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SEND Team scoops nasen’s Early Years Provision Award

Company News

26 October 2022

We are thrilled to reveal that the Kids Planet SEND Team has come away from the sparkling nasen Awards, held at the Grand Hotel in Birmingham, with a coveted top prize for Early Years Provision.

Our team – the wonderful trio of SEND specialists (Becky, Rachael and Lauren), have a combined 40 years of service between them, and have been recognised for improving practice and training to provide exceptional SEND support across 137 settings and 42 local authorities.


They constantly advocate for children with SEND, and champions for them to be at the centre of the company. They also consistently work to support numerous settings in the upskilling of knowledge, ensuring practices are fully inclusive and differentiated, to meet children’s needs and celebrate strengths and successes.

Speaking of their win, Becky Eckersley, SEND Team Lead at Kids Planet said:

“We were incredibly honoured to have been shortlisted for the Early Years Provision category at the NASEN Awards and are absolutely thrilled to have been recognised for our teams hard work and dedication to working with the Nursery SENDCOs to make a difference to the lives of children and families with SEND by receiving the award, it’s such a fantastic achievement for the SEND Team and Kids Planet.”

Chief Executive of nasen, Annamarie Hassall MBE said:

“The Kids Planet SEND Team should be extremely proud of what they have achieved. Our judges agreed that the team is clearly effective in their work, with glowing testimonials from parents. We also admired their overall commitment to championing children under 5 with SEND, raising funds for the National Autistic Society (NAS) so the NAS can continue their work in supporting families of children with Autism.”


The SEND team has embedded an effective graduated approach that holds early identification and intervention at the heart with children’s views and parents aspirations threaded throughout all stages. Find out more about our additional support at Kids Planet.


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