Educational Psychology in the Early Years

In Waltham Forest the Educational Psychologists are part of our integrated partnership service which aims to provide support to teachers, practitioners and carers who have a concern about a child's emotional and/or behavioural development.

The service aims to:

  • Support settings to promote inclusion and maximise learning opportunities for all children.
  • Promote pro social behaviour and emotional wellbeing in young children.
  • Work together with others in a holistic, solution-focused psychological way to improve outcomes for children.
  • Empower practitioners to support parents/carers to support their children's emotional and social development.

This will be carried out through the provision of:

  • Advice and practical strategies to support children.
  • Training & workshops for staff (includes provision of digital platform & resources).
  • Psychological advice on writing effective Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans
  • Statutory advice during an assessment for an Education, Health and Care Plan

Click on the links below to download our resources produced by the Educational Psychology Service for Early Years Practitioners. 

Early Years Educational Psychology Support

The Educational Psychology Service offers a traded service to Pre-school settings.

An assessment will include a meeting with parents and staff, observation and individual assessment followed up with a written report. The recommendations and suggestions will help staff to meet the child’s needs more effectively as well as provide evidence for any statutory requests. 

The charge is £350 for a 5 hour session. 

In addition the EPS can provide training to a setting on a range of  relevant topics.

Download a flowchart which demonstrates the pathway of how PVI settings should access SEND support.


Please contact Fiona Davey Principal Educational Psychologist for further information.

Telephone: 07961 323 850

Last update: Tuesday 24th of September 2019 12:16:52 PM