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Kerry Payne on Special Educational Needs: supporting children and their families

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Kerry Payne on Special Educational Needs: supporting children and their families


Kerry Payne is an early childhood specialist, lecturer and trainer. She has a specialism in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and runs EYFS4Me and the #EYLibrary.

She is continually looking for ways to empower, up-skill and support the Early Years workforce.

In this interview, we discuss what is meant by Special Educational Needs, the 4 broad areas of SEND; strategies for making settings as inclusive as possible; how we can use documentation to help, not hinder, support for children and families; working with parents in a genuine and authentic manner, with lots of practical ideas; the benefits of the #EYLibrary; Kerry’s upcoming book ‘Early Years Guide to SEND book’; #SEND4EY

You can find more information, reading and documentation below:

Kerry’s website is here:

You can find the #EYLibrary here:

Facebook:  @EYFS4meadvisor

Twitter: @Eyfs4M

Instagram: @eyfs4me

What to expect when document:

Pen Green research centre:


Kathryn Stinton on Twitter:

Early Support documentation:



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