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NDNA SEND Champions

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

The latest EYFS Profile results showed that children with SEN need more support in the early years - just 23% of pupils with SEN achieved a good level of development in 2015/16; this is 52% lower than pupils without SEN (75%).

NDNA's SEND Champions programme will help to build the confidence and skills of your practitioners through structured activities and online training. It is led by your 'champion' member of staff and 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. 

Our Champions programmes are CPD UK certified, so they’ll count towards your continuing professional development too!


“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 Sue
Fiona Bland and Jo Baranek

I am NDNA's SEND Champions early years advisor.

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 40 70 70 ext. 228 for more information.