NDNA SEND Champions

NDNA recognises the challenges settings can face with supporting Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. 

The latest EYFS ProfilSEND Champions logoe results showed that children with SEN need more support in the early years - just 24% of pupils with SEN achieved a good level of development in 2017/18; this is 53% lower than pupils without SEN (77%). NDNA's SEND Champions programme will help to build the confidence and skills of your practitioners in SEND provision:

  • Includes structured activities and online training
  • It is led by your 'Champion' member of staff
  • Builds your practitioners' confidence in SEND provision, to further support children with additional needs at your setting
  • It is initially a year-long programme, with the option to extend.
Note: this programme is relevant for England-only settings.


“There were new ideas that could easily be of interest to all children. Many have now been implemented into our daily planning and activities. We also have an understanding of how environmental noise can impact a child’s well-being and have become aware of the acoustics and the impact it can have on emotions.”
- Deborah Cobb, the Voyager Academy Nursery and SEND Champion

Hi, I'm Nicola

I am NDNA's SEND Champions Early Years Adviser.

I'll be your main contact when you join the programme.

Find out more about me here.


Becoming a SEND Champion costs just £340 per setting for NDNA members, just £425 for non-members and is available all year round. You can use your Early Years Pupil Premium to join the programme. Buy the programme in our shop now or contact training@ndna.org.uk / call 01484 407070 ext. 228 for more information.