SEND Passport

This tiered SEND Passport training package supports early years practitioners, childminders and early years SENCOs in supporting children with SEND, in an inclusive and enabling environment.

EYFS SEND Audit Tool


Autism in the Early Years

The Early Years Childcare and Business Development Service are excited to now be license holders to deliver the Autism Education Trust (AET) programme to the Early Years sector in Waltham Forest.

The AET is a DFE approved programme led by two national autism charities – the National Autistic Society (NAS) and Ambitious about Autism (AaA).

The Early Years AET programme is delivered in modules, beginning with ‘Making Sense of Autism’ and is suitable for ALL staff working with autistic children, including nursery practitioners, childminders, setting managers, teachers and support staff. Find out more here

Attendees undertaking any of the Early Years AET training will benefit from an increased awareness of Autism as a difference, not a deficit and how to value the strength that comes with embracing neurodiversity and partnership working.  The training modules will provide an introduction to autism and some of the reasonable adjustments that need to be considered when working with autistic children.

Training: The below courses will be running virtually via Zoom or Microsoft Teams. Please book your place via the booking link below. 

Please click on the module titles to view the full content of each course.

Training Modules:

Early Years Making Sense of Autism training, to book a place on this training, please click the booking link here

For further information about the Autism Education Trust click here.


STEPS Assessment

New to Early Years SENCO

Supporting Language


Behaviour Support


Support Plans


Toilet Training



This service supports pupils from Year One and up, with visual impairment and mobility needs; hearing impairment; autism, learning and cognitive disabilities. Within the SENDsuccess team there are experienced teachers with specialist qualifications in SEND.


Useful Documents


Makaton Training  - Fully Booked

We have an exciting opportunity for 10 Early Years provisions to take part in a five-week accredited Level 1 and 2 online Makaton training programmes from 12 January 2022.

Places on this training are extremely limited and are being offered on a first-come-first serve-basis.  Please note, places are restricted to one participant per school / setting and for provisions who have NOT taken part in Makaton training previously arranged by Waltham Forest.

For more information, please see the flyer.  To book a place on the training, complete the Makaton Charity Booking Form quoting ‘Waltham Forest Early Years.’

Waltham Forest Early Years, Childcare and Business Development Service will be contributing a one-off payment of £60 per school / setting* towards the cost of this training.  Once payment has been made, it is the Early Years Provision’s responsibility to send proof of payment to to receive a one off £60 contribution towards the training. *

* This one-off contribution is only for Early Years Provisions in receipt of FEEE and provisions who have NOT previously taken part in Makaton training arranged by Waltham Forest.

Last update: Thursday 5th of May 2022 03:16:18 PM