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Early years support in Harrow

There are many organisations, groups and schemes that can help if your child is aged up to five years old.  The following services can provide support for children with additional needs:

  • Health Visitor – Assigned health professional at birth who will also carry out part of the 2 year old check.
  • Harrow's Children's Centres – There are multiple centres located across the borough.  They are a focal point for early years services, offering early education, childcare, advice, support and family health services.
  • Early Years Providers – These are private, voluntary and independent (PVI’s) providers (including childminders) of early education and childcare.  If your child already attends a childcare setting you can discuss their needs with their assigned key person.  There are a large number of PVI’s across the borough and these can be located using Provider Search. If you would like to discuss your options please contact our Families Information Service team.

The Local Authority (LA) have a number of professionals available through the above organisations, that can support children with additional needs:

Educational Psychologist (including access to Portage Home Visiting Service)

Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) – provides a service that supports the private, voluntary, and independent sector (PVI) and childminders through support, advice and training for individual children.

As a Local Authority we work closely across teams within the LA and with partners including Health and Social Care.