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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities or SEND are learning difficulties or disabilities that children can have which means they may need special health and education support.

Support available at Children & Family Centres.

Click on the image above for more info and book a space here.

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Explorers Plus

Come and join us for our fun sessions jointly run with the Portage Team. These groups are for parents and carers with a child

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Support available in Lewisham.


For more information please read our blog posts on SEND subjects.

Drumbeat printable routines & symbols

  Drumbeat Outreach is a team of teachers and specialist advisers offering support, advice and training to children, families and professionals in Lewisham. They work across all mainstream educational settings, including

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Lewisham SEND Local Offer

A local offer is for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) aged 0 to 25 years. It provides information and support services available to families in their

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Explorers Plus

Come and join us for our fun sessions jointly run with the Portage Team. These groups are for parents and carers with a child aged 0-5 with SEND. You DON’T NEED

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What is SEN Support?

Special educational needs (SEN) support Your child will get SEN support at their nursery, school or college. Your child may need an education, health and care (EHC) plan if they need more support than

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Top Tips For Sharing

Learning to share is an important part of your child’s development but it can be a complex thing for them to learn. It requires lots of social skills such as understanding

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EP Connect visits

This term we are lucky to have the Lewisham Educational Psychology team visiting some of our Explorers or Little Explorers sessions. The Lewisham Educational Psychology team support parents and children across

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Fiddly Fingers

Activities to help develop fine motor skills for the under fives So much of what we do each day relies on our fine motor skills. A baby clumsily grabbing for your

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5 fun and educational water play ideas

Mary Horn, founder and director of Curious Fox Company, shares her suggestions on keeping water play activities fresh and full of fun — with plenty of learning opportunities too!   REMEMBER – NEVER

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Drumbeat Outreach Parent Workshops

The Drumbeat Outreach schools team offers a termly calendar of workshops on a range of topics, strategies and interventions to support the needs of parents and carers. All free sessions are

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Back to School – Again

Hello all our families and friends,  I’m Donna an Early Years Practitioner and Henry Facilitator. I run Stay & Play sessions and other parent and child sessions at our Children and

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Special Educational Needs Information

Here is a round up of Local and National Organisations that provide support and advice for families with children with Special Educational Needs. Website link – Drumbeat Drumbeat is a special

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