribute to improving the range and quality of childcare
arrangements for all families and worked on social justice, by giving disabled
children, young people and their families the same opportunities as other
people. Sadly there have been radical changes since the change of Government.
The Childcare Act (2006)still imposes a duty on local authorities to secure
provision of childcare sufficient to meet the requirements of all parents in
their area who wish to take up, or remain in work, or to undertake education
or training that may lead to work. Section 6 specifically requires local
authorities to secure childcare provision for disabled children up to the age of
18. In this context, childcare must be ‘sufficient’ in terms of the number of
places, affordability, and appropriateness. In keeping with other activity,
local authorities are advised to undertake development work in partnership
with people who use the services that are provided. A duty to improve
information for families with disabled children about childcare options
available in their area and about financial help is also embedded within new
duties to provide information, advice and assistance set out in the Childcare
Childcare wass identified as a ‘vital service’ for the families of disabled children
and young people in Aiming High for Disabled Children (2007) and within the
Aiming High for Disabled Children (AHDC) programme, which set out to
improve the lives of all disabled children and young people.