The majority of young children with special educational needs and/or disability (SEND) can have their needs met in the wide range of inclusive nurseries, pre-schools, child-minders or universal pre-school clubs and activities available in Bromley.

Early years education support services for young children with special educational needs and/or disability work with other services in health, early years education, social care and the voluntary sector to ensure quality, timely, coordinated access to support and early intervention for children and their parents and carers. High quality family friendly services, information and support are offered with a particular focus on children with more severe or complex disabilities.

Early years identification and notification

As your child grows, you may see many health professionals, including: your GP, hospital doctors, health visitors, paediatricians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, children’s community nursing teams, audiologists, ophthalmologists, speech and language therapists.

Health professionals may advise you that your child might benefit from additional support when they begin preschool, nursery or at a childminders and start the Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS) so they send a notification to Bromley which goes to the Early Years Inclusion Team.

Sometime this may be a full referral which means that the team will contact you to visit your child, or they may contact the setting to tell them about the notification. It’s called a Section 23 notification. This is a requirement under the SEND Code of Practice and is there to make sure that your child gets support as early as possible.

Referral forms

Before starting the online referral form, please ensure parent/carers are fully aware of the education privacy statement, GDPR statement and the support that you are referring in for. Parent/carers consent must be obtained before submission of referral to this service.

To make a referral to the Early Years Inclusion Team, please use the relevant form:

Health - for Health Care Professionals (Bromley or Out of Borough)

Early Years Providers - for Early Years settings and Childminder practitioners General - for Parent/Carer(s)


For referrals of LB Bromley resident children 0-4+ by Bromley Healthcare. Download the referral form (DOC - 158.5 KB).

Early Years Providers

Referrals into Early Years Inclusion Team for Early Years Providers

Frequently asked questions about the online referral system for Early Years Inclusion Team.


For referral into Early Years Inclusion Team for Parent/Carers.

SEN Outreach Teams

Address: Phoenix Childrens Resource Centre, 40 Masons Hill, Bromley, BR2 9JG