Send Inclusion Hub

In 2018, a total of 12 settings with strong inclusive practice, across Richmond and Kingston boroughs were selected to take part in an inclusion-focused project. 


Kerswell Kids Preschool was one of the 12 settings and we received a fully funded, comprehensive and enhanced programme to better support the inclusion of children with significant needs, who may also be eligible for 30 hours. 


The training we received which was delivered by professionals in their fields across Richmond and Kingston borough, covered aspects of:

  • Educational psychology
  • Assessing and supporting social and emotional competence
  • Portage
  • Speech, language and communication needs
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Sensory impairment
  • Practical strategies
  • Navigating the Local Offer

The role of Kerswell Kids Preschool as one of the 12 Inclusion Hub settings is to contribute to the upskilling of the Early Years sector, by sharing and disseminating our excellent inclusive practice with other settings across Kingston and Richmond. We can also offer advise and support to parents and carers of children with SEND.


In addition to the existing support available from the Early Years Advisory Service (ie. Inclusion and Improvement Advisors, SEND Support Officers and Early Years Consultant SEND) Early Years settings in Kingston and Richmond can also access support from us from lower level and/or emerging SEND through to working with children with complex needs.