Services for Young Children


Inclusion is the process of removing barriers to participation and learning so that everyone benefits fully from educational opportunities.


  • is a process not a state

  • is characterised by a culture that not only respects but also welcomes diversity

  • involves active partnerships between parents and carers, education practitioners and specialist service staff.

Support for children with special educational needs

Mother reading to toddler

Early Support

Provides co-ordinated intervention for disabled children up to the age of five and their families

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Hampshire Portage Service

Support for children with additional needs from birth to school age

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Area Inclusion Co-ordinator Service

Supporting the inclusive practice of all Hampshire early years and childcare practitioners

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Common Assessment Framework

A shared early assessment tool and process to help early identification of need and promote co-ordinated service provision

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Short Breaks

To enable children and young people with disabilities and/or additional needs to join in with safe, fun and interesting activities and to give parents/carers an opportunity to have a short break from caring.

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Hampshire's Ethnic Minority Traveller Achievement Service aims to raise the achievement of children with English as an additional language and those with ethnic minority backgrounds including Gypsy, Roma Travellers.

EMTAS Phonelines (term time only) provide interpreting, translation and information for early years settings and parents.

Inclusion Conference 27 March 2014

The Services for Young Children Inclusion team are holding this conference which will be open to primary schools, parents early years practitioners and out of school play workers. We have succeeded in securing Rob Long as our keynote speaker. There will be a variety of workshops and stalls for you to browse or purchase reesources and equipment. Please click here for more information and booking form