Early Years Inclusion training

There are many training courses available to Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCos) and any other early years practitioners with an interest in inclusion. A maximum of two members of staff per setting can be considered for a place.


SENCo Induction Course

All SENCos should attend the one-day induction course. Please see training bulletin for dates, times and to book this centrally funded course.

Book on to the SENCo Induction Course

The inclusion team offer a range of training courses some of which include:

  • Makaton
  • Autism
  • Behaviour
  • Stress free target setting
  • Language boxes
  • Understanding sensory seeking behaviours - coming soon
  • Play, chat and interact

Book your chosen training courses

Thomas Training

This 3-day course aims to develop practitioners' and parents' understanding of social communication/autism spectrum conditions and so improve the educational and early year’s experience of Hampshire children with these conditions.

This course offers a balance of theoretical perspectives and practical approaches including; structured approaches to learning and living, behavioural approaches to skill teaching, developing communication, behaviour management and the development of play. For further information.

To book a place on Thomas training please contact Hampshire and Isle of Wight Educational Psychology (HIEP) on 02392 441497.

Early Years Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (EY ELSA)

A bespoke Early Years Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) training course available to Early Years settings in Hampshire.

  • This is a 5-day course looking at the following topics:
  • The EY ELSA role
  • Building security and relationships
  • Emotional awareness
  • Active listening
  • Emotional competence
  • Supporting children through loss and bereavement
  • Developing social and friendship skills
  • Social stories
  • Building relationships and sense of belonging
  • Beliefs, self-concept, and growth mindset
  • Continuing the EY ELSA journey

If you have any queries about the course or the work of EY ELSAs, please contact: Cerian Hughes/Caroline Rees on 023 9244 1497 or [email protected] or [email protected]