If your child is before school age and you are worried that your child might have Additional Needs or Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), there are people that can help.

The Early Years SEND team can offer advice and support for children at home and in settings. There are also streams of funding available to support your child within an Early Years setting.


Portage is a home-visiting educational service for pre-school children with SEND and their families.

Setting Support

Our SEND Officers can work with the setting to ensure the successful inclusion of the child.

Inclusive practice Fund

Early Years settings can apply for additional funding to support the inclusion of children with additional needs in early education.

Disability Access Fund

If your child is in a setting and is receiving Disability Living Allowance, the setting can claim a one-off yearly payment to support them in the setting each year.

For more information, visit the Wirral Local Offer website.