Understanding SEND in the context of the EYFS reforms – Kerry Payne

Realise is proud to partner with Kerry Payne to offer a free webinar for early years employers. This complimentary session offers the opportunity to learn about SEND in the context of the EYFS reforms.

Kerry Payne presents

An overview of SEND in the context of the EYFS reforms.


19:00 -
Mon 31 January 2022


Free of charge for all


one place per person due to limited availability

About the session

Identifying and supporting children with SEND is crucial, but we can often become too focused on identifying delays or concerns rather than embracing the different ways children learn. This childcare webinar explores how we can develop a celebratory approach to SEND, and you will develop a new framework for thinking about play, learning and development.

What you’ll learn

In this course, you will learn about:

  • Ableism, neurodiversity and key misconceptions about SEND and inclusion.
  • Different practical observational techniques for children with developmental differences and needs
  • A celebratory framework for SEND & inclusion
  • The interlink between EYFS observation, planning & assessment, and the 0-25 SEND Code of Practice (DfE, 2015) Graduated approach.

About Kerry Payne

Kerry Payne is an early childhood SEND specialist. She has worked in the early education sector for fifteen years and is currently completing a PhD in early childhood early intervention. Kerry has worked as an early years practitioner and SENCO before becoming a consultant in a local authority focusing on developing the whole team approaches for SEND support and leading the training programme for SEND & inclusion.

More recently, she has worked as a freelance specialist and a university lecturer for a London university. Kerry is passionate about challenging ableism within early years and instead, embraces a neurodiverse approach to education. In addition, Kerry is also a writer and an author with A Guide to SEND in the Early Years being published in November 2021. Kerry is neurodivergent with ADHD and passionate to change the stereotypes about this condition.

Prize Draw – Our Partnership with Hope Education

Realise are working in partnership with the brilliant people at Hope Education to ensure that everyone receives the tools they need to excel within the early years sector.

Hope Education is a leading supplier of resources for early years settings. They have everything you need from everyday essentials and furniture, to those ‘must-have’ innovative resources, designed to ignite curiosity, inspire wonder and encourage play. They have a dedicated team of early years experts, who are always on hand to offer advice and share their knowledge.

Hope Education have kindly offered webinar attendees the chance to win a set of metallic products worth £179.99. To be entered, all you need to do is sign up for the webinar using the link below.

Hope Education have offered webinar attendees the chance to win a set of metallic products worth £179.99!