The Manual for the Early Years SENCO (2nd ed.)


Written with both new and experienced practitioners in mind and packed with practical advice, suggestions, case studies and useful photocopiable materials, this new edition of a much-loved book will help all SENCOs (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators) succeed in what is often a very demanding role.

Providing plenty of help with planning and time-management, this book contains everything you need to know about your role, information on the current government policies such as Every Child Matters (ECM) and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and meeting the Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) standards for supporting children with additional needs.

New to this second edition are:

-a CD-ROM containing photocopiable materials

-PowerPoint presentations for delivery of in-service training

-advice on inter-agency working and inter-professional practice

-more guidance on working in partnership with parents

-guidance on implementing the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) for all children

-case studies including several in the Birth to 3 age range

A must-have for new and busy SENCOs working in reception classes, nursery schools, playgroups or any other early years setting working with the Birth to 7 age range, this book is also useful for those studying for a Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Care and Education and for those working towards Early Years Professional Status (EYPS).

  • SAGE Publications; February 2010
  • ISBN: 9781446203545
  • Edition: 2
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: The Manual for the Early Years SENCO
  • Author: Collette Drifte
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd

In The Press

'This updated edition of Collette Drifte's highly successful book for SENCOs working in early years settings is succinct, well presented and an ideal 'one stop' resource' -

'A very practical, easy to follow book which provides a comprehensive toolkit for developing the key role of the SEN coordinator in any early years setting...A clear framework for practice and should be an essential part of every setting's reference library -
Early Years Update

'Brimming with practical advice,

suggestions, case studies, PowerPoint presentations and photocopiable templates and resources, this is an ideal companion for any SENCO working with the birth to seven-year-old age range' -
Early Years Educator

Praise for the first edition:

'This is a 'must buy' for all newly appointed early years SENCOs, but is also likely to be of particular interest to anyone involved in the provision of training for this growing group of education' - SENCO Update