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E-learning module

SEND Early Indicators

Included in membership

This training focuses on providing you with practical ideas, strategies and resources that you can use to support and extend your observations and play with a child, to help in identifying need


About this module

We are delighted that Ellie Collar agreed to partner with Childminding UK to produce this training module.

'We track our children’s progress all the time'

We do it by observation, by interaction, by playing with them day by day, and by the formal recording and tracking that we do of their progress. As childcare practitioners we have a responsibility to do all that we can to ensure our children’s success in our care and in their development, and to identify and support any additional needs they may have.

Tracking documents can be general in a way that doesn’t show up smaller delays so easily, and often it is the observations and the subtle characteristics of play, communication, interaction and the relationship with the child that first clues or concerns for a practitioner that their child may have a need for additional support.

Topics covered

  • The difference between an action or behaviour- Intensity, Frequency, Duration
  • Common early warning signs
  • Observing and playing with a child
  • Levels of Involvement
  • Purposes of Communication
  • Imaginative play
  • Social Communication
  • Sensory avoidance or sensory seeking
  • Behaviour and emotional development
  • The Law and the Context
  • Identifying needs: Bringing it all together

This module is included as part of:

About CPD Accreditation

Step one

Once successfully completed we’ll send your name, email address and details of this module to the CPD Accreditation Service.

Step two

The CPD Accreditation Service will email you a certificate showing the number of CPD hours you have earned.

Step three

You can store or print the certificate as a record of your Continuing Professional Development.

About our online training

How many times can I use the module?

This module is available for you to re-visit as many times as you need and unlike some online courses, there is no limit to how many times you can retake the Knowledge Test at the end of the course.

How long do I have to complete the training?

For non-members the course will be available for a year from date of purchase. For annual members this course is included as part of your membership package and will be available as long as your subscription remains active.

Can I buy this training as a gift?

Yes, but please make sure you create a new account for the recipient rather using your own account. This ensures the certificates are issued in the correct name.